BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 30 August, 2016


30 August, 2016

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[1797 days in a row]


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Paul Krugman: States of Cruelty (NY Times Column)
Some ugly politics is local.

Pamela Stephenson Connolly: I haven't had sex with my wife for eight years and I'm becoming obsessed (Guardian)
She has MS and is registered blind, and I cannot physically connect with her. A counsellor suggested I masturbate, but I feel guilty doing so.

Michele Hanson: Courteney Cox is right. None of us can run from ageing (The Guardian)
The actor's decision to stop 'trying to keep up with getting older' is a great one - the sooner we stop being repulsed by old age, the better.

Jules Montague: "From dream to nightmare: when your sperm donor has secrets" (The Guardian)
Having a baby by sperm donation is an intensely personal and emotional process. So what happens when you discover that the donor has a genetic health disorder?

Mary Andrews: "Books to give you hope: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood" (The Guardian)
Atwood's dystopia is a terrifying vision of patriarchal oppression, but it is also a story of rebellion and the indomitability of the human spirit.

Rachel Cooke: "SuperMutant Magic Academy review - sassy and mordantly funny" (The Guardian)
This pleasingly fat anthology of Jillian Tamaki's online comic about teenagers with paranormal powers exudes an irresistible wit.

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Trivia Question of the Day

On what TV show did Johnny Carson make his last appearance?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

How many Primetime Emmy Awards has Bob Newhart won?

       One                                                      Source

George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), better known as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart-it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and award-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had two short-lived sitcoms in the nineties titled Bob and George and Leo.

On September 15, 2013, Newhart won his first Primetime Emmy Award, for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for his portrayal of Professor Proton (Arthur Jeffries) on The Big Bang Theory.        Source

Randall was first and correct with:
  Hard to believe, but at 84, Newhart got his FIRST (and only) Emmy for appearing on the Big Bang Theory.

Alan J wrote:

Deborah said:
   From what I can find, despite multiple nominations spanning over 5 decades, Bob Newhart has won just 1 Emmy, for his guest role in "The Big Bang Theory." Shocking that his talent has been overlooked for so long.
  Nice to have had a week's break in the heat - our high on the hottest day was 94*. I can live with more of that.
  Congrats on your son's new semester. I hope it's his best one yet.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:

Adam answered:
   Just One.

Marian said:

DJ Useo replied:
   As an avid viewer of BBT, my mind contains the answer, which is 'one'.
  Interestingly, for me, is the fact that I was just last night watching a rerun of Bob Newhart, wherein his wife bought him a watch so expensive he couldn't stand it.
  Perfect late night viewing.

Joe S     wrote:
   Not NEARLY enough. Only one.

MAM   took the day off.

mj took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Lois Of Oregon took the day off.

BttbBob   is celebrating his birthday. HB, Robert!

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The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees : NPR

In firing human editors, Facebook has lost the fight against fake news | Technology | The Guardian

US considers ending use of private immigration detention facilities | US news | The Guardian

Gene Wilder: a life in pictures | Film | The Guardian

George Carlin's dark genius: From his 1957 "dirty, stupid" cop take-downs to the jokes that 9/11 made too raw to release

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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

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Last Night

Running late.

Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a RERUN 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'Zoo', then a RERUN 'NCIS: The 3rd One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are John Krasinski, Adam Brody, St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Patricia Arquette, Allison Pill, Justin Bartha, and Tommy Johnagin.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'America's Got Talent', followed by a FRESH 'Better Late Than Never'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Mel Brooks, Rita Ora, and Banks & Steelz.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled, French Montana, and Natasha Lyonne.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 5/19/16) are Dominic Cooper, Radical Face, and Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise', followed by a FRESH 'Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise', then a RERUN 'The Middle', followed by a RERUN 'Fresh Off The Boat'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Zooey Deschanel, Ben Stein, and Glass Animals.

The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'MADtv'.

Faux has a RERUN 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', followed by a RERUN 'New Girl', then a RERUN 'Lucifer'.

MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.

A&E has 'Married At First Sight', another 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH 'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH 'Born This Way'.

AMC offers the movie 'Walk The Line', followed by a FRESH 'Halt & Catch Fire'.

BBC  -   
 [8:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Where Silence Has Lease
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Silence in the Library-Part 1.
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Forest of the Dead-Part 2 .
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 7 - EPISODE 18-Eye of the Beholder
 [4:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 25-Transfigurations
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 3 - EPISODE 26-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
 [6:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 1-The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
 [8:00PM]    THE MATRIX (1999)
 [11:00PM]    THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003)

Bravo has 'Below Deck', 'Real Housewives Of OC', 'Real Housewives Of NJ', 'Real Housewives Of NYC', followed by a FRESH 'Watch What Happens Live'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', and 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
The Daily Show is pre-empted.
@Midnight is pre-empted.

