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James Van Der Beek To Be A First-Time Dad

April 10th, 2010 9:35am EDT
James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek is set to become a first-time father - his girlfriend is pregnant.

The happy news comes less than a month after the former "Dawson's Creek" star reached a divorce settlement with his ex-wife, actress Heather Ann McComb.

Van Der Beek and his new partner Kimberly Brook are expecting their first child later this year.

The actor broke the news in a 'tweet'.

He wrote, "The woman I love and I are expecting our first child. Currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed."

The couple met last summer after Van Der Beek and McComb had split.

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James Van Der Beek Wanted To Quit Acting

February 3rd, 2010 9:00am EST
James Van Der Beek Wanted To Quit Acting
James Van Der Beek was so exhausted after finishing his six-year stint on Dawson's Creek; he contemplated giving up acting for good. The star shot to fame as the lead character Dawson in the hit teenage drama, which ran from 1998 until 2003.

He admits he was tempted to quit Hollywood once and for all when the show wrapped - and credits an extended hiatus with later reviving his love of performing.

He tells PopEater.com, "I was so burned out after six years of doing it that I thought I'd never do it again. In all my wisdom at age 26! And so I kind of dropped out for a bit. I disappea...
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Visit The Set Of NBC's New Hospital Drama 'Mercy' (Video)

January 20th, 2010 12:09pm EST
Eric Stromsvold
We recently visited the set of NBC's hospital drama, Mercy, for a tour of the set and to spend some time with the stellar cast; Taylor Schilling (Nurse Veronica Callahan), Michelle Trachtenberg (Nurse Chloe Payne), Jaime Lee Kirchner (Sonia Jimenez), James Tupper (Dr. Chris Sands), Guillermo Diaz (Nurse Angel Lopez), Diego Klattenhoff (Mike Callahan), James LeGros (Dr. Dan Harris) and new cast member James Van Der Beek (Dr. Liam West).

In between filming takes James Tupper gave us a personal tour of the Mercy set and in the process discovered that he is not only a practical joker but he ...
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James Van Der Beek Files For Divorce

November 20th, 2009 9:53am EST
James Van Der Beek Files For Divorce
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek has filed for divorce from his wife Heather McComb five months after the couple split.

The pair wed in Malibu, California in July 2003, parted ways in April and have no children.

Van Der Beek has cited irreconcilable differences in his divorce papers, obtained by TMZ.com.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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TV Reunions We'd Like To See

August 28th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Party Of Five
We all have our favorite shows, especially the ones we used to beg mom and dad to let us stay up and watch. Or the shows we watched with our friends every week and discussed the next day in school because it was the most exciting event in our lives. Most of these shows are played in syndication, but the true fans want to know what's going on with our favorite characters now.

Here are the top shows that we'd love to see do reunion specials:

It's been 20 years since "Saved by the Bell," TV's first live-action Saturday morning sitcom debuted. The show started as "Good Morning, Miss Blis...
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James Van Der Beek Splits From Wife

June 10th, 2009 8:40am EDT
James Van Der Beek Divorce
Television actor James Van Der Beek and his wife of six years have split.

The former Dawson's Creek actor and actress Heather McComb parted ways in April, according to UsMagazine.com.

The two 32 year olds wed in Malibu, California in July 2003. The ceremony was officiated by Van Der Beek's uncle.

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'Medium' Recap: 'All in the Family'

April 8th, 2009 1:44pm EDT
Medium
"Medium" was especially great this week because it featured several well known guest stars, including Amanda Detmer (Final Destination) as Joe's sister Sarah, James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek) as potential villain Dylan, and Morena Baccarin (Firefly) as potential villain/victim Brooke. Way to bring it on with the excellent guest stars, "Medium!"

This episode is all about family; the fights they have, the love underneath, and sometimes the lack of love that causes problems. Allison dreams of a stranger, who turns out to be the woman Brooke, convincing her youngest daughter to shoot bo...
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Rumer Willis To Guest Star On 'Medium'

March 12th, 2009 10:15am EDT
Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis, Balthazar Getty and Anjelica Huston guest star in a powerful episode of NBC's "Medium" this spring titled, "The First Bite Is The Deepest."

