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Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Sinatra’

Nancy Sinatra’s Choice to Play Dad: Simon Baker

There’s a long and very informative Q&A today by PR.com’s Allison Kugel with singer Nancy Sinatra. The conversation covers everything from the famous daughter’s early World Wide Web fan interaction efforts in partnership with dad to her blunt assessment of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sinatra also confirms she’s been part of the meetings process with Martin Scorsese about the long-rumored Hollywood biopic of Frank, and that at this point it’s still all about the script. She then shares a tantalizing casting suggestion:

Personally, I think Simon Baker (The Mentalist) could do it. But I’m not involved in the casting. I see his smiling and his twinkling eyes and I see my dad. I don’t think anybody’s ever mentioned him and I certainly haven’t mentioned him to my sister or to Marty [Scorsese], and I wouldn’t because that’s not my job… but in a meeting I might.

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lbaca.jpgSheriff’s Dispatch: Sheriff Lee Baca has an Op-Ed promoting programs that lessen gang violence by asking the question, ahem, “Why can’t we all just get along?” His accounts are pretty stirring: “Some of L.A.’s so-called gangs are really no more than loose-knit bands of blacks or Latinos roaming the streets looking for people of the other color to shoot.”

38907479-10161214.jpgCross-Pollination: The LAT links to the Chicago Tribune‘s R. Kelly trial blog. A risky move in a newsroom where byline and “click” counts threaten job security?

0_62_sinatra_nancy.jpgHow Many Sinatra Puns Does It Take To Write A Story? Um, just two, we guess. But still, it feels like two too many in this story about Nancy Sinatra‘s newfound activism.