Playing in Traffic with Jay Leno
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
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I have a friend whose mantra is ““If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.”” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.

Driving The Boss to Work
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 3 November 2010
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Bruce Springsteen broke the ice by slapping me on the shoulder and saying “Where to, young man?” I replied, “Climb on in and strap yourself down; we’re goin’ for a ride.”

A Perfect Hair Interlude
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 September 2010
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In 1990 I met the captain of David Copperfield’s dance team. She was shopping for atmospheric music to back up the boss’ vanishing-widget shtick, and I volunteered to make him a tape.

Stupid Dreams I Have Had About Celebrities
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 September 2010
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Cloris Leachman appeared in my dreams last night. I’m always happy to see her, and heaven knows she deserves as many roles as she can get.

By Night Known as Mr. Clay
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 September 2010
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In 1990, I met comedian Andrew Dice Clay in Las Vegas. His reputation preceded him: People were saying he was a lousy tipper and an obnoxious jerk.

Things We Like: “Deadbeat at Dawn” and Japander
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Posted in Things We Like on 31 July 2010
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Down on the mean streets, some chumps are about to get what’s coming to ‘em. Meanwhile, in Japan, some dazzling celebrity chumps are about to get what’s coming to ‘em.

Showbiz Stories from Artie Glimmer
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 21 May 2010
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When I moved into my new house, imagine my surprise in finding out that my new neighbor was once a Hollywood agent. Here are a few of the stories he has shared with me so far.

50 Celebrities We Bet Have Google Alerts Set Up For Their Own Name
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 April 2010
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I’m sure tons of celebrities have a Google Alert set up to look for their own name, but not all of them have time to follow up on all the blog mentions. Still, Mr. Wheaton, can you let us know if you dropped by?

You Asked For It: Hollywood Edition
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 26 March 2010
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Theater owners from all over the world gathered at the ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas to see what surefire money-making product the major Hollywood studios has in store. Here’s what they were promised.

The Short and Merry Life of a Movie Critic
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 March 2010
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In August 2001 I became the movie critic for a daily newspaper, despite the fact that I didn’t know from German Expressionism and had no special love for “Citizen Kane.”