13 items from 2013
Yesterday, we asked our readers to submit their best Vampire Weekend haikus for a chance to win two tickets to see the band play live at a secret New York City location on Tuesday. We got nearly 200 submissions, many that displayed an Ivy League–level of knowledge about the band and poetry skill, but there could only be one winner.But first, the runners-up: JESSAJAMESIn my mind, the girl in the yellow polo T is me, is me. is. Wtinnyc Haiku for tickets Fans must be of legal age Kids don't stand a chance CHRISIANNUBaio the bassist; Famed Cousin of Charles in Charge; Guess who’s in charge now. We held a contest/ For Vw tickets/ And the winner is ... LB561388An Iranian and a Jew walk into a bar. Vampire Weekend. »
- Vulture Editors
Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon in Valencia, Calif., was best known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious films, but there were so many in Hollywood who knew him as more than the franchise's Brian O'Conner. Friends and colleagues flooded Twitter with tributes to the father of one, who got his start as a child actor in commercials and went on to make appearances in shows like Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss and The Young and the Restless. "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real, »
- K.C. Blumm
Walker’s official Twitter and Facebook pages confirmed the death as well. Walker’s death was first reported by TMZ.
According to Walker’s official Facebook page, he was the passenger in a car driven by a friend following a charity event.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department could not confirm the identities of the two victims nor confirm the cause of the accident.
Authorities said they responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. Pt in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop and found the car engulfed in flames. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s department said the L.A. County Coroner’s Office would determine the victims’ identities and cause of death.
- Variety Staff
Paul Walker made a name for himself far beyond the Fast and the Furious franchise. The actor -- who died tragically in a car collision on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the age of 40 -- leaves many memorable films behind. After conquering the small screen in appearances in Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss and The Young and the Restless in the early 90s, Walker would then get his feet wet on the big screen with the low budget 1998 surfer comedy Meet the Deedles. Over the next [...] »
Los Angeles – Marcia Wallace, who created two classic TV roles on “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Simpsons,” passed away in Los Angeles, according to her agent on Saturday. She was 70 years old. In the 1970s, she was known as Carol Kester, Bob Hartley’s assistant on that Newhart show. In 1990 – one season after “The Simpsons” began – she took on the voice role of Edna Krabappel, the frazzled and man-hungry fourth grade teacher of Bart Simpson.
Marcia Karen Wallace was born in Creston, Iowa, and began her theater career in college. The day she graduated she headed to New York City with $150 dollars in her pocket and a dream to be an actor.
Marcia Wallace at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show in Chicago, 2010
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
“I had more guts than brains,” she told HollywoodChicago.com in a 2010 interview. “I wanted to be a journalist, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In Pawnee, like fashion, one day you’re in and the next you’re out — and this season, Heidi Klum is most definitely in.
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Klum drops by the London-set, hour-long episode (airing Sept. 26) as the mayor of a small Danish town who, like Leslie, is receiving a Women in Government award from an international organization.
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- Megan Masters
Some of my most enduring childhood memories include time spent with my favorite television characters. I was a heavy reader but television influenced my writing style immensely. I grew up with the Seavers. I wanted Charles in Charge of me. I yearned to hang with Zack Morris. Did I practice Balki Bartokomous’s dance of joy in my bedroom? “Don’t be ridiculous!” Of course I did! Despite my penchant for Miller-Boyett and Carsey Werner sitcoms and Aaron Spelling and David E. Kelley dramas, I also found company with Black shows that didn't involve a Cosby. As an "oreo" in the burbs, Black faces weren't abundant in my life, but TV provided a variety of Black »
- Monique A. Williams
Scott Baio has returned to television in a new sitcom, See Dad Run. Will it last many seasons like Charles in Charge or will it be cancelled like his Happy Days spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi? We'll have to follow the ratings and wait and see.
The first season of See Dad Run typically airs Sunday nights on Nick at Nite. The sitcom stars Baio, Alanna Ubach, Bailey Michelle Brown, Jackson Brundage, Mark Curry, Ramy Youssef, and Ryan Newman. There are 20 episodes.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.36 million total viewers.
Episode 01-20: Sunday, 05/12/13
0.3 demo rating (+50% change) with 1.02 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.28 in the demo with 1.36 »
Celebrity diving might be as dangerous as Splash's early promos promised. ABC's aquatic reality competition, which already has seen its share of mishaps, has sent another contestant to the doctor after hurting themselves on set. A show rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Nicole Eggert was injured after a bad landing during a Splash taping earlier this week. TMZ was first to report the story, noting that the former Baywatch and Charles in Charge actress was sent to the hospital for treatment and released several hours later. The rep adds that she is consulting with a doctor. Story: ABC's
- Michael O'Connell
Jimmy Fallon's musical impressions, with help from house band The Roots, may be the defining feature of his Late Night show. From Bob Dylan singing "Charles In Charge," to Neil Young singing "Whip My Hair," to Jim Morrison singing "Reading Rainbow," these performances are typically the thing that critics point to as Fallon's signature. But if, or more likely when, he takes over the Tonight Show on NBC next year, he will also be bringing with him the most comprehensive slate of political impressions of almost any comedian working today. »
- Matt Wilstein
"Splash" sees stars such as Nicole Eggert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kendra Wilkinson and Ndamukong Suh competing in a daunting high dive competition like pros, but it's a dangerous sport, and accidents happen.
In HuffPost TV's exclusive sneak peek above, former "Baywatch" and "Charles In Charge" star Eggert tearfully admits that her nerves got the better of her in a practice dive, with painful looking results. Host Joey Lawrence presses her about the incident. Will she be able to overcome her fears for the real thing?
"Splash" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Et on ABC.
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- The Huffington Post
Christina Applegate is an example of how a young performer can make a graceful and successful transition to an adult career, and every time I hear someone make excuses for a Lindsay Lohan or an Amanda Bynes during a spectacular public flame-out, I feel like Applegate is the perfect way to refute the claims that it's the system that ruins these people. After all, when Applegate was cast on "Married With Children," she was a kid, and she'd already been acting for the better part of a decade. She did guest bits on TV shows like "Charles In Charge" and played »
- Drew McWeeny
Ready for more Boy Meets World spin-off casting scoop?
The hotly aniticpated Disney Channel pilot has filled the key role of Maya Fox, the rebellious best friend of Cory and Topanga’s tween daughter, Riley Matthews (played by 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard).
Pennsylvania native Sabrina Carpenter, age 13, has landed the role.
Carpenter is also a singer who’s signed to Hollywood Records (although there are no plans to make her Girl Meets World TV character a singer). Her first single with the label is called “Smile” — it was included on the Disney Fairies CDs, Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust, and charted »
- James Hibberd
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