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Who Jon Hamm Told About the Secret Ending of "Mad Men"


Carin Baer/AMC(NEW YORK) -- Secret endings to epic TV shows that are revealed in the house stay in the house.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm recently dished to Us Weekly that the one person in his life that he told about the ending to the AMC show that has captivated audiences for the past seven years is none other than his girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt.

"Oh, she knows," Hamm, 43, told the magazine last week.

"I tell her everything!" he said of his lady love since 1997. "I tell her everything and she definitely knows."

But if you think you'll get the ending to Mad Men from Westfeldt, you're sorely mistaken.

"She won't tell anyone!" he added.

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Why Sarah Silverman Will Never Marry


ABC/Matt Brown(NEW YORK) -- Sarah Silverman was quick to shoot down rumors that she is engaged to boyfriend Michael Sheen.

After a tabloid recently ran a story titled "Sarah Wants a Ring," about the 43-year-old comedian leaving "pictures of engagement rings all over the place" so Sheen, 45, would get the "hint" and propose, Silverman responded on Twitter Sunday. She wrote, "Just read that I wanna get married which is hilarious b/c I will never get married."

The comedian went on to explain why she will never tie the knot.

"Why would I want the govt involved in my love life? Ew. It's barbaric," she wrote.

Silverman and Sheen have been dating since last December. She has been a recurring guest star on his series, Masters of Sex.

In April, Silverman opened up to The View about her love for Sheen.

"Look, this is so awkward. Listen, I love his body, but I also love what's inside," she said, opening up for the first time about Sheen publicly.

"He speaks foreign, he's foreign and on his show Masters of Sex he speaks perfect American," she joked about her British boyfriend. "I'm like, 'If you can talk normal, why don't you do that all the time?' And I like to get in his face and go, 'USA, number one!' and he's like 'Number one in what?' and I'm like 'Obesity?'"

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Hilary Duff Teases Potential "Lizzie McGuire" Reunion


Mark Davis/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- When asked if a possible Lizzie McGuire reunion would ever happen, Hilary Duff definitely didn't shoot down the idea.

"I love it! I would be totally open to it," she told the Huffington Post.

She added, "My schedule is a little busy right now. But um ... why not?"

The singer and actress, 26, gave a little more context to why a reunion wouldn't be such a bad idea. The show ran from 2001 to 2004.

"I mean, so many people loved her. I loved her," she said. "Honestly, working on that show, I got so strong with my physical comedy and all the things that they would throw at me. I got covered in goo every week, and I got, like, smashed in the face with a locker every single week. And all this, I mean it was a really, really fun show. And obviously people really loved her."

She even came up with a concept for the reunion.

"Maybe a Lizzie: Where Are You Now? like 10 years later," she added.

As for Team Gordo or Team Ethan, Duff had the perfect answer.

"Lizzie always chooses the right way. Personally? Ethan!" she said. "No, no, I'm just kidding. I always choose the good guy."

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Celebs to Dance to Their Favorite Jams on Monday's "Dancing with the Stars"


ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- The second week of the new Dancing with the Stars season begins Monday night. The theme of the night will be "My Jam Monday." Each couple will perform a dance to their "favorite jam."

Last week's top celebrity scorer, Alfonso Ribeiro, and his pro partner, Witney Carson, will deliver a hip-hop samba set to Will Smith's “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.” Of course, Ribeiro was Smith's co-star on the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so maybe he'll work in his famous Carlton dance into his routine? We'll have to wait and see, but Carson promises it will be "really fun" with "a lot of energy."

After a mishap with a feather boa during the first performance show, fashion designer Betsey Johnson has sworn off the accessory. She tells ABC News Radio, "There will be no boas allowed."

Johnson also jokes that she'll print a T-shirt that reads, "F...the boa."

You can watch the 12 remaining celebrities take part in "My Jam Monday" beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. One couple will go home the following night on the results show.

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James Spader Returns Monday Night on NBC's "The Blacklist"


Justin Stephens/NBC(NEW YORK) -- James Spader is back as former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington on NBC's The Blacklist, which returns Monday night.

