When Do You Give Up on a Television Show?

I've had it. I'm done. I tried, I really tried, but it's not for me. I'm abandoning HBO's series The Leftovers after four episodes. The show's storyline about the mysterious disappearance of 2% of the population, and about the tortured lives of those who remain, wasn't holding my attention and left me feeling unsettled and frustrated with its moody indulgences.  Like those two percenters who went somewhere, I'm tapping out.  ...more
I'm sticking with it but only because I've finished all of my Netflix shows and I'm not really ...more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
Great post. Scripts seem to find rape storylines easy to roll out, so there should be no reason ...more

Confessions of a Daytime Television Addict

I am not a deeply religious person, but I do believe in the Holy Trinity:  The Today Show, The Dr. Oz  Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  I wish I could lie and tell you I get all my up-to-the minute information from Wolf Blitzer or Rachel Maddow.  It could be worse, though, I could worship before the altars of Maury Povitch, Montel Williams or Jerry Springer. But it’s still embarrassing to admit.  Maybe there is a support group for people like me. ...more
haha there are many people who can relate, including myself!!! that's why i interned at daytime ...more

What's Up!!? The Very Scary ... Evelyn Black

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"Do You Know Who You Are?"

I burst into tears the other day, when I heard the news that James Garner had just died. I worked with him professionally at Universal Studios during production of THE ROCKFORD FILES. ...more

10 Best Summer Divorce Movies

"Summertime and the livin’ is easy." Unless you are in the middle of a divorce! What could be better therapy than watching movies about other people’s problems, even if they’re fictional? No doubt the problems will be worse than ours....more

When Do You Give Up on a Television Show?

I've had it. I'm done. I tried, I really tried, but it's not for me. I'm abandoning HBO's series The Leftovers after four episodes. The show's storyline about the mysterious disappearance of 2% of the population, and about the tortured lives of those who remain, wasn't holding my attention and left me feeling unsettled and frustrated with its moody indulgences.  Like those two percenters who went somewhere, I'm tapping out.  ...more
I'm sticking with it but only because I've finished all of my Netflix shows and I'm not really ...more

The Obvious Child: New Rom-Com Talks About Abortion

The other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It's been a while since I've seen a movie in the theater, but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen—not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to register as part of its box office take....more
Great post. Scripts seem to find rape storylines easy to roll out, so there should be no reason ...more

My First (Comedy) Writing Credit!!!

'Keeping the Peace' is a comedy about a lazy yet effective hostage negotiator. My friend/writing partner/comedian Sebastian Fort not only came up with the idea and most of the script, but also played the lead character while living in L.A. a few years ago. I consulted on the script and even came up with the name of the show. When it was time to shoot the pilot, I excitedly flew out to L.A. from Cleveland one very icy and snowy morning in January of 2013. The temperature was 7 degrees when I left Cleveland and about 67 degrees when I arrived at LAX a few hours later....more

Vampire Academy: Frostbite. How the fans will help revive the franchise

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An Interview with Real Housewife of NYC - Amanda Sanders

 Last week I had the pleasure of speaking one-on-one with Amanda Sanders, one of the newest cast-wives on the Bravo series, The Housewives of NYC. She is a savvy single mom balancing a full plate of professional successes while raising two beautiful young daughters. We had a frank discussion about her unexpected journey to single motherhood. The good and the bad of her ex-husband’s key to her home, what it’s like being a Bravo housewife and the exciting launch of her new jewelry line. KZ: Are you a full-time single mom? In other words, do you have 100% custody?...more

Confessions of a Daytime Television Addict

I am not a deeply religious person, but I do believe in the Holy Trinity:  The Today Show, The Dr. Oz  Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  I wish I could lie and tell you I get all my up-to-the minute information from Wolf Blitzer or Rachel Maddow.  It could be worse, though, I could worship before the altars of Maury Povitch, Montel Williams or Jerry Springer. But it’s still embarrassing to admit.  Maybe there is a support group for people like me. ...more
haha there are many people who can relate, including myself!!! that's why i interned at daytime ...more

“Do Angelina Jolie’s Adopted Kids Have Hurt Parts?”

My daughter can list all of the Kardashians, but somehow never noticed Angelina Jolie until Maleficent. She’d heard of Brad Pitt. She didn’t really know who he was, but knew he was very famous. She was very impressed when I told her he was Angelina’s partner. "Wow! She’s with him? I’ve heard of him!” She was even more interested in the story when she heard about Brad and Angelina Jolie’s adopted kids. ...more
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