Rhea Perlman
American actor
Rhea Perlman
Rhea Jo Perlman is an American actress, best known for her role as Carla Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers, for which she won four Emmy Awards.
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware celeb ...
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Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott: Hot in <i>I'll See You in My Dreams</i>
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Blythe Danner is a sublime and funny actress, as we've seen in the Meet the Fockers comedies and decades of movies and stage plays. In I'll See You in My Dreams she's the femme fatale of the geriatric set, sure to make you rethink 70. Vibrant, with it, her character Carol sings karaoke, plays golf, and is appropriately terrified of rats. She's lonely but not desperate, and perfect for a smooth guy named Bill, whom she begins to date. The actor Sam Elliott, with a miraculous shock of white hair, gives this mysterious stranger his joie de vivre. He's attentive to Carol and knows what he wants. Not only that, but he takes her into the water in his cabin cruiser for a moonlit dinner. When he nearly proposes, to get his feet wet, he says, she says, "Get out of that water," stunned but not uninterested. He's a good catch, and they have chemistry. At a special luncheon for the movie at Le Cirque hosted by Candice Bergen, Sam Elliott told me he'd like to be that guy. By the evening's premier ...
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Bea Miller, Ciara, Lady Antebellum to Perform on “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
This past December, Bea Miller made her debut appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” Show. She performed as part of the monthly Elvis Duran “Artist to Watch” segment. Later this month, Miller will return to the morning talk show. Per NBC, the “Young Blood” and “Fire N Gold” singer will be a musical guest on the May 12 edition of “TODAY.” The young singer-songwriter, who will be releasing her debut album “Not an Apology” and touring with Fifth Harmony this summer, is one of several newly confirmed “TODAY” performers. Other upcoming musical guests include Ciara (5/5), The Willis Clan (5/5), Avery Wilson (5/8), A Thousand Horses (5/11), David Duchovny (5/12) and Lady Antebellum (5/13). NBC’s complete “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, May 4 (7-9 a.m.) Melissa Rivers discusses her book, The Book of Joan. Savannah Guthrie’s Mother’s Day trip to Australia. The Voice on Today. #MakeYourTODAY: Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Banks on Pitch Perfect 2. (9-10 a.m.) Brad Garrett on his book, When the ...
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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Sell Beverly Hills Home
Wall Street Journal - almost 2 years
The roughly 2-acre estate includes a free-standing screening room, a dance studio and two swimming pools.
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15 Little-Known Facts About 'Cheers'
Huffington Post - over 2 years
It's summertime, and if you're like us you've been spending your nights binge-watching every show on Netflix ... and hopefully "Cheers" has made that list. So, in the words of Cliff Clavin, here are 15 little-known facts about "Cheers." 1. Now considered one of NBC's biggest hits, "Cheers" got off to a pretty rough start. When it premiered in 1982, "Cheers" placed 77th out of 100 shows. 2. When Kelsey Grammer showed up to play Frasier Crane, Shelley Long (Diane Chambers) wasn't thrilled. “Shelley's efforts to get me off the show were relentless,” Grammer wrote in his 1996 autobiography, according to Yahoo. “I learned after read-throughs she would insist the writers took out every laugh I had.” Long later insisted that wasn't true, but who are we to believe? 3. Although we never get to meet Vera, she was voiced by Norm's (George Wendt) real wife, Bernadette Birkett. Birkett did show up once, however -- as a love interest for Cliff! 4. John Ratzenberg ...
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Kirstie Alley Shows Off Slim Body in Tight Dress, Blonder Hair on Good Morning America
US Magazine - over 3 years
Back . . . and better than ever! Kirstie Alley is busy making the media rounds to promote her new sitcom Kirstie, and she couldn't look any better doing it. The 62-year-old actress, who has long struggled with her weight, showed off her slim figure in a tight dress while appearing on Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 2. PHOTOS: Celebrity weight fluctuations Alley looked glam in a form-fitting royal purple dress that hit below her knee. She accessorized the dress with purple tights, jeweled pumps and gold bangles. The Look Who's Talking star also rocked a blonder, shoulder-length hairdo. When a fan asked on Twitter how she lost the weight, Alley directed the commenter to her website for Kirstie Alley's Organic Liaison, a weight loss program that uses organic and natural dietary supplements. PHOTOS: Stars who love kale The Emmy-winning actress is making her return to TV in her new TV Land sitcom, Kirstie, which also stars Seinfeld's Michael Richards and her former Chee ...
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TV Land mines classic sitcoms for its stars
USA Today - over 3 years
'Kirstie' stars Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards.
