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Ellen Albertini Dow, Rapping 'The Wedding Singer' Granny, Dies at 101

5 May 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ellen Albertini Dow, the scene-stealing actress who blossomed on both the big and small screens late in life and gave a memorable rapping performance in "The Wedding Singer," has died. She was 101.

Albertini Dow's incredible life began in Pennsylvania in 1913, and she studied acting and mime alongside industry legends including Martha Graham and Marcel Marceau. She and her husband, Eugene Dow, started the theater program at Pierce College in California, where she taught until she retired in 1985.

But Albertini Dow didn't stop there. She started taking acting classes at the American Film Institute and began a career in her 70s, scoring roles in television series including the 1980s reboot of "The Twilight Zone." She went on to appear on television numerous times throughout the next few decades of her life, including guest spots on series such as "Moonlighting," "Murphy Brown," "The Golden Girls," "The Wonder Years," "Star Trek: The Next Generation, »

- Katie Roberts

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The Candice Bergen Quotefest Continues: She Doesn't Enjoy Lunch ''With Some Women Who Only Have Kale''

7 April 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We feel you, Candice Bergen. The former model and Murphy Brown star continued her book publicity tour with a stop at the Today show on Tuesday, where she expressed surprise that folks had zeroed in so much on what she wrote about her weight in her new memoir, A Fine Romance, on sale today. "It was a scant reference on page 150 or something," Bergen said, referring to when she called herself "fat." "I was just saying, I don't enjoy eating lunch with some women who only have kale. I just find it limiting...I'd rather not go on, if that's what I have to eat to fuel myself." Sounds as though kale just became the new Dan Quayle... "I'm very »

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Jane the Virgin Recap: Love Can Build a Bridge

7 April 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As an avid television viewer and frequent latchkey child of the late ’80s and early ’90s, no controversy confused me more than the firestorm surrounding Murphy Brown’s single motherhood, fueled largely by then-vice-president Dan Quayle’s comments that the show’s choice suggested that fathers were disposable. The fact that it was an issue at all was shocking to me, an 11-year-old burgeoning liberal if only because it seemed so obvious to me that it didn’t matter if Murphy was married because everyone on the show would help raise the baby! To remember this age, where the cultural climate was such that single parenthood was somehow shameful and not ready for prime-time portrayal, is almost laughable, but “Chapter Seventeen” of Jane the Virgin brings me back to that place of childhood disbelief in the sweetest possible way. In a way, the episode is a difficult one to watch, »

- Libby Hill

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Candice Bergen Says No More Plastic Surgery Even If "I'm Clearly in Need" of Some Work

4 April 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Candice Bergen is not afraid to admit that she's gone under the knife. At 68 years old, the former Murphy Brown star has confessed to having her "eyes done" and then work on her neck muscles "because TV half-hour lighting can be harsh." But on the heels of her new memoir A Fine Romance being released in bookstores this coming week, would Bergen ever consider getting just a little more work done? "I'm clearly in need," she told People with a laugh. "But I frankly just don't care enough. I don't even get those shots anymore because it hurts so much." She continued, "I hate when my very close friends have obvious work done and they come out too »

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Katie Couric, 'Murphy Brown' Creator Diane English Pitching Comedy About TV News

2 April 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The dream team of Michelle Pfeiffer, Katie Couric, and "Murphy Brown" creator Diane English is currently shopping around a comedy series about the morning TV news business. Based on Couric's experiences, the series would focus on the behind-the-scenes action of a fictional TV show. The former "Today" anchor would executive produce the comedy, which would be written and produced by English.  Perhaps because it would mark Pfeiffer's first starring role on TV, the trio are being selective, pitching exclusively to HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix, and Amazon. We'll keep our fingers crossed for this one.  [via Variety]

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- Inkoo Kang

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TV on Tap: Kristen Wiig And Will Ferrell’s Lifetime Movie Is Not An April Fool’s Joke, Syfy Climbs “Olympus” And A Disco “Downton”

2 April 2015 5:59 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Plus, "Lip Synch Battle" becomes its own series, "Murphy Brown" creator making a Katie Couric-inspired series and Monica Lewinsky is not going to be a "View" host.

