April 18, 2014 |
Robin Williams, who stars in the series “The Crazy Ones,” has hoisted his Napa Valley estate onto the market at $29.9 million. The 640-acre property, built for the comedian more than a decade ago, is called Villa Sorriso for “villa of smiles” and sits in the Mayacamas Mountains between Napa and Sonoma valleys. The limestone main residence of close to 20,000 square feet features a two-story entry with a rotunda and a bell tower, a billiards room, an oak-paneled library, a 12-seat home theater, a family room, an elevator, safe rooms and five bedrooms.
August 10, 2006 |
Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, publicist Mara Buxbaum said Wednesday. The 55-year-old comedian had been sober for 20 years, Buxbaum said. Williams "found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family," she said in a statement. "He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases." Buxbaum declined to elaborate beyond the statement.
January 24, 2014 |
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide. Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for. Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
September 27, 2013 |
Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, two aging stars of 1980s TV, squared off with comedy premieres Thursday night. And the first round went to .... Williams. CBS' 9 p.m. sitcom "The Crazy Ones" - which has the former "Mork & Mindy" star playing a zany ad whiz who runs an agency with his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - rounded up 15.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That makes it the most-watched new show of the fall TV season so far. Meanwhile, NBC at 9 p.m. aired a one-hour premiere special of "The Michael J. Fox Show," but the results weren't nearly as promising.
January 2, 2014 |
Robin Williams cried when he found out that his new show, "The Crazy Ones," which premiered this fall on CBS, got picked up for a second season. At least that's the way his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it. Sitting in her trailer late last year behind the 20th Century Fox Studio soundstage where the half-hour-long comedy films, Gellar scrolls through her smartphone to find a picture of her co-star. FOR THE RECORD: “The Crazy Ones”: A Jan. 2 Calendar article and headline about the new Robin Williams TV show, “The Crazy Ones,” said the show had been picked up by CBS for a second season.
August 27, 2009 |
Robin Williams gets naked in "World's Greatest Dad." Really, really naked. "I shaved because if you don't, it's, like, animal-rights issues," says the heretofore hirsute, Oscar-winning superstar. "I did a nude scene in 'Fisher King'; it was Central Park, I was a homeless guy, so I was covered in dirt and really hairy, and it was like, 'Is that Bigfoot? What happened?' "With this, I said to [writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait], 'I think for this scene, I should take everything off because at this point he's literally shedding everything.