‘Trust’ recounts story of kidnapped heir whose brother co-founded Getty Images

Are you watching the series Trust on FX? The series recounts the story of John Paul Getty III who was kidnapped in Italy when he was only 16. Some of us are old enough to remember the news coverage about the kidnapping of an heir whose grandfather was one of the richest men in the world. While the kidnapping is the focus of the series, what’s not as well known is that one of the most influential image galleries in the world was co-founded by Getty III’s brother Mark.  Continue reading “‘Trust’ recounts story of kidnapped heir whose brother co-founded Getty Images”

Ditch Colbert and what’s his name: Carson lives on late night TV

I was getting ready for bed, punching the remote to find something to make a little noise as I finished up my chores. I nixed late night talk shows. They bore me. Plus I can hear politics 24/7 and that’s the last thing I want to hear when I’m about to go to sleep. Imagine my surprise when I bumped into Johnny Carson’s show.  Continue reading “Ditch Colbert and what’s his name: Carson lives on late night TV”

Katy Perry’s kiss on ‘American Idol’: Is all press good press?

US media are naturally stressed for a number of reasons. One involves filling 24/7 news cycles, and that leads to all sorts of stories oozing onto our screens.

Now there’s attention to a kiss celebrity Katy Perry delivered during an American Idol audition by an Oklahoma musician Benjamin Glaze. It’s a quirky story.  Continue reading “Katy Perry’s kiss on ‘American Idol’: Is all press good press?”

From cop to actress, Faneal Godbold is definitely ‘moving forward’

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Faneal Godbold (right) on the set of In Utero. (Photo courtesy Faneal Godbold)

Faneal Godbold chose a career in what was once a man’s world, law enforcement. Although during her school years she had enjoyed participating in theater and drama, the real-world career path she followed as an adult was anything but glamorous.

Law enforcement was a magnet for the North Carolina native. Her father, grandfather, and uncle all worked in law enforcement. Godbold’s dad did what a lot of parents do—instructed her to “get a job so you can pay your bills.”

It’s likely Godbold’s dad didn’t envision his daughter appearing on TV, film, and commercials. How did she make the leap from law and order on the streets to justice on the big screen?  Continue reading “From cop to actress, Faneal Godbold is definitely ‘moving forward’”

Faneal Godbold chose to ‘step up’ early on

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Faneal Godbold (image courtesy fanealgoldbold.com

I’ll soon have an interview with actress and law enforcement expert Faneal Godbold. Recently the CEO of the Recording Academy, responding to complaints about the scarcity of women in the Grammy Awards, said women should “step up.”

Godbold stepped up all on her own.  Continue reading “Faneal Godbold chose to ‘step up’ early on”