It feels like a secret society of interested and interesting people.” “The main goal is to educate and engage leaders in the entertainment industry about global affairs and the U.S. leadership role in the world,” says Bojarsky, a veteran Hollywood and political organizer who started FPR in 2006. “Because they’re storytellers, advocates, philanthropists, and they pull focus, it’s the perfect community to enlist.” Previous FPR event hosts include Ken and Ellen Ziffren, Peter and Megan Chernin, and J.J. Abrams. Guests have included Bill Gates, Fareed Zakaria, and Jordan’s Queen Rania al Abdullah. When U.S. Agency for International Development head Rajiv Shah spoke at CAA last year, it was an FPR event. “It’s a great place for people in the community to connect around something other than the business,” said Creative America’s Ruth Vitale. “I loved the FPR event with the Google guy [director of public policy Bob Boorstin].” Of the Casey event, THR power lawyer and FPR advisory council chair Cliff Gilbert-Lurie said, “I was impressed by the general’s transformation from warrior to statesman. After 41 years of dedicated service to our country, his warning was that military power is just a temporary solution, and that only political and economic solutions endure. Gen. Casey exemplifies the best of our modern military, in the tradition of George Marshall.” STORY: Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker to Join Obama at March on Washington Events Gen. Casey spoke willingly with even vociferous critics of the American military, including Eion Bailey, the creator of the progressive reality TV show Imagine This!
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I’m Too Young for This! Suzanne Somers: Age-defier After star turns on “Three’s Company” and “Step by Step”–and as the spokesperson for ThighMaster–Suzanne Somers embarked on a second career as an author. Though her freshman effort was arguably more literary”Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers”by the early 2000’s, Somers had made a name for herself as am expert on dieting, weight loss and aging. In recent years, she’s become an outspoken advocate of anti-aging hormone therapy and her latest book, “I’m Too Young for This!”, offers information on a range on natural hormone remedies for menopausal and “perimenopausal” woes. Ricki Lake : Empowering parents-to-be Though Ricki Lake’s second daytime endeavor, “The Ricki Lake Show,” ended recently, she has a burgeoning career as a health and self-help author to fall back on. Lake has produced two films and written a book, “Your Best Birth,” on pregnancy and childbirth, offering her take on the conflicting views on C-sections, induced labor and epidurals and laying out natural alternatives for parents-to-be. More recently, she published “Never Say Never: Finding a Life that Fits,” a self-help book about how to maintain a stronghold on your dreams despite discouraging circumstances, with advice based on ups and downs from her own life. 3. Healing and Preventing Autism Jenny McCarthy: Motherhood and medicine Over the course of her career McCarthy has evolved from a Playboy model into a TV actress, film star and, most recently, co-host of “The View.” Along the way, she’s authored a number of health-oriented books, focusing on the joys and pitfalls of motherhood (“Baby Laughs”), and her experience raising a child with autism (“Louder Than Words”). In “Healing and Preventing Autism” (along with co-author Dr. Jerry Kartzinel), the vocally anti-childhood-vaccination actress took to the page to assert her controversial view that early childhood vaccinations contribute to the development of autism. 4. It’s All Good Gwyneth Paltrow: Queen of kale Gwyneth Paltrow may have started the blog “Goop” as a side project, but the Academy Award-winning actress’s dispatches from her charmed life and umpteen kale recipes have won her fans and haters in a way that no star turn in “Shakespeare in Love” could have. In her recent book, “It’s All Good,” she matches her food philosophylocal, organic, low-carb, high-plantwith recipes and photos.
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NEW YORK — Marshall Brickman will lead the creative team on an untitled new musical based on the life and career of Roy Rogers, the iconic “King of the Cowboys” who headlined countless Hollywood Westerns in the 1940s and 1950s. our editor recommends PHOTOS: Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen Among the most heavily merchandised stars of his era, Rogers appeared –usually alongside his wife,Dale Evans, his golden palomino ,Trigger, and his trusty dog, Bullet — in close to 100 features during his heyday. He also headlined The Roy Rogers Show, which began as a Western radio serial before moving to television in 1951 for six seasons on NBC. The show spawned a popular comic-book spinoff. Im excited to be able to introduce Rogers to a new generation — and to re-introduce him to his older fans, said Brickman in a statement. At the height of his popularity, Roy had millions of fans worldwide and reigned for decades as the embodiment of simple, honest American values. It will be interesting to contrast that ideal with the current environment of ambivalence and moral uncertainty. Brickmanis best known for his screenwriting collaborations with Woody Allen; he won an Oscar for Annie Hall and was nominated again for Manhattan. He received a Tony nomination in 2006 for his book for the smash hit Jersey Boys, and also co-wrote the book for the 2010 musical The Addams Family. While no composer has been announced for the project, press information indicates that songs popularized by Rogers onscreen will be part of the show’s inspiration. Producing entities behind the musical are Roy Rogers FamilyEntertainment Corporation, Happy Trails and the Spangler Group.The rights deal for the project was led by Larry Spangler and Walt Hoelzel, with Bill Wolfe of International Marketing Partners heading up branding and strategic retail partnerships. The executive team also includes music and entertainment industry vets Bruce Glatman, Tad Dowd and Bob Ezrin. No timeline for the musical has been set.