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Jimmie Walker, who co-starred with Bill Cosby in 1975’s Let’s Do It Again, said he wasn’t surprised by all the allegations made against Cosby as Cosby’s lawyer goes on the offensive in the media. Jimmie Walker On Cosby Walker, a comedian best known for his role in Good Times, worked with Cosby and he recently […]
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- Olivia Truffaut-Wong
Jimmie Walker is surprised by allegations that Bill Cosby drugged women, but he's not taken aback by the idea that Cosby was a womanizer. The 68-year-old Good Times star told TMZ that he still feels close to Cosby but acknowledges that the star's career is over. Read More Controversial 'Cosby' Bio Won't Get New Editions "I love Bill Cosby," Walker said. "The thing that upsets me the most is that we're never going to see his work again because he's gone forever and ever, and it’s unfortunate." Walker pointed out that he assumed it was common knowledge
- Ryan Gajewski
The Scottish Open has been rife with odd news. First Rory McIlroy’s off-course activities forced him to pull out of his Open Championship spot due to a football injury that cacked up his ankle. Now, Thorbjorn Olesen, who injured himself in Dubai on a camel last year and underwent hand surgery earlier in this year, has claimed the lead after the first round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.According to the Golf Channel, Olesen led 7 under par by two shots from a group including American Ryder Cup player Jimmy Walker and English players Matthew Nixon and Richard Finch, with Ireland’s Shane Lowry and […] »
- April Neale
Looks like we picked the wrong week to quit celebrating milestones.
Hard to believe it's been 35 years since "Airplane!" took flight (on July 2, 1980) and taught us all to speak jive, order the chicken instead of the fish, and avoid calling each other "Shirley." Three and a half decades later, the airline disaster parody remains one of the funniest films ever made, one that generations of viewers have watched over and over -- though probably never as an in-flight movie.
Still, as many times as you've seen it, there's much you may not know about how it was made. In honor of "Airplane!" turning 35, here are a few facts every fan must know about the comedy classic.
1. Strip away all the jokes, and "Airplane!" is essentially a remake of a little-known 1957 air disaster movie called "Zero Hour!" The writing/directing team of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker lifted the plot, »
- Gary Susman
"Cooley High" ought to be remembered as a cinema milestone, and its writer and director remembered as pioneers.
Released 40 years ago this week (on June 25, 1975), it ought to be celebrated for its vast influence on movies, TV, and music. As a young-men-coming-of-age movie, it deserves to be mentioned alongside Fellini's "I Vitelloni," George Lucas's "American Graffiti," Barry Levinson's "Diner," and John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood." And yet, the film and its creators have been largely forgotten, lost to history.
The story behind "Cooley High" is even more dramatic than the comedy-drama that unspooled on the screen. It's the story of Kenneth Williams, who, like protagonist Preach, left Chicago's Cabrini-Green projects with dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Having dropped out of high school, he hitchhiked from the Windy City to Hollywood with $5 in his pocket and no connections, and for a while he supported himself selling drugs. »
- Gary Susman
It's not as controversial as his 2013 "Your constant complaining discourages studios from taking risks on black stories" comment (which, as I recall, fired up a lot of folks on this site, as well as across social media), but Jimmie Walker of "Good Times" fame, appeared on CNN over the weekend, and, as you'd expect, he had a few other things to say - specifically, this time around, he said that TV shows featuring black families today, have to be upper or middle class, because the "black community" won't accept any other depictions of black families in this country; certainly not the working class family he was a part of in "Good »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Golf’s first major tournament of the year, The Masters, returns to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., April 9-12, as the top players in the game compete for the coveted green jacket and a place in golf history. Bubba Watson won his second Masters title in three years at last year’s tournament. Top challengers include Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker and Justin Rose. Tiger Woods, who has struggled with injury, will compete in The Masters. Espn and CBS air the tournament through Sunday. CBSSports.com and Masters.com … Continue reading →
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- Ryan Berenz
Stars and performers lined up to attend Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night Xxi at Jw Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Guests included Gloria Gaynor, Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Walker, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Calais Campbell, Carson Palmer and NFL coach Bruce Arians. The event raised $7 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and several other charities. Photos are by Mike Moore/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night. »
- James Wray
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