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People I've Interviewed

Here's a comprehensive list of all the people I've interviewed - from the famous to the obscure. Last updated November 28, 2015.

Paula Abdul – Grammy winning singer, judge on “American Idol”

Casey Affleck – Oscar-nominated actor ("The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," "Gone Baby Gone," "Ocean's Eleven")

Alf – alien life form, talk show host

Bo Allen – clown, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

John L. Allen Jr. – award-winning journalist, author, Vatican watcher (Crux, Boston Globe)

Kevin Allen – writer/director (“Twin Town”)

Ted Allen – food and wine guru for “Queer Eye”

Tim Allen – Golden Globe-winning, Emmy-nominated actor (“Home Improvement,” "Toy Story," “The Santa Clause”)

Pedro Almodovar – Oscar winning writer and director ("Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown," "Volver")

Lauren Ambrose – Emmy-nominated actress ("Six Feet Under," "Can't Hardly Wait," Broadway's "Awake & Sing")

Laurie Anderson – composer, inventor, singer-songwriter, director, actor ("United States Live," "Swimming To Cambodia," "Home Of The Brave")

Julie Andrews – Oscar and Tony winning actress (“The Sound of Music,” “Victor/Victoria”), best selling author

Jonas Armstrong – actor ("Robin Hood," "Teachers")

Jake Arnott – best-selling UK author (“The Long Firm”)

Nicole Atkins – pop-rock singer songwriter

Jon Avnet – Emmy-nominated dir. (“Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Mighty Ducks,” “The Burning Bed”)

David Ayer – screenwriter ("Training Day," "U-571," "The Fast & The Furious") and director ("Harsh Times")

Joan Baez – Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, activist ("Diamonds & Rust," "Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word")

Kevin Baker – author “Paradise Alley,” columnist in “American Heritage,”

Simon Baker – Emmy-nominated actor ("The Mentalist," “LA Confidential;” “Ride with the Devil”)

Christian Bale – actor (“Empire of the Sun,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “American Psycho,” "The Dark Knight")

Alan Ball – Oscar-winning director, writer, producer ("American Beauty," "Six Feet Under," "True Blood,")

Javier Bardem – Oscar-winning actor ("No Country For Old Men," "Before Night Falls," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona")

Clive Barker – best-selling horror author, director (“Hellraiser,” “Books of Blood”)

Michael Barker – film industry exec (co-head of Sony Pictures Classics)

Brooks Barnes – entertainment journalist for The New York Times

Jhane Barnes – fashion designer

Samuel Barnett – Tony-nominated actor ("The History Boys," "His Dark Materials," "Mrs. Henderson Presents")

David Barron – producer ("Harry Potter" films, "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles")

Lance Bass – massive selling singer-dancer, actor, possible astronaut ('N Sync, "Hairspray")

Angela Bassett – Oscar-nominated actress (“What’s Love Got to Do With It”)

Eric Bazilian – Grammy-nominated singer songwriter with The Hooters(Joan Osbourne's "One Of Us")

Gary Beach – Tony winning actor “The Producers,” “La Cage Aux Folles”

Warren Beatty – Oscar-winning director and actor (“Reds,” “Bugsy,” “Bonnie and Clyde”)

Eric Beckman – co-festival director of NY International Children's Film Festival

David Bedella – actor “Jerry Springer: The Opera”

Brian Bedford – Tony-winning actor (“The School for Wives,” “Timons of Athens”)

Drake Bell – musician, actor ("Drake & Josh," "Superhero Movie," CD "It's Only Time")

Donald P. Bellisario – writer, producer, TV creator (“JAG,” “First Monday”)

Jim Belushi – Emmy-nominated actor and writer ("Acording To Jim," “SNL,” “”Salvador,” “About Last Night…”)

Laura Benanti – Tony-winning actress ("Gypsy," "Into The Woods," "Swing," "The Sound Of Music")

Elizabeth Berkley – actress (“Saved by the Bell,” “Showgirls,” "The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion")

Laurie Berkner – kids' music superstar

Brooke Berman – writer ("All Saints Day")

Marc Berman – TV analyst and ratings guru for "TV Media Insights," formerly of “Mediaweek”

Gael Garcia Bernal – Golden Globe nominated actor ("Y Tu Mama Tambien," "The Motorcyle Diaries")

Randy Bernard – CEO of Professional Bull Riders (PBR)

Bert Fershners – comedy troupe on Comedy Central (Mike Rock, Josh Lewis, etc.)

Raj Bhavsar – Olympic gymnast )(team bronze)

Alex Billington – editor of "First Showing"

Lewis Black – Emmy nominated actor and writer, stand-up comic ("The Daily Show")

Rikki Beadle Blair – UK writer, director, actor (“Metrosexuality”)

Terence Blanchard – Grammy-winning jazz musician and film composer ("When The Levees Break")

Cate Blanchett – Oscar-winning actress ("Elizabeth," "The Lord Of The Rings," "The Good German," "Babel," "Aviator")

Ross Bleckner – painter

Corbin Bleu – actor, singer ("High School Musical")

Nikki Blonsky – Golden Globe-nominated actress and singer ("Hairspray")

Michael Boatman – actor (TV’s “Spin City,” “China Beach,” “Arliss”)

Justin Bond – Tony-nominated half of Kiki & Herb

Linwood Boomer – Emmy winning creator of “Malcolm in the Middle”)

Gretha Boston – Tony-winning actress (“Show Boat,” “It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues”)

Geoff Boucher – journalist (Los Angeles Times, blog The Hero Complex)

Danny Boyle – Oscar-winning director (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “28 Days Later”)

Ray Bradbury – Oscar and Emmy-winning sci-fi writer (“Fahrenheit 451,” “Martian Chronicles”)

Zach Braff – Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, writer and director (“Scrubs,” "Garden State")

Christopher Bram – author (“Father of Frankenstein” aka “Gods and Monsters”)

Paul Brickman – writer and director (“Risky Business;” “Men Don’t Leave”)

Matthew Broderick – Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated actor (“WarGames,” “The Producers,”)

Erin Brodie – reality TV star, “For Love or Money”

Tim Brooks – author (“Complete Dir. to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows”)

Betty Buckley – Tony-winning actress and singer (“Tender Mercies,” “Sunset Blvd,” “Cats”)

Ronnie Burkett – puppeteer (“Street of Blood,” “The Likes of Me”)

Carol Burnett -- Emmy-winning actress ("Once Upon a Mattress," "The Carol Burnett Show," "All My Children")

Bo Burnham – actor, stand-up comic, singer-songwriter ("Funny People")

Charles Busch – Tony-nominated writer and actor (“Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” “The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife”)

Kerry Butler – Tony-nominated actress ("Xanadu," "Little Shop Of Horrors," "Hairspray")

Robert Calhoun – TV producer, partner of Farley Granger ("As The World Turns," "The Guiding Light")

Ann Hampton Callaway – Tony and Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer and cabaret performer (theme for "The Nanny")

Rhona Cameron – UK standup comic, actor (“Rhona”)

Matt Camirind – bassist psych-rock band Black Mountain

John Candy – Emmy-winning writer and actor (“Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “SCTV”) (press conference)

Catherine Cappellaro – writer (Off Broadway musical "WalMartopia")

Michael Capuzzo – best-selling author (“Close to Shore”)

Mary Carillo – Tennis pro, sports TV commentator

Glenn Gordon Caron – Emmy-nominated writer, director, TV creator (“Moonlighting,” “Now and Again,”)

Jim Carrey – Golden Globe winning actor ("The Truman Show," "Dumb & Dumber," "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotted Mind")

Shana Carroll – one of the artistic directors of circus troupe 7 Fingers

Tim Carroll – horse wrangler ("Wildfire," "Comanche Moon," "Wildfire")

Marcy Carsey – Emmy-winning TV heavyweight (Carsey/Werner did “Bill Cosby Show,” “Roseanne”)

David Carson – director (“Star Trek: Generations”)

