Friday, April 18, 2014


WHAT A GREAT event and organization! Thank you Diane Hamilton of the Santa Barbara- and Solvang-based event production firm, Relevé Unlimited, and Dean A. Palius of Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People -- for having me play golf badly at the  “Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend” kick-off event, the “Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend Golf Tournament”, held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the oceanfront Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, California. The tournament was hosted by “Sideways” author and playwright, Rex Pickett, as a nod to the 10-year anniversary of the Oscar-winning film. My fellow celebs included  Richard Karn of “Home Improvement”, Kathleen Bradley of “The Price Is Right”, and Santa Barbara resident and former Los Angeles Lakers NBA pro, Don Ford.

A portion of sponsorship and 100% of raffle proceeds benefiting local charity, Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People.spent last week in Santa Barbara playing in a celebrity golf tournament to benefit Santa Ynez Valley "People Helping People" 

“Sideways” Author, Rex Pickett, to Host April 10 Santa Barbara Vintners Golf Tournament, Kicking Off Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend Wine Festival

-- Relevé Unlimited and Santa Barbara Vintners Announce Spring Weekend Kick-Off Golf Tournament Details, Scheduled Celebrity Participants, and Beneficiary Charity --

March 19, 2014 – Buellton, CA – The Santa Barbara Vintners (SBV; #SBVintnersFest) and Santa Barbara- and Solvang-based event production firm, Relevé Unlimited, have officially revealed details of the “Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend” kick-off event, the “Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend Golf Tournament”, to be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM (Pacific), at the oceanfront Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara, California. The April 10 tournament, to be hosted by “Sideways” author and playwright, Rex Pickett, as a nod to the 10-year anniversary of the Oscar-winning film, will have guests playing alongside noted VIPs, with a portion of sponsorship and 100% of raffle proceeds benefiting local charity, Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People.
The Sandpiper Golf Club – rated by Golf Digest as one of the 2013-2014 top 40 golf courses in California – will serve as the shotgun-start golf tournament’s backdrop, with tickets to include greens fees, golf cart use, a sleeve of balls, lunch, wine tasting stations and a post-tournament awards reception. Participants’ skills’ will be put to the test with contests such as “Closest to the Pin”, “Longest Drive”, and an official Putting Contest, as well as a test of attendees’ “Sideways” knowledge via a themed trivia contest. Rewards will take the form of a $30,000 prize for a hole-in- one on the 18th tee, as well as other premium prizes. Attendees will also have the option of buying into a raffle, the proceeds of which will benefit the tournament’s charitable cause.
Amidst all of the golf and games, tournament attendees will be able to enjoy Southern comfort cuisine from local Santa Barbara food truck, Georgia's Smokehouse, as well as wine from stations situated at the clubhouse, hosted by local wineries and winemakers including Dick Doré of Foxen Winery, Matt Brady of Jaffurs Wine Cellars, and William James Cellars.
Celebrities scheduled to appear at the April 10 Golf Tournament are Richard Karn of “Home Improvement”, Kathleen Bradley of “The Price Is Right”, Lydia Cornell of “Too Close for Comfort”, and Santa Barbara resident and former Los Angeles Lakers NBA pro, Don Ford.
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The 2014 Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend is expected to draw upwards of 5,000 attendees, and will take place at venues spread throughout the Santa Barbara County wine region. In addition to the Thursday, April 10 Spring Weekend Golf Tournament, are four days’ worth of Spring Weekend activities running Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, encompassing a total of 12 “Signature” events and more than 15 SBV winery member ancillary events. The headlining Weekend events are the Saturday, April 12 Grand Tasting at Buellton’s River View Park, and the Sunday, April 13 Farm-to-Table Picnic and Concert at Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, featuring indie rock / Americana music band, Jamestown Revival – the proceeds of which will also benefit Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People.
Spring Weekend will also feature a Festival Opening celebration consisting of a Sta. Rita Hills AVA wine pairing dinner at Buellton food emporium, Industrial Eats; a Wine Education Seminar Series at Solvang’s Hotel Corque, moderated by Clos Pepe Vineyards’ Wes Hagen; multiple guided vineyard hikes; a 90+ Points Wine & Dine Event in Santa Barbara; a Barrel Toasting Seminar and Tasting, with dinner, at Michael Larner’s new wine co-op, Buellton Bodegas; and an ultra-exclusive Grassini Family Vineyards Dinner Event featuring their own wines, plus Dierberg Estate Vineyard, Margerum Wine Company, Kaena Wine, Andrew Murray Vineyards, Fiddlehead Cellars and Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard.
Tickets for the April 10 Spring Weekend Golf Tournament are $190.00 per person; for additional details surrounding the Golf Tournament and the full line-up of Spring Weekend events, and to purchase tickets for any portion of the Spring Weekend, please visit: The Sandpiper Golf Club is located at 7925 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; please visit, for more information.
Additional wineries, celebrated dignitaries and celebrities scheduled to participate in the Spring Weekend Golf Tournament, will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as details about the additional Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend Signature events; updates will be published at, and announced via posts with the hashtag #SBVintnersFest. For more information about Santa Barbara Vintners, please visit, or
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Information about Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People is available at, and on Facebook at
Media inquiries about this announcement, may be directed to Anna Ferguson- Sparks, Stiletto Marketing, at 1.877.327.2656 or

