Thursday, May 21, 2009


When I think of Johnny O'Callaghan I think of what Barbara Bel Geddes called Jimmy Stewart's character in VERTIGO, "Johnny-O."  Well, Johnny-O, the talented Irish actor is currently in training for over the next 5 months, because he'll participate in the Maui Marathon on Sunday 2oth September.  He's running for those afflicted with HIV. His goal is to raise $5000 for AIDS Project Los Angeles [APLA] .  Donate!  

In January, A&U published the story I wrote on Johnny's incredible journey to Africa, and to his surprise, returned home with a child.  Yes!  Unfortunately, I don't have it up on my website yet.

Good Luck, Johnny O!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


With all this talk about the current IDOL rave, Adam Lambert  -- and understandably so....

 my thoughts drift to a former Idol Contestant, season one alum, Jim Verraros.

Several years ago I attended his concert at the Roxy on Sunset and the next day interviewed him at a hotel he was staying at in West Hollywood.
I found him charming, quick, and possessing a wicked sense of humor.

The article:

Monday, May 11, 2009


Last week had an absorbing conversation with Professor Craig Seymour, the author of ALL I COULD BARE -- a fascinating read about his time as a strip-boy in our nation's capitol.  The man is smart, opinionated, and captivating.

Read the interview in the June 2009 A&U magazine