The Lucy Show, Dennis the Menace, Star Trek: Celebrate Classic TV on New Year's Eve

Snuggle up for a trip down memory lane. This New Year's Eve, Stu's Show will feature clips and interviews with performers from classic TV series like Dennis the Menace, The Lucy Show, and Star Trek, via News From Me.Hosted by Stu Shostak, the podcast dives deep into the lives, careers, and behind-the-scenes moments from some of TV's most legendary series. Former guests have included TV writer/director Danny Bilson, long-time host of The Price is Right Bob Barker, actors Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Kathy Garver, Angela Cartwright, and many, many, more.Read More…
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Family Affair: Last Surviving Stars Reconcile

Family can't stay apart forever. Family Affair stars Kathy Garver and Johnny Whitaker recently reunited on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Huffington Post reports.The two are the last surviving castmemebers of the CBS sitcom, which followed a single man's attempt to raise his deceased brother's children. Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot, and Anissa Jones also starred. The series ran for five seasons before ending in 1971.Read More…
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Tribute To Charlton Heston And "The Ten Commandments", Omaha, May 27

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Film hisotiran Bruce Crawford's 38th salute to classic cinema and a 60th anniversary

tribute to Cecil B. DeMille's classic epic The Ten Commandments will be Friday May 27th, at 7pm at the Joslyn Art Museums' Witherspoon Hall theater 2200 Dodge St Omaha Nebraska.

Special guests, Miss Holly Heston, daughter of screen legend and star of the film, Charlton Heston and actress Kathy Garver who portrayed young Rachel in the film. Kathy is best known as Cissy from the classic TV series Family Affair. Artist Nicolosi will have a United States Post Office Commemorative Envelope honoring the film and Charlton Heston and the legendary director of the film, Cecil B DeMille, unveiled at the event.

Tickets on sale May 4th at all Omaha only Hy Vee stores customer service counters

and proceeds go to the Omaha Parks Foundation.

For more information call 402- 618-2124

And www.
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'Trust Me' star Clark Gregg admits he'd like to date Khaleesi (and all three dragons) from 'Game of Thrones' -- Video

'Trust Me' star Clark Gregg admits he'd like to date Khaleesi (and all three dragons) from 'Game of Thrones' -- Video
For all of the Marvel fans who have been wondering whether Clark Gregg kept any of Agent Coulson’s vintage Captain America cards, we finally have your answer: Yes, he did. And yes, they’re also covered in (fake?) blood.

When Gregg stopped by our New York City office to promote his new film, Trust Me – in which he plays a struggling talent agent for child stars — we put him in the hot seat. Gregg discussed the movie (and beach memory) that he’ll never forget, his crush on Game of Thrones’s Khaleesi, and more. Bonus scoop: His first celebrity crush was Kathy Garver,
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Reggie Bannister, Tiffany Shepis, and More Horror Stars Check in to See Doctor Spine

Sometimes things come across our desks that make us collectively scratch our heads. This is just such a moment. You may want to check out this first look at the upcoming indie flick Doctor Spine if only for the cast.

It's written and directed by John Wesley Norton and stars Michael Wexler, Larry Thomas, Joe Estevez, Reggie Bannister, Judy Tenuta, Tiffany Shepis, Lisa Loring, Kathy Garver, Xango Henry, and many other fine actors!

Doctor Spine is a comic-book-styled horror hybrid film. Sometimes the past is best left forgotten. Meet Doctor Spine, a meek chiropractor with a very dark past that comes back to haunt him. Watch as a life spent helping other spirals downward into a miasma of madness. Experience the horror, the exhilaration, the simple joy of seeing a mild mannered health professional go wacko!

Check out the ludicrous artwork and the trailer below. Then you, too, can sit
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Interviews: 1960s Celebrities of TV, Film at ‘The Hollywood Show’

Chicago – In the 1960s, network television became the ‘cool fire’ that families gathered around, and the array of trends and shows in that era had an odd but flavorful variety. Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 1966 ‘Batman movie), Kathy Garver (Cissy in the sitcom ‘Family Affair’) and Robert Colbert (ensemble player on the TV drama ‘The Time Tunnel’) represented those shows.

They appeared last March at ‘The Hollywood Show,’ a twice-a-year event in which fans can mingle, take photographs and get autographs from the celebrities – like the 1960s TV and film actors – who appear there. There is also a great opportunity to purchase memorabilia from a host of showbiz vendors, all in one room. The fall session of The Hollywood Show will take place at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, Ill, on September 7th, 8th and 9th, 2012. For complete details click here. was at the
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Slideshow: 20 Celebrity Portraits at ‘The Hollywood Show,’ Returning to Chicago on Sept. 7, 2012

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” comes back to Chicagoland next weekend, September 7th, 8th and 9th, and with it the usual fun line-up of celebrity TV and movie favorites. The autumn show appearances include Pam Grier, Loni Anderson, Robert Loggia, Connie Stevens, Lainie Kazan and June Lockhart.

