Famous Friday with Martha Stewart!!

is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Everyone’s favorite Fancy Pants is here today!!! 22_marthastewart.w529.h529.2xMartha Stewart has, SURPRISINGLY, agreed to chat with me. I am pretty sure it is some leftover community service, but I won’t mention that!! 😮

With multiple magazines, tv shows, books and who knows what else (beside pink stones for a driveway), she has taken over the world. Sure, she had a stint in the big house, but she’s back and has not blinked since.

Let’s see if we can figure out what is in the mind of a lady like this? I will try to be careful. I don’t think she’ll get my sense of humor… I could be wrong.

Charity – Hey, Martha! Nice to have you here today. I know you are so busy and I appreciate you taking the time to come here. Do you ever get a chance to relax?

Martha – I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap so it’s not a waste of time.

Charity – Oh man! You really are on top of the game! It’s a good thing you…

Martha – I invented “It’s a good thing!” before you were even born!

Charity – I was just going to say that it is… good to know you are taking care of business!

So, some people say you are a perfectionist. Do you find that to be the case, or are you just exceptionally good at what you do the first time around?

Martha – I’m a maniacal perfectionist.

So the pie isn’t perfect. Cut it into wedges. Stay in control and never panic!

Charity – Interesting philosophy! Tiring, but I can see where you are coming from. Of course, I am not the expert!!

Martha – Bloggers create kind of a popularity. But they are not the experts and we have to understand that.

Charity – *clears throat* Point taken.

How can you possibly keep up with your schedule? Do you ever take a sick day?

Martha – I’m never sick. Why get sick? It’s a waste of time!

Charity – I wish it was that easy!

Martha – Without an open mind, you can never be a great success.

I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire.

Charity – 😮

Martha – I get up really early and I go to be really late. Sometimes I get tired, but it’s not important. I have an exciting existence and there’s so much to do!!

Charity – That doesn’t leave much time for socializing!

Martha – I don’t have time to have friends come over and stay…except for weekends in Maine.

Charity – What a shame! To have such a beautiful estate with plenty of room and no time?!

Martha – All I really want is a three room house. The home I have designed at my new farm in Bedford, NY is a three room house.

Charity – hmmm. Well, any last words you would like to leave us with?

Martha – If you learn something new every day, you can teach something new every day.

Charity – That is true.

Thank you for coming and chatting with me today. I know you aren’t a huge fan of bloggers, as you clearly expressed.

Martha – Not true! Franchesca and Sharkey, my French Bulldogs, have their own blog and their brilliant at it.

Charity – *Clears throat again*

*Starts to say something*

*Changes mind*

*Walks away*

Famous Friday with Russell Brand!!

is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Today I would love to introduce you to Russell Brand. He has 10 Published books!! Russell BrandI don’t know if you have heard of this sassy brit, but you are sure to find out more than you ever wanted to know today!!!

He has the claim to fame of being ex-husband to Katy Perry. He’s also known for his comedic performances and breaking out in strange song.

Check out this HILARIOUS video with Jimmy Fallon ( ❤ ) and Russell Brand:


Charity – Hey, Russell!! I have to admit I am a little nervous about this interview! One never knows what you are going to do!!

So, I just got home from the Dr. I might be a little…Out of it. I apologize in adva…

Russell – You deserve a medal, or a holiday, or at least a cuddle from somebody.

Charity – OH! UM, well, thank you! I will certainly let MY HUSBAND know. Are you always this…friendly?

Russell – Like most of the superficially decent things I do in life, my motivation was to impress women more than to aid the suffering.

Charity – Well, that’s certainly…noble?

Russell –

Charity – Well, today is a new day! Let’s change the topic.

Russell – Every Moment is a fresh new beginning…a wonderful inauguration of the great cosmic journey through the Universe. We can do whatever we want. We can change reality at any moment.

Charity – Huh?

Russell – In the same way my cat can never accurately describe the internet, we can never accurately describe the unknowable consciousness of the Universe.

Charity – ha. Yeah, I guess so. Still a little confused, but I think you are saying that the world is vast?

Russell – Yes! Question all information when you receive it! You might not even trust me…Look at me! I’ve got a blanket over my head!!

