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Friday, July 07, 2017

LAURIE GELMAN'S HIT DEBUT NOVEL "CLASS MOM"

Class Mom




Laurie Gelman’s debut novel Class Mom: A Novel is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom―or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.



From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other parents. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.



Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction―the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all parents, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.



Class Mom: A Novel will be available August 1st, 2017, wherever books are sold.



ABOUT LAURIE GELMAN



Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. Laurie lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters. Class Mom is her first book.



CLASS MOM: A Novel by Laurie Gelman

$26 hardcover; 304 pages

$12.99 ebook



Published by Henry Holt and Co.

Distributed through Macmillan.

Available wherever books are sold.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

PENCE & TRUMP: PARALLELS TO HAMILTON & BURR

Hard To Die




The buzz about Pence getting booed or cheered (depending on which video you watched) at a Hamilton show is bringing the Broadway play back to the newsfeed, but it's also giving us an interesting view into Pence's interests. Also, his attendance is quite unique given that the Hamilton-Burr conflict is eerily similar to the Trump-Clinton conflict. Aaron Burr is also said by some to be a feminist father figure to Theodosia Burr (subject of the song "Dear Theodosia")...maybe Pence can take notes!





You've heard the raves about the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. But what happened to 'Dear Theodosia, ' the fiery daughter Aaron Burr serenades? An inventive new take on the uncharted fate of Theodosia Burr Alston, the fiery daughter of Alexander Hamilton's murderer. Hard to Die is an engrossing speculative fiction time-warp that combines elements of history, the paranormal, and suspense to breathe fresh air into Theodosia's forgotten life and story. By the New York Times best-selling author of Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. Hard to Die is the highly-anticipated sequel to To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.


SOME TALKING POINTS:



Parallels in the politics of 19th century American history to present day.


How anyone wanting to put the recent election into context should become familiar with the Burr-Hamilton conflict.


What drew her to the story of Theodosia Burr Alston.


Why Aaron Burr is similar to Trump, yet why Burr is considered a feminist father figure.


How speculative historical fiction can help modern-day readers understand our past and more importantly, our future.


“Theodosia was on a trajectory to become one of America’s earliest feminists before her life was cut short. Because she was the daughter of a disgraced American politician and she died before she could fulfill her early promise, she has largely been forgotten by history," says Watkins.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, November 10, 2014

PAUL STANLEY'S FACE THE MUSIC: A LIFE EXPOSED

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Paul Stanley


Kiss Legend Paul Stanley had a book signing for his 'Face The Music: A life Exposed' at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.


Friday, October 03, 2014

'IN LIFE WITH MY FATHER GLEN CAMPBELL' TOME

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Glen Campbell



Over the course of Glen Campbell’s long and legendary career the songwriter and musician had a string of Top 10 solo hits, was handpicked by John Wayne to be his co-star in True Grit, hosted his own television variety show and headlined sold-out shows all over the world. Then in 2011, Glen Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim, announced that he has Alzheimer’s disease. In Life with My Father Glen Campbell (Overlook Press / Hardcover $26.95 / ISBN: 978-1-78038-858-8 / Publication Date: September 25, 2014) his daughter Debby Campbell offers a loving and candid account of the man she not only toured with for more than 20 years but whom she will always see first and foremost as her father.



Glen Campbell began his career as a session guitarist for many of the 1960’s biggest musical talents: The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and was a favorite go-to-guy for producers Phil Spector and Jimmy Bowen. In 1965 he was asked by The Beach Boys to join them on tour to replace the retiring Brian Wilson. It was after this experience that his own recording of “Gentle on My Mind” garnered his first of many crossover hits and in 1968, the Country Music Association honored him as the Entertainer of the Year the same year. His signature songs, written by Jimmy Webb - “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Galveston” - cemented his place in the American musical landscape.


Co-written with Mark Bego, bestselling pop music biographer and author of more than sixty books on rock and roll and show business, Life with My Father Glen Campbell paints a professional and personal picture of one of the greatest talents of our generation. Bego also contributes a touching Prologue, “Daughter of a Legend,” noting that the book is “a story of a father and his daughter, who had a wonderful streak of adventures together, through his many marriages, through his decades of substance abuse, show business glory, tabloid headlines, and the untimely ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.”


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WOLFGANG PUCK MAKES IT HEALTHY BOOK FETE

Wolfgang Puck



Wolfgang Puck signed copies of, Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy: Light, Delicious Recipes and Easy Exercises for a Better Life, at Spago at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada today.



