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February 7, 2016 – 9:18 pm | 4 Comments

I’m baaack!
I’ll wait until all 3 of you are done thinking, “Wait, she went somewhere?”
This past month was challenging because Mr. PCN had surgery, but he’s well on his way to recovery so life has returned …

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"Cops & Crooks in California" Panel at L.A. Festival of Books with Crais, Winslow, Parker & Wambaugh

April 26, 2009 – 9:22 pm | 14 Comments
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Remember in the ’70s when you bought K-Tel compilation albums because you didn’t want to buy a bunch of albums by different bands where most cuts were just filler? This past Saturday, at the annual …

American Idol Season 8 — Top 5 Revealed

April 22, 2009 – 10:38 pm | 9 Comments

Lil Rounds and Anoop are gone. I’d predicted Lil and Matt and I still think that’s how it should’ve gone. When Anoop did his encore of Donna Summer’s “Dim All the Lights,” he sounded even …

Angelina Jolie Carves Out New Role as Kay Scarpetta

April 22, 2009 – 9:49 am | 9 Comments
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I used to read Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series back in the ’90s until it started going downhill. After that major thing with Benton, I felt they became unreadable and Scarpetta just wasn’t fun to …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Contestants Work Hard for the Money on Disco Night

April 21, 2009 – 10:07 pm | 9 Comments

There were some nice surprises tonight but waaayy too much Donna Summer. I get it, she’s the queen of disco but the way I remember it (yes, I was alive in the ’70s), there were …

THE COLD LIGHT OF MOURNING is Quite Warm

April 21, 2009 – 8:22 pm | 2 Comments
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Mystery books often have dark, ominous-looking covers full of shadows and doom. So you know you’re in for something different when you pick up Elizabeth J. Duncan‘s debut mystery novel, The Cold Light of Mourning. …

Comparison Between BBC and American Versions of STATE OF PLAY

April 19, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 8 Comments
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Having been thrilled by the BBC miniseries State of Play, I had to see the American movie this past weekend. The cast looked amazing and I couldn’t wait to see how the movie had been …

Michael Connelly's THE SCARECROW is Plenty Scary

April 19, 2009 – 10:50 pm | 8 Comments
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Michael Connelly has a new book, The Scarecrow, coming out May 26 and needs no help from me to sell planeloads of copies. If you’re a fan, you’ve probably already pre-ordered a copy from Amazon. …

Richard Jenkins to EAT, PRAY, LOVE with Julia Roberts

April 16, 2009 – 1:56 pm | 13 Comments
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I’m one of the gazillion people who loved Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love so I’ve been keeping tabs on the movie adaptation to see if it’s getting the proper care as it makes its trek …

AMERICAN IDOL — Results for Movie Theme Night

April 15, 2009 – 11:58 pm | 9 Comments

The judges finally used their save on Matt Giraud! I was stunned, considering how Matt wasn’t any better tonight when he performed his encore of “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” He was still …

Hang with Leo, Save the World

April 15, 2009 – 1:04 am | 5 Comments
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Happy Tax Day!
Wanna know how you can get a cool tax write-off next year? By clicking here and bidding on autographed memorabilia from Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies and a chance to spend time with the man …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Bloodless Tarantino Night

April 15, 2009 – 12:29 am | 8 Comments

You’d think that in the presence of mentor Quentin Tarantino, the remaining 7 contestants would kill some of the songs on movie-theme night. Didn’t happen. Most of them just ended up torturing me with overwrought …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part Two

April 13, 2009 – 8:50 pm | 5 Comments
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This is the conclusion of an interview with Steve Amick (click here for part one), who wrote the 1940s love story, Nothing But a Smile.
PCN: If a movie of your book had been made …