September 30, 2023
Links to the past, with relevance today:
CLOSER WEEKLY: For some reason, Pia Zadora, 69, thinks that when asked about her horrendous decision to tear down Pickfair, the appropriate response is, "It was my house — suck it!" She explains to Closer Weekly that she had it torn down simply because it never felt like "home" and because she didn't want to tent it for extermination. She razed a 70-year-old historic site for those reasons.
ABC NEWS: Sophia Loren, 89, is thanking fans for all the love in the wake of her devastating fall, which resulted in breaking her hip. The living legend says, “I thank everyone for the closeness and affection that they are showing me. I am better, just have to do rehabilitation and give myself a period of rest.”
BBC NEWS: A 16-year-old kid deliberately felled the U.K.'s fabled Sycamore Gap tree — for no reason — and while the iconic tree will "never be the same again," there is hope its healthy stump will sprout offshoots. The 300-year-old tree was shown to great advantage in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
BOY CULTURE: I usually only cover 1980s and earlier, but a '90s gay classic is coming back in the form of Boy Culture: Generation X, and since I wrote it, I'm going to promote it!
OMG.BLOG!: McDonald's is dipping into the '80s for its latest promo!
TIKTOK: The shocking moment when the late Dianne Feinstein, then the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, had to announce the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.
CLOSER WEEKLY: A deep dive into the train wreck that was Troy Donahue's life, courtesy of Inventing Troy Donahue: The Making of a Movie Star by Michael Gregg Michaud.