Saturday, March 15, 2014

ANGELO DAVID SALON HOSTS AVIVA DRESCHER

Angelo David With Aviva Drescher



Celebrity couture hair extension expert Angelo David Pisacreta hosted RHONY Aviva Drescher’s launch party for her new memoir, Leggy Blonde, at a private party at Angelo David Salon. Notable guests included Chenoa Maxwell, Bershan Shaw and Tiffany Jones, OWN’s new reality show, Love in the City; Ashlee White, Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island; Rachel Truehart, ABC’s The Bachelor, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett; Delaina Dixon, Host of VH1’s The Gossip Table, Diva Gals Daily; Jackie Miranne, On Air Host, Style Expert, Blogger and Model, Lenay Dunn, MTV Host and David Noto, Owner of Altaneve Prosecco. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, POPchips and Prosecco provided by Altaneve, while Aviva signed copies of her book.



About Aviva Drescher: With true courage, Aviva tells her story in her memoir, Leggy Blonde, including how she lost her foot in a barn accident at the age of six and the numerous—sometimes bizarre— attempts to reattach it. After a trip to India to be “cured” by a famous mystic, young Aviva learned to use fashion and style to draw attention away from her prosthesis. She fled to Paris in her early twenties, where she transformed herself into a wild club chick and danced on tables with the crème de la crème of the big-hair supermodel era.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

THE DEPICTION OF JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis




Of the many biographies written about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, most tend to give a chronological depiction of the events of her life, often with a focus on the powerful men with whom she was connected. Author Tina Santi Flaherty, a powerful woman herself, thinks that Jackie’s leadership skills are often overlooked and asserts that the same qualities—of focus, courage, vision, self-awareness, and quest for knowledge—that captivated some of the most interesting men of the 20th century, also allowed Jackie to have such a profound influence on the world stage...


On the twentieth anniversary of her death, Perigee Books, a division of Penguin Random House, is proud to publish a commemorative edition of WHAT JACKIE TAUGHT US: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Perigee Hardcover; $25.00; May 6, 2014) by Tina Santi Flaherty.

Friday, December 13, 2013

STAND YOUR GROUND: A CRY FOR JUSTICE

Stand Your Ground



In a perverse twist of fate actress Lucy McBath, who plays the grieving mother of a deceased young man in the award-winning movie Stand Your Ground: A Cry for Justice, lost her only son when he was gunned down at a gas station in Jacksonville, FL, just seven months after the movie was made. "While the movie represents the rightful use of the Stand Your Ground Law, Lucy's son represents when it's wrongfully used,” says Jackie Carpenter, mother of the young man who was on trial for his life in the movie. 


In Jackie's real life story there was no grieving mother, but the screenwriter for the movie just happened to write in the role and cast actress Lucy McBath as the mother. Jackie and Lucy understand that it's not irony – it is all God!


Faith and the legal system collide in the courtroom drama taking place in this gripping movie that portrays the gut-wrenching ordeal Jackie Carpenter and her family endured when her son was arrested for accidentally killing a man who was stealing from his worksite. While the family's tragedy became a textbook case that made legal history, all Jackie could think of was saving her beloved son's life. 


During the trial Jackie struggled with the defense team's advice not to carry her Bible into the courtroom lest it offend a member of the Jury. But Jackie knew she would rather offend the Jury than offend God so she proudly walked into the courtroom, clutching her Bible, and put her faith into action. She knew God heard her prayers when she heard the Jury's verdict: "Not guilty!” From Triple Horse Studios, Stand Your Ground tells the explosive story of the ten-month trial when Jackie's faith was tested on a daily basis.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

LIBBY FISCHER HELLMANN'S TOME 'HAVANA LOST'

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Havana Lost




Havana Lost (The Red Herrings Press) is award-winning author Libby Fischer Hellmann's tenth novel and third stand-alone thriller. On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, headstrong 18-year-old Francesca Pacelli flees from her ruthless Mafia-boss father in Havana to the arms of her lover, a rebel fighting with Fidel Castro. Her father, desperate to send her to safety in the US, resorts to torture and blackmail as he searches the island for her.



So begins the first part of a spellbinding saga that spans three generations of the same family. Decades later the Pacelli family is lured back to Cuba by the promise of untold riches. But pursuing those riches brings danger as well as opportunity, and ultimately, Francesca must confront the lethal consequences of her choices. From the troubled streets of Havana to the mean streets of Chicago, Havana Lost reveals the true cost of chasing power instead of love.



