DoYouRemember? https://doyouremember.com The Home of Nostalgia Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:20:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.1 https://doyouremember.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-doyouremember-32x32.png DoYouRemember? https://doyouremember.com 32 32 ‘Skyfall’ And ‘Harry Potter’ Actress Helen McCrory Dies At 52 https://doyouremember.com/146502/helen-mccrory-dead Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:12:27 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146502 Actress Helen McCrory has died at 52 years old.  She was best known for her roles in ‘Skyfall’ and several ‘Harry Potter’ films.  Helen sadly battled cancer.    British actress Helen McCrory, best known for her roles in several Harry Potter films, has died. She was only 52 years old and passed away after a […]

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  • Actress Helen McCrory has died at 52 years old. 
  • She was best known for her roles in ‘Skyfall’ and several ‘Harry Potter’ films. 
  • Helen sadly battled cancer. 
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    British actress Helen McCrory, best known for her roles in several Harry Potter films, has died. She was only 52 years old and passed away after a battle with cancer. Her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news.

    He wrote, “Heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and might woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family. She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”

    Helen McCrory dies at 52

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    HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, Helen McCrory, 2011. ©2011 Warner Bros. Ent. Harry Potter publishing rights ©J.K.R. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

    Helen was a theater actor and remained dedicated to the craft even as she began to star in television and film roles. She is best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in several Harry Potter films. She also appeared in the James Bond movie Skyfall, The Queen, and the series Peaky Blinders.

    RELATED: ‘James Bond’ Actor Paul Ritter Dies At 54 Of A Brain Tumor

    SKYFALL, Helen McCrory, 2012
    SKYFALL, Helen McCrory, 2012. ph: Francois Duhamel/©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Her most recent roles were in the TV series Roadkill and His Dark Materials. RIP.

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    Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, And Russ Tamblyn Hosting ‘West Side Story’ Virtual Reunion https://doyouremember.com/146494/west-side-story-virtual-reunion Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:21:56 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146494 West Side Story stars are reuniting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film. Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn will appear to discuss the making of the musical. West Side Story featuring these stars aired in 1961. Now, Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake. Ansel Elgort will star as Tony while Rachel […]

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    West Side Story stars are reuniting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film. Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn will appear to discuss the making of the musical. West Side Story featuring these stars aired in 1961.

    Now, Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake. Ansel Elgort will star as Tony while Rachel Zegler will star as Maria. Rita will appear in the new movie as a new character named Valentina. Rita earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the ’61 film.

    ‘West Side Story’ stars including Rita Moreno will reunite for a virtual event

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    WEST SIDE STORY, Rita Moreno, 2020. ph: Niko Tavernise / © 20th Century Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection

    The virtual reunion will take place during the opening night of the 2021 TCM Film Festival on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The West Side Story segment will air at 8 p.m. ET on TCM and HBO Max.

    RELATED: George Chakiris Releases Memoir Called ‘My West Side Story,’ Chronicles Time In The Musical

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    WEST SIDE STORY, 1961 / Everett Collection

    In addition, many other stars will appear to discuss their movies. Michael Douglas, Debbie Allen, Martin Short, Jacqueline Bisset, and more are all set to appear during the Film Festival.

    Watch a preview of the event below:

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    Bob Saget Defends ‘Full House’ Co-Star Candace Cameron Bure Once Again https://doyouremember.com/146488/bob-saget-defends-candace-cameron-bure Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:56:48 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146488 Candace Cameron Bure recently appeared on her former Full House and Fuller House co-star Bob Saget’s podcast. Bob’s podcast is called Here For You. During the episode, Candace asked Bob if she is a fake person. She admitted that she is often criticized for her positive attitude, especially on social media. Candace said, “I’m going […]

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    Candace Cameron Bure recently appeared on her former Full House and Fuller House co-star Bob Saget’s podcast. Bob’s podcast is called Here For You. During the episode, Candace asked Bob if she is a fake person. She admitted that she is often criticized for her positive attitude, especially on social media.

