Friday, September 5, 2008

Rita Moreno: We Blog Because We Love

By Chris Thompson
Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:19 AM

It suddenly occurs to us that months have gone by since we last blogged about Rita Moreno, Berkeley's greatest treasure and the hottest thing this side of the Iron Curtain. So without further ado, we give you all the Rita sightings and gossip we can! Ms. Thang made an appearance at the opening of the San Francisco symphony, wearing what the Chron calls a thirty-year-old "black one-shoulder top, cream-colored pants by Fabrice and an armful of vintage Bakelite bracelet." (Really, Rita? Cream pants? Oh well.) John Leguizamo will receive this years award for excellence by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors; the award, natch, is named after Rita Moreno. Rita will be performing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Performing Arts Center on October 3. What will she do? Who cares? Finally, Fox News' Roger Friedman has written a column begging Rita to return for a few appearances in the new Electric Company. Finally, for those of you who dare question Rita Moreno's semi-divine stature, we give you this.

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