Links to the past, with relevance today:
THR: Don't miss this long, long Q&A with Michael Biehn, 63, who speaks about how his role in The Terminator (1984) came about, saying his first reaction to the script and to the news that an Austrian bodybuilder was attached was decidedly meh:
"It didn't have anything going for it as far as I was concerned."
He also talks about thinking he would star in Avatar (2009) for nine months before being told it was a no-go, and offers many other juicy tidbits about his long career.
TWITTER: Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first Black woman doctor in the U.S., did not even have a headstone until this week!
DEADLINE: That rumored Stabler & Benson reunion? It's apparently on!
THE GUARDIAN: Q Magazine, the well-regarded rock publication launched 34 years ago, has died of COVID-19.
EXTRATV: For Paula Abdul, 58, quarantining alone is a "blessing."
YAHOO! NEWS: RIP Phyllis Somerville, 76, who just wrapped a year-long run in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. She's worked for many years. I adored her film Diane (2019) — which you should see.
YOUTUBE: The official Johnny Carson account on YouTube uploaded the above interview a week ago — and it's something! Troubled, drunken actor Oliver Reed (1938-1999) and braying Old Hollywood icon Shelley Winters (1920-2006) simply did not mix well, with the misogynistic Reed catching Shelley's drink at the end. (And it was straight whiskey!)
YOUTUBE: This 1970ish TV spot is definitely a "classic."
ABC7: Love this interview with the radiant Jonelle Allen, who this week turned 70something (she was born in 1944, 1948 or 1950 — differing reports)! She talks about her early career on the stage, her TV years and more.
INSTAGRAM: James Brolin turned the big 8-0 last week!