Quentin as Elvis
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“Golden Girls” Responsible For Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”

During an interview on Jimmy Fallon’s show (see below), Quentin Tarantino attributed his appearance on “The Golden Girls” as providing him with funds that helped him develop “Reservoir Dogs”. With Tarantino’s oddball and remarkable career, this makes perfect sense. For those familiar with “The Golden Girls”, you will know that Quentin appeared on the show before he was famous, while he was a movie-obsessed aspiring filmmaker, acting as an Elvis impersonator, in a line-up of similarly-dressed impersonators gathered for Sophia’s

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Vacation Poster
Theatre

John Hughes’ “Vacation” Hitting Broadway, Too?

I guess anything’s game to be turned into a musical nowadays. Thus, today’s film turned into improbable musical is National Lampoon’s “Vacation”. Yes, the John Hughes-created Chevy Chase-starrer that gave us the immortal image of a dead lady tied to the roof of a station wagon is now going to be peppered with songs and dancing. Really? It is happening, though. It will premiere this fall at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, also the launching pad for other out-of-town tryouts such

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Fran Drescher Is 'The Nanny'
Theatre

Fran Descher’s “The Nanny” Hitting Broadway? With songs by Rachel Bloom!

In a rather bizarre development, a Broadway musical version of “The Nanny” (you know, you know, Fran Descher’s starrer about the flashy nanny from Flushing, Queens who eventually married her employer, the Broadway impresario, Maxwell Sheffield) is coming whether we want it or not. I loved “The Nanny” but not sure it’s a natural for the stage. Well, in a way it’s a twisted version of “The Sound of Music”, so maybe. The most promising aspect of the venture is

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Making It
TV

“Making It” Season Three Greenlit!

The second series of “Making It” hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman just finished and was a huge advance over the first series in the way it was made, which is appropriate for a series about makers. Great interstitial bits, great graphic wipes, great challenges, and very talented contestants. Loved it! Very glad to hear now that Season Three will be forthcoming. Okay, now, Make It!

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Idina Menzel
Theatre

Idina Menzel as Fanny Brice?

Broadway Journal is reporting that Idina Menzel (you know, the “Rent” and “Wicked” superstar, who has made our lives a living hell for the past few years due to “Let It Go”) is in talks to star on Broadway this fall in a revival of “Funny Girl”! Idina stated in last month’s Jewish Journal, that the only revival she was interested in was “Funny Girl”. So I think it’s a go. There has been a lot of noise over the

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SAG Award Statue
TV

Oscar Noms? Uh, Let’s Talk About the SAG Award Nominations Instead

If I don’t have anything good to say, I shouldn’t say it, at least not on this site. We’re here to Gush About, right? So instead of talking about how the Oscar Noms have managed to please absolutely no one except for those nominated and their studios and agents, let’s talk about the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards instead. Alright, you can’t force diversity, but give it a try? While still not showing the full prism of the rainbow, the

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