It’s Not So Ap”parent”

There are so many things that people don't tell you about having your first child. But I'm not going to keep those secrets from you.

My First Film Festival

I’ve always known I was a great writer. It was never really something I questioned. I knew I had the gift of literary genius from the first time I put the pencil to paper and was able to string together such remarkable words of fabulousness. It was getting the rest of the world on board

50 Shades of Blah… Oh My!

Well, I’m not proud of it. I’ve always sort of prided myself on being an up-streamer. A salmon, if you will. You know, someone who doesn’t just go with the crowd, and in fact, makes a special point to go against it. Yes that’s me…..Miss I’m-Too-Good-For-What’s-Popular. You can bet that if everyone in the room

Dear Neil McCormick

Dear Mr. McCormick, I just had to write to you and tell you how much I enjoyed your book, Killing Bono. It was never a book I would’ve imagined myself reading, much less enjoying! You see, I am the sole human being on planet Earth who hates U2! I cringe at the sight of a Joshua

Tribute to my Stepfather

Dear J, People sometimes ask me why I chose “Forever Young” as the song I wanted to dance to with you at my wedding. It’s not a choice that typically comes to people’s mind for that occasion. But to me, it was perfect because it captures all of the important lessons every parent tries to

Don’t Hate The Great Ones

When you’re a celebrity, you learn to take some bitter with the sweet. While your number of adoring fans continues to rise, you accept that there will be a few naysayers who just don’t see the brilliance of you. When you’re a celebrity, you take nasty comments with a smile and carry on with grace.

Killing Bono

I can barely remember it was so long ago, but there was a time when I didn’t hate U2. There was a point in my life where I was eager to find out where it was the streets had no names and I didn’t run screaming from the site of a Joshua Tree poster. It’s

Nashville… The Drama

There’s a new drama that has been picked up by ABC for the 2012-2013 viewing season. It’s hip, it’s fresh, it’s 30% less fat. I am, of course, talking about Nashville, the newest prime-time drama given the green light by network television. The show is called Nashville, so naturally it’s about country music. Because we

Oh Baby!

I was 31 when I got married. As in years. I know! Decrepit! We had to get special permission from the state legislator to even get married because at such an advanced age – unless one has already had one or more prior matrimonial unions in their repertoire or have spent serious time contemplating a