Books

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright and Oscar-Nominated Actor, Dies at 73

Posted with permission from Tribune Content Agency Sam Shepard, paragon playwright of the American West, was born to roam. With a father who was an Army officer and sometime farmer and a mother who was a teacher, Shepard — born in 1943, the oldest of three — spent his childhood bouncing around the heartland. This […]

Sir Elton John: Gay Stigma and Shame is Still Rife

  Sir Elton John still thinks there is too much “shame” around being gay. The 70-year-old singer – who has sons Zachary, six, and Elijah, four, with husband David Furnish – thinks LGBTQ people are all too often simply “tolerated” rather than “accepted” and is concerned about  statistics around self-harm and suicide in transgender and […]

Batman Proposes to Catwoman in New Comic

    Reprinted by permission Things are finally looking up for the perpetually dark and dour Bruce Wayne, who will commit to love (and, dare I say, happiness?) in the upcoming Batman #24, titled “Every Epilogue Is a Prelude,” written by Tom King and illustrated by David Finch and Clay Mann. Said comic will conclude […]

Test Your Knowledge With The Superheroes Movies Trivia Quiz Book

Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook Are you a fan of superhero movies? Are you already working on your costume for the next midnight release? Do and your friends go head to head in debating who is better, Batman or Superman? Then you’re going to want to check out “The Superheroes Movie Trivia Quiz Book”  written by celebrity tribute […]

The Mac Wire Interview With ‘Alan Sues: A Funny Man’ Author Michael Gregg Michaud

  Love chocolate? Discover what’s new at The Cocoa Exchange. SHOP NOW!   Joanne Grana  Special to TMW Alan Sues is best remembered for being one of the popular cast members of the hit NBC television show, Laugh-In. Sues also had many roles in film and episodic television. Author, Michael Gregg Michaud’s biography, Alan Sues: A Funny […]

Books: Syllables of Rain— A Brave New Novel Peeks Through “The Fog of War”

The impending anniversary release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album notwithstanding, it is also 50 years ago this month that then-U. S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara told then-U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in a private letter that he had serious concerns about the outcome of the Vietnam War. As we know from history, nearly […]

Books: Alan Sues Biography By Award-Winning Author Reveals the Hilarious and Heartbreaking Story of Laugh-In’s Critically Acclaimed Actor/Comedian

    Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the May 2017 release of Alan Sues A Funny Man by Michael Gregg Michaud. Alan Sues first achieved attention on Broadway in Tea and Sympathy (1953-1955) with Deborah Kerr. Years of later work in films, television, and theater led to his breakthrough appearances on the outrageously funny […]

The First Trailer For Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is Out

  The long-awaited trailer for the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, starring Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black and Idris Elba as The Gunslinger is finally here. Set in an apocalyptic world, The Dark Tower follows Elba’s Roland, as he sets out on a journey to find the magic tower that binds […]

The Glorious Corner: FX “Feud” Over, Madonna’s Blonde Ambition, Monkee Michael Nesmith’s New Book, “Infinite Tuesday” and More!

    G.H. Harding    FEUD OVER — This past week I watched the final two installments of Ryan Murphy’s Feud on FX, which depicted the tumultuous relationship between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. I think this was one of the best things I’ve watched on the small screen since Murphy’s OJ-series. The writing was […]

Bob Dylan Finally Accepts Nobel Prize For Literature

  Bob Dylan has finally received his Nobel Prize for Literature after several months of delay. The singer and songwriter was awarded the honor by the Swedish Academy in October, but he did not attend the subsequent prizegiving ceremony in December due to pre-existing commitments, and he has also yet to deliver the lecture that […]

Emma Watson Could Be Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress In 2017

  Displayed with permission from International Business Times The reboot of “Beauty and the Beast” was a massive success, so it is inevitable that Emma Watson will receive a huge paycheck and a massive boost career-wise. Watson’s latest role in Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is expected to boost her earnings significantly. In fact, […]

Books: Learn From The Stars The Secret Steps to Achieving Success in The Movies

  The road from entertained to entertainer may seem longer than the yellow brick road to Oz, but finally the secret steps have been revealed. Go from behind a camera to in front of a camera by following such inspiring, award-winning coaches as Mike Starr, Kathryn Joosten, Will Sampson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernie Hudson, Irma Hall, […]

Books— BearManor Media’s Bradypedia: The Complete Reference Guide to Television’s The Brady Bunch

    BearManor Media announces the release of Bradypedia: The Complete Reference Guide to Television’s The Brady Bunch by Erika Woehlk. Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! The now iconic catchphrase has echoed through three generations, yet how has such an innocent, inconspicuous phrase reached legendary status? Discover the answer in the newest, grooviest book about The Brady Bunch. Author Erika […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Greg Allman, Hall & Oates Memoir, Jennifer Lopez/Ray Liotta “Show Shades Of Blue”, Nile Rodgers and More!

  G.H. Harding  ALLMAN NOT TO TOUR — “It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017,” explains a statement on his official website. “For those of you who purchased tickets for shows in June, contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund.” Last November, the former Allman […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: The Hollywood Reporter, Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks, Tyce’s New Broadway Album and More!

    G.H. Harding  HOLLYWOOD REPORTED — Janice Min, who orchestrated the stunning turnaround at The Hollywood Reporter over the last seven years, will step down as that publication’s top editor at the end of the month, a move that may foreshadow its sale. Ms. Min, who also presided over the music-focused Billboard magazine (and, a past editor at Jann […]

A Rarely Seen Photo of Princess Diana in a Beautiful Floor-Length Gown Will Grace The Cover of Harper’s Bazaar

        Shop Avon Online 24/7 Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook   Princess Diana continues to be beloved around the world for her grace, generosity and sense of style. In a forthcoming issue Harper’s Bazaar UK, the magazine tributes the late royal with rarely seen photo of her in a floor-length gown staring stoically into […]

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Coming to Broadway

        Love chocolate? Discover all you can do with Dove Chocolate. SHOP NOW! The Sunday after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Kellyanne Conway said on Meet the Press that Press Secretary Sean Spicer was using “alternative facts” to describe the size of the crowd that showed up to watch their boss take the oath […]

Today in The Glorious Corner: Asia’s John Wetton Passes, Nicole Kidman, Jason Momoa, Rockers On Broadway and More!

  G.H. Harding  ASIA’S WETTON PASSES —John Wetton, the bassist and singer for Asia, as well as a former member of King Crimson and U.K., has died at the age of 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Wetton first came to rock fans’ attention in 1972 when he joined a revamped King Crimson lineup, sticking with the group over a two-year span […]