It began when Williams, 54, spoke about Stern’s new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Wednesday morning.
“Two people I admire that got me to where I am in my head: Oprah and Howard Stern, for two very different reasons,” Williams said. “Howard Stern has a new book coming out, it’s No. 1 on Amazon. It’s going to be No. 1 for a long time — everybody is gonna buy this book. It’s his first book in over 20 years — he still looks good doesn’t he?”
After her compliments, however, Williams added, “Howard is so Hollywood right now — and Howard I love you, but since you’ve gone Hollywood, everything you say is so predictable. Every story is gonna be about ‘Oh, I love this one and then we went on their yacht.’ He’s a Hollywood insider now, which sucks because you started like me, being ofthe people, but at some point, you sat behind that microphone for too long and now you are the people,” she said.
Still, she encouraged her viewers to pick up “Howard Stern Comes Again” and expressed her appreciation at being invited on his show, concluding, “I’ve been on Howard’s show twice. I often get on the streets, ‘Wendy, I heard you on Howard!’ If you want to get this book, and you should, it comes out in May.”
While Williams wasn’t vitriolic toward Stern, the 65-year-old lashed out at her on his own eponymous SiriusXM show that afternoon.
“What evidence do you have that I’m Hollywood, honey? I grew up a scumbag and I’m still treated like a scumbag … What because I found success now I’m ‘Hollywood?’ What cause I know Jimmy Kimmel? Who am I hanging out with? She doesn’t know who I’m hanging out with,” Stern said. “She doesn’t know what I do in this world. She doesn’t know who I’m f—king with.”
“All she talks on that show is about Hollywood,” he continued. “That’s as Hollywood as you get. If anyone in Hollywood called her to hang out, she’d [be there] in two seconds. All of that is a projection!”
“Jealous b—h. … You are nobody to me … You’ll never be me, Wendy,” he fumed. “You’ll never be me. You can pretend to be me, you can pretend to be like me, but you’re not. You don’t have my wit and you don’t have my talent. … You couldn’t have that career. You’re a fly.”