OSCAR ALERT — The 2021 Academy Awards may be postponed to a later date, marking the most major shakeup in the 93-year history of the Oscars. According to a new report, organizers for next year’s ceremony are in talks to push back the ceremony, which was planned to be held on February 28, by up to four months.
The ceremony is under threat due to the lack of new films amid the global coronavirus pandemic, which has seen studios delay releases and shut down production on new projects.
Movie studios were told this week that there will be a longer release window for their films to be eligible for nomination.
The so-called Oscar season usually begins after the summer blockbusters have left cinemas, with major studios releasing their awards season contenders in November and December in the hope they remain fresh in the minds of critics and Academy members, who vote in January.
Major movies have already had their release dates pushed back as cinemas across the world remain closed.
The latest James Bond movie No Time To Die was one of the first blockbusters to be delayed, with its release date moved from April to November.
A movie insider said that organizers are doing all they can to ensure a ceremony does take place at some point in 2021: “The Oscars organizers have been in talks for weeks about whether the ceremony can go ahead given so many releases have been pushed back.”
“There would be a mutiny if changes weren’t made and the industry could be totally ravaged if film studios held back their offerings until the 2022 ceremony to be eligible.”
“What they’re proposing is pushing back the ceremony, which was going to take place on February 28, to either late May or early June. Doing this means films forced to postpone their release dates can put them out later this year or in early 2021 knowing they will still be eligible for the Oscars.”
“Film studios have been informed of the plans and are now drawing up their release dates accordingly. But with everything still so up in the air, it’s all rather tentative at the moment.”
Last month the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which governs the awards ceremony, announced that it had changed its rules to allow films released on a streaming service without a theatrical run to be eligible.
Previously, a film needed to have a minimum seven-day theatrical run in a Los Angeles County commercial theatre in order to be considered.
Under the new rules, films that had a previously planned theatrical release but are made available on an on-demand service may qualify.
“We’re dealing with the unfolding reality of an unanticipated, unprecedented global health crisis and trying to be responsive to what’s going on in the world and at the same time support our filmmakers who are in a circumstance beyond their control,” Film Academy president David Rubin told The Associated Press. Dawn Hudson, the CEO of the Academy, said that they have been in ‘constant conversation with all parts of our community from studios to filmmakers to theatre owners’ to make decisions that support all.
The Oscars have been postponed only three times in its 93-year history. In 1938, flooding in Los Angeles led to a one-week delay, while another one-week delay occurred in 1968, due to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1981, the awards were delayed for a day after the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
The ceremony has never officially been cancelled, even continuing throughout World War II.
But, let me leave you with one final query: when will you feel safe returning to the movie theater?
VAL BAT — Actor Val Kilmer is reflecting on his time playing Batman in the 1995 movie Batman Forever, revealing why he didn’t hold onto the role.
While Batman Forever was a hit at the box office, the highest-grossing movie of the year with $184 million domestic and $336.5 million worldwide, Kilmer, 60, backed out and the role went to George Clooney in 1997’s Batman & Robin.
During an extensive profile for The New York Times, Kilmer revealed he left the role because people don’t care who’s actually playing the character.
‘That’s why it’s so easy to have five or six Batmans. It’s not about Batman. There is no Batman,’ Kilmer said.
He told a story about Warren Buffett coming to visit the set with his grandkids, which required him to stay dressed up in the Batsuit.
He added that the kids didn’t want to talk to him, but just try on the mask and ride in the Batmobile, as he realized Batman isn’t meant to be a ‘real person’ but to be someone the person watching can see himself in.
Kilmer maintains that it was scheduling difficulties with his next movie, The Saint, which lead to him dropping out of the role, but another factor was that Batman Foreverdirector Joel Schumacher called him ‘psychotic’ in an interview.
The actor was traveling through Africa in 1994 when he visited a bat cave, which apparently inspired him to take the role after Michael Keaton was leaving the franchise after 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns.
While the movie did well at the box office, but Kilmer was not fond of wearing the restrictive suit, which he called, ‘a battering experience.’
