Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Mitzi Gaynor Sticks Up for Boys Who Dance

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer, 50, put her left foot in her mouth this week by mispronouncing "ballet" while offhanded mocking Prince George, 6, for reportedly loving his studies in the field. Mitzi with some of her boys (Image via Mark Alan Knowles) The implication was that he would come to hate ballet once…
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Past & Curious: Nutty Baseball Card, ‘Dr. Quinn’ Reunion & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Ball! (Image via ProCards) ESPN: The story off Keith Comstock (b. 1955), the guy who took a baseball to the groin in the funniest baseball card ever made. Cotton flicker (GIF by Mike Ruiz) KENNETH IN THE (212): Josie Cotton, 63, returns with "Ukrainian Cowboy." MY NEW PLAID…
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Past & Curious: RIP Roger Rabbit, Asner Supports Harper & More

Links to the past with relevance today: A major talent has passed. (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Roger Rabbit creator dies at 86. VARIETY: Western Stars, a Bruce Springsteen (b. 1949) doc, has been sold to Warner Bros. And they said it wouldn't last ... (Image via Chloe Kooper/People) PEOPLE: A couple who met at Woodstock…
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Peter Fonda Dies @ 79

A month after the 50th anniversary of Easy Rider, the iconic '60s film that he co-wrote and in which he starred, actor Peter Fonda has died at 79. One of the most iconic films of the '60s (Image via Columbia) People magazine reports exclusively that Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. In a statement…
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42 Years Since Elvis Died at 42

Elvis Presley, the King, died 42 years ago today. Aloha, Elvis ... (GIF via GIPHY) It was an ignominious end for a glorious performer, a death that so shocked the world, many of its citizens to this day believe he couldn't have died, but instead faked his own death. Page from one tabloid of many…
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Julie Newmar Unveils 86th B’Day Snap

Lovely Julie Newmar (b. 1933) has many accomplishments under her dancing belt, chief among them her electrifying turn as Stupefyin' Jones in Li'l Abner (1956 Broadway, 1959 film), a 1958 Tony for her performance in The Marriage-Go-Round, early-TV fame as Rhoda the Robot on My Living Doll (1964-1965) and notoriety as Catwoman on Batman (1966-1967).…
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Inside Gloria Swanson’s Mansion!

Gloria Crest, a massive dwelling located 10 miles out of Manhattan in Englewood, New Jersey, was once home to movie star Gloria Swanson (1899-1983) — and now, it could be yours. For just $9.9 million! It gives good facade! (All images via video still) Believe it or not, the new price is a steal, considering…
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Past & Curious: Tate’s Sis on Robbie, Macy Gray Sings ‘Golden Girls’!

Links to the past with relevance today: Margot conjuring Sharon (Image via Columbia) VANITY FAIR: Sharon Tate's (1943-1969) surviving sister Debra Tate (b. 1952) loooved the performance Margot Robbie (b. 1990) gave as her sister in Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (2019). She recently said: “She made me cry because she sounded just…
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Happy 96 to Rhonda Fleming!

Flame-haired beauty Rhonda Fleming is truly one of Old Hollywood's last remaining stars, and at 96 (as of today!), she is among the oldest living survivors of the studio system. A link to Hollywood's past! (Image via head shot) Born on August 10, 1923, in L.A., she graduated from Beverly Hills High School and was…
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‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dies @ 88

Toni Morrison, an author whose work chronicled the black experience in America to great acclaim and widespread adulation, reportedly died Monday, August 5. She was 88. Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Ohio after her parents moved there from Greenville, Alabama; her father had witness two black men being lynched…
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