Howard Stern went on “The View” and said Rosie O’Donnell was one of his best interviews ever, saying a friendship developed between them. The panel was not impressed. They did not say it, but they appeared happy that Rosie left the daytime show.
Stern asked if O’Donnell would return to “The View.” She said no. There was too much bad blood between Whoopi and Rosie. “She was mean to me on live TV,” Rosie told Howard.
Talking to Howard, Paul McCartney agreed that The Beatles were better than The Rolling Stones. Stern, of course, pushed McCartney to agree with the opinion, but he had lots to say about the two British rock legends.
McCartney said that The Stones imitated The Beatles. For instance, he said, when The Beatles debuted in America, the Stones announced their U.S. tour soon after. Stern pointed out the Rolling Stones' album cover for "Their Satanic Majesties Request" looked very reminiscent of The Beatles’ “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
Jonah Hill's feature on the show had him confessing that Martin Scorsese is the best director he has ever worked with. He’s also fond of working with Quentin Tarantino and The Cohen Brothers, but for Hill, Scorsese is the king of all directing. Hill went to Scorsese’s house and asked for advice.
Sitting with Howard Stern in 2018, Hill talked about how his idol spent four hours with him, helping him solve all the directorial issues in his latest project. Another reason working with Scorsese is so great according to Hill, is that the iconic director is genuinely interested in how actors are going to play their parts in his films.
Talking to the Howard Stern Show in 2019, Whoopi emphasized, again and again, how great it is to have a gig like “The View.” It’s a great day job with a major network. He complimented her on her Oscar-winning performance of the past, commended her for “The Color Purple” and “Ghost.” She has the honor of the rare EGOT, after all.
Nevertheless, he pressed her, wondering why she doesn’t do high-caliber work like that anymore. She told him that she would, but no one is knocking. But when Stern asked about the drama with Rosie O’Donnell, she only said infighting is just for publicity. ABC likes the publicity.
The first time Lady Gaga visited the Howard Stern Show was in 2011. She let him in on a lot of the meanings behind her songs. She sang “Edge of Glory” and said that it’s about her grandfather but also about knowing that we may not reach glory until after we are dead.
She sings, “...Live life on the edge, halfway between heaven and hell... let’s all dance in the middle of purgatory.”