The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER (2015) Starring Barbara Walters, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Michael Feinstein, Shecky Greene, Bruce Vilanch, Lloyd Ecker, Susan Ecker, Paul Anka, Kay Ballard, Chubby Checker, Don Dellair, Joe Franklin, Brenda Lee, Tony Martin, Mickey Rooney, Connie Stevens, Mamie Van Doren and archival footage of Sophie Tucker, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, John F. … Continue reading

John Turturro, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis Don’t Want To Fade Away
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John Turturro, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis Don’t Want To Fade Away

John Turturro, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis Don’t Want To Fade Away by Jay S. Jacobs You can thank John Turturro’s barber for connecting him with Woody Allen. Turturro is a well-known character actor, who in a career that runs for well over 30 years has been in such varied projects as Do The Right Thing, Barton Fink, Quiz … Continue reading

When Comedy Went to School (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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When Comedy Went to School (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

When Comedy Went to School (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review) Like most people under a certain age, I missed the hey-day of the Catskill Mountain Resorts, which mostly was from the 1930s to the early 1960s.  However, I do remember in the early 1980s, while on a road trip to Canada, stopping in New York state … Continue reading

Keeping it Real with The Man of Steel
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Keeping it Real with The Man of Steel

Keeping it Real with The Man of Steel by Ronald Sklar Good thing Superman has strong shoulders, because he carries the weight of the world on them. We project all of our cultural fears and anxieties onto him, constantly ask him for help and rescue, and although times change, we prefer him not to. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Valerie Harper – Good as Golda
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Valerie Harper – Good as Golda

Valerie Harper Good as Golda by Ronald Sklar Even all these decades later, the woman who played one of the most beloved TV characters of all time still arouses intense reactions. “Little old Jewish ladies grab my cheeks and say, ‘sweetheart, darling, they tell me you’re not Jewish. Say it isn’t so,’” says Valerie Harper, who played the … Continue reading

Phoebe Snow – Make Things All Right
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Phoebe Snow – Make Things All Right

Phoebe Snow Make Things All Right by Ronald Sklar The way Phoebe Snow can manipulate her vocal chords to achieve intense highs and duck-for-cover lows matches only the highs and lows of her own personal wild ride. Her voice, most well known for her 1974 hit, “Poetry Man,” is nothing short of a gift; however, … Continue reading