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15 Celebrities Who've Had Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)

10/31/2014 2:30pm EDT
15 Celebrities Who've Had Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)
Many celebrities have come close to death, whether through car crashes (Tracy Morgan), surfing accidents (Gerard Butler) or drug overdoses (Eminem), but only a handful have had what can be described as near-death experiences (NDEs). These are people who have died, seen something on the other side, and have come back to life.

In 2001, actress Sharon Stone ("Basic Instinct," "Total Recall," "Casino") had a brain aneurysm that nearly killed her. She described the incident to Katie Couric, saying she felt like she had been shot in the head. The impact was so great, she fell over the sofa.


TNT Cancels 'Dallas' After Three Seasons

10/5/2014 10:01am EDT
TNT has canceled its revival of hit 80s series "Dallas," the network announced on Friday.

The show ran for three seasons and incorporated several of the show's original members, including Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, into the new cast, which included Jesse Metcalfe and Jordana Brewster.

TNT announced the news just a week after the third season finale.

"We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga," a spokesperson for the net told Deadline. "We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the e...

Cast Of 'Dallas' Remembers Larry Hagman At Paley Fest

3/11/2013 1:15pm EDT
Larry Hagman
The cast of Dallas paid their respect and shared memories of Larry Hagman over the weekend.

The iconic actor lost his battle with cancer on November 23, 2012 from complications from cancer. At the time of his death, he was midway through shooting scenes as scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing for the second season of the rebooted soap opera, and his death was incorporated into the storyline.

Several of his co-stars attended Los Angeles' Paley Fest event on Sunday to discuss the show, and they reminisced about their memories of Hagman.

Patrick Duffy recalled, "He was such an observer of the worl...

Price Of Larry Hagman's Ranch Slashed In Half

12/30/2012 4:12pm EST
Larry Hagman
The asking price of Larry Hagman's California ranch has been cut by almost half after its original $11 million listing failed to attract a buyer.

The "Dallas" star, who died in November, put the sprawling 43-acres estate on the market in 2009, but property realtors have been struggling to sell the house so they have lowered the price.

The Ojai ranch, which boasts nine bedrooms, solar power and a helicopter pad, is now on sale for $6.5 million.

Hagman, 81, passed away in a Texas hospital after suffering from complications related to cancer. He had been starring in a revival of his beloved...

Larry Hagman To Star Posthumously In TV Prank Show

12/27/2012 11:07am EST
Larry Hagman
Late Dallas star Larry Hagman will make a return to TV from beyond the grave among the stars of a new prank special.

The actor, who died in November, will be one of the celebrities featured in I Get That A Lot, in which stars masquerade as ordinary people and act like they're not famous when they're recognized.

Hagman filmed his segment in September, and appears as a salesman offering free samples of barbecue sauce, according to TV Guide.

The special, which will air in the spring, will also feature Jane Seymour and comedian Cheech Marin.

J.R. Ewing Set For 'Dallas' Funeral

12/12/2012 8:52am EST
Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman's iconic Dallas character J.R. Ewing is set for a proper send-off on the hit drama reboot.

The Dallas writing team is coming up with an episode revolving around a funeral farewell for the corrupt oil baron played by Hagman, who lost his battle with cancer last month.

According to, Ewing's service is scheduled to air in March during the eighth episode of the forthcoming second season.

Hagman is expected to feature in at least the first five episodes of the new series, but there have been no details about the nature of his character's demise.

'Dallas' Stars Hold An On Set Tribute To Larry Hagman

11/29/2012 5:15pm EST
Larry Hagman's Dallas co-stars gathered together on the set of the hit show to pay tribute to the late star on Tuesday.

Veterans Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Ken Kercheval are reprising their roles in the drama alongside new stars Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, and they are currently shooting the second season of the show's reboot.

The cast and crew were left reeling when Hagman passed away on Friday following a battle with throat cancer and leukemia, and his tearful pals came together on the Dallas set on Tuesday morning to remember their colleague.

The actors and crew members s...

'Dallas' To Change Script To Reflect Larry Hagman's Death

11/25/2012 3:12pm EST
Dallas 2012
Executives behind the Dallas re-boot are scrambling to change the show's storyline following the death of star Larry Hagman.

The veteran actor, who passed away on Friday, spent months battling cancer, but he refused to let his illness affect his career and continued working while he was undergoing treatment.

