August 30, 2017

Here are just a few of the fast, easy and effective ways to send urgently needed help to those affected by Harvey, just by texting or clicking on any of these links to donate:

1. The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10.

2. AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.

3. Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.

4. Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online at their website, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or text STORM to 51555.

5. AABB, which coordinates a task force to manage blood collection efforts during disasters, put out a call on Sunday for blood donations in the aftermath of Harvey. Most in demand: those with type O...

August 23, 2017

In Variety this week Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway writes a clear, comprehensive and illuminating article on one of the most contentious topics in Hollywood today: pay inequality.

The paragraph that really stood out at first glance (and made me want to read the entire piece) was this one:

“I found out that as a series regular I was making just a smidge over what a white man was making as a GUEST star,” (Yvette Nicole) Brown wrote, sharing a disturbing discovery she made at one point in her career. “Dude was just visiting.”

We all know it's true. And it sucks. Yeah, it's gratifying that there are signs of change. They can't be fast or complete enough to make up for decades of women and minorities being ripped off. But at least it's happening ... because now, finally, people are actually talking...

August 9, 2017

A crazy new series called Swedish Dicks premieres TODAY on PopTV. It's not porn! It's a half hour comedy about two unlicensed Swedish private investigators trying to make a living in Los Angeles. Its two stars are movie actor Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) and popular Swedish stand-up comedian Johan Glans. 

Stephanie Koenig as Eve, Suzanne Ford as Gerty, Johan Glans as Axel, Director Peter Settman

Stormare plays Ingmar Andersson, a down-on-his-luck private investigator and former stuntman forced to leave the film business after an unfortunate on-set accident. Based in a seedy LA neighborhood, Ingmar works alone — until he partners with Axel (Glans) a fellow Swedish ex-pat and moderately successful DJ who decides he needs a lifestyle change. This spurs Ingmar to alter the cheap stick...

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