Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy
Andrew Thomas McCarthy is an American actor, award-winning travel writer and television director. He is known for his roles in the 1980s films St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero, and more recently for his roles in the television shows Lipstick Jungle, White Collar and Royal Pains.
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'Pretty in Pink' to return to theaters for 30th anniversary
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Break out the shoulder pads. "Pretty in Pink" is slated to return to some theaters next month to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary. John Hughes' romantic comedy, starring Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy as Chicago suburban teenagers figuring out the rules of love, is slated to be screened...
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Actor And Director Finds His Roots In Travel Writing
NPR - almost 2 years
Andrew McCarthy may be best known for his acting roles, but he's also an accomplished travel writer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with McCarthy about travel writing and discovering his roots in Ireland. » E-Mail This
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Justice Dept. filing states most will lose employer coverage
Fox News - over 3 years
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Books: Was Norman Rockwell Gay?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
AMERICAN MIRROR: THE LIFE AND ART OF NORMAN ROCKWELL CITY OF NIGHT HAPPINESS: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION AMERICAN MIRROR: THE LIFE AND ART OF NORMAN ROCKWELL BY DEBORAH SOLOMON $28; Farrar, Straus and Giroux This major look at the work of illustrator Norman Rockwell is a sober, serious, thoughtful analysis of a significant artist and how his life influenced his work. But that doesn't mean a review of the book need maintain such high standards. Whenever anyone asked what I was reading, I said "a biography of Norman Rockwell" and immediately added, "It turns out he was probably gay, even if Rockwell himself didn't quite realize it." Oh really, they perked up? Author and critic Deborah Solomon's book doesn't belabor the point or make too much of it, or to be more precise doesn't turn it into gossip. Like me, she doesn't find the idea shocking nor downplay what it might mean. But the man who symbolized American heartland values spent decades in therapy and rarely attended religious ...
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Books: Duke Ellington Swings and Stings in New Biography
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DUKE: A LIFE OF DUKE ELLINGTON *** out of **** By Terry Teachout $30 hardcover Gotham Books Critic Terry Teachout has followed his acclaimed, best-selling biography Pops: A Life Of Louis Armstrong with yet another legendary figure in jazz: Duke Ellington. Armstrong helped birth jazz; Ellington took it to sophisticated heights. Often, biographies of artists get me a little antsy: Shouldn't I just be watching their movies, reading their books, studying their art or listening to their music? Isn't that artistic biography they themselves created -- the reason we're talking about them today -- the important stuff? But the best books capture their life and creative process, showing you how they accomplished what they did, why they accomplished it, and shed new light on the work in the process. So then you scurry back to the art, but with a newfound appreciation for their craft and a new understanding of why it's so revolutionary. Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington certainly accomplishes ...
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'The Book Of Jezebel' Gives You All The Info You Need, From A-Z
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anyone who's spent time with women's media is well acquainted with Jezebel, the fun, smart and appropriately snarky website started by Anna Holmes in 2007. The goal, according to Holmes, was to appeal to female readers without talking down to them. It quickly became clear that there was a strong desire for this type of content, and she and her staff ended up dominating the lady blogosphere. After years of editing the site, Holmes was burnt out and decided that it was time for a new project. Enter The Book of Jezebel, available Oct. 22, which was written by a range of contributors and edited by Holmes. "I like sitting and reading the dictionary so I got the idea to do a reference book, a sort of encyclopedia of the world according to the sensibilities of the site," Holmes told The Huffington Post earlier this month. The book, which includes entries that range from "indulge" to "Elizabeth Warren" to the "Hyde Amendment," serves as a sort of witty encyclopedia of all things lady-related. ...
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Crazy Legs Conti: About Last Night's Kimchi
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Chicago from the movies "About Last Night," and "Running Scared," but I was wrong. My weekend in The Windy City included gourmet hot dogs, Comicon, a Kimchi Eating Contest, Superhero Strippers and a 8 to 10 pound weight fluctuation each day. My hosts were Pat "Deepdish" Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown, who own and operate a food truck and lifestyle brand named, "Glutton Force Five." Deepdish, a Kendall Culinary School grad and chef creates the food (cheeseburger nachos and Elvis bread pudding with bacon frosting) and Gravy, a marketing director for both HVAC and The Admiral Theater (a former Vaudevillian Theater turned into a modern day nudie palace) creates the buzz. Both left Major League Eating to pursue other options involving the food truck, Hollywood, and the internet. The remaining Glutton Force are mascots Party Bot, a pink unicorn, and Mr. Snugglesworth, a loveable bulldog who eschews physical fitness. Glutton For ...
