331 posts categorized "HISTORY"

Nov 21 2014
Cold Gossip & Broken News: All The Dish From 1977! Comments (0)

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My buddy Sandra dug up a 1977 issue of a teen mag called Gossip World and gleefully sent me scans that demand some dissection.

The cover is hoot, targeting Hollywoods (sic) vamps, scamps & tramps, but tramps was too raw so gets the blank-space treatment. Wonder which of the pictured celebs—Cheryl Ladd, Barry Manilow, Jaclyn Smith, Shaun Cassidy, Kate Jackson and/or Peter Frampton—were which one of the pejoratives?

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The mention of KLAATU threw me for a loop, but they're apparently a prog-rock band from Canada. Can't imagine they were moving many Gossip World copies, but as a former teen-mag editor myself, I'm assuming maybe they were favorites of the editor...the hilariously named Rona January! I'm gonna guess that's a pseudonym created to confuse readers who might be thinking of Rona Barrett?

The best has to be the pages of blind items:

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“A real shocker concerns the TV star who promised to marry his long time love and then changed his mind. Afterward she went through the abortion.”

Going through an abortion...is that anything like when you drive through a car wash?

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“If the truth were known about this famous singing star, it would outsell her recordings. She has a large problem...she digs women. She married twice to help remedy the situation, but both men she married dig men.”

Apparently, there was a sordid truths Top 40 that I wasn't aware of. I guess lesbianism would have gone platinum. You dig?

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“Almost as hard to believe is the aging movie queen who loves her men to be boys—YOUNG BOYS. She's at the warm milk stage before bed, and her dates have to show their IDS in other to enter a bar.”

Every item is so poorly written it's actually funnier than the made up stories!

 
Nov 19 2014
Movie Madness: Biggest Poster Collection EVER Hits The Auction Block Comments (0)
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Some great examples from the collection in the gallery above

If he who dies with the best toys wins, Morris Everett Jr. has decided to lose—while he's still kicking, he's decided to part with what is widely considered to be the world's best collection of movie posters, lobby cards, photos and ephemera. 

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But he isn't auctioning off his 196,000 items one by one, he's unloading the entire thing in one go—if you wanna bid, you gotta bid on the whole enchilada.

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Gotta say, if I had the $5 million to ? that this will achieve, I'd pay it!

View the catalogue here.

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Nov 14 2014
Southern Comfort Comments (0)

Tennessee-Williams

A fascinating reading of poetry by Tennessee Williams to his last lover...

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Nov 13 2014
Digging Him Comments (0)

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Has Alexander's male lover been found by archaeologists?

 
Nov 12 2014
Marilyn Lives! Comments (0)

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Popstar Marilyn, after years of drug abuse that made him seem destined for an early grave, seems to have bounced back into good health, at least according to this feisty interview. Gavin Rossdale and the new Band Aid project for Ebola don't come out without a scratch.

 
Need To Know: Photoshop 'Til Kim Drops + REAL Tragedy + The Madonna Movie + Democratic Sell-Out + MORE! Comments (0)

O-KIM-BUTT-570Making an ass of ourselves

*widget boy cultureKim Kardashian and Jean-Paul Goude openly troll the Internet with her giant ass.

*widget boy cultureThe Real World's Pedro Zamora, 20 years after his death.

*widget boy cultureMariah's Singpore trip more entertaining than her voice!

*widget boy culturePhysical Attraction, a new movie with “Madonna” as muse.

*widget boy cultureHOT, hulking lumbersexuals.

*widget boy cultureWhat's attached to Nick Jonas's pelvis?

*widget boy cultureSen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is the worst Democrat ever.

*widget boy cultureSouth Carolina's same-sex marriage ban struck down. Official state anthem:

 
Nov 06 2014
Like An Innovator Comments (0)

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Happy 30th anniversary to “Like a Virgin”, the single. The song itself was recorded ages earlier and held because Madonna's eponymous first album was doing too well to put it to bed.

Not only is the song still evergreen, so is Madonna. Here she is just last night, at the WSJ Innovators bash looking like she wouldn't be caught dead in a gondola:

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Maybe it's all good diet? (Wink.)

 

 
Oct 30 2014
Missing Persons Comments (0)

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Did Amelia Earhart die in a plane crash, or did she die of starvation/dehydration/exposure on an uninhabited atoll? The identification of a piece of metal that likely came from her missing aircraft suggests we might someday soon have the answer. If the wreckage of her plane were to be found, it would be reminiscent of the discovery of the Titanic, a nagging mystery solved. Here's hoping closure is on the radar.