Eric Florack on December 25th, 2008

Eartha Kitt, we hear by way of the AFP, has passed on: NEW YORK (AFP) — Eartha Kitt, the versatile US singer and actress whose sultry voice and sensuality made her an international star with a career spanning six decades, died Thursday at age 81, her friend and publicist said. Kitt, who won two Emmy […]

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Eric Florack on December 23rd, 2008

I noted the other day in the Ramble about how Tom Cruise  and his new film weren’t doing so well with the critics. But it’s worse than that. Far, far worse. And what the hell is Pierce Brosnan  doing in the film version of “Mamma Mia”, while Daniel Craig so badly fouls “Quantum of Solace”? […]

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Eric Florack on December 19th, 2008

The LA Times is reporting: Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and an actress whose longtime association with the “Star Trek” franchise included playing Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76. Roddenberry died at her home in Bel-Air after a battle with leukemia, […]

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Eric Florack on December 12th, 2008

You know, there are some things I can’t get my mind around. A pinup, for example, at age 85. OK, she hasn’t done any of that in years, I know. And we’re all headed in the same direction, I know that too.  So what am I on about? Well, the holidays are coming up, so I […]

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Eric Florack on November 22nd, 2008

We’ve been told often enough that what happens in film, and on TV, is disconnected from reality. So, too, it appears, are the actors, themselves. LOS ANGELES -(AP)- The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed […]

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Eric Florack on October 20th, 2008

Reports are that “Mr. Blackwell” has died at age 86… a poetic age to pass on at, I guess. This is the guy that brought a little humility to hollywood types…. Madonna: “The Bare-Bottomed Bore of Babylon.” Barbra Streisand: “She looks like a masculine Bride of Frankenstein.” He”ll be missed.

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Eric Florack on September 27th, 2008

CNN is reporting: Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died of cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83. Always rather liked him. Addendum:  (David L) Yes Paul Newman was a […]

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davidl on August 6th, 2008

B.J’s fall from gtace, Los Angelos Times: ‘I am not a racist,’ ex-President Bill Clinton asserts Former presidents get a whole lot of leeway in what they say in public. But former President Bill Clinton just violated one of the prime rules of political communications: Never say what you are not. Then this the same […]

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davidl on July 23rd, 2008

Warren Jeffs indited (Associated Press): ELDORADO, Texas – A grand jury on Tuesday indicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and five other members of a sect raided in April If the People of Texas prevail chalk it up to Jeffs’ vanity: [I]nvestigators found photos of Jeffs kissing and intimately embracing several apparently teenage girls. Having sex […]

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Eric Florack on June 18th, 2008

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse, whose legs were insured for a million dollars in the heyday of the Hollywood musical, died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her agent said. She was 87. Scott Stander said Charisse, a regular partner of legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, suffered a […]

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Eric Florack on May 5th, 2008

Noted a resturant review over the weekend in the New York Times… and wouldn’t have said much at all, except that it got so bad with it’s left-leaning, that even left leaner, Ezra Klein can’t stand it anymore.  Yes, that’s really saying something. They decided to use their perch at the Times, to unload on […]

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Eric Florack on April 18th, 2008

Well, it’s about time you figured this one out, Bill. Jimmy Doohan’s dislike of the man is Trek legend, and it appears that only Shattner never knew about all this. Self-centered, are we? Sheesh. Addenudum: (David L) As a recovering Trekkie I can speak to this,  Star Trek was a rare show with two pilots.   While […]

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President George W. Bush is a foul-mouthed, reformed drunk obsessed with baseball, Saddam Hussein and a conflicted relationship with his dad. Or at least that’s how he’s portrayed in the script for Oliver Stone’s upcoming feature “W.”But how accurate is that depiction? As the film preps for its April 21 start date, The Hollywood Reporter […]

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davidl on February 4th, 2008

Well I suppose her two children might miss her.  Provided that is that they have any good memories of her.  If there is anythiong we anything need less than another doper is a celebrity doper.  National Enquirer: Britney Spears had been on a 24-hour meth binge before she was rushed to the hospital, The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has learned […]

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Eric Florack on January 24th, 2008

And so why would Soros be trying to move us toward Democrats here in the US? Jawa has the answer: During an interview with the BBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, billionaire leftist George Soros weighed in on the power and influence of the U.S. “I’m not looking for a worldwide recession. […]

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