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Child Star Mourned By Ray Romano

April 27th, 2015 10:44am EDT
Ray Romano Honors His TV Son, After Sawyer Sweeten Commits Suici
Fans of hit television show Everybody Loves Raymond were shocked last week when it was reported that Sawyer Sweeten, one of the child actors on the show, took his own life at the age of 19.

Sweeten played one of the children of the character of lead star Ray Romano. Now, Romano himself has spoken out to honor the memory of his television son in the aftermath of his death.

"I am terribly saddened, by the news. He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around," Romano told the Daily Mail. "Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family and his friends during thi...

Which Celebrities Are Pro-Life?

January 23rd, 2015 10:01pm EST
Jack Nicholson
Nothing has polarized society more than the debate on abortion. One side constantly argues that it's immoral and that human life begins in the womb, while the other side argues that if someone gets pregnant who doesn't want to, she should have the choice to terminate that pregnancy (as opposed to either abstaining from sex or using methods of birth control other than none).

Add in the whole rape factor, and things get pretty messy when it comes to what's right and what's wrong.

Some say life doesn't begin until about three weeks after an egg is fertilized, as that's when a fetus' heart st...

33 Hottest Moms On TV We’ll Never Forget

April 27th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
33 Hottest Moms On TV We’ll Never Forget
Call them what you want, hot mama's, MILF's, hot older babes...whatever floats your boat one thing's for sure, television has certainly produced lots of these tempting older women. TV executives certainly know what they were doing when they casted these ladies, women want to be like them, men want to be with them. Here are 35 of the hottest ever!

Nancy Botwin "Weeds" (Mary Louise Parker)

Nancy Botwin, held one of the most auspicious jobs on television, that of a suburban soccer mom/marijuana dealer. Of course, her charm came from the fact that she could think of no other way to support he...

20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

March 30th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
20 Extremely Religious Celebrities
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame and her brother Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") are very religious. As Kirk became an outspoken Christian evangelist and actor, Cameron also became more public with her faith in the late 1990s, writing for Christian websites, speaking at churches, and endorsing Christian organizations, businesses and charities.

And the actress says her belief in Christianity helped her battle bulimia.

She told Yahoo! in December 2013, "I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, 'cause clearly it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. So tha...

Patricia Heaton Lands Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Honor

May 23rd, 2012 4:13pm EDT
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton was reunited with her TV husbands Ray Romano and Neil Flynn as she was handed a Hollywood Walk of Fame honor on Tuesday.

The actress was the recipient of the 2,472nd star and her friends and family, including actor husband David Hunt and their four sons, looked on proudly as she accepted the accolade.

And they weren't the only ones cheering Heaton - her onscreen partners Romano and Flynn, from shows Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle respectively, were also on hand to celebrate with her.

Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa capped the tribute by proclaiming it Pa...

Patricia Heaton Admits She 'Crossed The Line' In Twitter Posts About Georgetown Student

March 6th, 2012 8:29am EST
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton spent her birthday weekend apologizing to her Twitter followers after appearing to voice her support for conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh following his attack on a student who had testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception.

Limbaugh sparked outcry last week after branding Georgetown, Washington, D.C., student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "a prostitute" for arguing that her university's health insurance should cover birth control for female students.

While celebrities like Bette Midler were stunned and appalled by the broadcaster's harsh comments, Heaton embark...

Whoopi Goldberg To Guest Star On 'The Middle'

March 5th, 2012 2:39pm EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg has landed a guest spot on hit TV comedy The Middle after cornering star Patricia Heaton to ask for a role.

Goldberg recently interviewed Heaton on hit talk show The View, on which she is a co-host, and she took advantage of the opportunity to campaign for a cameo on one of her favorite programs.

Heaton took the request to the show's producers - and they created a character especially for Goldberg.

The Ghost actress took a break from The View to film The Middle last week, and she's delighted to have scored the job.

Explaining her absence on the daytime t...

Worst Emmy Dresses Of All Time (Video)

September 17th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
We love award shows, and the red carpet fashion is our favorite part. And sometimes it's so bad, it's good. Here's a look at Emmy's worst dressed of all time:

Patricia Heaton wore what looked like a housecoat to the 1999 Emmy Awards. Just say no to the keyhole cleavage and paisley pattern.

