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Jessica Lord and Castle Rock will star in “Find Me in Paris,” an out-of-the-ordinary attempt at an international premium series for tweens backed by Cottonwood Media, part of “Marseille” producer Federation Entertainment, German public broadcaster Zdf, its commercial arm Zdf Enterprises, and the Paris Opera Ballet.
Brit Matt Bloom, director of the BAFTA-winning “Hank Zipzer,” starring Henry Winkler, and Disney hit ‘The Lodge”, aired in 112 countries, is co-directing with Canadian Randall Thorne, whose credits take in episodes on performing arts drama “Backstage,” aired in the U.S. by Disney Channel, and of iconic Toronto high-school soap “Degrassi,” seen more recently on MTV Canada and now Netflix.
The high-end tween time-traveling ballet series initiated principal photography this week in Paris.
U.K.-born and Canada-bred Lord, who played Lola in Family Channel’s “The Next Step,” stars as Lena Grisky, a young dancer of royal blood on the cusp of becoming the next young star of the ballet »
- John Hopewell
[[tmz:video id="0_t21in8jw"]] William Shatner may have explored new worlds where no man has gone before, but now he's in Sweden ... running around with rabbits. The legendary "Star Trek" actor is in Stockholm shooting for his new comedy/reality show "Better Late Than Never" ... and showed off his skills as a bunny handler. Spoiler alert -- he wasn't great at it. Rabbit show jumping is big in Sweden -- kind of like the Westminster Dog Show in the U. »
- TMZ Staff
NBC renewed the TV series Better Late Than Never back in September, but we've heard few details about season two since. Now, star William Shatner has revealed some news about the upcoming season.The show follows Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as they embark on the journey of a lifetime, traveling on their own, with no schedule and no itinerary. The only help comes from Jeff Dye, a young tech-savvy comedian. He has an agenda of his own and he isn’t above leading the men off track.Read More… »
Marta died at his home in Bozeman, Mont., on Apr. 13 after suffering from several years of health issues, his family reported.
Born on Oct. 5, 1943 in Pasadena, Calif., Marta went on to become a founding member and the first president of the Society of Operating Cameramen — now Society of Camera Operators — from 1981-85. He was also one of the early champions of the industrywide labor-management safety committee. In 1996, he received the SoC’s Presidents Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Marta started his career as an uncredited assistant cameraman on “Diamonds Are Forever.” He later worked on such 1970s films as Tom Laughlin’s indie sequels “The Trial of Billy Jack” and “Billy Jack Goes to Washington;” Norman Jewison’s “… And Justice for All,” starring Al Pacino; and »
- Sarah Ahern
Erin Moran's TV family is honoring her life.
Several members of the Happy Days cast gathered for a mini reunion on Tuesday to pay respect to their former co-star after her death last month.
Marion Ross, who played Moran's on-screen mom, tells Et that she, Scott Baio, Anson Williams, Don Most, Cathy Silvers and Ron Howard gathered at Ross' Woodland Hills, California, home, known as the "Happy Days Farm," where they reminisced about the late actress, in what was not a formal memorial service.
Ross revealed that everyone shared stories and memories of Moran, adding that it seemed to be a fitting way to honor her.
The actress, who played Joanie Cunningham on the hit show, died on April 22 at the age of 56 after quietly battling Stage 4 cancer. Coming together for a group photo during the memorial was Scott Baio, Cathy Silvers, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Ron Howard, and Don Most.
“It’s been a rough time,” said Howard. “My stepmother Judy passed away a couple of months ago, »
- Brittany King
At 71, Henry Winkler shows no signs of slowing down. The former Fonz is a tireless trans-media titan of content creation: acting, producing, racking up self-aware cameos in Adam Sandler movies and launching projects like Hank Zipzer, his semi-autobiographical series of books about a dyslexic schoolboy now adapted into a hit Cbbc series.
At this rate, you half expect Winkler to be fronting a gameshow where contestants are required to waterski over live sharks while wearing a cool leather jacket. But before that inevitable project gets the Fonzie thumbs-up, we must contend with the arrival of his reality travel doc Better Late Than Never. It’s another addition to the expanding genre of VIP pensioner shows headlined by veteran stars. »
- Graeme Virtue
Another cable channel is going the rebranding route.
Sprout, NBCUniversal's kids cable channel, will become Universal Kids in September, as the network looks to expand its focus from 2- to 11-year-olds.
The Sept. 9 launch of Universal Kids will coincide with several new series and acquisitions, most notably the launch of Top Chef Junior. Coming off the heels of the success of MasterChef Junior, the spinoff of Bravo's long-running cooking competition will see 12 young chefs competing for the title when it premieres in October.
- Kate Stanhope
Officials told Et that the 56-year-old actress likely died due to complications of stage four cancer. On Monday's episode of CBS' The Talk, Howard admitted that the death of his former onscreen sister hit him hard.
