Zip – A Continuation of my Conversation with Steve Santagati

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in Celebrities in the News, Marriage, Relationships, Sex

Several months ago I was on Dr. Drew’s show, an episode about the Anthony Weiner exposure debacle, with a gentleman (term used loosely) named Steve Santagati who represented himself as an alpha male. Because of the nature of the television interview, we were unable to have a complete conversation, and I have some things left to say. Steve, you richly pointed out “we’re on a television show, not a documentary, so I have to speak in...

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Was a Fraud Perpetrated Not Just by Casey but by George and Cindy too?

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 in Celebrities in the News, Death, Family, Parenting, Television

I begin this article being very clear that I am not a lawyer and I do not look at cases or tragic situations within families from the perspective of evidentiary evidence. As a Clinical Psychologist I observe behavior, actions and narrative to get underneath the story that is unfolding before me whether in my practice or as a media psychologist. I have been working with victims of trauma and sexual abuse for over 2 decades. My experience and...

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Things are a Changing! Thank God!

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Celebrities in the News, Sex

I was talking with a friend the other day and we were laughing and horrified that her father still uses the term Orientals when describing anyone of Asian descent. I told her that my father in law learned many years ago not to speak like that in front of me for fear of having his head ripped off! My kids play with finger traps, and I remember when we used to call them “Chinese finger prisons”. I remember telling my dad not to “Jew” me when he...

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Oy, Donald Trump.

Posted on May 23, 2011 in Celebrities in the News

On a recent episode of the Celebrity Apprentice, Meatloaf was fired because he was “too emotional”. The iconic rocker later went on to support Marlee Matlin in her bid to win the final competition, but was under orders “not to cry”. The fact that emotionality was used as an indictment in this situation makes my blood boil. As a psychologist, as a mom, as a human being, I feel fiercely protective of our right to express feeling and not have that...

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The Deplorable Enablers of Charlie Sheen

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 in Celebrities in the News

After watching Charlie Sheen’s latest “You Tube Show” I sit here writing horrified at the deplorable enablers of his self-destructive demise which is happening on a global scale for all of us to sadly witness. I can’t say it any more directly than this -Charlie Sheen is an a hypomanic state which is starting to slip into a psychotic state. He is both dangerous to himself and those around him. Charlie Sheen is  suffering...

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John Mayer’s “Tweachable Moment”

Posted on Feb 12, 2011 in Celebrities in the News, Television

Can John Mayer’s insensitive comments in Playboy and his apology on Twitter help you teach a life lesson to your teens? John Mayer used the N-word in a Playboy interview. He also objectified women and pretty much just sounded like a big-time jerk in general. One particularly offensive quote reads: I come on very strong…. That’s why black people love me…. Someone asked me the other day, “What does it feel like now...

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