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'Avatar,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Sound of Music' help TV viewers celebrate this Christmas season

23 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

At this point of the year, month and week, it had better be looking a lot like Christmas.

With the much-anticipated holiday upon us, television is doing its part, presenting attractions that reflect the spirit of the season in a variety of ways ... some funny, some serious and some simply built for all-out yuletide fun. Here's a roundup of much of what's still left for viewers on the virtual Christmas tree otherwise known as a TV screen.

ABC: This year's "Cma Country Christmas" special, with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland back as host for the third consecutive year, gets a repeat Sunday, Dec. 23 -- and later that day, the Julie Andrews-starring holiday-season perennial "The Sound of Music" also returns. Monday, Dec. 24, sees repeats of the animated specials "Disney's Prep & Landing" and "Shrek the Halls." And Christmas itself is packed with TV tradition Tuesday, Dec. 25; the morning is marked by the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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TV/Film Actor Kal Penn To Host Democratic Convention’s Livestream Celebrity Special

3 September 2012 6:22 AM, PDT | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Clint Eastwood’s memorable cameo at the recent Republican National Convention was supposed to be kept secret. But it’s widely known that Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, formerly of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is scheduled to speak during this week’s Democratic National Convention. After stumping for Obama in 2008, and hosting Florida’s Women’s Summit in early August, the Latina activist will be one of 9 women addressing the convention from the podium in Charlotte. But far less publicized is that Kal Penn will host a portion of the DNC’s official gavel-to-gavel livestream. That’s right, the 35-year-old Harold & Kumar stoner star and one-time Houseregular who also worked on Barack Obama’s first campaign and on his arts policy committee and later in his White House. Now he’s back in the thick of Democratic politics. The Indian-American from New Jersey has been visiting 2012 battleground states drumming up Obama support among young voters. »

- NIKKI FINKE

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TV/Film Actor Kal Penn To Host Democratic Convention’s Livestream Celebrity Special

3 September 2012 6:22 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Clint Eastwood’s memorable cameo at the recent Republican National Convention was supposed to be kept secret. But it’s widely known that Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, formerly of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, is scheduled to speak during this week’s Democratic National Convention. After stumping for Obama in 2008, and hosting Florida’s Women’s Summit in early August, the Latina activist will be one of 9 women addressing the convention from the podium in Charlotte. But far less publicized is that Kal Penn will host a portion of the DNC’s official gavel-to-gavel livestream. That’s right, the 35-year-old Harold & Kumar stoner star and one-time Houseregular who also worked on Barack Obama’s first campaign and on his arts policy committee and later in his White House. Now he’s back in the thick of Democratic politics. The Indian-American from New Jersey has been visiting 2012 battleground states drumming up Obama support among young voters. »

- NIKKI FINKE

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Happily Divorced: Win Season One on DVD!

14 August 2012 7:59 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fran Drescher is back on television after spending many years as The Nanny. On Happily Divorced, she's playing Fran Lovett, a Los Angeles florist whose husband Peter (John Michael Higgins) comes out of the closet after 18 years of marriage. They amicably divorce but, because of the economy, they must continue to live together in their house. Fran is back on the singles scene and so is her ex-husband. The TV Land sitcom also features the talents of Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Valente Rodriguez, Robert Walden, and D.W. Moffett.

Happily Divorced was renewed for a second season of 12 episodes and those started airing in March. TV Land later increased that order to 24 installments and the remaining 12 are expected to air sometime this fall.

