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8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television

September 27th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television
You know them: the actor who's really good at what they do, but for whatever reason, doesn't get as much attention as they deserve. Maybe they're on a show that doesn't have a huge audience. Maybe they get less screen time than their costars. Maybe they ought to have won several awards by now and they've never even been nominated. But you love watching them every week, and you just wish everyone else would give them more respect already.

The 2014-2015 TV season has quite a few of those actors, several of whom are poised to break through to bigger story arcs and wider acclaim. Whether they'...
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Sexy Celebrities In Glasses

March 21st, 2014 9:00pm EDT
Sexy Celebrities In Glasses
These stars like to make spectacles of themselves - in glasses! Although many of these celebs only wear their eyewear occasionally, we think they look great in their stylish frames.

Jennifer Aniston, above, has opted for dark rimmed glasses, and they definitely don't detract from her pretty face.

Let's give it up for the four-eyed stars!

Check out more sexy celebs in glasses...

Johnny Depp

Anne Hathaway

Jessica Alba

Rashida Jones

Robert Downey Jr.

Zoe Saldana

Matt Damon

Courteney Cox

Jenny McCarthy

Jennifer Garner

Julie Bowen

Taye...
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Taye Diggs & Idina Menzel Split After 10 Years Of Marriage

December 12th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs
After over 10 years of marriage, actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have separated.

The couple's rep told People magazine, "Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time. Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time."

The pair met in 1995 while performing in the original Broadway production of "Rent." They wed in January of 2003 and have a son named Walker, 4.

Menzel currently voices a role in the Disney animated film "Frozen." She has had a successful Broadway career and has released several albums.
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Taye Diggs Apprehends Burglar

January 28th, 2013 8:59am EST
Taye Diggs
Actor Taye Diggs apprehended a man who broke into his home after the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, according to a report.

The Private Practice star took to the red carpet with his wife Idina Menzel at the Los Angeles event, and the pair headed home after the ceremony ended.

Diggs was in the property when he came face to face with a stranger, who ran away after he was confronted by the actor.

The star gave chase and managed to catch the man, who he held until police arrived on the scene, according to TMZ.com.
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DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

July 21st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet

Usher

Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway

Jay-Z

Eric Dane

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10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...
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Taye Diggs Was Born With 12 Fingers

January 9th, 2012 9:00am EST
Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs underwent surgery as a youngster after he was born with 12 fingers.

The "Private Practice" star, who is married to "Glee" star Idina Menzel, came out of the womb with an extra digit on each hand.

Doctors removed the extra fingers, and Diggs reveals his parents requested the procedure so he wouldn't face ridicule as he grew up.

He says, "I know you guys are thinking that I'm kidding. As a child I had an extra digit on each hand, and I remember my mom told me, they (the doctors) asked her if she wanted to let the digit grow or to remove it, and they removed it - but I could have...
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Taye Diggs Pens Children's Book

September 26th, 2011 8:20am EDT
Taye Diggs
Actor Taye Diggs has joined the ranks of the celebrity children's book authors.

The Best Man star chronicles one boy's struggle to fit in with those around him because of his race in new book Chocolate Me!, and the black actor hopes the story will help his own two-year-old son, Warner, when he begins school.

He says, "You should be proud and embrace your differences regardless if race or religion or if something is looked upon as a handicap."

And the star admits the project was inspired from his own personal hardships.

He adds, "The book is about a time in my life when I lived in a ...
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Taye Diggs Not Ruling Out Adoption

May 12th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Taye Diggs
New dad Taye Diggs is considering adopting a child with his actress wife Idina Menzel, after witnessing the physical toll pregnancy took on her body with their first child.

The Rent stars, who married in 2003 after seven years together, welcomed Walker Nathaniel Diggs into the world last September. However, while Diggs wants to give his son siblings, he's not convinced Menzel wants to fall pregnant again - so he's not ruling out adoption as an alternative.

He tells People.com, "I was in the room when my wife gave birth to Walker, and after seeing that and going through the nine months o...
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7 Not-So-Scary Movies

October 29th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Blair Witch Project
Halloween is slowly approaching and you know what that means; a time for endless costume parties and for the sentimental ones, a time to cuddle up in front of the TV screen to get a healthy dose of scary movie marathons. Though there are oodles of horror films begging for the dust to be blown off of them, there are the others that are not worth pressing the play button on - simply because they tend to lack the scary in scary movies. Here are 7 films whose fright level is hardly lukewarm.

7. Grudge (2004)

The 2004 remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge is the first installment i...
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Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome

September 29th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Scrubs
Television is one of the world's favorite entertainment pastimes, and every year dozens of networks try their best to win the viewer's hearts and their precious time. The competition gets fierce in the fall when all the major shows come back, and everyone is always looking for the next big hit. In time, however, those shows that we once loved or thought so well of begin to show signs of age and wear. Sure we enjoyed their adventures for the first few seasons, but all good things must come to an end ... some of them sooner than others.

