Howard Stern to Ellen: 'Just Be a Prick'

Tuesday August 11, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres  (Source:Instagram)

Howard Stern had some advice for Ellen on Monday:

"I'd go on the air and be a son of a bitch... people would come on and (I would) go, 'Fuck you.' Just be a prick,'" the Daily Mail reports.

"He went on to give his two cents on what he thinks the daytime television host should do as he said: 'So you think I'm a prick? I'm going to show you exactly.'"

Could he be talking about her going public for her alleged aloof attitude with staff, her denials that she knew of the toxic working environment that ex-staffers claim she engendered, and the rumors that have circulated Hollywood for years about how the real-life Ellen contradicts her brand?

Ironically, "Stern said that he and DeGeneres actually have an opposite situation as far as their reputations and behind-the-scenes personalities go," writes the Daily Mail.

"I'm known on the air as a prick, but off the air, I'm known as a great guy, you know, for the most part."

The two have had a rocky relationship over the years that began in 2010 when rumors circulated that Ellen was going to replace Stern as a judge on "American Idol."

"Ellen DeGeneres is such a jerk," Stern said on the February 11, 2010 broadcast unearthed by the Daily Mail. "She's such a foul piece of garbage, people who work with her know ... she's a tyrant ogre, this whole nice girl image is a lot of horses*** fakery - she's miserable, and she is a miserable woman."

"The pair eventually mended fences after Stern came to her defense two years later when a group called One Million Moms threatened to boycott JCPenney - after the company made her their spokesperson - on the basis of her sexuality," writes the Daily Mail.

The pair warmed after being brought together by Jimmy Kimmel, which led to DeGeneres's appearance on his SiriusXM show in the fall of 2015.

"Last year the two made waves as they shared an on-air kiss during Stern's first-ever appearance on Ellen's chat show in the program's 16-year history," adds the Daily Mail.

"I've mellowed, I became an elder statesman of radio, of television, of media,' Stern said Monday. 'Look at me, I'm so relaxed!" Stern said.

Comments on Facebook