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Sean Hayes reunites with Megan Mullally on his new sitcom

December 11th, 2013 3:20am EST
Megan Mullally
Actor Sean Hayes is reuniting with his former Will & Grace co-star Megan Mullally on his new TV sitcom Sean Saves The World.

The actors played best friends Jack McFarland and Karen Walker on the Emmy-winning series and now they're slated to share the small screen once again as siblings on Hayes' U.S. comedy.

Mullally will appear in this season's 17th episode, which is scheduled to shoot in February (14), according to TVLine.com.

This will mark the first on-screen reunion for Hayes and Mullally since Will & Grace wrapped 2006.
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Nathan Lane to reprise Guys and Dolls role for benefit concert

November 8th, 2013 3:10am EST
Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane is slated to reprise his lead role in hit musical Guys And Dolls for a one-night only benefit concert at Carnegie Hall.

The Broadway veteran is set to take on the iconic role of 1950s gangster Nathan Detroit once again, as part of a special benefit for the famed New York City venue's Artistic and Music Education programmes.

Lane starred in the 1992 revival of the classic musical, earning him his very first Tony Award nomination.

Starring alongside Lane is former Will and Grace star Megan Mullally, who will be playing Lane's love interest, Miss Adelaide.

Rounding out the cast...
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Bill Hader quitting Saturday Night Live

May 14th, 2013 7:11pm EDT
Bill Hader
Funnyman Bill Hader is bowing out of iconic U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live after eight years.

The Superbad star joined the SNL cast in 2005 after he was discovered by Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally, but has confirmed he will walk away from the show after the season finale on Saturday (18May13).

He tells the New York Times, "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.'"

Hader isn't the first SNL comic to announce plans to leave - Seth Meyers will end his run on the show in early 2014 when he takes Jimm...
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IFC's 'Out There' Catches On To Harlem Shake Craze

March 8th, 2013 6:16pm EST
IFC Out There
When you live in rural Holford, it takes a while for viral videos to catch on. However, now that the ‘Harlem Shake’ has reached the small town in Out There, there’s no stopping them from busting a move!

Watch as characters from IFC’s new animated series Out There put their twist on this viral video sensation.

*Warning: They still think the running man is cool!

 

New episodes air Friday nights at 10:00pm ET/PT on IFC.

Out There is created, written by and executive produced by Ryan Quincy, Emmy-award winning animation director and producer of South Park. Other notable voices guesting thr...
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Watch The Trailer For Nick Offerman's 'Somebody Up There Likes'

January 31st, 2013 2:21pm EST
Nick Offerman
Ron Swanson's got nothing on Nick Offerman's newest dry-tongued sour puss, Sal.

In this trailer for Bob Byington's SXSW-selected "Somebody Up There Likes Me," the "Parks and Recreation" star trades in his uber-conservative mustached wit monster for a middle-aged barkeep with a dismal sense of self and a sick salt and pepper goatee.

Offerman co-leads the indie comedy alongside Keith Poulson as an existential food and beverage-slinger whose protege is clueless in matters of the heart. "The last five years I wake up and it's like something fast-forwarded beyond my control," he pouts.

As Pou...
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Car Crash Victim Sues Megan Mullally

February 19th, 2011 11:30am EST
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally is facing a lawsuit for allegedly driving through a red light and crashing into another car in 2009.

Wendy Kim claims her Mercedes incurred almost $15,000 worth of damage from the accident, in which both women sustained minor injuries.

Kim has now filed legal documents at Los Angeles Superior Court demanding Mullally pays for the repair costs, but so far the actress has refused because she insists she is innocent of any wrongdoing.

Mullally claims the traffic light was yellow when she drove through it and that Kim's "negligence" resulted in the crash, reports TMZ.com.

A h...
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Returning Mid-Season Shows: What's Worth Watching?

January 4th, 2011 12:00pm EST
The new 'American Idol'
We’ve already been over what new shows are premiering mid-season. There are lots of returning favorites as well, and some promise to be some of this year’s highest-rated programs. Others are sure to be stinkers. Here’s our guide to what’s returning, and what’s worth watching.

