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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


Fox Cancels 'The O.C.'

January 4th, 2007 9:06am EST
The OC
Beloved teen soap The O.C. has been canceled due to falling ratings following actress Mischa Barton's decision to quit the show. The once-hit series joins former Megan Mullally's new chat show as the first TV casualties of the new year in America.

Mullally's much-criticized show will end immediately, while "The O.C." will see out its current season. The final episode of the series will air on February 22.

In a statement released yesterday, "The O.C." creator Josh Schwartz said, "It has been an amazing experience and a great run. For a certain audience, at a certain time, 'The O....

Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2006 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).

Goo Goo Dolls Announce Fall/Winter Tour And Exclusive Online Recordings

October 25th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
The Goo Goo Dolls
Still reeling from a triumphant sold-out tour of the U.K., The Goo Goo Dolls return home for another North American tour in support of their new album Let Love In. The tour will sweep across the US and Canada beginning November 4 in Seattle and wind down in Anaheim, California for a special New Year's Eve show.

The new video for album's title track and current single, "Let Love In," premiered on MySpace.Com on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by P.R. Brown (Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Corgan, Audioslave).

Fans will also be excited to know ...

'Ghost Whisperer' Set Is Haunted

October 7th, 2006 3:53pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt stars on Ghost Whisperer
The set of Jennifer Love Hewitt's hit TV show Ghost Whisperer is haunted, according to the actress. Love Hewitt plays a woman who can communicate with the recently deceased in "Ghost Whisperer," and the cast and crew are spooked in real life too.

She tells chat show host Megan Mullally, "We've had lights move, literally three and a half inches to the left, as you're sitting there the lights move. We've had lights burst over actors' heads when they're playing people who don't believe in ghosts. A light will burst into a million pieces right over them.

"People are like, 'We're not...

Michael Clarke Duncan Screwed Up Opportunity To Star on '24'

October 6th, 2006 9:07am EDT
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan blew his chance of landing a role in his favorite TV show 24, when he lost his cool in front of its star Kiefer Sutherland. Duncan was thrilled to get an audition for a part in 24, but he wishes he hadn't called Sutherland by his character's name, Jack Bauer.

He tells chat show host Megan Mullally, "I had a meeting over there some months ago. And I said, 'I'm going to be real cool, drive my Hummer over there and be like this.' And I see Jack Bauer running to a van, and his name's not Jack Bauer, it's Kiefer Sutherland.

"So I get all crazed and I lost it and...

Audiences Tune In To Rachael Ray

September 19th, 2006 2:26pm EDT
Rachael Ray
"Rachael Ray," the new daily daytime show featuring Food Network favorite Rachael Ray, debuted yesterday with the highest ratings for any first-run syndicated talk show since the launch of Dr. Phil in 2002. Ray's show easily beat the three other talk shows to debut this fall.

"Rachael Ray" beat the premiere episode rating of "Megan Mullally" by 133% (1.2/4); "Dr. Keith Ablow" by 211% (0.9); and "Greg Behrendt" by 250%(0.8).

"It was a wonderful start for Rachael and our show and we couldn't be happier with the ratings," remarked King World Productions CEO Roger King. "We look forw...

Will Ferrell Makes Appearance in His Skivvies

September 19th, 2006 8:53am EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell thrilled Megan Mullally when she launched her talk show career yesterday by showing up in just his underwear. Ferrell was Mullally's first guest on her new show, and he decided to make quite an entrance in a pair of blue Y-fronts and knee-length sports socks.

After presenting Mullally with a bouquet of flowers and handing a rose to the host's stunned mother, who was sitting in the audience, Ferrell told the actress, "There's an old saying: 'When you're nervous you should imagine people in their underwear.' I just wanted to cut to the chase."

Ferrell later donned a t...

'The Megan Mullally Show' Kicks off Monday, Sept. 18

September 14th, 2006 2:00pm EDT
Megan Mullally
"The Megan Mullally Show" is set to launch in national syndication on Monday, September 18, on NBC. Inspired by classic talk and variety shows, but with a distinctly modern-day sensibility, Megan Mullally will tip her hat to cross-generational audiences this season.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally, coming off eight seasons as wisecracking socialite Karen Walker on NBC's Will & Grace, moves into the driver's seat as host for this daytime talk show.

Among those already booked for the show's opening first weeks include Will Ferrell, Felicity Huffman, Jenny McCarthy, Patric...

Megan Mullally Plans Musical Based on 'Will & Grace' Character

September 1st, 2006 8:53am EDT
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally's hit series Will & Grace has finished its run, but she isn't leaving her character Karen Walker behind - she's planning to write a Broadway musical based on her. The star won an Emmy on Sunday for her portrayal of the Martini-swilling secretary, her second Emmy Award for playing the part.

