Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure

Jimmy Fallon talks with Artie Lange about his Comedy Central special, Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure, and the bet Artie won at a Rolling Stones concert.

Following his departure from The Howard Stern show in 2009, Lange hosted his own sports and entertainment radio show on DirecTV titled The Artie Lange Show from 2011 until 2014. Lange is also the author of two memoirs, 2008’s Too Fat to Fish and 2013’s Crash and Burn.

His latest comedy special, The Stench of Failure, premieres on Comedy Central on October 18.

Howard Stern on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Howard Stern dropped by “Late Night” and talked about how much fun he’s having as a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” But all the new attention he’s had on the family-friendly series has led to an unexpected fallout.

“You know, it’s unbelievable. I go into restaurants now, and little 5-year-old kids, 6-year-old kids, they’re like, ‘There’s Howard!'” Stern said. “It’s like I’m a muppet.”

Howard Stern Insulted By Late Night Rumor

king of all mediaHoward Stern says he feels insulted by NY Post’s article which mentioned him taking over Jimmy Fallon’s late night gig on NBC. A New York Post report claimed that NBC executives were “grooming” Stern for the 12:30am time slot, if Fallon was to take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2014.

However, Stern being the highest paid entertainer in radio didn’t find the rumor amusing. “First of all, what an insult. Like, all the years of my career. I’m like, the biggest guy in radio. I’ve done film. I’ve done television. I mean, they act like I’m some kind of fucking beginner or something. Maybe if I’m really nice to NBC they’ll let me take over Carson Daly’s show at like 2 o’clock in the morning.”

NYPost: Howard Stern To Replace Jimmy Fallon?

NBC is reportedly planning to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon in 2014 after Jays contract expires. So, who would take over Late Night? According to The New York Post, Howard Stern. NY Post says that NBC is grooming SiriusXM host and America’s Got Talent judge:

You probably wake up to Howard Stern — but do you want to go to sleep with him, too?

Over the weekend, word broke that Jay Leno is being pushed out to make room for the younger Jimmy Fallon — but sources close to the radio man tell The Post that Stern, in turn, is being “groomed” by NBC as the new Fallon.

Sure, Stern loves the judging gig on “America’s Got Talent,” but even Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne could take just so much of extreme cyclists and dog acts. I never figured it was really about that for Stern — it was about creating a Howard that was palatable for TV.

Howard has been trying to show TV suits for years that he’s the whole package — as opposed to the one he talks about on the radio. He’s shown — on “AGT,” one of the most popular family shows on TV — that he can act like a grown-up and play well with others, if the money’s right.

And, according to a source who knows him well, the suits at NBC have gotten the message.

But why, then, would NBC hire a guy — Stern — who is not only just three years younger than Leno but is too old in TV years to even appeal to himself?

howard rolling stoneStern’s hot, younger wife (she’s 40, he’s 59), Beth Ostrosky Stern, told The Post’s Sean Daly that, “We were in a hotel and all these little kids recognize him now as the judge from ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Usually it’s their dads. But now it is screaming little kids. People are now seeing him for who he really is.”

So now that he’s acceptable for prime time, is he ready for late night?

“I always say that to him! He is one of the best interviewers out there,” Beth said.

So can she talk him into trying his hand at staying up late? “I am going to!” she said.

Howard Stern Sidekick Artie Lange on Jimmy Fallon

Troubled comedian Artie Lange has opened up about his extended rehab stint in Florida, revealing he’s finally conquered his problems with drugs and alcohol.

Lange, the sidekick of radio show host Howard Stern, has struggled with substance abuse over the last few years and he largely stepped out of the spotlight following an alleged suicide attempt in January, 2010.

The funnyman has now come clean about his road to recovery, admitting he’s put his drug-fuelled past behind him after getting help for a period of several months at a treatment centre in South Florida.

During an appearance on U.S. programme Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday (30Mar12), he said, “I feel fantastic. I went to rehab. I had some issues that had to be dealt with in rehab. They have experts there, that deal with people like me… It was in South Florida… I went down there and I had a counsellor, she’s a wonderful woman, 60-years-old, very sweet. It’s me and eight guys in the group… and the woman says, ‘You know I think your drug-use can be traced back to (your) lack of self-importance.'”

And while Lange admits getting sober wasn’t easy, he insists he’s finally kicked his habits.

He continues, “The first month there I was doing drugs, in Florida drugs are all over the place. They wash up on the shore… Smugglers, if they think they’re going to get caught, they throw cocaine off in a bag… It happens so much, they give it a name, they call it white lobster… (But) I finally got the idea of rehab, which is to stop doing drugs… A lot of normal people, like you, think rehab is like white (lab) coats… It’s not that way. It’s people (that are) really concerned (about you).”

Stern’s upcoming TV appearances

With about six weeks until Howard Stern makes his primetime network debut on NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent” on May 14, the shock jock announced he’s ramping up the publicity in the coming days. He will be visiting “The View,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and the “Today” show in an effort to promote the talent show, according to a tweet from his satellite radio show’s Twitter account.

Conspicuously missing from this list: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Though given how vocal Stern has been about his dislike for Leno, it’s unlikely, which is unfortunate for everyone who loves trainwreck TV.

Stern has been traveling the country over the last few weeks for auditions; NBC wound up moving the competition series from Los Angeles to New York so Stern could take part while also working on his NYC-based radio program.