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Erik Stocklin Hangs With 'Mistresses' As This Week's Hump Day Hottie
MTV News - over 3 years
Erik Stocklin is shaping up to be a bit of a creep on the soapy summer series "Mistresses." But, we’re willing to forgive him because he's just that adorable and because we realize it's just a TV show and it's just his job. And, so, in honor of our crush on him, we’re naming Erik this week’s Hump Day Hottie. Check out this dreamy photo of Erik, and keep reading for more details about him! Vital stats: Erik grew up in Freehold, New Jersey, and has put in the time to study his craft. He not only attended Southern Connecticut State University where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in theatre, but also spent some time in Haven's Elm Shakespeare Company and Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York. We also can’t help but notice he reminds us of some vintage, Brat Pack-era Andrew McCarthy. Where you might have already seen him: He’s banked some time on shows like "Vampire Diaries," "First Day" and "Let’s Big Happy." Why you should take notice of him now: He’s steaming up ...
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Anouska Stahlmann: The 10 Best Movie Scenes Of All Time
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Hello all! I'm now 15-years-old and I've realized I spend all my time watching films. I watch a lot of films and I suppose you could say I am quite good at movie trivia. What I find shocking is how many films aren't well-known when they're beyond amazing. There are some scenes that break your heart. There are some scenes that grip you and have you on the edge of your seat. There are those scenes that make your heart melt. There are those scenes that make you feel, cry, laugh and "aww." I've collected a list of 10 scenes. I've narrowed down all the scenes that have evoked so much emotion that I didn't know how to feel after watching the scene. This is my list of 10 scenes that are extra special and have that wow factor. These scenes are the ones that stared me down when I was scouring the earth for the scenes and screamed "I AM FABULOUS" or "I am the walrus" in number 8's case... 10. Schindler's List is directed by Steven Spielberg and is a film to inform audiences of the tr ...
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Linden Schaffer: 5 Solo Travel Tips
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Out the other night with friends, the topic of solo travel came up during dinner. My husband had just returned from a two-week solo adventure to Hawaii and I have been traveling solo for years. A friend commented that, while she has yet to travel solo, she dreams of the day when a solo getaway will offer her some much needed time to clear her head and think about her future. Actor and author, Andrew McCarthy describes solo travel in his book, The Longest Way Home, as the time when he feels most at home in himself. I couldn't agree more. Solo travel changes you. Being on the road alone, you are forced to confront your true nature. You depend on the kindness of others and step outside of your comfort zone in search of new, fulfilling experiences. It is liberating! Now that you're ready to pack your bags and head off on your own adventure, here are some tips and tricks that I've learned throughout my years of travel that not only make myself, but my family, more comfortab ...
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Clay Farris Naff: Jihad, Crusade And Our Marathon Race Against The Neuron Bomb
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I hate to break ranks with my liberal brethren, but there is a clear pattern in the mass killings that this country has suffered over the past 10 years. If, as the evidence strongly indicates, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the mayhem in Boston, then that pattern extends right up to the moment. Liberal commentators like The Huffington Post's own Qasim Rashid may not like it, but there is no denying the data. We are a nation under seige ... by students. I don't for a moment mean to trivialize the suffering in my old hometown of Boston. All the same, I won't stand by and watch the tragedy misappropriated by Islamophobes. So let's see what happens when we apply their twisted logic to the data. Of the 30 mass murders committed in the last decade, fully 20 percent have been committed by students. It's shocking, but true. They emerge at every level of the education system. Among the most infamous: graduate student James Holmes, who allegedly shot dozens in a movie theater ...
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Mark Chimsky: 7 Fun Travel Trends For Retirees
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
A total of 10,000 people turn 65 each day -- and many of them who retire want to make the most of travel opportunities. In my new book, "65 Things to Do When You Retire: Travel," I invited a world-class collection of writers and travel experts who are literally from all over the world to offer practical, inspiring advice about how to have the time of your life, whether traveling with a group, with a spouse or partner, or on your own. Though the contributors to the book represent diverse perspectives, what they share in common is a restless curiosity, a passionate desire to discover more about the world. One of their recurring themes is that traveling is not a "spectator sport." They write in very different ways about how important it is to engage with the people in whatever city you're visiting. It's great to see the sights, but you only know a culture by interacting with its people, even if you don't always share the same language. In fact, that's part of the fun. As ...
