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Tom Holland to Play Fred Astaire, Alan Alda on Being ‘Lithe,’ Bob Dole Dies & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: I can see it! (Images via IG & movie still) AP ENTERTAINMENT: Tom Holland confirms he will play Fred Astaire in a new film: https://twitter.com/APEntertainment/status/1467599912489525256?s=20 EW: Ridley Scott, the legendary director who just turned 84, went ballistic on a journalist who seemingly accidentally insulted him about his films.…
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Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Carmine, Dies @ 69

Just 69 years old, Eddie Mekka — most famous as Laverne & Shirley's resident belter Carmina The Big Ragu Ragusa — died at his Newhall, California, home on November 27. I met Mekka about 10 years ago at an autograph show (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) No cause was given. A friend announced, "R.I.P. Big Ragu: It…
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Stephen Sondheim, Broadway’s Biggest Legend, Dies @ 91

Stephen Sondheim, whose work resonated with generations of American theatergoers, died Friday unexpectedly at 91. What a dear man, and what a ferocious talent. (GIF via GIPHY) https://twitter.com/BarbraStreisand/status/1464364472399761413?s=20 He had celebrated Thanksgiving the day before with friends, and less than two weeks prior ventured from Connecticut to NYC to check out new productions of his…
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Took It All Off: ‘The Great American Strip-Off’

If you're looking for a camp flashback to the '80s with some juicy sex thrown in, look no further than The Great American Strip-Off, an '80s Playboy Channel show that daringly offered topless girls and mixed male and female contestants in a reality show decades before its time. Disrobing for dollars (Image via video still)…
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Stamos’s Cure for Trigger Finger, Sirhan Sirhan to Be Freed?, Enos Envy & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Full House-pital (Image via Instagram) PEOPLE: Even ailing, John Stamos, 58, looks good. He posted a selfie from a hospital bed following surgery for a condition known as "trigger finger." HUFF POST: Sirhan Sirhan, the 77-year-old convicted assassin of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), has been granted…
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Cher Turns 75, Announces Biopic!

Cher — 75 years old today, May 20 — is the gift that keeps on giving. You better believe it!(GIF via GIPHY) Already a tireless singer, live performer and actor who's been a household name for 56 years, she is now allowing her storied life and career to be turned into a big-screen biopic. She…
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