FX has the movie 'Salt', followed by the movie 'Snow White & The Huntsman'.

History has 'Counting Cars', another 'Counting Cars', still another 'Counting Cars', followed by a FRESH 'Counting Cars: Supercharged', then a FRESH 'Forged In Fire', followed by a FRESH 'Milwaukee Blacksmith', then another FRESH 'Milwaukee Blacksmith'.

IFC  -   
 [11:45AM]    NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Father
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?
 [11:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Red Sees Red
 [11:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Father
 [12:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die
 [12:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Roller Disco
 [1:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Eric's Panties
 [1:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Baby Fever
 [2:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Jackie Bags Hyde
 [2:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Hyde's Christmas Rager
 [3:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Ice Shack
 [3:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Wants It More?

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Hoosiers
 [8:30AM]    Outbreak
 [11:30AM]    Drive
 [2:00PM]    Troy
 [5:30PM]    Pale Rider
 [8:00PM]    Big Jake
 [10:30PM]    El Dorado
 [1:30AM]    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
 [4:00AM]    Confidence    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'Pitch Black', followed by the movie 'The Chronicles Of Riddick'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Steven Ho, David Cross, and Dan Naturman.

TCM spends 24 hours with Jean Simmons
 [6:00 AM]      This Could Be the Night (1957)
 [8:00 AM]      She Couldn't Say No (1954)
 [9:45 AM]      Home Before Dark (1958)
 [12:15 PM]      Affair with a Stranger (1953)
 [2:00 PM]      Angel Face (1953)
 [3:45 PM]      So Long at the Fair (1950)
 [5:15 PM]      Guys and Dolls (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Young Bess (1953)
 [10:00 PM]      Spartacus (1960)
 [1:30 AM]      Hamlet (1948)
 [4:15 AM]      The Actress (1953)

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TCM spends 24 hours with Dean Martin
 [6:00 AM]      Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1956)
 [8:00 AM]      Mr. Ricco (1975)
 [9:45 AM]      The Silencers (1966)
 [11:30 AM]      Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
 [1:30 PM]      4 For Texas (1963)
 [3:30 PM]      Some Came Running (1958)
 [6:00 PM]      Who Was That Lady? (1960)
 [8:00 PM]      Bells Are Ringing (1960)
 [10:15 PM]      Ocean's Eleven (1960)
 [12:30 AM]      Ada (1961)
 [2:30 AM]      At War With The Army (1950)
 [4:15 AM]      Toys In The Attic (1963)

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A reveler takes part in the Monday parade, during the second and final day of the Notting Hill Carnival, in London, Monday Aug. 29, 2016.
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Rupert News Lawsuit Response

Andrea Tantaros

Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host.

In that response, filed Monday in New York, the network is calling for arbitration which it says is in accordance with her employment agreement. The network notes that she is already a party to pending arbitration after having been suspended by Fox, which has accused her of breaching her employment agreement by writing a book without prior authorization by the network.

Fox News claims it learned of Tantaros' book, "Tied Up in Knots ... How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable" in March, a few weeks before it was published.

"This Court should compel Tantaros to proceed in the arbitration proceeding that is already underway," Fox News contends.

Tantaros last week sued the network, its ousted chairman and other top executives, claiming they retaliated after she detailed unwanted sexual advances made by her onetime boss, Roger Ailes. Tantaros, who described Fox in her lawsuit as a "sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult," said after she complained last spring about Ailes, one of his top deputies, William Shine, warned her that Ailes was a "very powerful man" and that she "needed to let this one go."

Andrea Tantaros


Traffic congestion is seen near Los Angeles International Airport, as terminals at the airport were evacuated briefly late on Sunday following a false alarm, in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 28, 2016.
Photo by Bob Riha, Jr


Judge Dismisses Challenge

Citizen$ United

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit in which Citizen$ United sought to block New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman from enforcing rules requiring the conservative group to disclose more information about its donors.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan said the attorney general did not violate Citizen$ United's First Amendment rights by requiring registered charitable organizations to disclose names, addresses and contributions of big donors before soliciting funds in the state.

Citizen$ United is perhaps best known as the plaintiff in the landmark 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed unlimited independent spending by corporations and labor unions in election campaigns.

The nonprofit group, which advocates for limited government, free enterprise and strong families corporate bribery, had argued that its donors would "reasonably fear public backlash, financial harm, and worse" should their support be disclosed.

But the judge found no evidence that this would occur, and that the policy advanced New York's "unquestionably important" interest that charitable groups not engage in crime or fraud.

