Monday, October 22, 2007

James Lipton: Former Pimp

The oh-so obsequious host of Inside The Actors Studio, James Lipton, has admitted that as penniless young man in Paris he worked as a pimp. Moreover, because most of his clients were Franco-phobic Americans, he would stay in the room as they were serviced, you know to translate. This explains his extraordinary ability to suck up to even the most vainglorious Hollywood hack.

Oddly enough, my opinion of him has improved when I learned of this story. Keep in mind this is Paris France. Little boys there dream of being pimps or EU attach'es instead of cowboys and astronauts like little American kids, so in a way Lipton was living a dream.

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