Reddit’s Wide Audience Drives the Interview

July 25th, 2013
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Turning Addiction Into a Sideshow

July 22nd, 2013

“Kristen Johnston admits to being a total drug addict and alcoholic for years!” After 20 years of being a famous person, I’m happy to say I have pretty thick skin when it comes to press. However, when I saw that headline, which ran recently on a major entertainment Web site, I stopped in my tracks. The entire article was based on two quotations from an interview I had given to a completely different publication to promote my TV Land series, “The Exes.“ At the end of the interview, I had been asked a few questions about a book I wrote, […]

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How to Daydream

June 22nd, 2013

THERE is nothing wrong with spending vast quantities of time fantasizing about imaginary realities far away from the cheerless hardships of modern life. The problem is that people are daydreaming incorrectly. Because of widespread misuse, daydreaming has achieved the rank stigma of slothful procrastination. But when used correctly, by following these simple guidelines, it can reduce stress, improve productivity and ensure that you stop being a miserable jerk the rest of the day. What Is Daydreaming? When most people need a break, they take out their cellphones and begin pushing buttons to command avatars to run, jump and shoot other […]

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A Modern Immigrant Finds the Spotlight

June 14th, 2013

The pirogi were warm, the honey-cherry liqueur was uncorked and the muggy basement of Word, a bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was standing-room-only. Dagmara Dominczyk, an actress familiar from films like “Higher Ground” and television shows like “Person of Interest,” was back in the old Polish neighborhood to celebrate the publication of “The Lullaby of Polish Girls,” a novel that mirrors her own experience as a Polish ?migr?. It has received strong advance buzz. On the sidewalk, middle-age women who might have known her as Miss Polonia of Greenpoint, 1992, called out, “Dagmarka, stand here, we take photo now,” in thick […]

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Fashion Makes Noise for Women’s Rights

June 13th, 2013
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On Newsstands, Allure of the Film Actress Fades

June 6th, 2013
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On Tabloid Tours, the View Is Tawdry

June 2nd, 2013

Still others think of it as the place where, in October 2010, Charlie Sheen laid waste to his room after a fun-filled night with an escort-slash-porn-star, convinced that she had stolen his $ 165,000 watch, and wound up in the arms of the New York City police. Option No. 3 is the choice — the only one possible — for the two scandal-minded bus tours now being offered in New York, two-hour sojourns from Midtown Manhattan to the Battery that review celebrity mayhem and criminal mischief for a ticket price of $ 49. In February The New York Post, in […]

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When It May Not Pay to Be Famous

June 1st, 2013

— RYAN HART played quarterback for the Rutgers football team from 2002 to 2005. These days, he works in the financial services industry. But a version of Mr. Hart on the playing field lives on, along with those of thousands of other athletes, in a video game called “NCAA Football.” The game allows players to manipulate the actions of more than 100 college teams in fantasy matchups. An unnamed avatar in the game shares Mr. Hart’s number, height, weight, biography and playing statistics. Mr. Hart sued the game’s manufacturer, Electronic Arts, saying it should have gotten his permission and paid […]

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Dwight Gooden Was Not Best Friends With Darryl Strawberry

June 1st, 2013

In your new book, “Doc: A Memoir,” you proclaim your sobriety. But in 1999, you said you were sober in another memoir, “Heat,” then wound up in jail years later after testing positive for cocaine use. Why should we believe you now?At that time, I wasn’t completely honest with myself. I was still drinking. I had seven years where I only drank, but eventually, I was doing coke and drinking. Alcohol is a direct link to the drugs. You joined the Mets when you were 19 and became the youngest Cy Young Award winner, but addiction quickly got in the […]

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The Hollywood Fast Life of Stalker Sarah

June 1st, 2013
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