03/23/2012 03:44 pm ET Updated Mar 27, 2012

Bronson Pinchot Talks Cutting Ties With Hollywood

"Risky Business" actor Bronson Pinchot has worked with some of the biggest stars in the world but has given up on Hollywood to work on an even bigger project -- restoring houses.

"I have six houses that I am restoring with a group of people who would eat you for breakfast and spit you out," Bronson told me when he stopped by my HDNet talk show, "Naughty But Nice Rob." "No, but we are restoring houses in the country and I actually like this better than acting because you don’t have to bathe. It’s not flipping. I don’t flip them, the flipping is crap. I just fix them and let friends sit in them. I love my little world."

But for Bronson, cutting ties with Hollywood also means cutting ties with Tinseltown's A-listers themselves. Bronson hasn’t spoken with his "Risky Business" buddy Tom Cruise since he called Cruise a homophobe, or with Bette Midler, whom he once called a bitch, or with Denzel Washington, whom he called cruel.

"I am very gullible and I was minding my own business and I was relaxing in the mountains and 'The Onion' called me and they asked me [my] impression of so-and-so, but they only included a little bit of the sentence," Bronson says, explaining the infamous interview. "That's why I do houses now. It's so easy to take things out of context."

"Naughty But Nice with Rob" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on HDNet.

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