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Farrah Fawcett's auction items fetch $200k

Farrah Fawcett's auction items fetch $200k
Melbourne, Dec. 16: Farrah Fawcett's personal items have been auctioned off for 200,000 dollars at Heritage Auctions in Dallas in Texas on Thursday.

The items on sale, included the iconic red swimsuit the actress donned for an Esquire magazine shoot, her passport, a script from her 1984 TV film 'The Burning Bed,' and a People's Choice Award, News.com.au reported.

Margaret Barrett, the director of entertainment and music auctions for Heritage, said that the intense competition for Fawcett's items in the auction speaks to how popular she continues to be with collectors. (Ani)
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Jennifer Garner And Alfred Molina Step Into The Confessional For Serena

Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina star in Serena, a short film written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, a co-founder of Wigs along with Jon Avnet and Jake Avnet. Garner plays Serena, a woman who makes a series of shocking confessions to her Priest (Molina).

Serena,” the first Wigs short film, is premiering now on youtube.com/wigs.

“Jennifer and Alfred were perfect,” remarked Rodrigo Garcia. “They elevated the script and found feeling and laughter where I had not seen it. I wish everything was this easy and fun.”

Serena” is the first of 10 short films planned for Wigs, and comes on the heels of the channel’s first series, “Jan.” The first six episodes of “Jan,” which stars Caitlin Gerard, Virginia Madsen, and Stephen Moyer, are available on youtube.com/wigs.

Over the coming weeks and months, Wigs will continue to release content produced with a renowned group of writers and filmmakers,
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Seitz Asks: When Did You Realize TV Could Be Art?

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Today, Vulture launches its latest column, Seitz Asks, which aims to tackle both grand questions about the medium and small ones about individual shows or episodes. Every week, TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz will propose a question, give his own answer, and then engage with readers and commenters about their own personal experiences. As an American boy in the seventies, I saw plenty on TV that scared, disturbed, or upset me: the bigotry and brutality of Roots; naked prisoners being led into a gas chamber on Holocaust; Farrah Fawcett's torment in The Burning Bed. But I didn't realize commercial TV could be art, or even aspire to artfulness, until I started watching Hill Street Blues.In many ways the godfather of today's melancholy, morally ambiguous cable dramas, the Steven Bochco series imported seventies movie values to NBC. There were content restrictions, some of them jarring (the cops never used
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Party Favors: News Harsh

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Hamsterdam, MD - News at 4:20. As part of the celebration for the upcoming season of Weeds, Glick University polled over 4,000 Americans about what TV News personalities they wanted to see get high during a broadcast.

Naturally there were ground rules including the disqualifications of news organizations that contain notorious on air potheads. This meant no votes were collected for the cast of The Daily Show, Colbert Report and Fox and Friends. You think Steve Doocey is sober? Hard to think that any of those folks have eyes that aren’t pied 24-7.

10, Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) had a lot of folks who reacted that it’d be like, “Dude, I’m getting high with dad.” Of course this initial elation is cut down with the horrifying fact of “Dude, I’m getting high with dad and it’s just not someone I need to party with.”

Rick Sanchez
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Farrah Fawcett remembered one year later

By Roger Friedman

HollywoodNews.com: Everyone is going ga-ga over the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death on Friday.

But today also marks the first year since the passing of Farrah Fawcett. Her death was a little overshadowed by Jackson’s last year.

Farrah was first and f0remost The Sex Symbol of the 1970s. But she went on to prove herself a dynamic actress who wasn’t afraid to take on challenges. As she got older, she allowed herself to be funny, goofy and mischievous. As good as she was in TV movies like “The Burning Bed” and “A Murder in Texas,” she was also hilarious in her short lived sitcom with Ryan O’Neal, “Good Sports.”

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Trailer Park: Oscars, Shutter Island and Tracy Morgan

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DVD Giveaway - Laffapalooza With Tracey Morgan

I just loved Comic Strip Live with John Mulrooney when I was a kid.

I would tape that show relentlessly every weekend, this being before TiVo and having to get the timing exactly right or else risking taping a completely different show 12 hours earlier/later than you wanted to or, God forbid, someone tuned it to a different channel after you physically set the recorder, and every weekend I was exposed to a few great comedians.

Tracey Morgan’s Laffapalooza was
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The Academy's Naked Disregard for Farrah Fawcett

This may or may not be a story you've seen, and it may even be something you missed during last night's Oscar telecast, but during the annual retrospective where the awards show honors its fallen comrades, two notable personalities were left off the list: Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur.

Twitter picked up the oversight right away on Sunday night, with people wondering why the telecast had left Farrah Fawcett out of the "in memoriam" portion of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards broadcast.

According to film commentator Roger Ebert, shortly thereafter, the answer was yes. On his Twitter account, Ebert said, "No Farrah Fawcett in the tribute? Major fail."

