Oscar Wars

Oscar Wars

I have been watching and writing about a lot of movies lately (including six reviews last week), but I’ve also been reading about them in a great new book about the history of the Academy Awards. Here’s my review.

Too Much Book

Too Much Book

As I’ve started reading more novels over the last few years, I find the same problem with them that I have with some movies. Let me explain.

Shep Gordon, Supermensch

Shep Gordon, Supermensch

Here’s a 2016 conversation I had with Shep Gordon, who managed stars like Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, and the Pointer Sisters.

Bill Zehme

Bill Zehme

Hearing about the death this weekend of Bill Zehme reminded me of two things: 1) now we’ll never get the Johnny Carson book he worked on for years; and 2) several great conversations I had with him on my radio show, including this one.

Laraine Newman’s Fascinating Memoir

Laraine Newman’s Fascinating Memoir

I just finished listening to an audiobook by Laraine Newman, who was one of the original stars of “Saturday Night Live” and is now among the most successful voice artists for animated movies and TV shows. Here’s my review.