Gabrielle Carteris – actress, TV talk show host (“Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Rosanne Cash – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, daughter of Johnny Cash ("Interiors," "Kings Record Shop," "The List")

Reese Cates – cowboy, bull-rider (PBR Rookie Of The Year 2008)

Tom Cavanaugh – lead singer, punk band Signal The Escape

Cedric The Entertainer – actor and stand-up comic ("The Original Kings Of Comedy," "The Steve Harvey Show," "Barbershop,")

Michael Chabon – Pulitzer Prize-winning writer (“Wonder Boys;” “Kavalier & Clay”)

Jackie Chan – actor (“Police Story,” “Drunken Master,” “Shanghai Noon”)

Michael Chiklis – Emmy-winning actor (“The Shield,” “The Commish”)

Staceyann Chin – poet, actress – “Def Poetry Jam”

Cory Chisel – singer-songwriter ("Born Again")

Dawn M. Chmielewski – Los Angeles Times reporter

Christina Christian – Top 10 finalist on “American Idol”

Cotty Chubb – film producer ("Unthinkable")

Dick Clark – Emmy-nominated ageless celeb, host of “American Bandstand,” New Year’s Eve icon

Kelly Clarkson – Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, winner of first “American Idol”

Brett Claywell – actor ("One Life To Live," "One Tree Hill")

John Cleese – Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor and writer (“Monty Python,” “Fawlty Towers,” “Fish Called Wanda”)

George Clooney – Oscar-winning actor, writer and director ("ER," "Good Night and Good Luck," "Three Kings," "Syriana,")

Joel and Ethan Coen – Oscar winning filmmakers (round-table only, not one on one) (“Blood Simple,” “Fargo” "No Country For Old Men")

Bruce Cohen – Oscar-winning producer (“American Beauty,” “Big Fish”)

Dabney Coleman – Emmy-winning actor (“9 to 5,” “Mary Hartman,” “Buffalo Bill”)

David Collins – Emmy-winning producer (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”)

Scott Collins – TV reporter for The Los Angeles Times

Stephen Collins – Emmy-nominated actor (“Tattingers;” “7th Heaven”)

Bill Condon – Oscar winning writer and director (“Gods & Monsters,” "Kinsey," “Chicago”)

Robert Cooper – writer, producer (“Stargate SG-1”)

Bob Costas – Emmy-winning sportscaster (“Later With,” “On the Record,” Olympics)

Jim Courier – Grand Slam-winning tennis pro, TV commentator

Simon Cowell – Emmy-nominated producer and judge, record executive (“American Idol,” "The X Factor")

Bryan Cranston – Emmy-winning actor ("Breaking Bad," “Malcolm in the Middle”)

Chace Crawford – actor ("Gossip Girl," "Footloose," "The Covenant")

Christina Crawford – best-selling author (“Mommie Dearest”)

Michael Cunningham – author “The Hours,” “A Home at the End of the World”

Darren Criss – actor ("Glee")

Francisco Cruz – circus performer, member of 7 Fingers troupe

Catherine Curtin - (star of “Love, Janis” musical)

John Cusack – Golden Globe-nominated actor (“Grosse Point Blank,” “Hi Fidelity,” “Say Anything”)

John Dahl – director (“The Last Seduction,” “Red Rock West”)

Carson Daly – TV personality, dj ("Total Request Live," "Last Call With")

Matt Damon – Oscar-winning writer and actor ("Good Will Hunting," "The Bourne Identity," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Saving Private Ryan")

Graciela Daniele – Tony-nominated choreographer and director (“Hello Again,” “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,”)

Russell T. Davies – BAFTA-winning writer, producer, creator (“Queer as Folk,” "Doctor Who")

Paige Davis – TV personality and host of "Trading Spaces;" theater actress in "Boeing, Boeing," "Chicago"

Stephen S. DeKnight – writer, producer ("Smallville," creator of "Spartacus")

Catherine Deneuve – Oscar-nominated, Cesar-winning actress ("The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg," "Persepolis," "8 Women," "Belle Du Jour")

Elizabeth Devine – producer “CSI,” former criminologist

Nat DeWolf – actor (“Famous,” theater’s “Betty’s Summer Vacation”)

Carl DiOrio – journalist, editor (The Hollywood Reporter)

Xavier Dolan – award-winning actor, writer, director ("I Killed My Mother," "Les Amours Imaginaires/Heartbeats")

Declan Donnellan – Olivier-winning director (Cheek by Jowl, orig “Angels in America”)

Vincent Phillip D’Onofrio – Emmy-nominated actor (“Full Metal Jacket,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”)

Mark Doty – poet, author (“Heaven’s Coast,” “My Alexandria”)

Kyan Douglas – grooming guru for “Queer Eue”

Mike Douglas – Emmy-winning TV talk show icon

Patrick Doyle – Oscar-nominated composer (“Henry V,” “Gosford Park”)

Sandi Simcha DuBowski – filmmaker (“Trembling Before G-d”)

Tan Dun – Oscar-winning composer (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”)

Brian Dunkleman – cohost of “American Idol”

Steve Dunleavy – NY Post columnist, one-time reporter for “A Current Affair”

Dominick Dunne – best-selling author, tv host (“The Two Mrs. Grenvilles,”)

Cheryl Dunye – director (“The Watermelon Woman”)

Alonso Duralde – journalist, editor, author (Movieline, The Advocate)

Alexis Dziena – actress (“She’s Too Young”)

Christine Ebersole – Tony-winning actress ("Grey Gardens," "42nd St.," "Camelot")

Roger Ebert – only film critic to win Pulitzer Prize

Lisa Edelstein – actress ("House," "Relativity,” “Almost Perfect”)

Cory Edwards – director ("Hoodwinked!")

Atom Egoyan – Oscar-nominated director (“Exotica,” “The Sweet Hereafter")

Chiwetel Ejiofor – actor ("Inside Man," "Dirty Pretty Things," "Serenity," "Kinky Boots")

Anita Elberse – Harvard Business School professor, author of "Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk Taking And The Big Business Of Entertainment"

Eldar – jazz composer and pianist

Scott Ellis – Tony-nominated director (“And the World Goes Round,” “She Loves Me”)

James Ellroy – screenwriter and best-selling author (“L.A. Confidential,” “The Cold Six Thousand”)

Peter Engel – creator (TV’s “Saved By the Bell”)

Leif Enger – best-selling author (“Peace Like a River”)

Michael Essany – junior talk show host

Erik Estrada – actor (“CHiPs”)

Erik-Michael Estrada – singer in boy band O-Town (no relation)

Jeffrey Eugenides – best-selling author (“The Virgin Suicides,” “Middlesex”)

Alice Eve – actress ("Starter For 10," Tom Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll")

Rupert Everett – Golden Globe nominated actor. writer )“Another Country,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding”)

Peter Facinelli – actor, husband of Jennie Garth (“Fastlane”)

Ian Falconer – writer-illustrator, set designer (“Olivia,” “New Yorker” covers)

Stephen Farber – journalist (The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast)

Vera Farmiga – actress ("The Departed," "Nothing But The Truth," TV's 'Touching Evil")

Ryan Faughnder – reporter for The Los Angeles Times

Raymond De Felitta – director ("Two Family House," "City Island")

Tom Felton – actor (Draco Malfoy in "Harry Potter" films)

Glenn Ficarra – writer, director ("Bad Santa," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Cats & Dogs")

Thom Filicia – interior design guru for “Queer Eye”

Suzanne Finstad – writer (“Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood”)

Linda Fiorentino – actress (“The Last Seduction,” “After Hours,” “Vision Quest”)

Tim Fish – cartoonist, graphic novelist ("Cavalcade Of Boys")

John Flansburgh – one-half of Grammy-winning duo They Might Be Giants

Joe Fleischer – marketing executive (Big Champagne website)

Jonathan Safran Foer – best-selling author ("Everything Is Illuminated," editor “A Convergence of Birds”)

Ken Follett – best-selling author (“Eye of Needle,” “The Pillars Of The Earth”)

