BETHENNY, FOREVER AFTER IT

Mar 22

BETHENNY, FOREVER AFTER IT

  Now that’s it official (in the Wall Street Journal!) I can reveal all. Fortune Brands (no relation, unfortunately) has bought Skinnygirl, created by Bethenny Frankel, one of The Real Housewives of New York, none of whom are “housewives” and few are “real.” Who cares? I am a secret fan of Bethenny. You got a problem with that?...

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I Was The GIRL PHANTOM

Mar 14

I Was The GIRL PHANTOM

Long ago and far away, in a galaxy known as The Silver Age of Comics, I was broke, again, and talked my way into writing a comic for King Features: The Girl Phantom. I had gone to the editor, Bill Harris, looking for freelance work. He was very nice and extremely encouraging, except for one thing. “Women,” he said, “don’t write comics.”...

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Where Were The GROWNUPS?

Mar 03

Where Were The GROWNUPS?

So how did you like those adorable kids from Staten Island singing “Over The Rainbow” at the Oscars? Andy “Who-Needs-Caffeine” Cohen jolted the hosts over at “Morning Joe” by crassly criticizing the cute little buggers, noting that “everything has its time and its place ” and this wasn’t either. He said that the...

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