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We have a mission for fans of the original "Charlie's Angels," should you choose to accept it. "Angels" co-star Jaclyn Smith will sit down for an all-new interview on the upcoming episode of Oprah's "Where Are They Now?," airing this weekend. We have an exclusive clip (posted above) in which Smith discusses her rocky relationship with the late, great Farrah Fawcett, who co-starred with Smith on the first two seasons of "Angels." Smith touchingly reveals that Fawcett's battle with cancer brought them together again and that, in the end, their time together was "beautiful." The episode's other guests include onetime Prince protege Sheila E. (who scored a 1984 hit with the infectious "The Glamorous Life"), and stand-up comic and veteran TV star Louie Anderson. The episode airs this Sunday, July 20 at 9pm Et/Pt on Own. »
- Dave Lewis
Beloved radio DJ and voice actor Casey Kasem passed away earlier today, at the age of 82, from a condition known as Lewy body disease, a common form of progressive dementia. The passing was confirmed by Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem, with the following statement on her Facebook page.
"Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie."
Kerri Kasem was involved in a recent legal battle over visitation rights to her father, claiming that Casey Kasem's second wife, Jean Kasem and her stepchildren were preventing Kerri from visiting Casey Kasem. Kerri was ultimately granted visitation, »
Jaclyn Smith likes to keep her Los Angeles home in a constant state of flux. "I've always been into older homes, even if I have to refurbish or remodel or raise roof lines or knock out walls," says the former Charlie's Angels star as she curls up with her late mother's dog Honey Bun in a loft area above her expansive master bedroom."This room used to have fabric on the walls. My husband was very grateful when I took that down. He felt like he was living in a hat box." Smith, 68, fell in love with her Georgian colonial »
- Patrick Gomez
Most fans and collectors of vintage action figures have a soft spot for the toys turned out by Mego Corporation in the '70s. Their 8” action figure collections included classic monsters, Marvel and DC superheroes, and TV & movie characters based on everything from The Wizard of Oz to Charlie's Angels and Planet of the Apes. While Mego rode off into toy history in the early '80s (and we let out a collective sigh of mourning), custom artisans have taken it upon themselves to resurrect that company's style, from figure designs and costumes to the vintage box art. One of the new players in the retro-figure game is Thailand-based outfit Distinctive Dummies, who create limited-edition series of 8” retro-style horror movie figures, in addition to their original 12” figure line. Distinctive's limited editions include incredible likenesses of Vincent Price's characters in The Abominable Dr. Phibes and House on Haunted Hill (including »
- Gregory Burkart
London, January 27: American actor Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette advertisements, has died from lung disease.
Lawson, who appeared in print Marlboro adverts between 1978 and 1981, has passed away after suffering from respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Copd), Sky News reported.
'The Malboro Man' campaign was used to promote the tobacco giant's products, after it was originally conceived to popularize filtered cigarettes, which were considered feminine. (Ani) »
- Leon David
Eric Lawson, a working actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. Lawson's wife, Susan Lawson, said Sunday that her husband died Jan. 10 at his California home. The cause was respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or Copd. The ruggedly handsome Lawson portrayed the smoking cowboy in Marlboro print ads from 1978 to 1981. He also had bit parts in such TV shows as Baretta and Charlie's Angels before injuries sustained on the set of a Western film ended his acting career. A smoker since age 14, Lawson later appeared in an »
- Associated Press
Joseph Ruskin, an actor known for roles on film and television, died on Saturday (Dec. 28). He was 89, according to the Screen Actors' Guild.
Ruskin's almost 60-year career began with TV roles -- mostly in westerns -- in the 1950s. Over the years, the character actor appeared in a wide variety of roles, some of them even in the same show. Ruskin appeared on such programs as "Peter Gunn," "The Twilight Zone," "The Untouchables," "Mister Ed," "Get Smart," "Charlie's Angels" and more.
One of Ruskin's earliest notable roles was as Galt in the original "Star Trek" series -- the actor later had the notable distinction of appearing in a "Star Trek" movie as well as two of the show's later spinoffs, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager." Ruskin played the role of Alain Christophe in three episodes of "Alias" in 2002, a departure from earlier roles in which he »
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