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Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw starred in Love Story — a romantic tearjerker that became the highest grossing movie of 1970. Since then, it has inspired countless ugly cries — and plenty of parodies, too. Paramount Pictures

Successful, Sentimental And Satirized, ‘Love Story’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, a simple but tragic love story became a global sensation that stunned the entertainment industry. Love Story, the romantic tearjerker starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, broke box office records and the book it was based on was a bestseller that was translated into more than 30 languages. Continue Reading Successful, Sentimental And Satirized, ‘Love Story’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Photo of host Sueann Ramella and guest Ted Tremper talking virtually for a recording of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella.

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 9 – Part 2: Ted Tremper On Finding Humor And Accepting Failure

In part two of this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” comedy writer Ted Tremper talks about how jokes impact thoughts and beliefs in an accessible way. And he discusses how he implements rules from his mother and advice from his father in his daily life. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 9 – Part 2: Ted Tremper On Finding Humor And Accepting Failure

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A Sugar & Spice Holiday, starring Jacky Lai and Tony Giroux, is Lifetime's first Chinese American Christmas romantic comedy. CREDIT: Kailey Schwerman/Courtesy of Lifetime 2020

Holiday Rom-Coms Go Beyond Diversity To Center New Christmas Stars

Rare were the Christmas rom-coms with Asian, queer, Latinx or disabled characters. When Black characters started to show up, they generally played sidekicks — or they starred in family holiday movies, not the kind of Christmas rom-coms where Mom’s always there to help with a thorny relationship dilemma, the cider is forever mulled and not a single problem can’t be solved by declaring love under the mistletoe. Continue Reading Holiday Rom-Coms Go Beyond Diversity To Center New Christmas Stars

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Photo of Ted Tremper, a guest on Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella

‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 9 – Part 1: Comedy Writer Ted Tremper On Finding Humor In Tragedy

In part one of this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” comedy writer Ted Tremper talks about growing up in the Northwest as the overweight-funny kid. He says his mom’s untimely death while he was in college shaped much of his outlook on life and his career. Tremper has written for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,”” I Love You, America” with Sarah Silverman, and has written his own episodic comedy called “Shrink.” Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 9 – Part 1: Comedy Writer Ted Tremper On Finding Humor In Tragedy

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