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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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"Fashion Police" to Continue Without Joan Rivers, E! Network Says


Photo by: E! Entertainment(NEW YORK) --  After much deliberation and Melissa Rivers' blessing, Fashion Police will officially move forward without Joan Rivers, E! said Friday in a statement to ABC News.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms," the network said about the late comedic icon.

"We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers' blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time," the statement added.

Rivers died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. The comedy legend, alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, made Fashion Police a red-carpet staple, with their biting, yet funny comments on the attire chosen by Hollywood's elite for big-time award shows.

Rancic told ABC News earlier this week that Rivers' death was "the shock of a lifetime" and that her daughter Melissa, an executive producer of the show, would be instrumental in deciding if the show would continue.

"They are looking at different scenarios, whether it moves forward or it doesn't," Rancic said. "A lot of that will be up to [Melissa] and how she's feeling and how she decides what she wants to do, along with the execs here at E! There is no word now. ... They are seeing what Fashion Police looks like without Joan."

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Melissa Rivers: Obama Sent Handwritten Letter After Joan Rivers' Death


Larry Busacca/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Melissa Rivers made an appearance on a special Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan -- the first time she's publicly spoken out on television since her mother's passing on Sept. 4 at the age of 81.

Rivers sat next to Fashion Police stars Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos for the special, which airs Friday, and spoke about how influential her mother Joan Rivers was and the unexpected people she touched.

"She affected so many people, and people you would never expect to have humor," Melissa Rivers said, according to E! News. "I received a letter from the White House, from President Obama."

Rivers explained that Obama and the first lady were often targets of her mother's jokes.

"But I received a handwritten note saying, 'Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think,'" she said.

Rivers added, "That's one of the things people now are realizing. It wasn't just the funny, she made us think."

Osbourne seconded that sentiment and added that if it weren't for Joan Rivers, "I wouldn't be able to be me...any outspoken, independent woman wouldn't be who they are."

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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Stars Mama June and Sugar Bear Separate


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Mama June had sad news to share Friday.

The Here Come Honey Boo Boo star, whose real names is June Shannon, has separated from Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.

"Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," she told ABC News in a statement. "We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y'all for your support."

Shannon and Thompson have one daughter together, Alana, whom has been nicknamed Honey Boo Boo. Thompson has been involved with Shannon's older daughters, Lauryn ("Pumpkin"), Jessica ("Chubbs") and Anna ("Chickadee") too. Last summer, they held a commitment ceremony during which they exchanged vows.

“I’m so glad that they’re finally doing it,” one of Shannon's friends said at the time. “June just is scared of the whole thing. But I guess he finally convinced her.”

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Kaley Cuoco Opens Up About Her Nude Photo Leak


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- A few weeks ago, Kaley Cuoco was among the celebrities who had nude photos of herself leaked on the Internet.

The Big Bang Theory actress called the breach of privacy "disturbing."

"I totally have Google alerts that come to my phone so anything that my name pops up [in] comes to my phone because I'm, like, obsessed. I need to know what's going on," she said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday. "So every day, every day there's like 30 'Kaley Cuoco nude photos' [alerts]. It's been going on for years."

"So then this one came up and I was like, 'Oh, it's another fake one,'" she continued. "Then I started getting emails like, 'No, there are some real ones going around.'"

Cuoco, 28, took initiative to send an email to her family, explaining what was happening and adding that she wasn't pregnant or getting divorced. Then she made a joke of it, posting a funny photo of herself on Instagram.

"It was just a really bad situation but I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do?" she said. "You gotta make fun of yourself."

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Ashley Tisdale Honeymoons in Bora Bora


Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YOKR) -- After her "French" wedding, Ashley Tisdale and her husband, Christopher French, honeymooned on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.

The High School Musical star revealed her post-nuptial vacation spot via Instagram, sharing a photo of herself doing a headstand on the beach, with the caption: "Yoga in paradise #honeymoon #borabora."

Tisdale and French wed on Sept. 8. French, a musician, proposed to Tisdale atop the Empire State Building in August of last year.

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"Millennium Falcon," Batmobile Take Center Stage in J.J. Abrams' "Episode VII" Tease


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In The Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo said his ship, the Millennium Falcon, still had "some surprises left in her," but fans could never have guessed the old freighter hid a Batmobile. However, in a new tease from Episode VII director J.J. Abrams shows that's exactly the case.

