How did Dr. Ruth come to be who she is?

By: Robert Friedman

“I’m so glad you’re here,” Dr. Ruth tells the Theater J audience. “This is much better than talking to myself.” So for the next 90 minutes, the famous short, sweet, giggly, no-nonsense, common-sense sex therapist — as wonderfully performed by Naomi Jacobson in the one-woman show, Becoming Dr. Ruth — tells us all about her life and loves (three husbands, two children),... READ MORE

Laurie Metcalf gets her first Oscar shot

By: Lindsey Bahr

Laurie Metcalf has won three Emmys and a Tony Award in her nearly 40-year year career, but the veteran stage and screen actress still feels uncomfortable in front of a camera. “Even after all those years on ‘Roseanne,’ I have a real fear of cameras. They make me inhibited,” Metcalf, 62, said on a recent afternoon in Los Angeles. “I think ‘Why don’t I know where to put my ... READ MORE