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Glow's Jackie Tohn Reflects on Castle, Veronica Mars, The Sopranos and More

Glow's Jackie Tohn Reflects on Castle, Veronica Mars, The Sopranos and More
A recurring feature in which we ask your favorite stars to reminisce about past gigs.

Moments after being introduced on Netflix’s Glow, Jackie Tohn’s character, Melrose, proclaims that her special skill “is that I’m not f–king boring.” But it soon becomes clear that Melrose’s true talent involves hurling condiments, groaning theatrically and stirring up trouble among her fellow Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

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Allow us to explain.

Taking part in the 1980s-set Netflix series about female wrestlers demanded weeks of hands-on training, yet
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Fran Drescher Says Cancer Diagnosis Was A Result Of Not Dealing With Her Sexual Assault

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Fran Drescher Says Cancer Diagnosis Was A Result Of Not Dealing With Her Sexual Assault
The Nanny” star Fran Drescher is opening up about being raped at gunpoint over 30 years ago. Drescher first discussed her experience nearly 10 years after the incident in her 1996 memoir Enter Whining. The actress believes there is a connection between her experience and her cancer battle years later. In a candid interview with […]
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Fran Drescher Links Uterine Cancer to Refusing to Confront Harrowing Rape 10 Years Before

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Fran Drescher Links Uterine Cancer to Refusing to Confront Harrowing Rape 10 Years Before
Fran Drescher is opening up about her harrowing experience being raped at gunpoint over 30 years ago — and the connection she believes it holds to her cancer battle years later.

Drescher, best known for the beloved 1993–99 sitcom The Nanny, recently sat down with for a candid interview with Australian talk show Studio 10 alongside her high school sweetheart (and now ex-husband) Peter Marc Jacobson. The two opened up about their experience as the victims of a violent home invasion in 1985, during which Drescher was tied up and raped at gunpoint.

“The whole rape experience was so surreal, because people who talk about
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George Clooney Calls Donald Trump, Steve Bannon ‘Hollywood Elitists’

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George Clooney Calls Donald Trump, Steve Bannon ‘Hollywood Elitists’
A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com.

George Clooney has a counter-argument for those who believe celebrities shouldn’t speak out about politics — that President Donald Trump and chief strategist Steve Bannon are also members of the so-called Hollywood elite.

In a recent interview with French news network Canal+ ahead of the Caesar Awards — France’s equivalent of the Oscars, where he’s set to receive an honorary award — Clooney pointed out the hypocrisy of Trump denouncing Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech earlier this year, in which she called out the president for mocking a reporter
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Moontrap sequel ‘Moontrap Target Earth’ gets a release date & clips!

It’s been over two years since we last reported on the film but today the creators of Moontrap – the Bruce Campbell starring cult sci-fi feature – have announced that Moontrap Target Earth, the long-awaited sequel, will be released in the Us on February 7th 2017.

Moontrap Target Earth comes from Robert Dyke and Tex Ragsdale, the director and writer of the original film and stars indie film favorite Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave remake), stars with Damon Dayoub (Stitchers) and Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny).

Moontrap Target Earth continues to explore the concept of an ancient Earth civilization that mastered space travel and colonized the Moon. “We always believed that there were more stories that could be told in the ‘Moontrap Universe’ we created,” said writer Tex Ragsdale. Director Robert Dyke added, “It just took us a lot longer than we anticipated to agree on one.”

What they decided to
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Not on the A-List: Donald Trump’s Sour Relationship with Hollywood

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Not on the A-List: Donald Trump’s Sour Relationship with Hollywood
Though President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t in attendance at the 74th annual Golden Globes on Sunday, his presence was surely felt.

First, Trump was the subject of numerous jabs from host Jimmy Fallon. Then, he was the unnamed subject of a passionate speech about empathy delivered by Meryl Streep.

In response, the president-elect told The New York Times that he “wasn’t surprised” by the attack orchestrated by “liberal movie people.” Later, through some early morning tweets, Trump dubbed Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.”