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


The other day, I was on an adventure, exploring a hidden area with some co-workers for a show we are creating. We wandered through the canyon and shared horror stories, but then it became clear that the mission was much deeper. Sorry for being so cryptic but I can't reveal what we were up to yet, but I can say this: What presented itself was an opportunity to share love and to help someone wake up. Every human being needs to be heard and understood. The human heart  is healed by love. When you actually stop to help someone, your chemistry changes. The airwaves change. That day, in this place of death, I felt a shift happening. It was a resurrection -- as if a hundred years of hell was suddenly reversed by one change of focus. And at that moment, a butterfly flew over our heads and circled around us. The butterfly is a metaphor for transformation and renewal. All we need is love.

Pray -- hold love in your heart for the victims of the stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pittsburgh and for every human being on earth who is suffering from loss, grief, financial loss, depression, war, trauma, illness or injury.

Something is happening. It's a hardening of our society - a crass materialism where how you look and what you wear and how you pose is all that matters.

I used to say that we were snowballing toward excess and chaos — but it had to happen this way..  that the insane greed, porn and violence in this country have gone so far over the top that there is only one way to go: UP.  We have made the taboo all too thrilling (and profitable) because of our Puritan ethic. We are a nation of masochists: criticizing each other, shaming each other, chastising each other for our "sins" and lusts —  which helps sales of porn and guns and the taboo.

Death has become sexier than sex, as I wrote in my article about 'extermination speaker' Ann Coulter.

But it had to happen this way. We had to reach a chaotic, criminally insane breaking point. And it might get worse before it gets better. We are so immature; we thrive on style over substance. And though we've had too much too soon, reason and sanity are returning, despite appearances. The physical picture, the so-called "reality" we see with our senses has very little to do with reality. Like the software inside a computer, it's what's invisible that counts: the underlying harmony, love and hope we all hold in our hearts. Our desire for justice, equality, peace and the common good. These are the principles that hold mankind together. These are spiritual qualities. It's a "thought universe" and thoughts make the world, as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it. 

After all the sex, drugs and rock and roll.. after all the crap and materialism -- where else can we go but up?  
I have experienced miracles firsthand. I know of many others who have had these experiences and in fact, there is an abundance of good happening in the world. but the key to seeing it is to believe it in advance. If you are a doubting Thomas you won't be able to see these things called miracles, which are actually natural laws. 
Every day, focus on the good around you and if you are suffering expect a miracle. Miracles are actually natural laws. God is LOVE, not an anthropomorphic (man-like being) sitting in the sky. Prayer is the invisbile transfer of love to another. This has nothing to do with religion. Religion can be soothing and kind and wonderful, but it's still a man-made institution that is flawed and corruptible. But GOD is in every heart. The Kingdom is within you. Love one another. There is no power greater than LOVE.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014



Join us and the #Go Pro Daredevils and Husker Helicopters, Men's Health Magazine in Lincoln April 26, 2014 for THE BIG RED CHALLENGE. Log on here and find out what it's all about:

#Be Somebody & the Nebraska girls! With stars Tommy "Tiny" Lister from the hit films "Friday", "The Dark Knight" "The Fifth Element", Richard Pryor Jr. from the hit film "The Color Purple" and film and TV star Lydia Cornell from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and her hit TV show with Ted Knight "Too Close For Comfort!" 