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Coffee helps keep Vienna turning
Byron Shire News - almost 4 years
LIVING like a local in the Austrian capital turned out to be a very pleasant task, writes Andrew McCarthy.
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Will 'Pitch Perfect' Get A Sequel?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
If Miles Teller is the next Vince Vaughn, his "21 and over" co-star Skylar Astin might be the next Andrew McCarthy. The New York City native, 25, broke out last year after playing the boy next door in "Pitch Perfect" and brings his nice-guy charm to "21 and Over" as Casey, one of two college students who help an old friend (Justin Chon) celebrate his 21st birthday with a night of debauchery that's depraved enough to come from the minds of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore ("The Hangover"). Astin, who made his acting debut alongside Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr. in the original production of "Spring Awakening," spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about playing good guys, his 21st birthday and the status of "Pitch Perfect 2." Between this and "Pitch Perfect" it's hard to imagine you'll ever have to buy a beer again, at least in college bars. Oh my gosh. I never even thought about that. I've seen it with other people too. I saw it with Adam Devine, because he was ...
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Travel Show: Andrew McCarthy, on travel's fear-busting rewards
Chicago Times - about 4 years
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Eric Boehlert: 'Friends of Hamas' and Why the GOP Can't Win the Internet
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
If you want to appreciate how vast the digital divide is that historically separates conservative failures and liberal accomplishments online, and if you want to add some context to the recent New York Times Magazine feature article on how Republicans' chronic online shortcomings dim the party's electoral chances, just look at how the two camps were marking their time in recent days. Working with Republicans on Capitol Hill trying to block Chuck Hagel's nomination to become Secretary of Defense, Breitbart's Ben Shapiro recently posted a report suggesting Hagel had allegedly received "foreign funding" over the years from a terrorist-friendly group called Friends of Hamas, but that the payments were being kept secret. The allegation served as part of the right wing's relentless campaign to smear Hagel as being anti-Israel. Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy, and AM talker Hugh Hewitt all hyped Breitbart's conspiratorial narrative about H ...
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U.S. Sends Aid to Egypt Including Jets, Tanks
Fox Business News - about 4 years
“Spring Fever” author Andrew McCarthy on the U.S. relationship with Egypt and Israel.
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Holiday gift guide: Travel books
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Holiday gift guide: Travel books Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific, by Tim Flannery (Atlantic Monthly; 246 pages; $25). The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, by Andrew McCarthy (Free Press; 273 pages; $26). Mighty Maharajas: Forts and Palaces of India, by Amita Baig; photographs by Joginder Singh (Vendome; 256 pages; $75). A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful, by Gideon Lewis-Kraus (Riverhead; 344 pages; $26.95). Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places, by Andrew Blackwell (Rodale; 306 pages; $25.99).
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2012's Best Books For Armchair Travelers
Huffington Post - about 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — From memoirs and maps to beautiful hard-covers suitable for coffee-table display, here are some ideas for holiday gifts from this year's crop of travel books and publications. (Prices shown are cover list prices.) National Geographic's "World's Best Travel Experiences" ($40) looks at wild places, urban spaces, man-made wonders and other extraordinary destinations, from beach paradises to religious pilgrimage sites. There's even a list of best places for dance lessons, whether you want to hula in Hawaii or tango in Argentina. The book also includes reminiscences from well-known writers like Bill Bryson and Anna Quindlen. From Lonely Planet, "Great Adventures" ($40) offers inspiration for hikes, dives, biking, climbs, and drives, plus animal adventures like tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda and washing elephants in Thailand; winter trips from ice-trekking an Argentine glacier to dog-sledding the Yukon; and trips by water, in canoes, kayaks, sailboats, ra ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew McCarthy
  • 2016
    Age 53
    In 2016, he starred in the short-lived ABC drama The Family.
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  • 2015
    Age 52
    In February/March 2015, National Geographic published his account, entitled "A Song for Ireland", of his return to the house in the townland of Lacka West in the parish of Duagh in County Kerry in Ireland from which his greatgrandfather John McCarthy had emigrated in the late 1800s.
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    In 2015 he directed 3 episodes (ep. 11, 13 & 16) in season 2 of the NBC hit television show The Blacklist starring James Spader & Megan Boone.
