Today’s guest is Alexander Folk, an actor and author. Alexander played roles in movies such as “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Dreamgirls,” plus many television shows [...]
Presently, the trend in popular televisions series and films are plots that make history come alive.
For example, the award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire focuses on the early 20’s with the rise of the Mobs (Italian, Jewish and Irish) [...]
I just realized I’ve been doing the relationship thing all wrong.
You see, lately I’ve been watching a lot of movies—good, bad and, quite frankly, ugly—and to quote Oscar Wilde, “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less [...]
From my perspective as a viewer and historical fiction writer, the hot trend in entertainment right now is storytelling that makes history and historical periods come alive.
Below are a few examples demonstrating audiences’ current affinity [...]
Last night a friend and I went to the quintessential Hollywood party: it was at a fabulous house in the Hollywood Hills with a pool and a view that was just begging to be on a postcard.
It was attended by attractive men and women in cocktail [...]
As the world mourns the untimely death of Prince, we all can reflect on his life, music, and artistry.
Many of us grew up with “Let’s Go Crazy,” or turned a devilish smile with “Darling Nikki.’ Yet there are lessons to be learned about [...]
There is much I do not have in common with Claire the Ice Queen Underwood.
I can only wish to look like she does in a simple blouse and skirt. And the backless dress she wore for the Russian State Dinner, well forget that. I couldn’t even [...]
Reese Witherspoon took to Instagram the afternoon of the Oscars to make a point: to ask journalists to ask the women on the red carpet more than “who are you wearing?”
A phrase made famous by Joan Rivers. From my perspective she is standing [...]
Even George said it was not going to happen but on September 27th 2014, he married again.
His bride, Amal Alamuddin, a human rights attorney. Why do people fall in love? Can we predict which marriages will last? These questions can be answered [...]
We lost Joan Rivers September 4th, 2014 and now we get a chance to see her life in terms of her birth order.
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Comedian are roles she has played. Her birth order influenced them all.
Few comedians or actors have had the impact that Robin Williams has had in his lifetime.
His acting roles have been both comedic and serious. His humor was “off the wall” at times that only Robin could control. It was often manic and so [...]
NE Ohio, especially the Cleveland-Akron area, held their collective breath for ten days while the King-LeBron James-made his free agency decision.
And then on July 11 millions of people let out that collective sigh of relief when LeBron announced [...]
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, a former gold medal winner in the Winter Olympics, officially announced their relationship on Monday via Facebook.
Why would they choose to make such a move? If that were not enough, a professional photo gallery [...]
Gossip as a commodity.
The celebrity gossip industry totals more than $3 billion per year, according to The New York Times*. Considering all of the serious issues existing in our world, why is there a seemingly bottomless appetite for the latest [...]
Valerie Harper is best known and loved for her role as upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda.
The iconic actress has revealed she is facing terminal brain cancer formerly named Leptomeningeal [...]
Last year The Nielsen Company estimated that 39.3 million people watched the Oscars.
This year ABC is pulling out all the stops heavily marketing the Academy Awards, which is set to air this Sunday.
In addition to the continual ads promoting [...]
Kyra Sedgwick and her husband, Kevin Bacon, are doing things right!
After all, their love has lasted twenty-four years, which is considered to be an eternity in Hollywood! “He is so honorable. He is so ethically true. He has high moral [...]
Young Star Shows His True Colors
Angus T. Jones, who plays the teen character Jake Harper on the CBS sitcom, makes quite a statement in a YouTube video as part of a religious testimony given to The Forerunner Chronicle; a website dedicated to [...]
Mischa: Wake up early. The earlier you rise the better, as a cloudy mind, a grumpy attitude, and an inability to articulate verbally are all essential elements in successful writing.
Gilmar: I say wake up after a good 8 hours of sleep. [...]
Victoria: As we near the presidential election I find myself discussing politics quite a bit with my writer friends. Some of them have much more to say about the election than I ever thought they would. Frankly, it’s more than I care to [...]
villain \ˈvi-lən\: a character in a story or play who opposes the hero
Gilmar: I love villains. A good villain can elevate a story to a whole other level. And while I love the Darth Vaders, Hans Grubers and Hannibal Lectors of the world, [...]
It has been almost forty years that Steven Spielberg has inspired and entertained us with his movies.
On Oct. 21, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewed this iconic director as he has just finished his 27th film about Abraham Lincoln.
I get calls every week asking if I can recommend an acting teacher or coach.
While I don’t recommended one over another, I do have some tips to help you make YOUR OWN decision.
The first suggestion I have is to make sure you can audit the [...]
The biggest trend in Hollywood right now is a baby bump!
Tinsel town is certainly not famous for making women feel beautiful just the way they are. However, pregnant starlets have single handily shifted the perception around beauty and pregnancy.
The number of celebrities sharing intimate details and pictures of their lives continues to be on the rise.
Whether it is concerning their recent break-up, having a new baby, how much they miss their lover, or a secret crush; it is all there [...]
To clear up any misconceptions, I want to introduce myself and what I do.
I am a casting director or “CD” for short. Sometimes people use the term casting agent, which in this case is not the proper term. I do not find actors work, I find [...]
You just can’t do it..
I can hear their faint voices saying to me, “Can you write more Australian themes?” “There’s no interest in Australia for your writing genre.” Hmm…have you ever heard the voice of someone telling you [...]