After a third death, has TV show ‘Glee’ joined the cursed ‘club’?

After a third prominent cast member from the popular TV show ‘Glee’ died, it was inevitable that some on social media raised the idea of a curse. Is that show the latest addition to the cursed ‘club’? Continue reading “After a third death, has TV show ‘Glee’ joined the cursed ‘club’?”

Even Hollywood facility for elderly celebs hit hard by Coronavirus

Days ago a major legacy media outlet acknowledged thousands of deaths by Coronavirus in nursing homes, also called long-term care facilities or facilities for the elderly. Although media and politicians appear surprised by this, they shouldn’t be. Continue reading “Even Hollywood facility for elderly celebs hit hard by Coronavirus”

Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did

Still shot from film 'Richard Jewell'
Still shot from film ‘Richard Jewell’. Paul Walter Hauser gave an amazing performance of the title character.

We were in search of a film to watch in these trying times, and we settled on Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. The Coronavirus epidemic is upending my innate distrust of the federal government, because right now, we pretty much have to trust different tiers of government, at least on some level.  So this probably wasn’t a good time to watch a film like this. Continue reading “Probably not a good time to watch ‘Richard Jewell’, but glad we did”

Oscars on social media better than the show; one standout speech

Renee Zellweger Berlin International Film Fest. 2010
Actress Renée Zellweger, member of the international jury, arriving at the opening of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 2010). Photo credit Seibbi via Wikipedia.

Did you watch the Academy Awards on Sunday? I didn’t. I never watch the celeb class TV galas. You don’t have to watch it live, you know. Continue reading “Oscars on social media better than the show; one standout speech”

Super Bowl halftime show sparks outrage, praise, and huge opportunity

Mary Martin (left) Carol Channing (right) by Carol Highsmith, LOC
Mary Martin (left) and Carol Channing (right) were superstars in their day. It’s unlikely most Americans who aren’t seniors could identify them today. (Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)

As soon as I saw Shakira and Jennifer Lopez do the halftime show for Super Bowl LIV, I knew controversy would follow. It usually does—people often either love the halftime show or hate it. That said, I was glad there were only adults watching it in my home. I wouldn’t have let my child watch that performance.

Did it offend me? Continue reading “Super Bowl halftime show sparks outrage, praise, and huge opportunity”