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I was a teenager when ABC’s The Disney Sunday Movie aired Mr. Boogedy (1986), a haunted house tale, and I had no interest in seeing it. I was beyond such childish ventures; my horror was blood and guts and sex and probably more blood. But teenaged Scott didn’t bother to think that every horror fan starts somewhere, and at every age too – and some gateway horror is geared towards nudging the kid to the edge of the pool instead of throwing him in. If you’re looking for some fun horror water wings, Mr. Boogedy will do the trick.
Originally airing on April 20th, Mr. Boogedy did well enough against CBS’ 60 Minutes and NBC’s Punky Brewster/Silver Spoons lineups to garner a sequel the following year, Bride of Boogedy. As the ‘80s progressed, The Disney Sunday Movie didn’t quite have the same cache due to the rise of VCRs and video stores. »
- Scott Drebit
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
The last episode of This Is Us ended with Jack and Rebecca at a somber Pearson ceremony: A funeral. (Rebecca was merely attending, of course, while Jack was the one eternal-resting in an urn.) This week’s episode began with another pivotal Pearson ceremony, albeit one that was much more upbeat: Jack and Rebecca’s wedding. They celebrated their nuptials with a kiss on the courthouse steps and then listened to a lovely speech by everyone’s (some people’s? anyone’s?) favorite spouse of Rebecca, Miguel (Jon Huertas).
Soon after, »
- DAN SNIERSON
Lifetime’s remake of the classic 1988 tearjerker Beaches aired Saturday night — with Broadway star Idina Menzel and Big Momma’s House Nia Long stepping into the iconic roles of entertainer C.C. Bloom and her aristocratic Bff Hillary Whitney — made famous on screen by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
The made-for-tv movie did an excellent job of capturing the ups and downs of a 30-year friendship, staying true to most of plot points in the Garry Marshall feature and Iris Rainer Dart’s original book. (Spoiler alert: that death is still there, and it’s just as devastating).
But there »
- Dave Quinn
With her Punky Brewster days way behind her, Soleil Moon Frye is all about being a mom now. Et visited the actress at home in Los Angeles, where she and husband Jason Goldberg are raising their four kids.
"I'm feeling great," Frye, 40, tells Et's Cameron Mathison. "I'm juggling four incredible children of all different ages. It's very fun."
Watch: Soleil Moon Frye Gives Birth to Baby No. 4 -- Find Out His Cute Name!
Punky Brewster made Frye one of the biggest child stars in the world when it premiered in 1984. Nearly 30 years after its series finale, the show is striking a chord with a new generation, starting with Frye's own children: Poet, 11, Jagger, 8, Lyric, 2, and Story, 7 months.
"I had not shown them Punky and then finally after them asking, because all of their friends at school had seen it, I finally showed them," Frye shares. "It was really embarrassing, because my 2-year-old started calling me 'Punky' everywhere »
New year, new Soleil Moon Frye! The Punky Brewster star gave birth to her fourth child, Story, in May, and since then she has been trying to lose the weight she gained during pregnancy. To help kick start her weight loss journey, Frye turned to a popular weight loss program. "I feel amazing. I have been so fortunate to be blessed with four beautiful children," she tells E! News. "I want to be an active part of their lives and make sure that they see me taking care of myself. After I had Story, I turned to my friends at Nutrisystem to help me lose the baby weight and it worked once again!" Frye has dropped 26 lbs. so far and still wants to lose a few more, but she's not in any rush. Losing »
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