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Ray Parker Jr. on the Legacy of ‘Ghostbusters’, Passing on ‘Spaceballs’ and His Wild Oscars Performance [Interview]

Ray Parker Jr. is best known as the singer and songwriter of the Ghostbusters theme song, but the musician has an entire career outside of the supernatural comedy. A new documentary titled Who You Gonna Call? is premiering at the Zurich Film Festival later this month, and in addition to spotlighting his work on Ghostbusters, it dives into the life and career of Ray Parker Jr., including his time spent growing up in Detroit and early years in music when he cut his teeth working with Stevie Wonde...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Mtv, Stevie Wonder, Sony, Bill Murray, Fleetwood Mac, Alvin, Missy Elliot, Ghostbusters, Michael Jackson, Detroit, Spaceballs

Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson Buy Family-Sized Encino Mansion

After nearly a decade out of the spotlight to “focus on motherhood,” singer Ashlee Simpson has recently returned to the public consciousness. Along with her husband, Evan Ross — the actor son of legendary diva Diana Ross — she’s made a brief foray into reality television with E!’s “Ashlee + Evan.” The pair have also […]
Tags: Evan Ross, Los Angeles, Musicians, Diana Ross, Ashlee Simpson, Entertainers, Encino, The Agency, Evan Ross Ashlee Simpson, Encino Mansion, Ashlee Evan, Nourmand & Associates

Job diary: I'm a mobile manicurist who travels around NYC giving $85 manicures to clients who all want to keep me a secret

Barbara Mutnick has been a manicurist since the 1970s. Barbara Mutnick. Barbara Mutnick has been a manicurist for nearly 50 years after getting her start at beauty school in Florida in the 1970s.Over the years, she's worked on-call in five-star hotels and luxury salons throughout New York City, and has done the nails of celebrities like Lucille Ball and Barbara Walters. Her standard rates are $85 for a manicure, or $165 for a mani/pedi. Before the pandemic, Mutnick says she frequently volun...
Tags: Florida, New York, Celebrities, New York City, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Nails, Barbara Walters, Diana Ross, Central Park, Nordic, Lucille Ball, Brooklyn New York

When Debbie Harry Combined Artistic Forces with H.R. Giger

After four years of phenomenal chart success, the band Blondie went on hiatus in 1981. While Debbie Harry pursued the acting she had started in punk rock filmmaker Amos Poe’s works, she also went the solo album route. On paper, this album, KooKoo, must have looked like a surefire hit: Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards from the band Chic were brought in to write and produce, hot on the heels of their successful resuscitation of Diana Ross’s career the year before. Harry and boyfriend/band m...
Tags: Google, Music, Heavy Metal, New York, College, David Cronenberg, Palmer, Harry, Ridley Scott, Cole Porter, Diana Ross, Blondie, Facebook Twitter, Debbie Harry, Emerson Lake, KCRW

Bubbling Brown Sugar

It is true that historically the American musical theatre has been dominated by white artists and white stories. There have been a couple of periods of increased activity and evolution in the black musical, in the 1910s and 20s, and again in the early 1970s, but only recently have black artists and stories taken a more active, more visible role in moving our art form forward.New Line has produced Passing Strange but no other explicitly black musicals. We are proud that our casts are always dive...
Tags: New York, Musicals, Theatre, America, History, Chicago, New York Times, Amsterdam, Broadway, African American, New Orleans, Savion Glover, Theater, Buffalo, Alice Walker, Black Lives Matter

Joel Schumacher, Batman Forever & Lost Boys Director, Dies at 80

Joel Schumacher, Batman Forever & Lost Boys director, dies at 80 is disheartened to bring the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Joel Schumacher, legendary director of the acclaimed vampire horror comedy The Lost Boys and Batman Forever, has passed away at the age of 80 after a year-long fight with cancer. RELATED: Iconic Batman Scribe Denny O’Neil Passes Away PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Obituary, Michael McKean, The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Douglas, Schumacher, John Grisham, Kevin Williamson, St Elmo, Christopher Miller, Ian Holm, Joel Schumacher

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Talks Diana Ross!

In this very special QuaranStreams, Ben and Daniel talk to Grammy-winning composer, musical director, and performer Billy Stritch about Liza Minnelli's 1992 concert at Radio City Music Hall, for which he arranged the music. Billy tells stories from his years of working with Liza, from their first meeting in 1991 to their decades of collaboration on projects such as 'Minnelli on Minnelli Live at the Palace,' and 'Liza's at the Palace.' Billy has worked with many other showbiz legends such as Chri...
Tags: New York City, Theatre, Diana Ross, Facebook Live, Billy, Daniel, Linda Lavin, Ben, Liza Minnelli, Liza, Minnelli, Billy Stritch, Ben Rimalower, Christine Ebersole Marilyn Maye

Why It's Unfair To Compare Tracee Ellis Ross' Voice To Diana Ross' In The High Note, According To The Director

The High Note's director wants fans to focus on Tracee Ellis Ross' performance and not her famous mom.
Tags: Religion, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross

What Tracee Ellis Ross Worried About in ‘High Note’ (It Wasn’t Her Mom)

