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Howard Stern: The shock jock, who kicked off
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Howard Stern: The shock jock, who kicked off his professional DJ career in Briarcliff Manor, is known for his candid and controversial opinions on the air. During his run on terrestrial radio, Stern was often fined by the FCC for off-color jokes, and received negative press for his remarks about sensitive topics such as the Columbine tragedy and the death of pop star Selena. In 2004, Stern moved to satellite radio, a medium that allows him to speak more freely.(Credit: Getty Images)

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40 controversial Hudson Valley celebrities

Whether they’re getting in trouble with their significant others, their coworkers, their fans, the media or the law, these 40 celebrities with a connection to the Hudson Valley have been embroiled in controversial incidents that they may never be able to shake. —Compiled by Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti