BACK TALK

Crude and stupid—just what a teen sex comedy should be

SHANDA DEZIEL August 23 2004
BACK TALK

Crude and stupid—just what a teen sex comedy should be

SHANDA DEZIEL August 23 2004

Lenny Kravitz finishes John Intini’s sentences

Lenny Kravitz’s success should have come as no surprise, considering the Brooklyn-born rocker grew up surrounded by music business royalty. His parents, NBC TV news producer Sy Kravitz and actress Roxie Roker (The Jeffersons), had a circle of friends that included Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan. Kravitz, 40, released Baptism, his eighth CD, in May. He recently finished Maclean’s Assistant Editor John Intini’s sentences.

MY FAVOURITE BOARD GAME... is Monopoly. I always want to be the racing car but someone always beats me to it. I’m usually the boot or the hat.

THE FASHION TREND I CAN’T PULL OFF IS... hip-hop clothes. Huge clothes don’t

work for me. I only wear them when I’m trying not to be recognized.

HANGING OUT ON THE SET OF THEJEFFERSONS... was just part of growing up. It’s where I took the bus after school. The cast was my extended family.

ALL YOUNG SINGERS SHOULD LISTEN TO... Aretha’s Gold. Nothing beats a basic Aretha Franklin lesson.

THE LAST TIME I WAS SCARED... was recently on my private jet. We had some technical problems. It was a bit hairy, but all worked out fine in the end.

THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A 40YEAR-OLD ROCK STAR... is that I still look 25.

1. Early on, Kravitz patterned his style after Prineeand was known as Romeo Blue. 2. Madonna topped the charts in 1990 with Justify My Love, co-written and produced by him. 3. In 2003, his download-only release We Want Peace protested the Iraq invasion.

FOR MORE “JOHN INTINI’S SENTENCES” VISIT WWW.MACLEANS.CA/PEOPLE

ACTOR DON JOHNSON, in the midst of a bankruptcy, was ordered by a Colorado judge to pay a grocery store nearly US$6,000 for an unpaid tab.