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Fred Willard

From Planes to Show Boat, Fernwood 2 Night to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

Jim Hill | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Beyond: Conversations with Norman Lear & Mary Kay Place

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In television terms, one Betty White covers the entire demographic of seventy to a hundred and three. I think funny is funny and interesting is interesting."

A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

Breaking Bad's Junkyard Dog: Actor Larry Hankin

Steve Karras | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Tall, lanky, hip, delightfully buffoonish at times, yet serious, Hankin is the quintessential "that guy," instantly recognizable as Mr. Heckles on Friends or 'the Other Kramer,' who stole the raisins, on the pilot episode of Seinfeld.

Jeff Garlin's Dealin' With Idiots

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Roger Wright

Garlin's new movie tells the stories of a group of parents and coaches on a youth baseball team. But even thinking of this hilarious gem as a baseball movie for a moment is wrong. Baseball is part of the set design, but that's where it stops.

'Modern Family' Finale: The Funeral Of Phil's Mom

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 05.23.2013 | TV

Proving that Phil's unusual way of looking at the world is at least partially a product of his environment, his late mother's voice rang out in beauti...

Is Dubstep Drugs?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy

Fred Willard has teamed up with Funny Or Die on something that'll make you laugh as much as it'll infuriate your parents. "Parent News" is what wou...

Death Is Coming To 'Modern Family'

Posted 04.01.2013 | TV

Put the laughs on hold, "Modern Family" fans: Phil Dunphy's getting some sad news. According to TV Guide Magazine, Dunphy family patriarch Phil (Ty...

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

Fred Willard Avoids Lewd-Conduct Trial After Arrest At Adult Theater

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Actor Fred Willard has managed to avoid a lewd-conduct trial following a summer arrest at a California adult theater because he has completed a divers...

Scientology Church Reportedly Has 'Alien Space Cathedral'

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Weird News

In the New Mexico desert lies an allegedly secret Scientology installation that includes a huge message for extraterrestrials -- a crop circle-type de...

'Glee' Star Heads To '90210'

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

So long, Dalton Academy! According to THR, Grant Gustin, the "Glee" star known for playing the studly Sebastian, has joined the cast of "90210" fo...

Meet Alicia's Mom On 'The Good Wife'

Posted 09.27.2012 | TV

Watch out, "Good Wife" fans: Alicia's tree-hugging mom is headed to the CBS drama! According to EW, "West Wing" alum Stockard Channing has been cas...

Fred Willard's 'Trust Us With Your Life' Gets The Boot

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Fred Willard's improv series is a wipeout with ABC. The network is pulling the last two original episodes of "Trust Us With ...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week found Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert trying to delicately deal with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the other late night hosts mo...

WATCH: Fred Willard Is A National Treasure

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.27.2012 | Comedy

It has been said you can judge a society by how it treats its 79-year-old comedic legends who are caught doing something that every normal human being...

Fred Willard 'Trying To Laugh Off' Lewd Conduct Arrest

Posted 07.27.2012 | TV

Fred Willard was Jimmy Fallon's guest on "Late Night" (Weeknights, 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC) Thursday and immediately addressed the elephant in the room. ...

Fred Willard Says Porn Movie Was A 'Lousy Film'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Celebrity

Even after allegedly getting caught with his pants down, Fred Willard still has his sense of humor. The 72-year-old actor and comedian was arreste...

Fred Willard: 'Wait 'Til You Hear My Version'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy

Sure, none of us ever wanted to imagine Fred Willard pleasuring himself in an adult theater, but he allegedly committed a lewd enough act to get arres...

PBS Talks Willard Arrest

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 09.20.2012 | TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — PBS President Paula Kerger said Saturday the decision to remove Fred Willard as narrator of the new public TV series "Ma...

Fred's Choice: Sex Crimes Counseling Or Lewd Conduct Charges?

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Fred Willard will be allowed to enroll in counseling courses to resolve a lewd conduct arrest that cost the actor a television job...

'It's Called The Internet'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert took a rare moment at the top of Thursday night's show to address a "Tinsel Town" controversy; namely, Fred Willard's brush with the l...

WATCH: Fred Willard Denies Lewd Conduct

TMZ | Posted 09.19.2012 | Celebrity

Fred Willard says his lewd conduct arrest at an adult movie theater last night was a "big misunderstanding" and says flat out, "It didn't happen."...

PBS Fires Fred Willard After Arrest For Lewd Act

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

Fred Willard has been fired as the host of PBS' new competition series "Market Warriors" after being arrested for lewd conduct at a Hollywood adult th...

In Defense Of Fred Willard

Posted 07.21.2012 | Comedy

"Did you hear about Fred Willard?" If you're like us, when someone said that to you with a look of grave importance on their face this morning, you...