Books

Mae West: Broadcast Muse

Much is known and written about the film and stage careers of Mae West. But she also worked sporadically on national radio and television during her seventy-five-year career in show business. Mae West: Broadcast Muse is the first comprehensive look at her television and radio appearances with Rudy Vallee, Perry Como, and, most famously, with […]

The Glorious Corner: John Lennon, George Harrison, Kathie Lee & Hoda and More!

HARI ON FIRE — John Lennon’s battle with then-U.S. President Richard Nixon is well-documented – but a recently-discovered telegram revealed that fellow Beatle George Harrison also had an angry exchange with the shamed leader’s administration. Author Chip Madinger discovered the paperwork while researching the 2015 book Lennonology: Strange Days Indeed. He used a Freedom of information request […]

Books: “Angora Fever: The Collected Short Stories of Edward D. Wood, Jr.”

While remembered today as the director of some of the most notoriously bad movies in the history of cinema, there was another side to Wood’s questionable creativity of which most people remain unaware. When his career as a motion picture auteur fizzled out, mostly from lack of funding, Wood searched for another way to make […]

Sir Elton John To Release His Autobiography in October

Book News Desk Sir Elton John will release his autobiography in October. The ‘Tiny Dancer’ hitmaker marked his 72nd birthday on Monday (03.25.19) by unveiling the cover of ‘Me’ on his Twitter account. He joked in a short video shared to his page on the microblogging site: “This is the very first time anyone has […]

The Glorious Corner: “The Dirt” On Netflix, Whoopi Goldberg, The Oscars

CRUE’S DIRT — With a little more than a month before the March 22 release of The Dirt on Netflix, Motley Crue have delivered the first official trailer for the film version of their memoir. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBLrE4562pk. Yesterday, Nikki Sixx hyped today’s clip by tweeting out a 19-second teaser that appeared to depict several key moments in their lives, […]

Aretha Franklin Tribute Out Now By Celebrity Author Mark Bego

    Celebrity author Mark Bego had only days to update his in-depth biography, “Aretha Franklin:  The Queen of Soul” / “Tribute Edition,” and it has hit Number One on Amazon.com’s Best Seller lists!  The moment Bego heard that Aretha was “gravely ill,” he started work on a new beginning and a new ending to […]

Radio Personality Gary Craig Shares Stories, Pranks, Anecdotes and More From His Long Career

    Gary Craig, actor, singer, and renowned radio personality, amused audiences on stage, film, television, and radio. He punked Walter Cronkite and tricked Whitney Houston. He shadowed Larry King, enthused Larry David, and acted with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Christian Bale. Hartfords #1 morning radio personality finally pulls the mask from the myriad […]

Coming Soon — New “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” Book By Author Mark Bego

  COMING: “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” by Mark Bego Author Mark Bego, who has done two books previously on Aretha Franklin, will be releasing, with Skyhorse Publishing, Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. Says Bego: “Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as being a true original.  Her voice was so strong and pure, it […]

Books: “Born To Be Bad” Talking to The Greatest Villains in Action Cinema By Timon Singh

  While 1980s action cinema may have been a time of shaggy mullets, big biceps, and one-liners for the heroes, it was a always the villains that stuck in our minds once the credits rolled. Whether they were smuggling cocaine, bearer bonds, Krugerrands, attempting world domination or some good old-fashioned kidnapping, the villains were always […]

American Library Association Removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name From Children’s Literature Award

    The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, a significant achievement award in children’s literature presented by a division of the American Library Assn., will be renamed because of the author’s “stereotypical attitudes” toward Native Americans and African Americans. The Assn. for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Assn., voted Saturday that […]

Books: ‘Miss Subways’ A Quirky Novel By David Duchovny

  Jeff Ayers/Associated Press Though primarily known for his acting roles in TV series such as “The X-Files,” David Duchovny has the writing gene as well. “Miss Subways” is a quirky, wholly original — and at times baffling — novel that tackles an Irish myth and gives it a contemporary spin, mixing it with legends […]

Legendary Journalist and Veteran Music Publicist, Mikal Gilmore and Elaine Schock, Releasing New Memoir Detailing Battle Against HPV-related Cancer

  LOS ANGELES – Cool Titles has announced the upcoming publication of  Stay With Me, a powerful new memoir by Mikal Gilmore and Elaine Schock. The initial volume in a moving trilogy about life, death, marriage, family, music, cats, and a dog named Indie,  Stay With Me, is a remarkable personal testimony of one couple’s […]

5 Female Fantasy Books Written by Women To Read In 2018

Shop Avon Online 24/7   Leigh Cuen Displayed with permission from Newsweek Mainstream geek culture is in the middle of a feminist revolution, most obviously in the world of comic book superheroes but also in the esoteric world of fantasy publishing. “I get a little emotional when I go into a bookstore these days and […]

The Glorious Corner: Super Bowl 2018, Liz Smith Rememebered, Vinny Pastore and More

    G.H. Harding  SUPER GAME — I’m not a huge pigskin fan, but last night’s Super Bowl game was a real nail biter, right down to the very end. I’m certainly intrigued by the Brady-persona; but, last night I just couldn’t believe  one minute they were  trumping him up and the next, they were […]

The Glorious Corner: Elton John’s Farewell Tour, Radio Host Don Imus Moving On, Rockers Honey West at NYC’s Famed Cutting Room and More

  G.H. Harding  HONEY WEST LANDS AT CUTTING ROOM — It’s virtually impossible to break a new rock ‘n roll band these days. Classic rock radio is in extremely short supply; even here in NYC, Q104.3, our sole classic radio station, plays only the classic hits … from the classic bands. The Dobbie Brothers, Genesis, […]