Even if Kilmer would have stayed in the role, he might not have had to do so for much longer.
The next movie, 1997’s Batman & Robin, found George Clooney as Batman, with Chris O’Donnell as Robin.
That movie under-performed at the box office ($107.3 million domestic, $238.2 million worldwide from a $125 million budget), and lead Warner Bros. to essentially pull the plug on the franchise as a whole for seven years, until Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins revitalized the franchise in 2005.
Kilmer has opened up about his Hollywood history in his new autobiography I’m Your Huckleberry, the title from a famous line in his portrayal of Doc Holliday in Tombstone.
He was most recently seen in a pair of 2019 movies, Cinema Twain and Jay and SilentBob Reboot.
He has a number of movies in various stages of production, including the highly-anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick, which was pushed from July to a December release due to COVID-19.
HACKETT IN MY HEAD — July 2020 sees the publication of A Genesis In My Bed – the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett. As with his music, Steve has written a highly detailed, entertaining and embracing tome that charts his life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band’s meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time.
Steve talks candidly about his early life, his time with Genesis, and in particular his personal relationships with the other four band members, with great insight into the daily goings on of this major rock band
Naturally, A Genesis In My Bed also regales stories of Steve’s career since leaving Genesis and the many different journeys that it has taken him on. With his flair for the creative, and a great deal of levity, A Genesis In My Bed is also a riveting read. Indispensable for Genesis fans but also essential for general music lovers and avid readers of autobiographies full of heartfelt and emotive tales.
Steve says, “It’s often revealing. There’s lace, loves and butterflies, and I explore personal feelings. I’ve answered many questions fans asked over the years too, such as why I left Genesis. It’s taken fifteen years to bring this book to fruition, writing between tours, recording and legal challenges, but that’s given me time to really develop it.”
A friend of mine was the tour publicist for Genesis, when the recorded the Three SidesLive-opus and says that the band, and Hackett, were the nicest of people. He adds he enjoyed it so much and each night got to see another of the band’s amazing show.
SHORT TAKES — Serenity Now! Face it, was there anyone funnier than Jerry Stiller, who passed yesterday. I sure do remember him and wife Anne Mera on their numerous Ed Sullivan spots and as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, was there anyone better? RIP Mr. Stiller … you always made us laugh …
We just finished up Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood-mini-series on Netflix and just adored it. The last episode was titled a Hollywood Ending and it was just that. No one died, nothing blew up … just everything ended happily. Just a delightful romp and Jim Parsons and Patti Lupone are headed for Emmy nods. Also spectacular was Joe Mantello as Dick Samuels, studio chieftain and Rob Reiner was phenomenal. Nice to see him again …
And, we finally viewed HBO’s doc on Natalie Wood: What Remains and loved it. I hadn’t seen anything that the actress had down in quite some time and was amazed she was still as lovely and stunning as I had remembered her. Of course, there were comments from her children, Josh Donen, and RJ Wagner himself, who went to great lengths to yet again speak on her death. It’s a good story – if it bleeds, it leads – but, I have personally always believed that it was an accident. Alcohol and tempers are never a good mix. A good friend of mine, when I told him I had finally watched this, immediately dismissed Wagner as a washed-up pretty-boy. Dunno … don’t feel that at all. I loved his It Takes A Thief and later work on Hart To Hart. He’s also been pretty terrific on NCIS. Great doc, very much recommended.
NAMES IN THE NEWS — Billy Amendola; Judd Bernard; Sarah Clarke; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Kent Kotal; Steve Walter; Eppy, Dan Kellachan; Andrew Sandoval; Rich Dart; Bob Gossweiner; Roger Chasteen; Samantha Ryan; James Edstrom; MA Cassata; Richard Branciforte; Alec Baldwin; and, BELLA!
