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Adrien Brody


David Cross


Jada Pinkett Smith


Zoe Saldana


Jessica Chastain


Radha Mitchell


Nia Long


Bonnie Somerville


Ron Rifkin


Jennifer Lopez


Robin Williams

Michael Vartan News





Jada Pinkett-Smith's 'HawthoRNe' Kaput

September 2nd, 2011 2:26pm EDT
Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith will no longer be needing her hospital scrubs - her medical drama HawthoRNe has been axed after three seasons.

The Matrix Reloaded actress returned to the small screen for the first time in 18 years for the show, which premiered on TNT in 2009, but TV executives announced on Friday that they will not be renewing the contract for another series.

In a statement, a network representative says, "TNT has decided not to order a fourth season of HawthoRNe. TNT truly appreciates the tremendous dedication of everyone involved in HawthoRNe. The series gave TNT the opportunity t...
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Michael Vartan Weds

April 3rd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Michael Vartan
Actor Michael Vartan is a married man - he walked down the aisle with fiancee Lauren Skaar in California on Saturday.

The Monster-in-Law star proposed to Skaar in March last year, 12 months after the pair first met while shopping in a supermarket in Los Angeles.

At the sun-soaked ceremony at The Resort in Newport Beach, Vartan's Alias co-star Victor Garber took on groomsman duties and the couple read out its self-penned vows.

A party followed, with Icelandic band Sigur Ros playing for friends and family, according to People.com.

And Vartan reveals now the big day is out of the way, the ...
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'Glee' Recap: First Kisses And Other Teenage Dreams

November 10th, 2010 9:31am EST
Glee First Kisses
Finn and Sam are sexually frustrated, Puck is back, and Sectionals are a month away. Also, Mr. Schue is rehashing last year’s Battle of the Sexes assignment and Kurt is getting physically and verbally attacked. Ryan Murphy has talked about how this season will deal with homophobia and focus on themes of acceptance. Right from the start, we see that these issues will be at the heart of this week’s “Glee.”

Before we get there though, Mr. Schue switches up the assignment of the week. So now, the boys will be singing traditionally female vocals and the girls will sing classic rock anthems. In...
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Former 'Alias' Star Michael Vartan To Wed

March 20th, 2010 10:59am EDT
Michael Vartan
Actor Michael Vartan is engaged to marry the girl he met in a Los Angeles parking lot.

The 41-year-old "Monster-in-Law" star, who previously dated actress Jennifer Garner, proposed to Lauren Skaar earlier this month, according to People.com.

The couple, who met last year, plans to wed in 2011.

Vartan was previously engaged to Shannon Gleason.

See more photos of Michael here!
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Slideshow: Our Favorite Michaels

July 24th, 2008 8:49am EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
The name Michael was the second most popular male baby name in 2007 (followed by Jacob), according to the Social Security Administration. It's one of those names that has a timeless quality, and many celebrities are proud to call it their own. Check out our slideshow of our favorite Michaels:

Michael Caine

Latest film: The Dark Knight

Michael Douglas

Upcoming projects: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Michael J. Fox

Upcoming project: Rescue Me

Michael Keaton

Upcoming project: The Merry Gentle...
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The Best & Worst Films Starring Drew Barrymore

April 2nd, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Drew in 50 First Dates
There is perhaps no greater polarizing figure in the film world than Drew Barrymore. Very few waffle on Drew Barrymore's ability as an actress - you either love or hate her.

Some are entranced by the starlet's positive attitude and sunny demeanor. Others see that personality as a perfect compliment to her blonde hair. (Personally, we're pro-Drew, for who can hate a genuine sweetheart)? Either way, no one can deny that the actress has engaged her audience her entire life - from childhood celebrity to teenage addict to serial bride to nude poser. All the while, and quite amazingly, Barr...
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Leave Them Hanging: Favorite TV Cliffhangers

April 2nd, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Lost
Television is a medium that thrives on manipulating audiences into tuning in, and no narrative device is more effective at accomplishing that task than the cliffhanger. With the end of the 2007-08 season rapidly approaching and new cliffhangers waiting in the wings, we have decided to celebrate our favorites from years past.

