A different ball game: completely different situation
Gepubliceerd op 22 mei 2018
Gepubliceerd op 4 nov. 2014
She’s never been shy to tell others what she thinks, “even as a child,” and Judge Judith Scheindlen isn’t holding back on what she says is keeping women back.
“I think that women for too long allowed other people define what their happiness and reasonable role should be,” said the host of the Judge Judy show.
Scheindlen took a page from her popular website, WhatWouldJudySay.com, to create her new book, ‘What Would Judy Say? Be The Hero Of Your Own Story.’
“In this book I want to have an honest conversation about what it really takes to get what you deserve out of life: how to define your worth and stick to it; how to find the courage to take risks–and how to build your backup plan; how to ignore the chattering classes and create your own destiny,” said Scheindlen.
The book, which is free, is downloadable on electronic devices at WhatWouldJudySay.com.
“If you have a forty year old unmarried daughter you go ugh, but if you have a 40 year old son who is dating around, you go, he’s having a good time,” said Scheindlen.
Her message to women is create a whole you before you let someone else define what you are. Start by establishing a way to earn a living and develop interests in music, art, dance, theater, etc.
“Women are so desperate to stay in a relationship to be defined,” said Scheindlen.
The wife, mother and grandmother is currently in the 19th season of her hit TV courtroom show on FOX.
Gepubliceerd op 19 apr. 2016
Petri Hawkins Byrd is the Bailiff on Judge Judy, the No. 1 daytime TV show for six consecutive seasons.
In his twentieth season on Judge Judy, Byrd speaks with Reel Urban News about the longevity of the show and his quiet but powerful presence as bailiff. “Security is a funny thing. When you have it and it works, you barely notice that it’s there. And when you need it and it works, that when you notice what it’s worth.”
The burly bailiff, a leading daytime personality in his own right, admits his longevity is unexpected. “I think anybody who tells you they spent twenty years doing anything is a little surprised.”
Byrd’s role on Judge Judy may be the bailiff but he is not acting. His law enforcement career dates back to the late 1980s. “I worked in Manhattan Family Court from 1986 to 1990. That’s where I met my once and future boss, Judge Judy Sheindlin.”
Byrd says the Emmy Award-winning show’s consistency – and Judge Judy’s outsized personality – is the secret to its success. “We have not changed in our delivery in twenty years. What’s surprising is what she says as opposed to what our cases are; they happen over and over again. We have dog-bites-dog, dog-bites-man cases. What’s always amazing is how she deals with it and the things she says.”
In addition to appearing on television’s longest running court show, Byrd is passionate about mentoring young people and his commitment to the community. “You’ve got to be the change you want to see in the world. There is so much indifference going on in the world right now in regard to violence, sex outside of marriage, incarceration rates and the educational system. I’ve always made sure my kids’ friends are fathered just as much as my kids are fathered.”
12 apr. 2011