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Spike Lee is in early talks to direct Spinning Gold, a biopic centering on the life of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart. We reported in May that Justin Timberlake is starring as the music executive.
After growing up as a poor kid in Brooklyn, Neil Bogart founded Casablanca Records in 1974, discovering legendary artists such as Kiss, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Parliament, Donna Summer and The Village People, just to name a few. He passed away from cancer in 1982 at the age of 41.
Actor Paul Sand played a record executive loosely based on Neil Bogart in the 1980 film Can't Stop the Music, which also starred Bruce Jenner and Steve Guttenberg, and centered around the formation of The Village People.
Fame is a fleeting fox that outruns most. Sometimes, notoriety outshines its own spotlight. Whether through the casting couch or blood, sweat and tears, the occasional performer will squeak through to the other side and achieve a modicum of accolades. Some are worthwhile, while others are unbearable. We all have that irritating nitpick of an actor who occasional, and suddenly, pops up in a movie just when the getting is good, and it swerves the car completely off the road. "Who invited this guy?" we ask ourselves, hoping s/he gets killed off before we have to get up out of our seat and ask for our money back.
It's a mild irritation, all things considered.
And then there's that very special group of actors who simply don't belong in movies at all. Yet there they are, begging us to watch them, vying for our attention before they are quickly »
Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...
"Beyonczilla stomped into New Orleans to destroy the Super Bowl, but only managed to knock out the lights for a few minutes."
Thanks to Miz Liz for this week's winning caption!
Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Chord Overstreet (above) is 24, Melissa Manchester is 62, Jason Ritter is 33, and Joseph Gordon Levitt is 32. Towleroad has a compilation of clips from the Meteor strike in Russia. I'll wait for instructions from Morgan Freeman.In ratings news, Glee was down a smidge, while Zero Hour was the lowest series premiere ever on ABC.Here's your first look at the rump-filled poster for Continental, about the bathhouses of the 60's and 70's. »
3 items from 2013
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