What the Hell Happened to Ally Sheedy?

Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy

Ally Sheedy rose to fame as part of the Brat Pack in the 1980’s.  In the middle of the decade, she starred in two of the most iconic coming-of-age movies of the decade.  Like a lot of her fellow Brat Packers, Sheedy’s  movie career cooled off quickly as the decade came to an end.  In the 90’s, Sheedy seemed to disappear.
What the hell happened?

Ally Sheedy - She Was Nice to Mice - 1975
Ally Sheedy – She Was Nice to Mice – 1975

In 1975, Sheedy authored a best-selling children’s book at the age of 12.  The book was about a mouse who is transported back in time to England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  How does a 12-year-old get a book published?  It helps to have connections.  Her mother was a writer who knew a lot of editors.  When one such friend was visiting, Sheedy acted out and read from her book.  The editor was impressed and took the project back to McGraw Hill.
Alley Sheedy - To Tell the Truth - 1975
Ally Sheedy – To Tell the Truth – 1975

The success of the book lead to Sheedy’s appearance on the TV game show, To Tell the Truth.  The premise of the show was that a panel of celebrities would be given the description of someone with an unusual background.  Then they would ask questions of three challengers.  Their goal is to identify the person who actually fits the description that was provided.

In 1976, Sheedy appeared on The Mike Douglas Show to promote her book.  When she was asked what she wanted to do when she grew up, Sheedy answered that she wanted to be an actress.  A talent agent saw her on the show and called her up which lead to a string of commercials.  Here’s a commercial Sheedy did for Clearasil in the seventies:

And here’s Sheedy selling toothpaste in 1978:

Continuing the theme of fresh breath, Sheedy appeared in a Tic Tac commercial that same year:

In 1980, Sheedy’s enticing offer of Stove Top stuffing with pork was too good to resist:

Ally Sheedy - Pizza Hut Commercial - 1981
Ally Sheedy – Pizza Hut Commercial – 1981

In 1981, Sheedy was serving up hot pan pizza in commercials for Pizza Hut.
She also had a Coke and a smile at a wedding in a 1981 Coke commercial:

She also let chocolate lovers know that the more it’s whipped, the bigger it gets in a 3 Musketeers commercial.

Seriously, that was their slogan.
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Post Author: lebeau

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    (August 29, 2015 - 9:51 pm)

    Applause, applause! This is an article I’ve been looking forward to for some time now! As usual, chock full of interesting career info, previously unknown facts and signature Lebeau style humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes right there looking at you. 🙂
    War Games is on my top ten permanent list. It was just so breathtakingly well done.
    At any time, I could drop anything and watch it again. It was one of those life changing movies for me in a lot of ways, way beyond simply becoming a lifelong Matthew Broderick fan as well. Everything about the movie was captivating. Reading the backstory sort of brought back that feeling of discovery. Then again, this is precisely the sort of feeling that for me, capture the essence of many of the “Brat Pack” projects. A lot of us of a certain age group appreciate films like St. Elmo’s Fire, even more than the more successful Breakfast Club, for its representation of 80s culture at the time.
    Also, I’m appreciative of the empathy shown in this article, to the Brat Pack actors and actresses and some of the unfair slings and arrows of life they endured as a price of success. I saw pretty much everything Ally Sheedy was in (other than Short Circuit) during that time period, and didn’t have a clue that she even continued working after the 90s. So this was interesting to learn. Finally, I will say that “Maid to Order” is also a very good movie. Formula, maybe? Yet, also a lot of original touches. It had competition when it was released, which may have overshadowed the project to some degree. But again, I’ll never forget that feeling of walking out of the theater after seeing it, just so happy to be alive.


