Debra Messing, (Will & Grace) was selected as the funniest redhead since Lucille Ball, and, of course, the Desperate Housewives’ were chosen as “Five new reason to love the suburbs”). But I believe the lady who best personifies the title is the unsinkable Fran Drescher. After her recent bout with cancer, and the breakup of her long term marriage, she has bounced back with a new series – Living With Fran- in which she plays a divorced mom living with her much younger boyfriend. Fran indicates that in her case, art is imitating life. Mmmm---go girl go!

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn made a rare appearance at the Arthritis Gala, and among those applauding his performance were Gene Hackman (who starred in Friedkin’s film, The French Connection,and Jack Valenti, who resigned last year as Director of the Motion Picture Association of America, and also recently received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Still waiting for mine!