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Yvonne Craig Embraces Her Batgirl Legacy in a Recovered Interview (Exclusive)

Less than a year before her passing in 2015, actress Yvonne Craig was chatting with me about the enduring nature of the 1960s Batman series that starred Adam West in the title role, Burt Ward as his sidekick, Robin; and Yvonne herself in the dual role of Barbara Gordon and Batgirl. The complete series had been issued on Blu-ray at the time, which explained the excitement of the moment, but not the fact that people still loved that show nearly 50 years after its debut. “Part of it is that it is that it's a sign of our times,” she said. “Everyone would like to go back to the time of ‘Flower Power.’ You know, rather than blowing people up in all these different places like they are in the world, people are looking for an escape. And this is not only an escape, but it’s stilly and fun and filled with pretty colors.
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Everything You'd Want to Know About 'Gilligan's Island' Star Bob Denver

There was so much more to Bob Denver than the bumbling Gilligan (of Gilligan's Island), but in a way, from the point of view of pop culture history, it almost doesn't matter. It's still rarer than you might think for an actor to inhabit a role so completely that he really captures the public's imagination, and lives on far beyond the run of whatever that show might be. Think about it: Gilligan's Island, that bit of Classic TV, ran for only three seasons back in 1964-67. Three years worth of episodes. That's it. Yet here we are over half a century after it finished its original run, and all of us know Gilligan, the Skipper, too; the Millionaire and his wife; the movie star, and the rest (uh, sorry....the professor and Mary Ann) — and that theme song that is no doubt now playing out in your head —as though
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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines

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‘The Shape of Water’ Star Doug Jones: Beneath Foam and Latex, a Best Actor Candidate Shines
In his seven weeks of shooting “The Shape of Water,” the film’s male lead, Doug Jones, could not grasp a doorknob, send a text message, breathe through his mouth, or go to the bathroom while in costume. His call time to the Toronto set was a “mercifully short” three hours earlier than co-stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer.

Each morning, four people armed with K-y Jelly shoehorned him into a latex, foam, and rubber bodysuit, built from a cast of his six-foot-three, 140-pound frame. Then came webbed-fingered gloves (glued on), following by a neck and fiberglass helmet, which featured built-in buzzing, whirring mechanics to puppeteer his gills off camera. Once dressed, barely able to see or hear, Jones was required at various times to hang from a hip harness, stand on a smoke-bathed teeter-totter to simulate bobbing in water, and employ scuba diving techniques while acting in a flooded,
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The Tao of Nicolas Cage: Nic Cage Appreciation Day

Isn’t it time we have a whole day dedicated to celebrating all that is Nicolas Cage?“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”

The summer of 2017 marks a very special milestone for me, one that I’m going to safely assume many others out there share. This summer I will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nicolas Cage changing my life. I didn’t know it then, but in the summer of 1997 Cage wielded a mighty power, a power far greater than any I have experienced since. And that summer he made a profound impact.

To fully appreciate the situation we have to flashback to 1997, back when I was merely a stupid 11-year-old kid. At that point I was certainly aware of Nicolas Cage. I had seen him before and I’d venture to say I had watched a
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Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'

Casting 'Clown Car '16, the Movie'
Start with the title: Clown Car! may sound like the movie someone will inevitably make about the 2016 presidential campaign, but how about evoking those great Seventies wacky-journey films like Death Race 2000, Vanishing Point or Smokey and the Bandit?

When I raised the question on Twitter, suggestions included All the President's Wanna-Bes, Every Which Way But Left, Cannonball Rug, A Kochwork Orange and the subtly appropriate Hair.

All excellent ideas, and we may have to put the movie name to a separate vote. Right now, though, the more pressing question is
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Michael Jackson's Son Prince -- Grandma & Grandpa Reunite for Graduation Party (Photos)

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Joe and Katherine Jackson don't get together often, but they put aside their differences to celebrate Michael Jackson's firstborn graduating from high school.  According to our sources, the family shindig for Prince Jackson went down Saturday afternoon at Joe's house in Encino. We're told it was a small gathering -- about 35 people or so -- with Prince's aunts, uncles and cousins making up most of the crowd.   The party was catered, but just typical
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What You Can Learn From New Streaming Service Shout! Factory TV

Streaming video is a godsend if you want to catch up with recent seasons of TV series. But what's a TV fan to do who wants to stream older shows? Netflix has very little from before the millennium, and Amazon Prime has very little from before 1990.

That's not a knock; the big streaming services know their market. Still, it's worth remembering that Amazon's initial appeal as a bookseller was it's long-tail catalog, the notion that comprehensiveness was worthwhile because somebody somewhere would want that obscure or ancient title, that the markets for all those titles were collectively significant and worth catering to, and that the Internet had at last made it easier to connect those customers with what they wanted.