Charity – Yes, you sure do! So, it is my understanding that you enjoy being a “spiritual leader”?

Russell – I don’t mind having the reputation as a serious and spiritual person. I think that would be a nice reputation to have.

I enjoyed having a reputation as being wild, but these days I try not to worry about what people think in the privacy of their own brain, or what they write in the bizarre publicity of their own newspapers, because all of those things are meaningless.

Charity – I absolutely agree with you. Meaningless. Everything under the sun…

Russell – As a performer, I’m very, very confident in what I do.

Charity – So, how do you like England? I mean, you’ve obviously lived there your whole life, but Americans are obsessed with the British country and culture. What can you tell us about it?

Russell – In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved.

Charity – I like that! Ok, so I know that you are extremely political.

Russell – When I was poor and I complained about inequality, they said I was bitter. Now I’m rich and complain about inequality, they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.

Charity – Who is “they”?

Russell –

Charity – haha 🙂 It’s been a pleasure, Russell!! Good luck with everything!!

Russell- No, no, no! Don’t think of it as “Bush being bad” or “Obama being bad”, think of it as the whole system being bad and the whole government needing to be scrapped!

Charity – Thanks!! Ok, well, I’ll leave you to figure all that out!!

Russell – Imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics.

Charity – Ok, thanks!! Gets up, sets tablet down on the chair and walks out to the sound of Russell talking and not noticing I am leaving.


If you would like to connect with Russell Brand on Goodreads, just head on over HERE.

Famous Friday with Al Gore!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Today I am excited to announce that I have a very special guest!  Former Vice Prez, Al Gore!! I can’t believe it either!! But, ’tis true!!!

As we all know, there have been many things said about him and I mean to get to the bottom of it!! Did he really invent the internet? What does he think about the war in the Middle East? How about the upcoming presidential elections?

Let’s get started!!!!


Charity – Hello there! It’s great to have a chance to sit down and chat with y…

Al – I am Al Gore and I used to be the next president of the United States.

Charity – Oh! Well, alright. I was going to introduce you, but I guess you covered that. You don’t usually do interviews, so I am glad that y…

Al – Hey! You know what? I’ve gotta go on that “Letterman” show! That show is so lame!

Charity – *clears throat* It might be nice to finish a sentence. But, maybe I’m asking too much.

So, former Vice President? Pretty nice role!

Al – I flew on Air Force 2 for 8 years and now I have to take off my shoes to get on an airplane!

Charity – That really does kinda stink! I guess these are the things that keep life from making us too proud.

Al – I see myself in the mold of Rin Tin Tin. It didn’t go to his head either.

Charity – *awkward silence* *shifts in seat* *clears throat*

So, do you miss a life of politics? What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Al – During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet.

Charity – Really? You are still going with that?

Al – That day I made the statement about inventing the internet, I was tired because I had stayed up all night inventing the Camcorder.

Charity – *chuckles* *relaxes a bit*

What do you think of the elections coming up? Do you think there will be a high voter turnout to make a change, or to vote in the first woman president?

Al – A low voter turnout is an indication of few people going to the polls.

Charity – *confused* Yes, that is probably true. I mean, it would have to be true. Wait. huh?

Al – When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler!

Charity – Um. I’ll write that down for the future. Thank you.

But, the state of politics, as they stand in this country, seem a bit…”out of whack”, as my mother would say. What do you think?

Al – There’s lots about politics I don’t feel comfortable with. To talk about politics of future ideas is impossible in soundbite form.

Charity – *low growl* Al! Focus!! Let’s talk about something you are passionate about. You are the king of going green. What is really going on out there?

Al – Today we’re dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.

As human being, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.

The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It’s been the size of the continental United Stated for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.

There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.

Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.

Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it’s a challenge to the moral imagination.

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilization in WWII. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.

I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I’ve relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true!

I drive a hybrid, and we’ve changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and…

Charity – *snoring* zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

–Hours Later–

Charity – *waking up* *rubbing eyes*

Guys? Al? Where is everyone? What the heck? Did I fall asleep???? Helloooo……………….?????????????

