March 3, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Will she get an Oscar for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? (Image via video still) EW.COM: Angela Bassett, 64, is up for an Oscar this year, but she's not bitter about losing for What's Love Got to Do with It (1993). KENNETH IN…Read more
Networking: TV Shows of the ’40s & ’50s with Surviving Regular & Recurring Cast
I've been fascinated by which classic TV series still have surviving cast members and for how long, mostly spurred on by the fact that so many actors have departed of late. One of TV's earliest surviving titular leads — Jerry Mathers! (Image via CBS) I mean ... the entire main cast of Laverne & Shirley…Read more
Inside Carol Burnett’s Apartment, Jerry Lee Lewis Is Alive @ 87, Leslie Jordan’s Last Interview & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Carol's corner (Image via Cannon Schmidt/The Salty Shutters for Sotheby's International Realty) PEOPLE: Carol Burnett has listed her lovely L.A. digs for over $4M. A peek inside. TMZ: TMZ accidentally reported that Jerry Lee Lewis, 87, had died. He hadn't. EXTRATV: Carly Simon is grieving the loss of…Read more
296 Legends Age 80+ Who Are Still With Us!
With so many losses of beloved icons in 2021 — it started with Cicely Tyson and ended with Betty White — we can sometimes forget just how many other legends we do have left. Please, 2022, show some mercy! (Image via CBS) Betty was revered, and was arguably the most well-liked, intergenerational, awarded, admired and…Read more
Peter Scolari of ‘Bosom Buddies,’ ‘Girls’ Dies @ 66
So sad to report the death of Peter Scolari after a two-year cancer battle. He was 66. My pic of Peter from 2019, plus his inscription to me. (Images by Matthew Rettenmund & ABC) Scolari was born on September 12, 1955, in New Rochelle, New York. As a young actor, he made his film debut…Read more
‘Munsters’ Reboot Wigs Out, Prince Harry Tell-All, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: But who will hang upside down in this?! (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Rob Zombie is teasing his upcoming The Munsters movie reboot, sharing an image of Grandpa's wig. I'm not exactly thrilled about this remake, considering Lily will be played by Zombie's own wife. PEOPLE: Prince Harry has…Read more
Celebrate Elizabeth Taylor’s Birthday Watching Her AFI Tribute
At long last, the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award Special devoted to Elizabeth Taylor from 1993 has been uploaded to YouTube in high quality. Just in time for the 89th anniversary of the legend's birth (Taylor was born February 27, 1932), the upload includes countless clips from her career, as well as touching tributes…Read more
Screech Cancer Scare, Lucy Biopic Has ‘Splaining to Do & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Diamond hasn't been close with his castmates in years. (GIF via GIPHY) TMZ: Saved by the Bell's "Screech," Dustin Diamond, who just turned 44, has been hospitalized with what doctors fear may be cancer. PAGE 6: Bruce Willis, 65, left a Rite Aid in COVID-19-drenched L.A. because he…Read more
Debbie’s Last Wish …
Links to the past, with relevance today: Debbie at one of the very first AIDS benefits in 1983 (Image via After Dark) PEOPLE: Four years after the great Debbie Reynolds died at 84, the day after her equally great daughter Carrie Fisher had succumbed at 60, Debbie's pal Sue Cameron — author of Hollywood Secrets and…Read more
Al Green: ‘Who Did This?’ Plus: Lost ‘Parting Glances’ Q&A & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: TWITTER: The legendary Al Green, 74, lit up Twitter with this found image. https://youtu.be/VFaiShW6ki4 KENNETH IN THE (212): Director Bill Sherwood (1952-1990) of Parting Glances (1986) is interviewed at length about his groundbreaking gay film in 1986. Sadly, he would only live another several years, due to AIDS. (They reference this…Read more