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R.I.P. Publicist Bob Palmer

The veteran publicist whose clients included Anthony Hopkins, Dick Van Dyke and Faye Dunaway, died September 15 at his Pacific Palisades home after a brief illness. Bob Palmer was 85. Through his Bob Palmer Public Relations, he alsoShow More Summary

7 Things That Make A House A Home (That Can't Necessarily Be Bought)

There comes a point in every life where your dreams are run over by the steamroller of reality. For me, it was the idea of a home that looked like something out of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Over the years, I hoarded vintage everything...Show More Summary

If the Doctors Who were American

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

A pretty great set until the 21st Century, which, um, might be the joke. Burgess Meredith, Dick Van Dyke, Vincent Price, Gene Wilder, Kyle McLachan, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum. [via Kottke] (more…)

If Doctor Who were American...

2 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

Back in February, Smug Mode chose American counterparts for all of Doctor Who's past incarnations. We're talking Dick Van Dyke as the 2nd Doctor, Gene Wilder for the 4th Doctor, and Donald Glover as the 11th Doctor. Here's a nicely done faux 50th anniversary video celebrating those Doctors: (via @moth) Tags: Doctor Who parody TV video

100 Guest Stars On Golden Girls

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Over at Boy Culture, Matt Rettenmund has compiled another of his exhaustive rankings - this time taking a look at the "100 Most Memorable Guest Spots On Golden Girls." Dick Van Dyke, Ruby Dee, Cesar Romero, and many lesser known but still fascinating personalities make the list. I found the Star Trek tidbit the most interesting. Hit the link and lose your morning.

My Father's Day Conversation With Carl and Rob Reiner

Tonight, in a first-ever joint interview, the talented father-son duo Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner joins me on PBS. The elder -- a 12-time Emmy-winning TV pioneer who counts among his creations The Dick Van Dyke Show, one of the most famous...Show More Summary

Dick Van Dyke dances while shopping video

Dick Van Dyke has still got it! The actor and performer, 88, busted some moves while out in a clothing store.

Early Buzz: John Waters, Dick Van Dyke and more

4 months agoEntertainment : Pop Candy

Friday's headlines also include Daniel Radcliffe, Old 97's and 'Reading Rainbow.'

Carl Reiner was writing about large derrières long before Sir Mix-a-Lot

It seems that before comedy legend Carl Reiner helped create the Dick Van Dyke Show and helping launch Steve Martin's career with The Jerk, he dabbled in poetry. On Arsenio Tuesday night, Reiner staged the TV debut of a poem he wrote in 1942, "Ode to the Buttocks Bountiful." It's pretty much what it sounds like — he likes big butts and he cannot lie. Show More Summary

Carl Reiner looks back on ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ finale

Long before The Dick Van Dyke Show signed off in 1966, Carl Reiner knew he had a classic on his hands,

Disney World -- Magic Kingdom of Hidden Dongs Found in Bathroom

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Dick Van Dyke isn't convinced there are hidden sexual images in classic Disney flicks -- so, he'd really be shocked by a Disney World crapper... where 2 giant phalluses have popped up.Seriously... you can hardly call these things hidden.

Dick Van Dyke To Do Arc On Hallmark Channel Series ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’

EXCLUSIVE: The 88-year-old TV legend has signed for a guest stint on the series about a group of mail detectives in the Dead Letter Office who will deliver every last lost and dead letter to its rightful owner just when the recipient needs it most. Show More Summary

Zulu: the film where Michael Caine makes Dick van Dyke look convincing

It is one of the great British films, superbly made and tremendously powerful, so it is not surprising that Zulu, released 50 years ago, takes a close interest in social class. A key secondary theme in the film is the uneasy relationship between the two lieutenants leading the defence of the mission station at Rorke's [...]

Save the Father, Save the World

"Winds in the east, mist coming in, like something is brewin', about to begin... Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what's to happen, all happened before." First uttered on screen by Dick Van Dyke in 1964, those words are whispered again by the unlikely voice of Colin Farrell as Saving Mr. Show More Summary

'Mary Poppins' Enters National Film Registry With 'Pulp Fiction'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress so future generations of...Show More Summary

The 19 Best Holiday Episodes Of All Time

As we prepare to curl up with mugs of hot chocolate and eggnog, it's important to remember the true meaning of the holidays: Family, friends and great TV. From "I Love Lucy" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to "The O.C." and "Arrested Development,"...Show More Summary

Celebrity Birthdays For December 13… Cha, Cha, Cha!

Happy Birthday to Dick Van Dyke, Jamie Foxx, and Taylor Swift! Dick is 88 years old, Jamie is 46, and Taylor’s 24. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday.  Actor Dick Van Dyke is 88. Actor Christopher Plummer is … Continue reading »

Happy 88th birthday, Dick Van Dyke!

Dick Van Dyke celebrates his 88th birthday Friday, and the comedy legend has been much in the news recently. He was saved from his burning Jaguar, he posed with Julie Andrews for a "Mary Poppins" reunion, and he attended his grandson's art show and joked, "I feel like Justin Bieber." Here are eight reasons we love him still.1. Show More Summary

Saving Mr. Banks

"Saving Mr. Banks" is an intoxicating kiddie cocktail for young-at-heart adults, inspired by a Disney fairy tale based on fact: the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 musical fantasy starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke that would...Show More Summary

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