Do you watch the hilarious hidden-camera TV show The Carbonaro Effect?
If not, take my advice: Watch it! You'll love it. It's like Candid Camera, but host Michael Carbonaro is so good on his feet that he makes it even funnier.
It's light and fun and it's on TruTV - Thursday nights.
When Michael was in New York last week, I met him at the TruTV offices and we sat down for a fun chat about taping The Carbonaro Effect, cracking up (or not), getting stressed out and what his life is like now that he has a hit TV show.
This time, it's a video interview! Enjoy.
What a week!
Movies, TV series, web series, Q&As, interviews, red carpets, actors, filmmakers, legends and icons ... and what an incredible assortment!
Enjoy the ride.
You remember the final scene of The Sopranos, right?
Of course you do!
Here's where it was shot - Holsten's in Bloomfield, NJ.
And guess what?!? Michael Imperioli is my next Really Famous guest!
And after I talked to him, I thought you might want to know more about the final scene. Here's what I've got for you!
In the meantime, hear more from Michael Imperioli on Really Famous - JUST RELEASED!
I’m in a frenzy!
Need a calm-assertive influence...
Luckily Cesar Millan is here to show me the way. 🐶⭐️😎
See for yourself!
Talented TV, film & theater actor Marin Ireland talks Sneaky Pete season 2, Giovanni Ribisi & Bryan Cranston, Homeland, The Killing, RuPaul's Drag Race, Catastrophe, Crashing and what she JUST learned about free Amazon perks you never knew about.
Try this on for size.
It's just a short clip, but it'll give you a taste of how it goes.
Thanks, Kate Flannery, for being the first Really Famous guest to do part of the interview on camera!
Just making some funny faces for you...
So you're ready for THIS WEEK's episode...
With Kate Flannery!
(You may know her as Meredith on a little show called The Office.)
I sit down with iconic actress Tippi Hedren at her home in California...and we get into a variety of topics.
She tells me about being Alfred Hitchcock's muse and what happened when he crossed the line.
We review Hitchcock's movies, discuss #MeToo and #TimesUp, chat about Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp, and talk about injuries on the sets of The Birds and Roar, a movie filmed at Shambala, her animal sanctuary in California.
Or listen right here:
Do you remember actor Diedrich Bader on Monk? Or Psych? Or CSI?
Because it wasn't until he met Julia Louis-Dreyfus that people starting taking him seriously.
Hear the story on this week's Really Famous podcast episode #29.
He also talks about Better Things, Pamela Adlon and Louis CK.
Plus he breaks into dog voices!
PS He plays the dad on the ABC series American Housewife. You can catch it every Wednesday night.
Listen right here:
Yep, it's Ed Asner.
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles loves Star Trek.
Well, at least a couple of episodes.
And he calls it Star Track. But never mind that.
The super-accomplished, very smart, phenomenally talented, highly analytical force behind New Jack City, Superstition and dozens more TV shows and movies explains why a couple of episodes knocked his socks off.
LISTEN RIGHT HERE...
If you don't watch Superstition yet, now's the time!
On the next episode of Really Famous, I talk to Mario Van Peebles about his new SyFy TV series, just in time for the season 1 finale TONIGHT on Thursday, January 18.
Want to binge it all 12 episodes?
Watch it online or on demand -- for free.
Then hear what Mario Van Peebles has to say about this show and the family that's sort of like an off-screen version of the Obamas.
Listen right here:
Want to know how I get ready to interview a celeb for Really Famous?
Here's a quick, close-up look.
Find out what podcast equipment I use, if I take notes and how I get ready to record an episode of Really Famous.
I filmed this right before meeting iconic actor Ed Asner.
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You're my co-pilot and it's time to land this baby.
We need to spread the word so more people find out about Really Famous. It'll lead to good, good things -- I promise.
A little website called BuzzFeed (!!!) is doing a piece on under-the-radar podcasts to listen to in 2018 and I want Really Famous to make the list...don't you?
Please share your fabulous opinion with the folks at BuzzFeed right here.
It's SUPER EASY.
Thank you, co-pilot!!
I'm not usually an awards show fan. It all seems so superficial and fake.
But last night I was rapt by the Golden Globes. Rapt!
Why? Because of the phenomenal women and their fierce commitment to shifting the imbalance of power in Hollywood and beyond.
On the red carpet alone, I was super impressed by tell-it-like-it-is comments by Debra Messing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Viola Davis and more. (Check out this great piece by Inkoo Kang in The Hollywood Reporter. It says it all.)
Many women brought activists as their plus-ones, like Emma Watson (activist Marai Larasi), Michelle Williams (#MeToo founder Tarana Burke) and Meryl Streep (Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance). Fabulous!
When the doors closed and the show started, the vibe continued. So many women stood up and spoke their truth. Like Natalie Portman, Frances McDormand and of course, Oprah.
And hat's off to acknowledging the stellar TV series, films and roles by women -- like Big Little Lies, The Handmaid's Tale and Lady Bird.
Image Credits: Hollywood Foreign Press Association
It's the spectacular Kim Fields!
Because, hey, George Clooney isn't the only one who launched a career after appearing on The Facts of Life.
Kim of course, is Tootie from The Facts of Life ... and Regine from Living Single. She also "played" herself on a couple of today's biggest reality TV shows: Real Housewives of Atlanta and Dancing with the Stars.
In this interview, she opens up about her ups and downs -- in life and in Hollywood. She shares oodles of fun stories about being a child actor, kissing another child actor, being besties with a huge star, and walking around Disneyland with Michael Jackson.
Tell me what you think after you listen. I'd love to know!