Marica, Marcia, Marcia.
Here's my back page Q&A for WebMD Magazine's May issue with Marcia Gay Harden, who talks about her new memoir, her broken heart, and why 50 Shades Freed is really a tender love story. READ MORE.
Sharon Stone's stroke.
I'm honored to be assigned the debut cover story on actress Sharon Stone for the newly renamed and rebranded Neurology Now Magazine, now called Brain & Life. Sharon and I talked at length a few months ago about her arduous recovery after a sudden and life-threatening brain hemorrhage that struck just as her marriage to newspaperman Phil Bronstein was falling apart. Not understanding she'd had a stroke, she didn't get help for three days, even as her symptoms grew more and more dangerous. Stone lived up to her fierce reputation during our interview: equal parts defiant and emotional, she both raged and cried while recalling her decade of slowly rebounding, even after losing it all: home, husband, custody to their adopted son, status in Hollywood, plum roles, financial security, and most important, her health. Now starring in a new Showtime series, she's back—and wants you to know she's better than ever. READ MORE.
Questioning the questioner.
I've interviewed more than 100 well-known people over the past two decades. I love talking one-on-one and holding a serious conversation with someone, and I never get nervous, no matter how famous my subject is — with one exception. When I interview a fellow reporter, and specifically a reporter who's renowned for interviewing others, I tend to sweat a little (and do my homework twice over). That's because I know I'm being graded even as I ask my questions. How will I do with "60 Minutes" anchor Lesley Stahl? I'll find out April 18. Watch this space.