234 posts categorized "AGING"

May 28 2015
Need To Know: Montreal In + STRANGE Casting + Death Penalty Put To Sleep + Disastrous Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: “Trailblazing” athlete Michael Sam moves to Canada, starts over.

*widget boy cultureHollywood Book & Poster owner dies at a film noir convention.

*widget boy cultureHilariously, Rick Santorum is running for president.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna “Ghosttown” remix.

*widget boy cultureMS MR's “Painted” Lindstrøm Remix

*widget boy cultureTilda Swinton joining Doctor Strange?

*widget boy cultureCher's new ad campaign for Marc Jacobs.

*widget boy cultureBorna Coric covers (very young) Men's Health.

*widget boy cultureSam Heughan gets naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNebraska does away with the death penalty.

*widget boy cultureSan Andreas sucks, seismologist live-tweets its many ... faults.

*widget boy cultureThe Pope is not a progressive.

*widget boy cultureDr. Renée Richards, trans icon, opens up to GQ.

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May 24 2015
Comedy Legend Anne Meara Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

159184422September 20, 1929—May 23, 2015

13005-young-jerry-stiller-anne-mearaThe idea of how a person is remembered came up for me today because I was updating ExtraTV.com (a weekend gig) and because it's an entertainment site, my way into the story of the deaths of John and Alicia Nash was via Russell Crowe and the A Beautiful Mind movie. Obviously, if I was doing a New York Times obit or a local New Jersey newspaper obit, that connection would be prominently mentioned, but not the sole purpose for reporting it. Some readers were annoyed that a photo of Crowe from the film was used to promote my post.

Which I think is ridiculously misplaced offense, because without their having been portrayed by Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, their deaths would have no place on an entertainment site at all.

But in general, the concept of how one is remembered comes up again with Anne Meara, who died today at the age of 85. Many outlets will report that Ben Stiller's mom died, or that one half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara died. She was both of those things, and it's perfectly acceptable that she was primarily one or the other to a portion of the population.

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 10.41.48 PMMeara's red hair was her signature.

It's not an insult to be remembered for specific things (especially several of them); it's a gift, an honor.

But along with being Ben Stiller's mom and Jerry Stiller's straight woman, Meara was a truly gifted actress with a too commonly untapped range. She excelled in live theater (she won an Obie 60 years ago, was Tony-nominated), gave one of my favorite dramatic performances on film in the '90s in the 1996 movie The Daytrippers and was able to enhance almost any throwaway TV guest appearance, of which she made many.

There was a truly funny brashness, an intellect that made her dumb-bunny characters sassily wise and a noteworthy sense of timing that made her funnier than many of her peers.

A real loss.

 
People Will Talk: A Q&A With Some Silent Era Survivors Comments (0)

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The Guardian gets it right in interviewing Diana Serra Cary, once known as Baby Peggy, calling her the last silent movie star. She truly is the last human being on earth who knew inarguable stardom in the Silent Era. (She's among the last dozen known to still be alive who ever appeared in a silent film.)

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May 19 2015
Need To Know: Aging Report + Sen. Butch Otter + TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT Food + J.Lo-Blow + Too Many Cocks + MORE! Comments (0)

1258349350378074216To be honest, I thought she was 36 all along. Not that that's a bad thing.

*widget boy cultureRebel Wilson is 36, not 29. Still playing a college girl. That's acting!

*widget boy cultureRebel replies.

*widget boy cultureA podcast with Lydia Cornell and Taylor Dayne.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay preacher exposed as a cuddly gay  top.

*widget boy cultureFormer Sen. Larry Craig loved macho rentboys.

*widget boy cultureGay parents in Chelsea kvetching about sex shops.

*widget boy cultureJeb Bush is really, really, really against gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureMarco Rubio really, really, really supported the Iraq debacle.

*widget boy cultureThat macho Castro clone's beard is lousy with shit.

*widget boy cultureBill Clinton & Barack Obama have hilarious Twitter exchange.

*widget boy cultureProof that J.Lo wasn't impressed with Mariah Carey.

*widget boy cultureBristol Palin won't marry her ALREADY-MARRIED fiancé.

*widget boy cultureSee the pizza that could take down a mastodon.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand shows off his pout filter.

*widget boy cultureNow yer cookin'!

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May 11 2015
Need To Know: Bush League + Queen Of The Hill + Marry Me, I'm Irish + Wild Accusation + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJeb Bush would have authorized Iraq invasion.

*widget boy cultureJeb says George W. Bush would be his top foreign-policy advisor.

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*widget boy cultureFrail Burt Reynolds plugs memoir.

*widget boy cultureInside Joe & Sofia's engagement par-tay.

*widget boy cultureThe rest of what happened at the GLAAD Awards.

*widget boy cultureHuge pro-marriage equality rally in Dublin.

*widget boy cultureApple Watch watch: Problems?

*widget boy cultureRat-infested Madonna is proud of her 4 kids ... who are growing up!

*widget boy cultureA shout-out for all the “Fat Chicks”!

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner denies she's a wild child.

*widget boy cultureGracie and Frankie's Ethan Embry, hottie for the ages.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes heats up Spain.

 

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May 04 2015
Need To Know: Sextortionist + Ben Anti-Gay + Chest Amazing! + Harry Wild + Facepalm Sunday + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAlleged extortionist Jarec Wentworth could get 15 years. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureOH, MYYY HISTORY: George Takei, auction-ender.

*widget boy culturePamela Geller tries to incite violence with anti-Islam event, succeeds.

*widget boy cultureUltra-anti-gay neurosurgeon Ben Carson enters prez race.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne's diamond-cutter nips.

*widget boy cultureMeet hot dudes here.

*widget boy cultureRussian Neanderthals think dad-son hugging is so gay.

*widget boy cultureHow Bernie Sanders could help Hillary Clinton win.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry can't wait to meet his niece.

*widget boy cultureBen E. King dies @ 76. (He was only 48 when he made his comeback!)

*widget boy cultureFacebook's Sheryl Sandberg loses her husband Dave Goldberg @ 47.

*widget boy cultureGrace Lee Whitney, Star Trek original, dies @ 85.

*widget boy cultureSpice Girls (mostly) reunite.

*widget boy cultureThe Duggars' fake-ass charity announcement.

*widget boy cultureFirst Suicide Squad cast photo in costume!

*widget boy culture38th anniversary of the Everard Baths fire.

*widget boy cultureFacepalming Irish lassie rules at marriage equality debate. 

 
May 02 2015
Need To Know: I Know Nothink! + Age-Old Problem + Pit Stop + Killer Ending + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureChristie damn well knew. Allegedly. Probably. Duh.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing writer for WSJ mocks outrage against Reisner & Weiderpass, on cue.

*widget boy cultureHow-Old.net may give false hope.

*widget boy cultureGay/straight prom dates rake in $10K from Ellen.

*widget boy cultureWilliam & Kate welcome baby girl, Her Royal Highness Princess ...?

*widget boy cultureMiley dyed her hair. No, not that hair. That hair.

*widget boy cultureGay conservative sells out gay marriage in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureWAY LESS THAN ZERO: Robert Downey Jr. attacks indie cinema.

*widget boy cultureNepal earthquake so powerful it shortened Mount Everest.

*widget boy cultureWhy Bruce Jenner is getting his ass sued.

*widget boy cultureTASMANIAN DEVILS: “Religious freedom” law trumps right to education.

*widget boy culturePorn actor Rylan Knox commits suicide. (Work Unfriendly)

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May 01 2015
Asked And Answered Comments (0)

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Check out Lorraine, an old lady you don't wanna mess with...

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