Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dona Makes Some Resolutions for 2012 - God, how I hate that word!

OMG! Another year! Shall I commit to losing a few... pounds, that is? Making more moolah - well, dolls, that's always a good idea, but where and how???? A dear friend said, "Sell your b...!" Puleeze, who's in the market for a droopy drag!?
Back next week!
In the meantime, have a blessed and wild New Year's Eve! Do everything I wouldn't try! I mean, have fun...2012 may be our last! Do you believe these predictions?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Thoughts!

Let Dona brighten your Christmas day! Let Dona brighten any day, dolls!
Happy, happy!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December Column - Being in Drag Is NEVER a Drag!

Well...most of the time, dolls! Today when I look into the glass, I'm embarrassed to sing "Look at that face, just look at it..." but am more apt to blurt out "How much is that doggie in the ...?"
Now, now... musn't be so hard on myself...tsk, tsk, tsk...
Who are the ultimate in DRAG artistes? Jim Bailey-where has he gone?, Charles Pierce (passed on; we miss him terribly!) and the new diva in town Peter Mac! Is there such a thing as a woman female impersonator? Of course, Debbie Reynolds! But she has her own versatile act, so mustn't be categorized as one of the boys. And of course, Alex Billings, who does a knockout Hepburn as well - and what a superb actress!! Now getting back to the boys...Bailey - what a singer ... and as Judy Garland, if you closed your eyes, you would swear you were hearing Garland. His Streisand was good too, but not as great as Garland! He nailed her! Some said he was difficult to work with and didn't pay his employees well... but, I never listen to stories and only tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, myself!! So scratch that rumor! Charles Pierce did not sing, but his drop-dead funny impressions of Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Katharine Hepburn and Mae West were the best ever! What a funny man! Liz Smith said his act was the greatest nightclub act of all time! Charles was a friend of a friend of my friend Don and one Christmas left a voice-mail wishing him a Merry Christmas from Katharine Hepburn. Don just loved his wit. Pierce hardly ever changed a joke in his show, but he was so hysterical, you could listen to a story over and over again and never tire of it. Like Tallulah and Bette as gal pals driving to Palm Springs; Tallu takes a wiz in the road and gets bitten by a snake. Bette seeks out a doctor - SLOWly - and what finally does the doctor say? Well, it was just too horrible for Bette to repeat or even attempt to do, so she simply said to Tallulah ..."The doctor're going to die!"
Then of course Steven Brinberg's musical tribute to Barbra Streisand Simply Barbra should be subtitled Sheer Heaven. This man has an uncanny vocal range like Babs and sounds so like her it's, it's...unreal. He makes Streisand seem like the fag.hag gal.pal every gay man likes to think she'd be...oh,  if only she were his friend. And Brinberg keeps up with La Babs and changes his material constantly, so his act is topical and always funny.
 If you haven't yet seen Peter Mac, hold onto your pants, 'cause this kid's a winner! He can sing and tribute all these ladies with panache. And he's so cute and such a fine singer in or out of drag! He has his very own inimitable style which is sometimes serious, but that's OK; he's also a terrific actor! He's doing a show at Tom Rolla's Gardenia December 14-17 replicating The Judy Garland Christmas Special with lots of guest appearances and surprises.
Jim Bailey above as Garland, Charles Pierce below as Bette Davis (as Baby Jane Hudson)

Steven Brinberg below in Simply Barbra

and the newest: Peter Mac as Judy Garland
So dolls, drag's never a drag; it's always fun. Who should no better than Diva Dona who wishes you the Merriest Christmas and Happy New Year 2012! I'll be back between XMas and New Year's with my resolutions and tips for a happier lifestyle, but in the meantime, don't watch your diet...puleeze! Overeat and drink yourselves silly...into oblivion for that matter...ENJOY!!!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

My New Christmas Promo

Is it too much?
Of course, I wouldn't be up here, if I wasn't!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Dolls!

