'Shock Jock' Howard Stern spent his New Year's Eve telephoning some of his Twitter followers. According to a report for MSN Entertainment news, Stern sent out the following message on his Twitter feed: "Beth and I are drunk dialing. What's your phone number?" Beth is Howard's wife, Beth Stern.

Stern then went on to call some of his followers over the next couple of hours. To one follower, he tweeted "sorry to interrupt the video games," which prompted the response from the video gamer: "Howard Stern just called me! This new year rules already!" Another fan responded with "OMG! It was like the best thing ever! I started crying after we hung up!" Howard Stern then ended the series of phone calls by tweeting "Just made my last call. Going to bed. Wishing everyone a happy new year. If u get a call after this...it's not me."

Howard Stern is famous, in part for his notorious prank calls, so this New Year marked an interesting change in motive for his 'phone calls. Stern also hit the headlines recently when it was announced that he would be replacing Piers Morgan as a judge on the seventh series of America's Got Talent, one of Simon Cowell's British TV exports.