Meanwhile, the first season of Happily Divorced has been released on DVD and I have a copy for »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Then & Now: The Cast of "The Nanny"

1 August 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

There was a mini reunion of "The Nanny" at GLAAD's "Bravo Top Chef Invasion" event earlier this week.Star Fran Drescher and her on-screen mom Renee Taylor were all smiles posing together on the red carpet. Fran, now 54, looks as good as ever and Renee, 79, hasn't aged a day.It's been nearly 20 years since the sitcom first aired. When “The Nanny” premiered in 1993, audiences instantly fell in love with Fran Drescher’s hilarious New York accent and nasal tone.The show aired for six seasons and featured a variety of celebrity guest stars, including Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Chevy Chase and Donald Trump!Seeing the mother-daughter duo together again made us wonder what the rest cast has been up to since the show ended. The cast member who's undergone the biggest transformation definitely has to be Madeline Zima, who went from adorable Grace on "The Nanny" to going topless as promiscuous teen Mia on "Californication. »

- tooFab Staff

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Selena Gomez Replaced Miley Cyrus in Hotel Transylvania

19 June 2012 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Selena Gomez has replaced Miley Cyrus as Mavis, Count Dracula's daughter. Cyrus was "forced to exit" but no details on why or who did the forcing. It seems hard to believe that her schedule was too busy since voiceover is the least time-consuming acting gig with the biggest financial payout...plus, is it just me, or does it seem like Cyrus isn't That busy these days?

Nov. 7, 2011 -- Miley Cyrus will give her voice to Mavis, the daughter of Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) in Hotel Transylvania. In the movie, Dracula builds a resort for monsters and their families. Andy Samberg will voice Jonathan, a boy who is a guest at the resort who becomes a love interest for Mavis.

Oct. 31, 2011 -- Sony Animation released some early sketches of what Count Dracula will look like in next year's Hotel Transylvania. Now, put Adam Sandler's voice to the art. Perfection, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Obituary: Actress Kathryn Joosten

3 June 2012 5:51 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Kathryn Joosten (2nd from l.) with (l. to r.) Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Dana Delany and Eva Longoria in Desperate Housewives.

After saving the day in the finale episodes of TV’s Desperate Housewives as Karen McCluskey this past season, actress Kathryn Joosten died Saturday, June 2, 2012, of lung cancer. She was 72.

McCluskey won Joosten two Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005 and 2008, but she was also well known by fans of TV’s The West Wing as the President’s executive secretary Dolores Landingham, who convinced the Chief to run for a second term.

Joosten, who made the move to Hollywood to be an actress later in life, was celebrated by Cracked.com as one of “5 Famous People Who Succeeded Long After They Should’ve Quit.” After a career as a nurse, Joosten pursued acting when she was a single mother of two in her forties. »

- Sam

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It’s Official: TV Land Gives Comedy Series ‘Happily Divorced’ Back 12 Order

1 May 2012 3:38 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Previous: TV Land Orders 12 More Episodes Of Fran Drescher Sitcom ‘Happily Divorced’ New York, NY – May 1, 2012 – TV Land has extended the second season of its original sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” starring Fran Drescher, picking up 12 additional episodes, it was officially announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. This episode order takes the second season total to 24. The back-order of season two will debut later this year.  The first 12 episodes of the second season are currently in premieres airing Wednesdays at 10:30pm Et/Pt on TV Land. “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Fran and the rest of the amazing cast and crew on ‘Happily Divorced’,” said Jones.  “This show uses humor brilliantly to communicate and relate with the audience.  We feel so fortunate to have a show that can create social change through laughter. “Happily Divorced” stars and is inspired by the real-life story of sitcom »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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TV Land Orders 12 More Episodes Of Fran Drescher Sitcom ‘Happily Divorced’

26 April 2012 6:58 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: TV Land has ordered 12 additional episodes of Happily Divorced, bringing the sophomore season of the sitcom starring Fran Drescher to 24 episodes. Season to date, Season 2 of Happily Divorced is averaging 1.5 million total viewers. The comedy opened its second season last month with 1.4 million viewers, down from 2.4 million viewers for its series premiere last summer. The first part of the show’s second season concludes on June 6. Based on Drescher’s real life, Happily Divorced stars The Nanny alumna as a woman who re-enters the dating world after finding out her husband is gay and juggles her relationship with her current boyfriend and ex-husband. Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen, who previously co-created together The Nanny, are the writers/executive producers. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The Spiritualism Movement is Alive and Well in "Long Island Medium:" A Television Episode Review

15 April 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Executive Producer: Wendy Douglas.

Cast: Theresa, Larry Sr., Victoria and Larry Jr. Caputo.

