Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

‘The Nanny’ Cast Reunites!

No, The Nanny (1993-1998) isn't being rebooted ... but we're getting something almost as nostalgic! She's so Fine! (GIF via GIPHY) Variety has confirmed that the original cast — minus the late Ann Morgan Guilbert (1928-2016) — will reunite for a virtual table read on April 6. Fran Drescher, 62, said in a statement: “Laughter is…
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David Schramm, ‘Wings’ Actor, Dies @ 73

David Schramm, immediately identifiable as blowhard Roy Biggins of Wings fame, died this weekend in NYC. Schramm (R) in a Wings scene with Tony Shalhoub (b. 1953) (Image via NBC) His publicist confirmed Schramm's death at 73, providing no further details. Born on August 14, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm was an acting wunderkind who…
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Donna Loren Croons Against COVID-19

Sixties starlet and singer Donna Loren, 73, was the Dr. Pepper Girl in the '60s and on TV's Shindig! (1964-1966). Loren — she knows she's still got it! (Image via video still) It's been minute since I've heard her sing, but in honor of the COVID-19 crisis, she was inspired to sing this absolutely lovely…
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Past & Curious: Is His New Look Foxworthy? + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: I think he looks 100x better, no? (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Citing quarantine boredom, Jeff Foxworthy, 61, has shaved off his trademark mustache for the first time in 40 years! Peter Michael Marino tells it like it was. (Image via Event Combo) EVENT COMBO: You can watch the…
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Broadway Icon Terrence McNally Dies of COVID-19

Via ExtraTV: Terrence McNally, one of the most acclaimed playwrights and librettists of his generation, died Tuesday at 81, Deadline reports. No truer words (GIF via GIPHY) McNally, who had survived lung cancer, died of COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida. The man who would come to be called "the bard of American theater"…
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Past & Curious: ’70s Cool + Woody’s Book + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Is this a “nice jugs” situation? (Image via Flashbak) DO YOU REMEMBER?: These are some of the things that were cool 50 years ago. In 1970. Yes, 1970 was 50 years ago. METV: Has the real Gilligan's island been found?! Debi does recovery! (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: '80s…
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How Joan Crawford Became Mildred Pierce

March 23 is approximately the 116th anniversary of the birth of screen legend Joan Crawford. (Her real birthday is lost to history — on purpose, by Miss Crawford, who was probably concerned about vanity.) In honor of the anniversary, check out this lavish piece on how Crawford became Mildred Pierce in 1945. A birthday toast…
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Timothy Dalton: Double-O Delicious

Welsh actor Timothy Dalton — 007 to you! — born 74 years ago March 21. The eyes have it! (GIF via GIPHY; images via movie stills) In honor of his birthday weekend, feast your eyes on some of his hottest moments on TV and film over the years. For YOUR eyes only ... (Image via…
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Kenny Rogers Folds ’em @ 81

Via ExtraTV: Kenny Rogers, one of the most successful country music stars of all time, and a performer who crossed over into pop music and acting, died under hospice care Friday evening at his Sandy Springs, Georgia, home. He was 81. THR reports Rogers died of natural causes, as confirmed by his rep Keith Hagan.  The Country…
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Inside the Big Doris Day Auction

If you were a big fan of the late, great Doris Day (1922-2019), you won't want to miss the Julien's auction of some of her most treasured personal effects. Imagine owning this! (Image via Julien's) You can view the items — which go up for sale April 4 online in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic…
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