Archive for November, 2008

Obit…Joe Hyams

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008


Joe Hyams dies at 85; former Hollywood columnist, best-selling author


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2008


Joe Hyams, a former Hollywood columnist and best-selling author of books ranging from biographies of Humphrey Bogart and James Dean to a popular tome on Eastern philosophy, has died. He was 85.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Schwarzenegger Says ‘Don’t Give up’…

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Schwarzenegger tells backers of gay marriage: Don’t give up





The governor expresses hope that Proposition 8 would be overturned as protesters continue to march outside churches across California.

By Michael Rothfeld and Victoria Kim
Los Angeles Times
November 9, 2008


Reporting from Sacramento and Pasadena — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today expressed hope that the California Supreme Court would overturn Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriage. He also predicted that the 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who have already married would not be affected by the initiative.


“It’s unfortunate, obviously, but it’s not the end,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview on CNN this morning. “I think that we will again maybe undo that, if the court is willing to do that, and then move forward from there and again lead in that area.”   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Celebrity Homes…Colleen Moore

Saturday, November 8th, 2008


Colleen Moore

Then & Now




530 South Rossmore Avenue

Los Angeles, California







Stars Angry Over Marriage Ban…

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Stars join the furor over gay marriage ban



Melissa Etheridge says she won’t pay taxes because, ‘I am not a full citizen’

The Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Thousands of protesters are angry about California’s ban on gay marriage — and so are the stars.


Many celebrities grieved the passing of Proposition 8 in California this week. Some — such as Wanda Sykes, Rose McGowan and Lance Bass — attended a Wednesday protest criticizing the state’s gay marriage ban. Others — like Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Samantha Ronson and Melissa Etheridge — vented their frustrations online, on TV, and onstage.


Blocks away from the Thursday rally of more than 2,000 gay-rights advocates outside the gates of a Mormon temple, several stars — including James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston and Sean Penn — said they supported the protesters while walking the red carpet at the BAFTA L.A. Brittania Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.


“I think it might be an idea to go out and join them shortly,” Penn said. “It was a shameful decision that was made.”   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Celebrity Recipes…Clark Gable

Friday, November 7th, 2008


Clark Gable







3 pork tenderloins

Melted butter

2 cups crumbled toasted bread

1/3 cup boiling water

1 egg, beaten lightly

¼ cup butter

½ small onion, minced

½ teaspoon minced parsley

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon celery salt

1/8 teaspoon powdered sage

Sprinkling of salt


Split the tenderloins so they will lie flat. Brush with melted butter. Then prepare the following stuffing:


Pour boiling water over toasted crumbs (the crumbs should be well moistened) then add beaten eggs, butter, onion, parsley, salt, celery salt, sage and a sprinkling of pepper. Mix all together until light, then spread on pork tenderloins and tie with a string. Arrange in a greased baking dish, sprinkle lightly with salt, put about a half cup of water in bottom of pan and bake at 400 degrees about an hour, or until tender. To serve, cut and remove string. Thicken pan gravy and serve with tenderloins.


— Clark Gable




Obit…Michael Crichton

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008


Best-Selling Author Michael Crichton Dies



LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2008

(CBS) Best-selling author and filmaker Michael Crichton died unexpectedly in Los Angeles Tuesday, after a courageous and private battle against cancer, according to a statement released by his family. He was 66.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

Obama Wins!…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008




Barack Obama wins presidency, making history


The Democrat breaks the ultimate U.S. racial barrier with his defeat of Republican John McCain.
By Mark Z. Barabak
Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2008


REPORTING FROM LOS ANGELES — Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation’s 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country’s highest office.


A nation that was founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife delivered a smashing electoral college victory to the 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois, who forged a broad, multiracial, multiethnic coalition. His victory was a leap in the march toward equality: When Obama was born, people with his skin color could not even vote in parts of America, and many were killed for trying.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



President-elect Barack Obama…

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008


President-elect Barack Obama!




Obama’s Grandmother Dies…

Monday, November 3rd, 2008


Barack Obama’s grandmother dies


Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham Photo: Reuters

Madelyn Dunham, 86, was ill with cancer


The Associated Press
Mon., Nov. 3, 2008

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Barack Obama’s ailing grandmother died Monday in Hawaii, a day before Obama was to stand election for the presidency, his campaign announced.


Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.


The Democratic presidential candidate announced the news in a joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. The statement said Dunham died peacefully after a battle with cancer.


Obama last saw her on Oct. 23-24 when he took a break from campaigning and flew home to visit her.


“She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances,” Obama said in a statement. “She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.


The candidate learned of her death Monday morning while he was campaigning in Jacksonville, Florida. He planned to go ahead with campaign appearances.



Saving Marriage…

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Saving Marriage



Produced and directed by John Henning and Mike Roth


When Massachusetts becomes the first state to recognize gay marriage, a constitutional amendment immediately emerges that would take that right away. Now, seasoned lobbyists and rookie activists are in the battle of their lives. The holy grail of gay rights is within reach, and their fight to save marriage will change forever how people – including them — view same-sex relationships. Civil rights history begins a new chapter in Massachusetts, and Saving Marriage is there on the scene as the drama unfolds.