Saturday, December 24, 2011


We celebrate Christmas, but it doesn't matter what you call it, LOVE and peace are the spiritual qualities of the winter holidays. My friend says "For our family, Christmas is the one time of year when we can count on smiling faces, bright lights, awesome gifts, giant twinkling trees, family reunions, childish games and believing in that old man that you know does exist. Christmas is the time when dreams come true. If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away. May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! Merry Christmas to you and your family May God watch over each and every one of you, and grace you all with love and peace.

Have a wonderful holiday, no matter what you believe in or don't believe in. Love and the Golden Rule are universal laws. I send love, peace, and blessings to you ALL. 

I pray for peace on earth, and a new beginning, where the old fundamentalist religions fall away. Old, primitive archaic "us versus them" thought -- the ones that judge must stop judging others. The overly religious people who cannot stand to "live and let live" are the only enemy any of us have. 

The new enlightenment is here.  Love is all there is. God is love. There are no other gods before Love. 

When you reach for the thought that feels better, the Universe is now responding differently to you because of that effort. And so, the things that follow you get better and better, too. So it gets easier to reach for the thought that feels better, 

Thursday, December 15, 2011


We are back on the air on the COOLEST new network, ANTENNA TV, a Tribune Broadcasting Company. Check your local listings for your cable company. It's on Channel 139 in Los Angeles, KTLA 5.2

Too Close for Comfort
Friday Nights 8p ET | 5p PT
Friday Nights 12a ET | 9p PT
Sunday Nights 7p ET | 4p PT
Sunday Nights 12a ET | 9p PT 

2011 at Vitello's (The Robert Blake crime scene restaurant)where we all got together
to hear Jim Bullock's cabaret
Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Lydia Cornell, Jim Bullock, Nancy Dussault 

Friday, December 09, 2011


Lydia Cornell ~ 2:40pmEST
TODAY I will be on Daytime with Donna on a live show on Friday, December 9 at 2:30 pm EST  
Please join the LIVE CHAT and/or call into the show at: 1-877-864-4869 and say Hi on the air, and ask me a question! Here is the link to the website:  
Please call in - 1-877-864-4869 and also go on LIVE CHAT which is located on the top of the website on the showpage titled LIVE CHAT tab.

AFI Best Actress nominee and People's Choice Award winner, international star of over 250 TV shows and films, best known as the star of ABC's hit series Too Close For Comfort as TV legend Ted Knight's daughter, Sara Rush.  One of the most popular sex symbols on TV, she is now a mother, author, teen mentor, talk show host, comedienne, producer, director, and award-winning writer.  Too Close for Comfort can currently be seen four times a week on Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting. 
Recent and upcoming credits include:
* HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David
* Kelsey Grammer - Bill Zucker Comedy Hour with Kelsey Grammer, Scott Baio
* Variety's Power of Comedy with Russell Brand, Justin Long, BJ. Novak (The Office), Helen Mirren, Melissa Etheridge, Aziz Ansari, Lake Bell, Donald Glover, Sarah Silverman, Garry Shandling, Patton Oswalt
* Me, Miami and Nancy - Lydia costars with Robert Downey, Jr., Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Cloris Leachman, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Oldman indie (*won Park City Film Festival) currently at Toronto and film festivals
* Cats Dancing on Jupiter - Lydia co-stars in acclaimed director Jordan Alan's with The Mentalist's Amanda Rhigetti, Ashley Hamilton, Richard Grieco, Keith Coogan
* She is in talks with Dancing with the Stars.
* Venus Conspiracy - written and directed by Lydia Cornell, costarring Deborah Van Valkenburgh, who played her sister on Too Close for Comfort
Link to Article

Monday, December 05, 2011


Wire Image: Lydia Cornell, Amanda Righetti 

Wire Image: Rex Smith (standing on his toes; I know he looks like a giant! It's a weird angle) Ldia Cornell, Keith Coogan, Jordan Alan (the director), Erica Taylor, Billy Wirth, Amanda Righetti

Justin Casto, Lydia Cornell, Keith Coogan, Andra Nechita


Two 20-something club hopping women in LA are at first glance living the good life of partying and casual sex, until they are revealed to be scarred by a childhood abduction and driven to take revenge on every man who crosses their path. Directed and written by Jordan Alan, starring Amanda Righetti, Lydia Cornell, Keith Coogan, Richard Grieco, Rex Smith, Justin Castor, Jonathan Bennett, Anneliese van der Pol, Peter Lewis, Allan Louis, Andra Nechita, Kelsey Weber...

Lydia Cornell, Justin Castor 

Our nice pedophile family and our victims
Andra Nechita, Keith Coogan, Lydia Cornell, Kelsey Weber, Justin Castor

Lydia Cornell, the girls

Jordan Alan, Director with Red Camera Red

 Amanda Righetti, producer, working the lights.

