AnnaLynne McCord has reminded me to practice compassion towards others, and that we should give what we can to those in need. And we should do it now. We can make every day feel like Christmas, if we keep choosing to give.
Watching my mother, who had grown up fatherless and put herself through law school, work her way up to a highly-respected leader of a small town, is an ascent which has left a mark on me.
I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.
Pushkin, Russia is a long way to go for a bowl of beef stroganoff, but if you want to eat a meal fit for a Russian President, it's the place to go.
The decision to write an honest and candid memoir about "coming out" and living life authentically should be accompanied by a list of side effects similar to that of the antidepressant Lexapro: confusion, headaches and sleeping problems.
Food is love and as a private chef, I feel that connection every day. I cook healthy food because I want to make people healthier, so they can live their fullest life both today and 10, 20 years from now.
Comedian Damon Wayans got the attention of techies last week at The Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco to discuss his new app, Flick Dat,...
Different plays, different moods, different methods but common themes that make for extraordinary nights of live theatre.
Technology is a danger of the contemporary dating landscape. I don't have it all figured out, but I have developed the "Donovan Rule:" No frequent calling or texting before the first meeting - and no overnight bags on Date 1.
Anxiously awaiting my radiology report, I arrive at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, help myself to a cup of black coffee and enter a sprawling, top-floor suite where Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank are settled in to discuss The Homesman.
Ashley isn't your average writer/actress. First of all, she is a teenager and secondly, she is a foster kid. Ashley was one of seven teenagers from Maryvale and Hillsides group homes who took part in the "Kids in the Spotlight" fifth annual film festival.
In Hollywood, the art of the deal takes precedence over audience appeal. Ideas and screenplays are bought and produced with millions of dollars before any consumer is allowed to take a peek at the results.
We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.
This film was to be titled Top Secret. The Hollywood trades compared the race to make the first atomic film to the U.S. vs. Germany race to make The Bomb. At the Truman Library, I discovered a 16-page outline by Rand from January 19, 1946.
Entrepreneurs offer some of the best examples of risk-taking that resulted in fabulous success stories. Their victories are usually achieved only after significant rounds of trial and error, however, which can involve having to put everything on the line.
After a brief 25-year weekend in LA, where I either staffed, ran or co-created shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I finally escaped Hollywood, back to native New York with one clear purpose: to rediscover my soul which I had long ago sold to Satan.