THE WRIGHT STUFF — I was, and am, a huge Gary Wright fan. From Spooky Tooth to Wonderwheel to his terrific work with George Harrison and his solo work, he was always strikingly memorable. I well remember his appearance on the Dick Cavett Show in 1972, where after Cavett interviewed George Harrison, he introduced Wonderwheel, with Gary Wright and Mick Jones and Harrison himself on guitar.
For those who don’t recall, Dick Cavett was a terrific chat-show host and always had somewhat controversial guests on and music personalities like Harrison, John Lennon and David Bowie. Part-Letterman, part-Carson, he was terrific and is much missed.Gary Wright began with the Brit-band Spooky Tooth and enjoyed some success as well as a close relationship with Island Records Chris Blackwell kept him at the forefront of music. As Wright said, he was invited to play on Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album by Klaus Voorman and once there, had some difficulty following Harrison’s complex music. When producer Phil Spector shouted out, who’s not playing the right notes … Wright admitted it was him, Harrison went over and said to take his time. They became lifelong friends. He played on every subsequent Harrison album.
Wright’s career took off with the release of his solo album The Dream Weaver in 1975 and the single “Love Is Alive,” which to me is one of the greatest pop records ever. The bass-synth of that song is just riveting and holds up today as good as ever. The album reportedly was the first-ever to feature all keyboard-work. I read where Wright himself played all the bass-synth parts.
Numerous performances followed and Wright is well remembered for playing the Keytar – a portable keyboard, strapped on which allowed him to move about onstage.
Albums and tours followed, most notably with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. Truly a legend. RIP Gary!
Here’s a great tribute from Variety on Wright: https://variety.com/2023/music/news/gary-wright-dead-dream-weaver-1235713097/?fbclid=IwAR1g1z3mzrOP7QxFACbSQqYNOt_D6NirjlhtgYAdsAFaElCeS0O14sUP2po
SHORT TAKES — As we’ve mentioned, big news coming next week on the launch of celebrity-scribe Mark Bego’s 68th book, Joe Cocker: With a Lot of Help From His Friends via Yorkshire Publishing. Stay tuned …
Chloe Melas – the Today’s Show new entertainment correspondent is good, but an odd choice. She certainly has the button-down look nailed, but as an entertainment writer for years, I was never ever aware of her. Definitely more Jenna Bush Hagar for sure. Carson Daly was on with her -for the first time- Tuesday and they made for an odd pair. Good luck …
Here’s Micky Dolenz with Stars Wars Ian McDiarmid at last weekend’s Fanboy Expoin Orlando …
I’ve spoken repeatedly about my admiration for Yellowstone; sure, it’s Dallas-updated, but that’s a good thing. Kevin Costner broke his silence on what’s happening on the show in the Hollywood Reporter. Take a look here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/kevin-costner-yellowstone-7-seasons-1235580306/ I’ll say one thing: Taylor Sheridan is right about once the lawyers get involved, it gets crazy.
Stay tuned … Wednesday’s Rolling Stones album launch (Hackney Diamonds) with Jimmy Fallon was pretty cool. Mick, Keith and Ronnie talked for a half-four with Fallon, from London, and introduced the new video (directed by Francois Rousselet) for their single “Angry” which features actress Sydney Sweeney undulating in a car on Sunset Blvd. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mEC54eTuGw … The threesome looked great and were funny for sure. Their first album of new material in 18 years! Simply amazing. Guests on the album include Lady Gaga; Stevie Wonder; and Paul McCartney. The Stones are in a class all by themselves. Bravo … Looks like that long-awaited memoir from Dave Mason (Only You Know and I Know) won’t now arrive till 2024. Geeze, this book has been in the making for years … New York Governor Kathy Hochul paid a brief, but surprise visit to striking writers and actors outside Netflix offices Wednesday saying “You’re fighting the right fight” … Happy Bday Nancy Jeffries and Henry Diltz!
NAMES IN THE NEWS — Roy Trakin; Roger Friedman; Andrew Sandoval; Glenn Gretlund; Bruce Haring; Jane Berk; Mark Bego; Kent and Laura Denmark; Kent and Laura Denmark; Randy Lewis; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Nancy Ruth; Teresa Knox; Steve Walter; Chris Noth; Nancy Ruth; Teresa Knox; Chuck Pulin; Derek Storm; Paul Undersinger; and ZIGGY!
