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2015 TCM Classic Film Festival - The Sound of Music

Shirley Jones - 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival - Opening night gala and screening of The Sound of Music - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015

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Pat Boone's 80th birthday celebrity roast

Marty Ingels and Shirley Jones - Pat Boone's 80th birthday celebrity roast at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd June 2014

2014 TCM Classic Film Festival 'Oklahoma!'

Shirley Jones - Opening night gala screening of 'Oklahoma!' during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

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Shirley Jones Proves You Can Be Awesome At Any Age With 80th Birthday Skydive


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Shirley Jones probably wins the award for “Best Birthday Plans” this year. The beloved Oklahoma! star turns 80 this year, and she’s literally jumping into her 81st year. Jones has arranged her first skydive for tomorrow – Monday, April 1st. There is always the chance that it turns out to be an April Fools prank, of course.

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The 80-year-old actress won't let anything get in her way.

Since training for solo jumps takes a few months, the actress/singer will be diving with an instructor. She is making the leap (pun intended) at Perris, a popular SoCal skydiving school, her husband, comedian Marty Ingels has said. Ingels was reportedly stunned by his wife’s adrenaline-filled birthday plans at first, but has since come around to the idea. Her children, on the other hand, have not been as accepting. She quoted her oldest son, Shaun Cassidy, as saying, "Mom, what's the matter with you? Why would you want to do this at your age?"

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"The Partridge Family" Star Dave Madden Dies At Age 82


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Dave Madden, whom you may know from his most famous role as Ruben Kinkaid on “The Partrige Family,” has died. The 82-year-old actor passed away on Thursday at a hospice in Jacksonville, Florida. According to his wife, Sandra Madden, the cause of death was related to his blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

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George Barris Birthday Party

George Barris, Marty Ingles, Shirley Jones, Francine York, Brenda Dickson and Mamie Van Doren - American designer of custom cars George Barris celebrates his 88th birthday. George Barris is known throughout the world as the 'original' King of Kustomizers. His creations are legendary in the world of television and motion pictures including the likes of the original television series Batmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbillies and KITT from Nightrider. - North Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 24th November 2013

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George Barris and Francine York
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George Barris, Judy Tenuda and Francine York

David Cassidy Arrested For Drink Driving - Again!


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David Cassidy was arrested in upstate New York for driving under the influence. The former Partridge Family star was pulled over outside Albany for driving with his high beams on. He was approaching a police check-point when he failed to switch off the high beams. After Officer Tom Jones (seriously!) pulled Cassidy over, he could smell alcohol on the singer's breath. After Officer Jones breathalysed Cassidy and the 63-year-old failed at the field sobriety test. In the breathalyser test, Cassidy has a blood alcohol content of 0.10%, the legal limit is 0.08%.

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David Cassidy at a Playboy event in Las Vegas.

According to reports in TMZ, Cassidy was arrested and taken to the nearby police station. He was released after posting the $2500 bail. As he has a previous DUI conviction from Florida in 2010, he will be facing felony charges. Cassidy is due to appear at SchodackTown Court on September 4th. 

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Shirley Jones signs copies of her new book

Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels - Shirley Jones signs copies of her new book 'Shirley Jones: A Memoir' at Barnes & Noble - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 1st August 2013

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Family Weekend Trailer


Emily Smith-Dungy is a 16-year-old super high achieving student with a great passion for jumping rope. However, she becomes increasingly annoyed with her parents - Samantha, a business executive with her thoughts only on herself, and Duncan, a cheerful but equally self-absorbed artist - as they persistently show a lack of support for their children, and she is stretched to breaking point when they fail to show up at her all-important Michigan state rope jumping competition. She drugs her parents' wine glasses with sleeping pills and ties them to chairs with her skipping ropes, determined to force them to listen to her and her brother and sister Lucinda and Jackson. She faces them with multiple choice questions and assessments about being parents mentoring them on appropriate topics of conversation around her friends and boyfriends and the sensible levels of alcohol consumption all in order to rebuild her family and gain a little more attention from her career-obsessed and family-ignorant parents.

'Family Weekend' is a hilarious comedy about family life to its extremes. It has been directed by Benjamin Epps in his feature film directorial debut and written by Matt K. Turner ('The Truth'). It is due for release this Spring on April 23rd 2013.