The show's a hit, but his character's signature look has had an unexpected side-effect in his personal life.

"My fedoras have now been shoved on the top shelf because I've sort of ruined fedoras now from wearing them on the show," Spader said on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael.

Along with more hats, Spader explained what fans can expect from season two. 

"The second season starts just a couple of months after the first season ended," he said. "We're faced with the same adversity but the stakes all of a sudden are much much higher. And the show has opened up a lot. You know, the first season was really about setting the ground rules, and so on, for this tenuous relationship with the FBI. And the second season really starts opening up into the relationships from the past and also what's going on with...the regulars that are on the show."

The Blacklist returns to NBC Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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"Friends" Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary


Getty Images / Handout(NEW YORK) -- Twenty years ago, six friends danced in a water fountain and into television history.

Friends premiered Sept. 22, 1994 on NBC, and turned Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer into major stars.

Aniston filled the role of Rachel, who abandoned her partner on her wedding day and subsequently moved in with an old friend, Monica, played by Cox.

Monica was the sister of Schwimmer's Ross, who had a big crush on Rachel. He eventually had an on-again, off-again relationship with her that resulted in a daughter and, finally, the two of them declaring their love for one another in the last episode.

Monica and Rachel lived across the hall from Chandler, the wise-cracking character played by Perry, and LeBlanc's Joey. Monica went on to marry Chandler, while Joey ended up as the focal point of a much-derided spin-off after Friends ended its 10-season run in 2004.

Finally, there's Kudrow's Phoebe, a quirky musician whose signature song was "Smelly Cat."

When the six friends weren't hanging out in Monica and Rachel's apartment, they were usually at the local coffee shop, Central Perk.

Friends featured one of the most recognizable TV theme songs of the 1990s: "I'll Be There for You," by The Rembrandts. It was used in the show's intro, in which the cast members splashed around in a water fountain.

Friends was remarkably successful as part of NBC's "Must See TV" Thursday-night lineup. It earned 62 Emmy nominations, winning six times.

Many of the cast members have moved on to other TV series. Cox stars in the TBS comedy Cougar Town; Kudrow is working on a revival of her HBO comedy The Comeback; LeBlanc was a recent Emmy nominee for the Showtime series Episodes; and Perry is attached to an Odd Couple reboot.

Schwimmer's major credit since the Friends finale is the Madagascar films. Oh, and in case you haven't heard, Aniston has a busy movie career and is engaged to Justin Theroux.

You can still see all of them in the Friends reruns that seemingly air around the clock on various networks. In fact, TBS is airing a 20-episode marathon on Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT to celebrate the sitcom's anniversary.

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Could Idris Elba Be the Next James Bond?


Sony/Screen Gems(NEW YORK) -- Idris Elba participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit Saturday. In addition to his role in Disney's remake of The Jungle Book, the No Good Deed actor also discussed the possibility of him becoming the next James Bond.

There has been some buzz on the web about Elba possibly stepping into the 007 role when Daniel Craig decides to leave.

When one Reddit user asked if he’d be interested, Elba answered, "Yes, if it was offered to me, absolutely."

The 42-year-old actor also cleared up a rumor about him playing the Marvel Comics character Luke Cage in the upcoming Netflix series of the same name. Elba revealed, “I think there's an actor already signed on for it, fortunately or unfortunately.”

The recent announcement that Elba will voice the part of Shere Khan in Jon Favreau's upcoming remake of the Disney classic The Jungle Book prompted one fan to ask Elba what his favorite Disney movie was.

"I loved Mary Poppins,” he responded, explaining, “Classic, man, just classic. The songs, the animation, amazing!"

The Jungle Book, also featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, is set for a 2015 release.

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Shonda Rhimes Responds to "New York Times" Critic's 'Angry Black Woman' Comment


ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) -- Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is not very happy about Allesandra Stanley’s recent New York Times story on the new ABC series How to Get Away With Murder, which Rhimes executive produces.  And Rhimes really takes exception to the author of the piece saying that Rhimes has redefined the "angry black woman" stereotype through characters like Scandal‘s Olivia Pope and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Miranda Bailey.

