Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death.
Elizabeth Stevens asks:
What if, in 1990, instead of recasting Kermit—something that had been done to Mickey and Bugs Bunny before him—the Muppets had continued on Kermit-less, as "The Simpsons" did after Phil Hartman died. Recall Susan’s words on "Seasame Street" about Mr. Hooper in 1982: “Big Bird, when people die, they don’t come back.” Let’s say Robin showed up saying his uncle Kermit had passed away? Or, if that was too dark for Disney, what if Kermit had left show business to go off to start a family with Piggy? Someone else could lead the gang of weirdoes.
It would’ve made more artistic sense than what happened
posted by zarq
on Jul 14, 2011 -
The bumping off of a famous person is the
sort of oyster that any detective delights to open, so you can just bet the
family jewels that I was pretty much elated when my Chief, the late Thomas
Lee Woolwine, District Attorney of Los Angeles County, called me into his
private office on the morning of February 3rd, 1922, and assigned me to
represent his office in the investigation of this greatest of all murder
-- Excerpted from an article archived at Taylorology
, a site exploring the life and death of William Desmond Taylor, a silent movie actor and director whose unsolved murder was among the earliest Hollywood true crime scandals. Researcher Bruce Long
first published his accumulated information about the case as a small fanzine which evolved into a monthly electronic newsletter and is now a vast archive of articles and interviews, official documents, photos, and more. Although the Taylor case is the main focus, there's also a wealth of supplemental information about the silent film industry and its stars. [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Feb 22, 2009 -
Los Angeles Magazine asks, "Can the LA Times be saved?"
One suggestion is to hire Nikki Finke
, Hollywood's ultimate contrarian reporter
. Finke was canned in 2002 by the New York Post
over a series of articles critical of Disney. [1 2] She sued in response.
Shortly afterwards, she landed at the LA Weekly
, where she boasts an incredible archive of weekly columns
- recent entries include a quasi-defense of Mel Gibson
, coverage of Cruise versus Redstone
, and Michael Ovitz's gay problem
. On the side, she likes to bite people's heads off
, and reminisce about a New York that's now gone
. She now gets to let it all out on her own blog, Deadline Hollywood Daily
. [previously mentioned 1 2 3 4]
posted by phaedon
on Mar 20, 2007 -
Is Hollywood right-wing
? Mark Cousins thinks it is, and his arguments are impressively barking.
posted by Mocata
on Apr 9, 2001 -