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Interview with loaded January 27, 2017 by Jack Beresford Alexandra Paul has been making movies for almost 35 years, with early notable credits including Christine and A Million Ways To Die. Yet to millions Paul will forever be associated with the role of lifeguard extraordinaire Stephanie Holden on Baywatch, slo-motion-running, sun-kissed-life-saving show that became a global TV phenomenon during its 10-year run. Not that Paul minds all that much, with the actress and lifestyle coach only too happy to speak to loaded about her five years and 66 episodes on the series. How did she end up on the show, what’s the Hoff really like and were there any romances between cast members on set? Alexandra reveals all and a whole lot more besides. Read more…
I had a wonderful time seeing my castmates from American Flyers, Rae Dawn Chong and Luca Bercovici, last night in Las Vegas at the Interbike Awards Gala. The movie was being honoured as an iconic film within the bicycling world, and it was fun to see how important the movie has been to cycling enthusiasts from all over the world. Luca flew in from Hungary – I had not seen him since I ran into him at an audition 20 years ago. I saw Rae Dawn (who will be a grandmother in 2 weeks!) last year at an autograph signing, but it was great to catch up with her. She was hiliarous on stage – who knew she was such a comedienne? An added bonus was the very funny MC and comedian, Alonzo Bodden, whom I adore on the NPR show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. I was jazzed to meet him!
I recently traveled with other DxE activists to document the conditions of the thousands of piglets held at a Farmer John factory farm, and to get medical help for those we could. The night was pitch black, foggy and cool as we walked up to the rows and rows of low slung, cement barracks in remote Corcoran, CA. Spotlights pierced through the fog, giving everything an eerie glow. We put on protective clothing, masks and booties so we did not bring any unnecessary germs into the buildings, and to protect ourselves from the filthy conditions. The following video gives you an idea of what we saw. I am grateful we were able to rescue several pigs and get them medical care. They now live in a sanctuary, safe, free and happy. Open rescue is a peaceful, non-violent way of helping animals and protesting the enslavement, torture and death of so billions of innocents each year. We do not cover our faces because we know we are doing the right thing. Join us.
I am excited to be talking once again on how break bad habits and make healthy new ones. Please join me as I discuss how you can get healthier by making a few simple changes in your life.
A lot of people ask me how I stay slender. I believe the formula is the same for all my slim friends: it takes work and time and awareness. The “Oh I eat whatever I want and don’t exercise” thing is baloney. Those folks out there whom you think look great? They have consistently good habits. Here is my latest coaching blog with some information on what is needed to lose weight: http://alexandracoaching.com/losing-weight/
I delighted in all the hummingbirds fluttering around my neighbor Marie Claude’s feeder, so a few months ago I bought one for outside our bedroom window. I dutifully bought the white sugar for the “nectar”, filled the feeder with the sugared water at a 4:1 ratio just like the Audubon Center recommends and then eagerly waited for the little ones to gather around, chirping happily. Hummingbirds are amazing. It was lovely to watch them and to hear the hum of their wings as they hovered around my feeder, which I had to refill every 2 weeks. I was thrilled with the wildlife outside our bedroom window. When I next saw Marie Claude, I told her she had inspired me to get a feeder of my own. She told me her hummingbirds drank so much from her 2 feeders that she had to refill them every day. I was amazed. And envious. Was I making the nectar incorrectly? I groused to Ian that Marie Claude was probably doping the hummingbirds with too much sugar and that was why they were going to her house and not mine. She was probably killing them, while I was assiduously making nectar in the proper … Continue reading