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Eva Longoria Helped Marc Cherry With Groundbreaking New Lifetime Series 'Devious Maids'

5/28/2013 2:22pm EDT
Devious Maids
After agreeing to create a new TV show about Latina maids, writer Marc Cherry asked his former "Desperate Housewives" leading lady Eva Longoria for a crash course on Mexican culture.

"Devious Maids" premieres on Lifetime on June 23, and Cherry admits he wouldn't have been able to get the project off the ground without help from Longoria, who recently received her Master's degree in Chicano studies and agreed to executive produce the series.

He told the New York Post: "I knew I might raise a few eyebrows by casting an all-Latina cast. I thought that would be kind of groundbreaking. I knew ...

As Of Last Week, The Final Words Of 'Desperate Housewives' Hadn't Been Written

5/12/2012 2:00pm EDT
Brenda Strong
The final episode of Desperate Housewives airs Sunday, but the voice of the series is still waiting to find out what she says. Brenda Strong plays Mary Alice Young, whose suicide opened the series, and who narrates each episode. As of last week, she said series creator Marc Cherry was still tinkering with the final voiceover.

“It’s been changing a little bit every day,” Strong said. “Marc Cherry’s been polishing. The good news is that he wrote episode 823 and what we fondly call the MAVO, The Mary Alice Voiceover, is one of the hardest things he says to write, ever. Harder than dialogue, h...

Eva Longoria Says Cast Of 'Desperate Housewives' Gets Along, Plays Down Recent Teri Hatcher Snub

5/10/2012 5:03pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria looked sexy in a black dress and high heels on her way to the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday afternoon.

Housewives will take its final bow this Sunday night, and and Eva revealed that the cast gave out carry-on luggage to the show's crew at the wrap party, with all of the bags including the message, "Just know that on all your future adventures you are carrying a little piece of our love and gratitude. Thank you for a magical 8 years. Love, Eva, Marcia (Cross), Felicity (Huffman) and Vanessa (Williams)."

Notice anyone's name missing?


ABC Refuses To Settle With 'Desperate Housewives' Star Nicollette Sheridan

3/18/2012 2:00pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
The lawyer representing ABC TV executives in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial has ruled out striking a deal with the former "Desperate Housewives" star.

The jury in the case is deadlocked and Judge Elizabeth Allen White sent the jurors home on Friday urging them to think about the case over the weekend and continue their deliberations on Monday.

She said she'd declare a mistrial if a verdict in the case between Sheridan and ABC TV bosses couldn't be reached.

Judge White also asked the two sides to talk, prompting legal experts to suggest a settlement to end the trial coul...

Defense Lawyer Calls Nicollette Sheridan's Wrongful Terminaton Case 'Desperate'

3/14/2012 9:44pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Jurors in actress Nicollette Sheridan's ongoing wrongful dismissal trial have been left with the idea the former Desperate Housewives star really is "desperate" thanks to defense attorney Adam Levin's closing statements on Wednesday.

Sheridan has spent two weeks in court maintaining she was fired after complaining to TV network executives about the actions of show creator Marc Cherry.

She accused the writer/producer of striking her after she asked him to write her a line for the end of a scene. Cherry testified last week that he was merely demonstrating an action he wanted her to carry ou...

Judge Dismisses Nicollette Sheridan's Battery Claim Due To Lack Of Evidence

3/13/2012 8:29pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan has been dealt a huge blow in her ongoing lawsuit against Desperate Housewives bosses and series creator Marc Cherry - a Los Angeles judge has dismissed the battery allegations at the center of her claim for damages.

Sheridan filed suit in 2010, alleging she was fired from the show after she complained to ABC network executives about an on-set incident with Cherry in 2008, which ended with the writer/producer hitting her on the head to demonstrate an action in a scene.

Testifying in court last week Cherry confessed he had felt awful about striking Sheridan, but...

'Desperate Housewives' Producer Claims Nicollette Sheridan Was Late '50 Percent Of The Time'

3/10/2012 10:00am EST
Nicollette Sheriden
Former "Desperate Housewives" star Nicollette Sheridan's reliability became a talking point in court again on Friday as series line producer George Perkins revealed her punctuality was a big issue and he had to speak to the actress about learning her lines.

Perkins returned to the witness stand in Sheridan's ongoing wrongful dismissal trial on Friday morning - a day after he revealed the identity of the castmember who would be killed off in an episode airing in America on Sunday - and testified he spoke to the actress "multiple times" about not knowing her lines.

He told the court Sherida...

