Yearly Archives: 2020

Blondie & Manilow Sell Catalogues, Go-Go’s Fact Check & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: Debbie's rollin' in dough, ya'll! (GIF via GIPHY) ROLLING STONE: Blondie's co-founders — Debbie Harry and Chris Stein — as well as Barry Manilow have sold their entire catalogues to Hipgnosis, which will license it up the wazoo. Clearly, these older artists are considering the limiting qualities of…
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Tom Moulton’s Best Unreleased Mixes: Madonna, Donna & More

Producer Tom Moulton is the legend whose remixing in the Disco Era led to virtually every pop single receiving the full remix treatment, revolutionizing dance music and the music industry itself by providing new creative — and revenue — opportunities for artists. Now, the 79-year-old remixed has released a $20 album of what he considers…
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‘Cocoon’ Actor Wilford Brimley Dies @ 85

Wilford Brimley, the curmudgeonly character actor most famous for Cocoon (1985) and as the no-nonsense face of Quaker Oats and Liberty medical, died Saturday in St. George, Utah. In Absence of Malice and (inset) The Natural (Images via Columbia & TriStar) He was 85. TMZ confirmed that Brimley, who had lived with diabetes (in TV…
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Remembering Frances Farmer, Muppet Mania & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: Pork on the hoof! (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: The Muppets are back! https://youtu.be/NljzIRETftY YOUTUBE: Are you a Judy Garland fan? Seth Sikes definitely is — and he's covering a Judy tune in a 2020 way to promote Fire Island. This parody/tribute is based on a song from 1946's…
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Olivia de Havilland, Golden Age Icon, Dies at 104

Less than a month after her 104th birthday, Old Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland has died in Paris of natural causes. De Havilland won two Oscars in her long career. (GIF via GIPHY) Her publicist Lisa Goldberg confirmed de Havilland's death to The Hollywood Reporter. At the time of her death, she had been the oldest…
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So Many Men, Bowie Kicks, Mercurochrome Nostalgia & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: A gigolo, but not just ... (Image via Paramount) MY NEW PLAID PANTS: The many men of ... Paul Shrader?! Go with it. NYT: Read about John Roney, who has been a waiter at the same NYC restaurant since ... 1986! EXTRATV: Mick Rock, legendary photographer, is out…
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He-Man Actor John Saxon Dies @ 83

Tough-guy actor John Saxon, whose career stretched from bit parts in the 1954 classics It Could Happen to You and A Star Is Born to 2015's The Extra, died Saturday of pneumonia at 83. ExtraTV confirmed his death. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDFnMkxhwW4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Saxon was born August 5, 1936 (some sources cite 1935), in Brooklyn. He was discovered at…
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