07:31 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 05/05/2013 09:05PM
It won't be an easy sweater to fill.
"There's only one person in this whole world like you," Fred Rogers liked to say on his long-running children's TV show. But now the difficult task begins of finding someone just like Mr. Rogers – or who can at least capture his essence – for an upcoming biopic.
A film about Rogers, who died in 2003 at age 74, is in the works at Treehouse Pictures based on a script by Alexis Jolly, a staff writer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Deadline.com reports.
Originally posted 04/19/2013 10:00AM
"We tell them nothing. They pick their own head bands, pick their own hats. It's very amusing and entertaining for me," says the actress
Originally posted 02/06/2012 07:40AM
Madonna at the halftime show, a 21-17 victory for the New York Giants over the New England Patriots, and, of course, those Super Bowl commercials – Sunday night had it all.
Here, PEOPLE's TV critic, Tom Gliatto, assesses the spectacular spots that appeared between some of the game's greatest moments on the field.
In a surprisingly funny and effective promo for America's Got Talent, that aired during Sunday night's Super Bowl on NBC, new judge Howard Stern literally blasted a lousy singer offstage with a firehose. That's how you maybe felt sitting through all the evening's ads (which reportedly sold at an average rate of $3.5 million for half minute): punished yet also somehow refreshed by the onslaught of jokes, concepts and images.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 03:30PM
Honda's Ferris Bueller's Day Off-inspired Super Bowl ad was an Internet sensation – but the commercial's star Matthew Broderick didn't initially jump at the chance to reinvent his classic '80s film.
"It took a little, uh, thinking about it," Broderick, 49, told New York's Vulture blog. "It took a little time."
But eventually, the actor said he "ended up thinking it might be amusing."
Part of the decision came from knowing that The Hangover's Todd Phillips – whom Broderick calls "a good director" – was in charge of the two and a half-minute skit, which contains more than 24 references to the original movie.
Originally posted 01/30/2012 09:55AM
Twenty-six years later, it's time for Ferris Bueller to take another day off.
In what's quickly becoming the most talked-out Super Bowl commercial of the year – a week before it even airs – Matthew Broderick will bring back his old Ferris Bueller character in a new ad for Honda this Sunday night during the NBC telecast.
Auto blog Jalopnik revealed the source of a teaser ad last Friday. So, Honda decided to release the extended version of the commercial online on Monday – and it's a two-minute-plus homage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the original 1986 film, with Broderick this time calling in sick to a film shoot and enjoying another day of slacking instead.
Originally posted 11/10/2010 06:00AM
Originally posted 04/09/2010 12:30PM
While the cast of Sex and the City 2 may be contractually bound by the studio to keep their lips sealed about the upcoming May 27 release, Matthew Broderick is forbidden to reveal any spoilers by an even higher power: the movie's star and producer, his wife Sarah Jessica Parker.
"I've actually seen the movie, and it's wonderful," Broderick told PEOPLE at Thursday's Broadway premiere of the new musical The Addams Family, starring his pal and The Producers costar, Nathan Lane. "But if I were to say anything about it, I think a shot would ring out and I would collapse right here on the red carpet."
According to Broderick, Parker "is tightlipped about it, and [I have] the contract of marriage. I can't tell you anything about that movie, except it's excellent."
Originally posted 11/23/2009 08:25PM
An Ohio police chief accused of stealing items from the surrogate mom who carried Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twin daughters was found guilty Monday on three of six charges.
Martin's Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter, 40, along with another police chief, was accused of meeting with freelance photographers last May and offering items such as a poem, photos, legal documents about the surrogacy agreement, and pictures of ultrasounds. A photographer alerted the surrogacy agency, which reported the thefts to police.
After 12 hours of deliberation, a jury found Carpenter guilty of receiving stolen property, theft in office and tampering with evidence. He was found not guilty on two counts of burglary and one count of unauthorized use of property or services.
Carpenter, who was silent and held his head in his hands as the decisions were read, faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing Dec. 10. Until then, he must wear a home confinement device at his mother's home and will be tracked with a GPS device.
Originally posted 11/16/2009 09:30AM
This week sees the start of the criminal trial of one of two Ohio police chiefs accused of breaking into the home of the surrogate mother for Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twins and trying to sell her personal belongings to a freelance photographer.
"On a daily basis, on an hourly basis, I am greatly concerned for her health and safety and the safe delivery of our children," Parker, 44, said in May, shortly after the arrests.
Originally posted 08/06/2009 08:20PM
John Hughes made Molly Ringwald a teen star after casting her in his 1984 movie Sixteen Candles. After learning about the writer-director's death on Thursday, Ringwald shared fond words about her frequent collaborator.
"I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death of John Hughes," Ringwald said in a statement. "He was and will always be such an important part of my life."
"He will be missed – by me and by everyone that he has touched," she added. "My heart and all my thoughts are with his family now."
Ringwald, who now stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, also had leading roles in Hughes's 1985 classic The Breakfast Club and 1986's Pretty in Pink, which he wrote.
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