LISTEN: CHRISTIAN TOTO Reviews The Top Pop Culture Stories of 2018


 INTERVIEW – CHRISTIAN TOTO – Film Critic, HollywoodInToto.comand Host of “The Hollywood in Toto” podcast  (available on iTunes) @HollywoodInToto

  • Recap the celebrity deaths of 2018 and top Hollywood stories (it was a bad year in ratings for award shows)
  • In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths 2018: Before we turn the page to 2019, it’s important to look back at the famous people we lost in 2018. In addition to politicians (George H.W. Bush, John McCain), scientists (Stephen Hawking) and televangelists (Billy Graham), we also lost plenty of influential figures in the world of entertainment.
    • Jan. 15 – Dolores O’Riordan – singer of The Cranberries,
    • Feb. 4 – John Mahoney – actor of “Frasier” (played Frasier’s father)
    • March 4 – Russell Solomon – founder of Tower Records
    • April 15 – R. Lee Ermey – actor of “Full Metal Jacket”
    • April 21 – Verne Troyer – actor of “Austin Powers” (Mini Me)
    • May 13 – Margot Kidder – actress of “Super Man” (Lois Lane)
    • June 5 – Kate Spade – clothing designer
    • June 8 – Anthony Bourdain – Chef and host of “No Reservations”
    • June 27 – Joe Jackson – founder of The Jackson 5
    • Aug 16 – Aretha Franklin – singer of RESPECT
    • Aug 24 – Robin Leach – host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
    • Sept 6 – Burt Reynolds – actor of Smokey and The Bandit
    • Nov 12 – Stan Lee – creator of “Spiderman”
    • Dec 17 – Penny Marshall – actress of “Lawrence & Shirley”

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