There was a Little House on the Prairie reunion on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family and Melissa Gilbert confessed that her first kiss ever was on the show with Dean Butler. As they were filming the scene, her mother was wailing in the background and Half Pint was fully nervous. In fact, she asked her TV dad if they could hug instead, but he said no.
You can’t blame for being so scared, she hadn’t even shaved her legs and now she was kissing a good looking man in his 20’s. I would’ve been nervous too.
Can you believe it has been 40 years since The Rocky Horror Picture Show came out? Well it has been and 6 of the cast members from the movie got together to do an interview with Today. They are Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Meat Loaf and Patricia Quinn.
Sadly, Today f*cked it up by editing their reunion as a package instead of doing a live Q&A with them. Even though we didn’t hear much from the legends, we did learn how Curry came up with the character he created for Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Sarandon talked about getting pneumonia while filming the movie.
Sadly, we didn’t hear enough from the actors, but it was great to see them all together again. What was even better was seeing how great Tim Curry is looking after his stroke. Can I tell you, I read that he lives in my little town. It is going to take all of my will power not to kidnap my niece and go trick or treating in my neighborhood to find out where he lives. Shhh, don’t tell. I just have been a fan of his ever since I saw him in Annie and then I had a new appreciation for him when I saw him Rocky Horror. He is just so gosh darn sexy in whatever he does.
Danny Bonaduce reunited with Shirley Jones at the Hollywood Show this weekend and the Partridge Family mother and son look as close ever. Can you believe she started playing his mom back in 1970 because it doesn’t look like 45 years has passed they started singing together.
I don’t have to think I love seeing them together, I know I love it. So much so, I would love to see a reunion show with the Shirley’s great grandchildren forming a band together with Danny, Keith, Laurie and Chris helping them out. Wouldn’t that be groovy?
Believe it or not, it has been 30 years since Back to the Future came out. To honor the milestone, Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), his mom Lorraine (Lea Thompson) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) reunited for the London Film Festival and Comic Con. Even though the movie came out in 1985, they haven’t aged a day since. Maybe it is time they do Back to the Future 4?
2015 is a big year for the trilogy for another reason because that’s the year that Back to the Future 2 took place. Recently, I spoke with Lea Thompson about that and I asked her what it is like living in this version of 2015 after living in the other one. She told me, “I think when we were doing Back to the Future 2, I think we all knew it was a kitchy version of the future. It was very dark and kitchy.” Then she added, “I don’t think any of us actually thought that 2015 would look like that. When you’re doing a movie about the future, you kind of have to put flying cars in even though it will never happen.” She explained, “Nobody wants to get in a flying car, I just don’t want to. It’s too dangerous.” She concluded the question with, “It’s interesting because in the 2015 version of Back to the Future, I was like 85 or something. Getting old is weird anyway, but to have it be marked by that is kind of an interesting experience for me.”
Her character didn’t look 85 in the movie and she doesn’t look 54 today. She still looks like the teen she played in the film that changed her life and many fans’ lives all over the world.
Thompson has been working nonstop since the Back to the Future franchise and on August 24th you will be able to see her in Switched at Birth‘s midseason premiere on ABC Family.
Last week Dick Van Patten passed away, and yesterday his former cast members got together to remember him. Even though it has been 34 years since the show ended, the surviving cast look just as close as they did when they played a family back in the late ’70s.
They reunion included (from L to R) Willie Aames, Dianne Kay, Laurie Walters, Connie Newton, Adam Rich, Betty Buckley, Brian Patrick Clarke(?), Grant Goodeve and Joan Prather. Missing is Lani O’Grady, who passed away in 2001, and Susan Richardson, who has suffered with many health issues.
Even though they reunited for a sad occasion, it truly is great to see them all together again looking so happy and good.
Blair and Jo might not have gotten along when they went to Eastland Academy, but in real life Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon are still good friends after nearly 35 years. Can you believe it has been that long since Jo Polniaczek joined The Facts of Life? I can’t because both actresses look phenomenal. I think they look even better now, then when they worked at Edna’s Edibles.
If any ’80s show deserves a reboot, I say it is The Facts of Life! Who’s with me? Maybe Blair, Jo, Natalie and Tootie can be teachers at their alma mater? Or they come back for their reunion and decide to go into business together? Who cares, I want just Edna’s girls together again!
Did you read that headline and say to yourself how could Moe, Larry and Curly reunite if they are dead? Well they can’t, but the three actors who played them in the 2012 reboot can. That’s exactly what happened when Will Sasso, Sean Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos got together for lunch yesterday. Hopefully they were talking about doing a sequel because the original movie was a real nyuck nyuck!
The surviving members of Carol Burnett & Friends were reunited today to tape something special for an upcoming release of a DVD for Time Life filled with The Lost Episodes from the beloved Variety Show. Vicki Lawrence shared several photos of Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner (one of the richest people in Hollywood) and herself from the taping, but didn’t say what they were doing exactly and when the DVD would be released. By the looks of it several people were lucky enough to experience their reunion. I sincerely wish I was one of them, but, I guess, this is close enough.
Doesn’t seeing the quartet together again like that, just being a smile to your face?
If you miss Carol Burnett & Friends, you can watch it every night at 11p on MeTV!
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Last week at the opening of Tony Danza’s new Broadway show, Honeymoon in Vegas, some of his old friends came to support him. Those old friends are the surviving members of their show Taxi, actors Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Christopher Lloyd, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane and Rhea Perlman, director James Burrows and producer James L Brooks. Since Taxi is one of my all time favorite shows and I love watching repeats on MeTV, this reunion brought a huge smile to my face.
To see Tony, Louis, Elaine, Reverend Jim, Alex, Simka and Zena together again with huge smiles on their faces make me wish they would do a reunion show together. We can see where our favorite cabbies are now. Maybe Louis and Zena got married? Tony became a boxer and is living off endorsements. Alex runs the cab company and he’s married to art studio manager, Elaine. While Reverend Jim was performing a same-sex wedding, he met someone who offered him the perfect job. The ideas are limitless and I hope someone makes it a reality. Too bad Latka (Andy Kaufman), Bobby (Jeff Conaway) and Jeff (J. Alan Thomas) won’t be able to join in, but they will be there in spirit.
Seriously though, how awesome is it to see a full cast, get together, to support one of their own, 31 years after their show ended. There are aren’t too many shows that can say that.
Stabler and Benson were reunited and it’s nice to see Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay looking as close as ever. Can you believe it has been almost 4 years since he left Law & Order: SVU? The show that airs on NBC tonight at 9p is still good, but it is not as good without him.