Judd Apatow, Howard Stern Start 'America's Got Talent' Feud
Throw Howard Stern into any given mix, and controversy comes standard with the finished product.
There's sometimes just no telling how the kerfuffle comes packaged.
Stern has been talking up his upcoming gig as the latest "America's Got Talent" judge on his Sirius XM radio show at a non-stop clip. His mind has become so one-track, in fact, that fellow funnyman Judd Apatow can't take another word. The director of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy", "Superbad" and "Knocked Up" recently became so fed up as to take to Twitter and personally deliver Stern's reality check.
I hate to say it but I don't have much interest in discussions about america's got talent. I tried. It is just too much synergy. @sternshow— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 10, 2012
See, but there's the thing about Stern.
For all his lewdness and crudeness that can make him so intolerable, those traits just make you hate him that much more when you must admit he makes a good point. He'll also take a punch to give one, and that's what he did when he reminded Apatow that there's a very simple solution if the filmmaker doesn't dig what he's laying down.
"I only spend half my life there. I won't talk about it," the shock jock snarked on his show. "Hey man, do I talk about that last s**tty film you made? I keep it to myself . . . if you're not down with it, get the f**k off my channel."
Stern has his consumate platform. Apatow has his.
Apatow simply took a less abbrassive, touchy tone.
AllOfOur work is debated.That is part of it.I don't get a free pass either does he.My comment was not even interesting.
It gets blown out of proportion by the press who has nothing to write about and Howard who has time to fill.We allLikeCertain parts.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 16, 2012
Despite the jabs, all seems good in the 'hood, though.
Howard says the war is over w/ @JuddApatow is over after Judd tweeted: I will love the show always. It was a pretty mild tweet— Stern Show (@sternshow) April 16, 2012