The tea, as they say, is exceptionally good today. This is because on Wednesday, Wendy Williams took a moment to discuss an upcoming book by Howard Stern, Howard Stern Comes Again — his first in 20 years. Although the outspoken host kicked off the segment by praising Stern as one of the people who got her where she is today, she switched gears when her audience laughed at the apparent double entendre in the book’s title.
“No, that Howard’s been gone, stop with the laughter,” Williams quipped. “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 going to be about, you know, ‘Oh, I love this one, and then we went on their yacht.’ He’s a Hollywood insider now, which sucks.”
“You started like me, being of the people, but at some point you sat behind that microphone for too long and now you are the people,” she continued.
Despite the plug, her comments unsurprisingly did not sit well with Stern, who lashed out later that morning on his SiriusXM radio show calling Williams a “jealous bitch,” and a “nobody.”
“You’ll never be me, Wendy. You’ll never be me,” he incensed. “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.”
He then continued his rant, bringing up Williams’ recent two month hiatus from her show, which was reportedly due to an affliction with Graves disease, as well as rumors of her husband’s infidelity, via Page Six:
“What evidence do you have that I’m Hollywood, honey?” he said. “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. 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. 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!
What have I done to this woman? Nothing. I’ve been gracious to her. Worry about your husband, not me. … F–k you and your dumb show and your mystery illness. She disappears for two months, nobody knows why, and now she’s questioning me? Thanks, honey. … I never fainted on my show either.
I’m not somebody you want to f–k with, honey. I don’t want to hear your bulls–t. And you’re not a nice person. Nobody likes you, that’s why you can’t go Hollywood. People do not like her. [The staff] was doing a dance over at ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ when she was out. She’s a big pain in the ass. I hate to break the news to you, honey. Good thing you hurried back.”
You can listen to the full audio of the segment below. Things started off jovially enough, until Stern caught wind of the less than flattering remarks and then launched into “some shit I’m going to regret.”
For her part, Williams seemingly took the remarks in stride, tweeting that it was “all good” and that she still admires him.
Yet somehow, there’s the feeling that this won’t be the last we’ve heard of this feud, and we are extremely here for it.