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Where Are They Now: Soleil Moon Frye, AKA Punky Brewster

September 27th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Soleil Moon Frye
Actress Soleil Moon Frye was the adorable Punky Brewster in the 1980s TV series of the same name and somehow managed to avoid the child star curse that plagues so many young people in Tinsel Town.

On the popular eighties sitcom she played an orphan, who was abandoned by her mother in a supermarket. She ends up befriending a man named Henry Warnimont, who eventually adopts her.

Soleil was born on Aug. 8, 1976, and was named after the song "I Got the Sun in the Morning (and the Moon at Night)" from the musical "Annie Get Your Gun."

What has she been up to since the days of jelly bracelets ...
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80's Favorites 'Saved By The Bell,' 'Knight Rider' & More To Be Made Into Digital Comics

July 3rd, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Saved By The Bell
Some of your favorite 80's and 90's television series are being revived - in comic book form. "Saved by the Bell," "Knight Rider" and "Punky Brewster" are set to return as digital comics. "Miami Vice" and "Airwolf" will also be making a comeback.

Television execs from NBC have teamed up with Missouri publishing house Lion Forge Comics to revive the five shows in digital form. They will be available for e-book purchase later this year and will feature memorable characters such as "Miami Vice" detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs; "Saved by the Bell's" Zack Morris, who was por...
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Soleil Moon Frye Recalls 'Awesome' Day She Spent With Michael Jackson In His Jacuzzi

September 9th, 2011 8:47am EDT
Soleil Moon Frye
Soleil Moon Frye once shared a jacuzzi with Michael Jackson when she was eight.

The former "Punky Brewster" star grew up with the Jacksons and spent one magical afternoon and evening at Michael's home in California after her parents asked him if he could babysit their daughter.

Frye can still vividly remember the magical day she spent with Michael.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "I had gone to this awesome concert with him, a Bruce Springsteen concert... and then he invited us over to the house and so my mom came over and then I stayed with the family there and then they wound up havin...
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Soleil Moon Frye To Join Sean Penn In Haiti Relief Efforts

May 12th, 2011 9:53am EDT
Soleil Moon Frye
Former child star Soleil Moon Frye has become the latest celebrity to announce plans to help Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization by jetting out to the beleaguered nation.

The former "Punky Brewster" star is heading to Haiti for a four-day trip after bumping into Penn in Los Angeles.

She says, "Last weekend, I bumped into Sean and told him about this dream of mine and asked him who should I go to to make this happen and he said, 'Me!'

"I told him I'd get on the plane at any time and, within a week, it was confirmed for me."

She tells Eonline.com, "For over a year I wanted to go a...
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Soleil Moon Frye And Husband Renew Vows

October 30th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Soleil Moon
Actress Soleil Moon Frye and her movie producer husband Jason Goldberg have renewed their wedding vows, 10 years after they first tied the knot. The ceremony took place on October 25 at the pair's Hollywood Hills home, with a guest list including the couple's kids Poet, three, and Jagger, seven months, and their pals Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.

Former Punky Brewster star Frye, 32, says, "Besides the days my children were born - and my first wedding - it was the best night of my life."

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Athlete and Celebrity Couples: What Draws Them Together?

September 15th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, Punky Brewster and mismatched Converse. Some things just go together, like the perennial pairing of athletes and starlets. Why do the athletically inclined always seem to end up with Hollywood's prettiest young things? There must be something aside from the obvious draw of bulging biceps, movie premiers, and the thrill of evading the paparazzi.

The athlete/starlet combination is hardly a new one. Perhaps the most well known, and most romanticized, incarnation took place when Joe DiMaggio fell in love with Marilyn Monroe. Even though th...
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New TV On DVD, Feb. 26

February 26th, 2008 8:00am EST
Newhart
"Newhart" the complete first season is now on DVD. Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont. There are many quirky characters in their new town, including Dick's neighbors Larry, Darryl, and Darryl. Also on DVD: season four of Punky Brewster and season five of Family Affair.
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