Oscar winner, 'Peyton Place' star Dorothy Malone dead at 93

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:14 AM

Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn won Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actors in 1956.
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Dorothy Malone and Anthony Quinn won Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actors in 1956.(Associated Press)

Dorothy Malone, who won an Oscar for her sultry role in the 1956 film “Written on the Wind” and starred in the television soap opera “Peyton Place,” died Friday in Dallas, The New York Times reported. She was 93.

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Malone’s daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten, confirmed her mother’s death, the Times reported. Malone died a few days short of her 94th birthday at the assisted living facility where she had spent the last 10 years of her life.

Malone earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Marylee Hadley, the promiscuous daughter of a Texas oil tycoon, in Douglas Sirk’s 1956 drama, Entertainment Weekly reported. Malone performed a memorable mambo dance in the movie and made a play for Rock Hudson in the steamy melodrama. She starred along with Hudson, Robert Stack and Lauren Bacall. 

On television, Malone portrayed Constance Mackenzie in more than 400 episodes of “Peyton Place” from 1964 to 1968. “Peyton Place,” based on the best-selling novel by Grace Metalious. Her character had a dark secret about the birth of her daughter, played by 19-year-old Mia Farrow, and it led to a rating hit as television’s first nighttime soap opera, the Times reported.

Malone would reprise her role in two television movies, “Murder in Peyton Place” in 1977 and “Peyton Place: The Next Generation,” in 1985. 

Malone’s final movie appearance came in “Basic Instinct,” when she portrayed Hazel Dobkins, a mother accused of murdering her family, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I came up with a conviction that most of the winners in this business became stars overnight by playing shady dames with sex appeal,” Malone said in 1967. “And I've been unfaithful or drunk or oversexed almost ever since — on the screen, of course.”

 

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Britney Spear’s ex K-Fed wants child support increase amid star’s Vegas success

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:11 PM

Britney Spear’s ex Kevin Federline, shown in this photo with the pop star, wants and increase in his $20,000 a month alimony payment. Federline has custody of the couple’s two sons.
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Britney Spear’s ex Kevin Federline, shown in this photo with the pop star, wants and increase in his $20,000 a month alimony payment. Federline has custody of the couple’s two sons.(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, FILE)

After seeing how successful her four-year Las Vegas residency has been, Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline is asking for an increase in child support.

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Federline’s attorney reportedly sent the pop singer a letter recently indicating that he would like to renegotiate the $20,000 monthly payment he currently receives from her for their two sons, Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.

Married from 2004 to 2007, the former couple decided on that amount after Spears lost sole physical and legal custody over the children and was placed in a still-ongoing conservatorship under the care of her father during their highly-publicized 2008 divorce. However, now that her residency has grossed over $137 million in four short years, Federline is looking to cash in, believing the success of her show was “in part because the boys have been in her life.”

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“Kevin has always been supportive of Britney’s recovery and has always recognized what a great mother she has been,” a source familiar with the situation told US Weekly. “Britney’s entire world are the boys, period. She just lights up when she is with them.”

However, Federline additionally feels he’s entitled to an increase in child support in order to “recognize the sacrifices he has made because he has gone above and beyond what most people would do in this situation.”

Both Spears and Federline are reportedly hoping to reach an agreement outside of court, with the insider adding, “Britney won’t be involved with any of the legal discussions regarding the increase request. She will let her dad, Jamie, and the lawyers hash it out. However, Jamie isn’t just going to fork over what he would consider an outrageous demand.”

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Actress Nanette Fabray, Tony, Emmy-winning star of stage and screen, dead at 97

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:32 PM

Remembering Actress Nanette Fabray

Award-winning actress and comedian Nanette Fabray has died at the age of 97, Variety reported Friday.

Fabray was known for her charm, energetic exuberance and multi-talented performances in musical theatre in the 1940’s, as well as movies and TV in the 1950’s.

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A publicity photo of Nanette Fabray in 1950.(Wikicommons)

She won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical “Love Life” in 1949, according to her biography, and three Emmy Awards in the mid-1950s for her work on Sid Caesar’s television show “Caesar’s Hour.”

She co-starred with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in the 1953 movie “Band Wagon” and played Grandma Katherine Romano on the hit show “One Day at a Time” from 1979 to 1984, among many other roles over her long career.

A photo from the 1953 movie trailer for ‘Band Wagon,’ starring from left to right, Oscar Levant, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Fred Astaire and Nanette Fabray performing the final music and dance number ‘That's Entertainment!’(Wikicommons)
Nanette Fabray, left, with Phyllis Diller, attend the Friars Club of California celebration honoring comedian Sid Caesar for his 80th birthday on October 6, 2002. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

She was also a longtime advocate for the deaf after overcoming a serious hearing problem of her own. She was awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for her long efforts on behalf of the hearing impaired.

Fabray’s son, Dr. Jamie MacDougall, according to The New York Times, confirmed she died at her home in Palos Verdes, California on Thursday.

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    Ryan Reynolds shuts down troll who criticized Make-A-Wish kids visiting ‘Deadpool’ set

    Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

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    Ryan Reynolds isn’t just a charming actor. He’s also a renowned social media goofball who is really great at shutting down trolls

    On Monday, the 41-year-old movie star took to Instagram to share a few photographs of himself — in character as the R-rated mercenary Deadpool — hanging out with some children with life-threatening illnesses on the set of the upcoming sequel “Deadpool 2.” 

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    “Deadpool kicked cancer ... but these kids do it for real every day,” Reynolds captioned the images.

    “These foundations make dreams come true for a lot of super-brave kids. They also make dreams come true for parents, who just wanna see their kid smile. HUGE thanks to our Prop Master, Dan Sissons, for making sure every kid left with his/her own sword. (Bamboo versions. Not stabby-stabby versions.)”

    Most of the comments on the post were positive and inspiring, with many people commending Reynolds for his altruism, but one comment in particular was negative.

    “Guys Deadpool is R rated movie and those kids are watching it… I think something is wrong here…,” a comment on the post said.

    Reynolds wasn’t about to let that slide.

    “Yup. Deadpool is Rated R. If my kid went through a fraction of the (expletive) these kids deal with daily, I think they can watch whatever they like,” Reynolds replied. “That’s just my .02 cents.”

    Make-A-Wish America commented a message of gratitude on the actor’s post. 

    “You. Are. Awesome. Thank you so much for being an amazing wish granter and supporter of our mission,” the comment said.

    “Deadpool 2” will be in theaters May 18.

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    Jennifer Lopez celebrates twins Max and Emme’s 10th birthday

    Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

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    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins are growing up so fast!

    Max and Emme celebrated their 10th birthday on Feb. 22, and Lopez was right there to celebrate with her kids, sharing multiple posts on Instagram. 

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    Sharing a video of her kids’ -- whom she affectionately calls her coconuts -- cutest moments throughout the years, Lopez wrote, “It's hard to get my head around the fact that it's been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever... you healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence... you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined... and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces...”

    The proud mother shared two other tributes to her children in their own posts on Instagram with individual heartfelt messages.

    Jennifer Lopez (C) and son Maximilian David Muniz (L) and daughter Emme Maribel Muniz (R) pictured in 2015. The musician's twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony turned 10 in Feb. 2018.(Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    “Max you are my heart, my love and my light,” Lopez wrote to her son. “You brighten up every day for me with your kindness and caring, your love and awareness… your energy is unmatched, your sense of humor makes everyone around you laugh, and I marvel at your depth of understanding of people and the world… my old soul, my beautiful boy, Happy 10th Birthday I know you are getting so big but you will always be my precious coconut.”

    For her daughter, Lopez celebrated Emme’s “independence and strength,” writing, “Emme you are my soul, my inner child personified the most joyful deep and sensitive human being I have ever met…and I adore everything about you…your artistry, your independence, your strength and your sensitive spirit… Happy 10th Birthday my marshmallow princess…I know you’re growing up so much but you will always be my precious coconut.”

    Proud dad Marc Anthony reposted his former wife’s video tribute to Max and Emme on his Instagram page Feb. 22.

    According to TMZ, Lopez ceebrated her twin’s milestone birthday Thursday at the Sugar Factory in Las Vegas. From 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., 30 guests celebrated with custom cakes for each child. 

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