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Actress Joely Fisher will reveal the painful struggles and glorious highs that came with being a child of Hollywood royalty in her upcoming memoir, Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures, which she was inspired to write following the unexpected death of her sister, Carrie Fisher.
“I’m a storyteller and everyone in this family expresses themselves through writing to get through life’s milestones,” the 49-year-old told People exclusively about her decision to write the book, which comes out Nov. 14. (See below for the exclusive cover reveal.) “ was of course instigated by the loss of my sister… It »
- Sam Gillette
Author: James Kleinmann
It’s rare that a producer’s name becomes as familiar to the public as the stars of the films he or she makes, but in the late 1970s and ’80s, Allan Carr was a regular talk show guest and caftan wearing celebrity in his own right. A new fast paced, fascinating documentary by Emmy winner Jeffrey Schwarz (‘I Am Divine’, ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’) follows the highs and lows of Carr’s colourful career featuring interviews with those who knew him best.
Starting out in the entertainment industry as a talent booker for Hugh Hefner’s television show, Carr soon became a talent manager representing the likes of Ann-Margaret, Peter Sellers, Tony Curtis and Mama Cass Elliot. Following Carr’s legendary New York subway station premiere party for ‘Tommy’, he gained a reputation for being able to launch a movie with a splash. »
- James Kleinmann
Airing on Star Wars Day, May the Fourth Be With You, Joely opens up on Dr. Oz about her sister's legacy, and their last conversations with one another prior to Carrie suffering a heart attack on a flight from London back to the U.S.
"I saw her in November for her [60th] birthday and we had a grand time, the typical Carrie party," Joely recalls of her older sibling, adding that their last conversation was over text message. "[The texts] were from the night before she got on her fateful flight and I've saved them, screen shotted, backed them up »
Four months after her half-sister Carrie’s death, Joely Fisher is still struggling with her grief.
“They say seven stages of grief. I think it’s more like 77,” the actress, 49, says on a new episode of The Dr. Oz Show airing on Thursday.
“I’m a mother of five people and I am an actress and I’m directing my first movie and I’m doing many things so I have to go on with life,” she says. “But I do find myself seeing those pictures just now … I miss that. I miss her around. I miss being able to call and, »
- Mike Miller
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Lugosi is a lot of fun but the real star of this movie is director William Cameron Menzies whose distinctive visual style graces every scene.
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1953’s Houdini »
“I was just bowled over. I mean she was just so instantly ingratiating and funny and outspoken,” he said of his first impression. “She had a way of just being so brutally candid. I’d just met her but it was like talking to a person you’d known for 10 years.”
The star, who famously portrays Luke Skywalker in the franchise, went on to reference the new resurgence of Star Wars films in the past two years, saying, “I’m grateful »
Joely, 49, is the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Connie Stevens, and shares details about her childhood and growing up near her half-siblings, Carrie and Todd, in Malibu, California, in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter.
“We spent the better part of our childhoods as neighbors, our two families right next door,” Joely writes. “I adored Mama Debbie — she was such a character. And I got another sister and a brother in the deal, »
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