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Jerry Seinfeld's Reddit AMA: 12 things we learned

First things first: Don’t refer to the AMA that Jerry Seinfeld just did as a “chat about nothing.”

“The pitch for the show” — Seinfeld, that is — “was we want[ed] to show how a comedian gets his material,” Seinfeld explained to fans on Reddit this afternoon. The whole “show about nothing” thing, he continued, “was just a joke in an episode many years later.” To this day, Seinfeld and Larry David don’t get why it’s a phrase people keep using to describe their classic sitcom — “because to us it’s the opposite of that.”

Lesson learned! And this, of course, is just one of the many tasty nuggets of information Seinfeld dispensed during his wide-ranging “Ask Me Anything” event. (See the full text here.) What else did we learn from him? See below to find out — unless you’re Newman. Newman is not welcome here.
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'Drinking Buddies' Olivia Wilde and Joe Swanberg Reddit AMA: Beer, bisexuals, and 'House'

Actress Olivia Wilde has a few things in common with her faux-surname inspiration, Oscar Wilde, as we learned from today’s Reddit AMA with Wilde and her Drinking Buddies director, Joe Swanberg. She’s rather funny. She was raised by writers. And she’s far from shy about discussing politics.

Drinking Buddies, a comedy about co-workers at a Chicago brewery, is currently out in theaters, iTunes, and On Demand. The tone of the AMA stayed on an even keel with the film, mostly focusing on light-hearted, lusty, first-date-y conversation topics like favorite things and dream superhero roles. Wilde, who starred as Dr. Remy ”Thirteen” Hadley on House from 2007 to 2012, was virtually pelted with questions ranging from her time on popular the medical drama, but also answered questions on the awesomeness of Drinking Buddies co-star Anna Kendrick, her favorite beer, and what it takes to parallel park (hint: a paired anatomy). Sadly, I don’t think we’ll ever get to know what her fiance, SNL‘s Jason Sudeikis, smells like.
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'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul's Reddit AMA: Our nine favorite answers, bitch!

Aaron Paul has been acting since the late ’90s, so there was a lot of ground to cover during his Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”) on Tuesday. And his dedicated fans were out in full force, asking about everything from his 1999 Corn Pops commercial to his appearance on The Price Is Right.

But let’s be honest: The bulk of the conversation revolved around his breakout role as Jesse Pinkman on AMC drama Breaking Bad, which kicked off its final eight-episode run on Sunday. And Paul was happy to give BB fans what they wanted, calling each questioner “bitch” (often by request) and mourning the end of the series alongside them.

We picked our favorite revelations from the chat below. (Fair warning: Paul’s likability skyrockets even further with this adorable chat — even more so than when he surprised this celebrity bus tour.)
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Stone Cold Steve Austin did a Reddit AMA today, and it's amazing

If you didn’t know, wrestling legend and Redneck Island host Stone Cold Steve Austin fielded an AMA today on Reddit. Wondering if, at the age of 48, he’s still capable of opening a can of whoop-you-know-what? Read our collection of some of his choicest quotes and judge for yourself.

Question: What’s the biggest fish you’ve ever caught?

Stone Cold Steve Austin: 32 foot great white shark with a cane pole.

Question: Are you and The Rock friends after those years of the rivalry? Do you guys ever talk?

Stone Cold Steve Austin: the rock and i will always be friends. text msg here or there. READ FULL STORY

Rachel Maddow hits Reddit: 'Ask me anything!'

Rachel Maddow, author and queen of MSNBC punditry, took to Reddit to do an AMA (“ask me anything”), joining Aziz Ansari and President Obama in the ranks of people who’ve jumped into the giant, crazy pool of Reddit in order to talk to Us, the American People about Congress, war, and the best rye whiskeys on the market.

Here’s what we learned:

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