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I just noticed that the late, great Sammy Davis Jr’s birthday, Dec. 8, came and went over the weekend. I miss the talented man, who broke down racial barriers through high great singing, dancing and even acting skills. Yes, even […]

What was the  worst thing Two And A Half Men actor Angus T. Jones said in his so-called religious rant this past week? Probably the truth, because as they say … it hurts. “The enemy” (the devil) is coming to […]

I’m am generally not a fan of NFL pregame shows, but I always enjoyed Frank Caliendo’s work on FOX NFL Sunday for the past dozen years. His “relationship” with the show abruptly ended prior to this season, however, when Caliendo […]

While perhaps not the most serious actor around, there’s always something earnest and likeable about Scott Baio. I can especially say that now since I am no longer jealous of him for being such a “babe magnet” from his time […]

To be continued? Hopefully not! Oh, go on … or perhaps don’t go on would be better! OK, I got all the puns out of my system, for now. Trouble is, I also got the new Matthew Perry/NBC series “Go […]

Phyllis Diller, who never had any trouble cracking wise about herself while making us laugh in the process, died Monday at her Brentwood home outside Los Angeles. She was 95. Diller wasn’t a classic beauty, but she was a pretty […]

Tim Allen hasn’t changed much in  recent years, and for that we can ALL be thankful! The once-troubled ex-con turned comedian turned television star is still making us laugh in his latest ABC comedy, Last Man Standing. Allen flourished with […]

As my anti-Archie Bunker, I learned alot from watching Sherman Hemsley play George Jefferson on The Jeffersons. Jefferson, as Archie used to call him, MORE than held his own when dealing with the racist Bunker. Although a bit anti-white himself, […]

From coast to coast and all points in between Andy Griffith was indeed America’s sherriff. Using measures of love, compassion and humor with those around him Griffith made Mayberry, Nc come to life. It’s cool for me to see the […]

My mother loved him on Family Feud and Match Game. I loved him on Hogan’s Heroes. Such was the versatility of Richard Dawson, 79, who died over the weekend due to complications related to esophageal cancer. All that kissing he […]