    Candace said, “I’m going to ask you to talk about me for a second. For those people that think that because I am a happy, positive person, that I must be a fake person, would you say that that’s true or false?”

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    Bob quickly defended her saying, “You’re the opposite of fake. And I’m sorry — you’re perky sometimes. What’s wrong with being perky?” The pair worked together for many years, first on Full House and more recently on the spin-off series Fuller House.

    RELATED: Bob Saget Chimes In When Fans Call Candace Cameron Bure’s Photo ‘Inappropriate’

    He added, “You’re a positive person. So if you’re perky, it’s because you’re excited, and/or you’ve had a lot of caffeine. That’s what people should know — there’s nothing fake about you.” Candace thanked him for speaking so kindly.

    FULLER HOUSE, from left: Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure
    FULLER HOUSE, from left: Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, ‘Welcome Home, Baby To Be Named Later’, (Season 5, ep. 501, aired Dec. 6, 2019). photo: Michael Yarish / ©Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Unfortunately, Cameron isn’t the only one affected by comments made on social media. Her children are 22, 21, and 19 and she admitted they have come to her upset because of what people have said about them online. She tells her kids to ignore the trolls because they only want attention.

    FULLER HOUSE, l-r: Elias Harger, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Soni Bringas
    FULLER HOUSE, l-r: Elias Harger, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Soni Bringas in ‘A Fuller Thanksgiving’ (Season 2, Episode 6, aired December 9, 2016). ph: Michael Yarish/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection

    Candace also added that you have to have thick skin on social media, unfortunately. She concluded, “We have to realize and let people know that there’s real people and feelings behind a computer screen or a phone, so I think standing up for yourself is always appropriate.” Watch more of the interview below:

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    Olive Garden’s Parent Company Is Facing A Lawsuit Over ‘Discrimination’ Tipping Policy https://doyouremember.com/146483/olive-garden-parent-company-lawsuit Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:12:10 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146483 The advocacy group called One Fair Wage is after Darden Restaurants. Darden Restaurants is the parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V’s. The lawsuit claims that their tipping policy encourages racial discrimination and sexual harassment against employees of the restaurants. […]

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    The advocacy group called One Fair Wage is after Darden Restaurants. Darden Restaurants is the parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V’s. The lawsuit claims that their tipping policy encourages racial discrimination and sexual harassment against employees of the restaurants.

    According to TODAY, “In 43 states, employers can pay their workers as little as $2.13 an hour as long as that hourly wage and tips add up to the locality’s pay floor. Otherwise, the employer has to make up the difference.” The last time this tipped minimum wage was raised was in 1991. One Fair Wage found that many people of color earn less than White employees due to this policy.

    Olive Garden’s parent company is being sued

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    The group also claims that managers can put servers in sections that generally receive lower tips. They also found more instances of sexual harassment in these areas with the low-tipped minimum wage. The lawsuit also claims, “Managers may tell their servers to dress more suggestively to earn higher tips and turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in order to keep the customer happy.”

    RELATED: Olive Garden Now Has An Exclusive Lifetime Pasta Pass

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    Longhorn Steakhouse / Wikimedia Commons

    One Fair Wage has outlined some suggestions to fix the issue including pooling tips or adding service charges to bills. What do you think about this issue? As of right now, they seem to only be targeting Darden Restaurants but more lawsuits could come. Another report shows that Darden Restaurants are set to give bonuses… perhaps to alleviate the complaints? Watch below:

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    Operation Gratitude Provides Over 25,000 National Guard Troops With Military Care Packages https://doyouremember.com/146436/operation-gratitude-national-guard-military-care-packages Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:24 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146436 For months, the National Guard has seen increased use across the country, such as overseeing COVID-19 vaccination distributions. For those that have done their duty in providing protection and a sense of security, Operation Gratitude has compiled 25,000 care packages as a way to say thank you. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit “dedicated to bridging […]

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    For months, the National Guard has seen increased use across the country, such as overseeing COVID-19 vaccination distributions. For those that have done their duty in providing protection and a sense of security, Operation Gratitude has compiled 25,000 care packages as a way to say thank you.

