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Howard Stern

$20 Million Is for Chumps!

12/15/2011 9:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



0_7kxfg2n6_1_uex5urt4(1)Howard Stern pooh-poohed the notion that he was only pulling in 20 million measly dollars a year for his freshly-minted role as a judge on "America's Got Talent."

Stern was out in NYC today -- hours after the announcement -- when a camera dude asked if he was making $20 mil.  Stern's response:  "Do I work for that little?"  Stern laughed -- yes, to the bank.

The reason the camera guy asked the question -- there were reports he was settling on $20 mil.  But let's put this in context.  Stern signed a 5-year deal with Sirius XM for an estimated $400 million.

Short story -- he's way richer than you.

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soulofanangel    

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HOWARD STERN doesn't need another MANSION, but hungry kids need FOOD in their tummies. HINT....HINT....Howard.
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1011 days ago
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DJo    

It's the end of America as we know it!

1011 days ago
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Mary P    

They can have him. Stern's an old, scuzzy punchline now. I won'*****ch it anymore.

1011 days ago
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Q    

I love Howard! I was listener for years! All these family council morons who want to boycott the show b/c he is now on it are wrong about Howard! He is a funny, comic genius. True fans know the real Howard. They think he's going to bring out strippers and porn stars, yeah right. Get a clue and a grip family council, religious right wingers! Love ya...Howard!!!!

1011 days ago
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dumcelebs    

Pedo alert!!!!!! And what does this douche know about singing??

1011 days ago
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YouDontSay    

WOW ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS...JUST LOST ME AS A VIEWER!!!!

1011 days ago
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Phil    

Howard Stern's pal GILBERT GOTTFRIED IS DEAD!!!... and on the cover of Girls and Corpses Magazine here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/print15/enlarge15.html Howard Stern and crew also dead here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/backissues_08.html

1011 days ago
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ChuckyDee    

The show will suck even worse now!!!

1011 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

He wanted to be a radio talkshow guy because he *didn't* want to be a dj. He was dumping on a "karaoke" show he's trying to be a part of because they're offering $20mil? He made $500 mil with his xmsiriuswhatever deal, so why does he even bother with this show if he doesn't care about it? Same reason he was a big supporter & had his nose up Prez Bush's a** years ago then switched allegiances only after his FCC troubles: Whatever puts him in a favorable light & pays him what he wants, regardless of whether he's interested in it or not. Go for the fast money. Guess he's got to think about the caretaker years creeping up on him.

1011 days ago
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pimpc    

"Who Who.. I invented America...Tell em Robin"..He's such a F'n D*UCHE

1011 days ago
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mike    

You people agaisnt Howard are so freaking stupid. The man is a genius when it comes to talent and tv. He is not getting 20 million. He is doing it becuase he loves the show and knows he can do a better job than the retards already on it. 20 million? Anyone who believes that is an idiot. Nice story tmz.... must be a slow day at the office when you dont have lindsey lohan to report on. This country is 85% retarded

1011 days ago
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wanda    

I will never watch AGT if stern is on the show

1011 days ago
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oceanguy465    

Howard Stern has no talent -- just a potty mouth & notion to go sooo far on-air that most of the folks who previously closeted there prurient inclinations "got off" listening to the drivel peddled as entertainment .. He belongs in some entertainment closet marked .XXX where only his hard core fans + fannies can sustain their habit --and not on prime time cable nor prime time broadcast TV. He does know a lot about female plastic surgeries but little else.

1011 days ago
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Jen    

He has absolutely become everything he used to hate. It is so sad to see Stern so pussified.

1011 days ago
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patty    

really?? i use to like that show, but can't stand stern - i won'*****ch

1011 days ago
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