How Was The “Bombshell” Concert?

I won’t pretend that I watched ALL of the “Bombshell” concert — you know, the musical that was part of the “Smash” TV series of a few years back. But it was a kick to see that large and talented cast back together and there were a few musical highlights from this Shaiman/Wittman songfest: Will Chase singing “On Lexington” and Megan Hilty belting “Second Hand Baby Grand.”

Oscars 2021 May Be Postponed

That’s the headline on a Variety story today, but there’s no concrete news in the article. It’s basically a “maybe they’ll postpone and maybe they won’t.” A real nothingburger.

Bye-Bye “Beaver”‘s Eddie Haskell

The death of Ken Osmond, who played the patent phony Eddie Haskell on “Leave It To Beaver,” is a reminder that beneath the show’s well-scrubbed veneer was a slew of double entendres. One of them is in the clip above about rubbers. The all-time dirtiest was when June Cleaver, concerned about the discipline meted out to her younger son, turned to her husband and said, “Ward, I think you’re being too hard on the Beaver.”

Dolly Sings For Covenant House

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

My beloved Lincoln Center Theater is streaming some of its outstanding productions: tonight is “Pipeline,” starring the dynamic Karen Pittman…The splendid announcement that “Hamilton” would stream July 3rd on Disney Plus put me in mind of another musical that Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t write but that he loves: Jonathan Larson’s “Tick Tick Boom” — listen here…I’ve been winding down these days by watching prestige British TV shows from the 1970s and 1980s: “I, Claudius,” “Brideshead Revisited,” “A Jewel in the Crown.” The first is on and the second and third are on YouTube.

Melissa Etheridge’s Son Dies At 21

Beckett Cypher, Melissa Etheridge’s son with her former partner Julie Cypher and biological father David Crosby, has died of causes related to opioid addiction, the singer said in a statement Wednesday. He was 21.
The singer issued the news with compassionate eloquence: “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she wrote. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.
“My heart is broken,” she continued. “I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief. We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.
“I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me,” she concluded.

Trump Hates You — And So Does Howard

Radio host Howard Stern has a blunt message for supporters of President Donald Trump: He doesn’t like you. 
“The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most love him the most,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show, according to the New York Daily News.
Trump, he said, loves celebrities ― not the masses.
“He wouldn’t even let them in a fucking hotel. He’d be disgusted by them,” Stern said, then challenged Trump supporters to visit the president’s most famous property to see for themselves.
“Go to Mar-a-Lago. See if there’s any people who look like you,” he said. “I’m talking to you in the audience.”