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Dick Van Dyke's Car Catches Fire & He Jokes About Incident

August 20th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Owen Wilson
Dick Van Dyke was pulled out of his car just moments before it burst into flames on a Los Angeles freeway on Monday.

The Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang actor stopped on the side of road after experiencing some car trouble, and passing driver Jason Pennington pulled the 87-year-old star out of his Jaguar as it filled up with smoke. Seconds later the vehicle's engine burst into flames.

Van Dyke was "slightly disoriented," according to reports. However, he wasn't harmed in the incident and refused medical treatment.  The actor's makeup artist wife Arlene picked him ...
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Dick Van Dyke Cancels Appearance Due To Neurological Disorder

April 17th, 2013 7:34pm EDT
Dick Van Dyke
Legend Dick Van Dyke was forced to cancel a public appearance in New York last week after he suffered from fatigue. Now it appears the symptoms may be due to a neurological disorder.

The 87 year-old, known for his roles in Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang among countless others, was due to appear at the 92nd Street Y (92Y) community center. However, his rep told Entertainment Tonight Van Dyke was unable to attend due to "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder."

The rep also said that Van Dyke will be cancell...
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Dick Van Dyke To Receive 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

August 21st, 2012 11:39am EDT
Dick Van Dyke
Movie veteran Dick Van Dyke is to be handed the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

The actor will receive the accolade at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles next year.

The prize, which is given annually to actors who display the "finest ideals of the acting profession," will be handed to Van Dyke in recognition of his career achievements and humanitarian work, according to Deadline.com.

Ken Howard, President of the Screen Actors Guild, says, "Dick is the consummate entertainer - an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major ca...
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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50 Years Later, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Still Holds Up

September 19th, 2011 8:18pm EDT
'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
It’s almost impossible to believe, but it’s true: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ premiered on CBS 50 years ago next month. Yes, it was half a century ago that America was first introduced to the Petries’ living room and the office of Alan Brady’s writing staff.

What’s even more amazing is that the show still holds up better than ever. ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ was one of the first sitcoms to depict a husband and wife who actually had the hots for each other – even though they supposedly slept in separate beds. (It was obvious that wasn’t always the case. I mean, they had a kid and everything.)...
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Mary Tyler Moore To Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

September 9th, 2011 10:25am EDT
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore will receive SAG’s Life Achievement Award at the awards ceremony in January 2012.  The actress, who will turn 75 in December, is of course being honored for her unforgettable TV work in ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and her own self-titled sitcom.

SAG is also said to be impressed by her film roles, her work on Broadway, and her humanitarian efforts.  Moore suffers from Type 1 Diabetes, a condition that has left her health fragile.  She frequently speaks about the disease, lobbies for more research and funds, and wrote a book about her experiences with it in 2009.

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'Dick Van Dyke' Writer Sem Denoff Dies At 83

July 11th, 2011 5:34pm EDT
Dick Van Dyke
Sam Denoff, a prolific TV writer who won two Emmys for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and who created 'That Girl,' has died at age 83. He had reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

Denoff started in TV writing for shows like 'Your Show of Shows' and 'McHale's Navy' before he struck gold with writing partner Bill Persky. Carl Reiner recruited them to write for Van Dyke's show, and the pair became favorites in the latter half of the show's run. They won an Emmy in 1964 for various episodes, and in 1966 were nominated for two episodes: They won for the classic 'Coast to Coast Big Mouth' e...
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Classic TV Comedy Icons: Where Are They Now?

January 28th, 2011 11:16am EST
Hot In Cleveland
In the season premiere of TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ Betty White’s character, Elka, found herself in jail. A slim cell mate who called her “fresh meat” turned around and turned out to be none other than Mary Tyler Moore. The cameo was more a wink at the two icons’ history together, with the characters noting it had been 33 years since they’d seen each other – exactly as long as it had been since Moore and White worked together on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’

This sequence made me wonder – what are all the iconic TV actors from the glory days up to? Aside from this cameo, Moore re-eme...
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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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Celebrity Birthdays, December 13

December 13th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Happy Birthday to Evanescence singer Amy Lee (1981), "Jarhead" actor Jamie Foxx (1967), pop-funk bandleader Morris Day (1957), "Mr. Pink" Steve Buscemi (1957), musician/bowhunter Ted Nugent (1948), baseball player Ferguson Jenkins (1943), "The Sound of Music" actor Christopher Plummer (1927), and comedic actor Dick Van Dyke (1925).
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Celebrities Help Put New Face On Alzheimer's

April 16th, 2007 12:23pm EDT
Lea Thompson
Dozens of celebrities are lending their time, talents and faces to educate the public on the facts of Alzheimer's disease and challenge more than five million people -- one for every person currently living with the disease -- to get involved.

A photo collection of 23 famous faces wearing purple T-shirts featuring motivational words from the Alzheimer's Association's new consumer campaign will be unveiled today in New York. The photo exhibit of well-known Alzheimer's Champions are slated to travel to more than 12 markets later this year as part of the first comprehensive public educat...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 13

December 13th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Happy Birthday to Evanescence singer Amy Lee (1981), "Jarhead" actor Jamie Foxx (1967), pop-funk bandleader Morris Day (1957), "Mr. Pink" Steve Buscemi (1957), musician/bowhunter Ted Nugent (1948), baseball player Ferguson Jenkins (1943), "The Sound of Music" actor Christopher Plummer (1927), and comedic actor Dick Van Dyke (1925).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 13

December 13th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Happy Birthday to Evanescence singer Amy Lee (1981), "Jarhead" actor Jamie Foxx (1967), pop-funk bandleader Morris Day (1957), "Mr. Pink" Steve Buscemi (1957), musician/bowhunter Ted Nugent (1948), baseball player Ferguson Jenkins (1943), "The Sound of Music" actor Christopher Plummer (1927), and comedic actor Dick Van Dyke (1925).
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