Posts Tagged ‘Parade’

Parade Cover: Robert Downey Jr.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

After more than a decade as Iron Man, he’s now kung fu fighting and managing a menagerie at home — and in Dolittle.

I sat down with Robert Downey Jr. in my hood for my latest cover story for Parade magazine. He’s so much fun to talk to, we could barely keep on a single conversation thread, but we somehow managed to talk about his childhood, his family, his passions and his newest movie, Dolittle.

Read the full story: Robert Downey Jr. Opens Up About Life After Iron Man, Kung Fu Fighting and Managing a Menagerie in Dolittle 

 

Getting Healthy with Katie Couric

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Such a pleasure sitting down with the whip-smart, deep thinking, profoundly nice Katie Couric at her beautiful home to talk all things health for this weekend’s Parade magazine. She talked about growing as an athlete, her health advocacy over the years, and her take on the results of a Parade/Cleveland Clinic survey on America’s extreme and mainstream health habits.

My favorite line of this piece? “I’ve become an entrepreneur in my 60s, which I think is cool.” Yes, it is.

Read the full story here: Get Healthy With Katie Couric: The Influential Star Weighs in on Health Trends From the Extreme to the Mainstream.

—Amy

Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

My sit-down with actor Mark Harmon on his football past as a UCLA quarterback, his NCIS future, and getting his start with Ozzie & Harriet. Read the story: Mark Harmon on NCIS, Football and Life as a Family Man.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley: A Mother’s Memories

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

It was a joy speaking with actress and advocate Kimberly Williams-Paisley for the cover of Parade magazine to tell a beautiful and important story about her mother for those who are, have been, or may be impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

#parademagazine #caregiving #endalz #alzassociation

Winona Ryder: Life is Strange

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Well this was a treat: Talking with actress Winona Ryder for the cover of this weekend’s Parade magazine, in honor of the new season of Stranger Things that debuted July 4th weekend.

To read the full story, see Winona Ryder Dishes on her Unconventional Childhood, Being an Outsider and her Motherly Role on the Stranger Things Set.

—Amy

Cracking Up with Amy Poehler & Maya Rudolph

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, May 5, 2019

What makes them laugh, the joys of friendship over 40, and the girls’ trip that inspired their new movie Wine Country—directed by Poehler for Netflix.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph Talk Female Friendships, Comedy, SNL, Wine and More by Amy Spencer

 

Dennis Quaid: All-Star

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dennis Quaid talks about growing up loving baseball, his dog Peaches, his favorite roles, working on The Rookie, his passion for music, and why he’ll never retire.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Dennis Quaid on His Career, Baseball, and Why He Feels Like a 12-Year-Old Most of the Time by Amy Spencer

–Amy Spencer

Sally Field: Acting Set Her Free

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Parade magazine cover feature: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Oscar-winning actress Sally Field on her traumatic childhood, surviving in a male-dominated business, aging with grace and always moving forward.

A longer version of the original print feature can be found on the Parade magazine website: Sally Field Opens Up About Surviving Sexual Abuse and Thriving in a Male-Dominated Business by Amy Spencer

Trading Spaces: Home Again

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

My latest feature for the cover of Parade magazine was a flashback to this month’s fun revival of the home makeover show Trading Spaces that ran from 2000-2008 on TLC. The story, Home Again, covers the April 1, 2018 edition.

I sat down with host Paige Davis, designers Verne Yip and Laurie Smith, and carpenter Ty Pennington to talk about the original show, their memories of funniest reveals, what to expect from the revival, and their tips for making over your own home.

—Amy

The Will & Grace Revival

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In honor of the revival of Will & Grace on NBC (debuting Sept. 28 at 9 pm on NBC), I spoke with all four of the Will & Grace castmembers for the cover of PARADE magazine: Will & Grace: Revival of the Wittiest

Read about their favorite memories making the show and what they look forward to this season.

—Amy