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In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Poop: The Buzz Aldrin Interview

By |July 18th, 2014|

Four years ago, Vanity Fair sent me to Cocoa Beach, Florida to interview Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the motherfucking Moon.  […]

Five Ways to Ruin an Interview With Woody Harrelson

By |June 8th, 2012|

[FULL DISCLOSURE:  The following interview is old. […]

Sesame Street Puppeteer Eric Jacobson Reveals Shocking News That Sesame Street Is Not a Real Place

By |September 30th, 2011|

It’s been a weird summer for Sesame Street. […]

Stunt Icon Vic Armstrong Won’t Fall Down A Flight Of Stairs For Your Amusement Unless He’s Drunk or Getting Paid

By |September 1st, 2011|

Even as a kid, I always kind of knew that Harrison Ford didn’t do his own stunts in any of the Indiana Jones movies. Whether he was being chased by a boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark or leaping from a horse to a Nazi tank in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, it was obviously some other guy risking life and limb to make Harrison Ford look so effortlessly badass. For all my admiration, however, I never bothered to learn the name of Indiana Jones’ doppelgänger, because c’mon, I was 8. […]

Pam Grier, B-Movie Icon, Wants Her Female Fans To Stop Getting “Stretched Out” By Professional Athletes

By |August 25th, 2011|

Pam Grier made quite the splash last year with the release of her memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts. Even if you didn’t read the book, you probably saw her onOprah, talking about how Richard Pryor ejaculated cocaine into her hoo-ha. […]

Mickie Wood, Mother of Controversial Child Pageant Star Eden Wood, Responds To Her Critics With Fart Noises

By |August 18th, 2011|

If you missed last week’s season finale of Toddlers & Tiaras, the TLC network docu-series about child beauty pageants, you missed a doozy of an episode. It was the final appearance on the show by Eden Wood, the 6-year-old wunderkind from Arkansas who’s like a Baby Jane Hudson for the 21st century. […]

Michael Ian Black on Encouraging His Twitter Hecklers and Visiting Strip Clubs with Meghan McCain

By |August 11th, 2011|

“Looking back on my career, I made a realization,” Michael Ian Black once tweeted. “I am TV AIDS.” That’s not false modesty. Despite being one of the most consistently smart and funny comics working today, his presence in a television cast almost guarantees a speedy cancellation. […]

Brendan Wayne, Grandson of Hollywood Icon John Wayne, Can (Unsurprisingly) Hold His Own In a Fight

By |July 28th, 2011|

In some ways, it’s tough—and in others, not tough at all—to be Brendan Wayne. […]

Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro Isn’t Nostalgic About Punching Perry Farrell

By |July 21st, 2011|

The first time I saw Dave Navarro playing with Jane’s Addiction, at the ’91 Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, he looked like a drug-fueled lunatic—a character come to life from an R. Crumb comic. […]

True Blood’s Kristin Bauer Probably Won’t Bite You, Especially If You’re Wearing a Cape

By |July 14th, 2011|

It’s difficult enough making it as a working actor, but it’s even trickier if you’re an actor on the HBO vampire-fetish drama True Blood. The show has a Cannonball Run–sized cast, with storylines competing, like a gang of prepubescent boys with a stick and a dead frog, to see which can be the grossest. […]

David Wain on Wet Hot American Nostalgia and the Inevitable Rockin’ Knights of Summer Reunion

By |July 7th, 2011|

When I came up with the idea of interviewing David Wain for the 10th anniversary of Wet Hot American Summer — the 2001 cult comedy he directed and co-wrote (with Michael Showalter) about a 1980s summer camp — I sincerely believed that I was being unique. […]

Astronaut Leroy Chiao On the End of the Space Shuttle Program and the Future of Space Pleasure Cruises

By |June 30th, 2011|

On July 8th, NASA will launch the Space Shuttle Atlantis into orbit for the final time, effectively ending the 30-year-old space shuttle program with a big, eardrum-shattering boom. Though there’ll be plenty of cheering (and drunk) fans in Florida for the lift-off — a good number of them likely blaring that Europe song “The Final Countdown” from their pickup trucks — it’ll actually be kind of a sad and anticlimactic moment. […]

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