Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Interviewed JASON RITTER today.
What a genuine, engaging guy. The man is charming, friendly, and very easy going.

He's committed to helping others, especially in the HIV/AIDS community. I'm in awe of humanitarianism; I wish I could be more like him.

Read the story about him in an upcoming issue of A&U magazine.

Also, catch him soon on an episode of IN BED WITH DANN & KELLY.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Thank you, Elizabeth, for all the trendsetting work you
did with the HIV/AIDS community!
The iconic star has left the planet but her valuable efforts remain.

I had the opportunity to interview her earlier in the millennium and she was a delight: down to earth, unpretentious, and filled with humor.

I was told explicitly that the interview was to last for
30 minutes; Elizabeth and I spoke for 2 hours.

The last question I asked Elizabeth was: Name one word to describe yourself.
She answered, "Survivor."

Read the interview at:

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Topic: Publicists

Granted, like anything else in life, there are good ones and there are bad ones. Some are devil incarnate; others are angels from above. I've dealt with both. Some of the angels include: Dale Olson, Richard Hoffman, and Steve Sauer. I won't mention the others! Most of them fall in between.

1] I never understood the limited thinking of just pushing a celebrity and their product [ie., a film, a book, etc.] only when it is released. That makes no sense to me. You mean they aren't going to make any sales after the launch?! Ridiculous. That's when they'll need it more!

2] "'So and So' has nothing to push now. Let's wait till they do." I hear this constantly from publicists. Again, limited thinking. Okay, I understand the celebrity might be tired or whatever. I get it. So just say that. But publicity is publicity! No matter when! Waiting to do the interview to promote something, lessens their credibility. If the public sees they are willing to do the interview without anything in it for them, they draw more fans in arguably, especially in A&U magazine, a nonprofit, where our focus is HIV/AIDS.

[Thanks Chaelie for your input]