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The creator of the Us sitcom, which follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Bluth family, talks about the pressures of producing a fourth series, his favourite ever episodes – and why it is the hardest thing he has ever done
Well, Betty and Bea weren't necessarily the best of friends, you know. Bea was tough on the outside and so tender on the inside, whereas Betty was tough on the inside and so sweet on the outside. I just loved Bea.
The writing on Golden Girls still feels so sharp and modern
I take very little credit for all that, I was just lucky enough to be 24 and given a job on that show.
It's incredible watching Golden Girls now, as there is »
- Hadley Freeman
Sadly, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress passed away on July 28. To honor Eileen, we’ve come up with a list of Five things you must know about the veteran actress.
Eileen Brennan died on July 28 at the age of 80 due to complications from bladder cancer. Here at HollywoodLife.com, we’ve compiled a list of things you Must know about the legendary film, television, and stage actress.
Eileen Brennan Dies — 5 Things You Need To Know About The Actress
1. Her award-winning role in Private Benjamin
Eileen hit comedy gold as the strict drill captain Doreen Lewis, who fiercely puts down Goldie Hawn, in the 1980 box-office hit Private Benjamin. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role. She reprised her popular character in the television version and won a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy.
2. She started her career in theater
After moving to New York, she got her »
- Avery Thompson
DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2013
Price: DVD $199.99
Studio: StarVista/Time Life
Mama’s Family: The Complete Series stars Vicki Lawrence and features all 130 episodes of the syndicated TV comedy series that ran for six seasons from 1983-1990.
Based upon the wildly-popular sketch “The Family” which aired on The Carol Burnett Show in 1974, the television show stars Ms. Lawrence as the blue-haired, purse-lipped, 65-year-old Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, an indelible, abrasive and smart-alecky widow.
Set in the fictional city of Raytown, Mama’s Family revolves around the dysfunctional escapades of the Harper clan, headed by formidable matriarch, Mama Harper, along with her journalist sister, Fran (Rue McClanahan, TV’s The Golden Girls), who lives with her; her youngest son, Vint (Ken Berry, TV’s F-Troop), who moves in with his two teenagers after he is evicted; and Naomi (Dorothy Lyman, TV »
You’d think the past can’t surprise you, but traveling through the past 40 years of lead actress Emmys yields one “Did this really happen?” moment after another.
It can’t be only me, for example, taken aback that NBC’s The Golden Girls won three consecutive lead comedy actress awards — with three different actresses. From 1986-88, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur pulled off the feat, one unlikely ever to be repeated.
And nothing against Jane Curtin, a beloved favorite from Saturday Night Live to 3rd Rock From the Sun, but if I had to pick the only two-time lead comedy actress winner of the 1980s, I would have guessed Shelley Long (Cheers), who won in 1983 before Curtin took the next two kudos in ’84 and ’85.
- Jon Weisman
In case you haven't heard, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing some potentially landmark arguments Tuesday (March 26) and Wednesday (March 27).
First, they'll hear the arguments for and against Prop 8, the California ban on gay marriage, then the nine justices will hear arguments in regards to the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies certain rights to gay couples that straight couples are afforded.
But this debate isn't something that has only cropped up recently. Check out this clip from the 1991 "Golden Girls" episode titled "Sister of the Bride," which saw Blanche's (Rue McClanahan) gay brother Clayton come to town to tell Blanche about his commitment ceremony. Leave it to Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) to explain to Blanche why.
It's no secret that Liz Taylor was married eight times—but some of these celebrities who've been married four times or more, rounded up by the Huffington Post , might surprise you: Zsa Zsa Gabor : She's gotten hitched an incredible nine times, including once to Conrad Hilton. Mickey Rooney : He ties Taylor at eight trips down the aisle, but his latest wife, Jan Chamberlin, has been with him an impressive 35 years. Larry King : Another eight-times-married man, but he's been with Shawn Southwick since 1997, despite rumors of trouble . Rue McClanahan : She was just as popular with the guys as her »
- Evann Gastaldo
The Porlandia finale explains how locals deal with a power outage.
I presume that torch is made from locally-sourced materials.
In talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy said that if Glee gets a fifth season, the show would be "very different." While he avoided getting specific, he said he will probably have a large chunk of the cast staying in the same location.
The end is near for the gang at West Beverly Hills as TVLine revealed that 90210 will end this season. Ratings have been so bad this season the only debate about 90210's future was if it would end this season or if it would get a farewell season like Gossip Girl did.
However, our main reason for suffering through Adrianna's storylines has already found his next role, as Zap2it reports that Trevor Donovan has joined the ABC Family comedy Melissa & Joey as the boy who »
The celebrated actress and passionate animal-rights activist is embracing her eighth decade in the business, with a résumé that's overflowing with game shows, talk shows, sitcoms, animated series, hosting duties and one particularly foulmouthed film performance. She currently hosts the NBC reality show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," which features senior citizens playing practical jokes on their younger counterparts.
"Retirement is not in my vocabulary. They aren't going to get rid of me that way," she told USA Today in 2010.
We aren't arguing otherwise. We fully expect White still to be going strong at 100. In the meantime, here are 10 fun facts about this wonderful woman.
1. Betty White was born in Oak Park, Ill. Her family moved to California during the Great Depression. She discovered her love for performing when she wrote and played the lead in a graduation play in junior high. »
- The Huffington Post
Conrad Bain, the easygoing TV star who played the Park Avenue father on the 1978-85 sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, died in his hometown of Livermore, Calif., on Monday. He was 89. His daughter, Jennifer Bain, confirmed his death to People, and said her father died of natural causes. "He'd been unconscious for a couple of days, but he was comfortable and it was very peaceful," she said of her dad, who also played the argumentative neighbor on the 1972-78 hit show Maude. "I was able to be with him very close to the end [and] able to put my ear to his heart and sing him songs. »
- Champ Clark and Stephen M. Silverman
Conrad Bain, best known for playing Diff’rent Strokes patriarch Philip Drummond, died Monday in Livermore, CA, The Associated Press confirms. He was 89.
From 1978 to 1986, Bain starred on Diff’rent Strokes as a wealthy New York businessman who adopted the two sons of his late African-American maid. The show first aired for seven seasons on NBC, and later jumped to ABC for its eighth and final year.
Bain rose to fame playing Arthur Harmon, »
- Michael Slezak
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