Patricia Arquette stars as well as directs for the second time this season and Anjelica Huston reprises her Emmy nominated role of Cynthia Keener, a private investigator who worked with Allison Dubois last season and is now serving time in prison for the murder of her daughter's killer.

In the episode, Keener reaches out to Allison for help when a friend (Willis) turns up missing. Allison learns the missing young woman was a k...
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James Van Der Beek To Guest Star On 'OTH'

October 16th, 2008 3:17pm EDT
James Van Der Beek
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek is returning to his TV roots with an appearance on One Tree Hill.

The actor will play a director looking to turn a book by Chad Michael Murray's character Lucas into a movie. But the guest appearance will be an emotional one for Van Der Beek - teen drama One Tree Hill is filmed on the same Wilmington, North Carolina set where Dawson's Creek was shot between 1998 and 2003.

Executive producer Mark Schwann says, "The specter of Dawson's Creek is always around us. We're about to complete 128 episodes, which is what Dawson's did...So I tho...
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Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

April 21st, 2008 10:15am EDT
Gossip Girl
Monday, April 21

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - OMG, it's back, finally! Judging from tonight's episode title - "The Blair Bitch Project" - Jenny is not going to be sitting pretty for long.

Greek (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - A flashback episode sheds light on how the Casey/Cappie/Evan love triangle started during freshman year.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - The 80s make a return in tonight's Robin Sparkles comeback episode, which features James van der Beek, Tiffany and Alan Thicke in a music video for Robin's break-up ballad, "Sandcastles in the Sand."

One Tree Hil...
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Memorable Celebrity Quotes

October 13th, 2007 7:07am EDT
Eva Mendes
"I have this funny thing about me. When I end up on the worst-dressed list, I like it. It means I took a risk." Eva Mendes talks fashion.

"Every once in a while, he'll go, 'Oh my God, mommy, you're on TV, you're on TV!' I don't think he has any understanding of (it), I think he's aware that it's mommy's job." Kate Hudson's three-year-old son Ryder is starting to realize his mother is famous.

"Whenever he spoke everybody just shut up. He's like God. He's a legend and he's such a lovely guy... He's a proper gentleman." Spice Girls star Melanie Brown will miss entertainer Wayne Newto...
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James Van Der Beek Denies He's Recording An Album

October 12th, 2007 9:42am EDT
James Van Der Beek
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek has dismissed reports he's recording his debut album as a singer. Van Der Beek, who stars in the new season of Ugly Betty, insists he has no plans to become a musician, although he insists he's a good enough singer.

He says, "Someone brought it up to me when I was on the 'Ugly Betty' set. I looked at them like they were crazy."

The 30-year-old adds, "There was that episode of 'Dawson's' in which I got drunk and sang. I can sing. It's one of my deep, dark secrets."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Andy Dick's 'Danny Roane: First Time Director' Comes To DVD Nov. 6

October 7th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Danny Roane: First Time Director
From the wildly creative mind of Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect) comes an untamed and hilarious new mockumentary Danny Roane: First Time Director. Featuring an all-star cast that includes James Van Der Beek (The Rules of Attraction), Maura Tierney (ER), Kate Flannery (The Office), Michael Hitchcock (Waiting for Guffman) plus many other surprise appearances, the film is an unapologetic, politically incorrect, balls-out comedy about independent filmmaking.

After his drunken antics ruin his acting career, Danny Roane (Dick) decides to stage a comeback by sobering up and directing his ow...
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James Van Der Beek To Guest Star In 'Ugly Betty'

August 28th, 2007 10:18am EDT
James Van Der Beek
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek has been lined up to star in the forthcoming season of Ugly Betty.

The actor will join a long line of celebrity guest stars in the show, including Gina Gershon, Salma Hayek, and the impending cameo appearance by Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.

