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'Looking': Saying Goodbye to HBO's Stellar Gay Drama

25 July 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As most couples will confess: Marriage changes everything. When Looking debuted two years ago on HBO, legal unions between people of the same sex were not the law of the land in the United States. That didn't stop the show's creator Michael Lannan and director Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend), however, from kicking off their dramedy about three young men looking for love in San Francisco by having them attend the bachelor party of a couple preparing to tie the knot. Now, as the series officially came to an end with »

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Broadway Actor John McMartin Dies at 86

7 July 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John McMartin, the Broadway veteran who created roles in landmark musicals including “Sweet Charity” and “Follies,” had died. He was 86.

The death of the longtime actor, whose face was familiar to TV audiences from roles on “The Golden Girls,” “Murder, She Wrote” and, most recently, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” was attributed to cancer in a paid obituary announcement in the New York Times. On Broadway, he’d been seen in “All the Way,” the Tony winning 2014 production that starred Bryan Cranston, as well as musicals “Anything Goes” (2011) and “Grey Gardens” (2006).

McMartin, who was nominated for five Tony Awards over the course of his career, made his Broadway debut in 1961 play “The Conquering Hero,” but his first signature role came in 1966 Neil Simon-Cy Coleman musical “Sweet Charity,” in which he played the nebbishy accountant Oscar, a Tony-nominated performance he reprised in the 1969 movie version opposite Shirley MacLaine.

His association with composer Stephen Sondheim began with the »

- Gordon Cox

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The New Blood: Leonel VHS

27 June 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*We’ve been letting you fright fanatics know more about the Icons of Fright staffers, more specifically the ones who have joined the fold within the last year or so. Since Icons of Fright’s inception (2004!!), the site has had the privilege of having some really great writers and creators and before joining the team, I frequented it quite regularly as a reader, so I thought it would be a fun idea to let you know about the current crop. My good bud, Leonel VHS is highlighted on this one, so enjoy!       –Jerry

Hailing from the Central Valley of California, my love for horror films began in 1982 at the age of eight when, because of curiosity, my father sat me down in front of the original Friday the 13th as both a cruel prank and as an attempt to scare me away from them altogether. Growing up in a strict »

- Leonel VHS

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Get the cheesecake! Golden Girls themed restaurant set for New York City

21 June 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The legendary 80s sitcom gets the cafe it deserves, including memorabilia, live music and, of course, cheesecake – plus Betty White at the grand opening

Get ready for Thank You for Being a Friend Fries, Sophia’s Sicilian Meatballs, and, of course, plenty of cheesecake. Rue La Rue, a Golden Girls themed restaurant, will open in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood in early September. It will be at 4396 Broadway which is, appropriately, known as the Sofia Storage Building. No relation to Ms Petrillo.

According to DNA Info the restaurant is being opened by Michael J Larue, who named the establishment after his best friend Rue McClanahan, the actor who played hot-to-trot Blanche Devereaux on the 80s series about four female roommates of a certain age living in a house in Miami. When McClanahan died in 2010 she left Larue all of her memorabilia from her acting career, some of which will be on display at the restaurant, »

- Brian Moylan

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The Golden Girls Funko Pop! Vinyl figures revealed

14 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“Thank you for being a friend…”

Funko has revealed its upcoming Pop! Television vinyl figures from the classic U.S. sitcom The Golden Girls which includes Betty White’s Rose, Bea Arthur’s Dorothy, Rue McClanahan’s Blanche and Estelle Getty’s Sophia; take a look below…

Our Golden Girls Pop! figures embody Dorothy’s wit, Blache the Southern belle, Rose’s charm, and Sophia’s bluntness!

Collect the whole group this summer!

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- Amie Cranswick

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The Golden Girls, Benson: Writer Tom Whedon Dies at 83

25 March 2016 8:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

TV writer and producer, Tom Whedon, father of TV and screenwriter Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Angel, Firefly, Marvel's The Avengers), musician and writer Jed Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), and writer Zack Whedon (Deadwood, Halt and Catch Fire), died on March 23, 2016, at the age of 83. Jed announced the news late yesterday, on Instagram.

