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Howard Stern’s Surprising Advice To Ellen

Howard Stern is giving Ellen DeGeneres free crisis PR tips.

On Monday’s Howard Stern Show, the shock jock spoke about the scandal surrounding the Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is under investigation amid toxic workplace claims. Stern said that DeGeneres, whose “be kind” image has been called into question amid the behind-the-scenes turmoil, should return to TV when the new season resumes and be a jerk.

“I’d go on the air and be a son of a b****,” he suggested in a very Howard Stern way. “People would come on and [I would] go, ‘F*** you.’ Just be a pr**k.”

He continued, “So you think I’m a pr**k? I’m going to show you.”

The “King of All Media” talked about his own reputation, saying, “I’m known on the air as a pr**k, but off the air, I’m known as a great guy, you know, for the most part,” who rescues and fosters cats with his wife, Beth.

As WarnerMedia investigates DeGeneres’s popular show — amid claims of it being a toxic work environment with a culture of racism, sexual harassment and intimidation — Stern said he’s looking at the culture of his own show, which airs on SiriusXM.

“You know who’s abused in my workplace? Me,” quipped Stern, who also spoke about an employee who has been late “900 times.”

Stern is friendly with DeGeneres — well, enough to renew his wedding vows with Beth on her daytime talk show last November. During the show, Stern also gave DeGeneres, who’s married to Portia de Rossi, a big sloppy mouth kiss, which made headlines.

While the claims made about DeGeneres’s show largely pertain to show producers, DeGeneres is the boss and apologized to staffers in a memo, saying that she is ultimately responsible for the culture as the show has her name on it.

She hasn’t publicly addressed the situation, which has continued to snowball. On Aug. 4, former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ Tony Okungbowa, who was on the show for years, said he “did experience and feel the toxicity of the environment and I stand with my former colleagues in their quest to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show moves forward.”

DeGeneres’s chat show is slated to return to airwaves Sept. 9. She will also begin shooting the spin-off show, Ellen’s Game of Games, on Aug. 24.

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8 comments

  1. Stern used to be funny, he’s not anymore.
    Stern used to be relevant, he’s not anymore.

    • Statesman Patriot

      I’ve never thought he was ever funny or relevant!

    • Not that many p eople came out against Ellen mainly about her staff. With all the people she deals with its not very many people. In my office of 16 people. We have someone who bitches about everyone. Especially the owners who I think are wonderful.

  2. Annnnd , just why is this “Ellen”??? Oh, the silly little dancing “Marionette” . Frivolous and insignificant. Superfluous . “Spellbinder” will never be in her lexicon . I thought Degeneris and Stern were DEAD.

  3. Stern is a sell out minion to his master like most “rich and Powerful” people are on this plane of existence!!!

  4. Neither are worth the time to give them time in any media! All these shows are trying to out do each other on “give aways” started by Oprah – none f them care about people or the country – only care for themselves and the power that their wealth affords them! FORGET THEM!

  5. TharleneLakesMathis

    I agree with all of ya!

  6. Stern – Shock Jock is not so shock any longer. He has typed his own self and will not be worth much more creatively than a fuck master. Pretty low actually in the new and fresh department.

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