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4 Oct, 2013

Gina Gershon interview


Hall interviews Gershon on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about her role on as Donatella Versace in her new film and the reactions of the Versace family with her performance. Gershon talks about her research before she took the role.

I have so much respect for what she went through and what the family went through and how she came out of it and how she’s thriving and what’s she’s become. She’s really impressive I have to say.

3 Oct, 2013

Vivica Fox interview


Hall interviews Fox on The Arsenio Hall Show. She talks about her single love life, her happiness being single, her free time and her opinion on who is her best on screen kisser.

Everyday when I wake up whatever Vivica wants to do, we do, if we want to go shopping, if we want to go buy diamonds, if we want to go to the spa, if we want to do nothing. If we want to hang out with our friends, if I want to hang out with my beautiful god son, Christian I can.

30 Sep, 2013

Giancarlo Esposito interview


Hall interviews Esposito on The Arsenio Hall Show to talk about his role on the television show, Breaking Bad. They also talk about having a party in a cemetery in Hollywood, California for the season finale.

This show has become a cult classic for a good reason. It is a show that is designed for people who love the truth, who see entertainment as being something that should also inspire.

26 Sep, 2013

Orlando Jones interview


Hall interviews Jones on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Jones innovative multicultural emoticons for social networks, his inspiration to create the emoticons and they show some examples for the audience.

So I thought African Americans are such a seminal part, Latinos, Asians of pop culture why aren’t there multicultural emoticons? So my idea was I’m going to make multicultural emoticons.

19 Sep, 2013

Russell Simmons interview


Hall interviews Simmons on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Simmons involvement creating a Harriet Tubman prank comedy tape that outraged his fans and the frustration felt by his artists they deemed as degrading.

I’ve done lots of comedy and lots of bad taste. Lots of music and bad taste…lots of poetry that’s offended people. Lots of music that people really felt hurt by but I’ve always stood by it. But this particular piece, when I understood how hurt people were, I pulled it down immediately. I’ve never pulled down a piece of content.

18 Sep, 2013

Dr Phil interview


Hall interviews McGraw on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Hall’s first show and why McGraw held his wife’s hand and how he feels about his wife’s reaction in general when he is asked to be a guest on a talks show.

I grabbed her hand and we walked off and everybody thought that is just nice, that is real and she now has missed one show through eleven years and that was the day she had to be on Oprah.

Bill Bellamy interview


Hall interviews Bellamy on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Mothers’ Day versus Fathers’ day. Bellamy expresses how mothers get a lot more attention than the dads.

I wanna be a mom. Mother’s day is so fly. It’s like the MVP day for moms and they deserve it. Actually every mom deserves it…especially if you’re a good mom because it’s a lot of work.

13 Sep, 2013

Angela Bassett interview


Hall interviews Bassett on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about her trip to Washington DC for the March on Washington, her son’s meet with the president and First Lady.

My son, I’m talking to him before we get there, hopefully so they will be cool in the White House, just trying to put a little bit in, little bit in…and everyone applauds when our president steps up to the microphone and we’re on the side and my son just says, ‘Barack Obama!’

12 Sep, 2013

Mark Harmon interview


Hall interviews Harmon on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about the evolving of CIS, his wife’s desire to be on the show and football season.

This shows had a lot of changes we’ve managed to get better with the changes both in front of the camera and behind the camera. We have another change this year with Cody leaving and it’s up to this group, highly professional group to use this as a springboard to get better and to try to improve and to stay number one.

Mark Harmon on Arsenio Hall 12 Sep. 2013

19 Aug, 2013

Spoken word performance

Music PerformanceTV Appearance

Powell performs his spoken word performance The Arsenio Hall Show. This is the first spoken word performance on Hall’s show. He talks about the system, being a single parent and dysfunctional people.

I am the system, programmed to initiate commands. You Negro, error, you people are programmed not to ask. You are nothing more than empty vessels who have sold their souls a long time ago.


17 Aug, 2013

Judge Mathis interview


Mathis is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about getting kids off the streets, how to get out of gangs and his origins as a gang member who got out by going to college.

You can’t have idle time otherwise you’re on the corner and you’re gonna be part of something that’s doing wrong.

13 Aug, 2013

Sommore performance

Music PerformanceTV Appearance

Sommore performs stand-up comedy on The Arsenio Hall show. She talks about gangster Christmas shopping and the idea of combining the holidays.

All you need is a smile and a receipt that’s all you need. I don’t even get embarrassed no more, I sure don’t, I just walk right up there I say m’aam, I’m sorry I was just all caught up. I don’t even need three baby carriages, I don’t even have kids.

10 Aug, 2013

Ice Cube interview


Hall interviews Ice Cube on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about protests, police brutality and government involvement. Cube also talks about how he was inspired to work with Hall and his meeting with John Singleton.

