Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Warren Beatty!

Mar. 30, 2011
Dear Warren Beatty,
Today I’m wishing you a Happy Birthday and hoping you recollect the time we saw each other at the Getty Villa. What? You don’t remember? We bumped into each other. Our arms even touched! You still don’t remember? Well, let me refresh your memory.
The year was 1990 and I was at the Getty Villa in Malibu as a chaperone for a youth group from my church. I had my two daughters with me. I was pushing Stacy, 3, in a stroller. Julie was 6 and she was under explicit instructions to not touch anything and hang onto the stroller. We had just entered an elevator, when two older women came in. They were smiling and seemed to be excited about something.
They turned to me and asked: “Do you know who Warren Beatty is?”
I said: “Yes, of course!”
They said, “Well, he’s here today! We just saw him!”
I asked: “Where?”
They answered: “He’s walking around with a short blonde woman. He’s wearing a light colored suit. You can’t miss him!”
Well, forget all the priceless artifacts and exhibits! Forget all the beautiful gardens and architecture of the Getty Villa! This took priority over all that. Oh, was I supposed to be chaperoning the youth, too? But it was YOU, Warren Beatty! We were on the hunt!
I told Julie: “Don’t let go of this stroller! We’re looking for a movie star!”
There I was running all around the museum with my daughters, pushing the stroller through the crowds, looking for the movie star in the light colored suit with a short blonde woman. We looked everywhere.
After a while, one of the young men in our group ran up to me, excited and out of breath.
He said: "Mrs Love, Mrs Love! Madonna’s in that room over there. Go see!"
What?!! YOU and Madonna, in the same place, at the same time?  I told the girls this was our lucky day! I asked the young man to point her out to me.
He said: "She's in that exhibit room with some old guy. You can't miss her!"
We were on the hunt once again! I went into the exhibit room and there she was! The Material Girl, herself!
She was with a tall gentleman looking at a painting. I pushed our stroller right up next to them. I bumped into the gentleman and he said: "Oh excuse me." I wanted to tell him, 'get out of my way, there's Madonna!'...but I didn't. I remained polite and said, "Oh, I'm sorry."
Madonna was many years younger than you see her today. And I didn't think she was as beautiful as I’d seen her on MTV. (Oh, the magic of television!) Well, I got a good look at her and then remembered I was still on the hunt for YOU. We were off!
I ran around the entire museum and then finally walking right towards me—THERE YOU WERE!--in a light colored suit, with a short blonde woman! Wait a minute! Who was the short blonde woman? It was Madonna!
You two were together in that exhibit room where I had seen Madonna earlier!  She was the short blonde woman?  And YOU were that gentleman I bumped into--who said "Excuse me!"  You were together???
I found out later you were working on the film “Dick Tracy” together and had a brief relationship.
It was funny to me that the old ladies in the elevator only saw YOU, Warren Beatty with some short blonde woman. The young man only saw Madonna with some old guy! Luckily, I saw you both!
What Warren? You still don’t remember this event? It’s been etched in my mind all these years! I continue to be your devoted fan. (when it’s your wife’s birthday, I’ll remind her of when SHE and I ran into each other in 2003...another story for another day!)
Happy 74th Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Eric Idle!

Mar. 29, 2011
Dear Eric Idle,
My family, the McCunes, have enjoyed “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” for years. I remember watching it with my brothers and sisters and laughing and laughing! Then I would go visit friends’ homes and would say, “Hey, let’s watch Monty Python!” I would be rolling on the floor in a fit of laughter. My friends would stare and me and say. “I don’t get it. What’s the big deal?” It took a strange, certain kind of humor to enjoy Monty Python.
In 1975, you and the other members of your Monty Python comedy group, released the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” I was an instant fan. I watched it so many times…over and over.
As the years went on, I watched it on video with my children. What happens when you raise your children on “Monty Python and The Holy Grail?”

