IUC Sunday: Habs Suck; Quebec City’s finest; New Roger Waters film sells out in theaters; Former NHL Player slept with over 1000 women; George Michael Doc air tonight on HLN; Palm Beach Tennis Guru John Lehmann Gives Back

Posted on November 19th, 2017 by HisHighness in IUC: Travel, IUC:Entertainment, IUC:Exclusive, IUC:Fashion

- In Quebec City this weekend. I’ve had a number 1 ranked radio show on CHOI FM for years with my good buddy Dany Houle. I learned from credible sources yesterday the Montreal Canadiens are not pleased with what I’ve been saying about the hockey team on air. I strongly suggest that they worry about their atrocious on ice product instead of focusing on my right to criticize them. The Habs got clobbered 6-0 against Toronto last night. Their 80 plus million buck goaltender Cary Price has all but vanished, not being seen within a mile of the rink for days. And the team’s brass has lost the confidence of both the players and the fans. Enough said! habssuck

- During my stay in Quebec City I’m staying at one of my favorite hotels anywhere – Hotel Le Concorde. The physically round building and peaceful views from the spacious rooms gives the guests the opportunity to seek personal introspection. I usually travel for work about six months a year and have had the good fortune to stay at some of the most amazing, five star hotels all over the world. Opulent and out of this world in equal measure, Hotel Le Concorde boasts an amazing ambience, combined with first class service, a revolving restaurant on the top floor with incredible views of stunning Quebec City, and a first class spa. When visiting Quebec City, staying at Hotel Le Concorde will enhance your travel experience – great location, affordable price but no sacrifice on quality. A true gem!

- My new film about Roger Waters and BDS toured across Canada to sold out audiences in major theaters. Special thanks to visionary Michael Mostyn and his top notch team at B’nai Brith Canada for doing a stellar job organizing it all. Mostyn’s a strategist genius, enhancing the quality of human rights activism while securing a long, unshakable and lasting future for human rights advocacy in Canada, a country in which race has become its starkest dividing line. – Toronto Sun

- IUC Blind Item: What former member of a certain hockey team in Canada slept with over 1000 women during his notorious career and claims at least 125 of them were married? This guy makes Weinstein look like a nun!

- The long George Michael awaited documentary I worked on has its world premiere tonight (Sunday) on HLN – How It Really Happened episode, “George Michael’s Final Days.” Tonight, 11/19 at 9pm. I also appear throughout the film. Congrats to everyone at CNN who worked on this important, compelling doc. Check out the trailer here

- Widely regarded as one of the top tennis instructors on the planet, the incredibly talented John Lehmann and his exceptional Uplift Team are planning the highlight athletic event of the year in stunning Palm Beach. The inaugural Palm Beach Winter Games take place January 12-15, 2018. Click here for all the details. Lehmann, a big proponent of children’s charitable causes, is donating all proceeds to benefit the local children’s charity, First Serve. This is the time of year for giving, and Lehmann’s hard work serves as a role model to all. Fist Serve helps kids living in dire conditions and abject poverty. Why in this land of plenty does the joy of giving escape many? Congrats Mr. Lehmann – you’ve got the right holiday spirit. I hope everyone follows his incredible example.

  1. Josey said on November 22nd, 2017 at 9:20 am


    Congrats to you for standing up to Roger Waters. It’s about time someone took him on for his prejudice and misinformation against Israel. He’s doing a lot of damage. I will be the first to buy your film when it’s released. I’m a huge fan of your courage. Thank you.

  2. LG said on November 22nd, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    RIP David Cassidy. I just watched a clip of him singing in 2008
    and his voice was still fantastic. Great Pitch.

  3. Togi said on November 22nd, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Oh my aching heart! Oh what a crush I had on Keith Partridge aka David Cassidy. He had such beautiful eyes and awesome dimples … with a killer smile. Used to argue with my big brothers about who was better: Partridge Family or the Beatles! LOL. Another bit of my childhood is gone … I am sad. :’(

  4. LG said on November 23rd, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    In a contest between the Partridge Family and The Beatles, I agree
    with you, the Partridge Family wins hands down.
    I just read on Wikipedia that George Micheal cited David Cassidy
    as an inspiration

  5. WR said on November 30th, 2017 at 4:28 am

    His Highness; What’s happened to the monarchy? Or, is that not in your interest? I admit my ignorance. Reason for my asking, is the news about one of our citizens succeeding in winning a proposal of marriage from Prince Harry. It’s everywhere! A commoner? Will this bring down the image of the monarchy? Enlighten those of us who are as ignorant as I, please!

    Other than that, there’s a mild backlash against the accusers of celebrities who raped women in their profession. They’re blaming the outrage on “liberals” in the media. Same old song. Don’t address the horror; instead throw a red herring in the mix. Will it build up? They’re learning fast about how to deflect anything serious.

    Looking forward to seeing Gary Oldman, as Sir Winston Churchill. Oldman has a great reputation among the critics and movie fanatics. But there’s more performances I’m eager to see. Already saw Willem Dafoe in “The Florida Project”; and while he is superb, as is the little girl who plays a wounded soul, the storyline itself is all too familiar. Only in this go-round, the characters happen to be white.

  6. Patty Anne said on December 2nd, 2017 at 6:28 pm


    The actual records of Flynn’s questioning and single charge reached: Lying to the FBI. Muller’s conclusion. It’s Smoke & Mirrors. Deep State?

