In 2020, Charlize Theron talked about being single and having no desire to marry. She’s never felt lonely. She had no regrets about breaking up with Sean Penn. She is a tough nut.
If she doesn’t have a hardcore training regime to commit to for a movie, she’s not happy. She was nearly paralyzed shooting her first movie, and in “Old Guard” an injury ripped the ligament in her thumb from the bone.
Bono and The Edge
Bono said he hates listening to his voice and so he never listened to “The Joshua Tree” once it was recorded. The sound of his voice is “excruciating” to hear, plus the songs affect him emotionally.
The Edge gave the King of all Media a nice treat. He demonstrated the iconic opening to “Where the Streets Have No Name” in the studio, then shared how he put the song together. He said he first came up with a set of chords and built tune from there.
Led Zeppelin is rock’s most dominant group. The band of British rockers were so great in their day, Elvis Presley asked to hook up with them. The King wanted to hang out with the band because he knew what a sensation they were and wished to understand the buzz.
Robert Plant said that they hung out with Elvis at a soiree in his penthouse hotel room talking about music for hours. Plant noted that Elvis’ presence was indescribable when he walked into the room. “He just grooved his way through the people,” is how he put it.
When David Letterman and the King of All Media spent an hour and a half together, old-time stories came out. At one point, Stern asked about the time Letterman invited comic Don Rickles and himself onto the Letterman show. Letterman said that the idea of those two together was too much fun to pass up.
Ironically, Stern hated it. Rickles is known as the insult comedian, and the radio disc jockey found it sucks to be on the wrong side of Rickles’ jokes. He totally idolized the insult master but told Letterman that he’s only hilarious if he’s targeting anyone else.
A lot of people know that Ashton Kutcher met his wife Mila Kunis when she was 14 on the set of “That ‘70s Show.” Back then, it was more like a big-brother, little-sister relationship. Kutcher helped her with homework.
Stern talked to Kutcher about something most people would not know about him. He is astute in the world of finance. He helped fund Uber as a startup, so he’s made a killing there. He also admitted to enjoying raking in $700,000 per episode replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.”