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‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ opened my mind

My first dream of being in the entertainment industry was based on Conan O’Brien. Specifically, I wanted to work for him or, better yet, turn into him somehow. He was awkward, self-deprecating, funny, and got to hang out with celebs. […]

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Top 10 Spiritual Gurus in Hollywood

Uh, I don’t know if you noticed, but life can be hard. This whole “being a human being” business is often confusing and frustrating – full of all those stupid life lessons. Most of us crave purpose, understanding, fulfillment, connection… […]

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How do we get where we want to be?

Fear of success sounds pretty ridiculous, and yet I assume it’s what holds most of us back. Is it because it is really a fear of failure? You’re probably smart enough, good enough, talented enough, and know some of the […]

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2 steps back, 1 step forward

My internal monologue is perhaps par for the course in this industry: “I’ve worked really hard to get where I am. I’ve been dreaming of being a TV writer since I was 13. I got good grades in high school […]

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10 foolproof strategies to definitely, maybe make it in Hollywood

All the time young college students who don’t know any better are asking me, “Hey, Jessica, how do I make it in the entertainment industry? How can I get a job as a writer’s assistant like the one you used […]

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…And on the seventh day, God created the Super Bowl

God Bless the Super Bowl. This momentous occasion is not just an event. Calling the Super Bowl a “holiday” brings us closer to the truth but it still does not touch on the holiness of all that is football, this […]