How To Pry Interesting Statements From Celebrities, For ProfitOur interviews with celebrities usually go something like this...

Me: "So...um, do you have any funny anecdotes from the set?"
Celebrity: "Uh, no...I don't know."
Publicist: "I told you no personal questions! This interview is over!"
Then there are celebrity profilers like Scott Raab who could give a damn and ask whatever the hell they want and somehow get away with it. Esquire's Eric Gillin recently interviewed Raab about his new book, Real Hollywood Stories, and the questions he still wants to ask.
ESQ: If you could ask one question to any celebrity — and they've taken a magic sodium penathol truth-telling cocktail to ensure they'll answer — what question do you ask what celebrity?

SR: Let's see. I asked Dennis Rodman what it was like to fuck Madonna. So I got the answer to that one — he said it was good. I asked Bill Murray what he said to Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation, but he wouldn't tell me. I think I'd like to ask Al Gore, "How the fuck do you still walk the Earth after handing the keys to the White House to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney? I don't want to hear about Nader and Florida. You lost Tennessee and West Virginia. How on earth do you not disembowel yourself? Take your fucking Nobel Prize and drop dead."
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SR: Oh, for Nic Cage it would be: "When you were balling Lisa Marie, did you ever pretend to be Elvis?"