Hometown: Marion, North Carolina
My down time: I’m a huge fan of running. In fact, I listen to the Rocky soundtrack to get me in the zone when I’m working out. If you see me listening to my Ipod in a 5k race then odds are Sly Stallone is on my mind….”Yo Courtney!”
Favorite Movies: Jaws (and I must confess I own all the ridiculous sequels.)
Favorite Actor: Russell Crowe
Favorite Actress: Kate Winslet
Obsessions: I have way too many to list, but I have an incredible love for coffee, and thank goodness Augusta has a Starbucks. Where I’m from, there’s not one for 30 miles…I probably watch way too much E! News, Entertainment Tonight, and TMZ. Celebrities are always into something, even if it’s trouble, it only adds to the fun of my job. Oh, and I have an incredible sweet tooth. It’s hard for me to turn down a roll of cookie dough, so don’t tempt me.
Best Radio Interview: I had an opportunity to interview Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on the hit ABC show. She’s a good-hearted soul, who we might see take the director’s seat more.
Music: I come from parents who blasted Carole King, Billy Joel, and John Denver through the house. So, I’m still hooked to the great sounds of the seventies, and especially the eighties. At my old college radio station, I had a specialty program called “Back to the 80’s,” and every Thursday night at eight o’clock, I would play the best of Billboards hits during that era. From Madonna and Tiffany to Bon Jovi and Ah-Ha, that was the music of my youth and it’s still some of the best.
Pets: I want a Chow Chow puppy. Martha Stewart has one, and they are adorable. They almost look like bears they’re so furry. It would be great to get four and name them after my favorite show: Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine
Who I’d like to meet: Rainn Wilson from The Office. I think every office/business could use a Dwight Schrute in their lives. There would never be a dull moment at work, and you’d always be laughing.
Quote of my life: "You just have to decide if you're a Tigger or an Eeyore. I think I'm clear where I stand on the great Tigger/Eeyore debate. Never lose the childlike wonder. It's just too important. It's what drives us." -Randy Pausch Author of The Last Lecture
"Young and the Restless" star JEANNE COOPERhas passed away. She was 84. There's no word on a cause of death, but earlier this year she became ill.
Her real-life son CORBIN BERNSEN announced her death on Twitter.
Jeanne played Katherine Chancellor for FOUR DECADES . . . after making her debut on the soap in 1973. Her final episode aired last week, and her final moment was walking up the stairs and telling Jill, quote, "I think I can manage. Goodnight."
Haha, this is great! Take a look...
...well according to a new survey, the most stressful number of kids is . . . exactly THREE. Mothers with three kids stress out more than moms with one or two kids . . . but also stress out more than moms with four or more. Plus, 60% of moms believe raising girls is more stressful than boys. I believe that...I was a curious baby always climbing out of my crib, tasting things like sand and dirt...yeah I was a little mess so I'm told, never a dull moment with Courtney Starr.
Moms do it all, I believe they have the most challenging job out there. The photo below is my mom back in the 80's with her hands full. I may look cute in my little sailor outfit, but I was really thinking what I could get into next. ha ;)
"Paste" magazine has put together a list of the 50 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time. The Woody Allen classic "Annie Hall" beat "When Harry Met Sally" for the top spot. He also had two other movies in the Top 50. "Manhattan" is #5, and "The Purple Rose of Cairo" is #26.
1. "Annie Hall", 1977
2. "When Harry Met Sally", 1989
3. "Amelie", 2001
4. "The Princess Bride", 1987
5. "Manhattan", 1979
6. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", 2004
7. "Say Anything", 1989
8. "The Philadelphia Story", 1940
9. "High Fidelity", 2000
10. "Four Weddings and a Funeral", 1994