Saturday, April 24, 2010

Where was Kate?

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star KATE JACKSON pulled out of joining the FARRAH FAWCETT tribute at the TV Land Awards on Saturday (17Apr10) - because her pal's death is still so fresh.

Fawcett lost her battle with cancer last June (09) and her Charlie's An gels castmate is still struggling to come to terms with the loss.

So she had to pass on the opportunity to pay tribute to the late actress, alongside Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith at the awards show in Los Angeles.

In a statement to fans, the actress explains, "Farrah was not only my friend, she was an iconic star who allowed us to hit the ground running that first season and spun us into the stratosphere.

"Emotionally, it was simply too soon for me to join my co-stars."

Cheryl Ladd & Jaclyn Smith at TV Land Awards

Cheryl Ladd & Jaclyn Smith

The ageless Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith were dazzling Saturday night at the TV Land Awards where Charlie’s Angels received an award and their late co-star, Farrah Fawcett was remembered in a tribute. (Nice of Farrah to receive her due after that infuriating Oscar snub last month.)
Cheryl and Jaclyn were handed the pop culture award after Ryan O’Neal introduced a Farrah who died last year.

USA Today reports that Jaclyn and Cheryl recalled when their show was a phenomenon in the 1970s.
“We were rock stars,” Jaclyn said.

Added Cheryl: “We had to sneak in the back doors of restaurants.”

The two were happy to receive the award acknowledgment, but Smith said it was “bittersweet, because we’re missing a lot of members of our family.” They include not only Farrah but John Forsythe, the voice of Charlie, who passed away earlier this month.

“It was so beautiful,” Cheryl said of the Farrah tribute.

“And well-deserved,” continued Smith, noting her omission from the Academy Awards’ recap of the year’s deaths. “It was sad she was left out at the Oscars, but certainly tonight she wasn’t. … You can see the distance her career went and how accomplished she became. And along with it, she was an interesting person, a good person to know, a good person to have on your side. I miss her.”

Cheryl and Jaclyn were members of the show’s cast for four and five years, respectively – longer than any of the other cast members including Farrah (1 full season plus three episodes in seasons 3 and 4), Kate Jackson (3 seasons), Shelly Hack (1 season) and Tanya Roberts (1 season).

They not only were the backbone of the show for most of its run, they are also two very lovely ladies who have conducted themselves with such grace and class over the years.

The gala will be aired on TV Land on Sunday, April 25.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eighth Annual 'TV Land Awards'

Fawcett in a still for The Burning Bed

It's a Star-Studded Extravaganza at The Eighth Annual 'TV Land Awards' Honoring 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, 'Bosom Buddies,' Rock 'N' Roll Legend Blondie, 'Glee,' 'Charlie's Angels' and 'The Love Boat'
Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Betty White, Paula Abdul, Pamela Anderson, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Jane Lynch, Bob Newhart and Ryan O'Neal Among Dozens of Performers Appearing to Celebrate Television, Film and Music
Event Features Special Tribute To Farrah Fawcett

LOS ANGELES, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities from television, film and music all came out tonight for the unforgettable taping of the eighth annual "TV Land Awards" premiering on Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Appearances included Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Betty White, Paula Abdul, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Bob Newhart, Ryan O'Neal and more. Honorees included the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" (Impact Award), Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner (Legend Award), the cast of "Bosom Buddies" including Tom Hanks (Anniversary Award), cast members from "Glee" (Future Classic Award), "Charlie's Angels" (Pop Culture Award), "The Love Boat" (Fan Favorite Award) and legendary punk rock band Blondie (Icon Award.) The show was taped on Saturday, April 17th and was hosted by Tim Allen on the historic Stage 15 on the Sony Lot in Culver City.
Some memorable moments included:
Singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality Paula Abdul presenting the cast of "Glee" with the Future Classic Award.

Film star Ryan O'Neal introducing a moving video to Farrah Fawcett during a special tribute to her.

For the complete article click: TV Land Awards Article