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'Up All Night' Recap: 'First Christmas'

12/8/2011 10:07am EST
Up All Night
This week, “Up All Night” rolled out its first Christmas episode. In the context of the series, and compared to sitcom Christmas episodes in general, it was a success.

When Chris and Reagan stroll Amy by Gene and Terry’s pimped-out “Winter Wonderland” yard display, the adorable toddler lights up like Rudolph’s nose. (The reindeer, not Maya.) Upon seeing this, Reagan decides to deck her own halls to make Amy happy, despite her aversion to overblown holiday decorations. Of course, this brings Reagan’s OCD-ness (which was in full effect last week) raging to the surface. Reagan’s mom, Angie ...
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Happy 40th Birthday Christina Applegate

11/25/2011 7:30pm EST
Christina Applegate
Not only is she gorgeous, hilarious and down to Earth - Christina Applegate looks damn good for turning the big 40 today! Best known for playing Kelly Bundy, the dumb blonde, on the FOX sitcom Married...with Children, Christina has surpassed any stereotype she may have earned from that role and turned her career into a very successful one. Growing up in Hollywood with a producer father and an actress mother definitely helped out her career but Christina made a name for herself, independent from her parents. Although she did make her television debut with her mother on Days of Our Lives, her...
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Celebrity Birthdays - November 25, 2011

11/25/2011 3:00am EST
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Happy Birthday to:

Actress Christina Applegate (1971)

Actress Katie Cassidy (1986)

Actor Billy Burke (1966)

Scottish actor Dougray Scott (1965)

Christian singer Amy Grant (1960)

Dancing With The Stars judge Bruno Tonioli (1955)

Comedic actor John Larroquette (1947)

Political consultant/actor Ben Stein (1944)

Singer Percy Sledge (1941)

Star Trek's "Khan" Ricardo Montalban (1920; d. 2009)

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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Hiring and Firing'

11/17/2011 11:24am EST
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Since the news broke that the Schmitties at NBC decided to handle the return of “30 Rock” by pulling “Community” (aka the best show on TV) from its mid-season lineup, a lot of anger has been directed (deservedly) at “Whitney,” which will get a move to Wednesday instead of a much-needed mercy killing, and (not-so-deservedly) "Up All Night," which will take the Thursday, 9:30 pm timeslot. Although I’m pretty irritated about the “Community” debacle, my fondness for “Up All Night” (and especially my fondness for Will Arnett) has led me to defend it to the many who hate it. So, I was really hopi...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'First Night Away'

11/10/2011 9:19am EST
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Since my only real complaint about "Up All Night" has been that Ava's storylines often feel like they're part of a completely different show (a problem that the show has been gradually fixing), I have to give two big thumbs up to this week's episode for how it seamlessly integrates Ava into Chris and Reagan's story. Or maybe it's the other way around. Yes, "First Night Away" is also the first night that Maya Rudolph gets to be the star, while Will Arnett and Christina Applegate stand just on the edge of the spotlight, looking cute and making out a lot. And you know what? I'm surprisingly fi...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Birth'

10/20/2011 9:17am EDT
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As its title suggests, the latest episode of "Up All Night" takes us back 18 months to the events surrounding little Amy Brinkley's introduction to the world. The poop jokes are in place, as is the requisite birthing video-viewing-turns-to-horror scene. As an episode of a comedy series, it's not the strongest installment, but as a device to make viewers care more about the characters and their relationships, it works quite well. And shucks, it's just sweet.

"Birth" also helps to paint Ava in a more sympathetic light. Sure, she's a self-obsessed freak, but she's also a lost little girl ev...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope'

10/13/2011 9:14am EDT
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Even though the latest episode of "Up All Night" was filmed well before last week's recap, it somehow managed to address many of the issues I felt were keeping the show from being as good as it could be. As a result, this week's episode is the strongest so far.

