Howard Stern spending $10 million for a closet?

Gossip Extra Exclusive: Radio star Howard Stern is spending between $8 million and $10 million on the renovation of his ocean-front mansion he just bought in Palm Beach for $52 million!

Howard Stern MansionAnd the purpose for some of the construction work is to satisfy Stern’s model wife: She wanted a larger closet!

She’s going to get one that’s about 1,000 square feet! And for that to happen, a source who saw the blueprints tells me, workers will have to move the grand staircase to a different part of the 18,000-square-foot house.

“They’re changing the master suite, which is on the first floor,” the source said. “The suite includes his and her bathroom and his and her dressing areas.

“Beth wanted a bigger closet in her dressing area. There was no room for it downstairs, so they’re building a new staircase in the master suite that goes to a second-floor closet. The closet alone is supposed to be at least 1,000 square feet.”

The closet will set the satellite radio host back $500,000!

To accommodate the change, major work will have to be done on the first floor. And while they’re at it, the Sterns are building a brand new kitchen and roof.

Stern’s agent has not returned calls for comment.

Robin Quivers: ‘Howard’s the Reason I’m Alive’

Robin opened up to Extra host Beth Stern, about how Howard Stern helped her through tough times. “It was rough for all of us because right away he took it to heart and I think he was more concerned for me than I was concerned myself.”

Beth chimed in, “He was up night after night throughout your whole ordeal, I was comforting him, you are our family, he loves you so much.”

Robin, “We love each other, we went on our business, it never had to be expressed like that, there was a certain point he took over.”

Quivers recently dedicated her book, “The Vegucation of Robin,” to Howard, concluding, “He’s the reason I’m alive.”

Beth Sterns Hamptons Magazine Interview

KATIE LEE: You and Howard are the most affectionate couple I know. What is the best thing about being married to him?
BETH OSTROSKY STERN: You always say that! Actually, you are not the first person to tell us that. We really do have fun together, day in and day out, and we do well when we are together 24/7. After almost 12 years, I still cannot get enough of him. We love to say that we are so lucky that we get to have a slumber party together every night. What is our secret? We appreciate each other, and he really listens to everything I say. I think he is quite a catch—the perfect husband.

KL: The two of you spend most of your downtime here in the Hamptons. What are your favorite things to do?
BOS: Anything that Howard and I are doing together makes me happy. We love to run or ride our bikes together; take beach walks with Bianca, our nine-and-a-half-year-old bulldog; walk into town and shop at the local stores; dine at the incredible restaurants out here; and just hang with friends. My favorite times are having you over for dinner with us. Remember New Year’s Eve last year here in the Hamptons? How much fun did we have? We spend time here year-round. The winters in the Hamptons are magical.

KL: Describe your typical Hamptons day.
BOS: We always wake up together around 5 AM, feed the cats and Bianca and have our breakfast, then we meditate together. We practice transcendental meditation; Howard has been doing it for more than 20 years, and I started three summers ago, two times a day, every day. Howard and I usually run three to five miles every day or take a beach walk and then plan our dinner. By 9 PM we are in bed. We are such the grandma-grandpa couple, going to bed early and planning our meals.

KL: Since you know the area so well, do you have any secret spots or activities that most people do not know about?
BOS: You and I seem to have discovered Exhale Bridgehampton’s Core Fusion class. I do not know if people will love me or hate me for telling them to try it, [but] it really is such a great workout. I am hosting a class there on August 6 at 6 PM; all the proceeds will go to my favorite organization outhere, the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons. I signed you up already. It should be fun—exercise then cocktails, my two favorite things.

KL: Howard has become quite the photographer, and lucky for him, he has you as his muse. How does it feel to be in front of his lens? Does it make you nervous or more comfortable?
BOS: Howard loves his newest hobby, and it is taking over our lives! No one in the house is safe—click, click, click, every second. But, seriously, he is really good and I love being his muse. He has taken pictures of me and our pets that I will cherish forever. I think he captures a look from me in his photos that no one else can achieve. I suppose it is the “look of love.” He is so cute when he is taking pictures; he melts my heart.

