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Exclusive: From 'Undressed' to 'StartUp,' a Career Retrospective With Adam Brody

Exclusive: From 'Undressed' to 'StartUp,' a Career Retrospective With Adam Brody
For better or worse, Adam Brody will always be remembered as Seth Cohen from The O.C. The affable and awkward teen is easy to find inside the weathered and wiser 37-year-old Brody, but the San Diego native might never be able to shake his early-aughts pop culture iconography. Despite that infamous role, Brody has had a pretty consistent career over the last two decades, playing opposite Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, being directed by famed playwright Neil Labute and making guest appearances on beloved TV shows like House of Lies and The League. This month, he’s in the buddy comedy Big Bear, where he gets to sport a pretty mean mustache, and returns with the second season of StartUp on Crackle.

With two such diverse roles coming out in the same month and nostalgia for shows like Gilmore Girls and The O.C. at an all-time high, Brody sits down
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From the People Archives: Barry Williams Recalls the Sweet Moment He Asked His TV Mom Florence Henderson Out on a Date

From the People Archives: Barry Williams Recalls the Sweet Moment He Asked His TV Mom Florence Henderson Out on a Date
While Barry Williams — and the rest of the world — continue to mourn the sudden death of Florence Henderson, we dug into the People archives and found a sweet memory that The Brady Bunch star shared years ago in his book, Growing Up Brady.

In 1970, during the show’s second season, the 15-year-old asked his TV mom, then 36, out on a date.

“When those little things called hormones start kicking in, you get excited by even inanimate objects,” he says. “It wasn’t that I sought to bed her. I just wanted to spend time with her.” The date, at any rate,
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Barry Williams, Greg on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Remembers Florence Henderson: ‘Motherly in the Hottest Way’

Barry Williams, Greg on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Remembers Florence Henderson: ‘Motherly in the Hottest Way’
“Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams turned a fair amount of heads with a chapter in his book, “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg,” titled, “Dating Your Mom.” Williams, who played oldest Brady son Greg, did not really date Florence Henderson, who played Brady matriarch Carol, but, Williams told Variety on Friday, “anything that is semi-salacious and ‘Brady’ in the same sentence, and you’re off to the races.”

What Williams and Henderson, who died Thursday at age 82, really had was a five-decade-long friendship. “At different times she acted maternally, but also as a good friend, and then as a mentor,” Williams said.

That mentorship took a form Williams had never seen before. Shortly after “The Brady Bunch” had ended, Williams went to New York to audition for Bob Fosse for the lead role in “Pippin.” The audition was at the Imperial Theater, with Fosse and the bigwig producers and writers in the audience. “There
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You Have to Watch This Throwback Kaley Cuoco Interview From 15 Years Ago!

You Have to Watch This Throwback Kaley Cuoco Interview From 15 Years Ago!
Happy Throwback Thursday! You know what that means, right? Aside from double-tapping on your friends' blast from the past pictures on Instagram, it means taking a look back into E!'s interview vault to remember some of the stars' breakout roles. And this week, it's all about Kaley Cuoco. The actress may have been making headlines for her shocking split from Ryan Sweeting, but let's not forget that Cuoco is also one accomplished celeb in the industry (not to mention one of the highest-earning TV actors right now with Big Bang Theory). However, there was a time when she was just a newbie on the scene, preparing for her role on the TV movie Growing Up Brady in...
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Kaley Cuoco Reveals Hidden Talent in This 'Et' Flashback

Kaley Cuoco Reveals Hidden Talent in This 'Et' Flashback
Kaley Cuoco has proven herself a legitimate television actress, starring in two long-running sitcoms and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame all before her 29th birthday. In celebration of her final year in her 20s, we're taking a look back at her illustrious career – with a hidden talent revealed along the way.

Et first met 14-year-old Kaley back in 2000, when she portrayed Maureen McCormick in the TV movie, Growing Up Brady.

Just two years later, she landed a major starring television role as Bridget Hennessy in the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, playing the daughter of late-comedian John Ritter.

"He's just one of the funnest, funniest people," Kaley said of working with her TV dad. "It's really hard for me to get through scenes because of his expressions! He makes me laugh so hard. I just feel so lucky."

Watch: Kaley Cuoco Recycles Real-Life Wedding Dress for Music Video

Kaley also learned a special talent
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Happy birthday, Kaley Cuoco: Check out 5 pre-'Big Bang Theory' roles

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It's a big day for one of the stars of "The Big Bang Theory," as Kaley Cuoco turns 28 on Saturday (Nov. 30). In honor of the CBS sitcom star's special day, we thought we'd take a look back at five moments in Cuoco's career before she hit it big with those nerds across the hall.

In one of Cuoco's earliest TV moments, the actress appeared in the fourth episode of the cult ABC drama "My So-Called Life," guest-starring as the younger version of Angela Chase (Claire Danes) in flashbacks. Take a glance at Cuoco circa 1994.

Two years later, Cuoco would pop up in another ABC series, guest-starring in a Season 4 episode of "Ellen," doing some more flashback duty, playing Ellen DeGeneres in a look back at her character Ellen Morgan's summer camp days.

Fast forward four more years to 2000, when Cuoco appeared in the NBC made-for-tv movie "Growing Up Brady," based
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Adam Brody: 5 Things To Know About Leighton Meester’s Fiance

You may remember Adam as ‘The O.C.’ hottie Seth Cohen — but if you never watched the show, HollywoodLife.com rounded up everything you need to know about Leighton’s man!

Adam Brody, 33, got engaged to Leighton Meester, 27, on Nov. 20 — and while his fans may be heartbroken that he’s officially off the market, they may be simultaneously happy to learn a few new things about the actor! Did you know that he plays in a band, HollywoodLifers?