Sign up now Huskers and join our race to help our veterans!!!! April Lincoln Nebraska! See American Hitmen perform from the hit show (America's Got Talent) and meet stars Lydia Cornell and Richard Pryor Jr.! As well as watch the GoPro Daredevils jump from Husker Helicopter!!!!!!!! Sign up today and run the race, and chase the cause to help our veterans!!!

The World's Most Exciting Job: GoPro Bomb Squad Skydiving

Kim Wolfe, owner of Husker Helicopter, has graciously donated his time and helicopter to the cause. He will be soaring up in the skies with the GoPro Bombsquad and also a few fans! Kim is a veteran himself and served in the Marine Corps. Learn more about Husker Helicopter here.

Special Guests

Lydia Cornell will be attending the race on April 26th to meet & greet runners, sign autographs and will be going up in the Husker Helicopter to fly with a few fans! Check out her bio here.

Richard Pryor Jr. will also be in attendance meeting and greeting runners. See his bio here.

Godshot for the day: If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life.

Miscellaneous Facts about Lydia Cornell

John Conley, a disabled Marine combat vet, sent Lydia his Purple Heart for her courage in standing up to Ann Coulter's 'extermination speak' in her article “Death is Sexier than Sex.”

Cornell is a Synesthete. Many artists, musicians and writers (including V. Nabokov, John Mayer and David Hockney) have synesthesia -- and see colors when hearing sounds, and see numbers and letters in color. The World Symposium on Synesthesia convened in Belgium last year.
She started experiencing 11:11 in 1994, when she got sober, and had a “catastrophic spiritual awakening and transformation.

Lydia is producing several new TV shows; has a book series coming out and stars in indie films “Damage Done; Happy Holidaze from the Joneses; Cats Dancing on Jupiter, Venus Conspiracy, Moon Over Atlantis, Thug in Love, and more upcoming films. 

Monday, March 31, 2014


Three’s Company and Too Close for Comfort Join Antenna TV on April 7

19th Feb, 2014 | Posted in Broadcasting

Come and knock on our door! Three’s Company and Too Close for Comfort Join Antenna TV’s schedule beginning April 7th.

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, which airs on 84 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 70% of TV households, will add Too Close for Comfort to the lineup weekdays 9-10am ET and 1-2am ET with Three’s Company airing 10-11am ET and 12-1am ET. On weekends, Three’s Company will air Saturday 7-8pm ET and Sunday 12-1am ET.

Three’s Company and Too Close for Comfort join Antenna TV’s lineup of classic favorites such as I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Dennis the Menace, Father Knows Best, Bachelor Father, Hazel, The Partridge Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Diff’rent Strokes, WKRP in Cincinnati, All in the Family, Good Times, The Three Stooges, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Gidget, The Flying Nun, It Takes a Thief andAntenna TV Theater, a movie block featuring MGM and Sony movies.

About Antenna TV

Antenna TV ( ) launched on January 1, 2011 and is available as a digital multicast channel on 84 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 70% of TV households, including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. For local station information please visit:

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


This weekend, Saturday March 29, 2014 I'll be at MONSTERPALOOZA

I'll be discussing my 'Bond of Silk" MONSTERS filmmaking experience on the MONSTERS panel this Saturday at 1pm.  

Our moderator will now be the talented Ryan Turek, the Managing Editor of  

Our panel Starts at 1:00pm on Saturday 3/29. 

Panel information:

Michael Burnett SPFX Makeup Artist
Vincent Guastini SPFX Makeup Artist
Steve Johnson SPFX Makeup Artist
Rick Lazzarini SPFX Makeup Artist
Mitchell Galin Co-Producer
Ernest Farino Director
Lydia Cornell Star of "Bond of Silk"
John Massari Music Composer
Tony Cutrono Cinematographer 

Burbank Airport Hilton
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 843-6000

