Jimmy Carter Leaves Church In Name Of Women Everywhere


In his opinion piece in THE AGE, Jimmy Carter discusses his reason for leaving the Southern Baptist Church after six decades: “Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.” I have always found Mr. Carter to be a man of great dignity and integrity. InContinue reading “Jimmy Carter Leaves Church In Name Of Women Everywhere”

DIY Plastic Surgery? WTF?


What a twisted, backwards world we live in. And here at what oftentimes feels like the epicenter of all things artificial (although I hear Brazil is giving us a run for our money), I see the distorted, mutant faces of all those men and women who have either A). covered all the mirrors in theirContinue reading “DIY Plastic Surgery? WTF?”

Happy Birthday & Farewell Again Keith Godchaux


Keith Godchaux, keyboardist for the Grateful Dead from 1971-1979, was born on July 19th, 1948 and died on July 23rd, 1980. So this week is the anniversary of both his birth and his death. To my mind, Keith was easily the best key man the Dead ever played with and it is evidenced by theContinue reading “Happy Birthday & Farewell Again Keith Godchaux”

Germany Bans Sexually Explicit SPRITE Commercial


I’ve worked in casting for 17 years. And I’ve helped cast a lot of commercials. And every once in a while I work on a commercial for overseas. And it seems almost every time I work on a German commercial, it has a strong sexual theme that would never see the light of day inContinue reading “Germany Bans Sexually Explicit SPRITE Commercial”

Mark Sanford & Other Men Of God


Is anyone else growing weary of god-fearing, bible-thumping hypocrites? Honestly, I couldn’t care less if S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford cheated on his wife or not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s a painful and difficult time for their family (such as it is), but unless it’s made him a better or worse governor thanContinue reading “Mark Sanford & Other Men Of God”

Ted Kennedy’s Plea In Newsweek For Universal Health Care


Here is the first of four pages of Edward M. Kennedy’s story as originally published today in the pages of NEWSWEEK. It is worth the read. To read the article in its entirety, please go HERE. A Lifelong Passion A look at Ted Kennedy’s legislative—and personal—health-care battles By Edward M. Kennedy | NEWSWEEK Published Jul 18,Continue reading “Ted Kennedy’s Plea In Newsweek For Universal Health Care”

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Into Home


With everything going on in the world from uprisings in Iran to Obama’s Health Plan trying to pass, to Sotomayor’s hearing to the death of Walter Cronkite, I thought I’d report on the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashing into someone’s house in Wisconsin. Seems the driver pulled into the driveway to turn the Wienermobile around andContinue reading “Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Crashes Into Home”

Soderbergh’s GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE


Despite much press about Sony pulling the plug at the last minute on Steven Soderbergh’s MONEYBALL, Mr. S still has much to be thankful for. And so do we. His latest offering had a pre-theatrical release on Amazon Video On Demand, then went limited theatrical on May 22 with a simultaneous release on Pay-Per View.Continue reading “Soderbergh’s GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE”

Walter Cronkite Dead At 92


Iconic News Anchorman Walter Cronkite died today at the age of 92. Cronkite anchored the “CBS EVENING NEWS” from 1962-1981. He was with us through the space race, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Civil Rights Movement, the Kennedy assassination… Mr. Cronkite, like those events themselves, was and is part of our American History. According toContinue reading “Walter Cronkite Dead At 92”

Soderbergh Distresses About The Current State Of Film


In an interview with Henry Barnes of The Guardian UK, director Steven Soderbergh laments what currently feels like an industry that no longer has room for artists and visionaries like Soderbergh. And with increasing reports that studios are “taking even more control” and not allowing filmmakers or actors to call the shots anymore, Soderbergh mayContinue reading “Soderbergh Distresses About The Current State Of Film”