Tonight was Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball at Madison Square Garden taped for a HBO special. Marissa Tomei and Liza Minnelli were in the audience. The small Italian kid on stage gave tribute to the other accomplished Italian women in the audience. Liza had a little help in her career from the contacts of Judy Garland, her mother’s fame. Marissa is just a sexy smart actress who did a fabulous job in the movie ”My Cousin Vinny.”
I planted myself in her life. After being steady fixtures in each of our lives through out high school, I decided not to go to Notre Dame and attend the same college as her in New York. She majored in music. We got married at 20 years old. At that point the career on the road for her came to a screeching halt. We have 4 kids and she spent most of her life raising kids and teaching in schools while I got my Masters and Doctorate.