Havana Lost explores how strife and revolution affect the human spirit. All her books are a testament to Hellmann's gift for authentic historical detail as well as her talent for writing compulsively readable thrillers. With ten novels and twenty short stories published, she has also written suspense mysteries, historicals, PI novels, amateur sleuth, police procedurals, and even a cozy mystery. At the core of all her stories, however, is a crime or the possibility of one.



She is a transplant from Washington, D.C., where, she says, "When you're sitting around the dinner table gossiping about the neighbors, you're talking politics.” Armed with a Masters Degree in Film Production from New York University, and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, she started her career in broadcast news.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

FLO ANTHONY'S 'DEADLY STUFF PLAYERS' TOME

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This is the book that will make you think twice about the gossip world. Flo Anthony shows us that she still is the gossip queen! --James Edstrom
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Deadly Stuff Players




In a spectacular excursion through five days of the steamy streets of Black Hollywood, celebrity journalist Flo Anthony uncovers mystery from the boardrooms to bedrooms of Tinseltown's biggest stars.



Deadly Stuff Players,  follows gossip columnist Valerie Rollins and football-hero-turned-private investigator Rome Nyland as they try to find a serial killer. Readers will meet jockeys and racehorse owners, hungry starlets, rappers, reality stars and all six existing Black billionaires who will do anything to get to the top of their game...



Valerie, the most popular African-American gossip columnist in the United States, and NFL Hall of Famer Rome Nyland are the go-to team for solving Hollywood mysteries. Now someone is trying to murder Andrea Dumas, the wife of billionaire Victor Dumas, and threating their son, jockey Vance Dumas. When Andrea is found murdered in a sports bar, suspicions arise.



Roshonda Rhodes, a former hooker, was allegedly seen fleeing a sports bar the night of the murder. Did she kill Andrea? Or is Jermonna Bradley, a notorious drug addict, responsible? Valerie and Rome are hard on the case, determined to get to the bottom of it before the killer strikes again.


Order The Book On Amazon HERE.


THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2014

The World Almanac




What were the most memorable milestones of 2013? Which Winter Olympic moments in years past had us at the edge of our seats? What essential information can prepare voters for November 2014 elections? The answers to these questions and more can be found in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014, available in print and as an eBook for all platforms on November 26. This latest edition of America’s best-selling reference book will be your go-to source in the upcoming year, containing thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere.



The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 takes on a fresh, contemporary design this year. The new cover features a world studded with images of President Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, Serena Williams, One World Trade Center, and other notable figures—a reflection of the year’s top people, places, and events chronicled in its pages.



As the federal government begins to offer marriage benefits to same-sex couples, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 spotlights “Marriage in America: A Changing Picture,” a brand-new special feature that provides an intriguing look at the changing demographic trends behind the institution of marriage, family structures, and social attitudes in the United States. Other new additions to look forward to include “Memorable Winter Olympic Moments”—a look at The World Almanac® editors’ favorite moments of the past Winter Olympics, preparing readers for the 2014 Games—and a “Voter Guide,” which provides readers with a simple, state-by-state source for key election dates and information. Meanwhile, popular annual sections like “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” and “Time Capsule” make their return.



“This latest edition and its new look are a testament to our commitment and ability to stay current as well as relevant each year,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac®. “Our world might be changing at an increasingly rapid rate, but readers can be confident that The World Almanac® will always be a reliable, up-to-date resource for any information they need.”



Highlights from The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 include:



· Marriage in America—After a year in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and the federal government began to extend marriage benefits to same-sex couples, this feature on marriage in the United States reveals surprising details about the state of our unions.



· Voter Guide—Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, tap this user-friendly, state-by-state guide for key election dates and information, including voter-ID laws adopted by many states.



· Memorable Winter Olympic Moments—From Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan to the Miracle on Ice, the editors of The World Almanac® chose their favorite moments from past Winter Olympics to prepare readers for the 2014 Games and beyond.



· Year in Sports—Uncover hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, including complete coverage of the 2013 World Series, the brand-new National Women’s Soccer League, and more.



· Year in Pictures—These striking full-color images from around the world in 2013 illustrate the top events in news, pop culture, science, and sports.



· Top 10 News Topics—The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2013.



· Time Capsule—The World Almanac® features the items that most came to symbolize the year 2013, from news and sports to pop culture.



· Offbeat News Stories—Recap some of the strangest news stories of the year with The World Almanac® editors’ selection of off-the-wall news stories you might have missed.



· The World at a Glance—This annual feature provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today.



· Health News and Statistics—Discover details about U.S. health care policy and the ongoing implementation of health care reform, plus factual information on common diseases and disorders (including a new section on ADHD), nutrition and diet, and Medicare and insurance.



