This week's mailbag is here.
It's Doris Day's birthday. According to her, this is her 90th; other sources make it her 92nd. An announcement through her PR group says: "In lieu of cards and gifts, Day said she would love nothing more than if fans, friends and supporters would go online to www.DDAF.org and make a donation in her honor." Day, you may know, is originally from Cincinnati and a Beachwood native, David Kaufman, is author of a detailed biography of the singer-actress. You can read more about Kaufman and his book here.
Those of you who have followed Owen Gleiberman's movie reviews in Entertainment Weekly should know that he has been laid off by the magazine as part of a larger reorganization. One report is here.
Bill Hemmer, like Doris Day a former Cincinnatian, has re-upped with Fox News. From the announcement:
FOX News Channel (FNC) has re-signed Bill Hemmer to a multi-year contract where he will continue hosting America’s Newsroom with Martha MacCallum in addition to other significant duties at the network, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. Along with his 9-11AM/ET weekday news program, Hemmer had also agreed this past September to host the 1PM/ET hour on a temporary basis until the debut of a new show in that timeslot.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Bill Hemmer is a fantastic all-around newsman and a tremendous talent. One of his great gifts is his ability to work so well with everyone — there isn't an hour in our news lineup that Bill couldn't anchor. He's the consummate team player."