Actress Melissa Joan Hart had to call on car rescue service the Automobile Association of America on Tuesday (07Oct14) after accidentally locking her son inside her vehicle with her keys. The former Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star was photographed waiting helplessly near her car as experts worked to unlock the vehicle and free her toddler.
Legendary comic book artist Stan Goldberg has died, aged 82. Goldberg passed away on Sunday (31Aug14) as the result of a stroke he suffered two weeks earlier.
The news of his death was announced on his Facebook page on Monday (01Sep14) in a statement which reads, "Stan touched many lives through his artwork but was also a dear friend, beloved husband, loving father and doting grandfather. Through the years, countless fans shared how much his work meant to them and what a thrill it was to meet him or have a piece of his work.
"Stan felt just as strongly about all the people he met and would fondly recall the stories that fans would share with him. His friends and family were what he treasured most. May his memory be for a blessing."
Goldberg began his career at the age of 16 as a staff colourist for Timely Comics, which was a predecessor of Marvel. He quickly worked up the ranks at the company and provided artwork for many interiors and covers, and was also involved with the start of the Marvel Universe, helping create colour schemes for the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.
However Goldberg, who also worked with iconic comic book artist Stan Lee, was best known for his work for Archie Comics, in which he was the primary artist for decades. His work was featured in not only the beloved titular Archie comics, but also in Jughead, Josie and the Pussycats, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Goldberg was honoured with an Inkpot Award in 1994 and presented with the National Cartoonists Society's Gold Key Awards, as well as an induction to its Hall of Fame in 2012.
TV actress Melissa Joan Hart and her husband have created a clothing line for young boys. The Sabrina the Teenage Witch star and her husband of 11 years Mark Wilkerson were inspired to create the line while raising their three sons, who are aged between eight and 23 months.
They have teamed up with children's designer Souad Acha to create the collection, named King of Harts.
A statement on the website reads, "Having three young sons, they (Hart and Wilkerson) noticed a lack of cool, casual and functional clothing options. After brainstorming with friends and family with similar frustrations, they were motivated to launch their own hip kids line to give parents inspiration for dressing their littles (sic)."
The range, which features casual jeans, T-shirts, and shorts, will be available online from October (14).
Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina The Teenage Witch co-star Elisa Donovan has stepped in to replace Tara Reid in the actress' hit new sitcom. Reid was set to play a museum director in Melissa & Joey, but pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.
Ironically, Donovan will appear on the show opposite another former Sabrina castmate, David Lascher, who played Hart's love interest.
Lascher also co-starred with Donovan in the Clueless TV series.
The Partridge Family star Dave Madden has died at the age of 82. The Canadian-born actor passed away early on Thursday (16Jan14) after suffering congestive heart and kidney failure, according to TMZ.com.
Madden began his career with an appearance on U.S. sitcom Camp Runamuck in 1965 and rose to fame after starring in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
But he will perhaps be best remembered for his role as long-suffering band manager Ruben Kincaid on popular 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, which also featured David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce.
He also made guest appearance on TV series like Bewitched, Happy Days, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island, in addition to Boy Meets World and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Spritz on some perfume and get to work, because the wait for Britney Spears' new album is over! Sure, it isn't technically released until next week, but the pop superstar announced via her Instagram account that her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, will be available to stream for free on iTunes all week... just in time for your long, holiday car ride. But, in order to appreciate the new album, and the Spears of today, we must first pay homage to the superstar of yesteryear, by celebrating the streaming of Britney Jean with a Week of Britney.
We've come up with a week's worth of Spears-themed activities that celebrate all of the great eras of her career, all week long, so that you're prepared for the album's release on December 3.
