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The 'Taxi' Cast Opens up About Their Fond Show Memories — "When We Get Together It's Crazy!"

Marilu Henner admits she had her pick of the litter during Taxi's five-year run. She was the only female co-star of the beloved sitcom about NYC's Sunshine Cab Co. when it debuted in 1978, and "within three weeks, Tony Danza and I were dating," she has said of her hunky ex-boxer co-star. "I mean, c'mon! Oh, and I dated Judd Hirsch, too, the same year. Why not? There were 77 guys on set and me! You think I wasn't going to date at least two of them in five years? Please!" Not all the cast members got along so swimmingly. Andy Kaufman, the stand-up performance artist cast as foreign mechanic Latka Gravas, refused to rehearse and only came into work on Fridays, angering his theater-trained colleagues. Marilu and Tony in 'Taxi.' (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "Before we shot scenes, I would always say to him, 'I got mad because you didn't want to rehearse,
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Garry Marshall Reflects on 'The Odd Couple' in a Recovered Interview (Exclusive)

The loss of writer/producer/occasional actor Garry Marshall in 2016 was something felt by anyone who is or ever has been a fan of Classic TV. Think about it: He got his start as a writer for Tonight Starring Jack Parr, but made the shift to writing sitcoms like Make Room for Daddy, Gomer Pyle: Usmc, The Lucy Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Love, American Style. Then he began creating or co-creating his own shows, some of which didn’t work (Hey, Landlord; Me and the Chimp, Blansky’s Beauties, Joanie Loves Chachi), and a lot that did. In terms of the latter, there was Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and, of course, The Odd Couple. In their time, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirely, and Mork & Mindy were huge, while The Odd Couple — based on Neil Simon’s play of the same name — struggled to
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Musical-Comedy Actress Betty Garrett Dead at 91

Musical-Comedy Actress Betty Garrett Dead at 91
Versatile sage and screen actress Betty Garrett has died at the age of 91.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Garrett died early Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center of an aortic aneurysm, her son Garret Parks said.

Garrett starred in MGM musicals including "On the Town" and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and was later a regular on TV shows including "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley."

She also appeared in numerous Broadway productions.
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Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel May Resurrect Laverne & Shirley

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel May Resurrect Laverne & Shirley
Earlier in the week we reported that the fast approaching Valentine’s Day may inspire a franchise of holiday-themed romantic comedies, but that may not be the only lasting effect the film has on cinema. Valentine’s director Garry Marshall created the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley, which starred Cindy Williams and Garry’s sister Penny Marshall (reprising their characters from Happy Days) as Milwaukee brewery workers. Mario Lopez of Extra talked to Marshall at the premiere for his new movie, who claimed that a film adaptation may be in the works. More after the jump:

Because Valentine’s Day stars everyone ever, the cast includes Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner, who are just the ladies Marhsall has in mind to bring the show to the big screen. When asked about the possibility of the project, Garner replied, “Are you kidding? We’re dying to do it!” Prodded further, Garner promised
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Kate Male

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Kate Hudson's dad has called for his young actress daughter to stop blasting him in the press. Bill Hudson, former husband of Kate's mother Goldie Hawn and current husband of "Laverne & Shirley" (1976) star Cindy Williams, says he's had enough of opening magazines only to be greeted by hurtful comments from his own offspring. He says, "It's infuriating. I'm so upset. I'm not going to take this on the chin from my daughter anymore." Bill, who found fame in 1970s pop duo The Hudson Brothers, is particularly upset over the Almost Famous (2000) star's insistence on pitting him against Goldie's longtime lover, Kurt Russell. Speaking in Vanity Fair magazine, Kate, 20, said, "He doesn't know me from a hole in the wall. But I don't care. I have a dad [Russell]. The bottom line is, you call your kids on their birthday. I'm glad I had a dad who was there on my birthday." But Hudson hits back, "I've been silent for 20 years, but I'm not going be vilified anymore. I have to stop the bleeding. Kate and Goldie are doing this for the press. Kate is very talented and sweet and I love her dearly. She's had a life of privilege from both parents. And the only thing that she has to really talk about is emotional devastation, that she's exaggerating."

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