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CBS 'Intelligence' Series Premiere Is Refreshing And Convincing

January 8th, 2014 2:25pm EST
Intelligence
Intelligence debuted with a strong episode - cerebrally as well action-wise - along with a good starting plot and set-up for the series, and a generally outstanding cast.

Leading that cast is Josh Holloway in his first major television outing since his portrayal of Sawyer in Lost, one of the most memorable characters in that now classic series. Michael Emerson who played Ben in Lost has done well for himself in Person of Interest, so Holloway had a lot to live up to.  He's doing fine so far with his customary mix of sarcasm and no nonsense, a good persona for the lead character who is a ma...
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Fashion Fails: Michael Emerson, Rita Ora, Angie Harmon, And More

October 6th, 2013 10:03am EDT
Michael Emerson
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Michael Emerson shows why you don't wear a suit with only one color unless it's black. A vest of a different color could have done wonders - or simply not wearing a vest at all, because it's not exactly flattering.

What is going on with Angie Harmon's shoes? She looks like she has an umbrella bird on her feet. The bizarre jacket isn't great, either.

Fashion week does bring out the post-modern (weird for the sake of being w...
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'Lost' Cast And Creators Considering 10-Year Anniversary Reunion

July 30th, 2013 12:07am EDT
Lost
Next year's San Diego Comic-Con could be home to a Lost reunion.

Amusingly, several Lost cast members were at this year's Comic-Con anyway, promoting their current projects. Michael Emerson, for example, was promoting his hit shot Person of Interest with J.J. Abrams.

Emerson told Zap2it, "I've heard some murmurings of some kind of reunion. Whether it will take place at Comic-Con or not, I'm not sure. No matter what happens, if anything happens, it will be really hard logistically to put it together."

Fellow Lost cast member Henry Ian Cusick was at the convention as well, chatting about u...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'Person Of Interest' & 'Prime Suspect' Tonight

September 22nd, 2011 8:00am EDT
Person of Interest
The crime thriller "Person Of Interest" centers on a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice.

Michael Emerson, famous for playing the wicked Benjamin Linus on "Lost," plays a computer programmer, while Jim Caviezel is the ex-CIA agent.

Taraji P. Henson also stars. "Person of Interest" airs tonight at 9/8 central on CBS. Will you tune in?

Maria Bello plays touch as nails detective Jane Timoney in "Prime Suspect," a remake of the critically acclaimed British seri...
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Five Must-See Shows Premiering This September

September 7th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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1. Sept 13 - Ringer (CW, Tues 9/8c)
Reasons to get excited: Sarah Michelle Gellar (times two)

“The Ringer” is about twins. Bridget is a recovering alcoholic on the run from the mob after witnessing a murder. She takes refuge with her twin sister Siobhan, but when Siobhan goes missing and Bridget takes over her life, Bridget realizes that Siobhan’s world isn’t as picture-perfect as it seemed. It also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (and Sarah Michelle Gellar); marking her first starring television role since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Yeah. It’s monumental.

What intrigues me about this show i...
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New Fall TV Series: Our Top 10 Picks

August 24th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Pan Am
Every fall TV season has its share of surprise successes and bumbling disappointments. For every buzzed-about newbie (‘Desperate Housewives’) that turns into a hit, there’s an ‘Eastwick’ or ‘Running Wilde.’

But that’s part of the fun, right? Sometimes, you’ve got to take a chance on a show that could be the year’s new hit and Emmy winner.

There are a lot of prospects for this Fall, and some are more promising than others. Here, though, are the Top 10 we’re most looking forward to – keeping in mind we haven’t seen these ahead of time. These are in no particular order.

-‘Pam Am’ – ABC
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CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 18th, 2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...
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'LOST': The Ten Best Episodes

April 6th, 2011 8:34am EDT
LOST
Now that 'LOST' has been off the air almost a year, it seems the appropriate time to re-visit the series.

In the coming weeks, I will re-visit many series - some old, some new, some current - and reveal my picks for the ten best episodes of each.

With the 'LOST' anniversary looming, here then is my list of the ten best episodes of the series, in descending order. It was very difficult to narrow down. Do you agree? Please sound off in the comments.

10. 'There's No Place Like Home' - Season 4, Episode 13

The fourth season finale features bloody battles (Ben stabbing Keamy), emotional ...
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'Lost's' Terry O'Quinn Plots Return To ABC For 'Hallelujah'

March 10th, 2011 11:25am EST
Terry O'Quinn | Photo Credits: James Devaney/WireImage.com
Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.

From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a...

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Fans Get Lucky With 'Lost' Lottery Numbers

January 5th, 2011 10:55pm EST
Lost
Superfans of TV show Lost got lucky on Tuesday - if they followed character Hurley's cursed lottery numbers.