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Kirstie Alley And John Travolta's Small Screen Reunion
Huffington Post - over 3 years
John Travolta will reunite with "Look Who's Talking" co-star Kirstie Alley on Alley's new TV Land sitcom, "Kirstie," according to Deadline. Travolta will film his guest spot early next month, and will play a stagehand on Maddie’s (Alley) Broadway show. After a one-night stand together, Maddie is surprised to find that her fling refuses to be flung. Alley tweeted her enthusiasm for Travolta's casting on Tuesday afternoon: John Travolta is gonna be on our new show KIRSTIE!!!!!! SOOO excited to work together again!!! We are gonna have a BALL!! @tvland !! — Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) July 23, 2013 “Kirstie” premieres on TV Land on Wednesday, December 4, and Travolta’s episode will air later in the season. “I’m excited about working with Kirstie again, in addition to such terrific talent on the show. It’s always a treat to be surrounded by people you respect so much both personally and professionally," Travolta said in a statement. The show centers around Br ...
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It's A 'Matilda' Reunion!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The "Matilda" gang is back together again! Mara Wilson, who played the talented title youngster in "Matilda," posted a photo to her Facebook page last weekend showing the 1996 cast reuniting. Wilson is shown with "Matilda" alums including Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz, and Danny DeVito. The whole group looks adorably happy, attending an outdoor shindig. Based on Roald Dahl's novel by the same name, "Matilda" brought in $33.45 million at the time of its original 1996 box office run. The story has since been adapted for the stage, currently playing on Broadway as "Matilda The Musical." [via Vulture]
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'Seinfeld' Reunion in Play on TV Land's 'Kirstie' With Jason Alexander Guest Spot
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - What is the deal with all the cast reunions on "Kirstie"? Having brought "Cheers" co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman back together, the TV Land sitcom is reuniting Jason Alexander with his former "Seinfeld" colleague Michael Richards. Alexander will guest star on the new sitcom, which counts Richards among its regulars. Alexander will play the agent of Broadway star Maddie Banks, who's played by Alley. Richards portrays Banks' eccentric driver on the series. ...
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'Stella & Lou' headed to Galway, without its star
Chicago Times - almost 4 years
The Northlight Theatre's production of Bruce Graham's "Stella &amp; Lou" is headed to the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland this summer, Northlight said on Wednesday. But Rhea Perlman, who is starring in the show in Skokie, will not be going to the Emerald Isle.    
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Anne M. Strick: All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
What does a Production Designer actually do? How do you go about it? "I'm the point person for the movie's overall look", says Production Designer BILL BRZESKI. "Anywhere from helping pick locations, reflecting time of day, overseeing all the real to virtual scenery and the shape of buildings, to designing an entire world." The title of Production Designer, he says, originated with the movie Gone with the Wind. "Before then, films often had more than one Art Director, and it became custom to name a Supervising Art Director. With William Mendes, on GWTW, that designation became Production Designer." In movies' early days, he tells, most Art Directors came from the world of architecture. "They had to design schools, buildings, cities." And conversely, some of early Los Angeles architecture was influenced by the fancies of movies the architects worked on -- "castles, witches' cottages, Moorish palaces, world-of-future stuff." After you've signed on for a job, how do you pr ...
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Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman back together?
CBS News - about 4 years
The "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star and former "Cheers" actress are reportedly reconciling following their separation last year
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Danny DeVito: 'No one is going to forget the 5ft guy'
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
From Taxi to Twins, Danny DeVito is one of Hollywood's most recognisable figures. He talks about family, hairdressing and arguing over politics with Schwarzenegger Holy moly, it's Danny DeVito! One of the most ubiquitous actors of the 1980s and 90s, and certainly the most physically distinctive, is standing in a blandly corporate hotel room in Whitehall, of all random places a stone's throw away from No 10 Downing Street. "Hey, I'm Danny, nice to meetcha, thanks for coming," he says in a New Jersey accent that makes him sound a little like a comedy sidekick from The Sopranos. Few actors have ever looked like they're having as much fun as DeVito. From playing Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's whirling dervish of an evil nemesis in Romancing the Stone, to sniping at Arnold Schwarzenegger in Twins, to waddling through his lair as the demonic Penguin in Batman Returns, DeVito has been chewing up the screen for as long as I can remember, hamming it up with the delight of a man who s ...
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Getting Back Together?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Is a reconciliation on the horizon for Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman? In an interview with "Extra" Tuesday, DeVito revealed that he and his wife of 30 years are "working on" their marriage. When asked how he was adjusting to life as a single man, DeVito replied, “It's not something you adjust to. Rhea and I are really close. Actually still together, just separate, but together.” The estranged couple announced their separation in October. Rumors that they were back together began swirling when the two were spotted at the airport together late last month. If DeVito and Perlman end up reconciling, they would hardly be the first celebrity couple to do so. Click through the slides below to test your knowledge of eight other ex-couples who eventually got back together.
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'Seinfeld' Star Joins Kirstie Alley's TV Land Pilot
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards has landed his first regular TV role in over a decade, Deadline is reporting. The man best known to television audiences as Kramer has signed on to co-star in Kirstie Alley's new TV Land pilot "Giant Baby," which -- if picked up to series -- will see Richards playing a limo driver for Alley's Broadway star, Maddie Banks. Alley's "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman will play Maddie's assistant and best friend, while Gilles Marini could potentially recur as her chef. The story involves Maddie's simple life being disrupted when the son she gave up for adoption, Arlo (Eric Petersen), shows up looking to connect after the death of his adopted mother. In other casting news ... "Ringer" actor is headed to Seattle Grace. Justin Bruening will join "Grey's Anatomy" in a recurring role as Matt, a paramedic who could be a potential love interest for one of the doctors. [TV Guide] "Law &amp; Order" star joins NBC's "Deception." S. Epatha Merke ...
