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'Mrs. Doubtfire' aired more times than any other film on basic cable last year

Are cable networks trying to gear up audiences for that Mrs. Doubtfire sequel?

According to a report by research firm IHS Technology, the original Mrs. Doubtfire aired more times than any other film on basic cable in 2013. The 1993 cross-dressing comedy starring Robin Williams played 66 times across five networks. The film, which earned more than $400 million at the box office, was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list.

Could a sequel fair so well? While the plan by Fox 2000 Pictures is to reunite Williams with director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2, star Mara Wilson says she has “no interest” in a followup. READ FULL STORY

Mara Wilson has 'no interest' in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel

The just-announced Mrs. Doubtfire sequel won’t feature a full cast reunion. Mara Wilson, who played Robin Williams and Sally Field’s young daughter Natalie Hillard, has announced she has no desire to return for a second movie.

“I’ve been in some mediocre movies, but I’ve never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now,” the actress and writer wrote on Twitter. “Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.”

It was revealed Wednesday that Robin Williams will reunite with original director Chris Columbus for the sequel, which will be written by Elf writer David Berenbaum.

Check out all of Wilson’s Mrs. Doubtfire sequel thoughts below. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Matchmaker: Robin Williams’ Simon Roberts and Marcia Gay Harden’s Diane Buckley

Some of our favorite TV characters are often unlucky in love. They just can’t seem to find The One — but what if The One is on another show altogether?

Okay, I’ve got one for you. What do you get when you mix vicious one-liners with endless rants? A hard-to-crack doctor and a cracked-up ad man? An explosive combination of comedy that can’t decide whether to be pithy or long-winded. That’s what you get in my PopWatch Matchmaker proposal: Diane from Trophy Wife and Simon from The Crazy Ones. READ FULL STORY

'The Crazy Ones' react: 'Icons don't want to sing about meat'

Before watching Thursday night’s premiere of The Crazy Ones, I hoped to find answers to these two questions:

1. Will Robin Williams make me genuinely laugh without thinking about Patch Adams or The Birdcage or Mrs. Doubtfire?

2. Will Sarah Michelle Gellar make me laugh in general?

The short answers, judging from the first episode? No and unfortunately, no. READ FULL STORY

'The Butler': The new trailer showcases Oscar-winning actors tackling history -- VIDEO

In The Butler, Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines, who proudly serves tea at the White House to seven U.S. presidents, Democratic and Republican, while the segregated country he grew up in shudders with inevitable — and often violent — progress. Directed by Lee Daniels (Precious) and co-starring Oprah Winfrey as Gaines’ beloved wife, The Butler is based on the true story of Eugene Allen, who came to the White House in 1952 and became a favorite of many of the first families who called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home.

The film is loaded with famous faces, and the historical icons they’re playing makes the new trailer impossible not to make some snap judgements about the casting: Robin Williams as Ike! John Cusack as Tricky Dick! READ FULL STORY

Matt Damon finally, finally conquers 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' -- VIDEO

Thought Matt Damon would be content with a simple guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Think again.

After years of serving as the butt of Kimmel’s regular show-closing joke — “Apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time” — the Oscar winner got his revenge last night by seizing control of Live. Kimmel spent the entire episode taped to a chair with a tie stuffed in his mouth, watching helplessly as Damon taunted him, replaced his sidekick and his bandleader with Andy Garcia and Sheryl Crow — a definite case of trading up — and enlisted a bevy of other stars to assist in his takeover. From the show’s very first minutes, it was clear that this would be a night to remember:

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Robin Williams likes Ike in 'The Butler'

In Good Morning, Vietnam, Robin Williams was nominated for an Oscar for playing a military-radio DJ who often imitated and ridiculed his superiors and America’s political leaders. On one occasion, he pretended to be former President Eisenhower, a characterization that made Ike sound a little like Elmer Fudd.

But in The Butler, the upcoming film from Lee Daniels about Eugene Allen, the late White House butler who served eight presidents, the funnyman is playing the popular WWII general-turned-pol for real. Forest Whitaker is set to star as Allen, with Oprah Winfrey playing his wife. John Cusack (as Richard Nixon), Jane Fonda (as Nancy Reagan), Alan Rickman (as Ronald Reagan), Nelsan Ellis (as Martin Muther King, Jr.), James Marsden and Minka Kelly (as John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy) also appear.

See a larger image of Williams as the 1950′s Republican below. READ FULL STORY

Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Aziz Ansari to appear at NY Comedy Festival

Image credit: Jason Kempin/WireImage

Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, and Aziz Ansari are among the comedians who will bring laughs to this year’s New York Comedy Festival. The city’s most historic venues, including Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and the Apollo Theater, will be booming with laughter from Nov. 7-11.

Kevin Hart’s return to the festival will put him in a select group of comic legends — including Bob Hope, George Burns, and Eddie Izzard — to headline at Madison Square Garden. “I can’t even find the words to describe what I’m feeling right now!,” Hart said in a press release. “I’m honored to join a group of comedians that will go down in history because of their performances at The Garden! God is good!”

Adam Carolla, Patton Oswalt, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Artie Lange and Brian Regan will complete the all-star line-up.

For ticket information, visit www.nycomedyfestival.com.

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