Rants, observations and musings (but mostly rants)

My job provides me with great new music ... and major distractions

My job provides me with great new music ... and major distractions
I've been covering Hanson for People over the past several years, and just yesterday, I wrote up a story for people.com about Zac Hanson's new baby girl. In addition to the pertinent baby info, the band's publicist sent me a link to the music video for their new single "Give A Little." And my day ended there. As my best friend Jenn put it: "It's like visual Prozac!" This video is so stinkin' fun, and the song is beyond-words catchy. Warn--Read more--

Wrangling famous animals in Hollywood

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If it weren't for this People story, A Famous Dog's Life may not exist today. One day at work, during a particularly productive brainstorming session, I thought it would be fun to round up a bunch of famous animals and see what they were up to: The monkey from Friends, the hairless cat from Austin Powers, and, serendipitously, the Chihuahua from the Taco Bell commercials. It was during my work on this story that I met a trainer named Sue Chippert--Read more--

On the road with Hanson

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One of my favorite assignments: Shooting a video diary while on the road with Hanson and family. Sleeping in a tour bus bunk is just as terrifying as you would think. --Read more--