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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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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...
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Spotlight On Extras Who Made It Big As Actors

December 2nd, 2008 10:18am EST
George Clooney
Sometimes an actor comes along who just has a certain something that makes you want to stop and watch. He may just be in the background - where the job, really, is to be natural but not cause any attention to themselves or take away from the action in the forefront of the scene - but his magnetism may be enough to draw the eye over and back, making the viewer want to know more about the character he is supposed to be playing.

Chances are, however, if audiences are noticing this guy so are producers and casting directors, and soon he may be rewarded with a few lines here and there, bum...
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Top 10 Corniest 80's TV Theme Songs

May 12th, 2008 9:02am EDT
The Facts Of Life
In today's TV climate, several shows don't even bother with theme songs (Lost, for example). Or the songs are barely a blip on the screen (Grey's Anatomy). That wasn't the case 20 years ago.

If you're a child of the 80s, there's something nostaligic about the decade's TV theme songs. But there's also something really hokey about them too. Here's our list of the corniest 80's TV theme songs:

10. Facts of Life

This song is really stupid, but you have to admit that the guys here on Scrubs nail it to the point where it's hard to say whether or not it should even make the list. ...
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From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

January 22nd, 2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...
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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 20

May 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Timothy Olyphant
Happy Birthday to rapper Busta Rhymes (1972), race car driver Tony Stewart (1971), "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant (1968), "The Facts of Life" actress Mindy Cohn (1960), "Ghost" actor Tony Goldwyn (1960), "True Romance" actor Bronson Pinchot (1959), singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959), Go-Go's singer Jane Wiedlin (1958), singer/actress Cher (1946), British singer Joe Cocker (1944), "The Matrix Revolutions" actor Anthony Zerbe (1936), and "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" star Jimmy Stewart (1908; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Biggs
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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Former 'Facts Of Life' Star Kim Fields Welcomes Son

May 7th, 2007 10:56am EDT
Kim Fields
Former Facts Of Life actress Kim Fields is celebrating after giving birth to her first child. The 37-year-old star and actor fiance Christopher Morgan, 30, welcomed Sebastian Alexander Morgan in a hospital on Friday morning.

Fields is best known for playing Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsay on The Facts Of Life from 1979 until 1988. She also starred in the 1990s show Living Single.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

April 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).
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Kim Fields To Be A Mom

December 8th, 2006 3:07pm EST
Kim Fields
Former Facts Of Life star Kim Fields is expecting her first child with boyfriend Christopher Morgan. The 37-year-old starred as Tootie in the popular TV series, starting on the show when she was nine years old.

She was married to Johnathon Franklin Freeman from 1995 to 2001. Fields and Morgan, who is a Broadway actor, are expecting their new family member in May.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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New TV on DVD, Oct. 24

October 24th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The O.C.
The third season of The O.C. hits stores this week. Ryan's savior complex becomes a recipe for disaster. Seth and Summer's relationship hits the rocks. Marissa spirals out of control. Kirsten attempts to put her life back together, and Sandy assumes leadership of the Newport Group. Also out this week: season three of The L Word, Facts of Life, and Wings; season four of Bewitched, and season seven of MacGyver.
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Quotes From Rod Stewart, Marcia Cross & More

October 16th, 2006 4:00pm EDT
Rod Stewart
"What's my secret? Plenty of sex and plenty of wine." Rocker Rod Stewart reveals how to maintain a youthful complexion.

"I was really sick in the beginning, and I thought, 'What the hell have I done?'" Marcia Cross on her severe morning sickness while being pregnant with twins.

"I hoped it had disappeared and gone off my resume. But every time I see (George) Clooney, he reminds me of it, and busts me before I can bust him." Writer Paul Haggis on TV drama The Facts Of Life.

"If you're a common-or-garden homosexual, then maybe, but not if you're a fag like I am. I'm not an Elto...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, May 20

May 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Cher
Happy Birthday to rapper Busta Rhymes (1972), race car driver Tony Stewart (1971), "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant (1968), "The Facts of Life" actress Mindy Cohn (1960), "Ghost" actor Tony Goldwyn (1960), "True Romance" actor Bronson Pinchot (1959), singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (1959), Go-Go's singer Jane Wiedlin (1958), singer/actress Cher (1946), British singer Joe Cocker (1944), "The Matrix Revolutions" actor Anthony Zerbe (1936), and "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" star Jimmy Stewart (1908; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yogi Berra
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 22

April 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Peter Frampton
Happy Birthday To British musician Peter Frampton (1950), American film writer/director John Waters (1946), prolific actor Jack Nicholson (1937), singer/songwriter Glen Campbell (1936), jazz bassist Paul Chambers (1935; d. 1969), "The Facts of Life" actress Charlotte Rae (1926), TV producer Aaron Spelling (1923), pinup model Bettie Page (1923), musician Charles Mingus (1922; d. 1979), and "Green Acres" star Eddie Albert (1906; d. 2005).
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George Clooney Is Too Good For 'Desperate Housewives'

February 28th, 2006 1:46pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney has denied rumors he's planning a cameo in Desperate Housewives insisting he'd only consider it if his career nosedived. Reports emerged after the actor was romantically linked with housewife Teri Hatcher, but Clooney has since dismissed any talk of a relationship with Hatcher, or plans to join her on the award-winning show.

He snipes, "I'm joining that show? Well, if my films flop, I may have to."

Clooney, who currently concentrates on filmmaking, has humble beginnings. As a young actor he appeared in TV series such as The Facts of Life, Roseanne, and ER.

(T...
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