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Aging in An Ageless Industry

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."  - George Burns 

Okay, I'm about to do a big NO-NO in the Entertainment Industry.  Much to my agents chagrin ..  oh, wait, I don't have one right now ... anyway...  I proudly admit that March 4th is my Birthday.  And for those with whom I share this date including:  Patricia Heaton, Landon Donovan, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Newsted --  I say rejoice!  It's the only date that is a sentence (March Fourth) and it sure beats the...

What Became Oscars So What

"Nothing can take the sting out of the World's economic problems like watching millionaires give each other golden statues." - Billy Crystal

Okay... where to start?  Well, being a white, male actor, I don't know if I can anymore.  As I wrote before the 88th Annual Academy Awards, we need to get beyond this and focus on the talent of the person and not their ethnicity.  And, I'm not a fool.  I get it, Chris Rock.  Blacks... and for that matter Women and other minorities get shafted in...

More Things Glitter Than Just Gold

"This moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible." - Russell Crowe's 2000 Oscar Speech

Seems only fitting to include one of my favorite acceptance speeches for Crowe's phenomenal performance in "Gladiator."  But the Oscar gold is tarnished this year.  #OscarsSoWhite makes a valid point.  But... so, too, do others who say talented Minority actors should not receive nominations...

Live Microphones and Alcohol Never, Ever Mix

 

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible Says love your enemy."  - Frank Sinatra

Oh sure, Ol' Blue eyes and the Rat Pack would knock 'em back.  And they handled it much to their crowd's delight.  Of course, that was in Vegas, baby.  But for others in the spotlight -- Booze and Concerts never mix.  Example A. - Mr. Rob Thomas.  The Matchbox 20 singer said this at a recent concert down under:

"I'll drink till I think I'm Australian … and then keep drinking till I'm a black...

In A World Where Nothing Is New Anymore

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” — Ray Bradbury

You know, I thought about blogging today about Kanye and Trump v. Pope... and then this headline hit me:  "Emily Blunt in Talks to Star in Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Sequel."  That followed this week's announcement of the release date for the sequel to "Blade Runner" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. (It's January 12, 2018, if you give a shit)  Then I dug a little deeper...  and here is what's on the horizon my friends:  23 Jump...