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Cast Of NBC Hit Show Reunites 30 Years Later

10/8/2015 9:46am EDT
Family Ties
The cast of the hit NBC series "Family Ties" reunited for a special interview for Entertainment Weekly and it was just like 30 years didn't happen since the show first premiered.

Wait, 30 years?!

"Family Ties" which aired from 1982 to 1989, jump-started the career of then-known Michael J. Fox and also starred Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Tina Yothers and Justine Bateman.

Oh yeah, Tracy Pollan and Courtney Cox also took turns smooching Michael J. Fox on the series as his girlfriend and one continues to smooch him today, four kids later.

As part of Entertainment Weekly's annual reuni...
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Check Out 'Family Ties: The Complete Series'

11/7/2013 5:57am EST
Family Ties
1980s sitcom "Family Ties" centered on the events in the lives of Elyse and Steven Keaton, former flower children of the '60s and the liberal parents of three conservative children: Alex, Mallory, and Jennifer.

The series, set in Columbus, Ohio, showed the "generation gap" in the family and depicted Elyse and Steven's attempts to cope with their shallow, materialistic children.

Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman and Tina Yothers starred. A fourth child, Andrew (Brian Bonsall), joined the family in the 1986-87 season.

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'Family Ties' Creator Gary David Goldberg Dies At 68

6/24/2013 8:30pm EDT
Gary David Goldberg
Gary David Goldberg, creator of hit TV series' Family Ties, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

The writer passed away on Saturday at his Montecito, Calif., home at age 68, family members confirmed to The Los Angeles Times.

Goldberg's classic 80s show launched the career of Michael J. Fox and won him his second Emmy Award for outstanding writing in 1987.

His first came in 1979 for The Mary Tyler Moore Show spinoff Lou Grant. He also penned episodes of such shows as M*A*S*H and The Bob Newhart Show, and created comedy Spin City, which also starred Fox, in 1996.

Fox played the repu...
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Michael J. Fox To Star In New NBC Series

8/21/2012 8:23am EDT
Michael J. Fox
Two-time Emmy nominee Michael J. Fox is returning to television on a new show from NBC. The untitled comedy will center on Fox as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges - including Parkinson's - all loosely drawn from the actor's real life, according to an official press release from the network.

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, commented, "(Fox) is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create and the vivid family characters surrounding him will be both...
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Michael J. Fox Turned To Booze To Cope With His Parkinson's Disease

3/30/2012 2:44pm EDT
Michael J. Fox
A devastated Michael J. Fox initially turned to alcohol to cope with his Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

The Family Ties star discovered he had the degenerative disorder back in 1991 and confesses he took to the bottle to drown his sorrows.

He tells Parade magazine, "For a time I dealt with it with alcohol, which turned out to be a disaster. I'd always been kind of a partier, but this was the first time I was drinking in order not to feel something. It had a dark purpose."

The actor eventually quit drinking for good and now Fox credits his wife of 23-years, Tracy Pollan, with helping h...
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Tom Hanks To Guest-Star On '30 Rock'

3/26/2011 6:44am EDT
Tom Hanks | Photo Credits: Columbia Pictures
Tom Hanks is returning to his sitcom roots.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor will appear in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, Hanks announced on Twitter.

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," he wrote. Hanks...

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Producer Told Meredith Baxter She Had A Drinking Problem

3/3/2011 8:44am EST
Meredith Baxter
Beloved TV mom Meredith Baxter didn't realize she had a drinking problem until a concerned producer insisted she seek help.

The "Family Ties" star started drinking heavily as her abusive marriage to actor David Birney fell apart, but she never thought it was a big issue until she got drunk for a nude scene in a movie.

She recalls, "I had a job that was really difficult for me... I was working in Canada and alcohol had just become a way to make it (life) OK and I was doing a movie and they were pushing me to do something in the nude, and I didn't want to.

"I thought, 'Well, the only way t...
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Meredith Baxter Says Ex-Husband David Birney Hit Her

3/1/2011 1:43pm EST
Meredith Baxter | Photo Credits: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com
Meredith Baxter said ex-husband David Birney hit her.

"It was so sudden and unexpected, I couldn't tell you which hand hit me, or even how hard," Baxter wrote in her new memoir Untied, according to People. "I do recall thinking, 'I'd better not get up because he's going to hit ...

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Our Favorite Child TV Stars- Where Are They Now?

9/28/2010 9:00am EDT
Saved by the Bell
Don’t pretend you don’t still think about how dreamy Zack Morris was ladies, or how all of you guys loved how much Sam loved sports on Who’s the Boss. I still lie awake at night wondering what Malcolm-Jamal Warner from The Cosby Show is up to these days. Love them or not, the shows we grew up with were a part of our childhood that we will never be able to shake. If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite childhood stars are up to post 80’s fame, we did a little digging and found out for you, are they still acting or did they return to the "normal" life?