Diva Dona Talks Turkey at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November Column - 10 Stereotypes of the Most Powerful Women

In response to the article I read in Forbes and on The Huffington Post, all I can do is list the stereotypes, put moi within them all, and let the reader decide for himself.

1. Ice Queen

2. Single and Lonely


3. Tough                                    

Look at that face! It could melt butter.

4. Weak
Overdone, you say!

5. Masculine
C'mon # 4 is just a sick joke!

6. Conniving
What about all those wonderful things I do for everyone? Like the time I let Angelina Jolie take my place as a presenter at the GLAAD Media Awards? I let her get my publicity as well as her own.  A totally selfless creature am I! Does that sound conniving to you?

7. Emotional

8. Angry
My Christmas pose. The REAL me!!!!!

9. A Token
Is this what you're referring to?

10. A Cheerleader
Does this look like they see me as a cheerleader or a LEADER?
I ask you fair and square.

See you in December, dolls, when all is once again fun and frolick! Enough of the politics, already! Not for this diva!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Halloween, Dolls!

Have a witchin', bitchin' Holiday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Column ...Ooh, la la...those Cirque Twins

Dolls, the Atherton twins from the UK are two of the headliners
on aerial straps
in the new Cirque du Soleil's Iris.  
I accompanied Don opening night and was happy just to see them standing still on stage, barechested in those cute little Roman war helmuts. Be still my heart!
Ay, que ricos! Let alone what ultra-skilled gymnasts they both are! Iris is miraculous, Hollywood's very own Cirque du Soleil. You have plenty of time to see it, as it's a permanent show for the Kodak Theatre, but you know how fast tix to shows sell around holiday time, so book early!

And what's this I hear about Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith in a recent interview? He doesn't go to drug therapy with her, because the problem didn't run in his family and he doesn't understand? Dolls, this is serious. Get your hubbie to accompany you to these meetings! Don't want to see divorce around the corner for these two, but Dona's hunches tell her something's amiss here! Hate it when I'm right, always such disastrous things occur. Ooowioo!

On a happier note three friends are performing live this week.
Firstly, Patti LuPone will be at Royce Hall, UCLA for one night only Tuesday October 4 with Gypsy in My Soul. She sings better than anyone, including moi! Then if you're in Chi Town this weekend Alexandra Billings is bringing her Katie's Corner to life there for 2 nights only. Anything can happen when she cuts loose on stage as Katie Hepburn. She'll climb a tree, slay a name it! And there are always special guests with arts and crafts. Arts and ...what? That's right! Remember Katie's over 100 now, so these little measly things keep her happy!
Here's the addressStage 773    1225 W. Belmont  Chicago, IL October 7 and 8 only!
 And then, if you're in Vegas, Jeff Trachta is opening for Liza - Minnelli, that is-who else? at the Las Vegas Hilton October 7 and 8 in a brand new show with over 100 characters. He's the best with impersonations! His George Burns had me rolling, so did his theme song from All in the Family as Edith Bunker. Jeff brings the stage to life with his multi-media split-screens and onstage antics! Don't miss him, and if you stop back to say hello to him, give him a big mwah from Dona and a hug from Don!

I leave you with a look at Antonio Banderas at 50. Could he look any better? Now get out and go to therapy with your wife, you little Spanish twit! Ay, caramba! Dios mio! The family that stays together goes to therapy together: that's Dona's prayer for October, dollcakes!

