Monday, May 14, 2018

MY LIFE IN BETWEEN DOING HOLLYWOOD SECRETS AND SCANDALS PRESS



I AM SO GRATEFUL I MOVED TO PALM SPRINGS. I AM LITERALLY HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE. THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO HERE IN TERMS OF CULTURE. I RARELY  TAKE A BREATH, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MISS ANYTHING. ACTUALLY, NEW YORK COMES TO US!


HERE GOES...........Four weeks of events

Jennifer Holliday


Jennifer Holliday did a concert at the Annenberg Theatre. She got at least four standing ovations throughout. Her talent is off the charts. She's lost tons of weight, is happier now, and sings "I am Telling You I'm Not Going," better than ever. She has a unique take on standards. She "elegantly-funkified" their arrangements. WOW.


Lucie Arnaz, Ron Celona, Larry Luckinbill


CV Rep, one of the top theatre groups in the desert, broke ground on their multi-million dollar new theatre. They are hoping it will turn into the Guthrie or Williamstown. Congratulations to Ron Celona. Great work.  
Chuck Yates

Coyote Stageworks is another top theatre group. They presented Gurney's THE COCKTAIL HOUR at the Annenberg.It was a terrific, sophisticated production starring Chuck Yates, Lee Bryant, Jeffrey Jones, and Yo Younger. Congratulations Chuck Yates, founding artistic director.


Kyle Dean Massey

Cabaret 88, a series of intimate club-like shows with Broadway stars at the Annenberg, served up Kyle Dean Massey from PIPPIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, XANADU, AND WICKED. He was warm and chic at the same time. Wonderful voice. Cabaret 88 presents a series each year, and past performers have been Ann Hampton Callaway, Leslie Odom, Jr., Hugh Panaro, Valerie Pettiford, Rachel York, Billy Stritch--you get the idea.

Purple Room--Michael Holmes' VERY HIP supper club gave us Ann Hampton Callaway, Marilyn Maye, and Liz Callaway & Jason Graae. It's the 54 Below of Palm Springs.

Marilyn Maye

Ann Hampton Callaway and Lucie








AND, THEN THERE'S MICHAEL CHILDERS

Pre-Show Cast Party at Helene Galen's--Jamie Kabler, Helene, and Michael

The brilliant pianist, arranger, accompanist Todd Schroeder with Michael


His Andy Warhol exhibit is still breaking all attendance records at the Palm Springs Museum. His benefit show, ONE NIGHT ONLY, for JFS, is the year's season stunner. This year they saluted Rodgers & Hammerstein & Lorenz Hart. Simply dazzling performances by Lucie Arnaz, Billy Stritch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Faith Prince, opera star Susan Graham, Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett, Davis Gaines, Constance Towers, and BRUCE VILANCH and SAK MISTRETTA IN DRAG. What an incredible evening. It ends with a private party for the talent where everybody just gets up and sings whatever they want. My favorite night of the year.

ONE NIGHT ONLY is a three day event. First, Helene Galen and Jamie Kabler give their annual party for the stars and donors. The next night is the show and party after. (Then there's a party at Lucie's after the after-party!)

The Pre-show Cast Party:

Tom Truhe, David Zippel, Terri Ketover, and singer David Burnham.

The LOVELY Bruce Vilanch

Ann and Liz

Beloved Billy Stritch

Faith Prince



HAVANA NIGHTS---The finest Cuban musicians in the world gathered in Palm Springs to do some concerts. Marcel Casteneda, the producer, and a glorious musician himself, produced the evening which was a Salutel to Celia Crz. Let's just say I went insane. Latin Cuban Jazz is my favorite music. I was in the front row and almost ran onstage.


Marcel Casteneda

With my dancing partner, Bradley James


All of these things happened in a six-week period. And, oh, yes. There's the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic. They fly in the best orchestras in the world for classical concerts at the McCallum.



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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BILL COSBY CONVICTED---HALLELUJAH


ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. 
        THIS PIG FINALLY HAS BEEN NAILED.




We people who have spent our lives in the entertainment industry whispered his secrets behind closed doors for years. Thank God for the women who finally spoke up.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

TAYLOR SWIFT----REALLY??????



ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK/SOUL HITS IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC IS
SEPTEMBER BY EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE.


IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD, TAYLOR SWIFT JUST RELEASED A COVER OF IT THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SONG ABOUT SWEDISH BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN.




IT'S AS IF DORIS DAY DECIDED TO DO A COVER OF ARETHA FRANKLIN'S RESPECT

OMG

There's one, good thing. My friend, Allee Willis, wrote "September," so she gets money.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

SUE CAMERON'S HOLLYWOOD SECRETS AND SCANDALS RELEASED TODAY


WHAT A SHOCK TO HAVE IT COME OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY!!!









AMAZON LINK TO BUY

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HOMOGENIZED REALITY FACES



      TAKE A LOOK AT THE "UNIFACE" 
                   OF REALITY TV




God help us all.......

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ARE YOU GOING TO WATCH THE OJ INTERVIEW ON FOX? NO!







FOX TV HAS DECIDED TO SHOW AN UNAIRED LONG-AGO-TAPED INTERVIEW WITH OJ SIMPSON AGAINST THE DEBUT OF ABC'S NEW "AMERICAN IDOL"

Obviously, they are doing this for ratings and to hurt ABC. That's the first logical thing to think, but is that the only reason? I don't think so. Cashing in is cashing in. You can "cloak it" any way you want.

It's an old interview from when his book, "If I Did It" came out, that was done to publicize it. That book was teased as his "confession." 

I think Fox would have aired it anyway at some point, just to cash in on the publicity that he's out and not talking, although I think he has fielded some offers and they didn't meet his price. We need to stop paying attention to him. That's what hurts him the most.





Let's refresh our memories one more time so you don't watch---



I'm sorry to do this, but NEVER FORGET





Monday, March 5, 2018

DON'T OVERLOOK JENNIFER GARNER AT THE OSCARS




TAKE THAT, BEN AFFLECK!!!!!!  SHE HAS NEVER                              LOOKED MORE BEAUTIFUL.