Yearly Archives: 2020

Honoring Dolly, Potsi’s Divorce & More! — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: Living doll (GIF via GIPHY) WCYB: Likenesses of Dolly Parton (b. 1946) may replace those of KKK and Confederates in Tennessee! He's such a Potsi! (GIF via GIPHY) EXTRATV: Anson Williams, 70, is about to be single. Examining Barry's biggest hit (Image via Dell) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: The…
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‘Gone with the Wind’ Temporarily Gone from HBO Max Over Racist Tropes

In light of the mass reassessment of systemic racism in America, HBO Max has temporarily pulled Gone with the Wind (1939) from its library. The immensely popular film has long been the subject of intense criticism for its romanticized portrayal of slavery and the Civil War, so the platform has decided to make it available…
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Mary Pat Gleason, Daytime Emmy Winner, Dies @ 70

Mary Pat Gleason, known for a long career on TV and for her Daytime Emmy win as part of the Guiding Light writing team, has died of cancer at age 70. Gleason's death was announced by her Mom co-star Mimi Kennedy (b. 1948) on Twitter. She wrote: “I’m saddened to learn that Mary Pat Gleason…
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‘Atta Girl’: ‘9 to 5’ Actress Peggy Pope Dies @ 91

Peggy Pope, the comedic actress whose line "atta girl!" in 1980's 9 to 5 became a classic movie quote, died May 27 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She had just turned 91. Variety reports that Pope's family made the announcement of her death, and promises a June 27 celebration of life. Born Florence Margaret Pope in…
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Watch Catherine O’Hara’s Hilarious Acceptance Speech!

Gotta love Catherine O'Hara, 66, who just picked up the Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress for her work on Schitt's Creek. In her at-home, socially distanced speech, she parodied the annoying habit award shows have of playing people off before they're done speaking, attempting to speak and then sing over some out-of-nowhere music…
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Elvis’s Jeweled Jock, Val Kilmer Now + More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: Where the King's jewels were kept (Image via PFC) PAUL FRASER COLLECTIBLES: So if you were interested in an original, bedazzled Elvis Presley jockstrap, you're in luck — one is for sale, and for an opening bid of just £29,950. "My name is ... Tanya." (Image via NBC)…
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