Monday, August 31, 2015

FASHION POLICE 2015 ON E! TONIGHT----TERRIFIC SHOW. A MUST WATCH

 LOOK OUT, JOAN RANGERS!!!!!!



I WAS AT THIS MORNING'S TAPING AND THE SHOW IS BACK, JOAN RANGERS!!!!

MELISSA WAS PERFECT--FUNNY, BRILLIANT--HER OWN PERSON.

WATCH TONIGHT ON E! WITH GUESTS NENE LEAKES AND MARGARET CHO.

OH MY GOD! The days of funny are back. (and "Joan" was sitting in the chair next to me.)




Saturday, August 29, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CONNIE STEVENS (EARLIER IN AUGUST)

CONNIE STEVENS AND STEPHEN BISHOP

The party took place in the patio of La Loggia and was a sit-down dinner with live music. Everybody there had at one point or another, been part of the Jackson Hole Ski Gang, and it was a great reunion. At least thirty of us would go every year for Connie's charity. And....what happens in Jackson Hole, stays in Jackson Hole.





Yours truly with Diane Ladd

Lainie Kazan and Diane's husband, Robert Hunter

France Davis, Deanna Lund and Kevin Sasaki



Renee Taylor

Joely Fisher, me, Connie

The Gang

The Bar parked on the patio

Joely and Tricia Leigh

Tricia and her husband, Byron Thames

Thursday, August 27, 2015

THANK YOU, GOD, AND ACADEMY. DEBBIE REYNOLDS FINALLY GETS HER AWARD





CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBBIE REYNOLDS ON GETTING THE JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD FROM THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY.

No one has loved Hollywood more, or tried to save its legacy more than Debbie. I'm glad they finally recognized. She can go up on stage and feel the love from that standing ovation. Whew! Finally a good thing came to an exceptionally good person.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AFTER NEARLY KILLING "THE VIEW," THE ABC EXECS FINALLY REALIZED HOW THEY SCREWED UP



WELCOME BACK, JOY BEHAR!!!!!!!!  I'M SO GLAD.



She will be on every day!!!!!!!


WELCOME BACK SHERRI SHEPHERD!!!!!!!



Sherri has a guarantee of a minimum of 50 shows I hope it turns out to be more.

With the addition of Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris, the table is now too full. I like them both, but I hope they'll be dropped to recurring with Sherri and the others.


THE ONLY THING I'M REALLY UNHAPPY ABOUT IS THAT UNATTRACTIVE, NASAL-VOICED LOUDMOUTH STACY LONDON. PLEASE GOD, SPARE US.

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND KARI STRAND WERE IN TOWN





ANN, KARI, ME, JILL WHELAN AND SONGWRITER LINDY ROBBINS with some of handsomest, nicest men in the world. We were all at Laurel Hardware on Santa Monica Blvd. Great food, great dinner, great friends. And a cheeseburger to die for.............

Monday, August 24, 2015

AND HERE'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR WORLD..............


THE TOP TEN PEOPLE WITH THE HIGHEST INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS





1) Kim Kardashian — 44,005,604
2) Beyonc√© — 43,935,648
3) Taylor Swift — 43,533,226
4) Selena Gomez — 41,843,095
5) Ariana Grande — 41,696,873
6) Justin Bieber — 36,994,254
7) Kendall Jenner — 35,388,483
8) Kylie Jenner — 33,703,166
9) Nicki Minaj — 32,278,123
10) Khlo√© Kardashian — 30,522,261

Monday, August 10, 2015

TO LIVE AND DINE IN L.A---DOWNTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

I AM A FOOD FREAK. I WAS BORN IN L.A. AND WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY MY PARENTS TO ALL THE GRANDE HOLLYWOOD AND LOS ANGELES RESTAURANTS.

Thanks to Josh Kun, a curator for the L.A. Library, and brilliant exhibit showing all those menus, photos of the restaurants, plus music from our city, is on display right now. It is so cleverly done, that there are dining tables at which to sit, almost as if you are ordering.









For anyone who grew up here, you will get misty thinking about the Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake or Don the Beachcomber's drinks, or Fridays at Ma Maison; flannel cakes at Musso's. The only surprise was that Chasen's and Perino's and the Luau were not in the exhibit. Sad. It makes no sense.


Romanoff's
Ma Maison



Clifton's

Pig 'n' Whistle
Don the Beachcomber


This journey to the library was in honor of Sandy Pressman's birthday. I wanted to take her to the library, as well as a special lunch. I was sure I knew right where the lunch place was. As we rounded the block I said, "It's here on your right."

I WAS WRONG. I HAD LOST THE RESTAURANT.
Fortunately, a nice Turkish gentlemen took pity on us and showed us the alley we wanted called St. Vincent's Alley in the jewelry district

It was Sevan Restaurant and the food was great. But, just before dessert, a building behind us caught fire and we were overwhelmed by sirens, firemen and police.
Happy Birthday, Sandy

Sandy and the firemen. The alley was too narrow for the trucks.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DANIELLE DEL AT SADDLE RANCH WITH BULL!

 YES, PEOPLE, WE WERE AT SADDLE RANCH ON THE SUNSET STRIP FOR THIS EXTRAVAGANZA!

DID DANIELLE RIDE THE BULL? WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE IT

AND WENDY BURCH? WELL, WHAT HAPPENS AT SADDLE STAYS AT SADDLE
Danielle Del and Justina Machado



TRUTHFULLY, just picture a group of wild women friends who are there for a good time. The drinks were great; the food was delicious; the partying---off the charts.
See for yourself



Justina

Donna, Me, Danielle


Danielle

Me

Donna

I couldn't help myself

Hope




Danielle and Wendy

Wendy

Yup. Them again


Lisa Stanley

Mychelle Charters

Mychelle

The gang