Though the 70-year-old may now have a grudge against the industry, he
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Why an Instagram Account Dedicated to The Nanny Is Going to Change Your Life This Weekend

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Why an Instagram Account Dedicated to The Nanny Is Going to Change Your Life This Weekend
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The Nanny may have run from 1993 to 1999, but its legacy will be with us for a lifetime. The show gave us one of the all-time great television theme songs, a classic will they/won’t they relationship between Mr. Sheffield (played by Charles Shaughnessy) and Nanny Fine (Fran Drescher) and, of course, some of the most memorable fashion ever seen on network TV. But that fashion didn’t get its true due until one woman, Shanae Brown, started up the Instagram account “What Fran Wore,” which is both fascinating (and amazingly accurate, considering the show ended nearly 20 years ago) and deeply hilarious.
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Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83

Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83.

Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast.

The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons.

It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum.
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Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83

Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83.

Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast.

The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons.

It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn
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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The horror stories behind Donald Trump’s movie and TV cameos

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Instantly recognizable and tirelessly self-promoting, Donald Trump has long been a natural candidate for movie and TV cameos. In the 1990s and 2000s, the golden-coiffed casino owner racked up numerous IMDb credits, including Zoolander, 54, The Nanny, and Home Alone 2, usually playing himself. A.V. Club contributor Zach Schonfeld has talked to the people who worked on those projects with Trump and compiled a piece on the Gop candidate’s acting career for Newsweek. The defining sentence in the article appears in a parenthetical aside: “He’s never a hard get but rarely an easy shoot.” Trump, the insiders say, is more than happy to appear in films and television shows. Julio Macat, director of photography on Home Alone 2, calls him “a bug attracted to bright light.” But once he shows up, he’s likely to throw temper tantrums, make diva-like demands, hit on women, and nitpick the ...
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Random Roles: Lainie Kazan on wrestling Divine, going Greek, and choosing her own butt double

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Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Her status as a multi-generation fixture in television and movies makes it easy to forget that singing is how Lainie Kazan became a star. In 1965, Kazan stepped in for her old high school classmate Barbra Streisand in Broadway’s Funny Girl and never looked back. She moved on to a series of variety shows in the 1960s, finally establishing herself in iconic movie roles in films like Lust In The Dust, most famously in the super-hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and a series of Adam Sandler movies. She also had roles in TV series for decades, from The Nanny and Paper Chase to St. Elsewhere and Desperate Housewives.

Kazan returns to her true love ...
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Maya & Marty: Broadway for Orlando Performs — Plus: Best and Worst Sketches Featuring Ricky Gervais

Maya & Marty: Broadway for Orlando Performs — Plus: Best and Worst Sketches Featuring Ricky Gervais
Maya & Marty on Tuesday were joined by nearly four dozen of stage and screen’s biggest stars for a performance in support of the Lgbt community of Orlando, Fla.

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Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Megan Hilty (Smash), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Andrea Martin (Difficult People), Titus Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and B.D. Wong (Law & Order: Svu) were among the notable TV actors who took part in a performance of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The song was recently
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The Nanny's Ann Morgan Guilbert Dead at 87

The Nanny's Ann Morgan Guilbert Dead at 87
The world has sadly lost another star.  Ann Morgan Guilbert, the character actress synonymous with beloved sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Nanny, died Tuesday after battling cancer. Her daughter Nora Eckstein confirmed her death, as reported by Variety (via AP). The longtime actress was 87 years old.  A Minnesota native, she left her hometown and headed for California to study theater and begin working as a performer. By the time she was in her early 30s, Gilbert had scored the role of Millie Helper, the signature next door neighbor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.  In addition to subsequent guest roles on shows like I Dream of Jeannie, The Partridge...
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The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Nanny: Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87; Farewell Millie Helper

[caption id="attachment_50934" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Life In Pieces TV show on CBS. Ann Morgan Guilbert guest stars as Gigi (as Ann Guilbert Guyer). Photo: CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved./caption]

Actress Ann Morgan Guilbert died of cancer on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed her passing with daughter Nora Eckstein. She most recently guest starred as Gigi on two 2016 episodes of the CBS series, Life in Pieces (credited as Ann Guilbert Guyer), as pictured above. She also played Birdy Lamb on 15 episodes of HBO's Getting On TV show, which ended after three season totaling 18 episodes, in December 2015.

Best known to fans of classic television as Petrie neighbor Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 to 1966, CBS), Guilbert reached a whole new CBS audience between 1993 and 1999, as Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher.
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Ann Morgan Guilbert, of Getting On and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dead at 87

Ann Morgan Guilbert, of Getting On and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dead at 87
Ann Morgan Guilbert, whose TV credits spanned from The Dick Van Dyke Show to The Nanny and most recently Getting On, died on Tuesday after battling cancer. She was 87.