Tom Fontana – Emmy-winning writer and producer (“Oz,” “Tattingers,” “Homicide,” "St. Elsewhere")

Laura Foreman – writer, historical nonfiction (“Alexander the Conqueror”)

Richard Foreman – MacArthur "genuis" grant, multiple Obie-winning playwright and director (“I’ve Got the Shakes”)

Sutton Foster – Tony-winning actress ("Thoroughly Modern Millie," "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Shrek The Musical," "Young Frankenstein")

Alastair Fothergill – Emmy-winning nature doc producer (“The Blue Planet,” "Planet Earth")

Matthew Fox – Golden Globe-nominated actor ("Lost," "Party Of Five," "We Are Marshall")

Tony Fox -- exec vp of corporate communications at Comedy Central

Vivica Fox – actress (“Independence Day,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)

Jamie Foxx – Oscar-winning actor ("Ray," “Any Given Sunday,” TV’s “Jamie Foxx Show”)

Barney Frank – Congressman

David Frankel – journalist (The Wrap)

Bruce Jay Friedman – Oscar-nominated writer (“Splash,” “Stir Crazy,” “The Lonely Guy”)

Roger Friedman – journalist, film producer (Showbiz 411, "Only The Strong Survive")

Ben Fritz – Los Angeles Times reporter

Mark Frost – best-selling author, TV writer and producer ("Twin Peaks," "The Greatest Game Ever Played." "Fantastic Four")

Alexandra Fuller – best-selling author (“Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight”)

Dan Futterman – Oscar-nominated writer and actor “Will & Grace,” “Capote")”

Max Gail – Emmy-nominated actor (“Barney Miller”)

Barbara Gaines – Emmy-winning producer (“Late Show w David Letterman”)

John Gallagher – Tony-winning actor, singer and songwriter ("Spring Awakening," "Rabbit Hole")

Peter Gallagher – Tony-nominated actor (“Guys and Dolls,” “The O.C.,” “sex, lies and videotape”)

Andy Garcia – Oscar and Emmy-nominated actor ("The Untouchables," "Ocean's Eleven")

Eriq Gardner – senior editor for The Hollywood Reporter

James Garner – Emmy-winning actor (“Rockford Files,” “Maverick,” “Victor/Victoria”)

Stephen Garrett – journalist, film editor, cutter of trailers (Kinetic Trailers)

Brian Garrity – editor at Billboard

Jennie Garth – actress (“Beverly Hills, 90210” “What I Like About You”)

Megan Garvey – Los Angeles Times reporter

Colin Geddes – film programmer (Toronto Film Fest Midnight Madness, ActionFest)

Jason Gedrick – actor (“Iron Eagle,” “Falcone,” “Murder One”)

Janie Geiser – puppeteer (“Evidence of Floods”)

David Gelles – business reporter for The New York Times

Boy George – Grammy winning and Tony-nominated writer and singer with Culture Club, dj, actor (musical “Taboo”)

Melissa George – Golden Globe-nominated actress (“Thieves,” "Alias," "Grey's Anatomy")

Ricky Gervais – Emmy-winning writer and actor (“The Office,” "Extras")

Korbi Ghosh – journalist blogger (Zap2It)

Leeza Gibbons – TV host, entrepreneur ("Entertainment Tonight," "Extra")

Charlie Gibson – Emmy-winning anchor (“Good Morning, America;” "ABC Evening News")

Gregory Gibson – author ("Hubert's Freaks")

Jesse Gilbert – musician

A.J. Gill – Top 10 finalist on “American Idol”

Parker Gisbert – lead singer, The Whigs

Philip Glass – BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated composer (“Einstein on the Beach,” “Koyaanisqatsi,” “Mishima”)

Ron Glass – Emmy-nominated actor (“Barney Miller,” "Firefly")

Scott Glenn – actor (“The Right Stuff,” “Nashville,” “Urban Cowboy”)

Danny Glicker – Oscar-nominated costume designer ("Transamerica," "Milk," HBO's "True Blood")

Savion Glover – Tony-winning actor, choreographer ("bring In Da Noise, Bring On Da Funk," "Jelly's Last Jam," "Black and Blue")

Akiva Goldsman – Oscar-winning screenwriter (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Lost in Space”)

Patrick Goldstein – Los Angeles Times film reporter

Brad Gooch – author, model (“City Poet: Life of Frank O’Hara,” “Scary Kisses”)

Lesley Gore – Oscar-nominated songwriter, teen idol ("It's My Party," "Fame's 'Out Here On My Own'")

Marleen Gorris – Oscar-winning director (“Antonia’s Line,” “Mrs. Dalloway”)

Ryan Gosling – Oscar-nominated actor ("Half Nelson," "Lars and the Real Girl," "The Notebook")

Topher Grace – actor (“That ‘70s Show,” “Traffic,” "In Good Company," "Spider-Man 3")

Kelsey Grammer – Emmy winning actor (“Frasier,” “Cheers,” "The Simpsons”)

Farley Granger – actor ("Strangers On A Train," "Rope," "Senso," "They Live By Night")

Tamyra Gray – Top 10 finalist on “American Idol,” songwriter of #1 hit, actress ("Boston Public," "Rent")

Adam Green – director ("Hatchet," "Hatchet II")

Brian Austin Green – actor, singer-songwriter (“Beverly Hills, 90210;” "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles")

John Green – best-selling author, online innovator ("The Fault In Our Stars," "Finding Alaska")

Seth Green – Emmy-nominated writer, producer, director, actor (“Buffy,” “Austin Powers,” "Family Guy," "Robot Chicken")

Richard Greenberg – Tony-winning playwright (“Take Me Out,” “Three Days Of Rain,” “Eastern Standard”)

Michael Greene – music industry heavyweight (head of NARAS, Grammy org)

Paul Grein – Billboard music chart analyst

Joel Gretsch – actor (The 4400," "V: The TV Series")

Richard Griffiths – Tony-winning actor ("The History Boys," "Harry Potter," "Withnail & I,")

Rupert Grint – actor (Ron in "Harry Potter" films)

Jonathan Groff – Tony nominated actor ("Spring Awakening," "Hair," "Taking Woodstock")

Ioan Gruffudd – actor (TV’s “Horatio Hornblower,” "Forsyte Saga," "Fantastic Four")

Justin Guarini – runner-up on “American Idol”

Christopher Guest – Emmy and Grammy-winning writer, actor, director ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Best In Show," "SNL," "Lily Tomlin Show")

Peter Guralnick – best-selling author (“Last Train to Memphis”)

Andrew Gurland – cofounder, New York Underground Film Festival

Jasmine Guy – actress ("A Different World," "Dead Like Me")

Boze Hadleigh – author (“Conversations w My Elders,” “Hollywood Lesbians”)

Barbara Hall – Emmy-nominated writer, producer, creator ("I'll Fly Away," “Joan of Arcadia,” “Judging Amy”)

Michael C. Hall – Emmy-nominated actor (“Six Feet Under,” "Dexter")

Rebecca Hall – Golden Globe nominated actress ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "The Prestige," "A Winter's Tale")

Robert Halmi Sr. – Emmy-winning producer (“Dinotopia,” “Gulliver’s Travels”)

Brenda Hampton – Emmy-nominated writer and producer (“7th Heaven,” "The Secret Life Of The American Tennager")

Jonathan Handel – entertainment lawyer at TroyGould, journalist (Hollywood Reporter)

Tom Hanks – Oscar-winning actor, producer, director (“Big,” “Saving Private Ryan,” "Apollo 13,” "Band Of Brothers," "From The Earth To The Moon")

Marcia Gay Harden – Oscar-winning actress ("Pollock," "Mystic River")

David Hare – Olivier-winning, Tony and Oscar-nominated playwright and screenwriter ("The Hours," "The Reader," "Skylight," "Plenty")

Robert Harling -- writer ("Steel Magnolias," "Soap Dish")

Deborah Harry – Golden Globe-nominated singer songwriter and actor (Blondie, "Heavy")

Mark Hartley – filmmaker ("Machete Maidens Unleashed," "Not Quite Hollywood")

