Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I HAVE BEEN GLUED TO NETFLIX FOR DAYS. I'D ALREADY SEEN HOUSE OF CARDS AND 13 REASONS WHY, SO I DECIDED TO SEE TWO OTHER NEW SHOWS----THE KEEPERS AND GLOW.
THE KEEPERS........WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW
Sister Cathy Cesnik was killed in the 70s because she was about to blow the lid off a priest sex-abuse scandal in the school where she taught--Keough, in Baltimore, Maryland.
This documentary, directed by Ryan White, is chilling, riveting, and angering in the extreme. Years later, some of Sister Cathy's students and nuns have come forward and spoken to the director. These former students and victims of this abuse detail horror after horror. I wish this were required watching for the entire Catholic Church, all the way up to the pope.
Of course, Father Joseph Maskell, clearly the ring-leader, was hidden by the church and never prosecuted, even though there was a trial that the VICTIMS LOST.
|Maskell was thought to have been shipped to Ireland. He died in 2001.|
There were two other priests involved---one is dead, and the other, who is presumed to have killed Cathy on Maskell's orders, is still missing or dead.
You cannot turn this off once you start.
For years, I stopped giving money to the Catholic Church when so many abuses went unpunished---including the white-washing of Cardinal Roger Mahony in Los Angeles. That did it for me.
However, about three months ago I started giving again because I like the new pope. Well, this documentary stopped all that. I will never give to the Church again, but I will support individual nuns who need help.
FROM THE HORRIFIC TO ESCAPE ENTERTAINMENT
GLOW---THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING
This series is based on a documentary, and, while some may tune in initially to see women wrestle, that's not the "big picture" of the show. It is a character-driven, deep exploration of societal misfits, and it grabs your heart.
Allison Brie is the lead character, and we see everything from her eyes. What a part! She gets to show every level one can. Marc Maron plays the wrestling show's producer, and he's flawless. Betty Gilpin plays an unemployed former soap star who needs money and joins GLOW in desperation. The show is peppered with fantastic, unusual women characters who become more alive and interesting with each episode. Go have fun.
SPECIAL MENTION---ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
This show had really begun to bore me, and I couldn't even finish last season. I guess the producers had the same feeling, so this season they really changed it up. The entire season takes place over a three-day period of a prison riot where the inmates really do take over the asylum. Good choice. It's back to being good again.
And, bravo to Blair Brown, as the "Martha Stewart" character. She's killing it.
|You'll always be my favorite, Miss Molly Dodd.....|
Friday, June 23, 2017
SO HAPPY FOR LYNDA CARTER GETTING HER STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHAT A PARTY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE DAY OF THE UNVEILING!!!!!
FRIENDS FOR 42 YEARS
Thursday, June 22, 2017
BILL COSBY IS GOING TO HOLD TOWN MEETINGS TO LECTURE ON HOW TO AVOID SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES???????
REALLY????? HOW STUPID AND ARROGANT ARE HIS PR PEOPLE?
I HOPE NO ONE SHOWS UP FOR HIM, BUT I'M SURE A FEW CRAZIES WILL.
GOOD LORD. THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT IS OVER.
YES, THIS LARGE TYPE SIZE MEANS I'M SCREAMING.
Let's see---why don't we let out Charles Manson and have him lecture on Beach Boys music or Sharon Tate's movies?
Maybe Sirhan Sirhan could teach dancing while hypnotized?
Why doesn't OJ lecture on the art of knife sharpening?
EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT LIVE THERE ANYMORE, MY OCCASIONAL VISITS
ARE FILLED WITH LOVE
Here's a way to spend the day---
How perfect to have lunch with Jackie De Shannon in the garden of the Polo Lounge. You have a refreshing lemonade, a bit of a Mc Carthy salad, perhaps split their great cheeseburger, and top it off with Carrot Cake.---and you spend three hours doing it!
Then it's important to remember loved ones left behind (because I'm also one of them).
It was off to Debbie Reynolds Studio in North Hollywood, still jammed with dancers and show rehearsals, just the way she'd want it to be. She is everywhere there, in the air, on every wall, and in all our hearts.
|And here is Margie Duncan, Debbie's stand-in and closest friend, who has run the studio for years. It was so wonderful just to be together, along with the man who took the picture, Donald Light, Debbie's live-in Major Domo|
Continuing along the Reynolds-Fisher theme, we move to the Stevens-Fisher branch.
