Howard Stern is 2018’s highest-paid radio host, with a $90 million salary. Stern narrowly beats America’s most-listened-to radio host Rush Limbaugh, who made $84.5 million.
“The shock jock is on the third year of his eight-figure contract with SiriusXM. Devoted listeners can now watch Stern on the satellite radio’s new video service, which features highlights from Stern’s 30-year-plus video library.” – Forbes Magazine
Now 51 years old, his health fading, Lange appears ready to commit to sobriety. And it begins with a treatment program.
“I’m about to go into drug treatment and commit to a full rehab, in-patient,” he said in a recent interview on the Steve Trevelise Show. “I don’t know. I’m a very humble guy at this point. And I think I’m ready to go and do what I gotta do. It’s been long enough.”
“I’m about to take a big step to help myself, to save my life. I’m sure you will hear about it. I feel like I’m not done. I have another run of laughing with you all. I want to thank you fans the way you thank me. You have saved my life. You are special to me. Wish me luck.”
Silverman went on Howard Stern’s radio show and said C.K. used to masturbate in front of her, too, but with her permission.
“I don’t know if I’m going to regret saying this,” Silverman said. “I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him. Please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me.”
Sometimes she said yes, sometimes not, she told Stern.
“I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again,” she said. “I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way.”
Dennis Hof, Howard Stern regular guest and Bunny Ranch brothel owner, died Tuesday after his 72nd birthday party, officials said. Dennis was also a Republican candidate for state assembly.
Dennis was in great spirits and told me it was the best night of his life, said pornstar Ron Jeremy.
“We headed back to the Love Ranch South and got there about 11pm. At about midnight, Dennis went back to his private suite with Dasha Dare, she is a relatively new girl to the ranch. It’s the same suite that Lamar Odom overdosed in. Dasha spent two hours with Dennis before leaving him and joining me at the bar with a few other women. Dasha said they had sex and nothing had been wrong with Dennis.
I left the girls and went to bed at around 230am. I got up around 1030am and I was expecting to see Dennis. He is an early riser and we had an event to go to on the campaign that morning. I figured he’d overslept because of the birthday party. I went into his room and he was lying his bed. I shook him by the shoulders, but there was no movement and I thought he was in a deep sleep.
I’ve played a joke on him in the past where I throw off his sheets to wake him up. He was naked and still wasn’t moving. I then went back to the bar and asked the girls for help to wake him up.
I realized something was seriously wrong when we returned. His skin was cold and rigamortis had already begun in his arm. Some of the girls there had CPR training. They called 911 and the operator was telling them to resuscitate him. Dasha was freaking out and praying. One of the house moms had to remove her from the area.” – Ron Jeremy
Dennis Hof had been a Libertarian but decided to register as a Republican in 2016 in response to the success of Donald Trump.
‘It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me,’ said Hof after his primary victory in June.
‘He found the way and I jumped on it.’ At the time of his death, Hof had been looking to sell some of his properties to focus on politics.
On The Howard Stern Show Tuesday morning the shock jock discussed his disgust at Julie Chen’s decision to stick by her disgraced husband, former CBS President Les Moonves who has been accused of sexual predation. The latest reports of sexual misconduct in the New Yorker allege that Moonves forced women to perform oral sex on him and that he threatened women with physical violence and intimidation. He also exposed himself without consent, according to the report.
“I lived this,” Robin Quivers who is now 66, said. “Seeing someone stand by their man after learning they had molested their daughter. Where do you think I grew up?”
Stern replied: “Oh that’s right, that’s your life story. You witnessed that. You went to your mom and told her ‘mom, dad molested me.’”
“Telling her as an adult, she still didn’t leave. She got upset. I was probably in my thirties,” Quivers explained. “What the deal was I wasn’t speaking to them. And she said ‘okay I want to know why.’ And I told her.”
“We were only on letter writing terms. So I wrote down what happened. I wrote that I was 11-years-old, ‘you used to go shopping, and then dad you know would try to have his way with me.’”
Stern asked Robin if she wrote her mom back.
“Yeah, she said she was so angry at him, but clearly not enough to leave him,” Quivers responded. “I was completely explicit. And I told her the anguish and horror it was for me.”
“That’s why I kept my mouth shut because even then I knew it would get warped. Because one day she did accuse me of ‘colluding with my father — that we got together and kept something from her.’ Can you imagine me having to deal with that when I was 11.”
“For a very long time, I kept the secret, and it controlled my life,” Quivers wrote. “Once I spoke about it, got the help and support I needed, it changed me. I was freed to be happy, successful. It wasn’t gonna happen while I was under the effects of abuse. I want people to know you don’t have to be a permanent victim.”
