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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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National Teacher Day: Our Favorite Onscreen Teachers

May 7th, 2013 8:00am EDT
School of Rock
 

May 7, 2013 marks National Teacher Day, and to honor those who have educated and inspired us, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite onscreen teachers.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black), “School of Rock” (2003)

Dewey Finn may have been a rowdy, unemployed wannabe rock star, but after scheming his way into the classroom he became a new kind of role model. Dewey taught his students the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll and encouraged them to rock out in every aspect of their lives.

Memorable Quote: “I have been touched by your kids... and I'm pretty sure that I've touched them.”

Jaime Escalante (...
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Jonathan Winters Remembered As Mentor And 'Amazing Friend' By Robin Williams

April 14th, 2013 8:00am EDT
Jonathan Winters
Comedy legend Jonathan Winters passed away Thursday at the age of 87 and since then tributes and memories have been pouring in from many stars, including Steve Martin, Albert Brooks and Dick Van Dyke.

Now actor Robin Williams, who starred alongside Winters in the fourth season of the 80's sitcom Mork & Mindy, has weighed in calling him an "amazing friend."

Williams posted to his Facebook page, "First he was my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend. I'll miss him huge (sic). He was my Comedy Buddha. Long live the Buddha."

Jim Carrey has also paid tribute, writing in a post on Twi...
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins TV Pilot With Robin Williams

February 18th, 2013 12:07pm EST
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar is starring in her first TV comedy opposite a legend.

According to Deadline, Gellar has signed on to star in the pilot for Crazy Ones on CBS. She will be playing Sydney, the daughter of Simon, played by Robin Williams. The two work together as creative directors at an ad agency.

The show is produced by David E. Kelley, the mind behind shows such as The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Public.

In 2009 Gellar took a hiatus from acting to focus on her young family with husband Freddie Prinze Jr. She returned in 2011 with CW series Ringer,...
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Robin Williams Disproves Death Hoax

February 3rd, 2013 4:03pm EST
Robin Williams
Funnyman Robin Williams has spoken out to assure fans he is alive and well following rumours suggesting he died on a movie set in Austria. 

The Mrs Doubtfire star was the victim of an Internet hoax on Friday when a report appeared online and suggested the actor had fallen to his death while filming a movie in Kitzbuhel, Austria. 

Williams was alerted to the rumors and took to Twitter.com to insist the story is not true and he is busy on his stand-up tour of the U.S. 

In a post on the social networking website he writes, "Despite rumors to the contrary, I will be in Savannah tomorrow nigh...
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Jessica Chastain Eager To Meet Benefactor Robin Williams

January 21st, 2013 1:29pm EST
Jessica Chastain
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is desperate to meet Robin Williams so she can personally thank the funnyman for putting her through college.

The Zero Dark Thirty star, who is the favorite to land a Best Actress Academy Award, won a scholarship funded by Williams to go to prestigious arts school Julliard in New York - and she's never had the chance to give her benefactor a hug.

She says, "I am the first person to go to college in my family and it was because I got a scholarship from Robin Williams, who made it possible... I sent him a letter when I got the scholarship, but I've never met...
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Robin Williams To Play Dwight D. Eisenhower In 'The Butler'

July 19th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Robin Williams
Actor Robin Williams is set to portray former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic The Butler.

The Good Will Hunting star will go bald to play the 34th leader of the United States, while Melissa Leo is slated to portray his wife Mamie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film is based on the true story of White House domestic worker Eugene Allen, who served under eight First Families.

Williams joins an all-star cast, which features Forest Whitaker in the lead role, Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda portraying Ronald an...
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'Bridesmaids' Dominate The 2012 Comedy Awards

April 30th, 2012 8:33am EDT
Bridesmaids
The stars of hit movie Bridesmaids were the toast of The Comedy Awards in New York City over the weekend as the film landed four of the night's top trophies.

Melissa McCarthy, who won an Oscar nomination for her part in the movie, scooped Best Performance by an Actress during the Comedy Central prize giving at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Saturday night.

The actress' co-star Kristen Wiig shared the Best Comedy Screenplay prize with her co-writer Annie Mumolo, and the pair drew laughs from the audience by pretending to wrestle for the trophy on stage.

Paul Feig won Best Com...
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Check Out 'Happy Feet Two' On Blu-ray, DVD & Download March 13

March 3rd, 2012 7:00am EST
Happy Feet Two
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning hit, "Happy Feet Two" finds tap-dancing penguin Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood) and his pals using their smooth moves to save the penguin nation.

Mumble and Gloria (P!nk) have started a family of their own, and their young son, Erik, is just finding his footing among his fellow emperor penguins when a dire new threat thrusts their future into jeopardy.

Just when it begins to look as if all hope is lost, the penguin nation bands together to dance the darkness away.

Writer/director George Miller and star Robin Williams both return i...
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Q&A: 'Person of Interest' Star Kevin Chapman

January 26th, 2012 11:00am EST
Kevin Chapman
Veteran actor Kevin Chapman is one of the stars of CBS' new hit Person of Interest, but that's just scratching the surface of his lengthy resume.