  7. Patty Anne said on December 2nd, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    @Patty Anne:
    Sentencing papers are beyond genius!

    Remember that Flynn and his son have a lot of the ‘goods’ on the pedo-rings. So this agreement would give him cover to give all that evidence to Mueller’s team so THEY can sweep up even more pedo’s than they may already have. It would be assumed that Flynn was ’squealing’ on Trump’s team, when he’s actually turning over his other evidence on pedo’s. GENIUS

  8. Patty Anne said on December 3rd, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    EXCLUSIVE – Two senior Justice Department officials have confirmed to Fox News that the department’s Office of Inspector General is reviewing the role played in the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Peter Strzok, a former deputy director for counterintelligence at the FBI who was removed from the staff of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III earlier this year, after Mueller learned that Strzok had exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague.

    A source close to the matter said the OIG probe, which will examine Strzok’s roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases, should be completed by “very early next year.”

    The task will be exceedingly complex, given Strzok’s consequential portfolio. He participated in the FBI’s fateful interview with Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016 – just days before then-FBI Director James Comey announced he was declining to recommend prosecution of Mrs. Clinton in connection with her use, as secretary of state, of a private email server.

  9. LG said on December 10th, 2017 at 4:41 am

    @Patty Anne:
    I really liked both your recent posts!
    WR I think Rose McGowen’s recent comments about Alyssa Millano
    didn’t do the “ME Too” cause any good but the revelations will
    still keep rolling on, which is a good thing. What’s obvious is that in the
    end Kevin Spacey will be the sacrificial lamb.

  10. WR said on December 11th, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The maih reason for Spacey’s downfall, is that his victim was a 14 year old.

    Rapes had been going on since way back in the day. A famous one known by insiders, apparently, concerned a teen-aged Natalie Wood. She never fully recovered from it. The rapist is still alive, say the old-timers. Her mother didn’t want it to go public.

    Several “name” actors” have admitted to being sexually molested, but forgot to jot them down.

    Here’s is something of interest, concerning Roman Polanski, and his winning the Best Director Oscar, for “The Pianist”. Now, he would not have won, but for the intercession of, get this, his victim, who was a teen when she was raped. She “wrote” an op-ed article for The Los Angeles Times, while the Oscar voting was in progress. She defended Polanski, and said he should get the Oscar because he deserved to win. The frontrunner at that time, was Rob Marshall, for his direction of “Chicago”. Marshall had just won The Directors Guild of America, (DGA) award for Best Director. Now, what could have happened? Possible scenarios abound. Was she paid? Was someone like Weinstein involved? Weinstein had won Oscars for others, such as Meryl Streep. And he was an expert at manipulating the voters. The upshot was that the voters ignored Polanski’s criminal behavior.

  11. WA said on December 11th, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Also, on Sunday’s Los Angeles Times, Ronan Farrow has a half-page article, titled: “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”. Mr. Farrow writes that, as a 7 year old, he was raped by WA. He remembers it, clearly, but was hesitant to come forth, because he learned by experience, that WA’s affiliates would attack his mother, Mia Farrow, so as to deflect the attention away from WA. Much more was revealed.

  12. Up the Coast said on December 12th, 2017 at 12:30 am

    The rumor has always been (for many decades) that Kirk Douglas raped Natalie Wood.

  13. Up the Coast said on December 12th, 2017 at 12:39 am

    @Patty Anne:
    I hope that is what’s going on! The strange verbiage that John Podesta used in his leaked emails is exactly how pedo’s speak to each other…and his brother collects disgusting pedo art. Not to mention their ‘friend’ who does the spirit cooking parties. ugh

  14. WR said on December 23rd, 2017 at 1:35 am

    His Highness;
    Wishing you Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! And the same to all your readers!

  15. LG said on December 25th, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Happy Holidays right back at ya WR and to all the IUC readers
    and posters.

  16. HisHighness said on January 2nd, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Happy New Year to all my loyal readers. I cannot thank you enough for your incredible support over the years. I’m in the process of finalizing a very interesting new project. More details soon.
    Love you all.


  17. LG said on January 4th, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Happy New Year to you too. Care to give us any hints
    about what this new project is.

  18. LG said on January 4th, 2018 at 9:14 am

    About a few years ago I read the judges decision
    concerning the alleged sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow.
    From memory he felt Allen had exhibited inappropriate
    behaviour towards her and that there was a case that
    could be made against him but because of Dylan’s age
    he felt a trial would not be in her best interest and could be
    It was a compelling read. Of course it seems to have
    been scrubbed from the net. I was trying to find it
    a couple of weeks ago but gave up.
    I think Allen has gotten away with what he has done
    because he makes movies that garner critical
    support and some actors and actresses feel that
    starring in a Woody Allen movie will generate buzz
    about their career.
    He also seems to have been very smart in not
    being too public about his private life. And in award
    season he lays low. Who remembers the last time
    Allen was present at an award ceremony.
    Even if one doesn’t believe the allegations concerning
    Dylan Farrow, just reading about his pursuit of the
    young Soon -Yi is sickening enough.

  19. WR said on January 4th, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I agree. In the beginnings of the internet, there were many items about stars that were surprising, if not shocking.

