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  • Bonnie Lynn Fields dies at 68; former Mouseketeer

    Bonnie Lynn Fields dies at 68; former Mouseketeer
    Bonnie Lynn Fields, who danced and sang her way into pop-culture posterity as one of Walt Disney's Mouseketeers, died Saturday in Richmond, Ind. She was 68. Fields, a heavy smoker earlier in her life, was diagnosed with throat cancer about two years...
  • Annette Funicello dies at 70; Mouseketeer and 'beach' movie star

    If you were a girl in the 1950s, Annette Funicello was the ideal of feminine goodness, your fantasy best friend forever. If you were a boy, she was your dream date, demure, doe-eyed and just different enough to set hearts pounding. The most adored of...
  • THIS TV remembers Annette Funicello with movie marathon

     
    Actress Annette Funicello passed away this week at the age of 70. As a child, she was one of the most famous Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club, but as a film actress, she really made her memorable contributions to pop culture by acting in...
  • Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell interview for Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie”

     
    Maia Mitchell interview and Ross Lynch interview for Disney  Channel's new original film “Teen Beach Movie” premiering Friday, July 19 at 8pm ET/PT. The latest Disney original flashes back to those cheesy yet fun-loving summer beach movies...
  • Jay Z's 'Magna Carta' Easily Keeps Its Crown

    Lacking any serious new competition, Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" held onto the No. 1 post on the U.S. album chart last week despite a large erosion in sales. The rapper's Roc Nation collection shifted 129,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan...
  • 'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70

    'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dies at 70
    Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died...
  • Mouseketeer Annette Funicello remembered by Walt Disney's daughter

    Mouseketeer Annette Funicello remembered by Walt Disney's daughter
    Walt Disney’s daughter said the nation lost a consummate professional and one of the loveliest people she has ever known with the death of Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. Funicello, the longtime Disney and beach movie star, passed away Monday at...
  • Growing Up With Annette And Margaret

    Growing Up With Annette And Margaret
    Although they represented the opposite poles of femininity — the intimidating, well-respected and unyielding Iron Lady vs. the adorable, well-beloved and sassy Cutie Pie — both Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello shaped my universe growing...
  • William Asher dies at 90; 'I Love Lucy,' 'Bewitched' director

    As the director of more than 100 episodes of the enduringly classic 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy," William Asher considered the first episode he directed to be one of his most memorable: Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory. But for Asher, who died...
  • Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'

    Robert Sherman dies at 86; songwriter best known for 'Mary Poppins'
    At the Academy Awards ceremony in 1965, Robert and Richard Sherman already had accepted their Oscar for best score for "Mary Poppins" when they returned to the stage to pick up another statuette for best song, "Chim Chim Cher-ee." Having already...
  • Actress Annette Funicello Hospitalized After House Fire

    Actress Annette Funicello Hospitalized After House Fire
    ENCINO, Calif. -- Actress Annette Funicello is hospitalized after suffering smoke inhalation in an early-morning fire at her Encino home. The fire was reported at 7:21 a.m. in the 3100 block of North Fond Drive. The former Mouseketeer, her husband and...
  • “Dance Moms” recap: Warts, Miami And All

     
    Or Dance Moms recap: The Pony, The Swim and A Jerk. Again with the decisions! Whatever you want to call it, this week's episode begins with Abby blaming last week's loss at Fire & Ice Elite on the girls, rather than the fact that they did her...