The Howard Stern Show for Friday, January 4, 2013
1. Robin Quivers absent: The Howard Stern Show was without their lady love on Friday. She's been broadcasting from home since a tumor was discovered pressing on her bladder in May 2012. Friday, Stern said that she was out with a "planned absence" and gave no more details. Gary Dell'Abate and Shuli Egar sat in the studio in her place so she had someone to riff with.
2. Howard refiles lawsuit - Howard spent a good fifteen minutes railing against Sirius XM and the judge who dismissed his $300 million lawsuit.
"I wanted a day in court to explain to a jury what happened here. The judge, I know, whoever this judge was and I’ve heard things from other people that this judge gets overturned a lot…I think the judge read it peripherally and I can tell you exactly what went through the judge’s mind when she read it.”
3. Jason to quit smoking pot - Stern Show staffer Jason Kaplan admitted that he spends about $400 a month on marijuana. Howard said Jason had a problem and challenged him to stop smoking pot for a month starting immediately. Jason said he immediately started fantasizing about the half a blunt waiting for him in the ashtray at home, but agreed to the challenge. Jason won't be drug tested. He'll be on the honor system. Howard recently admitted that he stopped drinking last year himself after learning that he had a "red flag" liver test. Read the story here
4. Natalie Maines in studio - The Stern Show Celebrity Superfan and country music star got brutally honest about her first marriage, her distaste for country music and her bitter breakup with country music fans following her criticism of George W. Bush back in 2003. Maines said she feels The Dixie Chicks were "tainted permanently" from the controversy. Read the complete story here
5. Dave Attell in studio - Comedian Dave Attell returned to the studio to promote his Showtime show "Dave's Old Porn". He admitted that he is now more than $300,000 in debt from financing the show with his own money and ordering thousands of dollars in merchandise that he's been unable to sell. Read the full story here
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