Category Archives: Celebrities

Back home, Whitney Houston’s roots definitely showing

Like so many other baby boomers, the soundtrack to my life includes large helpings of Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. But it wasn’t until this week that I learned Whitney was from music royalty. She and Dionne were … Continue reading

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In Whitney’s hometown to say goodbye

That’s me in Newark, NJ, Whitney Houston’s hometown. She’s back home for good now; and this forgotten town that shaped her is now on the map in a big way. The emotional send-off, coming up.

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Madonna/Gaga/Katy: Really, what’s the diff?

Didn’t watch Super Bowl. Partook of the partay food, but didn’t actually turn on the game until the fourth quarter. So missed Madonna’s halftime show. Yawn. Back in the day, she seemed fresh — in all senses of the word … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: ‘Out of Africa’

If there had been no Karen Blixen, we wouldn’t have been treated to Meryl Streep and Robert Redford frolicking around in Out of Africa. The movie, like so many others based on a true story, sticks somewhat to the truth. … Continue reading

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If Jennifer Hudson can lick that weight problem, so can I

Dozens of posts ago, I announced my big quest to lose the research weight I put on during my RTW trip. Thought since I announced it publicly, I had no choice but to do it. After a determined start, I, … Continue reading

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100 posts and 14 pounds later … (my awful weight gain)

I know I said I had serious journalism work to do, and I do — lots of it on this weekend while I’m hunkered down waiting for Hurricane Irene to take a swipe. (Lancaster’s too far away to really be … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: ‘Witness’

Once upon a time, I worked with Harrison Ford’s future daughter-in-law at a TV station on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. Now I’m boarding a tourist van to find out how Paramount made the box-office smash Witness, which cemented … Continue reading

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