      (August 30, 2015 - 11:24 am)

      Glad you liked it. I went back and dug in a little deeper on WarGames knowing that you were a fan. I’m actually watching St. Elmo’s Fire today. I don’t believe I have ever watched it all the way through before. It strikes me as a “right place, right time” movie. You really had to be at the right place in your life at the right time to form an attachment to it. Even though I didn’t bond with the movie when it was released, I do find it interesting as a piece of pop culture history. It’s an important relic of the Brat Pack era.
      Fairness is always a goal. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Brat Packers got a raw deal. On the one hand, most of them were privileged which is part of why so many people had it out for them. On the other, there was talent there that got wasted because people were jealous. I don’t want to white wash the bad behavior or mistakes that some of these young people made. But I also think it’s important to call out the way the deck was eventually stacked against anyone who was closely associated with the so-called Brat Pack. Young actors have always partied too hard. This one generation got singled out for it.


        (August 30, 2015 - 12:10 pm)

        Good point on “Right place at the right time.” Really, the same could be said of WarGames, as well. (And I did love those extra tidbits, thanks). You have to understand that in 1983, typing on a screen (instead of a typewriter) and getting a response from the computer, which doesn’t make anyone blink today…… even though in the early 80s the PC was beginning to take hold, it was still quite novel then. Computer hacks and Cold War backdrop… it was pretty heady stuff. BTW the actor who played the professor, John Wood, was dynamite.
        If you find Elmo watchable, and you like Sheedy, you might want to check out Maid to Order. Although, possibly it may not be your cup of tea. I’ve no idea if it would hold up well, if it shows up on TV I’ll share some thoughts.


          (August 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm)

          My thought going into St Elmo’s Fire was that I had never really given it a fair viewing and that by sitting down and watching it from start to finish I would find an appreciaition of the much-loved coming of age drama. Turns out that the movie is less than the sum of its parts. Watching it from start to finish really made it obvious how ridiculous the movie was and how utterly unlikable all of the characters were – especially the men! Estevez stalks Andie MacDowell, crashes her ski weekend and then pouts in the driveway when he finds out she is there with another man despite the fact that they have no relationship whatsoever. They invite him into their cabin to prevent him from freezing to death in his car, and he sits their throwing a fit when she offers him a pair of warm pajamas. Judd Nelson cheats on Ally Sheedy then throws her out of their apartment when she confronts him about it. Rob Lowe is a irresponsible drunk who just crashed his friend’s car while driving drunk and shows no remorse whatsoever. He has a wife and baby and hits on everything that moves. Can’t keep a job. Spends all his nights at the bar with his friends. And when he finally gets his act together, his happy ending is to abandon his wife and family and move to New York. Spending two hours with these characters is a tall order – unless you laugh at them. Which we did. As bad as St Elmo’s Fire was, and it is objectively a bad movie, I can’t say I didn’t have fun watching it.
          What I would be interested to know is whether or not the movie appeals to people who are currently at that point in their lives. I know new generations still relate to The Breakfast Club because it is a fairly univeral depiction of teen angst. But I think St. Elmo’s Fire is tied to the mid-eighties. If you didn’t grow up with a crush on one of the actors, there’s no reason to watch it.
          I will keep my eyes peeled for Maid to Order. But that kind of high concept comedy is a tough sell for me. The execution has to be top notch. Based on the reviews, it doesn’t sound like that was the case. Even if I dislike the movie, I’d be curious to see Sheedy in her prime headlining a movie I haven’t seen.


    (August 30, 2015 - 4:07 pm)

    I don’t think her decline is really anything remarkable or unexpected. Actually, it’s the other way around: Hollywood is brutal and fickle and unfaithful, and making it to the top of the pack- or even the middle, for that matter- and staying there is remarkable and unexpected. I think she got to where she was partly because of good connections, partly because she was a reasonably good actress with a girl-next-door attractiveness that gave her some flexibility- it was equally plausible to cast her as the love interest or the nerd. However, she got older and aged like a normal person and couldn’t pass for the the nerdy boy’s bombshell anymore, she had unfortunately been too high profile at the start of her career to switch over to being a “character actress”, and her film choices failed to cement her indie status. Thus, she went the way that most actors go eventually. She was unfortunately linked to being part of a ‘trend’, and when the trend expired, so did her perceived viability. She probably should have marketed herself as a character actress from the start and been more true to who she was and what she wanted her niche to be. By the time she figured it out, it was too late. I always kinda liked her myself, because she was different from the actresses that appeared in the type of movies she was in- she seemed like a real person, basically, and smarter than the content of her work would suggest.


