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Penn State: The Movie, Part 2

I knew there’d be a movie about the horrific Penn State child-abuse scandal when it started unfolding years ago. And fantasized in The Huffington Post about being the casting director. Here we are. My choice for Joe Paterno is way … 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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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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Why can’t all airports be like this? Sigh.

It was the perfect airport moment, short of having the Beach Boys singing God Only Knows while greeting your peeps like they did in Love Actually. (Yeah, I like a shot of sickeningly sweet every now and then. And I’m … Continue reading

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Amish & The City Girl

Ya know, I get so tired of people like my Nu Yawk Jewish uncle, the King of Queens, asking me if I live with the AY-mish. Like him, I didn’t know from farms — last one I visited was in … Continue reading

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Colin Firth not the only king in ‘King’s Speech’

I don’t normally tune in to the Academy Awards, but did this year because I had more than a passing interest in The King’s Speech. Besides, nothing else was on. Like Bridget Jones’s Diary author Helen Fielding (and tons of others), I’d had … Continue reading

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