Be it known Marilu Henner — of “Grease,” TV’s “Taxi,” nine films, 54 Below, did Roxie in the show “Chicago,” done a book — is our planet’s most uplifting positive person.
“I started with a Chicago backyard dance school, kitchen beauty shop, art class, then our community theater planned a raw, dark, gritty, take clothes off high school show, which I thought would go no place, became ‘Grease’ and I earned $325 a week. My mom wouldn’t see it because I said f – k seven times.”
She’s just done Disney’s film “Haunted Mansion” with Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, and found time for three husbands.
“My final husband. Marriage is like making waffles. You throw out the first batch. I have an unusual memory. My body, my measurements are better than ever. I gave up meat, dairy, am plant-based and 54 pounds thinner than I ever was. I’m working, I’m busy, I’m grateful for everything.”
Jeff’s ‘World’ is dino-mite
Jeff: “The most delicious thing I’ve ever done. It’s to be my authentic self — not pretend I know more than I do. They’re letting me off the leash.” What that means, who knows. Go watch it and tell me.
Imprezzing his wisdom on
George Washington’s Sept. 17, 1796, “Farewell to the People of the United States” says in part: “I have the consolation to believe that, while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it … vicissitudes of fortune often discouraging, in situations in which, not unfrequently want of success has countenanced the spirit of criticism.”
He mentions “this glorious country,” then: “Watch for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
“Citizens by birth or choice . . . [the] country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American . . . must always exalt the just pride of patriotism.
“There will always be reason to distrust the patriotism of those who in any quarter may endeavor to weaken its bands . . . be deaf to those advisers . . . who would sever them from their brethren and connect them with aliens.”
And also this:
“A government for the whole is indispensable. No alliances, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute . . .
“The unity of our government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence … of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.”
Larry Ameros, away 11 years, went to the long ago coffee street cart he’d once patronized here daily for two years. Before his order the old-time coffee pourer said: “I know, I know. Two coffees, cream, no sugar, buttered roll.”
OK? Only in New York, kids, only in New York.