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Check out the Tab Hunter Confidential documentary trailer

The ubiquitous All American Boy, that defined “dreamy” for a generation of teens, had a secret to hide. Sorry, girls. I’ve heard of Tab’s time working with John Waters, which is, of course, wildly entertaining, but am looking forward to learning about the rest of his life, particularly his relationship with Anthony Perkins.


Latest Podcast: Why Every Under-30 Hollywood Actress Should Heed This Anniversary*

Clara Bow would’ve turned 110* on Wednesday. For a time, the original “It” girl was the biggest movie star in all the world. Then she turned  124 more words


Gino Vannelli-synth/pop 70's icon was The Man

So, Gino Vanneli waltzed into my girlfriend’s life back in 1974. I thought myself a singer and…she bought it. And then , here comes Gino. I thought I was the center of her universe. 150 more words

Amanda Peterson: How We Process the Death of a Teen Crush

I was struck by how news of the death of Amanda Peterson (Can’t Buy Me Love) resonated despite the actress being out of the public eye, and not merely film, for nearly a generation. 12 more words

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Latest Podcast: The Difference Between Channing Tatum and Elizabeth Berkley, Jake Lloyd Did Not 'Go Bad' – and Why Miley Cyrus Is the Madonna That Not Even Madonna Could Be

If gender inequality doesn’t come to mind when you think Magic Mike XXL and Showgirls, then you’re not thinking.

Fortunately, on Episode 19, I do the thinking for you! 24 more words

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The Future of Tennis

Like real estate values, people’s interest in tennis is cyclical. Meaning that once every decade, a player comes along that attracts an overwhelming number of fans who normally are not interested in the sport. 666 more words

Latest Podcast: I Am My Own Brand

Because, sadly, Oprah Winfrey‘s was already taken.

Still, I soldier on, and the podcast formerly known as Former Child Star Central is now known as… 66 more words

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