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‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises

‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises
When Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon first teamed up 32 years ago, the door had just started to crack open for female film writers.

“We came at the right time, it was right when women writers were coming into vogue,” McGibbon said. “It was the time of ‘Thelma and Louise’ and there was two of us — a blonde and a brunette and it all fell into place.”

Parriott and McGibbon’s latest project, “Descendants 2,” premieres Friday night on Disney Channel, as well as ABC, Freeform, Disney Xd and Lifetime. It’s now a key franchise for Disney, and the latest career twist for Parriott and McGibbon, who now boast one of the longest-running writing partnerships in all of Hollywood.

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The duo initially chose film over TV because “we felt in success we could still
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‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises

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‘Descendants 2’: How This Long-Running Female Writing Team Came Up With One of Disney’s Most Important Franchises
When Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon first teamed up 32 years ago, the door had just started to crack open for female film writers.

“We came at the right time, it was right when women writers were coming into vogue,” McGibbon said. “It was the time of ‘Thelma and Louise’ and there was two of us — a blonde and a brunette and it all fell into place.”

Parriott and McGibbon’s latest project, “Descendants 2,” premieres Friday night on Disney Channel, as well as ABC, Freeform, Disney Xd and Lifetime. It’s now a key franchise for Disney, and the latest career twist for Parriott and McGibbon, who now boast one of the longest-running writing partnerships in all of Hollywood.

Read MoreAt D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

The duo initially chose film over TV because “we felt in success we could still
See full article at Indiewire »

Macaulay Culkin and the Home Alone cast then & now

Macaulay Culkin and the Home Alone cast then & now
Kevin McCallister is all grown up now. Macaulay Culkin celebrates his 34th birthday today (August 26), so what better time to take a trip down memory lane to find out what happened to the cast of Culkin's greatest work: Home Alone.

Digital Spy goes 'then & now' with the cast of the comedy classic below...

Macaulay Culkin

The biggest child star of the '90s, Culkin spent almost a decade away from screen acting following 1994's Ri¢hie Ri¢h. After a stint on London's West End in Madame Melville, he returned to TV and film in 2003 with roles in Will & Grace and Party Monster. His acting parts since have been sparse - a 2010 Robot Chicken Christmas special is his last (voice only) credit - but Culkin seems to have found his calling as the frontman of a Velvet Underground pizza-themed cover band.

A 2013 YouTube video titled simply 'Macaulay Culkin Eating a
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R.I.P. Comedian David Brenner, Johnny Carson’s Favorite on ‘Tonight Show’

R.I.P. Comedian David Brenner, Johnny Carson’s Favorite on ‘Tonight Show’
Comedian David Brenner died today at his home in New York, NY. He was 78. A favorite of Tonight Show host, Johnny Carson, Brenner made over 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on the NBC latenight show, starting in the ’70s. A contemporary of such stand-up legends as Andy Kaufman, Freddie Prinze and Gabe Kaplan, Brenner made a name for his observational comedic styling accentuated by his toothy grin, wavy hair and lanky demeanor. Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, the son of a vaudeville singer and comedian who went under the stage name “Lou Murphy”. Brenner served two years in the Army and after majoring in mass communications at Temple University, he went on to write, direct and produce socially-conscious TV documentaries as the head of the doc department at Westinghouse Broadcasting and Multimedia Broadcasting. Cutting his teeth on the stand-up circuit in New York, in the late ’60s,
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We Told You First: Frank Is A Loser! He’s ‘In Love’ With Another Girl While Competing For Ali On ‘The Bachelorette!’

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Poor Ali! Frank’s got another lady on his mind — his “secret” girlfriend Nicole. What’s worse: ABC knew about the relationship, and even caught it on tape!

We knew it from the start that Frank Neuschaefer, 31, was the biggest loser/d-bag/player competing for Ali Fedotowsky’s love on The Bachelorette! So the fact that he had a girlfriend back at home while he was filming the show with Ali comes as no surprise. But the worst part is the ABC producers Knew Frank was “still in love with” the girl back in Chicago named Nicole, yet didn’t inform Ali of the situation at all. They even caught Frank on tape meeting up with his secret girlfriend during the hometown dates episode!

“The footage of him and Nicole was shot after his hometown date with Ali,” but before the final-three episode, insider Steve Carbone tells InTouch Weekly.
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