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

Celebrity Interviews

Scottie Pippen’s Full Court Press: Taking DIGITS Bourbon To The Top

by Randy Mastronicola If you’ve been a reader of Cigar & Spirits Magazine for any length of time, you’ve noticed we feature many celebrity spirits brand owners and ambassadors. Generally, there’s a split between those folks and others who grace our pages. Some happen to be real-deal cigar enthusiasts with or without a spirits product to promote, and others enjoy the publication for themselves and want in. Many of these high-profile celebrity [...]

Glen Powell: The Actor's Top Gun: Maverick Mystery

by Randy Mastronicola | portraits by John Russo GLEN POWELL HAS CARVED OUT QUITE THE RESUME during his 10-plus years as a working actor in Hollywood. He’ll be the first one to tell you that the path from his home state of Texas to Los Angeles hasn’t always been rainbows and lollipops. Fortunately, there have been significantly more hits than misses (or missteps) unlike some other young Hollywood actors of his generation. [...]

The Many Roles of Ray Liotta

by Audrey Pavia and Randy Mastronicola Decades ago, Ray Liotta established himself as a legend within the mob movie genre with his iconic portrayal of Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Fast forward to 2021, and Liotta has reestablished himself in the mobster genre, this time in David Chase’s The Many Saints of Newark. Production began on the much-anticipated prequel to The Sopranos back in 2019, and the film was originally scheduled [...]

Three By Dwyane Wade: Wine, Winning and Work

by Kevin Kenney \ portraits Bob Metelus It’s a sunny spring day in Los Angeles, the kind of day on which Dwyane Wade might otherwise be on the golf course–a frequent means of relaxation for him these days, now that he’s two years removed from a legendary NBA career that will undoubtedly land the superstar in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Instead, the 39-year-old Wade is navigating the great indoors, not [...]

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 [...]

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