Her character, a glamorous singer, might remind others of Diana Ross, but that’s not what the star was thinking. Really.
Tags: News, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross recalls 'very special' moment with mom Diana Ross while making 'The High Note'

Tracee Ellis Ross talks about her real-life mom Diana Ross' reaction to music movie "The High Note," and feeling "heartbreak" about police violence.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Usa Today, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross

Spot the Detroit, Diana Ross shoutouts in Tracee Ellis Ross movie 'The High Note'

'Black-ish' star Tracee Ellis Ross plays a famous singer in 'The High Note,' which is dotted with reference to mom Diana Ross' hometown of Detroit.          [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Detroit, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Diana Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross movie 'The High Note' recognizes mom Diana Ross' hometown of Detroit

'Black-ish' star Tracee Ellis Ross plays a famous singer in 'The High Note,' which is dotted with reference to mom Diana Ross' hometown of Detroit.          [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: Religion, Detroit, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross, Detroit Free Press

‘The High Note’ Review: A Sleek Music Industry Dramedy That Plays the Same Old Tune

Too many female-led comedies focus on the romance of it all. The chick flick, the rom-com – they’re terms that are interchangeable. But there is so much more depth of emotion that women feel, so many more nuanced relationships that women have, that are rarely show on the big screen. Only a handful of so-called “rom-coms” dig into them, but they’re often mislabeled because it’s less about the romance, or even the comedy, then it is about the women at the center of them. One of the more recent fi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, California, Features, David, Movie Reviews, Emma Thompson, Johnson, Maggie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kaling, Diana Ross, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Johnson, Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross Says Pursuing Singing Was ‘Terrifying’ As Diana Ross’ Daughter

The "Black-ish" actor said she feared she'd be "taken down and obliterated" by the public.
Tags: News, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross

Official ‘The High Note’ Song “Love Myself” Shows Off Tracee Ellis Ross’ Singing Chops

Tracee Ellis Ross comes from Supremes lineage, but the actress has worked hard to set herself apart from her music superstar mother, Diana Ross. But she’ll be channeling a little of her mother with the upcoming workplace dramedy The High Note, directed by Late Night filmmaker Nisha Ganatra. In The High Note, Ross plays legendary pop diva Grace Davis, who yearns to do more than Vegas residencies and performances of her greatest hits. With the help of ambitious assistant Maggie (Dakota Johnson), ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Musical, Maggie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kaling, Diana Ross, Mindy Kaling, Ross, Thompson, Focus Features, Grace Davis, Soundtracks, Nisha Ganatra, The High Note, Ganatra

The Number Ones: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie’s “Endless Love”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Number Ones

Tracee Ellis Ross: 'As a kid, singing was too scary a dream'

She’s acted, modelled, worked with Kanye West and Drake. But the Black-ish star didn’t dare follow her mother, Diana Ross – until nowThere is a strange noise coming from Tracee Ellis Ross’s Los Angeles garden. Hang on, she says, looking away from her computer screen to the window with an alarmed expression. “I’m just going to go check that out. Stand by!”If this were a horror movie, then the stylish woman disappearing into the distance would never come back. But it isn’t a horror movie, it’s a Z...
Tags: Television, Film, US, Kanye West, Culture, Television & radio, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross, Black, Los Angeles garden Hang, Ross a Golden Globe

The Number Ones: Diana Ross’ “Upside Down”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, The Number Ones

Spring break extended for Hawaii schools, Ala Moana mall cuts back hours, 7th COVID-19 case identified, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii schoolchildren ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Public Schools Spring Break To Be Extended A Week. The state public schools will extend its spring break an extra week, with students now scheduled to return to classes on March 30, Gov. David Ige announced Sunday. Hawaii Public Radio.School closures extended. Hawaii public schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break to allow school administrators and staff time to evaluate and respond to newly emerging recommendatio...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Air Canada, Hawaii, House, New Zealand, Diana Ross, Maui, State, Honolulu, Legislature, Kohala, Kona, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Maui News

Jessie Ware - "Spotlight" (Singles Going Steady)

Jessica Brant: A young Diana Ross, a track where house and disco cross paths. Reminds me of the underground voguing scene of 1980s NYC. This song should be included in FX's Pose soundtrack if it isn't already. [7/10]Mike Elliott: Jessie Ware delivers a smooth pop masterpiece of driving rhythms, understated vocals, and lyrics of longing and lust. [8/10]SCORE: 8.00Keep Reading
Tags: Music, Pop, Soul, R&B, Jessie Ware, Diana Ross, Electronica, Mike Elliott, Singles going steady, Sophisti-pop, Jessica Brant

“I’m Gonna Win” T-Shirt

Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, a women-led organization that raises money and awareness for important social causes, directs all their net proceeds to various non-profit partners. Their “I’m Gonna Win” T-shirt is inspired by one worn by Diana Ross during a charity tennis match in the ’70s. Funds from its sale benefit Higher Heights, an organization that elevates, supports and celebrates black women’s political power by …
Tags: Shirts, Gender, Design, Clothing, Race, Organizations, Clothes, Apparel, Diana Ross, T-shirts, Gifts That Give Back, Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, Higher Heights, Women's Organizations

