Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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.
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 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.
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
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 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?
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.
And, just in case I needed more food, there was always this:
|#19 Pastrami sandwich to go|
Monday, June 19, 2017
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.