Links from the past, with relevance today: (Images via Disney+ & by Matthew Rettenmund) VARIETY: The Comeback Girl, a proposed movie about the life of Joan Rivers to have starred Kathryn Hahn, will not proceed. Unfortunately, Rivers's life rights had not been purchased in advance, and rather than come out as an unauthorized project, producers…Read more
Carol Channing Fans Buy Up Her Stuff, James Brown Estate Settled, Kennedy Honorees & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Raspberry good deals! (Image via Abell) NYT: Carol Channing's estate auction, and the fans who said well, helloooo! to all her fabulous possessions. DEADLINE: It took 15 years (!), but a dispute over the estate of James Brown — who died at 74 on Christmas Day in 2006…Read more
Paul Lynde’s Halloween Special, Sanderson Sister Surprise & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: "As you know, there's a real scary holiday coming up ... Election Day!" (Image via ABC) YOUTUBE: It's that time of year again ... time to watch the infamous Paul Lynde Halloween Special from 1976, the only place to find KISS, Margaret Hamilton and Roz Kelly under the…Read more
Marilyn Forever, Tom Petty’s Family Warns Trump & More — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Marilyn scratches an Itch (Image via 20th Century Fox) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Remembering The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of Marilyn's best. THR: The Tom Petty Estate, and his family, are pissed off that Trump used "I Won't Back Down" at his rally. https://twitter.com/tompetty/status/1274527971513004033?s=20 How could anyone who…Read more
Past & Curious: Claymation Legend Dies, ‘Hocus Pocus’ Reunion & More
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Past & Curious: Perry’s Past, Joan Collins Returns, Redford Exits, Jon Peters Causes Problems
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Past & Curious: ‘Tootsie’ Valentine, ‘Batman’ Remembered & More!
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GR8ERDAYS Millennial Challenge! Do Young People Know Icons of the Past?
I was inspired to do a video project when, speaking with a millennial friend a year ago, it became clear he had never heard of ... Will & Grace! [caption id="attachment_4003" align="aligncenter" width="400"] She's comin' out — but are kids still noticing?[/caption] Having long been curious as to whether stars like Bette Davis and Judy Garland…Read more
Bette Midler Turns 72 — I’d Say Happy B’day, but Why Botha?
Bette Midler turned 72 today, tweeting that she has "cake face" this evening. (more…)Read more
Bette Midler Formally Calls Out Geraldo Rivera for Sexual Abuse
It is a clip that has existed since 1991, and that has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube — diva Bette Midler, who turns 72 tomorrow, telling legendary talk show host Barbara Walters (b. 1929) in 1991 that Geraldo Rivera (b. 1943) had taken sexual liberties with her in the early '70s.…Read more