It is so sad to write that it was reported earlier today that singer George Michael died at the age of 53. His publicist has said that he passed away while at home this afternoon. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
George Michael had a string of infectious pop music hits that played a big part of my life. While I’ve not given him much thought recently, he holds a special place in my heart for all the memories his music has brought me over the years.
I’ve loved every version of Hairspray, starting with the original movie written and directed by John Waters in 1988. The musical which came later to Broadway and was then remade into a movie musical lacks the emotional impact of the original, but I still love it.
Set your DVRs if you’ll be out so you can watch this fun musical which will be live on NBC tonight starting at 8PM ET / 7PM CT.
Set your DVRs and enjoy the show. I guarantee this will be far more interesting than anything you will see on those 24-hour news networks tonight.
If you are 30 or younger, chances are you and all of your friends have downloaded the popular game, “Pokemon Go”. According to papers that are covering the craze, it now has more downloads than the popular dating site Tinder, has surpassed Twitter in daily active users on Android devices and ranks above Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram in the Google Play store.
As a 40-something, I have no fond memories of Pokemon nor am I much of a gamer so I’ve not felt the pull of the craze gripping the nation. That is until I heard about this brilliant spoof video of Pokemon Go called Chardonnay Go, created by (and apparently for) white suburban housewives. Too funny.
Did you happen to see the Free Friday Flicks showing of Minions yesterday? It looks like one of these guys is now taking up permanent residence on the second floor of this South End apartment / office on Tremont Street.
From HuffingtonPost Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” has died, TMZ reports. He was 57. The award-winning artist died on Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. The cause of death has yet to be released.
News of Prince’s death has hit me the way many said they felt when David Bowie’s passing was reported. Not only was his music incredibly influential but his string of hits and protégés who he nurtured and encouraged was impressive to say the least. Although Prince’s influence had waned over the past 20 years, his legacy is impressive and it bothers me to write about his passing.
Duckie (played by Jon Cryer) in John Hughes 1986 film “Pretty in Pink”
Writer-director John Hughes defined the 1980s American high school experience with teen comedies such as “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Sixteen Candles.” CNN currently has a short online quiz that tells you which Hughes character you most resemble.
While a part of me seriously relates to Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) in Sixteen Candles, I did love Duckie from Pretty in Pink. Who would you be in the John Hughes movie universe? Take the quiz and let me know in the comments section which Hughes character you most resembled.
Take the online quiz here