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Kim Fields directed 'Holiday Love' while pregnant, edited barefoot in the kitchen

21 December 2013 11:00 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Kim Fields, the actress America watched grow up on "The Facts of Life" and "Living Single," has become known in recent years for her "Holiday Love" Christmas specials. 2013 sees the premiere of the fourth installment, which Fields produced and directed during the third trimester of her recent pregnancy.

Fields tells Zap2it that she just had to jump into the undertaking of directing a two-hour movie while seven months pregnant.

"You can't think about it too much because then you're like, 'I can't do this, I need to sit down somewhere.'" she laughs. "I didn't think about it from the standpoint of 'I can't do this,' because I was in great health. When you're 44 and having a baby, you have to do a check-up practically every hour, so we knew I was safe and the baby was safe. We had a great support team."

"There's a picture of me that I absolutely love, »

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Briefs: Damian Lewis Vs. Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally Reunite, and “Happy Endings” Returns To TV!

10 December 2013 2:26 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Sir Kenneth Branagh (above), who is 53, Bobby Flay is 49, Raven Symone is 28, Susan Dey is 61, and Gloria Loring is 67. In addition to siring Robin Thicke and singing The Facts of Life theme song, she also gave us one of the greatest duets of the 80′s, which peaked at #2 in 1986.

Happy Endings is returning to TV! Calm down … not with new episodes. Vh-1 has announced that they’ve acquired all three seasons of the late, lamented series, and will air them starting with “a marathon of every episode beginning December 31 at 8 Pm running through New Year’s Day before settling into its new home on Wednesday nights from 7-9 Pm, beginning January 8.”

Agnieszka Holland will direct NBC’s four-hour miniseries remake of Rosemary’s Baby. No word on casting yet.

Megan Mullaly and Sean Hayes will reunite on Sean Saves The World next year. Megan will play Sean’s … sister. »

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'Facts of Life's' Kim Fields welcomes second baby: What is the rest of the cast up to now?

3 December 2013 11:37 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"The Facts of Life" remains to be one of the most loved classic TV sitcoms ever. Originally airing on NBC from 1979 to 1988, it was the longest running sitcom of the 80s.

On Tuesday (Dec. 3), cast member Kim Fields welcomed a second baby with her husband Christopher L. Morgan. Born at 10:30 a.m. Et, the baby boy has been named Quincy Xavier Morgan, brother to 6 1/2 year old Sebastian.

The news that Tootie Ramsey has two kids made us wonder: What are the rest of her cast members up to now?

Kim Fields

Along with her two sons, Fields' next project is "Holiday Love: The Rebirth," a holiday special she directed and executive produced with her husband.

Lisa Whelchel

The actress who played Blair Warner toughed it out on "Survivor: Phillipines" despite not being a fan of reality TV. She even made it to the finals, but lost in the end to Denise Stapley. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Kim Fields Welcomes Baby Boy

3 December 2013 11:07 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Actress Kim Fields of Living Single and The Facts of Life fame is a mom for the second time!

Fields, 44, and her hubby, Christopher L. Morgan, welcomed son Quincy Xavier Morgan on Tuesday in Atlanta. The baby boy weighed in at 8 lbs, 8 oz.

Baby Quincy joins big brother Sebastian, 6. "We are so blessed and grateful to God for this newest gift to our family," Fields and Morgan said of their son's birth.

Fields' next project is Holiday Love: The Rebirth, a holiday special that she directed and executive produced with her husband. »

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Kim Fields, Facts of Life Alum, Welcomes Second Son Quincy Xavier Morgan

3 December 2013 7:26 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

It's two for Tootie! Kim Fields welcomed her second son with her husband Christopher Morgan, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. The Facts of Life alum gave birth on Tuesday, Dec. 3. "We are so blessed and grateful to God for this newest gift to our family," the couple tells Us. Fields and the Broadway actor named their new bundle of joy Quincy Xavier. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 8 oz. The Living Single actress first announced she was expecting during an episode of the talk show [...] »

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Lisa Whelchel Sounds Off on Exercise and Dating at 50

24 November 2013 6:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lisa Whelchel has tried every exercise in the book - and she's suffered the injuries to prove it. "I hurt my shoulder playing racquetball, I have a lower back injury from an aerobics class and I messed up my feet while training to climb Mount Whitney," she tells People. "Even on Survivor, when I did the mud challenge, I developed sciatica that has continued to give me trouble." So what's an active gal to do? "I decided to make my own exercise video," says Whelchel, who turned 50 in May. "It's a doable full-body workout that you can do in 20 minutes. »

- Steve Helling

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How The Goldbergs and Other New Shows Kept Their Theme Songs

1 November 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

When Adam F. Goldberg created his 1980s-set ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, he knew he needed to include a catchy title tune. "The '80s was the Golden Age of theme songs," he says. "From Golden Girls to The Facts of Life to Silver Spoons, people sometimes remember the theme songs more than they remember the show."