Air Date: Sun. at 10 p.m. on TLC.

When Theresa Caputo reveals that she is a medium and says “I talk to the dead,” some people are going to quirk their eyebrows and say “really?” To prove it, however, is still subject of the adage: do you believe? In the case of the "Long Island Medium," that should also include: do you trust this Fran Drescher wannabe?

While this television show is not "The Nanny" in disguise, the fact that she is “way out there" really has to be seen to believed. Sometimes, people may wonder if they are watching Gene Simmon’s "Family Jewels" instead; the conflicts she has with her family are clearly evident and that is the most entertaining aspect of this show. To see her deal with paying clients is quite boring.

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- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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Castle Review: Tomorrow's Never Promised

2 April 2012 9:30 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Another week, another solid episode. Following up from last week’s “47 Seconds,” Castle returned with "The Limey." The hour featured great guest stars, forward movement and some hot looking people. Let’s discuss.

International Love. The weekly case focused on the murder of a British model who had been looking for clues to the murder of her doctor boyfriend. The victim found herself in the company of a rapper and British Consulate director who was played by Charles Shaughnessy from The Nanny. The case was pretty standard. Typical twists and turns, but interesting and entertaining nonetheless. 

How hilarious were the two rappers?!? Biggie Slim and Nikki J? Classic Castle humor. The other best thing about this installment? Well, that would be...

McSteamy McScotland. Hello, Brett Tucker! Where have you been hiding? Apparently on several episodes of Spartacus, which I will now be catching up on. Tucker played Detective Colin Hunt and he played him well. »

- courtney831831@yahoo.com (Courtney Morrison)

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Nickelodeon Orders Comedy Pilot Starring Jerry Trainor For Nick At Nite Block

12 March 2012 10:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Nickelodeon is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to a comedy starring iCarly‘s Jerry Trainor for its Nick At Nite nighttime block. Titled Wendell & Vinnie, the multi-camera project was created by Emmy-winning writer-producer Jay Kogen (Frasier). It stars Trainor as Vinnie, an irresponsible goofball who becomes the guardian to his conservative genius 12-year old nephew. Kogen is executive producing the pilot with Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova, Gcb). While there has been speculation that the upcoming season of long-running comedy iCarly will be its last, Nickelodeon has not made a final decision yet and Trainor, repped by ICM and the Burstein Co., could perceivable do both series. He also voices the lead character in an animated Nickelodeon series, T.U.F.F. Puppy. This is the second original pilot for Nick At Nite, following the October pickup of Daddy’s Home starring Scott Baio. Like Daddy’s Home, Wendell & Vinnie was »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Drescher Marries Her First Gay Couple

7 March 2012 4:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Fran Drescher helped an American gay couple tie the knot by officiating at their wedding ceremony on Tuesday.

The former The Nanny star presided over the nuptials of the pair, known only as Tom and Russell, at Xl Nightclub in New York City.

Drescher took to her Twitter.com page to share snaps of the happy couple and their two kids, writing, "Mazel tov Tom & Russell!"

She added, "Tom & Russell hav (sic) been together for 20 years, that's what I call dedication... What an amazing day! Tom & Russell are incredible! Feel so lucky to have been included in their big day!"

Drescher plans to marry two more gay couples who won her Love is Love contest, which she hosted to highlight the importance of marriage equality.

