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.
If you’ve been following the saga of Howard Stern and Lena Dunham since last week, you might be a little seasick with all the ups and downs their public words have taken — from insult to mock offense to love fest. To recap, Stern commented on Dunham’s frequent nudity on Girls, calling her “a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill, and she keeps taking her clothes off, and it kind of feels like rape. … I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show and that makes sense to me because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on. … Good for her. It’s hard for little fat chicks to get anything going.”
When the writer/producer/star visited Letterman on Thursday night, she said she kind of loved his comment. “I want my gravestone to say, ‘She was a little fat chick and she got it going,’ ” she said, adding that she’s a huge Stern fan.
Howard Stern, we’re going to stop you right there. You can be as mean as you want to Britney Spears, but this feud is just not happening. “I think that we’re going to tune in to see if she can function through the thing,” Stern snarked on his show this week about the singer’s new X Factor gig. “As far as any real criticism, I think Simon [Cowell] and L.A. Reid will be doing that. I think Britney is going to stand there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit. I don’t anticipate great opinions from her.” Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is not 2007 and she is not performing at the VMAs, Howard; Britney has her ish together! Spears is engaged, making that money and doesn’t look like she slept in a drainage ditch for three days straight, which is more than we can say for some people.
As desperate as the newest America’s Got Talent judge might be to start some kind of attention-getting drama, we can pretty much guarantee Britney isn’t going to reply to this in anger; it isn’t her style. Besides, if BritBrit does go into a lollipop-fueled sugar rage and flip over a table while wearing a school girl uniform, that just means better ratings for The X Factor. Even Stern knows that. “I will tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is,” he scoffed. Oh Howard, if only you could look within, and see the big, beautiful wreck inside yourself…
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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?
America needs someone to crush its silly dreams, and Howard Stern is just the man to do it! With Piers Morgan moving on from NBC’s prime-time talent show America’s Got Talent, shock-jock Stern has been tapped to help kill the hopes of delusional tap-dancing jugglers everywhere as a judge. “Howard Stern’s larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to America’s Got Talent starting this summer,” said NBC’s Paul Telegdy, adding, “Plus we all love seeing people almost cry on TV, right? Right?”
However, seeing as how SiriusXM host Stern has built his career around filthy jokes, porn-star interviews and filthy joking porn-star interviews, it comes as no surprise that some people wouldn’t want their kids watching him destroy mime magicians on NBC, as hilarious as it will probably be. “The once-proud broadcast network has lost its way and has made it clear it holds no concern whatsoever for children and families,” the Parents Television Council told TMZ in a statement. What do you think? Is hiring Stern a genius move, or will he be even more off-putting to watch than Gymkana, that AGT gymnastics group that caught on fire?
Lady Gaga has gotten flack for allegedly ripping off Madonna‘s boundary-pushing performances, constantly evolving provocative wardrobe and even the sonic sounds of her records. But now Momma Monster is fending off accusations from a figure more infamous than famous: Bai Ling. The model/actress/VH1 Celeb Rehab star appeared on The Howard Stern Show over the weekend and told the King of All Media that she feels Gags has ripped off her signature bizarro style. “Yes, [she stole my look] for sure, and I hope one day she’ll dress like me and come on your show,” she vented to Howard.
Can someone have a trademark on simply dressing in an increasingly insane manner? We guess it depends on who rocks the crazy the hardest. So there’s only one way to settle this: a wacky-fashion-off. Look out, ladies and gentlemen, it could get ugly … really ugly. These ladies don’t give a damn about wearing stripes with plaid, or raw meat with lace. Join us in the gallery below to see who emerges victorious in the battle of the craziest fashions!
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Courteney Cox is proving she doesn’t mind estranged husband David Arquette‘s oversharing by doing a bit of her own while promoting Scream 4 this week. The actress confirmed to David Letterman yesterday that Arquette tried to have sex with her when they took daugher Coco to Walt Disney World last week. “He did try it on me. He hit pretty hard. And I said, ‘You don’t have the Fast Pass right now. Not to that ride!’”
Confirming her claim to Dave that she “loves” Arquette enabler Howard Stern, Cox surprised Howie and Dave by visiting them on Stern’s Sirius XM show this morning. While David confirmed he still wants to reunite (“We have beautiful love. She makes me laugh like nobody. We can live a happy life together”)—Cox says she’s “more hopeful about his life and him finding someone” (she also told Letterman she can see him with “someone named Tiffany or Britney”). Howard also managed to get some dirty details: Cox said she hasn’t had sex with anyone since leaving Arquette (not even Josh Hopkins!), keeping herself entertained with a vibrator that David previously purchased for her. Looks like two people can play TMI!
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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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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who was fired yesterday from his job as the Aflac duck after writing a series of tacky, insensitive Tweets about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, has apologized for his behavior. The comedian, who is known for his raunchy humor, deleted all his offending posts and wrote today “I meant no disrespect, and my thoughts are with the victims and their families.”
Some people, like Howard Stern and Joan Rivers, think Gottfried shouldn’t have been fired or even apologized, however. Rivers Tweeted after Gottfried’s firing “That’s what comedians do!!! We react to tragedy by making jokes to help people in tough times feel better through laughter,” and Stern defended Gottfried on his show this morning, saying “[Aflac] hired him in the first place knowingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ this guy is offensiveÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ everyone knows what GilbertÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s act is. This was no different.” Personally, we think the Tweets were both offensive and unfunny, making it a double whammy of bad taste, what do you guys think?
SOMEBODY STOP DAVID ARQUETTE! Doesn’t that man have any friends? Or family? Or a publicist? We are seriously thinking about stepping in ourselves (for a low, low fee!) to stop him from doing idiotic things like going back on Howard Stern and saying he cried after having sex while separated from wife Courteney Cox Arquette. Said David, “After the first girl I slept with … a few days later … I was, like, crying…It was the end of all the intimacy I shared with my wife. It was like a new thing. It was like … putting that away.” Strangely, boning a fist-fighting waitress couldn’t compare with “that emotional love that I always had with Court” following their 11 years of marriage. Hard to wrap your mind around, we know.
When Stern asked if Arquette was seeing other women, David coyly admitted that,”ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s some stuff happening,” then explained how he hooked up with some random Australian woman, despite being “still f***ing in love with my wife.” The whole episode seems likeÃ‚Â one giant viral anti-drug campaign, as far as we’re concerned. Anti-drug or anti-marrying David Arquette. Either way, we have to teach our children early.
When asked if Courteney was sexing up her Cougar Town costar Brian Van Holt, Arquette got all vague and described Van Holt as “a cool guy … Any guy would be blessed to be with her. … I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any hard feelings for anyone. This is life and we are just going through it publicly.” It’s only public because you keep going crazy and talking about it on the radio, David! Seriously, if someone had told us last month that we were going to have a David Arquette-induced stroke, we would have said, “Oh, I knew it.”