Category Archives: Entertainment

Behind the Scenes: Bridge on the River Kwai

Before my journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express ended in Bangkok, we stopped on the real bridge on the “Kwai” river in Thailand. If you’ve seen the famous British movie, you have a general idea of what went on … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Them’s some fur-rocious K9s

Such fur-rosity. The laughs are courtesy of a former TV colleague and all-around good guy who writes from Fort Wayne, IN: “In Fort Wayne … Feeling well protected by the fearsome police k9’s.” This acquaintance is on the road a … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: ‘Joisey Shaw’

No, this isn’t about me discovering Jersey Shore. I know I’m way late to that party. And that’s fine with me. I never wanted an invite anyway. Besides, I like remembering my own version. Growing up in my section of … Continue reading

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Heartburn over death of big ‘sister’ Nora Ephron

Heard the startling news: My heroine — writer and humorist Nora Ephron — was supposedly dying. By the time I logged onto the Net, she was gone. I may have secretly idolized her for decades, but I’m no celebrity stalker. … Continue reading

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Dates on a plane? Eeek!

To the best of my knowledge, Mr. & Mrs. Facebook didn’t meet this way. But it may become as routine as booking that airplane seat online. Picking a seat mate by viewing his or her Facebook or LinkedIn profile. With … Continue reading

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Titanic II? Book it, Danno

Two things you can do if money is no object. One, start your OWN network. Or get into the cruise-ship industry with a big splash: With your new toy, the Titanic II. Yep, an Aussie billionaire is working on that … Continue reading

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Barnabas Collins is dead! Long live Barnabas Collins!

Dick Clark, Levon Helm, and now… Jonathan Frid. Who? Long before Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, White Fang (sorry, just had to slip Soupy Sales in there), there was a 1960s TV show called Dark Shadows. You might … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: M*A*S*H

Need to take a break to finish up a project. But wanted to quickly share another find from my Biggest Loser Resort adventure. One of the group hikes led to the site where the TV series M*A*S*H was filmed. (Always … Continue reading

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Too late to escape Biggest Loser Resort

It was all I could do to get out of bed to make my longest commute ever to a gym: From PA to LA. When I left Philly airport for The Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu, it was sunny and … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: ‘The Descendants’

Did The Descendants have you lusting to go off into the gaw-jus Hawaiian sunset with Matt King (George Clooney)? Or at least to want to hang out with him and the kids a little longer? What I most liked about … Continue reading

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