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The Actors Fund Celebrates The 2017 Looking Ahead Awards In Hollywood

The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Program, which helps professional young performers and their families address the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry, celebrated the 2017 Looking Ahead Awards with a star-studded gala on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, CA.

The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who continue to inspire the world by living the program’s core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.

The fourth annual gala was hosted by Corbin Bleu and featured special performances by Ashley Argota (singing “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”) and The Dream Talent Management Dancers.

Holly Robinson-Peete honored her mother, Dolores Robinson, with the Judy and Hilary Swank Award for parenting.

Activist Kenya T. Parham presented the Looking Ahead Award for Community Service to the ensemble cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film "Detroit (Laz Alonso, Joseph David-Jones,
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Meghan Markle's Royally Precious Family Photos Will Make You Want to Hug Your Parents

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Meghan Markle's Royally Precious Family Photos Will Make You Want to Hug Your Parents
Meghan Markle may have shut down her lifestyle blog, The Tig, back in April, but both her personal and blog Instagram accounts are still up - for now, anyway. Along with dreamy vacation photos of her and her friends, Meghan's Instagram is full of precious snaps of her and her parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle. Doria is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor, while Thomas retired from the entertainment industry in the mid-1990s; his credits included Married With Children, The Facts of Life, and General Hospital. Even though Meghan's parents divorced when she was young, it's pretty clear from her snaps that Meghan's bond with her mom and dad is unbreakable. RelatedPrince Harry Reveals When He and Meghan Markle Plan to Start a Family
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Who Are Meghan Markle's Parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland?

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Who Are Meghan Markle's Parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland?
Meghan Markle, the actress best known for playing Rachel Zane on USA's legal drama Suits since 2011, has been dating Britain's Prince Harry since Summer 2016. The two revealed on Nov. 27 that they are engaged and planning a Spring 2018 wedding! If you're like us, you know all about Prince Harry's family, from the tragic loss of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, to older brother William's courtship and wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 to the fact that dear old grandmother, 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, is the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, which means she's been on the throne for 65 years. But what about Markle's family? What's her background? We're here to help with a handy guide to the soon-to-be royal in-laws. A post shared by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on May 22, 2016 at 9:25pm Pdt The actress was born in Los Angeles in 1981, the daughter of Doria Ragland,
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George Clooney to Star in Catch-22 Limited Series Adaptation

George Clooney to Star in Catch-22 Limited Series Adaptation
George Clooney is set to star in and direct a six-episode adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

RelatedReese Witherspoon/Jennifer Aniston Morning-Show Drama Gets Series Order at Apple

Previously adapted as a 1970 film directed by Mike Nichols, this Paramount Television/Anonymous Content production will be penned by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (TV’s Animal Kingdom), THR.com reports. The limited series will be shopped to prospective outlets in December.

RelatedNicole Kidman on Big Little Lies Season 2: ‘That Would Be a Beautiful Prospect’

The novel, published in 1961, is set during World War II and follows Captain John Yossarian,
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Ghoulish: The Art Of Gary Pullin Retrospective Book Coming in 2018 from 1984 Publishing

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For years we've been proud to share "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin's artwork with Daily Dead readers. From the Universal Monsters to Scream and independent films, artist Gary Pullin has given horror fans new ways to enjoy their personal favorites. It's fitting, then, that Pullin's now prolific career as an artist will be covered in Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, a new retrospective hardcover featuring eye-popping images of Pullin's art and the fascinating stories behind his wonderful work.

Written by April Snellings and available in several deluxe versions and a standard edition, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin is slated for a May 8th release from 1984 Publishing, and you can get an idea of what to expect in the official press release and images below:

Press Release: Cleveland, Oh—On Friday, November 8, the Cleveland, Ohio-based 1984 Publishing will begin taking pre-orders for both the regular and deluxe version of its fifth book,
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Former Actress Heather Kerr Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Forcing Himself on Her

Former Actress Heather Kerr Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Forcing Himself on Her
Heather Kerr is the latest actress to come forward and accuse disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Kerr, in a news conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, asserted Friday that Weinstein had exposed himself to her and forced himself on her sexually in a private meeting in 1989.

“He asked me if I was good,” Kerr said. “I started to tell him about my training and acting experience and he said, ‘No. I need to know if you’re good.’ He said if he was going to introduce me around town, he needed to know if I was ‘good.’ He kept repeating that word.”

