Links to the past with relevance today:
CBS L.A.: Strut in Los Angeles commissioned a fabulous Dolly Parton mural by David Gilmore ... and it is spectacular!
Parton is really "of the moment," as the establishment's owner, Luke Nero, asserts.
W: Sophia Loren, 86, is one of just two survivors on AFI's list of 100 Greatest Hollywood Stars of the Golden Age, the other being 94-year-old Sidney Poitier. Unlike Poitier, who hasn't acted in 20 years, Loren came back with a satisfying drama on Netflix in 2020, The Life Ahead, directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti (b. 1973). Why isn't she talked about as a potential Oscar nominee? Why did the Globes overlook this great star?
Maybe next time! In her W interview, the icon says:
I'd like to go on forever, because I like very much to play. I like very much to have these kinds of people around me. And the lights. And my son.
EXTRATV: Nicolas Cage, 56, reveals he has wed Riko Shibata, 26, saying, "We are very happy." Details of their intimate Las Vegas ceremony.
BEWITCHED: Was Bewitched about gay people all along?!
HUFF POST: For some reason, Republicans and not a few Democrats are losing their minds over what they see as the "censoring" of Dr. Seuss. Is the late author (1904-1991) really being canceled, though? Nope. His own estate announced it was pulling just six of this titles — and for the very good reason that they contain extremely dated racial imagery. Anyone pissed off that a book with a "Chinaman" as an exotic sight won't be published anew is either a racist or really insensitive to racism ... which is a racist. The books will not be missed, and Dr. Seuss and his other works will continue to be available.
DO YOU REMEMBER?: Elvis's first cousin thinks it's tacky that Graceland charges fans to see the King's grave.