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9 Secrets To Hosting Your Mom in L.A.

Jessie Rosen - August 17, 2016
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Yesterday my Mom flew back to New Jersey after a seven day stay in the Golden State. I say Golden State and not Los Angeles because within the one week that she visited we were in four cities (LA, Ojai, Dana Point, San Diego) and approx 75 neighborhoods, but I blame her for that; she raised me to be a real over achiever. Before I dive into …

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Hey Sexist Olympics Media: Apologize!

Jessie Rosen - August 9, 2016
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As you may have heard, some sexist Olympics newscasters made some incredibly dumb statements about female athletes.   There was this: “And there’s the man responsible for turning his wife into a totally new swimmer…” from NBC’s Dan Hicks about powerhouse Katinka Hosszu and husband/couch Shane Tusup (a challenging personality who has drawn concern for his treatment of Hosszu). This gem from The Chicago Tribune: Unfortunately Twitter doesn’t …

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Why We Need To Be More Earnest

Jessie Rosen - August 8, 2016
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Last night I realized why Sunday Night Sex Talk feels different than most live performances. The answer: earnestness.     Last night was another very special night of Sunday Night Sex Talks. This one was a NO BOYS ALLOWED show (the original incarnation) and, not only did this show fall on my birthday, but I arranged a line-up of ladies that I knew would bring the …

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At 33: A Flower Child and a Revolutionary

Jessie Rosen - August 7, 2016
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Today is my 33rd birthday and I feel…   This marks the 9th time I’ve written some version of that line. Every year on my birthday since the big 2-5 I’ve woken up and written a blog post. I think about them throughout the week before the day, but there’s something I like about the tradition of starting every new year of my life writing. Last …

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Secret To Success: Be More Like Matt

Jessie Rosen - August 3, 2016
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How one e-mail from one stranger has kept me focused on what it takes to find success [photo credit/source] A few years ago I participated in this panel run by this organization called the JHRTS (Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society). My friend Jade put the group of speakers together. The topic was television staff writing and each of us represented a stage of the writer’s …

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Andrew Shepard’s AMERICAN PRESIDENT SPEECH: Hillary Style

Jessie Rosen - July 29, 2016
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Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was as close to perfection as it gets – and yet I was kind of secretly hoping she’d just do this.    I’ve re-written this famous American President speech with all due respect to my heroes Aaron Sorkin and Hillary Clinton (and Michael Douglas too). My changes in bold.    For the last couple of months, Donald Trump has suggested that …

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What The World Needs Now is SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Next Generation

Jessie Rosen - July 14, 2016
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How crying at Fox’s new take on their dance comp classic is changing my life   I’ve been pretty upset with the world, lately. You too, right? Senseless killings in response to senseless killings. Politics too crazy for a screenplay. Rape culture runneth over. It is a really challenging time to be a human. And the stress of all this negativity pummeling us on and off line …

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