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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial': What Has the Cast Been Up to Since E.T. First Phoned Home? (Photos)

  • The Wrap
‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial': What Has the Cast Been Up to Since E.T. First Phoned Home? (Photos)
“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” came back into our lives over Thanksgiving courtesy of a new holiday ad from Comcast’s cable and internet provider Xfinity.

In the spot, E.T. travels to Earth to reunite with a grown-up Elliott and his new family. Henry Thomas, the actor who originally played Elliott in the 1982 film, is now a married 40-something father of two.

It’s been more than 35 years since E.T. first came to Earth and change Elliot’s and his family’s life. Since E.T.’s back to check in on his old friend, but what have the actors been up to since E.T. phoned home?

Also Read: E.T. Comes Back to Earth to Meet Grown-Up Elliott in Holiday Commercial (Video)

Henry Thomas (Elliot)

Thomas has had a steady career since his breakout role as Elliot in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 hit. He worked with Martin Scorsese
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E.T. and Elliot Return in A Holiday Reunion Short

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E.T. and Elliot Return in A Holiday Reunion Short
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has finally gotten a sequel of sorts, as the new short film A Holiday Reunion reunites the titular alien with a grown-up Elliott. In the classic 1982 movie from director Steven Spielberg, Elliott was played by child actor Henry Thomas who reprises the role for the reunion short. Premiering on Thursday on NBC, Syfy, and the Comcast Xfinity website, A Holiday Reunion is now on YouTube as well, and you can watch the four-minute short film in its entirety below!

In the short, E.T. returns to Earth to reconnect with Elliott (Henry Thomas) after going 37 years without seeing his human friend. These days, Elliott is all grown up with a wife and two children, and perhaps not so coincidentally, the kids look very similar to how Thomas and co-star Drew Barrymore appeared as child actors in the original movie. After Elliott finds E.T. hiding
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Shed Media’s Pam Healy, Telepictures’ Stuart Krasnow Depart Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative TV Unit

  • Variety
Amid some streamlining at Warner Bros.’ unscripted and alternative television division, Shed Media general manager Pamela Healy, Telepictures’ creative affairs exec vice president Stuart Krasnow and some development execs from each team are exiting, a source familiar with the matter has confirmed to Variety.

Potential back-office efficiencies are also being considered between both groups’ operations on a go forward basis. While Healy, Krasnow et al. will not be replaced, neither team is slated to shrink further at this point in time.

Deadline first reported the news. Shed Media, Telepictures and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television all fall under the Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative umbrella. Warner Horizon is not impacted.

Shed Media’s programs include “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo, “Murder for Hire,” on Oxygen, “Who Do You Think You Are?” on TLC, “Huda Boss” on Facebook Watch and “Mexican Dynasties,” also on Bravo, the latter four
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'Extra,' 'TMZ' Land Multiyear Renewals With Key Change to Format

'Extra,' 'TMZ' Land Multiyear Renewals With Key Change to Format
The new version of long-running entertainment news series Extra will be sticking around for a while.

The Billy Bush-hosted show has scored a three-season renewal from Fox Television Stations as part of a big deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The station group has also given three-year renewals to TMZ and its companion show TMZ Live and a two-year pickup to the talk show The Real.

All four series will also be reformatted to eliminate end-of-show ad breaks and flow seamlessly into one another, (potentially) enticing viewers to keep watching. That change is set to begin in early December.

"Seamless transitions between ...
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Dennis Quaid Is Engaged to Laura Savoie

Dennis Quaid Is Engaged to Laura Savoie
Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie are on their way to happily ever after. The actor has been on location in Hawaii promoting his latest film Midway, which was the perfect opportunity to pop the question to his girlfriend Laura he confirmed to Extra. The 26-year-old is a PhD student at the University of Texas, and the couple began dating earlier this summer. When you know, you know!  Dennis was previously married to P.J. Soles, Kimberly Quaid, and Meg Ryan who he called his "most successful relationship" to date. Dennis and Meg share 27-year-old son Jack Quaid together. Jack followed in his famous parents footsteps and became an actor as well, starring in such films as The Hunger Games and...
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Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She Broke Her Arm While Getting Out of Her Hotel Bathtub

Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She Broke Her Arm While Getting Out of Her Hotel Bathtub
For Michelle Pfeiffer, a relaxing soak in her hotel room bathtub unexpectedly turned into a painful injury.

The actress, who stars in the upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, revealed to Extra in a new interview that she recently broke her arm while getting out of the bathtub.

Though Pfeiffer, 61, said she was mindful of how slippery the floors were while stepping out of the hotel tub, she, unfortunately, was not careful enough.

“I was at a hotel and I got out and I saw really slippery marble floors,” she recalled to the outlet. “And I said to myself, ‘Self, slippery floor,
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Why Billy Bush Wanted to Be Managing Editor at ‘Extra’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Three years after he was fired by NBC’s “Today” show over the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, Billy Bush is back in the game as the host and managing editor of the recently redesigned entertainment news show, “Extra.”

On Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Bush explained why he felt it was necessary for him to work behind-the-scenes after returning to TV, rather than just serving as on-camera talent.

“I get in at 6:45 — it’s the first meeting, that’s off camera,” he told DeGeneres. “And I took on that instead of just put on the nice clothes and the makeup and read the lines because, you know, you’re dealing with people’s lives. And I’m really sensitive now to what we say about people. And I don’t want to participate in pile-on culture, which is, you know, when someone’s down, there’s usually two sides to stories.
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Sean Spicer Will Make Six Figures for ‘Dancing With the Stars’

  • Variety
Sean Spicer Will Make Six Figures for ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Sean Spicer could waltz away with a nice payday if he wins “Dancing With the Stars.”

According to multiple sources, contestants on the ABC competition series make $125,000 for the show’s rehearsal period and their first two weeks on the air. If they make it to week three and beyond, they begin to earn additional fees each week. Sources say that the maximum contestants can earn is $295,000. By comparison, Spicer was making just under $180,000 during his time with the Trump administration, per a White House report released in 2017.

Contestants on previous seasons could, according to reports at the time, make as much as $345,000, but potential earnings this season will fall short of that number. Of course, the potential benefits of being on “Dancing with the Stars” go beyond the fee earned from the production. Many have used their time on the show to jumpstart their careers and landed lucrative new positions.
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Mario Lopez Joins ‘Access Hollywood,’ Sets Development Deal With Universal TV

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Mario Lopez Joins ‘Access Hollywood,’ Sets Development Deal With Universal TV
Mario Lopez has signed on to be a co-host of NBCUniversal’s “Access Hollywood” and “Access Daily” starting in the fall.

Lopez will join Kit Hoover and Scott Evans as the frontmen of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine as of Sept. 9. “Access Hollywood” has undergone a shakeup in recent months with the departure of co-host Natalie Morales and longtime exec producer Rob Silverstein.

Lopez is coming off a 12-year run as co-host of rival syndicated newsmagazine “Extra,” distributed by Warner Bros. As part of his pact with “Access,” Lopez has set a deal to develop a range of TV projects for Universal TV and Universal TV Alternative Studio.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Mario’s caliber join our ‘Access’ team,” said Maureen FitzPatrick, who was named senior executive producer of both “Access Hollywood” and “Access Daily” in March.

Mario has grown up in the business and is able to
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20 Things You Didn’t Know about Lauren Sanchez

Until early 2019, Lauren Sanchez was best known as the Emmy -Award nominated news anchor and host of such shows as Extra, Best Damn Sports Show Period, Good Day La and Fox’s 11 Ten O’clock News. That all changed in January this year when the National Enquirer broke the explosive news that she and Amazon CEO Jeff Besoz had been getting hot and heavy behind the backs of their respective partners for months. In the fallout of the story, both Sanchez and Bezos filed for divorce … while the two are still believed to be together, whether their relationship will

20 Things You Didn’t Know about Lauren Sanchez
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Star Power: Celebrities Supporting Wounded Warriors in New York City

Celebrities are coming together to support wounded veterans at the Wounded Warrior Project (Wwp) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner May 16 at Gotham Hall.

Mario Lopez, host of the entertainment news magazine show Extra, is hosting the event.

The event honors both wounded warriors and the supporters who help make Wwp programs and services possible.

Lopez has hosted Extra since 2008. His career in television and film spans more than 30 years. Among his credits include This is Us, Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn 99, The Rookie, Dancing with the Stars, and Saved by the Bell.

Former America’s Got Talent contestant Johnny Manuel will perform the national anthem at the event. Other celebrities in attendance will include country music performers Luke Pell and The Band Steele.

WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler will host a livestream from the red carpet before the event on the Wwp Instagram page at www.instagram.com/wwp. Once the event begins,
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Daytime Emmys: 'Young and the Restless' Named Best Drama Series; Alex Trebek, 'CBS Sunday Morning,' 'Ellen' Among Winners

The Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday in Pasadena.

A slew of trophies were presented at the 46th annual ceremony, which took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Chef Jacques Pepin and Judge Judy Sheindlin were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the ceremony. Amy Poehler made a surprise appearance to present Sheindlin with her award.

In addition, Kathie Lee Gifford was honored for her decades of work in daytime TV, including on Live With Regis and Kathie Lee and Today, which she exited this year. The show also dedicated a segment to Extra, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year....
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Bgca to Honor Mario Lopez at Annual Pacific Youth of the Year Gala

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (Bgca) will hold the annual Pacific Youth of the Year Gala on May 9, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Club alumnus Mario Lopez will be presented with the Champion of Youth Award, and one teen will be named the 2019 Pacific Youth of the Year. The evening fundraiser features special youth performances from Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice, Boys & Girls Clubs of Burbank, and Boys & Girls clubs of Conejo Valley. General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers John Lynch, Principal and Co-Founder of Lba Realty Steve Layton, and Chairman and CEO of Roth Capital Partners Byron Roth will co-chair this year’s celebration. Honduran-American television and radio personality and model Rosci Diaz will emcee.