-When they scraped their knees, they would come to me and say, “It’s ok, Mom. It’s but a flesh wound!”
-When my girls shorts were too short, I would say: “Cover up your naughty bits!” (ok, that’s from Monty Python’s Flying Circus!”
-Playing tag with friends in the neighborhood, they would shout, “Runaway! Runaway!”
-When they told jokes, they would say, “Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?”
-When the gardener was working in the yard, they would say: “Yes, shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.”
-When they would get into quarrel, I would say: “Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who.”
-In school, their teachers would stare at them because they would pronounce the word “knights” as “k-nig-hts.”
-Hanging out with friends, they would ask: “What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color? What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?” And of course, their friends would just stare back. If they were GOOD friends, they had the correct answers to all the questions!

I know, to some, it sounds like a bunch of gibberish, but to a true Monty Python fan, it makes complete sense!  And my children continue to be true Monty Python fans!
Happy 68th Birthday, Sir Robin the-not-quite-so-brave-as Sir Lancelot!
Your fan always,
Regards, Mrs Love

Happy Birthday Lady Gaga!

Mar. 28, 2011
Dear Stefani,
Yes, I called you Stefani. Why? Because I don't really know you well. As you've said: "Lady Gaga is my name. If you know me, and you call me Stefani, you don't really know me at all." It's true.

Well an historical day has finally arrived for me, Stefani. You see, I remember when my mother would let us turn on the radio as we were driving in our family station wagon and pop music would come on. (well pop music of the 70's!) My mother had no clue who the latest bands and artists were; nor did she really care. She would then flip the station to her oldies music and immediately there would be weaping and waling heard from the back seat. "Ohhhhh Mom! We want to listen to OUR music!"

Well "OUR music" is now the oldies music and YOUR music is now the pop music--of which I know very little! I've turned into my mother!

Stefani, I don't know one of your songs--not one! I read that you've had a massive impact on popular music and culture. Well, I suppose it has passed me by.

I'll just go back to my oldies/classic rock radio station and sing along with The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

Frankly, Stefani, if you must know the truth, you kind of scare me. After all you've said: "They can't scare me, if I scare them first."

You've also said: "Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick, and kill for each other." Now Stefani, is this a metaphor or do you mean this literally? Or are they lyrics to one of your songs? I don't get it. (now I REALLY sound like my mother!)

Ok, perhaps in honor of your 25th birthday today, I'll listen to one of your tunes.

However, you've also said:
"I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul."
Okay, you're still scarying me!

Have a Happy 25th Birthday, Lady Gaga!
Regards, Mrs Love

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Keira Knightly!

Mar. 26, 2011
Dear Keira Knightly,
As I’m writing to you this evening, I’m watching “The Duchess” in honor of your birthday. I picked it up at Blockbuster tonight. What intrigued me about it? Well, the picture on the cover of you with really tall hair! Plus, I’m renting it for .99. You can’t beat that, Keira!  However, I believe you and I live on very different budgets. Forbes magazine reported that you earned $32 million in 2007. Not too shabby!

You are definitely one of my favorite actresses. Or should I spell it: favourite. That’s how you Brits spell it, right? I’m not surprised you became an actress, having been raised by theatrical parents. Your father is an actor and your mother is a playwright.

Your “breakout” role was “Bend it like Beckham,” although I must admit; I didn’t know who you were until I saw you in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.

I also enjoyed you in “Love Actually.” How beautiful you were as Juliet in the wedding scenes! But my favourite scene was when you answered the door to Mark who was there holding sheets of poster board, confessing his love for you with this message:

“To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will love you - Until you look like this” (and he holds up a picture of an unwrapped mummy!) Wonderful!

Now, since I’m on a roll here, Keira, let me tell you what I thought of “Pride and Prejudice.” You did a superb job as Miss Elizabeth Bennet. And you nailed that British accent. (joking!) However I must tell you, I did NOT like your hair and makeup. The only time your hair and makeup people got it right was in the “Fog” scene. Absolutely beautiful! Mr. Darcy was beautiful too!  And another thing, Keira, your dresses made you look so flat-chested. My suggestion? Just put a couple of gym socks in there, girl!

