I just watched Valerie Bertinelli on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
She is just so cute. In her new book "Losing it," which I haven't read, she says when she hit rock bottom, after her separation from rocker Eddie Van Halen, her drug-of-choice was jalapeño poppers.
As most of us know, she joined Jenny Craig after that, lost 40 pounds and currently looks fabulous.
During the show Bertinelli also briefly mentioned that she dated Steven Spielberg in the 70's, used cocaine and cheated on Van Halen.
In other Oprah news, Ms. Winfrey and author, of "A New Earth: Awakening Your Life's Purpose," Eckhart Tolle are teaching an "exclusive online class" every Monday night, for 10 weeks, starting March 3 at 9 p.m. EST. You can reserve your seat today, but you have to be a member of Oprah's Book Club.
"A New Earth: Awakening Your Life's Purpose" is the latest inductee into Oprah's recommended reads. The live classes will focus on the contents of the book, which, from what I gather, seem pretty corny and Dalai Lama-ish.
I'm not saying I don't like Tenzin Gyatso aka the 14th and current Dalai Lama aka "His Holiness." I do like him; and have read one of his books. But two Dalai Lama's? At the same time? Enlightenment overload!
Anywho, here's a portion of Tolle's book description found on Amazon: "Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. "
I sense an imminent religious slant. Although Wikipedia says "Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition."
For more info. check out Oprah.com.