The post TV on Tap: Kristen Wiig And Will Ferrell’s Lifetime Movie Is Not An April Fool’s Joke, Syfy Climbs “Olympus” And A Disco “Downton” appeared first on thebacklot.com. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Michelle Pfeiffer Attached to Star in Morning Show Comedy From Katie Couric and Murphy Brown Scribe

1 April 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If Jon Stewart gets to be everybody’s favorite newsman, why can’t Katie Couric take a shot at being the next great comedy producer?

The former Today host (and current global news anchor for Yahoo) is teaming up with Murphy Brown creator Diane English to pitch to HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix and Amazon a morning-show comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Minds, What Lies Beneath), according to Variety.

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The potential series would not be a Roman à clef, per se, but one of Couric’s »

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Katie Couric Pitching Morning-News Comedy Series with Michelle Pfeiffer (Exclusive)

1 April 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cable channels and streaming services may not be in the morning TV news business, but they’re considering entry in the form of a fictional comedy series set in that world.

That’s the premise of a hot pitch making the rounds this week at HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix and Amazon that would star Michelle Pfeiffer as an anchor not unlike the one once played in real life by Katie Couric, the “Today” veteran who is attached to the project as an executive producer.

The series would be a comedic look behind-the-scenes of a morning news show. Though storylines aren’t drawn directly from Couric’s experiences, she is expected to ensure the series strikes realistic notes.

A source familiar with the pitch said both Pfeiffer and Couric are pitching along with the show’s creator, Diane English, who is no stranger to fictionalized versions of TV news operations having »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Candice Bergen Does Not Care If You Think She's Fat

23 March 2015 3:21 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

In her new memoir A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen opens up about her weight gain and why it doesn't bother her.

"Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," the Murphy Brown actress writes in an excerpt obtained by Page Six.

"In the past 15 years... I have put on 30 pounds," she adds. "I live to

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- Kaitlin Thomas

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Candice Bergen Reveals 30-Pound Weight Gain: "I Am Fat" and "I Don't Care"

23 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Candice Bergen is embracing her curvy new body! The 68-year-old actress is opening up about her weight in her new memoir, "A Fine Romance." (excerpted by "Today"). "Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," she declares. "In the past 15 years ... I have put on 30 pounds." "I live to eat," the "Murphy Brown" star adds. "None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me. I am a champion eater. No carb is safe — no fat, either." The model-turned-actress goes on to compare her own eating habits to those of her "skinny friends," calling out the unhealthy practices some woman have used to stay slim. "They maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish," she reveals. "I am incapable of this." "Dieting is out of my purview," she continues. "I crave cookies...all the things that dilate my pupils. »

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Candice Bergen on 30-Pound Weight Gain: 'I am Fat' and 'I Live to Eat'

23 March 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Candice Bergen is not about to apologize for gaining 30 pounds in 15 years.

The 68-year-old former Murphy Brown star is getting candid about her weight in her new memoir, A Fine Romance, and isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

"Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," she writes, as the Today show reported on Monday, previewing their interview with her on April 7. "I live to eat. None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me."

"I am a champion eater," she jokes. "No carb is safe -- no fat, either."

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In what's sure to be controversial, the former model also seemingly jokes about bulimia.

"They maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish," she writes about her thin friends, according to Page Six. "I am incapable »

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Candice Bergen Happily Embraces 30-Pound Weight Gain: "I am Fat"

23 March 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Many Hollywood actresses denounce gluten and praise the Paleo diet, but not Candice Bergen. The 68-year-old Murphy Brown star is eating what she wants and has happily gained weight! In her new memoir A Fine Romance, she more than keeps it real, writing, (as excerpted by Today), "Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat." "In the past 15 years...I have put on 30 pounds," she continues. "I live to eat. None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me." Bergen goes on to call herself "a champion eater," writing, "No carb is safe—no fat, either." The former model says her "skinny friends" are "miserable," writing, "They maintain »

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Candice Bergen: "I Am Fat" and "I Don't Care"

23 March 2015 2:43 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Happy how she is! Beloved star Candice Bergen opened up about her body image in her upcoming memoir A Fine Romance, happily acknowledging and embracing her weight gain. "Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," the Murphy Brown actress, 68, writes in the book, excerpted by The New York Post's Page Six. "In the past 15 years... I have put on 30 pounds."  "I live to eat," the Boston Legal star adds. "None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me. I am [...] »

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Will Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's 'The Comedians' take down 'Modern Family' at the Emmys?'

