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Posts Tagged ‘David Hochman’

Gary Oldman Rails Against Alec Baldwin, Mel Gibson ‘Hypocrisy’

PlayboyOldmanTeaseWe’ve noted the work of Playboy contributing editor David Hochman several times. Hochman is at it again in the pages of Hef’s magazine, garnering attention for his interview of actor Gary Oldman.

The Playboy Interview is to magazine Q&As what The Graham Norton Show is to celebrity talk show appearances. A place where the normal script is often very dramatically deviated from:

“Alec calling someone a F-A-G in the street while he’s pissed off coming out of his building because they won’t leave him alone. I don’t blame him. So they persecute. Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him — and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know?”

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Sean Hannity Talks to Playboy About His Gun Collection

In the italicized intro to the July/August Playboy interview with Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity, contributing editor David Hochman ends with his thoughts on the question everyone wants answered:

“The ultimate question everyone has about Hannity,” Hochman says, “is, Does he really believe what he says, or is it all just an act? After spending hours with the guy [at Fox New York headquarters] and really getting into his head, I can say with utmost confidence, what you see with Hannity is what you get.”

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Hidden LA Pays Forbes Blogger the Highest Compliment

There has been a lot of press coverage of Lynn Garrett’s great venture Hidden LA since she launched it in February 2010 June 2009. So when she singles out one piece of coverage as her favorite, it’s noteworthy.

Garrett tweeted out that honor Thursday to David Hochman, who blogs about Los Angeles for Forbes. High praise indeed. In the May 18 Q&A, he asked Garrett at one point what hidden corner she likes to most escape to for a break from the hustle and bustle:

“Franklin Canyon Park. It’s only three miles above Beverly Hills, and sits at the geographic center of LA, but you’d swear you were in Lake Tahoe or someplace. If you’ve ever seen The Andy Griffith Show, it’s the pond from the opening credits.”

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Forbes Adds Another Blog: Letter from L.A.

Under the watchful eye of Lewis Dvorkin, the Forbes blog network has grown to a gargantuan size. Today, yet another flavor has been added, with veteran journalist David Hochman at the helm. It’s called Letter from L.A. Check out today’s clever introductory lede:

On a trip abroad recently, someone asked me to describe Los Angeles. Without hesitating, out came a sentiment I’d always felt but never quite put into words: “It’s an awful place to visit,” I said, “but you’d definitely want to live there.”

Ha ha. Hochman is also opening up item #1 to readers, asking people to chime in via the comments with their three favorite things about the city. He got things rolling by sharing his picks:

1. Sundays on the big lawn at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades.
2. The latte art “swans” at Urth Cafe.
3. The undying spirit that anything is possible.

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Los Angeles Journalist Interviews Helen Thomas for Playboy

Helen Thomas, who was booted from the White House press corps last year after making controversial statements about Israel, took up the topic again in April’s issue of Playboy. The interview was conducted by local journalist David Hochman, who flew to Washington to sit down with Thomas. Hochman, a Jew, didn’t shy away from addressing the controversy that lost Thomas her job — and Thomas, as ever, shied away from nothing. When asked if she had any personal antipathy toward Jews, Thomas replied:

No. I think they’re wonderful people. They had to have the most depth. They were leaders in civil rights. They’ve always had the heart for others but not for Arabs, for some reason. I’m not anti-Jewish; I’m anti-Zionist. I am anti Israel taking what doesn’t belong to it. If you have a home and you’re kicked out of that home, you don’t come and kick someone else out.

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