Jimmy Carter, at 96, is the oldest-living former U.S. president, and also the longest-lived of all time. For the past year and a half or so, he and his wife Rosalynn, 93, have been the presidential couple with the longest marriage — and as of July 7, they will have been wed an incredible 75…Read more
Remembering Mr. Trebek, Ivana This To Be Over, Ferrigno’s 69 & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: The man with all the ... questions. (Image via video still) EXTRATV: Friends remember Alex Trebek, who died at 80 on Saturday, including some warm words from 90-year-old Ed Asner. https://youtu.be/BogIUakQOl4 CBS THIS MORNING: Could 85-year-old Sophia Loren be heading toward another Oscar?! Still loving her ... (Image…Read more
Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye Treat NYC to ‘People Have the Power’ Jam
Gee, I'm in NYC — which is allegedly a hellscape or ghost town — and I'm kinda bummed I missed godmother of punk Patti Smith and rocker Lenny Kaye, both 73, gifting the masses with a busking performance of her iconic take on "People Have the Power" (1988): https://youtu.be/ra1mboIiPW0 Full perf here.Read more
Mark Hamill Reacts to Trump’s Not-So-Greatest Hits
Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame is endorsing Joe Biden, and doing it with gusto, in a new ad. Watch: https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1321512059029213185?s=20Read more
Bob Saget Supports Lori Loughlin, Lynda Carter for Biden & More!
Links from the past, with relevance today: Here's to Full House, not the big house! (GIF via GIPHY) EXTRATV: Bob Saget, 64, is standing by co-star Lori Loughlin, 56, following her plea in the college cheating scandal. THR: The publicist of Some Like It Hot (1959) was somehow still alive, just died at age 99.…Read more
Mel Brooks, 94, Offers 1st Political Ad
Comedy legend Mel Brooks has turned in his first-ever political ad at the age of 94. Like his late buddy Carl Reiner, who died at 98 in June, he's a fan of Joe Biden, saying it's: Because Joe likes facts. Joe likes science. Gotta love Mel: https://twitter.com/maxbrooksauthor/status/1318930412610211841?s=20Read more
All 8 U.S. Presidents Who Have Died in Office
It is unprecedented for a sitting U.S. president to become seriously ill in the month before a national election. Changing of the guard (Image via New York Herald Tribune) Since Trump confirmed Friday, October 2, that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19, probably during a Rose Garden ceremony introducing his Supreme Court…Read more
JFK’s Flag Found, Moreno Honored, Quaid for Trump & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Is it the real deal? (Image via Antiques Roadshow) ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: In 2017, Antiques Roadshow declined to air an appraisal of a flag said to be from PT-109 because it was too difficult to determine provenance. If it's really from Kennedy's PT-109 — and the story is elaborate,…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
The Real End of WWII, Anthony Michael Hall Loses It & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Blanche was smart not to sell that time!!! (Image via YouTube) DEADLINE: The house used on The Golden Girls (1985-1992) was on the market for $3 million — and sold for $4 million! Next time someone wants to shoot using your house, let 'em. Blood-red, white and blue…Read more