Posts Tagged ‘Bea Arthur’

THE TORTURED HISTORY OF THE ‘STAR WARS’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Film School Rejects
THE TORTURED HISTORY OF THE ‘STAR WARS’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL
John DiLillo
APRIL 10, 2018

In the 1970s, blockbuster sequels were hard to come by. Studios used franchising to paper up holes in their release schedule, rushing follow-ups into production to cash in on valuable IP as soon as possible. Miniscule budgets and quick production turnarounds made movies like the James Bond series consistently popular, but big-budget franchises were nowhere to be found.

The release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975 changed things, but only slightly. Universal gave its 1978 successor a relatively sizeable budget, more than four times that of the original Jaws. And it seemed to work: For a brief period, Jaws 2 was the most financially successful sequel of all time, making almost $200 million worldwide on a $30 million dollar budget. Read More

Aaron Lazar Will Offer From Broadway to Hollywood in Los Angeles: The solo show is penned by Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Playbill
Aaron Lazar Will Offer From Broadway to Hollywood in Los Angeles
BY ANDREW GANS
SEP 07, 2017

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Aaron Lazar, whose Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, A Little Night Music, The Last Ship, and Les Miserables, will offer his solo show, Aaron Lazar: From Broadway to Hollywood, September 25 at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles.

In addition to a mix of tunes, the actor will also share stories of working with Angela LansburyMichael Crawford, Catherine Zeta-JonesPatrick Wilson, Joan Allen, Matthew Morrison, Marsha Mason, Andre De Shields, and more. Show time is 8 PM. Read More

From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Boston Globe
From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?
By Michael Andor Brodeur
AUGUST 08, 2017

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Do not adjust your hearing aids: That persistent buzz is just the chatter surrounding “Silver Foxes” — the gently ballyhooed “gay reboot of ‘The Golden Girls’” that isn’t actually a gay reboot of “The Golden Girls” but sort of is.

The brainchild (or grandparent?) of screenwriter Stan Zimmerman (who, back in the day, penned some fine “Golden Girls” episodes himself), “Silver Foxes” is certainly “inspired by” by the original “Girls, and will tell the tangling tales of four older gay men living (and likely grousing) together in Palm Springs — that is, if it gets picked up before the idea is shipped off to Shady Pines. Read More

Gay, male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot delayed by ‘ageism,’ ‘homophobia’ in Hollywood

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Washington Blade
Gay, male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot delayed by ‘ageism,’ ‘homophobia’ in Hollywood
July 31, 2017 at 8:28 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper

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The gay, male reboot of “Golden Girls” has hit a roadblock.

“Golden Girls” writers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg had announced they were pitching a pilot for a show titled “Silver Foxes,” a comedy series about four, older gay men living together.

George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch and Todd Sherry had already done a table read as the core four. Daniele Gaither and Cheri Oteri also read for the lesbian neighbors. Zimmerman told Fox News a Betty White guest appearance was also planned.

However, Zimmerman says homophobia has kept the show from being developed. Read More

‘Golden Girls’ writer addresses reboot rumors

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Fox News Entertainment
‘Golden Girls’ writer addresses reboot rumors
By Stephanie Nolasco Published July 28, 2017 Fox News

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“Golden Girls” writer Stan Zimmerman confirmed to Fox News that a new series inspired by the classic sitcom is in the works featuring four older gay men living together.

The Golden Girls,” which stared Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Bea Arthur, and Estelle Getty, aired from 1985 until 1992. Throughout its run, it racked up 68 Emmy nominations and 11 wins. Read More

Michael Musto Reviews Bruce Vilanch At 54 Below

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Out.com
Musto on Bruce Vilanch‘s Cher Dish, Lady Bunny‘s Sex Life, and a Gay Club In Crisis
6.17.2013
BY MICHAEL MUSTO

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“I worked with Sonny and Cher, Sonny without Cher, Cher without Sonny, Chastity with a dick, Chastity without a dick….” said funny man Bruce Vilanch at the top of his 54 Below show. “For years, Cher thought I was Chastity.

“The last time I saw Cher,” he went on, “she said, ‘Vilanch, you fat fuck. You still in the business?’ I looked at her and said, ‘I like this face. Keep this one!’” Read More