A producer on It's a Living, Benson, Maggie, The Golden Girls, and The Sinbad Show , Mr. Whedon's TV series writing credits includes those shows and many more. His professional career began on the Captain Kangaroo TV show, in the 1950s. Other TV credits include Music Scene, The Dick Cavett Show, The Electric Company (on which he was head writer), All's Fair, United States, The Two of Us, and the children's series, Between the Lions, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Tom Whedon Dies: TV Writer-Producer On Sitcoms & Kids Shows Was 83

25 March 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tom Whedon, an Emmy-winning writer-producer on such popular TV shows as The Golden Girls, Benson and Alice and the father of filmmaker Joss Whedon, died Thursday. He was 83. His son Jed Whedon, co-creator and co-showrunner of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., announced the news in an Instagram post but offered no details. A New York native and the son of TV writer John Whedon, Tom Whedon got his start writing for the beloved children’s series Captain Kangaroo in 1955 and… »

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Tom Whedon, TV Writer-Producer and Father of Joss Whedon, Dies at 83

25 March 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Whedon, a veteran TV writer and producer who worked on shows including The Golden Girls and Captain Kangaroo, died Thursday at 83, his son Jed announced. Whedon was father to five sons, including Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer-producer Jed, Halt and Catch Fire writer Zack Whedon, Samuel and Matthew. "We said goodbye to our dad yesterday," Jed, 41, wrote on Instagram Friday. "He passed away in relative peace surrounded by his wife, all five of his boys and their loved ones. He gave us the gift of his warmth and humor. We miss him terribly. »

- Aaron Couch

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Tom Whedon, TV Writer-Producer and Father of Joss Whedon, Dies at 83

25 March 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Tom Whedon, a veteran TV writer and producer who worked on shows including The Golden Girls and Captain Kangaroo, died Thursday at 83, his son Jed announced. Whedon was father to five sons, including Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writer-producer Jed, Halt and Catch Fire writer Zack Whedon, Samuel and Matthew. "We said goodbye to our dad yesterday," Jed, 41, wrote on Instagram Friday. "He passed away in relative peace surrounded by his wife, all five of his boys and their loved ones. He gave us the gift of his warmth and humor. We miss him terribly. »

- Aaron Couch

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Writer Tom Whedon, Father of Scribes Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, Dies at 83

25 March 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Whedon, a writer and father of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon and scribes Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon, died Wednesday. He was 83.

Whedon’s death was confirmed in an Instagram post on Thursday by Jed Whedon.

“We said goodbye to our dad yesterday. He passed away in relative peace surrounded by his wife, all five of his boys and their loved ones. He gave us the gift of his warmth and humor. We miss him terribly.

Love you dad,” Jed Whedon posted, along with a picture of his father.

Tom Whedon worked as a writer-producer on such 1970s and ’80s sitcoms as “Benson,” “Alice,” “The Golden Girls” and “It’s a Living.” He also wrote for “The Dick Cavett Show” and children’s programs including “The Electric Company” and “Captain Kangaroo.”

Tom Whedon’s father, John Whedon, was also a TV writer who worked on “The Donna Reed Show, »

- Variety Staff

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Tom Whedon, TV Writer and Joss Whedon’s Father, Dies at 83

25 March 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tom Whedon, father of “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. According to an Instagram post from his son Jed Whedon, who currently serves as showrunner on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” Whedon passed away “in relative peace” surrounded by family. Whedon himself was an accomplished television writer and producer, having worked on series including “The Dick Cavett Show,” “Benson” and “The Golden Girls.” He also served as head writer on the children’s series “The Electric Company.” Also Read: J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Francis Ford Coppola Highlight Tribeca Film Festival Panels Whedon »

- Reid Nakamura

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How Deadpool Snuck In An Awesome Bea Arthur Nod, Thanks To Ryan Reynolds

7 March 2016 7:19 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While Deadpool is so full of easter eggs and references that catching them all would be a herculean task, one of them was apparently so important that Ryan Reynolds himself got involved in order to be sure that it happened. He asked Bea Arthur’s son for permission to use her likeness in the movie. In the comics, the character of Deadpool has something of an unhealthy relationship with The Golden Girls, and specifically with star Bea Arthur. Because of the comic connection, it made perfect sense to include some kind of reference to Arthur, but, as it turned out, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds actually had a connection to Arthur’s family. About a million years ago, when Ryan Reynolds was doing a sitcom on TV (how old do you feel now?), he worked on the stage next door to Daniel Saks, one of Bea Arthur’s »

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Watch Betty White's Raunchy 'Deadpool' Review

11 February 2016 2:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'Thank you for being a friend!' Deadpool's undying love for all things The Golden Girls is no secret. And now the last remaining actress from the iconic sitcom is giving that love right back. Betty White has taken to her personal Twitter page to share her review of the Marvel movie. And guess what? She loves it!

