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Months before his death, Alan Thicke received an ominous warning about his heart.
The late Growing Pains star died Dec. 13 at age 69 after collapsing while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter. His cause of death was later revealed to be from a “ruptured aorta” and a “standard type A aortic dissection,” according to his official death certificate obtained by People.
Prior to his passing, the actor and his wife Tanya (Callau) Thicke filmed an episode of Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, set to air on Wednesday. In a sneak peek at the episode shared (and later removed) by E! »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Just weeks before Alan Thicke passed away, the late actor and his wife were preparing to add a baby to their family.
“ went in for a full physical because we were planning on having a baby, so in order to go and do the whole sperm thing, he wanted to get a full physical and make sure that he was healthy and ready to go … the »
- Natalie Stone
Alan Thicks’s sons dreams of becoming marijuana barons went up in smoke, leading to a nasty legal battle with their father’s widow. Or at least, that’s what her lawyer claimed Friday. In a statement to People, Tanya Callau’s attorney, Adam F. Streisand, said that the “Growing Pains” star’s offspring sought to turn Thicke’s Carpinteria, California, ranch into a “massive pot plantation” — and when Callau shot the idea own, they filed a “bogus lawsuit” against her. Also Read: Alan Thicke's Sons Say His Wife Threatened Them With Bad Publicity for More of His Estate “Since Alan died, »
- Tim Kenneally
Alan Thicke‘s widow is alleging that her late husband’s sons are attempting to “bully” her with the recent petition they filed against her.
In an exclusive statement to People on Friday via her attorney, Tanya Callau is claiming that the Growing Pains actor’s sons — Brennan Thicke and chart-topping singer, Robin Thicke — previously propositioned her about turning Alan’s Carpinteria, California, ranch into a marijuana plantation, and filed Tuesday’s petition against her out of retaliation when she declined.
“Since Alan died, his sons have been haranguing her to let them turn America’s dad’s homestead into a massive pot plantation, »
- Natalie Stone
The cast of Growing Pains is back together. Recently, stars Joanna Kerns, Tracey Gold, and Jeremy Miller reunited on The Dr. Oz Show to remember co-star Alan Thicke.Thicke passed away in December at the age of 69. He played patriarch Jason Seaver on Growing Pains, which ran on ABC from 1985 to 1992. The family sitcom also starred Kirk Cameron, Ashley Johnson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.Read More… »
Alan Thicke‘s widow is choosing to focus on the positives in life.
One day after the late Growing Pains actor’s — he passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 13 at 69 years old after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter — two eldest sons, Brennan and Robin Thicke, filed a petition against Tanya Callau, she took to social media to share a reflective and uplifting post.
“The truth always prevails…… as long as you know your character & soul no one can ever tarnish or taint you!” she wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday evening.
“Strength comes from within… »
- Natalie Stone
According to Gold -- who starred as Thicke's on-screen daughter, Carol Seaver, on the hit ABC sitcom -- she had "a really weird moment" the day he died, as if she knew it happened before she heard the news.
"I found out [that Alan died] in the evening, so I assumed the whole episode of what had happened with him happened in the evening, but I started to read and I realized it all happened around noon," Gold said, recalling that, around noon, she was heading out to meet her husband, Bobby, at his »
Here’s one problem the Seavers never dealt with on “Growing Pains.” The sons of deceased “Growing Pains” star Alan Thicke have filed explosive legal papers, claiming that Thicke’s widow, Tanya Callau, threatened them with bad publicity in order to strong-arm them into ceding a bigger chunk of Thicke’s estate to her. In the papers, Robin and Brennan Thicke, the co-trustees of their father’s living trust, say that Thicke amassed most of his assets prior to marrying Callau in 2005, and that Callau signed a prenup prior to the union. Also Read: Robin Thicke 'Tampered With' Court Order in Child Custody Case, »
- Tim Kenneally
On Thursday’s Dr. Oz Show, Tracey Gold, Joanna Kerns and Jeremy Miller reunite to open up about Thicke, who passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 13 at 69 years old after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter.
In a sneak peek at the episode, Gold, 48, reveals a startling experience she went through on the day of Thicke’s death.
“I had a really weird moment,” she says. “I found out in the evening, so I assumed »
- Aurelie Corinthios
Five months after Alan Thicke was laid to rest, his two eldest sons are taking the late actor’s widow to court.
According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, Alan’s two eldest sons — Brennan and Robin Thicke — claim in the petition that his widow, Tanya Callau, is now alleging that the prenuptial agreement she signed ahead of marrying the Growing Pains actor in 2005 is invalid.
Prior to his death, Brennan and Robin were named co-trustees of their father’s living trust if his brother, Todd Thicke, declined to »
- Natalie Stone
Brennan and Robin -- who are co-trustees of Alan's living trust -- filed a petition on Tuesday asking the court to rule on the validity of the living trust, claiming that they had no other choice but to do so in order to "honor the memory of their father, protect his legacy, and prevent his testamentary intentions from being undermined by avarice and overreaching of ... Callau, now that Alan is unable to defend against her claims." Alan's sons claim Tanya is now insisting that the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying the late actor in 2005 is invalid, though they claim she had made no complaints about the prenup or Alan's estate plan when he continually updated his trust -- the last time being in February 2016 -- before his death last December.
Alan's sons also »
Being a teenager is tough, especially if you’re a teenager in the X-Men universe. Not only are you growing hair in weird places, but there’s also a distinct possibility that you could soon develop mutant powers that make lasers come out of your eyes, turn your skin blue, or—when writers really want to underline the metaphor—make you grow hair in weird places. Director Josh Boone’s upcoming New Mutants movie is set to tell an X-Men story about a slightly younger group of heroes than the normal X-Men films, and according to Production Weekly (via Comicbook.com), it as an appropriately angsty working title to go along with all of that teen drama.
The working title is apparently Growing Pains, which is both a nod to the physical pains that one feels while growing up and a reference to the fact that growing up is just »
- Sam Barsanti
Every time the star of “Doctor Who” has announced they’re stepping down, speculation regenerates about his possible replacement. Ah, but what if this time, instead of a white male Doctor, the BBC finally listened to fans who’ve been seeking some diversity for the role?
According to a Nerdist, a source close to production insists that Michaela Coel will replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, which would make her the first female and first black actor to play the role. This source is not an official BBC spokesperson though, and the statement the BBC released to Nerdist didn’t confirm anything: “No casting decisions have been made yet for ‘Doctor Who’ Season 11.”
Read More: ‘Doctor Who’ Review: New Companion Bill Gets a Charming Introduction in Season 10 Premiere
Although Coel was not one of the people that IndieWire had suggested for casting, she would make a fantastic Thirteen. The »
- Hanh Nguyen
In its 16th year, Tribeca has become the Duane Reade of film festivals. There’s something for everyone, but you can’t always find the right aisle. As the Manhattan gathering has expanded into TV and virtual reality, with panels featuring the likes of Barbra Streisand and Kobe Bryant, it’s still most closely associated with a sprawling lineup of indie films. Here are nine titles that, at least on paper, look the most promising.
Zoey Deutch, resident “it girl” and Lea Thompson offspring, stars as a sexually promiscuous teenager who takes her psychologically damaged stepbrother under her wing with disastrous consequences. The pitch-black drama could be a hot sales title at the market given Deutch’s rabid social media following and a supporting cast that includes Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. Max Winkler, son of Henry “The Fonz” Winkler, directs.
(2) “The Trip to Spain”
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
A show based on a novel written in the past, ostensibly set in the near future, but really about today — “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a haunting confluence of tenses. It’s also one of the best shows of the year so far, at times hard to watch but impossible to ignore.
The series revolves around a woman known as Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who is one of the few fertile women left in the nation of Gilead, a fundamentalist dystopia where the birth rate is dismal and women have been stripped of all rights. Offred serves as a “vessel” for a high-ranking Commander (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife (Yvonne Strahovski), but still remembers her old life as an American citizen and a free woman, prior to the rise of the new regime. While she can’t let go of her memories, especially those of the husband (O. T. Fagbenle) and »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Before they starred in blockbusters and hit shows, these actors were honing their skills via some pretty hilarious (in retrospect) ad campaigns.
Take a look back at who tried to sell us everything from soda to tampons in their pre-a-list days.
Dressed as a dancer, Cox and her unforgettable haircut “told it to us straight” about Tampax in the ’80s.
Long before repping Jim Beam, a bubbly Kunis appeared in commercials for Telephone Tammy, Glitter Hair Barbie and Lisa Frank.
Affleck played an optimistic would-be suitor equipped with a car phone in a 1989 Burger King ad. »
- Lydia Price
Before Alan Thicke passed away last December, “The Growing Pains” actor had a meeting with medium Tyler Henry. Thicke, who was only 69 when he died, sat down with Henry just before his death. In a promo for Henry’s show “Hollywood Medium” Thicke’s widow, Tanya Thicke, sits down with Henry. The actor passed away due […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
One of Leonardo DiCaprio's first big breaks was a part in the 1993 drama What's Eating Gilbert Grape, which makes the passing of his beloved costar Darlene Cates that much more heartbreaking. The actress, who played the Oscar-winner's mother in the film, died on Sunday at the age of 69. Her family was first to relay the sad news via Facebook, letting people know that she passed away "peacefully in her sleep." Darlene not only served as Leo's mom on screen, but also as a mother figure behind the scenes, which he discussed in a touching tribute on his own Facebook page. "Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside," he wrote. "Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. »
- Quinn Keaney
Leonardo DiCaprio is honoring one of his favorite co-stars. After it was announced on Monday that actress Darlene Cates had passed away at the age of 69, the Oscar winner, who played her son in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape took to Facebook to remember her legacy.
“Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside,” he wrote. “Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”
Cates’ daughter, Sheri Cates Morgan, announced her passing on Facebook this week, writing, “It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called »
Imagine being 25-years-old and asked to do a few voices on a cartoon show called “The Simpsons.” Up until 1989 you’ve had 4 parts on television including tiny roles on Family Ties and Growing Pains. But other than that, nothing. What do you do? That’s the situation Hank Azaria was in. Little did he or anyone know that those voices would launch what will probably be a lifelong career filled with opportunity and stability. Today Hank Azaria is 52-years-old and not only is he a zillion voices on The Simpsons but he’s got 92 credits to his name on IMDb
- Nat Berman
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