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A Proper Send Off

August 20th, 2014 7:24pm EDT
Billy Crystal To Lead Emmys Tribute To Robin Williams
Comedian Billy Crystal will lead a tribute honoring his late friend Robin Williams during Monday night's Emmy Awards.

Emmys producer Don Mischer told E! Online, "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice."

Mischer said in a statement last week: "Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

Crystal and Williams co-starred in the 1997 film "Father's Day" and collabo...
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David Letterman Honors Robin Williams With Touching Tribute

August 19th, 2014 4:50pm EDT
Robin Williams and David Letterman
David Letterman paid tribute to late friend Robin Williams on Monday night's show, telling stories about when the two first met 38-years ago at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Letterman had yet to acknowledge his friend's passing as The Late Show was on hiatus last week, and upon his return to the airwaves he spoke for just over eight minutes about last week's shocking news that Williams had passed and reflect on Williams' rise to fame before airing a two-minute tribute video of clips from the star's appearances on his show.

Letterman compared himself and fellow comedians like Jay Leno a...
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Robin Williams' Last Good Deed

August 18th, 2014 9:17pm EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams was thinking about other people's struggles while battling his own issues prior to his death last week. The actor recorded a message of support for a woman in New Zealand who was dying of cancer.

The video shows Williams saying, "Hi Vivian, it's Robin Williams here saying, 'Hey girl, what's going on down there in New Zealand?' I'm sending all my love to you... Knock this off your bucket list. Much love to you, baby."

Vivian Waller is suffering from lung, bowel and liver cancer. Her friends contacted Williams, informing him that meeting the actor was on her "bucket" list.

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Robin Williams Was 'More Than A Comedian'

August 17th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams brought joy and light to millions but struggled with a darkness that may have led to his death at the age of 63. In a special 12-page cover story in this week's issue of PEOPLE, friends remember a comic virtuoso who, according to Mork & Mindy director Gary Marshall, "could make everybody happy but himself."

Marshall recalled walking on the Paramount set with Williams late at night, talking.

"Robin always had more energy than any person anywhere, in any room," he tells PEOPLE. "I said to him that night, 'Do you think we will ever grow up?' and he said, without missing a beat...
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The Real Reason Robin Williams Went To Rehab

August 16th, 2014 8:44pm EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams' tragic suicide may have been the result of his sitcom "The Crazy Ones" being canceled after just one season.

Sources close to the star says that he entered the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota early last month because of his battle with depression, not for alcohol or substance abuse.

According to TMZ, Williams was "devastated" over the show's cancellation and he considered it as a "personal failure."

"My face is all over town [on billboards] and it's all on my back," he reportedly told an insider.

Williams was also reportedly depressed at the lack of good...
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Rumor Patrol: Robin Williams Battled Parkinson's, Jennifer Aniston Getting Plastic Surgery & More

August 16th, 2014 7:45am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Robin Williams Battled Parkinson's, Jennifer Anist
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Robin Williams Battled Parkinsons Before Death: Williams' wife, Susan Schneider revealed in a statement that the actor/comedian was battling Parkinson's Disease prior to his tragic death earlier this week. In a statement sent to the news media on Thursday, Schneider explains that the star's sobriety was "intact" at the time of his death, calling him "brave" as he battled depression and anxiety.

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Robin Williams To Be Immortalized In At Least One Video Game

August 15th, 2014 7:33pm EDT
World of Warcraft
Late movie star Robin Williams was a big fan of playing video games -- so big, in fact, that he named daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo game -- and now he'll be immortalized as a "non-player character" (NPC) in at least one upcoming series.

Fans of the actor petitioned to have a character added to popular online gaming series "World of Warcraft" on Change.org, and the game's producer, Blizzard Entertainment, answered their call.

Ion Hazzikosta, the lead designer for "World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor," announced that a character honoring the comedian, who died earlier this we...
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Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' To Learn Robin Williams Had Parkinson's

August 15th, 2014 9:29am EDT
Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' To Learn Robin Williams Had Parkinson's
Michael J. Fox had no idea his friend Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease prior to his death from an apparent suicide on Monday.

The funnyman's passing prompted speculation about his state of mind and whether addiction or money problems contributed to his suicide.