    We could cite instances from the Brangelina story. But there were other tidbits that one couldn’t find elsewhere. For example,TC’s guy-on-guy activities. The National Enquirer was in trouble for reporting TC’s “affairs” with men. But the internet went further than the tabloid. One now defunct site went into detail about how TC couldn’t sire a child. (I printed it, and have it somewhere.) Also, there were outings of famous entertainers. And reports of big, big stars who actually committed suicide. These disappeared.
    Regarding Allen: He didn’t care for the Oscars. He followed Brando and George C. Scott in refusing to participate in what they called a popularity contest, (Very true!). He went to bat for Roman Polanski, arguing his case. He probably has the mind-set of one who is above the law. And he has the power because of his “artistry”.
    But we have worse “underground” news. Kid actors have been reportedly murdered by famous names in the business. Reportedly, the now adult CF is in it for the money. This former child actor can’t name names as he promised. His life may be in danger.
    We read about what Scientology can do to protect it’s multi-million dollar interests (wipe out the history of TC’s gay activities, for example; and killing anyone who may want to reveal stark secrets).
    And oh, so much more reveals. But it’s a business; so they protect it. And that’s why the internet is stifled.
    Still, many of us are gratified by those who speak up about molestation.

  20. LG said on January 10th, 2018 at 8:19 am

    The CF thing confuses me. Perhaps you can explain it to me.
    I thought he would come out and name names but he said he will
    instead make a movie about what happens in Hollywood with
    pedophilia and was raising money online for protection whilst
    filming. I think he said there were legal reasons why he was
    not naming names but I have to go and look all this up again.
    I’d appreciate any insights you have on this.
    As it stands I believe he was molested.

  21. WR said on January 11th, 2018 at 4:59 am

    The latest report is that he absolutely refutes the molestation charges about certain names in the business. Before that, he was saying that he would out those who molested him. That was before he allegedly started getting big payments from someone, somewhere. The reporters wouldn’t, couldn’t hint about who it could be. The word from certain bloggers is that the big payments shut CF up. There was a hint that he could meet with an accident, or worse, if he kept up the threats of public reveals. Money has such power. Many others have been getting big checks to buy their silence. That seems to be the case, here.

    On another topic, the media is trying to stir up a Jennifer versus Jolie incident concerning The
    Golden Globes. Did you see that show? They have Dakota Johnson as the reason for spotlighting Jennifer. Dakota is watching nearby Jolie’s reaction to Jennifer on stage. I couldn’t see a distinct picture of DJ staring at Jolie. Jolie is refusing to watch Jennifer, that’s all. But the media wants our attention in order to make money, so they make a mountain out of a molehill, so to speak.

    On yet another front, the more exposures of Hollywood’s evil side, the uglier the community gets. And Kirk Douglas is not the hero we have held him to be, all our lives. I just read about the death of native American actress, Misty Upham in Washington state a couple of years, ago. It appears she had been murdered, after all. Her father is very sure of it. But, it was reported she was a victim of rape and unconscionable degrading sexual demands, and was forced into acting them out in order to stay in the business. I hope they succeed in flushing out those responsible.

  22. WR said on January 23rd, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    @WR: As I thought of Natalie Wood, it hit me that she had suffered a lot, but couldn’t talk to anyone back then. Kirk Douglas just had too much power. Then later, once Robert Wagner detected the investigating officer was star-struck, he orchestrated the investigation into Natalie’s death. (This isn’t new. It happened decades before with several big names.) He joins the list of celebrities who have beaten the system. I have always heard, since childhood, that there are 2 laws of justice: One for you and me; and one for movie stars and celebrities.

    The Hollywood Reporter has been giving Ronan Farrow a voice. Controversy, there. Certain defenders of WA, are being told they are hypocrites, because they spoke out about other cases.

  23. Up the Coast said on January 25th, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Some people think RW and CW got away with something, but others believe that they were trying to protect Natalie’s reputation. Hollywood went out of their way to protect their celebrities back then and everyone around her knew she struggled with alcohol/drugs. Some people think RW was a saint for putting up with her behavior for so long, as he tried to protect her from herself and protect their children from the drama/gossip. Spend some time around a flaming alcoholic and you will realize it is only a matter of time before they step off the proverbial cliff.

    I have no doubt that the pain she carried, for keeping the toxic secret of being raped, ultimately killed her.

    Happy New Year Everyone!

  24. RW said on January 25th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    Well, I may as well tell this. I have an acquaintance who told me one of his dear friends said that he knew RW when they were young, and before fame. He says his friend told him RW was a flaming queen even back then.

    In the early days of the internet, someone spilled that RW was involved in a murder when he was young. His rich parents got him out of that one. I take this with a grain of salt, so to speak. Nowadays, although people talk, it can be erased right away. Maybe with the current fashion of exposing predators, someone will add more to the story.
    There are 2 books about Natalie. Both are highly informative! One tells about NW catching RW in bed with another male. And in those times, she started divorce proceedings. The latest talk is that she caught him in bed with CW on the yacht. And she had agreed to re-marry RW only if he firmly stated he’d never be in bed with a man, again. ( Remember, the saying that goes that when a person goes to bed with another, he/she is going to bed with all their previous partners.)

    This is old news: There was a ’60s movie, called “The Boys in the Band”. (NW’s dear friend wrote that play). One of the characters was dressed in a cowboy outfit, and was the proverbial male bimbo, and treated as “less than” throughout. The actor who played the part told that he used to be a hustler in Times Square, NY. He told that CW was one of his regular customers.
    Incidentally, practically the whole cast of “The Boys in the Band” caught the Aids virus, and succumbed to Aids.