Goldberg co-wrote the theme song for his last comedy, Fox's short-lived Breaking In. This time, he decided to contact his favorite band...

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- Michael Schneider

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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Why I hate (most) Halloween episodes

31 October 2013 5:23 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Before you start pelting me with fun-size Snickers bars, let me just say: I love almost everything about Halloween.

I love the Dr. Who-themed jack-o-lanterns, the pranksters who scare off trick-or-treaters with Scary Nicholas Cage decorations, and the opportunity to humiliate tiny dogs by dressing them in Miley Cyrus gear. I’m even amused by the increasing unsexiness of “sexy” Halloween costumes, which suggest that even the most scantily-clad college girls are actually in on the joke. Might I suggest a  ”sexy baby” outfit, paired with Ricky’s Slutty Wallet, which sports the festive tagline “lose your dignity, not your valuables”?

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- Melissa Maerz

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HBO renews Boardwalk Empire for a fifth season

26 September 2013 12:47 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

HBO has renewed Boardwalk Empire for another season, the network announced today, completely spoiling the cliffhanger of whether or not America existed past the 1924. Indeed it did, as it turns out, and there were still gangsters, and meetings those gangsters were clearly annoyed at having to attend, and other things that so defined the Roaring Twenties. Obviously it’s too soon to say what that fifth season will be about, but as always it probably pays to look at The Facts Of Life model. In that case, we can predict that Nucky will open his own baked goods shop »

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Fxx launches new seasons of It’s Always Sunny, The League, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell

4 September 2013 12:05 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Fxx gets its game face on tonight with the launch of new seasons of three hit shows: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League and late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which is going from weekly to nightly. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (10pm) Whether the average viewer knows it or not, Season 9 can be quite problematic for a TV show. Roseanne’s lottery fever dream. The Facts of Life without Mrs. Garrett. Scrubs: Med School. Even the best ideas just eventually run out of steam. That’s why it’s so fun to report that It’s Always Sunny Season [...]

The post Fxx launches new seasons of It’s Always Sunny, The League, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Stacey Harrison

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10 Things About Robin Thicke To Discuss Other Than His Vma Performance

28 August 2013 11:49 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

So, your friends won't stop talking about Robin Thicke's racy VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus, in which he channeled Beetlejuice, and you really need to change the subject. Here are 10 things about Thicke to discuss instead.

How awesome his dad was on "Growing Pains."

And his mom, Gloria Loring, sang the theme song to "The Facts of Life."

In fact, his parents composed the theme songs for "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life."

He used to go simply by his last name.

His hair used to be a lot longer.

He's opened for Beyonce.

He co-wrote a song on Christina Aguilera's debut album.

He's also worked with Usher.

And Mary J. Blige.

He and wife Paula Patton have been together since high school (aww).


- The Huffington Post

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The Cast of Good Burger Then and Now

27 August 2013 1:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Nickelodeon first launched in 1977, it seemed like little more than a child's answer to Saturday Night Live and MTV. In fact, it wasn't until Nickelodeon debuted the Canadian sketch series You Can't Do That on Television in the U.S. that this nascent network began to gain real traction amongst fans of all ages. Before too long, the basic cable channel became quite popular, especially with the launch of it's Nick At Nite line-up featuring such "classic" shows as Alf, The Facts of Life, Growing Pains and many others throughout the years. Viewership certainly proceeded to explode, turning it into one of today's favorite hubs for nostalgia of all kinds.

Nickelodeon had officially arrived in the 1990s, taking its signature brand to the big screen with Nickelodeon Movies in 1995. It wasn't until 1997, though, that this film division made its most iconic and beloved movie of all time: Good Burger. »

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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 101

27 August 2013 6:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. I’m talking about  The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, The Facts of Life gets retold as a lesbian teen love affair between Blair and Jo, and Kate McKinnon introduces her British sissy boy character Fitzwilliam.

The post “The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 101 appeared first on thebacklot.com. »

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‘The Monuments Men’, co-written, directed by, and starring George Clooney, releases its first trailer

8 August 2013 7:22 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Actor George Clooney is one of a few individuals who successfully transitioned from television stardom to movie stardom, going from shows such as ER and The Facts of Life to movies such as From Dusk Til Dawn and Out of Sight. His career has seen him work with distinguished filmmakers such as Steven Soderbergh, the Coen Brothers, and Terrence Malick, thus making many interested in his transition to a role behind the camera as well as in front of it. His newest feature sees Clooney take on acting and directing duties, as well as co-writing the screenplay with Good Night, and Good Luck collaborator Grant Heslov. The first trailer for the film, titled The Monuments Men, has now been released, and can be seen below.

