Whoever came up with the brilliant idea to put Janice Dickinson and Stephen Baldwin on the same show together deserves an Emmy. And whoever thought it would be a good idea to put them both on a conference call together deserves whatever award is given out to conference call coordinators. (A Groupie?) Listening to the two of them go back and forth, weighing in on Sanjaya, Speidi and Starbucks, almost makes me want to tune in and watch every episode of this show. And considering that I'm pretty sure these two will go all the way, I'll have to watch every episode, too. Luckily, Speidi told Janice they'll be dropping out early to do other stuff, so at least I won't have to watch a Pratt be crowned champion. Read more below!
Stephen, what continues to draw you to doing reality projects?
Stephen Baldwin: Well, you know, I've been trying to find an answer to that myself. I've been seeking psychiatric help. No, I've been making movies for 20 years and, you know, I've really been blessed; I've done a lot of different things. And I just think that reality and the psychology of reality is such a fascinating dynamic. It's a chance really for different individuals to really be who they are and express themselves. You can just get into these live conversations that, you know, that can quite often become quite dynamic and dramatic and intense. And I just love, you know, the spontaneity and the danger of that. I'm a sky diver and I race motorcycles and I just love that, you know, I love that at any point during I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, you know, Spencer might beat the crap out of me. It's just exciting.
Janice Dickinson: I don't think he'll win.
Stephen Baldwin: Well, you know, never underestimate the sexy guy.
Janice Dickinson: My money would be on you, pal. Stephen Baldwin of the Baldwin family. I mean, each one of these brothers have individual talents. Stephen, you're a star. Spencer, what did he ever do? He got married, you know, on The Hills, big fucking deal.
How did you prepare for the show so far?
Janice Dickinson: I've done the show before for the United Kingdom and I lasted through. Due to public votes, they voted me 10 consecutive times to go out and do these particular stunts -- which, by the way, Stephen, you have to complete. I don't have to prepare myself, because I'm a surfer and I scuba-dive. And in order to have courage on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, you have to face your fears. And if a rat comes near me, I'm out of there. I mean, the last time I did it -- Stephen, seriously -- a fucking rat climbed on my cot and bit my fingers. I have catastrophic trauma, you know, from the last time, you know, from this big old hairy rat.
Stephen Baldwin: But Janice, I've been called a rat in my past, so...
Janice Dickinson: Oh, I can deal with you, Stephen.
Stephen Baldwin: Janice, if I climb up in your bunk and...
Janice Dickinson: Stephen, I'm talking...
Stephen Baldwin: ...I bite your toe...
Janice Dickinson: Baldwin, let me speak. I didn't interrupt you once.
Stephen Baldwin: I'm sorry.
Janice Dickinson: Thank you. You know, I know you're Irish -- so am I. You're going to have your hands full. Here's the deal, in order to face adversity, you have to face your fears. And no, I'm not a sky diver like Mr. Baldwin. You know, I'm going to be a little flipped out about that, falling out of helicopters, I'm going to be very afraid of doing that. I'm afraid of a lot of things concerning the show. But doing it is going to allow me to perhaps gather some more courage. I am a parent. I have two teenagers, and that's a big job in itself. So I'm really grateful to put my fake eyelashes and my hair extensions and my nail polish away for a month to get out there and participate with everybody in the camp at the campsite and tell camp stories.
Janice, didn't you say that you've been preparing for this for the last 30 years by not having a meal?
Janice Dickinson: You know what, that's funny. Being the world's first supermodel we did have to watch what we eat, and I was working for the likes of Valentino, Halston, Versace, Calvin Klein, all those guys. You have to be a perfect size zero. I don't have to be a buff superhero like Mr. Baldwin, but I have had to watch my diet. So, on a daily basis I've been practicing yoga and kickboxing and doing lots of things -- not to prepare for I'm a Celebrity, it's just what I do.
Stephen Baldwin: I have a quick question, Janice. What's the longest you've gone without a meal?
Janice Dickinson: I eat about six meals a day, Stephen. I watch what I eat, unlike you. It's all about diet and nutrition, since I still do model. The longest I've gone without a meal was the last time I did I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, it was about four days.
Janice, what was the wildest photo shoot you ever did where you really did have to face fears to get that good shot?
Janice Dickinson: In 1982, I did a photo shoot in Kenya with the legendary Peter Beard. And we emptied an entire crocodile village, with about three tons of 13, 14, 15 foot crocs. They anesthetized the crocs, wired their jaws together and they asked me to climb on top of the crocodile's back in a bathing suit for Playboy magazine circa 1982. And guess what? I did it. You know, it was insane. It was fun. I also worked with cheetahs and giraffes and all sorts of animals in Africa. I've done more location trips than any person alive. I've been a model since 1974, so you do the math.
Stephen Baldwin: And now you're going to be working with Stephen Baldwin...
Janice Dickinson: Stephen, I'm not finished. The animals in Costa Rica are merely monkeys and snakes and, you know, a couple rats -- way different than dealing with ferocious animals out in Africa, way different. So facing my fears for Costa Rica, we're protected by medics.