Cabaret, Talks and Concerts For September
As the season starts so does the plethora of things to attend. Here are our picks for September
92 Street Y: 1395 Lexington Ave. 9/11: Cabaret Conversations. Michael Kirk Lane interviews James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison; 9/12: Oprah Winfrey and Arthur C. Brooks in Conversation with George Stephanopoulos: Build the Life You Want (In-Person); 9/14: Katie Couric in Conversation with Jennifer Wallace – Never Enough (In-Person) and 9/22: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Linda Evangelista (Online)
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. Every Monday at 9:30pm Jim Caruso’s Cast Party; Every Tuesday at 8:30pm The Lineup with Susie Mosher; Every Saturday at 7pm Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice); 9/1 -2 Catherine Russell; 9/18: Amanda McBroom and “Such Good Friends” and 9/25: Bill Russell “My Side Of The Show”.
Cafe Carlyle: 35 E 76th St. 0/2: John Lloyd Young; 9/12 -23: Brook Shields and 9/26 -30 Joaquina Kalukango.
Carnegie Hall: 881 7th Ave at 57th St.
Chelsea Table + Stage: Hilton Fashion District Hotel, 152 W 26th St. 9/8: Daisy Joplin and Frank Skinner; 9/10: Reeve Carney and 9/28: Karen Mason.
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. 9/28: Quinn Lemley.
Dizzys Club Coca Cola: Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street.
CHAINSAW DAVE — Zaz The Butcher was pretty grim, but many inside the Warners/Discoveryheadquarters this past week have started referring to there errant leader, David Zaslav, as chainsaw.Since assuming the mantle there, Zaz cut The Batgirlmovie; fired Jeff Zuker; hired and fired Chris Licht at CNN; fired most of the original staff at HBO (One gal there I know well had been there for 32 years!); is slowly phasing out the HBO name to MAX; in the process of decimating TCM (reportedly 70 of their 90 employees were cut); and as of last Friday, starting to sell off assets from Warner Brothers – music and such. When you have stockholders to account too; bean counters are in; the creatives are out. Point in fact: Director Christopher Nolan -one of the brightest and best out there- is now making his films at Universal. He won’t work for WB any more and I’m sure there are dozens who will follow.
HERE’S RON — I’ve talked about the impresario Ron Delsener before. I first became aware of him when he did his standout shows in Central Park in NYC … eons ago. I seem to recall I had a friend who actually worked for Ron and he would let me through the steel gates. Suffice to say, I was there a lot.
SHORT TAKES — Can it really be 35 years since Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat” ruled the airwaves? It is and congrats> PR-man David Salidor, helming the press for Gibson back then, recalls the video shoot on a cold, cold night in Lower Manhattan. “She had a lot of scenes near the water, making it especially tough to shoot, but we got it done. Director Nick Willing did a fabulous job and Gibson, as always, was spectacular” …Woodstock-legend Melanie has penned the intro to Mark Bego’s forthcoming book on Joe Cocker With a Lot of Help from His Friends (Yorkshire Publishing). More news on this shortly … Per Roger Friedman in his Showbiz 411: Last night (Friday), “The Flash” fell 81% — shocking — and made just $4.5 million. Another $9 million this weekend will bring it to just $85 million over two weekends. “The Flash” won’t get near $100 million until next weekend — at least. With a budget of well over $200 million, “The Flash” will cause a huge write down at Warner Bros Discovery. It will go down in history as one of the studio’s biggest flops …
RIP Frederic Forrest – brilliant in Apocalypse Now and The Rose and Happy BDay Alex Salzman and Jann Klose!
