Open up the April issue of Vanity Fair and you'll find not one, but two MSNBC hosts - Rev. Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow - featured in the pages of this month's magazine. First up: Rev. Al Sharpton, host of 'PoliticsNation' sporting a bright red Hermes tie (his favorite designer) on page 166. He sat down with Vanity Fair's George Wayne for a range of questions in which he divulged:
1) Although he became a licensed, ordained minister at the age of 10, he wanted to preach from the age of four years old. He tells George Wayne that "I didn't even consider it strange that grown people were listening to me preach [as a young kid] until I was 13 years old."
2) His famous, signature hairstyle is an homage to his mentor, the singer James Brown, who requested Rev. wear his hair the same way as he did, while en route to the White House for a meeting with President Reagan in 1982. Rev. tells Vanity Fair that James Brown said to him "When we walk into the White House, I want everyone to see you are like my son. And I want you to keep this hairstyle as long as I'm alive."
3) The native New Yorker lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side and has dinner with his two daughters at least twice a week.
Flip to the back page of the magazine and you'll find a Q & A with Rachel Maddow, who tells Vanity Fair her idea of perfect happiness is a "loud bar, good band, cold beer, ride home."
Catch Rev. Sharpton on MSNBC at 6PM ET nightly and Rachel at 9PM ET. You can follow them on twitter: @TheRevAl and @Maddow.