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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ show me that smile again tonight we remember beloved tv dad alan thicke. >> to my dying dad if that was the last thing on my epitaph, that he was the dad on "growing pains," thank the lord. >> i have new details about his collapse including his last words to his son. >> he had carter take a picture of him as they were taking him out of there. >> "e.t.'s" exclusive with the man who called 911 and his family and friends who knew him best. >> i just saw him and he's gone. >> with alan at home, at his wedding on set. >> my dad's helping me out riggt now. >> mostly i stay out of his way. >> ben affleck reveals christmas plans with his family and matt damon. >> it should be a lot of fun. >> blake shelton and the voice winner as derek hough breaks news. is he ditching dancing?
>> i'm out of here. >> now for december 14, 2016, this is "entertainment tonight"" >> shock and sadness over the death of one of tv's all-time favorite dads, alan thicke. we have unforgettable moments with the "growing pains" star that you can't see anywhere anywhere else. >> we begin with alan's final moments and what happened and michelle turner is where the tv icon's life ended far too soon. >> it's my main goal in life, i suppose, on my way out the door beloved, remembered and appreciated. >> the 69-year-old actor died of a heart attack. he'd been doing what he loved, playing hockey with his son carter at a rink just over a mile from here. e.t. online's lauren zima spoke can devinthmatthewson who calle 911. >> was he speaking and coherent? what was happening? >> he was coherent.
he was moving and talking and as time went on they did his itals and he kind of looked etter. in fact, he had carter take a picture and he said hey, kid, take a picture and make sure you get the rink in the background as they were taking him out of here. >> he was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon. >> e.t. had learned that thicke had pre-existing heart problems and that doctors tried to save him in surgery. this was alan's last public appearance just 12 days ago. he was honored at the whistler film festival at his native canada where he was promoting a new film. >> it is you or them! >> the actor was always in demand. >> break a leg, kid. >> he appeared on the premiere of "this is us" and is on "fuller house" season 2 streaming now. where he worked with david coullier, and candace cameron bure. >> it's weird because you're, like, i just talked to him. i just saw him. he wasn't sick. >> yeah. >> he wasn't -- you know, he was so healthy and so young and he's gone.
>> what do you think his leggcy would be? >> he will be so missed, but thing, i just feel like he just went out with so much love. that guy's very loved and that makes me happy. >> you know, it was just a shock. just a shock to everyone's system, you know? because he was so young. >> i will always remember alan as a funny guy who always had a joke or a funny story, who loved his family, loved hockey, and you know, i said to someone yesterday, if i could die playing hockey that would probably be one of the happiest days of my life. >> of course, more than anything, alan will be remembered as america's dad. >> oh, come on, maggie! >> yeah, come on, maggie. >> he's dropping out of school. >> no! he's not dropping out. >> thank god -- no, your mother. we should ask her what to do. >> "e.t." was on the set of
"growing pains" in 1985 before the show premiered and alan was the biggest name and he'd been on game shows and had his own talk show "thhck is the night" and he had no problem giving with his co-stars. >> we had a very attractive 15-year-old cast member, kirk cameron who would become a heartthrob within months and he was carrying the series for years. ♪ ♪ >> the successful sitcom and royalties from it helped alan reach an estimated worth of $40 million and he credits "growing pains" for helping him get through a very dark time. >> last year i got cancelled and divorced on the same day. i kind of disappeared into a black hole. the growing pains role feels very close to what i do in real life as a parent. >> you're grounded for the rest of your life. and a month after that. >> one of the things that i think worked about "growing pains" is the chemistry of the cast and it's a genuine chemistry and the families are
all very close, and that's with success, of course. and then in a few years when they really start to fade, everybody will be at each other's throats. >> kirk cameron said this after hearing of alan's death. quote, i spent monday through friday for seven important years with alan thicke as my tv dad. alan was a generous, kind and loving man. we will cherish the memories, sharing the laughter and love. ♪ show me that smile again ♪ don't waste another minute on your crying ♪ ♪ we're nowhere near the end ♪ ♪ the best is ready to begin >> until my dying day, if that's the last thing on my epitaph is that he was the dad on "growing pains," thank the lord. now to the loved ones alan leaves behind. >> i learned a lot from being married to him. >> today i spoke exclusively y phone with thicke's first wife of 14 years, singer and days of our lives actress gloria loring. >> what was he like as a father? >> alan loved his kids. he was a good dad.
