Gilligan's Island

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Gilligan's Island Professor Dead at 89

Russell Johnson was the last surviving male cast member

(Newser) - Only Mary Ann and Ginger are left now. Russell Johnson, who played "the professor" on Gilligan's Island, has died at age 89, reports E! Online . Johnson has a long list of acting credits to his name, but it was his role on that show from 1964-67 that is... More »

Gilligan, Brady Bunch Creator Sherwood Schwartz Dead

He wrote both theme songs, too

(Newser) - Don't even pretend you don't know the words: Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created Gilligan's Island and the Brady Bunch—and wrote both theme songs—is dead at 94, reports the Los Angeles Times . Schwartz already had a successful career as a TV comedy writer when he... More »

8 TV Shows Set to Become Movies

Hopefully, some will be better than SATC2

(Newser) - Sex and the City 2 may have gotten downright awful reviews, but that doesn’t mean you must give up hope for all future TV-to-movie projects. The Frisky takes a look at eight that are particularly exciting:
  1. The Smurfs: Seems like a terrible idea…until you hear that Neil Patrick
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Gilligan's Island Sets Sail for Big Screen

Michael Cera may be Gilligan, but what about the rest?

(Newser) - More than 40 years later, Gilligan’s Island is coming to the big screen. Warner Bros. and Atlas Entertainment have begun development on the film, Variety reports, adding that they plan to update the familiar premise. No cast has been announced, other than the possibility of Michael Cera as Gilligan,... More »

'Rockefeller' Was Ultimate Pro of Cons

Regret at losing his 'one true thing' led to kidnapping

(Newser) - How did a German student reinvent himself as the creepy Clark Rockefeller? After lifting the drawl and manner of the millionaire on Gilligan’s Island, accused kidnapper Christian Gerhartsreiter embarked on a 30-year con, Mark Seal recounts in Vanity Fair. He became a suspect in a double murder, charmed his... More »

Gilligan's Mary Ann Ducks Dope Charge

Dawn Wells, 69, faces 6 months' probation for reckless driving

(Newser) - Dawn Wells, better known as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, has ducked a dope charge but will serve 6 months' probation for reckless driving, the AP reports. A sheriff's deputy pulled her over in Teton County, Idaho last year and smelled marijuana in the car; the former actress failed... More »

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