Guilbert’s first major TV role was on The Dick Van Dyke Show, as Millie Helper, wife of the Petries’ dentist neighbor Jerry. Following that run, her myriad TV credits included The New Andy Griffith Show, The Fanelli Boys, Pickett Fences and The Nanny (as the titular Fran’s Grandma Yetta).

In more recent years, Guilbert guested on shows such as Modern Family and Life in Pieces, as well as recurred
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The Nanny Star Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87

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The Nanny Star Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87
Actress Ann Morgan Guilbert died on Tuesday in Los Angeles her daughter confirmed to the Associated Press. She was 87. The Dick Van Dyke Show star - who played Millie, the friend and neighbor of Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) - reportedly lost her life to cancer. Guilbert also had a reoccurring role in nineties sitcom The Nanny, and recently appeared on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces. Over her 40 years in Hollywood, Guilbert starred in a number of television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, Getting On and Nicole Holofcener's 2010 Sundance selection Please Give. Guilbert also had credits on Broadway,
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The Nanny Star Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87

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The Nanny Star Ann Morgan Guilbert Dies at 87
Actress Ann Morgan Guilbert died on Tuesday in Los Angeles her daughter confirmed to the Associated Press. She was 87. The Dick Van Dyke Show star reportedly lost her life to cancer. Guilbert also had a reoccurring role in nineties sitcom The Nanny, and recently appeared on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces. Over her 40 years in Hollywood, Guilbert starred in a number of television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, Getting on and Nicole Holofcener's 2010 Sundance selection Please Give. Guilbert also had credits on Broadway, acting in A Naked Girl, Waiting for Godot and To Kill a Mockingbird. She
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Ann Morgan Guilbert, ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘The Nanny’ Actress, Dies at 87

Ann Morgan Guilbert, ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘The Nanny’ Actress, Dies at 87
Ann Morgan Guilbert, a character actress best known for playing the next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Tuesday of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 87.

Her daughter, Nora Eckstein, confirmed the death to the Associated Press.

Although she appeared on dozens of shows over her four-decades-long career, Guilbert’s defining turn began in 1961 on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and lasted for 61 episodes. Her character, Millie, was best friends with Mary Tyler Moore‘s character, Laura, and appeared in all five seasons of the sitcom.

Recently, Guilbert had several guest TV appearances, including two episodes of the CBS comedy “Life in Pieces” and an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” She also appeared on all three seasons of HBO’s “Getting On.”

In the ’90s, Guilbert was a regular on the “The Nanny,” playing the forgetful grandmother, Yetta Rosenberg. Her other TV credits include episodes of “The New Andy Griffith Show,” “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Not only was she a television star, but Guilbert also dazzled on the stage. In 2005, she acted in the Broadway play “The Naked Girl on the Appian Way,” and also appeared in productions of “The Matchmaker,” ”Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Harvey.”

Guilbert leaves behind two daughters. Her second husband, Guy Raymond, died in 1997.
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Ann Morgan Guilbert, Star of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘Nanny,’ Dies at 87

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Ann Morgan Guilbert, Star of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘Nanny,’ Dies at 87
Ann Morgan Guilbert, an actress best known for her role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has died at age 87, TheWrap has learned. An individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that Guilbert died at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday, with both of her children by her side, after battling cancer. In the 1960s, Guilbert played Millie Helper, the Petries’ neighbor and Laura’s (Mary Tyler Moore) best friend, on the “Dick Van Dyke Show” for its entire five-season run. Three decades later, she gained fame with a new generation, playing Fran Drescher‘s grandmother on ‘The Nanny.
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Where Are The Nanny Stars Now? Reuniting at a Birthday Party!

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Where Are The Nanny Stars Now? Reuniting at a Birthday Party!
They're back together again! The Nanny cast recently reunited at Fran Drescher's house to celebrate Renée Taylor's 83rd birthday March 19, and the photos will have fans of the hit '90s show feeling all the feels."An evening with the mother in law! Happy Birthday, Renee!!" Charles Shaughnessy, 61, captioned a picture of him on Facebook posing alongside Taylor and his onscreen Nanny wife Drescher, 58. Shaughnessy also uploaded another picture of the three former costars, all smiles as they posed together to celebrate Taylor's special day. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.
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