Links to the past, with relevance today: Looking back, 50 years later (Image via Paramount) NYT: Al Pacino, 81, reflects on the movie that gave him his career: The Godfather. Humble, 9 to 5 (Image via Twitter) TWITTER: Dolly Parton has begged off from consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late,…Read more
Tina Louise on Sexiest Castmate, Rave for Rita, Remembering Phyllis Hyman & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: Tina, an all-time head turner (Image via head shot) NYP: Tina Louise, the last surviving Gilligan's Island cast member, Ginger Grant-ed a long interview to The New York Post, declaring Jim Backus the sexiest of the castaways, remembering Dawn Wells as a "very wonderful person" and "family," and…Read more
The Power of Rita Moreno, Mayim Bialik Hates Musicals, Madonna Celebrates in NYC & More
Links to the past, with relevance today: She says she will "never" retire. (Image by Lauren Dukoff for Variety) VARIETY: Rita Moreno, 89, fronts Variety's Power of Women special issue. Hilarious: Following her Oscar, Moreno was one of the few to land Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards, a coveted distinction known as an EGOT. And…Read more
Rita Moreno Sings in 1st ‘West Side Story’ Trailer
Living legend Rita Moreno, 89, is a major part of the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated remake of West Side Story, coming to theaters in December. The trailer premiered during the Oscars telecast. The movie's poster was also debuted. (Image via 20th Century Fox) "There's a place for us ..." Moreno sings over…Read more
A George Chakiris Memoir, Loren’s Movie Idols, Saying No to Pepé Le Pew & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: "I don't think I'll try to talk too much," he said while accepting his Oscar. (Lyons Press) FOX NEWS (BOO!): George Chakiris, 86, has released a memoir, My West Side Story, in which he tells the story of his life and career. In remembering co-star Natalie Wood (1938-1981),…Read more
‘Night Court’ in Session, McKellen ‘Euphoric,’ Rita Moreno Doc & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: I'll only watch if Markie Post, 70, is part of it! (Image via NBC) DEADLINE: The '80s hit-com Night Court is being revived, this time focusing on nasty Dan Fielding (played by John Larroquette, 73) and the daughter of Judge Stone, who was played by the late Harry…Read more
JFK’s Flag Found, Moreno Honored, Quaid for Trump & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Is it the real deal? (Image via Antiques Roadshow) ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: In 2017, Antiques Roadshow declined to air an appraisal of a flag said to be from PT-109 because it was too difficult to determine provenance. If it's really from Kennedy's PT-109 — and the story is elaborate,…Read more
Past & Curious: Day’s Grandson Barred from Seeing Her? + More
Links to the past with relevance today: Melcher hadn't seen his grandma in over a decade (Image via headshot) FACEBOOK: Doris Day's (1922-2019) only grandchild, Ryan Melcher, has unloaded on Facebook, claiming he was kept from her by "a former fan turned manager" who wanted to know why he would even want to see her,…Read more
Past & Curious: Heartthrob Flashbacks, Moreno Denies Plastic Surgery & More!
Links to the past with relevance today ... Stop giving him grief! (GIF via FOX) EW: Brian Austin Green, 45, is defending himself over complaints that he posted no public tribute to his late friend Luke Perry, who died March 4 at 52 after suffering a massive stroke. People grieve differently. Get a grip, "fans."…Read more
Icon Rita Moreno Turns 87 with a Dance!
Rita Moreno turns 87 today, December 11, and she celebrated this week with a bash that included some fancy footwork by the living legend! (more…)Read more