Farrah Fawcett died last year of cancer at age 62, the same day as Michael Jackson, in fact, who was included in the "in memoriam" montage. Fawcett was known primarily for her TV work, including in the movie The Burning Bed and the series Charlie's Angels,
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TV Stars Who Died in 2009

Sure, there are lots of great '70s TV stars, but to us the greatest of them all was Farrah Fawcett. The "Charlie's Angels" star wasn't the best actress, but she cornered the market on '70s style - what girl didn't want to have that long, blonde feathered hair? - and she could flawlessly perform "hazardous duties" while wielding a gun in a bathing suit and high heels.

There were lots of lows in Farrah's professional and personal life. But Farrah certainly had some highs as well. No one should forget her triumphant return to television in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed," which earned her the first of her four Emmy nominations. The last nod came just last year, for the documentary "Farrah's Story," the graphic and tragic tale of her long battle with cancer.

And still, when Farrah finally passed away, the news was instantly overshadowed by
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The blogs of my blog

One of my favorite pastimes, especially when I should be doing something else, is moseying around the blogs of my readers. You may have noticed that when the name of a poster is displayed in blue, that means it's a link -- usually to the author's blog, although you might be surprised. Assembled here is a distinctive readership of interesting people, not least because I am vigilant about never posting idiotic or perfunctory comments. A certain civil tone is (usually) maintained, avoiding the plague of flame wars.

More than a year ago, when the blog was somewhat new to me, I wrote: "Your comments have provided me with the best idea of my readers that I have ever had, and you are the readers I have dreamed of. I was writing to you before I was sure you were there. You are thoughtful, engaged, fair, and often the authors of eloquent prose.
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Fawcett nominated for posthumous Emmy

Farrah Fawcett has received a posthumous Emmy nomination, it has been reported. The late actress was recognised for her role as executive producer on documentary Farrah's Story, according to People. The TV movie chronicled Fawcett's three-year battle with anal cancer, which she succumbed to on June 25. The Charlie’s Angels star was previously nominated for her work on The Burning Bed (1984), Small Sacrifices (1989) and The Guardian (2004). "For the Television Academy to recognise (more)
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Farrah Fawcett Receives Posthumous Emmy Nod

Three times nominated for her acting, though never a winner, Farrah Fawcett received her fourth Emmy nod posthumously on Thursday, as an executive producer of Farrah's Story, the May 15 NBC special that tracked the three-year cancer battle that eventually claimed her life on June 25. Fawcett, 62, was best known for her portrayal of Jill Munroe on Charlie's Angels, though she only remained with the show its first season, 1976-77. Her acting nominations were for roles in The Burning Bed (1984), Small Sacrifices (1989) and The Guardian (2004). In a statement Thursday, Fawcett's longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal said, "For the Television Academy to recognize Farrah's Story
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Farrah Fawcett Receives Posthumous Emmy Nod

Farrah Fawcett never won an Emmy during her lifetime, though she was nominated three different times. Her acting nominations were for roles in The Burning Bed (1984), Small Sacrifices (1989) and The Guardian (2004). But this morning, Farrah received a posthumous Emmy nomination for her executive producing of her documentary Farrah’s Story. Farrah’s longtime best friend Alana Stewart said of her Emmy nod, “It's very bittersweet. Farrah passed away three weeks ago today. I know that she would be so, so happy. This was so important to her, this project. She's been nominated before, and I...
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Fawcett Leaves Money To Women's Charities

Fawcett Leaves Money To Women's Charities
Late actress Farrah Fawcett will continue her charity work even after her tragic death - the star set aside part of her fortune to help victims of domestic abuse, according to reports.

The Charlie's Angels actress passed away on Thursday after losing her three-year battle with cancer at the age of 62.

Fawcett, who starred as an abused woman in 1984 TV movie The Burning Bed, remained dedicated to helping victims of domestic abuse right up until her death - and has provided money for her favourite charities in her will, according to Radar Online.

The website reports Fawcett's estate will donate thousands of dollars to U.S. shelters for abused women.

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

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Farrah Fawcett died today of cancer at St. Johns’ Health Center in California. She was 62. The Texan actress and sex symbol whose who shot to fame on “Charlie’s Angels” and later on the critically-acclaimed TV film “The Burning Bed,” was diagnosed with colon cancer in September of 2006. She also gained acclaim for a score of other TV, film, and stage credits through the years, downplaying her “sex symbol” status from the 1970’s. We here at Shockya.com extend our deepest condolences to her friends and family. By Costa Koutsoutis
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R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett (1947 – 2009)

By Amanda Reyes

Farrah Fawcett is an icon. As part of the original trio of ridiculously beautiful and refined detectives known as Charlie’s Angels, the actress soared to untold heights of fame. She played Jill Monroe, the fun, furtively smart girl with golden tresses and a smile that could stop a missile en route. She only played Jill for one season, but left an impact on anyone who caught the show during its original run. Fawcett passed away at the age of 62 after a long and very public battle with anal cancer. She might not ever be synonymous with horror, but her resume is overflowing with plenty of incredible genre work on the big and small screen...

