Wednesday, November 29, 2017
MATT LAUER HAS BEEN CAUGHT.
I'VE WAITED YEARS FOR THIS.
I'm not rejoicing, because innocent people have been hurt, and his family will be affected. But, let me just say that I doubt that this is a surprise to his wife. "Just my opinion."
I also think that Ann Curry might be having a good day. Not because she was a victim of sexual harassment (that I know of), but because she was a victim of network "star politics and power plays."
This was a long time coming. It's done.
I'm sorry for his genuine NBC friends. I know he has also used his position to do a lot of good. It's always a mixed bag, but he crossed the line....and more than once.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A GREAT, BIG THANK YOU TO JOHN MONAGHAN, board member of the Palm Springs Museum, for inviting all of us to the beautiful gala.
GLEE and Broadway's Matthew Morrison did his concert for us in the theatre, and then we adjourned to the Museum where Spencer's Restaurant catered spectacularly.
I just loved our table, and, on more than one occasion, someone would come by and say, "The laughs coming from here are so loud. You are having the best time in the place." Yes, we were.
|The Handsome Mr. Monaghan and........|
|Don Amendolia, Lucie Arnaz, Larry Luckinbill, John Monaghan|
|Coyote Theatre Works' Chuck Yates, producer and photographer Michael Childers|
|Jamie Kabler and Helene Galen|
|Kayla Pressman and PALM SPRINGS LIFE'S Susan Stein|
Friday, November 24, 2017
IT'S ALWAYS REALLY FUN, BUT THIS YEAR
IT WAS OFF THE CHARTS!!!!!
Lucie's food and decor were beyond gorgeous. I must say, that her grandma Dede's dressing recipe is the greatest I've ever had. Everyone made incredible dishes, all unforgettable. My award goes to Michael Thomas' Crown Pork Roast.
|Each place card Lucie did was a tiny pine cone with the guest's picture set in it|
|My mashed three-cheese cauliflower|
|John Jackson's artichoke man 'n' cheese|
|Yes, I wore an inflatable turkey suit|
UNTIL IT DEFLATED!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY, JANE MONHEIT!!!!!
Jane was totally surprised when she walked into a room of friends hiding in the back of a friend's living room. One by one, we came out and greeted her. "Everyone I love is in this room!" said Jane excitedly.
|Jane and her son, Jack, LOVE the cake. Jack decided to make a face....|
THE NEXT NIGHT IT WAS THE JOELY FISHER-BRAD GARRETT INTERVIEW BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE AT THE GROVE.
Joely and her whole family were in New York getting ready for Thanksgiving, along with Joely doing press for her book, GROWING UP FISHER. She literally flew to LA, went to The Grove, did the signing, and went back to the airport!
Joely and Brad Garrett became close when they both starred in TIL DEATH. Together, they are very dangerous.
The Barnes and Noble employees said it was the funniest, most raucous signing they'd ever had in over 150 of them!!! I can't even tell you all the things Brad said, and Joely is his perfect foil.
|Yours truly, Joely, and Elizabeth Keener|
Friday, November 17, 2017
HERE'S WHY I WOULD THANK HARVEY----
The other day I spoke at the Palm Springs Women in Film Glass Ceiling Awards luncheon. Since I am the last living founder of Women in Film, I had a lot to say. I wondered whether or not I should mention Harvey, but I just went for it:
"Oh, yes. It may sound strange but I want to thank Harvey Weinstein. Yes, we all now he's a pig (my free opinion), but think about it for a second.......
Because of all the alleged incidents coming out, and the over 50 (?) women telling their stories about him, as well as all the others coming out against various other powerful figures, Harvey has opened the floodgates and provided a safe haven for us to speak about our evidence, our truths. Because of Harvey, for the first time, I believe we really have the power to change things. We have the media's attention and are running with it.
Will there always be pigs preying on young actresses and actors? Yes. But, more women and men will stand up and not be afraid; more companies will write stronger morals clauses and actually enforce them; and more vile power-hungry, homely predators will be PUT AWAY.
So, thanks, Harvey. And, I hope you are the first to go to jail.