Being a child actor isn’t just glitz and glamour

Television | Showbiz Kids shows why
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 7/30/20, 03:24 pm

Would E.T. have been the wildly successful Steven Spielberg smash without Henry Thomas cast as the lonely, lovable 10-year-old Elliot who befriends the extraterrestrial? Can you imagine The Wizard of Oz without Judy Garland belting out “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from a Kansas barnyard? Or The Black Stallion without Kelly Reno galloping across Arabian sand, clinging to the Black’s mane?

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Regis Philbin dies at age 88

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/25/20, 05:14 pm

Iconic TV host Regis Philbin has died. “His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him—for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” his family said on Saturday. He died the night before of natural causes just one month before his 89th birthday.

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Stateless: No home away from home

Television | Compelling Netflix drama tells the stories of asylum-seekers in Australia from different perspectives
by Bob Brown
Posted 7/16/20, 03:37 pm

In Stateless, the lives of four individuals converge at the Barton Immigration Detention Center, located on a barren parcel of terrain in South Australia. One is an immigrant seeking asylum, and the other three are white Australians. Such a formula seems ill-suited to a political statement on refugee welfare. So, while the new Netflix limited TV series (rated TV-MA for occasional strong language and isolated moments of sensuality) does pro­ject concern for displaced persons, the personal dramas command center stage.

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