February 16, 1992 |
Wearing feathers in her hair, spike heels and a strapless evening gown, Marianne Williamson, New Age guru of the hour, is seated on a hotel ballroom stage in Marina del Rey, shoulder to shoulder with unmarried soap opera actors and other eligible and glamorous singles. Amid much banter and giggling, they will be "auctioned off" by talk-show host Cyndy Garvey and producer-director Garry Marshall.
January 26, 1997 |
On line 11 is Michelle, a 25-year-old former Catholic school girl who once aspired to be a lawyer but became a prostitute with a drinking problem after her stepfather raped her. She has trouble trusting men, she tells the late-night television talk show host. * Dr. David Viscott listens to her with the gentleness of a kindly uncle, probing her pain delicately.
March 4, 2013 |
"LA Shrinks" debuts Monday on Bravo, which may be broadly described as a network on which people who really do not need the money star in reality programs. It focuses on three therapists, hopping from one to the other -- they don't interact -- and following each in and out of the office. In contrast to the house style, the principals are relatively likable and well adjusted, though not without their challenges. For the space of the opening episode, at least, none of them scream. Our practitioners: -- Dr. Venus Nicolino, who lives and works in a big, marbled Bel-Air mansion, with a husband and four kids, two their own and two nephews under "permanent guardianship" (reason unstated)
March 29, 1997
When Dr. Toni Grant went on the air in 1975, she says, "there was nobody doing this" ("Dr. Toni's Psyched for Radio Revival," March 22). Well, maybe nobody was doing psychology on the radio in Los Angeles, but by then Dr. Joyce Brothers had been fielding phone calls daily in New York for over a decade, on WNBC and then WMCA. "Accurate empathy" is an interesting way to describe telephone talk-show therapy, but, as regards her own career, Dr. Grant is just not at all accurate. Her empathy, however, has never been in question.
February 4, 1998
On Jan. 29 in her column, Dr. Joyce Brothers recommended having a child return stolen merchandise and apologize to the store for taking it. While in the past I would have firmly endorsed this approach, in this day of zero tolerance, three strikes and mandatory sentencing, there is no way that I would willingly risk exposing my child to the twisted and insane circus that passes for our juvenile justice system. JERRY PARSONS Long Beach
September 5, 2002
Beverly Beyette quotes Dr. Joyce Brothers ("But Does It Fit on the Court?," Aug. 28) as saying, "[Serena and Venus] are both really sturdy women, not the kind of women that men would fantasize about taking to bed." Dr. Brothers should get out more. Trust me. I speak for my awestruck gender when I assert that Venus and Serena Williams are two splendid, train-stopping examples of American womanhood. JAMES E. MOORE II Los Angeles
December 1, 1989
You're doing a great job! I was thrilled when I saw all the changes you made to the View section . . . all the new comics, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Miss Manners. . . . I was especially glad to see the addition of "Shoe" and "For Better or Worse." I grew to really like those comics in the Sacramento Bee when I visited there. Please don't underestimate the importance of the View section--and especially the comics. We all need to alleviate some of our daily pressures. SHARON CHASE Torrance
January 2, 1985 |
The husband of radio psychologist Joyce Brothers says his wife's advice to her own family members is so "abysmal" that they do not ask her opinion, it was reported today. Milton Brothers also said in an interview with Family Weekly that his wife is considering going into politics. "She is still a young woman from a political point of view," Brothers said. "It would, of course, have to be something low level at first. She'd be very happy to have a seat in the House of Representatives."
August 31, 2002
Some said Serena Williams' outfit was too "in your face" for tennis fashion. Others said that Serena could play just as well in a traditional tennis skirt, and Dr. Joyce Brothers said, "Serena doesn't have the kind of body men fantasize about." Well, I don't know much about fashion, and I don't know much about tennis, and I sure as heck don't know nuttin 'bout no psychology, but I do know what I like, and that outfit was hot. Jerry Parsons Long Beach If Serena Williams' skin-tight outfit catches on, television will need to give women's tennis matches a (TVMA)