Famous Friday with Stephen King!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Today I am going to be talking to the King of Creepy! https://i1.wp.com/blogs.denverpost.com/books/files/2013/07/stephen_king-coming-to-boulder.jpgStephen King has more books than I learned to count to! (Did that sentence make any sense?) You can check out his spooky collection over at Goodreads.

I am interested to speak to him today and find out what he’s been up to, his theories on life and much, much more. Shall we proceed?


Charity – Hey, Stephen! Nice to have you here today. Thanks for taking the time out to be here! I know you are probably really busy!!!

Stephen – Get busy living, or get busy dying!

Charity – I suppose that’s pretty good advice!! So, you write these really dark novels. Do they reflect you and your life or beliefs in any way?

Stephen – People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy.

It’s in a glass jar on my desk.

Charity – 😯

Stephen – Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it comes around to where you started again.

Charity – 😯

Stephen – We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.

Charity – 😯

Stephen – I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross out. I’m not proud.

Charity – 😥

MOMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

One Hour Later–

Stephen – *smirks*

Charity – Sorry. I…..needed to see my mom about something. We can continue. Let’s take this in ANOTHER direction.

So, what is your writing process? *a wee bit nervous*

Stephen – One word at a time.

Charity – *clears throat* You are enjoying this, aren’t you? You are sitting there laughing at me!

Stephen – You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.

Charity – Dude…You are somethin’!

Stephen – I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries!

Charity – Well, is there anything else you would like to add before we wrap this up? Perhaps some advice on how to break into the world of writing?

Stephen – You cannot hope to sweep someone away with the force of your writing until it has been done to you. But, I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in. It’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it anymore than you can choose to be left handed or right handed.

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of. No shortcut.

Charity – Thank you! Now, why couldn’t you have just been like that the whole time!!??

Stephen – I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.

Charity – 😛

Oh boy. Well, that’s all… I have no idea what that meant. Anyway, check him out on Goodreads, if you still want to. 😯

Famous Friday with Gwyneth Paltrow!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****That being said, let’s get to today’s interview! I would love  to give you a little insight into Gwyneth Paltrow’s world. You may be surprised to find out that Gwyneth has authored, or co-authored, 15 books!!! You can check them all out on Goodreads.

For now, let’s have a little chat with her and see how she’s gone from actress to author and owner of a massive company called GOOP. (???)


Charity – Gwyneth! Nice to have another mom on here!! Tell me, how’s it going with being a mom and everything else you are doing? Is it hard being a working mom?

Gwyneth – I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.

Charity – Hmm. I don’t know. I think that being a mom is hard work. It is probably best not to compare. It might sound a bit pretentious, don’t you think?

Gwyneth – I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.

Charity – Well, I suppose that’s true. So, you have a nanny then? How do you like that?

Gwyneth – She’s French, so she’s teaching them French, and their previous nanny was Spanish, so they’re fluent in Spanish.

Charity – Wow! That’s incredible. They are pretty young. What’s your parenting style?

Gwyneth – Hands on! We all get in the tub together.

Charity – *drops coffee*. I’m sorry. Did you just say that you bath together? I’m sorry, but your kids are 7 and 9 years old, right? … You know what? Never mind.

How do you like living in Europe?

Gwyneth – I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don’t talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don’t tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is ‘I’m not achieving enough, I’m not making enough, I’m not at the top of the pile.’ It’s just kind of like, I am.

It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it’s from 500 B.C., it’s incredible.

I find the English amazing how they got over 7/7. There were no multiple memorials with people sobbing as they would have been in America. There, they are constantly scaring people but at the same time, people think nothing of going to see a therapist.

In Europe, we have great dinner parties at which everyone sits around talking about politics, history, art and literature—all this peppered with really funny jokes. But back in America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my Gosh! Are those Juicy jeans that you’re wearing?’ and I thought, I can’t stay here. I have to get back to Europe. I love America too. It is just a more adolescent culture.

Charity – Don’t hold back…

Gwyneth – Brits are far more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I love the fact that you can hail a taxi, and just pick up your pram and put it in the back of the cab without having to collapse it. I love the parks and places I go for dinner and my friends.

