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Stars Of 'The Wonder Years' Reveal: 'Our Characters Are Part Our DNA'

September 17th, 2014 11:40am EDT
Stars Of 'The Wonder Years' Reveal: 'Our Characters Are Part Our
In an interview with Starpulse, "The Wonder Years" stars Danica McKellar, Olivia d'Abo and Alley Mills reveal they don't mind when fans confuse them with their iconic television characters. The trio have lived vicariously through their alter-egos for so long they laugh, "They're part of our DNA!"

Said d'Abo, "We visit with these characters every day." Concurred McKellar, "Everyday, somebody recognizes one of us on the street from the show. We get to be that character in some form. We get to see people with happy looks on their faces and they say, 'Oh my gosh, I miss that show so much! My f...
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Spotted: Danica McKellar (Looking Fantastic) With Her Baby Boy

February 26th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar, who is best known for playing Winnie in the "Wonder Years," took her son Draco to Jayneoni Moore's Celebrity Baby & Big Kid Pre-Oscar gifting suite in Los Angeles yesterday.

The new mom looks slim and trim only months after giving birth.

The former child star and her husband, film and TV composer Mike Verta, welcomed their son in early September. McKellar, 35, wed Verta in March, 2009.
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Danica McKellar Welcomes Baby Boy Draco

September 11th, 2010 1:17pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica Mckellar is a new mom - the actress has given birth to a bouncing baby boy.

The former child star and her husband, film and TV composer Mike Verta, welcomed baby Draco Verta into the world on Tuesday night.

The couple confirmed the news to People.com, stating, "We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift. It's like we've only now just learned the true meaning of love."

McKellar, 35, wed Verta in March, 2009.

See more photos of Danica here!
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Danica McKellar Makes Pregnancy Look Hot

July 14th, 2010 8:49am EDT
Danica McKellar
Former "Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar was glowing at the "Inception" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on the iconic TV series, is due in the fall.

She told People magazine, "I was in the middle of a really intense deadline for my book. I wanted to put off the [pregnancy] test because I didn't want any distractions. That only lasted a day - I couldn't stop thinking about it and I caved! You can't try to put that off."

Her third book, "Hot X: Algebra Exposed" hits the shelves in August. She has also written "Math Doesn't Suck" and "Kiss My Math....
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Pet Pot-Bellied Pig Scared Off Jennifer Love Hewitt's First Date - Fred Savage

April 12th, 2010 8:59am EDT
Fred Savage
Jennifer Love Hewitt went on her first date with "The Wonder Years" star Fred Savage.

The actress first made a name for herself as a child star in the early 1990s, appearing in a variety of TV shows, while Savage shot to fame playing Kevin Arnold in the beloved TV series.

Savage, now a top TV director, asked her out on a date and the night went well until the actor caught sight of her pet pig.

Hewitt recalls, "He came and took me to the Comedy Club and then he took me back to my mum's apartment. 'Cause I'm from Texas, we had one of those pot-bellied pigs and he saw the pig and was like, ...
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'Wonder Years' Star Danica McKellar Is Pregnant

March 17th, 2010 11:20am EDT
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on TV's "The Wonder Years," is expecting her first baby. She's due in the fall, according to People magazine.

She told People, "I was in the middle of a really intense deadline for my book. I wanted to put off the [pregnancy] test because I didn't want any distractions. That only lasted a day - I couldn't stop thinking about it and I caved! You can't try to put that off."

Her third book, "Hot X: Algebra Exposed" hits the shelves in August. She has also written "Math Doesn't Suck" and "Kiss My Math."

Danica and her husband Mike Verta were married ...
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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...
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'How I Met Your Mother': 'Not a Father's Day'

November 11th, 2008 12:42pm EST
How I Met Your Mother
Three quick points:

(A) I hereby nominate Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) friends, Larrabee and Finkelstein, for their own show. Did anyone else notice these two goofballs on How I Met Your Mother? I love the entire of concept of characters that have absolutely no lines and are just there to smile, nod approvingly at themselves and give high fives.

