You’ve seen them in the movies, on television, on the red carpet, at book signings and all over social media. They are our favorite celebrities. Josh Groban, Ellie Kemper, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart, Jewel, Eric McCormack, Brad Garrett, James Roday, Jeff Beck, Courtney Barnett, Ray Liotta, Seal, Judd Apatow, Michael McDonald and Zach Braff are just some of the celebrities we have had the pleasure of speaking with this year regarding their hit television shows, upcoming movies, tours and albums.
On the heels of his Broadway debut, Josh Groban spoke to Dave Gil de Rubio about his Netflix show, The Good Cop, with Tony Danza and his upcoming tour and album. Everyone’s favorite funny girl Ellie Kemper shared lots of laughs about her new memoir My Squirrel Days and spoke of the success of her shows The Office and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The queen of baking and DIY, Martha Stewart shared with us her favorite recipes and what she loves about the holidays while singer-songwriter Jewel discussed with Jennifer her new album, holiday tour and jewelry line, Songlines, inspired by her childhood on the Alaskan frontier. Actor Eric McCormack talked up Will & Grace and how happy he is to be back with the Emmy-winning cast, while actor James Roday spoke about joining the ensemble cast of the now hit drama series A Million Little Things.
Ken Jeong spoke to Steve Mosco about his Hangover fame, the success of Crazy Rich Asians and how making the jump from medicine to acting was one of the best decisions of his life. Syosset native and producer/writer/director Judd Apatow talked about his mentor Garry Shandling and HBO documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.
On a musical note, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck went out on the road with Ann Wilson and Paul Rodgers while Australian singer-guitarist Courtney Barnett hit the road for a tour in support of her critically acclaimed album, Tell Me How You Really Feel. Meanwhile Brandi Carlile also toured in support of her new album which recently garnered several Grammy nominations.
In the kitchen, our favorite chefs such as Alex Guarnaschelli, Anne Burrell and Geoffrey Zakarian shared delicious recipes and what it is about cooking that ignites their passion.
We chatted up a lot of celebrities this year, and there’s a whole walk of fame to explore in the year to come.