Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BILL COSBY'S LATEST PLOY







Her name is Angela Agrusa, and, in my opinion, she's delusional. She's Bill Cosby's latest lawyer whose strategy it is to put him on TV in an interview to "rehabilitate his reputation" before his trial starts.

WRONG, ANGELA.

Americans love to forgive, BUT NOT SEXUAL MOLESTERS. NOT MEN WHO DRUG WOMEN AND FORCE THEM TO HAVE SEX.

NOT EVEN COMEDIANS WHO PRETENDED TO BE LOVING FAMILY MEN ON TV OR IN REAL LIFE.

And I don't care what "disease" he says he has.


BILL COSBY SHOULD GO TO JAIL. I personally know two women he tried to assault.









Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THE HORROR OF DIRECTV








HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.........

I just bought the new OLED TV. It's even higher than 4K. The new trick now is to get the cable service that has boxes that are the right quality for your set. Spectrum and Directv DON'T TELL YOU THAT.

I guarantee you that many of you reading this who bought 4k tvs are probably not aware that they are "slipping 1080p boxes" to you without telling you.

The correct boxes for OLED won't come out until the fall, but the 4K cable box is good, and, at this time, it's the best picture you can get.

I called Directv to use them because they advertise on their website that they have the Genie 2 wireless tower that is 4k. It is the very latest box and ONLY should be used for 4K. I ordered that, explaing the 4k and OLED issue.

The installer showed up today.


  • 1. The Genie 2 Tower was not reflected on the order
  • 2. The Directv operator, when I called, denied they even had it, even though it was advertised on their website
  • 3. THE INSTALLER ACTUALLY HAD THE GENIE TOWER 2 IN HIS TRUCK!!!!!!
  • 4. BECAUSE IT WASN'T ON THE ORDER, AND BECAUSE THE OPERATOR DENIED EVEN KNOWING IT EXISTED---HE COULDN'T GIVE IT TO ME!!!!!
  • 5. The wonderful installer was as frustrated as I was, and he even confessed that the Directv game is to force you to use a box that they charge you an extra $100 for!!!! That one was in his truck, too!


Needless to say, you can imagine what I said to the supervisor I got on the phone.

The more important point of this story is to really watch out and make sure when you get a new TV, that Spectrum or Directv give you the right box. If you have 4K now, as well as the right box, be sure to exchange it for the FREE, correct wireless tower one when it comes out in the fall. I PROMISE YOU, DIRECTV WILL NOT TELL YOU ABOUT IT and keep trying to get more money.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

AARON HERNANDEZ---NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE



THE TRAGEDY OF AARON HERNANDEZ---
          LOOK WHAT SOCIETY DID




Why would this successful, seemingly happy pro-football player commit murder and never speak about it? He just went to jail and that was it. He was subjected to terrible, shouting headlines. What happened to his life?

He killed someone, for sure, and got the penalty he deserved. 

But how sad is it that his secret of being bisexual drove him to murder someone and ruin many lives, just because he was afraid and ashamed?



For all the the LGBT education and attention, have things gotten better? 

Answer: A little. But two people are dead, and we only know about it because Aaron was famous. How many more people are out there suffering?

How tragic. How very tragic.

'LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS" SHINES






CHUCK YATES' COYOTE STAGEWORKS HAS ANOTHER WINNER IN "LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS" PLAYING AT THE ANNENBERG


Gloria Loring stars as advice columnist Ann Landers in this one-woman show written by David Rambo and directed by Don Amendolia. Loring is charming and poignant throughout, as she takes us on a journey of Landers' life that we knew nothing about.

Rambo's extremely well-written play, beautifully directed by Amendolia, shows us different sides to this newspaper legend. We see who she was as a human being.

It's a thoroughly-entertaining evening!

Friday, April 21, 2017

JULIA ROBERTS--THANK YOU, PEOPLE MAGAZINE




HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!   THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN 
                  OF 2017 ISN'T 22 YEARS OLD!!





Thank you, PEOPLE, for picking a woman who is maturing beautifully and living a good life.

What a pleasure that you don't have a cover subject (for a change) who's--


  • Dead
  • In rehab
  • A killer
  • Gender confused
  • A politician
  • Covered in tattoos
  • Recently arrested
  • A child molester
  • A reality "star"
  • A rapper
  • A model/actress

THANK YOU!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ONE NIGHT ONLY--A REALLY BIG DEAL


ONE NIGHT ONLY, A CONCERT PRODUCED BY MICHAEL CHILDERS EACH YEAR....

is the gigantic, must-see benefit for Jewish Family Services. They take over the McCallum Theatre, and each year salute a songwriter. Last year was Sondheim, directed by Lucie Arnaz. This year it's Jerry Herman directed by Jason Graae.

Producer Michael Childers and Helene Galen
Helene Galen, the beautiful inside and out philanthropist, each year gives the night before pre-party at her dazzling home in Rancho Mirage. It's just for the cast, JFS Board, and special donors.

Yes, it's another party in a house thats is an art museum---this time on a golf course--- and the Palm Springs High School Band just happens to drop by and play on the fairway.




Lucie and Michael

Event Planner/Producer Debbie Green and Jamie Kabler, Founder and Chairman of the Rancho Mirage Writers' Festival

Larry Luckinbill

The "backyard"

Living Room 

Foyer art

It looks like sex toys, but it's a really cool artpiece

Architect Michael Johnston, Me, Tony-winner David Zippel, and singer Amanda McBroom

Broadway's Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Broadway legal giant, Mark Sendroff

Helene's screening room!


Here comes the band

Broadway's Liz Callaway sings "Downtowm"

Broadway's Klea Blackhurst LOVES what Liz is singing!

Lucie Arnaz sings "Palm Springs Jump"

Barbara Keller and Barbara Fromm--two of "The Supremes" who are charity forces.  ONE NIGHT ONLY is their event. Terri Ketover, above, right.


Just a "simple" living room ceiling

Entryway

Monday, April 17, 2017

EVIE SANDS DEBUTS NEW EP WITH A SHOW



EVIE SANDS------THE VELVET "JACKIE WILSON"






The Evie Sands Story is a long, complicated one. Just know that she has one of the best classic female voices rock and pop has ever heard. She grew up in Brooklyn, loving Jackie Wilson ("Lonely Teardrops," "Higher and Higher"). Evie was a little white girl with a soulful voice who could rock hard, and also sooth you with her smoothness on a ballad.

In the late 60s, she hit it with "Take Me for a Little While," "I Can't Let Go;" she recorded "Angel of the Morning FIRST; "Billy Sunshine," "Any Way That You Want Me," and Quincy Jones' "Maybe Tomorrow." Dusty Springfield thought Evie was so great, that she sang back-up for her on one of her records.

Evie plays lead, rhythm, and bass guitar, drums and keyboards, and plays all of them in her act, except for the drums. She just doesn't have enough hands and arms left.



Her new EP, "Shine for Me," showcases all her styles, and it's amazing.  She also wrote every song on the album. Go to her website and buy it starting Saturday, April 22nd.  www.eviesands.com
In today's crazy music business world, labels only pay attention to Taylor Swift, Beyonce, or Gaga. Other artists have to fend for themselves, and they should be supported. Evie is certainly one of them.

Me, Evie, and Ginger Blake from "The Honeys"

Evie and I met in the late 60s and have been friends ever since. She introduced her new album by doing a sold-out concert at McCabe's in Santa Monica the other night. It was a fantastic show, and her band was incredible.




Congratulations, Evie!