(B) Marshall's (Jason Segel) boss was Kevin Arnold's dad on The Wonder Years. Winnie Cooper was on the show last season. How long will it be before we get a Jason Hervey cameo? I know he is busy with those Scott Baio is 45 and Lovin' It (or...
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Say What? Most Bizarre Celebrity Rumors & Myths

August 12th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Richard Gere
Who hasn't heard the infamous rumor about Richard Gere and the gerbil? Is it true that Michael Jackson sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber? Did Tom Cruise really use sperm specimens of late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to father Suri?

These are simply a taste of some of the wacky, tacky and downright bizarre celebrity rumors that have circulated the mill at some point. So which of these celebrity myths can be debunked and which hold a grain of truth?

DEBUNKED

Intriguingly salacious though it was, the mid 1980's rumor that Gere, the handsome young star of An Officer and a ...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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Realistic 'Coming Of Age' Shows Desperately In Need Of A Comeback

April 21st, 2008 10:00am EDT
My So-Called Life
Take a look at the television landscape, and you will see a mix of good and bad. There are medical dramas, shameless reality television programs, quirky sitcoms, and sappy TV movies. There are gritty action-thrillers, animated comedies, and shows that break the time-space continuum. There is one television genre that has been noticeably underrepresented: realistic, coming of age programs.

Quick, name three recent programs that dealt with young people finding their way in the world that didn’t pander to the audience, wasn’t a show driven by sexuality, and wasn’t a program that tied ...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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20 Years Later: Where Are The Stars Of 'Full House' & 'The Wonder Years?'

January 15th, 2008 2:23pm EST
John Stamos
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to the Tanner family, Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold. What happened to some of our favorite prime time stars two decades after they charmed us on the small screen?

Full House (1987-1995)

"Full House" was a show about talk show host Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who was raising his three girls with his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after his wife Pam is killed by a drunk driver. You laughed, you cried and you learned a lesson all in one episode.

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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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Starpulse Spotlights Child Stars That Didn't Crack Under Pressure

October 29th, 2007 1:57pm EDT
Elijah Wood
These days, many tabloids focus on child stars who are getting in trouble while growing up in the spotlight. Some get caught up in drugs and underage drinking, some have eating disorders, while others get into trouble with the law.

Not all stars that grew up in Hollywood went down the wrong path. Starpulse compiled a list of child stars that turned out ok, despite their famous roots. And many of them continue to be successful to this day.

Elijah Wood got his first break, though a small break, as a video game boy in the sequel to Back To The Future. Wood went on to star in over a ...
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80's TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

October 16th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Danica McKellar
Nothing makes you feel older than when you realize that 1987 was 20 years ago. Those of us born and/or raised in the 1980s remember a time of outrageous fashion, outrageous music, and most of all, outrageous television.

But most of us have also made the transition from the 1980s to the present day with relative ease - we've put away our scrunchies, retired our parachute pants, cut out our shoulder pads, and we've moved onwards and upwards (into the stylized 00s).

But what about the television stars we love and hate? Did they ever manage to leave it all behind? Starpulse is sick ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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'Math Doesn't Suck' For Danica McKellar

July 13th, 2006 3:18pm EDT
Danica McKellar
In 2007, Hudson Street Press will publish Danica McKellar’s forthcoming book “Math Doesn’t Suck,” a groundbreaking book that uses hip and entertaining examples to teach middle-school girls and their parents how to master many of the tough concepts that are introduced in middle school – the time when young girls begin to shy away from math.

McKellar, whose upcoming projects for 2006 include starring in Lifetime’s multi-media series entitled “Inspector Mom” and releasing a new yoga and meditation DVD "Daily Dose of Dharma," is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Winnie Cooper on the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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'Wonder Years' Actress To Star in Lifetime Movies

June 12th, 2006 1:36pm EDT
Danica McKellar
Danica McKellar has signed on to star in the lead role as Maddie Monroe in two movie-of-the-weeks and 10 web-episodes for Lifetime’s “Inspector Mom.” Monroe is a young suburban mother of two toddlers who just happens to solve local murder mysteries on the side.

Each episode, web-episodes including, will be an independent story with a different mystery each time that McKellar will have to solve in her role as Maddie Munroe. The first movie-of-the-week to launch the multimedia series will air in Fall ’06 with five web-episodes to follow. The second movie-of-the-week will air subsequentl...
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