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22-10-2007
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Actors Studio host Lipton was a pimp in France
Actors Studio host Lipton was a pimp in France

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James Lipton, the host of U.S. talk show, Inside the Actors' Studio, once worked as a pimp in Paris, France.

The revered TV presenter, who has sat down with Hollywood's biggest names for in-depth chats about their life and work over the last 13 years, has revealed he once procured clients for French hookers.

He says, "This was when I was very very young, living in Paris, penniless, unable to get any kind of working permit... I had a friend who worked in what is called the Milieu, which is that world and she suggested to me one night, `Look, you'll be my mec... We would translate it perhaps... as pimp.

"We were earning our living together, this young woman and I, we made a rather good living, I must say."

Lipton reveals in his new book Inside Inside he would set up sex shows for clients of his lady friend.

He adds, "I had to accompany my clientelle to the Rue Pigalle, which is where these things occurred. And then I'd take them up to the room and I had to remain there because they were very nervous, they were young Americans for the most part... and they didn't speak French."

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WTF...that's all...

How could any ho take orders from him...they'd pimp-slap his ***...

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from pimp to tv host...that's pretty impressive

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Wouldn't have guessed that...

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^ tell me about it

This is disturbing...

I do enjoy watching the Actors Studio though This won't change that :p

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This is random...who just comes out and says they used to be a pimp?? What a mess.

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oh my god! my parents are watching this show right now!
i always though lipton was a bit of a sketchball

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rolling on the floor laughing my arse off.

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I always pictured him as a young existentialist in Paris. One of those boring-to-death types who walked around wearing berets and reading Sartre (like the ones in Funny Face). Well, it doesn't differ much from being a pimp in Paris, I guess.

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That is most definitly the most random and unexpected thing I have ever heard.

I'm trying to thing of something that tops it, but I just can't.

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Ooh! I was watching him talk about this on Conan O'Brien the other day! He was talking about how prostitutes were a lot more respected back then and how they were the bosses, not the pimps. And then he was talking about how Barbara Walters was at some party of his in Paris and she went upstairs with some prostitutes...something like that. But I do wanna buy his book now.

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I also think this is the most random thing ever! and really amusing to me for some reason

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OMG! i knew that dude was weird, but i'd never have thought pimp! now....'when you die and go to heaven, mr. lipton, what do you hope god will say to you as you enter those pearly gates?' or should i pick his other famous question....'what's your favorite curse word?'

this is too gawdamn funny!!!!

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oh my I always thought he was a bit creepy ...when I watched the Angelina interview with him it looked like he had to restrain himself

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A lot of things suddenly make sense now!

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