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President Obama and more release statements on Robin Williams' death

11 August 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.

President Obama

He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) agosto 12, 2014

Susan Schneider, Wife

This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. »

- C. Molly Smith

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But Seriously, How Would You Make a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel?

21 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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As we all know too well, Mrs. Doubtfire – the seminal Robin Williams-wearing-women’s-clothing comedy — has been officially given a sequel by Fox 2000. Both Williams and the original’s director, Chris Columbus, are on board in the same positions they held last time around. Screenwriter Bonnie Hunt, however, has been replaced with David Berenbaum, of Elf  fame (also Zoom, The Haunted Mansion and The Spiderwick Chronicles fame, which might seem a little less impressive). We all know the decades-later sequel drill. Some »

- Adam Bellotto

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A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Is Finally Happening

17 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Mrs. Doubtfire," the smash comedy that saw Robin Williams dressing up like an Scottish housekeeper so that he could spend more time with his estranged kids, might be more than 20 years old, but there are some at Fox who still think that a sequel is something of a priority. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Williams and original director Chris Columbus are looking to reunite for a follow-up, to be penned by "Elf" writer David Berenbaum. Get ready for more drive-by fruitings, everyone!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, development on a sequel began in 2001 (seriously? Not 1995?), with Bonnie Hunt being hired to write a screenplay. Her screenplay, and many others, were ultimately rejected, in a costly development process that yielded no results. When Berenbaum became attached earlier this year, it was with an idea that was finally strong enough for both Columbus and Williams to get behind. While it's far from a sure thing, »

- Drew Taylor

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Mrs. Doubtfire Is Getting an Unnecessary Sequel

17 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I never thought that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel would ever happen. This just seems like one of the most ridiculous sequel ideas ever, and the fact they are doing it makes no sense to me. Chris Columbus and star Robin Williams would return to make the film which is being written by the screenwriter of Elf, David Berenbaum

It's been 21 years since the first film was released, so why now? Apparently the sequel has been in the works since 2001, with Bonnie Hunt attached to write it. It went through several drafts and several other screenwriters. The project eventually died because Columbus and Williams never liked anything that they saw.

Now that Berenbaum is attached, there is a spark of hope for the talent. I loved Elf, but that was his best film. Since then he's gone downhill writing movies such as The Haunted Mansion, Zoom, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. So »

- Joey Paur

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel In The Works

17 April 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The 1993 family comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is finally getting a sequel. Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are both attached to return, with David Berenbaum (Elf) onboard as the scribe.

The original film was based on Anne Fine’s 1987 novel, Madame Doubtfire, and also stars Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. The film followed the misadventures of an unemployed actor, Daniel Hillard, who, following his divorce, disguises himself as an elderly female nanny, allowing him to secretly masquerade his way back into the lives of his children.

This sequel has been in the works for quite some time. Back in 2001, Bonnie Hunt was hired to write the script. But there’s been no success. Perhaps this time things will work out. How do you feel about this sequel?

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- Laura Frances

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Mrs Doubtfire Set To Return

17 April 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s beginning to look like some anonymous Hollywood executive – in a misguided attempt at ingenuity – may have sent an email around the town saying, ‘Hey you guys! Remember the 90s? Let’s do that again!” With Jurassic Park, Point Break, Dumb And Dumber among stories now being revisited, it was only a matter of time before Mrs Doubtfire appeared in the creative crosshairs again.

On its release in 1993, Mrs Doubtfire raked in over $441 million in international box office, on a budget of just $25 million, and added Golden Globes to its trophy cabinet to boot. Based on Anne Fine’s novel ‘Alias Mrs Doubtfire’, the film adaptation was penned by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayer Singer, and gave Robin Williams the perfect showcase for his chaotic kind of comedy. Starring as Daniel Hillard – a father facing divorce – Williams portrayed a man so desperate to maintain contact with his beloved children »

- Sarah Myles

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Robin Williams signs on for Mrs. Doubtfire 2

17 April 2014 12:24 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's  been 21 years since Robin Williams donned a latex mask and a wig to play Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire, and it looks like he'll be back for some more cross dressing shenanigans, with Mrs. Doubtfire 2 going into development at Fox 2000. It's early days on the project, but both Williams and original director Chris Columbus have both signed on. Nothing is known about the story, but Elf scribe David Berenbaum has been brought to write the script. This isn't the first time a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel has been on the cards, with Bonnie Hunt tapped to write the script in 2001, but that version was scrapped due to inactivity. via The Hollywood Reporter »

- (Tom White)

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Robin Williams Is Returning for 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel

16 April 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit Mrs. Doubtfire, with star Robin Williams and Chris Columbus attached to star and direct.

