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Linda Hamilton terminates ties to Malibu
Dear Ken: What is Linda Hamilton, who starred in the TV series “Beauty and the Beast,” doing now?
The actress, 55, most recently co-starred on the TV series “Chuck,” until it came to the end of its run in January, and has completed a psychological thriller, “Right Next Door.”
The native of Saulsbury, Maryland, who starred as Sarah Connor in “The Terminator” films, was married to writer-producer-director James Cameron from 1997 to 1999 and reportedly received $50 million in the divorce settlement. In March she put her Malibu villa up for sale with an asking price of $5.5 million. She has a 22-year-old son by her first husband and a 9-year-old daughter by Cameron, who is famed for such films as “Titanic,” “Avatar,” “Aliens” and “The Terminator.”
Dear Ken: What happened to Darby Hinton, who played Fess Parker’s son on the “Daniel Boone” TV series in the 1960s?
Hinton, 54, is producing a three-part documentary on the real Daniel Boone vs. the TV Daniel Boone and also has been working on a family travel show with his family called “Hinton’s Living History.” The man, who once portrayed blonde-haired, freckle-faced Israel Boone, now has four kids of his own, two in their 20s and two of them teenagers. His goal is to show families across the U.S. how to get the kids off the couch and to live a little history, for no or little money, right in their own backyards. In recent years, the actor played the patriarch of Greystone Mansion in “The Manor,” inspired by the true and tragic events that occurred at the historic Doheny Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Dear Ken: How many “Home Alone” movies have been made?
Two or three too many, perhaps. There have been four, with another on the way. The original flick aired in 1990, grossed nearly half as billion bucks and was followed in 1992 by “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” “Home Alone 3” hit theaters in 1997, while “Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House” was a 2002 TV movie. On tap is “Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark,” starring Christian Martyn, 12, as an 8-year-old boy who moves from sunny California to a creepy house in Maine, where he tries to trap a ghost. Other cast members include Malcolm MacDowell, Debi Mazar and Edward Asner. It debuts late this year as part of ABC Family Channel’s “The 25 Days Of Christmas.”
Dear Ken: What bands had the 1970s’ hit songs “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl” and “Don’t Give Up on Us”?
“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” was a No. 1 hit in 1972 for Looking Glass. It was also their only hit. David Soul, 68, had a No. 1 pop hit in 1976 with “Don’t Give Up.” He was best known as Hutch in the 1975-1979 detective series “Starsky and Hutch.” The actor, who lives in England, has five sons and a daughter, China, who is a folk-rock singer-songwriter.