Links to the past, with relevance today: The whales of July (Image via Warner Bros.) EW: Pretty incredible that at 91, Clint Eastwood is still directing and starring in movies, including his newest — Cry Macho, a road-trip western set in the '70s. He is in spitting distance of the age (93) at which Lillian…Read more
Paula Abdul Sets the Record ‘Straight Up,’ Curtin & Newman on That ‘SNL’ Fight & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: It was her and we together ... (Image via Virgin) PEOPLE: Paula Abdul turns 59 today, June 19! In honor of the occasion, she chats about how she recorded her first smash, the #1 hit "Straight Up" ... in the songwriter's shower! According to Paula, "I recorded 'Straight…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Past & Curious: Sitcoms Re-Imagined, Who’s the B’day Boy? & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Lucky wall (Image via 16 Magazine) BOY CULTURE: It's Tony Danza's birth week ... 68! Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker isn't a stretch — they are the same age! (Image via CBS) DO YOU REMEMBER?: For one night only, the iconic sitcoms All in the Family and The…Read more
One for the Ages: We Are All Norma Desmond
This is not an "age-shaming" post, but it is a post about how much our perceptions of age and aging have shifted in recent decades, as well as an indulgence in the mind-blowing reality of the passage of time. This was written in 2018, and I have updated the ages for your reading pleasure. (more…)Read more