February 2, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today: Will George Michael be too funky for the Rock Hall? (GIF via GIPHY) TWITTER: Paul Rudd's long-lost performance from 1987! KENNETH IN THE (212): The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are an '80s smorgasbord! The full list: Kate Bush…Read more
Rick Astley on Giving Up, Oral History of Hollywood, RIP Tom Verlaine & More
January 29, 2023 Links to the past, with relevance today ... There's more to Rick than Rick-rolling. (GIF via GIPHY) RETROPOP: Rick Astley was a pop "It" boy from 1987-1993. Now 56, he's opening up about why he stepped away from recording. I'm more than ready for this! (Image via Harper) AMAZON: An 800-page book…Read more
Fonda Swears Off Sex, Shatner’s Embarrassed to Be 90, RIP Larry McMurtry & More
Links the past, with relevance today: Raising the Barbarella (Image via Harper's Bazaar) HARPER'S BAZAAR: Jane Fonda, at 83, is as slinky and fit as ever — and more importantly, she is mentally astute and more outspoken than most public figures allow themselves to be, putting her money where her mouth is. As her new cover…Read more
Grace & Frankie & Dolly, Shelley Duvall on ‘The Shining’ Tears & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: I'll drink to that! (GIF via GIPHY) NYP: Dolly Parton, 75, is apparently set to appear on Grace and Frankie! It's a 9 to 5 (1980) reunion without the 9 to 5 part! More from her Lorraine (UK) interview: https://youtu.be/jzDWKXNyuzA EW: For the first time ever, the Oscars…Read more
Tony Bennett’s Alzheimer’s Battle, Dishing on Fontaine & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Tony Bennett today (Image via TonyBennett.com) AARP: Living legend Tony Bennett, 94, is deep within the grips of Alzheimer's disease. His doctor, Dr. Gayatri Devi, says: “He is doing so many things, at 94, that many people without dementia cannot do. He really is the symbol of hope…Read more
‘Golden Girls’ Reimagined, Fonda’s Latest Chapter & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Thank you for being a friend. Not a white friend, not a Black friend. A friend. (Image via Zoom) ZOOM: Tracee Ellis Ross, 47, Regina King, 49, Sanaa Lathan, 48, and Alfre Woodard, 67, are the main cast reading a script from The Golden Girls tonight, Tuesday, September…Read more
‘Godfather Part III’ Returns, Jane Fonda Wanted to Sleep with Marvin Gaye & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Third time wasn't a charm ... until now? (Image via Paramount) AOL: The Godfather Part III (1990) is returning to theaters — re-edited, and with a completely different ending. Welcome to the Day room. (Image by Wayne Capili for Sotheby's) PEOPLE: Doris Day died last year at 97,…Read more
‘Atta Girl’: ‘9 to 5’ Actress Peggy Pope Dies @ 91
Peggy Pope, the comedic actress whose line "atta girl!" in 1980's 9 to 5 became a classic movie quote, died May 27 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She had just turned 91. Variety reports that Pope's family made the announcement of her death, and promises a June 27 celebration of life. Born Florence Margaret Pope in…Read more
Past & Curious: RIP Roger Rabbit, Asner Supports Harper & More
Links to the past with relevance today: A major talent has passed. (GIF via GIPHY) EW: Roger Rabbit creator dies at 86. VARIETY: Western Stars, a Bruce Springsteen (b. 1949) doc, has been sold to Warner Bros. And they said it wouldn't last ... (Image via Chloe Kooper/People) PEOPLE: A couple who met at Woodstock…Read more
Peter Fonda Dies @ 79
A month after the 50th anniversary of Easy Rider, the iconic '60s film that he co-wrote and in which he starred, actor Peter Fonda has died at 79. One of the most iconic films of the '60s (Image via Columbia) People magazine reports exclusively that Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer. In a statement…Read more