    The person who told me about RW, used to own a night club when younger. He saw many movie stars and celebrities in his posh club. In my area, one meets many who used to be in show business. Some things I don’t care to hear, but this one person just blurts out intimate details. He used to be a jazz musician, so that makes sense.

    It’s just a coincidence that I have the same initials.

  25. Up the Coast said on January 25th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing that great, and at the same time very sad, info about the cast of “The Boys in the Band”. I have also heard (over the years) that both RW and CW swing both ways. Walken has been married for over 40 yrs, but it could easily be a marriage of convenience. Natalie and RJ’s could have been also. I, for one, miss the old days where there was some ‘mystery’ and we didn’t know everything about celebrities. ;)

  26. WR said on January 26th, 2018 at 1:24 am

    @Up the Coast:
    Modern communications took care of that; but even before, people talked about celebrities. When I was a child, I heard older kids talk about scandals involving stars. Later,
    I heard other sailors expose some superstars regarding their sexual orientation. It never occurred to me to wonder how they got that information. Now, it’s pretty obvious.

    I still enjoy classical stars, enormously! It seems to me, that the current moviemakers are after awards, awards, awards. Some big names are choosing vehicles based on whether they will get wins or nominations. For the first time in decades, I walked out of a movie because of that. And they are regurgitating tiresome old plots. Sure enough, it was enough to garner Oscar attention for one in particular. And liberal Hollywood is handicapped, in a sense, because they are afraid to offend some group. So they do stories about celebrities a lot. Some change was expected because the now retired head of the Academy Awards added many new names to make the academy more diversified. It worked for African Americans. 2 of the current Best Actor nominees and 2 of the actresses in supporting roles are black. But we won’t expect any actor to upset Gary Oldman, who’s been cleaning up the Best Actor awards. If it happens; say, Daniel Day-Lewis given an Oscar for his retirement, that would be acceptable for some.
    And do you know, YouTube offers classical era movies; the lesser-known. These can be fun to view!

  27. Up the Coast said on January 27th, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Yes…youtube is awesome. I went there to see what ‘TB in the Band’ was about and who was in it. I agree with you, that HW is in a dead spot, or something like that…cuz there is nothing new or interesting coming out of there. Nobody wants to hear millionaires whine, complain and preach the moral high ground … they are actors. It’s called Entertainment! They need to get back to that.

    And their pretending that ‘everyone’ was shocked to find out what Harvey, and others, have been doing for many years, is beyond silly. How stupid do they think we are. (don’t answer that) :lol:

  28. WR said on January 28th, 2018 at 12:59 am

    @Up the Coast:
    Okay, then.
    As I said, we have a lot of people in this complex who knew someone, or were themselves in show business. Curiously, all the recent ugly publicity lost a lot of the glitz for me. Well, so I go to the old films. Right now, the Grandma awards; oops, the Grammies are front and center. Here again, I’ve long lost interest in this. The younger generation have it to themselves, as far as I’m concerned Just too much yelling and screaming in their fare, for my taste.

    Off topic; this afternoon, I attended on of my favorite people’s life celebration. I had no idea she had had heart problems. To hear all the wonderful things said about her warmed the cockles of me heart. For myself, she volunteered to accompany me when I did some crude taping of myself singing several songs. Warned her that I was not talented enough to be a solo. I was merely doing a few religious/patriotic songs for my niece up in Alaska. She said I was good in a couple. I didn’t like myself, but there she was with her great background piano playing on my cheap little audio cassette. She could play classical music, and was indeed featured in some venues as a guest pianist. Others at her wake mentioned that they, too, played classical music.

    Would you believe the newspapers here in Southern California are already citing next year’s possible Oscar nominees? I can just see award addicts planning their campaigns. But I have to admit, they do have every right. It’s just that sometimes their campaigns gets as dirty as real life politicians’. I’ve read they frequently sabotage anyone who’s a threat to their clients. Sorry to mention him, but Weinstein was a master at advising his clients how to win like that.

  29. WR said on January 28th, 2018 at 1:05 am

    meant, “soloist”.
    2nd paragraph; it’s “one” of my favorite…

  30. Up the Coast said on January 28th, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    You’re right, Harvey was the master…at over 80 wins, I think he (his productions) holds the record. Sorry to hear that you’ve lost a friend. I think that musicians are some of the hardest workers in the bizness. They can’t get by on ‘pretending’ either, they have the real talent.
    I won’t be watching the grammy’s either…and I haven’t watched in many years. My preference is classic rock, blues, Motown and sometimes…smooth jazz. :)

  31. WR said on January 29th, 2018 at 1:23 am

    So I went to Crazy Days and Nights web site. Needed to take a break from my tape editing. There is something there that startled me. The hint that Shatner is a bad guy, with a dark past.
    Most of the people mentioned there are of zero interest to me, as I haven’t the foggiest notion of who they are.

    @Up the Coast:
    Same here. I have a collection of Billie Holiday that was given to me by my late cousin. She was a popular Bay Area poet. She was a magnet for show business people. They told her all sort of inside information.
    I still have the collection, and will donate it, eventually.

    For my own enjoyment, I usually prefer female jazz/pop vocals. For the males, it’s a mix of gifted singers. I listen to Harry Nilsson, Nat “King” Cole, Russ Columbo, Tony Bennett, and the classical singers. But who had time for just one entertainment genre, nowadays. So a bit of this and a bit of that!

