Eddie Redmayne’s Romeo & Juliet Moment in Les Misérables

Eddie Redmaybe may become a household name after the release of Les Misérables, but he is certainly not new on the entertainment scene.  At a recent press conference for the film, it was clear that he saw this role as the chance of a lifetime. He discovered Les Misérables long before Hooper’s film was on his radar.  “I saw the show as a child, and I obsessed about being Gavroche.  As a nine-year-old, I wanted to be the street urchin jumping in and out of barricades.”  He was beyond thrilled when he landed the part of Marius, the politically engaged Read More


The Real @RealHughJackman

In a recent Q&A with the cast of Les Misérables, Anne Hathaway turned to the audience of journalists and said to them quite sternly, "I don't want you to walk out and be charmed by Hugh Jackman.  What he does is inspiring and he's our leader - a deep, serious, profoundly gifted actor." To that Hugh turned to everyone and said "I'll shut up then." Thankfully he didn't. But it gave credence to his twitter handle @realhughjackman, that is for sure. But wait.  There is more.  As if he didn't already seem like the nicest man alive, then he Read More


Hugh Jackman Compares Les Mis to NYC Random Act of Kindness

A few weeks ago NYC media embraced the story when New York City Police officer Lawrence DePrimo gave a barefoot homeless man a pair of boots. The story went viral and within a day the story had been viewed 1.6 million times, and by the following morning had drawn nearly 350,000 "likes" and 85,000 "shares" – and was a hot topic of discussion on morning television. During a Q&A with the cast of Les Misérables, Hugh Jackman said his character Valjean reminds him of Lawrence DePrimo.  They both undergo a transformation and spiritual change and he Read More


Sitting Down with Merle Hoffman, Abortion Rights Pioneer

The other night I had the incredible opportunity to interview Merle Hoffman, the woman who brought abortion from the back alley to the boardroom. This was the art we produced to promote the discussion prepared by Amy Wilson, the brilliant producer of The Best of Everything, which has been playing at the Here Arts Center and is finishing its run tonight: To prepare for our discussion, I read her new book: Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom.  Hoffman has lived her life devoted to Read More


Catching up with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley from Pan Am

A few weeks ago, I was invited to tour the set of Pan Am, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.  I covered my interview with Christina Ricci a few days ago, and I'll be sharing more about my visit in the upcoming weeks ahead.  While on the set, I also got to be a part of a group interview with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, two actors on the show.  While I was not able to take a photo or video, pictures were taken for me and I'll be posting them soon. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the show where they were both featured in the same Read More


A Chat with Andie MacDowell: Mom, Actress, Culturalist and Advocist

Andie MacDowell

When I was asked to take part in a conversation with Andie MacDowell this week, I was thrilled.  She is an actress I have grown up with and adore.  To come face to face with one of your life long heroes is pretty amazing.  I was told I'd be on a phone call with a few other bloggers and would be allowed to ask a few questions, so I asked about her film career, balancing motherhood and her career, on being an advocate and bringing culture into her children's lives. Do you have one famous person that you've been told you look like your entire life?  For Read More


On Meeting Selena Gomez and Seeing “Monte Carlo” (Out July 1st)

Monte Carlo

  We're headed to France in a few weeks and my 8YO daughter has been very non-chalant about the upcoming trip.  Sometimes I wonder if taking my kids around the world since they were a few months out has impacted their love of travel.  In the weeks before we leave, they both complain about leaving their friends and everyday lives behind.  As soon as we arrive in our destination, they tend to be as happy to experience new sights and sounds as much as we do. When I received the invite to screen a preview of the film Monte Carlo (out July 1st) and a Read More


The ABC’s of the NYC YMCA and A Chat with Marcia Gay Harden

I was honored to be invited to a luncheon celebrating the history and future of the NYC YMCA.  It was held at the Westside Y on 63rd Street in Manhattan.  It was one of the loveliest, most meaningful events that I have ever attended and it was on behalf of a non-profit that I believe so strongly in.  Many moons ago, when I lived in Manhattan shortly after graduating from college, I lived just 7 blocks away and had a membership to that very Y.  I used to use the gorgeous pool and exercise facilities and  I took pottery classes so  the building holds a Read More


Review and Interview: Kathy and Janet Lennon’s Best Pals

My mom's favorite story from my childhood is one about a rag doll.  I had spotted it in a window of a shop in Atlantic city while strolling on the boardwalk.  The shop was shut, and my grandmother told me we would go back another time.  We never did, and I talked about the doll incessantly. Later, I'm not sure how much time had elapsed since the window-shopping trip on the boardwalk, my mother fell ill. We lived in Atlanta; my grandmother lived in Philadelphia.  When my mom went into the hospital, my grandmother flew down to take care of my two Read More


Interview with Inspiring Author, Jean Stone, Author of The Secrets Sisters Keep

I was excited to be approached by a novelist’s publicists a few months ago about the opportunity to work with her to help promote an author on my blog.  The author, Jean Stone, has a new book, The Secrets Sisters Keep, coming out that happens to take place in Westchester, where I live.  In her books, Stone writes about the dynamics of friendships between women – the good, the bad and the tastefully unfortunate.  It seemed to fit in right in with blog...and my life. Stone writes about the dynamics of friendships between women - the good, the bad, and the Read More