Friday, August 10, 2007

Henry Rollins Leaves Stars Speechless

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Musician and political activist Henry Rollins is known for being outspoken, and sometimes his mouth can even leave celebrities speechless.

At least that’s what usually happens on his late night IFC series, The Henry Rollins Show, where stars like Don Cheadle, William Shatner, and Ben Stiller join Rollins to talk about politics, current events, and enjoy uncut musical performances.

While Rollins has kept many guest stars on their toes, it was candid actor Samuel L. Jackson who was most recently shocked by Rollins’ on-screen questions.

Rollins explains, “Instead of asking Sam about his movies or stating the obvious fact that he’s a great actor, I asked him about his involvement with the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s, about how he was an usher at Martin Luther King’s funeral, and about equal rights. He was shocked and speechless that I knew those things about him, and that I wanted to talk about real issues.”

And although interviews with A-listers about Hollywood gossip could garner better ratings for Rollins, he’s not about to change his line of questioning.

He adds, “I’m in the business of interesting, intelligent questions. I don’t care about who the pretty Hollywood lady is dating.”

The Henry Rollins Show airs Friday nights on IFC.

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