    Because of the current scandals, I decided to watch a television movie, “In the Best Interest of the Child”, starring Meg Tilly, Michael O’Keefe, and Ed Begley, Jr. I will have to find out what happened to the MT character, as this was from an older time. O’Keefe was superb as the sicko.

    People here are hoping for a clear night on the 31st of this month. To see a full moon in all its glory would be a treat!

  32. Up the Coast said on January 30th, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Oh yes, here in SoCal, the moon has been so bright! I woke up in the middle of the night, and it almost looked like daylight out my bedroom window. It’s only going to get bigger/brighter the next few nights.

    I never really noticed M O’Keefe until he married Bonnie Raitt…then I realized he was in Caddy Shack :) and from there, I noticed him everywhere. He is a good actor, imo. One of my favorite movies, back when I cared about such things, was ‘Lady Sings the Blues’. I watched it over and over…loved the voice of Diane Ross, singing the songs of Billie Holiday. wow…a good reason to go spend some time at youtube. <3

  33. WR said on January 30th, 2018 at 3:56 am

    @Up the Coast:
    Oh, you live in So Cal? Great! Then you know that the flu bug has killed more than the usual number of people. And they are young! I can feel the change in the atmosphere; so I’m taking my 1000mg of Vit. C. in powdered form, mixed with a thick juice.

    Asked the tenant who once owned a posh night club for a little more about his friend. His friend is a super-rich man, who dangled riches in front of D. D had no interest.
    D said that his friend told him that RW was a “nelly f-g”, or something similar, when he was a teen. He also theorizes that NW caught him in bed with CW. Remember, according to the book, NW would remarry him with the proviso, that he’d never go to bed with a man, again.

    My theory is that, at 86, it would be dangerous to his health to put him away. Over the years since NW’s death, her sister tried getting the case reopened. She seemed sure RW is responsible for her sister’s death. And now, Lana has died. Her voice is now silenced. I’m thinking he might even consider suicide, if incarcerated, if he’s capable of killing.

  34. Up the Coast said on January 30th, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Keep washing your hands too…especially after being out in public. Let’s hope/pray we get thru the rest of the ’season’ without more deaths. I can’t imagine how horrible it has been for the parents of these youngsters who became sick one day…and gone the next. It’s a nightmare.

    What about the theory that their boat captain, who was also NW’s drug dealer, felt guilty afterwards becuz he had provided weed and Quaaludes that evening…plus they were all drinking too. Years later, after he got sober, he decided to ‘make amends’ for HIS guilt? So he enlisted N’s sister and changed the story he told years earlier to the police. Also…she brought CW to the boat, that weekend, possibly to make RJ jealous (?) but then after she passed out…the men ended up together. She woke up, went looking for them, found them, and freaked out. I remember reading accounts, in the local newspaper, from people who were in their boats…some said they heard nothing and some said they heard some yelling, but when they looked over, they didn’t see/hear anything else. At this point, I don’t know what to think, but you are right about the police believing what they were told by all 3 men that were on that boat. I’m not sure that would fly in this day and age.

  35. WR said on January 30th, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    I have to say that just about all the explanations are in the two books. One can see the reasons for her choices in men, friends and lovers. Why she gave another chance to the man who betrayed her. A lot is explained by the brutal rape; the helplessness; the brutal advice from people who had their own investments in her, and so many others that one can think about. It’s almost like she was their puppet. If for no other reasons, but to get an education, one should read the 2 books.

    At our last meeting, we talked about the scandals; and what is the latest information we read about them. Also, what was revealed before the internet was erased of newsy items, by people of interest. Case in point: Before he became a superstar, TC was a flamboyant male starlet. He did interviews with gay magazines, and such. It was revealed, that he was a gay hustler in order to pay the rent. Well, he landed a role opposite an older male star. The star lectured TC, and told him that if he wanted to get anywhere in the business, he had to stop acting as he was doing. TC did a 180 turn. He joined Scientology, and the organization erased his past. They got rid of as much of the magazines as they could, and the photos. Now, TC would make fun of anyone who exhibited any sign of homosexuality on his sets.
    He sued, and sued again, any paper or magazine who hinted at his gay side. Now, anyone who bought those old photos and magazines, have a collection of rare souvenirs.
    A now defunct web site gave insight into why TC could never father a child. It told of a male star who sneaked into an office that carried his medical files.
    Interestingly enough TC has many die-hard fans in America, and mainly because of his short stature, he is very big in Asian countries.
    He badly wanted to play Charles Manson, but Tarantino felt he was too controlling to be given that part, according to a report. Now, Leopnard DiCaprio has it. And this was the part that TC hoped would nab the Oscar for him.
    And we’re sure that if Suri is his true offspring, he would go after custody of her with a vengeance!
    And so the discussions in our group,, goes on!

  36. WR said on January 30th, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    Yes, I use keys to push buttons, because the doctor warned about touching other people’s prints. Coughing is harder to avoid; especially in public transportation, and churches. Churches have sounded like sanitariums for eons. And, to boot, one of our rituals is to shake hands mid-masses. No one knows where those other hands have been! And if they pass germs to we, the unwary. So I try to avoid shaking bare hands, if possible. Worse, is that the public spread their palms, and the priest deposits the host. Now, this is a very sacred transaction, and how insulting to the host!
    Incidentally, a curious Brazilian reporter interviewed celebrants exiting the catholic church. He asked them if they firmly believed they had received the Body and Blood of Jesus. He reported that 75 % didn’t think they received the Sacred Body and Blood. So he decided to do a test. He received the Vatican’s permission. He took a liquefied host to a laboratory for scientists to evaluate. The report came back that the specimen contained AB blood type. They further reported that the person had suffered. Imagine! The reporter converted, and is on world tour promoting his findings. I saw him, but there were too many people crowding around him after his lecture.

