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Bill Daily: I Dream of Jeannie’s Major Healy dies aged 91

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Bill Daily, the affable TV actor who starred as Major Roger Healey in I Dream of Jeannie as well as on The Bob Newhart Show, has died aged 91.
Daily’s son J. Patrick Daily confirmed the news, saying the sitcom veteran died on September 4. 

Daily, the affable TV actor who starred as Major Roger Healey in I Dream of Jeannie, has died aged 91.


The longtime Albuquerque resident was a staple on TV series of the 1960s through 1980s, notably as Bob Newhart’s daffy neighbour, airline pilot Howard Borden, from 1972 to 1978.

In the 1980s, he appeared as psychiatrist Dr Larry Dykstra on NBC’s ALF.

On I Dream of Jeannie, Daily co-starred with Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden on all five seasons of the NBC sitcom as Captain and then Major Healey, the best friend and fellow astronaut to Hagman.

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Olivia Newton-John battling cancer for the third time

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Olivier Newton-John has revealed she is receiving treatment for her third bout of cancer as well as sharing details around a secret second fight that took place six years ago.
In her autobiography Don’t Stop Believin’ due to hit shelves tomorrow ahead of her 70th birthday on September 26, the Grease star writes candidly about the cancer treatments she has received since her initial diagnosis in 1992.
Facing her third battle, the super star singer is remaining positive.
“Cancer is something I will need to say on top of for the rest of my long life. I truly believe this will be my final round with cancer. I truly believe it will be like last time and I will go on with my life,” she writes in her autobiography.
In her memoir, the ‘Summer Nights’ singer says that she is relying on a mix of conventional and natural therapies to treat cancer and is currently receiving photon radiation therapy.

Olivier Newton-John with John Travolta in Grease.

The iconic singer also says that her husband John Easterling has created special strains of medicinal marijuana for his wife.
Discussing the alternative treatment, Newton-John writes, “This has helped me greatly with pain and sleep.”
“My dream is that it won’t be long before everyone has access to this healing medicine,” she added.

In the autobiography, the actress also states that she received chemotherapy during her first diagnosis only.
Speaking of her “secret” second bout of cancer, Newton-John reveals the diagnosis came about in May 2012 following a car accident involving her niece TottieGoldsmith.

Following the crash, the singer-songwriter continued to experience pain from a lump in her right shoulder where her seatbelt hit her. When doctors insisted that it was just a slight fracture, she sought a second opinion.
“I insisted on additional testing and found the bump was actually a recurrence of my breast cancer,” she writes.
Seeking treatment from a clinic in the United States, Newton-John says that the oestrogen-blocking medicine she was prescribed caused depression. As a result, she turned to her husband’s Amazon Herb Company as well as the oncology team at her Melbourne Cancer and Wellness Centre throughout 2012.

Speaking of her second breast cancer diagnosis, Newton-John told People last year, “I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”

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Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

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Burt Reynolds, whose studliness, swagger and snappy patter have helped set TV and movie fans’ pulses racing for nearly half a century, has died. He was 82.

He died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to manager Erik Kritzer.

Reynolds had been battling health issues the past years. In 2013, the actor’s rep said he was in intensive care in a Florida hospital for treatment of flu symptoms, including dehydration.

In recent years, Reynolds was seen using a cane as he posed for photographs — he was spotted using one at his last major public appearance at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.


Reynolds blamed his limited mobility on doing his own stunts over the course of his career. Speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, he said in 2015: “I did all my own stunts, which is why I can’t walk now.”

The actor, who has nearly 200 film and TV credits, starred in multiple successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.
While he was known for many big roles he is almost as well-known for the role he turned down, including Harrison Ford’s Star Wars role of Hans Solo, Richard Gere’s role in Pretty Woman, James Bond in the 007 movies, Bruce Willis’ role in Die Hard, and Jack Nicholson’s roles in both Terms of Endearment and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

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Comic-Con 2018: movie and TV panel schedules

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Here are the movie and TV panels coming to Comic-Con International 2018. (All times are in PST.)