No one could ever possibly replace Antonio Banderas, but...Rod just sent me a new shot from the road and Sound of Music. Of course, he doesn't look like this onstage, but I thought you might like to take a look behind the scenes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September column - It's Good to be Home

After  a short but fulfilling summer tour, I'm back home again in LA. Yeah! It's good to be home. "Home" - I feel like Diana Ross and singing a chorus from The Wiz! but...I won't! Let me say, dollcakes, doing a night club act is not as easy as it used to be. These old legs of mine got some working out this summer, let me tell you! Youthful looking, yes! Youthful feeling?...get out of here! But the ride's been fun, thank you one and all for coming out and supporting me, and now it's time to be a gossip diva once more!
This stud (above) - Rod - was one of my dancing boys in the show and he is doing a bus and truck tour this fall of Sound of Music, playing Captain Von Trapp. He'll give the discipline thing a whole new meaning! He'll whip those kids into shape!
Seriously folks, I understand that Patti Lupone will be doing Gypsy in My Soul at Royce Hall, UCLA as a benefit for Reprise Theatre Company on October 4. Bless her! She flies around this country doing concerts with the energy of Wonder Woman. I wish I knew her secret. I'm tired after my spin and want to kick back and write for a few months. Do you believe Barbra has a new album of Bergman songs What Matters Most and still sounds fabulous! Right on, Babs! Her sister Ros Kind will be back at Catalina Jazz Club in October. She sings so well! On the movie scene, I understand The Help will be nominated for a slew of awards this year. Can't wait to see it! Viola Davis sure won my heart for her solid performance in Doubt a few years back, so I'm sure she's just great in The Help. And Cher will be making a rare appearance soon on TCM as Robert Osborne's guest hostess when she picks her favorite movies. Based on a preview I saw, she still looks unbelievable! To be honest, dolls, I'm in the Betty White camp. No plastic surgery pour moi! I'll just keep on my diet - now there's a laugh and a half - well, I'll watch videos of me performing this summer, and if that doesn't work to make me want to stay in Jane Fonda shape, I'll start doing the treadmill and ballet every day!
Lots of goodies to report on in October, so stay tuned!

PS If I look aghast, look what a fan sent me below! He thought I'd look cuter as a man! Eek! How do I take this?
I'll just laugh my fool head off!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dona's Last Stand

Dolls, this is the final weekend for my show - the last time I will sing "We Need a Little Christmas" for a while and play with my ball ...Santa's ball, that is! Will miss the fun of this summer on the road, as I head back to LA and work. Those of you who came out to see me on the Cape and in NJ, love 'ya and all your support!
New juicy September column next week when I return!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stars, Starry, Starry Stars...Look Who Came the Other Night

Look serious enough? Matt Damon, a truly fine actor, came to see the show the other night, and when I caught him smiling out of the corner of my eye during the tranny sketch, I swear he saw me and his face turned sober in a flash. Well, no congrats, backstage visits or signs of enjoying it, but I've heard it rumored - at least from Ernestina - that he might play a transvestite or drag queen in a new film and he's checking out local color. Am I colorful enough, do you think, dolls?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

