"I want to speak to Bernie," I said.
"He's not here," she said.
"This is Bob Ward," I said. "Please have him call me when he gets back."
"Sorry," she said. "Bernie's not coming back."
"What?" It was then I remembered that Bernie's last name wasn't Simon.
"He's retired. Moved to Palm Springs," she said. "Can I give you someone else? You could talk to Jim. He's the 'new Bernie.'"
A chill shot through me. "Everything is everything," I thought. "And in Hollywood, anyone is anyone."
Chris: Yeah, man. Everything is everything.
The phrase is often used as a response in circumstances in which a person is continuously rambling on about a particular issue, but nothing is currently going to change. The current situation is what it is.