Video - Shirley Jones And Marty Ingels Joke Around At The Oscar Night America Las Vegas Event


Veteran American actress Shirley Jones (Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Music Man) and her husband Marty Ingels arrive at the Oscar Night America Las Vegas event held at Brenden Theaters at The Palms Casino Resort.

The pair has been married since 1977 and Marty is best known for his work voicing cartoon characters and voicing commercials.

Marty has the on looking crowd in stitches as he stuffs an Oscar Statue down his pants, these two are old friends of the academy and Shirley was only the second person ever, after Frank Sinatra, and the first woman to win an acting Oscar and also have a #1 hit on the Billboard charts

Carousel Review


Excellent
The fact that Carousel is Rogers and Hammerstein's least accessible and darkest musical is what makes it so compelling. It has its lovely melodies and dance numbers, of course, but there's no escaping the fact that this is a story about spousal abuse, parental abandonment, and suicide, and no one is going to whistle a happy tune through all that.

Set in a coastal Maine mill town sometime around 1900, the painful love story brings together itinerant carnival worker Billy Bigelow (Gordon MacRae) and virginal mill worker Julie Jordan (Shirley Jones), who fall passionately in love even though everyone thinks she could do a lot better. Hot-tempered and insecure, Billy wants to be a productive member of society, but he doesn't know how, and once he's married and Julie is pregnant, he fears he won't be able to provide. Their situation is contrasted with that of Julie's best friend, Carrie Pipperidge (Barbara Ruick), and her prosperous fiancé, Mr. Snow (Robert Rounseville).

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Oklahoma! Review


Good
"There's a bright golden haze on the meadow," sings Curly (Gordon MacRae) as Oklahoma! kicks off. He's right. There's also a brilliant blue sky filled with cotton-candy clouds and rolling farmland and pretty girls in petticoats. Even the horses are gorgeous. This visual feast, the first feature shot in Todd-AO widescreen (and filmed simultaneously in CinemaScope) was one of many mid-'50s features seemingly designed to lure armies of Americans away from their new black-and-white TVs and back into movie theaters for a dazzling experience.

And dazzling it is. One of the most fun and hummable of Rodgers and Hammerstein's many musicals, Oklahoma! took 12 years to make it from its innovative Broadway debut (it was the first musical in which every song related directly to the plot) to the big screen. The story of the romance between cowboy Curly and virginal Laurey (Shirley Jones in full soprano mode), it has plenty of peripheral characters, each of whom gets a song and dance along the way, from slutty Ado Annie (Gloria Grahame) ("I Caint Say No') and her boyfriend Will Parker (Gene Nelson) ("Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City") to the kind-hearted Aunt Eller (Charlotte Greenwood), on whose farm Laurey lives.

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The Cheyenne Social Club Review


Good
What to expect of a film titled The Cheyenne Social Club, starring Jimmy Stewart and directed by Gene Kelly? Certainly not a semi-comedy about a roughneck who inherits a whorehouse from his brother. This western oddity is a sort of feel-good rendition of Unforgiven, with less of a body count. When poor, yokelish Jimbo inherits the titular "social club," he's at a loss of what to do. Obviously working the skin trade is not quite his bag, and seeing a classic nice guy like Stewart handle this moral crisis is quite amusing, at least for a while. Ultimately the film is pretty fluffy, but it's not the worst western I've seen by far.

The Music Man Review


Excellent
Robert Preston couldn't be any more perfect as Harold Hill, the smiling scoundrel who plans to trick tiny River City, Iowa out of its hard-earned cash through a bizarre plan: He creates bands using the local kids (which allegedly keeps them from getting into trouble at, gasp, pool halls and the like). Only Hill skips town with the money for the instruments before their first concert. Of course, it doesn't pan out that way when Hill falls in love... and when his detractors close in on him, well, sparks will fly. A great adaptation of a great musical, with all the parts working perfectly.

Grandma's Boy Review


Weak
Grandma's Boy is incredibly stoopid. Yes, that kind, with two o's in place of a u. The kind of funny wholly dependent on the amount of chronic you've inhaled prior to screening, that kind of funny that 12-year-old boys wet their pants over, that kind of funny that really just isn't that funny outside of the movie theatre.

I can see where they were going with this movie. The whole advertising campaign, in fact the entire production, is an attempt to sell the film as a late '70s, early '80s teen sex comedy. The poster art is reminiscent of the cartoonish painted posters for films like Animal House, even the title credits are superimposed against clips of Space Invaders (or is that Galaga?).

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