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2009 Emmy Awards Fashion - Who Looks The Best?

September 20th, 2009 9:09pm EDT
2009 Emmys
The stars came out in droves for tonight's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, a celebration of all that is great on TV. Click through a photo slideshow of the stars on the red carpet, as well as a partial list of the evening's winners so far...

Some of the winners:

— Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Toni Collette, "United States of Tara," Showtime.

— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth, "Pushing Daisies," ABC.

— Directing for a Comedy Series: "The Office:...
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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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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Big Love
The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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'Law & Order: SVU' Star Chris Meloni Shows Off His Guns

July 9th, 2009 9:56am EDT
Christopher Meloni
We spotted Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni at Pastis Restaurant in New York City yesterday wearing a sleeveless dress shirt and tie - probably taking a break while filming. This 48-year-old looks like he works out a bit, no?

Image © Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Mariska Hargitay and Chris recently signed contracts for another season of "SVU." That was in some doubt, with fans of the show wondering whether the actors might be replaced after their two-year contracts expired.

Meloni's accomplished television background consists of appearances on NYPD Blue (1993), the HBO's p...
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TV Honorees That Don't Deserve Recognition At The Emmy Awards

June 9th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Emmy Awards
Nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday, July 16. The Emmy Awards are a bit like the Gold Glove Award in baseball: There's no apparent reason behind the process of selecting recipients, and once you make the short list you're virtually guaranteed a spot for life.

Many blame the Television Academy's awkward way of determining television's best for the pallid variance between what's actually good and what the nomination list purports. Academy members (terribly busy producers, writers, directors and actors) are sent scant screeners by agents representin...
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Dress Battle: Renee Zellweger Vs. Mariska Hargitay

May 19th, 2009 11:05am EDT
Mariska Hargitay and Renee Zellweger
Mariska Hargitay and Renee Zellweger attended the 69th Annual American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala yesterday in New York City. What do you think of their gowns? Who looks better - Mariska in vibrant blue or Renee in pale gray?

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Fashion Star Of The Week: Mariska Hargitay

March 6th, 2009 9:25am EST
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay - one of the stars of the NBC hit television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," was certainly no victim to fashion at the 'Guys And Dolls' Broadway show opening night held in New York City on March 1st.

The Outfit: An ivory and navy corded lace sheath dress by Lela Rose.

Sassy Factor: The sleek and ladylike look of this outfit brings about an essence of royalty. Hail Princess Mariska!

Accessories: With such a decorative dress, Mariska hardly needs any additional accessories. Her diamond wedding ring and small dangling diamond earrings suff...
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TV's Most Kick-Ass Female Detectives

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
Cagney and Lacey
Once upon a television season, fans of police dramas and crime procedurals didn't think detectives could ever get more hard-boiled than Vic Mackey of "The Shield" or Andy Sipowicz of "NYPD Blue." Thankfully, we were wrong. Not only are there an increasing number of take-no-prisoners police detectives and home-sleuths on the case, but many of them are wearing skirts. From Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Roselyn Sanchez in "Without A Trace" to Kathryn Morris in "Cold Case," "Law and Order's" S. Epatha Merkerson and the women of the CSI franchise, powerful, well-written female pro...
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Big Boi Makes A Special Appearance On 'Law And Order: SVU'

November 11th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Big Boi
Big Boi, from Grammy award-winning Rap Duo Outkast will appear on NBC'S Law and Order: SVU as "Gots Money," a Hip Hop artist involved in an exotic animal smuggling ring under investigation by Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) in the "SVU" episode "Wildlife," airing on NBC Tuesday, November 18 (10pm/ 9pm Central).

In the episode, Detective Elliot Stabler jeopardizes his marriage when he goes undercover to infiltrate an animal smuggling ring with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) posing as a prostitute. The case leads the detectives to Hip Hop artist Gots Money, who ...
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Who Will & Who Should Win An Emmy

September 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
30 Rock
Ah, the Emmys, the most entertaining awards show and often the most frustrating. Why is it so frustrating? Because the voters get it wrong. They get the winners wrong more often than casual sports bettors. In fact, they get it so wrong that predicting the winners is often a fool's errand since it's impossible to determine what will strike the Academy's fancy as the reasons for their choices are as mystifying as the results.

