Child Star Gone Good

Child Stars, Journalism, R.I.P.

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We tend to think the child-star story begins with great success, and ends with a great fall. But what if things weren’t really so great when the success was happening? And what if something greater came out of the fall?

That’s the Patty Duke story, charted for Yahoo!


A Christmas Story…About “A Christmas Story”

Child Stars, holiday, Journalism, Movies

I suspect Scott Schwartz hasn’t gone a holiday season since 1983 without being asked about the frozen-pole scene, so I’m glad he didn’t mind talking about it, and sharing some triple-dog-dare insider info. (For Yahoo! Movies)

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

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bowClara 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 almost 30, and her run was done. For various reasons, sure, but let’s not pretend her advanced age wasn’t one of them.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Louis Tomlinson and the “heartbreak” of the post-TV Duggar family are also discussed.

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Also, here’s a link to the next-to-latest latest podcast. I neglected to post it earlier, and for that I am sorry. (If you listen, you’ll know I’m am often sorry.)

* Note: The headline and Bow’s birthday have been corrected to reflect my realization that 2015 minus 1905 equals 110, not 100. Math be hard.

Latest Podcast: Reconsidering Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, Quitting Lark Voorhies–and Amanda Peterson and the Sadness Scale

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loveAll right, Episode 20 posted a few days ago, so it’s more like the semi-latest edition, but my point about doughnuts being treasures that should be kept under glass stands nonetheless.

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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

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showgirlsIf 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!

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