August Column - Monday Show July 25 in Atlantic City ... Big Surprise

My column this month runs purely personal, but I hope you will enjoy it!
Well...they talked me into doing a Monday night show as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday last weekend. They said I would attract New York celebrities whose shows are dark on Monday...and of course it would be good for business. Mine or theirs?? Well, anyway, whoopee sh-t, much to my surprise...on the red carpet lo and behold little Harry.. I mean J. Pierpont F...I mean sweet Daniel Radcliffe... came to see ... moi!
How do you like my new poster with me wearing my Christmas hat? Isn't it cute? Anyway, my assistant Ernie ... I call him Ernestina because his hair falls into little spitcurl bangs all over his forehead...came rushing back to the dressing room 10 minutes before curtain and could hardly speak, he was so friggin' excited. "I know you're hairy! Spit it out, Ernestina! Don't hold it in; you'll get gas! If anything happens to you, I cannot afford medical insurance for you...not on this salary!"
"It's little Harry Potter come to see you. What's his real name?" he sputtered, practically giving me a bath with his spraying saliva.
"Daniel Radcliffe ... what? Daniel Radcliffe here at my show?" Holy crap! What should I cut? Do I do all the smut or do I cut out the four letter words? What about the transgender sketch? ...Wait a minute, he's not a kid anymore. He's a big Broadway star, who's been naked on stage in Equus and now he's dancing and singing his tush off and wooing babes in How To Succeed...I bet he loves dirt. Anyway, dolls, to make an hour long anecdote short and to the point, I did the show as I have been doing it, with every bit of camp, triple X language and sensuality that the audience have been just slurping up. I heard this little laugh from the table down front when I bent over and put my face between my legs in "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"...I looked and looked from side to side and then back to front...and finally I saw this tiny, tiny person in a baseball cap...I swear his chin was on the first I thought he was one of the stangehands' tykes, then a, it was Daniel Radcliffe and he was in hysterics - little curt laughs but a lot of them in rapid fire succession like a machine gun spitting! I caught him laughing and consistently smiling for the rest of the show. Our eyes met at one point, and I swear he blushed, red as a beet! He even stood up and gave me a standing ovation. I swear to you...he stood up on the chair so I would see him clapping! I waited and waited in the dressing room for him to come back...but he never did. After about 15 minutes, Ernestina went out for a second to use the restroom - I never let HIM pee in my latrine... I mean, puleeze...must stay germ and virus free. He made a speedy return with a vase filled with the prettiest lavendar flowers I have ever seen. When I asked Ernestina who had given them to him, he was speechless and handed me the card. It read: 
Dearest Diva Dona,
You are utterly smashing and intoxicating. This is my first excursion to Atlantic City since I have been in New York and I am overjoyed to have seen your curious extravaganza. It's delicious, as are you.
all my love,

Lavendar? mmm...Interesting choice! I've heard he's completely straight! I wonder why he came here alone?
You can't imagine the number of times I have read and reread that note trying to imagine his adorable English accent on every syllable. Tuesday I sent roses to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre where he's performing. My card read simply:
Thank you my darling Daniel. Can't wait to see you on stage.

The next day an envelope arrived with two free tickets to the matinee this Saturday August 6 to How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. I will go into New York and can't wait to see my little Brit prince. Excuse me dolls, I'm weeping...he brings out the mommala in me. I will not take Ernestina with me...puleeze, she's too ... embarrassing ...  like Butterfly McQueen!

Will be back in September and I promise more celebrity dish. In the meantime, if you're in Atlantic City, catch my show through this month -  I'm extended til August 29 - at Tropicana Casino and Resort on the Boardwalk - yes, Mondays, as well as Fridays - Sundays at 8: 30 pm

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On the Road Again...

Sweet show biz and the road! Am I too old for this? Never. It's sheer joy. I'm in Atlantic City for two weekends and will do my August column from here.
Happy rest of July, dolls! And here's a little Christmas in July from my show...Oh We Need a Little Christmas, right this very minute, candles in the window, carols @...well, you get the idea!! Always wanted to be Mame! Been an auntie many a time, but never Mame!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July Interview with Yanni Deep

Dollcakes, what a Fourth of July weekend this has been! Thrown in the pokey on a DUI! These fireworks I could have lived without! I have to be honest: I had a little too much to drink at the party at PJs after what seemed a fabulous performance - audiences loved it!
Don, of course, bailed me out, but it's too much embarrassment and humiliation for a true Diva to endure! Never, never say that Diva Dona is a liar. No siree, I am brutally honest, to the core. My Sunday show was of course cancelled due to my absence - we did think about recording a song from my cell, but these Mass police are something else; hard to believe gay marriage passed in this Puritanical state. The merriment continues as we are en route to New Jersey for more fun stuff. Stay tuned!
As promised, below is my interview with my hot dancer, handsome male stripper Yanni Deep. Enjoy!

So Yanni, what's it like dancing behind moi, instead of your usual stripping gigs?

Dona, it's a pleasure doing anything behind you, in front of you, you name it, baby! You're the greatest! Oh, and thanks for believing in me!

You're welcome! You're so hot! Audiences love you! Now, stop avoiding answering my question. Everybody wants to know about male stripping and what it does or doesn't do for you.

