Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself: A life well-lived

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Rare is the man (or woman) who squeezes numerous experiences into one lifetime. Rarer still is the person who isn’t afraid of failing at one – or all – of those endeavors.

George Plimpton, renaissance man./Credit Plimpton Family

Yet both describe the late George Plimpton, a renaissance man whose 20th-century life crisscrossed an assortment of genres, most notably literature (as a writer and co-founder/editor of The Paris Review) and sports. And he wrote about it all.

Now Plimpton, who died in 2003, is the subject of “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” a documentary film in the making. Jerry Barca, a Freehold, N.J., resident and former newspaper colleague of mine, serves as associate producer and actively markets the film, which is slated for release late 2011/early 2012.

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“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”: Eat, talk about Danielle, repeat

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What places have “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” – aka Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Dina Manzo and yes, Danielle Staub – been visiting lately? Keep reading!

It's going to be strange not seeing Dina around anymore./Photo credit the New York Daily News

“She’s like parsley. She’s everywhere.” – Caroline on Danielle

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“True Blood”: Let’s talk about sex, baby

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“True Blood” is back and better than ever!

This show is truly bloody good fun!

After a lackluster second season (in my opinion, anyway), the HBO series has *vamped* things up considerably. I’m loving the dynamic duo team of Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), and the increased sexual tension between Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is nothing short of A-W-E-S-O-M-E. (Can’t wait for the show to delve further into the novels’ plotlines in that regard!)

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