Charity – So, basically… you hate America and would never want to live here with a bunch of dummies?

Gwyneth – I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because, no matter what the political agenda, it’s still a fantastic, amazing place.

Charity – huh. Ok. Glad we cleared that up!! So, what is a memory, or something “fantastic” about America?

Gwyneth – I’ll never forget it. I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’ I thought I was having an auditory hallucination.

Charity – Maybe you were! What other explanations are there?

Gwyneth – My one light American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night!

Charity – Ah! Ok. Gotcha. So, what kinds of things make you happy, Gwyneth?

Gwyneth – When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.

Charity – So, you like being out in the fresh air and sunshine? Do you use a lot of suntan lotion?

Gwyneth – We’re human beings and the sun is the sun—how can it be bad for you? I don’t think anything that’s natural can be bad for you! Gwyneth-Paltrow-009

Charity – I am pretty sure that there are a lot of “natural” things that are bad for you. It’s probably not the best message to send to people either! I don’t suppose you sleep in a bed of Poison Ivy, but I could be wrong. Maybe you eat it!

Do you have certain food restrictions, or is it a free for all?

Gwyneth – I basically love anything that comes in a hot dog bun… except hot dogs. I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin and I’d rather die than let my kids eat Cup-o-Soup!

Charity – And, how does that affect your weight?

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Gwyneth – If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.

Charity – Well, thanks for taking the time to chat with us here at aTransParentMom! I am sorry to cut this short, but… I really need to go do that thing…you know? Well, thanks again!

Famous Friday with Oprah Winfrey!!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

That being said, today we are going to spending a little time chatting with Oprah!! Wha? Yup, that’s right!! Author of multiple books and magazines, Oprah is one of the leading voices in today’s culture.

hmm.

That actually explains a lot. Anyway, let’s get started…shall we?


Charity – Oprah! So nice of you to join us!! Some of my readers are going to think they died and went to heaven!!!

Oprah – My idea of Heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with!!

Charity – Oh! My goodness. I was thinking more about hanging out with Jesus! Won’t that be amazing??

Oprah – Well, the whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you are intended to be.

Charity – I guess we might agree to disagree on that. But, anyway, how have you been? How’s OWN working out?

Oprah – I am a woman in progress. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.

As far as my network? Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people that never tumble are those that never mount the high wire. This is your moment. OWN it.

Charity – huh? *awkward silence*

Oh. I see what you did there. That was clever.

Ok, so…let’s talk about your book, What I Know For Sure. Can you tell us anything about it?

Oprah – Like Dr. King I have a dream of my own, too, that the powerful message of this little book would be engraved on every human heart and will never be forgotten again. That you who read this book will feel as I do that these 120 pages … should be required reading for all humanity

Charity – That good, huh??

Oprah – The more you praise and celebrate your life, there more there is in life to celebrate! When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes!!

Charity – I don’t mean to be…questioning you, but you do come across a little “I’m better than you”. Does that bother you at all?

Oprah – I still have my feet on the ground! I just wear better shoes!!

Charity – huh. Kinda like that.

Well, what advice would you give to someone just starting out in the biz?

Oprah – I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become! So, go ahead! Fall down! The world looks different from the ground.

Charity – There are so many pictures of you out there. Which one is your personal favorite?

Oprah –

Charity – A lion! Fancy!! Something looks a little fake. I can’t quite put my finger on it…

Oprah –

Charity – Hmm. Thanks so much for your time. I know you are super busy. Good luck with your different endeavors.

Oprah – Where there is struggle, there is strength.

Charity – Thank you for that.


If you would like to connect with Oprah on Goodreads, just follow the link!

Famous Friday with David Hasselhoff!!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

Today I am pleased to announce that I will be interviewing “The Hoff”. Yup!! David “Knight Rider” Hasselhoff! Wha Wha?

You didn’t know that besides his fabulous taste in tv shows, he is also a writer! He has written multiple books including, my personal favorite, Don’t Hassel the Hoff.

Boy, oh boy. This is going to be fun! I can’t wait to hear all about what he’s been up to.

Let’s get started, shall we?


Charity – David! So good of you to stop by today! I am increasingly surprised by the amount of men willing to be interviewed on a…what I would call, a girly blog. I assume you enjoy your fans and know how much they love you?

