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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
Charlotte Alton may seem like a well-bred London socialite, but her alter ego, Karla, operates in the shadows, gathering information that …

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Trivia Question for DOUBT Script Giveaway

January 22, 2009 – 3:09 pm | 9 Comments

It’s time for another giveaway! I will email a Doubt script to the first five people on my subscribers list who can correctly answer the question below. John Patrick Shanley has already won a Pulitzer …

81st Oscar Nominations are Here! My Predictions and Reactions

January 22, 2009 – 7:01 am | 6 Comments
81st Oscar Nominations are Here! My Predictions and Reactions

I can’t believe I woke up at 5:30 a.m. to hear them announced live. I haven’t seen this side of morning since…never. Here are nominees in some of the major categories (winners will be announced …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — Louisville, KY

January 22, 2009 – 12:30 am | 3 Comments
AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Recap — Louisville, KY

OK, Hollywood week needs to get here already. Tonight’s audition show was uninspiring and predictable. You could just tell who was going to make it or not by the little intro segments on some of …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — San Francisco Recap

January 20, 2009 – 11:32 pm | 6 Comments

Tuesday was the season’s first one-hour show and it went by too fast. No real superstars tonight and no real freaks, either. Dang.
A quick rundown:

First up was Tatiana Del Toro from Puerto Rico, who thought …

Oprah for Obama — "America's Song" – Download It Here!

January 20, 2009 – 5:27 pm |

Have you all heard the song Oprah commissioned for the Obama inauguration? She premiered it on her show Monday, Jan. 19, and allowed free downloads from her website for only one day. If you missed …

WE ARE ONE: THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION – My Reactions

January 18, 2009 – 11:10 pm | 3 Comments
WE ARE ONE: THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION – My Reactions

I grew up in the D.C. area. Every time I went into the city as a kid, I couldn’t understand why tourists would freak out when they saw the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial. …

Your Obsessions This Week–Open Discussion

January 16, 2009 – 10:19 pm | 3 Comments

I’m trying something new today. I’ve written about what captured my attention these last few days so I was wondering: What bits of entertainment did you enjoy this week? Did you see/hear/read anything awesome/dreadful you …

Conversation with Cast and Director of DEFIANCE

January 15, 2009 – 2:03 am | 5 Comments
Conversation with Cast and Director of DEFIANCE

I saw Defiance (opening wide January 16) about two months ago and attended a Q & A with stars Daniel Craig (hottie alert—I could see his intense blue eyes from twenty rows back), Liev Schreiber, …

Recap of AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 – Kansas City, MO Auditions

January 15, 2009 – 1:28 am | 8 Comments

Tonight’s auditions were boring. Some of the people who got golden tickets were mediocre talents without much personality and there weren’t many crazy, self-deluded singers, whom I love watching. The boys rebounded and were stronger …

Recap of AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Premiere

January 13, 2009 – 10:44 pm | 7 Comments
Recap of AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 Premiere

A.I. returned Tuesday night and was basically the same old song, which is a good thing. I’ll admit—I abhor reality TV but love my A.I. I liked the new judge, Kara DioGuardi—she was honest without …

They Said What?! Stars’ Quotes Not Televised During 2009 Golden Globes Ceremony

January 12, 2009 – 2:05 pm | 6 Comments
They Said What?! Stars’ Quotes Not Televised During 2009 Golden Globes Ceremony

These tidbits were heard during press, on the red carpet and at after-parties.

“Beer, but I think someone put a little bit of crack in it.” — Ricky Gervais explaining what was in the glass he …

2009 Golden Globes Fashion Round-Up

January 12, 2009 – 7:51 am | 10 Comments
2009 Golden Globes Fashion Round-Up

OK, more “Nerdies” to hand out, this time for fashion.
Best Dressed (Female): Three-way tie for me between House‘s Olivia Wilde, lovely in a lavender gown that looked like cotton candy…Drew Barrymore, whose dress looked as …

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