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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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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
Kurtwood Smith photo
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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