Sunday, January 1, 2017

BRAVO TO MARIAH CAREY AND SHAME ON ABC AND DICK CLARK



I MAY BE CRYING ALL THE TIME RIGHT NOW, BUT I STILL CAN GET ANGRY.











No matter what you think of Mariah Carey (and her voice can be astounding), to have a singer keep telling a network and production company that her earpieces are faulty and she can't hear---REPEATEDLY BEFORE SHE WENT ON--- and that tech crew NOT fixing it when they said they should, is appalling and unprofessional. Stars travel with their own earpieces but it is up to the sound company to make them work. How dare ABC and Dick Clark do that! Shame on them. I think she should sue.

She handled it well, telling the audience the truth. "I can't hear anything. I need my monitors."
There is one caveat. She said on stage, "We missed the tech rehearsal." If that's true, everyone is at fault. That needs to be cleared up.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DEBBIE--THIS IS ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW




THIS PAST TUESDAY I SPENT THE AFTERNOON VISITING WITH DEBBIE AT HER HOUSE.






I tried to visit her every three weeks. On this Tuesday's visit, she wanted to talk about death. It wasn't the first time, and it's never unusual for someone who is 84 1/2 to want to talk about it. We talked a long time. It was very much on her mind. It was a private conversation and will stay that way, but it felt good to both of us.

As I got up to leave she said, "It's almost New Year's. I'll see you right after. I love you."

"And you know how much I love you," I replied.

We smiled at each other and I turned and started to walk away. After about four steps I was seized with the feeling that I would never see her again. It was fleeting, but I made sure I turned around and made eye contact with her before I left. Thank God I did, and thank you God for giving me the gift of being with her the day before Carrie was supposed to come home.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

FLORENCE HENDERSON ------I LOVED YOU SO MUCH.

FLORENCE WAS FUNNY, BAWDY, SPECIAL, AND SUCH A PRO. WE LAST SAW EACH OTHER IN SEPTEMBER WHEN, THANK GOD, SHE CAME DOWN TO PALM SPRINGS AND WE SPENT TWO DAYS TOGETHER. WHAT A  GIFT IT WAS----REMINISCING FOR TWO DAYS AND NIGHTS.

I CAN'T WRITE ANYMORE. I'M CRAZED AND DEVASTATED.




Ann Hampton Callaway, Florence Henderson, Florence's manager of over 30 years and dear friend, Kayla Pressman, and Me. ALTHOUGH LUCIE ARNAZ WASN'T IN THIS SHOT, WE WERE ALL TOGETHER.

And, to Kayla Pressman, my heart goes out to you.. I totally get it.