TV bosses are currently shooting the second series of the relaunched Dallas, in which Hagman reprises his role as oil tycoon J.R. Ewing from the original TV soap, and he had filmed several episodes before he was taken ill.

It has now been confirmed the show's writing team will have t...

More Stars Pay Tribute To 'Dallas' Star Larry Hagman

11/25/2012 8:11am EST
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Marlee Matlin, Simon Cowell Larry King and Vanessa Williams are among the stars who have paid tribute to Dallas legend Larry Hagman following his death on Friday.

The veteran actor passed away at a hospital in Texas after suffering complications from his battle with cancer, during which he continued to shoot scenes for the revamped Dallas TV show.

He is best remembered for his portrayal of scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing in the original version of the soap opera, which ran from 1978 to 1991, and many of his famous fans have taken to to express their sadness at his death.


'Dallas' Stars Pay Tribute To Larry Hagman

11/24/2012 11:39am EST
Larry Hagman's Dallas co-stars Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal and Ken Kercheval have paid tribute to the actor, who died from cancer complications on Friday.

Gray, who played Sue Ellen Ewing, the wife of Hagman's backstabbing oil magnate J.R. Ewing in the legendary TV drama, was with her friend and co-star when he died in a Texas hospital.

She released a statement late on Friday, in which she called the star "my best friend for 35 years," adding, "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss ...

Iconic 'Dallas', 'I Dream Of Jeannie' Star Larry Hagman Dies At 81

11/24/2012 8:19am EST
Larry Hagman
Dallas star Larry Hagman passed away Friday afternoon in a Texas hospital after suffering from complications related to cancer, according to reports.

The TV star, who recently returned to playing ruthless oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the 2012 revamp of the acclaimed 80s nighttime soap, was 81.

Hagman's family released a statement on the star's death that reads, "Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most... When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for."

Executives at the TNT network, which airs the ...

'Dallas' Returns Tonight: See Behind-The-Scenes Photos & Facts

6/13/2012 11:00am EDT
Tonight's the big night: after 21 years off the air, "Dallas" is returning to primetime on TNT. Fans are very excited about the series' return, but not everyone thought it would happen.

Patrick Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, recently told the Hollywood Reporter, "I personally never thought that Dallas would resurrect itself again because I didn't think anybody knew how to do it. And it was proven to me on the few attempts that were made."

In tribute to his character, TNT recently launched a steamy ad campaign showing Duffy showering with his co-stars with the tagline: "They're back, and ...

Larry Hagman: 'JR Hasn't Changed Any, I'm Very Happy With That'

6/12/2012 10:20am EDT
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Dallas was a phenomenon in the ‘80s with the sexy, scandalous stories of the oil drilling Ewing family. Like anything that was once popular, they’re bringing it back. Only instead of remaking Dallas, TNT has brought back the original cast for some drama with a new generation of actors playing the Ewing kids.

Larry Hagman returns as the ultimate bad guy JR Ewing. It’s been 21 years since Dallas went off the air, but he’s still the same old JR “Hell, I know the character,” Hagman said. “He hasn’t changed any. I’m very happy with that. They’re writing in that direction, too.”

Linda Gray is b...

Larry Hagman & Patrick Duffy Wanted To Do An 'Airplane!' Spoof Of 'Dallas'

6/7/2012 12:09pm EDT
After they finished the 14th season, "Dallas" stars Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy wanted to write a spoof version of their hit primetime soap. But producers shot down their idea.

The legendary sex-and-scandal program ended in 1991 amid plummeting ratings, and later the two actors got together to discuss reviving it. They both favoured a comedy version of the Ewing family exploits based on 1980 spoof disaster movie "Airplane!," but Dallas bosses vetoed the project.

Hagman tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I thought we were going to make a comedy out of it."

Duffy adds, "Larry and I thought ...

The Devilish J.R. Ewing Returns To 'Dallas'

6/7/2012 9:01am EDT
"Dallas" is back. The massively popular primetime soap about the oil-rich Ewing family returns on June 13, and Larry Hagman, who plays the irresistable J.R. Ewing, is thrilled about returning.

The 80-year-old actor told USA Today, "It's been 20 years, and it's just gone by like that. It's unbelievable. It's like nothing happened in between."

Hagman, who recently battled cancer, predicts the show will be a hit with viewers. He recently told the Wall Street Journal, "The price of gasoline (today). The price of oil. Exxon declares the biggest profit in history of any corporation. The same ...

