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Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
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Veteran sheriff’s homicide Lt. John Corina dies at 58

LOS ANGELES — Lt. John Corina, a veteran homicide investigator and supervisor in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, has died, authorities said Friday. Corina, 58, died on Thursday, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “A beloved member of the LASD family passed away surrounded by family, friends and colleagues,” a sheriff’s department statement said. Corina, a 36-year veteran of the department, had served at the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau both as an investigator and leading a ...
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Dennis McCarthy: A cruise down Van Nuys Blvd.’s memory lane

Tom Whitebirch pulled his 2015 GMC Acadia to the curb in front of Keyes Motors on Van Nuys Boulevard last week, and saw in his mind’s eye a short, fat kid wearing red and white checkered overalls holding up a hamburger on a plate, smiling at him. He’s not 82 now, he’s 16 – driving his 1941 Mercury Coupe with a powder blue paint job he paid $200 bucks for in 1953. Not the paint job, the whole car. A Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant used to be right here. It’s where all his pals in the Jesters, Hi Hats, a...
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Amy Sherman-Palladino Eyeing Adaptation of Gypsy

Amy Sherman-Palladino eyeing adaptation of Gypsy Amy Sherman-Palladino, of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls fame, is bring Gypsy back from the depths of development Hell. According to Deadline, the Award-winning producer/director is in negotiations to helm the feature adaptation of the classic musical with Joel Silver producing. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSt...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Melissa Mccarthy, Barry Levinson, Gypsy, Natalie Wood, Gilmore Girls, Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Maisel, Barbara Streisand, Amy Sherman Palladino, Gypsy Rose Lee, Joel Silver

Hoover killed JFK, RFK & MLK, Brad Pitt’s private hell, and Mick Jagger’s mental disorder, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Reality packed its bags, cancelled the mail, put its dog in a kennel and boarded a plane to take a long flight as far away as possible from this week’s tabloids. Former FBI chief "Hoover Ordered Kennedys & MLK Murdered!” screams the National Enquirer front page, promising “Explosive PROOF That Will Change History.” Don’t rewrite the history books yet. Their “proof” is a memo from FBI archives in which J. Edgar Hoover wrote of his dislike for civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Hardly a sm...
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West Side Story: High school student cast as Maria in Spielberg remake

Rachel Zegler, 17, will reprise Natalie Wood's role as Maria in Steven Spielberg's remake.
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Robert De Niro: ‘Trump is a real racist, a white supremacist’

The notoriously reticent star has become one of the most vocal critics of Donald Trump. He talks about how the man in the White House makes mobsters look bad, the damage being done to America – and how he fears for his mixed-race childrenHere, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have died. In October, a pipe bomb addressed to the actor was sent to the New York warehouse where his film production ...
Tags: New York, Film, White House, Orson Welles, America, US news, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Donald Trump, James Dean, Trump, Tribeca, Natalie Wood, De Niro

The True Story of 'Brainstorm,' a Lost Sci-Fi Classic—And Natalie Wood’s Final Film

It had big stars, it foretold virtual reality, and the director was the special-effects wizard behind 2001: A Space Odyssey . So why have you never heard of this movie?
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Adam and Eve were aliens, soul transplants, and an exploding squirrel in this week’s dubious tabloids

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s be grateful for the short memories of the tabloids, which gleefully forget what they’ve previously written the moment it’s inconvenient for them. Prince Harry’s wife “Meghan Meets Diana’s Secret Daughter!” screams the cover of this week’s Globe, describing how Sarah, allegedly “conceived in a bizarre fertility test before Prince Charles and Diana wed,” met with the latest addition to the Royal Family on the last day of her recent visit to New Zealand. Yes, th...
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Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Remake Casts ‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort is leaping from a crime movie that might as well be a musical to a full-on musical set in a world of crime. The Baby Driver star has signed on to star in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming remake of West Side Story, anchoring one half of the story’s star-crossed duo. The Hollywood Reporter has the news and they report that Elgort was selected after a lengthy casting process, one that dragged on for so long that insiders were concerned no one would be found. After all, West Side Story r...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Munich, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Manhattan, William Shakespeare, Lincoln, Musical, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Remakes, Tony

Alien attack imminent, Buckingham Palace is a drug den, and the Queen is a criminal mastermind, in this week’s fact-challenged tabloids.