Kerr, who appeared on the shows “The Facts of Life” and “Mama’s Family,” said, while she was sitting on a couch with Weinstein, he unzipped his pants, pulled out his penis, grabbed her hand, forced it onto his organ, and held it there.

“He said this is how things work in Hollywood
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The Worst Five Molly Ringwald Film Roles of Her Career

Molly Ringwald is an actress, dancer, singer, and author from California who is part of the ‘Brat Pack’ and became famous as a teenage actress. Her first big role was in the television series ‘The Facts of Life’ in 1979. Her motion picture debut was in the 1982 film ‘The Tempest’. Since then, she has appeared in many successful movies. These include ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Betsy’s Wedding’, ‘Not Another Teen Movie’, ‘Sixteen Candles’, ‘The Stand’, and ‘For Keeps’. Despite achieving great success personally, she has also appeared in many movies that have not been so successful. Here are five of

The Worst Five Molly Ringwald Film Roles of Her Career
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Mindy Cohn, ‘Facts Of Life’ Star, Reveals Breast Cancer Battle

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Mindy Cohn, best known for her role as Natalie on The Facts of Life, revealed her five-year battle with breast cancer. Mindy Cohn Reveals 5-year Battle With Breast Cancer In an interview this week, Cohn shares that she was given her diagnosis in 2012 after going to the doctor for exhaustion. “It was breast cancer,” she […]

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How TV's Beekman Boys Helped Mindy Cohn Recover from Breast Cancer

How TV's Beekman Boys Helped Mindy Cohn Recover from Breast Cancer
When The Facts of Life star Mindy Cohn decided to go public with her five-year battle with metastatic breast cancer, she knew exactly where she wanted to do it.

She met People at Beekman 1802, a mercantile of natural products that have been developed by her close friends, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge — best known from their reality series, The Fabulous Beekman Boys. There in Sharon Springs, New York, Cohn was relaxed and upbeat as she talked about her journey.

After a tour of the store, People accompanied Cohn to a serene farmhouse owned by Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge. The 60-acre property has 113 goats,
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'Facts of Life' Star Mindy Cohn Reveals Battle With Breast Cancer

'Facts of Life' Star Mindy Cohn Reveals Battle With Breast Cancer
Actress Mindy Cohn is revealing her secret five-year battle with breast cancer.

The 51-year-old The Facts of Life star shares that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, in a new interview with People. Prior to the diagnosis, the actress -- best known for playing Natalie Green on the beloved '80s show -- recalls that she had to call her good friend, actress Helen Hunt, because she suddenly felt extremely tired.

“I just couldn’t go anymore," Cohn explains. "This was before Uber was really a thing, so I texted my friend Helen Hunt and said, ‘Something’s wrong with me. I need help.’”

Cohn called the diagnosis devastating, and shared that the cancer would spread and continue to come back over the course of five years.

'Facts of Life' Star Lisa Whelchel Has West Nile

"I’ve always been an optimist,” she says. “But the cancer metastasized. It kept spreading and coming back. I kept waiting
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Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn Opens Up About Her 5-Year Fight Against Breast Cancer

Facts of Life's Mindy Cohn Opens Up About Her 5-Year Fight Against Breast Cancer
When most people think of Mindy Cohn, they think of her funny, bubbly character Natalie Green. But in a new interview with People, The Facts of Life actress took on a more serious tone and addressed her five-year fight against breast cancer.  According to People, Cohn, 51, first discovered she had breast cancer in 2012 and proceeded to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. In the article, Cohn revealed how her battle with cancer affected her physically and emotionally. "I've always been an optimist," she told the magazine. "But the cancer metastasized. It kept spreading and coming back. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, and then it would. And then...
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Facts of Life Star Mindy Cohn Reveals Five-Year Battle With Breast Cancer

Facts of Life Star Mindy Cohn Reveals Five-Year Battle With Breast Cancer
One morning in 2012, Mindy Cohn’s life changed forever.

“I was walking around my neighborhood in Los Angeles and I suddenly got so tired,” says the actress best known for playing Natalie Green in the ’80s sitcom The Facts of Life. “I just couldn’t go anymore. This was before Uber was really a thing, so I texted my friend Helen Hunt and said, ‘Something’s wrong with me. I need help.’”