The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 is available for purchase at www.worldalmanac.com. For eBook versions, please check your online retailer.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

'AMAZON MOON' IS A MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE

Amazon Moon
 



Amazon Moon (Abbott Press), the latest novel by Glenn Starkey, has all his signature action, adventure and realism, but the added elements of sci-fi make for one mind-blowing experience!


John Alvarez was a bad boy – so bad that a judge finally gave him a choice between prison and the Marines. He's soon shipped off to Vietnam where he leads his own band of bad boys – Iron Raven. Always the first choice for dangerous missions, they instill terror in their enemies. On one such mission, the brain child of a couple of CIA ops, Alvarez and his squad are cut off from escape by their CIA handlers and are left to fight their own way out or die. As the sole survivor, his decision to wreak revenge on the men who abandoned him and his men lands him in prison for life.


After serving twenty years he is offered freedom – but it comes with a caveat. It's another suicide mission where he must act as bodyguard for a Mr. Standish on a journey into a mysterious Amazon kingdom ruled by the devil himself. Alvarez accepts the challenge, not realizing his turbulent life, war and prison are only a taste of what is to come. As he enters the Amazon jungle he's faced with a profound question: "What if all you had believed in and learned was suddenly discovered to be false?” This is the moment he becomes aware he's on a mission that can only have one ending – redemption or death!


The twists and turns in this electrifying story hold readers spellbound; afraid to find out what comes next but unable to stop turning the pages as they are propelled into a world of evil that will set their imagination into overdrive!


Judging from the rave reviews by New York Times bestselling authors Nicholas Guild and Jeff Mudgett, Starkey has really nailed it in this epic tale of good versus evil in a setting that highlights government corruption and the illegal action of loggers and gold miners annihilating the Amazon jungle.


The experiences Glenn Starkey encountered in his life contribute to the realism of his pulse-pounding plots. A former USMC Sergeant, Vietnam veteran, and Texas law enforcement officer, Glenn retired from a global oil corporation as Security Manager over major petrochemical complexes. He's been a consultant and lecturer with assignments such as an interim Security Director for a major Texas Gulf Coast port. Glenn also regularly volunteers at local schools as a mentor to help children improve their reading skills. He resides with his family in Houston, TX.


For more information on Glenn or his work, please visit HERE.

Monday, October 14, 2013

KEVIN DARNE'S HUMOROUS 'MY CAT WON'T BARK'

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My Cat Won't Bark



When we choose a mate we often think this could be 'the one' until our world turns upside down after the relationship turns toxic. What most of us are guilty of ignoring are the red flags that pop up; instead we plow ahead - trying to make the relationship what we want it to be rather than what it really is. 


My Cat Won't Bark! (A Relationship Epiphany) by Kevin Darné helps us to strip away illusions we may have conjured up, remove unrealistic expectations, and see things as they really are. Says Darné, "When we see things in black and white we gain insight and when we see things in gray it causes us to delay.” Filled with many humorous anecdotes, many of which we can identify with, the author recounts his own story with such wit and insightful advice that readers feel he is addressing them personally.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

FROZEN: HEART OF DREAD NYC CELEBRATION

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Alex McCord



Tara Fawler With Marisa Baglaneas And Breia Brissi




Melissa De La Cruz With Ben Widdicombe And Michael Johnston



Michael Johnston And Melissa De La Cruz



Frozen
In celebrating the publication of their latest novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One, best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and co-author Michael Johnston hosted a book party at Tyler Rollins Fine Art recently. Known for her award-winning novels for teens and young adults, de la Cruz is also the author of the hit series Blue Bloods and Witches of East End, each of which Johnston co-created. With the success of Witches of East End, de la Cruz has turned the novel into a Lifetime television series that will air this fall, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Most recently added to the duo’s list of published books, their newest novel FROZEN has already received various critically acclaimed reviews, making it a must-read this season.



Combining both authors’ love for adventure stories with a twist of epic fantasy, FROZEN is an action packed thrill-ride combining mystery, adventure, romance and magic, while also serving as a shrewd commentary on the timely environmental issues facing the future of our planet. Set in the future falling the “Big Freeze,” FROZEN follows a young blackjack dealer from New Vegas who is in search of a paradise where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise—and most importantly a place where she will not be persecuted even if her darkest secret comes to light.



“Everything we have ever talked about is in the book,” de la Cruz said. “If you like the book then you kind of like us.”