Four of the six winning numbers in the Mega Millions lottery matched the digits that haunted Jorge Garcia's character after he won $114 million.

Tuesday's jackpot was $355 million.

Anyone with Hurley's Lost numbers would have won a whopping $150.

According to Lost creator Damon Lindelof, 9,078 people "played Hurley's numbers."

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31 Days Of Horror: 'Saw' (2004)

October 20th, 2010 2:07pm EDT
Saw
Ever since Saw came out way back in 2004, I’ve heard nothing but belly aching from movie-goers and horror-goons alike over how the movie ushered in a new era of gore-porn. That because of Saw, as well as Hostel, its pseudo sister-movie, all horror movies started to forgo any attempt at story telling in favor of graphic depictions of peoples’ heads getting shoved into bear-traps or corn threshers. I also recall it being quite buzzed about before its release, only to be met with cold to tepid reviews upon its actual release. So, keeping its reputation in mind, I skipped past watching Saw, Saw...
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Lost Without 'Lost'? Try This...

October 14th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
Lost
Regardless of what you thought of the ‘Lost’ finale that aired last May, chances are you will miss the show come January. Then, you’ll realize during the doldrums of winter that your favorite show is not making a return from the usual eight-month hiatus. It is, in fact, over. Done. Finito.

There are ways to cope, however. There are potential new shows that may remedy your ‘Lost’ pains, and there are shows coming up that will sound promising to you. There are even a few old favorites you might find comforting.

What you can watch now:

-‘The Event’ on NBC. There’s no way you could ha...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Anna Paquin Talks Tongue & Bellybutton Piercings

August 24th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin recently revealed her history of piercings.

She explained, "I've had 10 piercings in my ear, and a bellybutton pierce (sic), and a tongue ring. My tongue, as it turns out, is not really appropriate for piercing, because the webbing is too close to the font, and the bottom barbell kept hitting against my teeth...and it gave me a lisp, which isn't great as an actress."

The bisexual actress recently tied the knot with her "True Blood" lover Stephen Moyer. The couple, who met and fell in love of the set of the vampire TV hit in 2007, tied the knot in front of a host of celebrity ...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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'LOST' Final Recap: A Fitting Ending That Should Stand Up Against Time

May 24th, 2010 1:35pm EDT
Lost - Finale
This might be the most difficult thing I've ever written, and I can't even figure out how to get started. LOST has changed television, and if you don't believe that, you don't understand what an incredible show it was. Even haters can realize that with its original plotline and encouragement of science fiction in a major network, it opened doors for shows outside of the box to maybe be taken more seriously than they used to. It was a community show, one that encouraged the millions of fans to think and discuss and speculate together in a way that had never been seen. It decided to cancel it...
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'LOST' Recap: 'What They Died For'

May 19th, 2010 11:58am EDT
Lost - What The Died For
This is the last week of LOST. After Sunday, there will never be a new episode of this gripping, incredible show again. They are going out on their terms, and it is difficult not to be emotional about it as a long-time fan. Last night was the final time LOST would air as a regular hour, and it set up things nicely for the two and a half hour series finale on Sunday. So let's look at the last normal episode of the best show on television, titled "What They Died For."

They start right out being mean and showing Sun, Jin, and Sayid dying again. Like we ever needed to see that heartbreaking ho...
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Break-In Drama At 'Lost' Star's Home

May 8th, 2010 10:39am EDT
Malcolm David Kelley
"Lost" star Malcolm David Kelley was caught up in a real-life drama on Friday morning when he called cops to report a break-in at his home in California.

Teenager Kelley, who plays Walt on the hit desert island drama, called the police when he heard someone trying to break into his family's Bellflower home.

Cops apprehended the person minutes later outside.

TMZ.com reports one person was taken into custody.

The young actor's publicist, Dominic Friesen, says, "Malcolm and his family are incredibly grateful that no one was injured during today's incident. It has been a frightening ordeal....
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Everything You Need To Know About The End Of 'Lost' Is In This Week's Special Collector's Edition Of EW

May 6th, 2010 2:29pm EDT
Lost
Entertainment Weekly has been obsessing over "Lost" since it first premiered in 2004, and now that the end is near they have put together the ultimate handbook to get viewers ready for the remaining episodes before the series signs off. From the big finale preview (Entertainment Weekly was on set) to recaps of every season to an oral history of how it all began, this week's special collector's issue has the entire Island covered.

