Month: December 2011

Your Favourite Authors & How to Support Them! –from Faith Mortimer’s Blog Yes! What she said! To this, I can only add thanks to those who have supported my writing in so many ways. People I don’t even know have reblogged and retweeted my announcements of book releases and promotions for no reason but to Read More

Depp, Hayek in Spanish-Language Pancho Villa Movie    I would have cast him as Emiliano Zapata, but no one asked me. Emir Kusturica will start shooting a film about the life of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa on Feb. 15, 2011. “Wild Roses, Tender Roses,” set to shoot in Spanish, will star Johnny Depp and Salma Read More

We were nearly here when the accident happened. I was just about to wander onstage in a full out crazed fan trance to wipe the spittle from Jonas Kaufmann’s lips. (Probably better that I didn’t.) Faust – Love Duet excerpt – The Metropoltian Opera (by MetropolitanOpera) (Source: Read More

Performer Hurt In Fall During ‘Faust’ At Met Opera Reader, I was there! There was a loud banging and clanging. The orchestra stopped playing. Rene Pape turned toward the audience (perhaps speaking to the prompter?), and said “Curtain.” Awkward pause. “Curtain.” (He might have actually said “Close the curtain.”) The curtain did, indeed, close. A Read More

Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens laments lost art of romance Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary  Photo: ITV   The heart-throb of the period drama has complained that love today was more likely to be a case of “quick speed-date, straight in the sack, game over”. Read more. Read More

Men tend to overestimate their chances of winning the girl, a study finds.   Read more.   Read More

Romance novelist gives $500,000 to local Salvation Army I never tire of hearing about good things people do for others. The author, a Washington native who spends part of the year in Port Orchard, wanted the gift to be anonymous. But her spokeswoman confirmed to the Kitsap Sun that Macomber had made the donation. Macomber’s spokeswoman Read More

Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens joins 2012 Booker judging panel Read More

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