Williams' publicist stated that he was not in financial straits, and his wife Susan Schneider revealed on Thursday that he was sober at the time of his death but was coming to terms with a recent Parkinson's Disease diagnosis.

Fox, who has been battling the condition since the early 1990s, wrote on Twitter: ...
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Celebs Honor Robin Williams & Lauren Bacall At Charity Dinner In Beverly Hills

August 15th, 2014 8:36am EDT
Celebs Honor Robin Williams & Lauren Bacall At Charity Dinner In
Several celebrities attended the the Grants Banquet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday night and honored late Hollywood icons Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.

Morgan Freeman, Robert Pattinson and Channing Tatum were among those who attended the event.

Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Frozen") posted on Twitter: "Kudos to #HFPA #hfpaGrantBanquet this eve for honoring Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall w/a moment of not silence but applause."

Kerry Washington, Chris Evans, Jason Segel, Eddie Redmayne, James Marsden and Sofia Vergara also attended the event, w...
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Robin Williams Had Incurable Disease

August 14th, 2014 6:11pm EDT
Robin Williams' Wife Reveals He Was In The Early Stages Of Parki
Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease prior to his death, according to his wife Susan Schneider.

The actor died from an apparent suicide on Monday, and his wife insists that neither addiction nor money problems were responsible for his passing.

She said in a statement: "Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child - Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

"Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some s...
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Disney's Touching Tribute To Robin Williams

August 14th, 2014 12:33am EDT
Disney's Robin Williams Tribute
Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie played by actor Robin Williams in Disney's Aladdin, created a touching tribute to the late star, who died earlier this week.

Goldberg drew an image of the Genie's head made of stars looking down and smiling over his magic lamp and a desert oasis.

The company used the image to pay tribute to Williams, and a statement from chairman Robert Iger reads:

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin wil...
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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Quits Twitter After Receiving Hurtful Messages

August 13th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Quits Twitter After Receiving Hur
Since her beloved father Robin Williams passed away on Monday, Zelda Williams has been dealing with some unwanted attention online.

Following the actor's untimely death from "asphyxia due to hanging," Zelda, 25, thanked fans for their outpouring of support; however, she also received some disturbing images and messages about her father.

Zelda, who is Williams' daughter from his second wife Marsha Garces, posted on Instagram on Tuesday: "I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the...
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Late Night Tributes To Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Robin Williams
Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien paid tribute to the late Robin Williams, who inspired them and appeared on their shows several times to entertain their audiences with his unique brand of comedy.

After Conan had the unfortunate task of announcing Robin's death two nights ago to a shocked audience, he and Andy Richter discussed their time with the comedian. Conan shared the story of receiving a ridiculous bike as a gift from Robin, who later asked him, "Do you really look stupid riding it?" After Conan replied, "Yeah, I’m gonna look really stupid," the comedian said, "Well th...
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Allison Williams Shares Video Of Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan'!

August 13th, 2014 11:38am EDT
Allison Williams Takes Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan,'
Allison Williams began her training to take on the title role in NBC's live production of Peter Pan this fall on Tuesday, posting a short video of herself harnessed up and learning how to fly.

The Girls star joined Instagram on July 30, posting an image of herself as a child dressed as Pan, writing "Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I've been rehearsing for a REALLY long time."

The actress even had a boost from her dad, NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who shared the news nationally, saying, "family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age o...
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Robin Williams' Cause Of Death Announced In Press Conference

August 13th, 2014 10:45am EDT
Robin Williams
The Marin county, Calif., Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner announced on Tuesday that Robin Williams' death shows all the signs of a suicide and his official cause of death has been listed as "asphyxia due to hanging."

The prolific actor's body was found by his assistant in a room at his Tiburon, Calif., home Monday morning, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams was found hanging by a belt he had closed in a closet door and was in a "seated position," according to Liutenant Keith Boyd.

"Mr. Williams' personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:45am (Monday) when he ...
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A Life Left Unfinished: The 10 Best Robin Williams Films Of All Time

August 13th, 2014 4:45am EDT
A Life Left Unfinished: The 10 Best Robin Williams Films Of All
The untimely passing of comedy genius Robin Williams led film fans to ponder just what a true gift to the industry he was. Williams made his living making people laugh, think and feel; three things that were at times so intricately intertwined that as a viewer, you didn't know you were experiencing these emotions until your viewing experience was over. Robin Williams brought joy to the world of film and some of his best works were not only good for a chuckle but good for the heart as well. Here are the 10 best Robin Williams films, in memory of a life left unfinished.

