Ian Halperin Claims Sinatra Ordered a Hit on Howard Stern

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Ian Halperin is claiming that not only did Frank Sinatra order a hit on talk radio host , but his hitmen actually carried out the hit– on the wrong guy. And he claims he has proof, or at least substantial corroboration for the story.

Halperin, who is a celebrity biographer, says he’s writing a book about Stern that will include the wild story. He’s claiming that the reason for the hit, was a radio rant by Stern about Frank Jr. and Nancy– Sinatra’s kids– in the early 90’s.

Halperin first told the story to talk show host Anthony Cumia on The Anthony Cumia Show on Thursday May 26th, and later to Page Six.  “I’m announcing exclusively on your show, I’m writing a Howard book,” he told Cumia.  He claims to have stories about Howard’s hair, his relationship with his hairstylist, and Stern’s rumored cold war with Cumia and former co-host Opie Hughes from the Opie and Anthony Show.

He also revealed the Sinatra story on Cumia’s show.  “He once pissed Sinatra off, and Sinatra apparently ordered his guys to put Howard in cement shoes, I kid you not,” Halperin said.  “On the record from Sinatra’s sources, and the craziest thing is, Ant, apparently they killed the wrong guy.  Apparently they actually hit somebody who looked like Stern and buried him.”  He’ll be revealing details in the book, but says Sinatra thought Howard was a phony and he has proof. “I hope Howard Stern sues me because I have about 100,000 questions to ask him under oath in court.

“Everybody who ever knew Frank knew he was a nice guy, but you don’t want to piss him off. He had a big temper. And Frank ­allegedly put a hit on [Stern]. I have extreme corroboration on this,” he told Page Six.

Halperin says the bio he’s writing on Stern will be fair, although on an earlier appearance on The Cumia Show from May 9th, he called Stern “Howard the Coward” and also said he’s “boring”, “miserable” and said “his best days are behind him”.  Ian Halperin has written seven bestselling books including a #1 New York Times bestselling bio on Michael Jackson’s final years.

A spokesperson for the Sinatra estate told Page Six that the story is ludicrous.

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  1. FyodorDestroyevski

    May 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Sure, he’s not just trying to sell his dumb book.

  2. sodaman

    May 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Nobody loves Stern, baby…

  3. RyanMaher1

    May 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    sodaman Sure they don’t. Sirius went from 400,000 subscribers before Stern 10 years ago and has over 30 Million now since they signed and resigned him.

  4. Rich G

    May 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t ask for much but can the Ibang PLEASE not start posting stories relating to Ian Halperin in ANY way.

  5. sodaman

    May 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I’m sure all 30 million signed on just for him…

  6. DonMorris

    May 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Seeing as Frank Sinatra has been dead for 18 years,it’s pretty difficult for him to refute this nonsense.

    And, unless the guy who desperately wants to SELL HIS BOOK can provide proof that would stand up in Court, he’s just another sleazy author trying to peddle garbage.  Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof,and I would bet the farm this guy has no real proof to back his claim, just BS innuendo,rumor,and unreliable witness statements,which anyone can be bribed to make.

  7. MWJ

    May 30, 2016 at 12:46 am

    So Ant is now reporting on and “breaking” stories about Howard Stern from his creepy McMansion studio? What was that about O&A always winning in the end? Seems like the opposite is true.

  8. thecarshrink

    May 30, 2016 at 4:51 am

    sodaman actually sirius does track what shows are being listen to at any given time. The fact is the vast majority of subscribers are listening to Howard at any given time. Like Howard or not, he changed the radio game and is paid for handsomely his success.

  9. drewgsands

    May 30, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Without Stern the book fails is garbage etc

  10. drewgsands

    May 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    sodaman Stern is doing very well. Half a billion dollar contract millions of shares the should just change there name from Sirius to Stern

  11. drewgsands

    May 30, 2016 at 8:52 am

    DonMorris Exactly

  12. sodaman

    May 30, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I have xm, but i wont pay to listen to him. I used to listen to him on FM, but i just couldnt stand Robin anymore…

  13. PrincelyMcCracken

    May 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

    The editor of this site, if there is one, might like to fix the
    graphic. That’s not Frank Sinatra in the pic. I believe its Sinatra, Jr.
    I wonder if anyone there knows the difference.

  14. SerotoninsGone

    May 30, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    MWJ Or his NYC studio.

  15. SerotoninsGone

    May 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    sodaman Almost every new car comes with a year of Sirius, so Sirius can inflate their sub numbers.

  16. RoyMunson

    May 30, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    PrincelyMcCracken You’re right – It is Frank, Jr. …but he is mentioned in the story so I guess it’s POSSIBLE that pic was used on purpose

  17. unclebillyinphilly

    May 31, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Was Ian calling from a wind tunnel?

  18. BabaBooeybigteeth

    June 1, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Really….2 bitter guys complaining about the best in the world.. Anthony is a scumbag who beats up little girls and this guy on the phone just makes stuff up…You will never see this book since none of this is true