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C.J. is a columnist in the Star Tribune's Twin Cities section. Her column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


C.J.: Veteran sports writer John Feinstein says football is never safe

In the final installment of my interview with Washington Post sports columnist John Feinstein, the author of 35 books, we talk about an…


C.J.: Fancy Ray McCloney promotes marriage, though not his own

If you’ve spent any time with Fancy Ray McCloney, the self-proclaimed “Best Looking Man in Comedy,” you can empathize with the suffering of his…


C.J.: Jerry O'Connell gets support from Wendy Williams for talk show

"Jerry O' " show began a three-week test run Monday on Fox.


C.J.: 34 years of Gittelson Jewelers customer service, including a 3 a.m. Prince appointment

For the past eight years, Gene and his son Michael Gittelson have been sharing the 297-square-foot space with Molly Braun, the general manager, who sometimes witnesses familial squabbling.


C.J.: Sid was there when 'Season on the Brink' popped into writer's head

Now, more from my interview with Washington Post sports columnist John Feinstein, the author of 35 books. “Quarterback” was the prolific author’s current book…


C.J.: There'd be fewer graduation ceremonies if Turi Ryder ran the world

Controversial former KSTP-AM show host Turi Ryder knows where to have a party. She read from, sold and autographed copies of her memoir “She…


C.J.: Fox 9 anchor Alix Kendall couldn't get Warren Beatty to do a satellite interview dance

For such a petite specimen of the species, Fox 9 “The Buzz” anchor Alix Kendall sure can wreak some havoc in a room. As…


C.J.: Fox 9 anchor Alix Kendall is about to celebrate her 20th anniversary

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s dancing to celebrate Alix Kendall’s 20th anniversary on Fox 9’s “Buzz” the end of this month. She was…


C.J.: Sexist songs are getting the Lizz Winstead treatment

Minnesota-born satirist and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead will take a few whacks at the songs of sexism next weekend at the Cedar…


C.J.: Music stars can learn more about themselves by acquiescing to media interviews

My interview with estimable rock 'n' roll critic, editor and author Alan Light predated by several weeks the temper tantrum Taylor Swift