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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #360 on: September 07, 2020, 11:53:32 PM »
Now, Lyle, you cannot drop these things without clarifying if we have to take them literally!

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #361 on: September 08, 2020, 09:58:23 PM »
I've seen a number of episodes of the Canadian series Schitt's Creek. ABC TV has just shown the sixth and last series here in Australia. Last night they showed Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell.

I was interested to see that the Moira Rose character played by Catherine O'Hara is a gay icon.

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #362 on: September 09, 2020, 05:06:37 AM »
 
Now, Lyle, you cannot drop these things without clarifying if we have to take them literally!

Lyle has a LOT of cinematic experience! :)

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #363 on: September 09, 2020, 10:58:21 AM »
Lyle has a LOT of cinematic experience! :)

Heh!

Now, Lyle, you cannot drop these things without clarifying if we have to take them literally!

Well, it veers from the thread topic, doesn't it?  And you know I babble a lot when that happens. But since you asked!

Winona...when I worked at Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd. she used to come in pretty frequently and so I waited on her a few times, so there was small talk. I was good friends with the night manager and she liked to talk to him about various things a lot for whatever reason and so she'd hang around awhile.

A whole lot of celebrities frequented that place. I only worked there less than a year, because it was when Virgin started closing down these places and the one on Sunset they did not own the property so that was one of the biggest to go when it happened, before they all fell. (Sad...I used to frequent the place over the years myself before I worked there. I miss bookstores and video stores and music stores--the megastore was all three--three huge separate areas on two floors. It was located on the site of where the famous Schwab's Drugstore was located right before where the Sunset Strip begins. It can be seen in a couple movies, too, one being a Doris Day musical, but I can't recall the name, and the other: Sunset Blvd.

As for celebrities, I wish I'd worked there a lot longer!  One day I spent what seemed like an hour looking for something specific that Louis Jourdan wanted! The names may not mean so much to some of you, but one busy night I got a call and the person wanted to put a film book on hold to pick up if we had it. I wrote the name on the slip. So in my mind I was waiting for this famous enough person to come in. Sometime later I looked up and it was a famous face and I said, "Oh, I have something for you!" I took the book out and put it in front of him and he looked confused and said, "What are you giving me this for?"  In my defense, it was very busy and I just had in mind "famous person coming in" and famous person comes in and so on automatic I take out the book to give to him. However, the person who put the book on hold was former actor and uber-producer from Paramount, Robert Evans (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, The Godfather). But the person who came in I'd "offered" it to was Peter Bogdanovich!  Now I know Peter is not Robert Evans. Peter Bogdanovich directed several of my favorite all time films: The Last Picture Show, What's Up, Doc? and Paper Moon. You could throw Mask in there, too. I was quite embarrassed. 

The Laugh Factory was across the street from us and a lot of the comedians from there would stop by. The most frustrating thing is when you'd come to work and someone would say, "Guess who came in five minutes after you left last night?" The worst one like that for me was one really hot Friday night in--I'm forgetting the month now, but shortly after I left on a very slow Friday evening with very few customers in the store, in walked Heath Ledger and spent a long time looking for various movies and chatting with the employees and being very friendly. They surmise he walked over from the Chateau Marmont Hotel, which is a block or two away from there. If only I'd been there! The saving grace is that I did get to see him in person once, for a screening of BBM that he and Michelle were there for and did a Q&A afterwards. Two others I recall "missing by that much" were Wentworth Miller and Ryan Gosling.

Taye Diggs brother worked there at the time, in the music section. When Taye visited him one time his brother took him around and introduced him to everyone. I worked a lot with the handsomest young guy--Zachary Whitford. We had the best times working together. (He was straight.  :'( ) I found out at some point his father was an original member of Aerosmith! (Brad Whitford.)

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #364 on: September 09, 2020, 12:41:36 PM »
Lyle, I remember you telling us once about some young hottie who came in with his agent but didn't say much, but I can't remember which young hottie it was.

You probably saw a lot of them

When you write your book, you must include a detailed chapter on working at that store.

(When I first came to Philadelphia, Tower Records was such a Big Deal that here they had an entire separate building just for the Classical department.)

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #365 on: September 09, 2020, 02:41:33 PM »
I love that you write "when you write your book", and not "if you write your book". I want a dedicated copy!

