Author Archives: Michael

Drew Droege and the Hollywood Acting Studio

Drew Droege is hilarious and if you haven’t seen his fake Chloe Sevigny videos, then you’re really missing out. Backstage recently wrote an article about his latest series – The Hollywood Acting Studio – and interviewed Droege. The article is … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Jack

Jack Nicholson claims that he’s quitting acting. The 73 year-old claims that the main reason is that he’s forgetting lines and “memory loss” is causing him to bow out of the lime light. While part of me congratulates the septuagenarian … Continue reading

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The Valley

I saw La La La, L.A.!: A Puppet Musical a few weeks ago. It was essentially Avenue Q in Hollywood. Hilarious, funny, and so true it hurt. Here’s the great number “The Valley,” about a newbie wannabe writer who can’t … Continue reading

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The fine art of the Quadruple (Quintuple?) Take

Sir Patrick Stewart’s girlfriend films the actor giving a masterclass on the art of the “double take” in comedy. All aspiring comedians watch and learn. In truth, the last take may be the illusive “quintuple take”:

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Mailings!

I’ve been doing mass mailings lately to put myself out there in the LA market.  A coworker and fellow actor, Michael, recommended that I get envelopes from Samuel French that have a window for your headshot to be seen.  So I did. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Sighting 101

“A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.” – Steve Martin Los Angeles is the land of celebrities.  Leave Griffith Observatory to those wishing to gaze … Continue reading

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My Own Private Delaware

I was in Delaware this weekend for my cousin Chip’s wedding. It was a short trip that was filled with family.  It was great to be home, and the trip was such a whirlwind of festivities and fun, that it … Continue reading

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Life on the 101

I lost my way, that’s what she said, back to the 101 – Albert Hammond, Jr. The intersection where the 101 meets the 405 is the most congested intersection in the United States. I drive through the bottleneck traffic jam … Continue reading

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My Silver Linings Playbook

Roll out the red carpet, call Harvey Weinstein, inject some botox in Joan Rivers, and don’t remind Leonardo DiCaprio – Oscar time is fast approaching in Los Angeles. Hollywood Boulevard has officially been closed off between Highland and La Brea … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, I’m Yours

This week will mark three months since I moved to LA.  The honeymoon phase has ended and the reality of settling into my newly adopted city has become a reality. I realize that in chronicling my journey out west on … Continue reading

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