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Beloved Sitcom Cheers Set To Return As Stage Show


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Cheers, which first aired in the U.S. in 1982 and ran for eleven seasons until 1993, was one of America's most popular TV shows throughout much of the 1980s.

Characters from the show, set in a Boston, Massachusetts bar managed by womanising owner Sam Malone, played by Ted Danson, will reunite on the Boston stage in September (16).

The new theatre version, titled Cheers Live on Stage, will be based on the most famous moments of its first season and as well as Sam, will feature his love interest Diane Chambers, downtrodden barfly Norm Peterson, mailman Cliff Clavin and obstinate waitress Carla Tortelli.

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George Wendt To Join Cheers/seinfeld Reunion Sitcom


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Actor George Wendt has joined the mini-Cheers cast reunion on Kirstie Alley's new namesake sitcom.

The Tv veteran, who played barfly Norm Peterson on Cheers, will be a guest star on Kirstie, which will also feature Rhea Perlman.

Wendt will portray Perlman's ex-husband on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cheers Stars Helped Kirstie Alley Cope After Miscarriage Tragedy


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Actress Kirstie Alley has opened up about her 1990 miscarriage, revealing that her Cheers castmates were amazing as she struggled to cope with the loss of her baby.

The actress, who was married to Parker Stevenson at the time, admits that she was bewildered when her doctor broke the tragic news to her.

She recalls in her new memoirs, The Art Of Men, "I thought, 'How is this gonna... What's happening?' It was so confusing and Parker wasn't there.

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Ted Danson Goes Vegan


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Former Cheers star Ted Danson has become the latest celebrity to turn vegan in a bid to keep up with the demands of filming hit TV drama series Csi: Crime Scene Investigation.

The actor admits he chose to overhaul his diet after back-to-back filming left him feeling drained and exhausted.

He says, "I've found that eating vegan the last five or six months has really given me energy, I feel good and I look fabulous."

Kirstie Alley Pockets Bet For Leaving Her Hair Alone In Tv Interview


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Former Cheers star Kirstie Alley has pocketed $1,000 (£625) after getting through a TV interview without touching her hair.

The actress combats her nerves on chat shows by brushing back her hair and twirling strands and the habit has become a talking point for family members and friends, who have urged her to stop.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America - her first TV chat of the New Year - on Friday (06Jan12), Alley sat on her hands and told the host, "I always touch my hair in interviews... and so I have a $1,000 bet that I won't touch my hair more than twice. I have two touches."

DeGeneres showed her guest images of her touching her hair in TV interviews and Alley admitted it has become a very bad habit.

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Woody Harrelson Hits 50


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Three Cheers for Woody Harrelson - it's his 50th birthday today (23Jul11).

Born Woodrick Tracy Harrelson, Woody is best known for his breakthrough role as a dim-witted bartender in TV hit Cheers. He's since gone on to tackle a host of quirky roles, playing a serial killer, a country singer, a bounty hunter and even a zombie slayer.

Away from Hollywood, Harrelson is a family man and dad to three daughters, as well as a strict vegan and devoted environmental activist.

To mark his 50th, WENN takes a look back at his life with 10 fascinating facts about Harrelson himself. Woody, we salute you!

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Wendt Mistaken For Goodman


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Former Cheers star George Wendt is rarely recognised by fans of the hit TV show any more because he no longer looks like his character - insisting he is more often mistaken for John Goodman instead.

Wendt played Norm Peterson in all 275 episodes of Cheers between 1982 and 1993, later reviving the role in spin-off show Frasier.

He has more recently been seen on Broadway and is currently playing Santa in the stage version of Elf, and Wendt reveals fans who see him on the street rarely remember his stint in Cheers.

He tells the New York Post, "It's funny, but when I walk the streets in New York, which I love and where I have a corporate apartment, people scream out to me: 'Hey... Norm...' But, of course, that was mostly back when I looked more like Norm. My younger brother resembles the character better than I do these days.

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Fox Fuels Alley Romance Rumours


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Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has fuelled rumours he's romancing actress Kirstie Alley, after confessing he has a crush on the former Cheers star.

Alley started the gossip by posting a series of saucy messages on her Twitter.com blog in recent weeks, hinting at a fling with the Ray star.

In one, she alludes to a leaked nude photo of the actor, writing, "I don't need to see Mr. Foxx's naked picture. I see him naked three times a week... standing over me."

Foxx was grilled on the rumours during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's U.S. talk show on Monday night (12Oct09), and he refused to deny he's dating the 58 year old.

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Ali's Daughter To Wed


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Muhammad Ali's boxer daughter LAILA ALI is to wed former American football star CURTIS CONWAY in Los Angeles this summer (JUL07).
Ali, 29, let the news slip as she was preparing for a spot in upcoming TV talent contest Dancing With The Stars.
The boxer tells US TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT her appearance on Dancing With The Stars has put a little pressure on her husband-to-be.
She explains, "I told him, 'You know everyone's going to expect us to cut a rug for our first dance.' So he's going to have to take a couple of lessons."
Ali will fight for the dancing crown, opposite celebrities like Joey Fatone, Billy Ray Cyrus and former Cheers star John Ratzenberger, when the new series of Dancing With The Stars debuts in America next week (19MAR07).

Harrelson Involved In Bar Brawl


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Former Cheers star Woody Harrelson was involved in a brawl at a Los Angeles bar on Friday night (02MAR07) after he accidentally cut his hand.
The 45-year-old was at The Other Room in Venice, California and was unknowingly drinking from a broken glass.
Harrelson accidentally cut his hand and became furious with bar staff who served him the beer in the broken glass.
According to entertainment website TMZ.com, the actor began arguing with the staff and the police were called.
A Los Angeles Police Department watch commander says, "It was not a major blowout. We arrived on the scene and just took an injury report."
According to the police report no one was arrested and no one pressed charges.

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