You know we’re in for a fun week with the tabloids when the National Enquirer cover on “America’s Worst Sex Abuse Churches,” along with its handy guide – “Is Your Priest a Pervert?” – is topped by the banner: “Flip Over The Cover For 5 More Exclusives!” You turn the page with eager anticipation, and find . . . an ad for a walk-in bathtub. Perhaps the deception is designed to make you feel dirty, boosting sales for the tub? It’s a bait-and-switch tactic that seems to embody this week’s tabloid of...
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Natalie Wood was murdered by Robert Wagner, say her sister and the yacht skipper on Dr. Phil

Nearly 37 years after movie star Natalie Wood drowned in mysterious circumstances, her sister and a witness say she was murdered by Robert Wagner.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Tabloids turn on Trump, Brad and Jen reunite, and Natalie Wood’s death mystery solved, in this week’s dubious tabloids

The tabloid worm has turned. After three years of deifying Donald Trump and lauding his every utterance, there is no clearer indication of the tabloids turning against Trump than the Globe magazine’s cover tribute to “American hero” John McCain. Trump famously said in 2015 that the Arizona senator was “not a war hero,” and the Globe dutifully obliged with the headline: “Trump Is Right: McCain is NOT a War Hero.” They followed up with the story of a dying McCain “sending tender goodbyes to his s...
Tags: Post, News, Ben Affleck, America, Jennifer Aniston, Arizona, Angelina Jolie, Prince Harry, Harry, Brad Pitt, John Mccain, Jennifer Garner, National Enquirer, Globe, Donald Trump, Wood

Natalie Wood's Sister Says Hubby Robert Wagner Was Cheating On Her — With A Man!

Natalie Wood's little sister is trying to get to the bottom of her mysterious death -- and she's spilling all the tea to do it. Actress Lana Wood has already said she believes Robert Wagner, who has recently been named a person of interest, murdered her big sis. In the latest installment of the 12-part documentary podcast, Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death Of Natalie Wood, she revealed her former brother-in-law may have had a previously unseen motive: keeping a secret. Related: Olympian Denis T...
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Natalie Wood's Sister Says She Thinks Robert Wagner Murdered Her! See Her Evidence!

The death of Natalie Wood is one of the most speculated upon in Hollywood history. The cold case recently got a bit hotter as investigators revealed earlier this year the late film star's husband, Robert Wagner, had just been named a person of interest. Wagner maintains his wife heard some banging and went to go fix the rigging on their boat when she was lost at sea. Photos: Stars We've Lost In 2018 One of the people who never bought that story? Lana Wood. Natalie's sister told Megyn Kelly on We...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, Megyn Kelly, Dennis, Natalie Wood, Wagner, Natalie, Tinseltown, RJ, Robert Wagner, Lana, Joseph Marzullo, Dennis Davern, Lana Wood Natalie, Christopher Walken Natalie

Natalie Wood's death: Here's why the decades-old case is making headlines again

The mysterious death of actress Natalie Wood in 1981 has been thrust into headlines once again, thanks to a new podcast that looks at the incident, "Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Friday Questions

It’s Friday Question Day. And Natalie Wood's birthday.  She would have been 80.  Happy Birthday, Natalie! DARON72 is up first. You wrote a few episodes of "Open All Night" which was based... [Author: Ken Levine]
Tags: Humor, Natalie Wood, Ken Levine, Natalie DARON72

’50s heartthrob Tab Hunter suffers fatal heart attack at 86

HOLLYWOOD — Tab Hunter, the 1950s heartthrob who portrayed Joe Hardy in the “Damn Yankees!” movie, has died. He was 86. Hunter died Sunday night in Santa Barbara from a blood clot that caused a heart attack, Allan Glaser, his romantic partner of more than three decades, told the Hollywood Reporter, describing his death as “unexpected and sudden.” A Facebook page linked to the star also announced his passing with a message that read: “SAD NEWS: Tab passed away tonight three days shy of his 87th b...
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Spielberg’s West Side Story Casting Call in New York

