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Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of "Paddington"

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]
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Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 - 2014

by Dan Collinson June 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]

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Zenkaicon 2014: The Jim Cummings Panels Report

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
Jim Cummings, voice of an almost innumerable amount of characters over the years, did several panels this year at Zenkaicon. His first panel was a co-presentation between himself and convention personality Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer on the 20-year anniversary of the Disney Afternoon programing block and he later did a solo Q&A panel. Cummings provided […]
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Lee Marshall, Voice Actor for Tony the Tiger, 1949-2014

by Dan Collinson May 9, 2014
E! Online reports that radio announcer Marshall Aaron Mayer aka “Stagger” Lee Marshall died on April 26th, 2014 of esophageal cancer. He was 64. Marshall started as a radio announcer at KRIZ in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 14, when he lied about his age with his deep voice.  He later did radio in […]

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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Actor, 1918 - 2014

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2014
Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 95. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., was the son of soprano Alma Gluck and violinist Efrem Zimbalist, and the father of actor Stephanie Zimbalist (with whom he appeared in a handful of episodes of the Remington Steele TV series). He studied at […]
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Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney's "The 7D"

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]

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Eddie Lawrence, Comedian and Actor, 1919 - 2014

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
Actor and comedian Eddie Lawrence passed away on March 25, 2014, at the age of 95. Lawrence was best known for his “Old Philosopher” routine, where he would alternate increasingly outlandish fictional troubles with a clichéd refrain to carry on regardless. The character gave Lawrence (and numerous imitators) a framework for comedy sketches and commercials […]