Wednesday, July 18
6-10 p.m.: Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings (Ballroom 20; includes pilot screening of Manifest and advanced screenings of episodes from The 100 season and Freedom Fighters: The Ray)
9:30-10:30 p.m.: New Line’s ScareDiego presentation with IT Chapter Two, The Nun, and “other surprise film announcements” (Horton Grand Theatre)
Thursday, July 19
10-11:15 a.m.: Disney Channel’s Star vs. The Forces of Evil and Big City Greens panel (Room 6DE)
10:30-11:30 a.m.: 20th Century Fox’s The Predator panel (Hall H)
11-11:50 a.m.: Freeform’s Siren panel (Indigo Ballroom)
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: National Geographic’s Mars panel (Room 7AB)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Charmed screening and panel (Ballroom 20)
11:45 a.m.: Doctor Who panel (Hall H)
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Star Wars: The Clone Wars 10-year anniversary panel (Room 6BCF)
12-12:50 p.m.: YouTube Original series Impulse panel (Indigo Ballroom)
12-1 p.m.: Stargate Franchise: Creative Storytelling panel (Room 7AB)
12:15-12:45 p.m.: Tell Me a Story sneak peek and panel (Ballroom 20)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: 2001: A Space Odyssey 50th anniversary panel (Room 6A)
1-1:50 p.m.: YouTube Original’s Origins first look (Indigo Ballroom)
1-2 p.m.: A Discovery of Witches TV series panel (Ballroom 20)
1-2 p.m.: Larger Than the Show: The X-Files Postmortem panel (Neil Morgan Auditorium)
1-2 p.m.: The Toys That Defined Us panel (Room 5AB)
1:45-2:45 p.m.: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel (Room 6A)
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters (Ballroom 20)
2:15-3:15 p.m.: Dragon Ball Super panel (Hall H)
3-3:50 p.m.: Nightflyers panel (Indigo Ballroom)
3-4 p.m.: Niko and the Sword of Light panel (Room 7AB)
3:14-4:15 p.m.: Marvel Animation Presents: Marvel Rising (Room 6DE)
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Better Call Saul panel (Hall H)
4-5 p.m.: Van Helsing panel (Indigo Ballroom)
4:15-5:30 p.m.: Magnum P.I. screening and panel (Room 6A)
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Breaking Bad 10-year reunion panel (Hall H)
4:30-5:30 p.m.: 1984’s Supergirl movie panel (Room 6DE)
4:45-5:45 p.m.: Syfy Wire Hosts the Great Debate (Ballroom 20)
5-5:50 p.m.: Z Nation panel (Indigo Ballroom)
5-6 p.m.: Marvel Studios visual development team panel (Room 25ABC)
5:45-6:30 p.m.: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call (Room 6A)
5:45-6:45 p.m.: Assassination Nation panel with Russo Brothers (Hall H)
6-6:50 p.m.: Netflix’s Black Summer (Indigo Ballroom)
6-7 p.m.: Marvel’s Iron Fist panel (Ballroom 20)
6:45-7:45 p.m.: Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic panel (Room 6A)
7-8 p.m.: Brooklyn Nine-Nine panel (Indigo Ballroom)
8-9 p.m.: Mr. Mercedes panel (Room 7AB)

