Our Top Five Female Celebrities of 2016

Another year is drawing to a close, and everyone is making their ‘best of’ lists. Last week’s Financial Times featured its Women of the Year, all of whom were, of course, serious players on the world stage like British Prime Minister Teresa May. But it got me thinking about the celebrity women who rarely get … Continued

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Remembering Carrie Fisher

2016 has been a rough year in many ways, but especially so for celebrity-watchers, who have seen a number of high-profile stars pass away in the last twelve months. The most recent was the author, actress and Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher. Best known for her performance as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher … Continued

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What Today’s Celebs Could Learn from George Michael’s Generosity

George Michael celebrated his last Christmas on Sunday before dying of heart failure. The pop star was fifty-three years old, and while you may know him best for his holiday hit, “Last Christmas” (Taylor Swift’s version will never compare), or his 1980s stardom as one half of the pop duo, “Wham!” there’s a lot more … Continued

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Geena Davis’ Bizarre Crusade for Gender Quotas on TV

I believe it was the late, great Audrey Hepburn who said, “Everything I learned, I learned from the movies.” After re-calibrating to factor in hyperbole, and given our cultural obsession with the movies, Ms. Hepburn’s remark isn’t too far off the mark. For better and for worse, the entertainment mediums of film and television have … Continued

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No, Jerry Lewis’ Rude Interview Isn’t Funny

This week The Hollywood Reporter posted “Creative Until You Die,” a series of interviews with ten legendary entertainers who are still going strong in their nineties. It included such beloved figures as Cloris Leachman, Don Rickles, and Dick Van Dyke. “Nine of the interviews went great,” THR stated. “One was a trainwreck.” The trainwreck was … Continued

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Zsa Zsa: A Testament to Current Kardashian Culture

After school during the 1970s, you’d find me most days curled up in front of the family RCA, snacking on some Ring Dings (washed down with Sprite) and settling in for two hours of talk-show fun: Merv Griffin first, followed by the Mike Douglas show. Week after week, I absorbed a parade of seventies grand … Continued

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Will Kanye West Confront His Shadow?

After being hospitalized for a mental breakdown, Kanye West seems to be doing better. “He’s recovering, but not recovered,” a West friend told People magazine. “He’s sick and every day he gets better.” West was smiling when he recently met with President-Elect Donald Trump. What’s wrong with West? Some might think he needs to simply become blander … Continued

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Leave Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” Alone

One of the most popular, enjoyable reality shows on television these days can be found on Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. on HGTV. Fixer Upper, starring Chip and Joanna Gaines of Waco, TX, is a wholesome, hour-long program that finds people who are in the market for a new home and has them work with … Continued

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Kim and Kanye Really Are Together, in Sickness and in Health

When you imagine classic, timeless love stories, the first couple that comes to mind probably isn’t Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Given the number of internet rumors floating around about their relationship being a business arrangement or merely a set-up for reality television, they aren’t most people’s vision of an ideal couple. For those who … Continued

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