Who could forget Sarah Jessica Parker's cotton candy confection from the 2000 Emmys? Cheryl Hines' 2006 Emmy gown showed her "enthusiasm" for figure skating costumes.

Jenna Fischer wore a champagne, gold embelished gown tied together with a big bow.

Jaws dropped when Rita Wilson hit the 2010 red carp...

Patricia Heaton, Danny DeVito & Other Stars React To Thursday's Earthquake

September 2nd, 2011 9:46am EDT
Patricia Heaton
Danny DeVito and Patricia Heaton were among the Hollywood stars rocked when an earthquake hit Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

A 4.2-magnitude quake, centered 24 miles northwest of downtown L.A., shook the city and several aftershocks followed.

The former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Heaton quickly took to Twitter, asking fans, "Was there an earthquake in LA? My desk just shook like crazy", before adding: "Whoohoo! Earthquake LA! Life is precarious, people - carpe diem!"

Pauley Perrette was on the set of her hit series "NCIS" at the time of the tremors, and she updated her followers ...

'The Middle' Recap: 'Errand Boy'

November 18th, 2010 11:08am EST
The Middle
This week on "The Middle," Brick's arguing his case to staying home alone, even though Frankie thinks he's too scatter-brained to be granted the privilege.

"You know how distracted he gets," she tells Mike in bed. "That reminds me, he ate another Band-Aid this morning."

"One of ours or one he found?" Mike asks.

Brick wants to stay home because he dreads being Frankie's "errand boy," which involves being dragged around from one menial task to another, like choosing which shade of blue fabric Frankie should buy, or hooking her bra in the dressing room.

Mike's got his own problem to dea...

Patrica Heaton Confesses She's Done A Little Nip & Tuck

November 4th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton has admitted to getting a little subtle plastic surgery.

"The Middle" star explained, "I do stuff. I'm not gonna look like a freak or blow my lips up or all that crazy stuff, but you've got to maintain a little bit."

With so many actresses denying it, it's refreshing to see one admitting it! What do you think?

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'The Middle' Recap: Episode 6, 'Halloween'

October 28th, 2010 9:45am EDT
The Middle Halloween episode
It's Halloween on "The Middle" this week, which means Frankie's dragging Mike to a neighborhood costume party. The problem? A mix of stodgy and too-cool-for-school, Mike refuses to dress up and look like an idiot.

Axl and his buddies, meanwhile, are planning to drive a bunch of dates out to a haunted house, hoping to cash in on their fear, lending a shoulder to cry on and cozy up to.

Finally, Sue -- who's wearing her cross-country hoodie and lavender jeans for a sixth consecutive episode -- failed to nab a date for the school's Halloween dance, and is now forced to attend the holy hayr...

'The Middle' Recap: Episode 5, 'Foreign Exchange'

October 21st, 2010 3:47pm EDT
"We'd love to, but we're so busy with... recycling, and everything," Frankie explains to a friend at church, who encourages Frankie to participate in a foreign exchange program, in which the Hecks would host a student from Japan.

But with Axl and Sue going at each other like coked-out hyenas, Frankie eventually thinks that the program would teach her children the importance of tolerance and cooperation.

"Is there a catalogue we can look at?" Axl asks, hoping the student is a hot blonde from Scandinavia.

Frankie tells the family they're going to be ambassadors, and that the Japanese stud...

'The Middle' Recap: 'The Quarry'

October 14th, 2010 8:10am EDT
"Apparently the half box of donuts I stole from work wasn't enough," Frankie gripes, complaining how one of her duties as a cross-country mom is to bring healthy snacks for the athletes.

It's this sour attitude that kicks off this week's episode of "The Middle," and it's what caused Frankie to pray at church that cross-country would get cut at the upcoming school budget meeting. Although it's the sole extracurricular daughter Sue has successfully joined (she's been wearing her team hoodie non-stop for four episodes), Frankie's bitter about having to thanklessly prepare signs, make food an...

