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.
I called in a personal favor from The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore in order to get to the bottom of just what in the heck is going on with this endless winter of yuck. Why would he owe me a personal favor? I can’t say, but it certainly has nothing to do with a box of donuts, two pairs of sandals, and the Atari 2600 version of “Centipede.”