Stanley wrote, "On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce How to Get Away With Murder, yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman. This one is Annalise Keating, a fearsome criminal defense lawyer and law professor played by Viola Davis. And that clinches it: Ms. Rhimes, who wrought Olivia Pope on Scandal and Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy, has done more to reset the image of African-American women on television than anyone since Oprah Winfrey."

Rhimes isn't the creator of the show. The writer and creator of How to Get Away with Murder is not even a female. It's a man named Pete Nowalk.

Stanley also wrote in her piece, "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."

Rhimes responded via Twitter on Friday, writing, "Confused why @nytimes critic doesn't know identity of CREATOR of show she's reviewing. @petenowa did u know u were 'an angry black woman'?"

She continued with the following tweet: "Apparently we can be 'angry black women' together, because I didn't know I was one either!  @petenowa  #LearnSomethingNewEveryday."

Rhimes then tweeted, "Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not 'an angry black woman' the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? @nytimes."

Stanley also made some pretty broad claims about the physical appearance of African-American women on television.  She even asserted that Viola Davis is "less classically beautiful" than other African-American leading ladies like Scandal star Kerry Washington and Extant actress Halle Berry.

Stanley wrote, "As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn't look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms. Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series Extant."

The article generated several less-than-flattering responses from many, including Scandal‘s Josh Malina and Kerry Washington.

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"Cape Fear," "Desperate Housewives" Actress Polly Bergen Dead at 84


Andy Kropa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Polly Bergen, an actress and singer who appeared in Desperate Housewives and The Sopranos and in the original Cape Fear film, died on Saturday at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, reports The New York Times.  She was 84 years old.

In her early 20s, she appeared in three films opposite comedians Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  Bergen was a panelist on the game show To Tell the Truth from 1956 to 1961.

Her performance in the title role of 1957’s "The Helen Morgan Story," which was an episode of the anthology series Playhouse 90, won her an Emmy.

She portrayed a wife whose family was terrorized by a psychopathic convict, played by Robert Mitchum, in the 1962 film Cape Fear. Her other film credits included The Caretakers, Move Over, Darling and Kisses for My President.

Bergen appeared in several television shows, including ABC's Desperate Housewives. Her role on Housewives -- the mother of Felicity Huffman's character, Lynette -- earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.  She was also in one episode of The Sopranos as the mistress of Tony Soprano's late father.

Bergen was also a businesswoman. For example, she started a line of her own cosmetics in the 1960s, which she eventually sold to Fabergé.

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Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union Among Latest Celebrity Hacking Victims


Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian, Amber Heard and Gabrielle Union are among the latest victims of celebrity hacking incidents.

What appear to be nude photos of Kardashian were uploaded to 4chan and Reddit, but were quickly removed from both sites, reports TMZ.

Heard had more than 50 topless photos appear on 4chan and Reddit, including a photo that contains a message to her fiancé, 51-year-old actor Johnny Depp, reports TMZ.  In the photo Amber is holding up a sign that refers to Depp as Tonto, the character he played in the film The Lone Ranger.

Several topless photos Union sent to husband Dwyane Wade also made their way online, according to TMZ

The FBI is working the case, but in the meantime, Union and Wade released a joint statement saying, "It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures."

They continue, "I can't help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them. These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide."

Union and Wade add, "For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes -- We send our love, support and prayers.  We have done nothing wrong."

Racy photos were also uploaded of what appears to be Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo, supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Meghan Good and Lake Bell.

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"The Voice" Returns Monday with New Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams


NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) -- On Monday night, The Voice returns for a seventh season, and this time around, there'll be two new faces in the big red chairs: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.  The chart-topping artists, who are also longtime friends, join Voice lifers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches, and Gwen says dealing with those two goofballs on the set literally left her sore.

"Seriously, after day one...I haven't laughed that hard in so long," she says. "I had a face headache where everywhere was, like sore, from smiling and laughing. They were making me and Pharrell laugh so hard!"  She adds, "Everybody at home, they get a sneak peek at those two, but we got the R-rated, hilarious, locker room version of what they're getting at home. I mean, it is bad."