Day One: ...Baby One More TimeIn order to best capture the spirit of Spears' debut album, you'll need to ensure that your wardrobe consists primarily of crop tops and baggy cargo pants, perfect for dancing on boardwalks or basketball courts. If you're a truly dedicated fan, go all out with a replica of the schoolgirl outfit work by Spears in the "Baby One More Time" video, although clunky, square heeled shoes and pink hair pom poms are required for accuracy. Spend your morning on the beach, staring emotionally out towards the ocean, and dancing underneath the boardwalk, before treating your friends to milkshakes that you deliver on roller blades. Make sure to chew plenty of bubble gum during the day, so that people understand that you're trying to physically embody the idea of bubble gum pop. End your day with a double billing of Drive Me Crazy and Spears' episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Day Two: Oops! I Did It AgainThe wardrobe for day two is a bit more complicated, as there is really only one outfit that sums up Spear's second album: the red leather catsuit from her "Oops! I Did It Again" music video. If you've got some spare time on your hands, give sewing your own custom catsuit a try. But if you need to buy one, ensure that it includes both a mock turtleneck and another pair of awkward, clunky shoes. After you've finished rescuing the Hope Diamond from the depths of the ocean, spend your afternoon learning the chair choreography from the "Stronger" video. If your family has arrived early for Thanksgiving, perform it for them wearing a nude-colored, sequined two-piece outfit like the one Spears wore for her 2011 VMAs performance. Finally, wind down by perching atop the highest balcony in your home, wearing your favorite pink ballgown over some jeans (to give it a casual twist), and sprinkle glitter down onto the people below.
Day Three: BritneyYou've grown up some now, so it's time to showcase your new-found adulthood with plenty of ripped jeans, strategically unbuttoned white shirts, and smoky eye makeup that you forgot to take off three days ago. Most of your day will be spent dancing in dingy warehouses or opulent penthouses, although you will finally be able to wear more stylish shoes. To ensure that your performances are as accurate as possible, borrow a yellow boa constrictor to wear around your neck. Around sunset, find a nice, quiet spot in the desert to contemplate the fact that although you're no longer a girl, you're not yet a woman. Make sure that your jeans are as torn up about the situation as you are. Finally, finish off the evening with a re-watch of the cinematic masterpiece that is Crossroads, and re-enact the pivotal karaoke scene with your friends. If you've spent the last few days dating the most famous member of a boy band, now if the time to break things off and explore your independence.
Day Four: In The ZoneToday will involve several costume changes, in order to properly reflect the growth and change that Spears underwent during this time in her life. If you are flying somewhere for the holidays, choose the most attractive person on your flight, and using your dance moves, seduce them into revealing themselves as some sort of spy. If you're travelling on land, why not rent a motorcycle? Use the weird scarves tied to your arm to lure a handsome stranger into riding with you through the city at night. Once you've arrived at your destination, change into an oversized white button-down and a baseball cap, and make your way through the throngs of paparazzi into your bathroom to take a long, relaxing bath and reflect on the end of your relationship with that boybander. When you're done, change into some denim shorts and Ugg boots, and then unwind with several bags of Cheetos and a few episodes of Britney and Kevin: Chaotic. If you can, try and find a backup dancer of your own to marry.
Day Five: Blackout After you start of the day with a weird, mumbling, awkward rendition of "Gimme More," divorce the backup dancer you married yesterday and accessorize all of your outfits with a bobbed, hot pink wig. Although you'll continue to give the people around you music to dance to, spend the day relaxing and recovering from the stresses of following in Spears' footsteps. Finally, when you're ready, end the night by collecting an armful of VMA moon men and begin launching your first of several comebacks.
Day Six: Circus Most of your day will consist of performing, so if you could find a way to build your own personal three-ring circus to use as a stage, that would be ideal. If not, why not try causing chaos in your office by singing to one of your co-workers about him being a "womanizer"? Or, instead, get into the Thanksgiving spirit by donning your best '50s housewife ensemble and baking a pie, before reverting back to your flamboyant stage outfits? When all of your work is done, enjoy spending plenty of quality time with your family before capping off the evening with Spears' Glee tribute episodes. Feel free to take inspiration from the characters and recreate as many iconic Spears moments as you can, preferably in that miniature circus you built earlier.
