Old-school Hollywood icons to be honored at annual Oscars pre-show
Oscartime’s having a senior moment. Remember stunners Terry Moore? Mamie Van Doren? Whose Social Security numbers begin with the number 2? Both still work. Both had intimate relationships with Howard Hughes. He married Terry; discovered Mamie.
Both are getting whatever’s the fifth annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing’s Gala Icon Award. Venue? The Hollywood Museum across the street from the Dolby Theatre’s Academy Award hoo-hah. Presenter? Quincy Jones.
Burt Ward, “Batman’s” Robin, is giving another statuette to Lee Meriwether. Wink Martindale presents something to Grammy-nominated producer Joel Diamond. Nancy O’Dell and Obba Babatundé get something else for television. Its p.r. Edward Lozzi says California candidate for Congress George Papadopoulos will be an attendee. Donations go to the José Iturbi Foundation. Caterer is Hoy’s Wok on Sunset. The media gets health bars.
Attendees like Dita Von Teese, Lou Ferrigno, Lorenzo Lamas and Lainie Kazan walk the red carpet starting noon on Feb. 9.
USA. Backward politically. And theatrically. March 20 the MAC Lifetime Achievement Award for cabarets goes to Anita Gillette for Broadway shows from “Gypsy” to “Brighton Beach Memoirs” … Monday the Glam Awards honors NYC nightlife hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bob the Drag Queen … Aerosmith, who probably worked Martha Washington’s Sweet 16, got named MusiCares 2020 Person of the Year at the Grammys.
And movies? Coming is another sequel to “The Mummy.” So’s more “Maverick,” James Bond, “Wonder Woman,” “Top Gun” 5 or 7 or 12, another “Fantasy Island,” a son of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” a grandson of “Sponge Bob,” plus “A Quiet Place: Part II,” and a “Godzilla” ancestor. So, listen, what’s next — “Son of Tom Cruise”?