Howard Stern says NBC frowned on Leno jab

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Outspoken radio host Howard Stern isn’t changing his tune just because he’s now a judge on America’s Got Talent.

Long known for controversy, Stern’s latest battle is with his new TV network, NBC, which he says has reprimanded him for dissing late-night host Jay Leno on Stern’s radio show.

Leno is a “spineless maggot,” Stern said on his radio show, because he has been complaining about cutbacks on the Tonight Show. After the comment, Stern says he received a “kind of threatening” response from an NBC official.

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