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Rashida Jones Reveals She Almost Went to Prom With Robin Thicke, but Then Dumped Him for...

29 July 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Time to take a trip down memory lane!  Rashida Jones chatted with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig as part of the 31-year-old musician's new Apple Beats 1 radio show, where she revealed that she almost went to prom with none other than Robin Thicke.  "I was 12, 13. His dad was on Growing Pains and my mom was on Twin Peaks at the same time so we met at an ABC party and we flirted and exchanged numbers, landlines obviously," the 39-year-old actress recalled.  But turns out, the Parks and Recreation stunner was quite the heartbreaker as a teen and later revoked the "Blurred Lines" singer's invitation so she could attend the dance with another »

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The Flintstones actor Irwin Keyes dies, aged 63

9 July 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

American actor Irwin Keyes has died at the age of 63.

He was best known for his roles in The Jeffersons and The Flintstones movie.

He passed away on Wednesday (July 8). He had suffered from acromegaly, a pituitary gland disorder.

The actor also appeared in several horror movies, including House of 1,000 Corpses and Dahmer vs Gacy in 2009.

"It's with deep sympathy that I'm writing this post," his niece Rene Galarza said on Facebook. "Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call.

"He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much."

Keyes made his movie debut in 1979's The Warriors, and later had roles in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, The Exterminator and both Flintstones movies. »

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Irwin Keyes, Horror Movie Character Actor, Dies at 63

8 July 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Irwin Keyes, an actor with credits ranging from “The Jeffersons” to “The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” died July 8. He was 63.

Keyes appeared in a number of horror films, including “House of 1000 Corpses” and, most recently, “Dahmer vs. Gacy” in 2009.

On July 8 Keyes’ niece, Rene Galarza, announced his death in a post to his Facebook page:

“It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much.”

Keyes was born in New York City and made his bigscreen debut as a policeman in 1979 cult classic “The Warriors.” He appeared in “The Exterminator” and its sequel, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Irwin Keyes, Horror Movie Character Actor, Dies at 63

8 July 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Irwin Keyes, an actor with credits ranging from “The Jeffersons” to “The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” died July 8. He was 63 and suffered from acromegaly, a pituitary gland disorder.

Keyes appeared in a number of horror films, including “House of 1000 Corpses” and, most recently, “Dahmer vs. Gacy” in 2009.

On July 8 Keyes’ niece, Rene Galarza, announced his death in a post to his Facebook page:

“It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much.”

Keyes was born in New York City and made his bigscreen debut as a policeman in 1979 cult classic “The Warriors. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Dick Van Patten, 'Eight Is Enough' Star, Dead at 86

23 June 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor Dick Van Patten, best remembered as gentle father Tom Bradford on the sitcom Eight Is Enough and for appearing in several Mel Brooks movies, has died. He had been hospitalized for diabetes-related complications in Santa Monica, California where he passed away, according to People. He was 86.

Born in Queens, New York in 1928, Van Patten cut his teeth on Broadway – making his stage debut at age seven – before transitioning to television in 1949 with a recurring role on a comedy-drama about immigrants living in turn-of-the-century San Francisco called Mama. He would »

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Howard Rodman, Joan Meyerson Running for Writers Guild Presidency

19 June 2015 1:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Howard Rodman and Joan Meyerson are running for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America West.

The guild released a list of candidates chosen by its nominating committee Friday — including several prominent newcomers to WGA politics such as Zak Penn, Mara Brock Akil and Meredith Stiehm. Candidates can still be nominated for the next month by petition with 50 signatures and a July 23 deadline.

David A. Goodman and Carl Gottlieb are seeking the VP slot, currently held by Rodman. Marjorie David and Aaron Mendelsohn are seeking the secretary-treasurer post, currently held by Gottlieb.

Seventeen candidates are seeking eight board seats, including incumbent Patric Verrone, best known for leading the WGA during the 2007-08 strike, and “Captain Phillips” screenwriter Billy Ray. Other incumbents seeking re-election are Carleton Eastlake, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Harris and Ari B. Rubin.

The other candidates include Penn, Brock Akil, Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Cynthia Riddle, »

- Dave McNary

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Joanna Kerns on Becoming a Director: ‘It’s Been a Hard Climb’

8 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s been 30 years since the debut of “Growing Pains,” which anointed Joanna Kerns as the sitcom mom for a new generation. These days, her career is thriving for her work on the other side of the camera, as a director on “Jane the Virgin,” among other hourlongs.

What do you enjoy most about directing?

I think there isn’t a day that I go on the set that I don’t learn something new. Sometimes you’re getting your scripts late and you’re frantically trying to figure out how you’re going to shoot them in the time you have. It’s a little bit like being on the top of a building and jumping off, but when you land, you’re Ok.

