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,…Read more
Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’s Only Child, Dies @ 54
Elvis died tragically young at 42 of heart disease. Now, on January 12, 2023, his only child — singer Lisa Marie Presley — has died at 54 following what was reportedly "full cardiac arrest." A rare image of Lisa Marie Presley with her four kids (Image via Instagram) Lisa Marie had just been at the…Read more
Diane McBain, ‘Batman,’ ‘Claudelle Inglish’ Actress & Elvis Co-Star, Dies @ 81
Diane McBain, a blonde beauty who enjoyed popularity mainly on TV in the '60s, died Wednesday, December 21, at 81. The cause was liver cancer. McBain in Mary, Mary (Image via Warner Bros.) McBain was born May 18, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, but her family quickly relocated to Glendale, California, putting her in Hollywood's orbit.…Read more
Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock Pioneer, Dies @ 87
Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis died Friday, October 28, of undisclosed causes in Memphis, according to 117 Entertainment. He was 87. The rocker was one of the first people inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Image via vintage headshot) TMZ had mistakenly reported the legend's death just days before and issued a…Read more
Anson ‘Potsie’ Williams Runs for Ojai Mayor, Lisa Marie Presley in Debt, Afro Pick Inventor Dies & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Anson is so sweet — I've met him. Couldn't be nicer. (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Potsie for mayor! Anson Williams, 72, is running for Ojai, California, mayor. He's a Dem: https://youtu.be/Ux-KQtUfvGc DEADLINE: Manny Charlton of Nazareth has died at 80. EXTRATV: Legendary guitar god Carlos Santana collapsed…Read more
Cindy Williams on Tour, ABBA Album Sells 180K+ in 6 Days, Melissa Gilbert on ‘Little House’ & Landon, and More
Links to the past, with relevance today: How is this NOT hitting Milwaukee?! (Image via MeMyselfAndShirley.com) ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY: Yes, of course I want to see a one-woman show starring Cindy Williams discussing her life and career, and dishing on her encounters with Penny Marshall, Maggie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Gene Hackman and Richard Dreyfus.…Read more
Mac Daddy: Culkin’s 1st Child Born, Ann-Margret on Elvis & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: He'll soon be 40, and is now a daddy! (Image via 20th Century Fox) ESQUIRE: Former child star Macaulay Culkin, 39, has announced the birth of his first child, a son with actress Brenda Song, 33. Dakota Song Culkin — named for his late sister — arrived on April…Read more
Dolly Art on Gay Club Wall, Sophia Loren’s Plan to ‘Go on Forever’ & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Work of (P)art!(on) (Image via video still) CBS L.A.: Strut in Los Angeles commissioned a fabulous Dolly Parton mural by David Gilmore ... and it is spectacular! https://youtu.be/Jm9lOg1vRnA Parton is really "of the moment," as the establishment's owner, Luke Nero, asserts. More life ahead (Image via Edoardo Ponti/Netflix)…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
Show-Biz Veteran, ‘Cannonball Run’ Star Warren Berlinger Dies @ 83
Warren Berlinger, long a familiar, cherubic face on TV, the stage and in the movies — and an actor beloved by his peers — died Wednesday at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, California. He was 83. A dashing early headshot of the longtime actor (Image via headshot) His daughter confirmed his death, but did…Read more