Saturday March 29, 2014 @ 1:00PM



Worry is ingratitude in advance. ~ Who said that?  
Enthusiasm and courage actually change your brain waves, which means you can sculpt your own reality if you'll just STOP when you are in panic or stress, take a time-out and breathe.  Stop and center yourself. Mentally claim dominion over your reality.
Fear is "False Evidence Appearing Real" and you have nothing to fear. I have been through a lot of stress lately with my mother being rushed to ER, and with our sweet dog Chazzy's sudden death. Also, the fear of financial insecurity that seems to pervade all our lives as we navigate the new economy -- I'm accidentally running a sober recovery house. (More on that later.)
But I've experienced absolute transformation when I surrender my worries and fears to a Higher Power. I call this force GOOD or God, but you can call it LOVE or Nature. The important thing is to realize you are not alone, and you are loved. Use all of us - picture ALL your loved ones as your HP (Higher Power.)  Picture all the good guys of mankind as your higher power.
I have spine-tingling, first hand evidence that miracles are natural laws of the universe. What I call "a miracle" is simply the amazing secret knowledge that there is a law of nature that actually rescues me when I am stressed or in fear. It actually heals my body when I depend on this power. When I relax and 'let go" and pray (which means I yell HELP) or silently cry out to the Universe for help — help always comes.  And when I help someone else, my suffering vanishes.
 "Share your pain you cut it in half; share your joy, you double it."
AND don't forget this: "You can be attractive even if you’re not good looking because if you radiate love you attract people! (That’s a joke I wrote.) Scientists have discovered that brain activity produces waves that are measurable according to your level of serenity or agitation. And Einstein said, “No problem can be solved on the same level it was created on.” In other words, you can't fight fire with fire; you can't cure alcoholism with more alcohol; you can’t start a war to create peace — you have to go to a higher level — a spiritual or diplomatic solution. Or as George Carlin put it, “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”

PLEASE join me, TIny Lister, Richard Pryor, Jr. and our wounded veterans and thousands of amazing people in THE BIG RED CHALLENGE in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 26, 2014.

Please sign on and donate whatever you can to show your support of our military veterans who have lost limb and leg and more.. our HEROES!!

Richard Pryor, Jr. and Lydia Cornell signing autographs and riding in the Husker Helicopter to support our troops in Lincoln, NE for the BIG RED CHALLENGE 

Richard Pryor, Jr. and Lydia Cornell signing autographs and riding in the Husker Helicopter at THE EXPO for the BIG RED CHALLENGE 

Check out our commercial which is now in movie theaters:

Veterans at Home, on a Mission of Compassion 


Rachel Gutierrez was an army sergeant in Iraq, but back home in Phoenix she leads a platoon. At 2:30 in the morning last Oct. 18, members of the 1st Platoon Phoenix   gathered at an all-night McDonalds in a bad neighborhood downtown. Their mission was to comb the streets for chronically homeless veterans (who tend to sleep in groups but scatter during the day) and register them to get housing and other services.

Challenged Athletes Foundation:

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.  



Thursday, March 20, 2014


Every morning when you wake up, immediately think of something to be grateful for. My friend lost her eyesight and has no vision, so she created an inner vision: a second vision radio show to find the lost dream inside her. 

So I'm up for a couple of TV roles, and they want to know "what I look like today."  I have not had any plastic surgery or injections. I am so grateful that I was unable to afford expensive injections or plastic surgery the past few years -- because I avoided RUINING MY FACE!  My heart goes out to every woman who has succumbed to the terror of "anti-aging" remedies. 

This video was shot 3/14/2014
This is an ANTI-PORN comedy rant, that actually has an uplifting ending. It was filmed on March 14, 2014 and is to show "how a woman in Hollywood can still survive without plastic surgery" lol for casting directors, etc.
Through the grapevine I heard that "on reality TV they will not allow any woman on the air who is unattractive."  This made me wonder about Anthony Bourdin of 'PARTS UNKNOWN' on CNN.

I wonder if they would allow a woman to replace him on the Travel Channel, a woman with gray hair and wrinkles — like he has. Look at HIS face: it's wrinkled, graying and gnarly, but since he's a guy he gets to age normally and gracefully and ENJOY LIFE. 

We, as women, are not so lucky. 

Yes, he's handsome (for a man.) But can you imagine if a woman was allowed to have crows' feet, wrinkles and gray hair and do a show and JUST BE HERSELF? 

FYI: the rest of my RANT goes like this: 

"I was mistaken for  a hooker by my mother and the police on my way to an audition. Maybe it was the leash and dog collar I was wearing at 8
o'clock in the morning. 

I'm not spiritual enough to stop dressing like a hooker because you can't get a job in Hollywood without lap dancer on your resume -- and I'm referring to the writers, not the actors. 

That's why I'm in withdrawal from cleavage ..