'The Middle' Recap: Homecoming Comes But Once A Year

September 30th, 2010 9:56am EDT
Life in American suburbia -- how do we define it? By the subdivision block parties every summer? By backyard barbecues? By housewives getting sloshed on wine coolers every third Tuesday, under the pretense of a "book club"? Wednesday night, "The Middle" tackled high school homecoming. Its football games and parades make the annual event a big deal "here in 'the middle,'" Hoosier mom Frankie tells us.

Her oldest kid Axl's made his high school's varsity football team, which means Mike and Frankie get to walk him across the field in a pre-game homecoming ceremony. Frankie sees it as her...

Recap: 'The Middle' Season 2 Premiere

September 23rd, 2010 12:18am EDT
"The Middle," which follows the antics of the quirky Heck family in Indiana, entered its second season on ABC Wednesday night. It also marked the show's first guest star of the season: Doris Roberts. Yup, the mom from "Everybody Loves Raymond." She reunited with "Middle" lead and "Raymond" star Patricia Heaton, playing the teacher of youngest child and strange, whispering savant, Brick (named after the Indianapolis Brickyard).

It's the first day of school, and the Hecks' morning ritual is spiraling into cereal-spilling, teeth-brushing, "shut up"-flinging bedlam. Axl's barel...

Check Out 'The Middle: The Complete First Season' On DVD Aug. 31

August 29th, 2010 7:07am EDT
The Middle
The slapstick sitcom "The Middle" is about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland. It follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie (Patricia Heaton) as she tries to balance the demands of her job at a car dealership with those at home with her husband and their three kids, including youngest son Brick, whose unusual behavior makes him an outcast at school.

Frankie Heck is a superhero. Well, no, not an actual superhero - but sometimes it seems to Frankie as though getting her kids out the door for school every morning is a superheroic act.

Middle aged, middle class and living in...

Stars Of 'The Middle' Celebrate Mother's Day

May 8th, 2010 8:27am EDT
The Middle
The Middle shows an all-American family, the Hecks, and finds humor in the daily struggles every family faces. This weekend, the stars of the show plan to celebrate Mother’s Day with their real families.

Patricia Heaton will be the real working mom who holds the family together. “My kids, if they even remember it I’m lucky so I’m going to make some plans for myself,” she said. “We’ll probably go out to eat. Tomorrow I’m going to go to a store and pick out something nice for myself and have them come get it and wrap it up for me.”

Even though Neil Flynn is not married and does not have chi...

Why You Should Be Watching 'The Middle'

March 10th, 2010 10:30am EST
the middle
Contrary to modern belief, the sitcom (or “comedy” for those born after 1995) has not been derailed. Yes, that little thing called reality TV has made networks almost forget about that television genre that made the ‘80s, and part of the ‘90s, so great. But, fret not. Networks haven’t completely forgot about sitcoms.

With new favorites like Modern Family and Glee and older favorites like How I Met Your Mother and The Simpsons dominating the ratings, there’s the little-show-that-could called The Middle that may have slipped off the radar.

Set in the small fictional town of Orson, Indiana, ...

New Fall TV: Keep It Or Kill It

October 21st, 2009 10:41am EDT
fall tv keep or kill
It's that time of year. You've checked out the new shows and by now you know if you love them or hate them. Networks are either ordering additional episodes of their fledgling series or quietly letting them burn off until nobody notices they are gone. And some networks stayed cautiously conservative by looking back to previous television icons and failing miserably (we are talking to you, NBC).

Check out the crop of new series and whether we think they should stay on the air or be put out of their misery. Let us know if you agree!


FlashForward - Keep it

ABC took a gamble o...

Patricia Heaton Q&A On Her New ABC Series 'The Middle'

August 26th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton is back with another TV comedy. Now, we know what you're thinking. She already tried to follow up Everybody Loves Raymond with Back to You, that newsroom comedy. Well, this one is back in her wheelhouse.

ABC's The Middle stars Heaton as a married mother raising her family in middle America. Each of her kids have their own special demands, and the first episode already has her wearing a Superwoman costume for a last minute school presentation.

As a working mom herself, Heaton knows The Middle is all too real. She was happy to share her experiences, both real and dramat...

