Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Talking TV: A (Literal) Recipe for the Mid-Season Blues

My Thoughts Exactly... By Beth Abramson Brier

Seeking respite from news too heartbreaking to bear, we tuned into the 2018 Winter Olympics last month to witness the incredulous melding of North and South Koreas' women’s hockey teams, the astonishing performance by the U.S. curling contingent (move over Roomba) and Shaun White’s epic gold medal makeover. Immediately after the closing ceremonies it was time to pick up the remote and once again search through the channel guide to find  new episodes of my favs which had been on hiatus, not daring to compete with the blindingly sequined Tara and Johnny.  (Who could blame them?) 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Talking With The It Girls on The Stoop (Part One): A Conversation with Soap Icons and It Girls Crystal Chappell and Hillary B Smith on Their New Cooking Reality Show Which Combines Cooking, Girl Talk and a Whole Lot of Fun

What's it like to chat with the "It Girls?"

Pure fun. I had the pleasure of talking to The It Girls On The Stoop, soap legends Crystal Chappell and Hillary B. Smith about their new reality cooking series on Vimeo, called The It Girls on the Stoop. These ladies were so much fun I could have talked to them all afternoon. Viewers can get a good glimpse into their personalities while watching this unscripted show. It's a reality show, it's a cooking show, it's a show you just have to keep watching till the end - not just to see how their creations turned out but also to hear the end of their conversations. Read on to find out the whats and whys of The It Girls on the Stoop and of course, the origin of the stoop

Suzee: First question, and the most obvious. Do you really like cooking?

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ridgewood Guild International l Film Festival Kicks off 2018 Season with "Evening at the Oscar" Fundraiser Party

Ridgewood NJ - The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival invites you to "An Evening With Oscar". This event is a fundraiser for the film festival. The event will be held at Park West Loft in Ridgewood on March 1 at 7:30pm. The public is invited. There will be food, drinks, dancing, trivia and a costume contest with some great prizes from local businesses. You can dress as your favorite Oscar winner or star or dress formally. The cost is $65 per person, which includes 2 cocktails with your food, or $50 per person without drinks.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Review: NJ's Paper Mill Playhouse Presents The Outsiders Starring Julia Duff: Time to Laugh About Politics But Who the Heck is Ned Newley?

Review by Beth Abramson Brier

I am all “atwitter” about the hilarious new show, "The Outsider” on stage at Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, through February 18. Playwright Paul Slade Smith’s east coast debut is nothing less than brilliant. Finally something to laugh (and laugh and laugh) about, something to cheer for and something to stand for. Never did I expect this from politics in 2018.

The play opens with Julia Duffy (Newhart, Designing Women and, more recently, Shameless) as Paige Caldwell, a political pollster, talking with Dave Riley, the Governor’s Chief of Staff played by

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Interview: Author Richard Cawdron Writes Poetry About Life, Love and History

Richard Cawdron of England grew up as a musician and has turned his talents to a related endeavor  - writing poetry - which he considers to be "word music." In this interview Richard shares his observations on poetry and the life that guides his pen.

What drives you as a writer? 

“It is about being fired up by a subject and the urges and feelings from creating, conveying and being heard."

Friday, February 2, 2018

A Behind The Scenes View: I Was On The Chew - Just How Many Pancakes Does it Take to Get to be Chew-Worthy?

Beth Brier on The Chew
My Thoughts... Exactly by Beth Brier, Staff Writer and Foodie

Just in case you missed it- due to news of cyclone bombs, nuclear bomb warnings and other distractions - I made my network TV debut this year.  I was invited to tape a roll-in for The Chew (weekdays, ABC @ 1pm EST).  The subject:  my guilty obsession with pancakes*.  So now, true to the site platform name SuzeeBehindTheScenes, I offer you a glimpse of my nine seconds actually “behind the scenes“.