Last week, I suggested that "Up All Night" needed to focus more on Chris and Reagan's relationships—with each other and with their baby—and dial back Ava's over-the-top storylines so that they mesh better with the rest of the show. "Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope" does just that by giving Reagan and Ava storylines that mirror eac...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'New Car'

10/6/2011 9:06am EDT
Like all new parents, Chris and Reagan Brinkley have been dealing with a lot of changes—both as a couple and as individuals. So far, "Up All Night" has focused on the resulting inner turmoil, like the fear of no longer being cool, the struggle to keep passion alive in their relationship, and just the general panic that comes with the responsibility of caring for a tiny human being. This week's episode steers away from the emotional and into the superficial, as Chris tries to convince Reagan to give up her other baby, a sweet (and impractical) BMW convertible.

Perhaps this decision is so...
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NBC Cancels 'Playboy Club,' Gives Full Season Pickups To 'Up All Night' & 'Whitney'

10/4/2011 1:38pm EDT
The Playboy Club
NBC has canceled the first show of the 2011 season: "The Playboy Club" is kaput. On Monday night the series attracted only 3.4 million viewers. The show centered on the bunnies who worked at the famous 1960s hotspot and involved the murder of a mob boss.

On the flip side, NBC has picked up the new comedies "Up All Night" and "Whitney" for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

"Up All Night" is an irreverent look at modern parenthood. Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party and, most recently, mom. Determined not to compromise he...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Working Late and Working It'

9/29/2011 8:13am EDT
Will Arnett and Will Forte in
When we last caught up with the Brinkleys, they were preoccupied with maintaining their coolness. On this week's "Up All Night," Chris starts to wonder where sexy went and tries to persuade Reagan to bring it back.

The latest episode centers around what seems to be an indisputable fact of family life: babies are tiny, evil sex vampires. Just like cats steal your breath, babies sap your will to do the nasty. Chris begins to realize this when he makes Reagan a romantic dinner (gnocchi - nature's most powerful aphrodisiac), which fails to get her in the mood but succeeds in getting her to...
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'Up All Night' Recap: Cool Neighbors

9/22/2011 12:00pm EDT
Up All Night
In last week’s review of the charming but average “Up All Night” pilot, I assured everyone that “the big laughs will come soon enough.” So, is the second episode soon enough for you?

“Cool Neighbors” cleverly examines the question that eventually plagues every thirtysomething: “When did I stop being cool?” The episode works so well because when we all point and laugh at the Brinkleys’ uncoolness, there are three fingers pointing right back at us, reminding us that it’s probably well past time we take that Mighty Mighty Bosstones cassette out of our tape decks and finally download the War...
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'Up All Night' Recap: Pilot

9/15/2011 9:17am EDT
Ah, the fall TV season is upon us. If you're anything like me, you're rejoicing at the return of current favorites and contemplating whether you have room in your already embarrassingly jam-packed viewing schedule for one or more new series. These decisions are never easy for me because I don't believe in one-night stands. If I decide to give a new show a shot, I'm fully aware that the first date will probably be average at best, and that it may take a few weeks to really get into a groove. There's a certain level of commitment there. And I always worry that I'm going to commit to the wrong...
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TV Spotlight: Watch 'Up All Night' Tonight, Starring Christina Applegate & Will Arnett

9/14/2011 8:00am EDT
Up All Night
Some of our favorite TV stars are back on the small screen this season, including Christina Applegate ("Samantha Who?" and "Married...With Children") and Will Arnett ("Arrested Development").

The duo stars in NBC's new comedy "Up All Night," a series about balancing work, marriage and a new baby.

Applegate stars as Reagan, a successful public relations executive, and Arnett plays Chris, Reagan's supportive, stay-at-home husband. The two have just become parents.

