Archive for the Breaking News! Category

Wanna Win A Brand New Boat?

Posted in Breaking News! on March 16, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Now here’s something that doesn’t come along every day!  Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and country music artist Jim Wise has just released his first book titled Catfish.  As an exclusive promotion for the book’s release, Jim is going to give away a brand new Bass Tracker Boat!

He’ll be appearing at the April show to sign copies of Catfish as well as his CDs, but you can get entered early.  Just go to Jim’s website at to purchase a copy of Catfish and follow the instructions to register for the boat.  He’ll be giving it away at The Hollywood Show’s October event.  Good luck!


Peter Graves – 1926-2010

Posted in Breaking News! on March 14, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Peter Graves, best known for his portrayal of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in the series Mission: Impossible, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack outside his Los Angeles home, about a week shy of his 84th birthday.

Normally cast as a hero, he turned in an unforgettable performance early in his career as the treacherous Nazi spy in Billy Wilder’s 1953 prisoner-of-war drama Stalag 17.  He also masterfully lampooned his straight-arrow image when he portrayed bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in the 1980 disaster movie spoof Airplane!  Graves appeared in dozens of films and a handful of television shows in a career of nearly 60 years.

Our condolences go out tonight to his wife, children, family, friends, and co-workers.

Merlin Olsen – 1941-2010

Posted in Breaking News! on March 11, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Pro Football Hall of Famer and television actor Merlin Olsen died of cancer last night in a Los Angeles hospital at age 69.

On the football field, Olsen, along with Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier were the Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line known for either stopping or knocking backward whatever offenses it faced. The Rams set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed during a 14-game season in 1968.  Olsen was rookie of the year for the Rams in 1962 and is still the Rams’ all-time leader in career tackles with 915. He was named to 14 consecutive Pro Bowls, a string that started his rookie year.

Following his retirement, Olsen established himself as a television actor with a role on Little House on the Prairie, then starring in his own series, Father Murphy, from 1981 to 1983 and the short-lived Aaron’s Way in 1988.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Olsen’s family, friends, co-workers, and teammates.

Nan Martin – 1928-2010

Posted in Breaking News! on March 10, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Nan Martin, who played Ali MacGraw’s snobbish mother in the 1969 film Goodbye, Columbus and the lively ‘Mrs. Louder’ on The Drew Carey Show, died Thursday, March 4th of complications from emphysema at her Malibu home. She was 82.
Other film appearances included roles in Toys in the AtticFor the Love of IvyThe Other Side of the Mountain, Doctor Detroit, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, in which she played ‘Freddy Krueger’s’ mother.

In addition to the 1995-2004 sitcom Drew Carey, Martin was a TV movie of the week regular during the 1970s and appeared on such shows as The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck, The Practice, ER, Chicago Hope, Suddenly Susan, and The Golden Girls.

Martin is survived by her husband, California architect Harry Gesner, and two sons: musician and writer Casey Dolan, and actor-producer Zen Gesner.

RIP Corey Haim 1971-2010

Posted in Breaking News! on March 10, 2010 by hollywoodshow

80s teen heartthrob Corey Haim collapsed at his home and was pronounced dead early this morning in Burbank, California.  According to his mother, the 38-year-old actor had been experiencing flu-like symptoms for the past several days and was taking an array of over-the-counter and prescription medications. 

Corey Haim was best known for The Lost Boys, as well as his roles in Firstborn, Lucas, License To Drive, and Dream A Little Dream

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Corey’s mother Judith, his friends, family, and co-workers. 

The Stars Just Keep Coming!

Posted in Breaking News! on March 5, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Here’s a quick update on the celebrities confirmed for The Hollywood Show’s April 24th and 25th event.  Joining us for the weekend are: Barbara Moore, Bo Hopkins, Bobby Burgess, Brian Peck, Candy Clark, Cubby O’Brien, Diane Franklin, Doreen Tracey, Fred Williamson, Henry Hill, James MacArthur, Jewel Staite, Jim Wise, Joanna Pacula, Joe Dellesandro, Joe Lando, Kelly LeBrock, Kevin McCarthy, Kimmy Robertson, Kitten Nativadad, Lawrence Monoson, Louise Robey, Lynne Marie Stewart, Mike Connors, Nicolas Hammond, Paul Lemat, Perry King, Rachel Luttrel, Robert Picardo (Saturday Only), Sean Young (Saturday Only), Stella Stevens, Steven R. Stevens, Tom Lester, Tommy Cole, Tommy Kirk, Torri Higginson, and Winifred Friedman.

More celebrities will be announced in the coming days, so check back to see who’s next!

To The Osmond Family…

Posted in Breaking News! on February 28, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Words cannot express how incredibly stunned and sorry we were to have heard of Michael’s tragic death.  Two weeks ago, no one could have ever imagined that we would now be sending condolences to your family in regard to such a beautiful young man whose entire life was still before him. 

We realize that you’re going to receive thousands of notes and well wishes, but please know that if there is anything at all any of us can do to help you in this time of tragedy, all you ever have to do is ask. 

Marie, Michael, and the entire Osmond family will be our thoughts and prayers.