Ethan Hawke – Tony and Oscar nominated actor, novelist ("Dead Poets Society," "The Coast Of Utopia," "Training Day

Carla Hay – “Billboard” reporter

Roy Halee – Grammy winning producer/engineer, Simon & Garfunkel, the Byrds, Lovin' Spoonful

Peter Hedges – author, playwright (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” “An Ocean in Iowa”)

Darren Hayes – pop star, solo and with Savage Garden

Peter Hedges – Oscar-nominated writer, best-selling author ("What's Eating Gilbert Grape?," "About A Boy")

Tricia Helfer – actress ("Battlestar Galactica," "Burn Notice")

Marg Helgenberger – Emmy-winning actress (“CSI,” "China Beach")

R.J. Helton – Top 10 finalist on “American Idol”

Peter Hemple – Gap exec vp of marketing

Nona Hendryx – singer-songwriter with LaBelle

Jill Hennessy – actress (“Law & Order;” “Crossing Jordan”)

Patti Callahan Henry – acclaimed, best-selling author ("And Then I Found You," "The Idea Of Love")

John Hensley – actor ("Nip/Tuck")

Wilson Jermaine Heredia – actor, original cast of "Rent"

Edward Herrmann – Emmy winning actor (“Gilmore Girls,” Eleanor and Franklin”)

Edward Hibbert – agent for Chuck Palahniuk; actor (“Frasier,” “Noises Off”)

Homer Hickam – best-selling author ("Rocket Boys" aka "October Sky," "Carrying Albert Home")

John Benjamin Hickey – actor (“Love! Valour! Compassion!” “General’s Daughter,” "Mary Stuart")

Laura Hillenbrand – best-selling author (“Seabiscuit”)

Stephen Hillenburg – Emmy-nominated animator, creator (“SpongeBob SquarePants”)

Tony Hillerman – best-selling mystery author (“Hunting Badger,” Navajo mysteries)

Hunter Hoffman – scientist

Leslie Hope – actress (“24,” “Line of Fire”)

Rev. Michael Hopkins – pres of gay Episcopal group Integrity and rector in Md.

Vit Horejs – puppeteer, writer, founder of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre

Anthony Horowitz – best-selling author, writer-producer (“Foyle’s War,” Alex Rider books)

Jonathan Horton – Olympic gymnast (individual silver, team bronze)

James Houghton – theater heavyweight (founder of Signature; Kennedy Center)

Djimon Hounsou – Oscar-nominated actor ("Amistad," "In America," "Black Diamonds")

Ron Howard – Oscar-winning director, actor (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”)

James Howe – best-selling kids author (“Bunnicula,” “The Watcher”)

Denise Howell – intellectual property lawyer, host of podcast "This Week In Law"

Marcus Hu – movie industry heavyweight (cofounder Strand Releasing)

John Hughes – writer/dir (“Breakfast Club,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”) (press conference only, not one-on-one)

Bonnie Hunt – Emmy-nominated actress, writer, director (“Life With Bonnie,” “The Building,” "Cars")

Tab Hunter – actor, teen idol ("Damn Yankees," "Battle Cry")

Tim Hunter – director (“River’s Edge,” “Tex,” "Mad Men," "Twin Peaks")

Ron Hutchinson – Emmy-winning writer ("The Tuskegee Airmen," "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story," US miniseries version of “Traffic”)

Rob Hyman – Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter with The Hooters (Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time")

Nicholas Hytner – Tony-winning director and filmmaker ("Carousel," "The History Boys," "Miss Saigon")

Ice Cube – actor, rapper, writer, producer (NWA, "Friday," "Barbershop")

Steve and Terri Irwin – “Crocodile Hunter” and wife

Chris Isaak – musician, actor (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Little Buddha,” "The Chris Isaak Show")

Randy Jackson – Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated producer, musician and judge on “American Idol,” record industry producer and talent

Samuel L. Jackson – Oscar-nominated actor (“Pulp Fiction,” “Jungle Fever,” “Apocalypse Now”)

Brian Jacques – best-selling author (“Redwall” fantasy series)

Ricky Jay – sleight of hand artist, writer, actor (“Learned Pigs,” "Boogie Nights," "Deadwood")

Alex Jennings – Olivier-winning actor (RSC’s “Hamlet,” “Peer Gynt”)

Penn Jillette – magician/comic, Emmy-nominated writer and actor (half of Penn & Teller, "Bullshit")

Dan Jinks – Oscar-winning producer (“American Beauty,” “Pushing Daisies," "Milk")

Roland Joffe – Oscar-nominated director (“The Killing Fields,” “The Mission”)

Angelina Jolie – Oscar-winning actress ("A Mighty Heart," "Girl, Interrupted," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider")(roundtable -- not one-on-one)

Orlando Jones – TV talk show host, 7-Up pitchman

Sharon Jones – soul singer with the Dap Kings ("100 Days, 100 Nights," "I Learned The Hard Way")

Neil Jordan – Oscar-winning writer and director (“Mona Lisa,” “The Crying Game,” "The End Of The Affair")

Jane Kaczmarek – Emmy winning actress (“Malcolm in the Middle,” "Raising The Bar")

Bela Karolyi – legendary gymnastics coach

Anthony Kaufman – entertainment journalist for Indiewire, et al.

Kevin Kay – Spike TV exec

Danny Kean – final 30 contestant on “American Idol”

Catherine Keener – Oscar-nominated actress ("Capote," "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Where The Wild Things Are")

Joshua Kendall – journalist, author ("The Man Who Made Lists" -- about Roget)

Phil Keoghan – Emmy-winning host and producer (“The Amazing Race”)

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Oscar-nominated writer and director (“The Decalogue,” “Red,” “The Double Life of Veronique”)

Billie Jean King – Grand Slam winning tennis star, feminist icon

King Kong – animal actor ("King Kong," "Son Of Kong")

Rev. Richard Kirker – general secretary of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (mainly Anglicans)

Richard Kletter – screenwriter, “She’s Too Young” Lifetime movie

Dan Klores – pr man, director ("Crazy Love," "Ring Of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story")

T.R. Knight – Emmy nominated actor ("Grey's Anatomy," Broadway revival of "Noises Off")

Davy Knowles – lead singer and guitarist of Back Door Slam

Michael Kodas – writer, journalist ("High Crimes: The Fate Of Everest In An Age Of Greed")

David Kohan – Emmy-winning writer (cocreator “Will & Grace”)

Barbara Kopple – Oscar-winning director ("Harlan County USA," "Shut Up & Sing," "Wild Man Blues")

Yaphet Kotto – Emmy-nominated actor ("Homicide: Life On The Streets," "Lie And Let Die," "Alien")

Jeff Krell – cartoonist, graphic novelist ("Jayson")

Carson Kressley - fashion guru for “Queer Eye”

Lisa Kron – actor-writer “Well,” “2.5 Minute Ride”

Judy Kuhn – Tony-nominated actress, singer (“Pocahontas,” "Les Miserables," "Rags," "She Loves Me")

Tony Kushner – Tony and Pulitzer Prize and Emmy-winning playwright ("Angels In America," "Homebody/Kabul," "Caroline, Or Change")

Shia LaBeouf – actor ("Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull," "Disturbia," "Transformers," "Even Stevens")

Nick Lachey – singer, 98 Degrees, “Newlyweds”

Michael John LaChuisa – composer (“Wild Party,” “Marie Christine,” “Hello Again”)

Lady Chablis – performer, actor (“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”)

Steve Landesberg – Emmy-nominated actor and writer (“Barney Miller,” "Head Case")

Nathan Lane – Tony-winning actor ("The Producers," "Love Valour Compassion")

Simon Langley – UK gay activist (Rank Outsiders, military)

Anthony LaPaglia – Tony and Emmy-winning actor (“Betsy’s Wedding,” “A View From The Bridge,” “Murder One,” "Without A Trace")

Lucy Lawless – actress ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica," "Spartacus")

Mike Lazzo – Cartoon Network exec

Robin Leach – Emmy-nominated TV personality (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”)