Maya Rudolph plays Ava, Reagan’s outlandish boss and best friend, and James Pumphrey portrays Brian, Reagan’s socially awkward ...
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Five Must-See Shows Premiering This September

9/7/2011 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

8/24/2011 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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Fall 2011 TV Preview: New Shows You Don't Want To Miss (Video)

7/26/2011 3:56pm EDT
Pan Am
Before you know it, summer will be on its way out, and fall will be in. The good news? There are plenty of new TV shows you're not going to want to miss in the upcoming season. Check out some of our quick picks from the networks this season:

NBC

Maria Bello plays a tough cop on a male force in the crime drama "Prime Suspect." Christina Applegate joins Will Arnett as a young couple with a baby in "Up All Night."

The CW

It's the season of the witch! "The Secret Circle" comes from the creator of "The Vampire Diaries." Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to her TV roots to star in "Ringer." And...
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'Hall Pass' Blu-Ray Doesn't Make The Grade

7/6/2011 2:00pm EDT
Hall Pass
Starting today's cavalcade of reviews of recent home releases is the New Line comedy Hall Pass, which recently bowed in an "extended cut" Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. Here's my review.

The Movie

If you saw the commercials, you pretty much got the gist of Hall Pass. Yes, it's another comedy about some guys (in this case, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) who go out and get themselves into R-rated trouble. I thought there were too many of these movies before this, and having watched this, I still hold to that opinion.

There are a few things going for it, namely that there's a decent cast he...
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Britney Spears Has A New Personal Trainer

5/17/2011 8:40pm EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears has turned to former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown's trainer to help her get in tip-top shape for her upcoming tour.

Derek DeGrazio will put the "Toxic" singer through her paces to get her superfit for the taxing tour schedule.

A source tells Life & Style magazine, "Derek is working out with her every day and helping her with nutrition. She's rehearsing five hours a day, six days a week."

DeGrazio has also worked with Kim Kardashian, Christina Applegate and Sex And The City star Chris Noth.

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NBC Announces New Fall TV Shows, 2011-12 Schedule

5/16/2011 11:30am EDT
The PlayBoy Club
NBC just introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hitmakers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's La...
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The Stars React To Osama Bin Laden's Death

5/2/2011 8:18am EDT
Barack Obama
Stars from across the world of show business have expressed their shock and hailed the news that terrorist Osama Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan.

The Al-Qaeda leader, 54, is believed to have been the mastermind behind the tragedy of 9/11, when two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the worst terrorist atrocities in the country's history. Reports of Bin Laden's death began surfacing late on Sunday after an almost 10 year manhunt.

U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed the news during ...
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Review: The Farrelly Brothers Give Husbands a Hilarious Reality Check in ‘Hall Pass’

2/25/2011 10:25am EST
Hall Pass
If you have been a married man for a long time, occasionally you may look at a pretty young thing walking down the street, and fantasize about being single again. You may believe that without “the old ball and chain” you could be living it up. The filmmaking duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly, will give you a hilarious reality check in their comedy “Hall Pass” though.

The film’s main characters Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are married men that suffer from similar delusions of grandeur. They have grown weary of the monotony of marriage, and they are annoyed by the lack intimac...
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Jenna Fischer Gives Guys Great Pick Up Advice For Their 'Hall Pass'

2/23/2011 10:10am EST
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The men may be looking forward to Hall Pass. Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis play men who get to take one week of from marriage. Jenna Fischer plays the wife who suggests the experiment for her marriage. She even offered real men tips for where to get the most out of their hall passes.

“Go to Bed Bath & Beyond,” she said. “For real, there’s a ton of women there. Bed Bath & Beyond, Target. Go where women go. We’re all there. Cosmetics counter. The MAC counter at the mall. Whole Foods. The slutty women are at Whole Foods. The progressive liberal ladies.”

That’s all fun and it’s funny in the ...
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Christina Applegate Says Her Baby Was 'Best Thing That's Ever Happened'

2/22/2011 11:33am EST
Christina Applegate
Cancer survivor Christina Applegate overcame her hatred of exposing her breasts following the birth of her daughter Sadie - she "tore" off her medical gown in the hospital so she could feel closer to her newborn baby.