Day Seven: Femme FataleSince the week is winding down, it's time to have a dance party with Spears' album Femme Fatale. For your wardrobe, stick with with black and white, and make liberal use of accessories like elbow length-gloves and a giant, feathery vest. Make sure to decorate your room with all of the gold and platinum records you've sold in order to provide the ideal backdrop for dancing until the world (or just the night) ends. After you're done dancing, find yourself a comfortable seat, and have your friends and family sing for you, while you judge them on whether or no they've got the X Factor. Recruit your annoyingly self-absorbed cousin to sit next to you and talk in a British accent. Cap off your evening by watching The Smurfs 2 with some of the younger members of your family, and relax before it's time to get back to work, b**ch.
Once you've completed your Week of Britney, you're all ready to buy Britney Jean when it's released on December 3.
If you've spent any amount of time on the Internet recently, you're probably aware that the world is currently in the midst of a long period of '90s nostalgia. Between a Boy Meets World spin off, the 'NSYNC reunion at the VMAs, and countless BuzzFeed articles, it seems like there has never been a time period more popular than the 1990s currently are. But for everyone who enjoys complaining that the cartoons today aren't as entertaining, bemoaning the lack of TGIF every week and looking for the exact outfit that Cher Horowitz wears in the beginning of Clueless, we have some bad news: '90s nostalgia may have peaked.
Tia Mowry, who rose to fame in the '90s on Sister Sister with her twin, Tamera, posted what may be the ultimate nostalgia photo on her Instagram yesterday. For Throwback Thursday, she shared of photo of herself and Tamera with Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart, Blossom's Jenna Von Oy, and Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, who played Stephanie Tanner and Kimmie Gibbler on Full House. Mowry captioned the photo "TBT Can you recognize who's who? We are all mommies now :) xx".
Mowry's photo may be the ultimate piece of '90s nostalgia. It's hard to top a photo that gathers together the stars of the biggest shows of the decade, wearing both the best and worst fashion trends of the time, posted by a '90s star herself. We, as a society, may have to move on from idolizing the 90's and choose another decade to collectively fawn over. No lists, spinoffs or reunions will be able to beat this moment. It's not like there's anything else left to say about the decade anymore. We've dissected the fashions, the music, the movies, the televison shows, and the toys in such depth that the only thing left to write are some detailed essays about POGs — and nobody wants that.
We've reached a point of nostalgia overload, and Mowry's photo may have pushed us over the edge. So, let us take her Throwback Thursday as a sign that it is time for all of us to put away our plaid vests, our platform shoes and the episodes of Hey, Arnold we've still got on VHS somewhere, and focus on a new time period. We could bring back the flapper dresses of the 1920s, celebrate the end of Mad Men with a 1960s revival, or just move forward in time and remember the early 2000s in all of their denim-tuxedoed, Britney-and-Boy-Band glory days.
Besides, let's face it, those floppy hats have never looked good on anyone.
Actress Melissa Joan Hart dumped Jerry O'Connell for the rocker who was to become her husband. The former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star recalls meeting Mark Wilkerson while she was casually dating fellow child actor O'Connell, and when her Lothario lover started flirting with other girls at a Kentucky Derby party, she decided the rocker was the man for her.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Jerry and I had gone to high school and college together and he ignored me, and then we were at the Derby and he's giving me all this attention and I was just newly single and I had planned I wasn't gonna meet anyone at the Derby and we started hanging out... and then I met my husband Mark.
"The next morning at the Derby races with a massive hangover, Jerry is hitting on someone else and I was like, 'Oh, I see how this is gonna be'. And then Jerry said to me, 'When we get back to L.A., are we gonna hang out?' and I said, 'I don't think so, I think I've met the man I'm gonna marry'. I had just fallen for Mark so hard, so quickly.
