Posts Tagged ‘Howard Stern’
Finally got to watch Howard Stern on America’s Got Talent. Big highlight? Howard’s dad, Ben Stern. There were lots of other dad-oriented moments. Here are the ones I can remember, along with video clips from the show.
Quick update on Gilbert Gottfried and his ousting as the voice of the Aflac duck. (Or as we put it, Gilbert GotFired.) Howard Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show today that Gilbert never had a squeaky clean image, so for Aflac to can him now is stupid. That’s exactly what I said. George Takei also weighed in, according to Howard, saying that he didn’t really care about Gilbert’s jokes. (I’m paraphrasing; I’ll update if I can find the exact quote.)
Hey if George Takei can take a joke and still follows Gilbert Gottfried …I dont see a problem #SuluRocks
Another tweeter (twitterer? Which is grammatically correct? And does it matter?) wrote:
With Gilbert Gottfried’s ouster, Aflac needs a new voice for their duck. I suggest George Takei. #NewAflacDuck
Not a bad idea, actually. The duck would have a deeper voice, though. Oh, my.
This is not a surprise. And it’s nice that he’s supporting his daughter. It is.
Here’s what I wonder, though. Why say anything at all? Is there a point when you decide that you have to speak to the press about your life and the lives of your children, and once you’ve made that decision, there’s no turning back?
Look at someone like Howard Stern. He makes his living talking. (Unlike Michael Lohan, who must make a living somehow, but we don’t know what he does.) He seems able to restrain himself from talking about his children’s private lives, and he almost never mentions his ex-wife Alison. (I imagine this was part of their divorce agreement, although I don’t know this for a fact.)
That’s only one of the many differences between Michael Lohan and Howard Stern, of course. The main one is that Howard is incredibly talented and is the most successful radio personality of all time, arguably the most successful media personality of all time. (Go ahead. Debate me on this topic. You will lose.)
Back to père Lohan. If I were talking to him, I would ask the following:
Dude. What’s up with the press conferences? The talk show appearances? Did it ever occur to you that maybe you should just be there for your daughter? What’s that? You don’t know what to say to reporters when they bombard you with questions? Here’s an idea. Are you ready? You might want to write this down. Got a pen? Okay. Here you go:
Lindsay Lohan`s father Michael defends his daughter [MonstersAndCritics.com]