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For Kilborn, Interviews Are A True Treasure Chest

As the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Craig Kilborn has a tough job.

For starters, he’s had to fend off the romantic advances of Janeane Garofalo. And he’s had to dance with (gulp) Charo.

But his greatest test came during a recent interview with Debbie Reynolds. The mother of Carrie Fisher, who stars in the Kevin Kline comedy “In & Out,” was telling Kilborn about her breasts (don’t ask) when she grabbed the host’s hand and placed it… well, where most teenage boys simply dream of.

Kilborn, not altogether acting, appeared a bit shocked. “I can get in trouble for that!” he cried, jumping from his chair.

“No, you can’t, because I pursued you,” Reynolds replied. “Luckily enough, you have a big enough hand.”

Loose talk

Former sex symbol Carroll Baker (“The Game”) on the kind of scripts she’s now offered (as reported by the Associated Press): “It’s in my mind, somehow, that I’m going to be the romantic lead. Then I realize, ‘Oh, no, I’m not going to get to kiss John Shea, I’m going to be his mother!”’

He’s looking for a little Lawless behavior

Kevin Sorbo turns 39 today.

Her biggest crime? She wasn’t Jane Pauley

When Deborah Norville was hired by the “Today” show, Jane Pauley - the women she was destined to replace - gave her a gift. It was an alarm clock that didn’t work. “When I look back on it now, the broken clock seems like a metaphor for the entire ‘Today’ experience,” Norville told Redbook magazine.

She may, though, want to attend class on occasion

While in San Francisco recently, John F. Kennedy Jr. was asked if he had any advice for Chelsea Clinton, just starting her freshman year at Stanford. “Just try not to think too much about it,” said Kennedy, a Brown University graduate. “Enjoy your first year of college.”

He’s going to interview Mulder and Sculley

Say what you want about the “guilt” of alleged serial killer Andrew Cunanan, his father denies all. Modesto “Pete” Cunanan, 74, is making a documentary about his son, the accused killer of Gianni Versace. His intent? to expose the “deep cover-up” surrounding the accusations and to show that his son was the victim of a conspiracy.

Did anybody ever bother to tell Ed Sullivan?

Paul McCartney claimed to his biographer that he turned the Rolling Stones on to pot in 1966. Stones lead singer Mick Jagger begs to differ. “How would he know?” Jagger says, claiming that he first lit up during the band’s U.S. tour in 1964.

Of course, he wears them for weeks at a time

Finally, a fashion note: According to Women’s Wear Daily, designer Karl Lagerfeld wear socks only once before throwing them away.

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