he was always there when they needed him. >> how's your dad as a coach? >> pretty good. >> we definitely saw that devoted dad. we were with alan back in 1985 coaching his and gloria's two older sons brennan and robin. >> on saturdays i have two games, two soccer games and two football games. >> of course, he grew up and having his own son julian making him a grandpa. robin got into acting with the help of his dad and we were with the then 13-year-old as he shot a cameo on "growing pains" >> so you want to go into music? >> yeah. i'm doing the best i can. my dad is helping me out a lot. >> he was the best man i ever knew. the best friend i ever had. it echoes what alan's youngest son carter posted. >> is this him? is this the famous carter? >> this is him. >> in this interview of 2013 carter spoke of their bond. he was, of course, with his dad
at the ice rink yesterday. >> you like playing sports. i know you mentioned you play sports. what's your bonding thing? >> i'd say sports usually. >> carter's mom is gina tolleson. and tania callau, another mom. she'd gone from runways in south beach to diaper duty and just rolled up her sleeves and went to work. i needed somebody who would relate to my son that way, and bond that way. so that kind of sealed the deal. >> in this interview, tanya told us she had one big fear. eerie to hear today. >> i'm afraiddof him ever getting sick or being ill after his terrible hockey injury, he lost five of his teeth and he showed up, and i thought i was going to faint. i want him to be healthy and happy forever. >> it just tugs at the heart strings just hearing it. when alan and tanya said "i do" we were the only show they invited to attend and we have amazing, emotional video and
that is coming up a little bit later. >> one thing hat a lot of people don't know about alan is how many famous theme songs he wrote. some of the best ever. like this one. ♪ ♪ >> and he also wrott the original theme to "wheel of fortune" and the "joker's wild" but i've got to say the all-time favorite has toobe "the packs of life" which he co-wrote with then-wife gloria and she's the one singing, too. ♪ ♪ >> such a talented man. that's a fact. let's talk about the singing on "the voice" last night and a new champ was crowned as team blake ruled again, but make was so humble in victory. yeah, right. ♪ the winner of the voice is -- sundance. >> i'm really happy that i was able to be the coach that coached the winner and adam was not. >> i feel really good. i'm not sure what's going on. >> you're not sure what's going on? other than that, everything's great.
>> didn't plan on wwnning so i didn't pack anything. >> that's five wins for blake, making him the winningest coach in the show's history, but after 11 seasons, the voice which gives the winner a record deal has yet to produce a chart-topping star and that's not sitting well with blake. i want to personally issue a challenge to universal records. we need to make a record and put the work behind it that he deserves. >> it means a lot to me to know that he really believes and cares that much. >> we reached out to universal music group which didn't respond for comment in time for our deadline, but sundance wants a lot more than just a shot at stardom. he got to rock out with kiss. ♪ ♪ >> bruno mars, kelly clarkson, ariana grande and john legend also performed on last night's star-studded finale. ♪ ♪ >> after next season, miley's sitting out and gwen's coming
another win for blake. >> we are both excited and high fiving anddpartying about it when we got the news, but gwen is special, you know? she deserves this. >> that's major tv news from dancing stars derek and julianne hough. >> is derek leaving dancing for good? who is the star expecting a baby? >> plus mark wahlberg is back in boston with his family and only "e.t." is invited to his exclusive hometown tour? my mom always says you have to stay at the house. >> and our flashback to alan thicke's "i dos." >> getting help from his three sons. ♪ ♪ by --
>> derek hough is ditching "dancing with the stars"? so after 17 seasons and six mirror ball wins derek is leaving to join world of dance premiering next year. derek had another announcement for us he and sis julianne are hitting the road together again for their move beyond live show. >> we had two celebs before. >> we're kind of ready to go back out there and connect with the fans and -- >> show. >> and we'll be dancing with all-new choreography. >> singing, everything. we're raising the bar and we want people to walk out and say that was the best dance show we've ever seen. so -- >> yeah. >> and speaking of the best. derek says he's not immune to a little stage fright. >> i was so nervous. i was best man at mark ballas' wedding and i was there and i was literally shaking holding the speech and i was, like -- >> it was hands down the most beautiful thing i've ever heard. >> it sounds like he'll be a pro by the time julianne ties the knot. >> i have, like, lots of family
members, so -- they'll all be incorporated somehow. best man is, like, that's a tough field to get, you know what i mean? but best brother, hey, i'm your bro. >> yeah. that is. so i've got that one covered. >> that is the cheesiest thing i've ever heard. >> i just want to tell you they get along that well off camera, as well. that's not just a show. in other dancing-related news ryan lochte is going to be a daddy kissing the belly of fiance kayla rae reid. >> leonardo dicaprio on the death of his co-star alan thicke. as we flashback to our time on set with them. >> he was really nice to me. >> and only "e.t." was invited to alan's wedding from the private moment with his three sons to his vows.