Monday, September 09, 2013

ALEX BALDWIN BREAKS THE COURT AGREEMENT

Alec Baldwin



The story I wrote on Alec Baldwin's rage against the media and the book I have decided to write with award winning Ellen Sterling Bahron, really brought out the wrath of the aging actor. Who knew!


The top online website Radaronline.com did three stories on this topic. Their Baldwin charity story Radar did, shows that a great reporter can pull out the facts. In this day of computers and social networking, this has become more and more rare.


But never to be silent, Alec gave a exclusive interview with The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com, saying, "You'll see what Edstrom is saying is pretty nutty," and "Edstrom is a very strange guy. He has some persistent need to take down my family."


Alec went on to tell the website "He claimed that he had contracted my mother for an agreement for that," Baldwin explained, "and what I told my sister was that A) my mother certainly wasn't in any position to contract that for us and B) back when my brothers... were all working, they were all very busy. It was more difficult to get that picture. That picture was worth more -- I'm not going to say far more -- but that picture was worth more than Edstrom had contended."


"So I said to my mother to tell Edstrom no, you're not going to give him this exclusive photograph of everyone assembled there which he can sell for a lot of money in exchange for him providing services for the Baldwin foundation fund... I thought it was a bad agreement and I was the one that dynamited that argument back then."


 I am not going to get into a long argument here. If this were true, why did the Baldwin Fund vote to give me this exclusive photo as court testimony shows, and allow me to work right up to the last minute, when Alec ran out of his hotel room, refusing to pose. I should have been told months before and I would just have walked away from the whole thing, I would have left them on their own. But they allowed me to continue to work, and if Alec is telling the truth here, why did Carol Baldwin and the Board Of Directors of the fund continue to let me work, knowing I would never get my payday?


But that is old news, I am not going to rehash this all over again. But Alec also gave a quote to Syracuse.com revealing the outcome of the case. It was ordered by the court that none of us were supposed to reveal the outcome. I also said to the court that one day I would be writing a book, and I would not sign any confidentiality agreement. I kept my mouth shut only on the outcome, as ordered by the court, why can't Alec? 

Enough said. I have a book to write!



Tuesday, September 03, 2013

THE VERY BUSY LIFE OF ICON COREY FELDMAN

Corey Feldman



Corey Feldman has a lot to celebrate with more than 30 years in the film business, but lately he’s busier than ever with the announcement of a new book, a lead role in a theatrical movie, the upcoming release of his new album and numerous projects with his very own Corey’s Angels brand.


Last month, he released his new single Ascension Millennium on YouTube, which has received mixed reviews and controversy from the public and media. A personal birthday party he also hosted was met with strong criticism online; criticism Feldman strongly feels is cyber bullying.


“Unfortunately, we have grown into a society whose belief system holds to bring down rather than to build up. Bullying is present in schools, homes, professional environments and online (cyber bullying), and here is a case no different from just that. I can take criticism, but what people are saying online as of late is far beyond that,” said Feldman. It takes a lot of balls to put yourself out there in the hot seat, so I encourage everyone to not be afraid of what others will say or think. Move forward and ignore the haters,” he added.


Since the video from Feldman’s first single was released on MTV and has been uploaded, it has received more than half a million views in the US alone, not including Canada and overseas. 


In August this past year, Feldman hosted his second Corey's Angels Birthday Bash, a successful party despite some of the negative reviews it received.


“You can’t believe everything you read or hear. It’s the age old adage reality vs. setup,” said Feldman. “The Corey’s Angels Birthday Bash was an enormous success, and we’re really excited about our follow up event. Stay tuned,” he added.


The Corey’s Angels web site, clothing line and private membership club are also set to launch in October. Corey’s Angels will be hosting their next "Halo Wing" party on Friday, October 11th.


For fans who want to get an in depth look into Feldman's life and career, his autobiography entitled "Coreography" will be released on October 29th. 


Wrapping up October's triple threat is Feldman's new movie called "The M Word" directed by Henry Jaglom and also starring Tanna Fredrick, Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Francis Fisher (Titanic). This is Feldman's first lead in a theatrical US release in over a decade.


As a follow up to Ascension Millennium, Feldman recently released the second single called “Duh” (August 22nd) from his new album titled “Angelic to the Core”, set to be released on October 22nd. The song features Feldman's first-ever "Angel" Courtney Anne on vocals and the single features art work by host Angel Jillian Sheen. A music video for the single will be released soon.


Feldman went on to say, “as Pablo Picasso so brilliantly once said, the meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away. That’s my goal, October is a huge month for me with a new book, new movie and new single, to name just a few projects I’m working on. I thank God for the strength to make it through this far,” Feldman added.


