Posts tagged “actors”

Angelina Jolie: Awesome

Angelina Jolie made a trip to the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, D.C. back on June 26th. No one reported on this until now because she didn’t tell anyone. She spent several hours with wounded soldiers and gave each one a gift bag which included, among other things, a $1000 gift certificate to Best

E. Baldi

Just around the corner from Spago in Beverly Hills is a terrific little establishment named E. Baldi. (It’s the sister restaurant of just about the best place to eat in Los Angeles, Giorgio Baldi.) I had the amazing garganelle with meat sauce tonight, and didn’t realize until I was walking out the door that I

Tony Kornheiser

In which I make a mistake on national radio

Coop and Papa

Coop and Papa

Coop and is a fascinating website that details the decades-long friendship between Gary Cooper, the actor, and Ernest Hemingway.


Did I mention that I saw Blow and heartBREAKeRS a few weeks ago? I didn’t think I did. Blow was a good flick … better if you’re in love with Johnny Depp. I’m not. Heartbreakers was a lot of fun, but certainly not amazing … better if you’re in love with Jennifer Love Hewitt. I’m

weather in Los Angeles and Florida

<understatement>One of the little differences between California and Florida is the weather.</understatement> Today we are under a “Severe Wind” warning. What the heck does that mean? In Florida we were always under “Thunderstorm” warnings or “Tornado” warnings” or “Torrential Freakin’ Downpour” warnings. I don’t really know what to do to prepare for “Severe Wind”. I


Remember Friends? Wasn’t Joey an actor? He was; I’m pretty sure he was an actor. A bad one. So. How about this? The guy should do a commercial IRL. I kill me sometimes. Right? (What could he be promoting? I don’t know. It’s not important.) The important thing is: he gets to say, “I’m not

Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona is a great movie. Neve Campbell is gorgeous. Jamie Lee Curtis is, I think, a great actress. Will Farrell cracks me up like nobody’s business (in this movie at least). And Danny Devito and Bette Midler are, of course, awesome. If you haven’t seen it, go rent Ruthless People. That’s another great Devito/Midler

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You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.