Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley's candid and audacious memoir about her life and the men she has shared it with--for better and for worse. John Travolta. Parker Stevenson. Ted Danson. Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Kelsey Grammer. Patrick Swayze. Woody Allen. Woody Harrelson. And many others. . . . In three decades in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley has lived with, worked with, loved, or lost all of these men, and in this revealing memoir, she peels back the layers (and sometimes the sheets) on her relationships with all of them. From the early days of her childhood in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by her loving father, her inquisitive and doting grandfather, and a younger brother she fiercely protected when she wasn't selling tickets to see him naked, Kirstie Alley's life has been shaped and molded by men. "Men, men, glorious men!" gave her her first big break in Hollywood and her awardwinning role on Cheers, and through two marriages, a debilitating cocaine addiction, the death of her mother, roles in some of the biggest comedies of the last twenty years, and a surprising stint on Dancing with the Stars, men proved to be the inspiration for multitudes of the decisions and dramas in Kirstie Alley's life. In this collection of linked essays that's both hilarious and poignant in turns, Kirstie chronicles all the good, the bad, and the ugly men who have influenced and guided her. She demonstrates how men can be the air that women breathe or the source of all of their frustrations. But for better or worse, Kirstie shows that a life well lived is a life lived in the company of men, especially if they remember to put the lid down. The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente) is a hilarious excursion into love, joy, motherhood, loss, sex, and self-discovery from one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.
Although Saget is very well-known known for his family-friendly roles on Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, he is equally adored by fans for his scatological stand-up routines and his outrageously profane, scene-stealing cameos in The Aristocrats, Entourage, and more. Now with his publishing debut, he continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for--hilarious, irreverent and, more-often-than-not, filthy. Saget opens up about his life in entertainment and beyond, all with the blend of (raucously vulgar) humor and heart that has won him millions of fans.
With candor, humor, and warmth, legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John reveals her life story--from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health and wellness in light of her battles with cancer. This international bestseller is an extraordinary can't-miss memoir. For more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. Olivia has always radiated joy, hope, and compassion--determined to be a force for good in the world. Now she is sharing her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar, in this deeply personal book. Warm, candid, and moving, Don't Stop Believin' is Olivia Newton-John's story in her own words for the very first time.
Dear Diary, Decided to write book today. Thought am good writer, am smart gal, have interesting sex-filled (lie) life. Thought can write about men, life, love, family, food, sex, and fat assedness. Thought can share stories with tiny-butted and big-butted alike. Can tell people why fat, why (was) cokehead, why traffic jams and herbal laxatives don't mix, and why suede pants and sprinklers have same rule. Can show smarts and ingenuity...(Note to self: should seek patent on ideas for multiple uses of triple-x elastic-waisted pants, and negotiate with airlines on new seating classes invented by self.) More important...can show world how life is beautiful and funny, no matter size of butt. There was once a girl named Kirstie Lou. She dreamed that one day she would be a huge star. So she worked hard to achieve her dream--never suspecting just how huge she would one day become. This is the story of her Tiny-Butted then Big-Butted then Tiny-Butted life...with true tales of men, mischief, loss, cocaine, suede pants, religion, chicken and noodles and family, all thrown into the pie. Buon Apetito! Alley's accounting gives readers and intimate look into her life while providing a hilarious view of being overweight in a skinny-obsessed world. Whether readers are struggling with weight or personal integrity - or if they're just looking for love and happiness - they'll identify with Alley's experiences. She tells it like it is and helps us laugh at ourselves (and others.)
For those players who remain, the scars still run deep when it comes to the infamous "Ice Bowl," played December 31, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. What resulted was a game that has become part legend, part myth—a game that, 50 years later, remains embedded in NFL lore because of its sheer drama. But what few remember is that this was. In every way imaginable, a game of survival, pitting man against the worst nature could deliver. This is a story about a football game, the men who played it, the people who watched it, those who were inspired by it and it's a story, even a half century later, that remains unforgettable.
The bestselling author and American icon offers lessons from his own remarkable life in the form of letters to his great-grandaughter The author of The Measure of a Man and one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood offers a book that features inspirational advice and personal stories from his extraordinary life. Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter, Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his memories of being a boy in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era; achieving stardom and success in Hollywood; and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Poitier shares his experience of the most important passages in life.
In 1950, Vin Scully broadcast his first major league baseball game for the then-Brooklyn Dodgers. Nearly sixty years later he still invites a listener to "pull up a chair," completing a record fifty-ninth consecutive year of play-by-play. His instantly recognizable voice has described players from Duke Snider to Orel Hershiser to Manny Ramirez, with hundreds in between. At one time or another, Scully has aired NBC Television's Game of the Week, twelve All-Star Games, eighteen no-hitters, twenty-five World Series, and network football, golf, and tennis. He has made every sportscasting Hall of Fame; received a Lifetime Emmy Achievement award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, the American Sportscasters Association named Scully the Sportscaster of the 20th Century. Scully opens each broadcast by wishing listeners, "A very pleasant good afternoon." Pull Up a Chair will provide a reader with the same.
Nobody ever reads this part of the book. In fact, I'll bet anything that you're not reading this part now. And if it turns out that you are . . . well, the guy in the bookstore is probably staring at you, saying, "Stop reading that book!" I guess there's a reason bookstores are going out of business, left and right. So for the sake of bookstores everywhere, buy this fucking book. I myself don't care. I only care about the poor working man. Oh, and the sanctity of the written word. I care about that, too.
Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor; he watched actors work; he studied acting, starting at sixteen, with Stella Adler. Now, in his new book, Bogdanovich draws upon a lifetime of experience, observation and understanding of the art to write about the actors he came to know along the way; actors he admired from afar; actors he worked with, directed, befriended. Bogdanovich captures in their words and his their work, their individual styles, what made them who they were, what gave them their appeal and why the've continued to be America's iconic actors. These twenty-six portraits and conversations are unsurpassed in their evocation of a certain kind of great movie star that has vanished. Bogdanovich’s book is a celebration and a farewell.
In the heat of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.
In September 1986, a loveable alien named Alf crashed his spaceship into the home of the unsuspecting Tanner family. For the next four years, Alf elusively avoided houseguests, chased the cat, ate everything in sight, but the Tanners always loved Alf.
Comedy veterans, Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, use their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke. The joke is old burlesque and too extreme to be performed in public. It's called The Aristocrats.
Sam runs the Cheers bar. For a few hours everyday, Norm, Cliff, and Frasier come in for a few drinks and talk about their problems, laughing at each other's flaws and trying to be there when someone else may need them. Carla is the waitress serving up the drinks and Rebecca is the bar manager.
This is a story about a sports broadcaster later turned morning talk show host Danny Tanner and his three little girls, D.J. (Donna Jo), Stephanie and Michelle Tanner. Before the show begins, Danny Tanner's wife is killed by a drunk driver. So he needs help raising his three little girls. He asks his rock musician brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis and his comedian best friend, Joey Gladstone to move in with them. As the show goes on, Jesse gets married to Rebecca Donaldson, Danny's co host of the talk show. The two have kids of their own, who are twins, Alexander and Nicholas Katsopolis. However, the show is about what happens as the story is going on.
Gilbert Gottfried rose to fame in the 1980s thanks to his brash stand-up act and personality. Now, after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself as a family man.
Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.
Australian Jim Jefferies stars as an edgy, foul-mouthed stand-up comic living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more 'legit'. Joined by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve, and Steve's wheelchair-bound brother, Billy, Jim takes comedy to a whole new level, whether it's visiting a Las Vegas brothel, partying with the mentally-challenged or trying to pick up women at a gay bar.
Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single working mom who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James (John Travolta), a cab driver turned babysitter who Mollie won't even consider. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late.
Thomas Magnum is employed on the Hawaiian estate of a wealthy absentee owner name Robin Masters. The estate is run by Jonathan Higgins who mostly tolerates Magnum's presence as head of security on the estate. Magnum is also a private detective whose cases frequently have a humorous overtone and always just enough danger.
The true story of Rocky Dennis, a personable young man who has craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a fatal disease which causes hideous facial disfigurement. Rocky is the son of biker Rusty and he is accepted without question by his mom's boyfriends and her cycle buddies, but treated with pity and disgust by much of the outside world. The local high school principal doesn't want to enroll Rocky, but Rusty fights for her son's rights. Rocky eventually falls in love with Diana, a blind girl who cannot see his deformity and is entranced by the boy's kindness and compassion.
he evil alien witch Rita Repulsa has cast a spell on martial arts all-star Tommy Oliver, making him her very own Ranger and is using him to destroy the Power Rangers. Find out if the Rangers have what it takes to defeat Rita and her minions, and save themselves and Tommy, the Green Ranger, from her wicked machinations.
One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend.
A smooth-talking con man and a nine-year-old orphan are up to tricks in depression-era Kansas. Also includes a prologue by Peter Bogdanovich in which he shares insights about being a director and goes behind the scenes of Paper Moon.
The massive spaceship Terra Venture represents mankind's greatest accomplishment. The giant spacecraft hosts multiple habitat domes with diverse environments ranging from a lake to a mountain range -even a dome with a sprawling city inside -as it takes thousands of human pioneers deep into space to settle a new world.
This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians.
Jerry is a successful stand-up comedian, mainly because the people around him offer an endless supply of great material. His best friend George is a balding, whiny kind of guy, who craves the success Jerry has but is never willing to do what it takes to get it. Jerry's neighbor Kramer often barges into his apartment and imposes on him. Jerry's former girlfriend, Elaine, comes back into his life, and the four become friends. The show focuses on mundane conversations and situations that can be found during everyday life in New York.
The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training maneuvers when it comes up against Khan, a genetically enhanced conqueror of late 20th century Earth who has escaped his prison and has set his sights on capturing Project Genesis and destroying Kirk.
Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew called 'The Mob'. When a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, they all work together to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two beautiful women suspected of infidelity. Soon the detectives become romantically involved with the women they are trailing.
It's time to shift into turbo. It's the Power Rangers to the rescue in their all new high action motion picture adventure. With new turbo powers and racing Turbo Zords, the five superheroes battle an evil space pirate to save a wise and gentle alien and the planet Earth from certain destruction.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). The on-hiatus Foos released a hit-packed career retrospective in 2009. This matching folio features notes & tab for 15 tunes, including two new songs "Wheels" and "Word Forward" and: All My Life * Best of You * Big Me * Breakout * Everlong * Learn to Fly * Long Road to Ruin * Monkey Wrench * My Hero * The Pretender * Skin and Bones * This Is a Call * Times like These.