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Suzanne Somers eyes Three's Company revival with Ritter's son

October 30th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Suzanne Somers
Beloved U.S. TV star Suzanne Somers is keen to revive cult show Three's Company with her late co-star John Ritter's actor son.

The actress and self-help guru admits she came up with the idea for a return to primetime TV recently and now she's keen to seek out support for her dream project.

She tells the debut issue of America's Closer magazine, "I said to my husband the other day, 'You know what would make a great sitcom? If (my character) Chrissy Snow's son was Jason Ritter!'

"It would mean that ultimately, Jack (John Ritter's character) and Chrissy got married and they had Jason. It is...
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John Ritter's widow finds love again

May 15th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Amy Yasbeck
John Ritter's widow has found love again, 10 years after the death of her actor husband.

The former Three's Company star passed away in September, 2003, leaving behind his wife Amy Yasbeck, who has moved on from the heartache with lawyer Michael Plonsker, the man who helped the 50 year old win a wrongful death lawsuit against Ritter's doctors for misdiagnosing an aortic dissection.

Ritter died shortly after surgery to treat a suspected heart attack.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "Amy and Michael were thrown together by the unbearable circumstances of their court cause. She was st...
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5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

December 9th, 2011 10:00am EST
The Sitter Poster
Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Top On-Set Celebrity Feuds

February 27th, 2009 11:32am EST
The View
Hilary vs. Faye, Beyonce vs. Etta and Chris Brown vs. Decent Society: No doubt about it, the celebrity feud is alive and well. Though many celeb squabbles make for amusing gossip fodder, it's rare for public battles to result in real-life rows; except, of course, when volatile stars enact personal wars in the workplace. What do you get when you cross massive egos and crippling insecurities with bright klieg lights and tight shooting schedules? Ten of the juiciest on-set squabbles in Hollywood history, that's what. Lights, camera, altercation!

Debra Winger vs. Shirley MacLaine -- Te...
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Slideshow: Famous Amys

August 27th, 2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

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Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

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Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

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A...
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Good Looks Don't Run in the Family

August 25th, 2008 11:12am EDT
Hilary Duff
Brothers and sisters tend to fight and get jealous of one another. But could you imagine if your sibling was more famous and better looking than you? Ouch! Here's a list of celebrities and their not so good looking siblings.

Cameron Diaz and her sister Chimene

Cameron Diaz and her older sister Chimene Cain have a very close relationship and although Chimene isn't a famous actress like her little sis, it seems as though she's perfectly happy with life. She is married with a daughter and has a great bond with Cameron. Unlike Cameron, Chimene has red hair, blue eyes that are not as ...
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James Garner Hospitalized After Stroke

May 14th, 2008 8:14am EDT
James Garner
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Garner, who was hospitalized late last week after suffering a minor stroke, is doing well and should be going home shortly, the veteran television and film star's publicist said Tuesday.

The star of such TV shows as ''Maverick'' and ''The Rockford Files'' went to the hospital after becoming ill at home Friday, said his publicist, Jennifer Allen.

''He's still in the hospital but my understanding is he is doing well and will be going home soon. When, exactly, we have not been told yet,'' Allen told The Associated Press.

Garner, who turned 80 last month,...
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Amy Yasbeck 'Shocked' Over Wrongful Death Verdict

March 23rd, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Amy Yasbeck
The widow of John Ritter has spoken for the first time since two doctors were cleared of misdiagnosing the actor's fatal heart condition. Amy Yasbeck and the couple's eldest children had launched a $67 million wrongful death case against cardiologist Joseph Lee and radiologist Matthew Lotysch at Glendale's Superior Court, following the actor's sudden demise in September 2003.

But the case found neither professional was guilty of misconduct.

However, Yasbeck admits she was disappointed by the decision. She tells talk show host Larry King, "I was shocked because I know - I know the...
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Josh Ritter Is Not Related To John Ritter

March 21st, 2008 1:25pm EDT
Josh Ritter
Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter was once offered comforting words from the afterlife by a psychic who wrongly assumed he was the son of late actor John Ritter. The folk star is regularly linked with the TV star, who suddenly died from heart failure in 2003, because they share the same surname.

Ritter accepts the link is something he'll always be forced to deny, but he was left dumbstruck when a clairvoyant approached him to reassure him his dead 'dad' is proud of him.

He says, "People always assume he's my dad. I did a show in Philadelphia and there was this guy who said he was a ps...
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John Ritter's Doctors Cleared In Wrongful Death Case

March 16th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Amy Yasbeck
The two doctors accused of misdiagnosing late actor John Ritter's fatal heart condition have been cleared by a California court. The TV star's widow, Amy Yasbeck, and the couple's eldest children launched a $67 million wrongful death case against cardiologist Joseph Lee and radiologist Matthew Lotysch at Glendale's Superior Court, following the actor's tragic and sudden passing in September 2003.