Luckily, Starpulse.com has one such fool. So it's time for a round of everybody's favorite game: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

Best Comedy Series Nomine...
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Slideshow: Sexy TV Crime Fighters

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Roselyn Sanchez
Crimefighters are common on television these days. For every CSI & Law & Order, there is a sexy star that steams up the screen. And there are some sizzling detectives from TV's past who also get our heart racing. Who is your favorite crime fighter? Peruse our photo slideshow and let us know!

Marg Helgenberger

CSI

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Don Johnson

Miami Vice

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Jimmy Smits

NYPD Blue

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Slideshow: Celebrities With Short Hair - Who Wears It Best?

September 7th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Rihanna
Think short hair isn't sexy? These celebrities beg to differ. Check out our photo slideshow, and you'll see how beautiful a shorter coif can be! You may also get an idea or two for your own do. Who is your favorite short-haired celeb? Leave a comment, and let us know!

Kirsten Dunst

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Mena Suvari

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Jenny McCarthy

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Emmy Nominations Reaction: Who Was Snubbed, Who Shouldn't Be A Nominee

July 18th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
With the writer's strike a distant memory and an exciting new fall season dead ahead, we're finally ready to celebrate TV again. And what better way than with a lavish awards show?

Yes, the Emmy nominations were revealed at dawn in Los Angeles Thursday morning in a delightful little ceremony that saw Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth squeeze about two-dozen jokes in between their reading off the teleprompter.

There were surprises leading to gasps from the press, and plenty of nominations they all saw coming. Newcomer "Mad Men" led the drama category with 16 nominations w...
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TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 1

July 8th, 2008 11:55am EDT
Boston Legal
Last week, I helped the Emmy panelists decide upon which series to cast their vote for, and now it's the actors' turn.

The Emmy blue ribbon panel received a group of lists from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences last week. These were top ten lists from which they were to select the five nominees for the big Emmy show. They will view select episodes from each nominee and base their decision on what they see.

It's nigh on impossible to glean an accurate impression from a small sample, especially when it comes to acting. Many characters are given complex arcs from which the...
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Cavalcade Of Stars To Light Up The Night For 'Christmas In Rockefeller Center'

November 20th, 2007 9:17am EST
Carrie Underwood
NBC heralds the arrival of the holidays on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 10th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast.

Co-Hosted by Nick Lachey, Al Roker ("Today"), and Ashley Tisdale the star-studded annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature Natasha Bedingfield, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Sean Kingston, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Broadcast ag...
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Stars Offer Tips To Save The Planet

November 13th, 2007 1:44pm EST
Woody Harrelson
It’s not always easy for busy moms to think about saving the earth—they’re just trying to figure out what to feed the kids for dinner. With that in mind, Working Mother magazine did a little asking around, and got advice from some of the most notable champions of the environment on the one thing even the busiest parents can do to save the planet.

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and producer of the documentary 11th Hour:

“Go to www.stopglobalwarming.org and send a message to Congress and our political leaders that we want to endorse new technologies, like solar and wind power. We don’t ...
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Winners At Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards

September 17th, 2007 8:29am EDT
The Sopranos
Winners in major categories for the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (in bold):

Drama Series: ''Boston Legal,'' ABC; ''Grey's Anatomy,'' ABC; ''Heroes,'' NBC; ''House,'' Fox; ''The Sopranos,'' HBO.

Comedy Series: ''Entourage,'' HBO; ''The Office,'' NBC; ''30 Rock, NBC; ''Two and a Half Men,'' CBS; ''Ugly Betty,'' ABC.

Miniseries: ''Broken Trail,'' AMC; ''Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; ''The Starter Wife,'' USA.

Made-for-TV Movie: ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,'' HBO; ''Inside the Twin Tow...
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Sara Ramirez Operates With the Help of Milk

June 21st, 2007 9:31am EDT
Sara Ramirez
Grey's Anatomy breakthrough actress, Sara Ramirez, is the latest celebrity to don the famous "Milk Mustache." Playing a busy doctor on ABC's hit television series, Ramirez knows a healthy diet combined with staying active are important for feeling and looking your best.

Drinking three glasses of lowfat or fat free milk everyday helps her maintain a healthy weight and get the nutrients, including calcium and protein, that she needs. Other celebs who have donned the famous 'stache include Mariska Hargitay, Beyonce Knowles and Elizabeth Hurley.

