It all started eight years ago. Little did I know then how many times my name would be linked with the Hollywood Foreign Press in the future.
Like all good soapy historical dramas The Borgias is full of sex, murder, inappropriate sibling relationships and very pretty costumes.
Two programs in particular this season really are making a name for themselves in the award show circle; USA Network freshman shows "Necessary Roughness" and "Suits."
Are there any mothers (or fathers) on screens big or small this year who haven't screwed their children up, or over? Do you have any screen role models?
Christina Hendricks has the old-world, but never old, sex appeal of our Marilyn, and is perhaps our first red-headed pin-up since Rita Hayworth. And she has major acting chops.
I was appalled by the Academy's egregious "oversight," omitting Goldberg from their Oscars retrospective. For the record, she has appeared in over 50 films.
Jake Gyllenhaal is cheating on me. He was my first. I don't know about you, but when someone plays a character based on me in a movie, I tend to get a bit attached.
Entertainment is a business that sells in a Darwinian fashion. What does the best mean now? Just what's hot.
My mother called to ask if I'm going to the Oscars. Um, no. If I'm lucky, I won't be watching alone in my yoga clothes. Or if I'm really lucky, maybe I will be.
In Hollywood, success has many fathers and failure is an orphan. The margin of difference may simply turn on the confidence and certainty of the right people in the right rooms being able to tell the story of the film they support.
If nothing else Burlesque should be a contender (if not a shoo-in nomination) for this year's Oscar for Best Original Musical. What? You've never heard of such a category?
Charlie Sheen is just trying to heal himself on some level. And you can heal and transform yourself too. You're a natural born healer, even if you've temporarily lost connection with those talents.
It's no mystery why Halle Berry would produce a film like Frankie & Alice for herself to star in. The film offers the kind of tour de force role that...
So it's now an instrument of success and survival - two primal pulls and pushes of our lives. Name something in your life that interests you more than your success and your survival?
The cultural moment where True Grit finds itself as one of America's most popular films is neither surprising nor necessarily of its own making.
Like Gervais or not, you have to admit, more people are talking about the show than ever before. Next year The Golden Globes can go back to its usual mind numbing, fawning tedium.