The video snippet is just the latest in a back-and-forth franchise mash-up between Abrams and his pal, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. Snyder's most recent salvo showed a snap of some of Gotham City's Finest escorting a Stormtrooper into a cop car for reportedly stealing the Batmobile.

Abrams' clip, shot on his U.K. set, gives fans their closest look yet at Solo's ship, the painstaking detail on it more evidence of his pledge to return to the Star Wars saga's roots with physical, non-computer-generated sets. But as the camera tracks along the ship's hull, John Williams' "Binary Sunset (the Force Theme)" gives way to Hans Zimmer's pounding Dark Knight score -- just as the camera zooms in on a detail that would have been invisible at a distance: Batman's Tumbler as seen in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, painted so as to camouflage into the ship.

Incidentally, Abrams has hidden similar Easter eggs in other movies. Even before he was given the Episode VII gig, the lifelong Star Wars fan smuggled R2-D2 into both his 2009 Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for a Dec. 18, 2015 release, while Batman v. Superman swings into theaters March 25, 2016.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Has 'Fun' Playing the Villain in "Gotham"


ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Jada Pinkett Smith's latest project has her heading to the small screen in Gotham, a Fox series based on the DC Comics characters Detective James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. Smith portrays Fish Mooney, a hot-headed gangster and nightclub owner in Gotham.

"I had a lot of fun with her. Because she was a blank canvas, I dived right in and did some of the most bizarre things," Smith said of her character in the October issue of Health magazine, on newsstands Friday. "One morning I came to the producers, and I had a guy on a chain walking on his hands and knees with the word liar across his face in red lipstick. I said, ‘This is what Fish Mooney does when she’s betrayed by one of her henchmen.’ I was hardcore! Some things worked and some things didn’t."

One of the things that didn't work was an accent for the character. "I went in for the table read and did this over-the-top Mid-Atlantic accent, like Joan Crawford. And Peter Roth from Warner Bros. called me that afternoon and said, 'Jada, I don’t know how to tell you this, I love you to death, but…'"

When Smith isn't on the set of her own TV show, she's watching her favorite small-screen guilty pleasure. "My guilty, guilty, guilty is RuPaul’s Drag Race! It’s the only reality show I watch, and I do not miss an episode," she revealed.

She also spends time with her Hollywood husband, Will Smith. She said date nights can get a little difficult thanks to their star status.

"A lot of times, we’ll do [date nights] at the house because when we go out it can be a little hectic," she explained. "So we have different places around our yard where we like to set up a little Arabian tent, pillows, wine and cheese, candlelight. Will likes really thought-out productions."

Fox's Gotham premieres Monday.


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"Twilight's" Jackson Rathbone Okay After His Plane Loses Engine Mid-Flight


Kiyoshi Ota/Paramount via Getty Images(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- Twilight's Jackson Rathbone had a close call Thursday when his airplane lost one of its engines in mid-flight.

His wife Sheila and their 2-year-old son Monroe were also on board.

The 29-year-old actor gave a detailed account of the incident in a series of posts on his WhoSay page. "We were on @jetblue flight 1416 to Austin from Long Beach,” he recalls, adding, “Our right engine exploded and our cabin filled with smoke."

He notes, "The oxygen masks did not deploy, but the brave stewardesses came around and manually deployed them. It was rough, the plane was rocking."

"We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely," he continues. “I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp. We left all our personal effects on board.”

“Who cares. We were alive," he writes. "We're safe. I'm grateful."

Rathbone played Jasper in the Twilight series.

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Aaliyah's Lifetime Biopic Premiering in November


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After swapping Disney actress Zendaya Coleman with Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, Lifetime has announced the release date for the much-discussed Aaliyah biopic, which will chronicle the late singer's rise to fame.

The network confirmed via Twitter that the film, titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will air on Nov. 15.  In an accompanying image, Shipp channels the singer by wearing her signature bandana while posing in a recording booth.

The made-for-TV movie will be executive produced by Wendy Williams, who promised to deliver on the controversial film, which is being made without the approval or involvement of the late singer's family.