1. Good Will Hun...
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Conan O'Brien Shaken By Death Of Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014 12:07am EDT
Conan O'Brien Visibly Stunned As He Breaks News Of Robin William
Conan O'Brien ended his show on Monday night by sharing the news of actor Robin Williams' passing with his studio audience, co-host Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett.

The host learned the news during the taping of the show, which is done hours before it airs, and was visibly shocked by the sad news, feeling obligated to make the announcement to the crowd.

"This is unusual and upsetting," the host began, "but we got some news... during the show that Robin Williams... that Robin Williams has passed away...

"We tape these shows a few hours early," the host added, "and by the time you see t...
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Four Robin Williams Films Still Set For Release

August 12th, 2014 6:09pm EDT
Four Robin Williams Films Still Set For Release
Fans will still be able to enjoy a few more of Robin Williams' films despite his untimely death at 63 on Monday. Four projects starring the actor/comedian are slated to hit the big screen later this year and next.

The indie family comedy "Merry Friggin' Christmas" centers on Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his family, who must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. After Mitch discovers that he left his son's gifts at home, he and his father (Williams) attempt to make the eight-hour round trip before Christmas Day.

Williams also reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt in "Nig...
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Legendary Robin Williams Story

August 12th, 2014 11:58am EDT
Norm MacDonald Shares Legendary Robin Williams Story, Celebritie
Millions of people are sharing their fond memories of the late Robin Williams, who tragically passed away yesterday. Among those paying tribute was Norm MacDonald, who told an almost-unbelievable tale involving Robin.

In a series of tweets, each punctuated with "#RIPRobinWilliams," MacDonald told the story of his first time on David Letterman's show. Robin Williams was also on the show that night, which only made Norm's anxiety worse.

It was my first stand-up appearance on Letterman and I had to follow the funniest man in the world. #RIPRobinWilliams

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) ...
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1951-2014: A Movie Tribute To Robin Williams

August 12th, 2014 9:22am EDT
1951-2014: A Movie Tribute To Robin Williams
Robin Williams' sudden death has shocked the world of fans that loved him. As both a constant comedian and deeply dramatic performer, Williams built a long career of amazing performances that lingered long after the credits rolled. From English nannies ("Mrs. Doubtfire" dear!) to wise psychology doctors (his Oscar winning work in "Good Will Hunting") to even Russians looking to defect (see the hidden gem "Moscow on the Hudson") Williams provided moviegoers with a lot of laughs and a ton of heart. So in tribute to the work of Robin Williams I present five of my favorite films that come ri...
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RIP Robin Williams

August 11th, 2014 7:23pm EDT
Tragic : Robin Williams Dead At 63
The Marin county Sheriff's office has confirmed that Robin Williams was found dead today at his home in Tiburon, CA. An anonymous call was phoned in just before noon today of an unconscious male in his home. Emergency teams arrived within minutes, and Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02. An investigation into the death is underway, but the coroner expects the results to be labeled suicide by asphyxiation.

Williams was a beloved family funnyman, known for everything from Patch Adams, to Aladdin, to Man of the Year and Mrs. Doubtfire. Two generations of families grew up and grew old watchi...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'

July 23rd, 2014 11:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'
Ready to be angry – and enjoy it? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the ups and downs of all things angry below!

Title: "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Rating: R

Runtime: 84 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn" is one of those rare films that wants to have its cake and eat it too and somewhat...
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Robin Wiliams Enters Rehab

July 1st, 2014 10:00pm EDT
Robin Wiliams Enters Rehab
Robin Williams, who has spent decades battling addiction problems, has entered rehab again. The actor checked into the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota to maintain his sobriety.

The actor/comedian's rep told TMZ.com: "After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud."

Williams last went to rehab in 2006 for alcoholism. He was addicted to cocaine in the 70s and 80s.

The actor most recently starred in the CBS series "The Crazy Ones" opposite Sarah Michelle Gell...
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'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Confirmed With Robin Williams On Board

April 17th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Confirmed With Robin Williams On Board
1993 hit comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire" is getting a sequel. Robin Williams will reprise his role as divorced dad Daniel Hillard, an out of work voice-over actor who dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as his kids' nanny.