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Demands Live-Stream Of Extradition Appeal

Kim Dotcom

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom launched his appeal Monday against extradition to face video piracy charges in the United States, arguing for his case in New Zealand to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing.

The German national and founder of the Megaupload file-sharing service, who has permanent residency in New Zealand, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the United States of piracy, which US authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars.

His lawyer Ron Mansfield told the court the case raised "unprecedented issues of public and international interest" and it would not be a fair hearing without live-streaming.

Mansfield said conventional reporting was unlikely to cover all aspects of a case that has attracted global attention and could be "unbalanced".

Streaming had been successfully used in previous court cases and inquiries in New Zealand, he added.

Kim Dotcom


A farmer checks hot peppers laid out on a road to dry under the sun before selling them to factories producing pepper products in Kilis province, Turkey August 29, 2016.
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2 Blue Whales Spotted Off Coast

New Hampshire

A rare sighting of two blue whales has been made in New England.

Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conversation co-founder Dianna Schulte tells WMUR-TV ( ) she was working aboard the Granite State off the coast of Rye Harbor, New Hampshire, on Friday when she spotted the whales.

The group's executive director, Jen Kennedy, says blue whale sightings are rare in New England. She says a blue whale might be seen every five to 10 years so spotting two whales together is "simply unheard of."

Schulte plans to send pictures of the whales to researchers in Canada to try to learn more about the two that were spotted.

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Enlist Fast Ship To Fight Off Japanese

Sea Shepherd Global

Marine conservationists announced Tuesday they will for the first time be able to outrun the Japanese whaling fleet in the upcoming annual battle to protect the giant mammals in the icy Southern Ocean.

Sea Shepherd Global is adding a fast new vessel to its whale defence campaign in Antarctic waters starting this December.

"Disappointed by the lack of action from the international community, Sea Shepherd Global is preparing to return to the Southern Ocean to protect the whales with a new patrol vessel, the Ocean Warrior," it said in a statement.

Built with financial support from the Dutch, British and Swedish lotteries, Ocean Warrior could make a real difference, Sea Shepherd said.

"For the first time we will have the speed to catch and outrun the Japanese harpoon ships, knowing speed can be the deciding factor when saving the lives of whales," said the group's chief executive Captain Alex Cornelissen.

Sea Shepherd Global


More Parents Are Refusing


More parents are refusing to vaccinate their children now than a decade ago, but the reasons for refusals have changed, a new study suggests.

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are now more likely to say their reason is that they do not see a need for vaccination, the researchers found.

Pediatricians should continue to talk to parents who have concerns about vaccines to try to increase immunization rates, said study co-author Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a pediatrician at the University of Alabama.

In the study, researchers surveyed 627 pediatricians in 2013 and asked them whether their patients' parents had ever refused a vaccination, or had asked to delay a vaccination. The researchers also asked pediatricians about their impressions of parents' reasons for refusing or delaying their kids' vaccination. The survey was a follow-up to an earlier one, with the same questions, conducted in 2006.

The researchers found that in 2013, 87 percent of pediatricians surveyed said they encountered vaccine refusals from parents of their patients, up from 75 percent of pediatricians who said the same in 2006. This drop in what pediatricians perceive lines up with other research that has reported increasing rates of vaccine exemptions for nonmedical reasons, and increasing rates of children who are not receiving all or some of the vaccines they should receive for optimal health benefits, the researchers said in their study, published today (Aug. 29) in the journal Pediatrics.



Some 323 wild reindeer lie dead after being struck by lightning on a hill side on Hardangervidda mountain plateau in southern Norway on August 27, 2016
Photo by Haavard Kjontvedt


Killed By Lightning


More than 300 wild reindeer were killed after being struck by lightning in Norway, in what government officials say was an unusually deadly event. It's not uncommon for wildlife to be killed by lightning strikes, but what made this storm so deadly?

Most lightning deaths that occur in groups are due to the ground current, John Jensenius, a lightning safety expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Verge.

"First, there's a direct strike - this is what most people think of when they think of lightning - that hits the tree or maybe the ground nearby," Jensenius said. "The energy then spreads along the ground surface, and if you're anywhere near that lightning strike, you absorb it and get shocked."

The lightning current travels up one leg and down another, Jensenius said, so animals are more vulnerable because their legs are more spread out - the ground currents travel more easily in their bodies.

A total of 323 reindeer, including 70 calves, were killed during a lightning storm on Friday (Aug. 26), according to the Norwegian Environment Agency. Of the 323 reindeer killed, five were euthanized because of their injuries, agency officials said.



Fell From Tre?


The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

An analysis of her partial skeleton reveals breaks in her right arm, left shoulder, right ankle and left knee - injuries that researchers say resulted from falling from a high perch such as a tree.

Lucy likely died quickly, said John Kappelman, an anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin, who published the findings Monday in the journal Nature.

