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“Anchorman” star David Koechner is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of “Sofia the First” on the Disney Channel, voicing the leader of an invading group of gargoyles, TheWrap exclusively learned Wednesday. The episode, titled “Minding the Manor,” sees Sofia unknowingly bring a group of invading gargoyles to life while minding her Aunt Tilly’s manor. Bonnie Hunt also guest stars in the episode in her recurring character of Sofia’s Aunt Tilly. Koechner will appear in the Halloween-themed episode, set to air Friday, Oct. 2. Also read: Raven-Symone Reunites With 'That's So Raven' Co-Star to Sing »
- Reid Nakamura
45 years ago today, BBC viewers first saw Monty Python’s series of Spanish Inquisition sketches, in the second season of “Flying Circus.” Featuring Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam as three incompetent and unintimidating Inquisitor cardinals, the 1970 sketch remained one of the comedy troupe’s most iconic and most quotable (“Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!” “The comfy chair?!”). Other notable happenings in pop culture history from Sept. 22 (which turns out to be a big day in TV history): • 1958: Elvis Presley, a private in the U.S. Army, departed for an 18-moth tour of duty in Germany. • 1964: “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” premiered on NBC. • 1964: The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. In 1972, it became Broadway’s longest-running musical, before it was overpassed by other shows in the coming decades. • 1972: American audiences got their first glimpse of Ziggy Stardust, »
- Emily Rome
Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's »
- Andre Soares
Hugh Bonneville, Eric Stonestreet, Bonnie Hunt, Cary Elwes, Dean Norris and Ruth Connell have been summoned to Sofia The First‘s court to lend their voices to a special story arc that is set to debut October 12 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Hunt and Stonetreet will reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse Minimus, respectively, in the four episodes, which will feature an appearance from the latest Disney princess to guest star on the hit series, Br… »
'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »
- Andre Soares
“You know what I like about the guy, he's an ugly mother f*****, he’s fat, and I love it…Is he gay? He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay but he does seem a feminine,” Howard said during a radio countdown on Sirius Xm.
In a very odd conversation, Howard continued to insult Sam while also complementing him on his voice and music.
“I like that he's chubby and gay, that's why I love him. He's one of those guys, he's really good but I feel like that will be his only hit song,” he said. And speaking about his latest hit, “I Know I’m Not the Only One” Howard added, “that’s how good that song is, he's »
7 items from 2015
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