Chris Columbus will direct, and "Elf" writer David Berenbaum will pen the script, according to TheWrap.com.

The film made $441 million internationally. Williams won a Golden Globe for "Best Actor," and the film was named "Best Picture" (Musical/Comedy).

The original film also starred Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan and Mara Wilson. Wilson wasn't too pleased with the news of a...
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10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop

March 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
10 Oscar-Winning Celebs Whose Movies Always Flop
They call it the "Oscar Curse!" As soon as you win one of those golden statuettes, your career takes a nose dive. For many actors, Oscar has brought them good fortune and fame beyond their wildest imaginations. For others, the golden boy has not always been a good luck charm. Only the rare few win back-to-back and many have to wait years before their chance to shine on Oscar night again. Here in no particular order, are 10 Oscar-Winning celebs whose movies have flopped since their big wins from the Academy.

1. Marisa Tomei

Big things were supposed to happen for Marisa Tomei after she beca...
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'The Crazy Ones' Pilot Review: Williams, Gellar, And Wolk Make A Great Team

September 27th, 2013 11:16am EDT
The Crazy Ones
Robin Williams can play zany, funny, outrageous, schizophrenic, ground, sad, animated genie, crazy homeless guy, and by play I don't mean he can play each individually. Williams can play all at the same in a mad burst of energy. Robin William’s style isn't for everyone. He's super-charged. He's like the only actor who lended his voice to an animated character who was more bombastic than the animated character. I think Robin Williams would wear the genie out.

Robin Williams stars in David E. Kelley's newest sitcom about a down-on-its-luck advertising agency that's losing credibility and cli...
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Robin Williams To Ad-Lib In New Series 'The Crazy Ones'

July 30th, 2013 12:05pm EDT
The Crazy Ones
Producers are allowing Robin Williams to ad-lib scenes in his upcoming TV sitcom "The Crazy Ones."

The actor/comedian is returning to television for the first time since he starred on 1970s hit "Mork & Mindy." He will play eccentric advertising exec Simon Roberts.

"The Crazy Ones" creator David E. Kelley, has encouraged Williams to ad-lib and act out his own lines during filming.

Kelly explained: "He (Williams) says my words perfectly. Then he uses his. He manages inside the box, then we give him a few takes where he gets to take out of it."

The workplace comedy centers on a larger-than...
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10 TV Shows We Are Most Looking Forward to This Fall

July 28th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Every fall a new batch of television shows emerge, and this year’s lineup is filled with familiar faces, promising new talents and exciting storylines. Here are 10 TV shows we are most looking forward to:

1. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ABC (airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m., premieres Sept. 24)

Joss Whedon thrilled Marvel fans with “The Avengers,” and they’re are likely to geek out once more with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Whedon serves as executive producer on the show, which follows the team that assembled the Avengers on varying missions around the globe. Leading the pack to solve unexpla...
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CBS 2013 Schedule: Robin Williams And Sarah Michelle Gellar Featured In New Comedy

May 15th, 2013 11:10am EDT
The Crazy Ones
All bets are now in from the big networks as CBS today announced their fall primetime lineup. Comedy is their main focus and theme, as the network unveiled four new comedies and one drama for the 2013 – 2014 primetime slots.

The network is also bringing back some familiar faces in its new comedy "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Shalhoub, Allison Janney and Will Arnett. The show will air at 9pm during the networks new two-hour block of comedy on Thursday nights.

Two new dramas have also been scheduled for Mondays at 10pm. "Hostages," is a serialized su...
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Robin Williams To Kim Kardashian: 'I Wore It Better!'

May 8th, 2013 4:25pm EDT
Robin williams Kim Kardashian
Robin Williams has poked fun at the floral print dress Kim Kardashian wore to the Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday by comparing it to the garish outfit he wore as cross-dressing movie nanny Mrs. Doubtfire.

The pregnant reality TV star turned heads as she walked the red carpet covered head to toe in a form-fitting "Couchesque" Givenchy gown, designed by her boyfriend Kanye West's pal Riccardo Tisci.

Her outfit drew a largely negative reaction from fans and critics online, and even retired mime Williams weighed in on the hot fashion topic on Twitter.com by posting side-by-side...
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