June 28, 2018

Saddened to learn of the passing of Harlan Ellison today. He had a good, long run though! I have a funny story about him in my memoir (So L.A.), but to tell it briefly here: he and my mom (Nancy Bacon) dated briefly in the '60s. I didn't meet him until 2001 at the Los...

June 28, 2018

The great songwriter Tom Waits once said, "Don't you know there ain't no devil? That's just God when he's drunk."

I think it's a duality of "the devil" that fascinates us all. Which is part of the reason I named my newest book CITY OF DEVILS... pretty much the perfect t...

June 23, 2018

Sascha Baron Cohen was originally cast to play Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, but when the deal fell through, Dominic Cooper was slated to step in. That didn’t happen either.

Sasha Baron Cohen almost played Freddie Mercury (above) and

Dominic Cooper (below) missed...

June 15, 2018

In boooooks, of course!

If you were around in L.A. in the 80s, then you probably remember Wally George, the controversial, conservative pundit and host of a talk show called Hot Seat. (Fun fact: he’s Rebecca De Mornay’s dad… Happy Father’s Day!)

George sat at a president...

June 7, 2018

While writing today’s missive, I felt like Keith Morrison reporting on NBC’s “Dateline.” (Or did I…?) I was thinking back on some of the true crime shows I’ve watched and how they helped influence a couple of the stories in my tarnished Tinsel Town anthology CITY OF DE...

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