April 8, 2015 12:00
It used to be that Hollywood notables would wait until they reached the autumn of their years before penning an autobiography. Not so with Jon Cryer, who at the young age of fifty, has packed about two lifetimes worth of tales into his new book, “So That....
March 18, 2015 12:00
Last week, following a disgraceful racial utterance by a White female TV anchorwoman in Cleveland, I called for a national referendum on racist language in the workplace, and suggested that perpetrators should be immediately fired from their job if heard speaking a racial or ethnic slur....
March 11, 2015 12:00
Over the past 60 years, America has seen many great advancements in science, technology and medicine. Some would say that we’ve also made great strides in race relations, thanks to such ground-breaking events as Brown v. Board of Education, the Voting Rights Act and the election of an African American to the highest office in the land....
Feb. 11, 2015 12:00
In the 1950s, CBS wouldn’t allow the word “pregnant” to be used when Lucy was “with child,” and censors also wouldn’t allow ample cleavage or belly buttons to be shown. In the early 1960s television characters that were married on screen, still had to sleep in twin beds....
Feb. 4, 2015 12:00
In the entertainment business, a triple threat is someone who can sing, dance and act. It’s also someone who’s accomplished on stage, in film and on television. I guess that makes Ken Berry a double-triple threat because he can do just about everything in any venue....
Jan. 28, 2015 12:00
MacMillan defines diversion as “something intended to take someone’s attention away from something you do not want them to concentrate on. ” Magicians and illusionists, for example, are masters at creating diversions, and now, it seems, so too is our 44th president....
Jan. 21, 2015 12:00
Former President Jimmy Carter showed up on the set of “The Daily Show” this past week wearing what appeared to be a tubular shaped object around his neck. He was in New York to attend an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History titled “Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease,” and the tiny prop around his neck was a life saving example of what the exhibit was promoting....
June 11, 2014 12:00
The first thing people ask me when I talk about the Western Film Fair is, “Which celebrities are coming?” The second question is, “What’s their connection to Westerns?” In that regard, Parker Stevenson has come full circle, having appeared on “Gunsmoke” at age 22, and now, having just completed filming episodes of “Longmire” at age 62....
June 4, 2014 12:00
Not unexpectedly, the incident sparked water cooler discussions, tweets and blogs about racism in society. Collaterally, the Sterling incident also renewed debate over other sports related racism, in particular, whether the Washington Redskins football team should change its name....
May 28, 2014 12:00
That dedication to excellence has driven Pat his entire life. By age 12 he was competing regularly at Nashville’s Belle Meade Happiness Club talent show, and won repeatedly because he really wanted the top prize - a banana split. He was a straight “A” student, captain of his high school baseball team, and president of the student body....

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