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Pineapple Express scene

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Move on over Harold and Kumar. Back over to West Hell-Ay for the Pineapple Express premiere, where all our happy feelings came from the good company alone (though we bet a red carpet walker or two wasn’t enjoying as natural a high as us). We got a word in with the ringleader of the comedy circus, Judd Apatow, who produced the stoner flick alongside longtime (and similar looking) pot-partaking pal and leading man Seth Rogen.

“I don’t know why it’s popular,” says J.A. about his recognizable type of immature-meets-mature style of comedy. “I don’t want to think about it, otherwise it will all collapse. It’s like, don’t look at a hot dog too closely, or you’ll never eat one again. My career is like a hot dog.”

You’re giving us the munchies, Judd. But, wait till you hear what Mr. A. has to say 'bout a newer, more homo-friendly James Bond! Much more chewalicious!

Apatow continues: “I’ve always had the same sense of humor, but no one seems to have liked it before a few years ago.” Better late than never, n'est-ce pas?

So what’s the best thing about having a project finally not get canceled, unlike your ill-fated TV shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared? “It’s nice to have a premiere and have Jon Voight, Kanye West and James Bond [Daniel Craig] come.” Jeez, that was very Kathy Heigl bitchy, man—glad to you know you’re not all nouveau hippy love there, dude!

In fact, Judds told us he’d love to work with the blond Bond. “I want to work with every James Bond. But they’re not playing Bond, they’re playing...interior designers.” You do that, J-babe, and we’re there opening night with Debra Messing as our date.