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Secret Service Wants to Talk With Actress Carole Cook Over Assassination Comment

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The Secret Service wants to hear from the veteran TV star who thinks it would be a good idea for someone to "John Wilkes Booth" President Trump. Sources connected with the Agency tell TMZ, Carole Cook's comments to our photog when she left Craig's restaurant Sunday night were enough to trigger an official inquiry. Our photog asked Cook -- a famous Broadway actress who also appeared on "Dynasty," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Sixteen Candles
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Broadway Star Carole Cook on Trump, 'Where's John Wilkes Booth When You Need Him?'

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Broadway Star Carole Cook on Trump, 'Where's John Wilkes Booth When You Need Him?'
Legendary Broadway star Carole Cook said something so shocking when asked about Donald Trump -- "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?" Cook and her husband were leaving Craig's in WeHo Sunday night when our photog asked about a performance of "Frozen" last week, when a member of the audience unfurled a banner that read, "Trump 2020." An actor onstage ripped it from the guy's hands and threw it off stage. View this post on
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Richard Barclay NYC Tribute Show to Feature Soap Opera Legends Eileen Fulton & Ilene Kristen

In October, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend, Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director who passed away after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. On May 26, Richard Skipper is presenting a celebration of Barclay's life and reuniting two soap opera legends in the progress. The Richard Barclay Memorial show will feature Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen sharing memories and musical entertainment, led by musical director Rolf Barnes.

The Saturday night show will start at 8 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama in New York (343 W 46th St). There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person. Proceeds will benefit Career Bridges. Reservations can by made after 4 p.m. daily at (212) 757-0788 after 4 Pm or online at donttellmamanyc.com.

Barclay was more than a great artist ... he was a kind, compassionate, and generous mentor.

Richard Barclay started his long career in
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Bww TV Exclusive: Stage Tributes Idols and Icons with Dale Kristien, Reeve Carney, Christine Pedi - Plus Michael Crawford!

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event Stage just presented its 33rd annual gala, 'Idols amp Icons,' at the historic Saban Theatre inBeverly Hills. The special evening paidtribute toStephen Sondheim,Shirley Bassey,Bob Fosse,George Michael,Michael Jackson,David Bowie, Prince and more. Performers includedIndia Carney,Carole Cook,Melinda Doolittle,Anthony Fedorov,Barrett Foa,Sam Harris,Jane A. Johnston,Dale Kristien,Vicki Lewis,Kimberley Locke,Jon Maher,Sharon McNight,Jennifer Paz,Christine Pedi, Jai Rodriquez,Jake SimpsonandNita Whitaker.
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What Jim Carrey Could've Looked Like In The Incredible Mr. Limpet Remake

1964's The Incredible Mr. Limpet featured Don Knotts ("Three's Company"), and co-starred: Carole Cook, Jack Weston, Andrew Duggan, and Larry Keating. The story took place in 1941 just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It focused on a timid bookkeeper Henry Limpet (Don Knotts) who had a deep love for fish. One day Henry decides to enlist in the Navy like his buddy George (Jack Weston), but is rejected for being "too small and too weak to be a soldier." This crushes his spirits and he heads off to Coney Island. There, he falls into the water and with no reason given turns into a fish. From that point on the film features Henry as an animated fish. He basks in this new world, even meeting a female fish that catches his eye. Kinky! He also realizes that he has a unique
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Photo Flash: Lily Tomlin Hosts Larger Than Life Screening

Lily Tomlin, Joanne Worley, Carole Cook, Bruce Vilanch along with filmmaker and multi Tony-winning Director and Producer, Dori Berinstein all gathered on one stage to salute a star, an icon and a legend - Ms. Carol Channing. On Wednesday night, the Paley Center featured these incredible talents as well as gathering many more in the audience for the Los Angeles premiere screening of Carol Channing Larger Than Life. The panel members, who also appear in the critically acclaimed documentary, gathered with other friends, colleagues and fans of the woman who has been dubbed, and deservingly so, The First Lady of Musical Theatre. Seen among those in attendance were a who's who of Tony, Oscar, Emmy amp Golden Globe award winners including George Chakiris, Charles Fox, Davis Gaines, Ilene Graff, Tippi Hedren, Michael Learned, Kate Linder, Julie Newmar, Connie Stevens, Ruta Lee, Rose Marie, Richard Skipper, Barbara Van Orden, Dee Wallace and co-producer,
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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 2)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the second of a five-part feature (read part one here)...

