LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Lipton, longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” has died. His wife Kedakai Lipton tells The Associated Press he died Monday in his New York home from bladder cancer. He was 93. Lipton interviewed hundreds of master actors and Hollywood luminaries for nearly 25 years on Bravo's “Inside the Actors Studio,” including Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Glenn Cl
casek, who sang, played guitar and wrote most of the band's songs, and Benjamin Orr, who played bass and also sang, were ex-hippie buddies who formed The Cars in Boston in 1976. They were a decade older than many of their modern-rock compatriots but became one of the most essential American bands of the late 1970s and 1980s.