But until the big streaming services step into the long-tail breach, Shout Factory TV (at is ready to make a home there. The boutique streaming service, which is free and requires no subscription,
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Warner Archives Unveils New Titles for Fall

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Warner Archive, the really cool digital library for Warner Bros and its vast array of titles, has a series of new DVD releases coming this fall for the discerning comic book fan and the lover of old school television fare.

Pre-orders are now open for Warner Archive Collection’s Blu-ray™ release of Beware The Batman: Dark Justice. Featuring the final 13 episodes of the groundbreaking, all-new CGI series’ first season, the single-disc Blu-ray™ will be released on September 30. Beware The Batman: Dark Justice pits Batman, Alfred and swordstress Katana against the underworld likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Over the final 13 episodes, the rogues gallery expands with appearances by Killer Croc, Man-Bat, Deathstroke and more. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a ‘Batman show.”

Here’s a glance at other animated offerings now available
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'Gilligan's Island' star Russell Johnson dead

'Gilligan's Island' star Russell Johnson dead
Los Angeles, Jan 17: Russell Johnson, best known for playing Professor Roy Hinkley in "Gilligan's Island", is dead. He was 89.

The actor died of kidney failure Thursday at his residence in Washington. His wife Constance Dane and daughter Kim Johnson were by his side, reports

"He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 a.m. today (Thursday)," ABC News quoted Dane as saying.

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann in the 1960s show, posted a picture of herself, Johnson and late actor Bob Denver, who played Gillian, on Facebook to express her grief.

"My two favourite people are now gone. The Professor.
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Russell Johnson, 'Gilligan's Island' Professor, dead at 89

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Russell Johnson, the actor who played The Professor on "Gilligan's Island" for three years, died Thursday (Jan. 16) at age 89, his wife has confirmed.

"He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 a.m. today. [He was] a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home," Constance Johnson tells ABC News.

Johnson was a World War II veteran who acted in shows such as "The Adventures of Superman," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Twilight Zone." His last credited role is a 1997 guest spot on the animated series "Meego" as "The Professor."

"My 2 favorite people are now gone," writes Johnson's costar Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, on her Facebook page. "The Professor [passed] away this morning. My heart is broken." Bob Denver, who played Gilligan, died in 2005.

Wells also posted a vintage photo of Johnson, which you can see below: 

Post by Dawn Wells.
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Russell Johnson, the Professor from Gilligan's Island, Dead at 89

Russell Johnson, the Professor from Gilligan's Island, Dead at 89
Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, has passed away at age 89. The actor died of kidney failure Thursday at his home in Washington, surrounded by his wife Constance Dane and daughter Kim Johnson. "He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 a.m. today," Dane told ABC News. "[He was] a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home." His death came quickly, says his agent Michael Eisentstadt. "I spoke to him right before the holidays and he did an autograph job," says Eisentstadt. "He had just done that and he was fine.
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Russell Johnson Dead -- The Professor From Gilligan's Island Dies at 89

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The actor who played the Professor in "Gilligan's Island" has died ... TMZ has learned.Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley, died of natural causes at his home in Washington.Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann, just posted on Facebook, "My 2 favorite people are now gone.  The professor past (sic) away this morning.  My heart is broken."The other person who died is Bob Denver, who played Gilligan.  He died in 2005.Johnson was on the
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'.Gilligan's Island'. Movie Starring & Written By Josh Gad In The Works

Josh Gad plans on co-writing and starring in a movie adaptation of 60s TV show Gilligan’s Island.

Josh Gad Making 'Gilligan's Island' Movie

Gad will get help on the script with 1600 Penn’s Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Producing the film will be Gilligan’s Island show creator Sherwood Schwartz’s two sons – Lloyd Schwartz and Ross Schwartz.

While Gad will definitely have a part in the movie, it has yet to be announced which character the actor will take on.

The original Gilligan’s Island premiered in 1964 and followed a group of seven men and women who were stranded out at sea on an unknown island after getting shipwrecked in a storm. The survivors of the S.S. Minnow – Gilligan (Bob Denver), The Skipper (Alan Hale, Jr.), Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus), Lovey Howell (Natalie Schafer), Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), Professor Roy Hinkley (Russell Johnson) and
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Gilligan's Island: Josh Gad to Star in Warner Bros Movie

Warner Bros. has made a deal with Josh Gad (NBC's 1600 Penn, Fox's Back to You) to star in the upcoming movie based on 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. There's no word on which of the seven iconic castaways Gad will play but Gilligan seems likely.

Gad is also set to write the feature film with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez.

The original Gilligan's Island series stars Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise, Russell Johnson, and Dawn Wells. The sitcom ran for just three seasons.

It was created by Sherwood Schwartz who passed away in 2011. Before he died, Schwartz suggested that Michael Cera might make a good Gilligan.

