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Marion Ross Reveals She and 'Happy Days' Co-Star Tom Bosley Didn't Get Along at First

On-screen, they were happily married Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham. But off-screen, Happy Days co-stars Marion Ross and Tom Bosley's relationship was tense at first. The two surprisingly didn't click "for a couple of years," Marion revealed to Megyn Kelly during an appearance on the Today show on Tuesday, April 3. "Either Tom Bosley had somebody else in mind right at the beginning... but I had a very small part at the beginning. My lines were like, ‘Oh, Howard,’ ‘Oh, children, you’re not eating,'" the 89-year-old actress explained. After the early seaons passed, however, Marion was able to learn how to get along with Tom. "So we had to work our way through that. Because I learned to love him, I loved him and we became very close friends," she added of her on-screen husband, who passed away in 2010. They went on to star side-by-side together for 11 seasons on the beloved sitcom.
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"Constantine: City Of Demons"

Sneak Peek the new animated series "Constantine: City of Demons", based on DC Comics' occult detective 'John Constantine', set in The CW's 'Arrowverse', as a sequel to the live-action television series "Constantine":

"...'John Constantine' uses his skills as a demon hunter and master of the dark arts to protect the world from supernatural terrors..."

Cast includes Matt Ryan, Damian O'Hare, Laura Bailey, Emily O'Brien, Rachel Kimsey, Robin Atkin Downes and Jim Meskimen.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Constantine: City Of Demons"...
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Marion Ross on Her Hard Road to 'Happy Days' — "Nothing Can Stop Me" (Exclusive)

Despite a 65-year career in show business, Happy Days star Marion Ross didn't want to write her memoir. "I have prided myself on living such a nice, careful life," she exclusively tells Closer Weekly. "It's not very dramatic." But when her son, Jim Meskimen, urged her, she began recalling lots of stories, like the time she made Cary Grant cry on the set of 1959's Operation Petticoat. "One morning Cary sat down beside me," she says. "I said, 'I don't think I should go down in the submarine because I am going to have a baby. I'm two months pregnant!' He started to cry and it was a wonderful moment between Cary and me. At that point, he never had a child [but always wanted one]. Years later, he had Jennifer." Marion on Happy Days. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Most people know Marion, 89, from her 10 years playing Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days. Now
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Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure comes to Nintendo Switch

Mojang and Telltale Games have announced that North American Nintendo Switch owners can now enjoy Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure, with a European release set to follow on August 25th.

In Minecraft: Story Mode, players embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. While attempting to enter EnderCon and meet Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse and friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, forcing Jesse to set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone in hopes of saving the world from oblivion.

Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure features an all-star cast, including Patton Oswalt as male Jesse, Catherine Taber as female Jesse, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, John Hodgman, Paul Reubens, Sean Astin, Jim Meskimen, Melissa Hutchison, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Cummings, Kari Wahlgren,
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Video: The Night Before Christmas Read in 27 Celebrity Impressions

It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's almost Christmas, and as you're gathered with family and friends watching Christmas movies and TV specials, you can pull up this video and watch impressionist Jim Meskimen recite "The Night Before Christmas" in 27 different celebrity voices. Let's face it: we'll never actually be in the same room as Sir Ian McKellan reading this poem, so this will probably be the closest we ever get.

Via: LaughingSquid
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Watch: Actor Absolutely Nails These Hilarious Celebrity Nano-Impressions

Looks like Vanity Fair has a lock on excellent celebrity nano-impression videos. They released two videos of The Walking Dead's Ross Marquand doing some killer ones a little while back, and now they're at it again, this time with actor Jim Meskimen. I didn't recognize the actor's name, but take a look at his list of credits — the dude's been in a little bit of everything over the past twenty-plus years.

He nails a very high percentage of these impressions — the only one I didn't think was completely spot-on was Morgan Freeman, but other than that, these are very impressive. What do you think?

Via: LaughingSquid
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Watch 7 Movie Stars Do Hilarious Robert De Niro Impressions

Watch 7 Movie Stars Do Hilarious Robert De Niro Impressions
With Dirty Grandpa, we may have officially reached the point where a Robert De Niro impression is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than a Robert De Niro performance. Fortunately, the indisputable fact that he's one of the most iconic actors in movie history means that there's a ton of imitators out there.