"It’s been a rough time. Bill Paxton, we lost a while back -- a very good friend," he said. Paxton -- who starred in several of Howard's movies -- died in February due to complications from surgery. He was 61.
"My stepmother, Judy, passed away a couple of months ago," Howard continued. "So, the Erin event really did hit hard and shock. I had no idea she was ill whatsoever.”
“What a great, irrepressible spirit, you know, and a wonderful talent, and you know she was always the kid on the set,” he said.
He went on to share a memory of Moran on the set of “Happy Days,” which he called a kind of “boys club.”
“I do remember a particular moment where we were in rehearsal… and somehow it was kinda turning into a shaving cream fight, and she did sneak up behind Henry Winkler with a pretty good shaving cream pie and get him,” he remembered.
Moran played Joanie Cunningham, Howard’s younger sister, on the 1970s sitcom. Her body was found unresponsive by authorities in Indiana, with the coroner citing stage-four cancer as the cause of death.
Moran continued her role as Joanie in a spin-off show, “Joanie Loves Chachi »
- Erin Nyren
“It’s been a rough time,” said Howard, 63, who played Moran’s onscreen brother Richie Cunningham on the beloved sitcom Happy Days throughout the 1970s and ’80s. “My stepmother Judy passed away a couple of months ago, so the Erin event really did hit hard. … I had no idea she was ill whatsoever. »
- Aurelie Corinthios
The cause of death was released on Monday in a joint statement from the Harrison County Coroner’s office and sheriff’s department.
“A joint investigation into Mrs. Moran’s death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Coroner’s office,” the statement reads. “A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence.”
The California-born actress, who also starred in the “Happy Days” spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” had reportedly fallen on hard times in recent years. Moran’s untimely death on Saturday at age 56 was followed by an outpouring of support from the entertainment community, including her “Happy Days” co-stars.
Henry Winkler wrote in a statement, “I »
- Variety Staff
Actress Erin Moran likely died due to complications of stage four cancer, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Harrison County Coroner's Office said in a joint statement on Monday.
The Happy Days star was found deceased upon arrival on Saturday after police received a 911 call in reference to an unresponsive female, a police spokesperson previously told Et. She was 56 years old.
"On Saturday, the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury, Indiana," the joint statement reads. "A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, however, no illegal narcotics were found at the residence."
According to a statement released by the Harrison County Coroner’s office on Monday obtained by Wdrb News, a subsequent autopsy revealed that Moran “likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer.”
“On Saturday the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury Indiana. A joint investigation into Mrs. Moran’s death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Coroner’s Office,” reads the statement. “A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. »
- Brittany King
“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul,” he wrote on his Facebook Sunday. “I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin.”
Officers in Harrison County in Indiana responded to reports of an unresponsive female in Corydon, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon. First responders determined that the woman, identified as Moran, had deceased, People has confirmed (the news »
- Stephanie Petit
Scott Baio took to Twitter Sunday to acknowledge the death of his one-time “Happy Days” love interest, Erin Moran, who died Saturday at the age of 56. “May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul. I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you now, Erin,” he wrote. “My sincere condolences.” Baio and Moran played iconic young lovers Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola in the classic sitcom of the ’70s and ’80s, “Happy Days.” Also Read: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler Mourn Death of 'Happy Days' Costar Erin Moran Although he joined the show. »
- Rosemary Rossi
“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal-loving soul,” he wrote on Twitter. “I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you know, Erin.”
My sincere condolences. #ErinMoran #HappyDaysFamily pic.twitter.com/5b0AbioZEc
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 23, 2017
Moran and Baio first worked together on Happy Days, where they originated the roles of Joanie Cunningham and Chachi »
Actress Erin Moran died yesterday at the age of 56. Moran starred in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. Her later roles include titles like The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote. Moran’s body was found Saturday at approximately 4:07 p.m. local time. According to a statement from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, “Harrison County dispatch received a 911 call […]
- Aleks Simeonova
The Orchard has made the first purchase of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, picking up Max Winkler’s dark teenage comedy “Flower,” TheWrap has learned. The film, which had its world premiere at Tribeca this past Thursday, stars Zoey Deutch as a 17-year-old girl in the San Fernando Valley who has to deal with her mother’s new boyfriend (Tim Heidecker) and his estranged son (Joey Morgan) while making money with her friends as a makeshift vigilante group. Max Winkler, who is the son of “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler, directed the film and co-wrote the script with Alex McAulay and Matt. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Her fellow actors remembered Moran as a talented actress and caring woman.
Don Most, who played class clown Ralph Malph on Happy Days, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement, “I am so incredibly sad to hear about Erin. She was a wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman. As I write this I can’t really comprehend this right now. A very painful loss. It gives me some comfort »
- Stephanie Petit
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