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Aug. 21, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason return from a second mini-summer hiatus to a full docket of Lady news to catch up on, including gifts from the LadyWatchers, further developments from Aretha Franklin on her retirement plan, Annie Lennox sounding the alert to save Sinead O'Connor, Rose Marie sounding the alert for more Twitter followers, LadyCruise News sounding the alert for Oprah and Gayle to dock in Vermont somehow, Judge Judy and JK Rowling continuing to collect money hand-over-fist from their brands, Lisa Frank is everywhere you want to be, Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes use their fists for a good Lady cause, plus a round-up of Lady movie trailers (featuring multiple entries from Michelle Pfeiffer and Celia Imrie), and much much more!
Aug. 14, 2017
Ryan and Jason pay tribute to a fallen Lady: a woman who disappeared from the spotlight after an extended and iconic run as America's little sister Joanie Cunningham, only to pop up periodically when it seemed the news was less than good. A woman who we hope found the happiness she sought for so many years outside of the grind that is Hollywood's sausage factory, Ms. Erin Moran.
Aug. 14, 2017
Ryan and Jason pay tribute to a fallen Lady: a woman whose distinctive face and voice is emblematic of a different time in Hollywood, one in which character and talent was valued above bland conventional sex appeal, and when theatre actors could transition seamlessly to a film career. Our tribute to a Lady whose life and work were cut egregiously short by her sudden death, Glenne Headly.
Aug. 7, 2017
On another installment in the series of Dead LadyWatch episodes, Ryan and Jason take a cruise along the trail of fascination and hindsight, this time plumbing the depths of the tragedy and mystique surrounding all the highs and lows of the great Natalie Wood's meticulously calculated career and consistently timely womanhood, as well as (of course) the storied and tumultuous romance that would eventually navigate her into the murky circumstances surrounding an untimely and puzzling death at the tender Lady-in-Waiting age of 42.
July 31, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason follow up on an escalation in the Olivia de Havilland Feud lawsuit, and just days before the show goes for all the Emmy gold! PLUS: A tribute to iconic voiceover actress June Foray, political Lady news from Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, and healthcare heroes from across the aisle, movie trailer round-up featuring controversial offerings from Whoopi Goldberg and Anjelica Huston, a singing cabaret debut from Kathleen Turner twice in one night, how Diana Ross and Celine Dion ended up in a Buckingham Palace exhibit for Princess Diana, and much much more!
July 24, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason glow about Glo, trip about Girls Trip, and marvel at the couture gift that is Celine Dion given complete freedom in front of a film crew. PLUS: What the SAG elections might mean for incumbent Gabrielle Carteris (and what it definitely means to teenage Jason), Elaine Paige clearly taking troll tour tips from Cher and Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg is having her best year since 1991, Stockard Channing's bleak outlook on the future of LadyWatch, Sandra Bullock's Bird Box blindfold, and Brigitte Nielsen seamlessly stepping into the shoes of a disgraced Glee actor. ALSO: Prayers for Aretha's health, prayers for Imelda Staunton's feet, prayers for Martina McBride fans, and MUCH MUCH MORE!
July 17, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason are BACK, and SO MUCH has happened! While Ryan did some major LadyWatching in New York, Jason did some lower-level LadyWatching of his own in the cemetery. PLUS - The bounty of Lady riches in the 2017 Emmy nominations, the gift of Olivia de Havilland dusting off her favorite Law Suit from the closet to give Ryan Murphy an epilogue for his "Feud", the Academy welcomes a huge swath of new Lady members to their ranks (and elect a new Lady to their esteemed Board of Governors!), stirring old beef with Lollobrigida vs. Loren and Sharon Stone vs. Madonna (and why Whitney Houston can't even catch a break from this story in death). ALSO: A new species of Enya fish, a revenge fantasy for Susan Boyle's mob of yobs, Billie Jean King takes Emma Stone to school on whitewashing, a newly minted Dame on Queen Elizabeth's Annual Birthday Honor List sets a royal record, Melanie Griffith naked in Laguna, "The Simpsons" Ladies in a cagematch, and MUCH MUCH MORE!
