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trina-robbins's picture
Jan.04.2011
Anne Francis left us Sunday at the too-young age of 80, but to those of us who knew her as Honey West, the first female private eye on TV, she will live forever. Raised on Nancy Drew, I had never heard the term "feminist," but I knew there was a need for someone in books, movies, and...
loraine-despres's picture
Nov.30.2010
When a writer crafts a cliffhanger he or she either puts a character in jeopardy -- if a gun is fired on a TV show, you can bet that's where they'll cut to commercial -- or creates a provocative mystery. All serial dramas use these techniques, but none has ever captured the imagination of the...
nick-belardes's picture
Oct.20.2010
If you were a child of the 1970s like I was, you can't forget what your mom and dad tried to be: Iconic TV parents. Memories first came rushing back when Barbara Billingsley, AKA June Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963) died on Oct. 16. And then on Oct. 19, Tom Bosley, AKA Mr. C from Happy...
isadora-alman's picture
Oct.13.2010
Two big celebrity breakups have hit the news since yesterday. Yikes! Let's examine the pieces: Courteney Cox and David Arquette wrote in a statement, "We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and...
laurie-jacobson's picture
Sep.19.2010
Some of you may know I wrote and co-produced the 20th Anniversary of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was so delighted to re-visit that great time and great show in this brief article for AOL's PopEater. The clips are just the best.   It was a dream job -- getting paid to watch all 168 episodes...
isadora-alman's picture
Aug.07.2010
Someone who comments publicly on the private lives of others is usually called a gossip, or, when I was growing up, a "buttinsky".  Is it different when I am invited to do the commenting?  I hope so.  The thing is, in my Ask Isadora advice column I receive requests from the individuals...
kathy-briccetti's picture
Jul.20.2010
Because I wanted a peek into my not-so-distant future, I ran over to San Francisco to catch the first showing of Sundance favorite The Kids Are All Right, a film that could be the sequel to my own family's story. Like the movie, my two teenagers were conceived with the sperm of an unknown donor...
bob-david-calhoun's picture
Jul.15.2010
Yesterday the big news was that Mark Ruffalo may be playing the Hulk. The day before it was that Ed Norton wasn't. But none of these pencil necked geeks are playing the Hulk himself. They're all playing his nerdy alter ego, Bruce Banner, while the Hulk is left up to a special effects team. I...
isadora-alman's picture
Apr.28.2010
(Here's the beginning of a AOL PopEater piece from earlier this month in which I give my take on Tiger, Jesse, and all the rest and their stints in "sex rehab." You can read the rest here.) With the recent onslaught of celeb infidelity, we've seen the term "sex rehab" slinking...