Here's a look at some of the shows that have outstay...
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Slideshow: Celebrity Baby Watch Summer 2009

August 13th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Marley Shelton
There's a celebrity baby boom in Hollywood this summer! We've got the latest scoop on who's got a little one on the way. Which stars will the stork will be paying a visit to? Click to find out!

Bill Hader

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The "Saturday Night Live" cast member and his wife Maggie Carey, are expecting their first child together. They will welcome their bundle-of-joy at the end of September.

Ellen Pompeo

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Paging McDreamy! The Grey's Anatomy star, and her hubby Chris Ivery are expecting their first child together. Pompeo's publicist, J...
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Slideshow: Who Is The Sexiest Male TV Doctor?

August 22nd, 2008 10:15am EDT
Grey
There's something incredibly appealing about a man who saves lives. These TV docs do just that. And while they're saving lives on the small screen, they're making our hearts pump a little faster while we watch them at home.

Peruse our gallery of hot TV doctors, and tell us which one makes you think about playing doctor.

Scrubs

Dr. John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff)

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ER

Dr. Luka Kovac (Goran Visnjic)

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Grey's Anatomy

Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)

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Ten Celebrities Who Should Do Nude Scenes

March 20th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Alright everybody, let's get naked! No wait, put your shirt back on, nobody wants to see that. I'm sorry I must have confused you. The "everybody" I was referring to are celebrities. That's right, it's time those camera-shy celebs shed more than their weight.

We're talking nude scenes, and here is my list for the "Top Ten Celebrities Who Should Do Nude Scenes." Oh, and they're not in any particular order. How do you rank something as sacred as getting paid to take your clothes off?

Jessica Alba

Raise your hand if you don't want to see Alba do a nude scene. Yeah, I can see maybe...
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'Private Practice' Falls Short Of Its Potential

January 7th, 2008 9:01am EST
Private Practice
When ABC announced that the extremely popular show "Grey's Anatomy" was to have an official spin-off, starring the lovely Kate Walsh as the tragically flawed but brilliant Addison Montgomery, fans had mixed reactions.

A two-part episode named "The Other Side Of This Life" aired during the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" to give the viewers a taste of what was to come. "Private Practice" debuted on September 26, 2007, and had nine episodes before the writers' strike put a halt on production.

The show has endured harsh criticism but also a fairly decent number of viewers on an av...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

January 2nd, 2008 3:00am EST
Tricia Helfer
Happy Birthday to "Superman Returns" actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).
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Starpulse TV Season In Review

December 5th, 2007 9:20am EST
Private Practice
It's been a bumpy television season full of winners, disappointments and a lot of forgetful folks. Some shows stumbled right out of the gate while others took steady steps towards a full-season pickup.

The TV season is nearing the halfway mark when most of the shows go into reruns, an indefinite period of torture this year thanks to the writers' strike. At least the respite provides the perfect time to take a look back at the season so far. This TV season, the TV gods brought us...

...9 new winning series.

The delicious guilty pleasure Gossip Girl redefined what it means to ...
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Production Begins In LA On New ABC Drama 'Private Practice'

July 19th, 2007 8:43am EDT
Kate Walsh
Production has begun in Los Angeles on "Private Practice," a new drama from the creator of "Grey's Anatomy," Shonda Rhimes, featuring an all-star cast that includes Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. Pete Wilder, Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett, Paul Adelstein as Dr. Cooper Freedman, KaDee Strickland as Dr. Charlotte King, Chris Lowell as William Dell Parker, with Taye Diggs as Dr. Sam Bennett and Amy Brenneman as Dr. Violet Turner.

From Shonda Rhimes, the Golden Globe-winning creator of "Grey's Anatomy," comes a story about finding a way to begin the res...
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Seven New Dramas & Four New Comedies Join ABC’s Slate Of Returning Shows

May 15th, 2007 9:08am EDT
Michael Vartan stars in Big Shots
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule. Scheduled to debut next season are four new comedy series: "Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Miss/Guided" and "Sam I Am"; along with seven new drama series: "Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies" and "Women's Murder Club." Alternative series "Oprah's Big Give(tm)" is also slated to debut.

In addition to the new series, ABC previously announced season renewals for "Brothers & Sisters," "Men In...
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Taye Diggs & Hector Elizondo To Guest Star on 'Grey's Anatomy'

February 22nd, 2007 4:12pm EST
Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs will guest star in Grey's Anatomy in a special two-hour episode that will air later this season. Diggs, an established star of film, television and theatre, made his feature film debut starring opposite Angela Bassett in the box office hit, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and has since earned critical acclaim in several leading roles.

"Grey's Anatomy" also welcomes Emmy-winning actor Hector Elizondo, who is currently in production as Mr. Torres, Callie's father. Elizondo appeared in "Chicago Hope" and Princess Diaries I & II, among many other projects.

