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'Bosom Buddies' Broadway Reunion: Peter Scolari Joins Tom Hanks in 'Lucky Guy'

13 December 2012 2:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While the world eagerly awaits "Bosom Buddies: The Musical," the next-best thing will be coming to the Broadhurst Theatre early next year when Peter Scolari joins his former "Bosom" castmate in the Nora Ephron-penned play "Lucky Guy" next year. Scolari has signed on to play columnist Michael Daly in the play, which tackles the tabloid-journalism industry in tumultuous mid-'80s New York. Also read: Tom Hanks to Make Broadway Debut in New Nora Ephron Play Hanks will make his Broadway debut as controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in the play, which will be directed »

- Tim Kenneally

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Thomas Parkin, Real-Life Norman Bates, Convicted Of Fraud In 'Psycho'-Like Case

9 May 2012 5:07 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?" said Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror film, "Psycho." In regards to a recent lawsuit, those words have never been more appropriate. A few weeks ago, Michael Daly of the Daily Beast wrote about a fascinating case involving a man who's been nicknamed the "Real-Life Norman Bates." In a tale of Hitchcockian proportions, 51-year-old Thomas Parkin had beem accused of dressing up like his dead mother in an attempt to secure her $2.2 million brownstone and to cash her Social Security checks. (Fans of "Psycho" will remember that the film's main character had been impersonating his mother long after she had passed away. Of course, in the movie, Bates was also murdering innocent people, something Parkin was not accused of.) The trouble began in 1997, when Irene Prusik supposedly signed over her brownstone deed to her adopted son Thomas Parkin »

- Alex Suskind

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