Howard read an apology Natalie Maines sent him about her critical tweets: "Hey now! How did I get lumped in with Judd Apatow? I'm so happy and excited for you with 'AGT.' I'm with Robin. America's about to fall in love with Howard Stern and it's awesome. Now I did whine about the 2-day weeks. But c'mon! It's only because I adore you. You make laundry and gardening and cooking and cleaning and running mundane errands the best part of my day because I get to laugh through it."
Natalie continued: "Without your entertainment, that list of chores is as boring as it looks. And so I whine. Please take it as the compliment it's meant to be and know that, as your friend, I say: take off as much time as you want--whatever makes you happy. As a stay-at-home mom, I beg you talk 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and never retire. With all that said, I'll gladly take my lumps over the radio. I have it coming for blabbing one opinion or another, I'm sure..."