But several other researchers, including Lucy's discoverer, disagree. They contend most of the cracks in Lucy's bones are well documented and came after her death from the fossilization process and natural forces such as erosion.

How Lucy met her end has remained a mystery since her well-preserved fossil remains were unearthed more than four decades ago. Her discovery was significant because it allowed scientists to establish that ancient human ancestors walked upright before evolving a big brain.



Riders alongside a herd of fighting bulls (L) as they come down an incline towards the entrance to the town during the 2nd 'encierro,' or bull run, in the Fiesta de Cuellar, in Castilla y Leon, Spain, 29 August 2016. The fiesta in Cuella is recognized as one of the oldest in Spain, dating back to 1499.
Photo by Jim Hollander


Boredom Was Hardest Part


Monotony was the hardest part of a yearlong NASA experiment about the mental and psychological rigors of longterm spaceflight, crew members said after the test ended.

The six-member crew emerged Sunday from a dome in Hawaii, on the barren northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano, where they were studied as part of the US space agency's mission to send people to Mars by the 2030s.

In addition to insufficient stimulation, isolation and a lack of fresh food and air were the toughest challenges during the yearlong experiment, known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) -- the third and longest of its kind.

The team locked themselves into the dome, located in an abandoned quarry far from animals and vegetation, on August 28, 2015.

The crew lived inside a structure 36 feet (11 meters) in diameter and 20 feet tall, emerging only if outfitted in spacesuits, never breathing the outside air or eating fresh produce.




In Memory

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, the blue-eyed, frazzle-haired actor who elevated panic to a comic art form in frequent collaboration with Mel Brooks (The Producers, Young Frankenstein) and Richard Pryor (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy), died on Sunday in Stamford, Conn., from complications from Alzheimer's disease. Wilder was 83.

Wilder perhaps is most fondly remembered as the captivating candy man and "Pure Imagination" crooner of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Maybe because others perceived him as an actor first as well, Wilder was the rare comedy star who was made welcome at the grownup table. He was twice nominated for an Oscar: a Best Supporting Actor nod for The Producers and a screenplay nod for his and Brooks's Young Frankenstein.

Wilder was previously married to Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner, and in the wake of her death in 1989, he became a leading proponent of ovarian cancer screening and research. He's survived by his fourth wife, Karen Webb.

Born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, the future star became a comic actor almost from the start - and for a tragic reason: His mother suffered from heart disease, and since it was feared stress would kill her, laughter was demanded. Wilder, who went on to be one of the screen's leading neurotics, would trace his own neuroses to the experience.

Wilder's mother survived into his early 20s; she died, as Radner would decades later, of ovarian cancer. By the time of his mother's death, Wilder was already a veteran actor, having been drawn to the stage as a teen. His early life took the familiar course of the draft-era young man: college (University of Iowa, then England's Bristol Old Vic Theatre), then the Army, then back to civilian life. The former Jerome Silberman marked his return with a new name: Gene, depending on the source, chosen either in honor of a Thomas Wolfe character or his late mother, Jeanne; Wilder, for the author Thornton Wilder.

Wilder began to appear on the Broadway stage in the early 1960s. The 1963 play Mother Courage and Her Children paired him with Anne Bancroft and brought him into the orbit of her then boyfriend, Mel Brooks.

Four years later, in 1967, and a few months after he'd made his film debut in Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder starred in Brooks's The Producers. (Because the future classic was a slow starter, to put it mildly, The Producers was not released in New York and Los Angeles until 1968.)

For the choosy Wilder, Willy Wonka, a musical rendering of the Roald Dahl children's book about greed, chocolate, and one good kid, was just his fifth film. At the time of its release, in 1971, and for a few years after, it was portrayed as a flop because, box-office-wise, it was. For a time, even Wilder spoke of Willy Wonka as being one of the films that "ended" the first part of his movie career.

"I started all over again with Woody Allen in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex," Wilder in 1976.

Wilder began directing himself, in 1975's The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, and 1977's The World's Greatest Lover, and found a new comedy partner in Pryor, starting with the 1976 heist comedy Silver Streak.

It would be almost a decade before Wilder and Pryor teamed up again, in 1989's See No Evil, Hear No Evil. In the interim, Wilder had acquired another screen partner: Radner.

Wilder would go on to testify before Congress about the importance of screenings and knowledge of family health history and co-found Gilda's Club, a cancer-support organization that started (and remains) in New York City and spawned numerous chapters.

Wilder began a low-key retirement after winning a Primetime Emmy for a 2003 guest-starring turn on TV's Will & Grace.

Away from Hollywood, Wilder said he enjoyed his life, his wife, his writing, and no longer having to deal with the business of show business.

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