Paul Williams Comes Clean in ‘Gratitude & Trust’

“We met in Robert Mitchum’s bedroom in 1981 or 1982.” That’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Paul Williams, describing his first — and disastrous — encounter with comedy writer Tracey Jackson, the co-author of his new book, Gratitude & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life. “I was drunk,” admits Williams, “and Tracey walked into the bedroom where Mitchum and I were getting high. (I’m 24 years sober now, but in those days I would never pass up a little …

Too Old for Leopard Prints or Black Leather? Not Us!

I may be over 50 on the outside, but in my mind I’m still a fun, wild, youthful babe. A lot of us must feel the same way, too; why else would we get tiny tattoos or wear navy polish and black bras (instead of nice-girl nude ones)? Inevitably, however, there comes that MFR (moment of fashion reckoning) when we wonder, “Am I too old for this?” If you have recently experienced an MFR of your own, here’s how to …

Sharon Stone To Oprah: Why Shouldn’t 50 Be Sexy?

And you thought Christie Brinkley looked good? Sharon Stone is just four years shy of catching up to the 60-year-old supermodel who recently graced People magazine in a swimsuit, and Stone looks every bit the beauty she was at 34 when she blasted into the national consciousness as femme fatale Catherine Tramell in the 1992 movie Basic Instinct. And Stone tells Oprah Winfrey, who turned 60 in January, that being called a sex symbol at this age (she was 56 …

Oprah Sunday Show Features Oldest Facebooker

Edythe Kirchmaier posts to Facebook a few times each week. Her “Likes” include Prince William and The Cheesecake Factory, and most of her comments are about her family; others concern her charity work for nonprofit Direct Relief, which delivers medical supplies to disaster sites around the globe. So how did Kirchmaier get more than 41,000 Facebook followers? She is 105, the world’s oldest Facebook user. That distinction brought the California resident all kinds of media attention this year. In January, her …

Writers, Glue Your Butt to That Chair!

Oprah Winfrey wants to hear what Dani Shapiro has to say about writing. That’s why “the Big O” has invited the 51-year-old novelist and memoir writer (left) to appear on her “Soul Sunday” show on October 20 [editor’s note: The date of the show has changed from October 27 to October 20]. If you’re an aspiring writer of any kind, you may want to tune in as well: Shapiro’s points on the value of writing – even when you aren’t getting published …

Oprah and Recently Found Sister – Where Are They Now?

In 2011, Oprah Winfrey surprised her audience with the revelation of a family secret – that she had a half-sister she had known nothing about for 47 years.  She introduced viewers to Patricia Lee, tearfully sharing that Patricia had found out about their link three years earlier, and was a woman of such great character that despite initial rebuffs from their mother, she had chosen not to sell their story or take it to the press. Has their relationship grown?  …