This brings me to my next comment. You really ought to consider putting on some weight, Keira. As one friend said to me: Curves are sexy—not bones! Think about it, dear. (too bad, these days, my curves are in all the wrong places!)

Now in Hollywood, actors come and go all the time. But I don’t think you’re just a “flash in the pan.” I believe you’ll be on the big screen for many years to come and we’ll enjoy watching you! My sources tell me it’s been confirmed you are slated to play the coveted role of Miss Eliza Doolittle in the 2012 remake of “My Fair Lady.” Can’t wait to see it! Keira, you’ve been nominated for an Oscar once before, but my prediction is that we’ll be seeing you walk up to that podium on an Oscar night very soon, giving your acceptance speech. Get it ready Keira! Listen to Mrs Love, she knows!

Happy 26th Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Clyde Barrow!

Mar. 24, 2011
Dear Clyde Barrow,
You were an outlaw, a robber, escaped convict, murderer and even a celebrity. You & your girlfriend Bonnie Parker & the Barrow gang certainly had a unique style. Robbing small banks, gas stations and stores, the most you ever took was $1,500. 
Bonnie took numerous pictures of the two of you and many rolls of film were left behind in the stolen cars you abandoned. She also loved to write poetry & some of her poems were also left behind.
Your gang didn’t kill all the police officers you came upon. In fact, many times you would “kidnap” them and take them on joy rides, not killing all of them, but certainly scaring them! All this added to your fame and notoriety.  
Just like celebrities today, you even changed your name to sound more illustrious. You were born Clyde Chestnut Barrow, but later signed your name as Clyde “Champion” Barrow.
One thing I found we have in common, Clyde, is that we both like Fords.  In April 1934 you even wrote a letter to Henry Ford, thanking him for such a “dandy” car. After all, whenever you stole a car, you always made sure it was a Ford!
“Dear Sir: -
While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got every other car skinned and even if my business hasen't been strictly legal it don't hurt any thing to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8.
Yours truly,
Clyde Champion Barrow”
You were shot and killed, along with Bonnie, in Louisiana in 1934 at the age of 25.  Your car was riddled with hundreds of bullets, as well as your bodies. You were buried in West Dallas, Texas. Although Bonnie’s wish was to be buried at your side, her family wouldn’t allow it and she was buried in another cemetery also in West Dallas.
The 1967, movie “Bonnie and Clyde,” starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, portray you both as attractive and chic. However, to be honest, the photos you left behind don’t show you looked anything like those two actors. But, I must say, I love that movie!
This would have been your 102nd birthday today. For only having lived on this earth for 25 years, you certainly made a name for yourself, Clyde—however, perhaps not a good name, but certainly a renowned one.
Happy Birthday,
Regards, Mrs Love

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Joan Crawford!

Mar. 23, 2011
Dear Lucille Fay LeSueur, aka Joan Crawford,
My favorite of your films? “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” You and Bette Davis were awesome. It was one of the first horror movies I had ever seen.

“Sister, sister, oh so fair. Why is there blood all over your hair?”
Oh my, I just got chills remember how creepy that movie was!

Next year a remake of your Academy Award winning film “Mildred Pierce” will be released, with Kate Winslet starring. You’d be happy with her. She’s a great actress too.

Upon being disinherited, your daughter Christina, wrote the tell-all book, “Mommy Dearest,” released in 1978. Too bad you weren’t around to defend yourself when the book came out. It was one of the first “celebrity tell-all” books back then. Now there are many.

It’s interesting that although I never read the book, I remember hearing that you did not approve of wire hangers. Well, Joan, you and I have this in common. I don’t like wire hangers either. I won’t, however, go into a violent tirade about it though. I just toss them and replace them with plastic ones. I know that if plastic hangers were around when you were raising your daughter, she would’ve used them. Perhaps you would’ve said, “No more wire hangers! No wire hangers ever! Plastic only!”

