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Jonathan Crombie, ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Actor, Dies at 48

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the “Anne of Green Gables” movies, has died.

He was 48.

Crombie’s sister told CBC News that her brother suffered a brain hemorrhage and died in New York City on Wednesday.

The actor played love interest Gilbert Blythe in CBC’s Anne of Green Gables miniseries.

“He was funny, he was sweet,” his sister said. “He loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing. As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows and all of that kind of stuff and would sing and dance in the living room.”

Crombie, born in Canada, was also the son of ex-Toronto mayor David Crombie.

He appeared in several TV shows over the past 20 years including “The Good Wife” and “21 Jump Street.”


- Variety Staff

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Cristela Creator Writes Poignant Letter About Her Show

9 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Cristela Alonzo was the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star in her own prime-time comedy, ABC's Cristela. The semi-autobiographical, multi-camera sitcom received middling reviews initially, but critics warmed up to it over time. Meanwhile, with her boisterous laugh (which she’ll put to good use in the upcoming Angry Birds movie) and wry take on Latino life, Alonzo brought in around 5 million viewers each week.Still, the show didn’t perform as well as hoped, and is likely being canceled (to the disappointment of many). While sitting on a plane on Friday night (right before the season finale ran), Alonzo wrote a personal, poignant open letter to the supporters of Cristela. Here are the most relevant moments: Hi!  It’s April 17, 2015 and I find myself sitting in the middle seat of a full Southwest flight on my way to Nashville.  Tonight at 8:30/7:30 Pm, ABC will »

- Greg Cwik

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Scandal Poll: Is Jake Really Dead?

29 minutes ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is Scandal about to pull a fast one on us?

At the end of Thursday’s episode, Olivia’s beau, Russell, stabbed Scott Foley‘s Jake nearly a dozen times in the chest and stomach. It’s hard to imagine anyone — even death-defying Ballard — surviving such an assault. And the promo for next week’s episode, which features a frantic Quinn declaring, “Jake is dead. Jake. Is. Dead” while the character’s bloodied corpse rests on Opa’s conference table, seems to confirm that Foley’s Scandal run has come to an end.

The operative word there being seems.

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