The topic is especially personal to the TV star - she separated from her husband of 18 years, producer Peter Marc Jacobson, in 1996 after he 'came out' as gay. »

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Check out the poster for 'Crazy Eyes' with Lukas Haas, premiering at SXSW -- Exclusive

29 February 2012 12:36 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Remember the little girl from The Nanny? Well, that little girl, Madeline Zima, is all grown up and sharing the screen with Lukas Haas (Inception) in a unique romantic comedy premiering at the SXSW film festival later this month in Austin. The two mopey-eyed hipsters in the poster are Zach (Haas), a young, rich Hollywood type who becomes entranced with a girl called Crazy Eyes (Zima).

The film follows Zach, who is divorced and has a 5-year-old son, through his courtship of Crazy Eyes, his family struggles, and his partying lifestyle. Crazy Eyes also stars Jake Busey (yep, Gary’s »

- Laura Hertzfeld

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TVLine Items: Good Wife Snoop Cops Castle Role, Veronica Mars Vet Nabs Criminal Gig and More!

21 February 2012 12:52 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tim Guinee, who as of late has been doing some sleuthing on The Good Wife, has booked a guest-starring role on ABC’s Castle.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor will appear in this season’s 19th episode, titled “47 Seconds,” as an activist who is critical of an anti-Wall Street movement and witnesses a bombing of a protest rally in a New York City Plaza.

Guinee’s TV credits also include Person of Interest, Covert Affairs and Lie to Me.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

Kyle Gallner (aka Veronica Mars‘ “Beaver” Casablancas) and Madeleine Martin »

- Megan Masters

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Drescher Officiating Gay Marriages

15 February 2012 11:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Fran Drescher has turned wedding officiator to marry three gay couples in New York City next month.

The Nanny star is hosting the Love is Love Gay Marriage Contest in the Big Apple on 6 March in a bid to highlight the importance of same-sex equality, and she has obtained her minister license so she can properly preside over a few ceremonies.

She says, "I'm proud to be an American and I admire our constant strive towards liberty, justice, and equality for all. It is our duty to recognise that injustice exists and shift national consciousness to correct that injustice.

"Marriage equality is our opportunity to uphold our constitutional values, to stretch beyond our comfort zone and mature into a better version of ourselves. It is only by example that we may continue to be a beacon of freedom for the rest of the world. This is a no brainer, people; after all…love is love."

Fans wishing to be formally married by Drescher can submit an essay detailing their love story on Facebook.com and the actress will select the best candidates.

Drescher launched the campaign on Valentine's Day.

The topic is especially personal to the TV star - she separated from her husband of 18 years, producer Peter Marc Jacobson, in 1996 after he 'came out' as a gay man.

In June, New York became the sixth state in America to allow gay unions. »

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The Fragmented Future of Film Finance Presented by Women in Film and TV International

15 February 2012 6:08 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

I moderated a Women in Film and Television International panel on new methods and old for financing features with:

Julie Baines 

Producer, Dan Films, UK

 has had an extensive career in the film industry.  She founded the independent production company Dan Films in 1994. In 1998 she was named one of the Top Ten Producers to Watch by Variety. Since then, she has established herself as a leading figure in both British Films and international multi-party co-productions. 

Julie most recently produced Christopher Smith's Triangle, a psychological thriller starring Melissa George, which is being distributed worldwide by Icon.

As well as producing with acclaimed directors including Nicolas Roeg, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Van Passel, Michael Winterbottom, Mika Kaurismaki and Deepa Mehta, she enjoys discovering and working with new talent. Julie acts as the external examiner for the Ma Producing course at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield.  In effect her final comment was that one must be clever to finance films today.  Their U.K./ German coproduction uses funds, tax credits, distribution pre-buys and now private equity.

Christine Berg, Deputy Director, Ffa, German Federal Film Board has been deputy chairman of the German Federal Film Board (Ffa) since 1 February 2012. In this capacity she is responsible for all Ffa funding. She was previously project director of the German Federal Film Fund (Dfff), which was initiated on 1 January 2007 by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Bkm) and coordinated by the Ffa.

