Age ain’t nothing but a number for Howard Stern, who celebrated his 60th birthday with a star-packed Sirius XM bash at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC this week.
“Do not print that,” the shock jock says of his age. “That’s how bad it feels. ”
He continues, “Really, it’s a number. I don’t feel bad, but it is old. I just lost 30 lbs., so I’m trying to keep it together.”
Despite his fame and fortune, Howard insists he’s easy to buy for in the birthday gift department.
“I’m a simple guy,” says Howard, who spent his actual January 12th birthday with his kids and 41-year-old wife Beth. “I love self-help books and organizing stuff.”
Still, he likes fancy things, too.
“I had Justin [Theroux] over my house to dinner last night,” Howard says. “Justin and Jennifer[Aniston] gave us the best gift, really, to be honest here, by treating us to a wonderful vacation in Mexico. They paid for me—well, during the vacation, I paid for some stuff. We hung out, we had great conversation, we had a chef that made dinner for us. I felt like a king!”
He continues, “It was like a quadrangle date. We had Jimmy [Kimmel] and [his wife] Molly there, we had Courteney [Cox] there, we had a lot of people there. It was like a gang bang!”
As for Howard’s secret to staying young?
“Don’t let people put you in a box.”
What does 80-year-old Joan Rivers, who also walked the red carpet at the party, think of getting older?
“I have had a very good time, so I can’t tell you anything negative,” she tells me. “Every decade, I go ‘this has been the best decade.’ I’ve been very lucky.”
Does she think Howard should get plastic surgery?
“I think Howard has had some plastic surgery,” she says with a wry smile. “He looks much better than he did. And he looks great.Better a new face coming out of an old car, than an old face coming out of a new car. Put your money with what goes with you.”
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