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Hollywood East by Mallory

Thank God for Betty Ford

When I woke up last Friday, I was confronted with the news that Former First Lady, Betty Ford, had died. Tears came to my eyes. Her loss will be felt by so many.

Her vision and mission of the Betty Ford Center saved countless recovering alcoholics and addicts. An icon, she helped reduce the  Read More 
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Forrest Gump Meets Julia Roberts - Review of Larry Crowne from TheWrap.com

Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) has been fired by a corporation where he has worked for years.

He has not graduated from college and is told that this is the reason he has been let go despite a stellar employment record. The truth is that the corporation is downsizing.

Now without his paycheck, the bank  Read More 
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Bad Teacher, Good Actress in Cameron Diaz

There would be no Bad Teacher without the great performance of Cameron Diaz who holds this film together. Justin Timberlake in a thankless role gives a flat unlikeable performance and allows Diaz to steal every scene they have together. Her legs-forever-beauty and impeccable timing in her delivery of most often outrageous and raunchy lines  Read More 
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Congressman Weiner Is a Sex Addict

Anthony Weiner obviously is suffering from a form of sexual addiction. A disease, not unlike alcoholism, compulsive gambling or eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia. We don’t laugh at cancer patients. Why should we laugh at someone who is suffering from the disease of sexual addiction?

How do I know Congressman Weiner is  Read More 
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The Truth about Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers

Recently while watching "The Return of the Pink Panther," I recalled the good times I spent with Peter Sellers.

When Blake Edwards died, I remembered the awkward relationship he had with Peter and that it was fraught with angst.

Despite what appeared to be successful team work, Peter and Blake fought over many things.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Housekeeper Crazy? He Made Her So!

TMZ’s Harvey Levin reported with a sly smile that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s housekeeper, Mildred Patty Baena, was wearing Maria Shriver’s clothing during their affair. Baena’s size is perhaps four times larger than Shriver’s -- which makes this an impossibility. Maybe he’s talking about Shriver’s accessories rather than her  Read More 
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, a PR Machine Out of Spin

In the early seventies, I was invited to dinner to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger by Bobby Zarem, N.Y.'s powerful publicist. We met at Manhattan's Elaine's Restaurant.

Schwarzenegger was polite, not at all flirtatious and a gentleman as he looked around the restaurant and took in the powerbrokers one at a time as I  Read More 
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Dueling Cary Grants

Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach, frequently crossed paths with my ex-husband, artist Ron Mallory, and me during the early '70s. "He was patient and debonair." Ron said. "There was no difference between his screen persona or his persona in real life."

Grant had visited Ron's art gallery Esther Robles in Beverly Hills  Read More 
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Robin Williams Debuts on Broadway and Is Happy at Last

On the CBS Sunday Morning telecast I watched Robin Williams say how happy he was. And he looked happy. He is making his Broadway debut in a new play, "The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." Furthermore he has been blessed with a new bill of health after having had an aortic valve in  Read More 
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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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