  37. Up the Coast said on January 31st, 2018 at 2:35 am

    I agree with you, about Suri. Something isn’t right. It seems their contract is up, becuz Kate and Jamie Foxx are out in public together, after all this time. Tom is a good actor, imo, he chooses great projects…that are very entertaining. It’s a shame he is hooked up with a cult tho. And it’s weird that he always tries to ‘turn’ other Catholics to the COS. Of course I’ve heard all the stories about him and Travolta being gay. It’s a shame that they are afraid to just BE themselves.

  38. Up the Coast said on January 31st, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Speaking of Cults…there are numerous actors in HW that grew up in weird communal groups. Rose McGowan, Glenn Close, River/Joaquin Phoenix, Winona Ryder…Keanu Reeves? Then there are all the COS people. It seems like a large % end up in HW…coincidence? IDK

  39. WR said on January 31st, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    And to add to that, a great many of the past and present, were abused by parents, studio heads and other adults. Hollywood is the turf of evil, in my opinion. Evil rules; and evil is rewarded; and evildoers are given long careers, with the fringe benefits. That would include awards and nominations.

    O.J. is having beautiful people thrown at him. It was that way with Manson. Sure enough, he too is being given the big screen treatment.

    This, of course, is not to ignore the ones who had stellar careers, with hardly any scandal; or, at least they overcame the shame!

  40. Up the Coast said on January 31st, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Exactly why it doesn’t make sense for any of these people in hw to now take the moral high ground. They have NONE. I was disgusted to hear that Tarantino was going to do a movie about Manson. Personally, I don’t like Tarantino…and I am old enough to remember what went down with Manson and his sick crew of miscreant sheep. It was too close for comfort. Why can’t they come up with a great movie about goodness/joyfulness? That is too boring for most people…being bad is more interesting. Well…I just read that Mel Gibson is making a sequel to Passion of the Christ. It will begin with the Resurrection. :)

  41. WR said on February 1st, 2018 at 3:41 am

    @Up the Coast:
    And anything to do with church deals with anti-Christian sentiment. The public just buys into it; not questioning anything. Even the Catholic Church is in a terrible storm right now. There is hatred in the congregation that wasn’t there before Vatican II. And the deafening silence about morality. It’s now the thing to preach politics, especially (illegal) immigration. (They won’t label it as such). Now, will someone demand the churches pay taxes if they don’t believe in separation of Church and State? Hmmm!

    If a writer contemplated a script about Hollywood, and the numerous tragedies stemming from pedophilia; degrading of women, both on screen and in private; the refusal to depict Native Americans as equals, and this isn’t true of only whites, by the way, these people may not have careers. That racial mind-set started over a hundred years, ago. Now, if one were to go to the remotest corner of the planet, the residents would only have the images Hollywood gave them all along.

    I’ve seen it labeled, UNHOLYWOOD.

    Here in the complex. Somebody has put together a “Talking Circle” to start this Friday. The 2-hr discussion will concern stars of television and the movies. I hope it takes off. There’s such a wealth of material to talk about. Only in a much smaller group, do we talk about scandals. Still, someone might bring up the subject that the tabloids won’t touch.

  42. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    The movie industry has been used as a propaganda machine by our govt, that is a known fact. Nowadays it’s used to re-write history. Right now it feels like we are living in a George Orwell novel! They twist words to manipulate and brainwash the masses. Up is down and down is up. One of the pillars of civilization is documenting events, people, property, etc. But now they want us to believe that undocumented people are O.K. If your intention is to use/abuse then dispose of people, without proof…then, that would be the way to do it. :( It’s Evil. There is no Good purpose for it.

    And then there is this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5340053/Robert-Wagner-person-Natalie-Woods-death.html

  43. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I forgot to add….It is time for these 3 men to ‘officially’ give testimony of what happened that evening. I don’t think I’ve ever heard CWalken’s side of the story.

  44. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    In another article at the DM, Rose McGowan says that CAA and other talent agencies, are the Pimps of HW.

  45. RW said on February 1st, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    Those 2 books explains a lot; for example, the psychology behind Natalie Wood’s choices. One gets the notion that CW feared for his life, and career. Remember, it was reported that
    RW had been involved in a murder before he became famous. Of course, that report was immediately erased from the internet. I don’t know if the law is being paid off, and that’s why justice is lagging; or if the department is totally inept. Nothing new, here.

    Soon, it well be 100 years since one of the most sensational murders in Hollywood history; that of William Desmond Taylor. There are several books about the case. And a case is made, that the law was paid off by one of the main suspects. This holds insight into why justice has not been served., Money has the power to silence!

  46. RW said on February 1st, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    Yes, during WWII, it was a powerful propaganda machine. Incidentally, WWII is one of my very favorite subjects to check out. I sometimes wonder if I’m being a tad hypocritical for this. However, some of my all-time favorite movies are about WWII, and the psychology of war.

    And ITA about “1984″! We already know that Big Brother has been around a while. And all those “speak (s)” in almost everyday activities. And the talks of war. Some people I’ve heard act like it’s “just another war”. Whoa! But that’s what Orwell warned about. And, according to some, those crazy people in the position of heads of state!

