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From Lucille Ball to ‘Big Little Lies’ Ladies: 16 Biggest Style Icons in TV Series History (Photos)

From Lucille Ball to ‘Big Little Lies’ Ladies: 16 Biggest Style Icons in TV Series History (Photos)
I Love Lucy,” Polka Dotted As one of the first sitcoms on television, “I Love Lucy” became an enduring hallmark of the ’50s. And even though the show was televised n black-and-white, Lucy’s (Lucille Ball) architectural silhouettes and loud patterns, such as her trademark polka dot house dress, still seemed to pop out of the screen.

The Golden Girls,” Dorothy’s Suit Dress Dorothy and Blanche clash wonderfully not only in personality, but in style as well. Dorothy’s turquoise, crushed velvet tuxedo dress provides a sartorial foil to Blanche’s sequined, fiery dress.

Baywatch,” That Swimsuit C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson) made waves with her high-cut, bright red one-piece, a style that has been echoed time and again, especially in recent summers.

Friends,” Rachel’s Overall Obsession Any mention of Rachel Green conjures up images of her eponymous hairstyle as well as different versions of overalls. In an SNL parody,
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George Clooney Reportedly Injured During Scooter Accident in Italy — Get the Latest on His Condition

Get well soon, George Clooney. The A-list actor was sadly injured in a scary scooter accident around 8:00 a.m. in Italy on Tuesday, July 10, multiple outlets have reported. The injury happened when George, 57, was thrown over the handlebars of his scooter after being hit by a Mercedes on the island of Sardinia, officials said. The driver of the car allegedly didn't abide by the right of way and hit the dad-of-two with his vehicle. According to TMZ, George was going 60 mph at the time and was thrown 20 feet in the air. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) George was soon taken to the hospital via ambulance following the crash because he was complaining of "a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm," according to La Nuova. But after a negative Mri and some minor injuries, he was sent home to his wife, Amal Clooney, and their one-year-old twins,
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‘Will and Grace’ interviews: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, David Kohan, Max Mutchnick exclusive chats [Watch]

‘Will and Grace’ interviews: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, David Kohan, Max Mutchnick exclusive chats [Watch]
Can “Will & Grace” repeat its Emmy success with its highly-rated revival? During its original eight-season run the show won 16 prizes out of 83 nominations, including Best Comedy Series in 2000. All four series regulars took home acting prizes as well: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. That made it one of only three shows (along with “All in the Family” and “The Golden Girls”) to win Emmys for all of its main cast members. Gold Derby recently spoke with McCormack, Messing, and creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick about bringing the show back after 11 years off the air. Scroll down and click on their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

For McCormack, it was important that the revival show Will as an older, single gay man and “explore it from a point of strength rather than apologizing.” The season showed Will attempting to date a much-younger man,
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George Clooney Was Once on 'The Golden Girls' Before He Was Mega-Famous — Watch!

Before George Clooney was the A-list actor he is today, the 57-year-old was just trying to make it on television! In fact, he allegedly had his agent ask for his 1987 guest star role on The Golden Girls "so he [could] maintain his medical insurance," according to The New York Post. During Season 2, Episode 24 titled "To Catch a Neighbor," George portrayed policeman Bobby Hopkins. In his role, he worked to try to catch the jewel thieves who lived next door to Rose (Betty White), Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Blanche (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia (Estelle Getty). And we must say, he was one handsome cop! Watch the video below to see George on the hit sitcom. Believe it or not, George also appeared on Roseanne back in the day as well. Before the sitcom's reboot was canceled, Roseanne Barr shared that he didn't want to be involved in the revival. "Well, George Clooney didn
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‘Will & Grace’ revival blooper reel showcases silly side of Emmy favorite [Watch]

‘Will & Grace’ revival blooper reel showcases silly side of Emmy favorite [Watch]
The revival of “Will & Grace” is poised to be a key player at the upcoming Emmy Awards. As a reminder that the fun and games continue off-camera, the studio has released a blooper reel featuring the four Emmy-winning stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Watch this quirky quartet make merry with various mishaps and miscues during filming of the ninth season of this beloved sitcom.

Over the course of the eight seasons that began in 1998, “Will & Grace” won 16 Emmys from 83 nominations, including Best Comedy Series in 2000. And all four regulars won at least once each: McCormack (2001) and Messing (2003) in lead and Hayes (2000) and Mullally down in supporting. With Messing’s win in 2003, “Will and Grace” became only the third TV series in Emmy history in which all four of the main cast won awards, following “All in the Family” and “The Golden Girls.”

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David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (‘Will & Grace’ creators) on picking up ‘where they left off’ with hit sitcom revival [Exclusive Video Interview]

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (‘Will & Grace’ creators) on picking up ‘where they left off’ with hit sitcom revival [Exclusive Video Interview]
Will & Grace” co-creator Max Mutchnick admits he and David Kohan had no idea there was such a high demand for the series to return. “We’ve written it small, and we’ve thought of it small,” says Mutchnick, “and maybe that’s been the thing that’s worked for us because we’re not getting ahead of ourselves.” The NBC sitcom starring Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally originally ran from 1998-2006, and it returned in 2017 after 11 years for what was initially supposed to be a 10-episode run. That morphed into a 16-episode season, and then a second- and third-season renewal. Watch our exclusive video interview with Mutchnick and Kohan above.