      (August 30, 2015 - 4:37 pm)

      In hindsight, yes, the trajectory of Sheedy’s career is hardly surprising. But if you asked someone from 1982-1985 if Sheedy would be washed up by 1987, I doubt many would have seen that coming. She seemed to have so much promise. Yes, she was going to end up here eventually because there are very few decent film roles for actresses Sheedy’s age. But in the early to mid-80s, you certainly would have expected Sheedy to have a few good years in her. Unfortunately, that Brat Pack backlash was a career killer. The actors who made it out on the other side were the ones who were the least closely associated with the John Hughes era.


        (August 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm)

        Yeah. As you can see, Jennifer Jason Leigh was a peer who did similar work and was also more normal-person-pretty than a Hollywood bombshell, and things worked out really well for her. However, Leigh is a top notch actress who made much better choices. You try out a genre or medium and character type and bomb it, you don’t get another chance, and yet a success, like Ally had with ‘High Art’ and Patrick Swayze had with ‘To Wong Foo…’ doesn’t guarantee that there’s more where that came from, for some reason.
        What a person comes away with reading you blogs is that in Hollywood, one wrong move can kill you forever, but it depends on a number of factors- from looks to connections to your body of work up to that point, to dumb luck and whichever way the wind blows in terms of trends. Certain types of actors and popular in certain periods for certain reasons, and then at another point, their look or persona just doesn’t sell anymore.


    (August 31, 2015 - 8:46 pm)

    I’ve been thinking about that last comment, Lebeau. It’s a very good observation you make – that the characters in St. Elmo’s Fire are not all that sympathetic, and the movie is dated – can’t dispute that. If i watched it all the way through today, would the movie be more irritating than likeable? Hard to say. I knew a lot of loveable assholes in the 80s who were just like the characters in the movie. Thing is they were such real people, you knew who you were dealing with and life was like being part of a comedy ensemble, I look around today and you almost never know who anyone really is. I try not to get too mired in 70s and 80s nostalgia, but I miss the times. We weren’t like the people in Hangover, we related to the Brat Pack. In all honesty we aspired to be them, kind of uncool to admit out loud.


      (August 31, 2015 - 9:07 pm)

      If you were the right age in 1995, there was nothing uncool about wanting to be a Brat Packer. For a brief shining moment, they were the height of cool. No reason to be embarrassed by that.
      Although I have never been a fan of St Elmo’s Fire specifically, I still feel some degree of nostalgia for the movie because of who is in it and what it represents. As movies go, it’s not very good. I sure hope you didn’t know anyone as one dimensional as the characters in this movie. They are all defined by a single character trait. Moore is the party girl. Nelson is a yuppie. Estevez is a hopeless romantic. Winningham is a virgin. Lowe is a screw up. There’s no depth to any of them.
      But if you were in your 20s when St Elmo’s Fire was cool, none of that mattered. It was a movie that would have spoken to a young person at that time. Who cares that it wasn’t actually very good. I feel the same way about Reality Bites.


        (September 4, 2015 - 9:38 pm)

        I first saw St. Elmo’s Fire on cable in the late 80’s (when I was in my late teens) and absolutely fell in love with it. Looking back, it may have had a lot to do with the sound track and the fact that it was filmed in autumn with all the leaves changing. But I think I also identified with the whole “trying to find yourself” thing at that age.
        But watching it again recently as a forty-something year-old, it’s one of those movies that just hasn’t stood the test of time for me. Most of the characters seem incredibly immature and I found myself kind of annoyed by them. For instance, none of them could seem to have a conversation with another person unless they had a drink in their hand or a cigarette in their hand (or both). I mean, really??
        But despite that, I too still feel a bit of nostalgia for the movie.


