Thursday, September 29, 2016

LIFETIME UPDATE---JON BENET IN, BRANGELINA OUT


 

 LIFETIME abruptly cancels Brangelina breakup special

AW...GEE. Let's see. Chicken out on this, probably because of lawsuit threats, but still doing two on dead, defenseless, Jon Benet.

 

 

JON BENET RAMSEY IS STILL BEING ASSAULTED







RATINGS ARE BIG BUSINESS. WHEN THE CBS JON BENET RAMSEY SPECIAL BEAT THE EMMYS, THE RATINGS WHORES WOKE UP.




Here's is Lifetime's press release:

Lifetime will air a two-hour documentary special titled “JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer?” in November, following the premiere of the scripted movie based on the 20-year-old murder case.
The documentary, which will premiere on Saturday, November 5, will focus on JonBenét Ramsey’s mother, Patsy. The special promises to feature people who have never spoken publicly, as well as a fresh look at the crime. It will also examine the evidence through the lens of modern forensic technology.
The premiere will follow the debut of the scripted film “Who Killed JonBenét?,” starring Eion Bailey (“Band of Brothers”), Michel Gill (“Mr. Robot“), Julia Campbell (“Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”) and Payton Lepinski as JonBenet.

HASN'T THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL BEEN USED ENOUGH?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MEET CAIRO DWEK--THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF HER MODELING CAREER


CAIRO DWEK---- SHE'D BEEN MODELING ABOUT
 "AN HOUR" BEFORE SHE HAD HER FIRST COVER.


I have spent so many years looking at magazines in stands where either I had written a story in one of them, or a friend of mine was on the cover. If you read this blog, you know Alexandra Dwek is a close friend of mine. And, I've known Cairo since she was about 14. I also knew about the cover.

But to be cruising along the aisles of a RITE AID in Palm Springs and see this......it was REALLY COOL. The Daughter Also Rises! And, Cairo is a freshman at USC. Smart move.

Monday, September 26, 2016

THE GREAT DEBATE---(?) HILLARY AND DONALD


THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE FUNNY AT ALL









MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO BE TREATING THIS LIKE A BOXING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, OR THE FINALE OF SURVIVOR, OR THE REAL POLITICIANS OF NEW YORK, OR THE SUPERBOWL OF SARCASM. 

Parties are being held; casseroles are being made; vodka bottles chilled; score cards printed. 

Oh, wait. The future of our country is at stake. STOP SMIRKING. START LISTENING, AMERICA.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO AFI FOR HONORING THESE THREE WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS


ANNA MAY WONG, IDA LUPINO AND DOROTHY DANDRIDGE TO BE HONORED AT THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE FILM FESTIVAL


WHAT DID THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON? THEY WERE TALENT WOMEN WHO WERE SCREWED OVER BY MISOGYNISTIC, PREJUDICED HOLLYWOOD




ANNA MAY WONG



Anna May Wong was the first woman Chinese movie star in America and the world. She was a bright woman who hated the stereotyping, and, eventually went to Europe t get better parts. Her biggest disappointment was NOT being hired to play the Chinese girl O-Lan in THE GOOD EARTH. A white actress played it.


IDA LUPINO


Ida Lupino became a pioneering director and producer—the only woman working within the 1950s Hollywood studio system to do so. With her independent production company, she co-wrote and co-produced several of her own social-message films, and was the first woman to direct a film noir, The Hitch-Hiker, in 1953. In her 48-year career, she made acting appearances in 59 films and directed eight others, mostly in the United States, where she became a citizen in 1948. The majority of her later career as an actress, writer, and director was in television, where she directed more than 100 episodes of productions ranging across Westerns, supernatural tales, situation comedies, murder mysteries, and gangster stories. She was the only woman to direct episodes of the original The Twilight Zone series, and the only director to have starred in the series, as well.

While all of this sounds fantastic, Ida Lupino was referred to as a "ball-buster," just because she wanted to direct.  For decades, when young woman in Hollywood tried to get directing jobs, Ida Lupino's name was ALWAYS USED IN THIS WAY--"What do you mean we don't have woman directors? Look at Ida Lupino!"  I guess they felt one was enough. It IS better now, for sure, but absolutely not good enough.


DOROTHY DANDRIDGE



Dorothy Dandridge died of an embolism at age 42. Anti-depressants also contributed to her her death. So, in my opinion did the director, Otto Preminger. Dandridge was a beautiful black girl in a white man's world. She had light skin and wasnt "black enough to be black or white enough" to get better roles at that time. She was finally nominated for an Oscar for CARMEN JONES, but her "boyfriend," Otto Preminger told her to turn down all the leading lady roles she was offered after that. Terrified woman; egotistic, controlling director relationshipSeveral years later, she was cast in PORGY AND BESS--great choice. Well, the director was replaced with Otto the Pig, and he replaced her. Bastard.

A special note: My father was her gynecologist. He was a very quiet man who never showed emotion. When she died at that young age, it was the only time I ever saw him cry.

IPHONE ADDICTION HAS TO STOP









ANDREW SULLIVAN HAS AN ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK'S NEW YORK MAGAZINE that scared me. He went to a Meditation Camp or Tech Addiction Camp or whatever you want to call it. This is the second article I've read on this in two days---ironically, of course, as I was addicted to the internet and my phone. The retreat lasts a week, and all phones and devices are collected as you check in. 

People panic at the beginning. Their anxieties run rampant. How's the dog? What's on TMZ? What am I missing? During the week people walk through forests. They read books you can hold. They actually talk to each other and look each other in the eyes. 

At one point, Sullivan just started sobbing. All the feelings he could deflect by texting an emoji had no place to go. His therapist there told him that sobbing was normal and that it would abate. 

Yesterday, I found myself watching TV, reading my ipad, and picking up the iphone to email images on it to make sure it was on all platforms. I had a very strong dizzy spell and had to grab my forehead. My eyes and brain were fried. I did it to myself. It was VERY scary.



I'm sick of people talking loudly on their phones in office waiting rooms I'm sick of trying to avoid getting bumped by idiots texting and reading while walking on a public sidewalk. And, don't even get me started about phones and driving. I can't change anyone else, but I can change myself.


I'm going to make some changes. The world really will go on if I stay off TMZ for several hours. I was that kid who read the Encyclopedia Brittanica almost every day because I loved information. Access to information is what intrigued me about the internet. But I got sucked in like everybody else.

NO MORE.

I'm going to try to check emails and my news sites once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once at night. I mean it. And, I'm going to try no tech after seven at night. I AM very conscious of our beautiful worked outside and I already do take a lot of time to enjoy it. My problem is inside the house.  So, as I sit on a golf course writing this to you, I'm going out to play.


A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS: Keep those devices away from your children for as many years as you can. Let them understand what a live human is; what communication is; what feelings are; what a book is.



Thursday, September 22, 2016

BRAD AND ANGELINA AND THE KIDS--WHAT TO DO NOW?

 



WHAT TO DO NOW? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. This story has now taken a sad, pretty off-the-rails turn. Accusations with serious implications are flying. All these children's lives are at stake.

What do we do now? NOTHING. Stay out of it. Let's just hope it can be resolved in peace for everyone's highest good.