‘The High Note’ Trailer: Dakota Johnson is the Ambitious Assistant to Tracee Ellis Ross’ Pop Diva

The workplace romantic dramedy is underrated. We all know about the death and resurrection of the romantic-comedy, but fewer eulogies have been written for the slow death of the workplace dramedy (Working Girl, etc.) and the slow resurgence of them in films like Nancy Meyers’ underrated The Intern and Nisha Ganatra‘s surprisingly good Late Night. So it’s fitting that Nisha Ganatra will be coming out with another workplace dramedy, the upcoming Focus Features film High Note, that now tackles the...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Drama, Emma Thompson, Movie Trailers, Johnson, Maggie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Diana Ross, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Johnson, Ross, Grace, Focus Features, Nancy Meyers

Tarotscopes that slay: New moon in Pisces

Pisces Season is a mystery.  The last sign of the Zodiac doesn’t promise answers to the most profound of life’s questions– it only promises to take us deeper into the questions themselves.  Depending on your relationship with the unknown, Pisces Season can either be a mystical, creative time full of surprise or a miserable slog through your own hidden lose ends.  I’ve had both, sometimes concurrently. I think of Pisces as the sign of the dreamtime, the void and the invisible world. Pisces is th...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Star, Arizona, Angel, Magic, Jesus, Cher, Pacific Ocean, Knight of Cups, Diana Ross, Neptune, Mercury, Capricorn, Zodiac

Brandi Carlile, Herbie Hancock, The B-52s top the Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 Summer Series

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced its 99th Hollywood Bowl 2020 Summer Series, which features a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, rock, world, pop and R&B. These concerts are only available to 2020 LA Phil subscribers for now at 323-850-2000 or Five or more packages will be available starting March 17 and single ticket sales begin on May 3. This list only includes the LA Phil season and not all of the lease events happening at the Hollywood Bowl. For a f...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Alabama, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Maxwell, Beethoven, Harry Potter, Herbie Hancock, John Williams, Diana Ross, Janelle Monae, Kamasi Washington, School Of Rock, Concerts

RuPaul says the “drag fun ended” when he got famous

“When I got famous, that’s when the drag fun ended for me, honestly. I couldn’t terrorize y’all’s neighborhoods anymore because I became the face of drag! I’ve always been ambitious and I’ve always liked to look under the hood to see how things actually worked. So I knew that if I was was going to do drag and make it above 14th Street so to speak, I had to calculate the image. What I did was I had one part Dolly Parton to two parts Cher, one part David Bowie and a big heaping spoonful of Dian...
Tags: Lifestyle, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Seth Myers, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, In Quotes, Betty, 14th Street, Late Night With Seth Myers, Joe Beercan

10 best Super Bowl halftime show moments

In years past, we’ve ranked the best overall Super Bowl halftime shows throughout history. Tired of that, last year we switched to the strangest moments to happen during halftime at the Super Bowl. But hello? There are only so many ways to say that Prince is the all-time champion of the Super Bowl halftime or Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake delivered the wardrobe malfunction heard ’round the world. So this year we’re stripping it down to the 10 more singular single moments of any halftime ex...
Tags: TV, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Minnesota, Bono, NFL, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, New Orleans, Diana, Miami, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks

Creative processes

Photo by Steve Wheeler More often than not, one thing leads to another. Particularly where creativity is concerned, I have learnt that one small event, thought or action can trigger several more, and you never know where the sequence will take you. In the words of that great philosopher Diana Ross, I'm in the middle of a chain reaction*.Last week I purchased a loop pedal. It's a Boss RC-3 Loop Station, similar to the one made famous by Ed Sheeran during his live shows (Yes, I know Sheer...
Tags: Music, Technology, Learning, Creativity, Ed Sheeran, Guitar, Diana Ross, eLearning, Don, Sheeran, Gibb, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Fender Stratocaster, Loop Station, Boss pedal

Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lizzo dazzle on Grammys red carpet

The big nominees were lit up like crystal balls on the Grammys red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Lizzo, who was up for eight awards, including for her breakout “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” album, brought old-school Diana Ross glamour in a pearly, curve-hugging corset gown dripping in white fur and manicure jewels....
Tags: Fashion, Los Angeles, Grammys, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande Billie Eilish Lizzo

Theme Park Bits: Gusteau’s in Epcot, Mardi Gras at Universal, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Universal Orlando has announced its Mardi Gras lineup. Take a look at Gusteau’s in Epcot. And more! In 2020, Epcot is getting a facelift or two in the form of intellectual property. One of the big areas that’s getting updated — for good or ill, depending on how you look at it — is the France pavilion in World Showcase. That section is getting a ratty upgrade, which I don’t mean as an insult! They’re getting lots of updates themed to Pixar’s wonderful 200...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, France, Disney, Theme Parks, Pixar, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Epcot, Diana Ross, Orlando, Mardi Gras, Kau, Remy, Disney Pixar, Gusteau

50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
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