Adam Sandler Tells Howard Stern He Doesn’t ‘Give AF**k’ About Movie Reviews

22 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Howard Stern Apologizes to Adam Sandler for Being a “Huge A‑‑hole”.

Howard Stern has signed a third five-year deal to keep his radio show at SiriusXM and will be expanding into video, allowing fans to see him do the show and have access to 30 years of his career highlights.The colossal-haired deejay’s fresh five-year deal with SiriusXM includes a plan for the subscription radio giant to make an audacious push into video with Stern leading the charge.A decade ago, Howard Stern surprised the media world by leaving terrestrial radio — where he had a huge audience but faced constant headaches over censorship issues — for the relatively new and unproven world of satellite radio.Today’s Howard Stern still might be amused by the Washington, D.C., radio guy who, the morning after 78 died when Air Florida Flight 90 wound up in the icy Potomac River, called the airline to ask the cost of a one-way ticket from National Airport to the 14th Street Bridge.

Once radio’s ultimate shock jock, Stern at 61 has grown mellower and his show’s signature is becoming its in-depth interviews with celebrities like Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Neil Young, Bradley Cooper, Madonna, Chris Rock and others. The Howard Stern Show host and the Ridiculous Six star buried the hatchet on Tuesday, December 15, when the actor made a visit to the shock jock’s SiriusXM program. Stern, 61, announced on his program Tuesday that he isn’t leaving Sirius XM satellite radio, agreeing to a five-year renewal with the subscription service that’s been his home for a decade. “You’ll be able to get everything you want in audio and video, and then some,” Stern told listeners of his new contract, which includes the rights to Stern’s video and audio archives through 2027, although terms weren’t announced.

Terms were not disclosed, but since it includes a 12-year provision giving the company control of Stern’s library, it is likely well north of the $500 million deal (Dh1.83 billion) Stern signed when he moved to satellite radio in 2006. That figure is expected to rise to $90 million a year as the new deal also gives Sirius access to Stern’s show archives for 12 years. “So, if you are not listening to SiriusXM and ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ then you are really more like a zombie, a rotting corpse monster, living half a life, deadened and blackened inside,” he said. “It’s as if you were still watching black and white television while shopping in actual stores on your way to the post office to fax a memo.” “His comments about the watching black and white TV are timely,” Amy Yong, entertainment analyst at Macquarie, told The Post. “Investors are focused on cord cutting and [media] dis-intermediation.” SiriusXM has already been filming his show and is planning to create other content as it looks to expand its mobile entertainment credentials beyond the car. “What’s opened our eyes is short-form video,” SiriusXM Chief Executive Jim Meyer told The Post. “It’s an area where there’s lots of activity and certainly lots of opportunities.” With 30 million paying subscribers, the company is diversifying at a time when other audio giants are retooling for a broader audience. It’s a big deal for Sirius to keep Stern, estimated to have been making about $80 million per year and whose departure threatened to cost the company more than $240 million in annual revenue, according to analysis by Bloomberg Business.

Sirius is the house Stern built: a money-losing venture with 600,000 subscribers when he signed, it merged with competitor XM in 2008 and now has 29 million subscribers and annual revenue of $4.5 billion, with more than $1 billion in profits. Back in 2012, Stern, 61, explained of their feud: “I know Adam Sandler won’t come on the show because I’ve, in the past, criticized his movies. … I guess that’s the reason, but am I the only one criticizing the content in his movies?” On Tuesday, Sandler, 49, decided to sit down with the former America’s Got Talent judge, and revealed that the years of bashing really did hurt his feelings. “When I was at NYU freshman year, I loved you. If he’s no longer pushing boundaries of taste as often or insistently as he once did — and rest assured his program remains unapologetically priapic, juvenile and potentially off-putting enough at times to never be mistaken for “A Prairie Home Companion” — he is pushing nonetheless.

The windfall of nine-figure Sirius deals has changed Stern’s life — including where and how he lives and the people with whom he routinely hangs out — and rare is the Stern guest who isn’t asked directly or indirectly about how money has affected his or her life. Just this week, Tina Fey discussed how she has two full-time baby sitters to help with child care, but simultaneously is concerned that her kids will grow up spoiled. “I worry that they’re going to be like (snotty) Manhattan kids who don’t ever want to get a job,” Fey told Stern. “Because all they hear me saying is, like, ‘I’m so sorry that I have to go to work,’ and, ‘I hate it,’ and ‘I wish I didn’t have to go.’ I’m, like, giving them a reverse work ethic.” Stern’s guests have long understood that it’s better to not show up for an interview than to try to dodge his questions and stick to the standard promo script. Sacha Baron Cohen, who prefers to interact publicly as his bizarre alter egos such as Borat, Ali G and Bruno, played it straight with Stern, whom he cited as an influence.

So his show is where Madonna unexpectedly revealed her long-ago relationship with the late rapper Tupac Shakur, and Lady Gaga candidly discussed drug use and sexual abuse. As Stern got the comedian to talk a bit about anti-Semitism and being Jewish, Sandler’s relatively late discovery of onanism, his relationship with his father, why he’s never returned to host “Saturday Night Live” and more. Stern was first lured to Sirius, in late 2004, it was a struggling new company with about 600,000 subscribers and was facing doubts about whether a significant number of listeners would ever pay for radio.

But few shows are all-inclusive in an on-demand world of niche networks and countless programming options, where people pay good money each month for an array of channels while actually caring about only a handful. Stern, whose ribald programming had drawn millions of dollars in fines from the Federal Communications Commission, was also fed up with the terrestrial radio business, which, on his show on Tuesday, he recalled as “an endless barrage of insulting comments from management, an endless barrage of nonsensical ratings reports.” Satellite radio, on the other hand, with its freedom from federal decency rules and the demands of advertisers, was “a dream come true,” Mr. Stern’s contract expiring at the end of the year, many analysts wondered whether the medium had grown to the point where SiriusXM was no longer dependent on Mr. The service has about 175 channels of music, sports, news and talk programming, and over the years has become an influential outlet for promoting new music. “I don’t think you can pin our growth to one specific thing,” James E.

Meyer, SiriusXM’s chief executive, said in an interview. “But I can tell you that having Howard here was certainly a major part of legitimizing this technology and getting this service the notoriety and the recognition that it needed in its early days.” A survey by Macquarie last year found that 12 percent of SiriusXM subscribers listened to Mr.

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