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These articles were guest authored by Judy Gold for various media outlets.

After Ghostbusters, the Blues Sisters?

Judy Gold

The brand new Ghostbusters movie has finally opened. Many of you probably think it came out months ago, since it’s been pre-pre-reviewed so many times.
Why all the scrutiny, you ask? Because it’s an all-female cast. Well, not really, there are male characters, but in this version, the four busters all have vaginas, and they didn’t change the title! Perhaps we really are breaking the glass ceiling — of a haunted house.

Dear Ted Cruz...

Judy Gold

How are you? It must be so exhausting running for President. I hope you’re taking good care of yourself.

I happened to be flipping through the channels on Thursday night when I saw you talking to Donald Trump at the Republican debate about what you called “New York values.” I wasn’t sure at first what you meant, but then you explained: “I think most people know exactly what New York values are: socially liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, focused on money and the media.”

Anne Meara: Way more than Ben Stiller's mom

Judy Gold

I wondered if Anne Meara joked about this with her son after he had his first big break: “Over 60 years in show business, and I can just see my obituary, ‘Mother of Ben Stiller dies!’ “

Big-City Building, Small-Town Living

Judy Gold

I always dreamed of living in NYC. My mother grew up there and often spoke about how difficult it was for her to sleep in our quiescent home on a humdrum suburban street in central New Jersey. My parents picked the town because it was a midpoint between Manhattan and Trenton, where my father worked. My mother needed to know she could get to the Big Apple fast.

An Appraisal: Sherwood Schwartz’s Modern Families

Judy Gold

Sherwood Schwartz passed away Tuesday at the ripe old age of 94. Sherwood Schwartz might be one of those names that you recognize, but you can’t remember from where. He created two of the most beloved sitcoms of the 1960s and 70s – “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch.” You may write these off as shlock, just like the critics did, but I’m sure you can recite the theme songs – both written by Schwartz, himself. He always said, “Tell them everything they need to know in the theme song.”