Carol Ann

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Vampires And Howard Johnson's This Past Weekend

    My days and nights are so enchantingly surreal, I wish we could switch bodies sometime. Just this weekend I went to a special screening of Hotel Transylvania, the 3D animated film with Adam Sandler as Dracula trying to protect his 118-year-old daughter from humans, until realizing people are sort o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Joan Crawford Was Cut From Rosemary's Baby!

    ​Rutanya Alda--best known as Carol Ann in Mommie Dearest--just told me a remarkable story. Rutanya was Mia Farrow's stand-in for the 1968 suspense classic Rosemary's Baby.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    A Better Life Tackles Our Troubled Immigration Policy

    ​A Better Life is Chris Weitz's finely done neo-realistic film about a Mexican immigrant's poignant attempts to build a better life for his son in L.A. At a luncheon yesterday, Weitz (About a Boy) told me that nobdy wants to talk about the problems with the immigration system. Except the Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Mommie Dearest Dish From Rutanya Alda

    ​Rutanya Alda played loyal housekeeper Carol Ann in the 1981 flick about Joan Crawford's abuse of little Christina, who fought back with a tell-all. She's interviewed in my current column, but here are some more tidbits she revealed to me (which will be in her upcoming book, The Mommie Deares ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 17, 2010

    Colin Firth Said the C-Word!

    Speechifying on Broadway, plus plenty of cussing and discussing