Feldman’s music is available on iTunes, exclusive videos and content on his YouTube channel, and for more information visit: www.coreyfeldman.net.


 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

REAL STORY ON ALEC BALDWIN'S ANGER & FAMILY

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INSIDE ALEC BALDWIN'S RAGE

Story By: James Edstrom
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Alec Baldwin



I am no longer going to be quiet. I am sick of watching all this Alec Baldwin crap time after time. His hatred for the media and for the photogs who have every right to photograph him on the streets of New York City, has got to stop. I know first hand, I had to take him and his mother to court.


This Baldwin family is not nice. They are mean, deceitful and I cannot believe they continue to get away with acting like this. So I have contacted several people who used to work for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund and Stony Brook University Hospital, and I am going to write a tell-all book. It is time.


For those who do not know, I had to sue Alec and his mother Carol for breach of contract over a deal that was voted on by the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund board of directors. The deal was that I would help arrange their first fund raising event on Long Island in 1997. I didn’t ask for a fee, but it was agreed I would do it in exchange for a photo of the whole family together. 


At that time, all the Baldwin's, Alec, William, Daniel and Stephen, had careers and were at the top of their game. The photo was to be taken the night of the event. I worked hard for this event. When the time came to take the photo Alec, seated on a couch with his entire family, got up and said, " I am not going to give this picture to a f**king paparazzi.” and stormed out.


The photo was worth around $100,000 grand at the time. Even if I had sold it to 100 publications for a thousand bucks each, I would have a payday for all the work I did and would have taken no money from that raised for breast cancer research. But they screwed me. Alec walked out on the photo (I have a witness to the entire episode) and Carol kept saying they would make it up, that Alec behaved that way because he was fighting with his wife Kim Basinger and was in a bad mood, but she would make sure I got that photo. 


The day after the gala there was an an event honoring his father. Standing on stage with his family, Alec looked at me as he called all the media to the stage and said something like, this is the photo you all want, and posed with the whole family, rendering worthless any photo I could get of the family together. He did this on purpose and he did this vindictively. I did nothing to hurt Alec, all I did was to protect his mother and watch over her. And I put his mother’s Breast Cancer Fund on the map. He screwed me only because I was a celebrity photographer and a member of the media. There was no other reason. He could care less about all the time I put into helping his mother, he could care less about me moving out of New York City to help them. He could care less about anyone that was helping the fund.


In 1997, I was on every television show and my career was at the top of it's game. I was on 60 Minutes, Fox, Extra, MSNBC, Access Hollywood and so many more shows. I gave all this up to help a cause I thought was very worthwhile. I believed finding a cure for breast cancer and I believed in the Baldwins. How stupid I was. Little did I know how mean and dishonest this family was.


My celebrity friends performed for at the gala for free. Alan King was MC and when Gloria Gaynor sang " I Will Survive" to the room full of breast cancer survivors, there was not a dry eye in the house. Award winning actress Lee Grant was there, as was talk show host Rolonda Watts, and the event sold out. That night, we raised almost a million bucks.


My life has not been the same after this horrible family came on the scene, I was left devastated by them. I cried for months and thought about suicide. One minute I am on every television show and in the newspaper, living in a New York City duplex with a great career. The next thing I know, I am living in my brother’s cellar with no money even to feed my cats, because the Baldwins reneged on everything. I was conned. They left me with nothing.


The Baldwin fund kept using my contacts and building on what I had created. I had said from the beginning the gala should be held in New York City and in 1998 they took all my ideas and had it there. I was told the Baldwins did not even want to invite me, but certain members of the fund who were good people insisted that I attend. I did go and it was a bad mistake.


The Baldwins had security follow me everywhere and when I went to give Carol Baldwin a kiss, she turned and walked away from me. I started to cry. I did nothing to Carol Baldwin or her family and I really loved this lady. I was willing to forgive their lies and what they had done to ruin my life. I tried to look past it all, but being treated so badly that night finally made me angry. I wanted justice for being treated like s**t and I wanted justice for all their lies. And I wanted the world to know how the Baldwins were spending the Breast Cancer money they were collecting. 


Soon after, I retained lawyer John F. McHugh, to file suit against Alec Baldwin, Carol Baldwin and The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.


It was not easy. We had a judge at the beginning who must have been starstruck. He let Alec get away with everything. Alec would not show up at depositions time after time and the judge let him get away with it. I was also very ill at the time and when my lawyer told that to Baldwin lawyer Neil H. Greenberg, they could care less. When we finally got a judge to order Alec Baldwin to show up, Greenberg would not let him answer just about anything. 


