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Tom Selleck Hates Signing 'Magnum, P.I.' Poster Featuring Him In A Hammock

October 24th, 2011 9:10am EDT
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Tom Selleck is haunted by a "Magnum, P.I." poster he still wishes he hadn't agreed to be photographed for because it's the one fans seem to want signed more than any other.

The ageing hunk admits he was reluctant to pose for the Hawaiian hammock-themed shoot but signed on to be "a nice guy."

And he's regretted his decision ever since.

He explains, "They put me in a hammock between two palm trees and I had on a purple Hawaiian shirt... and they gave me one of those pineapples that are cut off with a big straw and an umbrella.

"I said, 'I don't wanna do this', and they said, 'Oh, come on,...
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'Grease' Actress Annette Charles Dead At 63

August 4th, 2011 3:23pm EDT
Annette Charles
Actress Annette Charles has passed away at the age of 63.

Charles died of complications from lung cancer in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

According to TMZ.com, she was diagnosed with the condition just a few months ago.

A family member says, "Annette had recently started having difficulty breathing... and when she went to the doctor she learned that she had a cancerous tumor in her one of her lungs."

The actress landed her first role in 1968 with an appearance on TV show The High Chaparral and she later guest starred on a number of popular series, including The Bionic Woman, Patrick Duff...
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Tom Selleck Warns Movie Bosses To Treat 'Magnum' With Respect

October 13th, 2010 11:15pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is urging movie executives keen to adapt his hit TV series "Magnum P.I." into a film to tread carefully - because the show is too important to become another shoot-'em-up blockbuster.

The actor admits he keeps hearing about a film version of the hit 1980s show but he hasn't been asked to be a part of it.

And he's reluctant to give any such project the thumbs up until he knows for sure it will honor the hit TV series and not mock it or his character.

He tells TV Guide magazine, "My fear is, we see too many examples of studios buying the rights to a franchise, then spending $10...
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Tom Selleck Wants To Reunite With Courteney Cox

June 3rd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is appealing for a role in Courteney Cox's hit show Cougar Town - because he's desperate to work with his former Friends co-star again.

The Magnum, P.I. actor played Cox's on/off onscreen boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke, in the long running comedy series and appeared in three seasons opposite the actress. Selleck admits he has always wanted to score another role opposite Cox and would happily appear in her new TV show, about older women chasing younger men.

He tells E! Online, "I'd love to work with Courteney again. That would be fun. I've watched (Cougar Town) a couple of time...
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Tom Selleck Heading Back To Television

March 17th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck has landed the lead role in a new TV cop show - the first time he has headlined a primetime program since "Magnum P.I."

The veteran actor played a private investigator in the hit 1980s series, which ended in 1988, and has since enjoyed brief roles in television hits such as "Friends," "Boston Legal" and "The Closer."
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Nonetheless, now Selleck is leading the cast of new cop drama "Reagan's Law," while former New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg and actress Bridget Moynahan are in talks to co-star in the CBS show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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

September 26th, 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?

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In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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The 7th Annual TV Land Award Show Honorees

March 24th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Married...With Children
TV Land announced today that it will pay tribute to "M*A*S*H," "Married...With Children," "Home Improvement," "Magnum PI," "Knots Landing" and "Two And A Half Men" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the two-hour show will tape on Sunday, April 19th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and will air on TV Land during a special presentation of TV Land PRIME on Sunday, April 26th at 8PM ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are cultural icons representing a cross-section of classic and modern television that viewers love. Below are details on this y...
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Vin Diesel & Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Muscle Cars On Display At Universal Studios

March 13th, 2009 12:19pm EDT
Fast & Furious Cars
The high-octane muscle cars featured in Universal Pictures' upcoming action-thriller Fast & Furious are on display exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. adds the exotic street racers to its world-renowned collection of authentic movie picture cars and props.

The 1987 Buick Grand National and a 2009 Subaru WRX STI that are driven by the stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are parked inside the theme park within arm's reach of fans and car aficionados.

1987 Buick Grand National -- driven by "Fast & Furious" star, Vin Diesel

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Matthew McConaughey Discusses 'Surfer Dude,' Rumors About Him & More

December 3rd, 2008 12:13pm EST
Matthew McConaughey
It must be nice being Matthew McConaughey. While making the film "Surfer, Dude" - out on DVD Dec. 30 - he spent time with friends and co-stars Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson. Just minutes from the beach, the cast and crew wrapped filming each day, sat back with a few cocktails (and who knows what else) and hung out. Sounds like more play than work.

So how different is McConaughey from his weed-smoking, naked didgeridoo-playing character in "Surfer, Dude?" The actor took some time on a windy California morning to talk to Starpulse about the film, how he stays fit, several rumors tha...
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Harrison Ford's Seven Best Films (Not Including 'Star Wars')

May 20th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is, without question, one of the biggest box office stars of all time. With the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Thursday it couldn't be a better time to take a look back on the seven best movies of Ford's career.

