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Aug 30, 2012

We know Tippi Hedren for many reasons. As a young model, she was plucked from a successful career in one field by British film director Alfred Hitchcock to star in two of his most fondly remembered works, The Birds and Marnie. A falling out with Hitchcock over sexual harassment accusations slowed her career...


Aug 23, 2012

If I was really good at this whole interviewing gig, I would have invited one of my previous guests, actor Paul Michael Glaser, to return to be part of the conversation today. Glaser was the person who first brought the great Harry Houdini to my attention when he played the master magician and escape artist in “The...


Aug 20, 2012

Attention, men:

Do not, I repeat, do not marry Marcy Miller.

It’s not that she isn’t likely a lovely woman, a great mother, sparkling conversationalist, talented legal mind or even great in the sack.

It’s just that when she recalls the events in your life together that went sour, she remembers everything. And as a...


Aug 13, 2012

A year ago at this time, the prospects of success for NBC’s gritty drama “Grimm,” based on a modern interpretation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, seemed shaky at best. There was that other fairy tale based series on ABC that, on paper at least, seemed too similar in high concept. And yet. And yet! Both shows not only...


Aug 8, 2012

You may not know Suzy Nakamura by name but if you watch quality TV series, you’ve certain seen a lot of her in recent years. Listen to this partial list of shows on which she’s been a guest star: “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Modern Family,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “The Mentalist,” “In Plain Sight,”...