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  • The great Nona Hendryx -- jamming with Lady Marmalade

    "I WAS very lucky. I made most of the decisions about what I would sing. And I wrote. I wrote songs that I liked -- and still like -- to sing. I don't get bored. Even an old gal like 'Lady Marmalade." I mean, it's become an anthem, sort of like 'I Will...
  • Bette Midler's picnic for NYC raises the roof -- and $1 million dollars!

    "I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week. It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron ignite the Internet

    "I THINK we live in such a politically correct time at the moment. It almost feels like the Fifties again. People are so quick to judge and pick on something you say." That's Michael Fassbender in Details magazine. FASSEBENDER'S remark is a major...
  • Remembering the great Maya Angelou

    "ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
  • Margo Howard's serial monogamy!

    "Don't go back. Go on," advised the great acting teacher Stella Adler. My friend Margo Howard has used this quote as the opening to a half humorous, half serious book titled "Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife." In this day and age...
  • Jessica Lange to 'channel' Marlene Dietrich?

    "DARLING, the legs aren't so beautiful. It's what I do with them," said the fabled enchantress Marlene Dietrich. SPEAKING OF DIETRICH, her image will be revived again on, of all things, the Gothic TV series -- "American Horror Story." The upcoming...
  • Melissa McCarthy -- after 'Tammy,' time for a change?

    "SPLENDID MISERY." That was Thomas Jefferson's description of the job of the presidency. I would say for some occupants of the White House -- the current inhabitant, for instance -- it might just be "miserable misery." I CAME across the above quote re-...
  • Charlize and Sean, Nona Hendryx, Marlene, Marilyn and new wave classics

    "PASSIONATE LOVE, I take it, rarely lasts long and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is much more valuable," said Anthony Trollope. For a man with a name like Trollope, he was certainly a killjoy! USUALLY I let my gifted associate...
  • George Clooney vs. The Daily Mail ... does their apology matter?

    "RIGHT ACTIONS in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past," said theologian Tryon Edwards. OPERATING ON that thought -- avoiding the mistakes that caused an apology -- can we really expect London's Daily Mail to: A. Mend its...
  • Frank Sinatra memoir 'Mr. S' on way to big screen?

    "RING-A-Ding-Ding!" That was the title of one of Frank Sinatra's most popular Reprise albums, back in 1961. (In fact it was his first disc for Reprise after many successful years with Capitol Records.) Well, there's going to be plenty of Sinatra-style...
  • Rolling Stone chooses 'I Walk the Line' as the greatest country song, ever!

    "I FIND it very, very easy to be true, I find myself alone when each day is through/Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you. Because you're mine, I walk the line." Lyrics from the great Johnny Cash-composed song, "I Walk the Line." That song has been...
  • Andy Weir's 'The Martian' tailor made for film

    "I WONDERED why I wasn't more dead?" That dry remark comes from Mark Watney, stranded astronaut, within the first few pages of a hugely entertaining novel, "The Martian," written by Andy Weir. THIS BOOK, a first novel, was originally self-published...