"I called Mark and now 10-and-a-half years later..."
We’ll concede that the reboots of Doctor Who, 90210 and Degrassi are more popular than anyone could have guessed. But that doesn’t mean every semi-successful show should be given the same treatment, no matter how popular they are on video-on-demand services. (Looking at you, Charmed.) Some series are just fine the way they are, thank you very much. We’re already wary of Girl Meets World; we don’t need any more reboots of shows we hold dear.
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Sure, maybe witches are in again because of AHS Coven and The Vampire Diaries, but let’s not bring back Sabrina the Teenage Witch. There was a movie, a TV series, and an animated series. Sabrina needs a break.
My So-Called Life
Although My So-Called Life was axed a little prematurely, the show is so undeniably '90s that bringing it back would be an affront to the decade. Besides, the whole show would consist of Angela Chase Facebook-stalking Jordan Catalano, not that we would blame her.
The love triangle of Dawson, Pacey, and Joey was a rollercoaster for anyone growing up in the '90s. Now, however, it seems like there’s a love triangle everywhere you look thanks to Twilight. So let’s let this story rest.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The television show itself was a reboot from the 1992 film of the same name. You can’t reboot a reboot! That’s crazy talk! (We’re willing to give up Angel though.)
You can’t bring back Friends, unless it’s fifty years in the future for a cool mash up of Friends and The Golden Girls. Because we’d totally watch that show.
Vampires and zombies seem to get all the guts and glory these days, but we're waiting for another supernatural archetype to take the TV reigns, as American Horror Story: Coven brings back the season of the witch. As the grand supreme witch, Jessica Lange and her finishing school for badass witches in training looks promising already. If anybody can pull off an entire wardrobe of black and skillfully killing people, it's Lange. Not since the 90s did we have a steady stock of magical entertainment, from the fluffy humor of Sabrina to full-on b**h mode with Shannen Doherty in Charmed. So in honor of a new coven in the oven, here's a look back at some of our favorite broom-riding broads.
Anjelica Huston — Witches
Some say La Mer, we say magic is responsible for Anjelica Huston's preternatural complexion. Leave it to Angie to go from glam dominatrix to full on gnarled wicked witch face with ease. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl book, this movie seriously convinced us at one point that all our teachers in school were secretly ghoulish witches underneath those sweater sets.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy — Hocus Pocus
Some people like to watch The Shining every Halloween, others prefer the timeless appeal of projectile vomit of The Exorcist, but will always make time for Hocus Pocus. Considering that Bette Midler has stated that Winifred Sanderson has been her favorite role to date sums up the campy and bawdy appeal of this film. You have SJP hitting on everything in sight, Bette being Bette and Kathy Najimy making the whole thing feel like the best SNL skit you've ever seen.
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True — The Craft
With their dog-collared chokers, plaid minis and ripped up school uniforms, The Craft set the bar on all other witch films that followed. If Fairuza Balk's portrayal of Nancy seemed like a deep, dark descent into method acting, just remember that Balk also owned an occult pagan marketplace and has appeared on Celebrity Ghost Stories — the girl is legit. Also for the record, Skeet Ulrich is still looking pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer — The Witches of Eastwick
You know how it is, one day you're just shooting the breeze with your gal pals over a couple glasses of White Zin bemoaning the men in the life then POOF...magical powers emerge and Jack Nicholson is on your doorstep. Cast this trio of ladies in anything and you're bound to end up with cinematic gold. The whole film is like a walking advertisement for perms, and we're okay with that.
Nicole Kidman — Practical Magic
We know this whole movie is about the magical powers of sisterhood and tequila, but there's a reason we left Sandra Bullock off the list. If you knew you possessed great powers at a young age but decided to only use them to run some wiccan cum artisanal bath and body works store, then you do not deserve to be called witch. On the other hand, Practical Magic featured the Nicole Kidman at her peak ginger levels and being generally irresistible.