Saved By the Bell – Lisa Turtle "...
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'Family Ties' Star Brian Bonsall Arrested For Marijuana Use

2/20/2010 5:24pm EST
Family Ties
Former child star Brian Bonsall is in a lot of legal trouble after violating the terms of his probation by openly using marijuana.

The Family Ties actor was arrested in Boulder, Colorado and appeared in court on Friday.

His defense attorney told the court the actor needs marijuana for headaches and has applied for a medical marijuana card.

Bonsall, 28, also pleaded not guilty to an assault charge and a failure to report charge involving another case.

He is accused of repeatedly hitting a friend in the head with a broken stool in December of missing a court hearing in 2007 in ano...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 19

2/19/2010 3:00am EST
Benicio Del Toro
Happy Birthday:

"The Wolfman" star Benicio Del Toro (1967)

Norwegian singer Maria Mena (1986)

"Napoleon Dynamite" actress Haylie Duff (1980)

"Family Ties" actress Justine Bateman (1966)

British singer Seal (1963)

British actor Ray Winstone (1957)

Late Austrian singer Falco (1957; d. 1998)

"Dumb and Dumber" actor Jeff Daniels (1955)

Italian actor Massimo Troisi (1953; d. 1994)

Actor Stephen Nichols (1951)

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (1948)

R&B singer Smokey Robinson (1940)

Director John Frankenheimer (1930; d. 2002)

"The Dirty Dozen" actor Lee...
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Our Favorite Short Celebrities

2/3/2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Talented & Naturally Likeable

12/19/2009 7:20pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Golden Globe nominated movie (500) Days of Summer will be released on DVD on Tuesday, December 22. The film's main character, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, may only be 28 years old,

but he has been in Hollywood for almost all of his life and we hope he's not going anywhere soon.

Joseph began acting as a child appearing in several made-for-television movies and a few episodes of Family Ties but made his film debut in Beethoven in the early nineties. In 1994, he was cast in the lead role in Disney's Angels in the Outfield and had a recurring role on the hit series Roseanne for the next few y...
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Meredith Baxter To Marry Partner?

12/11/2009 8:29am EST
Meredith Baxter
Former Family Ties star Meredith Baxter is reportedly set to wed her longtime partner, after revealing she's gay during a recent interview.

The veteran actress, who has been married three times, 'came out' to People magazine last month, and confessed she had been secretly living as a lesbian for seven years.

The 62 year old revealed she has found love with building contractor 54-year-old Nancy Locke, who she moved in with in 2007.

And now the couple are set to make their union official, according to the National Enquirer. An effort to legalise gay marriage in Baxter's home state of...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 3

12/3/2009 3:00am EST
Julianne Moore
Happy Birthday to:

"Blindness" star Julianne Moore (1960)

"Family Ties" actor Brian Bonsall (1981)

"My Girl" star Anna Chlumsky (1980)

"Charmed" witch Holly Marie Combs (1973)

Movie star Brendan Fraser (1968)

Actor Steve Harris (1965)

"Kill Bill" 1 and 2 actress Daryl Hannah (1960)

Self-proclaimed "Prince of @#$%!@# Darkness" Ozzy Osbourne (1948)

French director Jean-Luc Godard (1930)

Singer Andy Williams (1930)

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80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

9/26/2009 10:03am EDT
Madonna
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?

TELEVISION

In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

8/25/2009 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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Exclusive: Nancy Travis Talks 'The Bill Engvall Show' And More

7/8/2009 10:20am EDT
Nancy Travis
Nancy Travis joined us to discuss the upcoming season of "The Bill Engvall Show" -- premiering July 18 on TBS; an interview with co-star and SNL alum Tim Meadows will publish later this week -- and soon the conversation turned into an interesting elucidation of the current state of situation comedies on television. Oh, and, of course, about her experience on "So I Married an Axe Murderer."

Nancy Travis: Hi, Mike. How are you?

Mike: Good! How are you doing, Nancy?

Nancy Travis: I am good; I am very good.

Mike: So, how did you get involved with "The Bill Engvall Show"?

Nancy Tr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 21

6/21/2009 3:00am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Happy Birthday to The Killers singer Brandon Flowers (1981), Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger (1976), actress/singer Juliette Lewis (1973), "The Matrix" director Larry Wachowski (1965), actor Doug Savant (1964), country singer Kathy Mattea (1959), actor Leigh McCloskey (1955), "Dances With Wolves" actor Robert Pastorelli (1954; d. 2004), musician Nils Lofgren (1951), "Family Ties" stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (1947), American musician Brenda Holloway (1946), The Kinks singer Ray Davies (1944), actress Mariette Hartley (1940), "Cocoon" actress Maureen Stapleton (1925; d. 2006), and...
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Celebrity Birthdays, 5 de Mayo

5/5/2009 3:00am EDT
Chris Brown
Happy Birthday to loser Chris Brown (1989), "Boy Meets World" actress Danielle Fishel (1981), British R&B singer Craig David (1981), "Family Ties" actress Tina Yothers (1973), British actor Richard E. Grant (1957), "Lord of the Rings" actor John Rhys-Davies (1944), "The Pink Panther" actor Roger Rees (1944), "Monty Python" actor Michael Palin (1943), "Brady Bunch" actress Ann B. Davis (1926), "State Fair" actress Alice Faye (1915; d. 1998), and "The Long Gray Line" actor Tyrone Power (1914).

