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Topic: The Exorcist
RickSpringfield

5 WTF Facts About Rick Springfield

No, really, these are true.

Odds are good that ‘80s chart icon/heartthrob Rick Springfield will play many of his 17 Billboard Top 40 hits at 7 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Grand Casino in Shawnee. (In fact, bet the house on “Jessie’s Girl” — I just know it.)

But did you this about the Rickster?

1. Before hitting it big, he fronted a band called Zoot.
2. According to his memoir, he wrote some great songs while suffering depression and having suicidal thoughts.
3. He played the first incarnation of DC Comics’ “Human Target” in a 1992 ABC series. (The current one on Fox has lasted longer.)
4. In the early 1970s, he played himself on the “Brady Kids” Saturday-morning cartoon spin-off, “Mission: Magic!”
5. His one-time live-in girlfriend? “The Exorcist” star Linda Blair. She was 15 at the time. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 03.22.2011 3 years ago
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Exorcismus

Rite on!


Horror

Rod Lott
Spain’s English-language indie “Exorcismus” is what I wanted America’s big-budget “The Rite” to be: worth watching.
 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Rite

Another tired exercise in exorcism


Horror

Rod Lott
Arriving on the tail end of a recent spate of possession flicks is "The Rite," perhaps the biggest budgeted and the least interesting of them all.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
 
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