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Whatever Happened To Loretta Swit, Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on ‘M*A*S*H?’

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Loretta Swit is known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H. She won two Emmy awards for her appearance on the popular show. Loretta studied acting when she was young and like many actors, started out in the theater. She toured with the national company of Any Wednesday in the ’60s and ’70s. While her television career came first, she later returned to her love of theater in the ’90s through the 2010s.

Loretta began working in Hollywood in 1969. She appeared on Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, and Gunsmoke. In 1972, she got a role in M*A*S*H. She appeared on all 11 seasons of the show and was only one of four cast members to do so. Loretta and Alan Alda are the only actors to appear in both the pilot episode and the well-received finale.

What is Loretta Swit doing these days?

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After M*A*S*H ended, Loretta got the role of Christine Cagney in the Cagney & Lacey movie pilot. Unfortunately, she didn’t appear as Cagney in the television series due to contractual obligations. She guest-starred on Bonanza, The Love Boat, The Muppet Show, Match Game, and Hollywood Squares. 

RELATED: Taking A Look Back At The Cast Of ‘M*A*S*H’ Then And Now 2020

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‘MASH,’ (aka M*A*S*H*), Loretta Swit, (19721983). TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Television. All Rights Reserved. /Courtesy Everett Collection

Loretta’s most recent role includes the 2019 film Play the Flute. In the past 20 years, she has not had many acting roles. She wrote a book on needlepoint and has supported the use of helicopters to transport injured civilians to shock trauma centers. Loretta also works hard to support the ending of animal cruelty and suffering.

How old is Loretta Swit now?

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82-year-old Loretta was married once to Dennis Holahan. He played Per Johannsen on M*A*S*H and was involved with her character on the show briefly. They married in 1983 but divorced in 1995. She has no children. Loretta often posts to Instagram including a lot of throwback photos, many from her time on M*A*S*H.

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Did Practical Jokester Michael Landon Create Baby Battering Ram In ‘Little House?’

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Upon his rise to stardom, Michael Landon proved a talented actor and jokester alike, often pulling pranks on peers. They often got his cast mates cracking up and despite his own troubled past, Landon and humor became synonymous. His pranks became so legendary, some myths arose surrounding LIttle House on the Prairie.

One in particular rose to prominence, which involved one of Little House‘s most somber episodes. The juxtaposition with a dire scene with macabre slapstick made this rumor easy to believe. But did it really happen?

The legendary ‘Little House’ prank by Michael Landon

One of darker episodes of Little House is believed to have a twist because of a prank by Michael Landon
One of the darker episodes of Little House is believed to have a twist because of a prank by Michael Landon / Everett Collection

Little House on the Prairie quickly gained a reputation for exploring a lot of grim topics and scenarios. Melissa Sue Anderson alone had to go through a lot as Mary Ingalls; the drama actually prompted her to bow out. But even in a show with assault, catatonia, and racism, the episode May We Make Them Proud manages to stand out. In it, adoptive son Albert smokes a pipe, which he discards while still lit. This is enough to burn down the School for the Blind where Mary, her husband, and her first son live.

RELATED: ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Cast Then And Now 2020

The building goes up in flames and while Mary and her husband get the students out safely, Alice Garvey (Hersha Parady) runs up to save the baby. But all her ways out are blocked. She tries the window and here comes the prank legend. The glass proved so hard to break, it looks as though she’s using the (fake prop!) baby as a battering ram to break her way out. They had such technical difficulties here that people became convinced Landon messed with the glass as a practical joke so Parady had to use the doll to bust her way out.

Fact or fiction?

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One mistake turned tragic / YouTube screenshot

While Michael Landon loved a good prank and the glass was difficult to work with, this Little House scene did not involve his interference. In fact, it would have been dangerous to mess with the scene in any way. May We Make Them Proud used real fire with trained firefighters on the scene to douse the flames as needed.

CBR hypothesizes the staff fully expected Parady to break out easily. Parady recalled the aftermath of that wild filming, “One thing was that they did not rig the windows to break easily and I’m not, as Michael Landon pointed out a lot, a meek, delicate woman, so when I try to bust something, I usually succeed! It was Michael himself who first mentioned that it looked like I was trying to use Mary’s baby as a battering ram to bust the window! So because they’d forgotten to ‘break away’ the windows, I was determined to get out whatever the cost!”