Cloris Leachman – Emmy and Oscar winner (“Last Picture Show,” “Mary Tyler Moore”)

League of Gentlemen – UK comedy act (Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Jeremy Dyson)

Lawrence Leamer – best-selling author, Kennedy bios, etc

Barbara Leaming – best-selling author (bios of Orson Welles, Katharine Hepburn)

Simon Le Bon – lead singer of Duran Duran

Fran Lebowitz – writer, raconteur ("Metropolitan Life," documentary "Public Speaking")

James Lecesne – actor, writer (“Trevor,” Oscar-winning short; “Word of Mouth”)

Jason Lee – Golden Globe-nominated actor, skateboarder ("My Name Is Earl," "Mumford," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "The Incredibles")

Ralph Lee – puppeteer, co-founder of NYC Halloween Parade (“Heart of the Earth")

Stewart Lee – stdn-up comic, writer (“Jerry Springer: The Opera”)

Dennis Lehane – best-selling mystery writer (“Mystic River,” "The Wire," "Gone Baby Gone")

Chyler Leigh – actress (“Girls Club”)

Jay Leno – Emmy-winning host (“The Tonight Show”)

Franklin Leonard – Hollywood agent, creator of The Black List for unproduced screenplays

Brock Lesnar – professional wrestler

Eugene Levy – Emmy-winning writer and actor ("SCTV," "A Mighty Wind," "American Pie," "Father Of The Bride")

Constance Lieber – pres of Nat. Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

Doug Liman – director ("The Bourne Identity," "Go,")

Hal Linden – Tony-winning actor (“Barney Miller”)

Laura Linney – Emmy and Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, daughter of Romulus (“Tales of City,” “You Can Count on Me”)

Romulus Linney – playwright, dad of Laura (“True Crimes,” Guggenheim fellowship)

Brian Scott Lipton – journalist, editor (

John Lithgow – Tony, Emmy-winning actor (“3rd Rock,” “World According to Garp”)

Robert Littell – best-selling writer (“The Company,” “The Defection of A.J. Lewinter”)

Ron Livingston – Golden Globe-nominated actor ("Office Space," "Band Of Brothers," "Sex And The City")

Lisa Lorwin – writer w Mabou Mines (“Peter and Wendy” with puppets)

Darlene Love – singer and actress (countless Phil Spector hits, voice of Christmas on David Letterman, "Hairspray")

Christopher Lowell – designer, TV personality (Discovery channel’s self-named show)

Craig Lucas – Tony-nominated writer, director ("Longtime Companion," "Prelude To A Kiss," "The Dying Gaul," "The Light In The Piazza")

Wayne Scot Lukas – stylist ("What Not To Wear")

Rod Lurie – writer, director, creator (“Line of Fire,” “The Contender,” "Commander In Chief")

Duncan Lustig-Prean – UK gay activist, veteran (Rank Outsiders, military)

David Lynch – Cannes Palme d'Or winning writer-director, artist, composer ("Twin Peaks," "Blue Velvet," "The Elephant Man," "Mulholland Drive")

Nigel Lythgoe – Emmy-nominated producer (“American Idol,” "So You Think You Can Dance")

Kyle MacLachlan – actor ("Twin Peaks," "Sex and the City," "Dune," "Desperate Housewives," "Showgirls"))

Steven Mackintosh – actor (“Prime Suspect 3,” “Different for Girls”)

Neil Maffin – actor (“One Life to Live,” “Entertaining Mr. Sloan”)

Maria Maggenti – writer, dir. (“The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love”)

Bill Maher – Emmy-nominated writer and TV host, stand-up (“Politically Incorrect,” "Real Time With Bill Maher," "Religulous")

John Mahoney – Tony winning and Emmy nominated actor ("Frasier," "Say Anything," "The House Of Blue Leaves," "Orphans")

Natalie Maines – Grammy-winning singer songwriter with Dixie Chicks

Lee Majors – actor ("The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Fall Guy," "The Big Valley")

Louis Malle – Oscar-nominated writer and director (“Au Revoir Les Enfants,” “Vanya,” “My Dinner With Andre”)

Leonard Maltin – writer, TV personality (Movie & Video Guide)

Camryn Manheim – Emmy-winning actress (“The Practice”)

Aimee Mann – Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated singer songwriter ('Til Tuesday, solo, "Magnolia")

Mehr Mansouri – co-founder Children's Theatre Company

Joe Mantello – Tony-winning actor and director (“Angels in America,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” "Assassins," "Take Me Out")

Kathleen Marshall – Tony-winnning director and choreographer ("The Pajama Game," "Follies," Wonderful Town")

Rob Marshall – Emmy-winning and Oscar and Tony-nominated director and choreographer (“Chicago,” TV’s “Annie,” "Nine," "Cabaret")

Todd Martens – Los Angeles Times reporter

Aaron Martin -- exec prod and head writer ("DeGrassi: The Next Generation")

Andrea Martin – Emmy and Tony-winning writer and actor ("SCTV," "My Big fat Greek Wedding," "My Favorite Year," "Young Frankenstein")

Darnell Martin – writer and director (“I Like It Like That,” "Their Eyes Were Watching God")

Steve Martin – Emmy-winning writer, actor, best-selling author ("The Jerk," "Pennies From Heaven," "All Of Me," "Shopgirl," "SNL")(press conference)

Jeff Marx – Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated composer (“Avenue Q,” "Scrubs")

Karen Mason – cabaret singer, actress (“Mamma Mia!”)

Richard Masur – actor, one-time head of SAG (“Semi-Tough,” “Heaven’s Gate”)

Heather Matarazzo – actress (“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” TV’s “Now and Again”)

Armistead Maupin – Emmy-nominated writer, best-selling author (“Tales of the City”)

Michael Mayer – Tony-winning director ("Spring Awakening," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Side Man," film "A Home at The End of The World")

Peter Mayer –founder of Overlook Press

James McBride – best-selling author (“Color of Water,” “Miracle at St. Anna’s”)

Stephen McCauley – best-selling author ("The Object Of My Affection," "Insignificant Others")

Liz McComb – gospel and blues singer

Matthew McConaughey – actor ("Dazed & Confused," "We Are Marshall," "Reign Of Fire," "U-571")

Eric McCormack – Emmy winning actor (“Will & Grace,” "Trust Me," "Lonesome Dove: The Series")

Mary McCormack – actress ("The West Wing," “Private Parts,” “Traffic,” "In Plain Sight")

Liam McCormick – founder and songwriter in band The Family Crest

Malachy McCourt – actor, author (“Oz,” “A Monk Swimming,” “Danny Boy”)

Brien McDonald – ReedPop staffer working on pop culture conventions (BookCon)

Frances McDormand – Oscar-winning and Tony and Emmy-nominated actress (“Fargo,” "Almost Famous," "Awake And Sing")

John McEnroe – Grand Slam-winning tennis player, tv commentator

Reba McEntire – Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress (“Reba,” Bway’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Tremors”)

Dr. Phil McGraw – Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show host (“Dr. Phil,” “Oprah”)

Ewan McGregor – actor ("Trainspotting," "Velvet Goldmine," "Young Adam," "Moulin Rouge")

Aaron McGruder – writer, cartoonist ("Boondocks")

Nellie McKay – singer, songwriter, actress, animal rights activist ("The Threepenny Opera," Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day")

Maria McKee – singer and songwriter (Lone Justice, solo)

Sean McManus – head of CBS Sports

Larry McMurtry – Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning writer (“Lonesome Dove,” “The Last Picture Show”, "Brokeback Mountain")

Kathy Ann Meis – founder and head of Bublish, website to connect authors and readers

Kenny Mellman – Tony-nominated half of Kiki & Herb

Louis Menand – writer (“The Metaphysical Club;” New York Review of Books)

Idina Menzel – actress (original cast of "Rent")

Mark Merlis – author (“An Arrow’s Flight”)

Neil Meron – Emmy winning producer (“Life With Judy,” “Annie,” “Chicago”)

