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10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew

10 Pretty in Pink Facts You Never Knew
"Blane? His name is Blane? That's a major appliance that's not a name!" Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, Annie Potts, James Spader, the late Harry Dean Stanton, a script from John Hughes and those killer songs by Omd and Psychedelic Furs? It's Pretty in Pink, one of the greatest teen dramadies of all time. Here, we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pretty in Pink.

The other Andie.

John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.

The other Blane.

Charlie Sheen
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Meet Doug Jones, The Man Behind the Mask

Doug Jones is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. While the horror world knows and loves him for his work in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Hocus Pocus, and a great many more movies, there are still lots of people outside of our community probably wouldn’t even recognize his […]

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Hocus Pocus' Vinessa Shaw Gives Birth to Baby Boy Jack Hiroki Gifford

Hocus Pocus' Vinessa Shaw Gives Birth to Baby Boy Jack Hiroki Gifford
Vinessa Shaw is a mom! The Hocus Pocus star announced on Instagram Thursday that she has welcomed her first child with her husband, graphic designer Kristopher Gifford. Vinessa gave birth to a baby boy named Jack Hiroki Gifford last week on Tuesday, February 20. "After a long labor with many complications, Baby Jack was finally born two and a half weeks after his due date on 2.20.2018 weighing in at 9lbs 9oz!!!" Vinessa wrote. "Needless to say, we are overjoyed about our new little addition! He and I went through a lot, as the plans of having a natural birth were derailed. But with the support of so many people: family, midwives, and hospital staff, we came out victorious, healthy, and happy!...Ok...
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Doug Jones Would Love to Return as Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus 2

“Wench! Trollop! You buck-toothed, mop-riding, firefly from hell!” One of my favorite horror movies as a kid was Hocus Pocus, co-written by Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers). The film has only grown more precious in my eyes as I’ve grown up due to its utter love of all things Halloween. If you haven’t seen it (for […]

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Doug Jones Would ‘Love’ To Play Billy Butcherson In Hocus Pocus Sequel

Disney fans may yet have a spell cast on them all over again, as an official Hocus Pocus movie sequel could still happen – if Doug Jones gets his way, at least.

The story of the Sanderson Sisters is well known by children of the ’90s, but director Kenny Ortega’s cult classic never managed to open the book of spells again and bring a sequel to our screens.
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Lifetime’s Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance TV movie finds its Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Just as it did with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Lifetime network is set to bring the Royal romance between Britain’s Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle to the small screen this spring with a made-for-tv movie, and Deadline is reporting that the project has found its leads.

Murray Fraser (The Loch) and Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones) are set to portray the couple in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, which “chronicles the courtship and love story between a beloved prince and his new fiancée. The film will examine the history of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress.”

The Royal Wedding is set for May 19th,
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A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Book Will Give You the Magical Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For

Maybe magic exists after all. A feature film sequel to Disney’s beloved 1993 fantasy-comedy is all but dead, but the highly-demanded Hocus Pocus sequel will get resurrected in literary form. An all-new Hocus Pocus book, to be released on the film’s 25th anniversary, will feature a retelling of the classic Halloween movie as well as a sequel that takes place decades later […]

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Edgar Wright Predicted Baby Driver’s Oscar Nominations In 2014

Baby Driver writer/director Edgar Wright predicted his film would receive an Oscar nomination in at least one of the sound categories back in 2014. The crime flick was one of the biggest hits this past summer, earning raves for its stylish presentation and slick action sequences. As many know by now, the set pieces are edited to Wright’s catchy soundtrack selections, enthralling audiences with the sounds of “Bellbottoms,” “Hocus Pocus,” and more. Baby Driver went on to become the most commercially successful film of Wright’s career, grossing $107.8 million domestically.
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8 Old School Disney Channel Shows That Deserve a Reboot

Many of us grew up with TV shows on Disney Channel, planning our Friday nights around the premiere of every single new Disney Channel Original Movie. We laughed, we cried and we prayed that our secret twin sibling would show up out of nowhere, while simultaneously finding out that our mother was born a leprechaun.

The last few years have given all Disney Channel kids hope with the return of That’s So Raven and Boy Meets World via their respective spinoffs, Raven’s Home and Girl Meets World. (Adult Shawn Hunter, anyone?) If you love baby Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sanderson sisters as much as the rest of the world, you probably jumped for joy when a Hocus Pocus remake was announced. Oh, and who can forget the huge news that the Wildcats will return to East High in High School Musical 4?

Sure, all of these reboots are great, but so many more
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How Doug Jones Became Director Guillermo del Toro’s Go-To Master of Disguise (Exclusive)

How Doug Jones Became Director Guillermo del Toro’s Go-To Master of Disguise (Exclusive)
Doug Jones is a chameleon who quite literally disappears into his work.

With over 150 film credits in the last three decades, Jones has become a king of the screen, but you may never have seen his face. Essentially, he has the kind of anonymity many celebrities dream of.

“I get the best of both worlds, honestly,” Jones admitted to Et when we sat down to discuss his latest transformation in Guillermo del Toro’s monster romance The Shape of Water, which is now in theaters. “I get to be in major motion pictures for 30 years and I can go to Starbucks and no one knows who I am. That’s delightful. But also, when it’s announced that I am at Comic-Con or something like that and I’m being ‘Doug Jones’ that day and people know it, I get to play that card, too.”

The key to Jones’ facelessness lies in the fact that his face has
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The Man Behind Your Favorite Movie Monsters: Meet The Shape of Water's Doug Jones

The Man Behind Your Favorite Movie Monsters: Meet The Shape of Water's Doug Jones
From Hocus Pocus to Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, Doug Jones has had a prolific career in Hollywood, embodying many of the most memorable characters in film history. But despite his whopping 150 IMDb credits, it’s rare he’s ever recognized.