"I thought I was in a boys club my whole life, like being on a tour bus with all guys," she says, referring to her years with her band No Doubt. "But these two, they really take it to another level!"

"I don't even feel alive unless I'm making fun of Blake. And neither one of us cares about it. It's so much fun. It's genuinely a blast," laughs Adam, who pronounces season seven "the best...we've ever had." He adds, "I think that Gwen and Pharrell are incredible, formidable opponents, but also just people I respect and love very much."

Adam says he was surprised how little time it took for Gwen and Pharrell to get into the groove during the Blind Auditions. "The learning curve seemed nonexistent, almost," he says. "They were just really astute and good at it right away, and very competitive and took a lot of people away from me that I wanted."  He says he was also gratified that Gwen, especially, got sucked into the emotion of the competition.

"I told her, 'You're not gonna believe how wrapped up you get in this.' You do it, and all of a sudden you find yourself totally lost in it and you're loving it, and it's amazing," Adam says. "So, it happened, like I knew it would. It was just great to watch. It was just cool after six seasons to see that kind of joy about the show and enthusiasm back again."

As for Pharrell, he says he was pleasantly surprised at his experience on the show.  "My expectation is that it would be work that I would enjoy, but I was wrong. It's not been any work at all. It's been fun. Really, honestly fun," he says.  He also disagrees with those who feel that The Voice is a failure because it hasn't produced any superstars.  In his mind, the coaching the contestants receive makes it all worth it.

"Essentially, at the end of the day, there are 48 contestants, and only person is gonna win," he says. "The rest of those 47 people, like, their lives are gonna be changed because they had Blake teach them a lot about their voices and what they could do. And they had Gwen to teach them about the tone and their styling. And they had Adam to teach them about vocal control. That's huge!"

Gwen agrees that imparting lessons she's learned over the years is a big reason why she's excited to be on The Voice.

"I've had an amazing journey so far, and so to be able to to play this role as a coach, I feel super-blessed," she says. "It's gonna be one of those times in my life I know that I'm gonna look back and go, 'That was incredible.'"

The Voice debuts Monday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Ray J Denies Dating "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" Co-Star Teairra Mari for Nine Years


VH1(NEW YORK) -- When fans tuned in to the premiere episode of VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood last Monday, many were shocked to learn that cast members Ray J and R&B singer Teairra Mari had dated for nine years -- at least that's what Teairra claimed. Ray J tells ABC News Radio not to believe everything you hear.

"I mean I'm still trying to add that up. We're all still confused about that statement. We still trying to find out the time gap of everything and see if it all equals the same thing and right now we haven't figured out exactly what she meant by that," Ray says.

In the episode, Ray J and Teairra meet up eight months after their painful split. The conversation, held in the parking lot of his office building, quickly turned sour with an emotional and crying Teairra threatening to beat up Ray's new girlfriend, Princess Love. Later in the episode, she does throw a drink on Princess during a party Ray J threw in honor of his website, RayJ.com.

Ray says he doesn't condone his ex's violent behavior. "If I'm not with you no [sic] more I never want to see you again and I'll run into you. It just never should be some street activity going on as adults," he adds.

It's clear that Teairra still has feelings for Ray J, but he says he probably won't get back together with her despite what viewers may see on forthcoming episodes.

"I don't ever think that that'll ever happen because I love my girl. But at the same time...I'm in an emotional roller-coaster ride," he explains.

Ray J says viewers can expect him to "turn up" on the series, but when cameras aren't rolling, and despite his reputation, he's a pretty regular guy. So what's his normal routine? "[I] go to bed at 9 p.m., wake up at 6 a.m., go to the gym, chill at home with my girl. I got four Maltese and I just chill. I don't do nothing. I might go to the dog park with the dogs or go to the movies," he says. "I got an office where I just go and put together shows, you know."