Chapman plays Detective Lionel Fusco, a corrupt cop who functions as an NYPD source for John Reese (Jim Caviezel). It's a role that has brought Chapman some much-deserved attention. But die-hard TV fans will have seen his face a dozen times before.

It was Chapman who brought real menace (and yet, surprising humanity on at least one occasion) to the role of an Irish mob boss on Showtime's underrated drama series Brotherhood. He's also appeared on...
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Blu-ray Review/Interview: Actor Kurtwood Smith Talks Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams And Robocop

January 23rd, 2012 12:45pm EST
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Two films opposite when it comes to story, but still share a connection in the form of a five-star layered and inspired performance by the great Robin Williams. We’re talking "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" (both out now on Blu-ray from Buena Vista/Touchstone Home Entertainment) - two movies with equal parts drama and comedy that leave a lingering impact. We’re celebrating their release on Blu-ray with a review of each, plus we’re giving fans a little "Dead Poets Society" insight via a chat with the devoted heavy-handed father of Robert Sean Leonard’s character Neil Mr. P...
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Oscar Hype Starts Early, Academy Awards Launches Trailer With Billy Crystal (Video)

January 6th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Academy Awards Launches Trailer With Billy Crystal
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seems to be excited to have Billy Crystal back as host for the 84th Academy Awards as they have launched a trailer in conjunction with Funny or Die. Eddie Murphy was originally named the host but quit back in November after his friend Brett Ratner resigned as show producer while making a homosexual slur during a question-and-answer session to promote Tower Heist.

Nonetheless, the Academy couldn't be happier to have Crystal back for his 9th time as host. The trailer features Crystal and celebrity cameo appearances by Robin Williams, Josh Duham...
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Michael Jackson Was Steven Spielberg's First Choice To Play Peter Pan In 'Hook'

December 4th, 2011 3:13pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson pulled out of playing Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's 1991 movie Hook because the director's vision for the film didn't match his own.

Spielberg admits Jackson was keen to take on the lead role in the film but balked at the idea of playing a lawyer who forgot he was the boy who never grew up.

The director tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Michael had always wanted to play Peter Pan, but I called Michael and I said, 'This is about a lawyer that is brought back to save his kids and discovers that he was once, when he was younger, Peter Pan.'

"Michael understood at that ...
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Robin Williams Gushes About Honeymoon

November 27th, 2011 2:15pm EST
Robin Williams
Funnyman Robin Williams has opened up about his honeymoon in Paris, France last month, calling the romantic break with his new bride "wonderful."

The Mrs. Doubtfire star married graphic designer Susan Schneider in an intimate ceremony in St. Helena, California on October 23 and the couple flew to Europe for a vacation following the nuptials.

Williams tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton, "I was just there (France) for my honeymoon. It was wonderful... it was lovely, so great to be there."

The actor was also impressed by the paparazzi he encountered on the trip, as all they wanted were...
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Robin Williams: 'I'm The Luckiest Man In The World'

November 17th, 2011 12:27pm EST
Robin Williams
Robin Williams has opened up about his marriage to new wife Susan Schneider, insisting he feels lucky to have found a woman who will put up with his antics.

The funnyman wed graphic designer Schneider on October 23rd after two years of dating, and they jetted off for a romantic honeymoon in Paris, France to celebrate their nuptials. Williams accepts that not everyone will understand why he chose to walk down the aisle for the third time, but for him, the decision was easy.

He says, "I'm the luckiest man in the world... Being with a comedian, living with a comedian, is like keeping a chi...
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Robin Williams Jokes About Turning 60, Fakes His Own Death

November 15th, 2011 2:20pm EST
Robin Williams
Robin Williams turned 60 earlier this year, and when he participated in a press conference for Happy Feet Two, he had some fresh material about it. First he pretended to act like a senior citizen.

“A milestone, what day is today?” Williams joked.

Then, he pretended to collapse, plopping his head on the table mid sentence. “Wouldn’t that be cool? ‘It was his last press conference!’ It’s like Richard Pryor did that great thing after he got burned where he’s in the hospital and this one orderly came in and started wiping the smoke off him going, ‘Hey Richard, how about that last autograph?’”...
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Honeymoon In Paris: Robin Williams & New Wife Spotted Shopping In France

October 25th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Robin Williams & Susan Schneider
Newlyweds Robin Wiliams and Susan Schneider went shopping while in Paris, France, today. Perhaps the couple is on their honeymoon?

The actor and graphic designer wed in an intimate ceremony at the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, Calif., on Sunday. Guests reportedly included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Billy Crystal.

Robin was previously married to Valarie Velardi, and he split from his second wife, Marsha, in 2008 after 19 years of marriage. He has three children.

The actor stars in the upcoming film "The Wedding" about a long-divorced couple who fakes being married as their famil...
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Robin Williams Weds For Third Time In Private Ceremony

October 24th, 2011 4:19pm EDT
Robin Williams and Susan Schneider
Funnyman Robin Williams has wed for the third time after exchanging vows with his girlfriend of two years.

