Best Friend + Bruce = Beautiful

IMG_1888Last Saturday night I went to see Bruce Springsteen. A close friend of mine has a brother in the band and he got me tickets (LA kind of runs like that). It was extraordinary. Really.  Read more

Shaking the Tree

TMZYesterday I saw a piece TMZ posted showing a new unaired lingerie commercial from Lane Bryant. The ad features three models, one of whom is Ashley Graham. All the models defy the “Western Beauty Ideal” (all three models are over a size 8). Read more

Want Style? Take a Cue from Diana Vreeland

dv3What is style, anyway? Who has it and how do you get it?

I think style is a reflection of who you are…deep down in your soul. Style is an expression. It’s what you want to show to the world. And I believe that style can (and should) be anything you want it to be. Read more

What’s Up With Cheryl Tiegs?

cherylYesterday morning I got a text from my friend Lillah saying, “What’s up with Cheryl Tiegs?” Later, another friend posted on my Facebook page an article discussing an interview Cheryl Tiegs did with E! News, where she responded to model Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated cover. Read more

The Top 1%: The Hollywood Beauty Detective

Me with my specs on

Me with my specs on

“Congratulations, you’re in the top 1%!”

I just stood there. “Wow,” I said.  I continued to just stand there; not because I was reveling in my top 1%-ness but because I had just taken out my contacts and this always places me in a very vulnerable state. “Yep,” he went on, “the top 1% of bad eyesight.”

“Great,’ I replied as I fumbled to feel my way to the ‘eye doctor chair’ so he could place all sorts of devices in front of my fabulously flawed eyes. Read more

Zenon, Santa, and Future Soccer Moms: How I Became The Hollywood Beauty Detective

 

Kirsten Storms and Holly Fulger in Zenon , Girl of the 21st Century

Kirsten Storms and Holly Fulger in Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century

I am an actress and I have worked with many amazing artists – Jamie Lee Curtis on Anything But Love, Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen, Tom Hanks in The Taming of the Shrew at a Shakespeare Festival, Denis O’Hare in a play called Lloyd’s Prayer, Amy Morton in a play called Road – but I am perhaps best known for playing Aunt Judy in the Disney Channel movies, Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
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Boobs, Judgement, and Ageism in Hollywood

susan sA few weeks ago, The SAG Awards aired and all anyone could talk about was Susan Sarandon‘s cleavage. Read more

Beauty in Hollywood: The Hollywood Beauty Detective

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Presenting different versions of “beauty” is why I created The Hollywood Beauty Detective. Today when I saw the 2016 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover I felt inspired. Perhaps it’s because there seemed to be a more diverse mix. For me, that mix included Charlotte Rampling, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, Viola Davis, and Jane FondaRead more

I Got a Tattoo & Why I Want Another One

 

Getting the tattoo

Getting the tattoo

I got my very first tattoo as part of Episode 4 for The Hollywood Beauty Detective, Body Modification. I never wanted a tattoo. Truthfully, I never really thought about tattoos. It’s not that I was against them –  I just never had a feeling about them one way or the other. They were just tattoos. Until Episode 4.
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When Lady Gaga Thanked Michael Goi: The Hollywood Beauty Detective at The Golden Globes

Michael Goi and Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes

Michael Goi and Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes

Like most of Hollywood, I watched the Golden Globes the other night. I love Ricky Gervais and his irreverence regarding all of it. He really is funny…like laugh out loud funny. And it is pretty dazzling isn’t it? I mean, Helen Mirren’s necklace alone took my breath away (as did Helen, as she always does).

And, like the nerd I am, I am always thrilled to see individuals I know and have worked with. It makes me feel like I’m a part of it- sitting at home in my sweats with my dogs to the left and right of me.  There was Jamie Lee Curtis (I worked with her on Anything But Love) looking stunning…showing the world how to be glamorous, hot, and rock that short hair. And then Tom Hanks (I worked with him at The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival years ago when we were both interns). Read more