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RIP Joe Franklin, 1926-2015

The New York broadcasting legend was the first person to feature Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, and host of other celebrities, and was considered a broadcasting pioneer. . “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Minnesota Man Accused Of Bringing Dead Mother To Bank To Withdraw Money (Jan 25, 2015) Obama Heads To Saudi Arabia To Offer […]

Alec Baldwin Writing Memoir

Alec Baldwin is writing his autobiography. The award-winning actor has a deal with Harper for “Nevertheless,” scheduled for the fall of 2016. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the book will cover everything from Baldwin’s childhood in Long Island to his acclaimed work on “30 Rock” to the […]

Although he’s been dead for 25 years, Liberace will delight audiences via the technology of holograms. Many will use the word hologram, but that technically isn’t correct. While it will look like a hologram up on stage, the technology is actually a signature kind of illusion, created by a mixture of software, new projection techniques, […]

“Freedom Run” will follow couples trying to escape slavery, according to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. Based on Betty DeRamus’ book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad, the miniseries is being planned for eight hours. It tells the story of the underground railroad through a collection of love stories (many of them fact-based) […]

Woody Allen is teaming up with Amazon to create a television series. The streaming service has ordered a full season of Allen’s half-hour untitled project, for which he will write and direct all the episodes. The series — whose cast is to be announced — will premiere on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video next year… His […]

The Swedish-born actress was best known for her role in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” The moment where her character Sylvia, wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in nothing but a strapless black dress is remembered as one the most iconic scenes ever in a movie and one which turned her into a fully-fledged sex-symbol. Ekberg’s […]

Donna Douglas was best known for playing Elly May Clampett, but had a host of other roles as well. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like Elvis playing a performer on a Mississippi River riverboat) and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in […]

RFK Jr.’s daughter, Kick, revealed the news. Kick, spilled the news on her Instagram account by posting a text message marked from “Father” seeking advice on the idea. “I just got solicited to do a show called dancing with the stars,” said the message, “They will pay me $150,000 to commit and additional $350,000 if […]

Brian Lowry at Variety writes about “The 24 Effect” and how so-called “liberal Hollywood” has been an ally of conservatives and the Bush administration when it comes to torture. Fox’s “24,” naturally, comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating […]

It wasn’t Alzheimer’s that killed Frank Sinatra; it was booze, says Mitchell Fink, author of Sinatra, Miriam, and Me, an e-book timed for what would have been The Chairman of the Board’s 99th birthday. “Sinatra was drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels a day until he was 80,” Fink told me. “When his doctors told […]

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