Long-distance "Run"-ner (Image via EMI) POP CRAVE: Kate Bush granted a rare interview to BBC Radio 4 to discuss the out-of-nowhere renewed success of her 1985 song "Running Up That Hill," which was used to great effect on Stranger Things. In the U.K., the song shot to #1 (taking 37 years to hit the pole…Read more
Maureen Arthur of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ Dies @ 88
Maureen Arthur, the vivacious actress who made her biggest splash in the Broadway production and film version of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, died Wednesday in her Beverly Hills home following a battle with Alzheimer's battle, THR reports. She was 88. Arthur with Dick Kallman in How to Succeed (Image via NYPL)…Read more
Donna Mills & Debbie Harry: Sexy Past 70, Patricia Heaton Defends ‘Castrated’ Pal & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: She's older than Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy. (Image via video still) INSTAGRAM: Donna Mills is EIGHTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE. Yes, she's had work. Yes, she started out looking like Donna Mills. But wow. KENNETH IN THE (212): Debbie Harry in the '70s ... and in her…Read more
Philip Baker Hall, Hard-Nosed Bookman on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies @ 90
"Many Americans linger in adolescence, but [Philip Baker] Hall is the kind of man who puts on a tie before he leaves the house." — Roger Ebert, 1996 Philip Baker Hall, the world-weary character actor whose single most famous performance became a deadpan comic role as a library cop on Seinfeld, died June 12 at…Read more
Madonna the Songwriter Celebrated in Indispensable New Book
When you engage someone on the topic of Madonna, you will like hear comments on several topics— sex appeal, relevance, age, plastic surgery, social media presence — before hearing any on the one that explains why she is still on our minds in the first place: music. Madame X Marcs the spot! (Image via Fonthill) Music,…Read more
Lorna Luft Lights Up Empire State Building, Unveils Portrait at Stonewall Honoring Judy Garland
You've heard of Dueling Bankheads? How about Dueling Wainwrights? Even the cake was rainbow-themed! (All images by Matthew Rettenmund) On Tuesday, Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright appeared at the Empire State Building by day and the Stonewall Inn by night to deliver his trademark passionate rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”: https://youtu.be/fsBQTT-AfzI The first go-round, he…Read more
Let’s Talk About ‘6’: New Book on ‘Surfside 6’ Comes Ashore!
Michael Gregg Michaud — author of the acclaimed Sal Mineo — has returned with his latest nostalgic and exhaustively complete book, Surfside 6: In Miami Beach (BearManor Media, $30). Where the boys were! (Image via BearManor Media) Devoted to the late, great series Surfside 6 (1960-1962), the book contains episodic sketches, bios of the stars (Troy…Read more