RadarOnline reported on Monday, April 15th, 2019, that Howard Stern announced his retirement from SiriusXM.
The media mogul shocked fans Monday morning, April 15, when he announced that he would be signing off The Stern Show after his contract is up in 2020.
“I’m getting out man. I’m pretty sure I’m almost out the door,” Stern, 65, told his longtime cohost, Robin Quivers. “I’m getting out anyway because I realize that radio is affecting my health. When I’m home on the weekends I’m fine.”
And then what happens?” Quivers asked.
“And then when I come here all kinds of shit happens. I won’t get into all the details, but I get all anxious, and medical issues. I’m getting out,” Stern doubled down.
“No really, I’m done,” Stern insisted. “Two years and I’m out of here.”
The next morning, April 16th, Stern came on the air and spoke about the matter first thing. He said some website (RadarOnline) quoted that he announced his retirement.
“That’s not how I am going to announce my retirement,” said Stern. It was strange to him that the news media does not look into stories like this anymore. “They used to have newspapers that had to call and check a source.” Two news stations picked up the story that he is preparing to retire in 2020. SiriusXM stock dropped by 3 cents on Monday and rebounded Tuesday after Stern cleared up the fake news.
Howard Stern announced this morning that he will be releasing his “Howard Stern Comes Again,” May 14, 2019. Howard Stern Comes Again will be published by Simon and Schuster.
This will be his first book in more than 20 years since “Miss America” (1995) was a New York Times Best-Seller, which in turn followed his hit debut “Private Parts” (1993), which was made into a feature-length film in 1997 starring Stern himself.
“For the last two years of my life, I’ve been involved in this project,” Howard told his listeners.
His latest book boasts 560 pages and highlights both his growth over the years and the multitude of groundbreaking celebrity interviews he’s conducted in the Stern Show studio. It also touches upon his move to SiriusXM, among other things, and promises to reveal a closely-guarded secret he’s been keeping for quite some time. He revealed he’ll likely be visiting several talk shows and sitting down for multiple interviews in the coming weeks so that he can reach as wide an audience as possible and explain to them how this will be a different kind of book than the ones he’s put out in the past.
It is obvious that Silicon Valley CEOs who have banned Alex Jones are either unsure why they banned him or have banned him because they have bought into the lie that he is some kind of a right-wing fascist nazi.
Alex Jones is a conspiracy theorist/entertainer who holds positions on both sides of the political spectrum. He is both pro-gun and anti-war. He hates American football as much as he hates Hollywood. I could make a list of all of Alex Jones left-leaning positions (he thinks drugs should be decriminalized for instance), which I probably will in another post but he has never been a “support our troops” conservative guy. In fact, over the past decade, he has warned the public about the Patriot Act from the beginning, even going so far as to warn his listeners that government troops would follow unconstitutional orders if Marshal law was enacted.
Jones predicted the NSA spying grid (PRISM). Even Howard Stern was influenced by Alex Jones in the early 2000s. Howard Stern was apart of the early 911 truth movement. I heard Joe Rogan say on his podcast that it was so egregious for Alex Jones to question the events at Sandy Hook. Was it egregious for Stern to question the official 911 story? Should Stern have been blackballed and removed from the air like Jones was after September 11th, 2001. Alex Jones literally came on the air on September 11th, 2001 and made the same claim as Howard Stern in the video below and lost most of his affiliates.
A few weeks ago Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Joe asked Dorsey why Alex Jones was banned from Twitter. Jack replied, “I’m not sure what the actual violations were.” Benjamin Vaughan CEO of Disciple Media published an article on Forbes giving his reasons for not doing business with Alex Jones. I believe a business has the right to refuse services to whomever they choose but I also believe these CEOs are lying or horribly misinformed on the Alex Jones question. Here is Ben Vaughn of Disciple Media explaining why he refused to offer services to Alex Jones and Infowars:
“Late last year, we received a business enquiry from Infowars. They were looking for a platform to build and run their own self-contained community for followers and fans of alt-right activist and Infowars founder Alex Jones.
We turned them down. But the questions surrounding why we made that decision – not least whether we were right to do so – still loom large for us.
That day, I was running through the long list of new prospects that had come in from our website. The usual assortment of communities had come to Disciple, all wanting to build their own online social platforms. Wellness gurus, politicians, an association for CMOs, an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, an exotic car owners club, a resort in Florida and… an alt-right firebrand banned from most of the internet, accused of fomenting fascism in the US and adored by Donald Trump’s most extreme followers.
