October 23, 2023
Links to the past, with relevance today:
EXTRATV: John Stamos, 60, is publishing his memoir, and like Britney Spears — he has some scores to settle First up, Stamos recounts in the book catching his then-girlfriend Teri Copley (of We Got It Made fame) in bed with ... Tony Danza! Stamos whines about the unendurable pain before claiming that the fact that Tony's Who's the Boss? provided a valuable lead-in for Full House mean things "evened out" (in a very Seinfeld way).
However, hold on, wait a minute, let us put some TRUTH in it: Copley, 62 and long since born-again, tells People Magazine she remembers the incident well ... because she and Stamos were broken up already, and she found it beyond strange that he showed up at her house!
I'm going with Copley on this one, in no small part because Stamos continues in his story by claiming he then heard "Tiny Dancer" on the radio while leaving, which of course is the "hold me closer, Tony Danza" song. This feels like Peterman's memoir!
Copley six years ago on Dr. Phil trying to get help for her daughter — whose father was the late Dukes of Hazzard actor Christopher Mayer (1954-2011):
BBC: Bobi, a Portuguese purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo who had recently officially claimed both the title of oldest living dog in the world and oldest living dog ever, died last week at 31. The previous record-holder — for 80+ years — was set by an Australian dog that lived to be 29. Supposedly, two other dogs in the family lived to be 18 and 22. Bobi's story is bittersweet — horrifically, his owner's parents buried her littermates alive due to having too many animals around. I hate to be a skeptic, but 31 is beyond incredible, and while records have been provided, people do have an incentive to fib and switch out dogs. This breed's usual high-water mark, age-wise, is 14. So forgive me for wondering how this family ended up with 18, 22 and 31. Good genes, at least!
CONSEQUENCE: Robert Plant, 75, just performed Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" for the first time in 16 years!
NYP: It's fabulous that Moonlighting is on Hulu, and reading this piece — with fresh interviews from Cybill Shepherd, Allyce Beasley and creator Glenn Gordon Caron — I was smiling ear-to-ear.
In spite of their notorious prickliness during shooting, Shepherd and Willis certainly knew that bees do, in fact, be! Some of her words today about Willis, who is now lost in battling aphasia:
"We fought for Bruce to be in the show; he had to do a screen test and they wanted me to be in it and I said no — what if they decide they don’t want me? Bruce was funny, brilliant, sarcastic and real and we couldn’t have chosen a greater co-star."
DEADLINE: Longtime actress Elizabeth Hoffman has died at 97.