For the filming of the pivotal sequence that's part of the final 10 minutes of "Lost's" two-hour series finale, nearly two dozen cast members are in attendance, ...
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LOST Recap: 'The Package'

March 31st, 2010 2:01pm EDT
LOST - The Package
Ahhh, Sun and Jin, Jin and Sun. Remember when their biggest problems on LOST was him demanding she button up her blouse and her secretly being able to speak English? Good times. Now the Korean couple have been separated for years since Sun was one of the Oceanic 6, raising their daughter in the real world, and Jin was stuck in the 70's Dharmaville. It's been several seasons now with them being separated, and unfortunately their last episode "The Package" does not give the fans the reunion they were so hoping for. Foul, show.

In the flashsideways, Jin and Sun were never married but they are...
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'Lost' Recap: 'Dr. Linus'

March 10th, 2010 12:16pm EST
Ben Linus
There are some fans of LOST that may be complaining that the show has still not provided their hundreds of expected answers, and that they can't really understand where the show is going. Yet no one can deny that the show is exceptional when it comes to character development, and that Michael Emerson is one of the best actors on television. The fact that he took Ben Linus from what was supposed to be a guest spot and turned him into one of the most complicated characters ever seen is simply stunning. Ben is a villain, he's a murderer, he's a manipulator, and yet he's charismatic and fascina...
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LOST Recap: 'Sundown'

March 3rd, 2010 12:05pm EST
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The amusing part of LOST right now is that they really aren't giving fans any major answers yet, and still when they have a brilliant episode it doesn't really matter to anyone. They can confuse us all if it means Sayid being a crazy badass for an entire hour. Sayid's had a rough season or so. He reunited with his beloved Nadia only to watch her die in front of him, and then he became an assassin for Ben. When he realized what a crazy thing it was to fight for Ben, he found Little Ben in the Dharma and shot him, thus probably sending the creepy kid on his path to becoming a very creepy adul...
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Cryptic Words About 'Lost's' Final Episodes Revealed At PaleyFest

March 1st, 2010 11:02am EST
Cryptic Words About Lost
With the remaining episodes of ABC’s Lost quickly ticking down to the end, the thoughts and questions on everyone's mind at their PaleyFest 2010 panel on Saturday evening in Beverly Hills all had to do with just how many of the show's mysteries would be resolved. Greatly for this reason (but also due in part to the fact that the show is currently shooting in Hawaii), the majority of the panel was made up of the show's writers and producers, including creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. Joining them in the "hot seats" were Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Liz Sarnoff, and director/produce...
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Questions That Must Absolutely Be Answered On 'Lost's' Final Season

January 29th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Lost
"Lost" has baffled, bewildered, and enthralled viewers for five action-packed seasons. When it began years ago, people were shocked by this sci-fi drama that seemed to come out of nowhere. It had a huge cast with mostly unknowns, and it was filmed almost entirely on a beautiful island in Hawaii. Almost immediately the audience was hooked on this bizarre place where the characters were all stranded on an island that had polar bears and smoke monsters and natives that stole children.

Now that "Lost" is gearing up for its final season, however, our patience is wearing thing. We have loved ...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Check Out 'Lost: The Complete Fifth Season' On Blu-Ray & DVD Dec. 8

December 7th, 2009 8:00am EST
Lost season 5
The show that revolutionized primetime proves once again why it is television's most addictive and creative series, as the epic story of Lost twists, turns and spirals through time in its brilliant fifth season.

Destiny sends the Oceanic 6 back to the Island and into the heart of the enigmatic Dharma Initiative. The reason they had to return and the fate of all those who were left behind is revealed as the momentum builds toward the much anticipated series finale in 2010. Some of "Lost’s" most pressing questions are finally answered in a spectacular 5-disc collection, packed with delete...
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Our Favorite TV Villains

October 29th, 2009 9:38am EDT
Maryann from True Blood
Halloween is coming up fast and it's caused people to look for the best costumes, pick out the best candy, and maybe even plan to visit scary haunted houses or watch horror films to celebrate. Halloween is a great day to cuddle up with your friends and scream at your favorite flicks, but movies are not the only ones who offer up some scary characters to haunt your sleep. Television often provides psychopaths, murderers, manipulators, and demons to taunt you not just for two hours, but for seasons upon seasons of mayhem! Here's a look at some of the scariest villains on television and why th...
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2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

September 21st, 2009 9:55am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...
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The Sad Victims Of 'Lost' Deserve A Second Chance At Life

August 3rd, 2009 1:32pm EDT
Lost
There were not that many secrets or hints given at the "Lost" panel during the San Diego Comic Con, but this was hardly a surprise since they notoriously guard their spoilers every year. One of the major pieces of information gathered, however, was that two fan favorites would be returning to the show for the final season, despite their apparent deaths: Daniel Faraday and Juliet Burke.

For those who do not recall, Faraday was one of the scientists on the freighter who was there to study the island and/or "rescue" the survivors. He quickly became a favorite because of his intelligence, g...
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