‘V’ – ABC, Jan. 4

Starring Elizabeth Mitchell (‘LOST’) as FBI agent Erica Evans and Morena Baccarin as the leader of the visitors, this season kicks off after a long hiatus. ABC calls it “a show we’d like to run as uninterrupted as possible.” Time will tell if the long wait has dented the show’s audience. Anyo...
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Thomas Lennon & Megan Mullally: 'That's What She Said' (Funny Video)

February 5th, 2010 3:07pm EST
Megan Mullally, Thomas Lennon, Funny or Die, The Office, Waynes
Megan Mullally & Reno 911!'s Thomas Lennon star in a hilarious new Funny or Die video. Watch it and check it out some of the great stuff that our friends had on their sites today...

Zach Galifianakis inerviews Charlize Theron - Lemondrop

Kelly Clarkson to Taylor Swift's Label: 'Idol' Hits High Notes ... And Right Notes - PopEater

Simon Cowell Releases His All-Star “Everybody Hurts” Remake - The Frisky

Mt. Kilimanjaro was too tough for Jessica Biel - Askmen

Jerzify Yourself - College Candy

"That's What She Said" (strong language & adult themes)

More great videos at Funny...
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Are Film Remakes Worth The Risk?

October 8th, 2009 10:37am EDT
Fame
In these tough economic times, film studios are producing more and more remakes. Though some cite the financial insecurity of the viewing public, many simply argue that there is just no originality anymore, and why take a risk on a "new" idea when you can simply bring back what has since become a cult classic?

All films can be considered risks, however, especially when "date night" at the movies takes a middle class couple's expendable income. Not one of the top 10 films at the box office this summer was a remake. Perhaps that is because these new-old movies have versions sitting on Blo...
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Can The Remake Of 'Fame' Reinvent Itself Or Surpasses Its Predecessor?

September 23rd, 2009 10:15am EDT
Fame
There are a lot of movies about the angst and the hope of high school, and even a few musicals set in that time period, but none of them were quite as devastating or as memorable as "Fame." The film came out in 1980 and is about the life of an ensemble cast of talented teenagers as they enroll in an extremely competitive performing arts high school. Only the best of the best get into the New York High School of Performing Arts, and those that do get in must prepare for four years of grueling practice and soul crushing criticism. The students learn that they must lean on one another and on a...
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Megan Mullally Recovering From Car Crash

September 23rd, 2009 8:58am EDT
Megan Mullally Recovering
Actress Megan Mullally was forced to take to the stage with a brace on her wrist on Saturday, after she was involved in a car crash last week.

The Will and Grace star was traveling in Los Angeles on Wednesday when her car collided with another vehicle.

The 50 year old had to cancel two performances of her play The Receptionist on Thursday and Friday as a result of the hand injury.

However, she was back on stage on Saturday - albeit with a strap to support her painful wrist.

Police have yet to determine who was at fault over the accident , according to TMZ.com.

- Click he...
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Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?

MAJOR NETWORKS

ABC: B

The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...
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Check Out '30 Rock' Season 3 On DVD Sept. 22

September 20th, 2009 7:48am EDT
30 Rock
On the third season of "30 Rock," Liz Lemon tries to avoid jury duty by dressing as Princess Leia, Jenna stars in a biopic about Janis Joplin, and Steve Martin plays a fabulously wealthy agoraphobe. Liz increasingly yearns for a normal life while she navigates two doomed relationships, one with a little person, whom she initially mistakes for a child, and the other with a neighbor, who doesn't realize people have allowed him to skate through life because of his impossibly good looks.

"30 Rock" stars Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, show runner of the fictional variety series “TGS with Tracy Jordan...
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'Arrested Development' Cast: Where Are They Now?

March 7th, 2009 11:35am EST
Arrested Development
The family that chicken dances together, stays together. With the February 24 announcement that Michael Cera - the lone holdout - had finally signed on for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie, message boards went bonkers for Bluth bananas.

Cera is easily the most successful and visible post-Bluth. With SuperBad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sundance darling Paper Heart, this kid has perfected the tentatively awkward comedic timing that made you root for the love story of George Michael and his cousin Maeby.

Where have the Bluths been since we last laughed a...
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What To Watch In March? Spotlight On Mid-Season Shows

March 4th, 2009 9:37am EST
Cupid
Once upon a time in a magical land called Hollywood, harried and somewhat unkempt writers bit their nails down to the quick awaiting news on if their pilots would receive full season orders, be given solid "Nos," or worse: be relegated to the limbo that is "mid-season replacement" territory.

