Money isn't everything. These days, when people start complaining about their daily misfortunes, a friend or therapist might suggest that they sit down and draw up a "gratitude list" in order to better appreciate their assets and blessings which they so often take for granted.
Vilanch talks about having written for the Oscars for the last 23 years, including a joke former host Billy Crystal wouldn't say, as well as his opinion on this year's host, Seth MacFarlane, and Barbara Streisand's much-anticipated performance.
It's not easy being a Billy. Although one would never know it to meet one. And yes, there's more than one; there are four to be precise, each able to carry the load of the entire multi-million-dollar tour of Billy Elliot.