Links from the past, with relevance today:
YOUTUBE: Olivia Newton-John, 73, reminisces about her massive hit "Physical" as it turns 40. The song represented a total reset of her career and public image, and arguably did the same for popular music (pushing it in a racier direction) and for future pop stars seeking to benefit from successive "eras" in their careers. Lovely lady. Get the Super Deluxe Edition of the album Physical here.
VARIETY: Michael J. Fox, 60, has now helped raise a billion dollars to fight Parkinson's disease.
YOUTUBE: The first trailer is here for the Lucy-Desi biopic Being the Ricardos. Nicole Kidman plays Lucille Ball, and while widely dissed as being miscast, she is shown briefly in an obviously digitally enhanced clip recreating the famous grapes-stomping scene from I Love Lucy. Some fans are sold, some are not:
DEADLINE: Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind enduring classics like "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (1961), "Talk to the Animals" (1967) and "Candy Man" (1971), has died at age 90.
TWITTER: Ron Howard, 67, salutes his old Andy Griffith Show castmate Betty Lynn, who died this past weekend at 95, writing:
"RIP Betty Lynn. She played Thelma Lou on #TAGS & brightened every scene she was in & every shooting day she was on set. I saw her last a few years ago where she still lit up the room with her positivity. It was great to have known and worked with her. She truly was 95yrs young."