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7 Questions with First Lady of Comedy Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers has been making people laugh for more than 40 years. She has performed stand-up in almost every comedy club in America. She became a star in the ’70s on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Soon after, she starred in her own show on Fox. In recent years, this comic icon has ruled the red carpet for E and TV Guide.

7 Questions with Peter Fonda and James Mangold

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James Mangold and Peter Fonda

When is the last time you saw a great Western? Not since Eastwood starred, right?

Get Out of Town

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Greetings chums,

With sunny San Francisco days few and far between, I try as often as possible to escape our mad, fab, foggy city in search of sunshine. Palo Alto had been an unlikely place for me to venture to, until now. I recently discovered a hidden oasis down the 101—the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto, where the sun shines.

The Funniest and Furriest Musical in Town


This week saw the opening of the Broadway smash Avenue Q at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre. It’s Sesame Street for grown-ups and is every bit the brilliant show I hoped it would be. With unusually catchy naughty tunes like “It Sucks to Be Me,” “The Internet Is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” this monster puppet show socks a punch with every note.

And the eight-minute puppet-shagging scene had everyone howling, some people ducking for cover. I was simply impressed with the puppet stamina!

7 Questions with <i>Superbad</i>’s Stars

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Superbad is a movie about sex, drugs, under-age drinking, but above all else, it's about friendship.

The three main actors, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are pants down hilarious. I cannot recall the last time I laughed so much during a movie or an interview.

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

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Greetings chums,
The Bubble Lounge was the venue last night for an evening of bubbles and delicious food. I fell in love all over again, with a new champagne, Gardet.

Chef Brian Konopa unveiled a stunning new menu featuring all manner of tasty treats. The menu comprised small plates that were the perfect partners to the cool, crisp, exquisite Gardet champagne.

Jam Tarts and Sticky Buns? Not Here

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Greetings and welcome to another pants-down, brand-spanking new blog posting.

Tea, jam tarts and sticky buns? Not at this street fair.

No little old ladies, no crafts or bric-a-brac for sale. However, at Dore Alley, there were hot dogs and burgers on offer along with beer, cocktails and more. There was also a spanking booth, a dildo store and dance floor, all within walking distance of each other. I did try out the dance floor.

7 Questions with <i>Rush Hour</i>'s Heavyweights

Greetings chums,

When’s a sequel one sequel too many? Perhaps when all we can take is nothing more than the first in the franchise?

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Well, apparently for the makers of Rush Hour 3 starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, you can never make enough as long as the money keeps rolling in and people keep dumping their greenbacks at the box office!

Taking on Hollywood’s <i>The Young and the Restless</i>

Taking on Hollywood, one letter at a time.

When Hollywood calls, what do you do? Run, many may say. And when you’re offered a part in a daytime drama, well, you drop everything and show up.

The Young and the Restless is one of America's longest-running daytime dramas, and during a recent visit to CBS' Television City in LA, I went to live out the fantasy of a lifetime.

Poppa H's Vacation Part Deux

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Greetings and salutations
film nerds and nerdettes, in a week Poppa H, your favorite vacationing cinephile, will resume the position of film-centric blog-machine. Until then, be bad and get into trouble at these film happenings around your ‘hood.

Film Happenings Around Town:
•    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - Castro Theatre
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