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Celebrities React to Gene Wilder’s Death

29 August 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

News of actor Gene Wilder’s death spread quickly through Hollywood, with stars taking to Twitter to pay their respects to the comedy legend.

Wilder was best know for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 big screen version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” He had memorable roles in Mel Brooks’ films “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “Young Frankenstein.”

According to his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83 years old. Walker-Pearlman described his final moments:

“He was eighty-three and passed holding our hands with the same tenderness and love he exhibited as long as I can remember. As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath the music speaker, which was set to random, began to blare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he and Ella meeting at »

- Lawrence Yee

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Did Outlander's Claire Barely Age? Best Big Brother Blindside in Ages? Did Suits Deliver High Comedy? And More Qs!

15 July 2016 10:32 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Outlander, Match Game, 12 Monkeys and Suits!

1 | On Girl Meets World, did Shawn and Katy’s engagement feel rushed given that we’ve never even seen them on a date? Or is that just something we have to accept if Rider Strong is only appearing in a couple of episodes per season?

RelatedOutlander Ep Talks Season 2 Finale’s Heartbreaking Goodbye, Roger/Bree and Season 3 (Hello, Print Shop!)

2 | Were you surprised that Outlander was able »

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Paula Poundstone on How She Started Telling Pop-Tart Jokes

4 February 2016 6:57 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A new generation of fans has discovered Paula Poundstone as a regular on NPR’s panel game show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, but her success as a stand-up stretches back to the early days of the 1980s comedy boom. Her 1990 HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, which includes the Pop-Tarts bit that we featured on our list of “100 Jokes that Defined Modern Comedy," is a perfect embodiment of her style, a mix of observational stand-up and audience improvisation. Vulture caught up with Poundstone to talk about her history with prebaked pastries and how Robin Williams changed the game.Do you remember when you started talking about Pop-Tarts?In the early '80s. I started out in Boston, but I took a Greyhound bus around the country to see what clubs were like in different cities. I ended up loving San Francisco, so I just stayed. There was a »

- Elise Czajkowski

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