  47. RW said on February 1st, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Our “Talking Circle” commences tomorrow. The discussions are wide open, re: subjects. I’m trying to think of someone to make them guess about. Someone who isn’t from the classical era of the studios. The idea is to guess who is being talked about. A subject that will not result in a heated discussion. Then too, one must be on solid footing when giving out the information. Hopefully nothing salacious will be for discussion.

  48. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    How about a ‘place’? Palm Springs has a long, symbiotic relationship/history with Hollywood. http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/hollywoods-playground

  49. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    What do you know about the Standard Hotel? From what I’m reading…nothing good goes on there.

  50. WR said on February 1st, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    @Up the Coast:
    I hear about Palm Springs; mostly as a getaway. One of my acquaintances retired and moved there. He didn’t stay long. I know of another who retired there, and is out of touch.
    It was indeed glamorous, so long ago, when we were all star-struck.

    I’m not aware of Standard Hotel. But I’ll look it up. Maybe that’s a juicy item for discussion.

  51. Up the Coast said on February 1st, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve read “things” around the internet (and stories in the LATimes) that say the Standard Hotel could be ground zero for criminal activity (human trafficking/pedophilia/prostitution, etc). Keep that in mind while doing your research.

  52. WR said on February 2nd, 2018 at 3:11 am

    @Up the Coast:
    I had to cancel my LA Times subscription because of the ongoing sub-par delivery service. These people who deliver it are from a foreign country and the paper cannot hire anyone else, it seems. So I have had Sunday editions not delivered; and other problems, such as not reaching anyone who is in charge. No luck!. Even the neighborhood library has some issues missing. All in all, the LA Times is owned by the same party that owns this other paper to which I subscribe; so will settle for that.

    I did see that there are several Standard Hotels; but I would guess the one with the reputation would be in West Hollywood? Now, I’m hearing that the sex scandal is reaching the end.
    The biggest names that were whispered about apparently are being given a pass.

  53. Up the Coast said on February 2nd, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I know what you mean about the LA Times. I think the Chicago Tribune bought them many years ago and there’s been a battle (inside) going on. Our local paper (VCStar) has gone to he11 also.

    Yes, it is the one in WeHo. Remember when they had a ’situation’ in ‘09…they poured 2 50gal drums of muriatic acid down the drain with chlorine…and it created a toxic cloud, authorities thought, at first, it was a terror attack. The FBI was called in, etc. Some people questioned their need for that much muriatic acid, which can be used to dissolve human flesh. Many of the upscale hotels are being used for human trafficking by prostitution rings…proof of that is how many have been busted in the last year alone. (They are also being used for “birth hotels” for Chinese women).

    With all the sex scandals, that have come to light recently, I’m surprised that the Chateau Marmont wasn’t smack dab in the middle of it. ;) If the walls could talk there…

  54. RW said on February 2nd, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    Thanks for the information. This is highly interesting. I can read between the lines, and discard my idealization of certain aspects of the foreigners’ culture, so to speak. Humans, being humans.

    In our complex, there are a good bunch of Chinese, and other foreigners. I was told by knowledgeable tenants, that this was orchestrated by the government. Don’t know the details, but I heard they pay something like $25,00 monthly. Twenty Five dollars! They are learning our ways. The Russians here, are more private. The Filipinos are congenial and quiet. The females landed white males as husbands.
    We have one transsexual; very nice person, but not popular with some of the men.
    The SAG member retired. The ex-nun who, as a toddler was in GWTW and The Wizard of Oz, among other films is still here. Very religious.
    We had a tenant, who had 2 brothers, now gone, who made names for themselves in the acting profession. One brother was in the Batman tv series. The other was a versatile character actor who had a very busy career. Their surname starts with N.
    The former jazz musician, who knew all the dirt, left for another situation.
    These tenants would not like to hear us talk about the edgier topics regarding actors. That will commence next week, instead of this one. We won’t expect a big group; we will play it by ear.

  55. WR said on February 2nd, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I reversed my initials,; sorry.

    And, wouldn’t you know it, I lucked onto the name and surname of the actor brothers. They were: Alan and Charles Napier.

  56. Up the Coast said on February 3rd, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Sure, I remember Charles (and Alan too, after I looked him up). Charles was the epitome of a great character actor for my generation.

    I had an elderly neighbor, who used to paint sets, back in the day when sets were just painted backdrops, and he used to tell me some great stories about the actors he came in contact with at the studio. I can’t remember most of them anymore, but it was fun to listen to him.

  57. Up the Coast said on February 6th, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Looks like they are finally getting around to shredding Tarantino.

  58. LG said on February 6th, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    It’s unbelievable what came out of his mouth about Roman
    Polanski. He should have quit while he was ahead after
    commenting on his regrets about Uma Thurman’s accident
    filming the car driving scene on Kill Bill.

    It was a while ago that Woody Allen thought Polanski should be
    forgiven for those same events. From memory his comments
    hardly caused a ripple.

  59. Up the Coast said on February 6th, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I agree. When you look at his body of work, it’s very obvious he walks on the dark side.

  60. Up the Coast said on February 9th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Any guesses on Ronan Farrow’s next target? Guesses are L.M. (Les Moonves?)

  61. LG said on February 13th, 2018 at 5:50 am

    @Up the Coast:
    I get the feeling that Ronan thinks very carefully about what he
    does next. Thanks for the heads up. I will surely google Les

  62. LG said on February 13th, 2018 at 6:06 am

    RIP John Mahoney. Can’t believe he was British by birth.