"You can count on us to get this movie right," said Williams on her daytime talk show.  "I want to know the things you wanna know.  What happened with R. Kelly, what was going on with Dame Dash, what was Aaliyah's personal life really like?"

The upcoming project is based on Christopher Farley's bestselling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.

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Jennifer Lawrence Spotted at Coldplay Concert Amid Rumors She's Dating Chris Martin


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- It looks like Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin's relationship is heating up. The Oscar-winning actress was spotted attending Martin's performance with his band, Coldplay, on Wednesday night at the Ace Hotel Theatre in Los Angeles, according to Us Weekly.

Sources told the magazine Lawrence tried to keep a low profile at the performance, sitting in the balcony and only arriving minutes before the show started.

"Just before the show was supposed to start, Jennifer Lawrence walked toward the stage, surrounded by a couple girlfriends, trying to find their seat," a source told Us Weekly.  "They looked a little rushed, like they wanted to get to their seat before the show started, so someone on the theater staff helped them out."

The source added that when the show started, Martin apparently scanned the crowd in an effort to look for Lawrence.

"Chris gave a good look around the room and then spotted someone up on the balcony," the source continued.  "He pointed and said, 'A ha!  I see you!' and then smiled and waved.  He kept looking up in the direction during the show and smiling, pointing, singing to her."

Rumors of Lawrence, 24, dating Martin, 37, started when they were first spotted together in public at one of his London concerts in July.  They were also recently spotted dining together at a Beverly Hills hot spot earlier this month.

Lawrence split from her longtime boyfriend, X-Men actor Nicholas Hoult, over the summer, while Martin separated from Gwyneth Paltrow, his wife of 10 years, in March.

Lawrence will next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.   It opens nationwide Nov. 21.

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"The Maze Runner," "This Is Where I Leave You," "A Walk Among the Tombstones" Open Friday


Fox(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

The Maze Runner
-- A boy named Thomas is mysteriously trapped in a maze along with other boys. In order to escape, he must try to remember his past. Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien and Patricia Clarkson also star in the film, which is based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner. Rated PG-13.

This Is Where I Leave You -- Four adult siblings are forced to spend a week together at their childhood home after their father passes away. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda star in the comedy. Rated R.

A Walk Among the Tombstones
-- Liam Neeson is a private investigator who helps a heroin trafficker track down the men responsible for murdering his wife. Rated R.

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Movie Review: “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (Rated R)


Universal(NEW YORK) -- Based on the best-selling novel by Lawrence Block, A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson playing an amalgam of his characters from the Taken films, The Grey and Non-Stop. Here he’s Matt Scudder, a former New York City cop and recovering alcoholic turned private investigator.
 
Matt is recruited by Howie, a guy in his AA group, to meet his brother Kenny (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), who’s a drug trafficker.  Kenny’s wife has been kidnapped and killed, even though he met the kidnapper’s ransom demands, and Kenny wants Scudder to find who did it, so he can get even. Scudder doesn’t want the job but Kenny ultimately persuades him.
 
While Scudder’s investigating, he meets TJ (Brian “Astro” Bradley), a homeless young African-American teen who’s also a gifted artist, good with computers, and a class-A smartass.  Scudder takes a liking to TJ, a character clearly created to show us that Scudder has a heart.
 
As the movie progresses, we learn the kidnappers are sub-human sadists who aren’t necessarily kidnapping women for the money.  A Walk Among the Tombstones at times almost feels like a snuff movie, but director Scott Frank refrains from showing us too much. What Frank is particularly good at here is helping us suspend our disbelief by giving the film an authentic and creepy feel. What he’s not particularly good at is pacing: there are times when it feels as if we’ve been walking among the tombstones for days.
 
I’ve been finding violent movies a bit boring lately. I don’t need to see somebody being strangled with a metal wire or taking a hatchet to the head. Creative suspense is what excites me, and A Walk Among the Tombstones, luckily, does supply a bit of that. Otherwise, I prefer Neeson when he’s challenging himself with something other than a mediocre Brooklyn accent and the same character he keeps playing over and over again.  But Neeson fans who like seeing him in this sort of role will probably be thrilled.
 
Three out of five stars.

