Links to the past, with relevance today:
ESQUIRE: Former child star Macaulay Culkin, 39, has announced the birth of his first child, a son with actress Brenda Song, 33. Dakota Song Culkin — named for his late sister — arrived on April 5 in L.A.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Ann-Margret, who will this week be honored at the 17th Annual UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame event, talks Elvis:
“We were friends for a long time, E.P. and I. We met on the movie, we had several things in common, including a love for Las Vegas. We dated, and we just had a great time together. What can I say? Yes, certainly admired and respected him. We were a lot alike and made a great movie together.”
She is referring to 1964's Viva Las Vegas, a film she says she last saw when it was released — because she never re-watches her own movies.
INSTAGRAM (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): As former child star Jane Withers turns 95, I am wondering how many, if any, other bona fide stars of the 1930s are still alive? Marsha Hunt got her start in the '30s, but was starring in films the following decade. We only recently (last year) lost Baby Peggy, the last silent-movie star (and the last bona fide star of the teens and 1920s).
CROOKS & LIARS: Seventies rocker Ted Nugent does not believe COVID-19 has killed more than 500,000 of his fellow Americans.
DEADLINE: Drive-ins are back, baby!