Magazine article ADWEEK

Luke Perry: The Actor/director Will Cop to Watching Breaking Bad on His iPad but Refuses to Buy into the Hype by Getting an iPhone

Magazine article ADWEEK

Luke Perry: The Actor/director Will Cop to Watching Breaking Bad on His iPad but Refuses to Buy into the Hype by Getting an iPhone

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Who Luke Perry

Age 47

Accomplishments Director, star and executive producer of Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts, premiering Jan. 26 on the Hallmark Movie Channel; starred in Beverly Hills, 90210; Oz; and John From Cincinnati

Base Los Angeles

What's the first information you consume in the morning?

I hit the CNN website and the BBC World report. But I want to start watching Al Jazeera more. I'm interested to see how that's going to catch on here.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

Unfortunately, I'm usually watching some director walk around and talk shit because I'm eating on set. But when that's not happening, I listen to NPR in the mornings--All Things Considered. And then there's a classical station at 91.5 FM [in Los Angeles] that I love.

Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet?

When I was a kid, I just devoured TV 24 hours a day. Now that it's actually available 24 hours a day, I'm usually busy doing other stuff. But I do watch TV when I can. I've been loving Wedding Band on TBS and The Big Bang Theory. Comedy Central gets a good bit of my time--I love the Colbert Report, Daily Show, Tosh.O.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze an Twitter or fast until morning?

I've been reading Man of God, Son of Thunder by Harold Schindler. It's about a man named Orrin Porter Rockwell who was a badass in the Mormon Church. John Smith was shaking hands while this guy was kicking peoples' asses. …

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