Such shows aren't guaranteed to air at all, particularly if the initial fall line-up (the shows that network executives felt had the most potential) succeeds. And if mid-season shows do get a shot after premature cancellations, there is no guarantee they will find an audience, considering so many ...
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Megan Mullaly is 'Fame's' New Singing Teacher

February 23rd, 2009 1:21pm EST
Megan Mullally
Before High School Musical, there was a real musical high school. 1980's Fame showed the struggles of a class at the New York Academy of Performing Arts. This year, a remake will launch a whole new class and Megan Mullally will teach them how to sing.

"I play the singing teacher," Mullally said. "We sing at a karaoke bar so I have to get up and sing a song, 'You Took Advantage of Me' by Rodgers and Hart."

That scene in the movie will be a rare look at the TV and Broadway star performing for a bar full of drunk crooners. In real life, she can't rock the karaoke mic.

"You're no...
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ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block

January 26th, 2009 1:46pm EST
Samantha Who?
ABC announces a new Thursday night comedy block, with "In the Motherhood" premiering March 26 at 8:00 p.m., paired with "Samantha Who?" at 8:30 p.m. In addition, "Better Off Ted" will premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m., following "Scrubs" at 8:00 p.m.

"The Bachelor" will continue on Monday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m., leading directly into "True Beauty," and "Ugly Betty" will return to Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. following the run of "In the Motherhood" and "Samantha Who?"

"In the Motherhood" Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines come to ABC in the ne...
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Sneak Peek: Recap of '30 Rock' Episode 3.1 'Do Over'

October 24th, 2008 2:18pm EDT
30 Rock
(Spoiler Alert) Last week TV Guide announced that they would have an exclusive sneak preview of the third season premiere of NBC and Tina Fey's 30 Rock available to both subscribers and checkout stand purchasers. Not wanting to be outdone, though, NBC posted the episode themselves on hulu.com yesterday, allowing us at starpulse.com to start our recaps one week early!

"Do-Over" opens with Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) heading to her office in 30 Rockefeller Plaza; she looks exceptionally refreshed, well put-together, happy, and not really like herself. Jack (Alec Baldwin) pulls up alongside he...
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'Will & Grace' Stars Set For Spin-Off?

October 4th, 2008 4:36pm EDT
Will & Grace
Former Will & Grace co-stars Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are set to star in a spin-off of the hit comedy. The pair will reprise their camp double-act in "Karen & Jack," which is currently in development at network NBC.

According to sources, Hayes was keen on a spin-off soon after "Will & Grace" ended in 2006 - but was put off by the failure of Matt LeBlanc's Friends follow-up Joey. Plans were then derailed when Mullally landed a talk show - but that flopped, throwing the pair back together again.

The insider tells the National Enquirer, "They feel there is still a lot of life le...
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A Look At The Evolution Of The Web Series

September 10th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Chelsea Handler
It's pretty apparent that the emergence of original programming on the internet, debuting at only minute-and-a-half to three minute clips, was geared directly at the teenage set-- playing into the whole shortening attention span and need to get their entertainment from the same rectangular box that they get the research for their term papers and with which they network and communicate with friends. Web series, as they were deemed, didn't officially become an official part of new media until they began to gain widespread popularity with lonelygirl15, a video blog from a so-called teenage gir...
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Spotlight On Movies That Became Musicals

August 28th, 2008 10:30am EDT
The Little Mermaid
Fans of movie musicals know that most of their favorites, like "Grease," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music," and "Oklahoma!" were adapted from popular Broadway plays. However, the trend in recent years has been to flip that formula around by taking a big-screen hit and trying to turn it into a small-stage sensation.

Disney has had great success with its theatrical adaptations, starting in 1994 with the critically-acclaimed "Beauty and the Beast." The hits kept coming with stage productions of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and, most recently, "The Little Mermaid."

VIDEO: T...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 7th, 2008 9:16am EDT
Enrico Colantoni
Monday, July 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) - Penny must nurse a sick Sheldon in this rerun.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman stumble upon a subculture of exiled aliens addicted to plastic surgery. Hey, it's not easy being green.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Doug finally joins the Botwins in Ren Mar, while Nancy asks Andy to join her on a little trip south of the border. Seven days of mourning sure does make Nancy antsy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Belle does a lot of things in the bedroom, but there may be someth...
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Megan Mullally's Nudity Is In High Demand?

June 18th, 2008 3:14pm EDT
Megan Mullally
Actress Megan Mullally has been bombarded with offers to strip off on screen for the first time as she approaches 50.

The 49-year-old star was first asked to shoot a scene semi-nude for a guest appearance on the TV series Boston Legal last year - and is now being called on to shed her clothes more regularly. But the move has left Mullally confused - because she was never asked to flaunt her figure when she was younger.

The former Will & Grace star says, "I'm not a naked person. I had to be naked in that show (Boston Legal). I had to take off all my clothes in front of (co-star) ...
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Notes & Quotes

March 28th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Ryan Phillippe
"I can't wait for (this war) to be over, and our troops to be home. We're occupying territory we don't belong in. We're there under grounds that were not truthful or warranted." Actor Ryan Phillippe is against the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq.

"I have people shout 'Tina Fey' at me all the time. We kinda look exactly like." Actress Megan Mullally is used to people mistaking her for the U.S. comedienne.

The Sopranos creator David Chase's screenwriting career will be honored with the Writers Guild Of America West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award For Television in Los Angeles on Apr...
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It's Aliiive! Decca Broadway Releases 'Young Frankenstein' Cast Album

January 10th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks electrifies his latest creation, a musical rendition of his 1974 film classic Young Frankenstein (That's FRON-kehn-shteen) for the Broadway stage.

The production boasts an all-star cast, starring Roger Bart ("Desperate Housewives"/"The Producers"), Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace"), Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster ("Drowsy Chaperone"), Tony Award® winner Shuler Hensley ("Oklahoma"), Tony Award® winner and SCTV's Andrea Martin, Fred Applegate ("The Producers") and Christopher Fitzgerald ("Wicked").

A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).
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Cloris Leachman Loses 'Young Frankenstein' Role

June 20th, 2007 11:35am EDT
Cloris Leachman
Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman has lost her bid to reprise her Frau Blucher character in the film's upcoming stage musical adaptation - Tony-winner Andrea Martin has landed the part.

Leachman rallied to join the cast of the new Mel Brooks musical and fans petitioned the producers but the brains behind the new Broadway show have decided not to offer the veteran actress the role.

Instead, Martin will play the part when the musical opens in Seattle, Washington in August before heading to New York in November. She'll join Roger Bart, Megan Mullally and Sutton Foster in the ...
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Former 'Housewives' Star Roger Bart To Play Dr. Frankenstein

May 18th, 2007 3:29pm EDT
Roger Bart
Former Desperate Housewives star Roger Bart is in final negotiations to play Dr. Frankenstein in the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

The actor, who originated the role of Carmen Ghia in Brooks' stage hit "The Producers," is slated to take on Gene Wilder's lead role in the new productions, joining a cast that will include Shuler Hensley as the Monster and Megan Mullally as Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, an effort by fans to bring actress Cloris Leachman back as Frau Blucher - a role she played in the cult 1974 comedy - has failed. Plans to add Leachman...
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TV Guide Poll: More Than Half Won't Miss Rosie O'Donnell When She Exits 'The View'

April 27th, 2007 3:10pm EDT
Rosie O’Donnell
Fifty-four percent of those who participated in a recent tvguide.com poll say they will not miss Rosie O’Donnell when she exits The View in June. A surprising statistic given that ratings have risen significantly – 17 percent – since O’Donnell joined the daytime talk show last September.

Forty-eight percent say that they would be opposed to The View adding a male voice to the panel, while 34 percent say it would depend on who the male co-host is.

Approximately one-third chose Megan Mullally to replace O’Donnell, with frequent View guest co-host Sherri Shepherd tied for second p...
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Megan Mullally To Guest Star On 'Boston Legal'

February 13th, 2007 10:08am EST
Megan Mullally
Two-time Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally is currently in production on Boston Legal, guest starring as Renata Hill, a former lover and co-worker of Alan Shore's. No stranger to trouble, Renata reunites with Shore as she dashes down the courthouse hallway wearing a bloody wedding gown, carrying a bloody pair of scissors and proclaiming her innocence in the murder of her betrothed.

The episode, entitled "The Bride Wore Blood," will air later this season on the ABC Television Network. Boston Legal airs Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
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