We’re excited to see what comes out of the new friendship between Howard Stern and Lena Dunham. After all, they love the same things: nudity, jokes, nudity, um, listening to themselves talk? We obviously love listening to them talk to, which is why we are emotional invested in the Girls creator’s visit to the Howard Stern Show today. After Lena repeated Stern’s description of her as a “little fat chick” on Letterman last Friday, Stern apologized for his choice of words. Today, he sooooort of stuck by that when Dunham came in for an interview. “I realize: not only am I addicted, but I totally get you. I’m in love with you and your character,” Stern said of Girls, before adding “It’s not about apologizing, although I want to say I’m a fan of yours … I love you and I think you’re terrific.” We know plenty of little terrific fat girls that we love, so we completely understand where Howard Stern is coming from!
Fortunately Dunham is not the kind of person who gets easily upset. (Of course she isn’t. Have you seen the mean things people write about her on the Internet?) “I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit,” she quipped, to which Howard replied that she’s not “obese or anything.” Luckily for Stern, Lena took it in stride. “I appreciate it and I appreciate your effort to rectify [this], but whether you’d done that or not, I’d have remained a [Howard Stern] enthusiast,” Dunham replied. Either way, we have enough Lena Dunham love to overrde a million “fat girl” comments.
Paul Feig, creator of Freaks and Geeks and director of Bridesmaids, is a Howard Stern Show superfan. And I, Kate Spencer, creator of a really good bowl of cereal that I just had for lunch, am a Paul Feig and Howard Stern Show superfan. So naturally, when I interviewed Paul at the People’s Choice Awards this month, the first thing I blurted out was: “I want you to be a guest on Howard Stern!”
I’m guessing this is the first time Feig’s ever encountered a reporter trying to match-make him with a radio show, and his response was priceless. “I wanna be on there!” he exclaimed, as Wendi Mclendon-Covey looked on with a smile. “Please Howard, have me as a guest. I won’t be a bad guest.” Paul’s been a fan of the show for over thirty years, starting back when Howard first went on the air in his native Detroit in the early 80s. “I’m one of Howard’s biggest fans!” He said. “I love Howard; I love the whole gang.”
If you’re not familiar with Feig’s work, pick up a copy of his hilarious memoir “Kick Me,” to learn all about his awkward adolescence, which so wonderfully inspired Freaks and Geeks, arguably one of the best TV shows ever made. He’s also an Emmy-nominated director of shows like The Office, Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Parks and Recreation and Mad Men. He’s hilarious, he tweets pictures of his wife posing with Uggie the dog at the Golden Globes, and has been a Stern fan for over thirty years. He’s guaranteed to be an amazing guest, especially when paired with the King of all Media (aka the King of all Interviews).
Howard Stern is the best interviewer around (Who else could get David Arquette and Courteney Cox to discuss their divorce together?! And get Lady Gaga to open up for almost two hours? And get Chris Martin to actually speak about his marriage?) – and I’d love to see him dig into Feig’s dorky past and insanely successful present. So Howard (or Gary, or JD, or Jason,
or Bobo) – what do you say?
Look, if anyone is being interviewed about sleeping with a thousand year-old-man, they should to get the pertinent information out first: who, what, where, why and how did you not barf while you were doing it? After making some less than flattering comments about Hugh Hefner’s sex skills to Howard Stern, Hef’s ex-fiance Crystal Harris apologizedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦at least for making said statements out loud. “The Stern interview scared me, he’s harsh,” the former Playboy model tweeted last night. “I was unprepared and blurted out things I shouldn’t have said, I’m sorry.” Oh, do you think so, Crystal? This is like if someone slept with Golem, then complained that he was awful in the sack. No one cares about his technique, girl; they just want a detailed explanation of why you did it in the first place.
Not that Hugh has been sitting around silently massaging his gums with Polident while Crystal insults his wiener on national radio. “Yes, I think Crystal told Howard Stern what he wanted to hear. That’s her MO with most everyone,” Hef’s Twitter read last night. “I don’t blame Howard. Crystal shouldn’t have been booked on the show at this sensitive time.” Have a heart, girl. At least give the bottle of baby oil time to cool first.
You’d think that David Arquette‘s stint in rehab and recent Disney vacation with estranged wife Courteney Cox and daughter Coco would have matured him. That maybe he would have learned a lesson about keeping his private life private, given all the publicity he created during their initial separation. Or that he shouldn’t go back on the Howard Stern Show to talk about all his personal matters of the heart (and penis), since all he does on that show is talk about his sex life. But David Arquette is nothing if not incorrigible, which is why he admitted on-air during Stern’s Tuesday show that he tried to seduce Courteney during their recent trip to the Magic Kingdom.
First, when Stern asked Arquette if the rumors that Courteney was together with her Cougar Town co-star Josh Hopkins, Arquette replied “100% she’s not…She’s not f—ing them….We’re not together so she can do whatever she wants.” And then a few moments later, he took it further, saying “She hasn’t f—d anybody. I tried to f— her at Disney World and it didn’t happen. Ahhh that’s something I probably shouldn’t have said.” Sounds like the happiest place on earth is not necessarily the sexiest place on earth. But seriously David, just stop calling in to this show, you are not doing yourself any favors when you do.
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Howard Stern Show regular Artie Lange was hospitalized over the weekend, and while the web is abuzz with rumors about how he landed there, his boss is staying silent. On the air today, Howard declined to comment on Artie’s condition out of respect for the comic’s privacy, saying only, “Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He’s a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don’t forget how great he is.”
Stern also addressed the web rumor that popular guest and former “SNL” star Jim Breur would take Artie’s spot on the show. “Absolutely false,” the host stated adamantly. “I don’t know where that comes from.”
Artie – who has been absent fromthe show in recent weeks – has very publicly battled addictions to drugs, alcohol and food, and revealed in his 2008 bestselling book Too Fat To Fish that he once attempted suicide. He’s also the funniest part about the show these days (Sorry Sal and Richard) and we hope that he’s able to tackle his demons and resume his spot next to Howard soon. [Photo: GettyImages]