Yasbeck and her family claimed Dr. Lotysch failed to spot an enlargement of the aorta during a scan in 2001, while Dr. Lee was accused of missing an aortic dissection, and instead treated him ...
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John Ritter Left 'Food Poisoning' Message Before His Death

February 29th, 2008 12:19pm EST
John Ritter
Popular actor John Ritter feared he had fallen victim to a serious bout of food poisoning on the day he died, according to a phone message that was played at his wrongful death trial in California.

As part of his widow Amy Yasbeck's testimony on Friday, Ritter was heard warning his wife that he was feeling unwell in a message he left just before he was taken to hospital from the set of sitcom 8 Simple Rules... For Dating My Teenage Daughter.

In the message, Ritter said, "Hi honey, this is John. I'm in my dressing room and not feeling very well. I think I have food poisoning. The...
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The Stars Of 'Cheers' & 'Married...With Children:' Where Are They Now?

January 16th, 2008 11:19am EST
Married…With Children
In the 80s, viewers tuned in to two series that featured some of the most popular theme songs on television: "Married...With Children" and "Cheers." What happened to the stars of these popular shows?

Cheers (1982-93)

Who can forget the words from the opening sequence: Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got/Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot/Wouldn't you like to get away?

For 11 great years we watched regulars Carla (Rhea Pearlman), Norm (George Wendt), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come into the Cheers ...
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Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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John Ritter Ignored Medical Advice

August 31st, 2007 9:11am EDT
John Ritter
The three doctors fighting charges they mishandled actor John Ritter's medical treatment on the night he died have revealed the Bad Santa star ignored advice to see a heart specialist.

Ritter's widow Amy Yasbeck has already won a $12.5 million settlement from Los Angeles' Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, claiming her husband would still be alive if staff had taken a simple X-ray when the actor checked into the emergency room complaining of chest pains.

It was too late to save Ritter when doctors eventually realised he had a tear in a blood vessel and he suffered a massive hea...
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Ritter's Widow Still Battling Wrongful Death Lawsuit

August 5th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Amy Yasbeck
The widow of late actor John Ritter is still battling doctors for failing to diagnose a congenital heart defect which she believes led to her husband's death. The star's wife Amy Yasbeck filed a lawsuit against doctors at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, California, claiming her husband was misdiagnosed twice.

Yasbeck and her five children already settled for $12.5 million from the Californian hospital where Ritter died - but now they are still battling three New York doctors who have submitted subpoenas arguing that the hospital's medics were not negligent.

The doctors' ...
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TV Land Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Three's Company' with 24-Hour Marathon

March 12th, 2007 12:05pm EDT
Three
TV Land celebrates the comedic misadventures of the zaniest roommates on television -- Jack, Janet and Chrissy -- with a 24-hour marathon saluting the 30th Anniversary of the Emmy Award-winning series Three's Company beginning Saturday, March 17, at 8:00pm (all times ET/PT).

Tune in to relive some of television's most hilarious and madcap episodes including a retrospective show hosted by Lucille Ball, the pilot episode recounting how it all started and the series finale. TV Land will also showcase episodes from the hit series' spin-off, "The Ropers" and "Three's a Crowd."

Fans ca...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 17

September 17th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Doug E. Fresh
Happy Birthday to singer Jennifer Pena (1983), Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau (1979), "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (1975), Red "Power Ranger" Austin St. John (1975), NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson (1975), NBA star Rasheed Wallace (1974), singer Anastacia (1968), rapper Doug E. Fresh (1966), "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer (1965), "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann (1962), King's X guitarist Ty Tabor (1961), comedienne Rita Rudner (1956), actor Charles Martinet (1955), actress Cassandra Peterson (1951), "Three's Company" star John Ritter (1948; d. 2003), "One Flew...
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Stephen King's "It" To Be Remade

June 11th, 2006 9:00pm EDT
Stephen King
Classic Stephen King horror mini-series "It" is set for a remake.

Salem's Lot screenwriter Peter Filardi is reportedly reworking the script of the 1990 TV epic, which starred Tim Curry as a demonic clown.

The original also starred John Ritter, Annette O'Toole and a young Seth Green.

The mini-series, based on King's novel of the same name, follows the fortunes of seven kids fighting an evil clown, called Pennywise, in 1960s Maine.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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John Ritter's Family Reaches Settlement With Hospital

March 16th, 2006 9:58am EST
John Ritter & Amy Yasbeck
John Ritter's family has reached a settlement with officials at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in California after suing the medics there for wrongful death and medical malpractice. Ritter died in the hospital in 2003 after collapsing on the set of his sitcom Eight Simple Rules.

Ritter's wife Amy Yasbeck and son Jason Ritter maintained the actor's life would have been saved had it not been for some costly mistakes. A court hearing, which is expected to end the legal dispute, will take place tomorrow.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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