March 2023: Vol 49, No 3

We all know Mariska Hargitay for her role as Olivia Benson in the long-running hit TV drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” But did you know that the successful actress and daughter of the late Jayne Mansfield and bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay is busy off-screen fighting against sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse?

Using her platform “to do something meaningful,” she founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, a support organization for survivors of these crimes inflicted on women. Since 2010, her foundation has sent thousands of women and children to therapeutic programs in New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.

February 2023: Vol 49, No 2

To say that acclaimed actor Robert Downey Jr. has experienced both the ups and downs of life in his 57 years would be an understatement.

His career has gone from success as a child actor and star in teen films like “Weird Science,” to drug addiction and legal troubles, and back to climbing the Hollywood ladder, culminating with starring roles in blockbuster films like “Iron Man,” “The Avengers,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Spider-Man,” “Captain America” and others.

January 2023: Vol 49, No 1

As we sat down to write this cover story, we heard the news: Celine Dion has been diagnosed with a brain disorder commonly known as “stiff person syndrome.”

According to medical experts, it is a very rare condition that affects about 1 million people
and has features similar to those found in stroke victims. The bad news: there is no known
cure. The good news is: The symptoms of muscle spasms, imbalance, and light sensitivity
can be treated successfully with the latest medications.

December 2022: Vol 48, No 12

We all know 53-year-old Matt Damon for his award-winning roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Courage Under Fire,” “The Bourne Identity” and so many more.

What I found out about this very active movie star is a revealing peek into a man who demonstrates his true character in front of and behind the cameras.

November 2022: Vol 48, No 11

Can you believe it? Shania Twain, the undisputed “queen of country pop” and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, is 57!

Somehow, age is irrelevant in this cover tribute to a true songstress who continues to entertain audiences all over the world, in concerts, on vinyl, and in digital formats.

October 2022: Vol 48, No 10

The story of actor, filmmaker, director, and entrepreneur Bryan Cranston is the story of “local boy makes good.”

Born in Hollywood and raised in Canoga Park, he is the second of three children. His father was of half Irish, quarter Austrian-Jewish and quarter German descent, while his mother was the daughter of German immigrants.

September 2022: Vol 48, No 9

This month, “Senior Reporter” is honoring the latest recipient of the coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – Laura Linney.

Despite her fame resulting from her three-decade career as a successful actress on screen and stage, Linney remains humble and admits that she carries a perception among fans and Hollywood insiders of “just who is Laura Linney?”

August 2022: Vol 48, No 8

I know what you’re thinking:

Isn’t Tom Hanks too young to adorn the cover of this publication? Well, the diligent reporters that we are, we did the math and found that he is 66 after celebrating his birthday last month on July 9 to be exact. So, we invite you to welcome this American cultural icon to the family of stars who have graced our pages for all these years, starting when Hanks was young. Remember his classic role in “Big?”

July 2022: Vol 48, No 7

Let’s face it: Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the Mohave Desert, you know that Reba McEntire, now 67 years young, is one of America’s best entertainment icons. She holds the title among her peers and fans as The Queen of Country.

The Oklahoma-born and raised singer, actress, songwriter, and producer holds every honor the country music industry can bestow.

June 2022: Vol 48, No 6

Most of us remember Craig T. Nelson, now 78, for his most notable acting role as Hayden
Fox in the highly successful TV sitcom “Coach.” By the time the show appeared in1989 and ran for eight years, Nelson had already established himself as a career actor on the small and large screens, and as a standup comic.

His biggest roles in some 34 movies include Deputy Warden Wilson in the 1980 film “Stir Crazy,” as Steve Freeling in the 1982 film “Poltergeist,” as Peter Dellaplane in “Action Jackson,” as Chief Howard Hyde in “Turner & Hooch,” and the warden in “My Name is Earl.”

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