Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sad news today - actress Zelda Rubinstein died

My sister emailed me this morning to let me know the news.  You all would probably know her best as the little woman from Poltergeist.  I think I've mentioned this guilty pleasure from my childhood once before but now it seems to take on a greater meaning and I'll mention it again.  I LOVED and adored the movie Teen Witch when I was growing up and Zelda played her typical role in this as a fortune teller and mystic.

As a tribute I have decided to tell you all about this little movie you may or may not have seen - it's total 80's and I have to say it will always have a special place in my heart.  It's about a girl who turns out to have special powers and she uses them to transform herself from total dork to the hottest girl in school.  I didn't say it wasn't predictable.  She has a crush on the football player and while she's focused on being popular and getting him to be interested, she loses her real friends in the mix.  She learns she wants him to love her for her (don't we all?) and well, I don't want to spoil the ending, now do I?  There are some fabulously CHEESY song and dance numbers in here as well.  All 80's and wonderful.  "I'm hot and you're not" is one of my favorites and I frequently sing it to annoy my's more of a rap really.  Let's just say he knows it by heart and has been known to sign it on occasion.  And now he may hide in a closet forever shamed that I told you that.  Oops.  I hope this link's worth a shot.  Check out the clip below.


Anyhoo - It's late and I'm tired so I'm going to cut it short tonight.

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend...NC is supposedly getting snow and ice tomorrow but I won't believe it until I see it!!!  I will definitely post some of the fluffy white goodness should it come my way!  And if you happen to live in the area I hope you don't have to go grocery shopping - it's a mad house around here when it snows!  There will be no milk and bread left...LOL!  I've said it before but I'll say it again...that phenomenon cracks me up! 

Goodnight All!


  1. Wow, Teen Witch. That brings back memories. I'm so sad she passed on.

  2. Teen Witch...awww...such a great movie!

    It's supposed to snow here too, tomorrow. That is, if we don't float away first.

    Have a great weekend, Kristi!

  3. I saw that on the news this morning! She was awesome in Poltergeist. Don't forget she was also in Sixteen Candles.

    Yes, we are supposed to get snow! Actually our area is to get freezing rain and ice pellets tomorrow. 100% chance. We'll see!

  4. Oh, I loved her - she had the sweetest voice! Sad news. :(

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  7. Sad! Teen Witch sounds familiar...I'll have to look into it.

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a soft spot for this cute little woman! Such sad news but she leaves behind quite a legacy...

    Guinevere - I'M so glad to have fellow REDSOX fan!!! I may have to get annoying during baseball season so it's nice to know atleast one person will enjoy it! Welcome!