♪ ♪ that is robin thicke singing at his father alan's wedding and it is footage only we have and we'll share that with you in a few minutes. ben affleck told us about his family plans for the holidays. >> i can tell you that we'll do skiing in montana with our family and matt damon's family and my brother's family, and it should be a lot of fun. >> it will be a very merry christmas for the affleck family. little bro kasz casey is getting major oscar buuz for his role in "manchester by the sea." >> i'm absolutely thrilled and i think he deserves it. >> he's back in the director's chair and starring in the new movie live by night. last time that combo happened he won an oscar, but this time he's taking things a step further and he was in the film and produced it alongside another oscar winner. >> we have leo dicaprio to rely
onna a producer. it can't be that bad. >> he's a friend of mine and a really smart guy. >> i signed up just like in the war. >> i went away a soldier. i came home an outlaw. >> it's the throwback gangster movie and hard to track to the classic era and meant to be a & love letter to the great moviee of old where you had great sweep. >> you don't think i'm strong enough? >> i don't know if you're cruel enough. >> i don't have to be cruel. >> zoe saldana stars alongside ben as one of his love interests. the second, sienna miller. >> we do what we want to do. go where we want to go. >> it's a pretty hard gig, but someone has to do it. i love ben. i think he's the most fantastic filmmaker, fantastic human being and amazing actor and the role was one of those really fun, amazing roles. from one famous bostonian to another and mark wahlberg is back home in beantown and being honored for
"patriot's day" and he took us to his family's hamburger joint with kevin frazier. >> let's go inside. i want to eat, man. we've got food. we ordered foods. >> of course, wahlbergers is the restaurant chain he founded with his brothers donny and paul. >> this is a real family business. it's about the restaurant, and it's about business and about food. >> we have grub down here. >> growing up in boston mark didn't have it too easy and he was the youngest in a household of nine kids. >> how different are you from the dude who grew up just down tte street? >> i like to think that i've kept the good qualities that were instilled in me fromma very early age, but there was the lure of being in the streets and all of that stuff, and i paid for those things and i try to just now keep moving forward. >> she's leadready. tonight mark s screening patriot's day which is about the boston marathon bombing. >> what does it mean to be back
in boston? >> this movie is a tribute to the people of boston. it will be very emotional event, but ultimately, it will be very uplifting. roars and chants of boston strong, and there will be a lot of tears. >> you never stop, do you? >> is there a moment when you just lay low and chill? >> i just took a 45-minute nap. it was nice. i called my wife, checked in, and the kids are working on their school show. >> in fact, 10-year-old son michael just issued the 22 push-up challenge for veterans awareness for his dad. >> you want to throw down with 22 push ups? >> one, two, three. >> mark wahlberg doing the 22 push-up challenge and i nominate this guy. >> i'm not worried about wahlberg finishing the 22 push-ups. kevin? we'll see. don't forget the special screening of "patriot's day" is tonight and it is sure to be emotional and we'll have that por you tomorrow.
>> this is a day that was full of emotion, may 7, 2005, when alan said "i do" to tanya. his three sons wereeall part of the wedding including carter who, of course, was the one by his father's side during his last moments. >> with this ring i thee wed. >> carter was just 7 years old and served as the ringbearer. >> i hope you have a good i'm really excited for you to bb my stepmom. >> tanya's bridesmaid, daughter-in-law to be paula patton and kris jenner who came with her then-husband bruce. >> they were meant to be together, kind of like us, honey? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> her ring featured a 6.5-carat >> for richer or poorer. -pi had to think about that one. >> before the ceremony alan helped carter remember his ring duty. >> where is the ring right now,
carter? >> i don't know. >> here's the ring, boy. i've got you covered. alan used a prop ring because the real ring was being engraved. >> this ring, i think, cost around $8. it was the ring i wore on "growing pains." he was nervous and kept his sense of humor. >> i would like to bring to your attention that my fly isn't done up yet, so if you will bear with me for a second. >> son robin serenaded the newlyweds. ♪ ♪ >> alan made all my dreams come true. so i'm a very happy bride. >> she makes me feel adored and i need that, and i love that. >> will you marry me? >> the moment that will live on forever is alan's romantic wedding vow. >> if the last breath woulddbe to say how much i love you, then i know my time on earth will be complete. >> i was so honored to be friends with them both, and i have to say such a great couple and tanya actually posted an instagram picture with alan just three days ago, and take a look at what she wrote.
afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me. home videos. it's all on etonline.com. >> primal consideration provided by -- i come in as a new character this year, and you know, it
would be hard adjusting, but they were really nice to me, you know? >> that was leonardo dicaprio talking to us on the set of "growing pains," and he was just 16 years old when he joined the show. today leonardo posted a tribute to alan that says in part, quote, i will be forever grateful for the opportunity i had to work with alan early in my career. he had tremendous class, a huge heart and he taught me and so many others the valuable lessons about humility and gratitude. >> he touched a lot of lives and will not be forgotten. good night, everybody.
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