Cast (in credits order)

Amanda Righetti ... Josephine Smart

Jonathan Bennett ... Ben Cross

Anneliese van der Pol ... Dayna

Richard Grieco ... Derek Stockton

Peter Lewis ... Fryes

Allan Louis ... Berger

Billy Wirth ... Oleg

Andra Nechita ... Young Kylie Philips

Kelsey Weber ... Young Josephine Smart

Keith Coogan ... Fred

Lydia Cornell ... Myra

Justin Castor ... Larry

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Join Larry Jordan and Mike Horton live as they host the Digital Production BuZZ on Thursday, November 17th at Video Symphony TV & Film School, 266 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Join them as they talk with amazing studio owners and Academy Award-winning filmmakers on tonight: 

Lydia Cornell: Award winning actress, writer and filmmaker best known as the star of ABC's "Too Close for Comfort" and recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."  

Philip Hodgetts: CEO and President of both Intelligent Assistance and The Open TV Network, speaking on "‘The New Now’ Marketing in the Digital Age.”

Michael Cioni: CEO of Light Iron Digital, about how they handled the digital intermediate files for the new Muppet Movie.

Adrian Belic, Academy-award nominated documentary filmmaker ("Ghengis Blues," "Beyond the Call," "Happy") will discuss changing distribution methods. 

Mike Timm: Independent filmmaker who recently won several awards including best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Production Design and Ensemble Cast, for his first film - "A Girl, A Guy, A Space Helmet" - at the Maryville Film Festival.

Darren Miller, General Manager of Video Symphony with an update on their latest courses and thoughts about the direction our industry is taking in the near future.

5:15 - 5:45pm – Doors open and time for networking
5:50pm - Doors close (strictly enforced, please arrive early!)
6:00 - 7:00pm - Live – the Digital Production Buzz

Saturday, November 05, 2011


I did a killer interview this week with an amazing pop culture expert who knows everything about everything, including UFOs, Blood Tide, Dukes of Hazzard,  Battle of the Network Stars, and Too Close for Comfort"!! 

Tonight, Saturday November 5, you can hear my interview at 9:30-ish pm ET on "That Modern Rock Show w/ Ghosty". Listeners in NYC/NJ can listen at 89.1 fm and listeners anywhere can stream it live at or wait the very next day to listen to it on the WFDU archives on our website (I'll post a link to the archived show on your Facebook page on Sunday)

Love, peace and prosperity. 

More SHOWS coming soon... LYDIA LIVE, RAW AND UNCUT... and FRIENDS. 


On Monday, November 7th, I will be at the 8th Annual Pat Boone and Friends Golf Classic held at the Coto de Caza Golf Club in Coto de Caza, California. Of those who purchase events packages, one lucky person will get the opportunity to earn $1,000,000 for a Hole in One. Additionally, a Putting Contest winner will get a chance to make a $5,000 putt!
TV Ears is proud to sponsor the Pat Boone and Friends Golf Classic because the proceeds will help aid brain injured individuals through Ryan’s Reach. Ryan’s Reach is an organization that seeks to aid brain injured individuals and their families by providing financial resources and promotional support to High Hopes Neurological Recovery Group, Inc.
If you are a golfer wishing to participate in the Pat Boone and Friends Golf Classic, please click here for registration options. If you are unable to attend this event but would like to offer your support, or if you are a golfer who is in the position to give more, please visit the Ryan’s Reach “Sponsorship Opportunities” page by clicking here.
Thank you to Ryan’s Reach for all that you do. We look forward to being a part of this exciting and rewarding event!
Activities to look forward to include golf, cocktail hour, dinner, awards, and silent and live auctions; this year, attendees can also look forward to David Pack, the former lead singer of Ambrosia, singing hits like “Biggest Part of Me”, “How Much I Feel”, “Holding on to Yesterday”, & “You’re the Only Woman.”

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Remember, take the mind off the body; we are not a collection of body parts, aches and pains. Turn your thoughts to a higher Source of spiritual, Divine energy. 

Look UP and everytime you feel a pain in the back, claim your dominion over your body. Also, rout out any emotional "back" pain -- anything in the past, behind you, "in back of you" that you are holding onto. Old resentments, give them up to the universe and ask out loud to be FREE. 

My sister had a problem with her back and her feet -- and she worked with a metaphysical healer and homeopath on all this stuff. Now she does slow stretches in Yoga class and prays for the world, helps others, gets her mind off self and it's working. She had "arthritis in the feet" when she lived upstairs from a cruel neighbor who hated gays (my sister is gay) and suddenly realized she was "walking on eggshells" and her feet were affected!

