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Tyler Ritter Welcomes First Child — a Boy!

Tyler Ritter Welcomes First Child — a Boy!
Tyler Ritter is a father!

The actor, 32, and wife, Leila Parma, welcomed their first child — a boy — and shared the happy news Sunday on Instagram. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life. He’s Benjamin Parma Ritter. And we’re feeling good,” Ritter captioned a father-son photo.

Benjamin is the first grandson of the late comedian and actor John Ritter.

Tyler’s brother Jason Ritter, who starred in Girls, tweeted about the joy of becoming an uncle: “I couldn’t be happier today!”

Tyler and Jason’s mother Nancy, who was married
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Nest

Ah, cockroaches. They just don’t get much love in the Horror genre. One would think that these lowly creatures, clicking and flitting, scurrying and shuttling from dark to light would be prime fodder for terror terrain. However, up until 1988’s The Nest, there are only a handful of critter flicks starring these grotesque end- of- the- worlders. Concorde Pictures (Roger Corman’s latest company at the time) unleashed this gloriously gruesome roach-a-rama on an unsuspecting public and watched them squirm with delight.

Actually, The Nest only received a limited release by Concorde, but made its coin when it was released on video by MGM later that same year. Reviews were generally positive, with critics seeing it as a good natured update of 1950’s monster movies, of course with new, improved and gnarly special effects. The Nest is, shall we say, a great deal moister than its bug strewn brethren of yore.
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‘Cry Danger’ steers itself mostly clear of the dangers of director debuts

Cry Danger

Written by William Bowers

Directed by Robert Parish

USA, 1951

The road that ultimately leads creative people in the filmmaking business to the highly coveted director’s chair is rarely the same from one candidate to the next. Some are fortunate enough to direct a feature from the get-go. The number of directorial debuts from stunningly young men and women premiering at festivals is a testament to that journey. Others take the long road, filling in a great many roles on movie sets, learning the ropes of many trades before they finally helm a project. Robert Parish’s journey began at age 11, when he appeared in the 1927 short Olympic Games. After years of acting and editing, his directorial debut finally came in 1951 with the mobster film Cry Danger.

Unexpectedly released from prison after 5 years courtesy of an alibi from someone he has never met, infamous hoodlum Rocky Mulloy (Dick Powell
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'Parenthood' star Jason Ritter cast in 'Gavin & Stacey' Us remake

Joan of Arcadia and Parenthood star Jason Ritter has been cast as the lead in a Us remake of British sitcom Gavin & Stacey.

The 32-year-old actor will play Gavin in the series, which has had a name change in America to Friends & Family.

The reinvention of the smash-hit BBC sitcom, which has creators James Corden and Ruth Jones on board as Executive Producers, will focus on Gavin's first meeting with Stacey - a co-worker from Pennsylvania who he's got to know through Skype and Facebook.

The Us version of Gavin & Stacey is being produced by Fox and the script will be written by David Rosen. It is not thought that Corden or Jones will star in the show.

Speaking last year, Head of BBC Worldwide Jane Tranter said: "There is the right time and the right place for a project like this. The stars needed to align. After the show didn't make it at ABC,
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Emmys 2012: Jason Ritter talks 'Parenthood' nomination and Simon Helberg's early-morning text message

When Emmy nominations are announced, the conversation tends to turn immediately to those who were snubbed. This year, though, on Thursday morning when the Academy released its nominees list, there was a refreshing reason to celebrate: Jason Ritter snagged a first-time nomination for his guest-starring role as Mark Cyr on the criminally underrated "Parenthood."

Ritter tells Zap2it that, as a longtime part of the television community, he tends to be aware of Emmy nomination morning, mostly, he says, so that he can check on his friends and send congratulatory texts. Today, hough, he'd completely forgotten about the announcements -- which made for a rather unnerving morning.

"This is the first time that I've completely forgotten that it was this morning. There was no part of my brain that was like, 'Oh, someone's calling me at 6 a.m.! It might be that!' My first thought was that it was
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John Stamos Drums For America At Charity Event

On Thursday, November 3, John Stamos joined the classic rock band America to present Helping Change Happen: An Evening of Music, Merriment, and Making a Difference.

Held at West Hollywood’s acclaimed Red O restaurant, the red carpet drew a star-studded, standing-room only crowd to learn about mothers2mothers (m2m), a non-profit organization working to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. America culminated the night with a musical performance including their classic hits “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair.”

On hand to lend support for the evening were Stamos’ former Full House cast-mates Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin, along with Full House creator Jeff Franklin. Also in attendance were Jerry Ferrara, Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez, Nancy Ritter, Peri Gilpin, Annabeth Gish, and Linda Cardellini. VIP Patrons included Robert and Catherine Beyer, Marvin and Sondra Smalley, and Miles and Angie Rogers.
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for May 24, 2011

This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray Releases include a couple of films from the After Dark Horrorfest as well as two of Ron Howard’s earlier films and a Blu-Ray edition of Solaris. Check beyond the break for the full list.

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Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires

Format: DVD

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In a forgotten region of the desert, an unspeakable evil exists. By no choice of his own, John Croix
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James Reviews The Ron Howard Action Pack With Eat My Dust And Grand Theft Auto [DVD Review]

I hear you, pappy. But I can’t quite reach you.

When you hear the name Ron Howard, I would assume most would think either Opie, Richie Cunningham or one of the top directors in Hollywood today. But if one was to say action star, badass or driver extraordinaire, most would either scoff or think I was a bit nutty. But at one time, Ron Howard was making a splash on the big screen, behind the wheels of a race car in one film (Eat My Dust) and his future father-in-law’s Rolls Royce in the other (Grand Theft Auto). Both films are car centric, with a constant car chase going on throughout the running time of the film. Something the Fast and the Furious films wouldn’t dare today because of attention spans going the way of the Dodo, which is why I’ve held these films in such
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The Good Guy

Jason Ritter got his first taste of acting when he was a hyperactive toddler with a predilection for set-crashing. The overalls-clad youngster was observing the filming of a credits sequence for dad John's hit show "Three's Company" when he got bored, wriggled free from his mother's grasp, and inserted himself into the shot."They were at the zoo filming all of these little vignettes, and they were shooting Joyce DeWitt with a goat," he recalls. "I just wrenched myself out of my mom's grip and went over to pet the goat and essentially ruined what they were trying to do. But I guess Joyce DeWitt laughed so hard at that, and there was, like, a really sweet moment, so they just kept it in there."Ritter bemusedly notes that he apparently developed quite the diva complex about his initial brush with fame. He says with a laugh, "I just saw
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Review: Roger Corman Collection Vol. 7 and 10

Another pair of offerings from In2Film’s Roger Corman Collection and this time we venture forward into the 70’s, to two movies that span the spectrum of Corman’s career as a film producer. From the good: Grand Theft Auto, which marked the directorial debut of Happy Days actor Ron Howard; to the not so good: Deathsport.

Grand Theft Auto

Stars: Ron Howard, Nancy Morgan, Elizabeth Rogers, Barry Cahill, Rance Howard, Paul Linke, Marion Ross | Written and Directed by Ron Howard

This amiable screwball comedy is part road movie, part chase movie and part destruction derby, and concerns one young man’s elopement with his heiress girlfriend from La to Vegas while her father, her fiancé and various others are in hot pursuit hoping to prevent the forthcoming nuptials. However, the car crashes are the real stars of a film that marked the directorial debut of one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers.
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