I'm on a high when I strip. I mean...women or guys, as the case may good money to see me take off my clothes, and I don't dare disappoint them. I workout every day for 3 hours, watch my diet, and enjoy every minute of my time onstage. It's basically the same dancing in your show, except I'm in the background, I provide the color of the scene whereas you're the scene. I like ensemble takes everyone to make something good, not just one, but if any one stands out, Dona Dearest, it's you.

I didn't give him that raise for nothing Such a sweet boy! Tell me about how you got into stripping.

You probably won't believe this, but I started my own dance act in the privacy of my own bedroom. I used to practice as a teenager. One night I got a call from a neighbor telling me to pull down my shades...that she could see right into my bedroom and what I was doing was driving her wild. She ended up being my first...woman, that is...I was only 15...and she got me into her husband's club dancing once a week.

So you started dancing for women, not men.

Yeah, and I've always found women more appreciative than men, especially with tipping. Men are cheap, but if you give 'em enuf, women will dish out plenty! Yippeee!

When did stripping in gay clubs begin for you?

In my late 20s, a big shot got me out of some drug problems, groomed me, made me a hustler, and the rest became history, so to speak. It's been men ever since. But, I gotta tell 'ya, I miss the women. And, in your show, the women are again playing a huge part in making me feel important. I mean, I can't believe women love your show. Actually more broads do than queens. They love your makeup and your costumes. Ha ha! So far I've gotten two offers of work from women attending your show.

Doing what? Stripping?

(in his best tough voice) Somethin' wrong with strippin'?
Didn't think I knew about Gypsy and Broadway, did ya'?

Oh you're full of surprises, right after the other!

As a matter of fact, this manager lady I met told me I should dance on Broadway...and I might take her up on that.

Honey, no offense, but I think you're a little too old for the chorus!

Chorus! What about the lead? You're never too should know, Dona Dearest!

Smart cookie, that Yanni Deep, too smart for his own britches...and we will not get into where he got his's too obscene for publication. Catch him in my show...while he's there! He may not be here much longer, if you catch my drift!!!
Enjoy the July heat!

Monday, July 4, 2011

July On the Road

Forgive me dolls, but these GD authorities would not even allow me my laptop in this God forsaken prison. I had a little too much to drink at Saturday's after party, but throwing me in jail is the utmost disgrace. I am innocent until proven guilty. The tour will go on! My dear friend Don is posting this for me:
I have a wonderful interview with one of my hot dancers, male stripper Yanni Deep
to share with you
yanni deep

Dona Eduardo Gregorio Arrested on DUI

Dona Eduardo Gregorio was arrested Sunday July 3 at 3 am in Provincetown, Massachusetts on a DUI. Miss Gregorio was as she claimed "merely celebrating her opening at PJs on Saturday July 2 with a little private stash". PJs was forced to cancel Dona's Sunday show. Bail has been posted.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dona's Nervous...

Dolls, I leave for the East coast in a couple of days...opening this weekend in P Town. I'm shaking, I'm quaking, I love this biz, I hate this biz...come see me if you're in town...wish me luck! I think I've got a show. God help me!!

ps Look for July column next Monday! Happy 4th! Eat lots of BBQ and drink moderately! Have a blast!!!
I take inspiration from Katy Perry:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Christmas in July

Rehearsals are going well for the show, dolls! I've decided to add a Christmas number. Christmas in July!!? Call me sentimental, but I love XMas and thought a cute "We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame would be a great new opening number. Write and let me know your thoughts!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Costume for Dodo

Whatcha think, dolls? Too Vegas for East Coast gays?

Here's My Poster for the Road Tour

See Diva Dona in Dona and Her Big Mouth all this summer.
Opening in Provincetown, Mass @ PJ's on July 2 and 3 playing at 10 pm and again at 12 am.
Then on to Boston, Philly and NJ before New York opening in August!
stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dona's Rehearsing...

