Dionne Warwick, 81, was the special performer at a Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation event on October 11, 2022, to raise money and awareness for the cause of mental health. Warwick — from the front row! (Images by Matthew Rettenmund) The veteran entertainer can still captivate a room, as she at L'Avenue at Saks while crooning…Read more
Olivia Gets ‘Physical’ (Again), Nicole Kidman as Lucy, ‘Candy Man’ Writer Dies & More
Links from the past, with relevance today: Olivia, via her charitable foundation, still fights the good fight against cancer. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Olivia Newton-John, 73, reminisces about her massive hit "Physical" as it turns 40. The song represented a total reset of her career and public image, and arguably did the same for…Read more
‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Trailer, Lindsey Buckingham Divorce & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: "Could we talk about Satan later, Jim?" (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: A full trailer is here for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, the dramatization of the life story of odious Jim Bakker and not-so-bad Tammy Faye, major forces in the '80s and '90s before scandal ruined them…Read more
Last Civil War Widow Dies, ‘Grizzly 2’ Released 37 Years Later & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: She was married in 1936, widowed in 1939! (Image via Facebook) THE GUARDIAN: The last surviving Confederate veteran died 69 years ago, and the last surviving Union veteran five years later, in 1956. However, the last verified Civil War bride only just died in December, at 101. The…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
Designing Women on ‘Designing Women’ — A Mini-Reunion
Throw Back TV hosted a wonderful script reading of the Designing Women pilot, and then followed it up with a 23-minute, moderated chat featuring series stars Jean Smart and Annie Potts and creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The NEW South! (GIF via GIPHY) The table read was to raise money for Color of Change and World Central…Read more
Ultimate ‘Goonies’ Reunion on Zoom!
Josh Gad is launching what we can only hope will be a series with many more episodes to fill up all of our quarantine down time: Reunited Apart! "Hey, you guys! (Image via Reunited Apart) The first installment is going to be incredibly hard to top: Everyone associated with the 1985 classic The Goonies showed…Read more
I Am in Love With Hart Bochner
Okay, the title of this post is hyperbolic and somewhat misleading, but I've always been a huge fan of the model-turned-actor-turned-director, known for appearing in such films as Breaking Away (1979), Making Mr. Right (1987), Die Hard (1988) and the miniseries War and Remembrance (1988-1989). Tell me I'm wrong. (GIF via GIPHY) I fell for…Read more
Charo: She’s Still Aquí
Legendary moneymaker-shaker Charo, a no-B.S. virtuoso on the guitar, is ageless. (Kind of literally, since she once had 10 years shaved off her official birth certificate legally, meaning she is currently admitting to being just 66.) (more…)Read more