Visiting the Howard Stern Show in 2013, Michael J. Fox opened up for one of the first times about how it was dealing with the blow of being diagnosed with a critical disease.
The first thing he did as a 29-year-old to cope was hit the bottle. After two years he got help and said it was the best thing he could do. He was getting work again and his marriage “got great.” He and Tracy Pollan have four children together.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
He collects a $100,000 check just for showing up to a couple of events over the weekend. Floyd Mayweather Jr. visited Howard and Robin in 2013. He’s amassed a massive fortune beating people up, but the host wanted to know more. What does it feel like to pummel another person?
Mayweather said he was in the “hurt business.” That’s what he does. He also talked about his brutal childhood. His father was a boxer too and held the younger fighter to a rigid workout routine. The world champion fighter has broken every boxing record.
Knowing Howard Stern is a big Batman fan, Adam West, THE Adam West, the actor who played Batman on the original television series, brought a big surprise into the studio. Unveiling it and handing it to the host in 1994, West revealed that it is the original cowl Batman wore all those decades ago.
The classic Batman mask headcover from the ‘60s TV show is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and West handed it to Stern to try it on.
Talking to Howard, Paul McCartney agreed that The Beatles were better than The Rolling Stones. Stern, of course, pushed McCartney to agree with the opinion, but he had lots to say about the two British rock legends.
McCartney said that The Stones imitated The Beatles. For instance, he said, when The Beatles debuted in America, the Stones announced their U.S. tour soon after. Stern pointed out the Rolling Stones' album cover for "Their Satanic Majesties Request" looked very reminiscent of The Beatles’ “Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
Jonah Hill's feature on the show had him confessing that Martin Scorsese is the best director he has ever worked with. He’s also fond of working with Quentin Tarantino and The Cohen Brothers, but for Hill, Scorsese is the king of all directing. Hill went to Scorsese’s house and asked for advice.
Sitting with Howard Stern in 2018, Hill talked about how his idol spent four hours with him, helping him solve all the directorial issues in his latest project. Another reason working with Scorsese is so great according to Hill, is that the iconic director is genuinely interested in how actors are going to play their parts in his films.