July 10, 2017
On this week's final hiatus episode of the summer, Ryan and Jason once again dig into some of their Dead LadyWatch - this time WITH A TWIST! Ryan poses a conversation starter that results in some unexpected Lady territory, as the boys reminisce about some of their Lady origin stories. Next week: WE'RE BACK!!!
July 3, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason dig through the Google Alert archives to bring LadyWatchers another installment of Fake LadyWatch: June, June, JOAN Edition! These bite-sized summer hiatus episodes also feature regularly scheduled Lady Birthdays and LadyWatcher submissions, and as much nonsense as you can possibly take. Up next week: A new take on our Dead LadyWatch series!
June 26, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason dig through the Google Alert archives to bring LadyWatchers another installment of Fake LadyWatch: June, June, JOAN Edition! These bite-sized summer hiatus episodes also feature regularly scheduled Lady Birthdays and LadyWatcher submissions, and as much nonsense as you can possibly take. Up next week: 1 more round of Fake LadyWatch....
June 19, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason announce a quick summer hiatus (A QUICK ONE - WITH SCHEDULED CONTENT!), and attempt to wrap up current events for June as best they can by press time. Not only does this include triumphant Lady wins at the Tony Awards for Bette Midler, Laurie Metcalf, and Cynthia Nixon, but also follow-ups on Martina Navratilova and now Billie Jean King's thoughts on the Margaret Court controversy (and Tina Arena's thoughts too!), plus Julia Roberts in loud talks about new career moves, Christine McVie giving Ryan conflicted feelings for Stevie Nicks, and concert news from Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffin, and Carole King. ALSO: Badass Debbie Allen stories from the 80s, Britt Eckland gives us a glimpse into the KLM First Class gift bag, Ann Hampton-Calloway's GMT request for the entire world, and of course, MUCH MUCH MORE!
June 12, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason marvel at the gargantuan success of "Wonder Woman" and discuss the implications for Ladies in film going forward. ALSO: Sad news on the passing of Lady Glenne Headly, Ryan heralds the LadyHeroes of Netflix's "The Keepers", a final call for Phylicia Rashad to come to her senses, Martina Navratilova does not let a backhand escape her wrath, what Aretha Franklin is doing in the Krispy Kreme test kitchens, why Martha Stewart is sneaking into her housekeeper's drawers at night, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors elections pitting Geena Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rita Wilson against each other, why you should be careful if Celine Dion invites you to her bedroom, and MUCH MUCH MORE!
June 5, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason assess the fallout from Kathy Griffin's disastrous week in professional provocateur-ing, address Olivia Newton John's upsetting yet optimistic announcement about her health, and digress to Isabella Rossellini's Farm of Fun and Food. PLUS: the loss in Barbra Streisand's family, trying to convince Glenn Close that taking advice from chorus boys only leads to pissing off Patti LuPone, what Charlotte Rampling is doing posed next to the Mona Lisa in a nude gorilla suit, how Dame Judi Dench gave herself allergies, Robin Wright doesn't like being duped, and much MUCH MORE!
May 29, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason catch up on last week's iconic Ladying at the Billboard Music Awards with incredible performances from Cher, Celine Dion, and their insanely expensive costumes. ALSO: A blind source item criticizing Sally Struthers for not being Glenn Close enough, Patti LaBelle sets the record straight about where Bette Midler is on the "Hello Dolly" call list, and the "Mamma Mia" sequel puts out a call for young Meryl Streeps, Christine Baranskis, and Julie Walters. PLUS: Commencement speeches from Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Hellen Mirren, Phylicia Rashad, Jasmine Guy, and everyone in between. Oh, and of course, MUCH MUCH more!
