Joan Rivers Biopic OFF, Happy B’Day to ‘Electric Company,’ RIP Mort Sahl & More

Links from the past, with relevance today:

(Images via Disney+ & by Matthew Rettenmund)

VARIETY: The Comeback Girl, a proposed movie about the life of Joan Rivers to have starred Kathryn Hahn, will not proceed. Unfortunately, Rivers's life rights had not been purchased in advance, and rather than come out as an unauthorized project, producers have decided to move on.

Happy birthDAY, YOU GUYYYS! (Image via PBS)

RANDY REPORT: A loving tribute to The Electric Company, which is turning 50 years old this week.

VARIETY: Comedy legend Mort Sahl dies at 94.

Ya hafta believe she is magic ... (GIF via GIPHY)

BILLBOARD: Why "I Put a Spell on You" still enchants Hocus Pocus fans all these years later.

He was handsome into old age. (Image via Titanus)

BOY CULTURE: Remembering sexy-as-anything Tony Franciosa.

That haunted house — what a dump! (Image via video still)

RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: A deep dive into one of my favorite '70s horror flicks, Burnt Offerings, starring Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith and Eileen Heckart. And — of course — the creepiest chauffeur ever.

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