“Mario Lopez has been tireless in his support of Bgca for more than two decades. He has volunteered in Clubs, hosted signature events, and raised awareness and funds for Bgca.
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Mario Lopez To Host Wounded Warrior Project Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner

Television host, actor, and best-selling author Mario Lopez is supporting veterans by hosting the Wounded Warrior Project (Wwp) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner.

The May 16 event at Gotham Hall in New York City recognizes warriors and highlights the most dedicated supporters who make Wwp’s mission to honor and empower wounded warriors possible.

“The Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner is a truly special night for honoring those who have served,” said Wwp CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “We shine the light on warriors and supporters who are selfless in their pursuit of improving the lives of veterans and their families. I’m excited to have Mario Lopez here encouraging warriors on their journeys.”

Lopez has co-hosted the entertainment news magazine show Extra since 2008. His career in television and film spans more than 30 years. Among his credits include This Is Us, Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn 99, The Rookie, Dancing with the Stars, and Saved by the Bell.
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American Horror Story Evan Peters Said He Will Not Return For Season 9

Hey, "American Horror Story" fans. We've got some pretty unfortunate news for all of you Evan Peters fans out there. Apparently, he has decided that he needs to take a break from the American Horror Story series at least for season 9 anyways. According to the folks over at Entertainment Weekly, a reporter from Extra recently caught up to Evan Peters at a WonderCon event, and this is where Evan uttered those tragic words. The reporter asked Evan, "In American Horror Story, are you involved with the new season?" Evan replied with, "No, I'm gonna sit a season out." You guys can view that video on the reporter's official Twitter account by Clicking Here. The reporter captioned that video tweet with the following words: "Here is the video where Evan Peters told me he will not be returning to American Horror Story. This is the first time in nine seasons he
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How Showbiz TV Is Adapting to a Changing News Climate

Entertainment Tonight invented the showbiz newsmagazine genre, and 38 years later it remains the top-rated show of its type.

The explosion of media options this decade has caused viewership for shows like Et, Access and Extra — all of which have been around more than 20 years — to decline some (along with most of ad-supported programming).

All three shows are down substantially in viewers this decade, a decline similar to every series shown on broadcast television. The entertainment newsmagazines have had fairly stable audiences the past couple seasons, and Et ranks in the top 10 among all syndicated shows for 2018-19.

But they ...
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Reggie Rutherford, Former Stage Manager on 'Extra,' Dies at 66

Reggie Rutherford, Former Stage Manager on 'Extra,' Dies at 66
Reggie Rutherford, who served as an operations manager or stage manager on Soul TrainExtra and many other programs, died Sunday in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 66.

Rutherford had sleep apnea and battled various health issues for years.

A native of Carson, California, Rutherford promoted concerts for such artists as Prince, Luther Vandross and Anita Baker and handled tour management duties for James Ingram, Marvin Gaye, O'Bryan and others.

He had his own security company, Unique Protection, protecting the likes of Quincy Jones and Don Cornelius. He then worked on Cornelius' syndicated musical dance show Soul ...
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Why Sean Spicer Joined 'Extra' as a TV Correspondent

Why Sean Spicer Joined 'Extra' as a TV Correspondent
Surprise, surprise: Sean Spicer is now officially a member of the mainstream media. The former White House press secretary has signed a contract to serve as a special correspondent for syndicated newsmagazine show Extra.

"When they pitched this to me, I said, 'Yeah, I love the idea,'" Spicer told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

Spicer, who famously tangled with television reporters during his stint in the White House, is beginning with a special series that focuses on the personal lives and views of D.C. insiders, including some of his former Trump administration colleagues. 

His first interview ...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up About Katherine's Engagement to Chris Pratt for the First Time

Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up About Katherine's Engagement to Chris Pratt for the First Time
Arnold Schwarzenegger is giving his official seal of approval on his daughter’s engagement to Chris Pratt.

A few weeks after Pratt popped the question to Katherine Schwarzenegger, the Terminator actor sat down for an interview on Extra with Mario Lopez when he revealed his thoughts on his future son-in-law for the very first time.

“That was really fantastic. She is so happy, they both are so happy,” Arnold, 71, said of the couple’s engagement in the interview shared on Thursday. “As I said to him, he is such a likable guy. I love Chris — he’s fantastic.”

The former
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‘Extra’ Has Received No Complaints Against Host A.J. Calloway As He Faces Two More Allegations Of Sexual Assault

  • Deadline
Extra host A.J. Calloway, who was accused of sexual assault in June by writer Sil Lai Abrams, is facing more allegations. Two women, who wish to remain anonymous, have told The Daily Beast that they were assaulted by Calloway — one of whom reported her claim to the police on Dec. 24. Abrams told The Daily Beast that she has spoken to nine other alleged victims who have shared similar stories of alleged sexual misconduct by the TV personality.

There are no current plans for Calloway to be investigated by Warner Bros., whose Telepictures division produces entertainment newsmagazine Extra.

“We take allegations made against our employees seriously and investigate appropriately. To date, we have not received a complaint about A.J. Calloway and his work on Extra,” as Extra spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.

In similar circumstances, Fox, Nat Geo and the producers of Cosmos recently launched an investigation after
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