Debra Messing – actress (“Will & Grace,” "The Starter Wife," "Ned & Stacey")

David Metzler – Emmy-winning producer (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”)

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh – costume designer ("Breakfast On Pluto," "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," "Brideshead Revisited")

Michael Michele – actress (“ER,” "Homicide: Life On The Streets," "Kevin Hill")

David Milch – Emmy-winning writer and producer (“Hill Street Blues,” "NYPD Blue," “Deadwood”)

Eric Millegan – actor ("Bones," "Harold & Maude" musical)

Dennis Miller – Emmy-winning writer, performer, stand-up (“SNL,” MNF,” “Dennis Miller Show”)

Helen Mirren – Oscar and Emmy-winning actress (“Prime Suspect,” “Madness of King George,” "The Queen")

John Cameron Mitchell– writer, actor, director (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” "Shortbus," "Rabbit Hole")

Jay Mohr – Emmy-nominated producer and actor (“Action,” “Jerry Maguire,” "Ghost Whisperer," "Gary Unmarried")

Mo’Nique – actress, host ("Showtime at the Apollo," "The Parkers," "Soul Plane," "Precious")

Jason Moore – Tony-nominated director ("Avenue Q," "Shrek The Musical," "Steel Magnolias")

Julianne Moore – Daytime Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actress (“The Hours,” “Safe,” “Boogie Nights”)

Michael Moore – Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, “Bowling For Columbine,” “Roger & Me”)

Ron Moore – Emmy-winning producer and writer ("Battlestar Galactica," "Star Trek The Next Generation," "Caprica," "Roswell")

Justin Angelo Morey – lead singer, The Black Hollies

Phillip Morris – real person movie "I Love You Phillip Morris" is based on)

Euan Morton – Olivier nominated actor “Taboo”

Megan Mullally – Emmy-winning actress and singer and talk show host ("Will & Grace," "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," "Young Frankenstein")

Frankie Muniz – Emmy-nominated actor (“Malcolm in the Middle,” "Agent Cody Banks")

Bertram Van Munster – Emmy-winning producer, director, writer (“The Amazing Race”)

Cillian Murphy – Golden Globe-nominated actor ("Batman Returns," "The Wind That Shakes The Barley," "Breakfast On Pluto")

Donna Murphy – Tony-winning actress (“Passion,” “King and I,” TV’s “Murder One”)

Chad Michael Murray – actor (“One Tree Hill,” "Gilmore Girls," "A Cinderella Story")

Ty Murray – cowboy (winner of PRCA’s top all-around cowboy record 7 times)

Michael Musto – Village Voice columnist

Max Mutchnick – Emmy-winning writer and producer (“Will & Grace,” "Boston Commons")

Mira Nair – director (“Salaam Bombay!,” “Mississippi Masala,” "Amelia")

Sylvia Nasar – award-winning, best-selling author (“A Beautiful Mind”)

Sena Jeter Naslund – best-selling author (“Ahab’s Wife”)

Craig T. Nelson – Emmy-winning actor (“Coach,” “The District,” “Poltergeist”)

Thandie Newton – BAFTA-winning actress ("Beloved," "Crash," "The Pursuit Of Happyness," "ER")

Mike Nicholls – Olivier-wnning costume designer, Taboo

Alessandro Nivola – actor (“Face/Off”)

Cynthia Nixon – Tony and Emmy-winning actress (“Sex and the City,” “Amadeus,” “Angels in America,” "Rabbit Hole")

Nick Nolte – Oscar and Wmmy-nominated actor (“48 Hours,” “Prince of Tides,” “Affliction”)

Paul Noonan – lead singer, Bell X-1

Tom Noonan – actor, director (“What Happened Was…,” “The Wife,” “Manhunter”)

Graham Norton – UK TV personality

Jim Norton – Tony-winning actor ("Finian's Rainbow" revival, "The Seafarer," "Father Ted")

Naomi Novik – best-selling author ("Uprooted," Temeraire series)

Victor Nunez – director (“Ulee’s Gold,” “A Flash of Green,” “Ruby in Paradise”)

Conan O’Brien – Emmy-winning writer, actor, talk show host ("SNL," "Andy Barker P.I.," "The Tonight Show With...")

Jack O'Brien – Tony winning director ("The Coast Of Utopia," "Hairspray," "The Full Monty," "Henry IV")

Raul O’Connell – actor, director (“A Friend of Dorothy,” “Frisk”)

Nancy O'Dell – TV personality, interviewer ("Access Hollywood," "Entertainment Tonight")

Gail O’Grady – Emmy nominated actress (“NYPD Blue,” “American Dreams”)

Catherine O'Hara – Emmy-winning writer and actress ("SCTV," "HOme Alone," "Best In Show," "Nightmare Before Christmas")

Dana O'Keefe – director ("The New Yorkist")

Todd Oldham – fashion designer

Eddie de Oliveira – British playwright

Timothy Olyphant – actor (“Deadwood,” "The Broken Hearts Club," "Live Free Or Die Hard")

Zach O'Malley Greenburg – journalist (Forbes)

Thomas O’Neil – author (“The Grammys,” other Variety award guides)

Ed O’Neill – Golden Globe-nominated actor (“Married With Children,” “Dragnet," "John From Cincinatti")

Jamie O’Neill – author (“At Swim, Two Boys”)

Bill O’Reilly – Fox News host, best-selling author (“The O’Reilly Factor”)

Nagisa Oshima – director (“In the Realm of the Senses,” “Gohatto”)(roundtable)

Shane O'Sullivan – director ("RFK Must Die")

Tony Outedo – one-time manager of Foghat, restaurant chain Rock Heroes

Ferzan Ozpetek – director (“Steam,” “His Secret Life”)

Ann Packer – best-selling author (“The Dive From Clausen’s Pier”)

Jared Padalecki – actor (“Gilmore Girls,” "Supernatural")

Gene Page – photographer, stills (“Heavy, “If Lucy Fell,” Alligator)

Chazz Palminteri – writer-director of A Bronx Tale, “Bullets Over Broadway,” “Kojak”

Chuck Panozzo – Styx bassist

Christopher Paolini – best-selling author ("Eragon" fantasy series)

Michael Park – actor (star of “Violet,” “Hello Again,” “Smokey Joe’s Café”)

Sarah Jessica Parker – actress (“Sex and the City,” “Ed Wood”)

Scott Patterson – former Yankee, actor (“Gilmore Girls”)

Bobby Pearce – costume designer, Taboo

Felicia Pearson – actress, Snoop on "The Wire")

Josh Peck – actor ("Drake & Josh," "Mean Creek," "The Wackness")

Kal Penn – actor ("Harold & Kumar...," "Superman Returns," "The Namesake")

Luke Perry – actor (“Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Bernadette Peters – Golden Globe and Tony-winning actress (“Into the Woods,” “Sunday in the Park with George”)

Mekhi Phifer – actor and producer ("ER," "This Christmas," "8 Mile," "O")

Arthur Phillips – author (“Prague”)

Todd Phillips – cofounder, New York Underground Film Festival

David Hyde Pierce – Tony and Emmy winning actor ("Frasier," "Curtains," "Spamalot")

John Pierson – film heavyweight (IFC’s “Split Screen,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Clerks”)

Mary Pilon – journalist for New York Times, et al; author of "The Monopolists"

Brad Pitt – Oscar-nominated actor ("Fight Club," "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," "Ocean's Eleven")

David Pittsinger – opera and Broadway star ("South Pacific")

John Pizzarelli – jazz musician

Scott Pomfret – writer of gay romances ("Hot Sauce")

Jonathan Pontell – exec producer of “Boston Public”

Parker Posey – Golden Globe-winning actress ("Tales Of The City," "Dazed & Confused," "Party Girl," "Best In Show")

CCH Pounder – star of “the Shield,” “Baghdad café,” “ER”

Maury Povich – talk show host (A Current Affair); husband of Connie Chung

Padgett Powell – author (“Edisto,” “Typical,” “Edisto Revisited”)

Rebekah Presson Mosby – editor (“Poetry Speaks,”)

Christopher Price – BBC TV personality (“Liquid News”)

Jonathan Prince – creator “American Dreams”

Eric Pulido – guitarist in MIdlake ("The Trials of Van Occupanther")

Philip Pullman – bestselling author (“His Dark Materials” trilogy; winner little Booker)

Julia Query – stripper, director (“Live Nude Girls Unite!”)

