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Kitten N' Lou: The World's Show-Busiest Couple!

Wes Hurley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

In the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and queer performance there's no hotter couple right now than Kitten N' Lou.

Tourists Still Visit Spot Where Lucille Ball Once Gawked

Dick Guttman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

It was the setting of that most-loved "I Love Lucy" scene of Lucy's stalking and gawking Bill Holden. Hundreds of stars were c...

'Drop Dead Perfect' Is the Perfect Twisted Homage To Classic Film and Television

Tim Ranney | Posted 09.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Tim Ranney

"You have to have a point of truth -- an emotional center. Without it won't work and it's just over the top nonsense. It has to be broad, over the top and real. It's high style comedy. A lot of people try to do it but they don't quite get there."

Cate Blanchett Set To Star As Lucille Ball In New Biopic

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment

Lucille Ball is the latest star to get the biopic treatment, with Cate Blanchett slated to take on the lead role and Aaron Sorkin penning the script....

5 Things You Probably Never Knew About Lucille Ball

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty

Today, August 6th, would have been Lucille Ball's 104th birthday! Though America's favorite redhead passed away long ago, in 1989, she's still very mu...

She's Baaack!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why Lucille Ball Was More Revolutionary Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment

You probably love Lucy. Since "I Love Lucy" premiered in 1951, star Lucille Ball has been one of America's most worshipped performers. Long after ...

The Gay Culture Every Queer Should Know About

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

What's the entertainment that made you who you are today? That Eagle conversation left me wanting to find more of the formative media that shaped gay men's lives. I've never read any Isherwood, and haven't seen Mame. What else have I been missing?

As Long as There Is (American) Sitcom

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Eva Barros Campelli

No matter how TV has changed and will change again over the years, if there is a genre that has no need to reinvent itself, that genre is comedy. The only thing that a good comedy really needs is a small, cozy room full of great and enthusiast writers.

The Lucille Ball Statue: What About the Artist?

Tom Falco | Posted 06.06.2015 | Comedy
Tom Falco

We're wondering what the artist looks like who created that ugly Lucille Ball sculpture in her hometown. This is the real statue....

Norman Lear: Climbing the Magic Hill

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

In spite of a horrendous childhood, Lear developed the necessary elements for success. Yes, he's a talented writer, producer and executive. He is also a master salesman. As a mid-level development executive in his Embassy Productions, I witnessed the executive Lear in action.

A Q&A With American Horror Story's Naomi ("Pepper") Grossman

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If Emmys were awarded to actors for playing the most bizarre characters on TV, then Naomi Grossman would surely have to clear a space on the mantle.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Where 13 Famous Women Were At 25

Bustle | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women

Not quite young enough to consider yourself "just out of college," yet still not quite old enough to spend all your free time worrying about back pain, 25 is the first age where everyone seems to expect you to have figured it out, and you may be quietly losing your mind if you haven't.

10 Things I Learned From Watching Pippin

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Pippin at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco on press night 9/23/14. In no particular order, here are 10 things I learned: 1. I original...

Lucie Arnaz: Why Her Addition to the Pippin Cast Stands Out

Greg Archer | Posted 11.22.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

11 Lies About Your Favorite TV Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment

Whether it's inaccurate "True Detective" casting news, made up "Game of Thrones" fan theories, celebrity death hoaxes or anything in between, the worl...

There's Just Something About Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

To get to the bottom of Louis-Dreyfus' appeal, one has to examine the facts: She's irrefutably beautiful, but is no girlie-girl and prefers the company of men who better appreciate her bawdy, take-no-prisoners outlook on life. Though she was born in New York City, the actress taps into an easy accessibility that makes her a relatable "everywoman."

Yagana Shah

5 Timeless Life Lessons We Learned From 'I Love Lucy' | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.06.2014 | Fifty

Lucille Ball was born on this day in 1911, and though we lost her long ago, her legacy as America's favorite redhead lives on through the timeless cla...

Yagana Shah

5 Things We Still Love About Lucy | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

It's been 25 years since Lucille Ball passed away, but Lucy is still very much alive in our hearts and homes. More than 40 million Americans binge-wat...

Where Lucy Became a Redhead and Marilyn Became a Blonde: Historic Max Factor Building Chronicles Hollywood Beauty Biz

Bob Richter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Style
Bob Richter

The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.

Lean In to Your Unique Dreams

Areva Martin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I leaned in to my ambitions despite my fear. I decided I had no choice but to forge ahead using what has always gotten me through the toughest periods of my life: faith and hard work.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jill S. Tietjen

We learn, laugh and smile as we discover these women and see footage or photos of their performances.

'Lucy' Wins Big For CBS

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 12.26.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly six decades after it first aired, an "I Love Lucy" Christmas special was last week's most-watched holiday program, accordi...