Howard Stern v. Ellen Degeneres

Howard Stern is one angry guy lately and you know what that means? Great radio! Stern spent a good chunk of his show yesterday bashing Ellen. Though Stern has yet to confirm whether American Idol is courting him, he wasn’t too pleased to read that Degeneres is against the idea. Stern claimed that no matter how much he hates someone, he would never try to prevent them from getting a job. Stern sounds a bit hypocritical here. After all, when you spend a large part of your show discussing all the ways you hate Ellen, you can’t really expect her to bite her tongue when asked about you. Did I mention that this makes great radio?

Howard Stern to Replace Simon Cowell?

According to the New York Post, Howard Stern is in talks to replace Simon Cowell on American Idol. Because Rupert Murdoch owns both the Post and Fox, the story has legs. Stern has repeatedly said on his radio show that he is the only person that could replace Cowell, but he wouldn’t be interested in the job. Is this whole thing one big negotiating ploy with Sirius because his contract is up at the end of the year? Will Stern retire from the industry altogether, as he often says he’d like to do? Time will tell.