Dolls, I'm adding a new character to the show - Sister Rona! I'm putting her on roller skates and she's going to sing. I can't title the segment The Singing Nun, it's been done, so what about Sister Rona's Rollers ...Roll ing, roll ing, roll ing... Oh did I mention she's going to sing "Proud Mary"? Oh, she's also an adult therapist and doles out tidbits of advice like "Be kind! Get in the habit!" I know...perf!  Get in the Habit with Sister Rona!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dona's Mostly Good Reviews from Vegas

Here's the best and the worst, dolls, lest anyone accuse me of being a liar!

"Diva Dona really knows how to deliver a song."C'Mon a My House" had George Clooney squirming in his seat and several men hurling underwear on stage. A new age Mae West, Dona is the toast of the Strip! She's a sizzler!"    (That's the Vegas Strip, dollcakes!)
- Jay Untervar, Desert Breeze

"Diva Dona is truly an artiste. Whether via song or spoken word this doll sells it to the WORLD."
-Pedro Clements, Valley Telegram

"Mwah to Diva Dona! She's the hottest thing to come to the desert since Ann-Margret. Sexy, fun and full of the demon gods! What a show! She had me rolling in the aisles and peeing at the same time!
-Brianna Styles, Audience World

"What a glorious addition to the Bally's Wall of Fame. Diva Dona has made it! She is truly a star! No, a Godessa!
-Diego Barcelona, River News

......OK, and the worst one! Never say Dona is vain:

"How much did Diva Dona pay Bally's to do her gig?  She can't sing and she can't act! This sacrilegious set should stay where it belongs. Pardon my French, but let it stink up the crapper!"
-DD Pilato, Vegas On Stage

(on opening night backstage, this charcoal sketch artist really immortalized MOI, YO... ME!)

Dona Auditions Her Boys

Do you think this hunky dude fits my mold? Yeaahh!!! Screw the chorus line! He's next in line to be my BODYGUARD!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yes, I'm A Goin' On the Road, Dollcakes!

Made a decision to DO IT! I'll be touring up and down the Eastern seaboard this summer beginning July 2 - OMG! Do hope the tornados stay calm, for I'm a strong enough gal e for any Massachusetts town! Will continue with my column from the road. Will be in P Town Fourth weekend and will report from there! Yeahhh!!
'Til July, dolls!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