David – There are many dying children out there whose last wish is to meet me. I feel like Elvis. Only alive.

Charity – Elvis? Oh! Ok. He was pretty cool. So, what do you think of being called “The Hoff”? Do you think it is a compliment or an annoying nickname?

David – Ninety-nine percent of people now call me The Hoff – and it’s out of respect. The Hoff has taken over David Hasselhoff. David Hasselhoff really doesn’t know who he is anymore. Everywhere I go, it’s The Hoff.

Charity – What do you think of your career choices? Do you regret any of them? Would you do it the same way again?

David – In life, you either watch TV or you do TV. I told my daughters that the only way you are going to make it in this business is to get in the game. That’s the biggest advice I can give them. I started training for musicals since I was a boy.

Charity – Which show, do you believe, made the best contribution to society?

David – Beyond its entertainment value, ‘Baywatch’ has enriched, and in many cases, helped save lives. We made sure nobody ever died on the show. We made sure nobody ever drowned on ‘Baywatch’.

Charity – Hmm. So, that’s pretty cool. I had no idea that you guys were so safe. I am also impressed it has saved so many lives. Who knew?

What do you think of the younger generation of celebrities like Justin Bieber?

David – When Justin Bieber comes up and goes, ‘Hoff!’ and then Selena Gomez says, “It’s so weird he loves you,” it’s great. It just means that you’re hip and it’s cool.

Charity – What is your favorite picture that is out there for the world to see?

David –

Charity – Oh, yeah! I can see why. Sweet ride.

David – Image is what people perceive my life to be. It’s nothing like the truth. I’m six foot four, all American guy and handsome and talented as well!

Charity – So, let’s talk about your book, Don’t Hassel the Hoff.

David – I’m trying to document all the amazing things that have happened to me. It’s about facing your fears and using your powers in a positive way. I’ve done everything and I talk about what I’ve learnt through all those journeys: how I tried to save the world and forgot to save myself.

Charity – Lastly, could you tell us what’s up your sleeve? What’s your next career move?

David – Before long, I’ll have my own channel. I’ll be like Barney.

Charity – huh. Well, sounds fun. Thanks for taking time to come over and answer some questions. Good luck out there! Any last words for us? What keeps you sane?

David – Spirituality. Prayer is a big part of my life.


So there you have it! If you would like to connect with “The Hoff” on Goodreads, feel free to do so.

Thanks again for another fabulous Famous Friday!!

Famous Friday with James Franco!!!

Ok, so I was thinking….is-it-friday-yet-funny-quotes-sayings-picturesAs a blogger, you can pretty much make up or say whatever you want to. How do your  readers know if it’s true or not? *arched eyebrow for affect*

So, then I began to think (don’t get scared because of that!!). I thought to myself, I could pretend to interview ANY author and how would you know if I made up the answers myself, or plagiarized another interviewer?

Thus, Famous Friday has emerged, like a babe from the womb. I am going to pick a famous author (or celeb) and I will interview them. I will ask them my own questions, but I will take REAL ANSWERS (to who knows what) that they have said in interviews and I will insert it in as their answer to my questions.

So ***** This is fun. Not real. Yes, real quotes, but not to the original questions, or maybe they are…? *****

james-franco-640-620x395That being said, let’s just start outside our comfort zone today, yes? We shall interview James Franco today. I know he is not in my “typical genre”, as in, Christian Lit. However, we have one very famous man that has written a few books, “Palo Alto” and “Actors Anonymous” being his latest. (He even graduated with his PhD from Yale!!! Yup!!)

So, how does such a goober like that go from Yale to the movies he’s been in??? I don’t know. Let’s find out, shall we??


Charity – James! So nice to have you here with us today at aTransParentMom. I was really surprised that you would be interested in stopping by such a… girly? site! Thank you!!

James – I’m going to try to not let anyone put me in a box, and that certainly applies to the things I do outside of acting.

Charity – Oh..ok. Cool. Well, tell us! You are here, as we already established, with lots of girls reading this post. We all adore your crooked little grin! How about you tell us one of your biggest flaws?

