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Canadian, and Proud of It!

Drama, Canadian Style (from The Book of Unusual Knowledge) Most people know that William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers are Canadian. In fact, Canada has long been a great source of actors and entertainers, as this list shows. … Continue reading

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Astrology: What a Difference a Day Makes

Desi Arnaz Jr. (January 19, 1953) You might think that your birth day should be personal, but this individual had a fictionalized version of it air on his actual birthday. Little Ricky came that same day… At the time, this … Continue reading

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It Was Said that He was “Incorrigible”

The Babe (1992) Somehow I never saw this film before. The reason may have been that I was otherwise occupied while living in the UK. But I have always admired Babe Ruth, as a sports ‘star’ and I am a … Continue reading

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Celebrity is so Ephemeral

We Prefer our Stars to be Dead It’s coming around to that time of the year when my inner 12-year-old boy mourns for the beautiful movie star who was murdered all those years ago in Hollywood. Last year, I set … Continue reading

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Producer’s Couch Casts a Long Shadow

Harvey Weinstein The “casting couch” has been a ‘fact’ of Hollywood life for so long that it even became an apocryphal joke from the set of “The Ten Commandments”. Charlton Heston, in his autobiography┬áIn The Arena, wrote that the orgy … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Over the Rainbow

That’s Where You’ll Find Me I wasn’t going to do the birth chart for this Hollywood Star, until I thought about her ‘accidental’ death in 1969. So, let’s get the first part out of the way. According to this record … Continue reading

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Neighbours: Road to Fame or Cul-de-sac?

Daytime Soap from Australia Neighbours went on the air in the UK in October 1986, just about the time we moved to Torquay. It was instantly popular. Some of the cast became international stars, some stayed at home. Here is … Continue reading

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