VH1's Love & Hip Hop Hollywood -- which also stars Soulja Boy, Omarion and former member of B2K Lil Fizz -- returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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"The Maze Runner" Dominates Weekend Box Office


20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Three new releases held the top spots at this weekend's box office, with sci-fi action thriller The Maze Runner dominating at number one.

The film, based off the 2009 young-adult novel with the same name, stars Teen Wolf actor Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Game of Thrones' Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In its weekend debut, the movie brought in $32.5 million.

A Walk Among the Tombstones, directed by Scott Frank, and comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, rounded out the top three during their first week, pushing last weekend's leader, crime-thriller No Good Deed, down to number four.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. The Maze Runner $32.5 million
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones $13.126 million
3. This Is Where I Leave You $11.86 million
4. No Good Deed $10.2 million
5. Dolphin Tale 2 $9.005 million
6. Guardians of the Galaxy $5.18 million
7. Let's Be Cops $2.675 million
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $2.65 million
9. The Drop $2.05 million
10. If I Stay $1.835 million

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Miranda Cosgrove Talks NFL, Fashion and College Life at USC


Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Miranda Cosgrove is just your normal 21-year-old college student -- except for the fact that she's been starring in movies and TV for more than a decade on shows like iCarly and hit movies like School of Rock.

While Cosgrove is hard at work, trying to learn as much as she can at the University of Southern California, some of her classmates also happen to be fans.

She just got back to school and said being an actress has its ups and down.

"The weirdest part is after a day at school, I'll go on Instagram or the Internet and there will be pictures of me from school that random people took and I didn't know they took," she told ABC News. "So, that can be kind of weird sometimes."

The good? It helps her meet new people, she said.

"People come up to me and introduce themselves and it kind of opens the door, so that part of it's nice," she added. "I feel like I'm not the kind of person that would just go up to somebody and introduce myself, so it's helped me in a lot of ways."

Right before school, Cosgrove got her own place, but said she regrets it a little because she would love to live on campus and have the classic college experience.

"I might even try it for a semester at some point, because I do want that experience," she said, adding she decided on majoring in film and is interested in screenwriting classes.

In fact, she looks up to the likes of Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig, and admires their ability to both act and write.

"College really does help you grow up and figure out who you are. So, it's just helped me grow as a person, like even just getting to classes on time and figuring out where classes are," she added, laughing.

Cosgrove spoke to ABC as part of her partnership with the NFL as the Tweens/Juniors Apparel brand ambassador. She's a San Francisco 49ers fan and the love of the team comes from her father Tom.

"I'm personally a fan of Colin Kaepernick ... Football also kind of brings everyone together and my dad loves football and loves sports," she said. "For as long as I can remember I've watched football games with my family."

Cosgrove has always been a fan of fashion and sports, making the collaboration ideal, she said.

"Even now that I'm back at school, I like to dress comfortable and I think the shirts [jerseys] are comfortable and cute," she said.

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"The Cosby Show" Turns 30: 30 Things You May Not Have Known About the Show


Larry Busacca/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thirty years ago today, audiences were introduced to The Cosby Show, a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons.

The series was a huge hit, winning six Emmys, two Golden Globes and a slew of other awards -- not to mention ranking number one in the Nielsen ratings for five years in a row.

While most people know a little bit about its creator, Bill Cosby, here are 30 things you may not know about the show:

1. The Cosby Show wasn't the first show named after Bill Cosby. There were three others that came before, The Bill Cosby Show, The New Bill Cosby Show and Cos. After The Cosby Show ended, Cosby and Phylicia Rashad moved to CBS to star in Cosby.

2. Cosby's real-life family was the basis of the Huxtables. Both families consisted of four daughters and one son in the middle.

3. The character Theo was patterned after Cosby's own son, Ennis, who like the character had dyslexia. Ennis was murdered in 1997.

4. Bill Cosby never received an Emmy nod for his acting on the series---apparently at his own request, because he was opposed to such competition between performers. He did receive, however, two Golden Globe awards for playing Cliff Huxtable.

