Let's focus on the good times for a minute, you guys! Lately Howard has only trashed Simon Cowell, painting him as a dishonorable guy, and bashing him for sleeping with his best friend's wife and eventually knocking her up. It's almost as if Howard forgot that he sent Simon's love child a beautiful gift in May of 2014 (a couple weeks after Simon secretly started the ball rolling to replace Howard on the show). 01/09/12. 6:10am Howard said Simon Cowell had some nice things to say about him. He said that he was at some event talking about how he thinks he'll be a good judge. -- 01/24/12. 6:10am Howard said he told Simon that he's taking this judgeship very seriously. He said he wants America's Got Talent to create a major star this year. He said he'll leave if that doesn't happen. He said he challenges the other judges to the same thing. He said Simon told him he likes his attitude. Howard said he's damn right he does. -- 03/05/12. 6:40am Howard said he got a call from Simon Cowell over the weekend and he was telling him how happy people are working with him. He said that they have no problem with him. Robin said she's glad that people are going to get to know the real Howard Stern. She said that these people who talk about him in a negative way have shaped people's perception of him. Howard said he's a professional. -- 05/14/12. 6:00am Howard said he got a call from Simon Cowell and he loves the new show. He said he thinks he's spectacular. Howard said tonight is the big night for the show starting too. Note: The showed premiered that night with just 10.48 million viewers, down from the 15.28 million who watched the premiere the season before Howard joined the cast. Roughly one in three people who watched the show before Howard joined did not watch the show after Howard joined. -- 07/17/12. 6:40am Howard said he's such a great judge. He said he can't take it. Robin said David Hinckley should see how good Howard is and write about that. Howard said Simon knows how good he is too. He said Simon isn't a douche. -- 09/10/12. 9:45am Robin got to her news and read a story about Simon Cowell having a breakdown on the set of the X-Factor. He freaked out and collapsed from the stress. Robin said he's cutting out a lot of stuff from his life and he's going to stop smoking among other things. Howard said you don't realize the strains of judging. -- 10/08/12. 8:30am Robin asked Howard if he had heard who his boss Simon Cowell is dating. Howard said he heard he's seeing Carmen Electra. Howard said that's a pretty good score. Robin said she still looks pretty good. Howard said he thinks that he could have had her. He did shower with her but he didn't get her. Howard said she was in the shower with him and he thought all she wanted to do was be in the shower. Howard said if a chick is in the shower with you then just kiss her. -- 10/29/12. 8:45am Howard said that Simon Cowell has apparently said that he wants to add Carmen Electra to America's Got Talent. He said he's not sure what he wants her on the show for. -- Howard Takes Some Calls. 02/26/13. 8:55am [Note: Monologue joke] Howard said he read that Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra broke up. Howard said he thinks he could get Simon now. -- Note: In August 2013, the scandal broke that Simon had impregnated his best friend's wife, whom he had been seeing in secret for four years. -- 04/17/14 12:54pm An email is sent to Steve Burke informing him that Simon Cowell wants to remove Howard Stern from AGT, assume his role as head judge, and move the show's production back to LA. -----Original Message----- From: Lynton, Michael [mailto:Michael_Lynton@spe.sony.com] Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:54 PM To: Burke, Steve (NBCUniversal) Subject: confidential--why I called you. I met with Simon Cowell yesterday. If you remember he was considering what to do with the show America Has Talent, he is the star of the in the UK and the producer here. It is hugely successful and a better show in the UK. He is thinking that the right thing to do would be for him to star in the show, not Howard Stern, and move it to Los Angeles (where it would be cheaper to produce). He wants to meet with you. He is out here for the next couple of weeks. Any chance you could sit with him and hear him out, perhaps with Bob Greenblatt. He is very very talented. We have a big overall deal with Simon and own his music company and half of all the television shows he produces. -- 04/29/14. 6:40am Howard said Simon Cowell came by the set. He said he was talking to him and his new girlfriend with the baby. He said she seemed very nice. -- 05/13/14. 7:05am Howard said he saw Simon the other day on the set of AGT. He said his girlfriend was there. He said he sent the baby a gift though. Sharon [Osborne] said Howard is lovely about that. -- 04/16/15 The hacked email from one year earlier stating Simon's plans to remove Howard Stern from AGT is made public. -- 04/20/15. 8:40am Howard said Simon evidently knows this guy at Sony and the guy at Sony had a conversation where he said to NBC that Simon wants to host America's Got Talent and fire Howard Stern to make him the judge. Howard said it turns out NBC told Simon to go fuck himself and they're sticking with Howard Stern. Howard said he read it and it felt weird and uncomfortable at first. Then he thought about it and it was kind of a compliment that they stuck with him. Howard said there was a chance he wouldn't go back so they could go to Simon Cowell if he left. Howard said that if Simon wants his job then maybe he can have it after this year. Howard said he thinks NBC likes him on the show. -- 10/25/15 Simon Cowell tweets he will be replacing Howard Stern on America's Got Talent. -- 10/26/15. 10:35am Howard said he knew Simon was jealous when he came by just one time on America's Got Talent. He said he was preening around in the audience. He said he saw the look of envy in his eye. He said he has a weird sense for that. Robin said it's interesting that Simon didn't want to do the show with Howard. Howard said that's right. Howard said he thinks Simon needs that job more than he does. Howard said he would say ''F-you dude'' if he saw him. Howard said he's happy that [Simon] got his dream job. Howard wants his AGT job AND his baby gift back, Simon!