I was mad because you wouldn’t have me on your show not knowing that paramount, the man, had they thumb on your neck.

14 Apr, 2007

Interview With El DeBarge

Hall asks El Debarge about all the problems he’s had over the years, and how he feels, or copes with these issues.

I’m greatful.  I have my children in my life here and the world the fans, you know.  They’re more than just fans, they’re everything to me.

20 Sep, 1994

Shai interview


Shai Darnell Van Rensalier, Garfield A. Bright, Carl Martin, Marc Gay is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how they create their music at Howard University, keeping music unique and how to get airplay. performs an accapella version of Lord I’ve Come.
Martin comments:

I was in the car for about twenty four hours straight and I just turned the radio off. I got tired of listening to music that was on the radio, thought I’d create some for us.

Shai - Lord I've Come (Live)

5 Aug, 1994

Anna-Nicole Smith interview


Anna-Nicole Smith is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about what she likes about Leslie Nielson, the rumors that her breasts are fake and the opening of The Naked Gun.

(My Breasts) They’re the ones God gave me. If they weren’t you know what I think I would do is…I think I would have a lift that way I wouldn’t have to wear these dresses that have to pull me up all the time.

Anna Nicole Smith interview on Arsenio Hall 1993

Wesley Snipes interview


Wesley Snipes is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about critics opinion on his role in Passenger 57 and the stunt moves he needed to do.

You try to get the best script that you can get. Sometimes you fall short. Under these circumstances I think the film is pretty good. I’m happy to be knocking people upside the head and kicking people out planes and stuff.

Arsenio Hall show - Wesley Snipes Guest

Luther Vandross interview


Vandross is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about congratulating him on being skinny and Vandross expresses how sad he is to see Hall’s show leave the network.

People love this man so unconditionally, he’s been apart of our lives and done so much for us…you know I’m sad, but I know you and you know me and I’m happy for you at the same time. I’m sad to see you go because America is gonna have a big chunk missing out of this.

Nancy Wilson interview


Wilson is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how long she has been singing, syndication of her television show and spending time with family.

I started in television thirty seven years ago in Ohio when I was fifteen years old and then I had another show that was just prior to Samantha’s birth here in Los Angeles that was very lucky to win Emmys for it and all that called The Nancy Wilson Show.

Nancy Wilson Interview

25 May, 1994

Patti Labelle interview


Labelle is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how she was the Richard Pryor show, her wardrobe for each show and laughing at Hall’s fur coat.

For the Richard Pryor I wore eight inch heels and a dress that was a little too low. He (Hall) sat with me for an hour and didn’t say Patti go take off those pumps.

Patti LaBelle!" When You've Been Blessed!"

Babyface interview


Babyface is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about the rumor that he broke up with his partner, the movie Boomerang and how he met the Jackson 5.

We’re enjoying a successful soundtrack album. It’s platinum, we got a platinum album on our own label.

Babyface - Arsenio Hall Show Interview 1992

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about his film No Where To Run, how he shows his rear in every film and the different style of films he works on.

It’s a different type of movie. I’m not trying to change a style but we have a story about relationship, romance, me and the kid, a love story and also some action.


Jamie Foxx interview


Jamie Foxx is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how he got a record deal because of his exposure on Hall’s show. He does an acapella of various music that he improvises.

What I do is I take different songs and ladies like Luther when I (sing), ‘I need to have you next to me…in more way than one and I refuse to leave when I see the morning son!’

17 May, 1994

Dr. Dre interview


Dr. Dre gives an interview  on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about what goes into creating music, what happens if he disagrees with other artists and owning his own label.

Oh yeah bootlegging you know, you can’t stop that though. It’s been going on, it’s gonna keep going on. What we try to do is put the records out there as fast as possible before they get a chance to eat it up.

Snoop Dogg Who Am I? Arsenio 1994

16 May, 1994

Jenifer Tiley interview


Tilly gives an interview on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about how her dreams, gifts that Hall’s given to celebrities over the years and her role in The Getaway.

I have no idea what the clip is, you know like those really successful actresses like there’s so many clips that you couldn’t possibly keep track of them and I would say, “Probably a clip where I’m doing something fabulous.”

Jennifer Tilly on Arsenio Hall plugging The Getaway (1994)

29 Apr, 1994

Bobcat Goldthwaite interview


Goldthwaite is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about Shakes the Clown movie and his unique pitch to the producer.

It’s an alcoholic clown movie and it’s a little bit like Sid & Nancy and a little bit like Firefly and this one producer goes ‘Those movies didn’t make any money!’

Bobcat Goldthwaite appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show to promote 'Shakes The Clown.'

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