We think of Cher first as a singer but, of course, she’s also an Oscar winning actress.
The Oscar was for Moonstruck and her other most acclaimed movie roles came in Silkwood, Mask, Suspect and Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
But Cher has never starred in a full-fledged musical on the big screen which is a real shame. There was talk of her doing a TV version of Mame so maybe that will happen but not likely.
Still, Cher has had some music in her movies and I’m highlighting it here. In one of her earliest films, 1969′s Chastity, the song Chastity’s Song (Band of Thieves) is part of the soundtrack.
Then there is the wonderful Shoop Shoop Song on the Mermaids soundtrack which gave Cher a #1 hit in the UK and a lovely little bit of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes from her 1999 film Tea With Mussolini.
The closest Cher has gotten to a real big screen musical was 2010′s Burlesque in which she has two memorable numbers: Welcome to Burlesque and the powerful balled You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me written by Diane Warren.
Two-time Oscar winner Marlon Brando had a long career in movies that spanned over a half-century. In middle age, he won a second Academy Award for The Godfather and starred in both The Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now.
Then he gained a tremendous amount of weight and his later movie roles were very uneven although there were some later gems such as A Dry White Season for which he received his last Oscar nod and Don Juan DeMarco with Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway.
But these photos are from his earlier years when he dazzled in such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Wild One and Guys and Dolls, among others.
He definitely would have been named People mag’s sexiest man alive!
The Wimbledon Champions Dinner is held every fortnight after the end of the tournament. Through the decades I’ve seen photos and read accounts of the evening. But I’d never seen video – until now. Here is some video of last Sunday’s event celebrating a most attractive pair of champions: Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza.
BBC: Britain’s Tom Daley claimed his first individual World Championship gold for eight years with a stunning victory in the 10m platform final in Budapest.
Daley, eliminated in the semi-finals of the same event at the Rio Olympics last year, dominated the final throughout.
The 23-year-old won with a score of 590.95, ahead of Olympic champion Chen Aisen of China (585.25). Fellow Briton Matty Lee finished 12th.
Earlier, Daley won silver alongside Grace Reid in the mixed 3m springboard.
The pair totalled 308.04 for their five routines with China (323.70) winning gold and Canada (297.72) taking the bronze medal.
Daley, who won his maiden world title at Rome 2009 when he was just 15 years old, led the standings in the 10m event from the first round. He then delivered five further stunning routines to secure gold.
“It’s been such a tough year getting over that competition in Rio,” said Daley.
“Today the Olympic champion was never going to let me have it easy but I wanted to fight until the very end and I really wanted to prove a point.
“I’m just so happy with the way it turned out. My score was a personal best and I think it would have got the gold last year at the Olympics.
“I saw Chen do his dive and all the Chinese divers cheer, so I thought ‘Watch this one. You do that, I’m going to do it better’.
“I went into this weird competitive mode that I’ve never even been in before.”
It all started with this classic line: ‘Archie got hot!’ It was uttered by the oh-so appealing Kevin Keller on The CW’s Riverdale. He’s cute, he’s witty, he’s gay – and he’s out. Here is a compilation of Kevin scenes from season one which included a date with a closeted football player named Moose and a romance with a gang member named Joaquin. Enjoy!