Links to the past, with relevance today:
FACEBOOK: Sharon Gless's memoir Apparently, There Were Complaints (Simon & Schuster) is out December 7. In a video sent to superfan Michael Stern, she admits it took seven years to write and isn't sure she could ever do it again. Can't wait for this.
DO YOU REMEMBER?: The Monkees — Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz — have announced a farewell tour for this year.
EXTRATV: RIP Nick Kamen, the Levi 501s model who parlayed overnight fame into a pop career. The "Each Time You Break My Heart" singer, a former protégé of Madonna's, died Wednesday, May 5, at 59.
THE NEW YORKER: Liza Minnelli's biggest fan is taking the Cher > cockroaches approach in his tweeted homage to the legendary star, and it's catching on.
VARIETY: Glenn Close has a new jazz album — and she also wants to play Cruella de Vil again. Interestingly, she seems to shade her own turn in Hillbilly Elegy in speaking about how desperate she is to get a movie version of the Sunset Boulevard musical made, saying:
“We’re ready to go. I feel passionate about it. I feel if I could just bring her home to the movies, I don’t give a shit what I do for the rest of my life. I’ll play grandmothers until I die.”