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Brian May Says If Queen Will Continue With 2021 Tour Or Not

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Queen has been continuing to tour with Adam Lambert as the lead singer. They were touring in Asia at the beginning of the year and were set to tour in the UK and Europe when the pandemic hit. Of course, like all other concerts, their tour was postponed. Now, Queen’s Brian May is saying he is unclear if they will tour again in 2021.

For one, it is very difficult to plan things like concerts right now during the pandemic. While many concerts have been postponed, no one is sure if they will be able to continue in 2021. Another factor is Brian’s health. Brian suffered a heart attack among other health issues. He hopes to be back to normal again in about six months.

Queen is unsure if they will tour again in 2021

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Brian admitted, “And then what is going on out there next May? I don’t think anybody knows for sure. It’s incredible to me that half a million people are hanging on to their tickets hoping that this will happen, same as we are. So I’m hoping we can do all those European dates, come back and do our 10 nights at the O2; it’s all be packed out and everything will be fabulous.”

RELATED: Brian May’s Heart Attack Recovery Has Him “Crawling On His Hands And Knees”

He continued, “I think we all think there will be compromises to be made and we’ll have to figure out how that works out. I really don’t know. If they tell us we can’t fill those arenas, I personally don’t know what will happen. So we’ll have to see.”

How Queen honors Freddie Mercury while on tour

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Wow !!! We made it ! Number 1 in the UK – and AUSTRALIA !! THAAAAANKS folks !!! Bri

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To cope without being able to tour, Queen and Adam Lambert debuted a live album called Live Around The World. It was the first No. 1 album in 25 years. While Adam has taken Freddie Mercury’s place as the singer of Queen, they still honor him during the shows.

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Freddie Mercury 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991 ❤️ 📸Credit: Neal Preston ©️ Queen Productions Ltd.

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For instance, a virtual Freddie sings certain tracks on a big screen during the shows. It sounds like a wonderful experience! Brian said, “It’s just a beautiful moment, I love it so much. By that time the audience have lit up all their phones and we have a moment. The crowning glory is Freddie coming on and tying the whole thing up with a great sense of humour as he always did have, which I think is the icing on the cake. And then he’s gone and that’s it.”

Fingers crossed that Queen will be able to tour again and come to the United States soon! In the meantime, watch their live performance at Live Aid again:

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Elliott Gould Opens Up About Marriage To Barbra Streisand

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Before Barbra Streisand found love with James Brolin, she was married to Elliott Gould. Elliott is an actor best known for his roles on Friends, M.A.S.H the movie, the Oceans Eleven series, E/R, and more. He was married to Barbra from 1963 to 1971 and they had one son together, Jason.

Elliott opened up about discussing his marriage with Barbra many years later. He said, “Well, Barbra asked me at one point, because she’s still writing her book, she said, ‘Why did we grow apart?’ And I said my question would be, ‘How could we have grown apart?’ And the answer to that is that we didn’t grow together and the reason for that was because she became more important than us. Then I also said to her, ‘We did great. We made it very fast and nobody has what we have. There’s you me and our kid.’”

Barbra Streisand’s ex-husband Elliott Gould talks about why they grew apart

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They met when Barbra was only 19 years old and auditioning for a part in a play. She was very new to the industry and didn’t know what to say after the audition. She simply asked for someone to call her. Elliott did and the rest is history.

RELATED: What Barbra Streisand Is Doing To Spark Romance With Husband James Brolin

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Elliott Gould, Barbra Streisand, holding son Jason Gould, 1967 / Everett Collection

After they got divorced, Elliott married Jennifer Bogart in 1973. They divorced, got remarried in 1978, but then divorced for good in 1989. They have two children together. As for Barbra, she married James Brolin in 1998 and they have been married ever since.

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James Brolin and Barbra Streisand / Dennis Van Tine/starmaxinc.com

James once opened up about keeping their marriage alive amidst busy schedules. He said, “We both long to come home to see each other, and yet we both love to be in the mix of things at our age. We should be retired and on rocking chairs. But she is so intent on what she’s doing. As for me, I’m busy all the time. But we come home to each other. In the evenings we’re always together. The days are just us running and holding our pants up.”

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This Is How Priscilla Presley Is Helping Daughter Lisa Marie Get Through Son’s Death

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Lisa Marie Presley has been fairly quiet following the tragic news of her late son’s death by suicide. Benjamin Keough died at the age of 27 earlier this year, and a rep for Lisa Marie says that she’s absolutely devastated. Priscilla Presley also posted a statement to social media following the sad news.

