Tag Archives: the 80s

Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies At 56

The BBC reports: Larry Steinbachek [center in photo], former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56. Steinbachek formed the group with Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983 and they had chart success with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. Their cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love with Marc Almond was also …

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BREAKING: George Michael Dies At Age 53

Yet another parting shot from 2016. The BBC reports: Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”. Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property …

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Via Hypable: The Blade Runner sequel has been 30 years in the making, but now Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Jared Leto! When Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Blade Runner about a man who hunted down android, humanoid replicas came out in 1982, it became an instant classic. The trailer shows Ryan …

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SHE GRABBED HIM BY THE PUSSY: Scott Baio Files Charges Against Woman After Argument About Trump

TMZ reports: Scott Baio has filed a police report claiming the wife of the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer went nuts on him at a function with their elementary school kids … physically attacking him over his support of Donald Trump. Law enforcement tells TMZ, Baio says he was at an event with his daughter Saturday in Thousand Oaks, CA, …

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Actor Alan Thicke Dies At Age 69

CNN reports: Alan Thicke, the beloved TV actor who epitomized the role of the sitcom dad, died Tuesday at age 69, his agent told CNN. “Today the world lost an amazing talent,” said Tracy Mapes with Imperium 7 Talent Agency. She did not provide details regarding the cause of death. Thicke’s ex-wife, singer and actress Gloria Loring, confirmed his death …

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Membership

ABOVE: At the 1985 Xmas party described below: Me, Michael, and Barney. Originally posted May 2004. Reposted for World AIDS Day. Michael didn’t look good. We were at his annual Christmas luau party. Tons and tons of people in the house and the backyard. Standing in his kitchen, wearing a grass skirt and a ridiculous Santa hat covered in sequins, …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Bizarre Love Triangle [VIDEO]

Here’s a lovely break from Trump TV. Postmodern Jukebox today posted a “Burt Backarach-style” take on New Order’s 1986 dance classic, Bizarre Love Triangle. Vocals are by acclaimed Chicago-based jazz singer Sarah Marie Young. I kept waiting for her to break into Jodi Long’s rant about reincarnation, which made New Order’s video for the track especially memorable. Watch below.

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Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns Dies At Age 57

The Mirror reports: Pete Burns has died unexpectedly of a heart attack, his manager has confirmed. The star rose to fame in the 80s appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 4. In a statement on Twitter, Pete’s manager wrote: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that our beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or …

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Coming Soon: Golden Girls Action Figures

ABC News reports: As it is every year, next week’s New York Comic Con is famous for its exclusive products — that is, toys and other items that you can only buy there. This year, the company Funko is releasing action figures of four unlikely heroes: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sofia — yes, of “The Golden Girls.” The four-day annual …

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TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dies At Age 53

CNN reports: Youree Dell Harris, better known as “Miss Cleo” the pitchwoman for the Psychic Readers Network, died Tuesday of cancer, according to an attorney for her family. Harris, 53, was surrounded by family and close friends when she died in Palm Beach, Florida, said attorney William J. Cone. “She remained a pillar of strength throughout. She has touched so …

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CHACHI HEELS: Scott Baio Flails And Sputters When MSNBC Host Confronts Him Over Clinton Slur [VIDEO]

Whoa! The Week recaps the shout-fest: MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall was not putting up with any excuses from Trump-supporting actor Scott Baio when she confronted him about sharing a controversial meme showing Hillary Clinton in front of what appears to be “the C-word.” Over the course of four minutes, Hall repeatedly skewered Baio for sharing the meme, demanding to know, …

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CHACHI FLAP: GOP Convention Speaker Scott Baio Has No Regrets For Calling Hillary The C-Word [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Eighties actor Scott Baio is not apologizing for a tweet he sent out last week that featured a meme referring to Hillary Clinton as a c–t. After Baio spoke at the Republican National Convention Monday night, CNN host Dana Bash asked him if he regretted the tweet. Baio showed no signs of walking it back. “It’s …

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Jimmy Somerville Sings For Orlando Victims [VIDEO]

From the Scotsman: Scots singer Jimmy Somerville has paid an emotional tribute to the victims of a gun attack at a gay club in Orlando. In a video message on his Facebook page, Somerville said he was feeling “sad inside” and “angry” in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in recent American history. Singing lyrics to his 1984 Top …

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Monster Energy Drink Vs Fred Schneider

From the New York Post: Monster Energy is in its own “Private Idaho.” Fred Schneider, lead singer of The B-52’s, and a small Florida coffee company find themselves between a rock lobster and a hard place after the makers of the sugary energy drink accused them of infringing their “Monster” trademark. Monster believes its brand is as good as legal …

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ABC – Viva Love [AUDIO]

Vintage Vinyl reports: ABC have recorded a sequel to their classic The Lexicon of Love after 34 years. For the new album Fry brought back composer Anne Dudley, who arranged the strings on the original Lexicon. Dudley has co-written two new songs, The Love Inside The Love and Brighter Than The Sun. Also contributing to the 10 new songs are …

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Rick Astley – Keep Singing [VIDEO]

Via Radio Times: Eighties legend Rick Astley has a new single out. The Never Gonna Give You Up singer has written a comeback album after 10 years, with first track Keep Singing released today. It’s a heartfelt tune which actually sounds a lot like an Adele song with its soaring notes and lyrics about The Past. Before you roll your …

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Nancy Reagan’s Casket Arrives At Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan’s casket has arrived at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where the public may pay its respects today and tomorrow. President Obama will not attend Friday’s funeral, but the First Lady will be there in his place. NBC News reports: President Obama will not attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, opting instead to speak at a …

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Log Cabin Republicans: Nancy Reagan Loved The Gays

“Let the record show: Nancy Reagan – Opposed the anti-gay Briggs Initiative (1978!) – Invited the first openly gay couple to stay overnight in the White House – Encouraged her husband to fight the AIDS epidemic to the tune of $5.727 billion that was spent by the federal government by the time President Reagan left office – Sent a special …

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BREAKING: Nancy Reagan Dies At Age 94

TMZ has the report: Nancy Reagan has died … TMZ has learned from a close family member. The former first lady was living in Bel Air and has been in failing health in recent years. Mrs. Reagan married Ronald in 1952 and went on to became a First Lady who at first was severely criticized for her fancy taste — …

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TRAILER: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

The new full-length trailer was released today. IO9 recaps: Oh, Pee-Wee, you have been missed. This new trailer for the new Netflix-made movie is delightfully familiar. One might even say it looks like Pee-Wee goes on a Big Adventure during his Big Holiday. However, if you don’t want to see Joe Manganiello giving Pee-Wee Herman tips on being cool, then …

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