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It's the 25th anniversary of "The Facts Of Life" finale on Tuesday, May 7. Yes, it's been a quarter century since Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn) and Jo (Nancy McKeon) signed off of NBC after 209 episodes.
"The Facts of Life," which was a spinoff of "Diff'rent Strokes," starred Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Garrett, the dorm mother at an all-girls school. Over the course of the show's nine-year run, "The Facts Of Life" welcomed many famous faces. From series regulars Molly Ringwald and George Clooney to guest stars David Spade and Helen Hunt, a bevy of now well-known actors got their starts on "The Facts Of Life."
Click through the slideshow below to see some famous faces before they were stars rubbing elbows with the girls of Eastland.
And catch up with "Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn here. »
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Spring and love are in the air, but let's face it... so are heavy doses of pollen and broken-hearted misery, too. I mean, you can't force anyone to love you, right? Well, maybe... at least that's the case in the new flick Love Sick Love!
From the Press Release
Amid a cinema landscape of syrupy rom-coms and warm bodied zombies that live happily ever after, director Christian Charles (Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedian, Cheech & Chong’s Hey Watch This) in his latest film Love Sick Love offers up a film for the romantically challenged. In the spirit of Fatal Attraction and Swimming with Sharks but for the dating world -- a New York businessman’s fling turns deadly when he is teamed with a psychotic serial romantic in this boy meets girl thriller that propels the term "love hurts" to a whole new level. The film will be available on DVD »
- Uncle Creepy
Love Sick Love is a dark comedy from director Christian Charles. Distribution house Monarch Home Entertainment will begin releasing this title in May on DVD. The film focuses on a troubled young couple, where murder might be on the menu. More specifically, the film's story deals with serial (killer) dater, Dori (Katia Winter). She is enamoured with her new boyfriend, Norman (Matthew Settle). However, Dori's family and Winter retreat is made-up of a family of misfits. Norman is soon heading for the door and Dori is demanding that he stay, in a violent and comedic fashion. The first trailer for Love Sick Love is available below. And, fans of both comedy and horror will find something of interest in this clip. Release Date: April, 2013 (Video-on-demand) and May 21, 2013 (DVD). Director: Christian Charles. Writer: Ryan Oxford. Cast: Lindsay Rose Binder, Jim Gaffigan, Dean Kapica, Megan Raye Manzi, Charlotte Rae and Matthew Settle. »
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"The Facts of Life" star Charlotte Rae really learned that you take the good and take the bad in life -- she is revealing that her 25 year marriage ended because her husband was gay.The 86-year-old is currently shopping a memoir entitled "The Facts of My Life," in which she talks about her time as school headmistress Mrs. Garrett on "The Facts of Life" from 1979-1986. She also drops the bomb about learning that her husband, composer John Strauss, was gay and had cheated on her.“First came the shock of what he had done behind my back, then the sting of being deceived for years,” she writes, according to an excerpt posted by the NY Post. “All I could feel was the betrayal and, worse than that, my shame.” The couple had two children during their marriage, and had just moved to Los Angeles when Strauss broke the news »
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Check out this exclusive (and super cute) clip from tonight's season premiere of MTV's Friendzone. In it, Derian surprises her friend Kelsey by asking her on a date. Friendzone airs at 6 p.m. tonight!
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Janelle Monae rocks a skinny tie for Elle Canada. (I'm lovin' her look!)
Anna Paquin took her babies out for a stroll in Brentwood over the weekend and of course the paparazzi attended the family outing.
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The actress, best known for her character Mrs. Edna Garrett, says that she ended things with Strauss in 1975 upon learning of his homosexuality shortly after they had moved to Los Angeles. The couple wed in 1950 and had two sons together.
"First came the shock of what he had done behind my back, then the sting of being deceived for years," wrote Rae, 86, in her new memoir, The Facts of My Life, obtained by the New York Post. "All I could feel was the betrayal and, worse than that, my shame."
Adding of her husband's confession, "John's secret confirmed my feelings of inferiority. That I was less than a woman...That I didn't deserve to be loved and valued."
Strauss passed away in 2011. »
Brace yourselves, those of a certain age ...Atari has filed for bankruptcy. A sad collective shudder just echoed across a New Mexico landfill. Charlotte Rae is shopping around her memoir, The Facts Of My Life, in which she reveals that her husband of 25 years came out as gay and divorced her. In ratings news, Football proved to be a disaster for ABC's lineup, with both Once Upon A Time and Revenge experiencing season low double digit drops. James Franco wrote an Inauguration Poem. David Sedaris has given the film version of his short story C.O.G. (which stars Jonathon Groff and Casey Wilson) a thumbs up.Below you can see the movie's director Kyle Patrick Alvarez talk about its journey to the screen. »
Definitely sounds like a bitter "fact of life" to swallow. Now 86 years old, Charlotte Rae is known and beloved by TV fans as Mrs. Edna Garrett, the widowed, maternal woman looking after Jo, Blair, Tootie and Natalie on classic 80s sitcom The Facts of the Life. But before she became a TV star, the actress dealt with some very serious real-life heartache. As she writes in her memoir The Facts of My Life -- currently being shopped around to book publishers -- Rae's 25-year marriage to [...] »
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American actor who tackled taboo subjects in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes
The actor Conrad Bain, who has died aged 89, found fame in middle age in the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978-86). As Phillip Drummond, a white millionaire who fosters, then adopts, two orphaned black brothers, Bain was the straight man to the diminutive, wisecracking Gary Coleman, who played Arnold, the younger of the two boys. When his one-time housekeeper dies, the kindly widower Drummond takes Arnold and his brother, Willis (Todd Bridges), from their Harlem ghetto to his luxury Manhattan penthouse and brings them up with his daughter, Kimberly (Dana Plato).
Diff'rent Strokes tackled racial issues with humour and was courageous in confronting taboo subjects such as drugs, bulimia, sexual assault and paedophilia. The sitcom was devised as a vehicle for both Coleman, who had been spotted in television commercials, and Bain, following his co-starring role in the series Maude (1972-78) as Dr Arthur Harmon, »
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