Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I'M OFF FOR MOST OF JULY



                        TIME FOR A SUMMER FROLIC 
                      I MAY POST FROM TIME TO TIME
                               WHO KNOWS?????







                                       MOVING FROM TOWN TO TOWN IN ITALY

STOP BEATING UP MEGYN KELLY


BELOW IS A HEADLINE FROM ONE OF THE MANY PIECES FROM VANITY FAIR'S VARIOUS MEDIA PLATFORMS.





CAN MEGYN KELLY OUTRUN HER NBC “NIGHTMARE”?
The broadcaster’s first month at the network has been full of surprises, and not the kind anyone wants. Can she put it behind her?

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From: Sue

Why is it that people like to tear people like Megyn apart after they become successful? I'll tell you why----they're jealous. Megyn is a pretty, intelligent, and now wealthy blonde. What could be more hateful and threatening to the others secretly wishing they were she? It's so obvious. They are watching every ratings point and eyebrow raise and commenting on it. And VANITY FAIR is, by no means, the only culprit, I have read or seen NO positive coverage of her.

By the way, I don't even like or dislike Megyn. She's just a symbol of what keeps happening.

The Sunday slot opposite 60 MINUTES was always going to be difficult. She's performing just fine. When she gets to TODAY, they're going to try and kill her again.

And I can't help mentioning that most of these ugly stories are written by women. Sadly, that's typical. No matter how hard I worked (like by founding Women in Film,) or how hard Gloria Steinem and Marlo Thomas work, women are women's worst enemy. As little girls we are taught to be competitive over men and clothes, either directly or subliminally through advertising. Boys learn at an early age to form teams and compete. They play well in the sandbox for a common goal.

Women just keep bashing each other in the end. And, in business, it's about the money and the position, because, there are simply fewer jobs available to women. That needs to change. The world needs to change. I'm so sick of the nastiness.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TRAPPED BY SUMMER HEAT? WATCH NETFLIX


I HAVE BEEN GLUED TO NETFLIX FOR DAYS. I'D ALREADY SEEN HOUSE OF CARDS AND 13 REASONS WHY, SO I DECIDED TO SEE TWO OTHER NEW SHOWS----THE KEEPERS AND GLOW.




THE KEEPERS........WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW

Sister Cathy Cesnik was killed in the 70s because she was about to blow the lid off a priest sex-abuse scandal in the school where she taught--Keough, in Baltimore, Maryland.

This documentary, directed by Ryan White, is chilling, riveting, and angering in the extreme. Years later, some of Sister Cathy's students and nuns have come forward and spoken to the director. These former students and victims of this abuse detail horror after horror. I wish this were required watching for the entire Catholic Church, all the way up to the pope.

Of course, Father Joseph Maskell, clearly the ring-leader, was hidden by the church and never prosecuted, even though there was a trial that the VICTIMS LOST.

Maskell was thought to have been shipped to Ireland. He died in 2001.

There were two other priests involved---one is dead, and the other, who is presumed to have killed Cathy on Maskell's orders, is still missing or dead.

You cannot turn this off once you start. 

For years, I stopped giving money to the Catholic Church when so many abuses went unpunished---including the white-washing of Cardinal Roger Mahony in Los Angeles. That did it for me.

However, about three months ago I started giving again because I like the new pope. Well, this documentary stopped all that. I will never give to the Church again, but I will support individual nuns who need help.

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FROM THE HORRIFIC TO ESCAPE ENTERTAINMENT

GLOW---THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING

This series is based on a documentary, and, while some may tune in initially to see women wrestle, that's not the "big picture" of the show. It is a character-driven, deep exploration of societal misfits, and it grabs your heart. 


Allison Brie

Marc Maron

Betty Gilpin


Allison Brie is the lead character, and we see everything from her eyes. What a part! She gets to show every level one can. Marc Maron plays the wrestling show's producer, and he's flawless. Betty Gilpin plays an unemployed former soap star who needs money and joins GLOW in desperation. The show is peppered with fantastic, unusual women characters who become more alive and interesting with each episode. Go have fun.

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SPECIAL MENTION---ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

This show had really begun to bore me, and I couldn't even finish last season. I guess the producers had the same feeling, so this season they really changed it up. The entire season takes place over a three-day period of a prison riot where the inmates really do take over the asylum. Good choice. It's back to being good again.



And, bravo to Blair Brown, as the "Martha Stewart" character. She's killing it.

You'll always be my favorite, Miss Molly Dodd.....



Friday, June 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS, LYNDA CARTER--STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME



SO HAPPY FOR LYNDA CARTER GETTING HER STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME



WHAT A PARTY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE DAY OF THE UNVEILING!!!!!






FRIENDS FOR 42 YEARS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

BILL COSBY IS NOW LECTURING ON SEXUAL ASSAULT



BILL COSBY IS GOING TO HOLD TOWN MEETINGS TO LECTURE ON HOW TO AVOID SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES???????

REALLY?????     HOW STUPID AND ARROGANT ARE HIS PR PEOPLE?

I HOPE NO ONE SHOWS UP FOR HIM, BUT I'M SURE A FEW CRAZIES WILL.

GOOD LORD. THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT IS OVER.

YES, THIS LARGE TYPE SIZE MEANS I'M SCREAMING.




Let's see---why don't we let out Charles Manson and have him lecture on Beach Boys music or Sharon Tate's movies?

Maybe Sirhan Sirhan could teach dancing while hypnotized?

Why doesn't OJ lecture on the art of knife sharpening?

THE BEST OF L.A.



EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT LIVE THERE   ANYMORE, MY OCCASIONAL VISITS 
        ARE FILLED WITH LOVE


Here's  a way to spend the day---

How perfect to have lunch with Jackie De Shannon in the garden of the Polo Lounge. You have a refreshing lemonade, a bit of a Mc Carthy salad, perhaps split their great cheeseburger, and top it off with Carrot Cake.---and you spend three hours doing it!



Then it's important to remember loved ones left behind (because I'm also one of them).

It was off to Debbie Reynolds Studio in North Hollywood, still jammed with dancers and show rehearsals, just the way she'd want it to be. She is everywhere there, in the air, on every wall, and in all our hearts.


And here is Margie Duncan, Debbie's stand-in and closest friend, who has run the studio for years. It was so wonderful just to be together, along with the man who took the picture, Donald Light, Debbie's live-in Major Domo

Continuing along the Reynolds-Fisher theme, we move to the Stevens-Fisher branch.

This photo was taken at another time, but ten of us went to a ridiculous restaurant called Crabby Pot and ate fish in oily red sauce from a plastic bag. The taste was great, but we needed to hose off after. That's why there are no pictures.
Tricia Leigh Fisher, Connie Stevens, Skylar Fisher-Duddy, True Fisher-Duddy, and Joely Fisher



And, just in case I needed more food, there was always this:

#19 Pastrami sandwich to go

Monday, June 19, 2017

COSBY HAS TEN CIVIL SUITS PENDING AGAINST HIM






DON'T WORRY. WHETHER IT IS CRIMINAL OR CIVIL, BILL COSBY WILL BE FOUND GUILTY AND PUNISHED AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER. JUST BE PATIENT AND CERTAIN.

Why I am pushing this? Because he attacked an actress/friend of mine. He threw her against the wall of his dressing room and she got away. She didn't press charges. This a pattern has gone on for decades. He also verbally attacked me by phone at one point because I made him angry over something I'd written. His behavior has been common knowledge in the the entertainment industry for decades and decades.