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Rob Thomas’s Dignity Up in Smoke

Has his heroes.


Don’t think that Rob Thomas is high on himself just because he’s a rock star. He’s high on other famous people. He likes to take pictures of himself “smoking” celebs. “Remember when you were 15 and you thought it was so funny to pretend everything was a bong? Well, I still do,” says Thomas, whipping out a picture of him pretending to light up Salman Rushdie’s thumb. (Other human-bong collaborators: Carlos Santana, P. J. O’Rourke.) He’s so obsessed with Heroes that when he met the show’s Milo Ventimiglia, “I just started yelling, ‘Petrelli!,’ ” Thomas says. “I was like, ‘Uh, I’m sorry. I just really like your show.’”

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