Vanity Fair Article-How a Stars Luster Can fade Including Howard Stern

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  1. illini fan

    illini fan New Member VIP

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    Most celebrity brands don’t suffer a dramatic flameout, however, but take a wrong swerve and begin to skid sideways, or overreach and hit an air pocket, losing altitude fast. As with Oprah and OWN, exile from Main Street befell Howard Stern after he kissed off terrestrial radio with its F.C.C. rules and commercial interruptions for a luxury berth at Sirius XM satellite radio. It isn’t as if he faded into the noosphere, but compared with his heyday, when he descended butt-cheek naked at the MTV Video Music Awards, appeared in drag on David Letterman, and pondered running for governor, his Sirius tenure has been a carnival sideshow. Last month, in what the Smoking Gun Web site called “a stinging legal rebuke,” Judge Barbara Kapnik rejected a lawsuit lodged by Stern against Sirius XM to obtain $300 million in stock awards, ruling that Stern had not met the subscriber goals of his contract necessary for the payout. As if to break out of the ghetto of Baba Booey and inject himself back into the mainstream, Stern agreed to succeed Piers Morgan in the judge’s chair of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, a once unthinkable scenario for the former Fartman and King of All Media.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/06/wolcott-media-failures-oprah-howard-stern-simon-cowell

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    Howard is so insignificant these days that he barely received a mention in this article.
     
  3. Jim Lahey

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    Looks like Sick Boy and Renton were right: you have it, you lose it, it's gone forever.
     
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    This article is by James Wolcott who is a devastatingly accurate pop cult critic.
    Jesus... Howard is as irrelevant as Keith Olbermann now.
    Who'd a'thought?
     
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    oolala...I'm this close to changing my avatar....
     
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    I just read it last night, only about two paragraphs on Howchie, but very insightful and I think it confirms the tone of a lot of things we discuss here. Being labeled a "hater" never really bothered me, but it's nice to see that a respected journalist in a major magazine is tracking the same way we are. I can't wait to see if Howard tries to spin this.
     
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    This comment is hilarious, which SFN poster wrote it do you think?

     
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    I always thought that howard would end his career with grace, not crash landing into the ocean. Who knows, maybe agt will be a success, but him selling out will eventually catch up to him.

    Youd think he would learn from andrew dice clays mistakes. Such a shame.
     
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    Right? Just sayin'!!!
     
  11. Big Biscuit

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    The degree of delusion is so high, I wonder if Mutt himself felt compelled to defend his hero? I spit out my coffee at the terrestrial "wasteland" comment because many of us here have described the Stern channels (especially 101) as a toxic wasteland.
     
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    I'd like to have those shorts...






    ...after she ran around the track in them a few times.
     
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    more like a slow sinking ala the Titanic
     
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    I'd love to suck the dampness out of her crotch
     
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    In my mind, it doesn't matter if AGT is a success (even though the Stern family will be hard to live with) because like the article implies at the height of Howard's career he would have never considered appearing on such a lame entertainment vehicle. Howchie's desperate and Walcott has picked up on it.
     
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    Hopefully akin to judges preceding him, Howie can parlay his newfound mainstream visibility into drunken eating-burgers-off-the-floor epic youtube viral videos.
     
  17. Uncle Larry

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    Good mention of how lame it is for Howard to join AGT. I like how the cartoon has a picture of him wearing that goofy red t-shirt with the star - too bad they didn't draw in a scarf too.
     
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    Fantastic! Love when mainstream publications call it like they see it. :)
     
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    I'd give her a medal.... o la la. God Save the Queen!
     
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    Marbles would always go on and on about wanting to be a mainstream game show host. This is the next best thing. His pee-stained pants must be especially moist these days over his latest "success"! HAHAHHAHA!!!