Posts in category "show business"

Sean Penn: Amateur Narc

  “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 nude again. How boaring.

  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.

Has Award Show Fatigue Set In Yet?

  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 »

Pat Sajak Tweets Twaddle

  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 »

Marcel Marceau: His Silence Was Golden

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: ”                                                                                             “.

Nat King Cole: No One Sang a Love Song Like Him

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 »

Abe Vigoda: A Fish Called Longevity

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!

Ethel Merman: The Queen of High Decibels

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.    

Howard Hughes: A Classic Case Study: Money Can't Buy Happiness

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 »

Edwin Booth: 19th Century America's Greatest Actor

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 »