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Claudia Lonow

Blog Entries by Claudia Lonow

How to Write a Show About Living With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life, Possibly)

(13) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Sixteen years ago my 18-month-old daughter and I moved in with my parents. Suffice to say, this wasn't a high point in my life. I was a former child actress (Diana Fairgate on Knots Landing). I had spent my twenties recovering from being on television. I hadn't gone to college,...

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Could I Be One Too?

(30) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 3:55 PM

I have a confession: I'm fascinated with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I think it's because of all the housewives programs in all the land this is the first incarnation that made me wonder: "Could I be on this show?" While I don't actually live in Beverly Hills, it...

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Christmas in New York With My Ex: It's On

(10) Comments | Posted December 27, 2010 | 10:57 AM

My daughter, my ex-husband, my ex-but-not-really-stepdaughter, her mother (my ex-husband's first wife) and I had decided on a traditional Christmas in NYC. Before we even left Los Angeles, my ex-husband gashed his head open on the cab door. Great. We hadn't left my driveway and already someone was bleeding. I...

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Christmas Past With My Ex, French Edition

(24) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 4:04 PM

It began with my mother and stepfather wanting to take my daughter and stepdaughter to Italy. My mom's a planner, so she brought this up years ahead of time. I am not a planner, so I don't remember what year that was.

Over time, the trip evolved to include...

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Christmas With My Ex

(16) Comments | Posted December 8, 2010 | 9:18 AM

Christmas (Hanukkah, whatever, I don't care) is upon us, and I'm going to celebrate the season the way most people do: I'm taking a trip to NYC with my daughter, my mother, my stepfather, my ex-husband, and my ex-husband's first wife, to visit my ex-stepdaughter (though they're never really "ex"......

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