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Pictured: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman jet out of LAX together... a month after announcing end of 30-year marriage
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were spotted together at LAX on Wednesday - hinting the pair may have reconciled.
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Lubov Stark, Esq: 4 Ways To Prepare For Divorce Post-Fifty
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Going through a divorce and starting over is not an easy task, especially if you have spent the last three or four decades living with the same person. A recent trend I have seen in my practice is an increase in older couples in long-lasting marriages filing for divorce. This trend is often dubbed a "gray divorce"; some well know examples include Al and Tipper Gore divorcing after 40 years of marriage and more recently, Joe and Tina Simpson after 34 years and Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman after 30 years. Because divorce is no longer considered a social disgrace, more and more older couples are deciding to take control of their lives. They are realizing that they no longer have to "settle" for being in an unhappy marriage solely because they have spent most of their lives with that person. The challenges associated with gray divorce are different than those of a typical divorce -- child support and custody, for instance. Couples going through a gray divorce often have to ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rhea Perlman
  • 2012
    Age 63
    Perlman and DeVito separated in October 2012.
    More Details Hide Details However, in March 2013, it was reported that they had reconciled and called off the separation. The family resides in Beverly Hills, California, and also spend time at their vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey. Perlman and DeVito are both members of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo, a theater in Oberlin, Ohio, as is filmmaker Jonathan Demme.
  • 2011
    Age 62
    In 2011, Perlman had a guest appearance as Mittens in one episode of Wilfred.
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  • 2009
    Age 60
    In 2009 she appeared as Tanya's mother on the series Hung for Home Box Office Networks.
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  • 2008
    Age 59
    In 2008, she starred in the Hallmark Channel original movie, The Christmas Choir, and appeared in Beethoven's Big Break in 2008 as Patricia Benji.
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  • 2007
    Age 58
    In 2007, Perlman appeared as Bertha in the West End of London in the comedy Boeing Boeing.
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  • 2000
    Age 51
    She also portrayed a therapist called Dr. Parella in the 2000 film Secret Cutting, which follows the story of a young girl named Dawn who self-injures.
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    Perlman also appeared in a 2000 television film How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale, in which she impersonated Jacqueline Kennedy.
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  • 1996
    Age 47
    She later starred in the 1996 sitcom Pearl as the title character and was featured on the 2001 TV drama Kate Brasher.
    More Details Hide Details Among her notable guest appearances was on the season 4 premiere of Becker, which starred Cheers co-star Ted Danson.
  • 1994
    Age 45
    In 1994, Perlman voiced 9-Eye in The Timekeeper, a Circle-Vision show at the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland.
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  • 1992
    Age 43
    In 1992, she starred in the made-for-TV-movie, To Grandmother's House We Go versus Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, playing the wife of Jerry Van Dyke's character; the couple kidnapped the Olsen Twins' characters, hoping to cash in on ransom before Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details Other TV films in which she starred included the dramas A Place to Be Loved and In Spite of Love. Perlman's motion picture roles included There Goes The Neighborhood (1992), Canadian Bacon (1995), Carpool (1996), Sunset Park (1996), and Matilda (1996). She had a cameo in the film 10 Items Or Less (2006), and also starred in the 2007 independent film Love Comes Lately.
  • 1986
    Age 37
    In 1986, Perlman starred in an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories titled "The Wedding Ring," which also starred DeVito as her character's husband.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, Perlman starred in several TV movies and motion pictures.
  • 1984
    Age 35
    She won the Emmy four times, in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989.
    More Details Hide Details She was also nominated for a Golden Globe six times. During her Cheers career, she was nominated for an Emmy every year but 1992, becoming the Cheers star to have the most wins and nominations.
  • 1982
    Age 33
    The couple married on January 28, 1982.
    More Details Hide Details They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito (born March 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (born March 1985), and Jacob Daniel DeVito (born October 1987). Throughout their relationship, Perlman and DeVito have acted alongside each other several times, including in the TV show Taxi and the feature film Matilda.
    In 1982 she landed a role as Carla Tortelli on the hit sitcom Cheers.
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  • 1972
    Age 23
    She began her acting career in 1972 when she played a bit role in the film Hot Dogs for Gauguin.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she appeared in Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective's production of Up – An Uppity Revue, along with her future husband, Danny DeVito. Perlman began acting in the early 1970s with numerous appearances on TV films and short films. One of her first notable parts was a recurring role on the television show Taxi as Zena, girlfriend of Louie De Palma (played by Danny DeVito).
  • 1948
    Born on March 31, 1948.
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