Adam Brody: 5 Things To Know About The Newly-Engaged Star Ed Westwick: There's Hope For Chuck & Blair In 'Gossip Girl'

1. Adam isn’t just an actor — he’s a serious musician! He plays the drums for the band Big Japan. We’d go see him in concert!

2. Adam is Jewish, specifically a secular Jew. However, he has stated in the past that he “couldn’t be less religious.” So will
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Watch: 'Brady Bunch' Star Still Has Hots For TV Mom

Watch: 'Brady Bunch' Star Still Has Hots For TV Mom
It was a story of a lovely lady ... but what was it really like behind the scenes of the hit '70s show, "The Brady Bunch"? In this preview clip of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" on Own, Barry Williams (Greg Brady) dishes about his legendary "date" with Florence Henderson and reveals he still has the hots for his TV mom.

"Okay, so here's the lowdown on this," Williams says. "I had a crush on Florence Henderson. Like who didn't? And she was twice my age."

Williams says the two shared a common interest in music. "So I took her out to dinner and we talked music and how I might be able to integrate it into my career," he says.

But career talk wasn't all that went on. "I picked her up in my own car and I took her home, and when we said goodnight, I gave her a little kiss.
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Buzz Time Machine: Adam Brody Stars in Growing Up Brady

With all the buzz about his new film Damsels in Distress, we were thinking about how much we loved Adam Brody back in the day. Ok, still do. We did some digging to see if we could find anything from his pre-Seth Cohen days, and guess what? We struck gold. Turns out Adam got his start playing Barry Williams in the made-for-tv movie Growing Up Brady, though it will heretofore be known as Growing Up Brody. In this scene, he's finding young love with his costar/onscreen sister (it's The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco!), to the tune of "Crimson and Clover." You're welcome.
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'The Waltons' reunite for 40 year anniversary

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If you're a child of the '70s, you'll remember "The Waltons" as the sometimes corny TV series that coined the phrase "Good night, John Boy." It was, of course, a reference to the show's folksy ending each week -- the camera would pan away from a farm house as lights went out and the titular Waltons would all say good night to each other in turn.

On Friday (Dec. 2), several "Waltons" cast members -- including Kami Cotler (Elizabeth), Jon Walmsley (Jason), David Harper (Jim Bob), Eric Scott (Ben), Michael Learned (Olivia, aka "Ma"), Richard Thomas (John Boy), Judy Norton (Mary Ellen) and Mary Elizabeth McDonough (Erin) -- reunited on "Today" to talk to Matt Lauer about the show's 40th anniversary.

The actors talked about their lifelong friendships and why no one from the show never wrote a tell-all book,
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Hot Video: Diablo Cody Interviews Adam Brody From Her Trailer

Be still my O.C.-lovin' heart! I've always had a crush on Adam Brody (aka Seth Cohen, the epitome of all things geek-tastic), and it's still alive and well thanks to this video of the actor being interviewed by Diablo Cody. Cody has just started a quirky online show called Red Band Trailer, where she chats with celebs from her Airstream. It's kind of like her version of Between Two Ferns, except less awkward and actually informative. For example, do you remember Brody in the made-for-tv movie Growing Up Brady? In her first episode, Cody talks with Brody to ask about his fan following, his favorite drummer, and, yep, Captain Oats (whatever happened to that horse?). It may be long, but trust me, it's worth it if you appreciate Cody's brand of snark, or just Brody's charm. Bonus: watch for a dig at Kristen Stewart and a funny "cameo
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Celebrity Biography: Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco is still only in her twenties and she's already starred in three major television series: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (TV), Charmed (TV), and the current hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory (TV). Actually, it's four popular shows if one includes the animated series Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (TV). The California native was born Kaley Christine Cuoco on November 30, 1985, to Gary Cuoco and Layne Anne Wingate, and was only six when she kicked off her career as a model and actress. Her first screen credit was the made-for-television movie Quicksand: No Escape (1992), and that was soon followed by a variety of TV guest shots and film appearances, including My So-Called Life (TV), Virtuosity (1995), Picture Perfect (1997), the Disney Channel movie Alley Cats Strike (1999), Growing Up Brady (2000), in which she portrayed Maureen McCormick, and 7th Heaven (TV). Her big break came in 2002, when the petite, blue-eyed blond landed the
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'Mork' under microscope for NBC movie

NBC is extending its successful Behind the Camera movie franchise with Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy', a behind-the-scenes look at the 1978 ABC sitcom's instant success with a focus on the meteoric rise to fame of its star Robin Williams. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos has been tapped to play Williams in the project, from Stanley M. Brooks' Once Upon a Time Films. Comedy scribe David Misch, whose first writing job was on Mork & Mindy, penned the script for the movie, which is executive produced by Matt Dorff (NBC's Growing Up Brady) and former Turner executive Jim Head. Neill Fearnley, who directed ABC's Inside the Osmonds from a script by Dorff, is on board to helm The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy', which is slated to begin production next month.

NBC takes off with 'Angels' for McDougall

NBC has given the green light to its behind-the-scenes look at ABC's sexy 1970s action drama Charlie's Angels. Sugar & Spice director Francine McDougall has been tapped to direct Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels, which will focus on how Aaron Spelling's pop culture hit starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith got off the ground and will chronicle its tumultuous first season. McDougall will direct the movie from a script by Matt Dorff (NBC's Growing Up Brady). Dorff and Michael G. Larkin (TNT's Red Water) will executive produce in association with Jaffe/Braunstein Films. The Charlie's Angels film follows the success of NBC's Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company, which was one of the top-rated original movies of the 2002-03 season in adults 18-49.

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