I’m not sure how things are in heaven, but I’m sure if you could, you’d be looking cool smoking a cigarette and toasting a glass of champagne for your birthday.
Happy Birthday on what would have been your 106th birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Happy Birthday & Best Wishes to Reese Witherspoon!

Mar. 22, 2011
Dear Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon,
Of course, everyone knows you as Reese, which is your mom’s maiden name. If I used my mom’s maiden name as my first name, I’d be Torres Love. Na, I think I’ll stick with Vivian! That pattern doesn’t quite work for everyone!

I’m so happy for you! What an exciting week this will be for you! Today you turned 35 and on Sat. you’ll be getting married in Ojai, CA.

Now, let me be honest with you for a moment, Reese. Or do your friends call you Laura? I never felt Ryan Phillipe deserved you. (did you call him Matthew? That’s his real name, you know. Perhaps you didn’t know that, Laura!) And I’ve never completely trusted Jake Gyllenhaal. I think the man you’ll be married to this Sat. is perfect for you! The reason being—Jim Toth is involved in the movie business, but he doesn’t do what you do! I don’t think your egos will clash. So, I predict this marriage will work.

I have 2 favorites of your movies. First, Elle Woods in the “Legally Blonde” movies. I love Elle! She’s the ditzy sorority girl who ends up showing she really does have brains when she gets into Harvard Law School. Loves your clothes, your hair, your dog’s outfits, and your later-in-the-movie boyfriend played by Luke Wilson…very easy on the eyes!

And my second favorite would be your role as Jennifer in “Pleasantville.” Loved, loved that movie! You played opposite some great actors! My favorite being Paul Walker...ooh la la!

One of the best things you’ve shared was this: (I think it’s something all actors should know before they get to Hollywood!) "The battles that we face in this business aren't financial, they are moral. And I certainly think that the longer you can keep your values, and your morality intact, and keep your head on your shoulders about what is important at the end of the day, you can get the most out of this business and really emerge with something wonderful."

You are something wonderful Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon…soon to be Mrs. Toth!
Happy 35th Birthday and Best Wishes on your upcoming nuptials!
Regards, Mrs Love

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Matthew Broderick!

Mar. 21, 2011
Dear Matthew Broderick
I will be your fan for evermore because you portrayed that righteous dude, Ferris Bueller. I know you’ve been in many other films but this is my absolute favorite. I did find it a bit weird, however, when I found out you were once engaged to your on-screen sister, actress Jennifer Grey and you were real-life golfing buddies with actor Jeffrey Jones (Principal Ed Rooney.)

What did I learn from Ferris Bueller?  That you should take a day off once in a while--you never know, anything could happen. Of course, I’ve never taken Chicago by storm, but I’ve had great times in LA.  I learned that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Of course, I’ve never jumped onto a float and broken out into a Beatles song, but I am prepared, should the opportunity present itself! I also first heard the term: Voodoo economics from Ferris’ economics teacher. I don’t what it means, but I must admit, it sounded rather boring. And lastly, I learned that if you’re going to take a day off, you might as well do it in a red Ferrari!

Thank you for that film, Matthew. Or do your friends call you Matt? If I saw you on the streets of New York strolling with your wife Sarah Jessica Parker and your 3 kids, would you mind if I called you “Ferris?”  May I call you wife “Carrie?”

Happy 49th Birthday! Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero…and so are you, Matt!
Regards, Mrs Love

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers!

Mar. 20, 2011
Dear Mr. Rogers,
I think everyone, no matter who you are--your age, your gender--could learn a lot from you. You were a teacher, a minister, a songwriter, a television host, a husband, a father.

You said that the reason you started a television show for children was because you didn’t like television. Instead of complaining, you did something about it.