Friday, October 28, 2011

'CREATIVITY" Lydia Cornell on DIGITAL PRODUCTION BUZZ with Larry Jordan

I just did the COOLEST show with the award-winning Larry Jordan on Digital Production Buzz – Oct. 27, 2011

Here is a direct link to my interview:

Discover a profitable and productive work life
Personal industry success stories
Tips on acting
Manage stress and creativity
Balance work with family
Get involved in the creative process
Finding the creative spark

GUESTS: Lydia Cornell, Jessica Sitomer, Dr. Margaret Cochran, Michael Cosgrove, and Terry Curran
Click to listen to the current show:

Join Larry Jordan as he talks with:  Lydia Cornell, Actress

Lydia Cornell has it all – beauty, brains, talent, success and unbridled creativity! She won the People’s Choice Award for her role as Sarah Rush on ABC’s “Too Close for Comfort” in 1980 and has worked non-stop ever since. She is just about finished with her new novel, is a recurring guest on the Bashama and Cornell podcast and we’ve pried her away to talk to us about her career and what she’s learned about achieving success in this industry.

Jessica Sitomer, President, The Greenlight Coach

Keeping the fires of creativity lit can be a hard task. Dealing with stress and remaining creative is even harder. Jessica Sitomer, president of The Greenlight Coach joins us tonight to look at the other side of working – staying creative without burning out. She explains the relationship between stress and creativity and staying healthy – you’ll want to hear her answers on this week’s show.

Dr. Margaret Cochran transpersonal psychologist, and Michael Cosgrove, host/producer

Dr. Margaret Cochran and her husband Michael Cosgrove produce the internet radio show ‘Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic!’ Wisdom, Love and Magic is about everything you think and everything you feel or imagine. Dr. Cochran and her guests talk about how to make sense of the worlds of linear science and felt experience and understand their impact on your everyday life.

Terry Curren, Founder/President, Alpha Dogs

The difference between a good editor and a great editor is the “creativity factor!” Terry Curren, Founder and President of Alpha Dogs, Inc. explains more about why it is important to involve editors in the creative process and how that can take your project to the next level.

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show.
It’s all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!

The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time. Ask questions during the show on our Live Chat, listen live, download an episode from the archives, or subscribe to the podcast either through iTunes or our website. Whatever you do, DON’T miss this week’s show!

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It helps get your blood circulating," says author and actress Lydia Cornell. "It's a great way to get the blood flowing to your head. ...

*Do One Yoga Move. "I start each day with a downward dog. It helps get your blood circulating," says author and actress Lydia Cornell. "It's a great way to get the blood flowing to your head. Tip: Another favorite tip from Lydia is to rub your chin. "I rub around my chin and jaw with some pressure because this area doesn't get enough circulation," she says. "It's great to rub with a little Vaseline in your hands or even a cocoa butter stick." 

Friday, October 07, 2011


In Lysistrata  by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual gratification from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace — a strategy that, consequently, inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual politics in a male-dominated society.

"This is not a traditional war story," Gbowee, 39, wrote in her autobiography 'Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War'.
"It is about an army of women in white standing up when no one else would - unafraid because the worst things imaginable had already happened to us. It is about how we found the moral clarity, persistence, and bravery to raise our voices against war and restore sanity to our land."
She shares the 2011 peace prize with her country's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and another woman peace activist, Yemen's Tawakkul Karman.

Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of the importance of women's rights in the spread of global peace.
The 10 million kronor ($1.5-million) award was split three ways between Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee from the same African country and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen — the first Arab woman to win the prize.
(AP)  OSLO, Norway — Leymah Gbowee confronted armed forces in Liberia to demand that they stop using rape as a weapon. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa's first woman to win a free presidential election. Tawakkul Karman began pushing for change in Yemen long before the Arab Spring. They share a commitment to women's rights in regions where oppression is common, and on Friday they shared the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored women for the first time in seven years, and in selecting Karman it also recognized the Arab Spring movement championed by millions of often anonymous activists from Tunisia to Syria.

Prize committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said it would have been difficult to identify all the movement's leaders, and that the committee was making an additional statement by selecting Karman to represent their cause.

"We have included the Arab Spring in this prize, but we have put it in a particular context," Jagland told reporters. "Namely, if one fails to include the women in the revolution and the new democracies, there will be no democracy."

Karman is the first Arab woman ever to win the peace prize, which includes a 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) award that will be divided among the winners. No woman or sub-Saharan African had won the prize since 2004, when the committee honored Wangari Maathai of Kenya, who mobilized poor women to fight deforestation by planting trees.

"I am very, very happy about this prize," said Karman, who has been campaigning for the ouster of Yemen's authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh since 2006. "I give the prize to the youth of revolution in Yemen and the Yemeni people."

Sirleaf, 72, won Liberia's presidential election in 2005 and is credited with helping the country emerge from an especially brutal civil war. She is running for re-election Tuesday in what has been a tough campaign, but Jagland said that did not enter into the committee's decision to honor her.