We purposely left the Star Wars trilogy off the list considering those are not really "Harrison Ford movies" and quite an entity unto themselves. Plus, we do not need every movie on this list being a "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" movie. At times we do like to be challenged.

Once a surefire box office success, lately it has...
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New TV On DVD, March 4

March 4th, 2008 8:00am EST
Not a big week for TV on DVD releases. Check out “Hogfather;” “Human Giant,” season one; “Love Boat,” season one, volume 1; and “Magnum P.I.” season eight.
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A Lost Art: Top TV Opening Credit Sequences

January 11th, 2008 11:23am EST
The Cosby Show
The television opening credit sequence is truly an art form. Frankly, it is hard to believe that it has never been considered as a category for any of the major award shows. It should be. An excellent sequence can make a mediocre series good, a good series great, and a great series…well, you get the idea.

Okay, so maybe the above statement is a little bit of a stretch. Still, opening sequences can be pretty entertaining. They may be a dying art form these days, but that is all the more reason to celebrate the very pinnacle of achievement in the field. There have been many great ...
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New TV on DVD, Feb. 27

February 27th, 2007 8:00am EST
Magnum PI
It's retro week for DVD releases. First up: season 6 of Magnum PI. Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Magnum, a Vietnam veteran formerly with the Naval Intelligence service. Now a private eye with very rarefied tastes, Magnum was hired to handle security for a reclusive mystery writer named Robin Masters, who maintained a lavish estate on the "gold coast" of Oahu. Also on DVD: season 3 of The Rockford Files, season 4 of The Doris Day Show, and season 1 of the the not-so-retro Girlfriends.
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 29

January 29th, 2007 3:00am EST
Heather Graham
Happy Birthday to modern blues prodigy Jonny Lang (1981), "Party of Five" actor Andrew Keegan (1979), actress Sara Gilbert (1975), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me star Heather Graham (1970), "The Punisher" star Thomas Jane (1969), actor Edward Burns (1968), actor Nicholas Turturro (1962), Olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960), American model Gia Carangi (1960; d. 1986), talk show host Oprah Winfrey (1954), actress Ann Jillian (1950), Canadian actor Mark Singer (1948), "Magnum P.I." star Tom Selleck (1945), "Dynasty" actor John Forsythe (1918), original "hunk" Victor Mature (1913; d. 1999...
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New TV on DVD, Oct. 10

October 10th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Everybody Hates Chris
The first season of Everybody Hates Chris is now on DVD. Inspired by Chris Rock's life as a kid, the series takes place in New York City in the 1980s. Chris (Tyler James Williams) struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line and dealing with the pressures of junior high school. Also on DVD: Numb3rs season two, Scrubs season four, and The A-Team and Magnum P.I. season five.
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New TV on DVD, April 4

April 4th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Dawson
If you would like to see Katie Holmes before she hooked up with Tom Cruise, got pregnant, and became a scientologist, check out the sixth and final season of Dawson's Creek. Joey and Dawson rekindle their romance, but Dawson reveals he had a romance with an actress in L.A. Audrey's dad helps Pacey get a job and makes her singing debut with Emma's band, and Jen faces the biggest challenge of her life. Also in stores this week: season three of Full House and seasons four of Magnum P.I., The A-Team and Knight Rider.
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New TV on DVD, Jan. 31

January 31st, 2006 8:00am EST
Have a yearning for retro fast cars, private detectives, and heavy gold chains? Get your 80s action fix with these new titles on DVD: season three of Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Magnum P.I., as well as season one of Hill Street Blues.

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Celebrity Birthdays, January 29

January 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Heather Graham
Happy Birthday to modern blues prodigy Jonny Lang (1981), "Party of Five" actor Andrew Keegan (1979), actress Sara Gilbert (1975), "Emily's Reasons Why Not" star Heather Graham (1970), "The Punisher" star Thomas Jane (1969), actor Edward Burns (1968), actor Nicholas Turturro (1962), Olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960), American model Gia Carangi (1960; d. 1986), talk show host Oprah Winfrey (1954), actress Ann Jillian (1950), Canadian actor Mark Singer (1948), "Magnum P.I." star Tom Selleck (1945), "Dynasty" actor John Forsythe (1918), original "hunk" Victor Mature (1913; d. 1999), American ...
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George Clooney as Magnum PI?

January 26th, 2006 9:04am EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is being hotly-tipped to play Magnum PI in a new movie. Film bosses believe the handsome star would be perfect as the suave private investigator, played by Tom Selleck in the classic TV show. A source is quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "He is a big fan of the original series. The part is his if he wants it."

Meanwhile, George - who split from on/off girlfriend Lisa Snowdon last year - recently revealed he thinks 2006 will be the year he settles down. The 44-year-old heartthrob - renowned for keeping his romantic life under wraps - said: "I want to be...
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