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“This Is Where I Leave You” (Rated R)


Photo Credit: Nicole Rivelli/Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- This Is Where I Leave You boasts an incredible ensemble cast, including Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Corey Stoll, Timothy Olyphant, Rose Byrne, Dax Shepard, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Debra Monk, and Abigail Spencer -- and the list goes on.

Bateman, Fey, Stoll and Driver play the Altman siblings, with Bateman, as Judd Altman, serving as the film’s chief protagonist. When we first meet Judd, he’s a producer for a popular syndicated radio show hosted by Wade Beaufort (Shepard). Judd loves his wife, Quinn (Spencer), and even rushes home early from work to surprise her with a cake for her birthday -- only to walk in on his wife and his boss in bed together. Three months later, we find an unemployed, bearded Judd sleeping on a couch in a small, messy apartment when the phone rings. It’s his sister, Wendy (Fey), standing in a hospital room, delivering the news that that their father just died. 

The elder Altman’s dying wish is that the kids come home to sit shiva, the Jewish tradition of mourning the dead, even though dad was an atheist. The humor gleaned from this moment is a proper setup for things to come. 

The Altman siblings don’t hang out. They don’t even particularly like each other, and the person they like even less is their mother, Hillary (Fonda), a psychologist and famous author whose most popular book is about child rearing. The fact that the book uses embarrassing anecdotes about her four kids has haunted the Altman children from childhood through their adult lives. Hillary is a force of nature, with a matter-of-fact attitude about life and a very noticeable boob job, a visual joke that endows several scenes with ample humor.

Judd’s certainly got personal problems, but his siblings aren’t exactly sailing through life either. Wendy’s husband cares more about his job than he does about her or their kids; Paul (Stoll) and his wife Alice have been trying to have kids for years, and it’s taking a toll on their marriage; and Phillip (Driver) suffers from arrested development and struggles to stay faithful to his much older, more intelligent girlfriend, Tracy (Britton). Returning to their hometown, in the house in which they grew up in, forces all of them to revisit past emotions and conflicts none of them seem ready to confront.

Two of This Is Where I Leave You’s best performances come from supporting players Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant. Byrne is sweet and unforgettable as Penny, the goofy and adorable girl who loved Judd in high school but never left town. Olyphant is barely recognizable as Horry, Wendy’s ex-boyfriend and neighbor who suffered a relationship-ending brain injury. Olyphant’s quiet, brief on-screen moments are some of the movie’s strongest.

With This Is Where I Leave You, director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen) delivers his funniest film, and his most poignant. Like a great coach or manager, he plays to all of his actor’s strengths, turning the most subtle moments into powerful subtext and in some cases, punchlines without the dialogue. It’s an enormous cast, yet not one actor is wasted. Jonathan Tropper, who adapted the screenplay from his novel, dresses up sentimental and somewhat manipulative moments with hilarious, concise and relatable dialogue. He also piles on the drama a bit, negating some of This Is Where I Leave You’s organic appeal.  But as this film certainly shows us, nobody’s perfect.

Four out of five stars.

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Grand Ole Opry Star George Hamilton IV Dead at 77


Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV, 77, died on Wednesday afternoon, less than a week after suffering a serious heart attack.

Hamilton IV released his signature hit, "Abilene," in 1963. However, he'd scored a number of hits before then, including "A Rose and a Baby Ruth," "Before This Day Ends," "Three Steps to the Phone (Millions of Miles)" and "If You Don't Know I Ain't Gonna Tell You."

Hamilton was known as, “The International Ambassador of Country Music,” a title he earned after becoming the first American country singer to perform in the then-Soviet Union and in Prague.

Hamilton had been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1960.

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Pancake Day

Thursday September 18th

September means pancake time!  Once again, A Perfect Fit Foundation will be hosting its annual pancake fundraiser, this Thursday, September 18,

from 6:30am until 11:00am at St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria.  100% of the funds raised go directly toward providing well-fitted, uniform-approved shoes for underprivileged elementary school children in Cenla. 

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Les Fest 2014

Thursday Sept 25th 6pm

Enjoy a wild evening at this outdoor music fest and fundraiser celebrating the Alexandria Zoo and remembering Zoo Director Les Whitt and his love for music.  Live music by Bonerama, silent auction, food available for purchase, presentations with animals and updates on the Alexandria Zoo are featured.

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September 20, 2014

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Saturday October 4th from 9a to 1p

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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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