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
Studio One, Goldie Hawn, Sheila E. Richard Dawson & More: Past & Curious
Links to the past, with relevance today: Boys, boys, boys! (GIF via GIPHY) KENNETH IN THE (212): New doc about L.A.'s '80s answer to Studio 54, Studio One, focuses both on the club's history and its future — as plans to destroy the building galvanize interviewees' efforts to save the place. I'll have a slice!…Read more
Cheryl Ladd & 28 Other Stars of Chiller Theatre!
Saturday, April 27, was the second day — and first full day — of the spring 2019 installment of Chiller Theatre. While I have a long history of spending way too much money at autograph shows, I have been easing off in recent years — but this one went nuclear on me by hosting Cheryl…Read more
Past & Curious: Sitcoms Re-Imagined, Who’s the B’day Boy? & More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Lucky wall (Image via 16 Magazine) BOY CULTURE: It's Tony Danza's birth week ... 68! Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker isn't a stretch — they are the same age! (Image via CBS) DO YOU REMEMBER?: For one night only, the iconic sitcoms All in the Family and The…Read more
‘Who’s the Boss?’ & ‘Soap’ Star Katherine Helmond Dies @ 89
Katherine Helmond, five-time Emmy nominee TV fans will always remember as scatter-brained Jessica Tate on Soap and libidinous Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? has died. Helmond with her younger hubby, David Christian, circa 1977 (Image via After Dark) She was 89. THR reports Helmond died February 23 at home in Los Angeles. The cause is reportedly Alzheimer's disease…Read more