Larry Hagman Predicts New 'Dallas' Will Be A Hit With Viewers

5/23/2012 9:11am EDT
Larry Hagman has predicted the new series of Dallas will be a ratings hit because oil bosses are pocketing huge profits while gasoline prices soar - just as they did when the show first launched in 1978.

The sex-and-scandal drama became an instant viewer favorite first time round as audiences connected with Hagman's realistic portrayal of money-hungry oil magnate J.R. Ewing.

The show returns in June, and the actor is convinced viewers will once again tune in as it reflects the public's current perception of energy giants.

He tells the Wall Street Journal, "The price of gasoline (today). ...

Jesse Metcalfe Was Hesitant About Taking On 'Dallas' Remake Role

5/11/2012 3:43pm EDT
Jesse Metcalfe
Actor Jesse Metcalfe was initially cautious to sign up for a starring role on the new Dallas revamp because he felt the TV industry was already flooded with too many series remakes.

The former Desperate Housewives star had just filmed another new TV show in Texas when he was approached to join the original cast members of the 1980s night time soap opera, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, for an updated version of the drama.

However, Metcalfe was "critical of the idea" and wasn't convinced a modern-day Dallas would be a hit - until he gave the script a proper read through.


'Dallas' Ad References Infamous Shower Scene From Original Series

3/29/2012 3:00pm EDT
Dallas Ad
Producers of the new series of legendary drama Dallas have made a cheeky reference to the show's most famous moment in a billboard advertisement for the relaunch.

Viewers were left stunned in 1986 when Bobby Ewing came back from the dead after he passed away following a car crash the previous season.

The infamous plot peaked when the character, played by Patrick Duffy, was found by his grieving widow Pamela enjoying a morning shower, and his death - and the entire season - was explained away as a dream.

The audacious move sparked anger and awe in equal measure among fans of the show -...

The Cast, Crew & Fans Are Passionate About The 'Dallas' Redo

2/4/2012 8:00am EST
Whatever you do, don't call the upcoming "Dallas" television series a remake. Rather it's a continuation of the original series, which aired from 1978 until 1991. In fact, many fans are calling the 2012 version, which will air this summer, season 15.

Many familiar Ewing faces will be returning to Southfork including J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). They will be joined by a new generation of Ewings and their counterparts, such as Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalf), Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster), Rebecca Sutter (Julie Gonzalo), Jo...

Larry Hagman Goes Vegan To Fight Cancer

1/9/2012 8:03am EST
Larry Hagman
Actor Larry Hagman has shed 25 pounds after turning vegan in a bid to overcome cancer.

The Dallas legend announced in October he is receiving treatment for the illness and he overhauled his lifestyle following the diagnosis. Hagman is convinced his new diet is helping him beat the disease, insisting: "I'm feeling great and I'm back on track."

He tells Britain's Mail On Sunday, "I've finished treatment and the doctors are thrilled with my progress. My outcome looks very positive. It's my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I've given myself the best start po...

Check Out TNT's New 'Dallas' Trailer - Will You Tune In?

12/1/2011 5:00pm EST
Dallas Reboot
One show changed television forever - "Dallas" - according to the trailer for TNT's upcoming reboot.

Set in the big state of Texas, "Dallas" lives life large and in the fast lane and brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the original drama, which aired from 1978 until 1991.

The new "Dallas" stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong. They will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing from the original series.

Brewster, who plays Elena Ramos, told over the summer...

Larry Hagman, 80, Has Cancer

10/14/2011 4:57pm EDT
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"Dallas" star Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 80-year-old actor revealed the news in a statement to TV Guide magazine on Friday, assuring fans his cancer is highly treatable and he hopes it won't force him to pull out of the upcoming "Dallas" TV remake.

Hagman is confirmed to reprise his role as villainous oil tycoon J.R. Ewing in at least the first four episodes.

He says, "As J.R., I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be ...

Linda Gray 'In Denial' About 'Dallas' Relaunch

10/3/2011 7:45pm EDT
Linda Gray
Dallas star Linda Gray still hasn't packed her bags for her move to Texas to start filming for the show's relaunch this month, revealing she's "in denial" about its comeback.

Producers of the cult serial drama confirmed last year they were planning to bring Dallas back to the small screen, and they have since signed up each member of the original cast except Victoria Principal.

Gray, who starts shooting her scenes on the real-life Southfork Ranch near Plano, Texas later this month, still can't believe she's getting a second chance to play J.R. Ewing's alcoholic wife Sue Ellen.

