Joshua Maloni's 10 favorite celebrity interviews of 2014
Mon, Dec 29th 2014 08:25 pm
"Psych" "1967: A Psych Odyssey": Pictured are Maggie Lawson as Juliet O'Hara and Timothy Omundson as Carlton Lassiter. (USA Network photo by Alan Zenuk)
better than fruitcake and just as plentiful this time of year?
it's top 10 lists, of course.
if Aunt Sue can cram assorted fruits, nuts and sticky stuff into one festive yule
log, then we can condense 365 days worth of articles, photos and interviews into
two handfuls of short, easy-to-read bullet points.
ingredient guessing necessary.
I'm counting down my 10 favorite celebrity interviews of
2014. (Insert New Year's Eve noisemaker sound here.) Click on a name to find a full article.
It was a grand summer, and these stars made it the most successful season to date.
No. 9: Steve
Lukather of Toto and Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band.
He's one of the most in-demand guitarists in the world, and he visited Lewiston twice in 2014.
A star is born on one of the few successful rookie series on primetime.
No. 7: John Ratzenberger.
Cliff from "Cheers" was so funny on the phone. And this dude is smart, too. Check
No. 6: Dylan Dreyer of "Today." She braved the "Snowvember"
storm and made Western New York look good in a bad situation.
I spoke with Sydney right before the sibling band became a household name and tour headliner.
NBC's Friday night sorta-sci-fi, action-adventure
series has become one of my favorite programs. This year, I was fortunate to
speak with stars David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell and Reggie Lee. I was
especially jazzed about a phoner with Jacqueline, who starred as the
A runner-up in the spring edition of "The Voice," Grimmie has landed a record
deal, scored assorted TV appearances and released a solid first single. She's a
real dynamo with a powerful voice and an easy-going personality.
is one of my favorite shows of all time and, on occasion, my favorite USA
Network rep would put me on the phone with two of the show's breakout stars:
Timothy Omundson, who played sweet and sour Det. Carlton Lassiter, and Maggie
Lawson, who broke hearts (and cracked skulls) as Det. Juliet O'Hara.
No. 1: The stars of "24: Live Another Day":
Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Yvonne Strahovski.
In an unexpected, amazing
turn of events, FOX decided to bring back the iconic series "24" for a special
Added bonus: I chatted with Kiefer
Sutherland about Jack Bauer, the greatest TV crime fighter of all time, and Mary Lynn Rajskub about super sidekick
What made this No. 1 was the addition of Yvonne Strahovski (Kate Morgan) who was
the only star of "Chuck" I failed to work with during that incredible show's
five-season run. "24" and "Chuck" are in my top 10 all-time favorite shows, so
you can imagine I was pretty jazzed to speak with Yvonne.
- Vanessa Ray of "Blue Bloods"
- Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox of "Sharknado 2:
The Second One" and "The Celebrity Apprentice"
- Max Charles ("Mr. Peabody and Sherman," "The Neighbors")
- Singer Will Champlin
- Assorted conference calls with James Spader ("The Blacklist"), James Roday and Dulé Hill ("Psych").