Category Archives: Television

Ed Asner: An Artist of Acquired and Illustrious Acting Skill, Activism, Altruism, and Abundantly Avuncular Appeal!

I approach the mid-sized, one level house in the Valley with decided anticipation. To the left of the door a small sign reads, “Forget the dog, Beware the Owner!”  The housekeeper answers the bell in welcoming fashion. Framed photos of awards … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Early Morning Sunday Programming

12 am – Jodorowsky’s Dune – Documentary (2014, Sony Pictures Classics) Fascinating documentary about filmmaker/mystic/madman Alejandro Jodorowsky’s quest to bring the epic science fiction novel Dune to the screen in the mid-1970s. Jodorowsky, whose c.v. includes the lysergic fantasy-Western El … Continue reading

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The Sundance TV Expands Its Creator Driven Programming Beyond “Rectify” and “The Red Road” with “An Honorable Woman”

Sundance TV hosted an event for the press to give us and their audience a showcase of the new direction Sundance is taking in programming with “Auteur TV”. We all gathered at SoHo House at the edge of Beverly Hills, at … Continue reading

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Robin Williams and the Weather

Back in the ’90s, I was the foley stage recordist at Sony Studios. I had met Robin Williams once, when I was at Disney and we had both worked on Hook. He seemed like a very nice guy. A few … Continue reading

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Stan Livingston: From “How the West was Won” to “My Three Sons”–A Life of Creativity, Production, and Direction out of Childhood Stardom

‘Scuse me, how are you with your Chipisms these days?  Are you currently up on your Chipese?  Well Stan Livingston still remembers some of his from his hazy glory days as Fred MacMurray’s youngest son Chip Douglas on “My Three … Continue reading

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Thy Crown is Set!

I mean it – with Soap and Glory launching on HSN, all of that body-polishing, lip plumping, skin smoothing deliciousness is now in your living room. I no longer have to walk across the street to Sephora. (Somehow, I always … Continue reading

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The Life and Mind of Butch Patrick: A Riveting Reality of Resilience, Resourcefulness and Resolve

Butch Patrick is a busy man. Most readily distinguishable as The Munster’s own Eddie Munster, he has taken his childhood career and continued riding its giddy wave of nostalgia in addition to branching out in a myriad and sundry of … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chefs, delicious cuisine and craft cocktails will be featured at the Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach’s charity event

Celebrity Chefs such as Duff Goldman and Alan Wong, great ocean views, craft cocktails and much more take center stage on June 8, 2014 when the Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach takes place at the Montage in Laguna Beach. … Continue reading

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An Evening with George Schlatter: April 22nd at Cinefamily

What’s that you say? What does this have to do with beauty? The answer is: more than you think! If you’ve ever seen the Diana Ross “Afro Vogue” clip then you know what I mean: From the blurb: He made … Continue reading

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“The Bachelor” Has No Clothes!

Monday night’s “After the Final Rose” Bachelor season recap was a little bit like watching a Christian thrown to the lions. Juan Pablo, the Venezuelan Latin lover, had already weathered a pretty controversial season. Ignoring the accusations of slut-shaming, fast-talking, and … Continue reading

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