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Oscar-winning actress and Emmy-winning producer Reese Witherspoon already leads a popular book club on Instagram, so it seems a natural next step for her to write a book. The title, Whiskey in a Teacup, refers …

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Meeting a Childhood Idol

June 7, 2015 – 8:27 pm | 8 Comments

When I was a kid, my role models were four pop-culture icons: Princess Leia, Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman), Wonder Woman, and Laura Holt from Remington Steele. I don’t think it’s hard to see why—they’re all smart, …


Nerdy Hot List 2012

June 14, 2012 – 11:13 pm | 14 Comments

It’s been a hard, sleep-deprived week, so I thought I’d do a fun post today. First Impressions should return next week if I get some books with strong openers.
Every year for the past three years, …


Fashion Roundup: The Met Gala 2012

May 8, 2012 – 12:45 am | 4 Comments

On Monday night, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and the fashion world attended the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in their fanciest duds. Some of the outfits were duds in another …


Whitney Houston 1963-2012

February 11, 2012 – 5:50 pm | 11 Comments

I was a radio DJ at a top 40 station in 1985 when a single by a new singer named Whitney Houston was added to the rotation. I was told she was …


Who’s That Actor?! Pt. 3

January 18, 2012 – 1:09 am | 15 Comments

In the last month or so, I’ve watched a lot of films and TV and noticed how many actors show up repeatedly. I’m not talking about big stars but thespians who do a ton of …


Q & A with ALLEN GREGORY’s Joy Osmanski

October 29, 2011 – 11:23 pm | 4 Comments
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This weekend is a big one for my friend Joy Osmanski. Saturday was her birthday and tonight, as in Sunday, her new show Allen Gregory premieres at 8:30 on Fox right after The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse …


Conversation about Sydney Theatre Company’s UNCLE VANYA with Cate Blanchett

August 10, 2011 – 2:42 am | 3 Comments
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The Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, adapted by STC’s co-artistic director Andrew Upton, opened at the Kennedy Center in D.C. this past weekend and will run until August 27. Cate Blanchett (STC’s other co-artistic …


Things Actors Shouldn’t Do in an Audition

May 26, 2011 – 12:53 am | 12 Comments

Mr. PCN, who’s a casting director, has been busy the last couple months with several projects. While he loves what he does, he’s occasionally subjected to the crazy things some actors do in pursuit of …


Nerdy Hot 10 List 2011

May 13, 2011 – 1:42 am | 8 Comments

For the last two years, when Maxim released their annual Hot 100 list, which is all about women with fabulous T & A, I posted my own nerdy hot list of celebs who are sexy …


Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

March 23, 2011 – 11:44 am | 12 Comments

Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Roundup

January 17, 2011 – 4:16 am | 10 Comments

When I first tuned in to the red carpet arrivals, I saw a lot of stars wearing black and thought it was going to be a boring night for fashion. I mean, I like and …


Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

November 28, 2010 – 7:31 pm | 9 Comments

I was sitting in my living room, laughing about something, when I looked over at my computer and saw the news that Leslie Nielsen had died Sunday at 84 of complications from pneumonia. My laughter …