NAMES IN THE NEWS — Cory Robbins; HeatherMoore; Jann Klose; Pat Monaco; Brian Chin; Tony King; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Daryl Estrea; Glenn Gretlund; Ian Lee; Jodi Ritzen; Marsha Stern; Bruce Haring; Brian Lowry; Angela Tarantino; Robert Funaro; Vince Aletti; Bob Siegal; Craig Kostich; Kent and Laura Denmark; Michael Des Barres
Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Happy Birthday Richard Jay-Alexander
Yesterday was my good friend Richard Jay-Alexander’s birthday and I presented him with his own personal caricature. Fo those who do not know Richard J is an Broadway producer and director. He served as Executive Director of the New York City office of producer Cameron Mackintosh for twelve years, known for productions including Les Misérables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Oliver! and Putting It Together.
His directorial credits include the staging of For The Girls (2020) on Broadway starring Kristin Chenoweth, Porgy and Bess for the South Florida Symphony (2019), the concert versions of Les Miz (2008) and Guys and Dolls (2009), both at the Hollywood Bowl.
Jay-Alexander is a long time board member of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and has directed benefits for the honored organization, as well as other causes he cares about, including animals and no-kill shelters, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida, The Actor’s Fund, National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), Broadway Dreams, and Hollywood’s Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF). Most recently he directed the star studded BroadwayWorld celebration.
He is passionate about young talent and teaches workshops and master classes, when possible. For the last few years, he has been the camp director of Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp.
Jay-Alexander began his Broadway career in 1977 as a production assistant on the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess, produced by Sherwin M. Goldman and the Houston Grand Opera. He also served as a production assistant on the pre-Broadway try out of Nefertiti which starred Andrea Marcovicci and directed by Jack O’Brien.
As a director, writer, and producer his career has taken him around the globe as far away as Alaska and Singapore and from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall to Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, The Village Vanguard, Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, Laxness Arena-Cologne, Germany, The Metropolitan Opera House, The Hollywood Bowl, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, London’s O2 Arena, O2 World Berlin, and just about every other legitimate theatre, nightclub and cabaret in between.
Jay-Alexander has also contributed lyrics to projects for Disney Records. He is a regular contributor to Broadwayworld.com where he is particularly known for a series called “All Eyes On,” interviewing Angela Lansbury, Josh Groban, Sir Ian McKellen, Rose Marie, Bob Avian, Ann-Margret, and Barry Manilow about his Broadway-bound Harmony. He has also authored liner notes for reissues of musicals such as the original, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and four titles from the Stephen Sondheim Columbia Masterworks/Sony canon: Merrily We Roll Along, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sunday In The Park With George, giving them context all these years later as to their place in history and with 20-20 hindsight.
He has also worked Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Sam Harris, Polly Bergen, Russell Watson, Il Volo, Il Divo, Norm Lewis, Laurie Beechman, Debby Boone, Mandy Gonzalez, Mary Cleere Haran, Roslyn Kind, Melissa Errico, Lea Michele, Betty Buckley, Donny & Marie Osmond, Ricky Martin, Well-Strung, Donna McKechnie, Melora Hardin, Jennifer Leigh Warren, and others. His work with Barbra Streisand can be seen on various DVD products or PBS specials including: Streisand: 2006 Tour; Barbra Streisand: One Night Only at The Village Vanguard; Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn; Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic (Netflix).
SLY REVIVED — (via Rolling Stone) Sly Stone, the enigmatic R&B/funk icon, will share his story in a new memoir, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), arriving Oct. 17 via Questlove’s new publishing imprint, AUWA Books.
Stone co-wrote the new book with Ben Greeman, who’s written memoirs with George Clinton, Brian Wilson, and Questlove (he helped the Roots drummer with his three other books, too). Questlove — who’s directing a documentary about Stone — will also pen a foreword for Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin).
In a statement, Stone said, “For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story. I wasn’t ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too.”
Born Sylvester Stewart, Stone’s music career began when he was a child, singing in a gospel quartet with his siblings. In the Sixties, he worked as a radio DJ in the Bay Area, forming various soul groups, including the extremely successful Sly and the Family Stone. The group’s debut,A Whole new Thing, arrived in 1967, and that same year they released their first major hit, “Dance to the Music,” which anchored the band’s second album. Between 1967 and and 1982, Sly and the Family Stone released 10 albums, including classics like Stand! and There’s a Riot Goin; On.
