Entertainment

“Life Of Pi” An Inspirational Tale

HOLLYWOOD—Unless you’ve been sleeping underneath a rock you’ve heard about the drama “Life of Pi” from acclaimed director Ang Lee “Brokeback Mountain” and “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.”  Lee is a visual genius behind the camera and does exceptional work for his latest picture which is presented in glorious three-dimension. The story is based off of the popular 2001 novel by...

Stewart, McKellen Return To New “X-Men” Flick

HOLLYWOOD—The comic book universe was delivered an early Christmas gift on Tuesday, November 27 when director Bryan Singer announced on his Twitter account that both Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan of the original “X-Men” franchise would return to the series.  Both stars are set to reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,”...

Jennifer Goebel: Believing Is Power!

HELLO AMERICA!—Through the years I’ve interviewed dozens of young actors. Most were living in fantasyland somewhere, believing all they needed was just one film or show and they would be on their way to “stardom.” Jennifer Goebel is definitely not one of these dreamers. She is simply an actress, but a realist! MSJ: What drives you most in being an...

“Glee” Recap: ‘Dynamic Duets’

HOLLYWOOD—We are introduced to some interesting superhero alter-egos adorned with weird costumes and odd super powers. "Dynamic Duets" has some fun twists and turns for avid "Glee" fans. The episode begins at a meeting for the Secret Society of Superheroes Club which is run by Blaine (Darren Criss), or known in the club as "Nightbird." Coincidentally, a crisis happens to...

“The Escape Artist Children” Punctures The Soul

HELLO AMERICA!—After viewing so many really bad plays from several young playwrites, it took a lot of persuasion to agree to view the latest theatre offering "The Escape Artist's Children" written by one of the most creative, fascinating writers I’ve been privileged to meet in quite a long time. His play within moments after the curtain went up captured my...

Icons In The Movies!

HOLLYWOOD—Ask any entertainment journalist why they do what they do and they will share the same answer: an insatiable curiosity about celebrities. Journalists are engaged, motivated and intrigued. We all have an intensified need to know what motivates celebrities and we like to share their stories. Imitation is the best form of flattery and in the movies, stars do...

Coming Together!

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood celebrities sent out messages of support during troubled times. Hurricane Sandy took down Atlantic City to the beloved pier in Seaside Heights in New Jersey along with the Eastern Seaboard. The city of Seaside Heights which was home to MTV's "Jersey Shore," was a surreal scene to see the roller coaster from the famous Funtown pier, plunge into...

Liza Minnelli World Never Ends

HELLO AMERICA!—I've known Liza Minnelli since she was 12 years old. Her dad Vincent Minnelli and I were good friends. As a matter of fact, famed producer Arthur Freed took time to introduce us. It was quite an important meeting for me. However, it became more memorable when I remember shaking the hand of this little girl with long straight...

Movies And Oscar Buzz!

HOLLYWOOD—So many reasons why people cheat. The need for a "secret life," mid life-crisis, boredom or a way of just escaping intimacy. Some men are so intimated by successful women. If you're a celebrity, the media will drag it out, sometimes take sides, and you will read about the infidelities in every gossip magazine and newspaper around the globe....

“Taken 2,” “Lincoln” & Other Fall Movies

HOLLYWOOD —The blockbuster movies of summer are now behind us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any must-see flicks invading theaters the next few months.   Fall has been known to draw a more adult crowd to theaters as studios release pictures sure to create Oscar-buzz.   From the musical “Les Miserables” to “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” there...
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