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Interview: Author Paula Finn Talks About her New Book on Classic TV Comedy: “Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy”

As the daughter of Honeymooners writer Herbert Finn, Author Paula Finn grew up in the culture, surrounded by the brilliance and wit of her father and his colleagues. A former college English teacher and TV documentary researcher, she’s the author of ten gift books including When Love Isn’t Easy and Make This Your Day.  “Sitcom Writers Talk Shop” […]

The Glorious Corner: Bruce Springsteen, Paul Rodgers, Elton John’s “Rocketman” and More

FATHER’S DAY — Rudy Shur’s Square One Publishers just released How to Self-Publish Your Book by Jan Yager, who we remember from her Friendshifts book. Shur saw with Jan the chance to have the ultimate guide about self-publishing — the book shows the would-be published author precisely how to do it on their own through the “self”-publishing method. Says Yager: “It turns […]

How Self-Publishing Made This Author A Best-Seller

Books News Desk (NewsUSA) – When Jess Michaels isn’t obsessively checking her steps on FitBit or watching daytime Court TV, she’s a best-selling author who writes historical romances with heroines who speak their mind. Her first foray into publishing began, as many picture the life of an author, with a traditional publishing deal. But after releasing […]

The Glorious Corner: “The Cher Show”, NYC’s Blackbarn Restaurant, Mark Bego and Mary Wilson’s “Supreme Glamour”, and More

OH CHER — With Bohemian Rhapsody and now, Rocketman now deeply in the American zeitgeist now, I wondered who would be the next subject for a bio pic? A female? Should be, But, last night  we finally got to see The Cher Show at the Neil Simon Theatre in NYC and it hit me immediately, that this was the next bio pic to see.  When […]

“Sitcom Writers Talk Show”: Behind The Scenes With Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses

Books News Desk Behind every great television show is a group of professionals working at the top of their games—but no one is more important than the writers. And while writing comedy, especially good comedy, is serious business—fraught with actor egos, demanding producers, and sleepless nights—it also can result in classic lines of dialogue.  Sitcom […]

Rocketman: The Revised “Elton John Scrapbook” Features Detailed Info About The Music Legend’s Life and Career

Books News Desk Since the release of the hit Elton John film biopic, “Rocketman,” the public’s hunger for more news about the fascinating rock superstar is at an all-time high. Acclaimed author M.A. Cassata’s The Elton John Scrapbook: Revised and Updated eBook Editionis a definite must-read. Cassata has been an editor and writer for various print […]

Books Are the Stars at BookExpo 2019

Books News Desk Despite a number of distractions—heavy downpours that made getting to evening events difficult, the size of the exhibit floor, pending tariffs on books imported from China, and Baker & Taylor’s exit from the retailing wholesale market—the 2019 edition of BookExpo settled down to talk about books due out this fall and winter. […]

The Glorious Corner: “Rocketman”, Monkees’ Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, Supreme Mary Wilson at NYC’s Black Barn and More

ROCKETMAN — (via Rock Cellar Magazine) Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman opens with a shot of a costumed Elton John (Taron Egerton) walking down a corridor. Whether intentionally or not, the scene suggests the start of Bohemian Rhapsody, as Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) strides from an arena’s backstage to perform at Live Aid, which that movie returns to at the […]

The Glorious Corner: Cannes Film Festival, Classic Rock Musican Dave Mason, Jimmy Fallon and More

CANNES CANNES — (Via Deadline) Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho scooped the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or Saturday night with Parasite, a powerful dramedy about the collision of two families from very different classes. This is Bong’s first major prize in Cannes and was not a surprise given the great reception and momentum it enjoyed on the ground. In […]

Sophie Turner Bids Farewell to ‘Game of Thrones’ Character

TV News Desk Sophie Turner has thanked her ‘Game of Thrones’ character for teaching her so many “lessons” as she bids farewell to the show. The eighth and final season of the HBO fantasy drama series is coming to an end on Sunday (05.19.19) night and Sophie has paid tribute to her character Sansa Stark […]

“Game Of Thrones” Stars Mark Series Finale With Social Media Tributes

TV News Desk Via WENN Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner have shared touching tributes to their Game Of Thrones characters, castmates, and fans online ahead of the premiere of the series’ grand finale.The hit fantasy drama will come to an end on Sunday night after the broadcast of the sixth episode in the eighth and […]

The Glorious Corner: “Big Bang Theory”, “Rocketman” Blues, Debbie Gibson & New Kids On The Block Mix Tape Tour and More

BANG & BLACKLIST — I have to say as a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory, its series finale Thursday was almost perfect. Sure, I would have loved to have seen Wil Wheaton one more time and maybe William Shatner or Patrick Stewart as a guest star – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Geller) as the much-talked-about major-guest-star sure […]

Keith F. Girard Releases New Sci-Fi Novel, “The Heidelberg Conundrum” – Former Editor Of “Billboard” and “Investment News”

Books News Desk Award-winning journalist Keith F. Girard, has released his first novel “The Heidelberg Conundrum,” (Amazon Press), an action-adventure, science-fiction thriller that spans time and space. Monkee-Micky Dolenz, an avid sci-fi fan, says: “The Heidelberg Conundrum was a terrifically trippy read. Girard has put together a wild story with a great cast of characters. A wild-time-tripping ride. Now […]

The Glorious Corner: John De Lorean, Neil Young, The Hit Men and More

FRAMING JOHN DeLOREAN — We finally made it to the Tribeca Film Festival last week to see the documentary Framing John DeLorean. I was fascinated with this case when it came to pass way back in 1984. How could a man who’d achieved so much, turn to a desperate drug deal, supposedly, to save his ailing company.  DeLorean, original […]

Patti Smith Found Turning 70 ‘Challenging’

Music News Desk By Celebretainment Patti Smith found the year she turned 70 “challenging”. The ‘Because the Night’ hitmaker is writing a follow-up to her 2015 memoir ‘M. Train’, which will cover the year 2016 because it was a period she found so difficult. She said: “[The book] covers the year 2016. A challenging year […]

The Revised “Elton John Scrapbook” Features Detailed Info About The Music Legend’s Life and Career

Books News Desk Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook With the forthcoming release of the much-anticipated Elton John film biopic, “Rocketman,” the public’s hunger for more news about the fascinating rock superstar is at an all-time high. Acclaimed author M.A. Cassata’s The Elton John Scrapbook: Revised and Updated eBook Editionis a definite must-read. Cassata has been an […]

Test Your Knowledge With “The Superheroes Movies Trivia Quiz Book

Books News Desk Are you a fan of superhero movies? Are you already working on your costume for the next midnight release? Do and your friends go head to head in debating who is better, Batman or Superman? Then you’re going to want to check out “The Superheroes Movie Trivia Quiz Book”  written by celebrity tribute […]

Mae West: Broadcast Muse

Much is known and written about the film and stage careers of Mae West. But she also worked sporadically on national radio and television during her seventy-five-year career in show business. Mae West: Broadcast Muse is the first comprehensive look at her television and radio appearances with Rudy Vallee, Perry Como, and, most famously, with […]