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Fawcett Snub a Big Turn-Off at Oscars

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Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does a few things really well during its Oscar ceremony and a few things really, really bad. This year was no exception. But perhaps the worst afront was the absence of pop culture icon Farrah Fawcett in the memoriam tribute. Fawcett, who passed away last […] [Read More]
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Life, Interrupted

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Deepest condolences to family and friends of Brittany Murphy. Murphy, who was just 32, died of an apparent cardiac arrest this morning in Los Angeles. Her credits included Clueless, 8 Mile and Uptown Girl. Had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Murphy a few years ago. We had both attended a Vivienne Westwood fashion show during […] [Read More]
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Wintour Not Wicked in ‘September.’

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Three years ago, audiences roared with laughter at Meryl Streep’s performance as Miranda Priestly, a cynical, bitchy, control-freakish fashion magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada. A few weeks ago, the documentary The September Issue premiered—an insider’s look at the production of Vogue’s biggest issue and more importantly, a window into the world of revered […] [Read More]
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Reality Check

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I loathe reality television and just like with baseball, I don’t understand the national obsession. Every week, millions tune into the dysfunction of other’s lives in an effort I believe, to tune out their own. I am proud to say that except for the occasional Bridezilla—I am not one of them. It’s one thing to […] [Read More]
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The Unfortunate Demise of Daytime

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Just like the dinosaurs that roamed this planet millions of years ago, the daytime drama is fading fast. Yesterday marked the end of an era, as the CBS soap “Guiding Light” taped its very last show. The drama will be broadcast for the last time on September 18, 2009—72 years after it first premiered on […] [Read More]
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Some Kind of Wonderful

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The 80s were good times—at least for pop culture. Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere were Must-See TV long before our favorite “friends” and Clooney arrived on the scene. Ingenue Laura Webber and heathen-turned-hero Luke Spencer finally made it official in front of 30 million viewers. Madonna and Michael defined the music scene, got us […] [Read More]
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As Time Goes By

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As Time Goes By … The other weekend, my very thoughtful boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, NY, which is currently running a movie series. For $15.00 per person, you get to hold each other under the stars and watch a flick while tantalizing your taste buds with two glasses […] [Read More]
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Heaven Gains an ‘Angel’

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This week, a little piece of my childhood slipped away with the passing of actress Farrah Fawcett. The All-American beauty lost her very public battle with cancer at the age of sixty-two. Ironically, the age that marked the end of her life is for most of us, the beginning of our “golden years.” However, Fawcett’s […] [Read More]
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