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'Desperate Housewives' Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies At 72

June 3rd, 2012 9:29am EDT
Kathryn Joosten
Desperate Housewives star Kathryn Joosten died on Saturday at her home in Westlake Village, California, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 72.

Joosten's agent, Nadine Jolson, confirmed the news with E! Online on Saturday; saying, "Kathryn passed away this morning after a valiant fight against her cancer. Her family was with her. Funeral arrangements are pending. This is a terrible loss, and she fought as hard as she could."

The actress began her career as a nurse in her home town of Chicago, Ill. before turning to acting at the age of 42.

Best known for her role as meddling n...
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Cancer Survivor Kathryn Joosten Says Smokers On 'Mad Men' Set Bad Example

August 23rd, 2010 1:23pm EDT
Mad Men
Two-time cancer survivor Kathryn Joosten is calling for "Mad Men" bosses to air a warning about the hazards of smoking before characters light up on the hit drama.

The "Desperate Housewives" star stamped out her 45-year smoking habit in 2001 after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was told she had the deadly disease again last year and underwent surgery before being declared cancer-free in January.

The 70 year old admits she's worried that the characters in "Mad Men," about the advertising industry in 1960s New York, set a bad example for viewers by frequently puffing away on cigare...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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All-Star Guest Cast On Board When 'Monk' Solves 100th Case

July 21st, 2008 1:02pm EDT
Monk
USA Network's award-winning hit series, Monk, will air its 100th episode this summer during its seventh season on the network. The special episode will feature an all-star guest-cast, including many who have previously appeared in some of the show's most memorable episodes.

On the verge of reaching its 100th episode – a nice, round number that would meet with Adrian Monk's approval – the program has cultivated a loyal following of fans and critics alike. The landmark episode will air on Friday, September 5 at 9/8c.

In the 100th episode, aptly named "Mr. Monk's 100th Case," a ma...
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