On this day in 1965, ROYAL FILMS INTERNATIONAL released the classic REPULSION. Directed by ROMAN POLANSKI from his own original screenplay, this story of sexual repression, seduction and rape was considered pretty controversial at its release. It’s anniversary couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. Starring in the film are CATHERINE DENEUVE, IAN HENDRY and JOHN FRASER.
On this day in 1951, Gordon Sumner (better known as the musician Sting) is born on this day in Newcastle, England. Before becoming a full-time musician, he worked as a teacher and a ditch digger. Sting sang and played bass, saxophone, and keyboards in Newcastle jazz clubs in his early 20s, when he picked up his nickname because of the black-and-yellow-striped shirt he frequently wore. In 1977, he formed the Police with drummer Stewart Copeland and guitar player Andy Summers. The group’s hit albums included Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), featuring the single “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” and Ghost in the Machine (1981), including the single “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.” The group’s last album, Synchronicity (1983), was its biggest success, boasting hits like “Every Breath You Take” and “Wrapped Around Your Finger.” Although the band members played together live a few more times, they never again recorded together. Sting launched a successful solo career, becoming an international star with albums including Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985), Nothing Like the Sun (1987), The Soul Cages (1991) and Brand New Day (1999). He released the greatest-hits album Fields of Gold in 1999. In 2002 and 2003, respectively, Sting was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His autobiography, Broken Music, was published in 2004.
(With thanks to History.com)
On this day in 1957, WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES released the soulful biopic, THE HELEN MORGAN STORY. Directed by MICHAEL CURTIZ, this story of the rise and fall of a great singer with a series of romantic issues and an alcohol problem was most notable for the great vocal performance by ANN BLYTH in the title role. Also in the cast were GOGI GRANT (providing BLYTH’S vocals), PAUL NEWMAN, RICHARD CARLSON, GENE EVANS, ALAN KING, CARA WILLIAMS and ED PLATT.
DAVID LETTERMAN takes the bull by the horns in amazing extortion attempt. Only in show biz…..
Country music singer, Crystal Gale is getting her long-deserved star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame Friday.
And despite the fact that Gale sings to crowds by the thousands, she’s got more than one butterfly in her stomach right now. Still, she tells HollywoodOutbreak.com that in order to keep calm, she’s brought a few family members with her to witness the event.
But, don’t look for her famous sister, legendary superstar, Loretta Lynn – except in cement on the sidewalk near Gale‘s new star.
Gale is probably best known for her crossover hit, Don’t it Make My Brown Eyes Blue and has been a staple in music for over three decades.
The ceremony gets underway Friday morning, 11:30 a.m. PT. Her star, which is the 2,390th on the fame boulevard, is located at 1515 Vine Street in the heart of Hollywood.
Click onto media bar for how Crystal Gale is keeping her nerves in check for Friday’s festivities.
Click onto media bar for Crystal Gale‘s explanation about how close sister, Loretta Lynn‘s star is to hers.
We interrupted Danny DeVito‘s breakfast, well…more like slowed his eating down… to discover why he chose It’s Always Sunny in Phiadelphia for his return to TV acting.
DeVito knows a good gig when he’s offered one and he’s sure that the series is destined to become a classic, not quite like I Love Lucy, but the group is always plotting. And he also understands that the show gives him a whole new generation of fans.
Co-star, Rob McElhenney, despite DeVito‘s tiny food fight, gets the whole Lucy/Ethel similarities. But as you can see by the video, McElhenney is hopelessly confused by the Madonna reference.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia airs tonight on FX.
Click onto video for breakfast with Danny DeVito and Rob McElhenney.