From the time I was a year old, until I was 5, I lived in Pittsburgh, PA. You were on Public Television there. My sisters and I watched you on a show called “The Children’s Corner” where you were a puppeteer. Later, my family moved to New Mexico and then southern California. My brothers and sisters and I continued to watch you. We enjoyed watching you come home, take off your shoes and change into your sneakers and cardigan, while singing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

You were kind and caring and genuine. It was not an act. It was real.

According to a TV Guide story, you drove an old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near your TV station. When you filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”

Your daily routine for years was waking up at 5, praying, studying, writing, making calls and reaching out to every fan who took the time to write you. You’d also go for a morning swim. Each day you weighed yourself and each day you weighed exactly 143 pounds for the last 30 years of your life.  You didn’t smoke, didn’t drink. You were a vegetarian and extremely disciplined. Why did you weigh exactly 143? It was your favorite number. You said: “the number 143 means ‘I love you.’ It takes one letter to say ‘I’ and 4 letters to say ‘love’ and 3 letters to say ‘you.’ One hundred and forty-three.”

Many of the characters were named after family members. Queen Sara was named after your wife, (who you were married to for 51 years), the postman Mr. McFeely was named for your maternal grandfather. And every one of the cardigans you wore on your show, where hand-knit by your mother.

You said once: "Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”
And that’s what you were, Mr. Rogers. When you left us in 2003, we lost one of our heroes. Thank you for your life, example and legacy.
Today would have been your 83rd birthday.
Regards, Mrs Love

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Glenn Close!

Mar. 19, 2011
Dear Glenn Close
First of all, I must tell you that when I looked up info about you, I thought I would discover your real name was something other Glenn. But no--it’s really Glenn!  Bravo to your parents for naming you a unique name that sets you apart from other actresses in Hollywood!

You are a wonderful actress I love to watch. You are one of those people who is doing exactly what they should be doing…acting. Now Glenn, even though I’m writing you this letter because I try to wish a “celebrity” Happy Birthday every day, I don’t consider YOU a celebrity. You are most definitely an ACTRESS. You said once:  “Celebrity is death - celebrity - that's the worst thing that can happen to an actor.”
Yet there is something that bothers me, Glenn. You’ve never won an Oscar! I wonder if that feels like ‘always a bridesmaid, but never a bride.’ Believe me--if there was anything I could do about this obvious injustice, I would do it! You have been nominated 5 times for the coveted Oscar. You’ve won numerous Emmy’s, Golden Globes, Peoples Choice Awards, SAG awards, and even won 3 Tony’s. For goodness sakes, you have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
I loved you in “The Natural,” (lucky you! Robert Redford = gorgeous!), “Fatal Attraction” (you scared the crap out of me!) “Dangerous Liaisons,” (loved the costumes) “101 Dalmatians,” (loved all the black & white) and “Sarah, Plain and Tall” (lucky you! Christopher Walken…love him!)  Plus, I’m SO looking forward to seeing you portray Susan Boyle in an upcoming biopic.

Anything you do is a pleasure to watch, Glenn. You’ve said: “I'm an actor, that's my contribution”…and what a wonderful contribution it is!
Happy 61st Birthday,
Regards, Mrs Love

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Brad Dourif

Mar. 18, 2011
Dear Brad Dourif,
I was just watching “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” the other night. Your portrayal of the character Billy Bibbit almost brought tears to my eyes. Billy Bibbit--the shy, tormented, young man with a terrible stutter. That role earned you a Golden Globe Award, for Best Acting Debut. You were also nominated for an Academy Award for the same role. Amazing!
You have to be one of the hardest working characters in Hollywood. You’re 61 years old today and have worked in 140 films!  Known for your wild eyes and distinctive voice, most of your films have been of the horror genre. You were the perfect actor to portray Grima Wormtongue in “Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers.”  And you did the voice of Chucky in all the “Child’s Play” movies. Your voice is even in many video games.
If I were to say, “Isn’t Brad Dourif one of the best actors?” people would look at me and say “Who?” It’s true, not many people know you by name, but I’m sure they’ve seen you in lots of films and television, however they don’t even realize it’s you!
You’re a “working actor,” which can be hard to do in Hollywood these days. Keep it up!
Happy 61st birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Pat Nixon!