"This gives me a stronger commitment to work for reconciliation," Sirleaf said Friday from her home in Monrovia, the capital. She said Liberians should be proud that both she and Gbowee were honored.

"Leymah Gbowee worked very hard with women in Liberia from all walks of life to challenge the dictatorship, to sit in the sun and in the rain advocating for peace," Sirleaf said. "I believe we both accept this on behalf of the Liberian people and the credit goes to them."

Gbowee, who took a flight to New York on Friday, said she was shocked to learn she had won.

"Everything I do is an act of survival for myself, for the group of people that I work with," she said. "So if you are surviving, you don't take you survival strategies or tactics as anything worth of a Nobel."

One of the first people she told was a fellow airline passenger.

"Sat by a guy for five hours on the flight and we never spoke to each other, but I had to tap him and say, 'Sir, I just won the Nobel Peace Prize.'"

Gbowee, 39, has long campaigned for the rights of women and against rape, organizing Christian and Muslim women to challenge Liberia's warlords. In 2003, she led hundreds of female protesters — the "women in white" — through Monrovia to demand swift disarmament of fighters who continued to prey on women even though a peace deal ending 14 years of near-constant civil war had been reached months earlier.

"You're supposed to be our liberators, but if you finish everyone, who will you rule?" Gbowee asked rebel official Sekou Fofana during one march that year.

Gbowee was honored by the committee for mobilizing women "across ethnic and religious dividing lines to bring an end to the long war in Liberia, and to ensure women's participation in elections."

Gbowee works in Ghana's capital as the director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa. The group's website says she is a mother of five.

She said that although she had never considered herself worthy of the prize, "women have important roles in peace and security issues and I think that this is an acknowledgment of that."

"The world is functioning on one side of its brain" because women's skills and intelligence are "not being used to advance the cause of the world," she said.

The Harvard-educated Sirleaf took a different path toward change in Liberia, a country created to settle freed American slaves in 1847.

She worked her way through college in the United States by mopping floors and waiting tables. Jailed at home and exiled abroad, she lost to warlord Charles Taylor in elections in 1997 but earned the nickname "Iron Lady." A rebellion forced Taylor from power in 2003, and Sirleaf emerged victorious in a landslide vote in 2005.

Even on a continent long plagued with violence, the civil war in Liberia stood out for its cruelty. Taylor's soldiers ate the hearts of slain enemies and even decorated checkpoints with human entrails.

The conflict had a momentary lull when Taylor ran for office in 1997 and was elected president. Many say they voted for him because they were afraid of the chaos that would follow if he lost.

Though Liberia is more peaceful today, Sirleaf has critics at home who say she hasn't done enough to restore roads, electricity and other infrastructure devastated during the civil strife. Her opponents have accused her of buying votes and using government funds to campaign for re-election, charges that her camp denies.

Liberia's truth and reconciliation commission recommended that she be barred from public office for previously giving up to $10,000 to a rebel group headed by Taylor. Liberia's legislature has not approved that recommendation, and Sirleaf has said that if she should apologize for anything it is for "being fooled" by Taylor in the past.

African and international luminaries welcomed Sirleaf's honor. Many had gathered in Cape Town, South Africa on Friday to celebrate Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday.

"Who? Johnson Sirleaf? The president of Liberia? Oooh," said Tutu, who won the peace prize in 1984 for his nonviolent campaign against white racist rule in South Africa. "She deserves it many times over. She's brought stability to a place that was going to hell."

U2 frontman Bono — who has figured in peace prize speculation in previous years — called Sirleaf an "extraordinary woman, a force of nature and now she has the world recognize her in this great, great, great way."

Karman is a mother of three from Taiz, a city in southern Yemen that is a hotbed of resistance against Saleh's regime. The daughter of a former legal affairs minister under Saleh, she has been dubbed "Iron Woman, "The Mother of Revolution" and "The Spirit of the Yemeni Revolution" by fellow protesters.

Long an advocate for human rights and freedom of expression in Yemen, she mounted an initiative to organize Yemeni youth groups and opposition into a national council.

On Jan. 23, Karman was arrested at her home. After widespread protests against her detention — it is rare for Yemen women to be taken to jail — she was released early the next day.

During a February rally in Sanaa, she told the AP: "We will retain the dignity of the people and their rights by bringing down the regime."

Karman now lives in the capital, Sanaa. She is a journalist and member of the Islamic party Islah and heads the human rights group Women Journalists without Chains.

Jagland noted that Karman, 32, is a member of a political party linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement sometimes viewed with suspicion in the West. Jagland, however, called the Brotherhood "an important part" of the Arab Spring.
Yemen's uprising has been one of the least successful so far, failing to unseat Saleh as the country descends into failed state status and armed groups take increasingly central roles.