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'Dexter' Star Julie Benz Weds On Cinco De Mayo

May 6th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Julie Benz & Rich Orosco
Julie Benz had a very special Cinco de Mayo on Saturday. The former "Dexter" star married her fiance Rich Orosco in a Mexican-themed ceremony.

The actress and her marketing executive boyfriend tied the knot at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The couple, which got engaged last June, honored the groom's Mexican heritage by exchanging vows on the Cinco de May (Fifth of May) holiday at a colorful wedding attended by family and friends.

Their nuptials followed the "pop-up Mexican fiesta" engagement party Orosoco arranged as a surprise last June at ...
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Dana Delaney Back For 'Desperate' Finale

April 10th, 2012 10:38am EDT
Dana Delany
Actress Dana Delany is heading back to Wisteria Lane for the Desperate Housewives finale.

The star's lesbian character Katherine Mayfair will appear in the series' last episode on May 13th.

Delany left the show to front new forensics drama Body of Proof and TV fans watched as the character left the neighborhood and headed for Paris with her girlfriend, played by Julie Benz.
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DVD Review: 'Answers to Nothing'

February 29th, 2012 3:32pm EST
Answers to nothing photo
Cops, psychiatrists, comedy writers and suspected kidnappers. What do they have in common? They all are in the dramatic blender of the new to DVD film "Answers to Nothing" out Feb. 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. See the puree results below!

Title: "Answers to Nothing"

Grade: 2

Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell

Director: Matthew Leutwyler

Rating: R

Runtime: 123 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: Much like "Crash," "Answers to Nothing" has a strong need to express much with events small. Not that there’s an...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012

January 3rd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 40 in 2012
In 1972 the Watergate scandal hit the national scene, "The Godfather" ruled the movie box office and songs that dominated the radio airwaves included Don McLean's "American Pie," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," and "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers.

Also that year many of today's prominent stars were born that starred in films such as "Stand by Me," "Good Will Hunting," "There's Something about Mary," and many more. See what stars turn the big 40 in 2012. Check out the slide show below.

Amanda Peet - Born January 11, 1972

Drea de Matteo - Born January 19, 1972

Gabriel Macht - Born ...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'A Gifted Man' Tonight

September 23rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
A Gifted Man
In "A Gifted Man" Patrick Wilson plays Michael Holt, a talented surgeon who lives a life of luxury and privilege. Then he starts having visions of his dead ex-wife.

Under the guidance of his ex, Holt winds up taking over the medical clinic she worked at that serves those in need.

Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken, Margo Martindale and Afron Williamson also star. The series kicks off tonight at 8/7 central on CBS. Will you tune in?
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'Dexter' Star Julie Benz Engaged

June 27th, 2011 10:34pm EDT
Julie Benz
Actress Julie Benz is to wed again after accepting boyfriend Rich Orosco's proposal over the weekend.

The former Dexter star's beau of four years was so confident the actress would say yes he organized a surprise engagement party for his wife-to-be and 60 guests.

PEOPLE.com reports the proposal took place in the backyard of the home Benz shares with Orosco in Los Angeles.

Benz tells the website, "The proposal was simple and beautiful, and then I was shocked by the pop-up surprise Mexican fiesta engagement party. What girl doesn't want to be serenaded by a Mariachi band surrounded by clos...
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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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These Might Be Explanations For The 'Dexter' Finale

December 14th, 2010 9:58am EST
Dexter Season 5 Finale
If you're like me, you may be still kicking Dexter finale around in your head. Or critiquing it to your friends. Or just wondering what just happened. Well, in the spirit of her somewhat vague answers before the final episode, exec producer Sara Colleton has come back with some possible clarifications for "The Big One" in separate interviews with two different sources. I'm not sure how much these will help put those nagging questions to rest for you, but at least you can hear it straight from the people responsible.

Obviously, don't keep reading if you haven't seen the finale, but if ...
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Sara Colleton Plays Coy About 'Dexter' Finale

December 11th, 2010 7:39am EST
Dexter
Everyone's talking about the Dexter finale, and there's no shortage of people trying to ferret out what's going to happen as the serial-killer series counts down to the end of season five (which airs Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT). In a "relatively spoiler-free" interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the sometimes coy executive producer Sara Colleton drew out the tease a little longer with some interesting answers to some burning questions. All we really know for sure is that Sunday's episode allegedly "is going to emotionally tie in everything that was unleashed last year."

"He couldn't sa...
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'No Ordinary Family' 1x02 Recap: 'No Ordinary Marriage'

October 6th, 2010 1:05pm EDT
NOF George
The episode opens, and Jim is on the run. He leaps onto the roof of a nearby building and his momentum causes him to skid right off the other side. Thankfully, there's another small ledge beneath that, and he's able to jump safely.

His earpiece rings, and George is on the other line; he chides him on his landing- it must make it difficult to hide a super-human man when he's denting in the pavement all across the city.

Jim wants to spend less time talking about his technique and more time getting directions to the robbery he's apparently on his way to stopping. The cops are still over thre...
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'No Ordinary Family' Pilot Recap: Has A Shot At Becoming A Great Show

September 29th, 2010 9:35am EDT
Stephanie Powell
The Powells seem like an average family; Jim is a sketch artist for the police, and Stephanie is a renowned scientist. Their children Daphne and JJ struggle with boyfriends and school, and while Stephanie spends her time working eighty hours a week, Jim worries about his family pulling apart.

Stephanie's work is sending her to Brazil, and Jim convinces her to make it a family vacation. The kids are too thrilled about the idea, but they don't get much of a choice. Jim is determined to get his family together for the first time since their trip to Yellowstone three years ago.
Even on the tr...
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ABC's New Series 'No Ordinary Family' Is Good For The Whole Family

September 23rd, 2010 11:32am EDT
Michael Chiklis No Ordinaary Family
ABC’s new fall show No Ordinary Family is aimed at the ordinary family. In the first episode, a suburban family of four obtains super powers in a plane crash. They return to their normal lives with the powers of strength, speed, mind reading and genius. Michael Chiklis plays the strong father.

“Look, the superhero element in the context of a family drama, it just lends itself where these guys [the writers and producers] can just let their imaginations run wild,” Chiklis said. “It just opens up so many different worlds that we can enter. It makes it exciting and, potentially, extremely ent...
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New Fall Shows - What Should You Be Watching?

September 17th, 2010 10:15am EDT
Hawaii Five-O
The Fall season is officially upon us, and that means while the weather gets cooler, there's more and more reason to stay inside and watch your favorite shows. This has been a big season for new dramas, however, so here's a look at some of the most buzzed about hour-long dramas for the 2010-2011 season. You can look forward to superheroes, worldwide mysteries, con-men, and justice!

Hawaii Five-O
September 20th on CBS at 10 PM EST

Remakes of old favorites are usually a hit or a miss, and it's still too early to tell which one this is going to be. Based on the procedural drama that aired...
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'Dexter' Plans For Its Fifth Season At PaleyFest

March 6th, 2010 11:05am EST
Dexter Plans For Its Fifth Season At PaleyFest
It should seem absurd that anyone would honor and celebrate a serial killer. But when he is a loving husband, father of three, and law enforcement official, it is hard not to see his good side. And the Paley Center for Media has done that not once but twice within four years now with their annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles and Showtime's hit crime drama Dexter.

The crowd and the panel gave Michael C. Hall a standing ovation when he walked out on stage on Thursday, March 4th after screening the very special Thanksgiving episode of the previous season, "Hungry Man." Though the actor skipped pr...
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'Housewives' Star Dana Delany Dishes On Her Lesbian Scene With Julie Benz

February 9th, 2010 8:47am EST
Dana Delaney
"This is the first time on Wisteria Lane that you'll see two women doing more than just kissing. We're taking things to the next level. I get to do it. I'm very honored."

Dana Delany on her upcoming lesbian Desperate Housewives story line with Julie Benz's stripper character.

Benz, who played Michael C. Hall's onscreen wife on the serial killer series Dexter, moves into Wisteria Lane as Debbie, a stripper who is taken under the wing of Teri Hatcher's character Susan Delfino as she strives to leave the adult entertainment industry. Benz will initially appear in three episodes.

Benz was ...
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SAG Awards Fashion: Crimson Gowns, Bare Shoulders & More (Photos)

January 25th, 2010 1:30pm EST
SAG Awards Fashion
One-shouldered dresses and vibrant crimson gowns dominated the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this weekend. Mariah Carey, "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, and other ladies captivated in red, while celebrities like "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski and French actress Marion Cotillard were one of the many who opted for the single shoulder look.

Sandra Bullock was named Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side. She won the same award at last week's Golden Globes. Mo'nique took home Best Supporting Actress for Precious, while Tina Fey and Julianna Margulies claimed...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'A Christmas Carol,' 'The Box' & More

November 2nd, 2009 11:17am EST
Evan Crean
Sadly Boondock Saints II was an utter disappointment. While it had occasional bright moments, the film was marred by a number of problems.

Largely referential to the first film, it felt at many moments as if should be parodying itself, but it sadly wasn't. The overarching story tried to be overly complex in the web of manipulation it sought to weave.

Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz) was a terrible replacement for Agent Smecker (Willem Dafoe), embodying every annoying Southern stereotype.

My biggest criticism of the film was that it was just too wacky; it had too many o...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'This Is It,' 'Boondock Saints II' & More

October 27th, 2009 9:37am EDT
The House of the Devil
As a Bostonian I'm quite excited about the release of the Boston based sequel "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day." As a huge fan of the original, I've waited years to see a sequel come to fruition.

