Wednesday, October 25, 2017

TV Host Casey Messer of Good Morning New Mexico: On Puffy Shirts, Being an Architect, Festivus and How Perseverance Pointed Her in This Direction

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry

I don't recall the initial prompt, but I met Casey on Social Media. I think what attracted my attention was her love of Seinfeld, a mutual love. So, I had to know what this girl was about.  She must be pretty cool and have a great sense of humor if she could watch Seinfeld repeats and laugh each time.

So, with a few prompts from some of the most classic lines from Seinfeld, here's some info you might not have known about this talented and busy host of Good Day New Mexico, who spends her days in Albuquerque covering all sorts of morning show subjects and successfully pursues acting in her spare time - you may not know she's played a reporter in movies and TV, such as Independence Day: Resurgence and her latest movie, Only The Brave, is out this fall.  And for those in the Northeast, you can see Casey as the Optimum Lady on cable.

No Soup for you!! 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Array of Hope Premieres New TV Series at 2017 Gala

Array of Hope presents its 2017 Gala, October 25th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. It is an evening of exciting musical appearances, film premieres and the debut of the new TV series called Fatima Gems. According to their site, Array of Hope is a multi-media concert experience that has been playing throughout the tri-state area, hoping to spread a message of love and hope. For more information on #Arrayofhope visit:

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hit Comedy on Amazon The Other F Word to Have Los Angeles Premiere at 2017 LA FEMME FESTIVAL: Season Two Now Available on Amazon

Creator Caytha Jentis and Gilbert Gottfried
of The Other F Word
The hit comedy The Other F Word (#TOFW) about life over 40 streaming on Amazon have its Season Two Los Angeles Premiere at the LA Femme International Film Festival on Saturday, October 21st at 1PM, at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live.  The series, created, written and produced by Caytha Jentis, stars Judy Gold, Steve Guttenberg, Stephanie Little, Alysia Reiner, Reiko Aylesworth, Gilbert Gottfried, Nancy Giles, Ben Bailey and Michael Boatman.   The Other F Word will be featured as a seminar at the festival.  The entire season of web series will be shown followed by a panel discussion featuring Jentis, series director Barbara Kanowitz, actress Stephanie Little and series producer Chris Janney. Former Disney Channel executive and LA Femme Board Member Denise Carlson will moderate.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Video: Watch Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood Talk about "Tectonic Shift" in Hollwood at 10th Anniversary Awards Event in New York City

New York City- Melissa Silverstein, Founder of Women and Hollywood, opened up the 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Reception addressing the recent events and conversations surrounding the Harvey Weinstein allegations. She spoke with hope for change. saying that "Hollywood is broken and we are working to fix that."

Event: New York City's Morphmom Conference: Make Your Passion Your Reality and Hear from Inspiring Women October 23rd

What's a Morphmom conference? It's a place where real women come together and discuss their futures. They learn from others and get inspired. It's never too late to make a change in your life, and #Morphmom seeks to give you a path, or at the least, an idea.  The day features panel discussions by prominent speakers and breakout sessions. Newly-added for this second conference will be opportunity tables were people can sign up for paid and volunteer positions. There will also be food and refreshments, with a wine expert to help attendees make a good selection. Please see below for ticketing information. For more information visit:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

VIEW: Harvey Weinstein. Quote. Unquote.

Alyssa Milano  #MeToo
 A View by Beth Abramson Brier

Grateful to have something scandalous to talk about that (for once) didn’t arise from the Oval Office, along comes Harvey Weinstein.  While he is “rehabbing” somewhere in Italy (seriously?? pizza and Prosecco??), the rest of us are left here at home placing blame and pointing fingers. Fox Business News accused Gwyneth Paltrow of being a ‘complicit fraud’. 

Always baffled by “Fox Speak”, I used my still-sharp-crackerjack- lawyering skills to look up the definition of “complicit”.  (Note:  You too can do the same without paying wildly expensive tuition but I wanted to get my money’s worth so I consulted a legal dictionary.)   The definition is bland- “Accountable for a criminal offense committed by another due to previous knowledge of other crimes”.  That didn’t tell me much so I looked it up again, this time mistyping so that autocorrect led me to the definition of “complacent”.    Complacent- “Marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by numerous actual damages or deficiencies.  Also see ‘smug’, ‘self-righteous’ and ‘unconcerned’. Ah, now we are getting somewhere! Or are we?

