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Actor Who Played Charlie In Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Says Gene Wilder's Death Is 'Like Losing A Parent'

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Those who knew Gene Wilder are struggling to process his death.

On Monday, the icon passed away at 83 years old due to complications with Alzheimer's Disease. And on Tuesday, the man who once starred as Charlie alongside the late legend in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is speaking out about the sad loss.

Related: James Corden Remember Gene In Late Late Show Tribute

Peter Ostrum opened up to Variety about the acclaimed actor's passing, admitting that his older costar was almost like a father figure, even though they hadn't seen each other since production wrapped on their 1971 film:

"It's kind of like losing a parent. You know it's going to happen, but it's still a shock. He was not in good health at the end and it was not unexpected by any means, but when it happens it hits you like, 'Gene is gone and there will never be anyone like him again.'"

Peter explained he only has fond memories of the Young Frankenstein alum, adding:

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Melanie C Gets Real About Skipping The Spice Girls Reunion — Find Out EXACTLY Why She's DONE Being Sporty!

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So we already know that the Spice Girls reunion tour is just going to be a three-person affair, but now we know WHY we're left with GEM!

As you'll remember, both Victoria Beckham and Melanie C have long ago dropped out of the girls' upcoming reunion, leaving Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, and Mel B to fend for themselves.

Related: Listen To Melanie C's New Music!

And in a brand new piece for Love Magazine, Melanie C explains exactly why she stepped away from it all, sharing her touching and highly personal story with a little insight into the legendary girl group!

She started off by taking us down her road towards fame, explaining that she's not in the entertainment business just to get famous (below):

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Emily Blunt Says Her Mary Poppins Is 'A Little Meaner' — PLUS See How Legend Julie Andrews Responded To The New Nanny!

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Mary Poppins is back — and this time, it's personal!

We're getting pretty stoked for Emily Blunt's turn as the magical nanny in the upcoming sequel — especially since she's bringing her own take on the character!

Related: Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda Joining Mary Poppins Returns!

While most everyone has seen and most likely LOVES Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins, it was recently announced that Disney would be reviving the character in a sequel starring Blunt as the beloved nanny titled Mary Poppins Returns.

But if you think that John Krasinski's wife is going to follow in Andrews' footsteps, you'd be mistaken as the Brit admitted:

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Laguna Beach In Love! Lauren Conrad, Stephen Colletti, & More Celebrate Dieter Schmitz's Wedding!

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We're loving everything about this!

On Saturday, Laguna Beach alums Lauren Conrad, Stephen Colletti, and Trey Phillips took to Monterey, California to celebrate the wedding of former costar Dieter Schmitz and his new wife Isabel Hiebl. The adorable Dieter is just one of the many stars to have tied the knot since the show ended its two-year run in 2006.

Related: A Laguna Beach Alum Gives Birth!

To make the reunion even sweeter, Schmitz's longtime besties couldn't seem more impressed with Isabel. The gang gushed over Ms. Hiebl in every post celebrating the couple's nuptials!

Seriously, these good friends are just too cute — it's nice to see they've all maintained contact since their days at MTV!

Check out all the LB nostalgia and wedding revelry (below)!

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Juan Gabriel: Looking Back At Some Of The Best Moments In His INCREDIBLE Career!

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We are still reeling over the sudden, unexpected death of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel.

A legend in Mexico and around the music world, JuanGa, as he was known, leaves behind SO many adoring fans and an unbelievable body of work that spans decades.

Related: Beyoncé Singing Irreplaceable In Spanish Is TODO!

JuanGa was flamboyant and fun, and flew in the face of the machismo culture that swirled around him. He made for a visible ally and role model for the gay community, and WOW — could he write a love song!

It's nearly impossible to sum up such a career, but we compiled some of the most impactful, fun, and significant moments of the singer's long time in music (below):

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Watch Mayim Bialik & Marcie Leeds HIGHlariously Recreate Classic Scene From Beaches!

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Are you ready for a blast from the past, Perezcious readers?!

Mayim Bialik recently reunited with her Beaches costar Marcie Leeds, and the meet-up was AH-mazing, to say the least!

Related: Watch Mayim Flash Piers Morgan To Battle His Sexist Comments!

For those of you who might not remember, the Big Bang Theory actress and costar played younger versions of Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey's characters in the classic '80s film!

And on Thursday, Mayim took to YouTube to share a HIGHlarious clip from their reunion, where they attempted to recreate the moment their characters met onscreen — just in time for the Lifetime remake!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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EXCLUSIVE! End Your Summer Of Dreams On A High Note With Debbie Gibson's Acoustic Only In My Dreams!

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Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine such a gorgeous cover!

While August is already almost over, there's still time to get in some Summer fun before the season comes to an end.

Thankfully, Hallmark Channel is making that easier than ever with their made-for-TV movie Summer of Dreams starring Debbie Gibson!

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You already saw us alongside the pop star on Home & Family earlier this week, and now we're honored to exclusively premiere the theme song for the movie… a 30th anniversary acoustic edition of Only in My Dreams!

We didn't think it was possible to top the original single, but Deb's beautiful vocals just prove why she's been able to stay relevant for three decades.

Make sure to catch even more of Debbie's iconic voice when Summer of Dreams premieres Saturday, August 27 at 9 p.m. EST on Hallmark Channel!

Ch-ch-check out Debbie Gibson's acoustic version of Only in My Dreams (above)!!!

P.S. You can buy Debbie's new single HERE. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Criss Angel HELP! (Heal Every Life Possible), a pediatric cancer research charity.

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