If you love Lucy, you'll go crazy, in a good way, over the miles of Lucille Ball portrait art compiled on this amazing Facebook page. Just glancing through it all, I want to shriek, "Oh, Ricky, I'm home!" Oh, and if you don't love Lucy? Get out of my face!!!!
Better Than: A pint-sized Jessica Rabbit/Betty Boop hybrid in a pillbox hat. Drunk. These characters and their sexy, bubbly, potentially psychotic tendencies all came to mind while I watched Paloma Faith scale a bunch of fake palm trees at the Mercury Lounge last night. Her set time was apparently ... More >>
Through marriage! The Wachowski siblings--Andy and Lana (the fab transsexual)--turn out to have an interesting matrix of their own. Their mother happens to be the sister of actor Laurence Luckinbill, who appeared in the classic Boys in the Band and many other projects.
Late, great Richard Burton's diary is coming out, and it's filled with lots of admiration for Liz and a whole bunch of scorn for a lot of other people. About Lucille Ball: "She is a monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humour... "She is a tired old woman... "Nineteen solid ... More >>
...It was a little lady by the name of Martha Mears, who supplied the vocals for at least 50 actresses, as witnessed by this amazing new YouTube clip compiled by Mark Milano, debuting right here on La Daily Musto. Martha did the singing for stars like Claudette Colbert, Loretta Young, Hedy Lamarr, ... More >>
Ever watch a star belt out a song in a movie musical and think, "Wow! I didn't know they could sing!"? Well, they couldn't! So many times, a perfectly nice-looking performer with lovely sounds emanating from their mouth is faking it like a drag queen doing Britney -- or even like Britney herself.
Health CommunicationsCelebs might be gone, but not forgottenWhile celebrities now get their food fixes at trendy restaurants like LA's Koi or Nobu, once upon a time they actually cooked. Eartha Kitt made a mean chicken wing, Gilda Radner whipped up a sumptuous apple cake, and Johnny Cash fri ... More >>
WikipediaSaturday marks Lucille Ball's 100th birthday. Those of us who grew up watching I Love Lucy (and later, The Lucy Show) on Nick at Nite and TV Land know what an amazing comedic talent she was. But for all of the wails of "waahhhhh" and all the "'splainin'" she had to do, she was also ... More >>
I got this idea from datalounge.com, some of whose nominees I'm including, while adding a few of my own, all based on extremely traumatizing experiences. Your horrible choices are: *Cindy Crawford, Fair Game She played a lawyer with pert nipples. I'm the only one that saw this cinema clas ... More >>
When Bette Davis dropped out of a guest role on The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, they naturally got Tallulah Bankehead to fit the arm swiveling bill. Who was a mess. According to the new book, Lucille Ball FAQ, Tallu came to work intoxicated, crashed a production meeting, and when Lucy com ... More >>
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either.
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
I'll never forget when, in my teeny tiny childhood, I wrote an admiration letter to Lucille Ball, and I actually received a signed headshot in the mail as a result. Whether Lucy herself had anything to do with that, it showed that her machine was well greased enough to dole out the tokens of ... More >>
President Obama has announced this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. The nation's highest civilian honor has gone in the past to folks like T.S. Eliot, Lucille Ball, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Mead, Jack Nicklaus, Mother Teresa, and Norman Podhoretz. As you may have guessed, Dem ... More >>
At NBC it's conventional wisdom without a Convention or wisdom. Chuck Todd says Biden talked as if "he were the candidate," which is bullshit, and "You're not going to see this debate have much effect --" which would be just, but who can count on justice? Tom "Swallowed My Tongue Again" Brokaw: " ... More >>
Brace yourselves, kids. My lacquered hands have uncovered the blurb for the gayest show since Xanadu. It's called DANCE WITH ME and the official description goes like so: "Starring Jai Rodriguez (Rent, Queer Eye, The Producers) in a breakout performance, Jim J. Bullock (Hairspray, Too Close for Com ... More >>
Finley's 9-11 Liza; Jordan's Search for Normalcy
Dorothy Arzner's Working Girls
The Cleric and the Clerk Who Turned a Blind Eye
On the Road With the Theatre Historical Society