Cohn went to the doctor, and a scan showed something in her breast. Before she knew it, she was being biopsied. The news was devastating. “It was breast cancer,
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scott Bryce

Scott Bryce is an actor who was born on January 6, 1958, in New York City. He is sometimes credited for his work as Scott M. Bryce and the ‘M’ stands for his middle name, Macalister. Bryce has had a successful career in both television and film, although he is most famous for his television performances. One of his earlier television roles was playing Rick Bonner in ‘The Facts of Life’ in 1988. He went on to play Nick Sterling in ‘2000 Malibu Road’ and Will Forrest in ‘Murphy Brown’. However, he is now probably best-known for playing the role

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scott Bryce
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George Clooney George Clooney Recipient Of 46th AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that actor, director, writer and producer George Clooney will be the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Clooney at a Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA. The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for its sixth year with Turner Broadcasting to air on TNT, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Audi and Vizio return as Official Sponsors of the event.

George Clooney is America’s leading man,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees. “Director, producer, writer and actor — a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen. AFI is proud to present him
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Pamela Adlon Reveals How Louis C.K. Gave Her the Confidence to Write and Direct ‘Better Things’

Pamela Adlon Reveals How Louis C.K. Gave Her the Confidence to Write and Direct ‘Better Things’
Anyone who watched “Louie” knows that Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon share an infinitely watchable rapport onscreen. Playing fictionalized versions of themselves in the Emmy-nominated FX show, their real-life friendship infused their characters with a warm naturalism that made “Louie” unlike any other show on television. It comes as no surprise then that “Better Things” shares the same naturalism; Adlon was a writer/producer on “Louie” and C.K. is an executive producer on “Better Things.” C.K. was instrumental in getting the show greenlit, pitching an Adlon show to FX president John Landgraf.

Former collaborator Tig Notaro recently disavowed C.K.’s involvement in her Amazon series, “One Mississippi,” even though he is credited as an executive producer. As unseemly rumors continue to surround the comedian and filmmaker, his fruitful collaboration with Adlon of a woman filmmaker who has benefitted greatly from C.K.’s support — and that’s all according to Adlon.
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Pamela Adlon Reveals How Louis C.K. Gave Her the Confidence to Write and Direct ‘Better Things’

Pamela Adlon Reveals How Louis C.K. Gave Her the Confidence to Write and Direct ‘Better Things’
Anyone who watched “Louie” knows that Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon share an infinitely watchable rapport onscreen. Playing fictionalized versions of themselves in the Emmy-nominated FX show, their real-life friendship infused their characters with a warm naturalism that made “Louie” unlike any other show on television. It comes as no surprise then that “Better Things” shares the same naturalism; Adlon was a writer/producer on “Louie” and C.K. is an executive producer on “Better Things.” C.K. was instrumental in getting the show greenlit, pitching an Adlon show to FX president John Landgraf.

Former collaborator Tig Notaro recently disavowed C.K.’s involvement in her Amazon series, “One Mississippi,” even though he is credited as an executive producer. As unseemly rumors continue to surround the comedian and filmmaker, his fruitful collaboration with Adlon of a woman filmmaker who has benefitted greatly from C.K.’s support — and that’s all according to Adlon.
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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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Homeland Adds Morgan Spector, Mackenzie Astin to Season 7 Cast

Homeland Adds Morgan Spector, Mackenzie Astin to Season 7 Cast
Homeland is restocking its ensemble before diving into another season of high-stakes spy games: The Emmy-winning thriller has added two actors to its Season 7 cast, TVLine has learned.

First up is Morgan Spector (Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest), who will be a series regular in Season 7 as Dante Allen, an old friend of Carrie’s who is looking into the hundreds of people President Keane has detained following last season’s assassination attempt. (Season 6 ended with that assassination attempt, and an increasingly paranoid Keane shutting Carrie out of her inner circle.)

Related Homeland Promotes Maury Sterling, Two More Ahead of Season 7

In addition,
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Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things,' Single Mom Guilt and Feeling 'Like a Dude'

Pamela Adlon on 'Better Things,' Single Mom Guilt and Feeling 'Like a Dude'
"You want a glass of Burgundy?" Pamela Adlon asks, encouragingly, as she sits down in a ritzy Beverly Hills restaurant. The multi-hyphenate force behind FX's Better Things then gestures to her full face of makeup, which has been professionally applied for a photo shoot: "By the way, this is not me." She catches a glimpse of her smoky eyes in a nearby mirror, she yanks out a few fake lashes. When the beverages arrive in giant goblets that make the pours look a little stingy, she offers a polite thanks.
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