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  • 2013
    Age 50
    In September 2013 it was announced that the couple were expecting their second, and his third, child.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, he announced that he once had a serious alcohol problem, which began at age 12. In 1992, he entered a detoxification program and has been sober since. Fantafestival Sedona International Film Festival
    McCarthy is also known for an incident at the 2013 Comic Con Philly event, where his security staff assaulted "Skippy," a popular YouTube character, who was attempting to photograph the Mannequin actor at the time.
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  • 2011
    Age 48
    On August 28, 2011, he married Dolores Rice.
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  • 2010
    Age 47
    McCarthy has also become a travel writer, and is currently an Editor at Large at National Geographic Traveler magazine. In 2010, McCarthy was escorted out of an underground church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, for entering the site without documentation.
    More Details Hide Details He had been in the church on assignment for the travel magazine Afar. A book written by McCarthy, The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, was published in 2012.
    In 2010 and 2011 he also appeared in the hit USA show White Collar; he was praised by several critics for his performance in the episodes.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the series in the next season to direct the episode "Neighborhood Watch".
  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008 he starred in the NBC television series Lipstick Jungle as a billionaire, but was eventually cancelled, and had a minor role in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
    More Details Hide Details He is ranked #40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars of all-time list. McCarthy recently directed several episodes of the hit CW television series, Gossip Girl, including Touch of Eva in the fourth season.
  • 2004
    Age 41
    In 2004 he played Dr. Hook in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in five episodes of the now-cancelled NBC television series E-Ring.
  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003 McCarthy was set to guest star in two episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
    More Details Hide Details Due to bad relations with actor Vincent D'Onofrio, series creator Dick Wolf decided against it. Wolf later stated, "Mr. McCarthy engaged in fractious behavior from the moment he walked on the set." McCarthy fired back in a statement of his own saying, "I was fired because I refused to allow a fellow actor to threaten me with physical violence, bully me and try to direct me." Despite this incident, he later guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (with Chris Noth, not D'Onofrio) that originally aired in November 2007.
  • 2002
    Age 39
    In 2002 Schneider gave birth to a son, Sam. In 2005, the couple divorced.
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  • 1999
    Age 36
    In 1999 McCarthy married his college sweetheart Carol Schneider 20 years after they first dated.
    More Details Hide Details He later stated his reasons for tracking her down after they had drifted apart: "I ran into someone who said they had seen Carol and her boyfriend and they seemed really happy, and for some reason it bothered me for a week. I called her and asked her if she was really with this guy and asked her out for coffee."
    He returned to Broadway theatre to star in Side Man, McCarthy's version of the play won a Tony Award for Best Play in 1999.
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    He also starred in the 1999 theatrical film A Twist of Faith as a police detective.
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  • 1997
    Age 34
    In 1997 he starred in the motion picture Stag.
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  • 1996
    Age 33
    In 1996 he starred in the motion picture I'm Losing You, a theatrical adaptation of the novel I'm Losing You.
    More Details Hide Details He also starred in the period piece, Mulholland Falls.
  • 1994
    Age 31
    In 1994, he starred in the motion picture Escape Clause.
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    In 1994 he starred in the motion pictures Getting In, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle and Dead Funny.
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  • 1992
    Age 29
    In 1992, he starred in the romantic comedy film Only You, and in 1993, he reprised the lead role of Larry Wilson in the sequel to the box office hit Weekend at Bernie's, Weekend at Bernie's II.
    More Details Hide Details He also had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed The Joy Luck Club.
  • 1991
    Age 28
    In 1991 he played the lead role in the motion picture Year of the Gun, a thriller which received mixed reviews from critics.
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  • 1989
    Age 26
    He had another hit with the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    He quickly returned to Hollywood in 1988 to star in several films, such as Fresh Horses and Kansas.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    He starred in the 1987 box office hits, Mannequin and Less Than Zero, a theatrical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' popular novel.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    In 1985, McCarthy made his Broadway debut in The Boys of Winter.
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    In 1985 McCarthy starred with Donald Sutherland and Kevin Dillon in Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys) playing Michael Dunn.
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    His breakout role was in the 1983 theatrical film Class.
    More Details Hide Details As McCarthy's career grew, he involuntarily became a member of the '80s Hollywood group of young actors known as the "Brat Pack"; McCarthy's better-known films include the Brat Pack films St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink.
  • 1962
    Born on November 29, 1962.
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