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Lost Tony Bennett Interview: Pop Icon Recalls Shotgun-Toting Stalker—Who Might Still Be at Large

His heart may be in San Francisco, but Tony Bennett almost had his guts spilled all over Buffalo.

In a 1995 interview by Robin Milling—which has never before been made public in its entirety—the legendary crooner told our host of a homicidal stalker he encounter during the 1950s.

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Because of him: "It's taught me to watch it for the rest of my life," Tony (above) said of being stalked by a psycho.

“When I first started, we had a tremendous scare that I’ve never really quite gotten over.

“I was up in Buffalo and there was a club owner there, Harry Altman, who owned the Town Casino,” Tony told Robin.

“He said, ‘There’s a whole stack of letters here and this man is threatening he’s going to kill you.’ He was a demented person who called me a communist one night or thought I stole his wife the second night.

“Each letter was more morbid than the last. He said, Continue reading

Mark Ruffalo: I Won’t Be Incarnating David Koresh!

Just because Mark Ruffalo looks like a certain whacked-out cult leader who killed more than 70 followers doesn’t mean he’s going to play him.

Interviewed on Milling About, the Shutter Island star clears up erroneous reports that he’ll be bringing David Koresh to life in a biopic.

Mark (left) says no to role of Waco nut role Dave (right).

Mark (l) says no to role of Waco nut Dave (r).

“I’m not doing that,” he tells host Robin Milling of the Hollywood project about the Branch Davidian honcho who set the sect’s Waco, Texas, headquarters ablaze in 1993 following an FBI raid—killing everyone inside, including himself.

“I read it immediately and Continue reading

Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs: Theft on the Set!

Jason Isaacs may play mega-baddie Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter flicks, but in real life he’s, well, not all that good either.

Interviewed on Milling About at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland, Jason chats about working on the smash-hit series, the final installments of which, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, are set for release in November 2010 and July 2011, respectively.

CAPTION: "People look forward to them like Santa," Jason (above as Lucius) tells us of the Harry Potter films. "I was sad when filming finished."

"People look forward to them like Santa," Jason (above as Lucius) tells us of the Harry Potter series. "I was sad when filming finished."

“You’re not allowed to walk around the Harry Potter set with a video camera because everything is sacred,” he tells host Robin Milling.

“The very, very first day when they started filming the first [movie], they had this pile of gold coins on the set, and they broke for lunch and came back and almost all the gold coins had gone because people were taking them for memorabilia.”

“I complained after [film] four or five that I didn’t have my own wand. I invented and designed my cane, that had a wand in it. I’d try to steal it at the end of the film and they’d catch me,” Jason—whose new supernatural comedy, Skeletons, involves “two exorcists who literally Continue reading

America Ferrera on Proposal from Fiancé: ‘We’d Been Together Five Years, So It Was More of a Conversation!’

Leave it to Ugly Betty to tell it like it is—even when what it is is one of the biggest moments of her life.

Interviewed on Milling About at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland, America Ferrera dishes about her engagement to her longtime beau, writer-director Ryan Piers Williams.

CAPTION: "We got a little lost," America (above with Ryan) tells us of her adventures in Edinburgh. "But it's fun to get lost in a new city."

"We got a little lost," America (above with Ryan) tells us of her adventures in Edinburgh. "But it's fun to get lost in a new city."

“It’s really happy and good news, so it’s nice,” she tells host Robin Milling.

“I’ve been getting a lot of emails from my friends who didn’t know —but they do know now, so that’s good.

“Everybody kind of found out at the same time from reading about it,” the star of ABC’s recently-wrapped Ugly Betty and the hit Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants flicks continues.

“We’d been together five years, so it was more of a conversation!” she adds of the proposal from Ryan, which came complete with a diamond ring.

America also lets us in on what she and Ryan have been up to Continue reading

Pauly Shore: I’m Not Mature Enough for Kids

Pauly: Eternal adolescent.

Pauly: Eternal adolescent.

We don’t know about you, but it came as no surprise to us that Pauly Shore is too puerile for parenthood.

Interviewed on Milling About, the funnyman—who has (dig)graced such flicks as Bio-Dome and Jury Duty— plugs his new mockumentary, Adopted, which finds him venturing to Africa to “test-drive” would-be sons and daughters.

“For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders,” Pauly writes Continue reading

Joan Rivers: Still Killin’ Us—at Age 77!

Joan Rivers—whose new flick, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, opens Friday—has seen just about everything during her five decades in showbiz.

Interviewed on Milling About, the comic icon recounts her all-time worst onstage incidents.

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"I don't want to go have lunch with you. I don't want to take cooking classes with my girlfriends," Joan (above) tells us. "I'm a performer. That's what I do."

“One time a heckler started heckling and projectile-vomited all over the stage,” Joan, who turned 77 year young yesterday, tells host Robin Milling.

“I made the audience vote— ‘Should we get this cleaned up or should we continue the show?’

“They voted to continue and I said, ‘No, no, we’re gonna clean this up first!’

They didn’t smell it! It was so horrible.

“The other horrible time was once a guy Continue reading

Rachel Weisz: My Nude Scene in ‘Agora’ Was a ‘Powerful Tool for Me as an Actor’

Unlike many thespians of the fair sex who—after snagging an Oscar—refuse to go au naturel onscreen, Rachel Weisz embraces the move.

Interviewed on Milling About, Rachel, who won Best Supporting Actress honors for her role in 2005’s The Constant Gardener, chats about disrobing in her new flick, Agora, a historical drama set in Egypt during the Roman era.

CAPTION: "I think we all feel pretty vulnerable naked in front of strangers," Rachel (above) tells us.

"I think we all feel pretty vulnerable naked in front of strangers," Rachel (above) tells us.

“It’s slightly strange being naked in front of a crew. I really don’t know how to explain it,” she tells host Robin Milling.

“I know what I look like naked. I look at myself in the mirror, so I’m not deluded as to what I look like.

“The stoning scene is a very emotional and dramatic and tragic scene, but I was also naked—but that made me feel incredibly vulnerable.

“So it was a Continue reading

Michael Douglas Reveals Danny DeVito’s Not-So-Dirty Little Secret

You’d never know it from his slovenly appearance, but Danny DeVito is a real Felix Unger.

So says his pal of 42 years, Michael Douglas.

Michael: May have some ‘splainin' to do to Danny.

Michael: May have some ‘splainin' to do to Danny.

Interviewed on Milling About, the Solitary Man star—whose role opposite Danny in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps marks their fourth big-screen outing together—recounts living with the man who’d make his name playing the unctuous, disheveled Louie De Palma on the hit sitcom Taxi.

“I first got out of college and came to New York as a young actor in ‘69,” Michael tells host Robin Milling.

“And I had met Danny in summer theater before that, and we were roommates together in New York.

“He was Continue reading