Celebrity Interviews2020-07-29T07:10:23-08:00

Celebrity Interviews

Mike Piazza: From America’s Past-Time, to Life in Italy and Then Some

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by Sonny Senser FOR GENERATIONS, New York baseball fans have cheered for a plethora of star and superstar catchers in the game’s history. Take for example the New York Mets. The team was born in 1962, a few years after the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants moved out West in 1958. The Mets produced a couple of catching All-Stars like Jerry Grote and John Stearns through the [...]

Pitbull: Mr. Worldwide Lives Music, Passion and Tequila

Audrey Pavia What do you do when you’re a Latin music superstar who’s sold over 7.5 million studio albums and 100 million singles worldwide, and you also love tequila? You find a premium artisanal brand you really like, and you join forces with the company to let the masses know where they can find it. Espanita Tequila turned out to be the perfect fit, and Pitbull’s all in. The game plan for [...]

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley: The Brother's Bond Bourbon Diaries

By Randy Mastronicola Portraits by John Russo When speaking about friends, it’s typical for us to say, “This guy’s my buddy,” or “He’s my close friend.” It’s even better when you can say, “He’s like my brother. Our bond is bigger than both of us.” To that point, we spent the better part of a day with beyond besties Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley in gorgeous Malibu, Calif. There was no shortage [...]

Piercing the Surface: Pierce Brosnan Brings his A-Game as Actor, Artist and Activist

By Elisa Jordan Portraits by Brett Erickson Interviewing Pierce Brosnan is like talking with an old friend. He speaks with sincerity and takes a genuine interest in others and what’s going on around him. During the course of our chat, for instance, it comes out that his wife, Keely Shaye Brosnan, and I grew up just a few miles apart from one another. “It is a small world!” he exclaims delightedly. It’s [...]

50 Cent: THE ART OF THE HU$TLE

By Randy Mastronicola Portraits by John Russo 50 Cent has endured as one of the most dynamic musical artists of his generation. He emerged on the hip-hop landscape with 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’, an album that decidedly changed his life forever. Known formally as Mr. Curtis James Jackson, III, 50 Cent became a hip-hop icon, and would go on to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the greatest artists in his [...]

Anthony Anderson the Star of Black-ish: Time to Live the Dream

By Randy Mastronicola, Portraits by John Russo WE SPENT THE BETTER PART of a muggy, June day with Anthony Anderson at a photo studio in Los Angeles. There was a lot going on. That’s the typical vibe at photo shoots, but more importantly, there was also a lot going on in our California world and globally. The pandemic crisis was in full swing–particularly in Los Angeles–and there were surging Black Lives Matter protests [...]

Jamming Good with Gavin Rossdale: The Bush Frontman Circles Back Into New Frontiers

By Randy Mastronicola IF I SAID TO ANY KID WHO’S EVER BANGED OUT “WILD THING” in his or her garage, “Hey, you’re going to be a rock ‘n roll sex symbol. You’re going to write some dark, raucous, alt-post-grunge songs that help define the sound of a decade. You’re going to headline tours throughout the world. You’re going to experience the good fortune of fame (and, of course, a bit of the downside), [...]

NBA Legend Karl Malone: "The Mailman" Delivers Double Gold Rum and Cigars

By Lincoln Salazar and Randy Mastronicola IF YOU WERE AN NBA FAN during the league’s renaissance in the late 1980s and ‘90s, it would be nearly impossible to dispute that Karl “The Mailman” Malone’s dominance led to one of the most storied careers in the league’s history. His status as the premier power forward of his generation is virtually undeniable. Indeed, Karl has one hell of a basketball resume: In college, Karl was [...]

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