19 March 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Comedians" is a hilarious expose of the TV biz. Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are brilliant. Finally, a show that could take down "Modern Family" at the Emmys! -Break- This FX program premiering on April 9 before "Louie" is the funniest new show I have seen in recent years. And it has special appeal to TV academy members of all ages since it's about a veteran comedy legend and a rising young star battling over their own TV variety series. It reminds me of three-time Best Comedy Series champ "30 Rock" if crossed with "The Larry Sanders Show" and maybe "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (appropriate since Larry Charles has directed several episodes of that Larry David laffer and this new show). Those programs all made fun of television and the entertainment industry, just like other Emmy favorites like "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Murphy Brown,..."' »

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Will Billy Crystal, Josh Gad ('The Comedians') take down 'Modern Family' at the Emmys?

19 March 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Comedians" is a hilarious expose of the TV biz. Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are brilliant. Finally, a show that could take down "Modern Family" at the Emmys! -Break- This FX program premiering on April 9 before "Louie" is the funniest new show I have seen in recent years. And it has special appeal to TV academy members of all ages since it's about an veteran comedy legend and a rising young star battling over their own TV variety series. It reminds me of three-time Best Comedy Series champ "30 Rock" if crossed with "The Larry Sanders Show" and maybe "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (appropriate since Larry Charles has directed several episodes of that Larry David laffer and this new show). Those programs all made fun of television and the entertainment industry, just like other Emmy favorites like "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Murphy Brown..."' »

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

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'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Shooting in March for Netflix

24 February 2015 6:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

In Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:

"We didn't hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee's Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity »

- MovieWeb

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Joe Voci, Former Comedy VP at CBS, Dies at 51

17 February 2015 12:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joe Voci, former VP of comedy programming at CBS, died Feb. 7 in New Jersey after a long fight with brain cancer. He was 51.

He also oversaw production of ABC’s “The Wonder Years.”

Voci started his TV career at New World Television, where he worked on “The Wonder Years,” the  nostalgic sitcom starring Fred Savage. While at CBS, he oversaw series including “Murphy Brown,” “The Nanny” and “Designing Women,” successful comedies that helped boost the network to No. 1.

After leaving CBS in 1994, Voci ran production company Jvtv and was also a partner at Mandalay Television. During his first development season in 1998, all three of his pilots were picked up to series.

Voci also produced specials and performances for the Pussycat Dolls.

He is survived by his mother, Kass; two brothers; a sister; and two nieces.

Donations may be made to Cedars-Sinai.

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- Variety Staff

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Joe Voci, TV Executive Who Worked on ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dead at 51

8 February 2015 11:46 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TV executive Joe Voci, who worked on “The Wonder Years,” “Murphy Brown” and “Veronica Mars” during his 25-year career, died Saturday at the age of 51. Voci died at his childhood home in New Jersey with his mother by his side, his family told TheWrap, after fighting brain cancer for nearly seven years. He opened a formal wear shop in Washington D.C. with his sister Valerie after graduating from Georgetown University and worked as a brand manager for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati before heading to Hollywood in 1987. Also Read: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Voci began his career in the industy at New. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Judd Apatow on Hauling 24-Year-Old Simpsons Episode from 'Deep Storage'

9 January 2015 12:39 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Writer-director Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Girls) can officially add “Simpsons scribe” to his IMDb page resumé this Sunday — and he owes it all to being a hoarder.

Sunday’s episode, in which Homer becomes Bart’s new best friend after being hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10-year-old boy, was written as a spec script by Apatow in 1990 during the show’s first season.

TVLine spoke with Apatow and Simpsons executive producer Al Jean about Sunday’s throwback episode (Sunday, 8/7c), its two-decade journey to the screen and whether it could mark the beginning of a beautiful writing partnership.

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