Did Nancy O’Dell take a stand against smut?

If it's true that Nancy O'Dell is bolting Access Hollywood because she thinks the show has taken a turn for the sensational worse as People reports, then I applaud her.  I decided in the fourth grade to become a journalist and am sometimes embarrassed for what passes for journalism these days. Before I get on my high and mighty horse, let me say that in the past I have helped contribute to the slinging of gossip but there's a tipping point for everyone. There's news, gossip and getting down and … [Read more...]

Where does Michael Jackson go from here?

I can't decide what my favorite memory of the sensational Michael Jackson memorial is. I do know that it oozed class and that I want Jennifer Hudson to sing at my memorial, which I hope is not any time soon. From the Oscar winner, who makes singing look so effortless, belting Will You Be There to Rev. Al Sharpton being at his best to Paris Michael Katherine Jackson speaking from her heart and reminding all of us that Michael was just "Daddy" to her to Jermaine Jackson's teary-eyed rendition of … [Read more...]

So proud of you Shaun

There are people who talk about making a difference and those who are making a difference. I put Shaun Robinson in the latter category. The weekend co-host of Access Hollywood has written her first book, Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself. A slew of boldface names like Oprah, Vanessa Williams, Olympian Dara Torres, Queen Latifah, Nancy Pelosi, Celine Dion and Eva Mendes are among those to share their words with Shaun, … [Read more...]