June Report on Dona's May Night Club Foray

Dolls, I've just returned from Vegas and a triumphant engagement at Bally's from May 10-15. I am so over-the-moon about breaking my constant "I don't want to do this anymore" and just getting my tush out there and performing. It was thrilling! Let me tell you I've been approached to come back this summer and there's one producer - shhhh! - can't mention his name, but his initials are S. O. B. - sounds like a curse, doesn't it, but, oh, he's really sweet! He wants me to cross country with the act. I'm mulling it all over; I have to make a decision by June 15, as we would leave on tour at the end of this month and do shows throughout the summer until September, and perhaps beyond.
Let me first of all tell you about the show, as so many have asked: "Diva Dona, what do you actually do on stage? Tell campy jokes?" "Dollcakes," I always reply, "I was an actress and have done an act in Europe." Yes, it's true, it's been a few years, but Don thought it was time to get out there and strut my stuff once, in the new act I sing, dance - well, shit, un poquito - and get down and frisky with several comedic character sketches, written by the one and only Don Grigware." I do this faded Southern belle a la Blanche Du Bois named Beu Hubley. You know the type, had a million husbands, lovers and just can't settle for one even as she approaches middle-age. Well, Beu (pronounced b yoo) with fan in hand sings "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and does a whole raucous monologue about the perils of growing old without love, that special TLC that every woman craves and must have, regardless of age. The audience just loved it! I also do a kind of newly changed tranny named Dodo who just hasn't quite found it yet. She's awkward - with some male hormones still raging - and bursts into song with "My Life". I know, I know, only Shirley Bassey can really do this one well, but give me credit for trying... and then there's my favorite impression in the show, MM - that's a jazzed up Mary Martin - singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President! (the photo is above left) Boy, that body spa works wonders especially those mud wraps. They sure as hell smell like shit, but look at me, dolls, I look 30 years younger! In case you're wondering I'm staring incredulously at a young stud at a front row table who was whistling at me. Yeaah!! If that didn't stimulate an old broad to go on and give it my all, nothing would. I mean there's always backstage after the show. And there was!!! Dolls, the possibilities are endless - and were, if you get my drift.
Surely, I tease. Those of you that know me are aware of just how demure I really am.
Anyway, now you know what I do in the show, so let's talk about opening night, May 10. When they told me who was there, I was verklempt. I mean Johnny Depp there to see me, little Dona! And...oh, my heart...George...C.. C... C ... Clooney... can you believe it? Rosemary's nephew...oy, I'm spritzing from the very thought of it! Both came back to congratulate me, separately, of course! Neither can afford to ruin his image with any tell tale gossip about two male movie idols possibly being together. I mean George and Johnny, a....Naaaah! Below enjoy the red carpet arrival photos of both! Johnny was so sweet and complimentary; loved Dodo and even suggested that it might make a curious film. OMG! Did he mean for him or for me? Hmmmmm, you can never trust these movie stars. They see it and then they steal it. Oh, I'll just have to trust dear Johnny. He gave me his card and asked me to call him in Paris. Ooh la la! George, on the other hand, was very guarded, rather cold at first and then suddenly jarring with his one comment. He looked me straight in the eye and asked if it was really necessary to sing "C'mon a My House" as an encore. Was he telling me I should leave it out? Wouldn't Rosemary Clooney be honored to know it was a loving tribute to her? Well, my dears, I didn't quite know what to say. I mean, does that mean the Clooney clan hates me? He did kiss me on the cheek though as he left. I've refrained from washing that side of my face. He's really a stud!

Well, dolls, needless to say, the after party on opening night was ecstasy. The champagne was flowing, as well as the caviar, and even if George Clooney didn't stay to celebrate with me, it's OK. He came! What more can I expect? And I'm sorry, dear George, but "C'mon a My House" is staying in the show. Italians in the audience stood up and cheered ...NIGHTLY! One man even threw his jock strap on stage. OMG, I shouldn't have told you that! It's embarrassing. Here I am in middle-age getting the on stage attention of Tom Jones. It's amazing, surprising and every other emotion you can imagine.
As I mull over my decision to go on the road with the new's to life, dolls and of course, to you!
I'll keep you posted.
(Here's the finale photo of "C'mon a My House". Is it maybe the Madonna bra and slip Clooney doesn't like?)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

OK...Una mas...One more...

Here I did my Southern scene as Blanche Du Bois, or was it Blanche Deveraux?
Forgive me, dolls, I'm not as young as I used to be!
Oh yes, it's...Beu Hubley! (pronounced B yoo)

Performance Photo...Preview Tease

Sneak peek
Dona was going for the Victor/Victoria look:
a woman trying to be a man trying to be a woman
well, shit, dolls, I TRIED!!!
Her name is Dodo!
For other photo segments of my show, you'll just have to wait until June!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What an Opening!

Oy! Who am I? Where am I? Which side is up? My head , she's sh...pinning! What an opening night at Bally's! Celebs, and good to great reviews...and party, party, party! I'm in hog heaven. More in June!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Off to Vegas, dolls!

Wish me luck! I'm doing a week at Bally's. What am I going to do, you query? Why dollcakes, I'm appearing onstage to a throng of my closest fans and I do promise a show like no other of its kind.
Stay tuned for my column in June, when I will let you know every last detail. The last time I appeared there...well, a foreign dignitary...I refuse to divulge his name...threatened to blow up the joint unless my engagement was extended. Claimed he was in love with me. Oy! Certainly glad he's been forced out of existence! Let's have a peaceful week, if you please: Bally's May 10 - 15.