See Debra Messing (‘Will & Grace’) on ‘jumping into Grace’s skin again’ after 11-year hiatus [Exclusive Video Interview]

You might think reuniting the cast after more than a decade apart would be a challenge, but “they really
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Eric McCormack (‘Will and Grace’): Revisiting the role of Will Truman was ‘like putting on a very comfortable pair of shoes’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Eric McCormack (‘Will and Grace’): Revisiting the role of Will Truman was ‘like putting on a very comfortable pair of shoes’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It was a no-brainer. We knew we could make it happen,” exclaims Eric McCormack about the successful revival of NBC’s “Will and Grace” this past season. The series, which originally aired from 1998 to 2006, returned to the peacock network in the fall and has already been renewed for two additional seasons. McCormack’s performance as fastidious attorney Will Truman earned him four Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Actor, winning once in 2001. In our exclusive webcam interview (watch the video above), McCormack discusses that Emmy win and how returning to play Will was “like putting on a very comfortable pair of shoes.”

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For both McCormack and the show’s co-creator Max Mutchnick, it was important for the revival to show Will as an older, single gay man and “explore it from a point of strength rather than apologizing.
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Celebrate George Clooney's AFI Life Achievement Award With His 25 Best Roles of All Time

Celebrate George Clooney's AFI Life Achievement Award With His 25 Best Roles of All Time
George Clooney is Hollywood. He acts, directs, writes, produces and fully embodies what we all imagine when someone says "movie star." So, it should come as no surprise that he's this year's American Film Institute Life Achievement recipient. Ahead of receiving this big—and well deserved—honor, we've been thinking about all of the amazing roles that Clooney has played over the years...not including all the projects he's created or produced. He got his real big break as Dr. Doug Ross on ER, but you might remember that he was also on an episode of The Golden Girls and played Booker Brooks on Roseanne. Although TV is what got him noticed it's really his work in film that...
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A TV Wasteland: When Beloved Stars' Bad Behavior Ruins Their Classic Comedies Forever

A TV Wasteland: When Beloved Stars' Bad Behavior Ruins Their Classic Comedies Forever
For most of my adult life, when I've attempted to explain the unique alchemy that is my sense of humor, I've related it to people by explaining it in terms of the television shows that shaped me in my formative years. My own personal holy triumvirate of TV sitcoms, if you will. "I'm a combination of The Golden Girls' campy and heartfelt bitchiness, Seinfeld's neurotic observations, and Roseanne's deeply sarcastic family weirdness," I'll say. I'm always giving myself too much credit. I'm not nearly as funny as any of these examples by half. But these are the shows that, for better or worse, crafted what I find funny and, to an extent, how I relate to the world.  It's...
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From 'Mary Tyler Moore' to 'Up', Ed Asner Reflects on His Career (Exclusive)

If you were to look back at Ed Asner's acting career, there would be few who would argue that his greatest success — both critically and from the audience's point of view — came from the years he spent playing newsman Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the character's self-titled dramatic spin-off, which ran collectively from 1970-82. By anybody's standards, that's a hell of a run. And while he may not have achieved that sort of sustained success again, this is a guy who's still working all these years later. And at the age of 88, that is an accomplishment deserving of respect. "Well, I've got to pay off my bills," he says in an exclusive interview in a voice that still resonates his most famous character. "I hit a dry spell when I first started out. I used to get the Los Angeles Times on Saturday night to look
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Book Club Review

There aren’t many movies made for mature audiences, especially these days, it’s safe to say. Films are oftentimes centered on youth: the struggles of young living, the perils of coming of age, the loss of innocence, the romanticism of young love and, sometimes, young death. When movies are made about (and for) older audiences — predominately those 50 or older — they’re centered around older people coming to terms with their final years, going on exotic trips or, more often than not, trying to reconnect with their lost youth. There aren’t many movies about older people simply living older lives; it’s hard to find cinema centered around upper-middle-aged individuals or senior citizens in their everyday existence. That’s where Book Club had the potential to succeed. A nice vehicle for Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen and Jane Fonda, along with Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, and Craig T. Nelson,
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Deadpool’s Thank You Vs. ‘Golden Girls’ Opening Theme: Who Swore It Better?

Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox are celebrating Deadpool 2‘s superheroic start at the box office by thanking the film’s fans in suitable Deadpool fashion: tweaking pop culture with equal parts wit and raunch. On Friday, ahead of the Marvel pic’s full second weekend in theaters, Reynolds tweeted out to his 11.1 million followers a thank-you video in the form of a Deadpoolian version of the opening credits to The Golden Girls, complete with the song “Thank You For Being…
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Deadpool’s Thank You Vs. ‘Golden Girls’ Opening Theme: Who Swore It Better?

Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox are celebrating Deadpool 2‘s superheroic start at the box office by thanking the film’s fans in suitable Deadpool fashion: tweaking pop culture with equal parts wit and raunch. On Friday, ahead of the Marvel pic’s full second weekend in theaters, Reynolds tweeted out to his 11.1 million followers a thank-you video in the form of a Deadpoolian version of the opening credits to The Golden Girls, complete with the song “Thank You For Being…
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Deadpool gang goes full Golden Girls to thank fans for seeing Deadpool 2

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Deadpool 2 opened to $125 million last weekend, and though that’s a tad lower than the first movie it is an impressive sum by any means. Fans showed out in force for the R-rated sequel, proving their undying loyalty to the Merc with a Mouth (Ryan Reynolds) and his crude shenanigans. As a way of showing some appreciation a new video for the movie reimagines the movie in the style of The Golden Girls, fit... Read More...
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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Long-time Daddy Warbucks, Stage and Screen Star Conrad John Schuck

The sun won't come out tomorrow because it is here now and its name is Conrad John Schuck. One of the entertainment industry's most recognizable character actors, whose on-screen credits include Mash, McMillan amp Wife, Star Trek, and The Golden Girls Gil Kessler for Mayor, Conrad first got started on stage as a resident player at Act which was then followed by countless theatre credits, most notably as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, for which he currently holds the record as the actor who has played that role the most
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Michael Allen Conley, Who Worked on 'Hour of Power,' 'Blossom' and 'Golden Girls,' Dies at 73

Michael Allen Conley, a director, producer and editor who worked on the Ktla News, the Rev. Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power and a string of hit TV shows including Blossom and The Golden Girls, has died. He was 73.

Conley, who was known among colleagues for his early adoption of computers as editing tools, died April 12 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications of a kidney transplant, said friend Don Azars.

Born in 1945 in Washington, D.C., he was a graduate of the Harvard School for Boys in Los Angeles and attended the University ...
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'Golden Girls' Director Shares On-Set Cast Memories on the 26th Anniversary of the Show's Finale! (Exclusive)

Can you believe the Golden Girls finale aired 26 years ago today? We can't! In honor of our favorite show's anniversary, we're reminiscing about our favorite Golden Girls secrets and sweet behind-the-scenes cast moments. During a recent interview, Betty White dished that she and her late co-stars — Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, and Bea Arthur — not only swapped gossip while on-set but also ended up helping each other through both tears and tragedies during the series' seven seasons. "We adored each other," Betty, now 96, once said. "It was such a special experience. Between scenes, instead of going to our dressing rooms, we'd sit there and yak about very intimate things." Tragedy first struck in the show's first season when both Bea and Betty's mothers passed away. It was a mutual loss that bonded the two for years to come. "My father had died a number of years before I did Maude, so [my mom] was living independently,
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Debra Messing (‘Will and Grace’) on ‘jumping into Grace’s skin again’ after an 11-year hiatus [Exclusive Video Interview]

Debra Messing (‘Will and Grace’) on ‘jumping into Grace’s skin again’ after an 11-year hiatus [Exclusive Video Interview]
“The only request I made was that Grace be a feminist,” reveals Debra Messing about returning to her Emmy-winning role of Grace Adler on the revival of NBC’s “Will and Grace” 11 years after the original series went off the air. In our recent interview (watch the exclusive video above), Messing talks about the difficulty of returning to the role, the series’s place in today’s tumultuous political climate, and her own history-making Emmy win.

Messing says that coming back to the role of Grace was not easy. While she admits that her co-stars Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally easily fell back into their roles, “Part of me just felt tentative in terms of just jumping into Grace’s skin again.” For Messing, that feeling left during the season’s third episode, which featured Messing and Mullally trapped in a shower as it rapidly fills with water, an homage
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Producer Tony Thomas Pays Tribute to Paul Junger Witt: ‘He Was My Brother’

Producer Tony Thomas Pays Tribute to Paul Junger Witt: ‘He Was My Brother’
“He was my brother.” Producer Tony Thomas remembered his longtime partner Paul Junger Witt as an extraordinarily talented producer who had great taste in material and an instinctive skill at pitching shows to network buyers.

Witt died Friday in Los Angeles at age 77 after a long battle with cancer.

“He was a lion — an absolute lion,” Thomas told Variety. “He was laser-brain smart and strong and believed in his convictions and would not be deterred. He had terrific taste and he knew how to tell a story extremely well. He was a great salesman. He knew how to find the
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Paul Junger Witt, ‘Golden Girls’ Producer, Dies at 77

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Paul Junger Witt, ‘Golden Girls’ Producer, Dies at 77
Paul Junger Witt, the TV producer whose credits include “The Golden Girls” and “Soap,” has died at the age of 77, according to media reports.

According to Variety, Witt passed away in Los Angeles on Friday following a long battle with cancer.

Through his company Witt/Thomas/Harris productions, run with producing partner Tony Thomas and wife Susan Harris, Witt was also behind such shows as “The Partridge Family,” “Benson,” “It’s a Living,” “Empty Nest” and “Blossom” from the 1970s through the ’90s.

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On the film side, Witt also produced the Robin Williams drama “Dead Poets Society,” Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts” and 2011’s “A Better Life,” which earned an Oscar nomination for star Demián Bichir.

He is survived by Harris and five children.

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