Add Honor for Julie


"What a compliment," Julie Andrews enthused when I called to congratulate her on being named recipient of the Screen Actors’ Guild Life Achievement Award at next year’s Jan. 28 awards. But there’s…

Who is He?


"If he is ‘A.C.’ — who is ‘D.C.’?" asked Hal Kanter of honoree A.C. Lyles at the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters luncheon Friday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in North Hollywood. Kanter called A.C., "The…

Social Notes


The joyous voice on the longhorn from Belgrade was Dan Tana’s. The legendary restaurateur of West Hollywood–his Dan Tana’s eatery is celebrating its 41st anniversary–married Biljana "Beebee"…

Lifetime of Laughs


When I get a chance to get a laugh–I take it. So when the Boston Comedy Festival told me that Norm Crosby and Jonathan Winters were to receive the fest’s first lifetime  achievement awards, I used it…

Tuning Up for Tony


Tony Bennett has been an American idol for so long it is only right that first set performed at the "Singers and Songs Celebrate Tony Bennett’s 80th" is "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson.  The…

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