Mullally says she hasn't given up on reviving the character that made her a star and wants to produce a Broadway show called "Karen: The Musical." She tells Entertainment Weekly, "I think it's hilarious. It's so, like, wrong. You're never supposed to keep (your old character) going. B...

Psychic Predicted Megan Mullally Would Win Two Emmys

August 29th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally had a good feeling she'd pick up a second Emmy Award on Sunday because a psychic once told her she'd be a double winner. The superstitious star was confident about her chances of winning gold at the Los Angeles ceremony for her role in the now defunct Will & Grace, because it was predestined.

She explains, "When I was about 20 or 21 I lived in Chicago and I went to a psychic, who told me I was gonna win two Emmys - they were like bookends - for playing a secretary on a sitcom."

The actress' Will & Grace character, Karen Walker, was a secretary on the show.


'24' Wins Best Drama & 'The Office' Is Best Comedy

August 28th, 2006 8:45am EDT
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


Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The So...

More Celebs Added to Sunday's Emmy Awards

August 24th, 2006 10:30am EDT
Megan Mullally
Annette Bening, Craig Ferguson, Sean Hayes, Katherine Heigl, Virginia Madsen, Howie Mandel, Megan Mullally and Tom Selleck have been confirmed as presenters for the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards."

The show, hosted by Conan O'Brien will broadcast live from Los Angeles' historic Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 ET Live/ PT tape delayed) on NBC. NBC will kick off television's biggest night with the "2006 Emmy Red Carpet Special," a live one-hour event hosted by Billy Bush and Nancy O'Dell ("Access Hollywood") on Sunday, August 27 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET / PT tape delayed)...

Megan Mullally Stunned By Cross-Dressers In Her Gowns

July 26th, 2006 8:44am EDT
Megan Mullally
Former Will & Grace star Megan Mullally gave up her dreams of adding her outfits from the show to her wardrobe when she saw men wearing them. The actress/singer was stunned when she saw how well the gowns from the sitcom fitted the men at a cross-dressing party.

She says, "They had a surprise birthday party for Max Mutchnick, one of the creators of 'Will & Grace.' It was all of his friends in drag, and half of them were wearing my costumes. I was like, 'Great, so all your male friends fit into my clothes? Fantastic!' It was too weird."

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'24' Gets 12 Emmy Nods, 'Grey's Anatomy' Receives 11

July 6th, 2006 10:36am EDT
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced the complete list of nominations for the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards. The TNT miniseries Into The West garnered the most nominations (16), followed by Elizabeth I (13), Mrs. Harris and 24 (12), Grey's Anatomy (11), and Bleak House and Will & Grace (10).

Nominations in the lead categories are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office


Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The Sopranos


The West Wing


Outstanding Miniser...

Megan Mullally Pays A Lot For Alligator-Skin Shoes

May 19th, 2006 8:47am EDT
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally was stunned when she received a $2,200 bill for a pricey pair of designer shoes because she had no idea shoes could cost that much. The actress despises shopping, unlike her shopaholic character on her hit sitcom Will & Grace, and never makes time for it.

She explains, "I'm not a good shopper. I'm not that girly. I haven't shopped for clothes, because I haven't had the time. The last time I was in New York, I had an hour and a half between appointments and my friend said, 'We're going to go shopping!' So we went to (department store) Bergdorf's and I raced through the s...

Megan Mullally Talks About Upcoming Talk Show

May 15th, 2006 9:26am EDT
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullally realized she was destined to become a TV talk show host when she interviewed Madonna for music channel VH-1. The star, who plays Martini-swilling Karen Walker in the hit series Will & Grace, will host her own daytime talk show in September after the sitcom finishes.

Mullally says, "It was a weird revelation. It was like I wanted to be a cattle rancher or astronaut, it was so out of left field."

The actress isn't daunted by the many talk show hosts who have failed in the past. She adds, "I don't think that way. I'm a cockeyed optimist. I believe there's room for ev...

'Will & Grace' Series Finale To Promptly Hit DVD Shelves

May 9th, 2006 1:27pm EDT
Will & Grace
NBC's hit comedy series Will & Grace may be coming to an end in May, but fans of the critically-acclaimed TV show will soon be able to own the final episode. Lionsgate and NBC Universal Television Distribution are following the releases of the first four seasons of this innovative series on DVD by releasing the series finale just 12 days after its premiere on television. Lionsgate will soon follow with the fifth season on DVD, to be released later this year.

This 45-minute, unforgettable episode that brings the multiple storylines to a close will have viewers laughing and crying along ...

Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep Turn Down 'Will & Grace' Cameos

April 11th, 2006 9:10am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Producers of hit sitcom Will & Grace were desperate for Barbra Streisand to guest star on the final episode of the series, but the legendary singer/actress repeatedly refused to appear. The sitcom is ending its nine year run in May, and executives were keen to land Streisand for a special guest appearance as Karen Walker's sister, played by Megan Mullally.

