April 25, 2023 The ultimate stage star (Image via head shot) The loss of Harry Belafonte at 96 is truly the loss of a great figure, not only in entertainment — where his supremacy was the stuff of legend — but also in the field of social justice and civil rights. The Jamaican-American "King of…Read more
Remembering Frances Farmer, Muppet Mania & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Pork on the hoof! (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: The Muppets are back! https://youtu.be/NljzIRETftY YOUTUBE: Are you a Judy Garland fan? Seth Sikes definitely is — and he's covering a Judy tune in a 2020 way to promote Fire Island. This parody/tribute is based on a song from 1946's…Read more
Past & Curious: Norman Lear Reboot, All-the-Way Mae & More!
Links to the past with relevance today ... Woody Harrelson is Archie Bunker — I can see it! (Image via ABC) EW: Watch the star-studded cast of Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons — which airs Wednesday — get psyched up to step into some…Read more
Caroll Spinney Retires as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch
Caroll Spinney, the 84-year-old voice-actor legend and puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has announced he is moving on from Sesame Street. (more…)Read more
Keely Smith, ‘That Old Black Magic’ Singer, Dies @ 89
Keely Smith, the legendary singer who made a name for herself alongside first husband Louis Prima (1910-1978), has died. She was 89. (more…)Read more