‘Titanic’ Memorial Neglected, Butch Patrick Back to ‘Munsters,’ Oscar for Diane Warren & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today:

What an invite! (Image via vintage memorabilia)

NYT: A memorial to those who died aboard the Titanic sits in disrepair in NYC. Now, some are fighting for it to be restored. The last survivor of the tragedy died in 2009 at age 97 on the 98th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic. She had been just 2 mos. old when her father died and she and her mother survived the sinking.

The last Titanic survivor who remembered anything about the sinking died at 99 in 2006.

NYT: RIP Peter Brook, a stage director called "the greatest innovator of his generation." He was 97.

DO YOU REMEMBER?: Butch Patrick will be returning to The Munsters via director Rob Zombie's new version ... but he'll play a robot, not Eddie!

Madonna killed it in a short set. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

BOY CULTURE: Madonna, 63, has still got it! A review of her WoW, Finally Enough Love gig in NYC.

PEOPLE: Ricky Martin is denying allegations of domestic abuse.

EXTRATV: RIP Joe Turkel, 94. Among many roles in his long, long career, he was the creepy bartender in The Shining (1980).

EW: Stars who will receive honorary Oscars this year will be songwriter Diane Warren, director Peter Weir, director Euzhan Palcy and Michael J. Fox, a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner.

TWITTER: Diedrich Bader says goodbye to his canine companion, and many celebrities are chiming in with their condolences.

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