From Baywatch Hawaii, to starring in movies like Starsky & Hutch, as well as her book Bounce, Don't Break, Roderick has a full career. But this time, I wanted to find out more about Roderick's life as a mom.
The concept that mental illness is a disease which twists reality and affects the way one thinks, perceives and remembers is one that is not often discussed. Blame towards the victim and a lack of understanding is what keeps so many alone with their secrets.
She won her Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story, which boasts some of the finest dancing ever put on film. But her Oscar didn't open doors to better movie roles. In fact, it took another seven years before she made another movie. She turned down roles which stereotyped her as -- in her words -- "Conchita/Lolitas."
Having lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for 14 years, I know what Maker's Mark is. I'm guessing you are a Kentucky girl? Or you're a Southern girl with a penchant for whiskey? I'm hedging on the latter...
Do I know Steven Tyler? Absolutely not. Does he know me? Absolutely not. But I do know "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing", and neither should you.
His latest project is a labor of love for him -- it's a documentary called Keep On Keepin' On that pays tribute to his mentor, trumpet legend Clark Terry as the 93-year-old struggles with failing health while still teaching another generation of musicians.
I'm at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, sitting in a room with Kristen Wiig. Since Bridesmaids, she's become a bankable Hollywood commodity. Bill Murray suggested she star in an all-female Ghostbusters remake. Did Kristen ever expect to become this famous?
We owe a lot in this world, and to this world, but humor never needs an offset. Even when used as a weapon, it is more salvation than scathe, far more valuable and meaningful than an apology that's tossed out of the getaway car of opportunism.
Rivers has shocked us again, dramatically exiting just when we all were expecting more. Shocking people may very well be the thing that she did best.
Joan Rivers was a woman off the fence. She lived life on her own terms. She was ballsy, gutsy and ridiculous at times. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind, and in fact, to her admission, her success came as a direct result.
I hope that Joan and my grandmother, also a stunning blond, are reconnecting on the other side and keeping God laughing. I have no doubt that Joan has just the perfect joke for St. Peter when she arrives at the pearly gates.
I adored Joan Rivers. Adored her as though I knew her. She will be remembered in most of the obituaries as a pioneering woman entertainer. There was no comedienne like her before -- Lucille Ball and charming slapstick was the prototype.
Thank you on behalf of all comedians working today who know that you always fought the enemies of comedy. You controlled the room always, in the most professional way. You leveled the playing ground for all comedians. You'll be missed, but not forgotten. Copied but never matched. Never bested.
Every time I went to dinner in the ballroom that once belonged to J.P. Morgan's daughter, Joan would call for the waiters, cooks and kitchen staff to come out. She would thank them. And the guests would applaud. I never saw another New York hostess do that.
Over two nights, our conversation covered many things -- her devotion to her family, her legendary work ethic, her delight in making people laugh -- and then it took on what turned out to be a prescient dimension.
In 1983, Joan was at the height of her popularity. My grandmother, Ethel, spotted her shopping at Marshall Field's at Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie, Illinois.
Jokes are made about the salivating, ugly Americans ogling topless sunbathers at European beaches, but the schizophrenic nature of our country's relationship with sex has passed from laughable to lamentable to downright detrimental.