Mar. 16, 2011
Dear Pat Nixon,
Having grown up in Yorba Linda, CA, I would always say, “I’m from Yorba Linda, birthplace of Nixon.” I have always admired you and your husband, President Richard Nixon. My admiration for you grew even more during the 7 ½ years I volunteered at the Nixon Presidential Library. 

I learned that you were a woman of great integrity, character and honor. You worked hard your whole life to rise from very humble beginnings to the height of fame, although you never seemed to seek it. I admired you greatly for your quiet strength and sense of duty to your country and family. I think we can all learn many ways from your example.

You were always supportive of your husband, even during the most troubled times. I know you pleaded with him not to resign and even during the difficult days of Watergate, you said: "I love my husband," she said. "I believe in him, and I am proud of his accomplishments."

Yes, there were many accomplishments during your husband’s presidency: He ended a war he didn’t start, he ended the draft, he opened relations with China and Russia, formed the EPA, DEA, and cancer research…of which my own sister benefited from at the National Cancer Institute! But what do people remember most? Watergate. To be the first lady during those years took a great deal of fortitude.

Fourteen times you were chosen by the Gallup Organization as one of the ten most admired women in the world. White House correspondent Helen Thomas said of you: “she was the warmest First Lady I covered and the one who loved people the most.”

On the epitaph I would pass by every day I was at the Nixon Library, where you’re buried, it reads: "Even when people can't speak your language, they can tell if you have love in your heart."

I love what your husband said of you at your funeral in 1993: “She was beautiful and intelligent and wise. She loved her family. She loved people. Not just the American people, but the thousands of people she met in our travels to Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe over the past forty years. She loved a good time. She knew how to make us laugh. She always brought sunshine into a room…Had it not been for Pat, I would not have made it politically or physically…When you think of Pat, I hope you will always remember the sunshine of her smile. She would like that.”

Thank you Mrs. Nixon for the legacy you left behind. I am glad I gave of my time to the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and gained from all that I learned there. I know I am a better person, having learned about you and your example.
Happy Birthday on what would have been your 99th!
Regards, Mrs Love

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Fabio!

Dear Fabio,
You were born Fabio Lanzoni in Milan, Italy, although you don’t use your last name anymore. You said once in an interview that you just have “Fabio” on your credit cards. You’ve been called one of the most handsome men in the world and you’re known as the godfather of romance! I know you don’t take your 15 minutes of fame too seriously and you seem to enjoy laughing at yourself. I love how you just show up in films in a small cameo role…Zoolander, Dude Where’s My Car, Death Becomes Her, etc. You’ve also used your popularity to raise money for charity. I admire that.

I remember seeing your likeness donning the covers of hundreds of romance novels during the 1980’s and 1990’s. A friend told me that a person can judge the sexual content of romance novels by how much skin is showing on the cover. Well, your novels always showed LOTS of skin, Fabio. I’m sure that’s why they’ve sold so well!

Years later you showed up “in person” in the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” commercials and I was a bit surprised to see you recently in Toyota commercials. I’m sure you helped sell millions for that “liquid-soybean-oil-non-hydrogenated-liquid-canola-oil-spread” aka “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”…so I’m sure you’ll help sell lots of Toyotas too. You said once the “secret” to endorsing that butter-substitute product, was that the name contains a double negative and that’s what sells it. You said it should be called “I Believe It’s Butter.” Haha!  Good one, Fabio!