          (September 5, 2015 - 8:22 am)

          That’s pretty much where I stand. It’s funny you bring up drinks and smokes. People used to smoke a lot more in movies and on TV. I’ve been watching reruns of Twin Peaks recently and there’s a ton of smoking. Today, you wouldn’t see that on a network TV show. In movies, smoking used to be code for cool. Especially for a director like Joel Schumacher. I can see him putting lit cigarettes in all of his actors’ hands. Schumacher was really talented at giving his movies striking visuals. The autumn palette in the movie was really gorgeous.
          St Elmo’s Fire’s primary appeal now is nostalgia. It will probably always work for me on that level. But if you don’t have nostalgia for the mid 80s and the Brat Pack era, it’s just silly.


    (September 10, 2015 - 2:07 am)

    Good read; on a lighter note, I got a real chuckle out of that 3 Musketeers commercial. On a serious note, the latest features that I’ve seen with Ally Sheedy headlined are “High Art” (excellent) and “Noise” (caught it a few years ago on late night cable; I thought it was okay).
    What really interested me is Sheedy’s published book of poetry. I have a total respect for the medium (I mostly do free verse myself, usually with a psychological bent), and I see her book is going for a song on Amazon (looks like the shipping and handling will cost more than the book), so I’m going to pick it up. I really liked Val Kilmer’s poetry (shout out to a “What The Hell Happened To…” fav), so maybe I’ll like this as well.


      (September 10, 2015 - 8:56 am)

      Man, she took a beating on that poetry book. If you buy it she may call and thank you personally. 😉


        (September 11, 2015 - 1:04 am)

        The seven people that commented on Amazon all had great things to say about it, and even though it’s a small number that rated the book overall, it received all 4’s and 5’s. I think if this book was written by someone with the name of JoBeth McCrary and looked at objectively, it would have received solid reviews (then again, it may have had more trouble getting published). I’m going to find out for myself, but i have a good feeling. I’m used to just reading other individuals’ work and forming my own opinion anyway, so this is right up my alley. Akin to what Sheedy said, as long as someone’s written words are coming from an honest place, it can’t be all that bad (too many word snobs and spiteful critics out there, I think).


          (September 11, 2015 - 8:45 am)

          I think you hit the nail on the head. It didn’t matter what the book was like, the literary world was going to devour any Brat Packer who dared try to enter it.


          (December 11, 2015 - 7:02 pm)

          I’ve received and read Ally Sheedy’s book of poetry. I think it’s very strong (all art is subjective and all that, for sure). As famous people go, I feel it’s comparable to the writings of Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, and our man Val Kilmer. Now, if an everyday person such as say, Cheryl Outlaw, mother of three, wrote this, I doubt there would be any vitriol directed towards it. Shame those with such a “badatude” because of some cheesy grudge due to snarky labeling.
          Anyway, some of my favorites from Sheedy’s book are “Round 2”, “In Dublin”, “My Disease”, “Hollywood-1981” and “Hollywood- 1988”.
          There’s an inscription in my copy too from 1992; whoever this was handed to was given a few books by the inscriber, and is told that they will be remembered fondly. Well, that’s good word as well.


    (October 23, 2015 - 11:27 pm)

    Nostalgia Critic: Short Circuit 1 & 2


    (October 31, 2015 - 2:57 pm)

    Wow. What happened to her? you don’t say.
    I was in a redneck bar (Tin Nickel or something) in Ocala FLA around 2004
    and the girl I was talking to invited her friend over.
    Looked exactly like Ally Sheedy and she smiled and she had
    that Ally Sheedy crooked front tooth too, but denied everything. Any chance Ally
    ended up in Ocala?

