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8 Questions With … Rob Lowe

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Rob Lowe: I’ve been really lucky: My fan encounters, to a person, have been wonderful. The one that pops to mind was my encounter with some fans, plural, when they banded together to create the Save Sam Seaborn Society [named after Lowe’s character on The West Wing]. They paid to take out full-page ads in newspapers to get Warner Bros. Television and NBC to write more for me, then they deluged the studio with thousands and thousands of pennies, because Sam fought to save the penny. 2. You’re at a magazine rack […]

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Interview

Channel Guide Magazine talks to Derek Spors of Ben & Jerry’s

Derek Spors, featured in National Geographic Channel’s “Sweet Tooth” special (which you can read about in “Channel Guide Magazine”) works in the Research & Development lab at Ben & Jerry’s, where he helps create the tasty flavors we have all come to know and love (his business card labels him as an “Ice Cream Scientician,” a name he gave himself). We talked with him a bit to get the double-scoop on the science and fun behind one of America’s favorite treats. What exactly goes on in the Ben & Jerry’s lab? Derek Spors: Between all of us [scientists] we kind […]

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8 Questions With … Reid Scott

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Reid Scott: I was on a trip to Costa Rica a year ago, and we took a white-water rafting expedition in the middle of the jungle. We had to take a series of vans to where you pick up the boat, and in the middle of the jungle, somebody in our van turns around and says, “Hey, is your name Reid Scott?” I’m like, “Oh my God, yeah. Why?” “Weren’t you on It’s All Relative?” I’m like, “Jesus, yeah.” Wow. That’s kind of weird. So in the middle of Costa Rica they […]

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Interview

“The O.C.” Star Rachel Bilson On A New Season

After a summer of moviemaking with Zach Braff on The Last Kiss, some have wondered if Rachel Bilson would grow disinterested in the teen drama that made her a star. But chatting during her walk to lunch on The O.C.‘s set, the 25-year-old laughs off such reports, giving a candid explanation on her future plans and how she really feels about her Newport residency. “I had such an amazing time [doing The Last Kiss],” she raves. “It definitely made me realize that ultimately I would love to have a film career. But I love doing the show, as well, and […]

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8 Questions With … David Cross

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? This is strange in the surprising category. But I was on a boat, like a ferry, on the Bosporus in Istanbul, and I was sitting on the boat with my legs kind of dangling out and this guy came over and he spoke broken English. He said his son, who didn’t speak any English, recognized me, liked me, and his son was like 11 and they were from Lima, Peru. And I thought, “That is weird, I’m on a boat on the Bosporus, in Istanbul, being recognized by an 11-year-old who doesn’t […]

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Food TV

Noshing With Nigella

Best-selling author and British television personality Nigella Lawson, who has appeared on programs in more than 20 countries around the world, comes to Food Network for the first time in her career. Lawson brings her unique signature style to home cooking in Nigella Feasts, where she explores the world of cooking with a refreshing sensibility because Lawson, like many of her viewers, has neither a culinary degree nor the time to make extravagant feasts. Nigella Feasts comes off of the stove and onto viewers’ tables beginning Sunday, Oct. 1. What do you think people find most surprising about your style […]

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Magazine Archive

Jamie Bamber On His Big Guns, A Bigger Belly And The Biggest “Battlestar” Season Yet

When last we left Lee “Apollo” Adama and the Battlestar Galactica gang, a year had passed since the citizens found what they believed to be a safe, inhabitable planet — right up until the Cylons swooped in and took over. What happened in that year? What will happen next? And where’s the hunky commander we fell in love with? We caught up with star Jamie Bamber for the scoop on the Oct. 6 Season 3 premiere of SCI FI Channel‘s hit series. Have you always been a fan of science fiction? Jamie Bamber: I think all boys growing up are […]

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Magazine Archive

American Idol Fantasia Walks Right Into “A Fairy Tale”

“My life looks like a fairy tale in many ways, but you have to remember that life is not a fairy tale. I’m the American Idol … but I can’t even read a fairy tale to my 4-year-old daughter.” In her best-selling 2005 memoir, it was with this frank approach that Fantasia Barrino came clean about her illiteracy (she’s now working with tutors and pursuing her GED), sexual abuse and wild years growing up in North Carolina. While most people in the spotlight might be inclined to hide such a past from the media and fans, this 22-year-old felt that […]

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Based On The Comic

“Digging” Josh Bernstein

When a series on The History Channel spawns its own comic book, you know that the times, they are a-changing. With Digging for the Truth and host-turned-comic-hero Josh Bernstein, the network has proved that history can be hip. Beyond the obvious comparisons to Indiana Jones and his rugged good looks, Bernstein is the real deal when it comes to smarts about “stones and bones.” A survivalist expert and graduate of Cornell University, Bernstein logged more than 100,000 miles during Digging‘s first season, and is in the process of upping that number in Season 2. “This time [I visited] 21 countries, […]