Comedian Retta says she spends most of her time both on and off the set of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” laughing, playing improv games and singing with co-stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Aziz Ansari. But if her career had gone as planned, her life would’ve been much less playful.
Mariel Hemingway takes issue with what she calls the “hard-drinking, machismo” legend surrounding her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway. “I think there’s a delicacy to him that people underrate,” she says. “When you reread his books, you see the depth of his understanding of human nature. He wanted people to live authentically, he wanted to feel fully — he wanted to face himself.”
Seeing her in a sprawling Gold Coast residence, sitting in the (literal) lap of luxury, it’s hard to believe that two months ago Josephina, a shy black-and-white terrier mix, was struggling to survive on the streets of Greece. But every dog has its day – and last September, she was lucky enough to be found by one of the country’s foremost stray advocates: Paula Fasseas.
Eric Close is one of the few stars of “Nashville” who doesn’t play a musician — but that doesn’t mean that the Midwest native will be able to avoid the stage forever. “People have been bugging me and saying I should take voice lessons and sing next,” he laughs. “I’d try it out.”