    Terrence Clay (@TMC1982)

    (December 2, 2015 - 4:26 pm)

    The Mother Brain Files Underrated Actors Special: Ally Sheedy
    Ally Sheedy was born in the Big Apple in 1962. Her mother was not only a talented writer and press agent but she was also heavily involved with both the civil rights and women’s rights movements of the 1960s. Sheedy’s father was an advertising executive. At an early age, Sheedy studied and performed with the American Ballet Theatre. Dancing was a huge passion for her and she had planned to pursue it as an adult; however, puberty and the sensitivity of her weight ended that dream. By age 12, Sheedy wrote a children’s book called She Was Nice to Mice, a fictional encounter between Queen Elizabeth I and a curious mouse. McGraw-Hill published the book and not only became a best seller in 1975 but also served as the catalyst for Sheedy to pursue an acting career.
    After appearing on The Mike Douglas Show along side her mother, Sheedy, at age 15, immediately got representation and started working in Broadway shows and commercials. By 18, she moved to Los Angeles, studied drama at USC, and worked in various television shows and made-for-TV movies. Her first major film was in the Sean Penn 1983 juvenile prison movie, Bad Boys. It served as an interesting choice for a film debut as Sheedy played the sympathetic girlfriend of Penn’s troubled character who lands in a juvenile facility after a robbery gone bad. To make things worse, Penn’s enemy decides to rape Sheedy and get caught on purpose so he can kill him in the slammer. The rape scene alone was very graphic for the time. But it was an early sign that Sheedy was not just another pretty face in Hollywood.
    Sheedy’s next film, John Badham’s Wargames, proved to be an even bigger hit in 1983. She played the girlfriend of Matthew Broderick’s likable computer nerd who unlocks a gaming program that immediately stages a possible World War III. Some film enthusiasts may say that this was the performance that made young men fall in love with Sheedy. She embodied the girl next door persona with a mix of wonder towards Broderick’s hacking skills with an almost innocent sensuality. There’s a small moment in the film when Broderick is about to leave his room and Sheedy’s character playfully barricades him with her legs. The awkward moment of flirtation to me is one of the most realistic depictions of teenage puppy love in cinema history.
    Sheedy continued to be pigeonholed in love interest roles until two significant 1985 films forever cemented her place in an exclusive club of 60s-born actors known as the ‘Brat Pack’. The first was John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club where Sheedy played the reclusive Allison Reynolds who is one of 5 Chicago teens stuck in detention on a Saturday. Hughes already had a winner in his hands with the combination of talented actors he had in place (Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, and Molly Ringwald). But it was Sheedy of all the actors who was willing to trash her good looks in favor of playing a character who couldn’t give a damn in the world about how people perceived her but still has a great deal of vulnerability. The scene where she talks about how your heart dies when you become an adult still sends chills up and down my spine. The other Brat Pack flick, St. Elmo’s Fire, was inferior in comparison to Breakfast Club but still had the same appeal to teens and young adults. Sheedy played the yuppie girlfriend of the more ambitious Judd Nelson and winds up in a love triangle between him and Andrew McCarthy’s poetic but lovelorn writer character. Sheedy displayed more strength as a character in this film. Her ultimate rejection of both men at the end is almost a reflection of her mother’s stance in the women’s rights movement where a woman should not even be caught in a tug of war between two men trying to control her.
    Short Circuit came next in 1986 and reunited Sheedy with director John Badham had had Sheedy playing an avid animal lover who takes in the living, breathing military robot called Number 5 (known best to fans as Johnny 5). Not much to say about this classic except that it takes a lot of talent to act with a robot controlled by puppeteers and Sheedy pulled it off with ease. Short Circuit, however, was Sheedy’s last big hit of the 80s. The stigma of being part of the Brat Pack had more of a negative impact on her young career which led to box office misfires like Blue City, Made to Order, Heart of Dixie, and Betsy’s Wedding. On top of that, Sheedy was battling her eating disorder and her addiction to prescription drugs. What could have been another Hollywood tragedy was not as Sheedy successfully fought both addictions and started to look and feel more healthier.
    After fighting her personal demons, Sheedy reunited with John Hughes was producing the Chris Columbus 1991 romantic comedy, Only the Lonely. Sheedy played the daughter of a funeral home owner who falls in love with a Chicago cop played by John Candy who still lives with his mother. It should have been a big comeback performance for Sheedy who was also sharing the screen with icon and John Wayne regular, Maureen O’Hara, as Candy’s obsessive mother. But the movie underperformed and for the next several years Sheedy found herself in one bad movie after another. Then in 1998, Sheedy turned her attention to the independent scene by playing a drug addicted lesbian photographer in Lisa Cholodenko’s High Art. The role, based on the eccentric grunge style photographer Nan Goldin, won Sheedy various indie awards and rave reviews from critics. By then she found her true calling as an actress and turned her back on Hollywood for good.
    Ally Sheedy today continues to perform in various independent films and guest star on television shows such as Oz, The Dead Zone, CSI, and Psych. She’s also done numerous specials and interviews on the career of her Breakfast Club writer/director, John Hughes, who sadly passed away in 2009. While she never made it to the level of her contemporaries like Julia Roberts and Demi Moore, Sheedy formed her own identity as an actress without the Hollywood machine. To cap this piece on a personal note, I almost had an opportunity to work with Ally on my first feature film called Priceless back in 2007. I could never forget the feeling I got the day I received a phone call from one of my actors who actually went to school with her and told me that she was in the running for one of the smaller but significant roles in the film. Unfortunately, I was too scared at the time to take the chance of working with her because of her extensive body of work and my perception of her as a movie star. I do hope that I’ll get another chance to work with her one day. I even have a particular script in mind for Ally to play a character far different and perhaps tougher than her usual roles.


