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The gloves are officially off between media loudmouths Howard Stern and Larry King, who have exchanged harsh words about one another! It all began in a recent magazine interview, when the 76-year-old CNN star let it be known he doesn't think Stern would make a good replacement for him (King is retiring soon from Larry King Live after 25 years on the air.)
"He's not tasteful at all, " King told Steppin' Out magazine. "You go to the least common denominator and that's Howard Stern. I regard Howard Stern as worthless."
Never one to bite his tongue, Stern, 56, retaliated on his Sirius radio program by calling King, "a f***ing a**hole." But that wasn't his only reaction. The New York Daily News reports that Stern told them: "It's alleged he was banging his wife's sister and he's saying that I'm tasteless? He's a frog....an imp."
While Stern currently has no plans to pursue King's vacated spot on CNN (or Simon Cowell's vacated spot on American Idol, for that matter), he does think he could handle the job. He told the N.Y. Daily News' Gatecrasher: "I would do everything that Larry doesn't do because Larry's a loser and he lost his entire audience." Stern also called King "no longer relevant."
King has declined to comment in response. Shall we call it a draw?
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