According to E! Online, Van Der Beek will star as the owner of a fashion house who is troubled by transsexual Mode magazine co-editor Alexis Meade.

A source tells the site, "James Van Der Beek is playing the owner of Atlantic Attire.

"Apparently, he's scheduled to do business with Meade, b...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 8

March 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Micky Dolenz
Happy Birthday to "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (1977), "Scooby-Doo" actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976), TV actress Andrea Parker (1969), singer Shawn Mullins (1968), Kathy Ireland (1963), "The Practice" actress Camryn Manheim (1961), TV/film actor Aiden Quinn (1959), British singer Gary Numan (1958), former Eagle Randy Meisner (1946), Monkee Micky Dolenz (1945), English actress Lynn Redgrave (1943), Canadian actress Susan Clark (1940), New York Yankees pitcher/author Jim Bouton (1939), pianist Dick Hyman (1927), dancer/actress Cyd Charisse (1921), "Gilligan's Island" skipper Alan ...
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Steven Spielberg, Penelope Cruz & Others Party With Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

December 11th, 2006 9:17am EST
Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Steven Spielberg, Penelope Cruz, Larry King and Jennifer Lopez were amongst a host of stars who gathered to celebrate the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on Saturday night. Cruise's producing partner Paula Wagner and her husband Rick Nicita hosted a post-wedding bash for the newlyweds in their Beverly Hills, California mansion - three weeks after the actor wed Holmes in Bracciano, Italy.

The party gave the couple a chance to party with friends who couldn't make the romantic castle ceremony in Italy. Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony, who also attended the Bracciano wedding, a...
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James Van Der Beek Makes Writing Debut With Baseball Script

September 4th, 2006 4:30pm EDT
James Van Der Beek
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek is taking his passion for baseball to the big screen after penning a screenplay for a new sports film.

The actor's latest project is a tribute to his father, who played professional baseball in America before he was born.

Van Der Beek tells website moviehole.net, "I love baseball. My dad played professionally before I was born. It's about a guy who realises his dreams of playing in the major leagues, and at the same time, he falls in love. It's about trying to reconcile the two. It's the first thing I've written, and actually handed ...
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Catch 'Dawson's Creek' Monday on The N

August 13th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Dawson
The N, nighttime network for teens, continues to sizzle this summer with the premiere of its newly acquired one-hour drama Dawson’s Creek. The first 12 episodes of season one will premiere back-to-back tomorrow during a 12-hour marathon from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET).

The remainder of the six-season library (128 episodes) will continue to roll out weeknights starting Tuesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ET).

Viewers were introduced to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes), life-long friends and soul mates. This wholesome friendship, beginning with years of Joey...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 8

March 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Micky Dolenz
Happy Birthday to "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (1977), "Scooby-Doo" actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (1976), TV actress Andrea Parker (1969), singer Shawn Mullins (1968), supermodel Kathy Ireland (1963), "The Practice" actress Camryn Manheim (1961), TV/film actor Aiden Quinn (1959), British singer Gary Numan (1958), former Eagle Randy Meisner (1946), Monkee Micky Dolenz (1945), English actress Lynn Redgrave (1943), Canadian actress Susan Clark (1940), New York Yankees pitcher/author Jim Bouton (1939), pianist Dick Hyman (1927), dancer/actress Cyd Charisse (1921), "Gilligan's Island" sk...
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The N Network Adds 'Summerland,' 'Dawson's Creek' To Schedule

March 2nd, 2006 11:58am EST
The N, the nighttime network for teens, has acquired the broadcast rights to two of the hottest teen dramas that launched the careers of Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, James Van Der Beek, and Jesse McCartney.

The N will premiere all 26 hour-long episodes of Summerland beginning Monday, May, 1 at 7:00 p.m. and will follow in the fall with the entire library (128 episodes) of the groundbreaking teen drama Dawson’s Creek, on Friday, September 1.

“We are proud to bring Dawson’s Creek, the provocative, breakthrough drama that helped define TV for teens, to a new audi...
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