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What’s a Rose Marie? A Review of ‘Wait for Your Laugh’

I first experienced Rose Marie (b. 1923) when I stumbled upon the 1933 pre-Code film International House on TV back when I was a kid in the '70s. Watching this cute little girl, whose career predates that of Shirley Temple (1928-2014), belting "My Bluebird's Singing the Blues" — not to mention suggestive elements like racy…
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Tina Is Back! New Q&A, New Show

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical begins performances March 21, 2018, at the Aldwych Theatre in London, and the ageless icon is opening up about what fans can expect from the show. (more…)
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a-ha Takes on ‘Take on Me’

One of the most identifiable #1 hits of the '80s, 1984's "Take on Me" by a-ha was further immortalized in the Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera tune "Feel This Moment" in 2013. Sampling of old songs can sometimes be nice (if you wrote it!), and sometimes not so nice, but either way, how lovely is this…
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Divine’s Most Divine Singles

Divine aka Harris Glenn Milstead would have turned 72 years old today. Baltimore's terror-reigning drag queen in the '60s, he was actually a talented character actor who brought genuine humor and pathos to his many roles in the films of John Waters (b. 1946). That talent wasn't fully recognized in the industry until the release…
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Merry Widowmaker: Even Jeanette MacDonald Hates Harvey Weinstein

In a clever tip of the hat to Old Hollywood and tip of the hate to reviled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and even rape, singing comic Allison Lane is reviving the spirit of operatic movie-musical star Jeanette MacDonald (1903-1965). It's been a bad week for the man once…
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Tom Petty, Rock God, Dies @ 66

TMZ is reporting that rock god Tom Petty was discovered in full cardiac arrest at his home Sunday night, was rushed to the hospital and was put on life support. According to the gossip site, which is rarely wrong on matters of health, Petty was removed from life support after it was determined he had…
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