“Trying to put all the pieces together of all the possible whys has penetrated my soul. Each day I wake up I pray it will get better,” Presley writes in a statement at the time. “I think of my daughter and the pain she is going through as she was a doting mother. Ben’s father, Danny, who is completely lost, as Ben was his only son. Riley, so loving and so close to him; Harper and Finley, who absolutely adored Ben. Navarone, who struggles deeply with loss and death. Rest In Peace Ben, you were loved.”

Navigating through son’s death together

 

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According to OK Magazine, Priscilla has been doing everything she can to help her daughter and grandkids navigate through the loss. A source tells them, “The sense of loss has been unbearable. Priscilla is leading the charge making sure everyone is eating and taking care of themselves as best they can. It’s been such a blessing to have her in their lives.”

RELATED: Lisa Marie Presley’s Late Son Benjamin Keough Officially Laid To Rest At Graceland With Elvis

The report says that Priscilla has basically been by Lisa Marie’s side every day since Ben’s death. This all includes grocery shopping, taking care of bills, and looking after her grandkids. “For Priscilla, family is what matters most. She puts them first and doesn’t dwell on the past. She’s really been a rock to everyone around her,” the source adds.

 

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Priscilla herself is no stranger to hurt. Even though she split from Elvis in ’73, she was devastated when he died in ’77. It’s a situation that ultimately prepared her for Lisa Marie’s son’s death. “Priscilla feels like he’s always there with her, looking down and watching over,” the source shares, referencing Elvis. We hope that the family is holding it together and healing properly during this time.

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‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Actors Sue CBS When Real Cops Join Robbery Scene

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A robbery scene in NCIS: New Orleans felt too real for some actors and a store owner. That’s because while CBS approached those aforementioned people, they allegedly didn’t share the scene’s plans with local police. As a result, law enforcement showed up and treated the “armed” NCIS actors like actual robbers.

This occurred in 2017 and now three parties are suing the network for putting their lives at risk. Officers arrived when an onlooker from a neighboring store saw what he thought was a real robbery unfolding. The case against CBS faced an uphill battle because of jurisdictions and filming locations. Attorneys  Caleb Mason and Alan Jackson insisted on taking their complaints right to CBS in LA because that network produces the show.

Robbery scene in ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ felt too real

An NCIS: New Orleans scene called for a robbery that included very real cops with guns
An NCIS: New Orleans scene called for a robbery that included very real cops with guns / YouTube

An episode of NCIS: New Orleans included a jewelry store robbery. In the scene, a van drives up to the store. Out jump men wearing ski masks and wielding assault weapons. In broad daylight, they launch a “guerrilla-style” attack on the store. However, a bystander near Sol’s Jewelry store in Chalmette saw this as a very real heist against the store.

RELATED: Here’s Why Jennifer Aniston Was Turned Down From Joining ‘NCIS’ Cast

So, they called the police. And officers did show up. Those officers saw exactly what uninformed bystanders did: armed attackers. They charged in and aimed their very real weapons at the actors holding prop weapons and treated the situation as a real robbery, not a staged scene for NCIS: New Orleans. In that moment, the actors involved – and the shocked store owner – felt shocked. The actors, in particular, found themselves in a precarious situation.

The lawsuit

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Two actors and the store owner are suing the network / CBS via VOXX Exhibits

The actors and store owner had approached the scene assuming CBS had informed local law enforcement, businesses, and neighbors of the filming plans. But when they did start performing the scene, they actually did not have any permits and the relevant outsiders didn’t have any notice. “I did all the scene, everything went good,” recalled Sol Virani, owner of the jewelry store used in the NCIS: New Orleans robbery scene. “At the end I saw all the lights all over me, every guy. I’m like, wow.”

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann explained law enforcement’s side of the situation. “We’re thinking it’s the real deal,” he stated.”We approached this all cautiously with our weapons drawn.” He went on, emphasizing, “We were not notified at all. When I went inside I talked to them I said ‘this is insane. I don’t think y’all realize how close this came for this ending up bad for all involved.’” Bradford Roublow, who played one of the fake robbers, felt immense stress even though the officers never fired at them. “I was detained and told I was being accused of armed robbery. I really didn’t know if I was going to lose my life or not.” A copy of the lawsuit, shared by the plaintiffs’ attorney, noted that CBS failed to alert authorities and relevant businesses they’d be staging a robbery, thus endangering their lives.

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