5) The Simpsons: "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"

The Cliffhanger: It didn't provoke quite the fervor of the "Dallas" storyline that it parodied, but this two-part episode did warrant a special "America's Most Wanted" and was discussed often during the summer of 19...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week:

January 21st, 2008 8:55am EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Monday, Jan. 21

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John and Cameron try to fit in at high school. Hopefully, there's no robotic substitute teacher this time.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Rocket scientist Joe, TV's brainiest husband, is interviewing with an employer who has a missing daughter. Luckily, Joe's wife is TV's best psychic.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel, 10 p.m.) - His book Kitchen Confidential inspired the short-lived FOX series of the same name. In this week's No Reservations, Bourdain explores the thriving film scene, natural scenery a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 27

November 27th, 2007 3:00am EST
Michael Vartan
Family Matters' Urkel Jaleel White (1976), Melrose Place actress Brooke Langton (1970), Alias actor Michael Vartan (1968), actress and former pugilist's wife Robin Givens (1964), actor Fisher Stevens (1963), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia (1958), Bill Nye the Science Guy (1955), rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942), country pop star Eddie Rabbitt (1941), and prolific actor and kung-fu master Bruce Lee (1940).
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Starpulse's 'Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors'

November 20th, 2007 9:55am EST
James Franco
With so many celebrity hunks to choose from it was hard to pick only ten for our "Top 10 Celebrity Bachelors" list; however, we've managed to narrow it down to a few that will make your mouth water.

On demand in Hollywood we have rising star Shia LaBeouf, 21. Ever since his appearance in movies such as "Transformers" and "Disturbia," LaBeouf has been on casting directors' hot list. He's on our hot list as well, as in, pour-some-water-on-me I need to cool down hot. Gone are his days of dressing like a hip-hop wannabe. Today we are looking at a grown man, and that's represented in his n...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, November 27

November 27th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jimi Hendrix
Family Matters' Urkel Jaleel White (1976), Melrose Place actress Brooke Langton (1970), Alias actor Michael Vartan (1968), actress and former pugilist's wife Robin Givens (1964), actor Fisher Stevens (1963), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia (1958), Bill Nye the Science Guy (1955), rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942), country pop star Eddie Rabbitt (1941), and prolific actor and kung-fu master Bruce Lee (1940).
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Season 4 & New Episodes of 'Alias' Now Available on iTunes

April 19th, 2006 11:37am EDT
Alias
Alias is now available for purchase at iTunes, Disney-ABC Television Group just announced. To help increase awareness of and anticipation for the series' new season, fans of the program can now purchase individual episodes from seasons four and five (the current season) for $1.99. The entire fourth season is also available for $34.99.

The Emmy Award-winning spy drama returns with a two-hour special event tonight (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) and will air in its regular time period thereafter on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), until its series finale in May.

The electrifying return even...
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'Alias' Is Back!

April 19th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Vaugn returns on Alias
The Emmy Award-winning spy drama Alias returns to the primetime schedule with a two-hour event on Wednesday, April 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. Jennifer Garner stars as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in this non-stop thrill ride through espionage, adventure and heart-wrenching drama. The electrifying return event includes the birth of Sydney's baby and reappearance of Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan).

In the two-hour return event, featuring the episodes "S.O.S." and "Maternal Instinct," Jack calls on former Agent Weiss (Greg Grunberg) and the APO team to search for Sydney after receivin...
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'Alias' Returns in April With Sydney's New Baby, Michael Vaughn

March 1st, 2006 12:35pm EST
Alias
Alias returns to the ABC primetime schedule with a two-hour event on Wednesday, April 19, (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), and will air in its regular time period thereafter on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Jennifer Garner stars as CIA agent Sydney Bristow. The electrifying return event includes the birth of Sydney's baby and reappearance of Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan).

Upcoming episodes will reveal the outcome of Sloane's unholy alliance in his search for the cure for daughter Nadia (Mia Maestro) and the endgame of the Rambaldi prophecy. Other familiar faces from the past will crop up ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 27

November 27th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jimi Hendrix
Family Matters' "Steve Urkel" actor Jaleel White (1976), Melrose Place actress Brooke Langton (1970), Alias actor Michael Vartan (1968), actress and former pugilist's wife Robin Givens (1964), actor Fisher Stevens (1963), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia (1958), Bill Nye the Science Guy (1955), rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942), country pop star Eddie Rabbitt (1941), and prolific actor and kung-fu master Bruce Lee (1940).
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