Alec Baldwin then proved the kind of person he is He allowed his attorney to blame everything on his mother and, and when he did, the judge let Alec out of the case. He sold his own mother down the river.


We filed a appeal to have Alec put back in the case. It cost me $5,000 and I think the appeal would have worked. But the trial came up and the new judge would not allow any more delays, even though almost every delay was from the Baldwins and not us. It had almost been 10 years. I wanted my day in court, but I wanted Alec Baldwin there too. It was not to be.


We went to trial on December 2006, right before Christmas. This was not about money anymore, it was about justice. Sure, I wanted some kind of compensation to pay my lawyer, but I really wanted the world to know about how the fund spent its money. I wanted to let everyone know that the money Carol Baldwin collected and said would go or breast cancer research, also paid for her lifestyle. Her house in Stony Brook was paid out of the fund. Her car, limos, food, telephones and even her cable bill came out of donations that were made to the fund. She was and still is collecting a salary from the fund and so are other members of her family. In fact, this piggy bank the Baldwins discovered, has even grown more, with them forming another “charity” upstate called The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York. Even more Baldwins are on the payrolls. But that's another story.


I was disappointed in the trial, but I was lucky to have a very fair judge. She was great. I was on the stand and telling my story and I saw the disgust in the jurors faces and I saw their looks of horror at Carol Baldwin. This very rich family, collecting money for breast cancer research and every personal expense was being taken back from the fund. I clearly recall the looks on the jurors faces, when I told them that Carol Baldwin and her daughter Beth were also collecting salaries. But more disappointing was the media’s reaction. In the stories they wrote, instead of concentrating on where the money raised in the name of research was going, they concentrated on my battle over the value of the photo I was promised. Of course I wanted them to know the value of the pic but, more important, I wanted the media to concentrate on where the breast cancer research money was going. This is what outraged me the most.


So, after two days of testimony, I was called into the judge’s chambers. I cannot discuss the outcome of the suit, so I won't. But one of the things the Baldwin's wanted was a confidentiality agreement saying I would not disclose anything I knew about the Baldwins. I refused and told them point blank I would be writing a book someday. Now that day has come. 


I was not happy with the trial ending. I was told by the judge that it was Christmas and the Jury may take it out on me if I kept them there. My lawyer John F. McHugh said, "if a judge says that, you have to listen".



The media said Carol Baldwin and I made up. Not so. I was just being civil. In the back room, she gave me her cell phone number, like I would ever call this woman. It was not the photo deal that hurt me so much, it was Carol Baldwin and her family. I loved and adored this woman, treated her like a queen and I protected her. I was loyal and have nothing to be ashamed about in the way I handled the Baldwins. And everyone connected with the fund, said they never saw a great event like mine again.


My life has never been the same. I moved back to New York City, but my trust and ambition were all but destroyed by this family. There are very few people I trust anymore. I look at this celebrity business with hatred. I may have started TimesSquareGossip.com, which is all about celebrities, but I no longer will cover events myself, unless I am being hired. I get invited to everything, yet I just will not go out. I am a hermit. The Baldwins destroyed any feeling I had for this business and just about any feeling I have for this life. I spend my time working on my website and spending time with the abused homeless kid I took off the streets a few years ago. I do not know how to make myself whole again, but I am working so hard on making the kid I took in whole.


I do not know what the answers are, but now I know that I want to write a book about the Baldwins. Maybe this will give me some peace. I have started to contact other people who were involved with the family, and everyone has such a bad taste from them. They have all said they will cooperate with the book. My co-writer is Ellen Sterling (Bahron). She is an award-winning journalist, and as News Director at Stony Brook Medical Center at the time all this happened, she worked with the Fund and I worked closely with her. She, in fact, is the witness to the incident I mentioned above, as well as many of the statements Carol Baldwin made to anyone that would listen.


Carol Baldwin loved to talk about the private family dirt. She loved to tell the horror stories of incest and she loved to talk about how her husband, Alexander, Sr., was so abusive, and all about his affairs. We would drive around in the car and she trashed anyone and everyone. She disliked Kim Basinger and she thought she was such a untalented actress. When we saw L.A. Confidential together, she spent the whole movie putting Kim down. I can just imagine what she said when Kim won an Oscar.


The apple does not fall far from the tree. As I have said before, William Baldwin is the only humane person in this family. He clearly sees what his mother and family are. The rest of this family are pure trash. Guests on The Jerry Springer Show would look normal compared to them. Sister Jane, too, was always very nice.


