Category Archives: ’80s

On Golden Years: Jane Fonda Is 80

Somehow, Jane Fonda is now three years older than her father Henry lived to be, and is five years older than he was when he starred in their film On Golden Pond (1981). That's right, the legendary actress, workout guru and activist is 80 today. (more…)
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge! Do Young People Know Icons of the Past?

I was inspired to do a video project when, speaking with a millennial friend a year ago, it became clear he had never heard of ... Will & Grace! [caption id="attachment_4003" align="aligncenter" width="400"] She's comin' out — but are kids still noticing?[/caption] Having long been curious as to whether stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland…
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Kirk Douglas’s 101st B’day Bash

Superstar Michael Douglas is sharing intimate family photos from the Saturday gathering in honor of Golden Age of Hollywood Oscar winner Kirk Douglas's 101st birthday party! (more…)
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11 Surprising Things in a 1985 Copy of ‘Teen Set’

Teen Set was a teenybopper pinup-style magazine that thrived for a period of time in the '80s. I'm not sure if it is connected to an earlier magazine of the same title, but the September 1985 copy I own was published by Howard A. Weiss and edited by Sheila M. Cantillon. (more…)
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Bette Midler Formally Calls Out Geraldo Rivera for Sexual Abuse

It is a clip that has existed since 1991, and that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube — diva Bette Midler, who turns 72 tomorrow, telling legendary talk show host Barbara Walters (b. 1929) in 1991 that Geraldo Rivera (b. 1943) had taken sexual liberties with her in the early '70s.…
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Old Wave: The 125 Ultimate Pop Singles Of 1983

Newsflash: 1983 was 34 years ago. A baby born the day "Rebel Yell" was released could be a balding dad of three by now. Quite easily. Looking back, that year seems to be a sweet spot for great pop music, perhaps in part because I was about 14, which was when I was really intensely…
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