Everett Quinton – head of Ridiculous Theatrical Co., partner of Charles Ludlum

Everett Quinton – actor ("The Mystery Of Irma Vep," "Pollock")

Frank Quitely – comic book illustrator “The Authority”)

Daniel Radcliffe – actor ("Harry Potter" films," "Equus," "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying")

Gideon Raff – writer, director ("The Killing Floor")

Dan Rank – ad exec at OMD USA

Anthony Rapp – actor, original cast of "Rent"

Adam Reed – creator, writer, producer ("Archer," "Sealab 2021," "Frisky Dingo")

Lou Reed – musician (Velvet Underground, “New York”)

Christopher Reeve – actor (“Superman,” “Deathtrap”)

Daniel Reichard – actor (“Radiant Baby” at Public)

Kevin Reilly – exec at Brillstein/Grey (co behind “Larry Sanders”)

Paul Reiser – actor-writer (“Mad About You”)

Ivan Reitman – director (“Ghostbusters,” “Stripes,” “Dave”)

Dan Renzi – personality (“MTV’s The Real World – Miami” 5th seasons)

John Requa – writer, director ("Bad Santa," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Cats & Dogs")

Ving Rhames – star of “Pulp Fiction,” “Mission: Impossible,” “Kojak”

Frank Rich – cultural critic New York Times

Renee Richards – tennis star, sex change pioneer, world-class doctor

Andy Richter – talk show sidekick, actor (“Andy Richter Controls the Universe”)

J. Michael Riva – production designer (“Dave”)

Chita Rivera – Tony-winning actress ("West Side Story," "Chicago")

Kim Stanley Robinson – best-selling author (“Mars Trilogy,” “Years of Rice & Salt”)

Crissy Rock – UK comic, actress (“Ladybird, Ladybird”)

Brian Robbins – director (“Varsity Blues”)

Jai Rodriguez – culture guru for “Queer Eye,” actor “Zanna Don’t”

Ray Romano – Emmy-winning actor, writer, comic (“Everybody Loves Raymond”)

Dan Romer – singer, songwriter in band Fire Flies

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos – actress “X-Men,” “Femme Fatale”

Roseanne – Emmy nominated actress “Roseanne”

Benjamin Ross – director (“The Young Poisoner’s Handbook”)

Isabella Rossellini – Emmy-nominated actress, director ("Blue Velvet," "Big Night," "Green Porno")

Tim Roth – Oscar-nominated actor ("Pulp Fiction," "Rob Roy," "Lie To Me")

J. K. Rowling – best-selling author (“Harry Potter”)

Randy G. Roy – equestrian judge

Scott Rudin – movie and theatrical producer “The Hours,” “Addams Family”

Paul Rudnick – playwright, author (“Addams Family,” Libby column, “In & Out”)

Richard Russo – Pulitzer prize winning author (“Empire Falls,” “Nobody’s Fool”)

Leo Rutman – author of “Thy Father’s Son”

Jeri Ryan – actor (“Boston Public,” “Star Trek: Voyager”)

Shawn Ryan – creator TV’s “The Shield”

Robert Sabuda – pop-up book artist (“Wonderful Wizard of Oz”)

Ira Sachs – director ("40 Shades Of Blue," "The Delta," "Married Life")

Oliver Sacks – best-selling author, neurologist (“Awakenings”)

Katey Sagal – star of “Married With Children” and “8 Simple Rules”

Mark Samels – documentary filmmaker (“PBS’s American Experience”))

Susan Sarandon – Oscar-winning actress (“Dead Man Walking,” “Thelma & Louise”)

Peter Sarsgaard – actor (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “The Center of the World”)

Steven Sater – Tony and Grammy winning writer ("Spring Awakening")

James Schamus – producer “Crouching Tiger,” “Brokeback Mountain”

Fred Schepisi – director (“Plenty,” “Roxanne,” Cry in the Dark,” “Devil’s Playground”)

Josh Schmidt – composer ("Adding Machine")

Dan Schneider – TV producer, writer, director ("Drake & Josh," "iCarly," "Zoey 101,")

Fred Schneider – singer for B-52s

John Schneider – actor (“Dukes of Hazzard,” “Smallville”)

Sarah Schulman – writer ("Rat Bohemia," "Shimmer," "After Delores")

Celine Sciamma – director ("Water Lillies")

Campbell Scott – writer/dir (“Big Night,” “Mrs. Parker and…,” “Longtime Companion”

Ryan Seacrest – cohost of “American Idol”

Kyra Sedgwick – actress (“What’s Cooking?”

Jerry Seinfeld (roundtable -- not one-on-one) – Emmy-winning writer, actor, best-selling author, comic ("Seinfeld," "Bee Movie")

Shyam Selvadurai – author (“Funny Boy;” “Cinnamon Gardens”)

Scott Seomin – spokesperson for GLAAD

Chloe Sevigny – actress, fashion plate (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Kids,” “Trees Lounge”)

Valerie Shaff – photographer

Tom Shales – TV critic for “The Washington Post”

Tony Shalhoub – actor (“Wings,” “Monk,” “Big Night”)

Eric Shanower – graphic novelist, “Age of Bronze” Trojan War retelling

William Shatner – Emmy winning actor “The Practice,” “Star trek,” author, singer

Harry Shearer – Emmy-nominated writer and actor ("The Simpsons," "This Is Spinal Tap," "SNL," "A Mighty Wind")

Tony Sheehan – writer (“Barney Miller”)

Ally Sheedy – actress (“Breakfast Club,” High Art,” “Hedwig”)

Cybill Shepherd – Golden Globe-winning actress ("Moonlighting," "Cybill," "The Last Picture Show")

Duncan Sheik – Grammy and Tony-winning musician (“Phantom Moon,” hit single “Barely Breathing,” musical "Spring Awakening")

Antony Sher – Olivier-winning and Tony-nominated actor, best-selling author ("Primo," "Year Of The King")

Martin Short – actor (“SNL,” “SCTV,” talk show)

Anita Shreve – best-selling author (“Pilot’s Wife,” “Fortune’s Rocks”)

Christopher Sieber – Tony-nominated actor ("Spamalot," "Shrek The Musical," "Into The Woods," TV's "It's All Relative")

Ed Sikov – author (Billy Wilder and Peter Sellers biographies)

Daniel Silva – best-selling author (“The English Assassin”)

Ron Silver – actor, “Skin,” “The West Wing,” “Enemies: A Love Story”

Ronald C. Simon – curator, Museum of Television & Radio

Jessica Simpson – singer, TV star “Newlyweds”

Karin Slaughter – award-winning, best-selling thriller writer ("Pretty Girls," Grant County series)

Barbara Smith – writer/activist (“The Truth Never Hurts,” founder Kitchen Sink Press)

Gary Smith – executive producer of Tonys

Shawnee Smith – actress (“Becker”)

Shepard Smith – Fox News anchor, host of “The Pulse”

Brittany Snow – star of “American Dreams”

Todd Solondz – writer/director (“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” “Happiness”)

Kevin Spacey – Oscar and Tony-winning actor and producer ("American Beauty," "LA Confidential," "The Usual Suspects," "Wiseguy," "The Iceman Cometh")

Aaron Spelling – TV producer (“90210,” “Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” etc)

Nicole Sperling – Los Angeles Times reporter

Art Spiegelman – graphic novel artist (“Maus”)

Morgan Spurlock – Oscar-nominated filmmaker ("Super Size Me," "Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?")