    Operation Gratitude is a non-profit “dedicated to bridging the civilian-service divide” with the additional goal of providing aid for service members. Both the organization and National Guard saw unprecedented activity in recent months in the battle against the pandemic and its effects on communities.

    An operation dedicated to gratitude

    Over the course of its history, Operation Gratitude has delivered over three million care packages to troops serving overseas. When the pandemic began, it directed some of those resources to frontline workers. Kevin Schmigel, CEO of Operation Gratitude, expressed pride in “doing the impossible” during a global pandemic.

    RELATED: 80-Year-Old Veteran Makes Wooden Toys For Children In Need Every Christmas

    Those impossible feats included 25,000 care packages for National Guard service members who’d been called into action across the country. To achieve this, the non-profit called upon over a million volunteers. They helped assemble and package boxes filled with hygiene items, snacks, treasures from home, handmade paracord bracelets (often considered useful survival tools), hand-written letters, and more.

    A history of serving those who serve

    “Not only do we thank those who serve our country in uniform, but we bring Americans together to better understand what it means to serve,” COO Paul Cucinotta further explained. Operation Gratitude sent its first care package in March of 2003. Then, those packages first went to Iraq. Now, the non-profit assembles packages for service members both abroad and at home for various meaningful events and dates. For example, it gathered volunteers to provide for service members during the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11.

    It does the same for each holiday season as well, to give helpful and hopeful packages for those who need it and provided help and hope to others already. The teams ask for certain “Wish List” items and handmade gifts so each package is unique. The organization runs through donation drives, letter-writing campaigns, and crafts and service projects.

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    ‘Steel Magnolias’ Cast Then And Now 2021 https://doyouremember.com/146358/steel-magnolias-cast-then-and-now-2021 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:08 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146358 We’re heading out to Louisiana, to revisit a small town with a big heart. Steel Magnolias is a 1989 film based on the stage play. Always suggested that the meaning of the title alludes to the fact that the leading ladies are both beautifully delicate as a flower, yet tough as steel.  “Laughter through tears […]

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    We’re heading out to Louisiana, to revisit a small town with a big heart. Steel Magnolias is a 1989 film based on the stage play. Always suggested that the meaning of the title alludes to the fact that the leading ladies are both beautifully delicate as a flower, yet tough as steel. 

    “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion,“ Dolly Parton’s character, Truvy Jones said. Full of love, affection, small-town antics, and a tight-knit group of friends, Truvy’s Beauty Spot and everyone in it is sure to make you one of their own.

    1. Dolly Parton (Truvy Jones)

    Dolly Parton Steel Magnolias
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    Truvy Jones is the big-haired beautician who has lived in Chinquipin parish all her life. She is married to Spud Jones, played by playwright Sam Shepard. Truvy is vivacious and full of gossip with the most successful shop in town. As Truvy says, “There’s no such thing as natural beauty.” It’s all about the effort, and Dolly gave hers. After a poor take, director Herbert Ross reprimanded Dolly and asked if she could act. She replied, “No, but it’s your job to make me look like I can!” 

    RELATED: 13 Surprising Things Most Fans Don’t Know About ‘Steel Magnolias’

    By 13 years old, Dolly Parton was already recording on a small label and appearing at the Grand Ole Opry. At 20, she married Carl Dean, who ran an asphalt-paving business and the two have been happily married ever since. The following year, Porter Wagoner hired her to begin appearing on his program, and after 7 years of wildly popular duets, Dolly embarked on her solo career. From #1 Hits like “Joshua” to “Jolene,” Dolly was now shaping the 1970s Soundtrack.