Many years ago, I took my son to Los Angeles to shop at an art supply store. We drove down Sunset Blvd, keeping our eyes opened for celebrities and who did we see? We saw you! You were filming something right there on the sidewalk! I was thrilled to say I had seen you, but my son was a bit disappointed. I think he thought we’d see Angelina Jolie or Halle Barry. Oh well, perhaps next time!

Now Fabio, I’ve heard you are very accessible to your fans. It is very well known that a fan can stop you anytime, anywhere and you will sign autographs and take as many pictures as they like…always with a pleasant attitude. You retain fans that way, Fabio, which is why you have such a loyal following. If I ever see you again, I’ll remember that and stop and get a pic! However, Fabio, I must admit, you’re not really my type. It bothers me that you are way more beautiful than I am and you have better cleavage too. Plus you have the longest hair of any 52 year old I know!
Happy Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mickey Dolenz!

Mar. 8, 2011
Dear Mickey Dolenz,
“Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine, you blow my mind! Hey Mickey! Hey Mickey!”

Ok, maybe that song isn’t about you, but it should be! I grew up in the 60’s and was a huge fan of the Monkees. What?  It only ran from 1966 to 1968? Two years? Wow, with syndication, it seemed like longer. I’m sure I saw every single episode many times over!

I realize that as a result of that show, you were typecast. I can’t think of you any other way than a Monkee. Well, could be worse, don’t you think?
You see, my friend Mickey…(May I call you my friend? I feel like I know you so well.)… I grew up in a family with 4 girls—I was the most boy-crazy! Since there were 4 members of your band, and there were 4 of us girls, I decided that we should each pick one of you to be your “most devoted fan.” I assigned my older sister Vickie to you. I picked Davy, of course. Vanette was assigned to Peter, and Valerie was matched up with Peter. However, eventually everyone was upset with me. Why did I get Davy and they didn’t? Well, I’m sorry Mickey, I’m sure it’s no surprise, but Davy Jones was hands-down the cutest Monkee. Now, you were, by far, the funniest, but all 4 of the McCune girls wanted Davy! This caused a lot of arguing among us, as you can imagine. (I matched us up with The Beatles too! But that didn’t turn out well either. Everyone wanted Paul!) No resolution was ever found, however we continued to watch The Monkees each and every Saturday! We were ALL your “most devoted fans!”
Today you celebrated your 66th birthday! It’s hard to believe. You’ll always be a Monkee! Oh, Mickey you’re STILL so fine!

Happy 66th Birthday,
Regards, Mrs Love
PS. Say Hi to Davy next time you see him. (of course, I had to throw that in! haha)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Tammy Faye!

Mar. 7, 2011
Dear Tammy Faye,
You don’t even have to say Tammy Faye Bakker or Tammy Faye Messner and people know who you are. Known for one of the first television evangelist networks, PTL, you and your husband eventually would see its collapse amid sex and money scandals. You and your first husband Jim Bakker were known to live a lavish lifestyle, and even had an air-conditioned dog house for your pets. To be honest with you, if I lived in a hot climate, I might consider that for The Purse Dog!
Your husband Jim Bakker was later sent to prison, then you divorced him. Later you remarried a man named Roe Messner, who was also sent to prison.
Through it all you seemed to keep your faith in God and good humor. You stood at only 4 foot 11 and where know where bright, flashy outfits, blonde hair and heavy makeup. Often you were seen on your PTL show, emotionally asking for prayers and financial contributions with your mascara running down your face in long black streaks. I used to wonder if you hadn’t heard of water-proof mascara. I read that at one photo sitting, a makeup artist asked you to remove your false eyelashes and you refused. You said, “Without my eyelashes, I wouldn’t be Tammy Faye.”
You lost your battle with cancer in 2007 at the age of 65. Even at the end of your life you kept your faith in God. Your last message on your website was “I want everybody laughing and remember how crazy I was.”
I wonder how any of us will be remembered, Tammy Faye. Will we be remembered for our faith in God? The good we do? Our sense of humor? Our running mascara? Who knows.
Happy Birthday on what would have been your 69th birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Kevin Connolly!