  63. WR said on February 14th, 2018 at 3:34 am

    @LG:I get the feeling we’re losing stars on a regular basis unlike before. There are those who had had long careers, like Vic Damone. He has been discussed in our circle on a number of occasions. We feel that Sinatra had the charisma and star power, but Damone had the voice. I just read that Sinatra said that Damone “had the best pipes!” Nat “King” Cole was also quoted about his voice; something to this effect: “If I had the voice of Vic Damone, oh what could I do with it!” And that was the verdict of veterans. Damone had his biggest hit-making years in the late ’40s. He’s still a pleasure to listen to in any case.

    Marty Allen wasn’t a big star as a comedian. He had to have his own special fans.

    Daryle Singletary was one who’d be familiar if one listens to modern country a lot.

    Prayers for Willie Nelson, who had to cancel a show, locally because of serious illness. Those in the know are concerned he may not be with us so much longer. Here’s hoping he fools us all by staying for a long time. This is my opinion: Willie could not only sing country, but I thought he could do very well at jazz singing. Then I found he did do some jazz. Saw him in concert several years ago, and was impressed at how he kept in shape. Now in his later 80s, it seems he has a harder time giving his all.

  64. WR said on February 14th, 2018 at 3:46 am

    @WR: Didn’t mention that we did have our first meeting to discuss show business. It was just as informal as it could be. One man took over after we didn’t seem to have a focus. He introduced several dvd movies. They chose “Secrets of their eyes”, a Best Picture Oscar winner as Foreign Film, from Argentina. I think that was the title. It badly needed a good editing. That took up so much time that we didn’t have much of a discussion. One guy is a huge fan of Joan Crawford. The rest of us have an overall appreciation of Old Hollywood, but still are interested in the newer stars.

    So far, we are not going to touch the current hot topics, Some of us would, but to get in a word, edgewise; that’s in essence, what we have to deal with at present.

    So, it went well, and we’ll see more come this Friday.

    On another note, I’m a big fan of the old, “The Weakest Link” from Britain.

  65. Up the Coast said on February 15th, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Jennifer and Justin are split up. That didn’t take long. Now they can start with the old “Jen and Brad” stories again. oy vey

  66. LG said on February 15th, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    @Up the Coast:
    I was looking at the covers of some magazines this week and it’s
    already started.
    I can see Brad and Jennifer being good friends but not a couple

  67. LG said on February 15th, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    One of my favorite old movies of all time is the 1939
    b/w version of The Women. The dialogue is still very
    sharp and witty. I think that’s one of the reasons the Meg Ryan
    version tanked. The original was so good, it was hard to
    re work it and improve on it in a fresh way

  68. WR said on February 16th, 2018 at 1:38 am

    @LG:The late, and great director, George Cukor, was referred to, as A Woman’s Director. He’s responsible for the movie becoming a classic, as much as the witty authors of the screenplay. Not my type of movie,

    My favorite movies are quite a diverse lot. I saw a war movie from Germany, that preceded “All Quiet on the Western Front”. It was my favorite of the two. I’m a Hitchcock fan of sorts. Favorite is “Strangers on a Train” and “Rear Window”. His own favorite was the one with Joseph Cotton and Teresa Wright. When I saw “Rope” and saw James Stewart as the lead, I knew it wouldn’t be as suspenseful because he always had the good guy part.

  69. WR said on February 16th, 2018 at 1:59 am

    There’s a guy in our group who dominates the conversations. He can talk for several hours non-stop. Ever meet anyone like that? That trait is usually associated with orators. He is mistaken for a priest, or a cop. He told us that strangers give him a respectable space when he rides the transit. He claims to not know why. So I told him he looks like the Irish priest on the silver screen. Quite frankly, he chases people away from our meetings, because he can’t give others a chance to give an opinion. In other words, it’s always all about him!

    I suppose I should reveal that he does not like Brad Pitt. He thinks Pitt has nothing in the way of a true star. Well, I do not disagree, there. but found out he, Pitt, had been a big box
    office star a few years back. I’m sure he’d fight Angie tooth and nail if he was the real father of any of those kids. Just my opinion.

  70. WR said on February 16th, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    The meeting went very well, indeed! The person tried to dominate, as usual. He almost succeeded. Who reigned him in? The retired SAG member. So it was better sailing when that happened. But old habits die hard and he kept interrupting the speaker; so did our part to subdue him, somewhat.

    We talked about the old and new Hollywood stories. I learned that the relative of the two actors still lives on the compound, and is very active.
    Many quizzes, but kept silent unless asked.

    Nothing about the current scandals; mainly because they prefer the classical era.

    The guy did go off topic, to rant about 9/11. He’s very knowledgeable about it. So we learned something new. Should have mentioned the TWA disaster over the Atlantic since we were on the subject of major catastrophes! But, back to the discussion of the glamorous stars.

  71. Patty Anne said on February 16th, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I’m an avid fan of the older movies and absolutely LOVE The Women.

  72. Up the Coast said on February 17th, 2018 at 1:04 am

    I was also sorry to hear we lost John Mahoney…always liked him, and then Vic Damone :cry:

  73. WR said on February 17th, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Another thing about our group. We voice our opinions on favorites and not. It’s very interesting to learn more about movie lovers. We’re not sheep. Hope it continues!


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