Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rachael Ray Clone

As a raw foodie and chef/author, I love to watch cooking (as opposed to uncooking) shows to get ideas for recipes I can adapt. (Besides, there aren't any uncooking TV shows that I know of.) I just discovered a Rachael Ray clone on TV named Claire Robinson. She's got the same hoarse voice as Rachael Ray, the same upbeat personality--peppered with expressive, colorful phrases--and a similar appearance--the two women have dark hair.

When I first happened upon Robinson's Food Network Show, "Five Ingredient Fix," (without seeing the titles) I heard her voice before I saw any shots of her. When a few fleeting shots of her appeared (I bet they have brief shots on purpose to open the show, so people will think they're watching Rachael Ray), I thought that Rachael Ray had had some work done on her face, as her eyes looked different. That's how much of a clone Robinson is of Ray.

I wonder to what extent Robinson's Ray-like voice and personality helped her to get her own show.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A comedy video with characters named Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer

I'm excited to announce that my comedy video, Anomalies, is now online! I made it in NYC in the 1990s as a demo of my writing and directing and it features characters named Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer.  

To see it, click on the above link and use the login: Judy'sFriend and the password: secret77. If you would like to comment on it, please visit my Facebook page (Judy Pokras), where there is a thread.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Saw VI actress Jon Mack loves raw food

The multi-talented Jon Mack is very different from the drug addict she plays in the popular horror movie Saw VI. In real life, she's spiritual, an animal rights activist and loves raw vegan food! I spoke with her recently and found her to be charming and smart.

                                                                                 Photo courtesy Jon Mack, seen here performing with her band

Monday, September 21, 2009

3 Questions for AMC re: Mad Men

We love that Mad Men won the best TV drama Emmy--congrats to Matthew Weiner and the cast and crew!--and we have three questions:

1. Will AMC re-air the episode they ran last night during and just after the Emmys? We sure hope so, as many people (including me) missed it due to the Emmys, and can't bear the thought that we did.

2. Will AMC create an e-mail list by which it can easily notify fans of announcements related to the show? We don't know why it hasn't done this by now!

3. And finally, why hasn't AMC made a copy of Joan's pen necklace for fans to buy? We women (especially those of us who are writers) would love one.

Friday, August 14, 2009

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Singer with a Voice Just Like Christina Hendricks's

I've never heard the actress Christina Hendricks (Joan on Mad Men) sing, but in some of the ballads ("Secret Love" "Accustomed to his Face") this singer named Jamie sounds just like what I would imagine Christina would sound like if she sang as her character Joan!