Brace yourself for this rumor: Howard Stern might replace Jimmy Fallon.
Leaked news last week revealed that Jay Leno was being pushed off of NBC to make room for Jimmy Fallon in his 11:30 slot in 2014. A source told the New York Post today NBC was “grooming” Jewish comedian/pervert Howard Stern.
Stern is known to be trouble on the air: known as the “shock jock” for his outspokenness, he’s also the most-fined person by the Federal Communications Commission for uttering indecencies on the air, paying a whopping total of $2.5 million to the FCC.
But NBC gave Stern a second chance, and as a judge on “America’s Next Got Talent,” Stern proved he could keep his mouth shut and actually act like an adult. Stern’s wife also told the Post everyone recognizes Stern when they travel, and that he’s “one of the best interviewers out there.”
“We were in a hotel and all these little kids recognize him now as the judge from ‘America’s Got Talent,’” said Beth Ostrosky Stern. “Usually it’s their dads. But now it is screaming little kids. People are now seeing him for who he really is.”
A source from NBC denied the rumors, so we’ll see if we’ll be going to bed with Howard Stern next year…