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'It wasn't some crazy thing': Alicia Silverstone on acting and what the world thinks of her parenting

'It wasn't some crazy thing': Alicia Silverstone on acting and what the world thinks of her parenting

“A-leeeee-shaaaa!”

The voice is unmistakable. It’s the same one that has announced the giveaway of dozens of free cars. The one that can make anyone — “John Tra-vol-tahhhh!” “Tom Cuh-ru-ooze!” “Celine Dee-onnnn!” — sound as if they’re about to enter the gladiator’s arena.

It’s the voice of Oprah Winfrey. She’s sitting smack-dab in the middle of a very public patio at a very trendy vegan restaurant in West Hollywood during peak Sunday brunch hour. And she has spotted A-leeeee-shaaaa Silverstone at the table next to her.

Alicia Silverstone, as it turns out, was a guest on Winfrey’s now-defunct talk show in 2010 to talk about her passion for the...

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