KL: I am always so impressed by the work you do for animals—you are a spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, and you are involved with the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons.
BOS: I love the work I do for NSALA, spreading the word of its lifesaving mission—almost 1 million animals adopted to date. Also, I cannot say enough about the work NSALA does at the Wildlife Rescue Center, right here in the Hamptons. The magnificent animals in our backyards get hurt all the time, and it is up to us to help them. I beg everyone to call the center if they see an injured or sick animal; put the number in your phone. I love going to the center in Hampton Bays and visiting the animals. Swans, ducks, deer, turtles, foxes, eagles, squirrels, bunnies—Howard actually just spent the day there photographing the animals. I am cochairing the annual summer event on August 20 at the home of Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown. You are coming to that, too, by the way.

KL: Last summer you debuted your book, Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed, and Care for Your New Best Friend, which became a New York Times best seller. Summer seems to be the time of year when our pooches get in trouble. What are your top safety tips for our furry friends?
BOS: I was shopping at Rumrunner Home in Wainscott the other day, and in the lot there was a parked car with a Siberian husky, in 90-degree weather and not in the shade. I went ballistic. You already know this, but let us remind people to not leave their pets in the car while shopping—this can be fatal! Ticks are also out in full force here. People should ask their vet what kind of prevention method he or she recommends. Also, cold water should be accessible to pets at all times. I like to put ice cubes in Bianca’s water dishes all summer long.

KL: You and Howard made some additions to your family recently. What does Bianca think about her new brother and sister?
BOS: Over the past year and a half, Howard and I have adopted two adult cats from North Shore Animal League, Apple and Walter. Cats are such easy, fun pets. Bianca is so kind to them, but she always has to have our undivided attention, of course! They are being photographed by their dad every second as well. They seem bored by the picture-taking already.

KL: You have a beautiful home, and now you are taking your décor expertise to television. Tell me about Mom Caves and the Hamptonsinspired show you just did.
BOS: I was so lucky to be able to shop for it at some of my favorite Hamptons stores. Homenature is a great place to go to for Hamptons-esque accessories—baskets, picture frames, trays, pillows and more. And Rumrunner Home is a great store to find fun, beachy artwork and furniture. On Mom Caves [airing at the end of the summer], we create a Hamptons-inspired family room for this special New Jersey schoolteacher. Her favorite place to visit is the Hamptons, so we brought a little of it to New Jersey.

KL: I know a little guilty pleasure you and I both share—and Howard, too. I’ll let you guess…
BOS: Reality television! How many texts do we send each other on a daily basis about The Bachelorette? I am so lucky that my husband is obsessed as well. Sometimes he presses pause when a show is on and I talk over the TV, then he waits for me to finish before he unpauses. Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Celebrity Rehab—we are obsessed.

KL: You have a storybook love and have created quite a diverse and successful career for yourself. Out of all my friends, I look at you and think you are just about as close to “having it all” as anyone I know. Where do you see life taking you in five years?
BOS: I will hopefully be as happy and as fulfilled as I am at this very moment, surrounded by the love of my husband and my animals and friends like you. I would love to open a shelter of my own one day. If I can make that happen, all of my dreams will have come true.

Beth on the cover of Hamptons Magazine

Howard Stern snapped a series of nude photos of his gorgeous wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, while she was dressing for Friday’s Hamptons magazine party. Beth told us by phone from Southampton’s Bathing Club at Capri that it was the first time her shock-jock husband had snapped nude photos of her.

“It was really beautiful,” she said. “I trust that he won’t be showing them.” Stern tweeted semi-nude photos of the former bikini model in the bathtub in April. Beth, in a bathing suit, is featured on the cover of Hamptons in a spread photographed by Stern.

Beth Stern’s OK Magazine interview

As the wife of shock jock Howard Stern, one might think Beth Ostrosky Stern would be the most permissive person ever. Not so!

When asked what she thinks of Shia LaBeouf saying he was intimate with Transformers co-star Megan Fox while she was involved with now-husband Brian Austin Green, the model bristles.

“Uh-oh!” she exclaims this week during The HSUS’ Chefs For Seals NYC event at Skylight West. “Oops. I don’t know. It’s just uh-oh. [nervously laughs] I’m not going there.”

For Beth, 38, an open marriage – which several Hollywood couples have admitted to permitting – is a no-no.

“Oh, not for me,” she tells me. “I would get so jealous, and I know my husband would get so jealous, and I know that’s something that’s not for us. We’re happy with just each other, and if that day ever comes, that means we’re not supposed to be together.”

She believes Howard would never stray.

“No, I think we both respect each other so much that we would never cheat. I would hope that he would come to me if he had that desire, because I know I would come to him. I gave him that vow when we were married. Until that day – hopefully that day will never be – but we’re happy and secure and hope that there will be no others for the rest of our lives. [laughs]”

Although the couple, who wed in 2008, are famously in love, Beth admits Howard, 57, isn’t perfect.

“He wears his boots on our white carpet, and that’s our only thing – that’s the only thing about him that bugs me, and he knows it,” she says. “Even yesterday, I saw him taking off his boots. Well, he already walked through on the white carpet, and he knows it bugs me.”

She adds, “We’re working through it. We may need to go to therapy, but I think we’re on track. [laughs] I’m kidding; I’m kidding.”

Of course, Howard has his strong points.

“He actually just shot the cover of my Hamptons magazine that’s coming up, and he got a look from me that no other photographer has ever captured. He was phenomenal, and I’m excited about the whole spread and the cover. It’s a first for him. It’s his first cover, and it’s of his wife. [laughs]”

One way the couple keeps their bond strong is through their animals.

“Our whole life revolves around our pets. We have our two cats and our dog, and everything we do, they’re around us, they’re with us, they’re sleeping with us. They rule the house, and we cater to them. That’s how it is in the Stern household, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

He also gets involved with her causes, like saving the animals.

“My husband and I were walking in the Hamptons last month, and we came across a seal,” she says. “We spent hours with the seal, and my husband spent hours with this seal, photographing him, and he was a person.”

She whips out her phone to show me a photo of the mammal.

“He had such soulful eyes, so magnificent, and anyone that could slaughter an animal that’s looking at you like that – it’s disgusting. Who wears fur these days? No one. Anyone who does is disgusting, and we have to stop. These animals need our help!”

She adds, “Seals are in need of human help, so we are all here together to stop the cruelty that’s going on with these seals, and I am so amazed and excited that The Humane Society has joined forces with these chefs to put an end to buying Canadian seafood until this is stopped, because it must stop.”

Beth heads upstairs, where DJ Josh Madden spins tunes like The Tide Is High, Hard To Handle, Can’t Hurry Love and I Want To Be With You Everywhere on the rooftop deck. Printed behind him is a strong message: “Save The Seals. Don’t Buy While Seals Die. Boycott Canadian Seafood.”

Stuffed animal baby seals dot the tables, and a costumed character seal poses for photos with guests, who munch on watermelon and admire the captivating seal images shot by America’s Next Top Model judge – and photographer – Nigel Barker.

Beth is right: They do have expressive eyes.

Howard Stern boycotts ‘Midnight in Paris’ premiere

Howard Stern can stomach watching a transsexual with a botched vagina riding the sybian at 7:30 in the morning, but Woody Allen is just too much for him to stomach.

Stern had to work during Tuesday night’s NYC Cinema Society screening of Woody Allen’s new movie ‘Midnight in Paris,’ but says even if he’d been available his wife Beth Ostrosky would still have walked the red carpet solo.

The King of All Media says he questioned his wife’s decision to support Woody Allen in the wake of the 1993 scandal in which he was exposed for cheating on his wife Mia Farrow with her adopted daughter Soon Yi Previn.

“I said—‘You really gonna go? Isn’t that supporting Woody Allen?’ And she, lik, she thought about it and then she said ‘Well, I really just want to go see the movie and stuff’. But I said to her: ‘I wouldn’t support Woody Allen’s movie’. Like, I’d probably watch it at home cause I am a Woody Allen fan—of his work.”