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Lucie Arnaz Defends Nicole Kidman’s Casting as Lucy

As you may have read, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are now set to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in the upcoming feature film Being the Ricardos. Lucie will have your balls if you don't calm down! (Image via CBS) Many fans are apoplectic at Kidman's casting, having a hard time envisioning her evoking…
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Fun Flashback: ‘Storybook Squares’ Debuts (1969)

Fifty-two years ago today, on January 4, 1969, NBC debuted the unique game show Storybook Squares, a special dress-up version of Hollywood Squares. Doc Severinsen, Bonnie Franklin, Roddy McDowall, William Shatner & Julie McWhirter (Image via NBC) The gimmick was that all the stars were in costume as storybook characters of one sort or another,…
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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…
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The Movie That Inspired ‘Airplane!’

Yeah, yeah, the airplane-themed disaster flicks of the '70s certainly influenced 1980's hilarious parody Airplane! — but as many similarities as one can find between Airport '75 (1975) and Airplane! pales in comparison to the scenes in another movie that match the knock-off! (Image via Paramount) Zero Hour! was a histrionic suspenser from 1957 starring…
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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…
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Olivia Newton-John’s New Movie, Trump Gets Spanked & More!

Links to the past, with relevance today: In a strange twist of fate, ONJ makes a cameo! (Image via Amazon Prime) GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Olivia Newton-John is appearing in a brand-new movie, The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, which is out now. Yes, it stars 80-year-old Paul Hogan, and it's all about a fictionalized proposed comeback.…
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Carl Reiner Dies @ 98

Just two days before his death at 98 from natural causes, comedy great Carl Reiner tweeted what now sounds like his last words: https://twitter.com/carlreiner/status/1277021923805786112?s=20 Except these were not his last words, not even on social media. He went on to excoriate Donald Trump, lament Hillary Clinton's loss and then praise the late icon Noel Coward…
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Marilyn Forever, Tom Petty’s Family Warns Trump & More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: Marilyn scratches an Itch (Image via 20th Century Fox) RICK'S REAL/REEL LIFE: Remembering The Seven Year Itch (1955), one of Marilyn's best. THR: The Tom Petty Estate, and his family, are pissed off that Trump used "I Won't Back Down" at his rally. https://twitter.com/tompetty/status/1274527971513004033?s=20 How could anyone who…
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Mary Pat Gleason, Daytime Emmy Winner, Dies @ 70

Mary Pat Gleason, known for a long career on TV and for her Daytime Emmy win as part of the Guiding Light writing team, has died of cancer at age 70. Gleason's death was announced by her Mom co-star Mimi Kennedy (b. 1948) on Twitter. She wrote: “I’m saddened to learn that Mary Pat Gleason…
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