Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by psxpirate2k3, Sep 25, 2013.
We all hear Howard going on about how important he is, but in the show biz world, how big is he?
Very big. Jimmy Kimmel even throws parties in Howard's honor. And lets not forget he's America's Judge.
...hes not a list. good business man sure but a list im not so sure. an a lister is somebody who comes to mind when youre trying to connect whos the hottest whos the funniest who did the best acting. its just howard again saying something to try and make it stick. if he keeps lugging that body climbing wife around with him real contemporary a listers will continue to shun to old fellow.
he MAKES parties, goddammit! MAKES!
"makes parties"??? What the fuck kinda shit is that? Three-year-olds have better grammar.
in the Stern universe, one "makes" a party.
The Tuesday showing of "The Voice" last night had nearly double the ratings and over three million more viewers than AGT did in the same time slot last week and it had competition from a first run NCIS and that new Marvel - Agents Of Shield show both of which had monster ratings/viewership. As a popular celeb Howard is nowhere near A list as a behind the scenes manipulator with a ton of cash and connections he's A list.
I would say that Don Buchwald is a good business man, definitely not howard. Especially at this point in his career.
...and even with his behind the scenes influence hes not a bob hope or dick clark. howard says "never invest your own money" so hes a very different type of personality.
...that's fair but still a really skillful business plan and management apparently. still no matter how hard he tries he just cant sell that wife of his.
definitely not A-list. most people could give 2 shits about him.
That's a good point, his money doesn't talk the way it would for someone who financially backs projects. The billions that Malone got from bailing out Sirius could have been Howard's if he had been willing to ante up.
he has a mental illness and cannot part with a marble. i seriously believe that. he is a hoarder of marbles just like the hoarders of garbage on the TV show.
his wife must be killing him on the inside.
To be fair, AGT is getting long in the tooth. All the old shows like AGT are seeing diminishing viewership. American Idol, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars....we've seen pretty much everything these shows have to reveal. There's nothing new with them so it feels like watching reruns. They're all trying to fix that with gimmicks. American Idol, X-Factor, and AGT think shuffling the judges is the answer. It isn't. They need to take a different approach and instead of signing up overexposed celebrities who are on their way down, they need to go cheap. Mix some nostalgia (Paula Abdul hadn't been heard from in years before AI), with unknowns (no one heard of Simon, Randy, or Seacrest). No need to pay either one of them over $10M. In fact, they could probably be had for 1/10 of that.
That's the problem with Howard. He has always whined about bosses, but refuses to be one himself. He'd rather be an employee and have no skin in the game. He'll only take risks with money that isn't his. Malone fronted roughly $500M to Sirius. That's a lot of money, but it turned into control of the company which had much more than that in assets. Now that investment is worth several billion. Howard sat on the sidelines and instead filed a lawsuit against a company that was preparing to file for bankruptcy. I wish Howard has all his money in Madoff investments.
wig is def B list, maybe C list
C list at best.
Kathy Griffin called him a non-a list celebrity a few years ago. I forgot if she said b or c though. I think she leaned mostly to C. Howard couldn't comprehend it because he lives in his own reality.
Would he be considered A-List at the height of his popularity? Like, around 1997 or so?
I'm kinda leaning toward a "yes" on that one.
...the fm days when he had fans yes he was closer to a list then rather than now.
I think so too. He was more A-list back when he was making fun of all the A-listers.