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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 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 […]

3 Relationship Secrets From Fifty Shades of Grey

By |August 20th, 2014|

First published & featured for HuffPostWomen, now with German translation for HuffPost.De.

No man ever cheated because he was looking for a friend.

Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t a phenomenon with women just because it’s pure fantasy. It should prove to men that they could try asking for what they want in bed […]

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Lauren Bacall, Golden Era Screen Siren

By |August 13th, 2014|

BACK WHEN To Have and Have Not was made in 1944, women stood on their own, making a difference in the war effort. It was before the “feminine mystique” took hold and suburbia captured a gender. Ten years later Lauren Bacall would be strapped to a different character in Written on the […]

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Comic Genius Robin Williams, Open Heart Surgery and Depression *Updated*

By |August 12th, 2014|

Cross-posted at Huffington Post Entertainment

ROBIN WILLIAMS “has been battling severe depression,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. Suspected of taking his own life on Monday at his home in Marin County, California, Mr. Williams had recently been back in rehab, suffering cocaine and alcohol addiction for decades. Williams has been […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Biggest August Debut, $160+ Million Globally

By |August 4th, 2014|

The quirky superhero tentpole easily rockets to the top August debut of all time in North America, as well as scoring the third-best launch of the year so far; overseas, it earns $66.4 million for a global opening of $160.4 million. [The Hollywood Reporter]

IT’S NOT J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, few films are, but that […]

Are You Satisfied?

By |July 25th, 2014|

Cross-posted at Huffington Post

USA Network’s new relationship drama Satisfaction asks a lot of questions about modern marriage. It begins with the obvious. Are you satisfied? The answer to that question begets other queries starting with if you’re not satisfied, why not and what are you willing to do about? The show’s […]

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