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Sliff 2017 Interview: Srikant Chellappa – Director and Writer of Bad Grandmas

Bad Grandmas will screen at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar, in ‘The Loop’) on Thursday November 2nd at 8pm. Tickets include a Sliff opening night reception. Ticket information can be found Here. Pam Grier, director/writer Srikant Chellappa, producer Dan Byington, and two of the film’s co-stars, Sally Eaton and Jilanne Klaus, will all be in attendance.

Sliff’s opening night features the world premiere of Bad Grandmas, a St. Louis-shot comedy by co-writer/director Srikant Chellappa and co-writer Jack Snyder, the team behind such polished productions as “Ghost Image” and “Fatal Call,” which were based locally but screened both nationally and internationally. Starring the late Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”) in her final role and the legendary Pam Grier (“Jackie Brown”), “Bad Grandmas” recounts the misadventures of senior citizens Mimi (Henderson), Coralee (Grier), Bobbi (Susie Wall), and Virginia (Sally Eaton). The friends’ quiet life is upended when Bobbi’s son-in-law,
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Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman

Why Adam West Was the One and Only Batman
What's this? Could this be the end for Batman? Rest in peace, Adam West, the one and only Caped Crusader who truly defined the role. There have been so many incarnations of Batman over the years – on the page and on the screen – but Adam West was the one flesh-and-blood actor who ever did justice to the cape, on the Sixties TV series Batman.

West, who died of leukemia Friday at the age of 88, brought deadpan humor and old-school gallantry to the role, week after week; same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.
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Our Five Favorite Cleaning Ladies in TV History

Maids can make the world a better place, especially if you are a busy professional or have a large family. These ladies take the load of housekeeping off so the focus can be placed on other important aspects of life. Television is no exception. Some of the most beloved characters in our favorite TV series have been the cleaning ladies. Here are our five favorite cleaning ladies in TV history. 1. Alice Nelson Fans of the popular television series “The Brady Bunch” will know this name immediately. Ann B. Davis played the role of the comedic housekeeper who was with

Our Five Favorite Cleaning Ladies in TV History
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The 'Brady Bunch' Cast Reunites, Open Up About Losing Florence Henderson and Aging

The 'Brady Bunch' Cast Reunites, Open Up About Losing Florence Henderson and Aging
The Brady Bunch kids are back together again!

Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) appeared on the Today show on Tuesday, where they talked about the impact the family sitcom still has today 48 years after its debut. The foursome also opened up about losing their beloved TV mom, Florence Henderson (Carol), who died in November.

"Everyone she met felt better about themselves, and about the world around them after having spent a moment with Florence," Knight said about the legendary actress.

Watch: Exclusive: Maureen McCormick Tears Up Remembering Florence Henderson, Her TV Mom and Best Friend

"She was a mentor, a friend," Williams added. "We learned from her, we learned how to interact with the public. She was so gracious with her fans, and we all learned how to do that graciously. Mostly, she loved to make people laugh. ... She would do anything -- she would fall down, she would say
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The Brady Bunch: Barry Williams Comes Clean to Mike & Carol

Greg and the rest of The Brady Bunch are back. Recently, Barry Williams appeared in new promos for MeTV's upcoming "Summer of Me" promotion.Williams, of course, played Greg Brady on the ABC sitcom, which also starred Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, and Susan Olsen. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 1974.Read More…
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A Great Story Behind Florence Henderson’s Brady Bunch Screen Test

Florence Henderson, most well known for her part as Carol Brady is unfortunately no longer with us. She died on November 24th, 2016 of heart failure in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California. When we look back at Henderson’s life many who knew who considered her to be one of the more lovable, respected, and frankly, hilarious actresses of her day. Henderson would later become a spokesman and act in a number of TV commercials but she’ll always be known as Carol Brady to us. Speaking of The Brady Bunch, I came across this funny story today about the day that Henderson

A Great Story Behind Florence Henderson’s Brady Bunch Screen Test
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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Carrie Ann Inaba's DWTS Tribute to Florence Henderson Will Break Your Heart

