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Posts Tagged ‘Shimon Peres’

Authors Get to Know the Real Arnon Milchan

Next week, a must-read for Hollywood aficionados arrives in bookstores: Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan. Written by brothers-in-law Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman, the Geffen Books release details the incredible transition made by Milchan from international arms dealer to prolific, Oscar nominated movie producer.

Going into the project, the authors realized their subject would take about as kindly to the book as Oprah Winfrey did to Kitty Kelley‘s recent bio. So they opted for the strategy of writing the book in full, secretly, and then alerting Milchan. Once the book was completed in 2009, it did not take long for the pair to hook up with their subject. Per an essay by the authors on FoxNews.com:

Milchan requested a series of meetings over the matter, which ended up involving many cigarettes, herbal teas, shots of tequila, and Stella beer. We met his wife Amanda and his new child Shimon (named after Shimon Peres), his butler John, and other friends and family in the casual setting of his Malibu home, the former residence of acclaimed director John Frankenheimer, and the house where Robert Kennedy stayed the night before his assassination at the Ambassador Hotel the following morning.

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David Lynch Visits Israel To Talk Spirituality. Journos Want To Talk ‘Mulholland Drive’

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David Lynch met with Shimon Peres today to talk Transcendental Meditation (because what the region needs is another religious philosophy). How interested is the Israeli public in Lynch’s quest to bring peace to the region through TM? Well, it took Haaretz journalist Uri Klein exactly one sentence to plow through Lynch’s TM mumbo-jumbo and get to the good stuff: Film making.

Director David Lynch, 61, who is currently visiting Israel, might have preferred to discuss the power of Transcendental Meditation, how it captured his heart and soul, and the worldwide peace that he strives to achieve through it. But his eyes also sparkle when he talks about cinema – he still appears enchanted by the mysteries concealed within his art form.

It’s nice to see that somewhere in the world there are journalists who understand that celebrities are not policy makers.