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Posts Tagged ‘Hannah Montana’

LAT In 90 Seconds

39341536.jpgTelling More About the Tell-All: Can’t get enough about Scott McClellan? Well, here’s more and more and even more. The LAT has, basically, what everyone else had about it… though we did appreciate the description of the former press secretary as “the 40-year-old, moon-faced, tennis-playing, Diet Coke-drinking McClellan.”

aftralogo29.jpgLAT on AFTRA: This next-day story goes for the analysis angle with this lede: “The new contract struck between the Hollywood studios and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists achieved across-the-board gains for actors, especially for journeyman performers who have seen their incomes squeezed in recent years. But it is not clear if those gains will be sufficient to mollify leaders of the larger Screen Actors Guild, which resumed negotiations with the studios on Wednesday.”

39348937.jpgGood Mommy Moment: Mary McNamara combats all that Hannah Montana nonsense by introducing her school-aged kids to a real rock concert, thanks to The Police. We might be alone in this, but we appreciate a concert review that includes kids and a bit of personal info about the writer. Very Peter Larsen.

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Kay Hanley–Life After Letters to Cleo

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Remember 10 Things I Hate About You? Our fave guilty pleasure teen movie. Not only did the movie have Heath Ledger, Larry Miller, and Julia Stiles, it had Letters to Cleo covering Nick Lowe’s Cruel to Be Kind.

And Letters to Cleo was fronted by cute blond chirp, Kay Hanley. Who blogs. And who also sings behind Hannah Montana and tells Babble all about it.

And get this–she lives in LA. Los Feliz to be exact.

What’s she doing these days?

Michael [Eisenstein, her husband and former guitarist for Letters To Cleo] and I wrote and produced music for the Care Bears: Oopsy Does It movie. I loved writing those songs! “Caring Changes the World” is one of the best songs I’ve written with Michael.

What’s cool is that she so easily could have dismissed her Care Bears oeuvre or snarked about it or trashed it, but didn’t.

Her MySpace Page has her rather more grownup music.