On this episode of How Was Your Week, actress and author KRISTEN JOHNSTON joins Julie--on her bed!-- to talk about her new book, GUTS, why Joseph Gordon-Levitt isn't like other messed-up former child actors, the time Kyle Richards did background work --and tried to be Kristen's BFF!--on ER, the advice she'd give people considering rehab, and how kind John Lithgow was to her during her THIRD ROCK audition.
Also, what advice she gave Andy Cohen back in the day! Her dog's food issues! And the terrifying experience she had in London that led her into sobriety.
Plus, Julie re-watches THE NEVERENDING STORY and has strong feelings about Bastion's father's breakfast choices! What Roberto Benigni has in common with Glenn Close--and a real boy! Why Debra Messing's husband in SMASH is so discouraging of her lyric-writing! The history of clowning, and how it relates to the book, COLUMBINE! And Anthony Bourdain's Oscar picks, because somebody (damn her) actually asked him.
Also, Kristen put on lashes do do this podcast, and you can hear them on the recording! In a way, you can. Shut up! I'm serious!
It's a clip show-palooza this week, also known as an outtakes episode! The 48th episode of How Was Your Week features all-new content from Julie, who is still recovering from her "sore trote," and did not wish to infect new interview subjects with it, because she is a nice and civilized person.
Therefore! This week's episode features never-before heard footage from four terrific guests:
-PATTON OSWALT, who explains his opinion on whether inventors are weirder than magicians!
-MIKE DAISEY, who reveals what Steve Wozniak ordered when they lunched together!
-JOHN MULANEY, who reminisces on that insane "Breaking Bad" Season Three finale!
-TED LEO, who explains the origins of the How Was Your Week theme song!
Also in this episode, Julie discusses her emotional takeaway from watching the major motion picture ALBERT NOBBS, how Walgreens integrates social networking into its mission of selling lube to people, Debra Messing's character's arc on SMASH, and how fun last night's HWYWLive show was. (It was extremely fun.)
A fun episode for fans of the show both new and old!
On this episode of How Was Your Week, comedian, actor, writer and beautiful lady DAVID CROSS joins Julie to discuss the cancellation of WORK IT, the burden of an entertainer's self-awareness, and how he used to give Julie his salad orders when she worked as his assistant a few years ago.
Then, comedian, Rosie O'Donnell expert and viral videographer, ELIOT GLAZER (Shit New Yorkers Say, It Gets Betterish) is here to share his favorite "WTF" moments of Rosie's occasionally bizarre career. Yes, her variety show will be discussed, as will her Spanx-based standup, and "Riding the Bus with My Sister."
Plus, Julie, who's under the weather, is still healthy enough to be livid about those who were snubbed by this week's Oscar's nominations, and discusses Tilda Swinton's resemblance to a greyhound, whether Michael Feinstein should be in a gritty TV drama, the whimsy of FRIENDS episode titles of yore, Betty White's bizarre birthday special, and the horrors of one day having a male child who isn't gay.
Also! The winner of the HWYW Live Poetry Contest is announced! The gist of Rosie's old school "Partridge Family" bit! The latest setback in the Linda Lovelace movie! The watchability of Celebrity Wife Swap! And how things that used to make David angry no longer do.
A barn-burner of a show!
On this episode of How Was Your Week, author, comedian and talk show host CHRIS GETHARD joins Julie to talk about family secrets, nemeses, Diddy's applesauce-related demands, the prurient underbelly of NYC Public Access fans, and his new book, A BAD IDEA I'M ABOUT TO DO.
Then, online curiosity collector KATIE NOTOPOULOS is here to share some of her favorite and most unusual things on the internet right now including diaper aficionados, small town police scanner recappers, Twitter Nazis, Bronies, and the only people who are using Yahoo! Answers correctly.
Plus, the unexplained employment of Andie MacDowell's daughter at the Golden Globes! Goat-grooming, and how to cheat at it! The arguably out-of-proportion internet outrage at Paula Deen's hubris! And what sploshing is.
Also! The Groundhog Day edition of HWYW Live is now sold out, but you can still win two tickets by submitting a poem here! So get on your Ogden Nash caps and start scribbling away. And if you send your entry in by 1/25 you can come to the show AND get a special extra surprise-prize!
What could be better than that? Absolutely nothing. Hooray!
On this episode of How Was Your Week, the great FRANK DeCARO, author of THE DEAD CELEBRITY COOKBOOK, joins Julie to discuss the time Paul Lynde made some racist remarks at an Illinois Burger King; what, from his book, to serve to a Latin-American gentleman you're about to bed; and how to host a memorable Golden Globes extravaganza.
Then, the delightful KATE BEATON, cartoonist and author of HARK, A VAGRANT, is here to share her views about artistic depictions of diarrhea during Medieval Times, who she'd like to be on "Downton Abbey," and the chauvinist behind "Beetle Bailey."
Plus, the hazards of occasion-less cupcakes! A contest is announced! A celebrity impression is done! Pomegranate seeds are found to be delicious in things you would never think of putting them in! Canadians are hilarious! And the return of Siggy Flicker, whose Twitter has got to be some kind of art project.
Also! Check out the new How Was Your Week Tumblr! And there are still tickets available for the February 2nd HOW WAS YOUR WEEK LIVE at the Bell House, which will be sponsored by Pretzel Crisps!
What a delicious show!
Happy New Year! On this episode of How Was Your Week, one of the authors of I Want My MTV, the fantastic oral history of MTV, ROB TANNENBAUM is here! And Rob is all to happy to talk to us about the Canadian almost-beauty queen who played the teacher in the "Hot For Teacher" video, the '80s versus the '60s in the pop culture status canon, Prince's on-set whispering techniques, and Cher's wonderful comeback at the first-ever VMA's.
Plus, how much Guns N' Roses' videos would cost, with inflation! David Fincher Versus Michael Bay! How Pauly Shore represents sexual slavery, in Julie's mind! The satirical origins of the "Cherry Pie" video! And why "Downtown" Julie Brown and Adam Curry are the same (seemingly rotten) person.
Also, Julie discovers an online brotherhood that wants no part of her membership! The Today Show's target audience is found to be cats! A tweet from Siggy Flicker! Things We Wish We Didn't Know! News of exciting progress made in the Linda Lovelace biopic! And exciting details about the February 2nd How Was Your Week Live show at the Bell House.
A pop culture-palooza of wonderful show-ness for your face and spirit.