Tyler Perry returns again as the tough grandma who tells it like it is in “Boo: A Madea Halloween.” In case you’re counting, it’s her ninth appearance on the big screen. In spite of Madea’s popularity, Tyler told me why you’ll never see him trick or treating in a wig and heels.
Rebecca Hall went to some dark places in “Christine,” as TV News reporter Christine Chubbuck who felt her career and life were at a dead-end and finally killed herself on a live newscast. Rebecca was just glad her new husband had a role and was there to comfort her behind-the-scenes.
Michelle Rodriguez has gone from tough lady to teacher. Ever since she traded punches in Girlfight, Michelle Rodriguez has held her own in hard driving action flicks. But she’ll surprise you with her latest role in Milton’s Secret.
Gene Wilder told me he loved making people laugh. No matter where he was in the world, kids would say, “There’s Willy Wonka!” With that sweet face, that hair, those eyes – wow! He is truly unforgettable. RIP.
Fyvush Finkel had more fun being famous than any one you’ve ever seen which always made talking to him such a delight. His “Boston Public” and “Picket Fences” fans adored him. He won an Emmy for playing the eccentric lawyer, Douglas Wambaugh, and proudly announced, “I waited 51 years to get on this stage.” He started in the Yiddush theater as a kid and told his jokes ‘til his last days. “There’s a saying,” he would laugh, “with one face, you can’t be at ten weddings! I cleaned that up to tell it!” But I can tell you with one tuchus he did a lot of acting.