    (February 1, 2016 - 10:41 pm)

    I generally enjoy the articles, however I usually find myself weary after reading them. I feel the content could be dramatically reduced; I don’t feel the plot summaries add much value. I understand the page layout may not be in your control, but the multiple images and youtube clips make navigating through the various pages a chore.

    Your occasional jabs seem cruel and unsubstantiated, and aren’t even necessarily directed at the subject of the article.


      (February 2, 2016 - 8:13 am)

      Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad you mostly enjoy the articles. I’m actually looking to make some changes to the formula going forward. I’m always tweaking both the site and the series. I don’t think the brief plot summaries will be going anywhere though. I don’t like to assume that every reader knows what every movie is about. I think part of the appeal of the series is that you might find a movie featuring one of your favorite stars that you didn’t know about and might want to check out. But I am probably going to be more selective with the use of clips.
      As for the jokes, I try to keep them on the side of “all in good fun”. If there are any comments that you feel are “cruel” or “unsubstantiated”, let me know which ones and I will review them. I strive for fairness. If I missed the mark somewhere, I would like to know so I can make whatever changes are needed.
      Thanks for reading.


        (February 3, 2016 - 12:56 am)

        On the topic of new films being discovered, the Cameron Crowe writeup brought to my attention “The Wild Life”. I like that entire cast, and I really like the look of Jenny Wright’s brunette hair in the photo accompanying the description of the film as well (I only remember her as a blonde, and I’m going back to “The World According to Garp” and as far forward as “The Lawnmower Man”).


          (February 3, 2016 - 6:54 am)

          I have been trying to find a copy of The Wild Life on and off since WTHH to Rick Moranis


    (June 9, 2016 - 10:27 pm)

    Just in case you forgot, Sheedy’s birthday will be on Monday the 13th as she turns 54!


      (June 11, 2016 - 7:36 pm)

      She’s a Gemini? Wonder why I like her!


        (June 11, 2016 - 8:30 pm)

        Thanks for the reminder.


          (June 11, 2016 - 9:47 pm)

          You have to thank Leo though. I’m actually pretty bad at celebrity birthdays; I only know Diane Lane’s by heart:-)


            (June 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm)

            Thanks, Leo.


