Nature always brings me back to my soul and makes me feel grateful for my life, even when my
stomach is a turning and I am doubting many things: men, my art, money, my body. We are so much more then what we accomplish, but oftentimes people seem to be blinded by only that.
Filmmaker and actor Matthew Bonifacio is well respected in his industry but hit it out of the park once again in The Quitter. This is a heartwarming, yet modern, film about a former ball player reuniting with his past love and the child he left behind.
The episode may disappear quickly after I post this, but God I hope not. It needs to be seen and remembered today of all days when what we need most is a Robin Williams to make us laugh the way only he could.
This fall, Allen takes his advocacy to the next level, when he will participate in the 2014 Sydney Marathon, raising over $10,000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles helping to save the lives of men and women living with HIV.
Many stars come and go, never to be heard from again. (Only the smartest and luckiest have long, consistently fruitful careers.) But then there are the exceptions, the ones who go on to enjoy a resurgence in popularity and creativity after a frustrating lull.
I came out 21 years ago. In my line of work as an actor and comedian, it has been one of the single best choices I have made for both my career and life. But I got to make that choice for myself. This brings us to Simon Hobbs.
There was something happening out there -- mostly in New York, I gathered, as a little black girl growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50s. I didn't understand it, but I could see and feel it, whenever I saw Ruby Dee on TV or the big screen.
He made a pretty good bad boy, that Rooney. And yet, I was totally unprepared, decades later, for his gritty, unflinchingly, unflatteringly realistic portrayal of Army, in Rod Serling's searing Requiem for a Heavyweight.