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #366 on: September 09, 2020, 04:12:08 PM »
Lyle, I remember you telling us once about some young hottie who came in with his agent but didn't say much, but I can't remember which young hottie it was.

Michael Paré.


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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #367 on: September 09, 2020, 05:16:40 PM »
Lyle always has the BEST stories to share!! Love, Love, LOVE him!!  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #368 on: September 09, 2020, 07:54:31 PM »
Lyle, I remember you telling us once about some young hottie who came in with his agent but didn't say much, but I can't remember which young hottie it was.


Michael Paré.

I wanted to think it was him, but my memory has gotten so bad that it seemed too much to hope for, that it was him.

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #369 on: September 11, 2020, 05:18:36 AM »
If you want a friend's advice, don't watch "I am a Killer: Released" on Netflix. It will enrage you. Doesn't deserve further comment.

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #370 on: September 11, 2020, 07:05:14 PM »
The British actress Diana Rigg enthralled London and New York theater audiences with her performances in classic roles for more than a half-century. She remained best known as the quintessential new woman of the 1960s on the television series “The Avengers” and found new fans later playing Lady Olenna Tyrell on “Game of Thrones.” She died at 82.

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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #371 on: September 14, 2020, 11:11:06 AM »

Does anyone watch the FARGO series?

Each season has been a different story (based on true events) with different characters. There have been three of them.

Season 4 was to start in April, but it had two episodes yet to film when the Covid situation shut everything down. I just read that they just finished shooting those two episodes a week ago and F/X has set a premiere date for the series to begin on September 27h!


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Re: TV Right Now: The Good, the Bad, and the Totally Sucky - Volumn 3
« Reply #372 on: September 15, 2020, 08:12:55 PM »

This article could probably go in the Classic TV thread as well, because the show has been around for so long, but since it's still on the air, I'm putting it here.


The 10 Best Simpsons Episodes, Ranked

By Mark Stock  - September 15, 2020


You don’t just become one of the longest running animated series in the land without great content. The Simpsons has been at it since the late 1980s, delighting viewers with its hilarious depiction of life in suburban America.

They say Frasier was the smartest show on television and Seinfeld was great in that it was often about nothing at all. The Simpsons‘ success can be pinned on its core family of five characters, so unique yet complementary. Homer is the well-meaning doofus; Marge the housewife with a deceptively dynamic personality. Bart is the daredevil and troublemaker, while Lisa is bookish and brilliant. Maggie, well, she mainly just crawls about. Together, they form a relatable unit that’s prone to all kinds of hilarity, near disasters, and heartwarming good.

Of course, it’s about more than just the family of five on Evergreen Terrace. Countless other characters shine brightly, from surly barkeep Moe to wealthy elder statesman and nuclear power plant owner Montgomery Burns. There’s the wit of Sideshow Bob, the drunken bliss of Barney Gumble, the sloppy know-it-all-ness of Comic Book Guy, the incessant laugh of Dr. Hibbert, the chain smoking and constant smirks of sisters Patty and Selma. It’s no wonder celebrities have lined up for years to be featured in an episode. It’s also unsurprising that entire online encyclopedias are devoted to the show.

In the first dozen seasons, especially, The Simpsons offered brilliant storylines injected with extremely clever humor. There’s tons of entertaining parallel action and most episodes deliver a lesson or two, creatively and comically. Just a few talented people created voices for an entire Springfield community, which is based in Oregon for those still wondering (creator Matt Groening is from Portland plus there are clues that eliminate the possibility of any other state).

https://www.themanual.com/culture/best-simpsons-episodes-ranked/

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« Reply #373 on: Yesterday at 12:49:28 PM »
'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on charge of production of child pornography

By Sandra Gonzalez and Brad Parks, CNN

Jeremiah "Jerry" Harris, one of the students featured in Netflix's breakout docuseries "Cheer," has been arrested on a production of child pornography charge, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick.

Harris is scheduled to appear in federal court in Chicago this afternoon, Fitzpatrick told CNN.   A representative for Harris did not immediately return CNN's request for comment via email.

Harris, 21, is accused of "enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself," according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/17/entertainment/jerry-harris-arrested/index.html