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Pamela Anderson

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Madonna, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and now Pam Anderson. When did Hollywood decide that pants were optional? Was there a meeting, a memo? Are sparkly granny panties the new leggings?

Pants have always been optional. Go rent an old movie called Let's Make Love with Marilyn Monroe. She dances around in a big sweater and no pants, and all in the year 1960.

Why do singers say they wrote all the songs on their albums, and then when you look at the writing credits there's a list of names as the songwriters?

Because, increasingly, labels want to sell their artists not just as singers but as auteurs. Norah Jones once took flak because she didn't write all the songs on her albums. Now she gets writing credits, and the criticism has gone away. It's just that simple.

I'm Jefry from Indonesia. Christmas is coming and i wonder if you could kindly sing "Jingle Bell Rock" in your podcast. I'm a huge fan and I've been a good kid this year.

If you've been good, you definitely don't deserve to hear my singing. So no.

Congrats on your upcoming book! Will the book tour include Chicago?

In February? Depends. Will the wind chill be negative 75 or a balmy negative 50? Sensitive skin, you understand.

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