Links to the past with relevance today: Brooke has a positive outlook. (Images via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Brooke Shields, 55, has to re-learn to walk after breaking her femur. She's taking it, quite literally, in stride, writing: "Broke my femur. Beginning to mend. No matter what your challenge is, make a positive choice, for yourself, to…Read more
Carl Reiner Dies @ 98
Just two days before his death at 98 from natural causes, comedy great Carl Reiner tweeted what now sounds like his last words: https://twitter.com/carlreiner/status/1277021923805786112?s=20 Except these were not his last words, not even on social media. He went on to excoriate Donald Trump, lament Hillary Clinton's loss and then praise the late icon Noel Coward…Read more
Past & Curious: ’70s Cool + Woody’s Book + More!
Links to the past with relevance today: Is this a “nice jugs” situation? (Image via Flashbak) DO YOU REMEMBER?: These are some of the things that were cool 50 years ago. In 1970. Yes, 1970 was 50 years ago. METV: Has the real Gilligan's island been found?! Debi does recovery! (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: '80s…Read more
Acting Legend Max von Sydow Dies @ 90
Max von Sydow, a powerhouse actor known for the craft he displayed in the films of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), as well as for popular performances in a host of Hollywood productions, died Sunday at 90. His death was confirmed by his widow, Catherine, but a cause was not given. Von Sydow was born into affluence…Read more
Past & Curious: ’80s Chamber of Commerce Vids, Hutton Denies Rape, Farrah’s Superstar Lover
These videos are insane! (Image via video still) Keep reading for news of the past with relevance today: CITY LAB: You won't soon forget these nutty 1980s videos of cities selling themselves! https://youtu.be/UZ5kMCBELLQ My fave, above, is Detroit, since I grew up in Michigan. You're welcome. Within 72 hours of this parade, Philly's hospitals and…Read more
Report: Charles Levin, ‘Golden Girls’ & ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, Found Dead
UPDATE: Radar reports Levin's son thinks his father's death was "a tragic accident," and does not suspect foul play. Charles Levin, the 70-year-old actor remembered as the nervous mohel on the 1993 Seinfeld episode "The Bris", is thought to have been found dead in Grants Pass, Oregon, KOBI5 reports. Levin's mohel was hysterical — in…Read more
Past & Curious: Tab Hunter + Valentina Cortese & More!
Links from the past with relevance today: Keeping Tabs (Image via SXSW) NEWNOWNEXT: Tab Hunter died at 86 a year ago. Now, his husband, Allan Glaser (b. 1959), is opening up about his death, which came out of nowhere. Cortese in her Oscar-nominated Day for Night (1973) role (GIF via Warner Bros.) NYT: Iconic Italian…Read more
Oscar-Winning Composer André Previn Dies @ 89
Composer and pianist André Previn died Thursday at home in NYC, The Telegraph reports. He was 89. A career that stretched back 73 years (Image via album cover) Previn was Berlin-born, Paris-raised and moved to L.A in the 1940s. Still just in his teens, the prodigy began composing music for films, starting with The Sun…Read more
Past & Curious: ‘Fatal’ Distraction, ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Reunion & More!
Links to the past with relevance today ... Close is marvelous in The Wife — see it if you haven't! (Image via ABC) ABC NEWS: Glenn Close, 71, is arguably cruising to her first Oscar win after six nominations. Here, she candidly discusses the harm she thinks Fatal Attraction (1987) may have done in the…Read more
Susan Anspach of ‘Hair’ and ‘Five Easy Pieces’ Dies @ 75
Susan Anspach, a gutsy, rebellious actor who made her mark in the '60s and '70s, died April 2 at her L.A. home, The New York Times reports. She was 75. (more…)Read more