9 items from 2016
Listen, I’ve got an inspired idea for a summer movie: an actress-led remake of “Ghostbusters.” Okay, I know, they tried that earlier this summer, and really, it was a great idea. But let’s be honest: It didn’t entirely work out. The negative fanboy buzz hurt it, and whatever you thought of the finished product, it wasn’t as funny as the original. It could have been better. So what I’m saying is, let’s do it better. By the summer of 2018, the “Ghostbusters” remake will be an ancient memory. That will make it the perfect timing for the relaunched version, which can be rowdier and raunchier and wilder, maybe skewering a little younger and hipper, with a touch of that “Suicide Squad” edge. I see Amy Schumer in the Bill Murray role, and we could team her up with Nicole Byer and — why not? — Margot Robbie. »
- Owen Gleiberman
Summer is here and that means it’s time for racing in the streets. Or, if you’re not Bruce Springsteen, it’s a time for rest, relaxation, and binge watching. For nostalgia fans from various generations, CBS Home Entertainment is offering up a tasty assortment of television series from country comedy to ripped from the headlines detectives to our favorite science fiction.
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Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Join the Clampett family as they move to the most famous zip code in the world when the seven-time Emmy award®-nominated series The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season arrives on DVD April 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. »
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux wore somber looks during a New York City outing last week, and the tragic news that followed may explain why. The couple was spotted out for a stroll in the city on Saturday, just four days before the actress announced the death of her mother, Nancy Dow. The pair looked solemn as they walked through the city, with Aniston often clutching Theroux's arm. Aniston, 47, wore a large coat with a scarf and boots, while 44-year-old Theroux opted for a tan jacket, jeans and a hat - and sported a voluminous and well-groomed beard. Jennifer Aniston »
- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_
Aniston announced the news late on Wednesday, releasing a statement to People.
"It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow," Aniston said in her statement. "She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family's privacy be respected as we grieve our loss."
Dow had reportedly suffered a stroke in 2011, and a second one last year, according to People.
Dow made her mark appearing in 1960s TV series such as "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "The Wild Wild West," and most recently appeared in the 2004 drama "Pure." She married her second husband, soap star John Aniston, in 1965. They divorced in 1980 when Jennifer Aniston was 9.
Aniston and her mother had a famous falling »
- Katie Roberts
Jennifer Aniston has announced the death of her mother, Nancy Dow. "It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness," Aniston, 47, tells People in a statement. "We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss." Dow suffered a stroke in 2011 followed by a second stroke a year later, according to multiple reports. The mother of two was married to Jack Melick from 1956 -1961 and soap star John Aniston »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Jennifer Aniston's mother Nancy Dow has passed away at 79 years old. The former Friends star released the following statement to E! News about the loss, saying, "It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness." The statement continued, "We ask that our family's privacy be respected as we grieve our loss." Dow was born in 1936 in New York City and went on to be featured in The Beverly Hillbillies in 1966 and The Wild Wild West the year after that. Most recently, the former model had a role in the 2004 drama »
Actor Mike Minor died Monday, January 25, 2016, at age 75. Predeceased by his father, producer Don Fedderson, mother Tido Fedderson, and younger brother Gregg Fedderson, Minor is best known for playing Steve Elliot on Petticoat Junction. He also had roles on four now-cancelled soap operas: Another World, All My Children, As the World Turns, and The Edge of Night.
Minor was married to his Petticoat Junction co-star Linda Henning (Betty Jo) from 1968 until their divorce in 1973. Her father, Paul Henning, created both Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, and executive produced Green Acres. All three countrified TV shows were cancelled by CBS between 1970 and 1971, in what is referred to to as the "rural purge," which began when networks started targeting the 18-49 year old viewer ratings demographic.
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Pat Harrington Jr., best known for playing scene-stealing superintendent Dwayne Schneider on CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, has died at age 86. The actor had been battling Alzheimer's and was recently hospitalized following a fall, The Hollywood Reporter reports, and passed away Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
"Dear friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed away at 11:09 Pm this evening," his daughter Tresa Harrington wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post. "We were all with him today and tonight: crying, »
Harrington Jr. got his start on TV in 1959, recurring on Make Room for Daddy as a nightclub pal of Danny Thomas’ character. His guest star credits included The Munsters, McHale’s Navy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Love, American Style and Marcus Welby M.D., prior to landing on CBS’ progressive, Bonnie Franklin-led sitcom One Day at a Time in 1975.
As a writer, he also »
9 items from 2016
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