“It was like a nuclear explosion going off in my life, destroying everything,” she recalled of the alleged abuse. “The things I thought I knew about the world were all wrong. The things I thought I knew about myself were wrong, too. I was left with nothing, and in the wake of this nothing, I had to figure out how to make myself safe again.”
Artie Lange released a new book on July 17, 2018, titled “Wanna Bet?: A Degenerate Gambler’s Guide to Living on the Edge.” Wanna Bet? is Artie’s third memoir which was co-written by Anthony Bozza, like the previous two.
A description of the book from Amazon:
The stories found in Wanna Bet? paint a portrait of a man who would just as quickly bet tens of thousands of dollars on a coin toss as he would a well thought out NBA or NFL wager. Along for the ride are colorful characters from Artie’s life who live by the same creed, from a cast of childhood friends to peers like comedian and known gambler Norm McDonald.
“I get the same jolt of adrenaline when I lose as I do when I win,” he insists. “That’s because when I lose, I lose big. My losses are like a huge ship passing by, trailing a wake of chaos, and there I am, having the time of my life, just an asshole on a Jet Ski catching air off the backwash.”
Howard Stern’s new book will reportedly be out Sept 25th and Artie Lange is curious to see how much of him is in it. “I’m curious to see what it is, you know. [Howard] is a master of marketing. Two chapters are supposed to be about me,” says Lange.”
“I failed upwards,” says Lange.” When the other comics were there, Gary went around and told everybody the only time Howard doesn’t want you to talk is when there’s a guest in.” Part of the job was writing jokes for Howard which Artie really wasn’t very good at. “I stunk at talking in his voice, I just couldn’t do it. I’ve always been like that, I can’t write for other people.” Lange, thinking he was going to lose the gig, gets called in by Howard and Gary. So being a failure at writing worked out for Artie because as he said, “I got to co-host the show.”
“Howard says, ‘Listen, none of the stuff you’re writing is working out.’” Artie apologized and was ready to get his things when Stern continued, “‘so I’m going to leave your mic on all the time.’” Both Lange and Dell’abatte were shocked.
“What??? Howard says, ‘No one else has that, even Robin’s mic I turn down sometimes, so the only two people’s who’s mic is going to be on all the time is me and you.’” Gary later said to Artie, “Art, you should be flattered because this show is everything to him and he’s putting it in your hands.”
Social Life Magazine is the “premier luxury publication for the Hamptons” and is celebrating 15 years of print. The August 2018 issue features Howard Stern’s wife Beth O.
Beth O is on the cover of August’s Social Life magazine, which also features a pictorial shot by The King Of All Media, Howard Stern. While Howard has frequently photographed Beth in bikini shots, they decided to focus instead on her animal activism in the magazine.
“She said about two weeks ago she opened her front door, there were two little kittens,” according to a source. A week later, Beth found what she thinks to be the dead body of the cats’ mother near their Hamptons home.
“I must be getting a reputation as a cat whisperer because the mother brought them to be taken care of,” Beth told staffers on set.
The addition of those cats, whom she named Ocean and Sunflower, the Sterns have 14 kitties in their beach house’s “foster room.” That count also includes a feline she found in a dumpster outside a high-end sports car dealership with its umbilical cord still attached.
“She said she started crying when she found him,” said the source.
It isn’t just cats that Beth rescues. The 46-year-old model, who celebrates her 10th anniversary with her 64-year-old husband in October, has a family of five deer in her backyard that she brings a bucket of water to every day.
Beth also commented on Howard’s new book which could be released on September 25, 2018, according to a librarian working at Simon & Schuster.
“I told him he can write any story about me he wants,” Beth told that set source.
Howard Stern is writing a “tell-all” book, according to Radar Online. This project would be the third in a series of books for publishing company Simon and Schuster, and a continuation of his first tome titled Private Parts which was published in 1993.
Stern has been alluding to a “secret project” on his radio show for quite some time, and Radar Online learned that this might just be a new tell-all book.
Radar reported that over the past two months, Howard has spoken of being “overly excited” for the project. He also noted on his radio show, according to Radar, that he had to “look through old pictures” for the project.
The site reported that on July 17, a fan who claimed to work as a librarian said he stumbled upon an “untitled nonfiction” book added to the Simon & Schuster Canada Publishers’ list. The September 25 release date allegedly listed the author as the radio host. Radar reported that within several days after the discovery, the author was changed to “to be confirmed.”
Private Parts was released by the publisher in 1993 and it was the fastest-selling book in the company’s history. It was later adapted into a hit film in 1997 starring Stern and his radio show staff as themselves.
