Archive for the ‘Steve Langford’
Eeek! Jessica Alba in Tarrytown! • 11.06.08
Jessica Alba is in Tarrytown this week, filming scenes for her upcoming movie “An Invisible Sign of My Own.”
In the movie, Alba plays Mona Gray, a recluse woman obsessed with numbers and math. But her life changes once she begins teaching second grade.
Tarrytown police confirmed with us she was in Patriot Park filming scenes on Tuesday. We’re not sure where she’ll be next.
This photographer snagged some pics of Alba. She still looks ridiculously amazing in those funky outfits.
(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)Â
It ran about five minutes later than expected, but Sirius satellite radio tonight broadcast a 90-second news report of reporter Steve Langford asking me about the exclusive Suburbarazzi interview I conducted last month with Howard Stern sidekick Fred Norris.
While I await permission to post the audio from the interview, here’s a transcript of what aired about an hour ago on Sirius channel 100:
Ralph Howard (Howard 100 News anchor): I’m Ralph Howard. Fred Norris, exposed! Fred doesn’t say much on the Stern show, but this time it was friendly Fred, the guy with the band. It’s Howard 100 News: Spotlight!
Voice-over: Howard 100 News: Spotlight!
Chris Serico (Suburbarazzi): Every now and then, I actually do listen to the plugs at the end of the show. And Fred was talking about King Norris appearing at Mickey Spillane’s in Eastchester.
Steve Langford (Howard 100 News reporter): Reporter Chris Serico, a big Stern fan, who jumped at the chance to interview Fred Norris when he heard the man of mystery would be appearing in his area.
Chris Serico (Suburbarazzi): Fred could not have been more accommodating. He was outstanding, well-spoken and extremely courteous with all of the fans who came up to him and said hello.
Steve Langford (Howard 100 News reporter): Serico’s impromptu interview for his blog, called Suburbarazzi, yielding some great quotes from Fred, including who he’d most want to see appear on the Stern show.
Chris Serico (Suburbarazzi): He said, “You know what? Brad Pitt. Because he so doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to do the show and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a big fan. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to know what itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like to be going to bed with one of the sexiest women on the planet Ã¢â‚¬â€ even though she might be crazy and has too many tattoos for my liking.”
Steve Langford (Howard 100 News reporter): And will they ever dare to do a Fred roast on the show?
Chris Serico (Suburbarazzi): He said, “ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the hands of the gods. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up to them. If theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re feeling lucky and want to take their lives (in) their own hands, be my guest.”
Steve Langford (Howard 100 News reporter): That said, reporter Chris Serico observing something that even long-time listeners to the Stern show might not necessarily pick up.
Chris Serico (Suburbarazzi): There’s a kindness about him. And I think that’s sort of the lost of the talk of his being a Martian or Earth Dog or whatever. There’s a genuine kindness that, you know, he sort of exudes and that’s sort of lost in the nuances of the show.
Steve Langford (Howard 100 News reporter): Fred Norris, class act. For Howard 100 News, I’m Steve Langford.
My thanks to Langford for the opportunity to discuss the interview, his professional approach and for latching onto the story in the first place. Although, in fairness, it warrants clarifying that Suburbarazzi these days is very much Ted Mann’s blog, too.
(Logo and Howard 100 News photos courtesy of Sirius; Pictures of Norris and me courtesy of … me.)
UPDATE: Suburbarazzi-tinged interview to air at 5:32 p.m. on Howard Stern’s main Sirius channel • 01.03.08
Steve Langford of Howard Stern’s news department just called a few minutes ago to confirm that the Suburbarazzi-related interview with me is scheduled to air today at 5:32 p.m. on Channel 100 on Sirius satellite radio.
Langford warned the report is on the shorter side of things because this week was particularly newsworthy, particularly in the department of Robin Quivers’ romantic life. I’m guessing my segment will be 30 to 60 seconds, but hey, better than nothing!
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Earlier today, I spent some 20 minutes on the phone with Steve Langford, a reporter for Howard 100 News — a team of journalists that cover stories relating to the Howard Stern show for channels 100 and 101 on Sirius satellite radio.
Quips one tongue-in-cheek promo, they’re “fair and balanced — about Howard.”
This morning, Langford briefed the Stern crew on an exclusive Suburbarazzi interview I conducted with Stern’s sound effects guru Fred Norris. I decided to give the reporter a call later in the day and invite him to discuss that interview and more of my personal experiences covering Stern, his crew and celebrities who know him. Langford took me up on the offer and was pleasant, professional and thorough in his questioning.
We talked about Norris’ gig and interview in Eastchester; Stern’s first professional deejay gig in Briarcliff Manor and other Westchester connections; portions of my exclusive interviews with Chevy Chase, Isaac Mizrahi and Charles Grodin (post pending) in which they reflect upon Stern; a Manhattan encounter I once had with Stern sidekick Robin Quivers; and the origins of my fandom. (My sophomore-year college roommate introduced me to the show in 1997; I’ve been hooked ever since.)
I doubt all of these topics will be incorporated into the Howard 100 News report, whose lengths can range from 30 seconds to about 3 minutes, but you never know.
My segment is slated to air on Sirius channels 100 and 101 sometime tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 3), most likely in the afternoon. As I mentioned earlier, two or three Howard 100 News briefs air before commercial breaks during daily reruns, so it’s tough to pinpoint when the Suburbarazzi-related segment will air. If one should miss it Thursday, the news report might be rebroadcast Friday on channel 100’s “Week in Review” show, which airs from about 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
As usual, I’ll keep you updated if and when I find out more information.
(Photo by Chris Serico/The Journal News)
Since former Briarcliff Manor deejay Howard Stern moved from terrestrial radio to Sirius, he and his crew have been closely followed by Howard 100 News, a team of reporters who document all things related to the Stern show.
This morning, Howard 100 News reporter Steve Langford teased an item scheduled to be broadcast in a Howard 100 news brief later today. Langford quoted my exclusive Suburbarazzi interview with Stern’s sound effects guru, Fred Norris, thusly:
The normally mysterious Fred Norris, speaking out in another interview with a blogger. Fred saying he never imagined the Stern show would still be roaring 30 years after meeting Howard in Hartford. Norris saying, “I thought the most the show was going to go was three months and the (general managers) and program directors would get tired of it and say, Ã¢â‚¬ËœYou guys are messed up,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and kick us out.” Norris also asked about the possibility of a Fred roast. Fred saying, “ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up to them. If theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re feeling lucky and want to take their lives in their own hands, be my guest.”
Stern sidekick Robin Quivers laughed heartily at the latter quote, then echoed, “That’s how everyone feels.”
“I would keep quiet about that,” Stern replied.
For those who have Sirius, Howard 100 News updates are broadcast just before commercial breaks during that day’s reruns of the Stern show. If I happen to hear the Suburbarazzi-related news update, I’ll let you know.