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Stanley “Sandy” Glass Dies: Writer For ‘The Last Flight Of Noah’s Ark’ Was 90

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Writers Guild of America member Stanley (Sandy) Glass, who was active in the 1970s and early 1980s, has died. He was 90 and the cause of death was not available.

Glass’s most notable work was on the Disney family film The Last Flight Of Noah’s Ark, which starred Elliott Gould, Genevieve Bjold, Ricky Schroder and Vincent Gardenia. The film depicted a plane carrying various animals forced to make a landing on a deserted island. The only chance to escape was to convert the plane into a boat.

The 1980 film was based on the short story The Gremlin’s Castle by Ernest K. Gann and was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with One Hundred and One Dalmations.

Glass also wrote for the comedy series Phyllis and The Nancy Walker Show, as well as The Magical World of Disney. He also wrote for the Festival of Family Classics TV series,
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Ron Miller Dies: Former Disney CEO & Walt Disney’s Son-In-Law Was 85

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Ron Miller Dies: Former Disney CEO & Walt Disney’s Son-In-Law Was 85
Ron Miller, the USC football star who met his future wife Walt Disney’s daughter Diane on a blind date and later became CEO and president of what is now the The Walt Disney Company, has died at age 85. The Walt Disney Co. confirmed Sunday that he passed away Napa Valley, CA.

After stints in the Army and with the Los Angeles Rams, Walt Disney hired his son-in-law to work at The Walt Disney Studios. He became Disney’s sixth employee at the original Disneyland, serving as second assistant on Old Yeller in 1957.

Miller rose up the ranks in film and TV production — his credits include producing The Rescuers, The Shaggy D.A., The Magical World of Disney (which won an Emmy), Herbie Goes Bananas and Tron — and eventually became president and CEO of Walt Disney Productions. He held the post from 1978-1984 until he was famously ousted in a leadership
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First look at ‘Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes’

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This March, science and magic converge in a brand-new Iron Man story that bridges new talent and epic innovation with Iron Man: Hong Kong Heroes. Originally conceived around the opening of the Hong Kong Disneyland Iron Man Experience attraction, Marvel is bringing this exciting tale to the United States for the first time along with Hong Kong based talent, in a special one-shot by Howard Wong with art by Justice Wong.

The battleground is Stark Expo, and the focus is a new invention by the name of Stark Emergency Response Exosuit – otherwise known as the Sere-x. The sinister Baron Mordo and Armin Zola have teamed up to attempt to steal a magical artifact from Doctor Strange that merges technology and ancient dark magic. And it’s Iron Man’s job to keep the technology out of the hands of evil!

“Howard and Justice are an outstanding combo on this book!
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Disney and Fox Deal Expected to Be Announced This Thursday

Disney and Fox Deal Expected to Be Announced This Thursday
It has been reported that the Disney and Fox merger is all set to be finalized this Thursday since Comcast has dropped out of the bidding war. This is big news and it will have ramifications beyond bringing the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some believe Fantastic Four isn't even part of the deal. A lot of people are not excited about the merger and worry about how it could negatively impact the movie industry, but there's not much anyone can do to stop the merger from happening now. Fox's stock price has risen 1% and Disney's has gone up a fraction this week since Comcast bailed out on Monday.

CNBC reportedly has a source very close to the merger deal and they claim that the deal is on the "glide path," and that if everything goes according to plan, the deal will be finalized this Thursday with a press announcement,
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From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor

From 'Nsync to Woody Allen: How Justin Timberlake Went from Pop Star to In-Demand Actor
Justin Timberlake is that rare superstar combo: a celebrated singer who’s also a popular actor. Hot off of the heels of being announced as next year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer, he’ll soon be seen going up against Oscar winner Kate Winslet in Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel.

How did a former ‘Nsync boy band member end up in a film with mounting Oscar buzz? Here’s a look at the 36-year-old’s evolution from singer to thespian.

From the Mickey Mouse Club to ‘Nsync

As a kid in 1983, the Memphis-native sang country songs on the singing competition show Star Search.
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Mark Hamill Explains Why He Rode a Wheelchair Through New York Airport

Mark Hamill Explains Why He Rode a Wheelchair Through New York Airport
Mark Hamill has responded to worried fans on social media after he was spotted in a wheelchair at a New York airport on Tuesday.

Replying to a fan who asked if he was having health problems, the Star Wars actor wrote that he “tried the old ‘wheelchair trick'” to avoid autograph dealers “who constantly badger” him and his family.

Ha! Arriving 5Am I tried the old "wheelchair trick" Just 2 avoid autograph $alesmen/Dealer$ who constantly badger me (& my family) 2 increase value of their items-All the better 2 gouge True Fans later on Ebay #TheyCanGoForceThemselves #NoMoreAirportSignings https://t.co/xTcIRSXPjc

— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) November 28, 2017

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Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey Bring Magic to Disney's Holiday Special

Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey Bring Magic to Disney's Holiday Special
Thanksgiving isn't over yet, but the holiday season has already begun. Julianne Hough and Nick Lachey are co-hosting The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, a two-hour special premiering Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Et on ABC. "I'm really excited because Nick Lachey is my co-host this year, and he's so fun. I think he has a wide range of fans, because of obviously where he came from with 98 Degrees, and he was just on Dancing With the Stars, so we have that connection," Hough said before taping the show. "And of course we wanted to do a really fun opening number again this year, so we're dancing, we're singing. We really just wanted to have great energy and a good chemistry. And so far,...
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How Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Are Spending Their First Holidays as a Married Couple (Exclusive)

How Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Are Spending Their First Holidays as a Married Couple (Exclusive)
With how stressful holiday travel can be, sometimes the best plans are the ones not made.

Julianne Hough recently spoke with Et's Keltie Knight at Disney World, where she's performing with 98 Degrees for ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration and the 29-year-old actress revealed that she and her new husband, NHL star Brooks Laich, will keep things chill for Christmas this year.

"This is our first Christmas as a married couple, and I think we're just honestly just going to be home together," the dancing pro explained. "We've always said that, between the two families, we'll always have a year in between for ourselves."

More: See Julianne Hough Stun in a Vintage Swimsuit on the Set of 'Bigger' (Exclusive)

If nothing else, it will be a good way to end such a great year in the couple's life together.

"2017 was incredible. Getting married to the love of my life was the best
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It's a Frozen Reunion!  Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel Team Up with Disney for Your New Favorite Holiday Song

It's a Frozen Reunion!  Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel Team Up with Disney for Your New Favorite Holiday Song
“For the First Time in Forever” Frozen’s Elsa and Anna — a.k.a. Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell — will reunite for their first-ever television performance together.

During Disney Parks and ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, the pair will sing “When We’re Together” from the new Disney featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure along with a 30-piece choir on the steps of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland Resort in California.

“This performance will combine two of my very favorite things: the holidays and singing alongside my Frozen sister, Idina Menzel,” Bell said in a statement.
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Mark Hamill Gives Star Wars Fans a Big Surprise During Impromptu Appearance at Disneyland

Mark Hamill Gives Star Wars Fans a Big Surprise During Impromptu Appearance at Disneyland
The force to surprise is certainly strong with Mark Hamill.

The Star Wars actor, 66, shocked fans during the Star Tours ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday. While park visitors were expecting a relatively normal experience, they got something much more.

In a Twitter video shared by Star Wars, a Star Tours employee read from his script, but added a slight change, saying, “Actually, you know what, the captain did
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John Stamos Says It'd Be ‘a Tragedy' If He Didn't Have Kids With ‘Perfect’ Fiancée Caitlin McHugh (Exclusive)

John Stamos Says It'd Be ‘a Tragedy' If He Didn't Have Kids With ‘Perfect’ Fiancée Caitlin McHugh (Exclusive)
The wedding hasn't happened yet, but John Stamos is already thinking ahead to starting a family with his “perfect woman,” Caitlin McHugh!

Et’s Lauren Zima caught up with the Fuller House star at the Garry Marshall Theater's First Founders Gala on Monday, where Stamos got candid about wedding plans, fatherhood dreams, having co-star Bob Saget “copy” his proposal move and a special encounter with Julia Roberts.

“I hope [to have kids],” the 54-year-old actor and musician said about his hopes to start a family. “That's always been my plan. It's just taken me a lot longer than I anticipated. It would be a tragedy if I didn't have children and I finally found the right woman -- the perfect woman.”

“I know my parents are smiling down,” he added. “I know they would love her. She's a gentle, kind, graceful soul who would be a good mother.”

Exclusive: John Stamos Is 'On Cloud Nine' Over Engagement to Caitlin McHugh

The pair started
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TVLine Items: Coldplay Singer Gets Modern, a Frozen Reunion and More

TVLine Items: Coldplay Singer Gets Modern, a Frozen Reunion and More
Phil Dunphy might have been thisclose to scoring free Coldplay tickets.

The band’s frontman Chris Martin will guest-star as himself during an upcoming episode of Modern Family, in which it is revealed that Phil had an “embarrassing health issue” while trying to sell a house to the singer, EW.com reports.

RelatedModern Family Renewed: ABC Closes Deal for Seasons 9 and 10

The half-hour, titled “Brushes With Celebrity,” airs Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9/8c on ABC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Frozen stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will perform the song “When We’re Together” (from
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Bob Saget Proposes to Girlfriend Kelly Rizzo -- See the Pics!

Bob Saget Proposes to Girlfriend Kelly Rizzo -- See the Pics!
Congrats to Bob Saget!

The 61-year-old actor is engaged to blogger Kelly Rizzo, he announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

"Love the people in this picture. The most loving and legendary @George_Shapiro Katie Killean & of course my gal Kelly," Saget wrote. "In case you’re wondering, we were celebrating our engagement— and I know George and I will be very happy together."

