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Ron “Horshack” Palillo 1949-2012

by Dan Collinson August 14, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Ron Palillo died today of a heart attack at his home near Palm Beach, Florida. He was 63. Palillo was known to TV viewers as Arnold Horshack on the 70s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter from 1975-1979. He also appeared as a guest on The Love Boat, The A-Team, […]

Joe Kubert, Comic Book Artist, 1926-2012

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2012
Superhero Hype reports that comic book legend Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85. Kubert started at DC in 1943 as an artist for the Hawkman comics. He may be best-known for creating the Viking Prince in the first issue of The Brave and the Bold, and for his work in DC’s […]

Richard Dawson 1932-2012

by Dan Collinson June 4, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor and game show host Richard Dawson died on Saturday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from esophageal cancer. He was 79. Dawson was best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan’s Heroes from 1965 to 1971. He was also best known as a regular panelist on I […]

"RoboCop" Actor Voices Batman in "The Dark Knight Returns"

by Dan Collinson May 23, 2012
Superhero Hype reports that Peter Weller, the star of RoboCop, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension will be the voice of Batman in the upcoming DC Universe animated film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1. Based on the classic story by Frank Miller, it tells the tale of the Caped […]

George "Goober" Lindsey 1935-2012

by Dan Collinson May 7, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor George Lindsey passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. Lindsey was best known for his work as Goober Pyle, the gas station attendant cousin of Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show from 1964-1968 replacing Jim Nabors. Lindsey also played Goober on The Andy Griffith Show’s spin-off […]

"Inch High, Private Eye" Now Available on DVD from Warner Archives

by Dan Collinson April 25, 2012 reports that Warner Archives has issued the 70s cartoon Inch High, Private Eye to DVD. The DVD is out now through Warner’s Manufacture on Demand program. The show chronicles a miniature detective solving mysteries for the Finkerton Detective Agency with the help of his niece Lori, her muscle-bound friend Gator, and their dog Braveheart. […]

Dick Clark 1929-2012

by Dan Collinson April 18, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the World’s Oldest Teenager has died. Dick Clark passed away today after suffering a heart attack at the age of 82. Clark was the host and producer of several TV shows including American Bandstand, the Pyramid franchise, and TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes. He also created and hosted the annual […]

"Superman Vs. The Elite" Trailer Released; Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on June 12, 2012

by Dan Collinson March 16, 2012
MTV has posted the trailer for the next DC Universe animated feature film Superman Vs. The Elite. Based on Joe Kelly’s story “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way”, the film features the Man of Steel dealing with a group of heroes who use their powers to kill bad guys. Superman must […]

Davy Jones 1945-2012

by Dan Collinson March 1, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has reporter that actor and singer Davy Jones passed away earlier today from a heart attack at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, Florida at the age of 66. Jones was best known for his work on the 60s TV series The Monkees along with Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, and Micky Dolenz. […]

Newbern & Perrette Confirmed for "Superman Vs. The Elite"

by Dan Collinson February 13, 2012
TV Guide reports that George Newbern, the voice of Superman on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited will return to voice the Man of Steel in the next DC Universe animated feature film Superman Vs. The Elite. Based on the Action Comics story “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” Superman takes […]