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Covering the Royal Wedding was a really cool experience. Not only because I had never been to London before, but to be there for such a historically significant event was truly amazing. I was there for 10 days and was able to explore the entire city and take in all the Royal fever. The British media is very similar to the American media but perhaps certain British outlets can be a bit more sensationalistic. Evidence of this is the recent shutting down of the News of the World.
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The transition from The Insider to ET was relatively easy. Both shows are produced by the same company so I didn't have to change locations. The main difference was getting used to not being on the desk every day opening and closing the show. For ET I travel a lot, so I have to be ready to jet off to any destination at a moments notice. I always pack extra clothes just in case I have to extend my trip or go to another location.
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My opinion on celebs on Twitter is this: It's no different from how it ever was except that Twitter is immediate. Celebs have always given their unedited opinions but before Twitter it as delayed until the article, interview or show segment was circulated. I love Twitter, use it all the time myself and think it's a great way for luminaries to be in constant contact with their fans.
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A law career for me was always a back up plan. If I hadn't succeeded in the entertainment business, I would have become a criminal lawyer. Criminal trials have always fascinated me and I'm lucky that a lot of what ET covers has a legal aspect to it.
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Hef is a very savvy businessman and will always recognize and capitalize on opportunities to further his public image. In his case more than anything, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
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My interview style doesn't come from practice or any conscious effort during an interview. Basically I just try to have a conversation with my subject and let the interview unfold organically. Of course I have a set of topics in my mind that I want to cover, but I am always ready to allow the discussion to flow in an unexpected direction. I guess the only skill you have to have is being able to listen to the answer currently being given while at the same time thinking about what my next question is going to be. I try not to use notes while I'm interviewing someone, this allows me to be more organic and present for the interview.
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