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Jerry O'Connell Loves Being Mistaken for Jason Bateman: 'It's a Running Joke, We Text Each Other All the Time'

14 June 2016 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Apparently celebrity fans aren't always sure who they're freaking out over. While guest hosting Live with Kelly on Tuesday, Jerry O'Connell admitted to Kelly Ripa that fans often mistake him for Jason Bateman, 47. "I'm very good friends with Jason and we text each other - we have an ongoing joke. Like, I'll text him, 'Hey, listen, the Tsa lady at JFK [Airport] really liked Arrested Development,' " O'Connell says. "Then he'll say, 'Hey, there's a garbage guy on on Seventh Avenue who loves People's List on Saturday nights.' "Ripa, 45, congratulated O'Connell, 42, on his new gig, where he and co-host Suchin Pak »

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Definitely Not For The Birds: Remembering The W.C. Fields Canary Murder Trial

18 January 2016 7:16 PM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Dr. Harriet Fields


By Robert E. Tevis

Recently, the American Theater of Actors, in conjunction with Dr. Harriet Fields, presented a theatrical reenactment of the 1928 trial of W.C. Fields for the murder of a Canary. Entitled “The Real Transcript of W.C. Fields Murder Trial (Of A Canary),” the thirty minute production is based upon a true story of the night that Fields was arrested for the inhumane treatment of a canary in his act at the Earl Carrol Theater by two New York City policemen attached to the Humane Society.

Fields had been appearing in Earl Carroll’s Vanities and was performing a routine that is immortalized in his 1932 film “The Dentist.” In the routine, a man with a huge brisling beard comes to see Fields, the dentist. As Fields pokes around the man’s beard in an attempt to locate the man’s mouth, birds fly out, at which »

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