Bonnie Franklin, who played Ann Romano in the sitcom “One Day at a Time,” died Friday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 69. This past September, news came that Franklin had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “One Day at a Time,” which ran on CBS from 1975 to 1984, that made Franklin a star was new television territory when it debuted. Franklin played Ann Romano, a divorced mother of two, struggling to raise her daughters (played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli) as a single mom. The show dealt with taboo subjects premarital sex, teenage runaways and suicide. The real life drama within the show itself paralleled the on-screen script at times, with Phillips, fired from the series in 1980, after struggling with alcohol & drugs, was invited back the next year after undergoing treatment, but relapsed and was fired again. Franklin in 2011, reunited with Bertinelli for a guest appearance on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” and last year she appeared on “The Young and the Restless” as Sister Celeste.
TIME Magzine’s Steven Brill discussed his cover story “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” with the Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart. Watch the video & be surprised who’s really making the big money in the health care industry, it’s not the Doctors & Nurses! Say hello to “The Chargemaster”!
KNOW MORE WHO’S GETTING OUTRAGEOUS HEALTH CARE PROFITS, WATCH BELOW!
Another one of those compilation videos, and this one may just resurrect some of those scary childhood memories! It’s The 50 Most Traumatizing Moments From Kids’ Movies! I can still see the scene in my mind where Bambi’s mother gets killed or some of the scary music & moments from Fantasia! If you’re ready, just click play and take a walk, and maybe a scary one, down memory lane!
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos talked to the Best Actress and Supporting Actress winners after the Oscars, and he didn’t chop his way through a door this time like in “The Shining”, but might as well had said “I’m Back”! Jack Nicholson totally surprised Jennifer Lawrence in the middle of her interview, even to the point of shock! And as Jennifer was leaving, Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress bumped Oscars & exchanged hugs upon their first time meeting!
Seth MacFarlane was a provocative Oscar host Sunday night, but the producers knew what they were getting if you look at Seth’s bio! Creator of the hit TV series Family Guy & American Dad, to the feature length film of the teddy bear come to life “Ted” (highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time), to his recent SNL appearance, Seth’s stock and trade has always been edgy humor, but he also is a very polished song & dance man as anyone who watched the Oscars would have to agree, with a voice as good as it gets for singing the musical standards of the big band era! Given all that, he pulled off the highest rated Oscar shows in years with over 40 million viewers, and a 11% jump in the key advertiser demo that every sponsor wants to see, the coveted 18-49 year old demographic!
Could Jennifer Lawrence be any more charming or just downright real and fun than she already is? After Sunday night’s Oscar win where she tripped while ascending the stairs to receive her Best Actress Oscar & then thanking the Academy crowd for their standing ovation because as she described it “You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing.”! Backstage after he win, she continued with with the unfiltered truth when it came to her feelings at that moment. Enjoy!
In honor of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama presented the “Evolution of Mom Dancing”, this past week on George Washington’s birthday, no less! Wonder what Martha Washington would think:) 5 million views almost overnight, and is it just me, or does Jimmy Fallon look like he could be Tina Fey’s sister, Wow!
First Lady Michelle Obama on Jimmy Fallon also talked about her bangs that attracted so much attention, the fact she’s also on Twitter, and Jimmy’s visit to The White House!
DON’T GO SHOOTING HOOPS WITH EITHER ONE OF THESE BASKETBALL VIDEO STARS BELOW! THEY’VE GOT GAME, BEGINNING WITH ASHLEE ARNAU, WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY IN HATTIESBURG, MS, WITH THIS INCREDIBLE HALF-COURT SHOT….TO EDDIE THE OTTER, WHO PLAYS BASKETBALL TO EXERCISE HIS ARTHRITIC ELBOWS!
3-TIME SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COVER GIRL, AND AMERICA’S FIRST SUPERMODEL, CHERYL TIEGS GUESTS ON MY SYNDICATED WEEKEND SHOW “THE 70’S” TALKING ABOUT HER BEGINNINGS, HOW SHE GOT INTO MODELING, AND SOME BUMPS IN THE ROAD DURING HER CAREER!
VIDEO GAME FREAKS, THE NEXT GENERATION IS HERE! NINTENDO GAME US THEIR NEW WiiU SYSTEM LAST CHRISTMAS, MICROSOFT IS TEASING THEIR NEW XBOX SYSTEM, AND BELOW IS A COMMERCIAL FOR THE DEBUT OF PLAYSTATION 4!
WE HUMANS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE FUN IN THE SNOW! CHECK OUT CROWS IN THE SNOW SLIDING DOWN THE CARS WINDSHIELDS FOR SOME COOL TUBING FOR FREE!
HERE THEY ARE! THE TOP THREE POSTINGS ON MY FACEBOOK FAN & PERSONAL PAGES THIS PAST WEEK, TOO CLOSE TO CALL WITH ALL THREE RIGHT THERE AT THE TOP, WHEN IT CAME TO YOUR COMMENTS, SHARES, AND “LIKES”!
Simply a beautiful shot of a lavender field in France, wish I could just step into this picture & experience it in person…..
It was one of the Academy Awards most famous moments in their long TV history, when Robert Opel somehow slipped through security and streaked the stage completely nude, behind a bemused David Niven. After all, it was the year the streaking fad was at it’s peak, so it was almost expected. And in later years, there was enough evidence many people thought that this actually was a publicity stunt designed to get the Oscars back in the spotlight in a big way again! Take a look at the actual incident, and then listen to my morning after interview below, with the streaker himself, Robert Opel, who I tracked down in the Los Angeles phone directory.
After last year’s Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel premiered his movie trailer for the ultimate movie, “MOVIE:THE MOVIE”! It incorporates every plotline, every adventure, every superstar, every love story, every disaster, every lovable character, every hated villain, every vampire, every robot, every…well, you get the idea, take a look at this trailer for the movie that never was:)
This video, actually uploaded in 2010, is finally starting to go viral. It’s a Russian fishing boat that saw this black dog stranded on a piece of floating ice. Watch what happens next!
Check out the Ellen DeGeneres monologue on multitasking… if you missed it because you were too busy tweeting about the sweater you were knitting while you watched, here’s your chance to catch up!