Friday, July 20
10-11 a.m.: Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Room 6DE)
10-11:15 a.m.: Adventure Time panel (Indigo Ballroom)
10:15–11:15 a.m.: Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room (Ballroom 20)
10:15 a.m.: Voltron: Legendary Defender panel (Room 6BCF)
10:30-11:30 a.m.: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls panel (Room 6A)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Fear the Walking Dead panel (Hall H)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.: HISTORY’s Vikings panel (Ballroom 20)
12-1 p.m.: Marvel’s Black Panther costume designer panel (Room 9)
12-2 p.m.: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies screening (Horton Grand Theatre)
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: The Walking Dead panel (Hall H)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Room 6DE)
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Adult Swim’s Dream Corp, LLC. panel (Indigo Ballroom)
12:45-2 p.m.: World Premiere of Hulu’s Castle Rock (Ballroom 20)
1-2 p.m.: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! panel (Room 6A)
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. panel (Indigo Ballroom)
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Star Trek: Discovery panel (Hall H)
2-4 p.m.: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies screening (Horton Grand Theatre)
2:15-3:15 p.m.: EW’s Brave Warriors panel with Benedict Wong, Dylan Bruce, Santiago Cabrera, Jay Hernandez, and more (Ballroom 20)
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken panel (Indigo Ballroom)
3:30-4:10 p.m.: TBS’ Final Space panel (Indigo Ballroom)
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Disney Channel’s DuckTales panel (Room 6A)
3:30-5:30 p.m.: Amazon Studios panel with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Tick, Good Omens, Lore, and The Expanse (Ballroom 20)
3:45-4:45 p.m.: Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween (Hall H)
4:15 – 5:10 p.m.: Bob’s Burgers Panel Discussion (Indigo Ballroom)
5-6 p.m.: Bumblebee panel (Hall H)
5-6:30 p.m.: Wynonna Earp season 3 premiere screening with cast (Horton Grand Theatre)
5:15-6:15 p.m.: Archer Panel Discussion (Indigo Ballroom)
5:45-6:45 p.m.: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger panel (Ballroom 20)
6-7 p.m.: The Passage World Premiere Screening (Room 6A)
6:15-7:15 p.m.: Sony Pictures panel with Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (Hall H)
6:45-7:45 p.m.: Catching Up with Adam Savage panel (Room 6DE)
7-8 p.m.: The Last Sharkando: It’s About Time panel (6BCF)
7-10 p.m.: Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas 25th anniversary screening (Horton Grand Theatre)
7:15-9:15 p.m.: The Twilight Zone marathon screening (Room 6A)
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Preacher panel (Hall H)
Saturday, July 21
10-10:50 a.m.: Steven Universe panel (Indigo Ballroom)
10-11 a.m.: Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A (Room: 6DE)
10-11 a.m.: Avatar: The Last Airbender Legend and Legacy panel (Room 25ABC)
10:30- a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Warner Bros. Theatrical panel (Hall H)
11–11:45 a.m.: Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
11-11:50 a.m.: NBC’s The Good Place panel (Indigo Ballroom)
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Netflix’s The Dragon Prince panel (Room 25ABC)
12–12:45 p.m.: The Simpsons panel (Ballroom 20)
12–12:50 p.m.: SYFY Panel: Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Indigo Ballroom)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Disney Channel’s Big Hero 6 The Series panel (Room 6A)
1-2 p.m.: Manifest Pilot Screening and Q&A (Indigo Ballroom)
1-2:15 p.m.: American Dad! and Family Guy panels (Ballroom 20)
1 p.m.: Stan Against Evil panel (Room 7AB)
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Super Troopers 2 with Broken Lizards (Horton Grand Theatre)
2–2:50 p.m.: Legacies Exclusive Video Presentation and Q&A (Indigo Ballroom)
2:30-3:15 p.m.: The Gifted panel (Ballroom 20)
2:45-3:45 p.m.: Midnight Texas panel (Room 6BCF)
2:45-3:45 p.m.: RZA: Movies, Music, and Martial Arts (Hall H)
3-4 p.m.: 20th Century Fox’s The Darkest Minds panel (Room 25ABC)
3:30–4:15 p.m.: Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
4-4:50 p.m.: The Orville panel (Indigo Ballroom)
4-5 p.m.: EW’s Women Who Kick Ass panel (Hall H)
4:15–5 p.m.: Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
4:15-5:15p.m.: The Man in the High Castle panel (Room 6A)
4:15-5:15 p.m.: Batman: The Animated Series panel (Room 6DE)
5–5:45 p.m.: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
5:15-6:15 p.m.: Deadpool 2 panel (Hall H)
5:15-6:15 p.m.: The Purge: From Film to Television (Room 6BCF)
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Netflix’s Disenchantment panel with Matt Groening (Room 6A)
5:45–6:30 p.m.: The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)
6-6:50 p.m.: Deadly Class panel (Indigo Ballroom)
6:45-7:45 p.m.: Wynonna Earp panel (6DE)
6:45-7:45 p.m.: HISTORY’s Project Blue Book panel (Room 6A)
7-8 p.m.: The Magicians panel (Indigo Ballroom)
7-9:15 p.m.: My Neighbor Totoro screening (Horton Grand Theatre)
7:30 p.m.: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live (Balboa Theatre)
8-8:50 p.m.: Twin Peaks and the Revival of a Cult Classic (Indigo Ballroom)
10 p.m.-12 a.m.: Deadpool 2: Uncut screening (Horton Grand Theatre)
Sunday, July 22
10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost world premiere (Room 6BCF)
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Hall H)
10:30-11:30 a.m.: LEGO Ninjago panel (Room 6A)
11:45a.m.–12:45p.m.: Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Hall H)
12:15-1:30 p.m.: DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis world premiere (Room 6BCF)
1–2 p.m.: Mayans, M.C. Panel Discussion (Hall H)
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Marvel Animation Presents (Room 6A)
1:45-3:30 p.m.: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis world premiere (Room 6BCF)
2:15–3:15 p.m.: Legion Panel Discussion (Hall H)
3-4 p.m.: X-Men: The Animated Series 25th anniversary panel (Room 7AB)
3:45-5 p.m.: Buffy the Vampire Slayer interactive screening of “Once More With Feeling” (Room 6BCF)

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