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Nick Offerman's AMA: From 'Parks and Recreation' to woodworking, 10 things we learned

Ron Swanson basically is Nick Offerman, the actor who portrays the old-school bureaucrat on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. From their shared talent for woodworking to a mutual appreciation for simple living, the two have much more in common than impressive facial hair. Offerman once again proved this point in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Friday, held to promote the April 10 episode of Parks and Rec, which he directed. Here’s what we learned:

Bo Burnham, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, and Sam Elliott guest star in the episode.
“Through mere luck of the draw, I was handed an incredible episode, in story and location and guest stars,” Offerman wrote, admitting that he is “openly in man-love” with Elliott, who is reprising his role as grizzled hippie Ron Dunn. “Some BIG s–t goes down in this ep, and Adam [Scott] plays one of the most hilarious and original drunks I’ve ever seen.”

And though he enjoyed his time behind the camera, Offerman says he’s an actor at heart. “I will always prefer the actual clowning in front of the camera, as ‘falling down’ seems to be the arena in which I display the most acumen,” he wrote.

The man knows his whisky.
A fan asked if Offerman had ever tried Balvenie Doublewood 17 year old scotch. Of course he had! READ FULL STORY

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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RedditGift participant gets Bill Gates as her Secret Santa

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A user who participated in this year's Reddit online holiday gift exchange got the surprise of a lifetime when she opened up her package only to find out that Bill Gates was her Secret Santa this year.

RedditGifts participant Rachel posted a detailed account of the events online in which she notably confessed that she "did not realize [her] santa was Mr. Bill Gates himself until very far into [unwrapping]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger recorded himself saying all your favorite Schwarzenegger quotes

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Escape Plan disappointed at the box office, but Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t let that stop him. In a bold move to capture the nostalgia vote — and a shameless bid to reset the current standings in the Stallone/Schwarznegger eternal rivalry — Schwarzenegger took to Reddit and took requests from internet citizens, promising to recite some of his most memorable lines. READ FULL STORY

Tom Hanks on Reddit: 'Captain Phillips' star on his favorite movies, best-smelling co-stars, and the 'Friend' he would've liked to play

Thank Captain Phillips producer Scott Rudin and Tom Hanks’ children for suggesting that the two-time Oscar winner spend an hour on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session on Monday afternoon. His new movie, which chronicles the tense real-life drama surrounding the 2009 kidnapping and military rescue of Richard Phillips, the skipper of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship that was raided by Somali pirates, opened this year’s New York Film Festival and arrives in theaters on Oct. 11.

Not surprisingly, most of the questioners bypassed the relatively unseen movie, and opted to probe for details from their favorite Hanks films: His best-smelling co-star? His favorite recent non-Hanks movie? And the scene of his that always makes him weep like a baby? Click below for the 10 most revealing, fascinating, or simply silly revelations from his AMA. READ FULL STORY

'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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Kristen Bell plays 'Would You Rather' on Reddit: Her five best picks!

The Veronica Mars movie has kept Kristen Bell pretty busy lately, between shooting the film and promoting it at Comic-Con last week. But she’s juggling yet another responsibility at the moment: Raising money for Invisible Children by raffling off a (platonic) date.

With only three days left in her fundraising effort, she brought some more attention to her worthy cause by playing a game of “Would You Rather” on Reddit, and fans got to take a look into the witty actress’ brain. She talked a lot about her signature character of Veronica Mars, and she might have some explaining to do to husband Dax Shepard when it comes to one answer.

See our favorite replies below:
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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

Stephen King reveals his favorite book -- and his worst fear -- in Reddit AMA

What spooks Stephen King?

Though Dark Tower fans may have guessed that the writer isn’t a big fan of spiders — as he wrote yesterday during a Reddit AMA, “Are spiders the most alien creatures on earth, or what? I’ve just got a thing about them” — King revealed during the Q&A session that his actual greatest fear is a little less tangible and a lot more serious: Alzheimer’s Disease. (Maybe he should team up with Samuel L. Jackson to fight it!)

Generally speaking, though, King kept things light throughout his Reddit jaunt. While he was nominally on hand to promote CBS’s Under the Dome — a new series executive-produced by King and based on his 2009 novel) — talk of the show didn’t dominate the conversation; instead, the horror master gamely answered questions about his favorite of his books (2006′s Lisey’s Story), his current favorite TV show (The Americans), and the creepiest thing about Maine (“the endless woods”).

Here are a few other highlights from King’s moment in the virtual sun:

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