That's what a source tells me. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks was a 2003 Broadway play with Polly Bergen being taught to tango (and so on) by Mark Hamill while learning other valuable lessons. The property is being turned into a film starring Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson.
One of late TV legend Dick Clark's top credits was hosting The $10,000 Pyramid, which had everyday people paired with celebs, team members giving their partner clues to guess the magic words lighting up on the screen. A friend of mine was on the show in the '70s and years later ran into Clark, givi ... More >>
From Gale Sondergaard to Octavia Spencer. And he does them brilliantly, starting at about 39 seconds in. He does Fay Bainter, Shelley Winters, Shirley Jones, Rita Moreno, Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon, Estelle Parsons, Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo, Monique... He does them all.
Hollywood used to have a habit of putting slanty-eye makeup on non-Asian stars and passing them off as from "the Orient." Here are some of the more egregious examples:
The lady sitting atop both of Billboard's major lists this week has made enough news in 2011 that I'm tempted to rename this column "This Week in Adele." The British thrush is certainly making enough sad news these days, canceling her tour and preparing to undergo much-needed throat surgery. ... More >>
A recent book contended that movie star Joan Crawford actually wasn't such a bad person after all. I burned it in the backyard along with my copy of Trog. But now comes a Gay City News interview with Rita Moreno, who reminds us of what an utterly insincere, attention-grabbing c-word Joan always stro ... More >>
Whether new plays or revivals, Broadway shows seem to be singing familiar tunes
Devout banter about a very different Bible class, plus sleuthing about Sleuth and ragging on Rita
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