The Mrs. Doubtfire star, 60, married graphic designer Susan Schneider in an intimate ceremony at the Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, California on Sunday. Guests reportedly included Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Billy Crystal.

Williams met Schneider shortly before he underwent heart surgery in March, 2009 and she helped nurse him back to full health.

He was previously married to Valarie Velardi, the mother of his eldest son Zak, and he split from his second wife, Marsha, in 200...
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Rosie O'Donnell Has A 'Boy Crush' On Russell Brand

October 10th, 2011 3:16pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell demanded Russell Brand be her first guest on her new TV talk show after falling in love with the Brit during an airport meeting.

The actress admits she first met funnyman Brand at LAX airport in Los Angeles and she immediately became a fan.

She tells news show Nightline, "I think he is epically, epically genius, and his life story is fascinating... He's my new sort of boy crush."

And O'Donnell, whose new show debuts on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network on Monday evening, is encouraging her new favorite to hit the road with comedian Robin Williams.

She adds, "I think like h...
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Blu-ray Reviews: 'Rounders' / 'Hostage' / 'Swingers' / 'Good Will Hunting'

August 26th, 2011 12:22pm EDT
Swingers
Looks like the Miramax makes the hits, Lionsgate releases the glitz love fest continues and we’re joining in on the celebration with peaks at some of their latest in the collection of films to hit Blu-ray. (You’re money, Lions and Mira!) This week’s releases available August 23 include "Rounders," "Hostage," "Swingers," plus we take an early bonus look at the August 30 Blu-ray release of Gus Van Sant’s "Good Will Hunting." Con Artists, playboys, negotiators and math geniuses beware and check out the info below!

Title: "Rounders"

Grade: 4

Cast: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John M...
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Happy 60th Birthday Robin Williams!

July 21st, 2011 8:47am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams has joked his way to a milestone age - the funnyman turns the big 6-0 on Thursday.

He rose to fame playing an oddball alien in TV's Mork & Mindy and went on to take the movie industry by storm, all while juggling a successful stand-up career.

With a number of awards under his belt and a string of high-profile roles in films including "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting," Williams has cemented his place as one of Hollywood's most hilarious - and hairiest - men.

To celebrate his 60 years, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the star:

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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Mother poster
Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

February 6th, 2011 12:00pm EST
David Letterman
Beloved late-night chat show host David Letterman has confessed he takes medication to battle depression in a heart to heart TV chat about his life-saving heart surgery.

The TV personality joined comic Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton to talk about his second chance at life as part of a Barbara Walters news special, which aired on Friday.

The "Late Show" host Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery in 2000 and chatted candidly with Walters about his feelings of joy following the operation.

But they didn't last long.

During the chat, Letterman stated, "Depression is a...
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Starpulse Is Movie Obsessed

December 3rd, 2010 10:59pm EST
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Obsession can come in many forms; one can become fixated with an individual, an object or a feeling. At Starpulse, we are obsessed with Glee, Brangelina, Suri Cruise, anything Martin Scorsese and of course The Beiber. In honor of Black Swan's opening weekend, a movie that centers on an obsession, here are a few other movies about being obsessed. Some are creepy, some are fascinating and some are just sick.

Black Swan- Natalie Portman's character, Nina, is a professional ballerina in New York City, who is completely obsessed with perfection. She yearns to be perfect at her craft and will ...
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Robin Williams Attends Weekly AA Meetings

September 20th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Robin Williams
Funnyman Robin Williams still attends weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, four years after checking into rehab.

The comedian has long battled a dependence on alcohol and relapsed in 2003 while filming The Big White in Alaska.

He checked into rehab three years later after a family intervention and has stayed away from booze ever since - but Williams still attends AA sessions to keep him focused on sobriety.

He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "(I) have to. It's good to go."

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Robin Williams:'I Would Do 'Batman' In A Second'

June 30th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams is urging movie bosses to cast him in the next Batman movie - because he has twice been turned down for parts in the superhero franchise.

Rumors over casting for Christopher Nolan's upcoming third superhero film have been rife ever since The Dark Knight, starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, hit cinemas in 2008 - with fans speculating over which characters will be re-introduced. Nolan is said to be considering bringing feline femme fatale Catwoman back for the new movie, along with The Riddler.

Williams is adamant he would make a good replacement for Jim Carrey, who played ...
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Hopes For 2010

January 5th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Hopes for 2010
It's a new year, and it's time to dump the Top Ten lists and look forward to the things we hope to see in the near future. What do we want to see more of? What do we want to see end? Who do we want to see naked? The questions are endless, so here goes:

I hope Megan Fox reconsiders her "no nudity on camera" stance. Halle Berry showed frontal in Swordfish, then did an explicit sex scene in Monster's Ball, and then she got an Oscar. Just saying.

I hope Lost doesn't fall into its disturbingly common habit of making absolutely no sense for episodes at a time. I also hope the finale is rev...
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