September 18, 2023
Links to the past, with relevance today:
THR: Sounds like Sylvester Stallone's Netflix doc Sly lives up to its name.
EXTRATV: Soap star Billy Miller, 43, has died after battling manic depression. Rumors circulating about a stroke as his cause of death are unfounded.
AOL: Yes, the wartime Pope knew about the Holocaust very early on, did zip. Nazi Pope. Doesn't instill much confidence in the concept of papal supremacy.
EW: Drag legend Divine died young, and many of his belongings wound up with a friend who in turn died. Now, they're with that late pal's family, and John Waters is calling them out for holding Divine's "cheater" hostage. Yes, we are talking about the item used to conceal Divine's manhood while in a dress.
BOY CULTURE: Movie icon Greta Garbo was born 118 years ago today. In 1985, well into her reign as the industry's most reclusive figure, the media were still trying to pretend she was straight. And horny:
PEOPLE: New book But Will You Love Me Tomorrow? by Laura Flam and Emily Sieu Liebowitz hopes to tell the stories of all the '60s girl groups who were exploited and cheated by the male-dominated music biz.
CNN: Meanwhile, supposedly liberal Baby Boomer Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone fame went on the record questioning whether Black or female artists are even — gulp — articulate enough to expound on rock 'n' roll. He was removed from the Rock Hall of Fame's board instantly.