It was 1991, my first year on television, and my first big star interview. I was a bit nervous but Brooke Shields was so down to earth and easy to talk to. She openly talked about her career, her love life, pet peeves, and even took questions for the audience. She was super nice and the audience loved her.
Coolio appeared on my talk show with his son, who was following in his dad’s footsteps in music. As big a star as Coolio was, he was really down to earth and just a really nice guy. I’m so sorry to hear that he passed away unexpectedly yesterday at 59 years old. Gone too soon.
She was my father’s second wife and a true mother to me for over 65 years. Here she is, Roula Frangos, when she first met my father in 1955. You can see why he fell in love with her. She was beautiful inside and out. Roula was always kind to me, even when I was not so kind to her, dealing with my parents’ divorce and this new Greek woman in our lives. But I grew to love her and she loved me back, always supporting me in my dreams when no one else did. She celebrated my successes and picked me up whenever I failed.
When I finally made it, she used to carry my picture in her wallet so every time she opened it, someone would see it and say, “OMG, is that your daughter?” She was so proud of me and I loved her so much. Roula, I will miss you forever. ❤️ Rest In Peace.
She was younger than I am. Ivana Trump passed away today at the age of 73. She was a guest on my show in the 90s and the audience was thrilled to see her so glamorous and loaded with bling! She was already divorced from Donald at the time and engaged to another man. Ivana was a great guest, very forthcoming, and was happy to sign autographs after the show. RIP, lovely lady.
Bob Saget was everything you have seen written about him since he suddenly passed away this week. He was simply one of the nicest people you could meet. I had the good fortune to be his opening act when we were both touring the comedy clubs in the early 1980s. Along with everyone else who ever knew him, I’m so sorry and still shocked at his sudden passing this week. May he rest in peace.
I was going through some of my mother’s things and found an old Polish newspaper. Growing up in Canada as Polish immigrants, I remember my parents always got this Zwiazkowy paper by mail and I remember my dad used to give us the section for Dzieci (children) that had cartoons. I wondered why she kept this old paper until I noticed my photo and saw that it featured a front page interview where I was promoting my upcoming talk show.
I never knew about this huge feature in the Polish Daily News and don’t know why she didn’t tell me. For all the Poles who follow my Polish recipes, I thought you might enjoy seeing this Polish newspaper from 1991, the year my talk show premiered. I had no idea they knew me in Poland!
For a clear version that’s easier to read click here. – Jenny Jones (proud to be Polish-Canadian 🇵🇱🇨🇦)
I was thrilled when I was invited to be interviewed by Larry King. I had just created my new “Girls’ Night Out” comedy show for women only but I never expected to be talking to this legendary talk show host. Rest in peace, Mr. King.