    (June 24, 2016 - 11:03 am)

    Why the heck do sites I had been to & I saw a news story( in 2009 ) say that Ally Sheedy died??


      (June 24, 2016 - 11:20 am)

      I haven’t seen that particular celebrity death hoax, but they are commonplace. I’m not surprised.

    Desi Arnaz

    (July 29, 2016 - 4:36 am)

    HI Lebeau, among her long list of movies, I only watch “Maid to Order”.. That’s remind me of what ever happened to Beverly D’Angelo who played the godmother.

    Terrence Clay (@TMC1982)

    (January 25, 2017 - 4:17 am)

    Re: Maid to Order (1987) Starring Ally Sheedy and Beverly D’Angelo
    She went from the iconic and legendary Breakfast Club to this.

    Gio Soprano

    (May 29, 2017 - 4:12 pm)

    Source please, otherwise if I’m dealing with a nutjob I suggest you slip on a banana peel.



    (September 1, 2017 - 2:04 am)

    This may sound strange, but Ally Sheedy’s poetry (I knew I’d like the book!), has helped me out while dealing with a rocky time. So, I liked her as a performer anyway (she was my favorite character in “The Breakfast Club”; I guess to call her a flake with flakes would be selling her short), but I liked a lot of the other stuff in the back end (specifically “High Art”), and just thought she was was pretty cool. actually, I like all those guys and gals from that group (I stinks they got sold out), I suppose I just like Judd Nelson & Ally Sheedy more.


    (September 26, 2017 - 2:51 am)

    To throw a life shot out there, I’m probably Judd Nelson throwing his fist in the air. Do I like “Blue City”? He he I do. Wow, I love this crew.


    (September 26, 2017 - 3:09 am)

    Wow, Lisa Eibacher; I thought she was awesome in two roles: “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Manhunt:Search For The Night Stalker”.


    (October 14, 2017 - 2:44 pm)

    I don’t care about the harvey weinstein nonsence either; obviously the power went straight from his brain to his package of peanuts, but hopefuuly to a future film.


    (October 14, 2017 - 11:24 pm)

    I miss my mom A LOT, but no, my heart won’t die:-). Am I like my parents? Oh yeah, more than I ever grew. It’s like that song by the band Spandau Ballet, “I bought a ticket to the world, but I’ve come back again”.
    Yeah, I’m not “back” yet, but I’m working on it:-)

    Terrence Clay (@TMC1982)

    (January 8, 2018 - 12:15 am)

    James Franco will be at multiple parties tonight and asked dozens of questions by reporters. Not one will ask him about @allysheedy1 or her Tweets. No one will ask him about the underage girls. No one will ask him about his acting school partner or why they suddenly had to close

      Terrence Clay (@TMC1982)

      (January 8, 2018 - 4:14 am)

      What Did James Franco Do to Ally Sheedy?
      At the Golden Globes tonight, James Franco won the award for best actor in a musical or comedy for his work in The Disaster Artist. Tommy Wiseau was very excited about this, but one of Franco’s old collaborators was not. Ally Sheedy, the Brat Pack actress best known for films like The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire, tweeted tonight that Franco had something to do with her leaving the entertainment industry. She also referenced her fellow ’80s star Christian Slater in a tweet with the hashtag #MeToo.
      Why is a man hosting?
      Why is James Franco allowed in?
      Said too much. Nite love ya #goldenglobes
      — ally sheedy (@allysheedy1) January 8, 2018
      Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo
      — ally sheedy (@allysheedy1) January 8, 2018
      James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.
      — ally sheedy (@allysheedy1) January 8, 2018
      Leading up to the show this evening, so many women in Hollywood shared stories of sexual harassment and abuse in the industry, and it seems like Sheedy might, unfortunately, have one more. She didn’t directly accuse Franco and Slater of anything, but something’s up. We’ve reached out to a rep for Sheedy to ask for clarification and will update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, consider the fact that Franco directed Sheedy in an off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift in 2014.

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