Jonathan Crombie, ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Actor, Dies at 48
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
Cristela Creator Writes Poignant Letter About Her Show
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
MTV’s ‘Eye Candy’ Cancelled After First Season
The first season of MTV’s technothriller series Eye Candy will be the only one. The network has cancelled the freshman series, as confirmed today on Twitter by star Victoria Justice. “I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart,” Justice… »
Ben Powers Dies: ‘Good Times’ Actor Was 64
Ben Powers, best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the Good Times sitcom that aired on CBS in the middle to late 1970s, has died. Powers was 64 and died April 6 in New Bedford, Ma. His character was the football player husband of Thelma Evans, who was played by BerNadette Stanis on the hit series from producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. Powers also played the character Moochie on another CBS series The New Mike Hammer that starred Stacey Keach. He also appeared in… »
MTV Cancels ‘Eye Candy’ After One Season
MTV has canceled “Eye Candy” after one season.
Victoria Justice, star of the freshman drama, made the announcement Saturday on Twitter.
“Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2,” she wrote in a lengthy message to fans. “Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart.”
The cyber thriller, based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling novel and executive produced by “Twilight’s” Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, centered on a tech genius who tried to capture a serial killer who preyed on dating websites in New York.
The 10 episode series premiered in January 2015.
- Variety Staff
Eye Candy Cancelled at MTV
It’s one and done for Eye Candy.
MTV has cancelled the freshman thriller after one season, a rep for the cable net confirms to TVLine. The culprit? Low ratings.
RelatedEye Candy Finale: Ep Explains Lindy’s Big Move, Teases Season 2 Twist
Leading lady Victoria Justice broke the news on Twitter late Saturday. “I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for Season 2,” she wrote. “Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, »
‘Outlander’ Stars Talk Claire’s Choice in ‘The Devil’s Mark’ (Spoilers)
In the April 18 episode of “Outlander,” titled “The Devil’s Mark,” Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) found themselves accused of witchcraft, with the suspicions and superstitions of their eighteenth century captors leading to the pair being declared guilty and sentenced to burn at the stake.
“It’s great to watch these two women. There’s so much tension and animosity between them in the beginning and then they slowly have to learn [to understand each other],” Balfe said of the pair’s tumultuous journey over the course of the episode. “Claire can be very judgmental and very ‘this is black and white,’ and I think she has to learn with Geillis that no, it’s not black and white. There are reasons behind her actions and there are reasons bigger than herself, and she really has to learn to empathize with her.”
- Laura Prudom
Post Mortem: Orphan Black Boss on Helena's Pal, Mean Delphine & More
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Saturday’s premiere of Orphan Black.
On Saturday’s Season 3 premiere, on top of playing a Sarah-as-Rachel vs. Alison-as-Sarah scene, the actress also took on the task of voicing Helena’s new imaginary arthropod friend.
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Review: 'Orphan Black' Season 3, Episode 1, 'The Weight of This Combination': Let’s Get It Started
Read More: Watch: It's Clone vs. Clone in 'Orphan Black' Season 3 Premiere Teaser Clone of the WeekSarah takes center stage in most episodes of "Orphan Black," and the Season 3 return was no exception. Just when the delinquent clone was trying to get on with life as normal — or as normal as possible, knowing she had a supportive figure at Dyad in the form of Dr. Marian Bowles (Michelle Forbes), the intensity ramped back up when she realized Helena was missing. Though we briefly caught up with Alison (and a now jobless Donnie), and felt for Cosima during her breakup with Delphine, it was Sarah’s journey that drove the action throughout and set up several of the plot points leading into the rest of the season. Science Class While Cosima and Scott began to examine the tattered, marked up copy of “The Island of Doctor Moreau” in more detail, »
- Amber Dowling
Outlander Recap: A Trial, Some Truth-Telling and Another (?!) Time-Traveler
And darkness. And seeping damp. And the bone-deep certainty that death is but a few hours away.
This week’s episode is a big one for both Oldlanders (those of you who read Diana Gabaldon’s book and therefore knew what was coming) and Newlanders (those of you who likely were gobsmacked by the end of the trial/end of the episode double whammy).
There’s so much ground to cover, »
Scandal Poll: Is Jake Really Dead?
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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