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Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Dratch’

Nia Vardalos Has the Skinny on Adoption

Get ready to see and hear a whole lot of Nia Vardalos. In support of the April 2 release of her book Instant Mom, the actress-writer will be making a variety of appearances next week including The Today Show, Katie, BRAVO’s Watch What Happens Live and, perhaps most promisingly, Frank De Caro’s SIRIUS XM radio show.

Vardalos got a couple of nice advance blurbs from comedienne friends for her book about what went into her and husband Ian Gomez’s 2008 foster-care adoption of a three year-old girl. Kristin Chenoweth says Instant Mom is “pure, beautiful honesty” while SNL alum Rachel Dratch raves that she “certainly didn’t expect to laugh and cry on the same page.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Celebrity Lineup for Writers Guild Award Ceremony

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Oscars. Some aren’t too happy with the nominations. What else is new?

For those interested in honors to the writers behind various media productions, the 2012 Writers Guild Awards is approaching.

This year’s New York ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at B.B. King Blues Club. Check out the nominees.

Rachel Dratch of Saturday Night Live fame, has been tapped to host. A number of celebrities and renowned writers will serve as presenters including: Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames; Late Night host Jimmy Fallon; Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher; 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft; and SNL head writer Seth Meyers.

The award ceremony will also be held simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.