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left, Dolly Parton, Sam Shepard, 1989, ©TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

    Her first film role was in the 1980s, co-starring with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5. Dolly wrote and recorded the film’s title song which when released, won two Grammy Awards for the singer-actress. The ‘80s brought Steel Magnolias, as well as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, co-starring with Burt Reynolds. Parton is also a business titan. The Dollywood Foundation has several ventures, highlighted by Dollywood located near Knoxville, Tennessee. The foundation also contributes to several charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross and HIV/AIDS-related charities. 

    Today Dolly is 75 years old and deserves every accolade, even if she won’t accept. In response to a 2021 proposal to erect a statue of Parton in Tennessee, she responded, “Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.” 

    2. Sally Field (M’Lynn Eatenton)

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    M’Lynn Eatenton is a social worker and mom of the century, literally giving her organ to daughter Shelby to try and save her life. Watching Sally try and come to terms with losing her only daughter is heart-wrenching and Sally puts on the performance of a lifetime. 

    Sally Field began acting in 1962 and by ‘65 she had her own title role in the series Gidget. However, it was Field’s 1967 role as Sister Bertrille, aka The Flying Nun that really made her a household favorite.

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, 1989, (c)TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

    Sally Field broke into cinemas everywhere as ‘Carrie’ co-starring with Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit and its sequel. From ‘76 to ‘82, Field had a relationship with Burt Reynolds. During their relationship, the duo co-starred in four films together. Then 1979’s titular role as Norma Rae gave Sally her first Academy Award nomination and victory. She’d win again in 1984 for Places in the Heart. Heading into the ‘90s Sally Field acted alongside Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire.

    Today she’s 74-years-old and still active in show-biz. Field is currently a part of the 2020 AMC show Dispatches From Elsewhere, and we will always be a fan.

    3. Tom Skerritt (Drum Eatenton)

    Tom Skerritt Steel Magnolias
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    Drum Eatenton is M’Lynn’s husband, straightforward and simpleminded. Whether he’s recklessly shooting blanks at birds, or deaf from said bullets, he stays true to his own motto, “Never deal with the wife.”

    Tom Skerritt became well-known in Hollywood for the 1970s film, M*A*S*H alongside Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould. 

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Tom Skerritt, Julia Roberts, 1989. © TriStar Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

    Then 1979’s creepy sci-fi epic, Alien continued Skerritt’s string of box-office hits. 

    And one of his best-known roles was in 1986’s Top Gun. For more on Tom and the other Tom, too, check out our deep dive into that Tony Scott-directed action flick. 

    4. Shirley MacLaine (Ms. Ouiser)

    Shirley MacLaine (Ms. Ouiser)
    Everett Collection

    “I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years!” Ms. Ouiser is the grouchy and feared elder of the town and Claire’s best friend. She comes marching up with her huge-Clifford-sized dog barking away. The chemistry between her and Drum is mean and downright hysterical. Although she and Tom Skerritt played antagonists, in 1976 the pair played a married couple in The Turning Point, coincidentally also directed by Herbert Ross. 

    Shirley MacLaine’s professional career began in 1955 in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry. Three years later, MacLaine co-starred with Frank Sinatra in Some Came Running and received her first Oscar nomination. Then, in 1960 she acted alongside Jack Lemmon, in The Apartment, once again nominated for Best Actress. However, MacLaine wouldn’t take home the trophy until her sixth nominated ceremony, for 1983’s Terms of Endearment. More recently it was fun seeing her take on the iconic role of Endora in the 2005 reboot attempt of Bewitched

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left: Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, 1989, © TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

    Today, Shirley MacLaine is in her late 80s and still at it. Fans last saw her in the 2019 Disney+ Christmas original Noelle. Aside from her acting, she has also written several books on metaphysics, spirituality, and reincarnation.

    5. Daryl Hannah (Annelle)

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    Everett Collection

    “There’s a story there.” Valedictorian of her Beauty Class, Annelle is the newbie in town, and apprentice to Truvy. Fans watch Annelle become a confident member of society and her growth is beautiful.

    Daryl Hanna got her start in 1978 but really gained her footing in 1982, starring as the violent and acrobatic replicant in Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner. Two years later, Hannah was given possibly her best-known role alongside Tom Hanks as the mermaid in Splash!

