About annette farmer

Writer, editor, TV watcher, raconteur, poker player, cynical optimist.

9/11 Tribute: A Piece of New York City’s World Trade Center in Santa Monica

While out and about recently, Screaming Back at the Screen came in contact with a tragic piece of American history. Continue reading

32 Years Later, Vanessa Williams Returns to the Miss America Pageant

Letting bygones be bygones, she does them a real solid with her appearance. Maybe now they’ll get some interest… and some ratings.

UPDATE September 13, 2015 — Former Miss America Vanessa Williams received an onstage apology from Miss America CEO Sam Haskell.

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Tribute: Celebrating Madge’s first 93 years

Cake and candles are the marks of the day for the woman who started us on our road to Internet shenanigans

UPDATE 2016: Light the candles and uncork the champagne! Our birthday girl, #theMadge, celebrates her 94th year and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Let the merrymaking begin! 


Here at Screaming Back at the Screen, we are always on the hunt for any excuse to eat cake and so, on the 93rd birthday of our greatest patron and supporter, the Big M: Marguerite Farmer, we not only stuff our faces full of birthday cake, we salute her.

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TV Review: Darlene Love’s Christmas Swan Song on David Letterman’s Late Show

An era ends as Darlene Love makes her final Christmas appearance on the legend’s late night talk show

We at Screaming Back at the Screen are HUGE fans of the GREAT talk show host, David Letterman. His late show is our preferred destination for late night viewing, laughter and musical guests and we try to watch as often as possible.

We’ve always looked forward to Darlene Love‘s annual performance of her yuletide classic, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). For almost 30 years, she has closed Letterman‘s show at the holiday season with a rocking performance of her signature seasonal tune on the Friday before Christmas.

Courtesy of Rolling Stone

Darlene Love and Paul Shaffer rock the house on the Late Show with David Letterman. It was the last of her annual Christmas performances.

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