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New Cheyenne Jackson Video!

Really cute new video from Cheyenne Jackson- one of my Broadway favorites- for his new Pop Song Single:

What a nice way to start the weekend!

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Did Nancy Grace’s words kill ‘Vodka Mom’?

I’m sorry, but I think Nancy Grace is evil….

She is the most uptight, white woman who ever lived…

And, god knows, that is saying a lot…..

This woman had big problems.  She made some big mistakes.  But Nancy, aka, God, judged her in the Court of Public Opinion and cause Her judgement to be rendered…

I’m sorry, but someone needs to remind Nancy her name is Nancy and not Jehovah…..

The best thing CNN could do to start to regain respect would be to dump this crazy uptight woman…but then, I’m sure she does bring in some cash…

Judge not, least ye be judged…..

From the Examiner:

The 29-year-old mother was drunk when she rolled over on her 3-week-old baby. The incident had her facing charges and looking at facing judicial consequences. However friends say the mother became distraught after Nancy Grace, the HLN talk show host mentioned on her show that she was the “Vodka Mom” and questioned why the mother wasn’t being charged with first degree murder. Using a vodka bottle as a prop and carrying on, Grace brought pressure to the case of maximum proportions.

via Did Nancy Grace’s words kill ‘Vodka Mom’? Fans irate at HLN anchor – National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com.

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Happy Birthday, Jennifer Saunders! Edie Monsoon of “Absolutely Fabulous”

Edina Monsoon, of “Absolutely Fabulous” fame, is 54 today….

Only a few months older than me….

Jennifer Saunders is a comic genius…

And not just because she so accurately portrayed me in my 30’s and early 40’s….

And I had several friends trying out for the role of “Pats”….

One was more successful than others….but wait for the book!

 

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Rest in Peace, Andy Griffith and Lonesome Rhodes

The news just broke this morning that Andy Griffith has died….

Most people will always remember Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry….

I’ll always remember him for his great performance as Lonesome Rhodes in the great film “A Face in the Crowd.”

He should have at least gotten an Oscar nomination for this….

And I wish more people would watch the film today….

Rest in Peace, Andy….you won’t be forgotten….

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Don Grady Dead: Composer, Star Of ‘My Three Sons’ Dies At 68

This is sad news…

Robbie Douglas, aka Don Grady, has passed away…

I loved watching this show when I was a child and Robbie was my favorite…

I’m not going to analyze it any deeper than that….

From The Huffington Post:

Don Grady, who was one of television’s most beloved big brothers as Robbie Douglas on the long-running 1960s hit “My Three Sons,” died Wednesday. He was 68.

His “My Three Sons” co-star Barry Livingston, who played youngest brother Ernie, confirmed Grady’s death to The Associated Press. Livingston said Grady had been suffering from cancer and receiving hospice care at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. But the exact cause and place of death were not immediately clear.

“It’s the oldest cliche in the world when TV brothers start referring to each other like biological brothers, but he was the oldest, and somebody I looked up to and learned from a great deal about life,” Livingston said.

More:   Don Grady Dead: Composer, Star Of ‘My Three Sons’ Dies At 68.

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Herman Cain nixes appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

I wish he would finally accept the fact that he is just an Entertainer and just go with it like Sarah Palin did….

We’ve already been subjected to the endless GOP Debates.  Those certainly weren’t meant to be serious politics, were they?

If nothing else, the GOP Primary Candidates should provide fodder for reality TV- and Saturday Night Live-  for years….

From the Political Insider:

A spokeswoman for Herman Cain confirmed this morning that the former GOP presidential candidate was approached by ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to appear on this season’s competition

But Cain nixed the idea. “He can’t dance in an eight-count. He can only dance in a nine-count,” said Lisa Reichert, Cain’s executive assistant.

Nine-count. Get it? 9-9-9.

“Dancing with the Stars” has learned the advantages of mixing the quick-step with politics. Its 2010 season featured Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, and former U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

But wait, there’s more. USA Today reports that show producers were also eyeing Michele Bachmann.

via Herman Cain nixes appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ | Political Insider.

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Lucille Ball: Hey, Look Her Over

People forget Lucy could do more than situation comedy….

Doing “Mame” when she was way too old for the part kind of killed memories of how good she could be as a Song and Dance gal…

Not one of the greats, but very, very good and it provides proof of her abilities as an all around entertainer…

I think she still played her musical talent better on television- God knows, her movie of “Mame” was a mess….

Here are a couple of clips for entertainment on a rainy Saturday night- at least that’s the weather here in North Carolina…

From her Broadway show “Wildcat”, “Hey Look Me Over” with Steve Lawrence on TV:

With Shirley Maclaine from her TV Special “Gypsy in My Soul” (Which I really wish would come out on DVD….)

And from a Bob Hope Special:

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Happy Birthday, Charo!

It’s hard to believe that Charo is only 61 today….

It seems like she has been around much longer than that…

And I’ve always wondered:  “Why?”

She’s definitely a 20th Century Wonder who is Lost in the 21st Century….

But she is still working….

Bless her heart.  I’m sure she’s really sweet…

And she is also a truly talented classical guitarist…

Here is a video of her in her heyday:

And one of her taken last year in New York:

And proving she has a sense of humor, working with Carol Burnett:

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Kristy McNichol Comes Out

It must be so sad to finally come out of the closet and no one cares….

We all knew….

All I can think is she really must need some cash and really want a new sitcom and is hoping the publicity will make her marketable again…

So sad….that I am so cynical.

She is a really talented actress.  I think she could have been as great as Jodie Foster if she had been more secure…

But Gay people of our generation had a different journey.  I can understand her fears, but it’s just too late to matter that she’s coming out….

Most of us who are Gay and her age bit the bullet and came out years ago.  She could have, too.

While I always want Gay Actors to come out, it would have meant so much more if “Buddy” had confirmed our knowledge that she was Gay years ago.

Still, we can’t judge and look back…

I wish her the best….

Gay people always love a comeback!

From People Magazine, of course:

 

 

Kristy McNichol has been out of the public eye for 20 years. Now she’s chosen to come out – to try to help kids who are being bullied.

McNichol, 49, who has lived with her partner Martie Allen, also 49, for the past two decades, decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share this photo because she is “approaching 50” and wants to “be open about who I am.”

She “is very sad about kids being bullied,” her publicist Jeff Ballard tells PEOPLE. “She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different.”

Best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Buddy Lawrence in the ’70s show Family and later as Barbara Weston in Empty Nest, McNichol left it all behind when she dropped out of Hollywood to focus on her health.

Done with acting, McNichol spends her time focusing on tennis, yoga, travel and raising her beloved miniature dachshunds. “She is very happy and healthy,” says Ballard. “And she enjoys living a very private life.”

via Kristy McNichol Wants to ‘Be Open About Who I Am’ – Kristy McNichol : People.com.

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Michele Bachmann vs Julia Sugarbaker

This is flying around Facebook right now, but I loved it so much, I wanted to repost it here….

It’s short and quite wonderful….

The Julia Sugarbaker character really sums it all up perfectly- at least from my perspective.

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