The Sopranos actress Aida Turturro invites Kara into her Montauk home and opens up about her relationship with James Gandolfini, The Sopranos, acting, life, love, Italy, dogs, overcoming struggles, being a Hollywood outsider and appreciating family and love.
Do you watch Curb Your Enthusiasm? I admit -- I don't. Yet I was a ginormous Seinfeld fan. (What's up with that? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.)
Regardless, it's back after a super-long hiatus and I chatted with one of the show's recurring guests, comedian/actress/writer Iris Bahr.
On the next episode of Really Famous, Iris shares insights on the show, like how she got together with comedian and co-star JB Smoove to co-write a new book. She also talks about a TV series she did for Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban.
We also get personal and she shares funny takes on her life as a single-and-actively-dating mom. And she has thoughts on Hollywood, women and appearance.
Stay tuned...it'll be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and other podcast apps later this week!
If you're visiting New York for the long weekend, check out these cool things:
This hip, swanky hotel is where we record oodles of Really Famous podcast episodes. You may not get access to the Empire Suite, which is our official "studio," but you can feel the upscale, energetic vibe of the hotel by hanging out at the super-stylish Thread Bar for #5to9 drinks and #barrituals. 218 W. 35th Street, New York, NY
- Da Vinci and Michelangelo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I went this past Sunday (and where Really Famous guest Tim Gunn loves to go), has three fabulous new exhibits spotlighting Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Auguste Rodin.
You can also see a performance celebrating the first two artists in a national touring show that's visiting New York this weekend, called Da Vinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience, at the Triad Theater. 158 W. 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Did you love Revenge of the Nerds? Risky Business? Moonlighting?
Each of these 80s gems featured my next guest, Curtis Armstrong.
But the man otherwise known as Booger is also on 2017 TV shows! Like American Dad, New Girl and Supernatural.
And guess what? He's serious storyteller, with juicy bits on your favorite actors and what life is like as a working actor in Hollywood.
Stay tuned for the Curtis Armstrong interview ... coming Tuesday!
If you loved actor Michael Rapaport's Really Famous Podcast chat, you'll love this highlight clip!
You know about Harvey Weinstein, but do you know what Rapaport thinks?
Find out in this bonus audio clip.
Do you recognize her? It's actress Dee Wallace, who played Elliot's mom on ET. That's right, ET! I LOVE this movie and I just KNEW I'd like her in real life too.
I was counting the days leading up to this interview. Not only because I adore her but because it was part of my recording stint in Los Angeles. I flew from New York to LA in August to chat with celebs who live on the west coast. It was a fab trip and I honestly can't wait to do another round soon.
But enough about me! You want to know about Dee, right?
She's an OPEN BOOK. She opens up big time about her family, her dad's alcoholism, her husband's sudden death, raising her daughter. And she tells huge stories about her acting career, including scoop about ET, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Cujo, and making her way from Kansas to New York to Hollywood.
PLUS she's a "spiritual healer" who practices something called "channeling." Can't wait for you to hear all about it -- NEXT WEEK!!
They dynamic and hilarious YoungerTV star Miriam Shor stopped by the studio to record a new episode of Really Famous. Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast so you get her episode delivered straight to your phone or other device. (Do it HERE.) Miriam is hilarious. You'll crack up as she talks about marriage, work, TV, acting, Game of Thrones, Cheers, parenting and more.
If you're not watching the Showtime series EPISODES, start now! You'll be blown away by actor Kathleen Rose Perkins as a supremely colorful TV exec trying to get a handle on life, work and love. Watch now and then listen to Kathleen and I chat about the show, her life and how she deals with the ups and downs of Hollywood. She gets super real, open and honest--and I love her for it!
The next episode of the Really Famous podcast was recorded at the luxe Empire Suite of the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel. You will not believe the views. The acoustics aren't bad either. But the highlight is the conversation with my next guest: Annette O'Toole. Subscribe to Really Famous on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or any podcast app. That way you'll get it downloaded to your phone or device automatically when it's released. Thanks for listening!
Actress Amy Hargreaves is busy at work filming new episodes of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. What'll happen in season 2? She shares the inside scoop.
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