NICOLE RITCHIE'S DAD
Yes, boys and girls of the new millennium, Nicole Ritchie's dad is actually in show business, too!
I know! Who would have thunk it?
Lionel Ritchie was lead singer and saxophonist with the legendary Commodores, where he wrote the hit ballads Easy and Three Times a Lady (he also wrote the similarly themed Lady for Kenny Rogers). In 1981, he had a hit with the Diana Ross duet Endless Love, and, as a solo artist, topped the charts with All Night Long and Hello.
In 1985, Ritchie won an Oscar for White Nights' theme song Say You, Say Me, and it is this classic song that plays in our current episode of Search For Tomorrow on the AOL/PGP Classic Soap Channel.
The movie was about a ballet dancing Russian defector to America (Mikhail Baryshnikov) and a tap-dancing American defector to the USSR (Gregory Hines) banding together to escape totalitarian Communist oppression.
The Search for Tomorrow scene is two teen-agers eating pizza.
It's a tribute to the greatness of the song that it manages to work for both.
Check it out, here!