Ronnie Nicknames Female Intern ‘Smiles’

September 23, 2010
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard said he was walking out with Ronnie the Limo Driver yesterday and Ronnie greeted the female intern who held the door open for them with a flirtatious nickname: “He goes, ‘Hello, Smiles’…[and] I go, ‘Oh no. Do I lecture him now?’ I’m so tired of lecturing.”

Howard laughed at Ronnie’s infamously tactless personality: “He thinks he’s being charming.” Robin thought Ronnie should be more cautious around the interns: “It’s not time for charm.” Ronnie came in to defend himself: “She’s the only girl here. They don’t smile, the rest of them…I’m not doing anything to her. What am I doing?”

Katie, the show’s only female intern this semester, then came in echo Ronnie’s defense: “He hasn’t done anything wrong. There’s no flirtation…[but] I guess I’d rather be Katie.” Katie also said she wasn’t remotely attracted to Ronnie–and didn’t believe he was flirting with her: “Not really. No. But I’d rather, since this is an opportunity–it’s an internship–I’d rather, I guess, not have a nickname.”