His sons, Lloyd Schwartz and Ross Schwartz are executive producing the movie along with Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers, the daughters of late actor/producer
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Josh Gad to Star in Gilligan's Island Film

Via: Deadline

After all these years the classic 1960s TV series Gilligan's Island is set to get an updated feature film adaptation. Warner Bros. is developing the project and they've just set Josh Gad to co-write and star in the film. Gad is best known for his role in Book of Mormon, and he most recently hilariously voiced the snowman Olaf in Disney's Frozen.

Gad will write the script alongside Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. The series was about seven castaways who end up stranded on a little island after a crazy storm hit what was supposed to be a three hour cruise on the S.S. Minnow. 

There is no information on who Gad would be playing, but his personality seems to fit Gilligan. Of course, he could also end up playing The Skipper because of his physical build.

The original Sherwood Schwartz series starred Bob Denver as Gilligan,
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Josh Gad sets sail for 'Gilligan's Island'

Josh Gad sets sail for 'Gilligan's Island'
Josh Gad will co-write and star in a big-screen adaptation of Gilligan’s Island for Warner Bros. Gad’s publicist confirmed a Deadline report that the Tony-nominated star of The Book of Mormon and the voice of Frozen’s talking snowman will pen the script with 1600 Penn writers Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. No one is saying which character Gad is keen to play, though. Lloyd and Ross Schwartz, the children of Sherwood Schwartz — who produced the original TV series and died in 2011 — will executive produce alongside Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers.

Gilligan’s Island ran for three seasons on
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Josh Gad Lands On Gilligan's Island Reboot

Schedule up "a three-hour tour" for Frozen star Josh Gad. The comedian has agreed to star in and co-write a feature-film adaptation of the hit television show Gilligan.s Island for Warner Bros. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Gad . also known for the hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon -- will script the Gilligan treatment with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Lloyd and Ross Schwartz, children of Gilligan.s Island creator Sherwood Schwartz, will executive produce the feature film. If you are of a certain age, Gilligan.s Island was sitcom gold. Starring the late Bob Denver as a lanky, idiotic first mate, the show followed seven stranded castaways who embarked on a sea-faring tour, only to get caught in a storm. As the theme song informs us, the weather started getting rough, and the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of Gilligan and his best
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Josh Gad Will Star in Gilligan's Island: Is He Gilligan or Skipper?

Josh Gad Will Star in Gilligan's Island: Is He Gilligan or Skipper?
Warner Bros. has tapped Josh Gad to star in and co-write the screenplay for their long-gestating big-screen adaptation of Gilligan's Island.

The studio had previously tried to bring the beloved TV series to life in 2010, when Brad Copeland (Yogi Bear) was attached to write the script, and Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven and Richard Suckle were set to produce. Neither the writer or producers are involved in this new version, which will be co-written by Josh Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. It isn't known what role Josh Gad will play, although there is speculation he may portray either The Skipper or Gilligan himself.

Lloyd J. Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers will serve as executive producers. No production schedule was given.

Sherwood Schwartz created the original Gilligan's Island TV series, which ran for 96 episodes over three seasons between 1964 and 1967. The story centered on a three-hour boat tour from Honolulu that went awry,
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Josh Gad to Star in ‘Gilligan’s Island’ for Warner Bros.

Josh Gad to Star in ‘Gilligan’s Island’ for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. is sending Josh Gad to “Gilligan’s Island,” its long-in-development movie adaptation of the 1960s sitcom.

The “Book Of Mormon” is on board to star and to write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Lloyd Schwartz — son of original show producer Sherwood Shwartz — is exec producing with Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers.

Warner Bros. has not set up “Gilligan’s Island” with a producer. Variety reported in 2010 that the studio had launched development with Atlas Entertainment’s Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle but they are no longer involved.

The iconic CBS sitcom, which generated solid ratings during its three seasons between 1964 and 1967 and then found something close to eternal life in syndication.

The 98 episodes of “Gilligan’s Island,” starring Bob Denver as the hapless title character, centered on the wacky misadventures of seven castaways — two crew members,
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Gilligan’S Island Movie Surfaces with Josh Gad Writing and Starring for Warner Bros.

Fresh off of his Frozen performance as an animated snowman, Josh Gad is set to star in Warner Bros.' big-screen adaptation of Gilligan's Island.  The project has been in the works for some time; we last reported on it almost four years ago.  The title property was a 1960s TV series about seven castaways who took a three-hour tour about the S.S. Minnow only to wind up stranded on a tropical island after a terrible storm.  We're not sure just which of the seven roles Gad will take on, but I'd put money on either Gilligan or the Skipper.  Gad is also writing the screenplay along with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez.  Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Gad to write and star in their Gilligan's Island adaptation.  The original series, created by Sherwood Schwartz, starred Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr. as Skipper,
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