Before she was an Angel Fawcett worked mostly in commercials and in character roles on television. Appearing in everything from I Dream of Jeannie to McCloud, Fawcett was also honing her skills
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Farrah Fawcett Dies at Age 62

Farrah Fawcett proved more than once that she was far more than a mega watt smile and an impressive mane of hair. She will of course be remembered for “Charlie’s Angels” even though she spent only one season as one of the trio of female detectives who took orders from a disembodied voice, but that first season of “Charlie’s Angels” made her an instantly recognizable phenomenon who sold millions of copies of her swimsuit poster. The actress wanted more and left the show to pursue a film career. The film that was supposed to make that a reality was called Somebody Killed her Husband and instead it nearly killed her budding career. Instead of slinking away she reinvented herself as a serious actress taking on the unglamorous and difficult role of a battered wife in “The Burning Bed”. If “Charlie’s Angels” made her an instant icon, “The Burning Bed” made her a respected actress
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Burning Bed Director Honours 'Fearless' Fawcett

Burning Bed Director Honours 'Fearless' Fawcett
The director Farrah Fawcett hired to help her make acclaimed 1984 TV movie The Burning Bed has paid tribute to his star, calling her a "fearless" risk taker.

Robert Greenwald worked closely with Fawcett on the harrowing movie, in which the actress played a domestic abuse victim who sets her husband on fire, and still thinks of the 25-year-old film as one of his best pieces.

He puts that down to Fawcett's willingness to turn her back on her pin-up status and work hard to become a desperate housewife.

He says, "She knew that her beauty and her skills had got her an opportunity through Charlie's Angels and, rather than do Charlie's Angels: The Sequel and The Prequel and the after life, she used that opportunity and went out and fought like a demon to get The Burning Bed made.

"I remember sitting in a meeting with her and she said, 'We need this to look almost like a documentary...' It was a really terrific partnership and collaboration and I loved working with her.

"I took her to meet abused women, we went to women's shelters, we read all kinds of books and she stripped away everything... there was not a minute of pseudo-vanity.

"We created this intimate relationship, where she was able to give a devastating performance - because she was fearless."

Greenwald and Fawcett, who died on Thursday morning, remained close, and the director was one of the first people the actress' longtime partner Ryan O'Neal called to tell him she had passed away.

In Memoriam: Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning at age 62 in a Los Angeles hospital after a long, arduous battle with cancer. Millions will remember her exactly as she was on the posters for Charlie’s Angels, the action-packed 1970s TV show that propelled her to fame: flaunting her luxuriant, golden hair, her blinding smile, and that tight-fitting red bikini. Those posters went on to sell a record 12 million copies and her image is no doubt seared in the retinas of several generations of men, even though she was only on the show for one season. Fetishized as she was for her feathered, bottle-blonde locks, Fawcett took her profession seriously, earning three Emmy nominations — in 1984 for The Burning Bed, in 1989 for Small Sacrificies, and in 2001 for The Guardian. But even later in life, it was her statuesque physique that kept setting records: her topless shoot for Playboy in 1995, when she was 48, sold four million copies,
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Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009 (Rip)

Somewhere you can hear Charlie's disembodied voice weeping for an Angel passing. I mean that in the kindest non-snarkiest way in case anyone misreads. If you lived through the 70s or 80s you will undoubtedly have at least a small place in your heart for the seminal Charlie's Angels cast and probably Farrah Fawcett in particular. She got the most mileage from the show, career wise, probably by exiting it so very quickly. Smart girl. I preferred Jaclyn Smith as a child and then Cheryl Ladd but now in retrospect I'm totally a Kate Jackson man. Yet through it all, personal preferences aside, it was Farrah who emerged as the true superstar among them.

She died this morning at 62, losing her long battle with cancer.

Farrah provided me with my first fully conscious ideas about the divide between TV stars and Movie Stars: TV stars were part of the fabric of every day life,
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Farrah Fawcett Dies After Battle with Cancer

Farrah Fawcett, one of the original Charlie's Angels cast members and the best-selling pinup girl in history, died this morning in Santa Monica, Calif, three years after being diagnosed with cancer. Actor Ryan O'Neal, with whom she'd had an on-again/off-again relationship for nearly 30 years, was at her side. Fawcett was 62.

The Corpus Christi native and University of Texas at Austin alumnus had become relatively famous in the early 1970s doing modeling and guest spots on various TV shows, but it was her role as one of the three sexy crime fighters in Charlie's Angels, in 1976, that made her a superstar. The iconic poster of her in a red swimsuit sold 12 million copies -- the most ever for a poster -- and adorned teenage boys' bedrooms all across America. When she appeared mostly nude in Playboy in 1995, at age 48, it became the magazine's bestselling issue of the 1990s.

She left
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