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Carrie Ann Inaba's DWTS Tribute to Florence Henderson Will Break Your Heart
A post shared by Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:42pm Pdt Several Dancing With the Stars alums made it out for the show's season 24 premiere, but there was one face missing from the crowd: the late Florence Henderson. On Monday, judge Carrie Ann Inaba paid tribute to the iconic actress, who was well-known for her role as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, with a heartfelt Instagram post. "I had to take some time last night with my favorite person, Florence Henderson," she wrote. "We have a star on the floor in her honor. I miss her person but will always feel her beautiful spirit in presence. Life is short but love is forever. ❤ Rest In Peace Beautiful Angel...
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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Honors Florence Henderson With Star on Ballroom Floor

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Honors Florence Henderson With Star on Ballroom Floor
Dancing With the Stars is paying tribute to one of their own.

More: 'Brady Bunch' Star Florence Henderson Dead at 82

Host Tom Bergeron took to social media ahead of Monday’s season 24 premiere to share a photo of a star dedicated to the late Florence Henderson, who died in November 2016.

“A lovely addition to our ballroom in memory of a lovely lady. @dancingabc #dwts,” Bergeron captioned the image on the dance floor.

The Brady Bunch actress, who competed on season 11, died from heart failure and was at a DWTS show taping supporting former co-star Maureen McCormick, just three days before her death at age 82.

McCormick opened up to Et at the time about her close relationship with her TV mom.

More: 'Brady Bunch' Star Maureen McCormick Makes Emotional 'DWTS' Debut, Florence Henderson Cheers Her On

"She was an incredible example of how to life your life," McCormick told Et's Nancy O'Dell. "She was that
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Howard Leeds, Writer and Producer on 'Brady Bunch,' 'Facts of Life' and 'Silver Spoons,' Dies at 97

Howard Leeds, the sitcom veteran who developed The Facts of Life and produced and wrote for The Brady Bunch, Diff'rent Strokes and Silver Spoons, has died. He was 97.

Leeds died Feb. 11 at his home in Los Angeles following a long illness, his family announced.

In the late 1970s, Leeds was a producer on the hit Diff’rent Strokes, starring Conrad Bain and child star Gary Coleman, when he was asked by NBC head Fred Silverman and producer Norman Lear to come up with a spinoff.

"So we did,"...
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Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Rita Wilson, Archie Panjabi Cast in Fox Pilot About Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Rita Wilson and Archie Panjabi have been cast in Fox’s drama pilot about sexual scandals on college campuses, Variety has learned.

The untitled university project — formerly titled “Controversy” — centers around the Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois school that must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault. From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.

Wilson will play Constance Hawthorne, the dignified but fierce head of Uci Board of Trustees. Panjabi will play Jourdan Price, the crisis management consultant brought in to help with the scandal.

Previously announced, Austin Stowell will also star in the Fox pilot as the central character, Matt Kincaid, the Junior Counsel of the university.

The
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Behind-the-Scenes Photos from Tom Holland’s New Horror Film Rock Paper Dead

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He brought Fright Night and Child’s Play to life on the big screen, and now director Tom Holland is returning to give horror fans new nightmares with his latest movie, Rock Paper Dead. The film began production in September, and we’ve been provided with a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the movie to share with Daily Dead readers.

Starring Michael Madsen, Rock Paper Dead is expected to come out sometime in 2017, and we’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, we have the official press release and batch of behind-the-scenes photos below.

Press Release: Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house,
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Florence Henderson’s Friends, Co-Stars Gather for ‘Beautiful’ Memorial at TV Academy

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Florence Henderson’s Friends, Co-Stars Gather for ‘Beautiful’ Memorial at TV Academy
Brady Bunch” icon Florence Henderson was remembered by friends, family and colleagues at a memorial held at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California on Sunday. Speakers included Judge Judy Sheindlin, Carol Burnett, Maureen McCormick, Tom Bergeron and Katie Couric, according to an individual who attended the memorial, who described it as “beautiful.” Burnett shared with the gathered crowd a story of how Henderson used hypnotherapy to help Burnett’s daughter Carrie Hamilton — who died of lung cancer in 2002 — manage her pain. Also Read: Florence Henderson, Star of 'The Brady Bunch,' Dies at 82 Henderson’s children also spoke at the event,
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Brady Bunch Kids Reunite to Honor TV Mom Florence Henderson at Memorial

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Brady Bunch Kids Reunite to Honor TV Mom Florence Henderson at Memorial
Maureen McCormick and many of her The Brady Bunch siblings got back together to mourn the loss of their TV mom Florence Henderson.

