Comedian Fielding Edlow’s Life is Bitter Sweet

I sat down with comedian/writer/actress Fielding Edlow to talk about her new award winning comedic web series entitled, Bitter Homes and Gardens (season one can be seen here: Bitter Homes and Gardens Webseries). I watched all 8 episodes at the sold out premiere party at Nerdist in LA a few weeks back and was laughing so hard I peed my … Read More

Carrie Fisher Saved My Life

It was 2005 when I first spotted one of the world’s most famous faces during the break at an AA meeting just off of Sunset Boulevard. It was Carrie Fisher. She was five-foot-nothing in her black cocktail dress, her hair a bright fuchsia color, and she was running, like a Haight Ashbury hippie. I ran after her, into the courtyard … Read More

I Didn’t Ask, He Didn’t Tell

My Orthodox Jewish grandmother told me that if I married a man who wasn’t Jewish that he would eventually beat me. My Jewish mother told me if I married a gentile that she would serve only lima beans at my wedding and no one would come. Needless to say at 26 years of age I was on a quest to … Read More

Do It For The Kids

This past Sunday, my stomach bungee jumped to my ankles when I watched this beautiful, young mother with her doting husband and their cherubic baby as they ate eggs benedict at brunch. Fine, I’m envious — I always wanted my own Nicholas Sparks Sunday brunching scene, but that was not how it worked out. I made sure to marry in … Read More

My Divorce Made Me The Black Sheep

My divorce made me the black sheep of my family. The million-dollar question is: Can I ever turn white or wear white again? This popped into my head as my boyfriend recently got down on one knee and you guessed it, asked for my hand in marriage. There he was, all five foot ten of him, on one knee holding … Read More

The Sexy Splurge That Got Me Through My Split

If there’s ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it’s during the divorce process. That’s why we launched our Divorce Care Package series. With each post, we’ll show you what things — books, movies, recipes — helped others relieve stress in the midst of divorce, in the hopes that a few of their picks will serve … Read More

Kids In The Spotlight

Ten days ago, the most vulnerable kids in L.A. County became the most invulnerable as they stepped into the spotlight, thanks to the Kids In The Spotlight charity event. “It was upsetting to watch but I’m very happy to share my story. It shows you that anything is possible,” said Ashley Gomez, writer/actress of the short film, Another Way Out. … Read More

Sleeping with the Dalai Lama

I adore my father. He is a doctor and an intellectual. He tells the best jokes, he listens to you and he is a great teacher. He is known for his calm demeanor and immense empathy. My father is fantastic at his job and has so many devotees that he spent more time in the office than at home, so … Read More

Sexpert Emily Morse is on a mission to help the world have better sex

My first impression of Emily Morse was that she is just a slight little thing with wild long curly brown hair. She emanates that “best friend” vibe. Emily is the kind of girl you want to watch countless episodes of Sex and the City with while consuming Sprinkles cupcakes by the dozen. Shortly into our conversation she told me that … Read More

How ‘Hollywood Journal’ spent the summer – Part 3

Mara Shapshay – Our wedding day! That is what happens when you get two former drug addicts who burned their lives into the ground, then turned them around, fell in love and got married … tears of joy are gonna fall. Read the full article on HOLLYWOOD JOURNAL >>