Why did you make the switch from acting?

When I was acting, I was always fascinated by the difference in the quality of work by what director I had. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Robin Thicke Is Mortified By Dad Alan's Us Weekly Sex Confession

14 May 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Memo to Alan Thicke: What happens in the bedroom is supposed to stay there! During a recent visit to Us Weekly's New York City offices with his wife, Tanya Callau, the Unusually Thicke star and Growing Pains alum, 68, admitted that he and Callau, 40, hit the sheets with Robin's music on repeat. "When we do get freaky, we love [Robin's song] 'Sex Therapy,'" Callou, Alan's wife of 10 years, told Us in our latest edition of Loose Talk. "You have to admit, it's a great song [...] »

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Jeonju’s growing cinema project

5 May 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

South Korean festival grows focus on alternative, experimental and “adventurous” cinema.

Held in a sunny Southern city with traditional houses and some of the hands-down most delicious food you’ll find in Korea, the Jeonju International Film Festival (Jiff) is celebrating its 16th edition with multiple sold out cinemas.

The fest has always been focused on supporting and promoting alternative, experimental and “adventurous” cinema. From its inception, Jiff put its money where its mouth is - producing a different triptych of digital films every year. Directors such as Jia Zhang-ke, Pedro Costa, Bong Joon Ho, Eric Khoo, Claire Denis and Bahman Ghobadi have participated.

Last year, Jiff went from producing three shorts annually to three features with an aim to help get them more festival play and theatrical releases.

“We wanted to heighten out rate of involvement and let the directors unfold their creativity as much as they wanted,” said Jiff programmer »

- hjnoh2007@gmail.com (Jean Noh)

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Preview: Stellar Weekend Kicks Off 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

1 May 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Friday, May 1st, kicks off one of 2015 Chicago’s most special events, the Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) – a film festival as programmed by the members of the Chicago Film Critics Association. The place to be is at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, and the titles included are an exciting batch of movies making their premiere here.

Many of the films had their world premiere at festivals like Sundance, Toronto and South X Southwest, and HollywoodChicago.com contributors Nick Allen and Patrick McDonald have been sampling the best of the festival, and offer this preview of the kick-off weekend. Each capsule is designated with Na (Nick Allen) or Pm (Patrick McDonald) – to indicate the author – or encapsulates the official synopsis from the festival.

Be sure to check back with HollywoodChicago.com on Monday, when we finish our preview of the festival by looking ahead to the weekday schedule, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Maniac Cop actor Robert Z'Dar dies, aged 64

1 April 2015 3:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Robert Z'Dar has died at the age of 64.

The cult star passed away from a cardiac arrest on Monday (April 30) in Florida, his long-time manager Jim Decker told local media.

Z'Dar was known for his tall presence and prominent jaw, which was a result of a genetic condition called cherubism.

He starred in over 120 films including the Maniac Cop trilogy, where he played a former NYPD officer on a killing spree.

The actor also played a prisoner in Tango & Cash, starring Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone.

Z'Dar worked as a police officer for a short period before becoming an actor, soon portraying various villains in the 1980s and 1990s.

His other projects included Soultaker, The Final Sanction and the TV shows Growing Pains and The Flash. »

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Actor Robert Z’Dar Dead at 64

31 March 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hollywood is just a trash bin full of chiseled bone structure. Aaron Eckardt, Ben Affleck, and of course Michael Douglas and his dad Kirk are all known for their strong jawlines. But cult actor Robert Z’Dar made those guys look like pikers with his mammoth chin, which he exploited to perfection with a string of nasty villain roles that were B-movie heaven. A Chicago native, Z’Dar is probably best know for starring as Matt Cordell in a trio of Maniac Cop films between 1988 and 1993, but his imposing mug graced over 121 films over the past 30 years.

Those credits include such gems as Hellhole, Beastmaster 2, Tango And Cash (he played “Face”), and the amazing Samurai Cop (he was filming the belated sequel to that one when he died). Z’Dar was a staple of the horror convention circuit and was a genuinely nice guy. He was apparently attending one of »

- Tom Stockman

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‘The Facts of Life’ gets the oral history treatment

19 March 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“You take the good, you take the bad, you take the rest, and then you get”…That is right. The Facts of Life, the sitcom that ran on NBC for over 200 episodes in the 1980s, will have the complete series released by the Shout Factory on DVD. The Facts of Life revolved around a group of girls named Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn), Jo (Nancy McKean), and Blair (Lisa Welchel) in a boarding school, and their housemother Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae). Many episodes dealt with very special issues, such as adoption, losing one’s virginity, suicide, and drug abuse.

