We have three, ahem, three NY Times best-selling books given away tonight: Tail Spin by Catherine Coulter, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci, and The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand. And we also have a simple task for Ellen: design a simple plot involving the people pictured on the back of the books, known in the publishing business as the "authors".
|The wife, the mom, and the indiscriminate would-be President|
The three are in a love triangle. He's married and needs his wife's support as he runs for President. He'a also having a fling with her mother. The mother gives them all AIDS and all three die on the same day--stuck with each other for eternity.
|"I put my hand upon your cone--|
when I dip, you dip, we dip"
-Profession: Speech Pathologist & Actor/Director
-Favorite McDonald's dollar menu item: Dip Cone
-When someone dies, at what age do you stop celebrating their birthday? (i.e. Uncle Reggie would have been 129 today): Probably 106 is the cut-off.
-When you were looking for a new temple (i.e. temple hopping), did they give you a stamp or sticker for your collection?: No, I got greeted--I got shalom-ed. It's funny, I went into a temple one day and it's very common practice for the rabbi to ask people lots of questions. He posed this thought-provoking question and everyone turned their head and looked at me. Turns out, I stumbled into a friend of mine's kid's bar mitzvah.
-Do you remember what color sunglasses Bono wore when you met him?: I don't remember. They were a completely unknown band in the U.S. at the time. They were on a plane and on their first tour here. Bono told me I was fortunate to meet him because they were going to be famous. They were also completely wasted and were throwing sandwiches on the plane. I told them I thought they were a bunch of f*^%heads. They just laughed--they were so drunk, anything was funny.