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Hollywood East by Mallory

Remembering That Championship Season with Jason Miller

While watching "The View," I saw Chris Noth, who said he was starring in "That Championship Season" on Broadway. I remember when Jason Miller, its playwright, starred in my life. In the mid-'70s, we dated for quite some time and had a passionate love affair.

Writers have always appealed to me and Jason  Read More 
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Remembering Sidney Lumet's Elegance

Sidney Lumet was an oxymoron. A socialite who loved to portray the gritty side of New York City.
Lumet was a permanent fixture at Elaine's Restaurant, known for its celebrities, on Manhattan's Upper East Side. He also enjoyed ordering caviar and champagne which he did for me at the Beverly Hills Hotel prior to  Read More 
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Hollyblog: Dudley Moore, the One and Only Arthur

Sir Dudley Moore did two degrees -- one in academics of music and one in composition. “I was an organ scholar. That was my official title. Then I became an extended organ scholar,” Dudley said laughing during one of my interviews. Though only 5’2” inches tall, he was a ladies’ man and nicknamed by the  Read More 
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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor's Violet Eyes and Loving Spirit

It was through those violet eyes that she spoke to us and embraced a nation with her courage.

Oh why hadn't the Academy honored her in their recent Academy Awards? The Oscar telecast had no mention of this icon and her absence was sorely missed. And now there will be no 'next year' to  Read More 
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Hire the Lincoln Lawyer!

At last Matthew McConaughey is doing what comes naturally -- playing a polished, almost to the point of slick, clever, defense attorney. This is his best role in a long time and he wears it well. His character's crescendo like-build from being a pragmatic lawyer, whose only concern is winning, to being an advocate  Read More 
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Take Me Home Tonight Has a Hidden Heart

Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) has the charm and sensuality of a young Cary Grant and uses these charms on Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer) who is his high school dream girl whom he never had the courage to ask on a date during the heated 80s. She is so stunning you can imagine Matt being  Read More 
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"Oscar Is an Old Man, Too, and Respected for It. Why Aren't Hollywood's Stars?"

I miss Bob Hope. Oscar meets ageism. Why doesn't Hwood do a film about ageism?
It's been done, has it? Well, do a sequel. It's a new story this Oscar race.

Melissa Leo felt she had to pay for stunning photos of herself at fifty to be used as press shots because the glossy  Read More 
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Don't Take a Pass from the Farrelly Brothers Hall Pass

Hall Pass is great fun for both men and women. The Farrelly brothers -- who directed this laugh fest -- rock. Public opinion is raped. Run for the hills from this film if you can't laugh at your humanness. Even scatological jokes work.

The plot is about couples who are bored with each other  Read More 
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"The Adjustment Bureau Needs an Adjustment."

As much as I respect Emily Blunt and Matt Damon as actors, I find The Adjustment Bureau an unpleasant experience. We are asked to believe that there could be an organization such as The Adjustment Bureau that monitors each individual's fate so that we stay on path. What path? To where? A metaphor for  Read More 
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Remembering Gunter Sachs, Brigitte Bardot and St. Tropez

Billionaire, Opel heir, philanthropist and renowned art collector Gunter Sachs, shot himself in the head on Saturday in Gstaad, Switzerland.

He was the third husband of Brigitte Bardot whom he married July 14, 1966, in an eight minute ceremony in Las Vegas. The day after they met, he flew his helicopter over her villa in St.  Read More 
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