We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>
"I know a place where we can go," as Brit pop goddess Petula Clark sang in one of her 15 consecutive Top 40 U.S. hits that came out in the 1960s. It's Feinstein's at Loews Regency, where "Pet" is serving you her hits in grand style (without any of the self-conscious I'm-doing-you-a-favor attitude o ... More >>
I recently April Fooled you about Madonna getting a special Oscar for acting, but there's finally a role that she could garner some gold with. And she doesn't want it! On Piers Morgan's chat show on CNN, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said he feels Madonna would be a ''great Norma Desmond'' i ... More >>
:It's Norma Desmond time. I've been going through my inventory and finding lots of instances were I stuck my face in photos with celebrities at various parties (often when they were hosting bashes for me or vice versa). Humor me and enjoy these images of yours truly with: *Liberace (above ... More >>
Please indulge my Norma Desmond-like obsession with the past just one more time -- today -- and watch this YouTube classic, filmed at the notorious Limelight club by Nelson Sullivan sometime in the carefree '80s. It has me in a glorious gown and stunning red braid, doing an impression of Ann ... More >>
I remember a time when Madonna was so sheltering of her daughter Lourdes that the girl wasn't even allowed to watch TV (though I bet a sneak peek at the occasional Madonna video was perfectly OK, yuck yuck). But once Madonna hit the age where radio turns a chilly shoulder to you -- and the y ... More >>
You all laughed at my thrift store decor and I didn't fight back that hard because I knew that the Observer's Home magazine insert was about to give it some lavish coverage. So here it is, naysayers!
Yoostar is a magical-computer form of cinema karaoke whereby you're filmed saying lines from a classic movie scene and then can promptly see the scene with you in it! It's the quickest rush since crack cocaine!
I was looking through some old photos of myself in that Norma Desmond-y way I have, and found one where I looked almost cute except for a honker the size of Pittsburgh exploding through my face. If I had only had it chopped off back then, my whole life would have been different! I would have been a ... More >>
In 1950, two instant classics about the cruelty of show business, both starring older dames, went at it for Best Picture. Joe Mankiewicz's All About Eve--starring Bette Davis as an aging actress whose entire life is usurped by an unctuous fan--clobbered Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, with Gloria S ... More >>
With Halloween arriving on Friday, cable channels are as thick as theaters with apt seasonal programming, meaning you can catch Saw V at your local multiplex or Saws I through IV at home. Which is why we were so impressed with TCM’s inspired broadcast last night of Billy Wilder’s 1950 noir, Suns ... More >>
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