Links to the past, with relevance today:
THR: Barbara Eden, beloved TV icon, is indefatigable. Turning 90, she is now publishing a children's book, and is often a presence at autograph shows, where she is happy to chat about I Dream of Jeannie, her early appearance on I Love Lucy, her guilty pleasure Harper Valley PTA — or anything else that time allows.
In a new THR piece, she talks about her book, reveals she and her husband both had COVID-19 and says she will do a show with the Edwards Twins in 2022.
On turning 90 later this year, she says:
"It’s like any other birthday, I’m just happy to be here. I really don’t think about it. Everybody else does but I never have."
INSTAGRAM: Celebrate 51 with sexy Steve Burton.
KENNETH IN THE (212): An oral history of Bruce Springsteen's, er, Natalie Cole's "Pink Cadillac."
BOY CULTURE: A gay activist for 63 years and counting, 83-year-old Randy Wicker shares a touching reflection on how Pride protests and celebrations have changed — for the better. It's nice to read someone from the older generation who isn't complaining about kids today!
THR: RIP John Langley, 78. He created the long-running reality series Cops in the '80s.
YOUTUBE: Queen Latifah, a star since the late '80s, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday's BET Awards and — in keeping with June being Pride Month — she publicly thanked her rumored partner, Eboni Nichols, and their child, Rebel. Big step for a big talent: