Howard Stern Disses the Hollywood Walk of Fame
This morning on the Howard Stern Show the king of all media read a statement written by a former Clear Channel radio personality who is now on a mission to get Stern a star on Hollywood Blvd.
In the statement, "Mad Radio Show" host Wayne Perry concludes that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce charges $15,000 to nominate someone for a star, but he suggests they raise about twice that to persuade the decision-making. Howard then stopped reading and he said that he doesn't want to have to persuade anyone, which got co-host Robin Quivers to question one of the latest selections in radio for the Walk of Fame:
Robin: They accepted Ryan Seacrest and they had no problem with that?
Howard: Of course not. He fits into their plan nicely. The homogenization of America.
Robin: But is that a star?
Hours later in the show he kicked around the idea again.
Howard: Robin, do I really want a star on the Walk of Fame?
Robin: I don't think you would mind having a star. Why not?
Howard: Well Rick Dees has one. I mean... Ryan Seacrest...
Robin: Robert Duvall also has one.
Howard: He does?
George Takei: Marlon Brando has one.
Robin: Yes there are stars on the Walk of Fame.
And then later he summed up his feelings: "For Ryan Seacrest to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his radio career before mine makes the whole thing a joke. There's no comparison between my career and his." But then Howard eventually mumbled under his voice, "I guess if the guy put it together I wouldn't decline."
Finally he admitted that the real reason he wouldn't want the star is because you're required to attend the unveiling, and he doesn't want to come to California.
Then it was revealed that Judge Judy is getting a star this year even though Clint Eastwood doesn't have one.
Farting sounds were then played.
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