Spielberg’s West Side Story casting call in New York Twentieth Century Fox is having an open casting call in New York City for the lead roles in West Side Story, a new film version of the Broadway musical to be directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner has written the adaptation of the 1957 musical originally written by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim with music by Leonard Bernstein. Learn more about the West...
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TV News Roundup: CW Shuffles ‘The Originals’ Premiere Date, Moves ‘Life Sentence’ to Fridays

In today’s roundup, The CW makes changes to its midseason schedule and Investigation Discovery sets premiere date for “Natalie Wood: An American Murder Mystery.”  DATES The CW has updates its midseason schedule, moving the season premiere of “The Originals” to April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and moving “Life Sentence” to Fridays beginning April 27 at […]
Tags: News, The Cw, Life Sentence, Cw, The Originals, Natalie Wood

Prince Harry’s love child, Trump’s revenge, and Teri Hatcher homeless, in this week’s highly dubious tabloids

Truth bears little relation to this week’s big tabloid exclusives, which give fake news a bad name. “Surrounded by traitors!” screams the National Enquirer cover. “Donald & Melania Fight Back!” No, they don’t. The official magazine of the Oval Office complains at length about the “backstabbers” attacking Trump, but then offers no instance of Trump or Melania hitting back. It’s just a paranoid rant that sounds like it could have been dictated by Trump himself. “Prince Harry’s love child wrecks ...
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Heather Locklear arrested in Thousand Oaks

Heather Locklear was arrested late Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Thousand Oaks on suspicion of domestic violence and battery on a police officer, according to reports in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. (2016 photo by Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD — Actress Heather Locklear was arrested in Thousand Oaks for domestic violence and battery of an officer, it was reported today. Locklear faces one count domestic violence, a felony, and three counts of battery on emergency pers...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, Crime, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Local News, Ventura County, Mark Salling, Kevin Smith, Variety, Natalie Wood, Heather Locklear, Robert Wagner

Decapitating Kim Kardashian, Paul McCartney drives his daughter insane, and cat litter beauty treatments, in this week’s tabloids

What do Jesus Christ, Herman Munster, TinkerBell and Elvis Presley have in common? Readers of this week’s Globe magazine can choose between life-like statuettes of all four, and I can’t help wondering which will be the biggest seller, and what that might tell us about those tabloid lovers. The bronze Jesus lights up as a “radiant testimony to faith,” while Elvis sings, Herman Munster plays his TV show’s theme song, and TinkerBell . . . well, she just stands there looking cute, inviting you to “...
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In Natalie Wood case, beware Hollywood theories

Robert Wagner may be a "person of interest," writes Joey Jackson, but viewers should remember that concrete evidence is necessary for a successful prosecution.
Tags: Hollywood, Cnn, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Joey Jackson

Natalie Wood death: Police want to re-interview Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner's story about the West Side Story actress's death "didn't add up" say police investigators.
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Natalie Wood's death remains mysterious

Actor Robert Wagner remains a "person of interest" in the death of Natalie Wood but has thus far declined to speak with investigators since they reopened the case in 2011, according to authorities.
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Investigators say Robert Wagner's story on Natalie Wood's death doesn't 'add up'

Actor Robert Wagner remains a "person of interest" in the death of Natalie Wood but has thus far declined to speak with investigators since they reopened the case in 2011, according to authorities.
Tags: News, Stories, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner

Natalie Wood death: Last effort to solve as case nears end decades after she drowned

LA County sheriff's detectives say they're making last effort to "solve" mysterious death of movie star Natalie Wood nearly four decades later.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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New call for witnesses in Natalie Wood's death

Detectives hope the renewed interest in the mysterious 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood will bring forward new witnesses who provide the information needed to determine if the case was a crime or tragic accident. 
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Robert Wagner's details about Natalie Wood's death 'don't add up,' police say

Actor Robert Wagner remains a "person of interest" in the death of Natalie Wood but has thus far declined to speak with investigators since they reopened the case in 2011, according to authorities.
Tags: News, Stories, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner