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Shirley Jones postpones birthday skydive over family's safety concerns

April 1st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Shirley Jones postpones birthday skydive over family's safety co
Veteran actress Shirley Jones postponed plans to jump out of a plane to celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday (31Mar14) after her family begged her to reconsider.

The Partridge Family matriarch declared last week (ends28Mar14) that she wanted to mark her milestone with a daring skydive and follow in the footsteps of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who took on the hair-raising challenge for his 85th birthday in 2009.

However, Jones' representative reveals her relatives staged an intervention on Sunday (30Mar14) to voice their safety concerns, and the star agreed to stay grounded on...

David Cassidy: 'I'll be in rehab for as long as necessary'

February 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
David Cassidy
Troubled singer David Cassidy has spoken out from rehab, insisting he will "remain in treatment for as long as necessary".

The Partridge Family star entered an undisclosed facility last month (Jan14) in a bid to battle alcoholism, just days after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and now the 63-year-old former teen idol is opening up about his current troubles.

He tells Entertainment Tonight, "This has been a very difficult time for me battling this deadly disease, like millions of others in our country. I will remain in treatment for as long as necessary and I am getting the...

David Cassidy charged with DUI

February 4th, 2014 8:40pm EST
David Cassidy
Former teen idol David Cassidy has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) following an arrest last month (Jan14).

The Partridge Family star was taken into custody on 10 January (14), after Los Angeles police officers pulled him over for making an illegal turn and smelled alcohol on his breath.

Cassidy failed a sobriety test and was reportedly found to have a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit.

On Tuesday (04Feb14), the musician was formally charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to

This marks the t...

Dave Madden, Best Known For Playing Ruben Kincaid On 'The Partridge Family,' Dies At 82

January 16th, 2014 9:25pm EST
Dave Madden obituary
Actor Dave Madden, best known for his role as long-suffering band manager Ruben Kincaid on The Partridge Family, has died.

Madden died Thursday morning after suffering from congestive heart and kidney failure. He was 82.

The actor's niece, Mary Frances Miller, confirmed the news to the Associated Press, telling them that he passed away at a hospice center in Fruit Cove, Florida, near his Jacksonville area home.

"Partridge Family" co-star Danny Bonaduce paid tribute to the actor on Twitter, writing, "Dave Madden was a great guy & like family to me. He taught me to drive a car when I was 1...

'It's Not For Me': Shirley Jones Reflects On Past Threesome With First Husband Jack Cassidy

July 25th, 2013 8:09pm EDT
Shirley Jones
Actress Shirley Jones has opened up about her sex life in her new self-titled biography, promising readers "the surprise of [their] lives!"

Jones, 79, holds nothing back in the her new memoir, detailing her tawdry relationships with first husband, actor Jack Cassidy, and current husband, comedian Marty Ingels.

The Partridge Family star shares that Cassidy -- who she says was a very well endowed "sexual Svengali" -- once talked her into having a threesome to add a little freshness to their sex life.

"I was a virgin when I married Jack... He was very sexual (and) very upfront about it. He ...

Shirley Jones was not a fan of threesome with husband Jack Cassidy

July 25th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Shirley Jones
Oscar winner and TV veteran Shirley Jones has stunned fans by revealing her first husband, actor Jack Cassidy, once talked her into a threesome to spice up their sex life.

The beloved The Partridge Family matriarch has opened up about her sex life and other private affairs in her new biography, Shirley Jones: A Memoir, and she's sure to raise eyebrows with revelations from her first marriage to The Eiger Sanction star, who she claims taught her everything about sex.

Promoting the book on U.S. news show Access Hollywood, the actress says, "I was a virgin when I married Jack... He was very ...

Shirley Jones to play blind zombie in TV movie

June 6th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Shirley Jones
Beloved U.S. TV veteran Shirley Jones has been made over as a zombie for a new movie.

The 79-year-old Oscar winner will portray a 90-year-old blind woman in TV film The Dead of Night.

The Partridge Family matriarch tells the Globe, "It's very bloody and gruesome. How much further from Shirley Partridge could I go than that?"

But she adds, "Zombie makeup takes some effort getting used to."

Nicki Minaj Wears A Dress Inspired By The 'Partridge Family' Bus

February 16th, 2012 8:50am EST
Nicki Minaj Partridge Family dress
Nicki Minaj appeared on "Good Morning America" yesterday wearing a colorful dress that reminded us of the 1970s television show "The Partridge Family." Come on, get happy!

What do you think of her retro-inspired look? We like it!

The rapper and pop star Ricky Martin have collaborated to launch the latest MAC .

Nicki said in the interview, "I have such a young fan base. I wanted them to start now protecting themselves. I want them to start now being smart. I want them to abstain first of all, that's the best decision that I can give them, because I love them so much and I don't want them...

David Cassidy Sues Over Profits From 'Partridge Family' Merchandise

October 5th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
David Cassidy
Former teen idol David Cassidy is taking his battle for merchandising compensation from his days on 1970s show The Partridge Family to court.

The singer/actor shot to fame as Keith Partridge on the popular ABC sitcom in 1971, before embarking on a pop career.

Network bosses continually used his image to sell products branded with the hit series, but Cassidy only realized earlier this year that ABC executives had raked in approximately $500 million from the merchandise - and he has been seeking a share of the profits ever since.

On Wednesday, Cassidy filed suit against Sony Pictures En...

David Cassidy Wants Cut Of 'Partridge Family' Profits

February 11th, 2011 3:26pm EST
David Cassidy
David Cassidy is seeking compensation from bosses behind his hit 1970s show "The Partridge Family" after alleging he was left out of highly profitable merchandising deals.

The singer/actor shot to fame as Keith Partridge on the popular program and went on to establish himself as a pop star.

But Cassidy admits he had no idea how much money ABC network chiefs had made from the sale of products branded with the sitcom until recently - and the star, now 60, is in negotiations to cash in on the success himself.

He tells breakfast show "Today," "I was told after the show was over, The Partridg...

Danny Bonaduce Marries Third Wife

December 4th, 2010 7:00am EST
Danny Bonaduce
Former Partridge Family star Danny Bonaduce is a married man again after exchanging vows with his manager girlfriend in a surprise ceremony last week.

The actor, 51, proposed to Amy Railsback in March 2009, less than six months after finalising his divorce from his wife of 16 years, Gretchen.

Bonaduce recently treated Railsback to a vacation in Hawaii, but she was left stunned when he revealed they were actually in Maui to wed in a surprise sunset ceremony.

The couple became man and wife on November 22, reports the National Enquirer.

Railsback, who, at 28, is 23 years his junior, is Bon...

David Cassidy Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

November 30th, 2010 12:45pm EST
David Cassidy
Former teen idol David Cassidy has pleaded not guilty to a DUI charge stemming from his arrest in Florida earlier this month.

The former Partridge Family star was driving along the state's famous Turnpike freeway when cops in Fort Pierce spotted his Mercedes swerving erratically and pulled over the vehicle. The 60-year-old actor/singer allegedly failed two roadside sobriety tests, but a representative for the star subsequently denied Cassidy was drunk behind the wheel.

The star's lawyers appeared in a Florida court on Tuesday morning to enter a not guilty plea on his behalf. The plea wa...

'Wandering Eye' Caused David Cassidy's DUI Arrest?

November 30th, 2010 9:15am EST
David Cassidy
Former teen idol David Cassidy blamed his failed sobriety test on a "wandering eye" he's suffered with since he was a child, according to a newly emerged video shot on the night of his arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

"The Partridge Family" star was driving along Florida's famous Turnpike freeway earlier this month when cops in Fort Pierce spotted his Mercedes weaving on and off the road and pulled over the vehicle.

The 60-year-old actor/singer failed two roadside sobriety tests. Police officers allegedly found a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the car but a representative for the st...

David Cassidy Arrested For DUI

November 4th, 2010 12:21pm EDT
David Cassidy
Former teen idol David Cassidy has been arrested in Florida on suspicion of DUI.

The Partridge Family star was driving along the state's famous Turnpike freeway on Wednesday night when cops in Fort Pierce spotted his Mercedes weaving on and off the road, and pulled over the vehicle. The 60-year-old actor/singer failed two roadside sobriety tests and the police officers allegedly found a half-empty bottle of bourbon in the car.

According to the police report, obtained by, Cassidy was "swaying while standing" and told cops he had a drink at lunchtime and had taken a hydrocodone pa...

Can A Teenybopper Catch A Break?

June 22nd, 2010 9:26am EDT
Teenyboppers. Every generation has a set of them—musical artists who are talented, but kid-friendly to the point that they send the youth into a frenzy. They’re a record label staple: young acts that can spur an enamored tween demographic, one without disposable income, to force their parents do the spending for them with tears and declarations of imminent death if they don’t have that poster hanging in their room or an entire album downloaded on itunes. While it is clear that some tween acts have been less talented than others, they are still generally met with a particular sort of disdain...

David Cassidy Reaches Out To Susan Dey

March 2nd, 2010 3:11pm EST
David Cassidy
The Partridge Family star David Cassidy has issued a public plea for his former TV sister Susan Dey to get in touch, following years of estrangement from the actress. The pair starred together in the beloved 1970s sitcom, where Dey played eldest daughter Laurie Partridge - but she was noticeably absent when the cast reunited on the Today show on Tuesday morning.

When asked about Dey's absence, former child star Danny Bonaduce joked, "The only way you can reach Susan Dey is by teleprompter."

However, Cassidy took a more heartfelt approach and turned to the camera to reach out to his form...

Shirley Jones' Playboy Shoot Scrapped

August 10th, 2009 9:13am EDT
Shirley Jones
Playboy boss Hugh Hefner has scrapped plans to feature 75-year-old TV star Shirley Jones in his raunchy adult magazine - because the actress "wouldn't show enough" skin.

The former Partridge Family star's husband/manager Marty Ingels revealed in May he was pushing for his wife to disrobe in a tasteful pictorial.

However, Jones admits her Playboy dreams were dashed because she refused to pose nude.

She tells the National Enquirer, "My children and friends said, 'Shirley, are you crazy? You're going to pose nude?' I replied, 'No, I'm not going to pose naked, but I am going to show...

TV Reality Romances That Ended In Divorce

July 24th, 2009 11:58am EDT
Jon and Kate Gosselin
When you open the doors to your world and let television cameras capture your daily routine, it's hard to maintain a normal life. Especially if you are a celebrity couple broadcasting your relationship for the public to scrutinize. It seems that more often than not, couples that appear on reality shows together end up splitting up by the time their series is released on DVD. Is it inevitable that the couple will split up? Are they taking a risk when they sign on the dotted line?

Not all couples fall victim to the reality show curse, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed and Ozzy and Sharon Os...

Shirley Jones' Husband Pushes For Playboy At 75

May 11th, 2009 12:55pm EDT
Shirley Jones
Veteran actress Shirley Jones' husband is pushing the star to pose nude for Playboy at the age of 75.

The former Partridge Family star has been married to her manager, Marty Ingels, for the last 31 years. And he's hoping Jones will strip off for Hugh Hefner's raunchy magazine and send a message that beauty is not dependent on age.

He tells the New York Post, "She's still drop-dead gorgeous, and at the age of 75, a natural beauty. I'm her husband, and I think it would be sensational. Mature women are relevant."

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New TV On DVD, Oct. 14

October 14th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Back To You
Back To You the complete series is now on DVD. On the show, news anchors Chuck (Kelsey Grammer) and Kelly (Patricia Heaton) are forcibly teamed again, and neither is happy over the arrangement. Also on DVD: CSI season 8, How I Met Your Mother season 3, Nash Bridges season 1, The Partridge Family season 3, Rules of Engagement season 3, The Unit season 3.

Danny Bonaduce Fights Off Muggers

August 16th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Danny Bonaduce
Former child star Danny Bonaduce was slashed across the chest and arm with a knife during a recent failed attempt to mug him.

The one-time Partridge Family star claims the incident happened while he was working out in a Los Angeles park. The 49-year-old tells the National Enquirer, "These wild-eyed dudes walked up to me and my girlfriend and one of them whipped out a carpet knife and demanded money."

Bonaduce, a martial arts expert, adds, "I'm tough, but I'm not invincible. I couldn't run because I was exhausted, so I decided to stand my ground. I said to the guy, 'There are two...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 13

August 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Lloyd Banks
Happy Birthday to rapper Lloyd Banks (1978), "The Partridge Family" actor Danny Bonaduce (1959), singer Dan Fogelberg (1951), actor Kevin Tighe (1944), Hawaiian icon Don Ho (19300, actor Neville Brand (1920; d. 1992), actor Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904; d. 1999), prolific film director Alfred Hitchcock (1899; d. 1980), "The Wizard of Oz" lion Bert Lahr (1895; d. 1967), and legendary wild west sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860;ld. 1926).

Recovering Alcoholic Danny Bonaduce Isn't A Role Model For Young Stars

June 29th, 2007 2:19pm EDT
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce admits he is no role model for young stars who seem out of control like socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, even though he is a recovering alcoholic.

The former Partridge Family star went through a very public battle with alcoholism on his reality show "Breaking Bonaduce" that led to his recent split from second wife Gretchen Hillmer.

He says, "I'd love to give (Hilton and Richie) a big lecture now that I'm sober, but it took me 45 years. Sometimes it's gotta hurt."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Danny Bonaduce Reconciled With Wife?

April 25th, 2007 11:11am EDT
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce has sparked reports he has reconciled with his estranged wife Gretchen after the couple attended an awards ceremony together last night. The former The Partridge Family actor announced his impending divorce on a Los Angeles radio show earlier this month, revealing his wife of 17 years told him she was no longer in love with him.

Gretchen has stood by Bonaduce through years of substance abuse and the actor believed his recent sobriety would benefit the relationship.

However, last night, the couple stunned fellow guests at the Prism Awards in Beverly Hills, California...

Danny Bonaduce Is Devastated By Divorce

April 20th, 2007 8:35am EDT
Danny & Gretchen Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduce has been left devastated by his divorce, and he fears he'll never recover from his split from wife Gretchen. The Partridge Family star went public with the divorce on a Los Angeles radio show earlier this month and now reveals his wife of 17 years simply told him she no longer loved him.

Speaking on news show Extra last night, Bonaduce said, ""She just looked at me and said, 'I'm not in love with you anymore,' and three days later after I stopped crying I said 'Okie, dokie.' I will love her for the rest of my life and I want her to stay with me forever and ever."


Celebrity Birthdays, April 12

April 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Claire Danes
Happy Birthday to "The Family Stone" actress Claire Danes (1979), "Spring Break Shark Attack" actor Riley Smith (1978), Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman (1978), "Sin City" actress Marley Shelton (1974), "Charmed" actress Shannen Doherty (1971), Indigo Girl Amy Ray (1964), Everclear singer Art Alexakis (1962), country star Vince Gill (1957), Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia (1956), Canadian musician Pat Travers (1954), "Partridge Family" actor David Cassidy (1950), late night talk show host David Letterman (1947), "Married: With Children" actor Ed O'Neill (1946), jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancoc...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 31

March 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Christopher Walken
Happy Birthday to "Star Wars Episode III" star Ewan McGregor (1971), AC/DC guitarist Angus Young (1955), "Cheers" actress Rhea Perlman (1948), former US Vice President Al Gore (1948), "Welcome Back, Kotter" star Gabe Kaplan (1945), TV actress Valerie Curtin (1945), "Domino" actor Christopher Walken (1943), band leader Herb Alpert (1935), "Partridge Family" actress Shirley Jones (1934), prolific actor Richard Chamberlain (1934), hockey legend Gordie Howe (1928), and Austrian composer Franz Josef Haydn (1732; d. 1809).

David Cassidy's Autobiography Reveals Painful Memories Of His Father

February 26th, 2007 11:15am EST
David Cassidy
Former seventies teen idol David Cassidy found out he had slept with the same woman as his father just months before his dad's sudden death.

The Partridge Family star and his actor father Jack Cassidy spent time together on the latter's 1974 touring show, where David discovered Jack was cheating on his second wife Shirley Jones and drinking heavily.

In David's autobiography Could It Be Forever?, he recalls, "What I remember most about that weekend was spending the night with one of the girls from the show, only to find out she had already been sleeping with my dad. When she told h...

Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 10

December 10th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" star Raven-Symone (1985), White Stripes drummer Meg White (1974), Placebo's androgynous singer Brian Molko (1972), Irish actor/director Kenneth Branagh (1960), "The Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), "Partridge Family" actress Susan Dey (1952), actress Dorothy Lamour (1914; d. 1996), and reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson (1830).

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