Norman Lear Calls Donald Trump America’s Middle Finger

Norman Lear told Jeanne Wolf that Trump doesn’t have his children’s interests in mind.

Jeanne Wolf: What do you think of people who say – there are a lot of them – Donald Trump is our new Archie Bunker?

Norman Lear: Donald Trump is our new Archie Bunker. That’s interesting. I want to believe that the American people are holding up Donald Trump as they might their middle finger and they’re giving the middle finger to the establishment, to all of us – left and right – because they are badly served by the establishment. We are a culture of excess. That’s our biggest product: excess. In everything. He is excessively assholian. I think the American people understand that and this is their way of saying, “This is how you’re taking care of us? You leaders? Take this.” Then they give us Donald Trump.

JW: At least he’s shaken up the conversation. He’s made everybody stop talking and stop accepting the idea that they can talk in these canned messages, yes?

NL: I infer from your question that you think Donald Trump has something on his mind other than himself and I’m not sure of that. Donald Trump is selling his own product and I don’t think he has my kids in mind and their future.

Read more about Norman in his book, Even This I Get To Experience, now out in paperback.

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Blythe Danner Wows in I’ll See You In My Dreams




Blythe Danner in Saturday Evening Post

Blythe Danner‬ is one of my absolute favorites! I spoke with her for Saturday Evening Post about her newest film, I’ll See You In My Dreams. It was one of my first screeners this year – so enjoyable!

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Phillipe Petit on The Twin Towers

How do you dance across a wire between the Twin Towers? Very carefully Joseph Gordon- Levitt found out while filming “The Walk”. The original wire walker of that perilous journey, Philippe Petit, showed Levitt how to do it. I asked Petit how much he misses his beloved towers.

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Jeanne Wolf Remembers Her Friend, Jackie Collins, on BBC One

Jackie Collins lived an interesting life. She made it interesting! RIP to my friend.

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The Gratitude Project Featured on Time

The Gratitude Project

Doing these interviews and putting together this piece was such a treat for me. Think about how often you stop and reflect on what you’re grateful for – it’s true for celebs too! I received so many thoughtful answers from Hollywood A-listers and I was delighted.

Check out the full video and write up on the project: The Gratitude Project on Time

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