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Simple Minds Rocks On, TV Star Opens Up About ’50s Open Marriage, Madonna Tickets Sell Out & More

January 20, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: The band's latest incarnation (Image via Facebook) EXTRATV: A new direction for Simple Minds, and a catch-up with Jim Kerr, 63. https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/1616350371055603712?s=20&t=jpRxDXC9KoDoKLd5-bwztQ TWITTER: This video ... is something. BILLBOARD: Madonna, 64, has taken abuse for being irrelevant for about 15 years. In spite of nasty,…
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Linda Lovelace: A Legacy

Among those born on January 10, in 1949, was Linda Lovelace — a name many people still know to this day, all because she infamously did something that these days is pretty common. Lovelace's appeal was that she was not a typical bombshell, but a "girl-next-door" type. (Image via video still) But Linda Susan Boreman…
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Shelley Duvall Returns to Acting, Carpenters Christmas Glory & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: "You're a fuckin' murderer!" (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Shelley Duvall has returned to acting after 20 years. L.A. TIMES: Sharon Gless, 79, is back on the PR trail for her memoir Apparently There Were Complaints. My 2019 Q&A with Sharon Gless — HERE CLOSER WEEKLY: Tina Turner,…
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Madonna the Songwriter Celebrated in Indispensable New Book

When you engage someone on the topic of Madonna, you will like hear comments on several topics— sex appeal, relevance, age, plastic surgery, social media presence — before hearing any on the one that explains why she is still on our minds in the first place: music. Madame X Marcs the spot! (Image via Fonthill) Music,…
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Let’s Talk About ‘6’: New Book on ‘Surfside 6’ Comes Ashore!

Michael Gregg Michaud — author of the acclaimed Sal Mineo — has returned with his latest nostalgic and exhaustively complete book, Surfside 6: In Miami Beach (BearManor Media, $30). Where the boys were! (Image via BearManor Media) Devoted to the late, great series Surfside 6 (1960-1962), the book contains episodic sketches, bios of the stars (Troy…
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Rooney Mara to Play Audrey Hepburn, Betty White’s Final Days & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Close enough? (GIF via GIPHY) INSTYLE: Rooney Mara has been cast as Audrey Hepburn in an upcoming biopic. JUST JARED: This actress was briefly Faye Dunaway's assistant. On the plus side, she went over her annotated Chinatown script with her. On the negative side, she was Faye Dunaway's…
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