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The infinitely adapting life form known as David Bowie has been called back home

There was no way that David Bowie wasn’t going to be famous. His will was too strong. As childhood friends of his have said, he was already preparing for fame at nine, aggressively moving between fads, attempting to catch the right one at the right time in order to propel him toward celebrity. He was […]

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“Who’s that tourist?” …Madonna joins the ranks of celebrities investing an afternoon to save Detroit

A terrifying relic from the ’80s was spotted making its way through Detroit today, and I’m not talking about RoboCop, who threw out the first pitch at tonight’s Tigers game in celebration of the recently proclaimed RoboCop Day. No, I’m talking about former pop star turned irrelevant fairground stripper Madonna Ciccone. (Those are Elton John’s […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: a winking Melissa Gilbert at Ann Arbor’s Gandy Dancer

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a young man in Ann Arbor by the name of Bryant. Accompanying his drawing of former Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert, was the following note: “Melissa Gilbert winked at me at the Gandy Dancer. Or maybe she was […]

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Courageous, patriotic celebrities speak out on the evil of our America-hating President

In defense of Clint Eastwood, he’s not the most out-of-touch celebrity on the right by a long shot.

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More than a face in the crowd… Andy Griffith passes away at 86

One of my favorite actors, Andy Griffith, died today, at the age of 86. If you’re not familiar with his work outside of the Mayberry R.F.D. universe, which is brilliant, by the way, I’d encourage you watch A Face in the Crowd (1957) by the controversial director Elia Kazan. (Kazan, as you may recall, outed […]

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