September 22, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Me by Nik Kowsar

Nik Kowsar, brave artist, writer, filmmaker and photographer came by recently and made this portrait of yours truly.

I think he caught something. (I hope it’s nothing serious.)

SB photo by Nik Kowsar

Summer Movies!

Here are the top movies of the summer (with their original casts!)

From The Hollywood Reporter.

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How to Train Your Dragon II

Young viking (Adam Silver) discovers it’s not so easy to train his dragon (Donald Sterling).

 

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Maleficent

Vindictive troll (The Sultan Of Brunei) is insulted by the local townspeople (Sherry Lansing, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg).

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Jersey Boys

Chris Christie and friends go out to practice tunes but end up becoming a major public nuisance.

 

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Godzilla

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts takes a culinary tour of major media establishments.

 

Bob Newman’s portrait goes to . . .

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So honored to be a part of the Bob Newman auction and grateful to Mr. Doug Kahn of Malibu CA, who gets this original of the Great Bob, for whom we wish every great thing in the world. Thanks all.

Me vs. Madonna!

Can you lend a hand here? It’s a battle of covers with my Game of Thrones Bush family Newsweek cover vs. V’s Madonna and Katy Perry! Seems hopeless, but it may be possible to win this for old (new) Newsweek and their shadowy Korean benefactors (who have been, so far, hands-off). Please take a look and vote (unless Katy and Madonna are too irresistible, in which case . . . although George HW Bush is quite a pin-up himself here.)

VOTE HERE

THANKS!

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014

To celebrate the Dinner I did two historical reviews of the proceedings. First for Politico Magazine and the second for the Washington Post style section.

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Calvin Coolidge was the first president to attend.

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In the 50’s and 60’s it was a Sinatra and Hope type of affair.Thomas650

Helen Thomas was the first to break to the glass ceiling and pave the way for women reporters.Kelly and Fawn650

Michael Kelly shocked the gang by bringing Fawn Hall.Ellen and Heche650

As did Ellen DeGeneres, later on, by bringing Anne Heche.Osbourne650

Then there was the year of Ozzie.

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And in 2013 Tom Brokow boycotted because Greta van Sisteren had brought Lindsay Lohan the previous year, which, to me would represent a positive trend.

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There was a year when Obama sported bangs. For some reason.

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Remember when Seth Meyers said that Trump was not only on Fox but also had a fox on his head?  Great.

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Penn and Scarlett showed up together one night.

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Arianna Huffington called Christie and Bon Jovi her “Jersey Boys”. Ickkk.

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The most amazing night of all was when Obama joked along while plans to take out bin Laden were under way. A great split screen Zero Dark 40 missed. Would have been a funnier film.