Rizzo, 38, showed off her new bling with a pic on Instagram.

"Who needs pearls???" she captioned a photo of herself eating an oyster. "Enjoying my favorite food with my new favorite accessory."

Watch: John Stamos Celebrates Girlfriend Caitlin McHugh's Birthday With 'Fuller House' Co-Stars at Disneyland

Saget was previously married to Sherri Kramer Saget for 15 years, before they split in 1997. His Full House co-star, John Stamos, also recently got engaged to his girlfriend, Caitlin McHugh.

"I’m on cloud nine. I’ve been waiting for the perfect girl for over a decade
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The Pirates of Blood River

Can a pirate be a substitute monster? Hammer Films gives yet another genre a spin with this box-office winner that launched a sideline in costume adventures. The Hammer crew makes it work: Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, Marie Devereaux, Michael Ripper, Oliver Reed and Andrew Keir, plus yank assistance from Kerwin Mathews and Glenn Corbett.

The Pirates of Blood River

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1962 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date October 17, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Glenn Corbett, Marla Landi, Michael Ripper, Peter Arne, Oliver Reed, Marie Devereux.

Cinematography: Arthur Grant

Production Design: Bernard Robinson

Art Direction: Don Mingaye

Film Editor: Eric Boyd-Perkins

Original Music: Gary Hughes

Written by John Hunter, John Gilling, Jimmy Sangster

Produced by Michael Carreras, Anthony Nelson-Keys

Directed by John Gilling

Hammer Films didn’t start out as a horror studio, but after their big Technicolor successes in 1957-
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Céline Dion Rules the Costume Game as Maleficent While Celebrating Halloween with Twins

Céline Dion Rules the Costume Game as Maleficent While Celebrating Halloween with Twins
Céline Dion looks magnificent as Maleficent.

The singer went all out for Halloween, sharing a photo of her evil fairy alter-ego on Instagram. Dion crouches among holiday decorations while her 7-year-old twins, Eddy and Nelson, pose for a family portrait in their costumes.

Happy Halloween! / Joyeuse Halloween! – Team Céline ,” Dion, 49, captioned the post.

Related Video: Celine Dion Opens Up About Being A Single Mom & Talking To Pictures Of Her Late Husband

The boys recently celebrated their birthday in garb reminiscent of Michael Jackson‘s iconic looks over the years.

In a shot shared to the singer’s Facebook page, the
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Life Isn't Good, It's Excellent

David Robilliard was a poet and painter who lived from 1952 to 1988.

Eating Out You're like a potato. You'd go with anything.

"David Robilliard was the sweetest, kindest, most infuriating, artistic foul-mouthed, witty, charming, handsome, thoughtful, unhappy, loving and friendly person we ever met.

Over the nine years of our friendship David came closer to us than any other person. He will live forever in our hearts and minds." Gilbert and George wrote the above on July 7, 1990. "Starting with pockets filled with disorganised writings and sketches, he went on to produce highly original poetry, drawings and paintings. His truthfulness, sadness desperation and love of people gave his work a brilliance and beauty that stands out a mile."

Waiting For Nothing We're all waiting for Someone who never arrives to brighten up our lives.

As poets come and go, David Robilliard arrived all too quickly, and went all too soon. He was discovered,
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'Time Flies!' Céline Dion Gives Twin Sons Eddy and Nelson Birthday Hugs as They Turn 7 - and Channel Michael Jackson

'Time Flies!' Céline Dion Gives Twin Sons Eddy and Nelson Birthday Hugs as They Turn 7 - and Channel Michael Jackson
Eddy and Nelson are having one “Thriller” of a birthday!

The 7-year-old twin brothers were the star of an adorable photo shared by mom Céline Dion Monday, outfitted in garb reminiscent of Michael Jackson‘s iconic looks over the years.

In a second shot shared to the singer’s Facebook page, the boys are even striking a couple of Jackson’s signature poses while their mom rocks his famous fedora from the “Smooth Criminal” music video.

“Can’t believe you are already 7 years old … Time flies! Happy birthday, my loves! I’m so proud of all of my boys! Mom xx,
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John Stamos and Fiancée Caitlin McHugh's Love Story Is Straight Out of a Disney Movie

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John Stamos and Fiancée Caitlin McHugh's Love Story Is Straight Out of a Disney Movie
Wedding bells are on the horizon for John Stamos.

On Sunday, the Fuller House star announced his engagement to model and actress Caitlin McHugh. As fans flood Twitter to jokingly grieve the loss of their childhood crush, here’s a look back at the happy couple’s love story.

Dropping hints

Stamos, who was previously married to actress and former model Rebecca Romijn from 1998-2005, first hinted that he was seeing someone during an appearance on The View in March 2016 while he was on tour with the Beach Boys. (The actor has performed in concert with the iconic band since the mid-1980s,
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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold
Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold
Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal,
See full article at Indiewire »
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