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Thanksgiving Menu, What’s On Your Table?

By |November 25th, 2014|

In a cruel echo of history, Obama is morphing into the president whose foreign policy he campaigned to overturn. Obama on Monday morning sacked his Pentagon secretary, Chuck Hagel, after huge midterm election losses in the sixth year of his presidency — just as Bush did in sacking Donald Rumsfeld after midterm losses in […]

Will Mike Nichols be Greeted in Hollywood Heaven by Elizabeth Taylor or Jackie?

By |November 20th, 2014|

“In fact, we later lost an entire day of shooting–twenty-four hours-just so Mike could fly to New York to have lunch with Jackie.” – Warner Bros. executive [quoted in Furious Love]

NOBODY in the history of the American arts had the reach, the acclaim and the multi-tiered tour de force genius of Mike Nichols, Oscar, […]

Bill Cosby Refuses to Answer Questions After Twitter Buries Him *Updated*

By |November 16th, 2014|

In 2004, when Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby for sexual assault, her lawyers asked me to testify. Cosby had drugged and raped me, too, I told them. The lawyers said I could testify anonymously as a Jane Doe, but I ardently rejected that idea. My name is not Jane Doe. My […]

Sexual Women Don’t Need Your Stinking Lectures

By |November 14th, 2014|

first published on Huffington Post

ANTICIPATING Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine’s Day 2015, we’re teased constantly with what’s coming, but also what not to expect. I’m never surprised by how people react to salacious sensuality in our culture, because there remains an embedded prejudice to apologize for a woman’s insatiable desires and curiosity, […]

Interstellar Stars are Scientists, the Real Romantics of Life

By |November 10th, 2014|

FEW FILMS get Neil deGrasse Tyson to comment on Twitter, even if he does so without reviewing Interstellar, which isn’t his thing, concentrating on the explanation of the science. Reviews and critiques ignoring that this film is founded on creative narrative and a galactic experience no human has ever had take themselves too […]

Imagine Chris Christie on Your TV for 4 Years

By |October 31st, 2014|

THE ANGRY AMERICAN voter is watching Gov. Chris Christie and saying, “He tells it like it is. I’m sick of politicians saying things they don’t mean just for politics.” Republicans like this in your face stuff. Can you imagine if a woman did this on camera? Now imagine this reaction on […]

Michael Keaton is “Birdman,” a Riddle of Broadway, Movies, Reality TV, and Creative Artistry

By |October 29th, 2014|

“… Popularity is the slutty little cousin of prestige.” – Edward Norton in Birdman

WATCHING the amazing film Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was like being inside of a gigantic maze that is part reality perspective, part theatrical event and when taken in its totality, moviemaking magic. A seismic script, the genius direction of […]

Legendary Ben Bradlee, When Private was Political and Powerful

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Bradlee admitted that Ken Starr, as a judge back in the ’80s, gave the Washington Post a judgment on a libel suit that saved the paper millions of dollars and endeared Starr to him forever. This little nugget was reported by Salon.com in an article titled “The Not So Mighty Quinn,” which is no […]

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Chelsea’s Little Girl, George Clooney’s Marriage, and the Baltimore Book Festival *Updated*

By |September 28th, 2014|

IT WAS the twitpic tweeted around the world. It’s a girl!

Not even George Clooney’s marriage to Amal Alamuddin could top it. The most glamorous wedding ever, so modern, the gondolas in Venice quite the sight.

All of this happened while I was at the Baltimore Book Festival, which is being held […]

Hollywood Hacked! Jennifer Lawrence & Celeb Nude Photos Leaked

By |September 2nd, 2014|

WHAT COULD be more invasive than private, intimate photos unleashed in the world for all to see? Top stars like Jennifer Lawrence and many others found themselves rawly exposed through a massive “ibrute” hack on the iPhones, which has left Apple exposed, as they rushed to patch the bug. The F.B.I. is […]