Jan 28, '08
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We've all heard stories about an older man's pretty, young girlfriend being mistaken for his daughter. But a daughter being mistaken for a lover? Only if the person is famous enough that people know the name of the young fiancee but not necessarily what she looks like. Presumably, this happened to Howard Stern on Sunday.

Howard announced on his radio show on Monday that he ventured out to a chess club in Manhattan over the weekend. Because of his shyness, he said that his eldest daughter Emily volunteered to go with him so that he wouldn't have to go alone. Here's where the story veers off course.

A guy named Jim West writes a blog about chess, and he said that he was at "prestigious" Marshall Chess Club when Howard was there with Beth Ostrosky over the weekend. No mention of Emily anywhere. So, did Jim just assume that the girl with Howard was Beth? Perhaps Beth was there with Emily and Howard, and Jim just didn't mention Emily. Maybe Howard thought that the story sounded nicer saying that his daughter went with him when in fact it was Beth O.

Whatever the case, Howard didn't really rub elbows with the common folk as one would assume. He sat upstairs schmoozing with the president of the club and also watched some games.

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Anonyjaya says:

I'm banking on the Emily = Beth hypothesis. Howard probably didn't want to sound like an ass dragging Beth to a chess club on Sunday so he invented the daughter version.

posted January 31, 2008 at 11:18 am PST
Anonyjaya says:

I believe it is as Howard said, Emily took him.

posted January 31, 2008 at 12:40 pm PST
HeroinJunkie says:

Haha, she looks exactly like him. Sucks for her.

posted April 03, 2008 at 07:41 pm PDT
Anonyjaya says:

It was a case of mistaken identity when I wrote that Howard Stern was accompanied by Beth Ostrosky during his visit to the Marshall Chess Club on January 27th. In fact, the woman in question was Howard's daughter Emily.

Here is how the error took place. During my third round game against Alice Dong, I noticed Howard standing in the tournament room observing the contests. Looking back over my shoulder, I saw a brunette watching my Philidor Counter Gambit against Dong.

After the game, when Howard and Emily had left, I asked an international master if that really had been Howard Stern in the downstairs room. Howard looks different without his sunglasses! The IM said that indeed it was and that the woman was Beth, whose last name I had difficulty in understanding. The IM mentioned that Beth's last name was similar to that of chess player Alex Ostrovskiy who often participates in club events.

When I got home, I did a Google search on Howard Stern and Beth and obtained her last name Ostrosky. But now that I see the above picture, I realize that the mystery woman was Emily Stern and not Beth Ostrosky. Sorry about the confusion!

Jim West
National Master

posted March 19, 2008 at 11:02 am PDT
Girl-on-Stern says:

Jim, thanks for clearing that up! It's nice to know that Howard really was hanging around with his daughter at the chess club.

Best of luck with your games!

Jenny Gold

posted March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am PDT
Anonyjaya says:

I would love to get with emily she is actually very beautiful.Beth looks like Mr ED
Stern rules

posted April 16, 2008 at 03:21 pm PDT
Baby Becky says:

Yeah, she's cute...surprisingly. Wasn't there a rumor that she got engaged around the time that Howard and Beth did? I never heard any more about it, though.

posted April 16, 2008 at 03:50 pm PDT