NEW YORK – For those who were there, it was like the Super Bowl without the bother of football.
For listeners of the Howard Stern Birthday Bash that aired live Friday on SiriusXM radio, it was like the Golden Globes without awards.
Glitterati included Robert Downey Jr., Bryan Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, Ryan Phillippe, Heidi Klum, Fred Armisen, Rosie ODonnell and Katie Couric, at Manhattans Hammerstein Ballroom. Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on hand.
Musical guests included Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Jewel, The Black Keys, Dave Grohl, Adam Levine and Steven Tyler.
Talk show host and master of ceremonies Jimmy Kimmel introduced Stern as a broadcaster who did to radio what Picasso did to visual art.
– Associated Press