Mar. 5, 2011
Dear Kevin Connolly,
One day on the set of your HBO show “Entourage,” your then-girlfriend, Nikki Hilton was visiting. It was an outdoor restaurant scene on
Rodeo Drive
. My daughter was one of the restaurant patrons. She was the one that spilled ketchup on herself. Haha! During one of the breaks you went to hang out with your girlfriend. The paparazzi showed up out of nowhere, ready to snap pictures. So my daughter walked by you and Nikki just in case she could get in some of the shots. The headlines could have read, “Kevin Connolly and girlfriend Nikki Hilton enjoy a lovely afternoon along
Rodeo Drive
with a gorgeous on-looker with ketchup on her blouse in the background.”

Remember that day Kevin? What? You don’t? Well, that’s because during the time you dated Nikki Hilton, the paps were all over the place. How do you do it? I mean really. Living your life in the public eye? Paparazzi following your every move?

Now, don’t take this the wrong way, Kevin, but you’re not one of those drop-dead gorgeous actors like Brad Pitt or George Clooney.  In fact, I think if I saw you walking down the street, I might not even notice you. But looking at the list of beautiful starlets you’ve dated is quite impressive…Nikki Cox, Haylie Duff (bleh!), Julianne Hough, Stacy Keibler, Hayden Panettiere, Kelly Carrington. And now there’s rumors you’re dating Jennifer Aniston! How do you do it, Kevin?

Enjoy your birthday Kevin! I’m sure you’ll be out tonight with your “entourage.” Hey, how can I get an “entourage?” I think I need one too.
Happy 37th Birthday!
Regards, Mrs Love

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Catherine O'Hara

Mar. 4, 2011
Dear Catherine O’Hara,
You are one of the hardest working character actresses in Hollywood, with over 80 films to your credit. You’re a talented writer, director and voice-over artist. Although best known for your terrific sense of humor and improvisational skills (you got your start with SCTV), you’ve never been typecast to portray only one kind of character. You play all kinds of rolls and that’s what I admire about you. I know when I see that you’re in a film, you’ll be great. I know the roll you play will be interesting, because it seems those are the only kind of rolls you take. You are also a “visual” actress. You may life an eyebrow or open your eyes a little wider, or you may smile with those sparkling expressive eyes.  You have a face that is fun to watch.  Conan O’Brien called you the “funniest woman in the world.”
Now Catherine, although you haven’t had any major starring roles, you’ve portrayed plenty of memorable characters.  One of the most recognizable lines in movies is “KEVIN!” as Macauley Culkin’s forgetful mother in “Home Alone.”  Or as the quirky step-mom Delia Deetz, in “Beetlejuice,” “If you don’t let me gut out this house, and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!”
One of my favorite of your quotes:  “To this day, I've found that it doesn't matter what a guy looks like if he's really funny. His sense of humor makes him attractive. On the other hand, you don't hear men saying, ‘No she's not pretty, but is she ever funny!’” Well, Catherine I think you’re pretty AND funny!
You love what you do and it shows. I’m anxious to see what you do next. Whatever it is, it’ll be great!
Happy 57th Birthday,
Regards, Mrs Love

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Jessica Biel!

Mar. 3, 2011
Dear Jessica Biel,
I remember many years ago a casting agency was looking for a stand-in for you. The stand-in’s body measurements and height had to be exactly like yours. My daughter was a little shorter than you, so I didn’t submit her for the job. I remember the stand-in had to be 5’8” and 110 lbs, 36-26-36, and "all muscle." Now Jessica, somewhere down the road, as you get older, your measurements may change and you may find you’re no longer “all muscle.” When you need a middle-aged, shorter, slightly flabby stand-in, just give me a call!
And one more thing, I think you should settle down and marry Justin Timberlake. You two would have the most beautiful babies.
Happy 29th Birthday,
Your “future stand-in” Mrs Love