Thursday , November 26 2020

Tag Archives: Video

Nimoy Retired From Spock – Generalissimo Francisco Franco Still Dead

Leonard Nimoy says he is retired from Spock, whom he last played in 1991. Nimoy is 71 – was anyone expecting Star Trek: Intergalactic Social Security? the Star Trek icon is “through with acting” after a 51-year career in film, TV and Mr. Spockdom. ….In lieu of on-camera gigs, Nimoy, …

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“6 Billllleeeon Dollars”

It is difficult not to notice the irony of two jurors suing for $6 billion worth of slander, slander associated with the award of exorbitant sums in civil suits. Poetic justice, that: A pair of Mississippi jurors have filed a $6 billion lawsuit against CBS’ “60 Minutes,” alleging that its …

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Helmets and Nylons

Big movie memorabilia sale next week: Four helmets from the original “Star Wars” blockbuster 25 years ago will vie for top billing with Jack Nicholson’s jacket from “The Shining” and Pierce Brosnan’s Omega watch from “The World is Not Enough” at a movie memorabilia sale next week. But they will …

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Mama’s Girl

It’s lonely at the top: that’s the message of the new Britney Spears book and DVD, Stages, a behind-the-scenes view of life on the road: She eats alone. She paces her hotel suites alone at night. While other stars surround themselves with helpers, Spears packs her own suitcases and puts …

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Retirement Home for Gentle Ben, Flipper and Toto

PAWS, my friends, PAWS: The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1984 by Hollywood animal trainer and author, Pat Derby, and cofounder, Ed Stewart. The story of PAWS began when cofounder Pat Derby worked with exotic animals as a trainer on the sets of many popular television shows …

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Of Harry and Dorothy

It’s been a week and a half since I mentioned the Wizard of Oz/Harry Potter connection: time to get back to it. We saw and enjoyed the new Harry Potter movie over the Thanksgiving weekend, and my daughter has latched onto The Wizard of Oz as her new fave DVD …

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In the Grip of 24

There was much pontificating and speculation that 24 was a one-time deal, that the novelty of a mystery-adventure TV show taken in real time, one hour at a time, had worn out its welcome last year. I had concerns of my own because serial TV has a very hard time …

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The Inevitable

Nothing particularly new, but George Colony of Forrester Research has a nice summary of where we are now in the history of the entertainment industry: entertainment business models have worked phenomenally in the past 75 years. Edwin Booth, the superstar American stage actor of the mid-19th century, had fame and …

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Pretenders to the Throne

With her legal problems swarming like avenging dust balls, I find I dislike Martha Stewart less now. Perhaps it’s simply because she has been keeping a lower profile so I haven’t had to deal with her craft-nazi smugness, or perhaps she is less smug now with the prospect of prison …

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