James – The new critique you’re gonna start hearing about James Franco is, “He’s spreading himself too thin.”.

Charity – So, that’s all you’ve got? hmm. No other “flaws” come to mind?

James – I don’t like sleeping in a bed.

Charity – Oh, right. Yes. Ok, so…What other jobs have you had besides actor, filmmaker, and writer?

James – I worked the drive-through at McDonald’s and tried out different accents – Italian, Russian, Irish.  I could always tell when girls were interested: They’d drive around again and say, ‘I forgot something.’

I’m starting to teach now. I teach in the graduate program at NYU and next year I’m going to be teaching in LA at the program and English program at UCLA

Charity – Very cool! Well, we are glad you are still acting! So, tell us, is it hard to stay in shape, as an actor….always being watched and filmed?

James – Nah. I think I’m more like you. But I also don’t want to take my shirt off and have the beer belly hanging out in the boxing scenes. If I’m working on a film, I’ll do sit-ups before I shoot. Like, 100 in the morning or something.

Charity – Arlight So, let’s talk about your books!

James – There’s a tacit belief that actors shouldn’t write books. They’re sort of allowed to direct movies, but there will be a lot of skepticism and they shouldn’t do artwork or music! There are these invisible roadblocks to gain entree to these areas for actors and you kind of have to crash through those invisible barriers.

Charity – Well, good think you are doing those sit-ups!

James – But once I started doing other things james-franco– I had a book that came out, I had some art shows in New York and I started directing my own movies – then I was curious again: ‘OK, how are these being perceived?’ It sucked me into that very addictive place where you just want to know what absolutely everyone thinks of your work….I was spending a lot of time just reading about myself.

Charity – Huh. Interesting.

James – For April Fools Day, someone played a really cruel joke on me. They stole ALL my mirrors and I had to go hours without seeing myself. I mean, I couldn’t even do my daily affirmations. What kind of world is this? I tell you, it’s artists like myself that really suffer.

Charity – Oh, yeah! Wow. That would be tough. hmm.

James – I was obviously the inspiration behind the character of Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games. It’s so painfully obvious.

Charity – *arched brow*

James – Do you think I come off as not humble?

Charity – Well. Hmm. I guess I..

James – Gucci makes me a suit for like every single event. But I don’t keep them all in my closet or anything; they hold them for me.

Charity – *short silence*

James – Sometimes I get a little sad, and I feel like being alone. Then I talk to my cat about it, and he reminds me I’m James Franco. Then we dance.

Charity – OK. So. Back to your books!!

James – I’ve been perceived as this guy yelling, “Hey, look at me. I want attention.” I’m not going to school to get articles written about me. I’m just going to school. But the fact that I’m going to school or that someone takes a picture of me sleeping is like, “We’re gonna jump on that and criticize him for his antics.” What antics? I write. I make movies. I’m going to school. I hosted the Oscars. I take these projects seriously.

Charity – Ok, so, what do YOU want to talk about?

James – james-franco-1

Charity – *clears throat* Well, I guess that about wraps things up. Thanks for coming on over to my site for an interview. I appreciate it!

Do you mind answering if anyone has questions?

James – I’m not going to be the guy not pulling his weight!!

Charity *confused* So, is that a “yes”?

James – I used to care about how I looked. Now I don’t care as much. Maybe it’s because I’m so handsome.

Charity – Ok….. That’s it! Thanks, James!! I appreciate your time. Hope you have a great life and lots of success. Stay away from those haters!

James – They’re just peanut butter and jealous! Haters gonna hate, and ain’t-ers gonna ain’t.

…..

Charity – *gets up and leaves*


Well, there you have it. I think that James said you could ask questions and he would try to get around to answering them. It was a little hard to tell. So, if you have any questions for James Franco, just ask. We’ll see if he responds (not that his response will answer your question….).

If you would like, you can follow him on Goodreads.

Alright. That’s it. Thanks for taking the time to read this!! Love my readers ❤

–PS – I will try to find someone that wants to actually talk about his/her books next time…It was my first go at it. Give me a break. PLEASE.

Oh, James wanted to show you this…?? I guess he thought it was pretty cool. *shrug*

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