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LWK 14: Go, Go, Go!

Go to camp (with actors) When I first landed in Los Angeles, I was handed much advice about how to “fit in,” and I’m happy to report that no Uggs of any color or shape defile my closet, but — how could I ultimately refuse serving the actress within? And so my personal tagline, “be who you are,” in LA, has meant pretending to be someone else — acting if you may. Yet, if you’re… read more »

Pour one out for the environment

Reports of endless rain and flooding in my beloved New York – plus my recent conversations with a notably tall drink of water – have got me thinking more and more about H2O. My love for a good cold square bottle of Fiji – so much softer than LA tap – recently got me compared to a brand-loyal version of Tim Robbins’ Griffin Mill in The Player – the agent who always, always orders a… read more »

Imus, as in Don…

… as in Donald, like the duck? Duck, as in duck down, as in avoid? What do you think of the Imus controversy? Imus mis-used his pulpit, slamming the Rutgers womens’ basketball team. Mel Gibson has done it twice – first lashing out at the police, then at a Central American studies professor during an Apocalypto screening (honestly, Mel, a *professor*?). MTV reality wannabe bad boy Jason Whaler also gave it to the cops with… read more »

She’s no train wreck

CNN Replaces Both Anchors on Its Struggling Morning Show (WaPo) Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien are out at American Morning, which has struggled recently in the ratings. The pair, who are not related, will make way for John Roberts, a former CBS anchor and correspondent, and Kiran Chetry, who recently jumped to CNN from Fox News. CNN has eyed Roberts as a possible morning anchor from the time he left CBS last year. —– Holy… read more »

The pretty in ugly

Whether there’s a germ of truth to the Olivia Palermo stories of sending unfiltered emails to some self-appointed society goddesses seeking love or not, leave it to the fuggers to find the “pretty” in her seemingly ugly PR: “So what if the whole thing was a carefully choreographed PR gambit to earn her the kind of pity that turns into affection and a Phoenix-style rise from the social ashes. So what if it was just… read more »

When it’s hip to sip

… for the kids (and especially when there’s beach and wine involved). Started by a handful of locals – the Malibu Wine Classic will please all despite the juggling of glasses, appetizers and suntan lotion. There promises to be a good showing of local restaurants (a la Hamptons of Four Season’s) and several California wineries like Arcadia, Rosenthal and a L’Aventure. But make sure you seek out Consilience and Brett Escalera, the winemaker, both personal… read more »

You’re right, it’s not the apt…

… it’s the 40 year old sheets! lol Oh good lord, there’s lots to be had in this NYT article: “It’s not you, it’s the apartment.” So many nuances of what makes up (or dilutes?) the brand called *you.* I love the fact that a 46 year old man that hovers over a stuffed seal and Sonic HedgeHog things is giving out dating advice on match.com. He refuses to “blandify.” (Bob, I’m all about a… read more »

Burger King shapes up

Ahhh, Burger King. The Kwasnicki’s grew up as a Burger King family. The reason? Two-for-one Whoppers, of course – how else do you feed an army? (Remember when you had to sell the World’s Finest Chocolate bars as a school fundraiser? The ones with the “buy one Whopper, get one free” coupon on the wrapper? The Kwasnickis, of course, had plenty of wrappers to redeem because — hello, I have seven siblings — and we… read more »

Does truth + love = true love?

Voila: two more expert opinions on the general subject of finding truth and finding love, hopefully together. First we have True.com, an online dating service that conducts criminal background checks on its members, so that daters can be assured of “a wholesome environment for courtship,” says founder Herb Vest. But is the site true to its word? One industry watcher says they are “the controversial child in the Internet dating industry,” due in part to… read more »

Convenient truths

Al Gore has become quite the rock-star with his Inconvenienth Truth – especially now with its Oscar win. It’s great that stars are using their power to do good and to enlighten folks. But at times things can get, icky, as this one article implies. Maybe Al Gore is a tad green in his understanding of the scientific nuances that make up climate change and maybe more discovery is needed. But no one can dispute… read more »