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
Missing O’Jays Musician’s Remains IDed, Siedah Garrett on Queen & King of Pop & More!
Links to the past, with relevance today: Found: Frankie Little Jr. (Image via Twinsburg Police Dept.) EW: Forty-year-old partial human remains found in a bag behind a business have — thanks to DNA technology — been identified as belonging to an original O'Jays member, missing all this time. Garrett has sung with the King 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
Sondheim Touts ‘Company’ & ‘West Side Story’ Revamps, ‘Mommie Dearest’ Forever + More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Colbert drew tears from Sondheim during this chat. (Image via video still) YOUTUBE: Stephen Sondheim, 91, made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he said he is still writing new works, including Square One, which he hopes to have on Broadway next season. He…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
Hal Prince, King of Broadway Musicals, Dies @ 91
Hal Prince, the producer and director whose touch molded such hits as The Pajama Game (1954; co-producer); Damn Yankees (1955; co-producer), West Side Story (1957; co-producer), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962; producer); Fiddler on the Roof (1964; producer), Cabaret (1966; producer/director), Company (1970; producer/director), Follies (1971; producer/director); Sweeney Todd…Read more
‘West Side Story’ Actor Don McKay Dies @ 93
Don McKay, who sang and danced as Tony in West Side Story in the '50s, died December 25 in Manhattan at 93. (more…)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
It’s Hollywood Showtime!: Meeting 33 Stars
I went out to L.A. for yet another installment of The Hollywood Show — and it turned out to be delightful. (more…)Read more