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There is the well-honed Marilyn Monroe screen persona _ the breathy, girlish voice, the glamorous curves and the flirty sex appeal _ and then there are the films that allowed her to stretch, or at least allowed her to try. A devout Method actress, Monroe took her craft seriously, dug deep in search of motivation and worked harder than her effortless screen presence would suggest. For a while, that is, until her demons took over.
Zsa Zsa Gabor's publicist says the shock of Elizabeth Taylor's death made Gabor fear she was next and sent her to a Los Angeles hospital with high blood pressure.
Today we are living in a sexually permissive society that worships at the feet of behavioral misfits like Charlie Sheen. All the media outlets have been clamoring around the actor, waiting for him to self-destruct, as they report on his antics in an effort to satisfy the insatiable appetites of a wanton and degenerate public ("Sheen: 'My efforts' helped get pay for 'Men' crew," Web, Tuesday).
"On Tuesday's World News, ABC's David Wright highlighted actress Jane Russell's 'botched back-alley abortion in high school,' which led her to push 'hard to expand adoption,' but he failed to mention that she described herself as 'vigorously pro-life,' and that she was a conservative activist," writes Matthew Balan at Newsbusters.
Jane Russell, who died this week at 89, was one of the last grown-ups in Hollywood, from a time when celebrating love of country was not a felony and a conservative Republican was not an endangered California species.
She was the voluptuous pinup girl who set a million male hearts to pounding during World War II, the favorite movie star of a generation of young men long before she'd made a movie more than a handful of them had ever seen.
A doctor convicted in a bombing that nearly killed the chief of the Arkansas Medical Board has been sentenced to life in prison.
She was the voluptuous pin-up girl who set a million male hearts to pounding during World War II, the favorite movie star of a generation of young men long before she'd made a movie more than a handful of them had ever seen.
Movie star Jane Russell will be part of the burgeoning cast for Troopathon 2010, a live broadcast to raise money for care packages for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.