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“The Breakfast Club” Turns 25

The cast of “The Breakfast Club,” minus Emilio Estevez and John Hughes (who died recently), got together on Monday night for a screening to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. Ally Sheedy even brought her 16-year-old daughter to watch it with her. Wait. Has it really been 25 years since “The Breakfast Club” came out? I may be getting old, but this movie never will. It just so perfectly embodies the timeless quality of being a teenager. Don’t worry, we won’t forget about you. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Brat Pack Secrets That Will Thoroughly Surprise You

The Brat Pack may have hit the big screen before I hit the world, but they had a big effect on my adolescence, nonetheless. I went through a stage in middle school where I wore my “Breakfast Club” shirt on a weekly basis, fantasized about a young John Cusack, and hoped I would meet my Jake Ryan. Brat Pack films captured the undesirable moments of being teen in a magical way. A lot of you probably agree with me. That’s why author Susannah Gora has written a new book, You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes and Their Impact on a Generation, which comes out this week. While Gora postulates about the effect the Brat Pack has had on film and our lives, she has also uncovered some interesting tidbits about the films. After the jump, check out the skeletons that have been unearthed from the closets of Ferris Bueller, Lloyd Dobler and more. Keep reading »

Get Your Rocks Off: John Hughes’ Hot Jams

The late (tear) writer/director John Hughes had great taste in women and music. The two go hand-in-hand, no? His soundtracks were jam-packed with tunes to rock out or get felt up to. Clearly, he was a genius! So, let’s celebrate his life with a dance party of our favorite hits off the soundtracks for “Weird Science,” “Uncle Buck,” “She’s Having A Baby,” “Some Kind Of Wonderful,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “The Great Outdoors,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty In Pink” and “The Breakfast Club.” It’s the perfect set list to perfect your Molly Ringwald. (Check out the video above, which mashes up the iconic dance scenes in Hughes’ movies with Phoenix’s “Lisztomania”). Listen up, after the jump…
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Sincerely, John Hughes: The Best Tribute You’ll Read

In the coming days, many people will write touching tributes about John Hughes, the director of seminal ’80s movies “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles,” “Pretty In Pink,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” who died yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 59. But I’m sure none will be as moving as the one written by Alison Byrne Fields, his fan-turned-pen-pal. From 1985-87, Alison and Hughes wrote to each other often, her impact on him perhaps as vital as his impact on her. It’s a wonderful story that truly illuminates who Hughes was a man, as well as a director. Read it here. Keep reading »

Quickies!: “Sixteen Candles” Director John Hughes Dies Of A Heart Attack

  • Beloved director John Hughes died today at the age of 59 from a heart attack. John delighted audiences young and old with movie classics – “Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Pretty In Pink,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Thanks for all the good times John, we won’t forget about you. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Justin Timberlake’s new Givenchy cologne ads are set to come out next month in the September issue of several magazines. Even though JT is the face of the cologne “Play,” the sexy singer recently told People that his favorite scent is just “a person’s skin”. [People] – I’d be happy to let Justin smell my perfume.
  • Jennifer Aniston won an iParenting Award for narrating a children’s book with her father. Loukoumi’s Good Deeds was granted the media award in the “Outstanding” category. [Us Magazine] – Congrats Jen, but still confused that a single, childless actress won an award for parenting.
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Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 16th 2008

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Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It This soul brother’s tracks will make you swear his retro-record was recorded back in the day. The latest from a former member of 80’s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Saadiq’s put-you-in-the-mood grooves makes this one of the sexiest solo albums of the year. Keep reading »

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