Category Archives: Entertainment

(Almost) Meeting Mary Tyler Moore

I’d like to say I met Mary Tyler Moore at one of her weddings. I jumped at the chance to try. Like Mary Richards, the star of Moore’s groundbreaking TV comedy about being a single girl working in TV news … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Sidetracked on way to ‘House of Cards’ casting call

A dilemma as I made my way to a House of Cards casting call for extras last year. I met this guy just as I was trying to decide if I really wanted to stand on line all day in … Continue reading

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Trying to be an extra on ‘House of Cards’

Ready for Season 3 of House of Cards? To get you in the mood, here’s my Huffington Post piece on my big chance to be an extra. More on what it’s like to be in on a casting call.

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You don’t have to be George Clooney to marry in Venice

It doesn’t hurt, though, especially since it looks pretty steep, even if you’re not going for the movie-star treatment. Funny, when I think of dreamy places to tie the knot, Venice, Italy, doesn’t spring to mind. I guess I’m way … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: HBO’s ‘Treme’

The complete HBO series Treme’  is now out on Blu-ray if you’re interested. Maybe you’re not a fan of this show about New Orleans, and sadly enough, you really wanted to be. Because you, like so many others, were so hooked on its predecessor, … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: My ‘Groundhog Day’ movie connection

With Groundhog Day almost upon us — none too soon; please tell me we’re not gonna have six more weeks of this diabolical winter — I’m thinking back. To the movie Groundhog Day. It and I go waay back, ever … Continue reading

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The Christmas song that makes me happy all year long

Had occasion to see legendary guitarist and singer Jose Feliciano this summer at, of all places, the Pennsylvania state capitol. Why do I say that, you ask. For one thing, I didn’t know this ’70s icon was still performing. For another, the … Continue reading

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