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How I Drove Bill Murray From The Movies

These days, Bill Murray is everywhere. In Toronto, they had a Bill Murray Day in his honor. Words like “beloved,” and phrases like “national treasure” are used to describe him. There is “Oscar buzz,” as everyone says, around his performance

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With Brooke Shields’ Mother, Dancing On A Stove In Spanish Harlem

And then–I’m not quite sure how–Brooke Shields’ mother was in the kitchen of the restaurant in Spanish Harlem, dancing on the stove. The music was playing loudly, the cooks and kitchen  help were staring in amazement, as was I. Brooke

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The Wallflower Leaves The Orgy

Last night my wife and I watched Nora Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail, and had a good cry. Anyone who would dare in this jaded, gross-out comedy-obsessed age to throw Roy Orbison singing Johnny Mercer’s “Dream” and Harry Nilsson’s version of

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The Legendary Watering Holes Have All Dried Up

Back in another mist-shrouded time when I was single, I always took dates to Bistro 990 in downtown Toronto. With its arched ceilings and pale gold walls, you could believe for a few hours (aided by a glass of wine)

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