In addition, Christine Berg, a native of Hamburg, headed up the Msh - Gesellschaft zur Förderung audiovisueller Werke in Schleswig-Holstein mbH (Society for the Promotion of Audio-visual Works in Schleswig-Holstein), was artistic director of the festival Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, as well as being director of the Hamburg Filmförderung Office and producer at Kinowelt.  She announced she is soon going to a new job....but meanwhile, the Dfff is automatic.  If 25% of the budget of a film with German distribution attached is spent in Germany then there is a 20% rebate on the spend. Not bad...

Debbie Elbin, Founder and President, The New York Picture Company launched launched Ps:usa, Inc. a subsidiary of The N.Y. Picture Company Inc., at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. Specifically targeted at international producers interested in producing content in the U.S., Ps:usa, Inc. offers access to the new U.S. production incentives and tax credits.  In 2007, Debbie was based in Berlin, Germany, where she served as production consultant during the prep phase of the Wachowski Brothers' picture Speed Racer. On tap for Joel Silver, Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow, she was asked to report on the January '07 German film incentive program, as well as local VFX capabilities.

Prior, Elbin was based in Moscow, Russia, where she held the position of VP Production, Sony Pictures TV International for the territories Russia and the Cis. Her mandate was to found a new Russian company for the studio and head it as General Manager. Other than investigating how to structure such an entity, this also entailed finding viable producing partners and building creative teams of local writers and directors. In addition to selling two comedy formats, one of which was Bete La Fea, which subsequently rated #1 for Ctc, she was in charge of six productions in various stages of development, production, or post production. Genre-wise, they ranged from telenovellas to comedy series and a game show. Among those were the highly rated Russian versions of Married with Children entitled Happy Together, The Nanny, and the original Talisman of Love and Nastia.

Fall 2004, Elbin founded the Dutch production company, The N.L. Picture Company B.V. in Rotterdam, Holland. Created to develop and produce international film and TV co-productions as an EU partner, The N.L. Picture Company B.V. Xtc, a U.S./Netherlands co-production, which was selected for the Holland Film Meeting sidebar of the Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht, is the first film in development. The Kitchen, a television comedy series, was developed for Wdr in conjunction with Colonia Media. Debbie was Executive Producer of Germany's no. 1 rated prime-time series,Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten (1992) (Good Times, Bad Times) for Rtl and Grundy Ufa. As show runner, she was responsible for the entire overhaul of the 10 year old series. She created twelve new lead characters, updated storylines and implemented new looks for everything from lighting to make-up, costumes and scenery. In addition she wrote the 10th anniversary week (five episodes), which dramatically increased audience share from 23% to 37%. In the U.S., she served as Co-Executive Producer of Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street (2001), A&E TV Networks first original drama series. This was the groundbreaker in 24p HDTV format production. 100 Centre Street was a co-production of Jaffe/Braunstein Films and Pearson Television Entertainment. Not only did the series receive critical acclaim, but it won the 2001 Koln Screenings Award for "Top Ten Dramas Worldwide".  She is a member of the DGA as Director and Upm, serves as a member of the Directors East Coast Council and works on sundry committees, including the Special Projects and Disciplinary Committees. She is the initiator of the Global Cinema Initiative. She is also one of the first members of the Dean's Council of New York University and is the founder of the Dramatic and Comedy Writing Awards for Nyu Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Kristine Knudsen, Producer studied film theory at the College of Lillehammer and worked for Nordisk Film & TV in Bergen, Norway. Later she studied film production at the Filmakademie Baden-württemberg in Germany, followed by the Mega Master in audiovisual management in Ronda, Spain.In 2006 she established the company Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur GmbH in Berlin together with German producing partner Tom Streuber. In 2010 she established the company Den Siste Skilling As in Bergen, Norway.  Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur GmbH (est. 2006) develop and produce both prestigious and entertaining feature and documentary films, focusing on the German and Scandinavian market.

