October 26, 2008 |
We caught up with Jessica Walter at her New York apartment on Yom Kippur and talked about how she keeps her black Lab shiny with a little oil, her recurring (non)-maternal roles on "90210" and "Saving Grace" -- and that "Arrested Development" movie. (Maybe!) The movie is allegedly happening? Are there contracts? Allegedly! I don't think anybody's had a contract. But we're all hoping it happens. I've heard rumors. Well, so have I, but. . . .
September 19, 1986 |
Artist Corita Kent, the former Los Angeles nun whose colorful works include the immensely popular "LOVE" postage stamp, died in her Boston home Thursday after a six-month battle against cancer. She was 67. As with the stamp design, her art often carried--literally as well as symbolically--messages of hope, optimism and peace. Her works are displayed in about 40 museums worldwide.
April 27, 1986
How dare Pinsky attack "The Andy Griffith Show" for its lack of social awareness or documentation. He charges this show with the responsibility of educating the masses to the social unrest of the '60s. Mr. Pinsky: Why "The Andy Griffith Show"? Why are you not also indicting the Cleaver household? You know, Ward never did explain to Wally that he might just be expected to report for military service in Vietnam; but then none of Wally's buddies in beautiful Mayfield were drafted.
February 7, 1997 |
It's hard to imagine Craig Rosenberg's "Hotel de Love" appealing to anyone who isn't hung up on romance novels, but if you're into unrequited love, this may be for you. The twist in this exceedingly minor Australian romantic comedy is that this time it's the men instead of the women who are pining away for love. Simon Bossell's Stephen tells us how he and his fraternal twin Rick (Aden Young) fell hard for a visiting beauty, Melissa (Saffron Burrows).
December 8, 1985 |
--At Rambose, waitresses wear fatigues and the food is laid out buffet-style on a green military stretcher. A .50-caliber machine gun, camouflage netting and bunkers made of 50-pound sandbags constitute the decor. "Everybody's proud of what (President) Reagan's been doing," said Carlos Tamborrel Jr., part-owner of the new Houston nightclub. "Everybody's proud. That's part of the gimmick." Rambose, inspired by Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo" movies, opened three weeks ago.
April 6, 1998
Fox's "Melrose Place" has been a ratings draw at 8 p.m. Monday nights--especially with young women--since the Aaron Spelling soap moved there in 1994. With the show taking a spring break before it returns this summer (Fox hopes to steam up usually moribund ratings with original episodes), several new series are jumping into the pool.
October 16, 1991 |
In a few days my wife and I will be leaving for a Caribbean cruise. As an ex-Marine, I am familiar with ships and their terminology; my wife, despite a few pleasure cruises, remains a landlubber. I had wanted to cruise the Greek isles; the line we queried was very expensive, but its main drawback was that passengers do not have to pay for drinks, anything, any time of day. That sounded like too much of a good thing. Also, I dreaded those two long airplane rides.