Stephen, how much do you think that you can survive the wild? Have you had any experiences out there?
Stephen Baldwin: You know, I've worked with Mark Burnett and did Celebrity Apprentice and people asked me "How was it?" And it was way more difficult than people had realized, because of what the producers had put you through. Now, Janice has the advantage here because she's already done this sort of thing with this production team before. But there really is no way to prepare for it, quite honestly. I just think that we've got to get down there, and I believe it's the person who is mentally the most agile and physically the most able to adjust to the situation is going to be the winner. That's it.
Janice Dickinson: Oh. Oh, Stephen, you've got to understand that the man that won was this overweight pantomime from London, who basically lost 35 pounds. You don't necessarily have to be agile at all, or in good shape. You know what I mean? I mean, the guy who won was this very colorful, gay pantomime. And the reason why he won is because he didn't put anybody down; he was the nicest person in the world, and people identified with this guy because he was a super-great, nice guy. I, on the other hand, wasn't necessarily that nice. I wouldn't eat what they wanted me to eat. Look at John Salley, he's a basketball guy. In my book, he'd be like the guy who'd be able to, I don't know, chop down trees and shit. But no, it really is the personality that overcomes. It's the likeableness. It's not being a bad ass or anything like that. Like the wresting chick -- she already tried to get in my face at the upfront by putting her claws out. And I took her aside, and I said "Can I have a word with you? There are no cameras on us right now. This is not going to get you anywhere. You're not going to lay a hand on me and I'm certainly not going to get into a fist fight with you. So save your aggressivity for somebody else; it's not going to work on me."
Will some of the more comfortable aspects of your life be a disadvantage when you're on the show?
Janice Dickinson: Hell, yeah. Are you kidding? Right now, I'm sprawled out like a peace symbol on my ultrasuede couch. I've got a big ass backyard. It's like 73 degrees. It's brilliant weather. We're going to be in the rain forest. There's going to be tumultuous rainstorms. We're going to be walking knee-deep in mud. There's going to be insects. There's going to be humidity. Yeah there's a disadvantage; that's the beauty of the show. You know, like watching glamour-puss Dickinson -- for the promos, I was clip-clopping around in high heels. I don't even get out of bed unless they strap on five-inchers. So, yeah, I'm a very glamorous woman. Stephen's a bad ass so he can handle shit, but yeah, it's going to be hard.
Stephen Baldwin: I have a friend who lives in Costa Rica and he has an airplane, so I've already cut a deal with him. He's going to be airdropping Starbucks to me in the jungle.
Janice Dickinson: He's not going to get those Starbucks.
Stephen Baldwin: I'm serious, man, they won't know.
Janice Dickinson: Oh, yeah they will.
Stephen Baldwin: I have a little GPS thing on my...
Janice Dickinson: Stephen, they've got microphones on us and they've got cameras under every leaf. You can't even let one rip without every single monkey in the jungle going, you know, "oonga boonga." It's so exciting and titillating and exasperating and, you know, it's scary at the same time. Starbucks in the jungle, wow. Stephen, the good news is you won't have any of that, so if you're looking to lose weight, they don't give you anything. No preservatives or sugar or salt...
Stephen Baldwin: I can afford to lose a couple pounds.
Janice Dickinson: You won't be able to avoid it.
Which celebrities were you were surprised to see on the show?
Stephen Baldwin: I think I was most surprised by Sanjaya. You know, because I met him and talked to him for about 10 seconds. I think he's going to be dead in five minutes.
Janice Dickinson: No, no, no, no, no, he's Indian, man, he's Slumdog. They exist on, like, air.
Stephen Baldwin: No, no, I don't think he's going to. I don't think he's got the chutzpa.
Janice Dickinson: I think he does. I challenge you on that. He got past American Idol.
Going into this, are you more worried about the challenges coming up or more worried about the other celebrities, like potential personality clashes?
Janice Dickinson: I'm not worried. Salley, I don't know, you know, he's already got his hands all over me. I told him to keep his fucking filthy hands off me. Heidi and Spencer, you know, I just saw them the other day at the gas station. They're like, "Oh, the three of us, we have to pull together. We're only going to last three weeks anyway; we've got other things to do." And I didn't like that attitude, because I'm in it to win. Aren't you, Stephen?
Stephen Baldwin: Janice isn't worried. I'm a little worried.
Janice Dickinson: What are you worried about?
Stephen Baldwin: I'm just, you know, I've been doing these reality shows for so long now, and nobody's like really fully freaked out and gone postal, you know what I mean? I'm just wondering, are we going to be the guinea pigs on this show and Heidi just wigs?
Janice Dickinson: Stephen, I guarantee you 100% it ain't going to be Heidi wigging, it's going to be Spencer. I asked her that at the gas station. I said "Hey, Speidi -- which one of you is going to be the odd ball out?" And she goes, "Definitely him, he's never even been camping." She's a camper. She ratted him out. So Stephen, we're going to get them. This one's going to be fun. I feel like I'm a cat and this guy is a big ball of yarn. I can't wait.
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