Rev Run is a motivational speaker, TV host, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Run DMC’s “Raising Hell” very rarely left the cassette deck of my 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Coupe during the summer of 1987. Actually, the car came with an 8-track deck. I had to get one of those adapter things to turn it into a cassette player. Anyway, it was a thrill to chat with Rev Run, who called in to promote diabetes awareness.
Brandi called up the show to chat about her latest book, Drinking & Dating. She was surprisingly funny and easy to talk to. Toward the end of our conversation, I mentioned the fact that it was all over the web that morning that she had been accused of living a scripted life. She hadn’t yet heard the news! Does she not Google herself? How can one not Google oneself? If you don’t Google yourself, who will? Practice regular self-Googling, people!
Giuliana phoned up to plug her pre-Oscar coverage on the E! Network. We talked about how the male nominees are always so predictably dressed, who is likely to have a breakdown during an acceptance speech, and why Ryan Seacrest is so easy to pick on.
Tom Green has a new show on AXS TV (Mark Cuban’s network), Tom Green Live. If you’re only familiar with Tom through the old MTV show or his stand-up, you might be surprised to discover he’s a skilled interviewer and really gets his guest to open up. We talked about the show, cell phones at comedy shows, and the future of ensemble comedy.