Howard Stern: It Was Time for Imus to Go

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Stern and girlfriend Beth Ostrosky at the premiere. Photo: Getty Images

Howard Stern knows a thing or two about getting flak for saying politically incorrect things on air, but Don Imus shouldn't expect any sympathy from his fellow shock jock. "I never was a big fan of Imus," the King of All Media told us at the Tribeca premiere of Adam Carolla's The Hammer last week. "I don't appreciate his broadcasting, and I didn't appreciate him back when I worked with him. It’s time for him to take that cowboy hat and the spurs and the chaps, and maybe go to an S&M bondage house or something with that uniform." The two have a long history together, both coming to national prominence on WNBC-AM in the seventies and eighties, where Imus aired in the mornings, Stern in the afternoons, and they became rivals. "It was time for him to go," Stern said last week. —Bennett Marcus