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Celebrity Revelations

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CARL KASELL, Host:

It's a listener request show, and many of you mentioned those moments during our celebrity interviews in which we all found out something surprising about our guests.

SAGAL: For example, we interviewed Representative Aaron Schock, the youngest member of Congress, in August of 2009, and found out about a heretofore secret, high level summit meeting.

The picture that got famous in TMZ, which still loves you a lot, in which you're lounging by the pool, showing off a pretty premium level craft-brewed six-pack, if you know what I mean.

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SAGAL: Because of that photograph, you were asked once - we found this - whether you felt, in your professional congressional opinion, whether you or President Obama had the better bod. And you said you didn't know. Have you had a chance to check it out?

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SAGAL: Because we know what guys are like. I'm a guy. You're out there; you're hanging out at some congressional thing. We're checking each other out; we're seeing who's bringing it. So what do you think?

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AARON SCHOCK: Well, I'm sorry to disappoint. The opportunity has not presented itself. However, I will say that at the White House picnic that I was invited to, Michelle was there, First Lady Michelle Obama, with a sleeveless shirt on, and she was looking pretty buff.

SAGAL: Really?

SCHOCK: Yeah.

SAGAL: Yeah.

SCHOCK: I actually complimented her on her arms.

SAGAL: You know what's...

SCHOCK: She's got it together.

SAGAL: You did? You actually went up to Michelle Obama and you said "hey, nice guns?" What did you do?

SCHOCK: I did.

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SAGAL: Come on, no, stop. What did you say to the First Lady of the United States? I want to hear it.

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SCHOCK: We were along the rope line at the White House. I had some guests there that I brought with that wanted their picture taken with her.

SAGAL: Sure.

SCHOCK: And so I said hello to her and, you know, I chit chatted and I said you're looking good. And she just kind of laughed at me. And I said, seriously, I said, those are some arms.

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SCHOCK: And she said, well - she made a nice compliment about myself and then she moved on.

SAGAL: No, stop. No, no, sir.

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SAGAL: No, sir, you're not going to get away with it. What did she say to you?

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SAGAL: She made a nice compliment about myself. What did she say?

SCHOCK: Something to the effect of: you're not too bad yourself.

SAGAL: Aha.

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SAGAL: Aha. And then you guys went into a pose-off, right, like at the end of a body building competition?

AMY DICKINSON: You know, I bet that never happened with Mamie Eisenhower. You know?

SAGAL: I bet not.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: It just never did.

SAGAL: I got to say, you know, elected to Congress at age 27, big deal. Gotten some props from Michelle, that's something, sir.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Congratulations.

SCHOCK: You know, I think Joe Biden overhead her and got a little jealous.

SAGAL: I'm sure.

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SAGAL: In April of 2009, we spoke to Paula Deen, the southern chef, restaurateur and cooking show host. And we asked her, on a whim, what we might find in her refrigerator. When she went into the kitchen, she found something she never expected to see.

PAULA DEEN: Oh my goodness, my refrigerator is flat kadap(ph) full. There's perking cake on the counter. There's a caramelized apple cake on the counter. There's a standing rib roast that I had left over from the other night. Let's see, I'm coming in here to look.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

DEEN: Let me see what all's in here. Oh my gosh, so much chicken and lasagna and lots of sour cream and butter.

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DEEN: And mayonnaise, there's ton of mayonnaise in here. And oh, there's a bowl of fruit.

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SAGAL: How'd that get there?

DEEN: I don't know how - I must have got that from my grandson Jack.

TOM BODETT: That's got to be the loneliest bowl of fruit in the southland.

DEEN: Listen to what else is in here.

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DEEN: Oh my goodness, let me tell you...

SAGAL: What else? What else?

DEEN: Let me tell you all what...

SAGAL: Go on, go on, keep going.

DEEN: Let me tell you all what the best thing in my refrigerator is.

SAGAL: Yes.

DEEN: It's a chocolate brownie cobbler. It will knock your socks clean off and into the washer.

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DEEN: It is fabulous. And listen, listen, listen...

SAGAL: What?

DEEN: Michael, I just walked in here in the kitchen and Michael is sitting down and eating. Guess what he's eating?

SAGAL: What is he eating?

DEEN: Nutrisystem.

SAGAL: No.

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SAGAL: No.

DEEN: Yes, he is. It's wedge potatoes with...

SAGAL: What a blow.

DEEN: ...beef steak. He has made a vow to lose 95 pounds by Christmas. And then he said he's going to write a book: "How I Lost 95 Pounds and Married to Paula Deen."

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KASELL: In February of 2011, right before the Oscars, we hosted Jesse Eisenberg, who was nominated for his performance as the founder of Facebook in the movie, "The Social Network." Naturally, Peter asked him how he researched his role.

SAGAL: "The Social Network," a huge movie from last year. You play Mark Zuckerberg, the very real person who founded Facebook. We understand you were not a big Facebook guy, though, before you got this role.