Spoiler Alert: 'Desperate Housewives' Producer Reveals Character's Death In Court

3/9/2012 8:28am EST
Desperate Housewives
Nicollette Sheridan's ongoing wrongful dismissal trial has thrown up a major upcoming plot twist on "Desperate Housewives" - James Denton's character, Mike Delfino, will be killed off in the latest episode, which airs on Sunday.

Producer George Perkins let the spoiler slip during testimony on Thursday afternoon as he explained to the court that Sheridan's Edie Britt is not the most high-profile character to be killed off.

Perkins then went on to explain that Delfino would meet a grisly end this weekend as the series begins its final weeks.

Ironically, Denton was also in court on Thursday...

Marc Cherry Explains Why He 'Hit' Nicollette Sheridan

3/8/2012 9:19pm EST
Marc Cherry
Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has revisited the moment he hit Nicollette Sheridan on the head during his latest testimony in the actress' wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

The writer/producer returned to the witness stand on Thursday morning and recounted the conversation that led to him demonstrating an action he wanted the star to try out instead of an exit line that featured a quote from a Beatles song.

Cherry explained the line had to be removed from the script over fears it would upset the Beatles.

When Sheridan realized her comic moment had been erased, she asked Cherry to wri...

'Housewives' Creator Spent Months Planning Nicollette Sheridan's Departure

3/8/2012 8:55am EST
Desperate Housewives
"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry has revealed he started plotting Nicollette Sheridan's departure from the show months before an incident the actress insists led to her firing.

Cherry testified on Wednesday that Sheridan's alleged unprofessional behavior on set was a factor in his decision.

He told the court she struggled with her dialogue, criticized her co-stars and upset writers with her remarks about their scripts.

He recalled one bust-up with Teri Hatcher when Sheridan pulled him to one side and insisted her co-star was "the meanest woman in the world", prompting the actre...

Nicollette Sheridan Struggling To Find Work After 'Desperate Housewives' Firing

3/6/2012 6:32pm EST
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan has struggled to find work since she was fired from Desperate Housewives in 2009, according to her attorney.

Entertainment lawyer Neil Meyer took the stand in Sheridan's $6 million wrongful dismissal trial on Tuesday and revealed his client hasn't been offered suitable roles since she was axed from the show amid a dispute with producers and series creator Marc Cherry.

Sheridan and her legal team maintain she was fired because she complained to ABC TV executives about Cherry's behavior on set.

She claims the writer/producer struck her after she requested a rewr...

'Desperate Housewives' Creator Still Upset He Hit Nicollette Sheridan

3/6/2012 8:19am EST
Marc Cherry
"Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry has felt awful about striking Nicollette Sheridan for years, the writer told a court in Los Angeles on Monday.

Cherry took the stand in Sheridan's wrongful dismissal trial and faced the actress' attorney, who quizzed him about the incident which the star believes led to her firing from the show.

When he was asked how long he had felt awful about hitting Sheridan in the head, he said, "going on three and a half years now." But he quickly justified his action, explaining he was merely demonstrating what he wanted for a particular scene.

Cherry exp...

Nicollette Sheridan Ordered To 'Calm Down' During Trial Cross-Examination

3/3/2012 2:00pm EST
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan was ordered to "calm down" by a Los Angeles judge on Friday after becoming frustrated as she was cross-examined over a fight she had with Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

The star testified in her wrongful termination lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, claiming the writer "hit" her "upside the head" while onset in 2008 after she asked him to write her character a funny exit line for a scene.

Sheridan complained about the incident to producers of the hit ABC network show and she alleges that that led to her dismissal in 2009, after fiv...

Nicollette Sheridan Tells Court 'Housewives' Creator Hit Her 'Upside The Head'

3/2/2012 8:34am EST
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan opened up about the fight she had with "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry in court on Thursday, insisting the altercation eventually led to her firing.

Sheridan was testifying in Los Angeles Superior Court as part of a trial over her wrongful termination lawsuit against Cherry and ABC executives.

She told the court the writer struck her on the set in 2008 after she asked him to write her character a funny exit line for a scene.

The actress recalled, "He got agitated and annoyed and didn't respond."

When she approached him again later, she claims Cherr...

Nicollette Sheridan Won't Resurrect Role On 'Desperate Housewives'

8/9/2011 8:30am EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sheridan has dismissed speculation she will return to hit TV series "Desperate Housewives" for its grand finale, insisting she is not bringing her character back from the dead.

The actress played sexy real estate dealer Edie Britt on the popular comedy drama, but her character was killed off after being electrocuted in 2009.

Sheridan went on to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against show creator Marc Cherry last year, accusing him of slapping her when she expressed an opinion about a script he had written, and firing her when she complained to producers.

But Cherry sparke...