In late 1995, Stern published a second book called Miss America.
Radar reported that Stern’s new tell-all could “address a lot of controversies over the years, including his fall-out from former sidekick Artie Lange, his first divorce, possible health issues, and rumoured upcoming retirement.
Artie Lange commented on Howard’s upcoming book, “I’m looking forward to reading Howard’s book. I’m really curious what the hell he would put in there.”
“I’m on probation now until I’m 54,” Lange, now 50, said. “That’s a long time for a junkie not to f uck up. It’s incentive.”
Stern is expected to write about his stint on “America’s Got Talent,” and how he met and married his second wife, Beth Ostrosky in 2008.
Artie Lange, who many thought would not make it to 50, recently did an interview with the Dopey Podcast, a podcast covering the dark comedy of drug addiction.
Artie revealed just how unmanageable his life had become in 2009 thanks to cocaine, heroin, pills and booze. Despite seeing the root of his problems, Lange’s behavior ended his otherwise wildly popular run on The Howard Stern Show.
“Howard did not understand addiction. He gave me the best job ever and he is a genius,” he affirmed on the podcast. “I was on the show for over eight years, but towards the end, I was a complete addict.”
Lange likened his relationship with Stern to “a son-and-dad kind of thing,” which potentially made Stern’s decision to fire the comedian more complicated.
“The last time I phoned him he did not call me back, it is like a son trying to get attention from his father. But I get it, he is a busy guy and things have changed. Now he likes to talk about his cats!”
“He didn’t know the extent of it. There’s no way he could’ve,” added that even though Stern couldn’t grasp just how far gone the comedian was, he tried to get Lange the help he so desperately needed.
Stern even connected him with a therapist, put him into a treatment center, and encouraged him to take all the time he needed to find sobriety.
During the interview, Artie indicated that Stern’s efforts were as generous as they were futile. Lange was straightforward and serious about the reality of his addictions, admitting that he might soon relapse and never find long-term sobriety.
Artie also disclosed that he was earning $4 million a year from The Howard Stern Show.
President Donald Trump apparently carried on a lengthy phone conversation from Air Force One with Stuttering John, who claims he duped the president into believing he was Democratic NJ Senator Bob Menendez.
John Melendez, former longtime regular on The Howard Stern Show also known as “Stuttering John,” posed as Menendez, a frequent Trump policy critic, in a podcast he posted online. He said he got Trump to open up about his next Supreme Court justice pick and his zero tolerance immigration policy.
The conversations were made public after Stuttering John posted the material to “The Stuttering John” podcast.
‘Hi, Bob. How are you, congratulations on everything, we’re proud of you. Congratulations, you’re doing a great job,’ says President Trump at the start of the call.
He then made reference to Menendez’s past indictment on corruption charges, which resulted in a hung jury last year before a federal judge cleared him earlier this year at the request of prosecutors.
‘You went through a tough, tough situation – and I don’t think a very fair situation – but congratulations,’ President Trump said in audio first played during Melendez’s Stuttering John podcast on Thursday.
Melendez then asked what he could tell his constituents in regards to the topic of immigration moving forward.
‘So Bob, let me just tell you: I want to be able to take care of the situation every bit as much as anyone else, at the top level,’ replied President Trump.
‘I’d like to do the larger solution rather than the smaller solution; they’re doing them step by step. I think we can do the whole thing.’
He continued: ‘I have a good relationship with the party, you have a good relationship with the party, and I think we could do a real immigration bill. We have to have security at the border, we have to have it. I mean, look, you’ve got 60 percent of the country, they’ve got to have security at the border.
‘And that’s a good excuse for the Democrats too, Bob. It’s not like, it’s good for you or good for me, it’s good for both of us … I’m tired of the problem. So Bob here’s what – let me do this, I’m on Air Force One, uh, I’m just coming back from an amazing rally in North Dakota, actually.’
The conversation also touched on the Supreme Court and Trump’s thoughts on a prospective candidate following the news that Justice Kennedy was retiring from the bench.
Melendez said Trump should have recognized his voice because he said they have spoken in the past at least 20 times. Trump was a frequent guest on Howard Stern’s show. “He’s even given me real estate advice,” the comedian said.
Stuttering John also claims that the Secret Service paid him a visit after he was able to patch through to the President on Air Force One.
Melendez wrote on Twitter: ‘Secret service about to arrest me. Unbelievable! They should arrest Jared Kushner for putting the call through, shame on Donald Trump who has been a friend of mine for years.’
“I think I did Donald Trump a service by exposing how inadequate his screening staff is,” said the comedian. “And if Jared Kushner was not married to his daughter, he’d be gone.”