Thursday, December 7, 2017

Podcast Time with Bobby and Keith

Sex! Sex! Sex! Sex! Sex!  Will Keith Price make me address yet more male sexual misconduct allegations in this news?  Well, we can't ignore the stories anymore than we could ignore an elephant in the living room.  With all the money that goes into film and TV productions, the scandals are affecting budgets and salaries.  Shows are being cancelled and parts are being quickly recast and re-shot.  Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in the upcoming film ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD.  Charlie Rose's prestigious nighttime talk show was yanked off all PBS stations.  Just last month, Jeremy Piven's new CBS drama series, WISDOM OF THE CROWD, is already history.  It seems like if a male performer is accused, he's replaced even before he can respond to the accusations.  These kind of scandals are costly in the film and TV industry.  With that in mind, I ask Keith if a certain classic play is ripe for another revival.  Before our sex talk, we discuss Magic Meryl.  Actress Meryl Streep.  She has 3 Oscars and a total of 20 Oscar nominations to her credit.  She is simply not of this earth.
Later this month, moviegoers can see La Diva Streep teamed with Tom Hanks in a new Steven Spielberg drama based in a real life story.
It's called THE POST.  The 1976 classic, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, took us into The Washington Post newspaper for a terrific, taut look at the journalism that exposed the Watergate scandal and brought down President Nixon.  Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman played the real life reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.  (It's airing on HBO this month.  Look for it.)  THE POST focuses on another talk of investigative journalism versus shady White House politics.  This story happened at the same newspaper before the Watergate break-in.  Hanks plays the paper's legendary editor and journalism giant, Ben Bradlee.  Meryl Streep plays Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of major American newspaper.  Spielberg's THE POST is set in the early 1970s.
We also have a few special words about Hollywood screen legend, Kirk Douglas.  Can I remind you yet again that he was my first and only guest on the premiere edition of my VH1 talk show in 1988? Here's a short clip of when I asked him what he thought of his Oscar-winning son, Michael, playing a top Broadway choreographer/director in the film version of A CHORUS LINE.

Keith Price and I would absolutely love if you could give us a listen, *like* us, write some comments, tell your friends and agents about us.... stuff like that there.  Treat your ears this coming weekend at:  www.MOCHAA.podomatic.com.

Oh!  One more thing.  Keith and I just want to give a very loving shout-out to P.J. Johnson.  She gave one of the most memorable movie performances of the 1970s as Imogene, the teen maid to Madeline Kahn's Trixie Delight character in the classic film comedy, PAPER MOON.

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