Spotlight: Weekly Zoomer Arts and Culture Roundup
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Babs Has a Date with Oscar
It’s been 36 years since Barbra Streisand last performed at the Oscars but, according to the Academy, Babs is back for this year’s ceremony. Streisand sang at the 1977 award show, where she also took home the trophy for best original song (“Evergreen”). It’s unclear what the 70-year-old will perform, but the 85th Academy Awards also mark another personal milestone: the 45th anniversary of her first Oscar win in 1968 – a best actress nod for her role in Funny Girl – a win she shared with Katherine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter).
The March To the Oscars Continues….
Jim Nabors Gets Hitched to Long-Time Partner
The actor known best as Gomer Pyle from the 1960s TV shows The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his partner of 38 years earlier this month. Jim Nabors, 82, married Stan Cadwallader, 64, on Jan. 15.
Hawaii News Now reports that the couple got married in Seattle, Wash., where gay marriage was legalized last month. According to the paper, “when he worked full-time in Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s, Nabors said he was open about his homosexuality to co-workers and friends but never acknowledged it to the media until now.”
“I’m 82 and he’s in his 60s and so we’ve been together for 38 years and I’m not ashamed of people knowing,” Nabors said of his relationship with Cadwallader, a former firefighter. “It’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody. I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed. And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.”
The Only Remaining Andrews Sister Passes Away
One Door Closes, Another Opens for Alec Baldwin
With the final episode of the hit TV comedy 30 Rock airing this week, star Alec Baldwin may have some extra time on his hands. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as reports are surfacing that the 54-year-old and his 28-year-old wife will have their hands full with their first baby. Neither will confirm it, but there’s a good chance Ireland, Baldwin’s daughter with ex Kim Basinger, will soon be an auntie to a half-brother or sister.