readers, but I'm really not not a sci-fi fan convention kind of person.
Which is why the fact that I went to Dragon*Con, one of the biggest sci-fi conventions in the country, should tell you how much I love "Star Wars" heroine Carrie Fisher. I love Fisher's smart writing, her brutal honesty and her self-deprecating sense of humor enough to brave the crowd of 40,000 people at last weekend's Dragon*Con. So, here are some things I learned about the fabulous Ms. If you are a big enough fan, she'll make out with you. She has a love-hate relationship with George Lucas.
last week, along with public relations expert Howard Bragman and comedian Jay Leno.
This week’s episode asks viewers to vote on history’s greatest man-made structure.
After bouncing back and forth between stints in America and the UK, Ferguson finally put down roots in Hollywood in the mid-1990s.
The pilot wasn’t picked up, though, and Ferguson headed back to Scotland. Ferguson’s busy life on TV and the big screen got a lot busier in January 2005, when he took over the late-night comedy series .
"I almost choked on some kind of vegetable that I shouldn't have been eating: Brussels sprouts! At the Dragon*Con panel, she was positively adorable in a black, long-sleeved A-line dress with two giant, hot pink polka dots on the side pockets. I've created an epidemic of bipolar people." (In case any fellow con-goers are starting to get worried, it's not, and she hasn't.) "It's a very good crowd to be in," she added, taking a drag on an electronic cigarette. And, in return, she gave them what they wanted to hear: "I can tell you sh**," Fisher intimated to the audience as soon as she walked out and sat down. Luckily, Fisher has preserved many of those lost memories in her novels. Fisher has a new book, "Shockaholic," coming out sometime this fall (she's not exactly sure when, saying the process has been "a clusterf*** of insanity").
"It's fun for me to go back and look at them because they are very autobiographical and I have a bad memory," she said. I was reading 'Surrender the Pink' and I remember my relationship with Paul [Simon] that I'd forgotten. But instead of plugging her own book to the crowd, she dissed someone else's: "Please don't buy [Dick] Cheney's book," she pleaded.
The guests will be actor Adam Goldberg, comedian Noel Wells and TV host Ty Pennington.
The RSA’s @bgrhubarb was exploring the interwebs the other day and found a fun piece on Buzzfeed, purporting to demonstrate what Americans think Scotland is like compared to what it’s actually like.
He is also the stand-up comedian, director and the producer. But it ended after just three years of married life. They also have one child together but this married life also ended after just six years of married life and they got divorced in 2004.