Links to the past, with relevance today: Anson is so sweet — I've met him. Couldn't be nicer. (Image via video still) PEOPLE: Potsie for mayor! Anson Williams, 72, is running for Ojai, California, mayor. He's a Dem: https://youtu.be/Ux-KQtUfvGc DEADLINE: Manny Charlton of Nazareth has died at 80. EXTRATV: Legendary guitar god Carlos Santana collapsed…Read more
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.…Read more
‘Nevermind’ Child-Porn Suit, Capone’s Family Vault Opened, Josephine Baker to Be Interred at Panthéon & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: The most cynical lawsuit ever? (Image via Reddit) VARIETY: Now you've heard everything — Spencer Elden, the man who as an infant was immortalized on the 1991 album cover for Nirvana's Nevermind — is suing the band and various others for ... child pornography. Because showing him nude and…Read more
Dolly Art on Gay Club Wall, Sophia Loren’s Plan to ‘Go on Forever’ & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Work of (P)art!(on) (Image via video still) CBS L.A.: Strut in Los Angeles commissioned a fabulous Dolly Parton mural by David Gilmore ... and it is spectacular! https://youtu.be/Jm9lOg1vRnA Parton is really "of the moment," as the establishment's owner, Luke Nero, asserts. More life ahead (Image via Edoardo Ponti/Netflix)…Read more
Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye Treat NYC to ‘People Have the Power’ Jam
Gee, I'm in NYC — which is allegedly a hellscape or ghost town — and I'm kinda bummed I missed godmother of punk Patti Smith and rocker Lenny Kaye, both 73, gifting the masses with a busking performance of her iconic take on "People Have the Power" (1988): https://youtu.be/ra1mboIiPW0 Full perf here.Read more
Mel Brooks, 94, Offers 1st Political Ad
Comedy legend Mel Brooks has turned in his first-ever political ad at the age of 94. Like his late buddy Carl Reiner, who died at 98 in June, he's a fan of Joe Biden, saying it's: Because Joe likes facts. Joe likes science. Gotta love Mel: https://twitter.com/maxbrooksauthor/status/1318930412610211841?s=20Read more
The Real End of WWII, Anthony Michael Hall Loses It & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Blanche was smart not to sell that time!!! (Image via YouTube) DEADLINE: The house used on The Golden Girls (1985-1992) was on the market for $3 million — and sold for $4 million! Next time someone wants to shoot using your house, let 'em. Blood-red, white and blue…Read more
So Many Men, Bowie Kicks, Mercurochrome Nostalgia & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: A gigolo, but not just ... (Image via Paramount) MY NEW PLAID PANTS: The many men of ... Paul Shrader?! Go with it. NYT: Read about John Roney, who has been a waiter at the same NYC restaurant since ... 1986! EXTRATV: Mick Rock, legendary photographer, is out…Read more
Elvis Presley’s Grandson Commits Suicide, Super Mario Super Auction & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Lisa Marie Presley with all four of her kids, Benjamin on the right (Image via Lisa Marie Presley) EXTRATV: RIP to Benjamin Keough, Elvis Presley's grandson. Giving parts of your anatomy a death wish (Image via video still) POSEIDON'S UNDERWORLD: Our favorite retro blogger is back with a…Read more
Baio’s Movie Delayed, Raven Gets Married & More! — Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: This poster ... this isn't it. (Image via Revenge Media) DO YOU REMEMBER?: Poor Scott Baio and Kristy Swanson are ever so pissed that their movie can't be shot due to Covid-19 concerns. And yet Baio says the shoot has been wrapped. PR stunt? I feel for those…Read more