|Mexican Democracy's Lost Years
|IN 2000, the Institutional
Revolutionary Party, which had run
Mexico for 71 years with the help of
a mixture of authoritarianism, corruption
was voted out of office. This was seen as
the end of an era ...
|THE (SORT OF)
|TODAY: Mitt Romney and
immigration. As you know,
American Hispanics are an
important and fast-growing
voting bloc. Romney has long
had a strategy for winning them
over. The key, he explained last year,
is to tell...
Life can get better
with age: Jane Fonda
"MY motto is, ´The old
broad fooled them
again,"´ said Jane
Fonda. The twotime
may be 74, but as far as she´s concerned
she´s still got some surprises to offer –
especially to those who think that she´s
in her declining years.
"My secret is attitude," says Fonda ...
|Heidi lives beyond
feminism, remains a dream |
|GINA Gionfriddo is the author
of six plays, including the
Pulitzer Prize finalist Becky
Shaw. The day after my new
play, Rapture, Blister, Burn,
began previews off-Broadway I received a
Facebook message from Wendy
Wasserstein´s former assistant, a fellow
playwright named Jenny Lyn Bader.
Jenny had been in our first audience and
wanted to tell me how much she had
enjoyed the play. She said she wished
Wendy were here to see me "taking up
where The Heidi Chronicles left off."
Wasserstein´s Heidi Chronicles had its
premiere in 1988 at Playwrights
Horizons. It was a huge hit that moved to
Broadway and earned its author a Tony
and a Pulitzer. Wasserstein died in 2006.
I did not set out to rewrite Heidi or to
talk back... |
|Penelope Cruz speaks about
disgust towards paparazzi |
|SPANISH actress Penelope
Cruz may be solidifying
with Alec Baldwin´s view of
paparazzi. The To Rome
With Love actress, who has
been making her rounds promoting
the Woody Allen film in Los Angeles
and in New York, says it infuriates
her when paparazzi cross the line.
She also claims the press in the
United States does not respect the
privacy of minors.
Earlier this week, Baldwin had a
brief encounter with New York
Daily news photographer, Marcus
Santos, who attempted to snap
photos of him and Latina fiancee
Santos says Baldwin was
"looking mad," and kept telling
the photographer´s to "step
back" before he allegedly "lunged" at
him "like a raging bull."
Entertainment gossip experts
|It´s been a lonely journey,
says Sharman Joshi |
|HE is not a stranger to
his father-in-law is veteran
Chopra and his sister
Mansi Joshi is an actress and is
married to actor-filmmaker Rohit
Roy. But Sharman Joshi says connections
don´t work in showbiz and
everyone has to prove his or her
mettle to get recognition.
"You are at the mercy of people.
No connections really help here
(filmdom). You have to prove yourself.
No one can fight the battle for
you. It has been a lonely journey,"
Sharman Joshi said.
After having been part of the
industry for 13 years and having
worked in 19 films, Sharman says
there is no particular formula to
succeed in showbiz.
"There are no rules for the success
of any film and that´s the beauty of
cinema and art," ...|