I am not trying to get revenge. I am trying to get peace of mind by writing this book. I believe justice was never served and I was never made whole by the courts. Every time I read another story on Alec Baldwin's antics with the media, it brings back all those bad memories of what was done to me. Alec Baldwin is a terrible person. And if Alec Baldwin thinks he will silence me with a lawsuit, bring it on, I have plenty of witnesses to back up everything I say, and would welcome a chance for all of us to have our say. 


And, it is worth noting that the charity itself bears close scrutiny. They have declined requests from organizations like the Better Business Bureau and Guide Star Foundation for information. Available records show that they’ve spent more than they’ve raised at times.


Tomorrow I head into seclusion for a month at Dune Point Guest House, on Fire Island to start the first chapters. I hope this book will end my sadness and distrust of the world.





Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SWOOSIE KURTZ'S PART SWAN PART GOOSE TOME

Swoosie Kurtz




Perigee Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA), announced today the acquisition of beloved film, television, and stage performer Swoosie Kurtz's memoir, PART SWAN, PART GOOSE: An Uncommon Memoir of Womanhood, Work, and Family. Publisher John Duff acquired world rights to the book from Ian Kleinert at Objective Entertainment. The book will be published in Spring 2014.



In a wise, warmhearted memoir that chronicles her unconventional life and long-lived career, Swoosie Kurtz, with collaborator Joni Rodgers, welcomes readers into her world, sharing just the right combination of personal misadventure, showbiz lore, and touching family history. Kurtz candidly reflects on the right choices that empowered her, the wrong choices that enlightened her, and the intimate journey of caring for an aging parent.



“I have been a long-time fan of Swoosie Kurtz and am thrilled about the opportunity to work with her on what will surely be a remarkable memoir,” says Perigee Publisher, John Duff. “While I admit to being somewhat star-struck, her story resonated deeply with me on many levels – and I am sure will do so with many readers of all ages and backgrounds."



Currently starring in the CBS hit series Mike & Molly, Swoosie Kurtz is a treasure of American theatre and a celebrated film and television veteran. Her distinctive name comes from The Swoose, the famed B-17 bomber flown by her father, Col. Frank Kurtz, the most decorated Air Force pilot of World War II. Swoosie’s mother, Margo Rogers Kurtz, whom the actress currently cares for, is the author of the homefront memoir My Rival, the Sky (Putnam, 1945.) Swoosie’s incredibly close relationship with both her parents is lovingly detailed in PART SWAN, PART GOOSE.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

VIKINGS: THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS DEBUT

Vikings: Their Myths And Legends




Fearsome warriors. Fearsome gods …Vikings are always contenders for “Most Fearsome Warriors Ever” in any survey of history; bloodthirsty, vicious, cruel pagans that descended upon helpless men of God to plunder and pillage. On June 4, a new Event Bookazines title about Vikings explores the myths and realities of perhaps the most enigmatic people in all in history.



And their pantheon of gods and goddesses are just as awe-inspiring: Father of the Gods, Odin, who hung from the world tree for nine days, pierced by his own spear, to learn the Old Norse language, the Runes…and, who gave an eye for a sip from the Well of Wisdom; Thor, the red-bearded God of Thunder, none too bright, but there is that hammer; and, his mischievous brother troublemaker Loki, who changed himself into a mare to seduce the magical stallion Svadilfari - and gave birth to its foal!



So, were Vikings truly just berserk heathen thieves and murderers? Or were they actually a strong and dynamic people of merchants and traders and artisans and explorers, with a rich culture, skills and strength tempered by a harsh climate, seeking trade routes and lands to settle? This new, 128-page, written and researched by Event Bookazines Group Publisher Tony DeStefano - this newest release from explores all the aspects of Viking culture, up to and including modern incarnations - from Viking Heavy Metal to Haggar the Horrible to Neo-paganism to comic books and romantic novels to video games…Vikings are everywhere!



Says DeStefano, “A few years ago a cable show titled Deadliest Warriors featured a segment matching a Samurai against a Viking in a fight to the death. As a Japanese-trained fighter, I rooted for the Samurai, who won, but the episode gave me an in-depth look at the Viking warrior and I developed a deep appreciation and respect for these fighters.”



VIKING FACTS



* Vikings really weren't the most violent and barbaric people of their time. This was a time where petty barons routinely impaled the heads of criminal and enemies on pikes around the city gates. This was a time when Charlemagne butchered pagans who refused to convert to Christianity. In a nutshell, it was a rather violent period in history, regardless what side you were on!