In celebration, Entertainment Weekly published an oral history on the beloved series in a neat microsite that can be found here. Interviews of the cast and crew reveal the beginning of the show, its evolution and struggles, and why it remains popular today. Included are the writers, directors, the then-president and CEO of NBC, »

- Michelle Leibowitz

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19-Year-Old Rob Lowe Talks Being a Teen Heartthrob, Adjusting to Fame

18 March 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Apparently, Rob Lowe knows something we all don't -- because 32 years later, he still looks exactly the same.

Back in 1983, Et sat down with the then-19 year old actor, who was adjusting to fame and his new status as a teen heartthrob.

"It's something I don't really have that much control over believe it or not," Lowe told Et back then. "I've never had any negative things happen other than people will find the phone number and call and call and I have to get it changed, but that's not that bad we haven't had people running down our driveway."

Flashback: A 13-Year-Old Robin Thicke Hopes for a Music Career on the Set of 'Growing Pains'

Heartthrob or not, Lowe was off the market as he was involved with actress Melissa Gilbert, whom he would date on and off for six years.

"It has its ups and downs and offs and ons like everything else," said »

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Mr. Belvedere Turns 30, but He May Be Even Older Than You Think

15 March 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On March 15, 1985, ABC debuted Mr. Belvedere at 8:30 p.m. as a midseason replacement airing immediately after that other show about a wise-cracking butler, Benson. The show centered on a proper British butler (Christopher Hewett) adjusting to life working for the Owens family of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. And for six seasons, characters on the show and the people watching them chose not to think too much about how strange it was that a middle-class family would have a live-in butler. The show hit that family-comedy sweet spot right along with Family Ties, Growing Pains, Full House and The Cosby Show, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Michael Bolton Plays Michael Bolton in 'Office Space' Parody

10 March 2015 6:01 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you ever wanted to see Michael Bolton as Michael Bolton in Office Space, the Internet has finally granted your wish!

Sixteen years after the movie came out, Funny or Die has released a parody video starring none other than the "That's What Love Is All About" singer himself.

News: Marvin Gaye's Family Awarded More Than $7 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Trial

Office Space with Michael Bolton from Funny Or Die

The singer did take one very notable liberty from the original 1999 film. Instead of referring to himself as a "no-talent ass clown," he says "extremely talented ass clown."

Also yes, he does destroy a printer.

There you go, Michael Bolton! The Internet thanks you for this random, awesome thing!

Watch: 13-Year Old Robin Thicke Talks Music On The Set Of 'Growing Pains'

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Flashback: A 13-Year-Old Robin Thicke Hopes for a Music Career on the Set of 'Growing Pains'

10 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

13-year-old Robin Thicke was already a star-on-the-rise when he serenaded us and showed off his (incredibly '90s) dance moves on the 1991 set of his dad Alan Thicke's beloved sitcom Growing Pains.

We sat down with the famous father-son duo to chat about their new collaboration for the hit show, and young Robin's dreams of eventually making a career from his love of music.

"Robin has been into music in a big way for a couple of years," Alan told Et. "Especially rap music. So we thought we'd try to come up with an idea to give us a chance to work together."

"We wrote a song together which kind of got it all started for me," said Robin. "After a few weeks we had a song. We put down a demo tape and that's what got it all started, and that's what kind of pushed me into wanting to do music."

Watch: As 'Blurred »

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about The Sound of Music

1 March 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s hard to believe, but The Sound of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary today. The Julie Andrews musical is one of the most memorable movies of all time. It’s also one of the most famous -- a bonafide classic that won five Oscars and an avalanche of critical acclaim. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the film is still enchanting audiences half a century on from its original release.

So to celebrate its big day – and because trivia really is one of our favourite things – here are ten things you probably didn’t know about The Sound of Music.

 

1. Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film

The film is beloved by generations of film fans, but one major Sound of Music naysayer? Christopher Plummer, one of the classic's biggest stars. The man who became famous for playing Mr. Von Trapp referred to the film as "The Sound of Mucus" whilst on set. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream?

28 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After a bombardment of terrible sequels and remakes, the horror movie genre is undergoing something of a renaissance of late with the excellent Babadook and this week's It Follows leading the charge.

Both films are driven by strong performances from up-and-coming female stars (Essie Davis and Maika Monroe), which brings to mind a classic horror movie trope: the Final Girl. Most prevalent in slasher films, the Final Girl is the last character standing who confronts a killer/ghost/demon and lives to tell the tale.

Digital Spy looks back at 7 of our favourite horror movie Final Girls, why they're iconic and what they're up to now...

1. Neve Campbell - Sidney Prescott in Scream

Many horror fans thought Drew Barrymore would end up being Scream's Final Girl when they first watched Wes Craven's 1996 horror, but the director offed her in the opening moments leaving Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott to face down Ghostface. »

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