Recent Posts by Matthew Rettenmund

Past & Curious: Talky Tina 2, Stonewall Myths & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: She doesn't think she likes you ... (Image via Trick or Treat) TRICK OR TREAT STUDIOS: There is now an actual Talky Tina Doll, just like from the famous Twilight Zone episode (1963). NYT: Nobody knows who threw the first brick at Stonewall, but everyone wants you to…
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Past & Curious: More ‘Wong Foo,’ Judy Auction & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: They're back, bitches! (GIF via GIPHY) NEWNOWNEXT: Gr8erDays is more 1989 and earlier, but ... I'll make an exception: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) will be rereleased with more content for Pride Month! Sold! (Image via Chiswick Auction) IRISH TIMES: Who wouldn't wanna own…
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‘Rocketman’ Premiere Brings Out Stars of All Ages

Rocketman, the highly-anticipated new film about the life and career of Elton John, 72, had its splashy NYC premiere on May 29 — and if the red carpet is any indication, the film is definitely getting a warm embrace from the entertainment world. Egerton had some love for Bell Billed as an "epic musical fantasy…
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Past & Curious: Nichelle’s Agony, Sly’s Ancient Turtles!

Links to the past with relevance today: Nichols is in a bad way — and you feel for her. (GIF via GIPHY) PAGE SIX: Nichelle Nichols, 86, can be heard screaming for her life in a heartbreaking recording leaked in the midst of a struggle over whether she needs a conservator. The Star Trek icon…
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Past & Curious: Princess Diana’s Death Exploited by Theme Park!

Links to the past with relevance today: Who would pay to enter? (Image by Rick Laney) DAILY BEAST: For some reason, some people think we want to pay to enter a 20,000-s.f. space called National Enquirer Live!, in which the death of Princess Diana (1961-1997) is recreated ... tastefully. She's still here, but that song…
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Past & Curious: Grandpa Robby, Marla Is Overcoming & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Teenage heartthrob now "Gramps"! (Images via tear sheets) CLOSER: Robby Benson is now 63 ... and a proud grandpa! Well, shoot! (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Harrison Ford, 70, says "nobody" should be the next Indiana Jones. Asked and boulder-crushed! I'd like to blow out those tan lines! BOY…
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Past & Curious: Norman Lear Reboot, All-the-Way Mae & More!

Links to the past with relevance today ... Woody Harrelson is Archie Bunker — I can see it! (Image via ABC) EW: Watch the star-studded cast of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons — which airs Wednesday — get psyched up to step into some…
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Past & Curious: Day’s Grandson Barred from Seeing Her? + More

Links to the past with relevance today: Melcher hadn't seen his grandma in over a decade (Image via headshot) FACEBOOK: Doris Day's (1922-2019) only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, has unloaded on Facebook, claiming he was kept from her by "a former fan turned manager" who wanted to know why he would even want to see her,…
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Iconic Funnyman Tim Conway Dies @ 85

Tim Conway, a legendary comic known for his hysteria-inducing bits on The Carol Burnett Show, has died, People Magazine reports. He was 85. Mr. Tudball (Image via CBS) Due to legal wrangling within his family, his rep's statement was unusually worded, noting that Conway had "suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no…
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Past & Curious: Cattrall Is ‘Filthy Rich, Day’s Gone By & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Natch. (GIF via TheHeterophobicGuy) TV LINE: Kim Cattrall, 62, is heading to TV in Filthy Rich, a show that is a remake of a New Zealand hit, not a remake of the fondly remembered, short-lived, Delta Burke (b. 1956) sitcom. Pajamarama (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Doris Day,…
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