Playing the famous half-Vulcan requires a little meditative depth and a lot of brow-shaving. Heroes villain Zachary Quinto plays Spock in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise, with the blessing of original Spock Leonard Nimoy. Quinto tells NPR about befriending Nimoy, shaping eyebrows and more.
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The guys sit down with Danica McKellar for a stellar conversation about growing up Winnie Cooper, her passion for math and how to give children confidence through education. Danica is WAY smart. She has a theorem named after her for crapsake! This ep takes wonderful turns that you may not expect!
Carrie Fisher, Actress and Bestselling Author: Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the seminal Star Wars films, but she began her celebrity life as a baby — as the daughter of America’s sweethearts, actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.
Carrie battled addiction, bipolar disorder and the ups and downs of celebrity to reinvent herself as a successful novelist and memoirist. Her stage show Wishful Drinking tours the country, was produced as an HBO special, and garnered her an Emmy nomination. Her new book, Shockaholic, recalls stories of her relationships with Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and her parents, turning to the last resort of electroconvulsive therapy, and more.
One of the biggest actresses of MGM’s Golden Age, also lived a quiet life as an inventor. During World War II, Hedy Lamarr invented a form of wireless communication that led to Bluetooth, GPS and more.
Show: The Sound of Young America Guests: Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg joins us to talk about nerd rants, his philosophy on zombies, and his close-knit relationship with colloborator and friend Nick Frost.
He’s best known as the actor, writer, and director whose guiding hands have been involved in British TV comedy Spaced and films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul.
His new memoir follows his own journey as the nerdy everyman; Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid is out now.
A. O. Scott speaks with the screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who makes his directorial debut with “Synecdoche, New York.”
Salon interviews Charlie Kaufman on his directorial debut "Synecdoche, New York", starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.