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Annette Funicello, the ultimate Girl Next Door to a generation of Baby Boomers who first fell in love with her on the original 1955-'59 incarnation of The Mickey Mouse Club - died Monday after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 70. Her family told Extra that Funicello passed away from complications of her illness, and they were by her side when she was taken off life support. Funicello had been in an Ms coma for years, Extra reported. With her brunette curls and expressive brown eyes, "Annette," as she was simply known, grew up on the nation's TV screens »
- Stephen M. Silverman
What do Batman, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and The Doctor have in common? They have all been successfully reinvented in the last 7 years for a new generation to a great success. They have all retained the true spirit of the characters and the source materials with enough clever deviations to be unique, but they have (mostly) had something to say about the world we live in now.
Daniel Craig, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith are idolised by children and fans the world over for reinvigorating beloved franchises that had been left for dead and no longer reflected the thoughts and feelings of their audiences. With three of the above having grossed at least a billion dollars over numerous films, and the others having assured ratings-mainstays across British Television and making the BBC a fortune in merchandise and overseas sales, it will »
- Oscar Harding
2 items from 2013
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