In honor of one of the Greatest Entertainers of all Time
The cast of the new Broadway musical Aladdin paid homage to the late Robin Williams this week with a special, one-time-only audience sing-a-long performance of Friend Like Me, a song that Williams recorded first for the Disney animated feature film Aladdin. As you can see in the embed above, Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (who won his award for playing the Genie in the Broadway version of Aladdin) led the cast, crew and audience in a special rendition of Friend Like Me after their performance Tuesday night. This homage was really lovely, I think. Please enjoy.
"Ladies with an attitude, Fellas that were in the mood"
The sad death of Lauren Bacall yesterday brought to mind an interesting fact that was first noticed by my friend David Russell, who is a HUGE Madonna fan. Lauren Bacall was the last living legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood that was name-checked in Madonna‘s 1990 song Vogue. As you should be well aware, Madonna pays homage to 16 Hollywood legends in the lyrics to Vogue and now that Lauren Bacall is gone, all of those icons are truly memorialized in song. More »
"My family has always been private about our time spent together"
Yesterday we read a very sweet tribute message that Zelda Rae shared on Twitter in memory of the death of her father Robin Williams the day before. Since then, Zelda and her brothers Zak and Cody released longer personal statements in the wake of their father’s death. In response to Zelda‘s tribute, Frances Bean Cobain (the only child of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain) shared a message of support for her on Twitter as well. But, very unfortunately, these personal statements opened up Zelda to horrible abuse by people who inundated her with tasteless jokes about her father’s death. As a result, Zelda has decided to quit social media “for a good long time” altogether. Sigh. The letters shared by Robin Williams‘s children, tho, are exceedingly poignant and worth reading in full below. More »
"My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams"
Memorials and tributes to the late Robin Williams have flooded the media since the sad news of his death was reported yesterday, among them is a loving tribute by one of Robin‘s most recent co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. As you may recall, we first learned that SMG and Robin would be starring together in a new CBS series titled The Crazy Ones in February of 2013. In April of 2013, we got our first look at the pair on the set of their new TV series. Altho the show was cancelled after one season, SMG has very fond and loving memories of working with Robin over the past year. On Twitter, she shared a collage of fun photos that she took with Robin. In an official statement, SMG shares with the world what Robin Williams meant to her and her family. More »
"I'll try to keep looking up"
Yesterday we learned the tragically sad news that actor Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63 in a reported suicide … news that has left the world reeling. Friends and fans have been mourning Robin‘s death as soon as the news was announced with tributes and memorials coming from every place imaginable. Shortly after news of her father’s death was announced, Williams‘s daughter Zelda Rae shared a loving memorial tribute to her late father on her official Twitter profile. It’s a tribute that she wanted to share with the world so I am sharing it with you below. More »
Meet Bubba Sue
Everyone knows that Miley Cyrus is an animal lover and is fond of adopting new pets into her family … so it should come as no big surprise at all to learn that Miley went and adopted a baby pig over the weekend. Miley is currently on tour so that means her new beloved pet pig is on tour with her. Click thru the gallery to meet Bubba Sue, the newest member of the Cyrus family. I threw in a couple photos of Miley paying homage to the single cover art of Nicki Minaj‘s new single Anaconda because, well, why not. It’s Miley‘s world, we’re just living in it.
An actual theatrical film!
Earlier this month we learned that Alexandra Shipp won the role of Aaliyah in the planned upcoming made-for-TV biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B being produced by Lifetime. Many folks, including members of Aaliyah‘s family, are not happy that the life story of the late pop star has been relegated to a mere TV movie. Today, we learn that there is reported good news for those disgruntled people. A theatrical film based on the life of Aaliyah is also reportedly in the works, allegedly scheduled for release late next year. Actress B. Simone has been cast in this second movie as Aaliyah. Click below to learn more. More »
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Don't Look Too Hard, Pregnancy Possible
A couple of weeks ago the
sad news that Ryan Gosling has gotten girlfriend Eva Mendes pregnant with his first child was confirmed and almost all at once, the collective hearts of women and men all around the world broke in sad unison. Today, we learn that a tiny glimmer of hope remains for those of us people who still wish they had a chance at Ryan. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London, England has unveiled a new waxwork likeness of the actor that looks so lifelike that it can be totally understood why I anyone would want to jump its waxen bones. Have a look below and see for yourself. More »
Remember that legendary performance of Vogue that Madonna delivered at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards? Chances are there are some of you younger folk who may not be too familiar with the performance but I can assure you, it was THE talk of the town when it took place 24 years ago this September. Today we get to check out a brilliant recreation of that performance done but a group of Estonian theater kids who had access to a Victorian mansion and an array of period clothing. Click the video above to watch this tribute performance of Vogue in full and marvel at how expertly these kids pay tribute to one of Madonna‘s greatest live performances of all time. Gods bless the children, there is hope for the future. Then, as a refresher, you can click below to watch Madonna‘s original 1990 Vogue performance in full. More »
10s Across the Board
Remember back in February when we learned that Rodarte created a fashion line that was inspired by characters from Star Wars? Well, today we learn that fashion designer Bobby Abley has just unveiled a new menswear line for Spring/Summer 2015 that is inspired by Disney‘s The Little Mermaid. As you can see in the gallery presented here, most of the pieces take inspiration directly from the Little Mermaid characters … like Ariel, Ursula and Sebastian. I mean, is it wrong that I totally want to rock the Flotsam & Jetsam sweatshirt (and SKATEBOARD!)? Yeah, probably, but who cares? I may not know fashion but I do know Disney and these looks are fun. With Sofia Coppola‘s version of Mermaid coming out and now this line of menswear by Bobby Abley, The Little Mermaid is so hot right now.