Jerry Stahl – best-selling author (“Permanent Midnight,” “Perv -- A Love Story”)

John Stamos – actor (“Full House,” “Thieves”)

Florence Stanley – actress (“Barney Miller”)

Ryan Starr – Top 10 finalist on “American Idol”

Bobby Steggert – Tony-nominated actor ("All My Children," "Ragtime" revival, "Yank: A WW II Love Story")

Todd Stephens – screenwriter (“Edge of Seventeen”)

Laura Stevens – co-founder Manhattan Childrens Theatre

Mathew St. Patrick – actor (“Six Feet Under,” “General Hospital”)

Meryl Streep – Oscar winning actress “Sophie’s Choice,” “The Hours”

Jonathan Strickland – senior writer for "How Stuff Works"

Keith Strickland – B-52s guitarist

Susan Stroman – Emmy and Tony-winning director and choreographer ("The Producers," "Show Boat," "Crazy For You," "Contact")

Joel Surnow – Emmy-winning creator “24” and “La Femme Nikita”

David Sutcliffe – actor (“Gilmore Girls,” “Cold Feet”)

Kiefer Sutherland – actor (TV’s “24;” “Stand By Me;” “Lost Boys;”)

Hilary Swank – Oscar-winning actress (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “The Gift,” TV’s “90210”)

Matthew Sweet – acclaimed singer-songwriter, member of The Thorns, duets with Susanna Hoffs (hit song "Girlfriend")

Wanda Sykes – comic, actress “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Wanda At Large”

Rich Tafel – gay activist (head, Log Cabin Republicans)

Amber Tamblyn – actress “Joan of Arcadia”

Tristan Taormino – sex advice columnist “Pucker Up”

John Tartaglia – actor, puppeteer on “Sesame Street” (“Avenue Q,” "Johnny & The Sprites")

Peter Taylor -- acclaimed Southern writer ("The Old Forest and Other Stories")

Ron Taylor – actor, singer (“It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues”)

Neil Tennant – Grammy-nominated musician, half of Pet Shop Boys (“Discography,” “Behavior”)

Mary Testa – Tony-nominated actress ("On The Town," "42nd St.," "Xanadu")

Richard Thomas – cocreator “Jerry Springer: The Opera”

Anne Thompson – journalist (Indiewire, Thompson on Hollywood)

Linda Thompson – singer-songwriter, Grammy winner, one half of Richard & Linda Thompson duo (“Fashionably Late,” “Shoot Out The Lights”)

Richard Thompson – singer-songwriter, legendary guitarist and member of Fairport Convention, as well as one half of Richard & Linda Thompson

Teddy Thompson – acclaimed singer-songwriter, son of Richard and Linda Thompson

Tracey Thorn – acclaimed singer-songwriter, one half of Everything But The Girl ("Idlewild," :"Love and Its Opposites")

Billy Bob Thornton – actor, director (Oscar winner for “Slingblade”)

James Toback – Oscar-nominated writer/dir. (“Bugsy,” “Two Guys and a Girl,” “Pick-Up Artist”)

Van Toffler – head of MTV

Peter Tork – musician, actor (“The Monkees”)

Stephen Tropiano – author of “The Prime Time Closet”

Verne Troyer – actor ("Austin Powers" movies)

Donald Trump – real estate mogul, TV star, best-selling author

John Turturro – actor (“Quiz Show,” “Barton Fink,” “Do the Right Thing”)

Basil Twist –puppeteer (“The Araneidae Show”)

Tom Tykwer – director (“Run Lola Run,” “Winter Sleepers”)

Tracey Ullman – Emmy winning actor, writer, singer ("The Tracey Ullman Show," "Tracey Takes On....," "Ally McBeal," "Bullets Over Broadway")

Blair Underwood – actor “LA Law,” “Sex and the City”Dawn Upshaw – Grammy-winning opera singer

Dick Van Dyke – Emmy winning actor (“Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Diagnosis Murder”)

Melvin Van Peebles – actor, writer, dir (“Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”)

Gus Van Sant – director (“Elephant,” “My Own Private Idaho,” “Drugstore Cowboy”)

Francis Veber – director (“The Dinner Guest,” “The Closet”)

Milo Ventimiglia – actor (“Gilmore Girls”)

Jim Verraros – final 10 on “American Idol”)

Richard Verrier – reporter for The Los Angeles Times

Meredith Vieira – Emmy-winning reporter, “The View,” “Who Wants to be Millionaire”

Abe Vigoda – actor (“Barney Miller,” “The Godfather”)

Ruth Vitale – film industry heavyweight (Fine Line)

Paula Vogel – Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (“How I Learned to Drive”)

Donnie Wahlberg – actor, pop star (“Boomtown,” New Kids On The Block)

Rufus Wainright – musician

Kasia Walicka-Maimone – costume designer ("Capote," "Amelia," "Jesus' Son")

Joseph Wambaugh – best-selling author (“The Onion Field,” “The Choirboys”)

Lauren Ward – actress (star of “Violet,” Lincoln Center revival “Carousel”)

Alan Ware – clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Malcolm-Jamal Warner – actor (“The Cosby Show,” “Jeremiah”)

Lenny Waronker – head of DreamWorks Records, record industry vet

John Waters – director (“Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos,” “Cry Baby”)

Paul Watkins – author (“Night Over Day Over Night,” “Stand Before Your God”)

Emma Watson – actor (Hermione in "Harry Potter" films)

Damon Wayans – actor (“My Wife and Kids,” “Bamboozled”)

Charles Webb – author of "The Graduate"

Peter Webber – director ("Girl With A Pearl Earring," "Wuthering Heights," "Hannibal Rising")

Johnny Weir – Olympic ice skater, three time US champion

Tom Welling – actor (“Smallville”)

Matt Wells – media reporter for UK’s “The Guardian”

Adam Werbach – activist (youngest head of Sierra Club at 23; Act Now Prod.)

Donald Westlake – Edgar-winning mystery author, Dortmunder and Parker series

Mike White – writer and actor ("Chuck & Buck," "Freaks And Geeks," "School Of Rock")

Scott Whittier – author of gay romances ("Hot Sauce")

David Wild – senior editor “Rolling Stone,” “Friends” companion book

Tom Wilkinson – actor “Normal,” “In The Bedroom”|

Montel Williams – TV talk show host

Robin Williams – Oscar-winning actor, stand-up (World According to Garp)

Martha Williamson – TV writer (creator: “Touched By An Angel”)

Kelly Willis – country singer and songwriter

Cassandra Wilson – Grammy-winning jazz singer

Mary Louise Wilson – Tony-winning actress ("Grey Gardens," "Full Gallop"), memoirist

Patrick Wilson – actor Bway “Oklahoma,” TV’s “Angels in America”

Robert Wilson – thriller author (“A Small Death in Lisbon,” “Company of Strangers”)

Simon Winchester – author (“The Professor and the Madman”)

Dick Wolf – Emmy-winning TV producer (“Law & Order,” “New York Undercover”)

Michael Winterbottom – BAFTA-winning director ("24 Hour Party People," "In This World," "A Mighty Heart")

George C. Wolfe – Tony-winning director, head of Public (“Angels in America”)

Nat Wolff – actor, singer and songwriter ("The Naked Brothers Band")

BD Wong – “Pacific Overtures,” “M Butterfly,”

Doug Wright – Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright ("I Am My Own Wife," "Grey Gardens," "Quills")

David Yates – director ("Harry Potter" films, TV miniseries "State Of Play,"

Anton Yelchin – actor ("Charlie Bartlett," "Star Trek")

Graham Yost – creator of “Boomtown,” writer of “Band of Brothers,” “Speed”

John Yost – head of Black Rocket ad agency

Jacob Young – actor, musician (“General Hospital”)

Will Young – singer, winner of UK’s “Pop Idol”

Craig Zadan -- Emmy winning producer of “Life With Judy,” TV’s “Annie,” “Chicago”

Paula Zahn – TV broadcaster (“Fox News,” “CBS This Morning”)

Peggy Zask – artist

Ian Ziering – actor (“Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Mary Zimmerman – MacArthur “genius” grant winner, theater director (“Metamorphoses;” “The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci”)