FOF #1322 – Out in Hollywood

Feb 2, 2011 · 1985 views

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Today we’re talking to James Duke Mason- son of 80s pop star Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s, and grandson of Hollywood actor James Mason.

Join us as The Duke shares with us important advice he got from Dustin Lance Black and stories of hanging with Elton John and David Furnish and their new baby.


  1. Why are the pretty ones always so stupid? Anyone who is proud of someone who worked for Regan is delusional. Not to mention his views on keep pot illegal. Are you sure his mother isn’t Shirley Phelps? Instead of interviewing him, next time just post some pictures of him. That would be more enjoyable. Love you guys!

  2. DJ MichaelAngelo says:

    This boy is fuy-ine and sounds SO much like his mother it’s uncanny. I’m a long-time fan of Belinda Carlisle and have seen countless interviews with her, and James’ voice is SO bubbly and SO similar to his mom’s, with the vocal inflections and the way he says some of his words (almost like a valley girl like airheaded but yet not?) He sounds like he’s got his sh*t together though which is great. And so-o-o-o beautiful!! *swoons*

  3. Ismael says:

    Good show but jesus fuck don’t make this man the spokesman for keeping any drug illegal…

  4. Andy says:

    Loved to hear again from James. It must be quite a change from South of France to Hollywood, hopefully LA does not ruin his persona. I wish him all the best and success!

    I don’t understand why people are so angry about his position on drugs, he just 19!

    • Ismael says:

      Because he talks about drugs as if he really knows what’s best. He had no good points to make and just a lot of “uh’s”
      Don’t talk about an important controversial issue if you don’t knowing about it. That’s all.

      • Andy says:

        Well, he was asked for his opinion on drugs.

        Of course if you legalize drugs the whole situation will not improve directly. As long something is wrong with the fundamentals in a country such as a healthy economy without big income gaps and affordable health care and education for everybody the legalization of drugs probably won’t really change much when it comes to drug abuse.

  5. SarahH says:

    Lovely guy, but his opinion on drugs and why people use them is wrong.

    Drug laws actually help drug dealers, not the people who are trying to get off the stuff.

    If you want to support people to be happy, healthy and drug free, paradoxically you would want to legalize all drugs, including pot.

    The reason is because prohibition means a rise in violence, abuse and gang activity. Countries that have legalized their drugs, soft or hard have had a reduction in violence, abuse, and gangs.

    Here’s a great webpage on why we need to legalize drugs in order to become a more just, ethical society.

    Law enforcement organisations attempt to stop drug trade by catching drug shipments, and drug dealers. However, any shipment or dealer that is caught, has only one effect: a temporary increase in the price of drugs at the location to which they were intended. Most drug shipments and transactions are never stopped, and it is a pointless struggle to try to stop them.

  6. Well he’s entitled to his opinion, and you may not agree with it, but Dukey has a lot of great things to offer, don’t disregard everything he has to say because of one single opinion.

  7. MaxT says:

    Please do not make the mistake mixing up drug’s legalization and drug’s decriminalization. It’s not the same thing. Drug’s legalization means that drugs are legal and can be sold and used without being a crime. Drug’s decriminalization means that drug’s possession (and use) is not a crime, but selling drugs remains illegal.
    I can accept a drug’s decriminalization, no use to put in jail everyone for having some drugs in his pocket. Using drugs can be difficult enough, without being punished by society twice. In the same time you can still punish the ones who are responsible for making money on human beings tragedy. I am against legalization. Guys you can say what ever you want: drugs are not good for health and human behavior. Becoming a drug addict is f**ing up your life.
    And there is another point speaking against drug’s legalization. If you legalize drugs you’re legalizing mafia’s businesses, as they’ll be entitle to pursue their businesses legally. Since years I am looking for a true politic for supporting drug’s addicted people. It’s the desert. The truth is that there isn’t in any country a responsible politic for handling the drug’s problem in our society.
    If you decriminalize (or legalize) drugs you have to have a politic allowing sterilized hype’s distribution, to have locals where drug’s addicts can go to inject themselves drugs under medical control…
    When my country changed his drug’s politic (without really legalizing or decriminalizing) all other countries where shocked (especially Europeans). Still: crimes, death, HIV infections have decreased.
    2 legal drugs: cigarettes and alcohol. Both are deathly and addictive but business around them is huge. Is there any politic of any kind for handling them. No.
    And what is people behavior? Around 30% of the population is smoking, knowing how many damages it make to one’s health.
    Alcohol is one of the worse drug ever. Becoming addicted to alcohol is considered as the worse thing that can happens to someone.
    These 2 drugs examples doesn’t speak in favor of a drug’s legalization.

  8. Barrett says:

    Wow. I think people are being a little hard on him. He’s clearly very young. And I don’t say that to sound condescending, but cut him some slack. He’s just a little starry-eyed and who wasn’t at 18? He’s sounds very driven, so kudos to him for that.

  9. mododavid says:

    I agree that his opinion is limited by his age and lack of experience. That said, Fausto always makes a strong, compelling case for the legalization of drugs whenever he gets the opportunity, and he did not let us down this time either. Good job Fausto, and good job for making the case to this impressionable young man in a persuasive way, not in a condescending or argumentative way. Who knows how much weight James’ voice and opinions may carry in the future, and it’s much more important to change his mind by talking with him, not at him. Anyway, give him a few years, and maybe he’ll come around.

    The stunning part of the interview was his Republican-ophile leanings. I hope he doesn’t go down the path of John Voight.

  10. brian says:

    People, remember, he’s young and maybe hasn’t had the same incredible, eye opening and life changing experiences that you’ve had. Don’t compare him to ultra-educated and super-dynamic other guests.

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