Whenever I read Parade magazine, the first thing I check out is Walter Scott's Personality Parade.
Here's some Q and A from the latest:
Someone asks who was the best Mama Rose ever, Ethel Merman or Angela Lansbury? WS answers neither--Bernadette Peters. I actually saw Peters do the role on Broadway, and she was fine, but really?
In discussing Fred Thompson leaving Law And Order, Scott writes: "We assume Thompson, 65, now regrets leaving the show on his quixotic quest for the Presidency." Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader--that's quixotic. Fred's run was unsuccessful, but it wasn't ridiculous.
Finally, we get a question asking why hasn't Hurley lost weight (on Lost) when Tom Hanks in Cast Away became emaciated when stuck on an island. This is the kind of silly question I love, and so does Scott. His response is there's plenty of food on the Lost island. That's part of it, but the better point that he leaves out is that Hanks was stuck on his island for years while Hurley's been gone only about three months.
Meanwhile, over in the Calendar letters section, here's an interesting response to a piece on Dexter, the show about a serial killer. A Tanya Rutter of Manhattan Beach writes "Until the media takes a least some responsibility for the increasing violence in the country, we are lost as a nation."
Well, I suppose you can argue about how much responsibility the media should take for violence (increasing or not), but I'm surprised anyone claims our nation hinges on it.