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Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?

June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?
Today's kids don't know what it's like to connect deeply with a particular teen actor or actress on television. Nowadays, kid-geared shows only last a few years and then suddenly, are replaced by new series and a new batch of "stars." Children of the 80's were lucky enough to grow up with some of the most diverse and talented bunch of actors and actresses' on television and still hold them dear to their hearts to this day. Have you ever wondered where some of your favorites have been since they left the small screen? After some careful digging, we've revealed the whereabouts of some of your...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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'Survivor: Philippines' 2012 – (W) Rapping Up The Reunion

December 17th, 2012 11:01am EST
Lisa Whelchel, Michael Skupin and Survivior: Philippines winner,
Once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Malcolm Freberg lost the title of Sprint Fan Favorite/Player of the Season by a margin of only .7% (the closest in history),to Lisa Whelchel, who smilingly accepted the $100,000.00 check. And that wasn’t the only surprise, as we gathered for one last episode with the cast of Survivor: Philippines.

Denise Stapley was lauded and congratulated for her win of the Sole Survivor title and million dollar award. Jeff Probst was characteristically charming and in control – until love-struck Sarah Dawson again launched herself at Probst’s lips, t...
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Who Will Be The Ultimate Survivor Of 'Survivor: Philippines' 2012?

December 15th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Survivor: Philippines
CBS will air the two hour season finale of Survivor: Philippines 2012 on Sunday, December 16. The Final Four include Lisa Whelchel, Michael Skupin, Malcolm Freberg and Denise Stapley. Who will win the title of Ultimate Survivor?

The four most likeable players of the season have wrangled and wrestled their way to the finale. Evenly split, there are two males, and two females, two former Tandang members, and two former Matsing’s.

Lisa Whelchel (48), was a teenaged TV star as “Blair” in “The Facts of Life.” Lisa began the series as the older woman of the tribe, ostracized and ridiculed, and ...
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'Survivor: Philippines' 2012 – From Queen For A Day To Most Unlikeable

November 22nd, 2012 11:22am EST
Despite soul searching and a display of outright paranoia from Abi, Lisa once again sided with the former Tandang tribe, sending Artis to the jury. But Lisa’s loyalty can only be stretched so far – and with Jonathan Penner and Mike Skupin remaining her closest allies, it may be time for a change in the game.

Post Tribal Council, Malcolm, Denise, Penner, Skupin, Lisa and Carter decide they’ll aim for final 6, and then battle it out to the end.

This week, Pete and Abi are a losing alliance of two. Abi is just stunned that her game plan has fallen apart. She’s also shocked that Lisa is hones...
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'Survivor: Philippines' 2012 – Superman's Never Supposed To Fail

October 11th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Russell Swan of the Matsing Tribe is voted off during Tribal Cou
“My plan is to mount the greatest comeback that has ever been seen.” Great plan, Russell, but with Matsing now down to three players, non-stop rain drenching everything, including the fire, and three very depressed tribe members – you’re going to need a miracle.

Russell blames their sorry state on “a smoker, a lunatic, and a beauty queen.” Malcolm , on the other hand, says that Malcolm has lived up to his poor expectations of him, and lacks self-awareness. “it’s apparent at challenges, it’s apparent in the way he talks to us around camp, and it’s apparent the way he loses his cool at Trib...
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'Facts Of Life' Star Lisa Whelchel Joined 'Survivor' To Get Over Her Divorce

September 21st, 2012 9:19am EDT
Lisa Whelchel
After 24 years of marriage, Lisa Whelchel and her husband are no longer together. The "Facts of Life" star has confirmed to People.com that she and Steve Cauble officially got divorced in March.

Whelchel is currently competing on "Survivor: Philippines," and one of the reasons she decided to do it was to take her mind off her broken marriage.

"The divorce was final on March 1, and (I) went out to be on Survivor on March 10. Going out to Survivor was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss... I just never thought it would happen to me. It was painful to realiz...
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'Survivor 2012: Philippines' Premiere - How To Blind Side Yourself

September 20th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
The Tandang tribe during the premiere episode of Survivor: Phili
And we’re back! It’s the Survivor 2012: Philippines premiere. Eighteen castaways - check. Three tribes- check. The dashing Jeff Probst - check. Now all we need are our second chance players, Russell Swan (Survivor: Samoa), Jonathan Penner (Survivor: Macronesia) and Michael Skupin (Survivor: Australian Outback,) each of whom was pulled from the game after life threatening injuries. Just to keep things interesting, we’ll toss in former San Francisco Giants MVP Jeff Kent and The Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel (Blair.) Simmer for 39 days, until one player emerges as a million dollar winner...
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'Survivor: Philippines' Cast To Include 'The Facts Of Life' Star, MVP Jeff Kent

August 20th, 2012 1:06pm EDT
Survivor Philippines
CBS just announced 15 of the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on "Survivor: Philippines," which kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Contestants include former National League MVP Jeff Kent (San Francisco Giants), 1980s television star Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life"), and former beauty queens Katie Hanson (Miss Delaware 2011) and Angie Layton (Miss Utah Teen USA 2010).

For the first time in eight years, "Survivor: Philippines" will be comprised of three tribes named after animals in the region: Kalabaw ("Water Buffalo"), Tandang ("Rooster") and Matsing ("Monkey").

Three of...
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See What The 'Facts Of Life' Girls Look Like 20 Years Later

April 11th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Facts of Life
Last night "The Facts of Life" stars Geri Jewell (Geri), Cloris Leachman (Beverly), Nancy McKeon (Jo), Charlotte Rae (Edna), and Lisa Whelchel (Blair) reunited for the first time in over 20 years at the 9th Annual TV Land Awards.

The group accepted the Pop Culture Award for their popular 1980s sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC.

The series followed a group of girls attending a boarding school and the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett.

Mindy Cohn (Natalie) also attended:

Kim Fields, a.k.a. Tootie, arrived at the awards show late...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

May 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

May 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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