Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Intuitive Eating

My doctor once told me I had to either lose weight or grow taller. Like so many others, I've always had a fluctuating weight problem. That's why I've found Jane Bernard's approach to "dieting" so helpful. I admire the way she addresses our biggest diet problems, frustrations and desires, then personally helps us uncover our own intuitive eating style.

Jane shows people how to make smart eating choices for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. And, of course, that's a much better solution than trying to "grow taller."

Check out Jane's new site at

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Livin' the Dream with JBlair Brown

Thanks to Judith Brown for inviting me to be a guest on "Livin' the Dream," her wonderful radio show, today. The show airs on BlogTalkRadio at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

I look forward to talking with Judith about movies and writing!

Here's the link:

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Great Speech, Annette!

Amid so many crude remarks and rambling acceptance speeches at last night’s Golden Globes awards program, Annette Bening added a touch of class. During her remarks upon receiving recognition as Best Actress in a Comedy for The Kids Are All Right, Annette was poised, articulate and amusing. Congratulations, Annette, for your professionalism as well as for your well-deserved award.

Most of the awards were predictable this year, especially in the movie categories, but I was surprised about Paul Giamatti winning Best Actor in a Comedy for Barney’s Version. He won over Johnny Depp, who must have split the vote with ….. Johnny Depp. Depp was nominated in this category for both Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist. (Was the latter a comedy? Hmm.)

This year’s Golden Globes appeared like a dress rehearsal for the upcoming Oscars. Best film? The Social Network. Best actor in a drama? Colin Firth in The King’s Speech. Best actress in a drama? Natalie Portman in The Black Swan. Best supporting actor? Christian Bale in The Fighter. Best supporting actress? Melissa Leo in The Fighter. We’ll probably hear most of these same names called out during the Academy Awards presentation in February.

And speaking of dress rehearsal, my fashion awards for the evening go to Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta Jones, who both looked stunning in their gorgeous green gowns.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Another Radio Outlet for MAHQ

Thanks to Rebbekah White for adding Movie Addict Headquarters to her new online radio network. Starting today, episodes from our BlogTalkRadio show will air on each Friday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Here's the URL:

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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Hooray for Old Hollywood!

This entry is quite embarrassing for me, but confession is good for the soul, so here goes.

I’ve wanted access to the TCM channel for many months but felt it must be too expensive for my limited budget. “You call yourself a movie addict and you don’t have Turner Classic Movies!” one of my dear friends chastised me – and often. Then one day recently, another pal mentioned a television channel number I should check. Hallelujah! TCM had been available for me all along. Duh.

From that day forward I’ve been glued to my set watching “oldies but goodies” like Sunnyside (with the delightful Janet Gaynor),
In the Good Old Summertime (starring the great Judy Garland), Singin’ in the Rain (featuring that fantastic Gene Kelly-Debbie Reynolds-Donald O’Connor trio), Out of the Fog (with a deliciously menacing John Garfield), etc. I realize more than ever now how much I miss the Old Hollywood.

Coincidentally, veteran filmmaker Stephen Simon appeared on my Movie Addict Headquarters radio show on December 28th to talk about Bringing Back the Old Hollywood -- his new book -- which I immediately ordered at I can hardly wait to read and review it. Will keep you posted.

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