The actres...

Happy 80th Birthday, Larry Hagman!

9/21/2011 9:20am EDT
Larry Hagman
He became known to millions around the world as scheming, backstabbing oil baron J.R. Ewing in classic TV drama series "Dallas" - and Larry Hagman will celebrate a Texas-sized milestone on Wednesday when he turns 80.

Hagman, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, was an established TV and movie actor in the when he was catapulted to worldwide fame after landing the role of the treacherous businessman in 1978.

And as he prepares to re-visit his most famous character when Dallas re-launches next year, WENN has put together 10 fascinating facts about the star to say - Happy Birthday, Larry!

- Hagma...

Charlene Tilton And Steve Kanaly Sign Up For 'Dallas' Reboot

6/7/2011 12:36pm EDT
Charlene Tilton
The upcoming reboot of TV hit Dallas will feature a full reunion of the surviving original characters after Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly signed up to the show.

Bosses at TNT network are re-launching the legendary drama series later this year and they persuaded stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy to reprise their roles as members of the Ewing family.

The other two surviving members of the original cast - Tilton and Kanaly, who played Lucy Ewing and Ray Krebbs - were not included in the list but they have now been signed up by producers following a public plea by Tilton...

Jordana Brewster Promises 'There Will Be Plenty Of Sex' In 'Dallas' Remake

6/6/2011 9:25am EDT
Jordana Brewster
The new "Dallas" TV series is sure to steam up TV sets if sexy star Jordana Brewster's set report is to be believed.

The "Fast Five" pin-up has revealed her first day on set was all about the sex, and she insists fans of saucy TV should tune in when the series debuts.

Brewster tells, "My opening scene, literally our first day, was on my birthday, and I shot in only a man's shirt - so that should tell you something. (It's) a sexy show for sure. There will be plenty of shirts off and there will be plenty of sex."

The new "Dallas" will also feature "Desperate Housewives" co-star...

Larry Hagman Raises $500,000 At Memorabilia Auction

6/5/2011 11:30am EDT
Larry Hagman
Dallas legend Larry Hagman raised more than $500,000 after auctioning off a portion of his memorabilia collection on Saturday.

The TV villain, famed for his portrayal of sleazy oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, sold off a number of personal valuables collected over the years at Julien's Auctions in California.

Hagman, who opened the sale in style by riding through the streets of Beverly Hills on horseback, was on hand to describe the items going under the hammer for bidders, according to the Associated Press.

The best-selling lot was a silver saddle, which fetched a staggering $80,000, while a port...

Larry Hagman Selling Off TV Memorabilia Collection

5/9/2011 11:15pm EDT
Larry Hagman
Former Dallas villain Larry Hagman is selling off his collection of memorabilia, art and antiques from the Ojai, California ranch he recently sold.

The treasure trove of personal stuff includes scripts from the original Dallas TV series, J.R. Ewing's cowboy boots and memorabilia from his other TV hits I Dream Of Jeannie, Bewitched and My Favorite Martian.

Hagman is also putting personal antiques, fine and decorative art and furniture up for sale - and there will also be items he collected from his actress mother Mary Martin's career.

The sale, to be held at the prestigious Julien's Aucti...

Charlene Tilton: 'They've Gotta Bring Me Back!'

3/15/2011 12:33pm EDT
Charlene Tilton
Former Dallas star Charlene Tilton is urging producers to offer her a role in the upcoming reboot of the series after reading a "wonderful" script for the new show.

The diminutive blonde played Lucy Ewing, niece of scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing, on the hit program from 1978 to 1985 and again from 1988 to 1990. Bosses at TNT network announced last year they are remaking the show after plans for a big screen movie version fell through.

Original stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray have signed up to reprise their roles as J.R., Bobby Ewing, and Sue Ellen - and now Tilton is pi...

Jesse Metcalfe Joins 'Dallas' Remake

2/11/2011 8:35am EST
Jesse Metcalfe
Desperate Housewives hunk Jesse Metcalfe is about to join the Ewings in the Dallas revamp.

The actor has signed up to play oil tycoon J.R. Ewing's nephew in the update of the hit 1980s soap.

He'll reportedly join Julie Gonzalo and Josh Henderson as the cast for the new show takes shape.

Original Dallas stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will revive their old roles as J.R., Sue Ellen and Bobby Ewing in the new show.

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