Hollywood


23 Feb 2015

Oscars Activism: Right or Wrong?

By now, Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech on behalf of women’s equality has gone viral. As much applause as she received for her remarks, the backlash has been loud, too, i.e., she was wrong because her speech excluded certain groups, because she is wealthy, because she only spoke of mothers. Whether or not Arquette erred in making her statement during an Awards telecast, by expecting her...

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18 Jan 2015

Miss Betty White Still Amazing at 93!

Miss Betty White celebrated her 93rd birthday yesterday and got a sweet surprise from the entire cast and crew of her show, Hot in Cleveland. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this hilarious, uber-talented lady and no one is more deserving of an outpouring of affection. Enjoy the video celebration, then read about my own encounter with Miss Betty! No one can underestimate the value of a kind...

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Golden Globes Find Their Humanity
13 Jan 2015

Golden Globes Find Their Humanity

Forget the glitz of the Golden Globes. What emerged from Sunday’s telecast were some moving moments dedicated to diversity, community and unity. Led by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, this was not business as usual. Jerry Doyle and I discuss a few of the best moments, where those winning awards offered reminders that acceptance of those different than ourselves matters. As an aside, it was...

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12 Jan 2015

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Kick Ass at the Golden Globes

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler skewered power players and stereotypes alike in their swan song as Golden Globe hosts Sunday evening.  They killed in their opening monologue, a biting soufflé that was as droll as it was unsparing. They ripped SONY: Fey: “Tonight we celebrate all the television shows we know and love …and all the movies that North Korea was okay with.”...

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13 Dec 2014

Behind the Scenes in Hollywood with Jerry Doyle and Anita Finlay

Talking with Jerry Doyle yesterday, what started as a tangent to our conversation turned into a full blown interview about Hollywood’s underbelly.  We discuss the dust-up caused by racially insensitive comments of SONY Exec Amy Pascal and Producer Scott Rudin about President Obama  and cover the waterfront on everything from the truth behind political correctness to the damage done by Reality TV.  Nothing is off...

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