Back to the '80s: Andrew McCarthy writing 'Brat Pack' book
NEW YORK Actor-writer-director Andrew McCarthy, a 57-year-old father of three, keeps getting asked about his Brat Pack years in the 1980s. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that McCarthy's Brat: An '80s Story will come out next spring. Grand Central is calling the book a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction and masculinity. McCarthy is calling it a long-delayed reckoning. The term Brat Pack was popularized by an unflattering New York magazine story that ran in 1985 and portrayed the young actors as shallow and self-absorbed. McCarthy has long disputed he was part of any such group, telling People magazine in 1999 that he hadn't seen any of his famous co-stars since making St.
Joel Schumacher, director of 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2010 file photo, director Joel Schumacher attends the premiere of "Twelve" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died Monday, June 22, 2020, in New York after a year-long battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)NEW YORK Joel Schumacher, the flamboyant journeyman director who dressed New York department store windows before shepherding the Brat Pack to the big screen in St. Elmo's Fire and steering the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, has died. A representative for Schumacher said the filmmaker died Monday in New York after a year-long battle with cancer.