Howard Stern is getting NO love, as his appeal for a lawsuit against Sirius XM Radio was denied in court earlier today!
If this isn't exactly ringing a bell for you, let us refresh your memories.
Back in 2011, Howard filed a lawsuit against the satellite station, claiming the company never gave him the bonuses he was promised for the boost in subscriptions after the Sirius and XM radio merger. But the suit was thrown out when the judge found "inconsistencies" in his contract and the claims he was making!
But Howard didn't give up that easily, as he still felt as though he was cheated out of his payday and appealed the ruling, saying the court should let his numbers do the talking!
Unfortunately for the shock jock, he lost the battle AND the war as his appeal was also shot down!
Although Sirius XM Radio came out on top of this suit, we have to wonder how smart of a move this is for them. As a legendary disc jockey, Howard DEFINITELY accounts for a big chuck of their subscribers who tune in regularly. But if they keep pissing him off, who's to say he wont jump ship??
And it's not like he doesn't have anything else lined up! Howard already has another gig as a judge on the America's Got Talent and has been a big hit on TV. Let's just say Sirius XM definitely needs him more than he needs them!
One of the biggest rules in showbiz is to keep your biggest stars happy, and Howard can't be happy with this!
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