“The Hollywood Show” is a twice-a-year event in which fans can mingle, take photographs and get autographs from the celebrities that appear there. There is also a great opportunity to purchase memorabilia from a host of showbiz vendors, all in one room. The Hollywood Show will take place at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel on River Road in Rosemont, Ill. For complete details click here.

HollywoodChicago attended the spring 2012 show, and captured Exclusive Portraits by photographer Joe Arce. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.
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Animal Planet's canine celebrity stars in family film Hercules Saves Christmas

We all know Santa has his reindeer and a team of elves to help him deliver those gifts.

But that's not all. Santa also has a dog and you can meet him in Hercules Saves Christmas, a two-hour festive family movie that has its world premiere on November 17 at the Orinda Theatre in Orinda, California. It airs on December 3 on Animal Planet, the same day it arrives on DVD.

Written by John Pizzo and directed by Edward Hightower, it features pit bull Hercules, star of Animal Planet's series Pit Boss, with Shorty Rossi as the voice of the dog. Also starring are Anthony Robinson, Mackenzie Phillips, Kathy Garver, Marc McClure, Danny Arroyo, George Maguire, Richard Van Vleet and, as the elves, Arturo Gil, Ronald Clark, George McGuire, Brad Williams and Dana Woods.

The story begins two days before Christmas when Max Moogle (Anthony Robinson), an adorable yet mischievous 12-year-old orphan,
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Our Best 2010 Brushes with Celebrity

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Between living in the Los Angeles area and writing about pop culture as a career, we have had a lot of brushes with celebrity this year. In the past twelve months we've conducted more than 110 interviews with big stars, rising stars and wanna be stars. From the red carpet at the Emmys to jury duty with a pop culture twist, it's been a year filled with idols, unknown gems and several random encounters. Here's our top ten.

10. The Pop Culture Trifecta — Nellie, Mary Ann and Cissy

We hit the pop culture trifecta the night we went to a book signing including Alison Arngrim (Nellie from Little House on the Prairie), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island) and Kathy Garver (Cissy from Family Affair). And if we had to choose the best moment of the night it would have to be Alison telling us all about
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Dawn Wells Talks About Gilligan's Island and Cookbooks

We always considered ourselves way more of Mary Anns than Gingers. Down home girls. Jeans and checkered shirts not sparkly evening gowns. More cute than pretty. So when we heard we were going to get the chance to talk to the Gilligan's Island star, we were thrilled. And of course getting to speak with her the same night as Kathy Garver (Family Affair) and Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie) just sweetened the deal.

But why were the three doing a book signing together? Apparently the stars of TV days gone by know each other from various autograph signing shows and retro TV reunion specials. So when Kathy Garver wrote The Family Affair Cookbook, she asked Dawn to contribute the forward.

Dawn told us, "She came to me and said 'Would you be interested?' And I said, 'Well, I love cookbooks.' So I did it."

The TV
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Kathy Garver is Cooking up a Family Affair

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While some little girls were dreaming of being Marcia Bradyor Laurie Partridge, we had more cosmopolitan tastes. We wanted to be Cissyfrom Family Affair. After all shelived in a high-rise apartment in New York City, with a gruff but lovableuncle, and a butler. That beats the heck out of sharing a bathroom with fivesiblings, if you ask us.

So meeting Kathy Garver, who played Cissy on the show’s runfrom 1966 to 1971, was a real treat. Kathy was at Larry Edmunds Bookshop inLos Angeles recently for a signing of her book The Family Affair Cookbook.

There, she was joined by two more Hollywood TV legends—Dawn Wellsaka Mary Anne from Gilligan’s Islandand Alison Argnrim, Little House on thePrairie’s Nellie Oleson. Garver had met Arngrim at a TV Land convention andhas known Wells for a long time, reuniting with her on a Still Hip Chicks
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Our Interview with Mary Ann, Cissy, and Nellie

Part One of a Four Part Interview

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We hit the pop culture trifecta last week, scoring one night full of interviews with Kathy Garver (Cissy Patterson-Davis from Family Affair), Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie), and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann Summers from Gilligan's Island). Three of television's icons all in the same room—signing books, autographing photos, and talking about the good old days. Pop culture heaven.

The actresses turned authors made an unusual in-store appearance together last Thursday night at Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood. Kathy has written The Family Affair Cookbook, filled with recipes from the show and anecdotes to go along with them. Dawn Wells (who wrote Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook in 1993) wrote the forward for Kathy's book. And Alison has been touring in support of her book, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie
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