But after the dissolution of the Family Stone, Stone struggled to find success as a solo artist while simultaneously battling drug addiction. Though he got sober, he receded from public life, making only sporadic appearances, like the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a performance at the 2006 Grammys. In 2011, Stone released a new solo album, I’m Back! Family and Friends; in 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys.
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) is one of several books on the initial slate for Questlove’s new AUWA Books venture. (The Farrar, Straus and Giroux imprint takes its name, by the way, from the bird-call noise Prince used on songs like “Baby I’m a Star” and “Eye No.”) Also on the docket: Questlove’s new book, Hip-Hop Is History, and a book from TikTok star Drew Afualo (both out in 2024).
This is major news for sure. If you’re of a certain age, Sly Stone’s music was the best. The true of story of what actually happened should be cataclysmic. The stories I’ve heard over the years encompass almost everything good and bad about the music industry. I hope the curtain is finally pulled back in this instance.
TICKET TO YOUNG — (Via Ultimate Classic Rock) Count Neil Young among those musicians who blame escalating ticket prices for ruining the concert industry. “It’s over. The old days are gone,” Young declared in a message posted to his Neil Young Archives website. “I get letters blaming me for $3,000.00 tickets for a benefit I am doing. That money does not go to me or the benefit. Artists have to worry about ripped off fans blaming them for Ticketmaster add-ons and scalpers.”
The acclaimed rocker’s message was accompanied by a story about the Cure and their recent battle with Ticketmaster. The ticketing giant earned the scorn of the goth rock band and their fans by adding several fees to ticket prices for the Cure’s upcoming North American tour. In some cases, these “unduly high” fees, as Robert Smith called them, resulted in the actual price of tickets nearly doubling from their face value. Ticketmaster eventually agreed to refund some of the cost.
“Concert tours are no longer fun,” Young opined, pointing to ticket fees and scalpers as the culprit. “Concert tours not what they were.”
Young’s thoughts about ticket prices are the latest in his ongoing list of gripes regarding modern touring. In December, the rocker reiterated his refusal to play at concert venues that use factory farms.
SHORT TAKES — Could Big Blue be coming back? Blockbuster for decades was the go-to spot for DVDs and video-tapes. Stay tuned …I love Keanu Reeves, but I must admit I’ve not seen any of the John Wick movies. Chapter 4 opened this past weekend with a $74 million+ score. Rather amazing in this post-covid period.
I pulled up the trailer and was terrifically impressed by the lush visuals; beautiful music and Reeves and Lance Reddick just sensational. I am thinking of a John Wick-weekend where I’ll watch all 4 … Writer/producer Terry Jastrow arrives in NY this week with his wife actress Anne Archer … Whatever happened to the Madonna biopic? You ask three different people and you get three different answers,. Check this one out from IndieWire: https://www.indiewire.com/2023/03/julia-garner-madonna-biopic-fingers-crossed-1234819696/ …
Personally, I don’t think Garner should do it. Mired in controversy already, could it really be any good? … GUESS WHO DON”T SUE: What up-and-coming metal band is using the name of a high-profile manager to score some Manhattan-gigs? They were going to work with the manager until it blew up. Simply shady if you ask me … btw: whatever happened to Wendy Stuart Kaplan? …
Friday was the last episode (for their inaugural season) of Apple TV+’s Shrinking which has just been so excellent in this its debut season. Jason Segal and Brett Goldstein have come up with the best show on streaming yet. Infectiously good and the acting turns from Segal and Harrison Ford are off the charts. The show culminated in a wedding for best-friend Brian (Michael Urie) and ended with a call-back to the show’s very first scene. Remember it? Truly a one-of-a-kind show. We loved it … I’ve heard at least 4 stories on the news this weekend about composting. Is this a hot topic now? Trending is it? … RIP Nicholas Lloyd Webber
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