You see, one of the unanticipated aspects of my job as Disciple CEO is to be the arbiter of what we, as a company, view as acceptable communities for our platform. Essentially who can and can’t use our platform to build their community. And so far, I think I’ve probably got these decisions right. But rather than referring to an approved rubric when guarding the gates to our platform, it always feels like I’m basing the decision on my own values and the shared values of the company we’re building.
So – after much internal struggle between my unapologetically liberal self and my more pragmatic, business self – I came to a decision. We would not let Alex Jones use our platform. I based this decision partly on my own set of values and – if we’re honest – partly on the fact that we don’t want our good reputation damaged by an association with Alex Jones’ extreme views.” – Forbes
He frames Alex Jones as if he were equal to Wack Packer/KKK Grand Dragon Daniel Carver.
Vox.com published an article calling Jones a “leading purveyor of violent and sometimes racist (and anti-Semitic) conspiracy theories.” Alex Jones has Jewish children yet is racist and anti-Semitic? I don’t believe in either the Sandy hook conspiracy or the 911 conspiracy, yet I don’t think it makes someone a crazy right-wing fascist unhinged lunatic (insert pejorative) if they question the official events. Its probably healthier for our society as a whole to have both Anderson Cooper reading off a script on CNN every night and Alex Jones questioning what’s coming out of his mouth. We have the freest media in the world for that very reason.
Artie Lange is back in jail in New Jersey after testing positive for cocaine twice in less than two months according to lawyer Frank Arleo. Lange was remanded to jail after being given a drug test when he reported to the drug court at state Superior Court in Newark Wednesday. Lange also apparently tested positive for morphine.
According to a tweet from Lange’s official account, the comedian was not arrested but is being held for a few days to “sober up” before being transferred to a long-term treatment facility,
The comments made by Arties lawyer have been taken out of context. Artie was not arrested and sent to jail. They are holding him a few days to sober up before transferring him to a long term treatment facility, Artie needs us to be with him, not against him – TeamLange
Variety reports. Lange, who recently resumed his role on the Judd Apatow-produced HBO series Crashing, was sentenced to four years of probation in June last year in connection with a 2017 arrest for heroin possession. At a December court appearance for violating probation by testing positive for cocaine, Lange thanked the “compassionate” judge and prosecutor and said: “If I fail now I will go to jail. Jail is not for addicts. But I’d be giving them no choice.”
Earlier this week Howard Stern commented on Trump’s proposed border wall, saying it won’t solve any of America’s real immigration problems. Howard Stern is a self-proclaimed Libertarian who holds both Liberal and Conservative political ideas. He referred to wall supporters as “morons” who can get behind President Trump’s simple idea to the complex issue of illegals and drugs pouring over the border.
“You gotta know Donald a bit to understand what’s going on here. The wall’s a simplistic answer to our problems with immigration. It’s something that, you know, morons can get behind because they’re like, ‘Oh, yeah, if you build a wall no one can get over it.’ But it’s not that simple.”
Stern said Trump’s demand of $5.7 billion in funding for the wall, a wall he originally said Mexico would pay for, wouldn’t even cover the cost of the proposed wall. “You’re talking about building a massive wall across this country on the southern border,” Stern continued. “It’s a tremendous amount of property and a tremendous amount of area to cover. You’re not going to get a whole wall for $5 billion. If you really want a wall, it’s probably going to cost you some trillions of dollars.”
Stern admitted that he’s “all about keeping fucking illegal aliens out because it’s fucking, not fair, it’s not fair to people who apply legally.” Stern also talked about how drugs are coming “into our ports” versus just from over the southern border, and he pointed out that Trump’s shutdown over not getting his wall is making security in the country even weaker.
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.
It’s been a little over a month since Louis C.K made his attempt at a return to stand-up comedy.
Louis C.K made a surprise appearance at New York’s Comedy Cellar, where he performed a 15-minute set to a standing ovation. It was his first high-profile public performance since November 2017, when he admitted to having masturbated in front of multiple unwilling women.
For Louis C.K’s fans, his 15-minute set was a welcome return to comedy. He’d taken his medicine, was the general argument, and now it was time for the public to let him come back to comedy as a changed man.
“Will take heat for this, but people have to be allowed to serve their time and move on with their lives,” wrote actor Michael Ian Black, in a tweet he later apologized for. “I don’t know if it’s been long enough, or his career will recover, or if people will have him back, but I’m happy to see him try.”
“I don’t think Louie is a bad guy at all. I think what Louie is, is a pervert,” said Joe Rogan during his JRE #1165 podcast. “He’s not trying to hurt people. He’s just weird.”