The Addams Family star Lisa Loring has filed for divorce from her fourth husband. The 56-year-old actress, who played the original Wednesday Addams in the kooky 1960s TV show, separated from her partner,
Graham Ritch, in 2008 and they are now moving forward with plans to make the split official.
Divorce papers have been filed at a court in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences, while Loring also asks for her estranged husband not to be granted spousal support, according to TMZ.com.
The couple wed in 2003. Loring had been married three times previously.
Actress Christina Ricci is pregnant with her first child. The Addams Family star, 34, is expecting a baby with her husband James Heerdegen, who she married in New York City in October (13).
Ricci's representative confirmed the happy news to Justjared.com and the star has been pictured sporting a large baby bump.
The couple met on the set of TV show Pan Am.
Veteran actress Anjelica Huston is selling off her vast collection of designer dresses. The Addams Family star recently moved out of the house she once shared with her late husband Robert Graham in Venice, California, and no longer has room to store her gowns.
Huston, who lost her husband in 2008, has now decided to host a sale of 150 dresses in conjunction with Los Angeles-based vintage store Decades to clear out her closet.
She tells WWD.com, "I just moved this year from the house I lived in in Venice with my husband and I had accumulated a vast amount of stuff. My gowns in particular I kept in a cedar closet downstairs and I felt it was time to get them out there and allow them to have another life. Some of them are so great it seems wrong to keep them under wraps forever."
Prices of the dresses, which include pieces by designers such as Zac Posen and Michael Kors, range from $140 (£87.50) to $2,800 (£1,750).
Anjelica Huston once slashed her wrists in desperation after spending four days arguing with her much-older lover, photographer Bob Richardson. The Addams Family star has lifted the lid on her early life in the first installment of her two-part memoirs, detailing her time growing up as the daughter of director John Huston.
She also opens up about her troubled romance with snapper Richardson, who she began dating in 1969 when she was 18 and he was 42.
Huston claims Richardson, the father of celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, struggled with mental health issues, and would spend days in deep depressions. She confesses that one four-day mood left her feeling so helpless, she cut her wrists in a bid to gain his attention.
In the book, entitled A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York, she writes, "I never felt so fragile or vulnerable as when Bob became demonic and flew into a rage, or worse, when afterward he retreated into his shell.
"One morning, four days into one of these ordeals, I walked into the bathroom at the Chelsea (hotel in New York) and, in desperation, drew a razor blade across my left wrist. I ran back into the bedroom, blood spurting from the vein, crying to him: 'Will this make you love me?'"
Huston details her later career as a Hollywood superstar in the second part of her tome, Watch Me, due out next year (14).
John Malkovich paid tribute to his late pal and co-star Raul Julia at a fashion show in Puerto Rico on Saturday (09Nov13) by inviting the actor's sons to walk the runway. The Dangerous Liaisons star decided to recruit Julia's boys Raul and Benjamin to model his Technobohemian collection at the Museum of Art in San Juan in memory of their beloved father as he presented his clothing line in Latin America for the first time.
He told reporters, "It was moving for everyone when he died. Raul was a great talent and inspiration who has left a beautiful testament in his sons."
Malkovich struck up a close bond with The Addams Family star as they performed together in a 1985 stage production of The Arms and the Man in New York.
Julia died in 1994, aged 54, after suffering complications from a stroke.
Creepy clan The Addams Family are set to rise again in a new animated movie. Created by Charles Addams for a U.S. magazine cartoon strip in 1938, the Gothic bunch appeared on the big screen in 1991's The Addams Family and also in Addams Family Values in 1993.
The original movies starred Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia as peculiar parents Morticia and Gomez Addams, and now the family is set for a comeback in cartoon form.
Pamela Pettler will pen the script for the MGM production. She's no stranger to writing the screenplay for spooky animated films - she wrote Corpse Bride and Monster House.
The new project comes three years (10) after Tim Burton scrapped his plans to create a cartoon reboot of The Addams Family.
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They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're back for one more movie, the Addams Family. According to Variety, the spooky family is being rebooted as an MGM animated movie.
The final negotiations are still underway, but Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride and Monster House) is set to pen the screenplay, and BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun are in talks to produce the film. Earlier in the year, it was expected that a Tim Burton-led stop-motion Addams Family movie would be made, but the project was put to rest in July.
While we're not a fan of all of the reboots that are being announced as of late (we're looking at you, Charmed), we're pretty excited that our favorite Halloween-esque family is inviting us back into their mansion. When you've got a set of characters — especially one that has a family dynamic — that are off-kilter (in the best way possible), it's not a bad move to reincarnate them for another go-around.
The Addams Family has been around since 1938 when the family came to life in Charles Addams' comic strip, and 75 years later, it's seen its fair share of air-time. The family came to the masses via ABC's sitcom, which aired from 1964 to 1966, and then was the basis for a handful of other TV series (one being an animated version), two Paramount live-action films (The Addams Family and Addams Family Values), a musical, and the straight-to-video reboot Addams Family Reunion (which we like to pretend never happened). Suffice it to say, the black-clad family certainly has enough of a fanbase — one that loves a dose of nostalgia every now and then -- to warrant another reboot.
