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A Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

7 January 2017 9:32 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2016 claimed a long list of entertainers, but the grim reaper’s most unexpected one-two punch came between the final two holidays with the death of movie icons Carrie Fisher on December 12 and her mother Debbie Reynolds a mere 36 hours later. With the premiere of the documentary about the pair, “Bright Lights” on HBO this weekend, we at the Geeks site thought we should take a look at their considerable contributions to film.

Let’s start with Carrie, who was born in Hollywood, USA on October 21, 1956, the daughter of Debbie and singer/actor Eddie Fisher. She appeared on stage with her mother throughout the late 60’s and early 70’s, even getting her first small screen credit in the 1969 TV movie “Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children”. It wasn’t until 1975, when she would make her big screen debut opposite Warren Beatty (quite an arrival) in Hal Ashby’s hit Shampoo. »

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14 of the Wildest Golden Globe Moments Ever

4 January 2017 1:22 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Golden Globes has long held a reputation as the loosey-goosey younger sibling of the Academy Awards. Maybe it’s because it’s the start of awards show season, and stars aren’t yet tired of the red carpet grind. Or maybe it’s just become a self-fulfilling prophecy of the show that celebrities are going to get a little silly, but for whatever reason, the Globes annually seem to give us more double-take moments than most Hollywood spectacles. Let’s look at some of our favorites.

Emma Thompson throws her shoes (2014)

One word: Queen.

Lady Gaga vs. Leonardo DiCaprio »

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The Week in Star Wars – Carrie Fisher obituary, Rogue One passes $700 million, original ending revealed and more

3 January 2017 4:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On December 23rd, Carrie Fisher boarded an aeroplane from London to Los Angeles and suffered from a heart attack. She had just completed the European tour of her book. Four days later, she passed away at the age of 60.

Fisher was raised into the Hollywood industry. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the star of screen having found fame at the age of 19 in Singin’ in the Rain and her father was pop star Eddie Fisher. She was born on October 21st 1956, just a few years after Reynolds became a star. The two would develop a close bond, captured brilliantly in a photo where Fisher, just six years old, watches her mother perform on stage.

As a child Fisher was known as the “family bookworm”, but an opportunity to star on stage alongside her mother in Irene meant that she never graduated. She moved to London where she enrolled in Central School of Speech and Drama, »

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New Releases in January from Netflix Include Golfer’s Favorite Cult Movie ‘Caddyshack’

2 January 2017 12:59 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Bill Murray is Carl Spackler in ‘Caddyshack’ a movie released in 1980 that quickly developed into a cult classic for golf fans and golfers. It is one of the many releases now available for those who use Netflix in January 2017. The film had the tag line “Some People Just Don't Belong” and mocked the elite country clubbers of the 1980s in a 'snobs vs slobs' type plot that takes place at Bushwood Country Club. 'Caddyshack' also starred Chevy Chase (Ty Webb), Ted Knight (Judge Smalls), Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik), Michael O’Keefe (Danny Noonan) and Cindy Morgan as Lacey Underall. Many of the movie’s lines are used on golf courses every day, even 36 years after it’s release. This is a classic scene from Murray and featured on the video below. “What an incredible Cinderella story! This unknown, comes out of nowhere, to lead the pack at Augusta. »

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