“After Hang ’em High [1968], I acted in several pictures without being actively involved in their production,” recalled California filmmaker Clint Eastwood. “Then I found myself making my directorial debut directing second unit on a picture of Don Siegel’s.” The action crime thriller introduced audience members to the actor’s signature role of no nonsense Police Inspector Harry Callahan. “Don had the flu and I replaced him for the sequence where Harry tries to convince the would-be-suicide not to jump into the void. That turned out Ok, because, for lack of space on the window ledge, the only place to perch me was on the crane. I shot this scene, then another one, and I began to think more seriously about directing.” The helmer of Dirty Harry (1971) had a
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Richard Linklater to Direct ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ Remake

It is a fine tale of a man who becomes a fish. Wait, a fish? Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames is reporting director Richard Linklater will helm the Warner Brothers’ remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” An official announcement will be made soon. Linklater’s last big studio film was with 2005’s “The Bad News Bears” with actor Billy Bob Thornton. He mainly directed independent films like “A Scanner Darkly,” “Fast Food Nation,” “Before Sunset,” and “The School of Rock.” The original 1964 “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” film starred Don Knotts (“The Andy Griffith Show,” “Three’s Company”), Carole Cook (“Sixteen Candles,” “Home on the Range”) and Jack Weston (“Dirty Dancing,” “Short Circuit 2”). The original hybrid live-action/animation story is about Mr. Henry Limpet wanting to join the U.S. Navy. However, he was rated 4F and unable to join the military. So he wished to become a fish. At Coney Island,
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“La Cage Aux Folles” wins at Drama Desk Awards

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: La Cage Aux Folles was named outstanding revival of a musical Sunday at the Drama Desk Awards while one of its stars, Douglas Hodge, won the lead actor in a musical revival prize beating out actor Nathan Lane (Addams Family) and Cheyenne Jackson (Finian’s Rainbow), among others.

Catherine Zeta-Jones (A Little Night Music) tied for the outstanding lead actress in a musical revival with Montego Glover (Memphis). Sondheim on Sondheim starring Vanessa Williams and Carole Cook was named outstanding musical review.

To read more go to GregInHollywood.com.
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Carol Channing Presents Broadway Voices For Arts in Education On 10/11

The Suite Life of Zach and Cody's Kim Rhodes will Host this one night only event as a number of celebrated Broadway veterans including Mary Jo Catlett, Carole Cook, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Sam Harris, as well as students from Creative Planet School of the Arts (www.cpsoa.org) will be joining Carol Channing as they gather together for a one night only event at UCLA's Royce Hall for the purpose of raising money and awareness with regard to the need for arts in the public school system. Exposure to the arts in school, builds self-confidence, self-discipline and teamwork. And, ultimately these things create better, safer schools for our children. "You and I don't need to save the arts. We need to help the arts save our children," says Carol.
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Photo Flash: Carole Cook Joins Gay Men's Chorus Of La To Announce 2009-10 Season

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles proudly announced their new and exciting 2009/20010 season on August 27th at Andaz West Hollywood. On hand for the celebration was the comedic star of stage and screen Carole Cook, who was introduced by Gmcla's Artistic Director, Hywel Sims, as a great friend to both Gmcla as well as the Gay community at large. The evening included a performance by Gmcla's own Npynk performing a Show Business/Hollywood medley ("There's no Business Like Show Business" & "Hooray for Hollywood") and "Tonight" from West Side Story.
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Carol Channing Plays Sf's McKenna Theatre For One Night Only 7/18

On July 18th, for one night only, Carol Channing returns home to where she belongs in her first appearance after having to cancel late last year due to breaking her leg. Joining the Broadway Icon and San Francisco native are the bawdy, brassy and hysterically funny Carole Cook (and the worlds second Dolly), singer Joyce Aimee and the magical stylings of Walt Anthony. An unplugged evening that follows a simple format, Carol offers memories, humorous storytelling and, of course, several of her signature tunes, including "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," " Little Girl From Little Rock" and, of course, the title song from "Hello, Dolly!" that brings the audience up close and personal with the Ultimate Broadway Baby.
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Photo Flash: Carol Channing at 'Cabaret at the Castle'

Friends and colleagues including Bruce Vilanch, Valarie Pettiford, Rachel York, Rita McKenzie, Carole Cook, Thom Troupe, Kathryn Jootsen, Lily Tomlin, Florence Henderson, Donna Mills, Jackie Joseph, Channing Chase, Tippi Hedren, JoAnne Worley, Kate Linder and the Los Angeles cast of Rent among others were more than thrilled to turn out for this special engagement of "The First 80 Years are the Hardest," that marked Carol Channing's return to the stage after her accident last year that forced her, for the very first time in her 70 year career, to cancel all scheduled performances.
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