Heather Graham says playwright Israel Horovitz forced a kiss on her decades ago after she dated his son, Beastie Boys star Adam Horovitz. Graham said on the latest edition of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, which posted Monday, that she dated the younger Horovitz, a.k.a. “After I dated Adam and we broke up, I auditioned for one of [the elder Horovitz’s] plays and after the audition… he was like, ‘Let me walk you out’ and so he gets in the elevator and then he just pushes me against the elevator, sticks his tongue down my throat,” Graham told Maron.
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When word spread in September that one of the new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named Ello Asty, it didn’t take fans long make the obvious Beastie Boys connection. Director J.J. Abrams is known to be a fan of the seminal rap trio, and to create the moniker for the alien, Abrams appeared to simply drop the first letters of both words from the Beasties’ 1998 album, Hello Nasty (which, it should be noted, includes the single “Intergalactic”). “It is for me,” Abrams said when we asked him this weekend if the Internet’s Beastie Boys assumption was correct. Related: Harrison Ford Nominates Himself to Play Young Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off "Some names came from the creature department, some came from us, from me, from other people I’m working with.