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Stars Wars sequel releases second trailer: You ... will ... get ... chills

The Force is strong with this trailer, the second one released for the new Star Wars movie by J.J. Abrams.

The original 'Bad Boys' ... no, not the Sean Penn movie

Yesterday we covered solo George Michael, so on Throwback Thursday, let's take it all back to where it started with Wham! UK and Bad Boys.

Jon Cryer turns 50, no longer a short, horny, hopeless dork

Duckie turns 50 years old today. That's Phillip F. Dale to you, scumwad. Actually, it's Jon Cryer to most of us. But seriously: John Cryer is 50 years old! Born Jonathan Niven Cryer in NYC on April 16, 1965, the actor will probably forever be known first as Duckie Dale from 1986's Pretty in Pink. (Something he reinforced this week …

And you thought you knew all the George Michael hits...

In the ‘80s, nobody put baby in a corner, except George Michael and his underrated slow melt A Different Corner.

Watch Duckie recreate Pretty in Pink's Tenderness dance with James Corden

Jon Cryer reprised his Tenderness dance as Duckie from Pretty in Pink with James Corden on the Late Late Show on Tuesday night.

New 'Vacation' movie releases first cast photo

Clark, you don't look so happy. But the rest of the Griswold clan, including Rusty (now played by Ed Helms) looks thrilled in this first cast photo for the new Vacation movie.

Hey, Ringo: Flesh for Lulu wants their song title back

Believe it or not, but Ringo Starr has just put out a new album entitled Postcards from Paradise. My first reaction was that it was a remake of the Flesh For Lulu songs, but the Ringo songs is all original, but that reminds us that we need to pull out our ‘80s Postcards From Paradise. …

Thirty years later, detractors of 'Ladyhawke' are still bird-brains

Thirty years ago this week, Ferris Bueller (okay, Matthew Broderick) was just a troublemaker with a bad accent. And Rutger Hauer was … well, Rutger Hauer is always the man. The two would meet in the fantasy adventure flick Ladyhawke, released April 18, 1985.Richard Donner directed Ladyhawke, a tale …

The '80s had an anti-National Siblings Day act: Gene Love Jezebel

The Internet is wonderful for learning about events that you never knew existed, like last week's "National Sibling Day," which crowded Facebook pages all across the web. One ‘80s band that probably did not celebrate National Siblings Day last week was Gene Loves Jezebel as we remember their lost song Heartache.

Eddie Murphy to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Buckwheat. Uncle Gus. Gumby. Achnell? Achwell? Axel? Go tell Miss Summers that the man who created all these characters, Eddie Murphy, will be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize For American Humor, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

A forgotten hit by a supergroup? Forgive my bad English on 'Forget Me Not'

If you were making a list of best guitarists in the ‘80s, I wonder how many people would put Neal Schon at the top of the list. Never one to lack self-confidence, I am sure Neal would explain that if you are ranking the best, then best Forget Me Not.

Richard Dysart, 'L.A. Law' senior partner, dies at age 86

Richard Dysart, the award-winning face of L.A. Law's Leland McKenzie, died Sunday after a long illness, CNN reports. He was 86.

Twisted Sister to call it quits after one final tour

Okay, start the cliches: "They're not gonna take it anymore." That's an obvious one. "They DON'T wanna rock." Okay, I'll allow it. "Leaders of the Retiree Pack." Pushing it. Anyway you want to stack it, '80s hair metal gods Twisted Sister have officially called it quits.

Another lost '80s gem: Go West (the band, not the song!)

If you were craving polished pop music in the ‘80s, all you had to do was Go West to find it.

Actor Geoffrey Lewis of 'Night of the Comet' and other '80s classics dies at age 79

Geoffrey Lewis, best known as frequent acting collaborator of Clint Eastwood and the father of actress Juliette Lewis, died Tuesday (April 7) at age 79.

Fan of 'Urgh! A Music War?' Check out this podcast

Back in January, I sat down with Michael Noble of clickclack.com to take part in a conversation with Douglas Arthur on his podcast Assault of the Two-Headed Space Mules. We discussed the excellent concert film Urgh! A Music War. Released in 1982, Urgh! features more than 30 acts from the late …

This waterfall is still warm enough for Wendy and Lisa

For many of us, the introduction to Wendy and Lisa began with the opening lines of Prince's Computer Blue, "Wendy? Is the water warm enough? Yes, Lisa. Shall we begin?" But did you know that the ‘80s aqua fun with Wendy & Lisa was not confined to bathtubs, but also included waterfalls?

Tron 3 will reunite Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund

Greetings, programs! The Master Control Program has deemed it necessary to announce this news: Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will reprise their characters for Tron 3. (Surely a better movie name will be announced later on The Gri...

James Best, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's Dukes of Hazzard, dies at 88

James Best, the actor best known as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday at age 88, according to media reports. He was 88.

Philly fans know Fo Fi Fo, but who else remembers this '80s hoops classic?

Yesterday we talked baseball, so one day after the NCAA championship was decided and the NBA gears up for the playoffs; let's talk hoops and the forgotten ‘80s old school song Fo Fi Fo.

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