“Titans” Scores & R.I.P. John Forsythe

By People's Choice | 8:36 am on April 5, 2010

Happy Monday. Hope you had a good Easter and managed to avoid the creepy/weird/genuinely terrifying earthquakes we had in Southern California and Mexico yesterday. This blogger didn’t and a) happened to be in the passenger seat of a car, b)  felt the car rocking, c) thought it was a flat tire, and d) turns out — it wasn’t.  If you’ve ever experienced an earthquake, you know there’s no real way to describe one, except that you will never forget it. Guess who made some record-breaking, positively seismic numbers at the box office this weekend?  Clash of the Titans. No surprise there. $64 million dollars. Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too also performed nicely with $30 million in receipts. What’s interesting here – from a pop culture perspective – is that the guy starring in two of the biggest movies to open this year (and one’s the biggest movie of all time ever, ever) is hardly a household name. Sam Worthington, star of both Clash of the Titans and Avatar, is anything but the gossip magnet that Brad Pitt or even those Twilight kids are, and yet here he is, the face of massive films. (Does anyone remember he starred in Terminator: Salvation? ) It’ll be interesting to see if this young Australian becomes as instantly recognizable as his movies. Today we have an obituary for someone who was quite recognizable. Actor John Forsythe, the dashing patriarch of the series “Dynasty” has passed away at age 92. Forsythe, in addition to his TV roles, also starred in many movies and was a very popular voice-over artist too. In fact, he was the mysterious voice delivering some of TV’s most famous lines, particularly those concerning three young ladies. Anyone remember  “But I took them away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie.” This, from the TV show “Charlie’s Angels” – which was of course later remade into very successful movies starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. But for the purposes of today’s poll, let’s take a look at 4 of the original Angels from TV. The show itself was groundbreaking for casting ladies in traditional male police roles, making the characters – and the gals who played them – big stars. Plus, it was just plain fun to watch. So if you were a fan, voice your choice in today’s featured poll and tell us which of these 4 angels was your favorite:

1) Farrah Fawcett

2) Kate Jackson

3) Jaclyn Smith

4) Cheryl Ladd


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