372 posts categorized "HISTORY"

Apr 15 2015
Need To Know: Hillary United + Jaden Ciccone + Tossing CUCUMBER's Salad + The Bad Old Days + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHillary strengthens her position against Citizens United.

*widget boy cultureJaden Smith proclaims he's “the new male Madonna.”

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Janet Jackson on Square Pegs???

*widget boy cultureRihanna doing coke.

*widget boy cultureLOGO's Cucumber gets some love. (I thought it was like tofu.)

*widget boy cultureIan McKellen's new role.

*widget boy cultureA piece of history for $10,000.

*widget boy cultureKimora Lee Simmons gives birth.

*widget boy cultureNew Brad Gooch memoir: NYC, AIDS, the '80s & more.

*widget boy cultureBELOW: What a view!

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Apr 14 2015
Oldest Filmmaker Dies @ 106 Comments (0)

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The world's oldest active filmmaker, Portugal's Manoel de Oliveira, died earlier this month at the beyond-ripe old age of 106. He was the oldest person on my list of oldest entertainment-biz figures.

He was one of the very last actors and absolutely the last director of the silent era.

Another long-time director, TV's Richard L. Bare, also just died—at 101. I met him at this event, where he was celebrated.

 
Apr 09 2015
They're Just A Couple Of Fags!: An Interview With Liz Smith (Who Didn't Say That) Comments (0)

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Great interview with Liz Smith for The Hollywood Reporter about her long, long life, career and love affair with NYC. Of note: An ugly story about Lee Radziwill, her affection for her Republican overlords, being outed past retirement age and much more.

 
Apr 05 2015
Musical Herstory Comments (0)

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A copyright-ignoring drive through musical history (oddly curated...skipping disco)...

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Apr 04 2015
Fearless Carleton Comments (0)

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Great piece on out actor Carleton Carpenter, who's pushing 90 and still working on stage.

 
Apr 03 2015
Mantiques: Buster Crabbe Comments (0)

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First, check out the sexy-as-hell pre-Code footage of Buster Crabbe in the locker room. Then, the priceless '70s commercial for air travel that shows you planes like you've likely never experienced (a buffet? a pub? free video games? old-time serials?), with latter-day Crabbe making a cameo...

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Apr 01 2015
Wired: Classic MOMMIE DEAREST Gifs Comments (0)
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In honor of the news that Faye Dunaway is revisiting Mommie Dearest (1980) in a new memoir, check out some of the best-ever animated gifs that from classic/classically bad film.

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Mar 27 2015
Good Goin', Strangers Comments (0)

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Thirty years of Desperately Seeking Susan, one of the best things (not just movies) Madonna's ever done. Carrie Rickey's oral history is great, and I'm honored to be in that company.

OIn sad, related news, that huge NYC explosion of a landmarked building at 121 Second Ave. was not only the one-time (150+ years ago) mayoral residence, but was close enough to the former location of Love Saves the Day that the latter was torn down. Love Saves the Day, at 119 Second Ave., was the scene of the retro clothing store in which Madonna's “Susan&rduo; character swapped her iconic jacket for a pair of studded boots.

Sadly, it now appears two people are missing following that earth-shaking explosion.