McCormick, 60, shared several photos from a memorial service held this week to honor Henderson, who died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 82. The actress who played Marcia in the popular ’70s sitcom shared a photo that also featured her costars Christopher Knight (who played Peter), Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) at the event.

“Most beautiful evening with family and friends celebrating our beloved Florence,” the Dancing with the Stars alum captioned a group shot
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In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector BabencoArgentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of

We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.

Hector Babenco

Argentine-born Brazilian director Hector Babenco died on July 13 at 70-years-old.

He found international success with Brazilian slum drama Pixote (1981), going on to make Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1985), for which he earned a best director Oscar nominee and William Hurt earned an Oscar win for best actor.

Babenco went on to direct Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in Ironweed (1987) and Tom Berenger and John Lithgow in At Play In The Fields Of The Lord (1991).

After undergoing cancer treatment in the 1990s, he returned to the director’s chair for films including Brazilian prison
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In Memoriam: Television Stars We Lost in 2016

In Memoriam: Television Stars We Lost in 2016
2016 saw the passing of many notable television actors, including a TV mom and dad that many grew up watching.

Florence Henderson, aka Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” was the mother to the show’s six kids and by extension to multiple generations of TV viewers. The actress, who was also a talented stage performer and singer, died on November 24 at age 82. Earlier that week, she was seen cheering on her TV daughter Maureen McCormick – aka Marcia — on “Dancing With the Stars.” Active well into her golden years, Henderson even participated on the show in 2010. At the time of her death, she was developing another “Brady”-themed project for CBS. (Read her obituary here).

In December, Alan Thicke, the patriarch on “Growing Pains,” died at age 69. He died on December 13 after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his youngest son, Carter. A charismatic actor with a distinctive voice, Thicke
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Maureen McCormick Shares Mini 'Brady Bunch' Reunion Photos From Florence Henderson Memorial

Maureen McCormick Shares Mini 'Brady Bunch' Reunion Photos From Florence Henderson Memorial
One month after the death of Florence Henderson, friends and family, including some of her former Brady Bunch co-stars, gathered on Thursday to honor the iconic actress.

"Most beautiful evening with family and friends celebrating our beloved Florence," Maureen McCormick wrote on Twitter, along with a group photo.

Flashback: 'The Brady Bunch Movie' Turns 20! On Set With the Grooviest Cast of '94

A few of McCormick's Brady Bunch siblings, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland, as well as Happy Days star Marion Ross, were among those in attendance.

"What a cool woman Marion Ross is! Love her and her zest for life and her loving spirit!" McCormick wrote.

Last month, McCormick sat down with Et and opened up about Henderson's impact on her life.

"She was an incredible example of how to live your life," McCormick told Et's Nancy O'Dell. "She was that sweet. She really was. She was the
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Susan Olsen, ‘Brady Bunch’ Actress, Fired After Homophobic Rant

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Susan Olsen, the actress who played Cindy on The Brady Bunch, was fired from her radio show after making homophobic remarks. Susan Olsen Fired from Radio Show Olsen, who co-hosts L.A. Talk Radio’s Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics show, hosted gay actor, activist, and producer Leon Acord-Whiting. Following the show, Acord-Whiting took to Facebook. He criticized La Talk radio […]

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Former ‘Brady Bunch’ Kid Susan Olsen Fired From Radio Gig After Homophobic Facebook Rant

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Here’s the story of a former child star whose repeated use of a homophobic slur on social media cost her a job. Susan Olsen, known to viewers of “The Brady Bunch” for playing youngest daughter Cindy, had been co-hosting an L.A. radio talk show called “Two Chicks Talkin’ Politics” but has been dismissed by the […]
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