5. Whitney Houston was up for the role as the Huxtables' oldest daughter, but the part instead went to 26-year-old Sabrina Le Beauf because she had more acting experience and Houston was intent on becoming a recording artist.

6. On the show, the Huxtable brownstone was supposedly in Brooklyn, but the facade was actually shot in the East Village at 10 St. Luke's Place in Manhattan.

7. Much of the artwork that hung on the walls of the Huxtable home was by renowned African-American artists Synthia Saint James and by the painter Varnette Honeywood.

8. Phylicia Rashad won the part of Clair, in part, because she spoke fluent Spanish. The show originally planned to have Clair's character be a Dominican who would go on tirades in Spanish -- a la I Love Lucy -- but dropped the idea before the pilot was taped.

9. The show, according to TV Guide, was the biggest hit in the 1980s and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's fortunes.

10. Cosby used material about family life from his stand-up routines for episodes of the show.

11. The show frequently promoted African-American and African culture by working into story lines artists and musicians, such as Jacob Lawrence, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Miriam Makeba.

12. Bill Cosby, along with his longtime collaborator collaborator Stu Gardner, composed the show's theme music and during season four, it was performed by Bobby McFerrin.

13. The show helped usher in other successful sitcoms, featuring African-American casts, including 227, Amen and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

14. A Different World was a spin-off from The Cosby Show created after the character Denise, played by Lisa Bonet, left home to attend Hillman College, a fictional historically black college.

15. Raven-Symoné originally auditioned for Cosby’s Ghost Dad, but she was too young for the part. Cosby liked her so much that he gave her a role on his TV show as his step-granddaughter Olivia.

16. Four-year-old Alicia Keys appeared in an early episode as one of Rudy’s friends.

17. Adam Sandler also got his start on the TV show playing Theo's friend, Smitty.

18. Cliff Huxtable was ranked No. 1 on TV Guide's List of 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time.

19. Story was always intended to have the parents in charge -- and not the kids. Cosby thought too many shows were being done from the kids' perspective and wanted the show to always be done from that perspective.

20. Many celebrities made guest appearances – Blair Underwood, Elaine Stritch, Stevie Wonder, Naomi Campbell, Lena Horne, Tony Orlando, Iman, Danny Kaye, Rita Moreno, Debbie Allen, Christopher Plummer, BB King, and Robin Givens ... to name a few.

21. There weren't five kids in the pilot. The character of Sondra was added in the second episode.

22. The Cosby Show was known for its fashion -- Dr. Huxtable’s sweaters were a trade mark of the show, but so were Denise’s high-fashion looks.

23. The designer behind Cosby's sweaters in the show was Dutch designer Koos van der Akker.

24. The show was also famous for its new openings each year.

25. Some of the characters are named after people in Bill Cosby’s life. His mom’s name is Anna -- like the TV mom. And his real brother’s name was Russell, which became his father. His wife’s maiden name in real life is also Claire’s maiden name.

26. Speaking of names, Cosby's character's name was "Heathcliff," though in the first few episodes, he was called "Clifford."

27. A mural featured in the opening of The Cosby Show was taken out because of a dispute with the school responsible for it.

28. The finale of The Cosby Show was the seventh most-watched of all time, with 44.4 million viewers.

29. Rudy was originally supposed to be a boy, but it wasn't until Keshia Knight Pulliam was permitted to audition for the role that producers felt they found the right person to star.

30. It's rumored that Carl Anthony Payne II, who played Cockroach on the show, was fired after he refused to comply with Cosby's request that he cut his hair.

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The Running Man Dash

Saturday October 4th

 

The Running Man Dash is an annual fun run and walk put on by Anytime Fitness to promote staying active in Cenla. The fun run/walk will be held in honor of Maddie Norris and to help build awareness about her disability. It will have obstacles including a colored chalk station, and a Slip-N-Slide. The event will be fun for all ages. We encourage you to make teams, come up with fun team names, and wear costumes. The Running Man Dash will be held at beautiful Buhlow Recreation Area. All proceeds from the race will be donated to United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Help us build awareness about cerebral palsy by participating, or making a donation

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