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Miss Betty White
17 Jan 2017

Miss Betty White Even More Amazing at 95!

When fans saw Betty White’s name trending on Twitter today, they got scared — but no need! This amazing lady is still going strong and celebrating her 95th birthday. She is a national treasure: actress, author, comedienne, animal rights activist, forever Golden Girl and someone I was privileged to meet many years ago. Join me is wishing a fabulous year to a great lady! The...

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The Lure of Comic-Con
14 Jul 2015

The Lure of Comic-Con

Out of my element at Comic-Con 2015, where 250,000 movie fans, comic devotees and techno geeks gather, I had an expectation of being trampled in a sea of humanity.  Instead, I found enthusiastic, welcoming people whose entry badges were like a symbol of solidarity. It’s like we were all part of some giant, secret club. Women and men of every age entertained their favorite fantasies,...

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16 Apr 2015

Do TV Stereotypes Hurt Women?

In her latest column, The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote: “Good Riddance Carrie Jamieson,” bidding a snarky farewell to Claire Danes’ character on the popular Showtime series “Homeland.” She’s not leaving the show – just the CIA. Notes Dowd, the CIA sisterhood is celebrating this since they are offended by her somewhat off-the-wall behavior. As author and actress Anita Finlay stated, “No woman who...

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08 Jan 2015

Phylicia Rashad’s Defiant Defense of Bill Cosby

How many women does it take to equal the weight of one man? To date, two dozen women have publically accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault with the allegations spanning a 40-year period. These rumors have surfaced previously on a number of occasions, but not until male comic Hannibal Buress mentioned them in his act did this pick up steam in the mainstream press. In...

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01 Oct 2014

The Sting of Cross-Pollinating Entertainment, Politics & News – Anita Finlay & Jerry Doyle 9/30/14

In my recent post venting about The Good Wife‘s poor decision to have Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett appear as herself on the show, Jerry Doyle and I discuss the cheapening of news, politics and entertainment by using each one as if it is nothing more than an advertisement for the other. We really have taken a shocking turn if the phrase “political theatre” can be...

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The Sexy New Center in Politics, Millenials and the Oncoming Populist Wave
17 Jun 2014

The Sexy New Center in Politics, Millenials and the Oncoming Populist Wave

Two days before the 2012 Presidential election, EPIC TIMES founder Jerry Doyle and I had our first conversation on his top 5 syndicated radio show.  Who knows if he was even in the mood to talk to me?  Yet we found common ground as neither of us had much use for Party labels or tolerance for the Kabuki Theatre that comprises much of politics today. ...

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Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014
07 May 2014

Celebrating Women at BlogHer 2014

I’m so proud to be one of the bloggers chosen by BlogHer as a Voice of the Year for my piece on World War II’s unsung female war heroes… please click the image to read… Also, a note of deep gratitude to Messrs. John Litchfield and Richard Pindlebury for their detailed features on Nancy Wake and Irene Sendler, which I had quoted in my piece.  Over the...

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23 Apr 2014

Jon Stewart Gives Sexist Blowhards What For

Jon Stewart’s brilliant takedown of the preposterous double standards leveled at Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein and, for that matter, all women in politics is almost enough to make me forgive him for not sharing this in 2008… I’ll take it now.  Thanks, Jon. Honestly, this ought to be required viewing for all talking heads. Watch and enjoy! (here is the link, just in case) ******************************* Anita Finlay...

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22 Apr 2014

News Flash: Hillary Clinton Is Not Pregnant

Media outlets are abuzz with Chelsea Clinton’s announcement that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child this fall. Sharing the joyful news at a “No Ceilings” event for young women in New York, Chelsea said, “I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me” while Mama Hillary looked on,...

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Anita Finlay Keynotes at the LA Writers’ Conference on March 1st
19 Feb 2014

Anita Finlay Keynotes at the LA Writers’ Conference on March 1st

How will your your work as a writer stand out?  What marketing tools will get you noticed?  How can you find your voice and find success? Finding answers to those questions has taken me on an enlightening journey culminating in getting a book published that became #1 on Amazon’s Women in Politics book for 16 weeks! I’m delighted to share what I’ve learned as a keynote speaker at...

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