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, from left, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah, 1989, ©TriStar/courtesy Everett Collection

    Her film career never let up. Daryl Hannah revitalized her career in the 2000s in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix series Sense8 for both seasons. 

    Today she’s 60 years old and aside from acting, Hannah is also a staunch political activist, often protesting various political policies that go against the ability to environmentally sustain. She even has her own weekly video blog called DHLoveLife

    6. Olympia Dukakis (Claire Belcher)

    Olympia Dukakis, Claire Belcher
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    “Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!” Claire Belcher is the town’s former First Lady, and a vital member of the friend group. She was affluent and kind and got M’Lynn out of her post-funeral crying spell by suggesting she sock Ouiser in the face. 

    Olympia Dukakis’s career began in 1962 but took off in the ‘80s, thanks to an Academy Award-winning role in 1987’s Moonstruck. She followed that with Steel Magnolias and then played the principal in 1995’s Mr. Holland’s Opus. This woman works consistently. In 1993 she starred in the mini-series Tales of the City, and that has regrouped multiple times for more installments, most recently 2019’s 10 episodes for Netflix.

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, 1989, Everett Collection

    Olympia is 89-years-old, and a hardcore New Yorker, she’s also released her best-selling autobiography Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress.

    7. Julia Roberts (Shelby Eatenton)

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    Shelby is the eldest child and nurse, whose wedding sets the stage for the film. She sadly suffers from type 1 diabetes and her health troubles plague our storyline. The first diabetic episode in the beauty salon is hard to watch, and Julia’s acting was quite remarkable. 

    Julia Roberts’ first big feature role was in 1988 for the film, Mystic Pizza. She followed that with her role in Steel Magnolias and Hollywood now had a new Top 5 Superstar on their hands. 

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    STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, 1989. (c) TriStar Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

    Following her role as Shelby, Roberts sparked the ‘90s with Pretty Woman opposite Richard Gere and bested that one with her first of the 2000s, winning an Oscar for the true story of Erin Brockovich.

    Today she’s 53 is just as active and wonderful as ever, most recently in the 2018 Amazon series Homecoming. Roberts and her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder, met on the set of their film The Mexican in 2000. They have three children together. 

    What a phenomenal cast! It’s thrilling to watch the seasoned talents of Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine welcome such incredible newcomers as Julia Roberts and Daryl Hannah. What a film. Who was your favorite character from Steel Magnolias? Ever get a chance to see a production of the original stage play?

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    John Ritter’s Father Did Not Respect His Career Until He Took One Role https://doyouremember.com/146258/john-ritter-father-tex-ritter-did-not-respect-career Fri, 16 Apr 2021 01:00:56 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146258 John Ritter once revealed that his father, country singer Tex Ritter, did not approve of his acting career at first. Tex was very proud of his other son who became a lawyer. Even though Tex acted himself, he didn’t want his son John to follow in his footsteps. However, when John booked a gig on […]

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    John Ritter once revealed that his father, country singer Tex Ritter, did not approve of his acting career at first. Tex was very proud of his other son who became a lawyer. Even though Tex acted himself, he didn’t want his son John to follow in his footsteps.

    However, when John booked a gig on The Waltons, his father changed his tune. Tex loved that John played a preacher on the wholesome show The Waltons. Before Tex died, the two had a very good talk.

    John Ritter’s father Tex Ritter did not approve of his acting career for a long time

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    DOWN THE WYOMING TRAIL, Tex Ritter, 1939 / Everett Collection

    John once said, “Before he died, I did tell him I can’t really do anything else but act.” Before he passed away, Tex said he respected John’s role in The Waltons. When John had children, he wanted to be a bit softer than his father was to him.

    RELATED: Whatever Happened To John Ritter, Jack Tripper From ‘Three’s Company’?