JESSE EISENBERG A: No, and this is something I really wanted to tell you because I had never seen Facebook. And then I was rehearsing for the movie and this - you know, my character was discussing all of these things that I didn't know anything about. And so I got a Facebook page, while I was listening to this show. And I didn't want to use my own name, so I used your name.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I'm sorry. What?

EISENBERG A: Yeah, so, I mean...

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EISENBERG A: The account has been deleted, you know, soon thereafter. But it was the strangest thing.

SAGAL: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute.

EISENBERG A: Yes.

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SAGAL: You're telling me that as part of your research for this role, you opened a Facebook account under my name?

EISENBERG A: Yes. Now, the strange thing was...

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EISENBERG A: So, I was doing interviews for, you know, for several months about the movie and people would always ask me, "Do you have a Facebook page?" And I would always say no because I had deleted the account. But people would say that they had looked online the night before and that they saw that I did have a Facebook page or that I had several. I would always get like kind of quietly furious that somebody was, you know, pretending to be me.

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EISENBERG A: It never occurred to me, until they asked me to do this show, that I had done that to somebody.

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EISENBERG A: I apologize if you, you know, have experienced any strange looks.

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SAGAL: You might think that famous people play by different rules than you and me. You'd be right. Here's Miss America Caressa Cameron, revealing at least one of those rules when we talked to her in August 2010.

Tell me about the protocol. What are the rules? What do they say? Miss America, you're Miss America now, so you have to...

CARESSA CAMERON: Okay, you're Miss America now, so you can't wear jeans. You're Miss America now, so you can't say no. You're Miss America now...

SAGAL: Wait a minute.

ADAM FELBER: Hey.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: I'm sorry.

CAMERON: Okay, wait.

FAITH SALIE: Wait.

SAGAL: Wait, wait.

CAMERON: I can say no when it's appropriate.

SAGAL: Who exactly told you that and in what context were they thinking of?

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

CAMERON: Well, you know, it's basically like if someone asks you for a picture, you know, even if you're trying to catch a flight, you kind of have to oblige and take the picture, that sort of thing.

SAGAL: So tell us more. So the rules, you can't say no. You have to - you can't wear jeans. What else?

CAMERON: Let's see, well all kinds of random things, like...

SALIE: You can't have more than...

CAMERON: Oh, if I'm in an evening gown and I'm getting...

SAGAL: Say again?

CAMERON: And I'm getting in a limousine or out of a limousine, I cannot scoot.

SAGAL: You cannot scoot?

FELBER: No scooting.

CAMERON: No scooting.

SAGAL: What does that mean?

CAMERON: Like I can't scoot over and let someone else sit. They have to go around.

SAGAL: There's no scooting?

CAMERON: No scooting.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: That's the weirdest thing I've ever heard. Did you know about that before you signed up for the contest?

CAMERON: No. Well, I think it's more of like an image thing and just so that there's no Britney Spears' oopsies.

SAGAL: Oh.

CAMERON: If you're not scooting, it doesn't happen, you know.

SAGAL: Wouldn't that simply be taken care of by always having to wear underwear?

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

CAMERON: Well yes, absolutely. But even then you wouldn't want to show that.

SAGAL: That's true.

LUKE BURBANK: Right.

SALIE: Scooting is - now, you guys don't understand this.

SAGAL: No, clearly not.

SALIE: Scooting is an art, right, Caressa?

CAMERON: Yes.

SALIE: Yes.

CAMERON: There's a line.

SAGAL: She wouldn't know. She's not allowed to do it.

SALIE: Right, right, exactly.

CAMERON: But I used to.

BURBANK: But back in the day she could scoot.

SALIE: It's a lost art.

CAMERON: Right.

SAGAL: So you're halfway through your reign as Miss America. You're out there. You're being nice. You're not scooting.

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SAGAL: When the day your reign is over and you hand over the tiara to the next Miss America next January, what's the first thing you're going to do? I mean it's like, you know, people come back from the war and they say I'm going to have a hamburger; I'm going to have a beer.

CAMERON: Yeah.

SAGAL: What's the first thing you're going to do?

CAMERON: Wow. I don't know. All my friends are going to be in Vegas. So I have no idea what we're going to do because for the last year I haven't seen them.

SAGAL: Hmm, let's think, you haven't been able...

SALIE: I think...

SAGAL: To misbehave, you'll be in Vegas with all your friends.

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CAMERON: No, no, no, no, no.

FELBER: Hey, what were the dates of that exactly?

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

CAMERON: Oh man.

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SAGAL: Let's...

SALIE: I think...

CAMERON: I'm only going to behave.

SAGAL: Let's talk about the pageant...

SALIE: You should scoot and scream "no"...

SAGAL: Yeah.

SALIE: Over and over and over.

CAMERON: You're right. That's exactly what I'll do.

SAGAL: I'm scooting.

SALIE: No.

BURBANK: No.

FELBER: No.

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