And, just in case I needed more food, there was always this:
|#19 Pastrami sandwich to go|
Monday, June 19, 2017
DON'T WORRY. WHETHER IT IS CRIMINAL OR CIVIL, BILL COSBY WILL BE FOUND GUILTY AND PUNISHED AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER. JUST BE PATIENT AND CERTAIN.
Why I am pushing this? Because he attacked an actress/friend of mine. He threw her against the wall of his dressing room and she got away. She didn't press charges. This a pattern has gone on for decades. He also verbally attacked me by phone at one point because I made him angry over something I'd written. His behavior has been common knowledge in the the entertainment industry for decades and decades.
LIONEL RICHIE---RESPECTED, BUT LOW ENERGY PERSONALITY-
WILL BRING IN NO RATINGS
Not the best idea, people. I want to see AMERICAN IDOL come back. I loved the show through thick and thin, BUT it's a different TV landscape now. Although I don't care for Katy Perry, she has BIG CRED and appeal. She also cost the producers a fortune, which, by the way, I don't think will pay off for them financially or ratings-wise in the end. But, the producers have very little budget left to spend on other judges.
In my opinion, this isn't going well. Bad choices in the beginning are hard to overcome for any show, but, particularly a reboot.
I know they might say----who were Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson? We made our own stars.
Well, that was then and now is now. Frankly, the better choice would be to have Katy Perry with some really high-energy, but respected less-known executives. In this current possible configuration, the smartest thing they could do is to put Paula Abdul back. THAT I'd watch!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
WHAT A CROCK......
AND SO TOTALLY EXPECTED
I literally wrote this blog days ago, in anticipation of either a mis-trial or a not guilty verdict. I hate being right sometimes. The only information I needed to press send was which cop-out way it would go.
Shame on you! Stupid, manipulated, star-struck jurors.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
LET'S TALK ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!!!
24 HOURS A DAY ON TV AND RADIO, PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING AT EACH OTHER ABOUT POLITICS
Turn on any cable channel and you'll see people on the right and the left, filled with hatred toward each other yelling their heads off. We're never going to be able to stop it until ratings fall and sponsor money disappears
As long as this viciousness continues, it will incite mentally deranged people to violence
You can talk about more gun control, and that's all well and good, but any nut will always be able to get a gun or an assault rifle from the black market
The problem is societal, and the media has no interest in taking responsibility
STOP WATCHING, PEOPLE!!!!! I turned off all these shows over a year ago
Let's be kind and respectful to one another
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
IF YOU COULD SLAP ANYONE IN THE WORLD, WHO WOULD IT BE?
I'm going to name some people I'd like to "slap." If you don't get the joke, then this game is not for you. If it is for you, you'll know exactly why I want to slap these people and I would never need to tell you why.
JUST FOR STARTERS:
WHO WOULD YOU ADD? I'm just getting started.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
SOMETIMES A MOMENT IN TIME HAPPENS TO YOU THAT WILL BRAND YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. IT IS USUALLY SOMETHING UNEXPECTED, AND THE CHOICE YOU MAKE IT HANDLING IT DEFINES YOU.
Ariana Grande will be 24 on June 26. In the eyes of the world now, she is a courageous, authentic, dignified, compassionate hero........wise beyond her years, with a grace that will last forever.
I've loved her vocal instrument from the very beginning, and knew she had to package it into something commercial for our times. But, who knew the giant that lived within the tiny girl? I was going to watch ONE LOVE MANCHESTER out of respect, a desire to mourn, and, I knew I'd love the music.
I had no intention of watching all of it.
I watched and cried for the entire concert, in awe of the pint-sized girl who clearly was the leader. Whether it was seeing her embrace the little girl from the choir who was so overcome she couldn't sing, to Ariana breaking down more than once herself.
She and her moment are set for the ages.
P.S. Justin Bieber? Wow. He grew up and moved me and the rest of the world. Amazing.
Monday, June 5, 2017
A TRUE LOVE STORY
ANN-MARGRET AND ROGER SMITH
He really was her knight in shining armor, and she was his princess. They were one of the most devoted couples in Hollywood. He was a true gentleman, who took incredible care of her. And Ann-Margret is one of the kindest, sweetest angels I've ever had the pleasure to know. I am sending her all my prayers, and I'm heartbroken for her. God bless them.