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    THE WALTONS, Will Geer, John Ritter (1973-1976), 1972-81. (c)Lorimar Television/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

    Things worked out and John’s son Jason is now an actor just like his late father! Unfortunately, John died suddenly in 2003. He will forever be remembered by his many roles on shows including Three’s Company, Eight Simple Rules, Hooperman, and more. Did you know that John Ritter’s father was an actor too?

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    The Internet Is Horrified As X-Rated “Macarena” Lyrics Explanation Ruins Childhoods https://doyouremember.com/146469/macarena-lyrics-explained Thu, 15 Apr 2021 23:00:27 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146469 If the song “Macarena” were to start playing right now, many who are able would launch into the usual dance moves. Arms held out, then hands cross, turn, and so on. It’s ingrained since our days of youth. But for being such a staple of childhood, the lyrics are apparently rather raunchy, as one TikTok […]

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    If the song “Macarena” were to start playing right now, many who are able would launch into the usual dance moves. Arms held out, then hands cross, turn, and so on. It’s ingrained since our days of youth. But for being such a staple of childhood, the lyrics are apparently rather raunchy, as one TikTok user – and now the rest of the internet – realized.

    “Macarena” features lyrics in both English and Spanish, but both often flew under the radar to the young listeners, who just heard a catchy beat and learned repetitive dance moves. So, when TikTok user @Peakay81 looked into the lyrics and brought viewers with him down memory lane, everyone was stunned. Can you hear the song the same way?

    A TikTok user alleges “Macarena” is about a threesome

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    #stitch with @peakay81 You learn something new everyday #Twenties #30s #Macarena #millennials

    ♬ original sound – Pea Kay

    Despite its ubiquitous status at school dances, “Macarena” has some mature themes woven between its lyrics. The Mirror reported on the TikTok user’s revelation, noting that the video has now been viewed over 1.2 million times since it went live on March 25 to April 12.

    RELATED: There Were Lyrics In The Original ‘Andy Griffith Show’ Theme Song

    In the video, a young man dissects the lyrics behind the dance number. It starts off innocently, and sometimes even the opposite of a suggested threesome, emphasizing that suitors can’t have the singer – unless they’re good. When it gets to the Spanish portion, the lyrics emphasizing giving your body joy, which falls closer in line with what the TikTok user is suggesting. But a little more research is required to fully unearth the song’s meaning.

    The truth was clear the whole time

    It’s no secret that many innuendos fly under the radar for young kids when viewing media, even pieces of media aimed at them. Animators and scriptwriters hide dirty jokes in cartoons and the like. “Macarena” can be traced back to 1993 Venezuela and originally featured a woman named Diana. The group Los del Río witnessed the remarkable flamenco dance prowess of Diana Patricia Cubillán Herrera, and one half of the rising act exclaimed one of the lyrics to her. The song was meant to put an emphasis on giving the body “joy,” though the TikTok user further claims it told the story of a woman whose boyfriend has gone off to serve and she’s unfaithful.

    It’s the final portion in English that provides close confirmation of these claims. The lyrics go, “But don’t you worry about my boyfriend, he’s a boy whose name is Vitorino. I don’t want him, couldn’t stand him, he was no good so I…” followed by laughter. Then, it concludes, “Now, come on, what was I supposed to do? He was out of town and his two friends were so fine.” Needless to say, this totally reframes the otherwise innocent, fun dance song countless listened to when they were only children. The lyrics don’t specifically say any activities occurred between the three of them together at once, but it’s still a more blatant innuendo than anyone would expect from a childhood staple. Do you know any other pieces of media where you only caught the mature references in adulthood?

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    Sylvester Stallone Will Not Appear In ‘Creed III’ https://doyouremember.com/146445/sylvester-stallone-not-appear-creed-iii Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:30:31 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146445 Michael B. Jordan, the director, and star of Creed III has confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will not be returning for the new movie. Sylvester has famously played Rocky in the franchise but now they are moving in a new direction. Michael finally confirmed the news after a lot of rumors were flying around. It seems […]

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    Michael B. Jordan, the director, and star of Creed III has confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will not be returning for the new movie. Sylvester has famously played Rocky in the franchise but now they are moving in a new direction.

