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Nov 25 2016
Actress & Singer Florence Henderson, Forever Carol Brady, Dies @ 82 Comments (0)

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Just a stub for now, as AP reports that Florence Henderson has died at 82, according to her manager. Henderson died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. one day after being hospitalized.

Henderson made her Broadway debut in 1952, and was an accomplished actress and singer on the stage before becoming a TV icon for her pure-as-the-driven snow Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969-1974). Her Carol was easily one of TV's most beloved moms, “a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls,” yet who did so with no job and a mysteriously absent first hubby.

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She also, as Carol, had, for a stretch, one of TV's most memorable haircuts. That Carol Brady mullet was just as memorable as her exasperated, “Miiiike!” I will always adore Carol's nerdiness, such as when she scolded Marcia and Greg for calling Bobby a stinker. “You know I don't like that word!”

She gamely recreated the role and played off of it on a slew of post-cancellation spin-offs, variety series and specials, later making gentle fun of the inescapable image by sending it up with various sexy spoofs. She had an unforgettable cameo in 1995's campy The Brady Bunch Movie, in which she finally got to tell Jan to “cut the crap.” It was one of her few film appearances.

Who could ever forget her appearance in Weird Al Yankovic's “Amish Paradise” music video? (1996)

Henderson's TV debut came in 1954. Along with The Brady Bunch, she made many singing appearances on talk shows and hosted her own shows as well, including hosting Country Kitchen (1985-1993), Our Generation (1995-1996), Short-cut Cooking (1998-2000) and Who's Cooking with Florence Henderson (2013-her death). 

Check out this recent interview with Henderson — from just a year ago — in which she spoke about her gratitude for having a happy, healthy life, and in which she said she was happy to be alive: 

With Henderson's death, all of the adults from The Brady Bunch have passed away: Robert Reed (of AIDS, in 1992), Sam the Butcher aka Allan Melvin (2008), Ann B. Davis (in a fall, 2014).

Nov 23 2016
6-PACK — As Is + Holiday Gift With A Conscience + Elton John NOT Playing For Trump + Trump Sells $149 Ornament + Someone's Got Breitbart's Number + Movie Actress Re-Emerges! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCheck out this (Work Unfriendly) series of images of nude men with an emphasis on reality, diversity.

*widget boy cultureA useful, cheap, stylish gift that also helps with HIV/AIDS awareness.

*widget boy cultureAnthony Scaramucci is full of shit — Elton John is not playing Trump's inauguration.

*widget boy culturePROSTITUTING THE PRESIDENCY: Trump hawking $149 MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN ornament.

*widget boy cultureAppNexus, Inc., drops Breitbart as hate speech.

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*widget boy cultureAFTER THE JUMP: '40s film noir & comedy actress Meg Randall re-emerges in spunky Subaru commercial:

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Dustin Lance Black's WHEN WE RISE Gets A Trailer Comments (0)

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Dustin Lance Black's gay-rights epic When We Rise gets a trailer.

Mostly straight actors in the major roles, but looks better than Stonewall ...

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Nov 22 2016
Best Honest Trailer Yeti! Comments (0)

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This adusted trailer for the classic 1964 Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer special is amusing ...

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6-PACK — Pretty Much + Chinese Plot + Trump DISAVOWS So-Called ALT-RIGHT + Jost Kidding + McCrory Won't Give Up + Hairy Menz! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureJames Yates by Pat Supsiri (ABOVE) is a thing of beauty.

*widget boy cultureShirtless Taiwanese firefighters pose for glistenin' calendar:

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*widget boy cultureTrump says he “disavows” the so-called alt-right neo-Nazi movement. (Wink-wink!)

*widget boy cultureColin Jost mocks gender identity on SNL, because now is the perfect time to do that.

*widget boy cultureAnti-LGBTQ Gov. McCrory refuses to accept inevitable defeat in North Carolina, forces recount.

*widget boy cultureHe's hairy and rockin' a micro-Speedo. He's hairy and sweaty. He's hairy and bitter:
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Gets An Enticing New Trailer Comments (0)

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I'm not sold on Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, but anything that employs Harvey Fierstein has my support: New trailer for NBC's highly anticipated Hairspray Live!, which airs December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT ...

Nov 17 2016
Counting Down Till CARPOOL KARAOKE With Madonna Comments (0)
Nov 15 2016
6-PACK — Jussie Smollett Strikes Back + Republicans To Gut Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare + Giuliani's Ties To Foreign Exiles + Just The Right ATTITUDE + BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer + Kiko Undressed! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJussie Smollett talks about why artists need to take on issues like Black Lives Matter & gay rights.

*widget boy cultureRepublicans want to do away with the entire U.S. social safety net.

*widget boy cultureEVERYTHING WE SAY SHE DID, WE DID: Giuliani dirty with Qatar and Iran cash.

*widget boy cultureJenny Brough shoots a dude in dark blues for Attitude:

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*widget boy cultureLive-action Beauty and the Beast trailer.

*widget boy cultureKiko Alonso is one big boy, and looks good stripped to his briefs



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