Ward Beecher

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Imponderables! Part 2

Due to popular demand, here's another one of my "Imponderables" from my upcoming book. This came to me as I was chatting with David Geffen at the recent Barack Obama fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton. He had a perplexed look on his face when I asked him if he had a napkin and a pen handy, but he...

Imponderables!

What a long, strange several months it's been, and I want to apologize right up front about not posting here for so long. But, as most of you are aware, I was spending a lot of time trying to assist Rob Reiner's campaign to be California's Education Secretary. Day and night I criss-crossed the...

If I told Katherine Harris she had a hot body...

would she hold it against me?

Alec Baldwin responds to brother Stephen's anti-pr0n crusade

*** HUFFANDBLOW EXCLUSIVE *** Earlier today I spoke to my friend Alec Baldwin about the recent anti-pr0n crusade of his brother Stephen Baldwin. From his new home outside Paris, France, Alec told me that he completely disagrees with the actions of the "outlaw" Baldwin brother: On Friday, Baldwin,...

Bollywood: the world outside your door

There's a parallel universe out there, folks, and it's bigger than our own: Bollywood. That's the word for the Indian (as in East India) movie industry, and they manage to output about 10 times as much product per year as we do. They have their own stars, superstars, and megastars. For every Brad...

Newsweek, Isikoff, and... Karl Rove?

I've never been a spy, I've just played a couple of them in movies. However, for one of my roles I did do a bit of research. That research came in handy when I heard about the Newsweek "scandal" and the Koran that was flushed down the toilet... Let's imagine this: a well-known reporter for a major...

A true conundrum

They say that time flies, but why is it that you lose time when you fly east, but gain it back when you fly west? I have always wondered whether it would be possible to continually stay ahead of the clock if one were to continually fly west. If one were to fly east, would one likewise continually...

The small things that matter

It wasn't that serious of an issue, but my rear view mirror had suddenly fallen off the windshield. I, of course, had several options. I could continue driving to Beverly Hills and have an assistant or the concierge handle the matter for me. Or, I could stop in at one of the auto repair shops, of...