And failed. That’s not-so-hot :(.
The clamor over the surprise announcement — on his 66th birthday — of David Bowie’s first new album in 10 years offers a valuable lesson for our current era of breathless 24/7 celebrity: you actually have to be gone for a while in order for people to legitimately miss you.
Whether for good or bad, these almost-forgotten celebrities fought the good fight and made their way into our pop-culture brains again.
Arsenio Hall spoke on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend, where he responded to one reporter’s question if he would consider a TV comeback. “I think it’s a perfect time for that personally,” he said. “My son’s 11, and he can drive himself to school. I’m ready to host!” When reporters continued to press Hall on the subject, the former late night talk show host — who’s been off the air for 17 years — elaborated on his initial answer with some humility. “It’s pretty crowded out there. I’m not sure if it’s too crowded for a 55-year-old guy to reemerge, but if they give me a little daylight I’m gonna slide into it.” (via.) View Image ›