Plus, we're just super psyched to see which version of Wednesday is going to come out to play: the sweet-natured girl who loved her pet spiders (a la the '60s TV series) or the morbid girl with a deadpan wit and an urge to murder her brother (also known as Christina Ricci in the 1991 live-action film). We're definitely hoping it will be the diabolical Wednesday.
Actress Christina Ricci has married her fiance in a romantic ceremony in New York City. The Addams Family star exchanged vows with James Heerdegen on Saturday (26Oct13) in front of close friends and family at The Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall in the Big Apple's Upper East Side.
The newlyweds then toasted their nuptials with a reception, where guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dessert, reports Us Weekly.
Ricci met Heerdegen on the set of doomed TV drama Pan Am at the beginning of 2012 and they announced their engagement earlier this year (13).
It's not hard to find a Halloween movie playing on television during October, but if you're looking to throw back this month, check out these five '90s flicks. Be warned: some of the outfits may be scarier than the actual movie.DisneyHalloweentownThere's not much that people get more excited for this time of year than this 1998 classic. Not only is Marnie (Kimberly Brown) a witch but she manages to follow her grandmother into another dimension where people have pumpkins for heads,werewolves walk around on two legs and gremlins aren't ridiculed. Living in Halloweentown, you have to admit, would be even cooler than residing in Harry Potter's wizarding world. Check out sequels Return to Halloweentown and Halloweentown High if one just isn't enough.The Addams FamilyNo one is creepier than stone-faced Wednesday Addams (Christina Ricci) as she continuously tortures everyone around her. A few guys trying to swindle the family have no idea what they're in for when they impersonate Uncle Fester and step into that cob-webby house. It's pretty entertaining to watch them try, though.BeetlejuiceOkay, Tim Burton's Beetlejuice isn't a '90s movie, but it's on the brink. Turning the tables around on the usual exorcism, a ghost couple needs to remove the new, living tenants from their house so they can peacefully live their after-life. You'll be sure to see at least a few trick-or-treaters dressed in the black and white striped outfit this Halloween.Double, Double, Toil and TroubleBack when Mary Kate and Ashley weren't fashion moguls or dating people twice their age, they put out this Halloween film. Follow the twins as they race to defeat their evil aunt (Cloris Leachman) and save their family's house from foreclosure.Hocus PocusOh, those three crazy witches! As we reported last week, help celebrate Hocus Pocus' 20th anniversary and watch it every day up until Halloween.
Getty ImagesWhile the pick-and-choose nature of the digital market has almost rendered the Greatest Hits album obsolete, there are some career retrospectives which would have struggled to sell even if their respective record labels paid audiences to buy them. Here's a look at five compilations which would have been more suitably titled Greatest Hit.
Lou Bega – Beautiful World (A Little Collection Of Lou Bega’s Best)Borsalino hat-wearing Lou Bega joined the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias in the Latin pop explosion of 1999 with his irresistibly catchy cover of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," reaching number one in nearly every country in continental Europe. But unlike his fellow hip-shakers, he miserably failed to sustain its success. Follow-up "Tricky, Tricky" peaked at a lowly No. 73 in the US while his last three albums even sank without trace in his native Germany, making 19 out of the 20 tracks on this 2013 compilation entirely surplus to requirements.
Crazy Frog – Best Of Crazy HitsIncredibly, the computer-animated amphibian who terrorized pop in the mid-'00s with his impossibly irritating moped engine impersonation scored five UK Top 20 hits and two US Top 40 albums before he was thankfully retired. But released four years after making the leap from ringtone adverts to the charts, surely no-one would have been in the mood to hear 40, that's 40, examples of his ring-ding-ding brand of pop.
Tag Team – The Best OfAtlanta hip-hop duo Tag Team didn't really make much effort to distance themselves from their one-hit wonder tag, re-recording 1993 US No. 2 hit "Whoomp! (There It Is)" twice a year later for Addams Family Values and the Houston Rockets, and then again in 1995 for an all-star Disney version. It also appears on this 2000 compilation three times, although how many people would sit through the other seventeen tracks to get to the House and Spanish mixes remains to be seen.
Hilary Duff – Most WantedPredating Miley, Selena and Demi's transition from the Disney Channel to the US Hot 100, tween favourite Hilary Duff has probably now earned the right to release a retrospective. Less so in 2005 when she was only two albums and two US Top 40 hits into her career. Amazingly, despite the fact that most of her fans would have only bought the majority of its material during the previous two years, Most Wanted reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Chesney Hawkes - The Very Best Of Chesney HawkesRecently and unexpectedly heard in both of Duncan Jones' critically-acclaimed big-screen efforts, Moon and Source Code, Chesney Hawkes' "The One & Only" is one of the more cherished one-hit wonders of the early '90s. But having failed to bother the charts ever since, it still doesn't justify this 2005 20-track collection.
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