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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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Comedy

David Cross Draws On His Friends For Comedy Central’s “Freak Show”

David Cross, the actor and comedian best known for HBO’s hilarious variety show Mr. Show With Bob and David and FOX’s brilliant-but-canceled Arrested Development, takes on a new TV project with the Oct. 4 Comedy Central premiere of Freak Show, an animated comedy he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin (Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist). Cross says the idea for Freak Show originated as a way to get back home to New York in case Arrested Development met an untimely end (which it did last season). “After the first season of Arrested Development and being out in L.A. and being away from […]

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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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Horror

Wes Craven Says The Roots Of Monsters Are Within Us

Wes Craven has made an entire generation of moviegoers cringe with such groundbreaking horror films as The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street and the darkly humorous Scream series. But Craven never intended to pursue a career making scary movies. As a matter of fact, having been raised in a fundamentalist family in Cleveland, he never even saw any movies at all until he was in his 20s and never saw a horror film until after he made what has become a classic of the slasher genre: The Last House on the Left. This month, Craven joins fellow […]

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Magazine Archive

Ice-T Tries To Teach Privileged Prep-Schoolers How To Rap

Last year, VH1 borrowed the British series Gene Simmons’ Rock School — itself an adaptation of Jack Black’s 2003 film School of Rock — in which rock legend Gene Simmons instructed a class of uptight, privileged kids on the finer points of rock ‘n’ roll. Now, the network is giving the show a hip-hop makeover complete with a new teacher, Ice-T. Here’s what the rap legend had to say about Ice-T’s Rap School, which premieres Oct. 17, immediately following the third annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors, hosted by Ice-T himself. What made you want to do reality TV? Ice-T: I […]

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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 […]