The ad copy reads, "Great anatomy. In ...
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Step Into A Star's Shoes For Charity

May 2nd, 2007 2:02pm EDT
Teri Hatcher
If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to walk a mile in a celebrity's shoes, now's your chance. Piperlime, a fresh online shoe shop from Gap Inc., today announced that it will host an online celebrity shoe auction to benefit its exclusive charitable partner, Soles4Souls.

Piperlime worked with dozens of Hollywood's hottest celebrities to autograph and donate their fabulous footwear for the auction, which can be accessed online at piperlime.com. Bidding begins Thursday, May 3 and concludes on Monday, May 14.

The auction features new and gently-used shoes donated by nearly 30 ...
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'Law & Order: SVU' Coming to Stations For Weekend Runs This Fall

March 19th, 2007 2:19pm EDT
Christopher Meloni stars in Law & Order SVU
Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Dick Wolf's hit crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in more than 97% of the United States for weekend airings in national syndication starting in fall 2007.

Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has received numerous citations from community-based organizations for the social issues it tackles, and the cast members are frequently recognized for the work they do off-screen to promote personal health and safety and other volunteer efforts and initiatives.

The drama f...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 23

January 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Mariska Hargitay
Happy Birthday to actress Tiffani Thiessen (1974), "Law & Order SVU" star Mariska Hargitay (1964), "Hot Properties" star Gail O'Grady (1963), E Street Band keyboard player Danny Federici (1950), MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Pointer Sister Anita (1948), Dutch actor Rutger Hauer (1944), "Buck Rogers" star Gil Gerard (1943), Puerto Rican actress Chita Rivera (1933),
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Many Celebs To Guest Star on 'Law & Order: SVU'

December 21st, 2006 11:15am EST
Brian Dennehy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit starts off the new year with all original episodes, boasting a star studded January filled with guest star appearances by Brian Dennehy, Paget Brewster, Michael Michele, Blair Underwood, Kal Penn and Adam Beach; as well as an "SVU" directorial debut for actor Eriq LaSalle, reuniting him with some of his former ER cast mates.

The original slate kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 2, when venerable actor Brian Dennehy and Paget Brewster appear in the episode "Scheherazade." Dennehy plays a dying man (Jud Tierney) who wants to come clean about his criminal past. ...
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Bob Saget, Catherine Bell & Other Celebs To Guest Star On 'Law & Order: SVU'

November 21st, 2006 10:02am EST
Catherine Bell
Bob Saget, Catherine Bell, Chris Sarandon and Bernadette Peters guest-star on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Choreographed" on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 PM ET/PT. The star-studded cast join regular Det. Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) for a dramatic episode that features infidelity and murder in the arts.

When a woman is found dead in Central Park, and medical examiner Warner (Tamara Tunie) can find no apparent reason for her death, Stabler (Meloni) begins a solo investigation, which leads him to the victim's husband, Wesley (Sarandon), who owns an established dance ...
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Tonight's TV Highlights: 'Smith,' 'Boston Legal,' 'NCIS,' & More

September 19th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Amy Smart stars in Smith
Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker, Amy Smart, Johnny Lee Miller, Franky G and Chris Bauer star in the new drama series Smith, premiering tonight (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Smith delves into the world of high stakes robberies, where Bobby Stevens (Liotta) finds himself leading a double life as the leader of a band of thieves who pull off intricate and ingenious jobs and then goes back to being the typical nine-to-five, suburban family man.

Leading this close-knit crew of career criminals is Bobby Stevens (Liotta), who appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five...
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Celeb Clothing From The Emmys, Teen Choice Awards & TV Shows Up for Auction

September 6th, 2006 10:07am EDT
Get a Mariska Hargitay gown
The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation is proud to kick-off the fall with their fifth annual Emmy auction. Clothing and accessories by top designers, worn by celebrities attending the Creative and Primetime Emmys, are currently up for bid to benefit children's charities including the emergency relief efforts in Darfur (specifically U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Save the Children and Friends of the World Food Program) as well as Children's Defense Fund and Cure Autism Now.

This marks a special auction for Clothes Off Our Back as items from the Teen Choice Awards and your favorite television shows ...
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'24' Wins Best Drama & 'The Office' Is Best Comedy

August 28th, 2006 8:45am EDT
24
Last night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 58th Annual Emmy Awards. The Fox drama 24 was named Outstanding Drama Series for the first time after five nominations in the category, and in its first season, the NBC series The Office, a U.S. adaptation of the hit British series of the same name, was named Outstanding Comedy Series. Winners in the lead categories follow in bold:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The So...
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