Posts in category "show business"
“The actor Sean Penn met with Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo,” in a jungle hide-out in October, according to an article Mr. Penn wrote for Rolling Stone magazine that was published Saturday [January 9,2016] night. Mr. Guzmán escaped from prison in July and was on the run when... Read more »
Miley Cyrus likes to pose On magazine covers without her clothes. Her reputation can’t sink lower In the eyes of people who barely know her.
The People’s Choice. The Golden Globe. Do you still have a stomach for all this puffery and pride? I don’t. Ego orgies turn me off. I’m probably in the unhip minority though. Otherwise these vanity venues would not have much traction. But I have to be honest about. I can’t take the parade... Read more »
Nobody would mistake Pat Sajak for an scientist of any sort, let alone an expert on climate change. So why on Twitter is Mr. Wheel of Fortune weighing in on such a serious issue? Here is what Mr. Sajak tweeted yesterday that has raised this question. “I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic... Read more »
Today was born Marcel Marceau Master mime from head to toe. He spoke of life, sad or absurd And uttered not a single word. Marceau was also adept at printmaking. Above is his ‘Bip at Night’. I leave you with words of wisdom from the great Marceau. And I quote him verbatim: “ “.
Born today was Nat King Cole Whose vocals evoked a romantic glow. Who else has phrased a melody As crisp and clearly as did he? On a personal note, during my college days, when I commuted to De Paul’s northside campus, I’d come home, put on the above album, crash on the sofa and... Read more »
Today’s birthday is Abe Vigoda’s, Whose long life rivals Pepsi soda’s. Now, though wrong, it’s often said, “Abe Vigoda? I thought he was dead. [As Phil Fish on "Barney Miller"] Abe turns 93 today. He just keeps swimming along! Happy birthday, honest, Abe!
Born today was Broadway’s Ethel Merman. When she sang “Hello Dolly” by Jerry Herman Or “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy, Her voice could be heard all the way to Poughkeepsie.
Born today was Howard Hughes. As an aviator we’ll give him his dues. He amassed a fortune on this globe But died a pitiable mysophobe.* *An irrational fear of germs. The above artist conception of Hughes in his last days is based on eyewitness accounts. There are no actual photos of him after 1956.... Read more »
Born today was Edwin Booth. Don’t conflate with brother John.* Shakespearean thespian, in all truth, Belongs in drama’s pantheon. (Statue of Edwin Booth as Hamlet in New York’s Gramercy Park) * In a eerie coincidence, two months before his brother John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington, Edwin saved the... Read more »