Bravo talk show host James Lipton used to have a very different occupation.
Back in the 1950s, the "Inside the Actors Studio" host was a pimp in Paris.
Lipton recently told Parade magazine that he got into the profession through a friend who was working as a prostitute. Before long he was representing his friend and others -- and admits he did a "roaring business."
Lipton went on to become an actor-writer-producer and eventually a television talk show host.
"Inside the Actors Studio" celebrates its 250th episode Wednesday night.