Patricia Heaton's Math On 'Millionaire', Octomom Outdone, Peta's Fat Ad & More (Links)

August 18th, 2009 3:09pm EDT
Patricia Heaton Sucks At Math, Octomom Outdone,
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The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

December 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...

New TV On DVD, Oct. 14

October 14th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Back To You
Back To You the complete series is now on DVD. On the show, news anchors Chuck (Kelsey Grammer) and Kelly (Patricia Heaton) are forcibly teamed again, and neither is happy over the arrangement. Also on DVD: CSI season 8, How I Met Your Mother season 3, Nash Bridges season 1, The Partridge Family season 3, Rules of Engagement season 3, The Unit season 3.

The News Hits The Fan In 'Back To You'; Season One On DVD Oct. 14

October 3rd, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Back To You
Breaking news . . . the first season of the uproarious workplace sitcom Back To You Season One debuts on DVD October 14thfrom Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Directed by James Burrows, the multiple Emmy® Award-winning force behind Friends and Cheers, Back To You follows two bickering co-anchors Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer; Frasier) and Kelly Carr (Patricia Heaton; Everybody Loves Raymond) who share a past and are now forced to share an anchor desk.

Ten years after conquering Pittsburgh TV, Chuck returns home after a disastrous career turn in Los Angeles. Desperate ...

Being Green Is Great, But Is Hollywood Taking Recycling Too Far?

September 26th, 2008 10:20am EDT
Jerry Oconnell
Is there such a thing as a show-a-holic? A glimpse at the TV guide shows certain names keep cropping up time and time again attached to new shows. Could certain actors be addicted to starring on TV? And will they do anything to keep working whether the show is a quality one or not?

Isn't addiction classified as doing something to the point of excess, even after the point at which the person knows it's not healthy for them anymore? If the answer is yes then there are a few actors working today who show signs of needing serious career detox and rehab.

Case in point: the new TNT ser...

'Bubble' TV Shows That Should Be Saved (& Safe Shows That Should Be Killed)

April 9th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
With the distant memory that was the writers' strike slowly fading from the minds of TV viewers, everyone is preparing for the return of their favorite shows. Well, you better take the time to enjoy them because they might not all be coming back in the fall.

Although television will see more returning favorites than usual come September, there are a few shows in jeopardy. Following are the top five shows with uncertain futures and the already safe shows they should replace:

Save Jericho (CBS)

With a fanbase that literally sent peanuts to save this show, CBS gave it a second cha...

The Stars Of 'Cheers' & 'Married...With Children:' Where Are They Now?

January 16th, 2008 11:19am EST
Married…With Children
In the 80s, viewers tuned in to two series that featured some of the most popular theme songs on television: "Married...With Children" and "Cheers." What happened to the stars of these popular shows?

Cheers (1982-93)

Who can forget the words from the opening sequence: Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got/Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot/Wouldn't you like to get away?

For 11 great years we watched regulars Carla (Rhea Pearlman), Norm (George Wendt), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come into the Cheers ...

More 'Back To You' Is Coming Your Way

October 25th, 2007 12:38pm EDT
Back To You
FOX has ordered an additional 11 episodes of the new comedy Back To You, bringing the total number of episodes for its premiere season to 24.

"Back To You" stars Kelsey Grammer as "Chuck Darling" and Patricia Heaton as "Kelly Carr," co-anchors at Pittsburg, PA, news station WURG, who are reunited at the anchor desk after Chuck had an embarrassing and very public fall from grace on-air at his previous post in Los Angeles.

Media Group Predicts Hits & Misses Of The New TV Season

September 13th, 2007 1:34pm EDT
Gossip Girl
Independent media agency TargetCast tcm has picked five new network shows they think will be hits, along with the five they think will fall to the bottom of the heap as the primetime season begins in a week.

NBC has two new shows that should do well, says Steve Farella, CEO of TargetCast tcm, a media planning and buying agency. "Chuck" (Mondays at 8 Eastern), a comedy about a computer geek who becomes the government's most valuable secret agent, looks promising, the agency says. Also on NBC, "Bionic Woman" (Weds, 9 p.m.) should prove popular, borrowing from the 70s hit "Six Million Dol...