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Thursday
Oct182012

Report: The Fonz Helping Erin Moran Have Happier Days

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Henry Winkler has reportedly read the tabloid stories about his former Happy Days co-star Erin Moran -- who is said to be in serious financial straits -- and he's apparently ready to give her a helping hand.

Quoting a National Enquirer report, the New York Post says Winkler was "absolutely shattered" by stories Moran has been living in cheap hotels, and the actor-producer is reportedly trying to get the actress work on Arrested Development, the acclaimed sitcom that has been recently resurrected by Netflix.

Recently, Scott Baio, who played Fonzie's younger cousin and Moran's love interest Chachi on Happy Days -- and on the short-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi -- was asked if he'd consider helping out his former co-star.  Fox News reported he was less receptive.

"I don't know what her situation is," Baio reportedly said.  "I have a job to do, I have a wife and child to take care of.  So I don't pay attention to things that I don't know anything about.  I’ve got my own situation to deal with."

Moran turns 52 on Thursday.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Fonz’s Motorcycle from 'Happy Days' Up for Auction

Fotos International/Hulton Archive/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Fans of the popular show Happy Days can now own an iconic piece of the series memorabilia. The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 motorcycle used by Henry Winkler’s character “The Fonz” is being auctioned off in Los Angeles on Nov. 12.

The famous bike has been sitting in a motorcycle shop since the show's 1984 finale, having been purchased by someone unaware of the cycle’s celebratory history.

Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli was a breakout character on Happy Days, which ran from 1974-1984 and spawned four spinoffs. Fonzie, played by actor Henry Winkler was easily identified by his ever present motorcycle, greased back hair, and leather jacket, which now sits in the Smithsonian Institution. Presented as the epitome of cool, Fonzie had numerous traits that made him the envy of his peers, such as the ability to start the jukebox by hitting it with his fist and attract women just by snapping.

His motorcycle is expected to sell for more than $90,000.

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Thursday
Sep152011

'Happy Days' Henry Winkler Awarded Honorary OBE

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler was awarded an honorary OBE -- Order of the British Empire -- Wednesday for his work with dyslexia in the U.K.  Winkler was presented with the honor at the British embassy in Washington, D.C.

The Guardian reports the actor, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, has toured schools in the U.K. to talk about the learning disorder.

Winkler issued a statement on the embassy’s website, saying, “Receiving this honor is a very humbling experience.”

Non-British nationals can receive honorary awards conferred by Queen Elizabeth for their contributions to U.K. interests.

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