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Little House’s Ketty Lester wants cards for her 88th birthday!
August 2nd, 2022 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Little House on the Prairie’s Ketty Lester is going to turn 88 on August 16th, and the singer/actress has one request for all of us to make her special day even more special.

Birthday blues. I get a touch of ’em every year, the older I get. I guess everybody does when you reach a certain age. It comes with the territory. And reading of Nichelle Nichols’ passage at 89 and Bill Russell’s passing at 88 just makes this 87 year old lady more aware of time. I’ve outlived 14 brothers and sisters. I’m the last…and I wonder why sometimes.

Changed the calendar today and realized I am expected (God willing) to turn 88 on August 16th. You know what I’d like for my birthday? A card from you. I want to hold a real card that comes in the mail the way they used to, before the internet. Is that silly? I love to read the letters and cards you’ve sent me faithfully over the years. Your words, your stories and your messages mean so much and getting them in the mail is kind of a sweet surprise…makes an old lady feel less lonely! I love flowers, chocolate, perfume like any woman, but what I love most of all is love. If you’d care to send me a birthday card as I turn 88 on August 16th, I would sure appreciate it. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh. findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”, it is written.

My manager said to me today that if I was feeling this way, I should “put it out there” and so I am. That’s all. I’ve got rehearsal tomorrow for my show on August 14th and probably a photo or two to share in the next day or so. ‘Til then, if you’d care to send a birthday card to ol’

Ketty, this is where they should be sent:
Miss Ketty Lester c/o DAEIDA / 1049 Havenhurst Dr. No. 20 / West Hollywood, CA 90046

Miss Lester has brought us so much happiness as Hester-Sue Terhune and in so many other roles, so let’s give her some joy. Let’s run out, buy her an old school birthday card, and wish her the happiest 88th birthday!

Who doesn’t love getting a physical card on their big day? I miss getting them. Maybe we can start a new tradition by reviving an old one.


Scream Queen Heather Langenkamp wants you to give blood
January 26th, 2022 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Heather Langenkamp has lost a lot of fake blood in the many horror movies she has starred in, including three of The Nightmare on Elm Street ones. Now, she is asking you to lose some of your blood.

“As a person who has made her career in the BLOODY horror genre – I would like to plead with my followers to give some blood this week if they can,” the actress wrote. “While there’s never a shortage of blood in Hollywood, the REAL WORLD is in dire need of it!!!”

If you can donate, please contact the Red Cross or your local hospital to give blood, platelets, or plasma. As an added bonus, if you do it between now and the 31st, Krispy Kreme will give you a box of a dozen glazed donuts.

I am a platelet donor, and I can tell you it feels so good to give. I can’t tell you why, but it does. Try it; you can watch a Netflix movie or series when you do it. And you can save a life!


Is this the saddest or smartest cake you’ve ever seen?
June 4th, 2021 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

When we were kids, we wanted our birthday cakes all to ourselves. However, that was never the case. Well, there is a three-year-old girl who figured out how to make that happen.

According to her uncle Casey Feigh, “She asked for a Lion King cake but specifically the moment where Mufasa dies, because ‘everyone will be too sad to eat the cake & it will be all for me.'” Then he added, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONA!! You already got life figured out. Can’t wait to see what else you teach me.”

I don’t know about you, but I am getting a Bambi cake this year, then Old Yeller followed by Marley and Me, Of Mice and Men, City of Angels, and finally one from Mask, the one with Eric Stoltz and Cher.

What cake are you getting for your happy day to make everyone else sad?


Ellen Page comes out as Elliot
December 1st, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 2014, Ellen Page came out as gay. Today, the Oscar nominee revealed that he is transgender and transitioning to Elliot.

Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.

I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.

I also ask for patience. My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women. To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough. You aren’t being “cancelled,” you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won’t be silent in the face of your attacks.

I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.
Thank you for reading this.

Good for him for living his life as he wants to live it. Enjoy your life as you want, Elliot. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

No word how this will affect his role on The Umbrella Academy that was recently picked up for a third season on Netflix.


Adelaide Kane breaks down how expensive it is to be an actor
August 27th, 2020 under Admirable People. [ Comments: none ]


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Actors make a lot of money on paper, but they have to share a majority of their wealth. Adelaide Kane, who starred on Reign on The CW that streamed on Netflix for four seasons, broke down the costs.

The actress says that she has to give 10% to her agent, 10% to her manager, 5% to her lawyer, 5% to her business partner, plus she is taxed 30% because she is a foreign national working in America. That is where 60% goes off the bat. Then she has to pay rent in at least one major city, sometimes two depending on where she is filming. She also has to pay a publicist $2,000-$3,000 a month, social media teams are $2,000 a month, stylists are $750-$1,500 an outfit, plus hair and makeup are $1,000 each time she uses them. That is a lot of dough before you get to put any of it in the bank.

She said in another TikTok video that she has been able to save up and she is paying a mortgage. That is because obviously she is smart with her money. I was lost once she started doing division.

Seriously, I have a lot of respect for her because she broke down how expensive it is to be an actor. I knew this because I have a few actor friends who have gone over the finances with me. That is why so many of them have a second job when they are not filming all of the time or have smaller roles.

Do you have a new respect for actors?


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