newsCO.com.au –Be on the lookout Rachel Bloom

February 5, 2018

Rachel Bloom. Actress, comedian, singer, producer, songwriter, Golden Globe winner for her comedy series on the CW, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

Also, Feb. 13 she and Aline Brosh McKenna (who wrote the screenplay for “The Devil Wears Prada”) co-do their thing at the 92nd Street Y.

Also, pay attention. She won best music video at Dragon Con for her music video — ready? — “F - -k Me, Ray Bradbury.” Also she won the LA Weekly Web Award for best YouTube song for “You Can Touch My Boobies.” Also she did the Hanukkah album “Suck It, Christmas!!!”

Also, another of her 120 songs is “My Sex Junk.”

I mean, we are not talking “Aida” here.

Rachel: “The Ray Bradbury one I did in a college group 10 years ago. I was reading Ray Bradbury, was dating someone cold and critical, and it was about human emotion.

“I’m from musical theater and was frustrated with all the cutesy funny songs. Wanting to be a calling card for a comedy style, I didn’t make the song assuming it would go viral. I made it to do good work. Nor did I worry that its name wouldn’t get it airplay. I didn’t think of that. I didn’t have to beg anyone to play it because I self-financed it.

“Feb. 10, one night, I’m doing 16 songs at Lincoln Center. And I’m now pitching a musical film. If anyone’s afraid of relating to tough ideas, I’ll do it with my own money. You have to make work you’re proud of.”

And her mother and father’s reaction to her song titles?

“My mother’s a musician. My father, a health-care lawyer. They’re proud of me. I’m also a mental-health-care advocate. We’re an irreverent houseful.”

Meanwhile, Bloom’s doing better than any of us. Her third season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is wrapping up and airs Fridays on the CW.

A royal sense of humor

People magazine’s recent cover story was “The queen speaks — surprise . . . she’s really funny!”

That same week our Michael Riedel requested something I’d written a lifetime ago. Researching yellowed periodicals for Michael, I found this that Bob Hope told me November 1987 over lunch at Bob’s Palm Springs house:

“Hey, I really love Elizabeth. She’s a helluva gal. Once at Windsor, arrived 20 minutes late. I’m standing there, and a lady dressed very plain walked up this long hallway with dogs. My wife patted them. Suddenly we realized, ‘Oh, God, it’s the queen.’

“When I commented on that sensational long hallway lined with paintings, the queen did a comic takeoff on Victoria who married that German guy Prince Albert.

“The queen knocked me out. She said: ‘Oh, ja, vot a verree vunderful hallway . . . I vood luff to show you de paintinks dere.’ The queen actually did a Dutch dialect for me.

“It was just us at the dining-room table. The two girls — Dolores and the queen, her two kids Edward and Andrew — Philip and me. We had a hell of a time.”

People magazine’s right. Forget Jimmy Kimmel. Her Majesty can do stand-up.

Please try to pay attention

Another Bloom — the real Molly Bloom — portrayed by Jessica Chastain in the poker saga “Molly’s Game”: “I now want to do something creative. My new idea is to create co-working office space for women. I’m putting together a pitch for real-estate entrepreneurs” . . . Why Oscars’ faces will look so dewy? LA does a diamond-tip microdermabrasion rough-and-scrub thing, whatever that is. Two hours. Costs $120. I’m told the Olsen sisters do it.


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