Hollywood Highlights

Monday, October 20, 2008

Curtains for Mr.Blackwell’s infamous worst dressed list

  Google Image Singer turned designer, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham ranked number one on the 2007 worst dressed list put out earlier this year by the originator of the snarky fashion critique, Mr. Blackwell. It was the 48th time the self-proclaimed critic of good fashion taste had selected his top 10 worst dressed. And it would be his last.  Mr. Richard Blackwell  1922-2008 Mr. Blackwell reportedly […]
Friday, October 17, 2008

The lead singer of the Four Tops dies

Levi Stubbs  1936-2008 One of the most distinctive voices of the legendary Motown Sound has been silenced. Levi Stubbs passed away in his sleep at his home in Detroit, according to reports today. He was 72. Stubbs was the frontman for the Four Tops who sold millions of records, among them classics like, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “Reach Out (I’ll Be […]
Friday, October 17, 2008

Entertainer Edie Adams dead at 81

Edie Adams  1927-2008 “Why don’t you pick one up and smoke it sometime?” that catchy phrase in a Muriel cigars TV commercial will probably be how many remember actress and singer, Edie Adams. For two decades, Adams was the sexy spokesperson for those cigar ads. Adams died on Wednesday, October 15,  in Los Angeles after a battle with pneumonia and […]
Monday, October 13, 2008

“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” top dogg again

  The Disney comedy about a pampered talking dog beat back a lot of competition to hold onto the number one spot at the box office. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” woofed up an estimated $17.5 million over the weekend to remain the top film in the U.S.  In two weeks, the doggie comedy has earned around $52.5 million. There is speculation that after the […]
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Movie deal: the Louis Armstrong story

Google image/ 1901- 1971 Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker has signed on to play the great Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong in an upcoming film about the musician’s extraordinary life. Born on August 4, 1901, in a poor section of New Orleans called “The Battlefield,” Armstrong rose to fame as a singer and  trumpet virtuoso. Armstrong was the first important Jazz soloist and his style shaped and influenced […]
Monday, October 6, 2008

Tina Fey’s major book deal

           Sarah Palin                 Tina Fey Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been very good to entertainer Tina Fey, ah, creatively speaking. Fey, an Emmy winning writer and actress, has received tons of kudos and buzz for her recent performances impersonating the Republican V.P. nominee on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”  Also, Fey created the popular and widely acclaimed TV comedy series, “30 Rock.” Today, Little, Brown Publisher […]
Monday, October 6, 2008

Bram Stoker relative sells rights to new Dracula book

  Bram Stoker is credited with writing the definitive novel about a master vampire in his classic, “Dracula” (1897). The 1931 movie, “Dracula,” starring Bela Lugosi was the last work to be authorized by the Stoker family until now. There’s a new project coming that is being written by Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew, Dacre Stoker, and historian/documentarian, Ian Holt, according to Publishers Weekly. Penguin’s Dutton imprint has […]
Monday, October 6, 2008

Top five at the Box Office

  A film featuring a pampered, talking chihuahua was top dog at the box office this past weekend. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” barked up an estimated $29 million to become the number one movie in the country. The Disney comedy features celebrity voices like Drew Barrymore as the chihuahua Chloe who gets lost in Mexico and must find her way back home. Other stars lending […]
Saturday, September 27, 2008

Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at 83

          1925-2008 Paul Leonard Newman has taken that final bow. Newman was an extraordinary man of many interests. A true Hollywood movie star for several decades, he still found time to be an activist, race car enthusiast, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He died last night at his home in Connecticut, after a battle with cancer which he fought as privately as he could. The Silver […]