Category Archives: Celebrities

RTW, Hollywood: Celebrity brush, Vol. 2: Meeting Mrs. Sitcom

My roommate invited me to a gathering of songwriters. Said there’d be people there who were once big deals. I put on my best pants (too-snug black jeans) and souvenir Indian bangle, and off we went in her Batmobile. So-called because … Continue reading

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RTW, Hollywood: Slight brush with celebrity above Sunset Strip

How I ended up at a place I’d never been despite a decade of working in L.A. TV news. (It’s a big deal if you’re of a certain age.) A what-am-I-doing-here moment. Details, if you can stand it, coming up.

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RTW: Peggy Sue’s, an oasis in the desert

You can see it coming a mile away. And dozens of miles after that. Some idiotic joint along the interstate, letting you know well in advance your life will just not be complete if you don’t stop there for whatever … Continue reading

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RTW: Tryin’ to get the feeling again with Manilow in Vegas

To understand why I drove almost 700 miles in two days to see Barry Manilow perform in Las Vegas, I offer this clip from Family Guy: So to recap: Four macho men of a certain age sitting around feeding their … Continue reading

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Hyderabad, India: Vegas meets Bollywood

Back at the home of a friend in Melbourne, Australia — someone I’ve known since maybe before you were born. (I used to live in Oz — the local nickname for The Land Down Under, but more about that later.) … Continue reading

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Maldives: Not good enough for Katy Perry, but still pretty great

Chances are, if you read People, or at least glance at it in the doctor’s office, you’ve heard of the Maldives. The Cruises and Katy and Russell honeymooned there (before the latter union imploded) . This necklace of more than a thousand … Continue reading

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