The "Grey's Anat...
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Watch All Episodes of 'Day Break' Online

January 18th, 2007 2:58pm EST
Day Break
An ABC spokesperson informed TV Guide of the online return dates for all 13 episodes of the Taye Diggs-starring Day Break. The schedule is as follows:

• Episodes 101 through 107: Jan. 29

• Unaired episodes 108, 109 and 110: by Jan. 29

• Episode 111: Feb. 5

• Episode 112: Feb. 11

• Episode 113 (series finale): Feb. 19

The show centers on Detective Brett Hopper (Taye Diggs), who is having one of those hellacious days where nothing is going his way ... only he can't put it behind him because he's living the same day over and over again.
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Kanye West, Fergie & John Legend To Perform at 'Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash'

January 17th, 2007 10:25am EST
Fergie
VH1, Pepsi and the NFL have joined forces once again to bring the worlds of football and music together with "The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash." Taking place in the host city of Miami, Florida, the one-hour concert will pay tribute to the All-American sport of football and its 41st Super Bowl with performances by Kanye West, Fergie and John Legend among other special guest appearances.

Hosted by Taye Diggs, "The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" will also feature appearances by numerous NFL superstar players.

"The Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash" will be taped at on Thursday, February 1, an...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

January 2nd, 2007 3:00am EST
Kate Bosworth
Happy Birthday to "Superman Returns" actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).
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Tonight's TV Highlights: New Series 'Day Break'

November 15th, 2006 8:00am EST
Day Break
Detective Brett Hopper is having a hellacious day; the kind of day where nothing goes his way and he just can't wait to put it behind him... only he can't, because he's living the same day over and over again. Taye Diggs stars in Day Break, an action-packed thriller that takes a bad day and multiplies it by infinity, premiering Wednesday, Nov. 15, on ABC.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Hopper is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. He offers a solid alibi which no one believes. He realizes he's been framed. And he runs, discovering en route that not only he,...
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Presenters Announced For 'American Music Awards'

November 9th, 2006 10:42am EST
Nicole Richie
The "2006 American Music Awards" announce a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear and help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. The special airs live Tuesday, Nov. 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Willi...
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Jeremiah Drops Debut Album, "Chasing Forever"

November 3rd, 2006 12:42pm EST
Jeremiah
On his debut album, Chasing Forever, Jeremiah delivers an odyssey of original compositions. Jeremiah held a deep desire to create a classic album. He also wanted to tell stories about the most powerful universal force – love. Music gave Jeremiah the inner strength to overcome not only his physical challenges but to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.

Born in Rochester, N.Y. , Jeremiah, one of 12 children, was influenced by classical, gospel, jazz and R&B music. It was the discovery of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita Baker and Daryl Coley that solidified Jeremiah's love af...
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NAACP Points Out Lack of Diversity on TV

June 15th, 2006 1:33pm EDT
Dennis Haysbert stars in drama The Unit
According to the NAACP, with the cancellation of the Bernie Mac Show, for the first time in recent history, there is not a comedy with an African-American lead character left on the big four networks. When it comes to returning sitcoms and the announced new comedies, African Americans are missing in action.

While the genre is not as popular as it once was, there is not a shortage of sitcoms on the schedule. Out of the nearly 20 sitcoms on network television this fall, it is unconscionable that there is not an African American lead among them.

When you take into account the recent...
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ABC Announces 2006-07 Lineup

May 16th, 2006 10:08am EDT
Anne Heche stars in Men In Trees
ABC just announced its plans for next season and unveiled the network’s 2006-07 fall schedule. Scheduled to debut next season are six new comedy series and six new drama series. Following, in alphabetical order, are descriptions of the new series joining the network's primetime schedule (all times are Eastern):

DRAMAS

“Brothers & Sisters” (Sunday, 10:00 p.m., ET) As told through the insightful eyes of the family's most outspoken and public sibling, Calista Flockhart stars alongside Rachel Griffiths and Ron Rifkin in this warm, humorous and relatable drama.

“Day Break” Detecti...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 2

January 2nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Kate Bosworth
Happy Birthday to American actress Kate Bosworth (1983); Spanish actress Paz Vega (1976), Battlestar Galactica actress Tricia Helfer (1974), "Rent" star Taye Diggs (1972), Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (1969); character actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. (1967), "Relic Hunter" star Tia Carrere (1967), major league pitcher David Cone (1963), "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Gabrielle Carteris (1961), "King of the Road" singer Roger Miller (1936; d. 1992), and Russian-born author Isaac Asimov (1920; d. 1992).
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Survey Says: Fans Would Love To Attend a Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Wedding

December 1st, 2005 2:58pm EST
Angelina Jolie
According to a new poll from Bravo and Star magazine, Brad and Angelina's wedding would be the party most people would like to attend, and they would be thrilled to see Cameron Diaz jumping out of their birthday cake. The "Party/Party" Poll of 1,000 people had some other interesting results ...

No surprise: The "Brangelina" wedding is the hottest ticket in town, with nearly half of the respondents choosing their wedding as the one they would most like to be a guest at. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes came in with only 25%, just ahead of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi (18%). Christina...
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