If the man behind Travis Bickle, Jake La Motta and young Vito Corleone isn't quite as common a target as Christopher Walken or Al Pacino, that's only because he's a little bit harder to get right (watch the
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New Big Bang Theory Season 9,Premiere Episode 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Big Bang Theory" premiere episode 1 of season 9. The episode is entitled, "The Matrimonial Momentum," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down when Leonard reveals to Penny that he kissed another girl on the North Sea, and more! In the new, 1st episode press release: After Leonard Confesses He Kissed Another Girl On The North Sea, Penny Must Decide If She Wants To Go Through With The Wedding, On The Ninth Season Premiere Of "The Big Bang Theory." Press release number 2: After driving to Vegas to get married, Penny will struggle with Leonard's confession that he kissed another girl. Also, Sheldon will not know how to act after Amy pushes pause on their relationship, on the ninth season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Guest stars feature: Jim Meskimen
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Pop Adds SoulPancake’s ‘Impress Me’ Series To Cable TV Channel

Pop will soon have new programming taken straight from Rainn Wilson’s YouTube channel SoulPancake. The cable network previously known as TV Guide Network has picked up the Impress Me web series for distribution on Pop’s linear TV channel.

Created by Ben Shelton, Impress Me follows Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead, Mad Men) and Jim Meskimen (Parks and Recreation) in a fictional setting as they try to transition from celebrity impressionists to serious actors. Future guest stars will include well-known faces such as Angela Kinsey, Josh Groban, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Pop will release the six episodes of Impress Me which previously debuted on SoulPancake, along with seven entirely new, never-seen episodes. The show will be released after the time slot currently occupied by Pop’s first original scripted series Schitt’s Creek, acquired from Canada’s CBC network.

“We discovered this gem of a show on YouTube from
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Pop Picks Up Rainn Wilson-Produced YouTube Comedy ‘Impress Me’

Pop is adding to its scripted comedy menu by ordering new episodes of the YouTube series “Impress Me,” from Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake banner.

Series created by Ben Shelton stars celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen, who are struggling to transform themselves into dramatic actors. Guest shots in the episodes include Angela Kinsey, Erika Christiansen, Josh Groban, Matt Jones and Weird Al Yankovic.

Pop has picked up six episodes that already aired on Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube channel, and it has ordered seven more installments. “Impress Me” will bow March 18 in the 10:30 p.m. slot behind Pop’s other new comedy, “Schitt’s Creek.”

Pop prexy Brad Schwartz said “Impress Me” was a good fit with the cable network’s new spin on pop culture-centric programming as it “captures the spirit of celebrity fandom with a ton of heart.”

“This show is about more than two talented celebrity impressionists.
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Sr Geek Picks: Major Movie Bloopers, Scientific Baby Got Back & More

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the top 10 TV housekeepers; 73 questions with Daniel Radcliffe; Alison Brie as Muffy the Vampire Slayer; and what it would look like if Michael Bay directed Up. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has a look Behind the Scenes of Robert De Niro’s Greatest Movies

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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In Memory of Robin Williams, A Poem by Jim Meskimen

Robin got his TV start on Happy Days, which was the show my mom, Marion Ross was on for 11 seasons. So I watched the rise ...

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‘Aladdin's’ Genie Voice Actor Performs Tribute to Robin Williams (Video)

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‘Aladdin's’ Genie Voice Actor Performs Tribute to Robin Williams (Video)
Voice talent Jim Meskimen was touched by the loss of Robin Williams in a unique and personal way. Since 2008, he has been the voice of Disney's Genie character from “Aladdin,” having voiced him in a series of Disney video games. Williams, of course, famously brought the Genie to life in the original Disney classic. Also read: Robin Williams to Live On as Character in ‘World of Warcraft’ Virtual World The character is one of Williams’ signature performances, leading Meskimen to wonder if he should continue voicing the character now that the actor who originated him has died. In a video tribute to.
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SoulPancake’s First TV-Length Sitcom Spotlights ‘The Impression Guys’

My Damn Channel isn't the only online video hub dabbling in TV-length production. Rainn Wilson's YouTube channel is the home of The Impression Guys, a half-hour sitcom about a pair of celebrity impressionists who don't want to do impressions anymore. The two stars of The Impression Guys are Jim Meskimen and Ross Marquand, who play fictionalized versions of themselves. True to life, Meskimen portrays a veteran impressionist who acts as mentor to Marquand, a younger actor best known for a single video. In the first episode, Jim and Ross unveil their 12 step plan through which they will transition from impressionists to serious dramatic actors. The Impression Guys is written and directed by Ben Shelton, who has previously worked on SoulPancake projects like The Flip Side. Shelton's script is a strong one, though it's at its best when Meskimen and Marquand are given room to chatter back and forth. Of course,
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Frozen Wins Big at the 41st Annie Awards

Frozen Wins Big at the 41st Annie Awards
Walt Disney Animation's Frozen took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to Chipotle Scarecrow (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject Get a Horse (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial Despicable Me 2 (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children Disney Sofia the First (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience Adventure Time (Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production Futurama (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game The Last of Us (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film Wedding Cake (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - Viola Baier, Iris Frisch).

Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in
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‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature

Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Get A Horse!’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Despicable Me 2’ (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Disney Sofia the First’ (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience ‘Adventure Time’ (Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production ‘Futurama’ (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game ‘The Last of Us’ (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film ‘Wedding Cake’ (Filmakademie Baden- Wuerttemberg – Viola Baier, Iris Frisch). Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as
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Frozen Wins Best Animated Feature At 41st Annual Annie Awards

Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios); Best Animated Short Subject ‘Get A Horse!’ (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial ‘Despicable Me 2′ (Cinemark-Illumination Entertainment/Universal); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children ‘Disney Sofia the First’ (Disney Television Animation); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children’s Audience ‘Adventure Time’(Cartoon Network Studios); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production ‘Futurama’ (20th Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game ‘The Last of Us’ (Naughty Dog); and Best Student Film ‘Wedding Cake’(Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg - Viola Baier, Iris Frisch).

Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as
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'America's Got Talent': Cami Bradley and Timber Brown steal the show

Time for Week 4 of "America's Got Talent's" Season 8 live shows, which featured a couple very strong acts.

Just for the record, we weren't able to recap last week because of a work committment, but we were disappointed that illusionist Leon Etienne & Romy Low and comedian Jim Meskimen were eliminated. If there's a wild card show, we hope they come back. But good for Chicago Boyz and Jonathan Allen.

Anyway, on to tonight's acts. The stand-outs for us were Timber Brown and Cami Bradley. Brown is very talented and very Las Vegas. Bradley isn't so much Vegas, but she's a good singer and her rendition of "Do You Believe in Life After Love" was great.

The audience seemed to really like Taylor Williamson, though we didn't find him that funny. Jimmy Rose we're torn on -- the audience loved him and he got the pimp spot, but the actual tone
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Elimination Recap: 8 More Acts Pack Their Bags

Four acts made their way to the semi-finals while eight others said goodbye to ‘America’s Got Talent’ for good on the Aug. 7 elimination episode. Did your favorite(s) make it through?

Even though we’ve already been through three rounds of this elimination process, America’s Got Talent continues to shock us every week. Eight acts were once again sent home and four acts moved on to the semi-finals in the Aug. 7 results show. To cushion the blow, we were treated to an amazing performance of Jason Derulo‘s “The Other Side.”

Say Sayonara To Eight More Acts

The first elimination round consisted of snake wrangler David “The Cobra Kid” Weathers, the Aerosphere Aerial Balloon Show and illusionists Leon Etienne & Romy Lowe. It was no surprise that all three acts were sent packing.

Next up was the American Military Spouses Choir, brother-sister duo Brandon & Savannah, and the dog act Kelsey & Bailey.
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‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Chicago Boyz Take Over The Competition

The third round of 12 talents competing for a place in the semi-finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’ raised the stakes on the Aug. 6 episode. Some of the performances were total game-changers and left us clamoring for more!

Who knew America had so much talent! The Aug. 6 live episode re-introduced us to some of our favorite acts and made it known that this is by far the best season of America’s Got Talent yet. Only four acts will move on to the semi-finals, and we’re already mentally — and emotionally — preparing for tomorrow’s results after Alexandr Magala’s shocking elimination on the July 31 episode. As always, we here at HollywoodLife.com have picked our top five favorites from this week’s episode.

Top 5 Performances From Aug. 6

5. Jim Meskimen

While we’ve already seen Angela Hoover try the impressions routine in last week’s round of competitors, Jim takes it to a whole new level.
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'America's Got Talent' semi-finalists: Special Head, Collins Key headed to Radio City Music Hall

"America's Got Talent" narrowed down the acts in Las Vegas in a two-part episode on Tuesday (July 16) and Wednesday this week. There was a group of acts that were advanced immediately in Las Vegas without having to perform, then some that were eliminated right away. But the majority of acts performed again and were then either advanced or cut.

Check out the acts in our photo gallery here.

The acts that advanced immediately were:

3Penny Chorus and Orchestra, chorus/orchestra

Aerial Ice, ice skating acrobats

Aerosphere, acrobats

Alexandra the Great, escape artist

The American Military Spouses Choir, chorus

Angela Hoover, comedian/impressionist

Anna Christine, child singer

Bailey the Dancing Dog, dancing dog act

Branden James, opera singer

Catapult Entertainment, shadow dancers

Chicago Boyz, acrobatic dancers

Dave Shirley, comedian

David the Cobra Kid, reptile handler

Fresh Faces, child dance group

Innovative Force, acrobats

Jim Meskimen, comedian

Jimmy Rose, singer

Kenichi Ebina,
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