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‘Growing Up Fisher:’ Joely Fisher Reflects on Family, Fame and Life in New Memoir

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Joely Fisher has had a long career in Hollywood as an actress and singer. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Connie Stevens, she grew up in the spotlight as part of a Hollywood dynasty, alongside her half-sister Carrie Fisher. With her mother and younger sister Tricia Leigh Fisher, Joely toured the world, attending different schools and being educated by tutors. While all three Fisher girls are actress, where Carrie went and starred in Star Wars, Joely starred in Ellen, alongside Ellen Degeneres, as Paige Clark, Ellen’s somewhat vain best friend, a role she played until the series’ end in 1998. Among her many other roles, she’s also well known for her part in Desperate Housewives, and later this year, she’ll be in The Tribes of Palos Verdes,…

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Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng Talks Creating Days of Our Lives 50th Anniversary Book

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Soap operas have been a part of my daily routine since I was 15. They’ve shaped the beginning of my career as an editor, as I landed my first job at Soap Opera Digest and have been a huge part of my life. And I still continue to watch all four that remain on ABC, NBC and CBS. Soap operas are some of the longest-running TV shows that still air today and most recently, NBC’s Days of Our Lives joined the “50 and Over” club when it celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 8. In honor of the celebration, DAYS’ Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng published Days of Our Lives 50 Years (Sourcebooks, October 2015), a photo book of memories detailing…

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Do you remember who you are? Amnesia on the page

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“I don’t remember any of what I’m about to tell you.” That jolting line begins Su Meck’s 2014 memoir, I Forgot to Remember. Meck suffered a rare case of complete retrograde amnesia, known as “Hollywood amnesia” because it occurs more in movies than in real life. She has absolutely no memories between her birth in 1965 and May 22, 1988. On that day she was playing with her son in their kitchen when a ceiling fan fell on her head. Much of the book’s early section is reconstructed from hospital medical records. Having entered with partial paralysis, horrible headaches, and extremely limited vocabulary, Meck improved enough that doctors released her within three weeks, recording that her long-term memory “seems fairly…

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