    Michael finally confirmed the news after a lot of rumors were flying around. It seems that it was Sylvester’s decision to retire from the films. Michael said, “I think that Sly let it be known that he wasn’t coming back for this one but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit … there’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky within Adonis.”

    Sylvester Stallone says goodbye to his longtime character Rocky and won’t appear in ‘Creed III’

    CREED II, Sylvester Stallone, 2018
    CREED II, Sylvester Stallone, 2018. ph: Barry Wetcher /© MGM /Courtesy Everett Collection

    He added, “But this is a Creed franchise, and we really want to build this story and this world around him moving forward. So, it’s always respect and always a s— ton of love for what he’s built. but we really want to push and navigate Adonis forward and the family that he created.”

    RELATED: Sylvester Stallone Shows New Fight Footage From ‘Rocky IV’

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    CREED II, (from left): Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, 2018. ph: Barry Wetcher / © MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Michael plays Adonis, Apollo Creed’s son. Sylvester famously played Rocky Balboa who was Creed’s manager in the newer series. For longtime fans, it may be difficult to accept Creed III without the movies’ signature star.

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    CREED II, from left: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, 2018. ph: Barry Wetcher /© MGM /Courtesy Everett Collection

    However, fans may remember that Rocky says to Adonis at the end of Creed II, “It’s your time now.” Reportedly that wasn’t in the script so it was a sign that Sylvester would not be returning for another film. Will you go see Creed III?

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    Sharon Osbourne Gives First Interview With Bill Maher Since Leaving ‘The Talk’ https://doyouremember.com/146440/sharon-osbourne-bill-maher-interview Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:10:58 +0000 https://doyouremember.com/?p=146440 Since the fallout on The Talk related to Sharon Osbourne, the host had been relatively quiet and out of the limelight, but Osbourne’s real first post-Talk interview finally comes with this Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher. This comes within the same week that The Talk returned – somewhat – to business as usual since […]

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    Since the fallout on The Talk related to Sharon Osbourne, the host had been relatively quiet and out of the limelight, but Osbourne’s real first post-Talk interview finally comes with this Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

    This comes within the same week that The Talk returned – somewhat – to business as usual since its brief hiatus. It did include a discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood addressing some old and recent wounds. Now, Osbourne will break her silence as well.

    Sharon Osbourne to break her silence on Bill Maher’s show

    Appearing this Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher would be Sharon Osbourne’s first big interview since she was let go from The Talk. Each episode typically features at least one guest for an intimate one-on-one interview, though Maher has in the past hosted some panels to explore a topic from various angles.

    RELATED: Piers Morgan Believes Sharon Osbourne Was ‘Bullied Out Of Her Job’ At ‘The Talk’

    This particular week, Ian Bremmer and Rosa Brooks join the panel discussion. This will, however, be the former CBS personality’s first interview since departing the show, aside from sharing screenshots, issuing apologies, and one-off replies to some claims. An alleged insider claimed earlier of Osbourne, “Sharon will talk when she is ready. She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.”

    Episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher air on Fridays at 10 p.m. via HBO.

    Followup from earlier this week

    Just this Monday, Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth, both Black women, discussed the March 10 episode when Osbourne defended her friend and fellow TV host Piers Morgan. Morgan had, in turn, issued criticisms and doubts about Meghan Markle following her and Harry’s explosive Oprah interview. After Osbourne defended Morgan and herself against claims of racism, an intense discussion followed, then claims of racism and homophobia surfaced against Osbourne.

    Osbourne would go on to call it a setup. During Monday’s discussion, Underwood revealed that the March incident left her with PTSD as she had trouble revisiting that time when she tried to have an honest discussion but didn’t want to come off as “the angry black woman.” That episode was dedicated entirely to dissecting what happened and discussing race and racism in general. Welteroth also voiced her belief that Osbourne “was not listening and went off the rails into disrespect” last month.

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