For nearly 10 years, director Troy Duffy struggled to make the follow up to his 1999 cult hit "Boondock Saints." A Hollywood outsider, Duffy suffered from bad press characterizing him as incredibly difficult to work with. This created a major roadblock for him as he sought funding to make a second movie about the MacManus brothers, but eventually he was able to raise the money to make it h...
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'Dexter' Season Finale: Do You Take Dexter Morgan?

December 15th, 2008 1:14pm EST
Dexter
"Dexter" ends its best season yet with what may well have been its Best. Episode. Ever.

This episode was thrilling from the start with investigation of Miguel Prado's slaying taking center stage and instantly putting Dexter in jeopardy from the slain ADA's brother Ramon. This led to a meeting between the two that revealed a bit of Dexter's humanity.

Ramon pulled a gun on Dexter in front of his wedding party before his rehearsal dinner. This led to Ramon's brief incarceration and when Dexter came to visit his former best friend's brother in jail, he revealed more of himself tha...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'I Had a Dream'

December 8th, 2008 12:37pm EST
Dexter
There's anti-climaxes, there's the beginning of "Lost in Space" episodes, and then there's last night's episode of "Dexter", which took the artform to new heights. Or maybe lows.

Just when we thought Dexter had found himself in his toughest predicament yet, presumably locked in the trunk of the skinner, we find out that he'd simply been kidnapped by. . .The Organizers of his Bachelor Party! How hilarious. He even punched Masuka in the face by mistake! Oh, this show is just so darn silly!

Of course, Dexter's complete lack of interest at the booze-soaked stripper fest, gave us a...
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'Dexter': Go Your Own Way

December 2nd, 2008 9:38am EST
Dexter
For this entire season of "Dexter" the whole skinner storyline seemed about as useful as a hangnail. It was almost a plot device to move the characters around where the producers needed them for each episode. Now it has taken on a life of its own, and maybe given Dexter his greatest challenge ever.

Before we get to that; however, let's look at the devolving relationship between Miguel and Dexter. The serial killer, it seems, is regretting his decision to make a friend, as Miguel's slaying of Ellen Wolf has broken Dexter's code and led to his wanting to extricate himself from Miguel'...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'About Last Night'

November 24th, 2008 12:35pm EST
Dexter
Dexter and Miguel have officially hit a rough patch, as the lawyer defied the serial killer by doing something much worse than the other ever did. This may sound like a bad lawyer joke, but it was actually the premise of one the best episode in this series' canon.

It turns out that the bit of homicide hinted at in the previous episode actually happened: Miguel went ahead and offed the innocent-according-to-Dexter Ellen Wolf. The forensics inspector quickly solved the case, discovering blood traces and ultimately the body, underneath a freshly dug grave.

This would eventually lea...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'The Damage A Man Can Do'

November 17th, 2008 10:49am EST
Dexter
It seems Dexter and his new friend may have a whole lot more in common than the show's main character, or his viewers, ever thought.

On Sunday's installment, Miguel finally joined Dexter in his favorite hobby: killing. The target was a compulsive gambler who pays his debts by beating to death those who can't pay theirs. Miguel turned Dexter onto the victim, but nobody could have expected how thrilled the ADA would be by the act.

It turns out that Miguel has a dark passenger of his own, one born out of beatings from his father. It is this revelation that convinces Dexter to al...
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'Dexter Recap': 'Easy as Pie'

November 10th, 2008 1:37pm EST
Dexter
In a sort of cathartic episode for its main character, last night's installment of "Dexter" saw the titular serial killer let go of a bit of the past while reaffirming his twisted take on morality.

The past he let go of was personified in the death of Camilla, the lady from the police records office who knew more about Dexter's past than anybody, including his sister or fiancé. She'd been at end of the line, dying of cancer over the last episode, until she got the bad news that her condition had slowed to the point that she'd be forced to suffer for another month.

While Camilla d...
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'Dexter Recap': 'Sì Se Puede'

November 3rd, 2008 2:03pm EST
Dexter
The biggest question on "Dexter" has nothing to do with its titular hero, his sister, his fiancée or anybody else we've come to know over the two-plus seasons of the show. No, the question has entirely to do with the new addition to the cast, Jimmy Smits' Miguel Prado, and that question is this: How far will Miguel Prado go?

That's precisely what Dexter was wondering last night as he presented Prado with a task to test his mettle. This involved a member of Dexter's "Top Ten" list, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood who got a away with a brutal murder several years ago, and his still r...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 2

January 11th, 2008 12:03pm EST
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army" (July 11)

This is a sequel to the first "Hellboy" and is based off an enormously well received series created by Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy is the greatest supernatural detective and blends many aspects of classical horror and magic with a uniquely dry sense of humor.

The first movie was moderately popular, and the DVD sales were positive enough that a sequel was given the green light. It will be directed again by Guillermo del Toro, and star Ron Perlman as Hellboy, Selma Blair as Liz, and Doug Jones as Abe Sapien.

"Hellboy" has always been a f...
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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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