(Source: A.V. Club)

The post ‘The Monuments Men’, co-written, directed by, and starring George Clooney, releases its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

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Kim Fields Is Pregnant -- See More "Facts of Life" Stars Today!

25 July 2013 4:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Tootie is expecting!Former "Facts of Life" star Kim Fields is pregnant with her second child. The 44-year-old revealed the news during the taping of "The Real" which airs next week.It'll be the second child for Kim and her husband Christopher Morgan. The couple, who married in 2007, have a son named Sebastian."Sebastian and Christopher are very excited. We're very, very blessed," Kim said. "It was planned. We've actually been trying for a couple years. We had gotten pregnant twice and [miscarried]. Chris and I were very blessed to really have one another, to have our family and friends and our God to really get us through that."The pregnancy wasn't the only thing that was planned; Kim and Christopher already have a named picked out. Find out the baby's name below:It's hard to believe "The Facts of Life" premiered 34 years ago this August! Kim -- who was the youngest »

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Kim Fields Pregnant With Second Baby Boy Named Quincy Xavier

25 July 2013 7:01 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Kim Fields is pregnant with her second child and she's already decided on a name! The Facts of Life star, 44, announced she and husband Christopher Morgan are expecting their second son during an upcoming episode of The Real, taped earlier this week. "This is Quincy Xavier," Fields said, holding her baby bump. "He's a boy, yes." The couple, who married in July 2007, are already parents to son Sebastian, 6. "We're very, very blessed," Fields added. "It was planned. We actually had been trying for a [...] »

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A Ray Of Hope For “Happy Endings,” and George Michael Fell Out Of A Car

21 May 2013 3:41 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Tom Daley (above), who is 19, Gotye is 33, and Mr. T is 61, fool. A Case Against Marriage by a Single Gay Man. Wham! with George Michael. Jon Bon Jovi is not having any of Bieber‘s bullshit. Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call.

TV Line is reporting that USA remains “seriously interested” in picking up Happy Endings.

They also report that Revenge may do a “time-jump” when the series returns for Season Three.

My gift to all of you. You’re welcome.

Kathy Griffin talks about the hard-to-please lesbian fans and … President Orman. I’m so there.

Here’s the newest trailer for The Wolverine, with extra focus on the Japan backdrop.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We »

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'The Facts Of Life' Had A Lot Of Famous People On It

7 May 2013 7:41 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

It's the 25th anniversary of "The Facts Of Life" finale on Tuesday, May 7. Yes, it's been a quarter century since Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn) and Jo (Nancy McKeon) signed off of NBC after 209 episodes.

"The Facts of Life," which was a spinoff of "Diff'rent Strokes," starred Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Garrett, the dorm mother at an all-girls school. Over the course of the show's nine-year run, "The Facts Of Life" welcomed many famous faces. From series regulars Molly Ringwald and George Clooney to guest stars David Spade and Helen Hunt, a bevy of now well-known actors got their starts on "The Facts Of Life."

Click through the slideshow below to see some famous faces before they were stars rubbing elbows with the girls of Eastland.

And catch up with "Facts of Life" star Mindy Cohn here. »

- The Huffington Post

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Nina Shaw Has Repped the Leading Players in TV and Furthered Their Careers

16 April 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nina Shaw has demonstrated a keen eye for emerging talent over the years, from Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, signed when he was ensemble player on Fox TV’s sketch comedy “In Living Color” in the early 1990s, to Ava DuVernay, whom she helped transition from publicist to best director winner at Sundance for “Middle of Nowhere” in 2012.

But according to Shaw — who’s being honored on April 16 as 2013 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Bar Assn. — the secret to her success is more elemental. “I’m incredibly tenacious, but I also try so hard in my work to really listen to people and address their point of view,” says Shaw, who co-founded the firm Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka and Finkelstein with Ernest Del in 1989. “In the end I always remember who I’m an advocate for.”

Recent beneficiaries of that advocacy include talkshow host Arsenio Hall, whom she »

- Todd Longwell

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TV on Tap: Spartacus' Final Stand, Patrick Duffy Wants a "Step By Step" Reunion and "Copper" Gets Alfre Woodard

12 April 2013 4:37 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Da Vinci's Demons spreads its wings tonight.


Patrick Duffy says he'd like to participate in a Step by Step reunion movie and that it would be interesting to see how the Lambert family grew up. I just hope such a series spawns a serious topical drama that desperately adds a laugh track when ratings tank, giving the Tgif generation a The Bradys of their own.

You've seen me complain that the dark side of a golden age of television is a too-full DVR that make it challenging to keep up with all the good shows (as well as the guilty pleasures and hate watching) available. It also means that shows like Southland and Switched at Birth don't quite get the attention they deserve. I'm still looking for time to get caught up on Game of Thrones, much less time to get to that third episode of Top of the Lake. »

- LyleMasaki

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