Currently the feature film Gnade (Mercy), written by Kim F. Aakeson and directed by Matthias Glasner is in the Berlinale Competition.  It took one year to raise financing in Germany.  They also have the documentary Atw – To Be or To Perform is in pre-production. Their previous films include the feature film Reine Geschmacksache (Fashion Victims).

Pati Keilwerth, of Patisserie Film, produced Utopia in Ethiopia , whose financing was done via crowd funding on The Fledgling Fund.  Utopia in Ethiopia is an interactive web documentary about Awra Amba - a small, Ethiopian village whose way of life has become a model for development, gender equality and democracy worldwide. Founded almost 40 years ago by an illiterate farmer, who had a vision of a better world, Awra Amba is a thriving self-help community, comprised of 400 people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. They have come together with the common belief that there is a way out of poverty by making women equal with men, by working instead of praying and by discarding ancient traditional practices. With such remarkable results without any external help, Awra Amba receives thousands of curious visitors every year, who come to learn from their way of life.  

After finishing law school with a specialisation in Copyright Law, Competitive Law and Anti-Trust Law at the University Passau, Pati Keilwerth was hired to coordinate the protocol of the Berlin Film Festival. She continued working for the Berlinale in various departments and for the Broadcaster rbb, while studying Audiovisual Media Science at the Filmschool Hff “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Directly after her diploma with a thesis on international Co-Production she began employment with Wim Wenders.

After a three-year tenure as Wim Wenders’s Executive Assistant, she embarked on new terrain in the media industry and has been engaged in digital distribution, online and social media marketing, as well as branded entertainment ever since.

The discussion ensuing about how to treat monies raised via crowd funding, the need to account for 2,000 donors who do not get charitable tax write-offs and who must be accounted for as investors raised the level of excitement between panelists and the audience perceptively.

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- Sydney Levine

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Fran Drescher Believes She Was Abducted by Aliens...Seriously!

27 January 2012 5:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well, she's not the first. The Nanny's Fran Drescher shared a story with the Huffington Post about being encountered by an extraterrestrial who implanted a chip in her. And she was being serious, no cackle laughs involved. "You know, it's funny because Peter [Drescher's ex-husband] and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads," she told HuffPo. "We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It's the exact same scar on the exact same spot." That's kinda weird, »

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Fran Drescher: Aliens Abducted Me, Implanted a Chip in My Hand

27 January 2012 7:48 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If you ever run into Fran Drescher, be careful what you say in her presence … they might be listening. The "they" to whom we refer: aliens, the ones Drescher says abducted her and implanted a chip into her hand. The star of "The Nanny" and the TV Land sitcom "Happily Divorced" tells The Huffington Post that, in her younger years, she was abducted by aliens. And she was not alone: Drescher says her ex-husband, "Happily Divorced" producer and writer Peter Marc Jacobson, was also abducted by other-world beings. Also read: Mayan Filmmaker »

- Kimberly Potts

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Drescher Launches Cancer Website

26 January 2012 8:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actress Fran Drescher is urging fans to check the chemical content of everyday household products in a bid to stave off cancer.

The former The Nanny star, who survived uterine cancer, has launched the Trash Cancer website to help consumers become familiar with toxins found in skincare, food and cleaning agents.

The site also features survivors' stories, healthy recipes and government petitions to ban carcinogens.

In a video clip, Drescher explains, "We have to start thinking about the products that we clean our home with, that we put on our skin and what we put into our mouths. There are so many toxins that we expose ourselves to that are now being linked to many different health issues like infertility, developmental issues and, of course, cancer.

"You can start to recognise what chemicals are on the 'iffy' list, what chemicals are considered carcinogens... so you can make better, more informed decisions for you and your family. We want to live a preventative lifestyle, find out what the causes of cancer are and eliminate them.

"If given the choice and you have some education and information, you may choose one product over another. Just become an educated consumer, be a medical consumer. Learn the early warning whispers of the cancers that might affect you, and the tests that are available." »

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