I was shell shocked when I watched the short video story of James Lipton having one time worked as a pimp. He confessed it. That's right, the same James Lipton who hosts 'Inside the Actor's Studio' on the Bravo channel.

I'm not sure why he revealed his sordid background, but now it's certainly out there. Will the information diminish his career or boost it a bit? I'm guessing the latter.

Personally, I'll never watch the show the same way again. For some reason I can't get the image of James Lipton wearing a wide-brimmed hat with a fluffy feather sticking out of it. And let's not forget the pimp mobile.

Here's the video story from ENews: