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    TELEVISION: Howard Stern
    Howard Stern
    Host, Sirius XM Radio; judge, NBC’s "America’s Got Talent"

    This story first appeared in the April 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

    "I’ll be between Ann Curry and the Naked Cowboy,” joked the shock jock about his placement on the THR Power List during the March 25 broadcast of his Sirius XM Radio show.

    The sarcastic remark was tame compared to most on his long-running, raunch-driven radio program (Stern’s $400 million contract extends through 2015). Despite whispers of retirement, the 59-year-old married father of three has no intention of slowing down; he signed on for a second season in the judge’s chair on America’s Got Talent.

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    However, when rumors swirled that he was being considered for Jimmy Fallon’s late-night chair in 2014, Stern shot them down, calling the idea an “insult” to his 30-plus-year career, adding, “Maybe if I’m really nice to NBC, they’ll let me take over Carson Daly’s show at 2 o’clock in the morning.”

    LATEST CONTROVERSY: Stern caused a media firestorm in January by calling Girls creator Lena Dunham a “little fat chick”; he later apologized.

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