Problem Child Turns 25: 10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know

Problem Child, which first hit theaters 25 years ago this week, was a gift to good little boys and girls who got to live variously through the film’s devious protagonist, Junior (Michael Oliver). He sets fires. He ruins birthday parties. He literally beats the opposing Little League team into submission. He does about as much bad stuff as you can in a PG-rated movie.

Suzanne Somers' Dancing with the Stars Blog: The Judges' Scores Were Discouraging

Actor and best-selling author Suzanne Somers, best known for her role as Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company, has been paired with pro Tony Dovolani for season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She’ll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

Doctors Cleared in John Ritter Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of John Ritter has lost its $67-million wrongful death lawsuit against a cardiologist and a radiologist, after a California jury on Friday cleared the doctors of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of the late actor.

The jurors found that Ritter failed to follow radiologist Dr. Matthew Lotysch’s advice to see a physician once Lotysch had done a body scan on him in 2001, the Associated Press and L.A. City News Service report.

John Ritter's Widow Testifies in Wrongful Death Trial

John Ritter’s voice was heard from beyond the grave Thursday, when lawyers played a tape of the final phone message he left his wife, Amy Yasbeck, on the day he died.

“Hi honey, this is John,” he said in the message dated Sept. 11, 2003. “I’m in my dressing room and not feeling very well. I think I have food poisoning.”

Katey Sagal Testifies in John Ritter's Wrongful Death Trial

John Ritter was a committed family man who was “funny like nobody’s business,” the late actor’s costar Katey Sagal testified Tuesday at the $67-million wrongful death trial brought by Ritter’s family against two doctors.

Besides Sagal, Ritter’s agent, personal assistant and son took the stand in Glendale, California’s Superior Court and paid tribute to the actor, the Associated Press reports

John Ritter's Wrongful Death Trial to Begin

Come February, a Los Angeles County jury will consider actor John Ritter’s 2003 death from a heart condition.

On one side is his widow, actress Amy Yasbeck, and Ritter’s four children, who contend in their wrongful-death lawsuit that the actor’s life could have been saved – and who collectively seek more than $67 million in damages, because of sitcom star Ritter’s potential high earning power.

John Ritter's Family Near Wrongful Death Settlement

The family of late actor John Ritter has reportedly reached a tentative settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit against Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., where the actor died in 2003.

“There is an agreement in principle,” attorney Rory Hernandez tells the Associated Press. “But we still have to follow the legal procedure.” The agreement is expected to be finalized Friday. No financial details are being divulged, and the hospital will release a statement in a few weeks, says Hernandez.

John Ritter's Family Blames, Sues Hospital

The family of 8 Simple Rules star John Ritter, who died suddenly of heart problems exactly a year ago this Saturday, Sept. 11, have sued the Burbank, Calif., Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he was treated.

Ritter, 54, collapsed on the set of his ABC series before being taken to the hospital. His cause of death was blamed on a tear of a major coronary artery. But when he went to the emergency room complaining of chest pain, nausea and vomiting, he was misdiagnosed as having a heart attack, claims the suit, filed Sept. 3, the Associated Press reports.

NEWS BRIEFS: J.Lo to Fight with Fonda

CAST: “Coming Home” and “Klute” Oscar winner Jane Fonda, 66, absent from the silver screen for the past 14 years (since 1990’s “Stanley & Iris,” with Robert De Niro), will make her comeback in a movie comedy with Jennifer Lopez, 34, to be called “Monster-in-Law,” reports Variety, which calls the actresses J.Fo and J.Lo. The latter will play the fiancee of a man she finds perfect, until she meets his awful mother (Fonda). The film is slated for release in 2005.

WEEK IN REVIEW: ABC to Keep Ritter Show

RITTER RULES: ABC announced that it will reshape its hit comedy show “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” after last week’s sudden death of its star, John Ritter. The TV family will contend with the loss of Ritter’s character. Executives at the network said that all those associated with the show, including Ritter’s widow Amy Yasbeck, encouraged the show to go on. “He believed in this show and its message that a strong family can get through anything,” said Yasbeck, 40.