David Berenbaum (Elf) has signed on to write the screenplay, although no story details were revealed. This sequel has actually been in development since 2001, when actress/writer Bonnie Hunt signed on to write the script, but the project went through several rewrites and began to languish in development. The sequel has been inactive for years, mainly because both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus weren't interested in any of the rewrites, but they both sparked to David Berenbaum's story earlier this year and are currently attached.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Gabler are overseeing the sequel for Fox 2000. The original Mrs. Doubtfire, which earned nearly $220 million during its domestic theatrical run more than 20 years ago, centered on a struggling actor and divorced father (Robin Williams) who tries to »

- MovieWeb

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Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again

16 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s been so long since the idea of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire hit the news radar that we were beginning to think it would end up going the reboot route before any official follow-up happened. But Fox 2000 is not letting Euphegenia Doubtfire die peacefully, and is making a new attempt to convince director Christopher Columbus and star Robin Williams to re-visit the character.You’re probably aware that the 1993 film saw Williams as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, who was desperate to maintain a relationship with his children following the recent divorce from his wife Miranda (Sally Field). In order to stay close, he concocts the elderly Scottish housekeeper character and applies to be their carer with predictably disastrous results. The movie was a hit at the box office, and all involved thought a sequel might happen, but no one could find an idea they liked.Bonnie Hunt was »

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A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequelc Reallyc

16 April 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I guess there's a large contingency that's been begging to see Robin Williams in a dress and old-age makeup once again. At least this time they won't need the makeup as THR reports Williams has signed on to star in Mrs. Doubtfire 2 with director Chris Columbus attached to return to direct and David Berenbaum (Elf) writing the script. Columbus directed the original back in 1993, which ended up grossing over $441 million worldwide, but that was 21 years ago and since then we've already had Martin Lawrence dressing up in three Big Momma's House movies, do we really need to see Williams do it all againc THR reminds us Bonnie Hunt was attached to write a script for the sequel back in 2001 and obviously that didn't come together so that could very well end up being the situation once again, but the attachment of Williams to the project would seem to suggest movement »

- Brad Brevet

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The sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire is finally happening

16 April 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

.Could you make me a woman?. Robin Williams is looking to suit up once again for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. You may have heard back in the early 2000s that a sequel to the 1993 film was getting a second installment but unfortunately after awhile it came to a halt. The issue had much to do with the fact that neither William nor director Chris Columbus could find a script that could justify another go at it. In 2001, Bonnie Hunt was hired to do a take on the second installment but she didn.t seem to »

- Niki Stephens

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10 Gay Tweets To Help You Cope With January

7 January 2014 1:48 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here’s a thought to make January more bearable: February is worse. Heh!

Yikes. We’re in dire need of comedy this month, and here are 10 gay tweets (and an extra one from me) designed to make this month lovable. I also tacked on a tweet from Patton Oswalt about Neneh Cherry that sent me into Drugstore Cowboy-type convulsions.

1. Richard Lawson jokes by not joking at all.

Liz Cheney is dropping out of the race to spend less time with her family.

Richard Lawson (@rilaws) January 6, 2014

2. Chris Schleicher values the least important meal of the day.

Why do people have kids? Because they got bored of going to brunch?

Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) January 7, 2014


3. Matt Whitaker needs a moment.

Just found out Robin Roberts has been cheating on me for ten years.

Matt Whitaker (@matt_twittaker) December 31, 2013

4. Sean Brewster is the hero of January.

Just told a homeless man I »

- Louis Virtel

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