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Marion Ross Shared The Creepy Audition She Endured In Hollywood

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Marion Ross is best known for her role as the matriarch in Happy Days but she has appeared in many other films and television shows. Unfortunately, she has had her share of creepy and awful auditions while looking for work! She opened up about one particularly creepy audition she had during the start of her career.

Before Marion was cast in Happy Days, she was just ending her college studies and wanted to be an actress. She was working as a waitress and one night a man gave her his business card. She recalled, “I was finishing up college at UCLA and I was working as a waitress when this man comes over to the kitchen area (after finding out I wanted to be an actress) and gives me his business card. He says, ‘Come see me.’ On the card it said Studio B, so I thought, ‘Wow! Studio B!’”

Marion Ross recalls a creepy audition

HAPPY DAYS, Marion Ross, 1974-1984
HAPPY DAYS, Marion Ross, 1974-1984 (c)Paramount/Courtesy: Everett Collection

Unfortunately, Studio B meant his apartment! He tried to put the moves on her. She said, “And he said, ‘Well, if there are 10 girls all lined up for the same part, which one do you think they (the producers) will choose?’”

RELATED: Whatever Happened To Marion Ross, Mrs. Cunningham From ‘Happy Days?’

HAPPY DAYS, Marion Ross, 1974-1984 mrs cunningham
HAPPY DAYS, Marion Ross, 1974-1984 / Everett Collection

She continued, “I said, ‘Well, the one they like the best!’ And he said, ‘Well, why would they like one better than the others?’ Well, this took me forever to figure out his meaning. Once I realized what he meant, I punched him in the shoulder and said, ‘You have no character!’”

Luckily, Marion got away from that creep and learned a very valuable lesson. Just a year later, she was signed with a studio and started her career. Alls well that ends well!

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Whatever Happened to Dolly Parton From ‘Steel Magnolias’?

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Dolly Parton is one multi-talented woman. Her career has spanned decades and she has made it as a musical artist, actress, and businesswoman. One of her most famous roles is when she played Truvy Jones, the beautician in Steel Magnolias. By the time the film came out in 1989, Dolly had already been a star for quite some time.

Her rise to fame is even more impressive due to her upbringing. She was extremely poor growing up and admitted to often eating ketchup soup. She was one of 12 children raised in the mountains of Tennessee. Dolly was a great singer even as a young girl and began performing when she was little.

Dolly Parton is a singer, actress, and philanthropist

A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS, Dolly Parton
A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS, Dolly Parton, aired December 14, 1986, ©ABC/Courtesy: Everett Collection

The singer and actress moved to Nashville and became a songwriter. Not long after, she started recording music and was invited to appear regularly on The Porter Wagoner Show in 1967. Her initial success was as a country artist but Dolly has dabbled in many other genres over the years including Christian and pop. Dolly has released around 77 albums!

RELATED: ‘Steel Magnolias’ Cast Then And Now 2021

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Dolly Parton, 1989
STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Dolly Parton, 1989, (c)TriStar Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

In 1980, Dolly made the move to films and appeared in the classic film 9 to 5. She also wrote a catchy number for the movie which eventually was made into a musical. This year, Dolly is set to reunite with her 9 to 5 co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in their Netflix series Grace & Frankie. Dolly has appeared in several other movies including Steel Magnolias and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Dolly has also made strides in the business world

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Dolly Parton, 1982
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, Dolly Parton, 1982, (c) Universal/courtesy Everett Collection

While continuing her singing and acting career, Dolly has also made big strides in business and donated to charity. Two of her top accomplishments are Dollywood, her theme park in Tennessee, and her organization called Imagination Library which provides children with free books. Just last year, she donated $1 million to help research which led to one of the coronavirus vaccines. Dolly has written several books about her life and career. In addition, there was a made-for-TV film called Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors that shared the story of her upbringing. Dolly also worked on a Netflix series based on some of her most iconic hits.

 DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE), Dolly Parton
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, (aka DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE), Dolly Parton, 2020. © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

Of course, with all of these accomplishments, she has some incredible awards including Grammys. Recently, she turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice due to travel restrictions and her husband’s ailing health. Dolly has been married to Carl Dean since they were young but he largely stays out of the public eye. She credits this for their lasting marriage. As much as Dolly loves kids, they were never able to have any of their own due to her endometriosis diagnosis.

DOLLY PARTON: A MUSICARES TRIBUTE
DOLLY PARTON: A MUSICARES TRIBUTE, Dolly Parton, (aired April 7, 2021). photo: ©Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

Even at 75 years old, Dolly continues to be a philanthropist and share hit songs and new projects all the time. She is truly a legend!

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Robin Williams’ Inspiring Speech Goes Viral 31 Years Later

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A speech made by Robin Williams is going viral 31 years later. The clip is from 1990 when Robin spoke to the Senate on the issue of homelessness. It was shared again recently and many thought the speech was very moving and still relevant today.

Robin appeared before a panel to discuss the prevention of homelessness in America. Whoopi Goldberg was also seen in the clip sitting next to Robin. Of course, it wouldn’t be a speech by Robin without some humor in it too!

Robin Williams’ speech on homelessness is going viral again

JAKOB THE LIAR, Robin Williams, 1999
JAKOB THE LIAR, Robin Williams, 1999. © Sony Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

He said, “What we’ve been doing for the last four years is basically putting a band aid on a very gaping wound. But this is, this program has incredible possibilities to deal with basically keeping people in their homes. The problem cannot be denied anymore, we cannot be a kinder, blinder nation.”