The reason? On screen, the actor, 57, is always disguised under layers of heavy makeup. Now starring in Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed monster romance The Shape of Water as — you guessed it — a monster, the 6-foot-3, 140 pound actor says his body is what helps him land roles.

“The reputation I got was that I was tall and skinny and
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Bette Midler Wants Geraldo Rivera to Apologize After Groping Story Resurfaces

Bette Midler Wants Geraldo Rivera to Apologize After Groping Story Resurfaces
Bette Midler’s birthday is on December 1, and what she wants this year is an apology from Geraldo Rivera.

After Fox News contributor Rivera posted an apology for a series of tweets apologizing for seemingly supporting Matt Lauer, Midler took to Twitter on Thursday, writing , “Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this.”

Lauer was fired Wednesday from his anchor spot on “Today” over allegations of sexual harassment.

Tomorrow is my birthday. I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/TkcolFWfA2

Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 30, 2017

Midler’s post includes video footage of an interview with Barbara Walters in the 1991 where the actress
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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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Interview [Part 1]: Doug Jones on Playing His Mysterious, Post-Apocalyptic Character in We’Ve Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew

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Under amazing makeup effects, he stole our hearts as Billy the zombie in Hocus Pocus, warmed our souls as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films, and sent chills down our spines as one of the Gentlemen on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For his role in We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew, actor Doug Jones is not accompanied by practical prosthetics, but he's just as mesmerizing as ever. With Thomas Woodrow's post-apocalyptic film hitting digital and VOD platforms beginning November 21st from The Orchard, I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Jones, and in part 1 of the interview, we dive deep into his new intriguing role that required him to portray an intense paralysis.

In part one of our interview, Jones discusses his intriguing character in We've Forgotten More Than We Ever Knew: a paralyzed man discovered by a man and woman in an empty hotel pool in the post-apocalypse.
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How NCIS Star Sean Murray Celebrates His Dad, a Retired Navy Captain, on Veterans Day

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How NCIS Star Sean Murray Celebrates His Dad, a Retired Navy Captain, on Veterans Day
Sean Murray has played Senior Field Agent Timothy McGee on NCIS for 15 years, but his connection to the Navy runs even deeper than its involvement in his career. The actor’s dad Craig spent 30 years as a naval officer.

“I remember during the Gulf War, my father’s ship had just finished a deployment in in the Gulf and was on its way back when the war started in Kuwait,” Murray, 39, tells People. “They turned around and went back to the Gulf. I have this memory of being at home and watching Saddam Hussein on the television. He was saying
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Bette Midler isn’t a fan of the Hocus Pocus remake

Last month it was announced that Disney is remaking the cult classic Hocus Pocus as a TV movie for The Disney Channel.

The film’s original producer David Kirschner is on board, although the project – penned by Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) – will feature a new cast taking over from Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

While original director Kenny Ortega has previously given his blessing to the remake, the same can’t be said for Bette Midler, who categorically ruled out a cameo by stating “No, no, no!” during an interview with People.

“I know it’s cheap,” said Midler. “It’s going to be cheap! I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character. My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”

Are you interested in the new Hocus Pocus, or
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Bette Midler Doesn’t Support Upcoming TV Remake of Hocus Pocus

I don’t’ know about you guys, but I’m a big fan of the kid’s horror flick Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler. So much so that I was looking forward to the TV remake coming soon. Until today that is… today… Continue Reading →

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Bette Midler Slams Disney Channel's Hocus Pocus Remake: "It's Going to Be Cheap!"

Bette Midler thinks Disney Channel's remake of Hocus Pocus will be "cheap." Back in September, E! News learned that Disney Channel is working on a remake of the classic Halloween movie. A spokesperson for Disney Channel confirmed at the time that the project is in early development and producer David Kirschner, who worked on the original 1993 movie, is set to executive produce. One person not on board with the project? Midler, who played the iconic role of Winifred Sanderson in the film. While attending the New York Restoration Project's Hulaween event on Monday, the actress shared her thoughts on the remake and whether she would be involved during an...
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Bette Midler Has Some Savage Thoughts About the Hocus Pocus Remake: "It's Cheap!"

It's been a solid month since we learned Hocus Pocus is getting the reboot treatment, but we're still not sure if we'll ever get used to the idea. Judging from Bette Midler's recent quotes about the news, we're definitely not alone. While hosting the New York Restoration Project's Hulaween party over the weekend, Midler took a quick break to share her thoughts about how she sees the remake coming together with People. "I know it's cheap," she said. "It's going to be cheap!" Well, damn. We should've known Midler would be the last one to hold back her opinion about the beloved 1993 Halloween film, especially when it comes to her performance as iconic red-headed witch Winifred Sanderson. There are few people who could ever step into her pointy boots, and she knows it. "I'm not sure what they're going to do with my character," she added. "My character is very,
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Bette Midler Bashes Hocus Pocus TV Movie Remake

Bette Midler Bashes Hocus Pocus TV Movie Remake
Fans have waited patiently for Hocus Pocus 2, only to discover that Disney is giving them a TV reboot instead. The original cast, which includes Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy were all excited to return. But we're getting a brand new cast instead. While Hocusheads were upset over this announcement, it perhaps riled no one up quite like it did Midler. She hates the idea of a TV remake, and thinks it's going to be 'cheap'.

At this rate, it's highly unlikely that Bette Midler will devote anytime to the project, and a cameo appearance sounds completely out of the cards, with the Hocus Pocus redo coming to the Disney Channel sometime next year, perhaps just in time for the fall Halloween season.

Bette Midler has serious doubts about this new iteration of her comedy cult classic. Speaking with People Magazine, she offered this thoughts on the poorly conceived remake.
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