© 2023 by Going Places. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Of course, while Mathews says that finding a silver lining is part of his nature, fighting back is something he had to learn. Don’t judge me if I name drop just a little. It’s hard to imagine pop culture and entertainment news without Ross Mathews. I wanted to see the gas stations the stars used, what roads they drove on, I just wanted to see it all.”. “These friends on TV, they were always just kinda nice to me, and so I always wanted to meet them. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. In his latest, which is also on audible (narrated by Mathews), he showcases wide-ranging celebrity stories — each paired with one of his famous recipes and cocktails, a.k.a. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. Mathews would counter Yiannopoulos’s comments by publishing a video “on behalf of anyone who has ever felt different or been treated less than just because of who they are," he said at the time. In 2017, he bit back at gay Internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos when the conservative author referenced Mathews during a press conference, claiming he received letters from parents thanking him for being a role model their gay sons can look up to so they “won’t end up like Ross Mathews,” a dig at Mathews for being flamboyant. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. But guess what? Couldn't put it down! Either way, let’s just go with it. In addition to being an affable host, he is unafraid to stand up to haters. Highly recommend it if you're a true fan! Keep this all between you and me, and do me a favor? As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Now that he has Hollywood experience—from interning behind the scenes at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to judging RuPaul’s Drag Race—he has a lot to talk about. And so, my whole life was about being there to see it. As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Ross Mathews is talking to me from his own office in Hollywood and he can’t believe it. "I remember thinking, That's fancy." I can just hear his voice as I read every word. You just need to Man Up! I remember thinking [when I was younger], God, they really exist. “It’s the dream,” he says, bubbling over with joy. Very funny and will keep you entertained. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Rossipes. I look amazing and, I agree with you, much thinner in person. You look good, too. Proudly created with, The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour. Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. Last year, the show secured a staggering 14 Emmy nominations, a record for both the network and the Drag Race brand. In this hilarious and inspirational memoir, Ross Mathews -- best known as "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno-- chronicles his life growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, apologetically genuine self on national television. Ross Mathews loves a good meal, ... "As a kid, I loved when the table was part of the lamp," he says. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). Don’t judge me if I name drop just a little. Dining Room. “Most of the time, they were better than I ever could have dreamt about, but a few times they were not, and a few times I messed up.”. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. Really makes you feel connected to him. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. In Name Drop, Ross dishes about being an unlikely insider in the alternate reality that is showbiz, like that time he was invited by Barbara Walters to host The View—only to learn his hero did not suffer fools; his Christmas with the Kardashians, which should be its own holiday special; and his news-making talk with Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother, which, as it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg. “I think there’s so much power, as you get older, in knowing when it’s time to tell people to go fuck themselves,” he says freely now. It’s a thing. Maybe it’s the candlelight, maybe it’s the booze. From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, a collection of hilarious and irreverent essays about his experience with Hollywood’s most talked-about celebrities. Was reading a sample and simply couldn't stop. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him. Holding nothing back, Ross shares the most treasured and surprising moments in his celebrity-filled career, and proves that while exposure may have made him a little bit famous, he is still as much a fanboy as ever. As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. I love how open he is! Either way, let’s just go with it. I look amazing and, I agree with you, much thinner in person. Keep this all between you and me, and do me a favor? Celeb superfan Ross Mathews on his own talk show, road to success and being a ‘full tilt’ gay. Hollywood is a tangible place. But guess what. Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, Man Up! Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: Working in television in Hollywood, California. You look good, too. I absolutely love Ross Matthews! Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. The witty Mathews agreed to let us pick his brain about how he went from growing up in a little farm town to becoming one of the most in-demand TV personalities, hosts, and culture experts in show business today for the latest episode of Inside with The Advocate. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. As Mathews explains to The Advocate, television was a real escape for him growing up in Mount Vernon, Wash. “It was tough being me in a farm town,” he explains. As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. It totally did. Television personality Ross Mathews likes telling stories. This year, Mathews is back as a judge on the twelfth season of VHI’s award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race alongside RuPaul, Carson Kressley, and Michele Visage. is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. In this hilarious and inspirational memoir, Ross Mathews -- best known as "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- chronicles his life growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, apologetically genuine self on national television. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. As an author, Mathews recently released Name Drop, the followup to his national bestseller Man-Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence. Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: Working in television in Hollywood, California. As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Watch the video above to see more, including Mathews's epic interview with Elizabeth Taylor (4:30), how he joined Drag Race (9:20), and what really happened with Omarosa behind the scenes on Celebrity Big Brother (19:19). It totally did. Maybe it’s the candlelight, maybe it’s the booze. One of Tinsel Town's most sought-after hosts speaks candidly about his 20-year career: the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Filled with tales ranging from the horrifying to the hilarious—and with just the right “Rossipes” and cocktails to go along with them—Name Drop is every pop culture lover’s dream come true. Ross Mathews Spills The Beans on Hollywood, Drag Race, and Omarosa One of Tinsel Town's most sought-after hosts speaks candidly about his … It really is about a superfan of pop culture who got to go beyond the velvet rope” he quips. But guess what? So I want every kid out there who is different, who feels different, who knows that they’re different to know that that’s good.”. Of course, being in the business for nearly 20 years at this point has given Mathews a tough skin. The host went on to add, “I’m afraid the kids like me out there now will see his message and not my message. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. Ross Mathews will be a permanent host on entertainment news show “Hollywood Today Live,” which is syndicated on Fox stations, Variety has learned. But guess what. He was always outrageous and hilariously honest, even when the biggest celebrity he knew was his favorite lunch lady in the school cafeteria. He has begun filling in as a guest hos… “No celebrities were harmed in the making of this book. Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. 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