Links to the past with relevance today:
THE FILM EXPERIENCE: A terrific run-down on 1988's Hairspray.
DO YOU REMEMBER?: A woman was charged with a felony over a 22-year-old overdue VHS tape of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
HOLLYWOOD LIFE: The entertainment-news site Hollywood Life posted images of Nicole Kidman, 53, and Javier Bardem, 52, on the set of Being the Ricardos. On social media, the site asserted that Kidman was "the spitting image of Lucille Ball," whose name the linked article got wrong (as "Lucky").
Do you see it?!
EW.COM: Glenn Close has been dubbed a "sista" by Spike Lee over her spontaneous "Da Butt" dance at the Oscars.
GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Leslie Jordan is turning 66 today (April 29), and talking about his first Dolly Parton encounter, back in 1973:
“I grew up very near below where Dolly grew up and I’ve just always had this dream of meeting her and I even drove one time, from Knoxville, where I was in, I went to the University of Tennessee, and I drove up to Pigeon Forge where she’s from, and she performed in the high school auditorium. And when I met her, I told her that and she said, ‘Oh, yeah, that was 1973.’ And I said, ‘Dolly, I was there.’ And she said, ‘Oh, you’re just making that up.’ I said, ‘No, I’m not darling. I remember you came out and you said, What’s a country girl without her haystack?’ Because that’s when her hair was really high. We just hit it off. You know, she’s everything. When we got to meet, people would say, well, what’s she like? Well, you know what she’s like. She’s just Dolly.”
TWITTER: Someone at Rotten Tomatoes was irked that the all-time classic Citizen Kane (1941) had a 100% Fresh rating, so they dug up an 80-year-old review from The Chicago Tribune panning the movie. Now, the movie many think is the best ever made has a 99% rating. Interestingly, the reviewer was "Mae Tinee" — matinee, get it? — a pseudonym used by several writers at the time. And it was probably also bought and paid for by William Randolph Hearst, who ... wasn't exactly a fan of the film!