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New TV On DVD, March 10

3/10/2009 8:00am EDT
The Girls Next Door
Holly, Bridget & Kendra comment on all 16 episodes of The Girls Next Door season 4. Also on DVD: Caroline in the City season 2, Family Ties season 5, Get Smart season 2, South Park season 12, and The Starter Wife season 2.
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 19

2/19/2009 3:00am EST
Benicio Del Toro
Happy Birthday to Norwegian singer Maria Mena (1986), "Napoleon Dynamite" actress Haylie Duff (1980), Puerto Rican actor Benicio Del Toro (1967), "Family Ties" actress Justine Bateman (1966), British singer Seal (1963), British actor Ray Winstone (1957), late Austrian singer Falco (1957; d. 1998), "Dumb and Dumber" actor Jeff Daniels (1955), Italian actor Massimo Troisi (1953; d. 1994), actor Stephen Nichols (1951), Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi (1948), R&B singer Smokey Robinson (1940), director John Frankenheimer (1930; d. 2002), "The Dirty Dozen" actor Lee Marvin (1924; d. 1987), an...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Fantasy Cast

2/6/2009 9:40am EST
Dancing With The Stars
Season 8 of the hit reality show, Dancing With the Stars premieres March 9th but more excitingly, the cast will be announced on February 9th! DWTS isn't just for has-been teen idols and D-list stars anymore; everyone wants to get on the hit show! It boosts the star's popularity and they end up getting in incredible shape! Celebrities on the show go from almost forgotten to back on top nearly overnight!

When the press announces the celebrities that will be dancing on the show, the list always seems so random, but after the first episode all the pieces of the puzzle start to come togeth...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

1/26/2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 3

12/3/2008 3:00am EST
Julianne Moore
Happy Birthday to "Family Ties" actor Brian Bonsall (1981), "My Girl" star Anna Chlumsky (1980), "Charmed" witch Holly Marie Combs (1973), movie star Brendan Fraser (1968), figure skater Katarina Witt (1965), actor Steve Harris (1965), actress Julianne Moore (1960), "Kill Bill" 1 and 2 actress Daryl Hannah (1960), self-proclaimed "Prince of @#$%!@# Darkness" Ozzy Osbourne (1948), French director Jean-Luc Godard (1930), singer Andy Williams (1930), and author Joseph Conrad (1857; d.1924).

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'Spin City': The Complete First Season Now On DVD

11/4/2008 6:00pm EST
Spin City
Step inside the inner sanctum of one of the most sharp-witted and funniest political machines ever. Meet Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty and the quirky City Hall staff members from Spin City as they expertly spin their gaffe-prone Mayor Randall Winston and the City out of daily near-misses. >From dealing with the Mayor's problematic wife to catching a nudist roaming inside the City Hall to losing a deceased police dog just hours before the wake, this idiosyncratic office family goes the distance in this popular ensemble television comedy.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning televisio...
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 5

8/5/2008 8:00am EDT
Family Ties
Season four of "Family Ties" is now on DVD. During this season, Alex meets tutor Ellen, and they fall in love. Just like real life! Mallory also brings home Nick to meet her family for the first time.
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Our Favorite Canadian Actors

7/3/2008 9:47am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Given that the United States and Canada closely share days of pride in their country on the calendar, it seemed only logical to single out the many wonderful people that our neighbors to the north have proudly shared for all to enjoy. Following are some of the many comedic, talented, and gorgeous celebrity men and women that call Canada "home."

THE GENTLEMAN

Dan Aykroyd

Born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1 (Canada Day!), Aykroyd's face has been seen on many a movie screen. He started his comedy with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and moved on to pursue an acting caree...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 21

6/21/2008 3:00am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Happy Birthday to The Killers singer Brandon Flowers (1981), Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger (1976), actress/singer Juliette Lewis (1973), "The Matrix" director Larry Wachowski (1965), actor Doug Savant (1964), country singer Kathy Mattea (1959), actor Leigh McCloskey (1955), "Dances With Wolves" actor Robert Pastorelli (1954; d. 2004), musician Nils Lofgren (1951), "Family Ties" stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (1947), American musician Brenda Holloway (1946), The Kinks singer Ray Davies (1944), actress Mariette Hartley (1940), "Cocoon" actress Maureen Stapleton (1925; d. 2006), and...
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Top 10 Corniest 80's TV Theme Songs

5/12/2008 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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