Friday, October 13, 2017

10th Annual Action Icon Awards for Stuntwomen to be held in Los Angeles - Proceeds Benefit Diamond in the Raw, Dynamic Women Who Dare to be Different To Be Honored

Move over Oscars and Emmys, the Stuntwoman Awards are coming to Los Angeles on October 18-22, 2017. The Diamond in the RAW, a non-profit foundation to empower at-risk girls, will host its 10th Annual Action Icon Conference and Awards. Tanika Ray will be the host this year.

This four-day event is packed with action-oriented seminars, stunt demonstrations, rigging techniques and top of the line stunt coordinators. The conference will close out with a VIP luncheon and awards reception. Both the conference and awards are attended by A-list action stars, Olympic athletes, extreme sports enthusiasts, keynote speakers, panelists, honorees and presenters from the entertainment industry.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Interview: Tanya Clarke of Driver X The Movie: From Soaps to the Big Screen and Now as Queen Rynda on Marvel's Inhumans

Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry

Tanya Clarke is a busy actress. Her latest movie, Driver X, premieres this week. She plays Dawn, the wife of a middle-aged man, played by Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) who becomes a driver of a ride-sharing service. It's mainly a comedy, based on actual people the writer met while being a driver for a real ride-share service. So of course, think funny, peppered with a dose of reality as it chronicles the challenges of a  near-baby boomer driving around millenials.

Driver X is Tanya's fifth movie in two years. Prior to this, she's been a familiar face all over TV, starting out in soaps. She's been on 5 daytime dramas, most notably Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Another World and One Life to Live. From there she's been on Grey's Anatomy, Banshee, Those Damn Canadians, Glee, Hawaii Five-O and many others. Now, she can be seen on the hit ABC TV show Marvel's Inhumans as Queen Rynda.

Suzee: Tell me about your role in Driver X. Who is Dawn Moore?

Tanya Clarke:  I am the sole income provider living with my 2 children and my unemployed husband in a house we can no longer afford and a lifestyle in need of major adjustments if things don't change sooner than soon.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Amazon Comedy Series The Other F Word To Premiere in NJ in Ridgewood, Caytha Jentis' Show Stars Steve Guttenberg, Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried, Alysia Reiner and More

(Press Release) Ridgewood- The second season of Ridgewood resident Caytha Jentis' hit Amazon comedy series The Other F Word will have its NJ Premiere at the Ridgewood Bow Tie Cinema, 190 East Ridgewood Avenue in Ridgewood  on October 12, 2017 at 7pm. There will be a Red Carpet which starts at 6:30 pm which will feature some of the cast and crew of the series. Actress Stephanie Little, who plays Amy, will be there. The Other F Word was an Amazon Direct Video Star for four months in its first season on Amazon.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Meet RHONJ Theresa Guidice, Valerie Bertinelli, Laurie Hernandez, Lou Grant, Denis Leary, Jackie Martling, Bruce Dickerson and More at Bookends Bookstore in NJ

Bookends in Northern NJ, a bookstore in downtown Ridgewood, NJ that is a short train ride from NYC is hosting a slew of personalities and authors this fall.  RHONJ Theresa Guidice will be signing copies of her new book, Standing Strong. Mrs. Guidice always makes Bookends a stop on her book tours so you'll find other signed copies in the store.

Bookends also will host more strong females; find out how Melissa started her cupcake empire, how Chrissie Wellington started training for triathalons, how Valerie Bertinelli became a household name and how she keeps herself healthy and fed and meet Olympian and local favorite Laurie Hernandez.

RHONJ Kathy Wakile's Pizza Love Restaurant Review - What's Not To Love About It?

by Suzanne Ordas Curry

So, here in RHONJ territory in Northern NJ the news of Kathy Wakile's new pizza place opening hit all the local media rather quickly.

I had to go try it out, so I went over last Saturday to see if I would LOVE Pizza LOVE. Did I?

Classic Pizzeria Look Without the Gaudy Italian Murals

The pizza restaurant is located in a typical strip mall on the main road in Wyckoff, a nice suburban town, known for it's trees, nice neighborhoods and a really good Marshall's.