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Screen Syndicate, a side project of Southern Illinois-based Americana band Stace England and the Salt Kings, explores the fascinating history of Roger Corman’s New World Pictures and the exploitation films made by the company in the 1970s. The life of actress Roberta Collins — a Hollywood story of sadly unfulfilled promise — is the vehicle used to navigate the period. Collins lit up the screen in films like The Big Doll House, Women In Cages and Death Race 2000. But Collins was unable to break out of the B-movie grind, playing minor roles in increasingly poor productions before finally exiting the business. She died in obscurity in 2008. Screen Syndicate combines original songs, film clips, trailers, and other material into a unique live-music experience that pays tribute to Collins. The band has performed at numerous film festivals in the U.S. and Europe — appearing twice at Sliff — with shows about pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and Cairo, »
- Tom Stockman
We are with the cast of The Love Boat in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as they reunite for the first time in nearly 10 years.
News: The Love Boat Cast Preps for Reunion
The cast met up to celebrate Princess Cruises' 50th anniversary by christening a new ship. The original six cast members -- Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Fred Grandy (Gopher, the chief purser), Ted Lange (Isaac, the bartender), Bernie Kopell (Doc, the ship's doctor), Lauren Tewes (cruise director Julie) and Jill Whelan (Vicki, the captain's daughter) -- as well as guest stars like Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts and Loni Anderson were on hand for The Regal Princess' naming ceremony, which was hosted by Tori Spelling, daughter of series creator Aaron Spelling.
During the show's run, anybody who was anybody in the acting world found themselves guest starring on the program.
"It was a world of Academy Award winners," says Bernie Kopell. "We had [link »
Reunion on the Lido Deck! The original cast of The Love Boat - along with a whole lot of former guest stars - gathered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday to help christen a new line of Princess Cruise ships. But it's unlikely the ships were nearly as interesting as the reunion itself, which included the drama's original stars such as Gavin Macleod (Capt. Merrill Stubing), Lauren Tewes (Cruise Director Julie McCoy), Fred Grandy (Purser Gopher Smith), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing), and Ted Lange (Bartender Isaac Washington). Joining the veterans were some of the drama's repeat guest stars, »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
The original cast members and guest stars will reunite to christen a new cruise ship.
The Love Boat sails again! Princess Cruises announced Thursday that the cast of “The Love Boat” will reunite in Florida on Nov. 5th to celebrate the cruise line’s 50th anniversary by christening a new ship. The original six cast members, as well as guest stars like Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts, and Loni Anderson, will be on hand for The Regal Princess’s naming ceremony, which will be hosted by Tori Spelling, daughter of series creator Aaron Spelling.
News: It's a 'Love Boat' Reunion on 'The Talk'
"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is apparently thinking about throwing his hat into the ring for the U.S. Congress. The Washington Blade reports two Democratic sources familiar with Aiken say that he is actively considering a run for the 2nd congressional district U.S. House seat in his home state of North Carolina.
The sources say that Aiken has consulted political advisors in Washington, D.C., trying to gauge support, and also spoken with Raleigh-based political strategic Betsy Conti. The Democratic primary for that district is set for May 6, so we'll know soon enough if it is indeed true.
It's hard to reconcile the above video with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, but if the people below could go from entertainment to politics, then why not Aiken?
1. Sonny Bono worked his way up from a California mayoral position to the U.S. House, representing the state's 44th district, »
5 items from 2014
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