Brian Lehrer’s Dirty Dustin Hoffman Story


WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer gave an interview with Gothamist today about the celebration of his show's twentieth anniversary. The New York radio institution talked about the demise of newspapers, how radio is more tuned-in to the Internet than TV is, and his favorite NYC cheap eats, but the best part was, of course, the celebrity gossip:

"Once, I was walking down Fifth Avenue around 50th Street, and coming right toward me was Dustin Hoffman, walking with a friend and talking animatedly with a huge smile on his face. As they passed me, I only heard him say two words to his companion, obviously the punch line to a joke. The words were, 'Fuck you!' I wish I heard the setup."

There's also a funny Larry Kramer story. [Gothamist]