The star and her fiancé, musician Martyn LeNoble, became first-time parents to little Sadie Grace last month.

Applegate admits she doesn't "have a good relationship" with her chest after undergoing a double mastectomy to treat breast cancer in 2008 - but she battled her fears while she was in the hospital.

Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about the birth, she ex...
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Christina Applegate Debuts Two-Week Old Baby Sadie Grace

2/17/2011 1:05pm EST
Christina Applegate
After surviving breast cancer, Christina Applegate opens up in this week's issue of PEOPLE magazine with an exclusive photo shoot and interview about her role as a new mom to her 7 lbs., 8 oz. baby girl Sadie Grace, who has brought her a newfound sense of healing, hope and love.

Self-conscious about her chest since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and opting for a double mastectomy, Applegate had kept her hospital gown securely fastened even as she neared her 18th hour of labor on January 27th. "I don't let anyone see my top half," says the actress, who has undergone reconstruct...
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Daughter Has 'Healed' Christina Applegate In So Many Ways

2/16/2011 1:28pm EST
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate has opened up about the birth of her daughter, insisting she's "healed" the star following her battle with breast cancer.

The actress overcame the illness in 2009 after undergoing a double mastectomy.

Applegate has since gone on to become engaged to musician Martyn LeNoble, and the pair welcomed daughter Sadie Grace into the world last month.

Now the actress has spoken out about the birth for the first time, revealing becoming a mom has made her life "so much better."

She tells People.com, "I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself aro...
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Christina Applegate Welcomes Daughter Sadie Grace

2/1/2011 8:28am EST
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate has given birth to a baby girl.The actress become a first-time mother on Thursday when she welcomed little Sadie Grace with her musician fiance Martyn LeNoble.

A spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement to People.com, saying, "Actress Christina Applegate and fiance, musician Martyn LeNoble, welcomed daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles. Mother and daughter are doing great."

The 39-year-old star has been dating LeNoble, 41, for nearly three years and they became engaged on Valentine's Day 2010.

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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: July

1/2/2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Love was in the air in July as a host of celebrities walked down the aisle - Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in the Bahamas, while Emily Blunt became Mrs. John Krasinski after marrying The Office star in romantic Como, Italy.

A pregnant Alicia Keys said 'I do' to Swizz Beatz, while Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr became husband and wife in a secret ceremony. Wedding bells also rang in Georgia as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey hunk, Mike Fisher.

But there was also plenty of heartache in Hollywood - Kelly Osbourne called of...
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Christina Applegate Offered $10,000 To Pole Dance For Real

12/9/2010 11:18am EST
Christina Applegate
Pregnant actress Christina Applegate has been offered $10,000 to dance in a strip club for real after impressing bosses with her spoof pre-natal pole dancing video.

The actress, who is expecting her first child with her fiancé Martyn Lenoble, played for laughs by stripping off to tiny shorts and a crop top to grind against a pole in a clip posted on Will Ferrell's comedy website FunnyOrDie.com.

Applegate, playing a character called Roxie Fedaro, caresses her bump and says, "Many pregnant women experience these things called hormones because you're like a total fat a**. You don't feel se...
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Check Out 'Going The Distance' Now On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & Download

12/2/2010 7:07am EST
Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in the romantic comedy "Going the Distance" about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for.

Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there.

Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best fri...
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Kara Dioguardi Without Makeup (& Other News)

11/28/2010 3:30pm EST
Kara Dioguardi
Kara Dioguardi showed up to the opening night of Cinderella at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood last night looking almost unrecognizable with hardly any makeup or hair styling. Looks like life hasn't been that great since being dumped by American Idol.

In other news...

"It kinda sounds a little raunchy." Jessica Simpson on what her new married name will be when she weds new fiance Eric Johnson.

Reese Witherspoon will be honored with the 2,425th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.

"Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring" star Dominic Monaghan performed a Thanksg...
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