RELATED: Henry Winkler Talks About Meeting Robin Williams For The First Time

JUMANJI, Robin Williams, 1995
JUMANJI, Robin Williams, 1995 / Everett Collection

He added, “I do believe this can work in an incredible way, from a grassroots level, that the money can get to that and prevent, truly prevent, homelessness, that’s where it lies. You can’t keep picking people up, you have to stop them from falling. That’s what I hope, thank you.”

DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Robin Williams, 1989
DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Robin Williams, 1989 / Everett Collection

Many fans are re-watching the speech or watching for the first time in 2021. They noted how smart Robin was and how much he cared about people. He truly was an inspiration to us all. Sadly, Robin died at the age of 63 in 2014.

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‘Skyfall’ And ‘Harry Potter’ Actress Helen McCrory Dies At 52

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  • Actress Helen McCrory has died at 52 years old. 
  • She was best known for her roles in ‘Skyfall’ and several ‘Harry Potter’ films. 
  • Helen sadly battled cancer. 

 

British actress Helen McCrory, best known for her roles in several Harry Potter films, has died. She was only 52 years old and passed away after a battle with cancer. Her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis confirmed the sad news.

He wrote, “Heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and might woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family. She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”

Helen McCrory dies at 52

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, Helen McCrory, 2011
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2, Helen McCrory, 2011. ©2011 Warner Bros. Ent. Harry Potter publishing rights ©J.K.R. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved./Courtesy Everett Collection

Helen was a theater actor and remained dedicated to the craft even as she began to star in television and film roles. She is best known for her role as Narcissa Malfoy in several Harry Potter films. She also appeared in the James Bond movie Skyfall, The Queen, and the series Peaky Blinders.

RELATED: ‘James Bond’ Actor Paul Ritter Dies At 54 Of A Brain Tumor

SKYFALL, Helen McCrory, 2012
SKYFALL, Helen McCrory, 2012. ph: Francois Duhamel/©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Her most recent roles were in the TV series Roadkill and His Dark Materials. RIP.

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Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, And Russ Tamblyn Hosting ‘West Side Story’ Virtual Reunion

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West Side Story stars are reuniting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film. Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn will appear to discuss the making of the musical. West Side Story featuring these stars aired in 1961.

Now, Steven Spielberg is currently filming a remake. Ansel Elgort will star as Tony while Rachel Zegler will star as Maria. Rita will appear in the new movie as a new character named Valentina. Rita earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the ’61 film.

‘West Side Story’ stars including Rita Moreno will reunite for a virtual event

WEST SIDE STORY, Rita Moreno, 2020
WEST SIDE STORY, Rita Moreno, 2020. ph: Niko Tavernise / © 20th Century Studios / Courtesy Everett Collection

The virtual reunion will take place during the opening night of the 2021 TCM Film Festival on Thursday, May 6, 2021. The West Side Story segment will air at 8 p.m. ET on TCM and HBO Max.

RELATED: George Chakiris Releases Memoir Called ‘My West Side Story,’ Chronicles Time In The Musical

WEST SIDE STORY, 1961
WEST SIDE STORY, 1961 / Everett Collection

In addition, many other stars will appear to discuss their movies. Michael Douglas, Debbie Allen, Martin Short, Jacqueline Bisset, and more are all set to appear during the Film Festival.

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Bob Saget Defends ‘Full House’ Co-Star Candace Cameron Bure Once Again

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Candace Cameron Bure recently appeared on her former Full House and Fuller House co-star Bob Saget’s podcast. Bob’s podcast is called Here For You. During the episode, Candace asked Bob if she is a fake person. She admitted that she is often criticized for her positive attitude, especially on social media.

Candace said, “I’m going to ask you to talk about me for a second. For those people that think that because I am a happy, positive person, that I must be a fake person, would you say that that’s true or false?”

Bob Saget defended Candace Cameron Bure on his podcast

 

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Bob quickly defended her saying, “You’re the opposite of fake. And I’m sorry — you’re perky sometimes. What’s wrong with being perky?” The pair worked together for many years, first on Full House and more recently on the spin-off series Fuller House.

RELATED: Bob Saget Chimes In When Fans Call Candace Cameron Bure’s Photo ‘Inappropriate’

He added, “You’re a positive person. So if you’re perky, it’s because you’re excited, and/or you’ve had a lot of caffeine. That’s what people should know — there’s nothing fake about you.” Candace thanked him for speaking so kindly.

FULLER HOUSE, from left: Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure
FULLER HOUSE, from left: Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, ‘Welcome Home, Baby To Be Named Later’, (Season 5, ep. 501, aired Dec. 6, 2019). photo: Michael Yarish / ©Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

Unfortunately, Cameron isn’t the only one affected by comments made on social media. Her children are 22, 21, and 19 and she admitted they have come to her upset because of what people have said about them online. She tells her kids to ignore the trolls because they only want attention.

FULLER HOUSE, l-r: Elias Harger, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Soni Bringas
FULLER HOUSE, l-r: Elias Harger, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, Michael Campion, Soni Bringas in ‘A Fuller Thanksgiving’ (Season 2, Episode 6, aired December 9, 2016). ph: Michael Yarish/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection

Candace also added that you have to have thick skin on social media, unfortunately. She concluded, “We have to realize and let people know that there’s real people and feelings behind a computer screen or a phone, so I think standing up for yourself is always appropriate.” Watch more of the interview below:

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