19 items from 2014
Hundreds of celebrities, friends, and family members gathered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco for a memorial for Robin Williams on Saturday. The late actor's family, including his wife, Susan, and three children, Cody, Zelda, and Zak, all spoke, as did friends such as Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, and others. Other attendees included George Lucas, Danny De Vito, Gus Van Sant, Marlo Thomas, and Bette Midler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zelda was responsible for organizing most of the event. »
- E. Alex Jung
Saturday afternoon, hundreds of industry friends and colleagues arrived at San Francisco's Curran Theatre to celebrate Robin Williams' life in a private memorial, EW confirms. According to People, the actor was celebrated with remembrances by Billy Crystal, who hosted the tribute, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, and his longtime personal assistant and friend Rebecca Erwin Spencer. Other attendees included Mork & Mindy costar Pam Dawber, George Lucas, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Bette Midler, Penny Marshall, Ben Stiller, Marlo Thomas, and Eddie Izzard. Stevie Wonder led a musical tribute with San Francisco's Glide Ensemble and Change Band, as video tributes of the »
- Teresa Jue
A ceremony to celebrate Robin Williams and honor "his love for his family and community, his brilliance and humor and his generous spirit," according to a source close to his family, was held in San Francisco's Curran Theatre on Saturday afternoon, People confirms. Williams, who died Aug. 11 at 63, was celebrated by his widow Susan Schneider Williams and his children Zak, 31, Zelda, 25 and Cody, 22, who shared in the touching tribute with hundreds of family and friends, including his Mork & Mindy costar Pam Dawber, George Lucas, Bette Midler, Jeff Bridges, Ben Stiller, Penny Marshall, Sarah Michelle Gellar and others, including Williams's former wife Marsha Garces. »
- Alicia C. Dennis, @aliciacdennis
Robin William's famous friends and family gathered for a private memorial Saturday in San Francisco ... and Billy Crystal was in tears during the emotional tribute.The event was reportedly held at the Curan Theatre and featured speeches from Billy, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle, Williams’ three children and his wife, Susan.Stevie Wonder handled the tribute's music ... and the event was attended by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Penny Marshall, Danny De Vito, »
- TMZ Staff
Hundreds of guests paid their final respects to the late Robin Williams Saturday afternoon at a private memorial. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny DeVito, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeff Bridges and Ben Stiller were just some of the many co-stars and friends that traveled to the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, Calif. to celebrate the actor's life. Stevie Wonder provided the music while Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and Bonnie Hunt delivered emotional speeches. Williams' three children along with wife, Susan Schneider, also attended and spoke. The special memorial comes after Williams died from asphyxia due to hanging on the morning of Aug. 11. His wife confirmed after his death »
Friends and family gathered for a private memorial for Robin Williams this afternoon.
Friends and family remembered Robin Williams in a private memorial in San Francisco today. A source tells Et that it happened at the Snh Currant Theater at 1 pm today.
Billy Crystal gave a touching tribute to the late actor at the 2014 Emmys. At the time, he said, "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy."
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Family and famous industry friends of Robin Williams' gathered to celebrate his legendary life Saturday in San Francisco, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The private tribute — held at the Curran Theatre — drew hundreds of guests and included music and video tributes as well as emotional speeches from Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle, Admiral Mike Mullen, Williams’ three children, Cody, Zelda and Zak and his wife, Susan. Stevie Wonder fronted the musical portion of the afternoon, paired with the Glide Memorial Choir & Band, which hails from Glide Memorial Church, a local San Francisco house
- Chris Gardner, Mike Barnes
Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.
He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf
— 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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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
"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
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
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?
The post ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel In The Works appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Laura Frances
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
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 »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
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 »
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 »
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
.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
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
19 items from 2014
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