Penny Marshall, who starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley” and then became a successful director, died on Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Variety has confirmed. She was 75.Marshall was the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million, the first woman to direct two films that grossed more than $100 million, and she was only the second woman director to see her film Oscar nominated for best picture.“Laverne & Shirley” ran from 1976-1983 and proved an enormous success for ABC. It was the No. 3 show on television in 1975-76, No. 2 in 1976-77, and No. 1 in 1977-78 and 1978-79, spawning ancillary revenue in the form of merchandising, a record album and an animated series based on the show.See Penny Marshall through the years: 27 PHOTOS Penny Marshall through the years See Gallery Penny Marshall through the years Penny Marshall, 1970s. (Photo by … [Read more...] about Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, dies at 75
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Heather Yuen says she’ll be on high alert when classes start Wednesday at Monument Academy, an elementary and middle charter school in Lewis-Palmer School District 38.Her seventh-grade daughter’s English class will be taught by a former reality television star, evangelical Christian and home-school advocate with perspectives on education that she can’t support.“He may be a good teacher, but my family doesn’t follow the views and things he’s done in the past,” Yuen said. “I don’t like the fact we’re being taught by someone we don’t align with.”Teacher Chris Jeub, with wife Wendy and their 16 children, appeared for one season in 2007 on a TLC network reality show, “Kids By the Dozen,” about supersized families.The Monument family since has been featured nationally on WE-TV, CBS, Fox News and HuffPost Live.Jeub taught in Minnesota and North Dakota before moving to Colorado to work for Focus on the Family. … [Read more...] about Monument parents upset with hiring former reality TV star as a teacher
Detroit Free Press Published 4:00 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the "Jamie and Stoney" show at 6 a.m. weekdays on WXYT-FM (97.1), blogs for freep.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on [email protected] Who would be the best fit and hire for the Detroit Pistons? Dwane Casey or Ime Udoka? The Pistons have done some confounding things over the years. (John Kuester, anyone?) But this current basketball purgatory that they’ve put themselves in takes the cake. The Pistons last played a game on April 11. They then spent about a month deciding whether or not they wanted to keep Stan Van Gundy as president and head coach. On May 7, Tom Gores announced that Van Gundy would not return. Since that time, other than allowing GM Jeff Bower’s contract to run out and bringing in Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser, there’s been nothing. Sure, the … [Read more...] about Jamie: Dwane Casey or Ime Udoka? What’s the hold up? Hire a coach ASAP
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By Contributing Writer | | PUBLISHED: April 9, 2018 at 12:25 pm | UPDATED: April 9, 2018 at 8:36 pm By Sam Gnerre, Daily Breeze History Columnist Loyola Marymount University’s roots run deep in the history of education in Los Angeles The evolution of what we know familiarly as LMU reaches back to 1865 and the establishment of the first institution of higher learning in Los Angeles. That’s when Thaddeus Amat, L.A.’s first Catholic bishop, encouraged the Vincentian Fathers to establish St. Vincent’s College, named for St. Vincent de Paul. The all-male school opened in August 1865, three years before the University of California was established. It was located in an adobe house donated by land owner Don Vicente Lugo at the end of Olvera Street in the Los Angeles Plaza. St. Vincent’s moved twice after that. In 1867, it moved a few blocks west to a building on Sixth Street between Hill and Broadway, and, 10 years later, south to a site on Grand Avenue near … [Read more...] about South Bay History: Loyola Marymount University evolved from LA’s first college in 1865