Show creator Max Mutchnick explains, "We made one last attempt to get Barbra Streisand to come on the show as Karen's sister, but there was no love there for us."

Producers also approached Meryl Streep, who also declined, and ...

Bernadette Peters & Josh Lucas To Appear on 'Will & Grace'

April 6th, 2006 11:29am EDT
Bernadette Peters
Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Josh Lucas will guest-star on NBC's Will & Grace in the series' next-to-last episode on May 11. Peters will portray Karen's (Megan Mullally) sister while Lucas offers Jack sympathy after an embarrassing professional setback.

In the episode - "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? -- Grace (Debra Messing) and Will (Eric McCormack) are excited about becoming parents to her baby. While Vince (guest star Bobby Cannavale) finds a beautiful brownstone that he and Will can live in, he doesn't see Grace as part of the plan.

In the meantime, Grace learns some s...

TV Land Pays Tribute to 'Cheers,' 'Good Times' & Other Shows

February 22nd, 2006 3:07pm EST
TV Land announced today that Cheers, Batman, Good Times and Dallas are among the shows that will be honored at the fourth annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV. The two-hour special will premiere on TV Land and Nick at Nite on Wednesday, March 22. The annual celebration recognizes shows and stars from television's rich history and is hosted by Will and Grace's Megan Mullally.

Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's legendary series' and stars. The cast and crew of Cheers will be recognized with the Legend Award, Batman will be honored in celebration of it...

Megan Mullally To Host TV Land Awards

January 24th, 2006 11:59am EST
Megan Mullally
Will & Grace star Megan Mullally will serve as host at the fourth annual "TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV." The ceremony will tape on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., before premiering on TV Land on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 pm (ET/PT).

The TV Land Awards is the network's fourth annual salute to Classic TV stars, shows and the individuals whose work has endured the test of time. Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's legendary series' and stars, which the network will announce in the coming weeks. Throughout the two-ho...

'Will & Grace' Takes Its Final Bow May 18

January 23rd, 2006 11:56am EST
Will & Grace
NBC’s Will & Grace will officially conclude its eight-year run on Thursday, May 18, with an hour-long series retrospective (8-9 p.m. ET) followed by a one-hour series finale (9-10 p.m. ET). "It is a bittersweet moment for all of us at NBC to confirm that this will be the final season of the comedy 'Will & Grace'", said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"For seven years the show assembled one of the finest comedic casts on television, bringing to life the hilarious, groundbreaking scripts from Mutchnick, Kohan and their writing team to create what has truly become one of the...

'Empire Falls,' 'Boston Legal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Lead SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:58am EST
Boston Legal
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. In the television categories, the HBO miniseries Empire Falls garnered four nominations, including one for Paul Newman and one for Ed Harris. Boston Legal is tied with Grey's Anatomy, both of which lead with three nominations.

The television nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Alan Alda / THE WEST WING – Arnold Vinick

Patrick Dempsey / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Derek Shep...

'Will & Grace' Goes Live Jan. 12

December 15th, 2005 12:25pm EST
Will & Grace
Will & Grace will welcome 2006 with the second live episode of its eighth and final season on Thursday, Jan. 12 (8-8:30 p.m. ET in its new time period) as Karen (Megan Mullally) throws a birthday party and ends up staying in the bathroom with her friends for virtually the entire episode.

As before, two versions will be telecast, one live for the East Coast and one for the West Coast, resulting in different jokes to be used in each separate broadcast. The first show will shoot at 5 p.m. (PT) for the East and again at 8 p.m. (PT) for the West.

In the storyline, all of New York's h...

Seeing Stars on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

November 22nd, 2005 11:29am EST
Claire Danes
Upcoming guests on The Late Show with David Letterman:

Tuesday, Nov. 22

actor Dennis Quaid

Wednesday, Nov. 23

stupid pet tricks; actress Claire Danes; musical guest Big Boi

Thursday, Nov. 24

actress Megan Mullally; musical guests John Mayer Trio

Friday, Nov. 25

actor John Malkovich; NASCAR Nextel Cup winner Tony Stewart; comedian Jim Gaffigan

Monday, Nov. 28

stupid human tricks; actress Amanda Peet

Tuesday, Nov. 29

talk show host Regis Philbin; actor Colin Hanks

Wednesday, Nov. 30

actress Charlize Theron; New York Times columnist/author...

Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Il Divo & More At Rockefeller Tree Lighting

November 21st, 2005 11:57am EST
Sheyl Crow
NBC lights up the night with an array of musical performances and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 8th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" spectacular, telecast live on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9:00 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by Al Roker ("Today") and Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace"), the 73rd tree-lighting extravaganza will feature Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood ("American Idol"), Regis Philbin, Brian Wilson ("The Beach Boys"), the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Earth, Wind & Fire performing current hits and holiday favorites sure to warm the coldest hol...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2005 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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