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Hollywood Breakups!

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood celebrities always often make the news for tying the knot, others make the news for break-ups. When I saw Richard Gere a few months ago, he seemed a bit preoccupied about his separation and child custody case which the latter has been resolved. After dating Padma Lakshmi, 44, the 65-year-old star, called it quits. The couple reportedly started dating back...

Leaks!

UNITED STATES—Why do people leak information? People leak information for various reasons....some are politically motivated. While some are considered good leaks, some are bad leaks. A good leak is the disclosure of information that expands public understanding of an issue of public interest- without harming anyone. A good leak illuminates an understanding of an important issue even if it harms...

June Surprises!

HOLLYWOOD—There are so many things that are happening in the month of June. June is the perfect month for brides, proms, Father's Day, and the news that Clint Eastwood is going to direct a film about Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who famously crash-landed a plane back in 2009 in New York's Hudson River. Thanks to the expertise and...

Hollywood’s Not So-Liked Celebrities!

HOLLYWOOD—Is there anything that can be done to make them popular again? Men like talk show host Michael Strahan and Jimmy Kimmel are well-liked, however other actors in Hollywood are not so well-liked. Some celebrities just have their own way of doing things, prefer their privacy and possibly just don't care. Some celebrities have lost their fans, and for some strange...

What’s Buzzing?

HOLLYWOOD—Everyone who is anyone attended the Cannes International Film Festival that took place from May 13-24, in Cannes, France. The annual film event previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world. So what are people buzzing about? One of the films is "Map to the Stars," directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne...

Some Things Are Just Priceless!

HOLLYWOOD—We all know the cliche, "Money can't buy happiness," and yet the expression has undoubtedly lost its significance. Even the invaluable aspects of our daily lives such as love and camaraderie that were once deemed priceless can now be sold for a price. Can you really compare the wages of a law enforcement officer to that of a criminal...

Memoirs, CDS And More!

HOLLYWOOD—Writing can be very therapeutic. You can write so you can deal with your emotions, the pain, hurt, anger, guilt, resentment, and through writing you release some of your emotions. Writing soothes the soul and it really works. According to a few studies, expressive writing can be used as a therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma and in psychiatric settings....

Hollywood Goes Tribeca!

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood flocks to the Tribeca Film Festival 2015. It's New York's most highest and prestigious film festival which kicked off on April 15, and will run through April 26. The film festival has grown both bigger and more comfortable, with 101 feature films, including documentaries from an array of nearly 5000 submissions. It has everything for all tastes, from music, art,...

Parties!

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywood celebrities spend a month in hiding after the awards season wraps up. The very first party they attend is the Vanity Fair Party-which kicks off the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The party brings an electric mix of personalities from the worlds of film, food, fashion, technology and sports attending the magazine's event at the New York State Supreme...

Songwriters!

HOLLYWOOD—Who would have thought that Don McClean's "American Pie," original manuscript would sell for $1.2 million? Yes, the 16-page draft had expected to fetch as much as $1.5 at the Christie's sale, but $1.2 million isn't too shabby. McClean had hinted that the original manuscript would reveal the song's lyrical meaning, which has always been somewhat of a mystery. The...
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