"I love @VancityReynolds...here are a few of my thoughts about his new movie #Deadpool. It was glorious! Once in a generation, a movie comes along that your whole family will love...If your family is a (bleep)-ed up group of (bleep) kissing inbreds. Plus, Ryan Reynolds looks so (bleep)-ing handsome in his leather suit. I give it four Golden Girls. It's the best picture of the year. So, go see Deadpool this Friday!"

The Merc with the Mouth has had a fascination with Bea Arthur for years in the Marvel comics. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch Betty White's Deadpool Review, Which Is A Nsfw Rave

11 February 2016 11:37 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Reviews on tomorrow.s Deadpool have been going up all week. While the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive thus far, we know that it can be difficult to be sure that the film will live up to your already high expectations. So, to that end, let us provide for you, the movie fan, the only review you need to hear about just how good Deadpool really is. Here.s Betty White.s review. It has to be seen to be believed. I love @VancityReynolds.here are a few of my thoughts about his new movie #Deadpool.https://t.co/9Bkz9DpyF0. Betty White (@BettyMWhite) February 11, 2016  Just imagine what a review like this means to Deadpool himself. His longstanding love of The Golden Girls is very well known, and so to have one of them speak so highly of his movie must mean the world. Have we mentioned how much we »

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Ask Alan: Which Peak TV shows will age the worst?

29 January 2016 5:56 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Happy Friday, everybody! In this week's Ask Alan, I take questions on whether certain Peak TV shows won't age particularly well, which showrunners have the most impressive "writers tree" of all(*), and whether TV's increased serialization makes it harder to air episodes out of order these days. (*) One I had in my notes but neglected to mention when I recorded this: Susan Harris, who on "Golden Girls" alone employed future show creators Marc Cherry, Mitch Hurwitz, and the "Modern Family" Christopher Lloyd. You can watch the video embedded at the top and bottom of this post. As always, you can send questions to askalan@hitfix.com. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Just One of the Gals: Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Character Is Having a Glorious Golden Girls Moment - See the Pic

7 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lupita Nyong'o's new Instagram post is golden, just golden. The Star Wars star has taken to social media to share a sidesplitting gag pic that finally answers the age-old burning question: What does her The Force Awakens character, Maz Kanata, do during her downtime when she's not running the most bonkers bar in a galaxy far, far away? Hanging with the gals, it seems. #tbt. Hahaha. Genius creation! #mazkanata #Repost @imdielawn ・・・ This is something I made. "I've seen those eyes before." @starwars @thegoldengirlsquotes #starwars #goldengirls #design A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:52am Pst Nyong'o, »

- Alexis L. Loinaz, @alexisloinaz

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Just One of the Gals: Lupita Nyong'o's Star Wars Character Is Having a Glorious Golden Girls Moment - See the Pic

7 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lupita Nyong'o's new Instagram post is golden, just golden. The Star Wars star has taken to social media to share a sidesplitting gag pic that finally answers the age-old burning question: What does her The Force Awakens character, Maz Kanata, do during her downtime when she's not running the most bonkers bar in a galaxy far, far away? Hanging with the gals, it seems. #tbt. Hahaha. Genius creation! #mazkanata #Repost @imdielawn ・・・ This is something I made. "I've seen those eyes before." @starwars @thegoldengirlsquotes #starwars #goldengirls #design A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Jan 7, 2016 at 4:52am Pst Nyong'o, »

- Alexis L. Loinaz, @alexisloinaz

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Christine Gazel Ballard, Director of ‘Charles in Charge,’ ‘Night Court,’ Dies at 68

6 January 2016 10:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Christine Gazel Ballard died peacefully at Windsor Terrace Nursing Home in Van Nuys, Calif., on January 2, 2016. She was 68.

Ballard worked as associate director for “The Golden Girls,” “The Redd Foxx Show” and “Benson,” gradually working her way up to directing episodes of “Night Court,” “Charles in Charge,” “It’s a Living” and “Alice.” She followed that up working in production on “The Tony Danza Show,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “According to Jim.” In May 1994 she received an Emmy for writing, producing and directing a Los Angeles TV special entitled “Women Pioneers.”

Ballard was born in Chicago and grew up in Park Ridge, Ill., graduating from Indiana University with a degree in radio and television in 1969; while at Indiana she was very active in Wius, the campus radio station. After moving to Terre Haute, Ind., and working at station Wtwo as staff director for several years, Christine headed for California in »

- Carmel Dagan

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