May 22, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason sift through Lady victories and defeats from this year's television upfronts, including news for Roseanne, Reba McEntire, Angela Bassett, Carol Burnett, Andrea Martin, and Anna Wintour. PLUS - Oprah is still in Mo'Nique's warpath, Sharon Osbourne finds new love, what Michelle Pfeiffer had to do with the collapse of 'Sex and the City 3' (thank God), Joanna Lumley officially heralds a golden age of LadySpeeches (and Miriam Margolyes may just officially be our LadyWatch mascot), Stephanie Mills' money woes and theme park shows, Elizabeth Hurley puts her court payday to good use, 'First Wives Club' "trivia" and how Bette, Diane, and Goldie should approach whatever their next project ends up being, and MUCH MUCH more!
May 15, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason follow up on the Dionne Warwick/Aretha Franklin feud and how Gladys Knight is getting the knick-knacks involved. PLUS: Barbara Cook's sudden and unceremonious retirement announcement, Jenifer Lewis KILLING it on Facebook with the most perfect and indecipherable musical video diaries of her trip around the world, Patti LuPone stirs the shit with Madonna, Demi Moore's chicken-boilin' pool causes even more grief, and health news for Loretta Lynn, Olivia Newton John, and Seidah Garrett. ALSO: A jam-packed Billboard Music Awards with throwback performances from Celine Dion and Cher, a shocking story from Petula Clark about an indecent proposal for her and Karen Carpenter, Sinead O'Connor's search for a trans charity that fits her needs, more details about Anjelica Huston's bed hoarding, and MUCH MUCH more.
May 8, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason once again tread lightly over the subject of Roseanne Barr trying to revive "Roseanne", and in doing so, create a call to action for the LadyWatchers on behalf of Natalie West. ALSO: Geena Davis' 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival paving the way for women to have their work seen in Walmarts all over America, Tony Award nominations for Sally Field, Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, as well as for Bette Midler, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole (aka the Ladies who are going to lose to Bette Midler). PLUS - Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing are at it again on Twitter, Raquel Welch's udderly shocking beauty secrets, Celine Dion's pocketful of ID at her very first MET Gala, Mariska Hargitay has to undo decades of misinformation on the part of the "Law & Order SVU" writers, and much much more!
May 1, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason wrap up the emotional roller coaster that has been FX's "Feud", and buckle up for the ride that will surely be Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick's feud. PLUS - Ladies, Ladies, Ladies at TriBeCa Film Festival, Tilda Swinton is playing some kind of pig god, Faye Dunaway trying to wag the dog, English Ladies up in arms about public access to acting school, a proposal to bar Roseanne Barr from her own sitcom, plus RYAN'S BIRTHDAY and much much more!
April 24, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason start their goodbyes to the wonder of Lady riches that has been FX's "Feud", and also learn Olivia de Havilland's true feelings about the show's fairness and accuracy via her signature email correspondence (a sentence that still astounds). ALSO: Praise for Aretha Franklin in taking a controversial stance in favor of Shonda Rhimes leaving her the hell alone, Kim Cattrall's rhythm and denim inspires an art installation in Brooklyn, LaToya Jackson may or may not be feeding info to People Magazine about the reasons for Janet Jackson's divorce, Celine Dion's perfectly Celine way of getting career advice from her late husband through fan art, and details on how you can get accredited in Dolly Parton Studies. PLUS: Contrite remembrances for Erin Moran after her passing, Vanessa Redgrave's artistic plea for refugee survival, how Hayley Mills witnessed John Lennon taunt suicidal Judy Garland, and many MANY more stories that aren't nearly as heavy as those ones.
April 17, 2017
On this week's LadyWatch agenda: Ryan and Jason try to uncover Wilson mysteries of the Heart, plus Martha Stewart ruins everyone's day at Yankee Stadium, the NutriBullet that is Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in Broadway's 'War Paint', Jane Seymour brings a battery of fragrances to a store near you (and not a whiff of Dr Quinn to be found), Maggie Smith's complicated relationship with Downton Abbey continues, Sheryl Crow has words for Madonna's words, Georgia Engel is a cool rider on a Vespa, Dee Wallace and her bloody and controversial new artsploitation venture with a deformed Cleetus in the Outback, Salma Hayek throwing phones at dinner parties, and a lot of talk about celebrity penises. Sorry about the last part.