‘Halloweentown’ actors pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds

14 days ago

Debbie Reynolds poses with her second starring on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
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Debbie Reynolds, who died Dec. 28 at persons under the age of 84, will forever be remembered for her role in the 1952 classic movie, “Singing in the Rain.” But for younger spectators today, she is known as Aggie Cromwell, the wise and magic-loving grandmother in the Disney Halloweentown films.

The first of this series premiered on television 1998, with the fourth in 2006.

Reynolds’ Halloweentown costars responded to her demise on social media and in media interviews this week.

Kimberly J. Brown, who played Reynolds’ granddaughter in the films, paid tribute to her TV mom on Facebook 😛 TAGEND

What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally? Debbie lived her life like all of us should, to the fullest. She was bold, funny, and had the biggest heart, Brown said.

She cited Reynolds’ memorable line in the films 😛 TAGEND

“Being normal is vastly overrated is a quote from Halloweentown, and how fitting it is that her character spoke it. Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit built her anything but normal. Thanks for the sorcery, Debbie. Rest in peace, ” Brown wrote.

Judith Hoag, who played Aggie’s daughter, tweeted 😛 TAGEND

J. Paul Zimmerman, who played Reynolds’ grandson on Halloweentown , took to Instagram to pay tribute to his TV family member.

I miss Gramma. Not dealing with this very well .

A photo posted by Dr. J. Paul Zimmerman (@ jpaulzim) on Dec 29, 2016 at 9:50 am PST

Reynolds died just one day after her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher, passed away after falling ailment on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher is of best known for her portraying of Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise.

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‘Here and Now’ cooks eerie mystery into family drama

19 days ago

( CNN) “Here and Now” somehow manages to take what looks like the log line for a bad network soap and, under the guidance of Alan Ball, turn it into something strange and intriguing — an unexpected offspring of the producer’s two previous HBO series, “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood.”

The point of entry is the 60 th birthday of Greg( Tim Robbins ), an academic and self-enlightenment guru who authored the book “A Layperson’s Guide to the Here and Now.” Greg, however, is clearly miserable, despite — and partly because of — the best efforts of his wife Audrey( Holly Hunter) to hurl him a grand celebration.

Building up to the party, meanwhile, includes introducing the couple’s children: Ashley( Jerrika Hinton ), who works in fashion and has begun flirting with a male model, even though she has a apparently idyllic life with her doting husband; Ramon( Daniel Zovatto ), who has come out to his mothers, but still isn’t keen on uncovering them to guys he’s ensure; and Duc( Raymond Lee ), a therapist with an unorthodox posture about relationships, owing in part to his upbringing in Vietnam. Ultimately, there’s 17 -year-old Kristen( Sosie Bacon ), who the couple had after adopting the other three.

‘The Mist, ‘ ‘It’ try to break Stephen King adaptation curse

24 days ago

( CNN) This is a big summer for Stephen King adaptations. “The Mist” becomes a Spike TV series June 22, “Dark Tower” hits theaters in August, and a new version of “It” will attain buffoons scaring again( hopefully) in September.

If there’s a common theme among King projects, almost all of them start well. The Tv series face a different and more formidable challenge than the miniseries( ABC rendered a slew of those) and movies, which have the benefit of telling a clearly contained tale, without being compelled to tease out a conception in the way that “Dome” awkwardly did.

The sad truth is that as scary and often thought-provoking as King’s work is on the page, something often gets lost in translation. Even the mostly good 1990 “It” miniseries, which featured Tim Curry as Pennywise, fell apart in its final few acts — a recurring issue that’s been somewhat common across movies and television.

David Cassidy, ‘7 0s teen heartthrob, succumbs at age 67

26 days ago

( CNN) David Cassidy, who came to notoriety as a ‘7 0s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family, ” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with elation in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years, ” she said.

Cassidy’s nephew, Jack Cassidy, tweeted about his uncle’s demise, telling “I can’t help but thank God for the exhilaration that he brought to countless millions of people.”

When A Tough Doberman Assures A Little Plaything, She Has A Reaction That’ll Have You LOLing

1 month, 6 days ago

Tessa the doberman has a hard task. As one of the most fearsome guard dog breeds in the world, she has to look tough all the time. Otherwise, the other puppies will patently make fun of her. That’s why something tells us she wouldn’t be too happy to have this video of her floating around the Internet.

When she was still a puppy, she was confronted by the tiniest and apparently most terrifying toy in the world. Instead of calmly approaching it, and being the tough puppy she wants you to think she is, her reaction was far more priceless…

Poor Tessa, your owners have the perfect blackmail video now. But don’t worry, we’re sure you can get back at them by holding a pair of their favorite shoes captive!

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Celebrate Humanity’s Wonderful Weirdness By Learning About Global Superstitions

1 month, 22 days ago

Nothing speaks to the uniqueness of a nation and its people quite like superstitions. These nonsensical behaviours become normalized over period, but the second we shift our gaze to another culture’s superstitions( just after hurling salt over our shoulders , no doubt ), we’re confronted with their inherent strangeness.

By exploring superstitious behaviors from around the world, we’re able to position our own rituals and faiths through a more objective lens. From whistle etiquette to chopstick placement, these global superstitions celebrate humanity’s wackiness in all its glory.

Well, I guess hair stylists in India get a nice break every Tuesday! While superstitions are always illogical, they speak volumes about cultural heritage. So go ahead and avoid those fissures in the sidewalk. You don’t want to send Mom to the hospital, do you?

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Why Kathy Griffin is suddenly bald

2 months, 8 days ago

( CNN) Kathy Griffin is once again attracting attention because of a head — but this time it’s her own.

The embattled comic — who came under fire in May for a controversial photo shoot in which she held a fake, bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump — has shaved her head bald.

On Monday, novelist Yashar Ali tweeted photos of Griffin with her new look.

Leslie Jones tells no designers want to dress her, so Christian Siriano steps in

2 months, 23 days ago

Leslie Jones attends CinemaCon 2016 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 12.
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Christian Siriano is ready to create something fierce.

Leslie Jones called out unnamed decorators Tuesday for declining to help dress her for the upcoming Ghostbusters premiere.

Her remarks sparked outrage and attention, which caught the eyes of Project Runway alum Siriano, who tweeted back with a raised hand emoji, volunteering himself for the gig.

How did Jones respond? With a resounding YAS.

I love Leslie and cant wait to build her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes, Siriano told Time in a statement. He subsequently tweeted that “nothing is confirmed, ” but they are meeting and he’d “love” to garment her.

It’s not the first time a celebrity has struggled to find a decorator. Ghostbusters costar Melissa McCarthy told two Oscars ago, she “couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me.”

“I asked five or six decorators very high-level ones who make lots of gowns for people and theyall told no, ” she told Redbook in 2014.

In her recent CFDA Fashion Icon acceptance speech, Beyonc said she had similar conflicts when she was starting out in Destiny’s Child.

“High-end labels didnt genuinely want to dress four black country curvy daughters, and we couldnt afford decorator dress and couture, ” she says. “My mother was repudiated from every showroom in New York.”

Siriano spoke up again about the common issue, tweetingon Wednesday that it “shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size. Congrats aren’t in order, a change is.”

And in the meantime, designers should take note Jones will not forget this moment.

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Kitten Goes For A Piggyback Ride On A Dog. Much To The Dog’s Confusion!

3 months ago

Kittens always seem to think they can get away with anything they want just because they are so darn adorable. And while it’s seemingly impossible to defy a kitten’s cuteness for most, this pooch has no problem fending off the tiny feline’s petition demand for a piggyback ride.

While at first the dog seems to be having a hard time untangling himself from the kitten’s firm hold, he eventually rids himself of the unwanted passenger…but not before the determined kitten get his ride!

That was style more than the six seconds I can manage on a mechanical policeman. The kitten’s dismount was a lot more graceful, too!

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When A Photographer Combines Dogs And Peanut Butter, The Outcomes Are Adorable

3 months, 1 day ago

There’s something truly … special about watching a puppy try to remove peanut butter from the roof of his or her mouth. On the one hand, the dog is enjoying in the savor, but he or she probably also feels a little betrayed that there’s so much work involved with get all of that goodness.

Thankfully, though, that sloppy determination always prevails, and in the end, they WILL lick up all that peanut butter…even if it means looking like a dummy while doing it. One photographer, in particular, shot a series of tongue-smacking photographs and compiled them into an adorable new book.

Greg Murray is a Cleveland-based photographer who works with local animal shelters and specializes in taking photos of pets.

His most famous work in so far might be “For The Love Of Peanut Butter, ” a series which captures puppies thoroughly enjoying a spoonful of the delicious nut-based paste.

Murray told ViralNova that he got the idea where reference is and his fiancee Kristin rescued a mastiff named Bailey. Murray loved get Bailey all drooly( as they are generally do) and take pictures.

He found the best way to do this was to feed her a little peanut butter!

“So. Good.”

Inspired by Bailey, he began photographing his clients’ pooches feeing peanut butter too!

As part of Murray’s process, the dogs are only devoted one or two spoonfuls — too much peanut butter isn’t good for dogs.

He then takes 25 -7 5 photos of the dog’s desperate attempts to lap up all that deliciousness.

He says that some of the dogs have a hard time sitting still, but the majority of members of the time, “they’re so focused on the peanut butter, that even the most fidgety dogs stay put until they’re finished.”

Murray stresses that he only lets puppies consume peanut butter that doesn’t contain Xylitol, which is harmful to pups.

As of Friday, Murray will have photographed over 125 puppies for this project. All these photos and others can be found in his upcoming book For the Love of Peanut Butter: A Photo Booth . To check out more of Murray’s work, visit his website. There, you can even committee him to photograph your pets, weddings, and events! You should also follow him on Instagram.

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