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Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 77

10 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 77. The Mississippi native was crowned the state's first Miss America in 1959. She capitalized on her success in the pageantry world by making a name for herself as an actress in Hollywood. Mobley made her TV debut on Burke's Law in 1963. She later appeared in theatrical productions of Guys and Dolls and the King and I. Mobley shared the screen with Elvis Presley twice in 1965, in Girl Happy and Harum Scarum. Though she was successful on the big screen, Mobley continued to work on the small screen, too. She was a regular on Circus with the Stars, and she appeared in Diff'rent Strokes, Falcon Crest, Fantasy Island and Love Boat. Some of her »

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Mary Ann Mobley Dead -- Ex Miss America Dies from Breast Cancer

9 December 2014 5:45 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mary Ann Mobley -- one of the first Miss America winners to make it big in show business -- died on Tuesday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with breast cancer.Mobley won the 1959 Miss America pageant before breaking into Hollywood. She appeared in several big movies in the '60s ... including "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum" with Elvis Presley. In 1967, Mary Ann married actor and TV host Gary Collins ... who passed away in »

- TMZ Staff

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30 years since Gremlins: Stars of the Christmas cult classic then and now

9 December 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a heavily tinseled tree, a tipple before midday and Gremlins on the telly at some point during the day.

The Joe Dante-directed black cult comedy sees protagonist Billy Peltzer being gifted with Gizmo, a cute furry Mogwai discovered by his inventor father in a mysterious Chinatown antique store.

Of course the creature comes with three special instructions which, if not adhered to, result in the spawning of grizzly Gremlins hell-bent on havoc.

The Steven Spielberg-produced movie - which is

currently being fast-tracked by Warner Bros for a remake - celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year, and here's what the main cast members got up to after the movie's success:

1. Zach Galligan

Zach Galligan plays William 'Billy' Peltzer who becomes enthralled by his unusual Christmas gift - yet careless with the three golden Gizmo rules.

Galligan's notable film roles following the success »

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Why Chris Rock Really Regrets Joking about Janet Jackson

6 December 2014 2:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Are there any jokes envelope-pushing comedian Chris Rock wishes he could take back? Nope. Well, maybe just one. Sitting down with People for an interview in this week's issue to discuss what he's learned from a career of making people laugh, the comic and star of the upcoming film Top Five, recalls one joke that does still sting. "I remember when Janet Jackson [had that wardrobe malfunction] at the Super Bowl. I told a joke like 'You can't just whip out a 40-year-old t--!' Now, anytime I see Janet Jackson to this day she looks at me like she's ready to scratch my eyes out! »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford

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Why Chris Rock Really Regrets Joking about Janet Jackson

6 December 2014 2:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Are there any jokes envelope-pushing comedian Chris Rock wishes he could take back? Nope. Well, maybe just one. Sitting down with People for an interview in this week's issue to discuss what he's learned from a career of making people laugh, the comic and star of the upcoming film Top Five, recalls one joke that does still sting. "I remember when Janet Jackson [had that wardrobe malfunction] at the Super Bowl. I told a joke like 'You can't just whip out a 40-year-old t--!' Now, anytime I see Janet Jackson to this day she looks at me like she's ready to scratch my eyes out! »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford

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Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith and Todd Bridges Apologize for Insensitive Comments About Robin Williams' Death

12 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It seems that after any unexpected death, there are a series of (inevitably) controversial comments—and such is the case following the tragic passing of Robin Williams. Both Fox News anchor Shepard Smith and Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges have found themselves on the receiving end of criticism after the two expressed a series of insensitive comments surrounding the legendary actor's death. Just hours after it was revealed that the comedian was found dead at his Tiburon, Calif. home (the cause of death has since been determined as asphyxia due to hanging), the former Fox Report host called Williams a "coward" for taking his own life. "One of the children he so loved, one of »

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Robin Williams Was 'Selfish' By Committing Suicide -- Todd Bridges

12 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Robin Williams' death had been reported for just minutes, when "Diff'rent Strokes" star Todd Bridges bashed Williams for committing suicide ... calling it "a very selfish act." Bridges moaned he's had a hard time too but didn't take what he implies is the easy way out:  "You don't think that my life has been hell and I've had so many ups and downs now. If I did that what am i showing my children that »

- TMZ Staff

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'Drunk History' Destroys Ronald and Nancy Reagan

6 August 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows If there's anything I love more than making fun of Ronald Reagan, it's making fun of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. "Drunk History" on Comedy Central understands my passion and hired comedian Drew Droege to get wasted and describe the humble beginnings of Ronnie and Nancy. It is astounding, like a "Diff'rent Strokes" guest appearance from a better world.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76

4 June 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s' PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76. The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death. Chamberlin - who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman - played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman. She left after two »

- Andrea Billups

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Lee Chamberlin, The Electric Company Star, Dies at 76

4 June 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s' PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76. The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death. Chamberlin - who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman - played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman. She left after two »

- Andrea Billups

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'The Americans' Recap: Going Up the Country

14 May 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Americans wouldn't have made it past its first season if we got the answers to all our burning questions right away: Will Paige and Henry find out Mom and Dad are about as American as apple sharlotka? Whose side is Nina actually on? Is Stan ever going to catch a break? Who killed Emmett and Leanne? And, no, sorry – none of those plot lines even come close to resolution in the penultimate episode of Season Two. But, all good showrunners need to throw their loyal fan base a bone every now and then, »

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Exclusive: 'Killer Of Sheep' Star Henry G. Sanders Will Play Cager Lee In Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

1 May 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I sadly can't say that I've kept fully abreast of Henry G. Sanders' acting career, since his star-turn in Charles Burnett's 1979 magnum opus Killer Of Sheep; But, a glance at his IMDb resume informs me that he's certainly been busy over the the years, albeit in what would be described as *bit* parts in TV and film projects - small screen classics like Hill Street Blues, Diff'rent Strokes, Murder, She Wrote, Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Matlock, L.A. Law, and Grey's Anatomy, most recently, and on the big screen in Bull Durham, the American remake of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, and, just last year, the Jackie Robinson bio 42. He often played unnamed stock characters »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Geoff Edwards, '70s and '80s TV Host, Dies

6 March 2014 5:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including Jackpot! and two incarnations of Treasure Hunt, died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, agent Fred Westbrook said. Edwards also worked as a radio DJ and actor, appearing on TV shows including Petticoat Junction, 'I Dream of Jeannie and Diff'rent Strokes. "Geoff was one of the cleverest, funniest radio and television personalities I've worked with," said fellow game show host Wink Martindale. The two were deejays at pop radio station Kmpc in Los Angeles. »

- Associated Press

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'Parks and Recreation' finale to feature First Lady Michelle Obama

27 February 2014 1:07 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight at 8:30 Eastern, "Parks and Recreation" airs its first new episode since the Olympics, as well as the first new episode since Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe left the cast. It's terrific — the best one they've done since the season premiere — and I'll have a review of it up after it ends on the East Coast. And though Chris Traeger may be gone from Pawnee, the show just landed literally its most famous guest star ever, as it was announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will cameo in the season finale. Her scene in the episode, titled "Moving Up," was, according to NBC, "filmed in late February in Miami where she celebrated investments in healthier out-of-school programs as part of her 'Let’s Move' initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity." "Parks" has previously welcomed Vice-President Joe Biden (aka Leslie's top celebrity sex crush) and  Senators John McCain, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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