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'The Affair' Season Finale Review: 'It Wasn't Real'

12/23/2014 9:11am EST
'The Affair' Season 1 Finale Review: 'It Wasn't Real'
The first season finale of The Affair takes an ambiguous approach with its conclusion and leaves some of the mystery still alive for the season to come. Though it is not explicitly communicated, the series hints at definitive answers regarding Scotty’s death. For instance, Noah’s paranoia about his car certainly tells us that Scotty was run over by that particular vehicle and that he might actually be guilty, despite the fact that the show never confirms who was driving the car that fateful night (leaving that specific detail up for debate). Other mysteries that have run throughout the seas...

'The Affair' Recap & Review: 'Safe'

12/10/2014 10:24am EST
The Affair
Remember when I thought Noah was the most reliable narrator on the show? Midway through the season, I began to deeply question Alison’s recounting of her experiences that summer. Week after week her story was a depressing tale of a meek, generally innocent and troubled woman, who just got swept up by a suave and attractive but married man. Noah was her only source of contentment, the only means of escape from her tragic existence. She was a martyr, supporting herself and her husband after the death of her son, liked and nurtured by everyone around her. It was a little much, and it turned me...

'The Affair' Review: 'A Selfish Act'

11/25/2014 10:25am EST
The Affair
Focusing on the fallout of Noah and Alison’s affair, Episode 7 might be the finest hour the show has given us. There is no question that the most interesting material in the show hasn’t necessarily been the actual scenes between Noah and Alison indulging in their affair, but everything else, really: the scenes that show them dealing with their respective families/world and how their actions affect, however small or inconsequential, their lives and the people around them. Week after week I find myself wondering more about Helen, Cole, the Lockhart Ranch and even the criminal mystery than I d...

'The Affair' Recap: 'Stop Doing Bad Things'

11/11/2014 3:20pm EST
The Affair
After deviating somewhat from the established narrative structure The Affair returns to the standard formula (albeit in the reverse order) with Episode 5. In a notable development, we finally learn who the victim of the crime in question is and are closer to understanding the larger, intertwined mystery. But while this development is crucial to the narrative, the show doesn’t dwell on this new piece of information. It treats it as nonchalantly as possible, because, while it is a pretty major detail, it is not the focus of the show or the episode. This hour is all about family. Noah and Alis...

'The Office' Recap: 'Mrs. California'

12/4/2011 5:58pm EST
Rainn Wilson
Perhaps there are signs of life in ‘The Office’ after all. After the pre-Thanksgiving episode only delivered a few mild chuckles, ‘Mrs. California’ has several hilarious moments, as well as several awkward scenes that are the best since Steve Carell’s departure.

The premise is simple. While Jim is chatting with Andy in his office, a panicked Robert runs in and instructs Andy – through the window glass – that his wife will be coming in shortly and that he should, under no circumstances, give her a job at Dunder Mifflin.

It sounds easy enough, but for Andy, it’s not. And it’s hard to blame ...

Can We Tawk? 'The Fran Drescher Show' Premieres Friday

11/24/2010 3:19pm EST
Fran Drescher
Are you ready to tawk? Fran Drescher is, and she’s excited about it. She’s rolling out ‘The Fran Drescher Show,’ a one-hour entertainment show developed by FOX Television Stations and Debmar-Mercury, this week.

The talker, debuting Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving, will receive a three-week trial run on six FOX-owned stations in New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Philadelphia (WTXF), Phoenix (KSAZ), Minneapolis (KMSP) and Orlando (WOFL). If all goes well, the show will be back full-time in national syndication in Fall 2011.

Drescher herself finds the experience “really thrilling....

Maura Tierney's TV Comeback Show Axed

10/26/2010 8:23am EDT
Maura Tierney
Actress Maura Tierney's legal drama The Whole Truth, her first full-time job since battling cancer, has been cancelled.

The former E.R. star, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, signed up to play prosecutor Kathryn Peale in the series, which debuted in September.

However, the project will be short-lived - executives at TV network ABC have decided to axe it after low ratings.

In a post on, co-executive producer KristieAnne Reed writes, "ABC gave us the word. We will only make 13 episodes of The Whole Truth."

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Maura Tierney Jokes About 'Gummy Bear' Boobs

9/25/2010 1:00pm EDT
Maura Tierney
Former E.R. star Maura Tierney is laughing through her breast cancer battle, insisting her new boobs feel like Gummy Bears.

The actress has undergone breast reconstruction surgery - and she's more than happy with the results.

Speaking out about the work she has had done for the first time, Tierney tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, "I had to get reconstruction done and there are different kinds of breast implants these days. I don't know if you know, but there is standard silicon and there is something called a Gummy Bear.

"They have a sour patch one too... No, but they're different c...

Maura Tierney Is Playing Both Sides In 'The Whole Truth'

9/16/2010 5:15pm EDT
Maura Tierney returns to television in the legal drama The Whole Truth. She plays a prosecutor up against Rob Morrow as a defense attorney. Each week, the lawyers will present their cases so the audience can figure out the whole truth.

“I think that’s what’s exciting about it,” Tierney said. “Every week you get to decide whose case you’re liking or whose case you’re believing. Is my case the stronger case or is Rob’s case the stronger case? Unfortunately like in life, on the show justice is not always achieved. The bad guys don’t always get convicted. The good guys don’t always go free. Th...

Maura Tierney Opens Up About Cancer Fears

9/10/2010 11:30am EDT
Maura Tierney
Former E.R. star Maura Tierney has spoken of the horror she felt on the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The beloved actress, who had to pull out of hit TV show Parenthood to battle the disease last year, admits she was crippled with fear when she found a lump in her breast - and instinctively knew the news would not be good.

She tells Parade magazine, "I was so scared of going to the doctor. I felt something, and my boyfriend at the time made me go. He said, 'You've got to take care of this,' because I was afraid."

However Tierney, who is still battling the disease, insists ...

Maura Tierney Returns From Battling Cancer Stronger Than Ever

8/2/2010 12:39pm EDT
Maura Tierney
Maura Tierney fought breast cancer, which was publicly documented last year when she had to leave NBC’s Parenthood to be replaced by Lauren Graham. Now she’s back to fight for the law as a district attorney on ABC’s new show The Whole Truth. She told the Television Critics Association why she’s ready to get back to work.

“I’m good,” Tierney said at the TCA fall press tour. “I’m healthy so that was that. Then I read the script and I liked it so that was that. That’s how I decided.”

When she went public with her health news, the public support gave her a new perspective on the work she choo...

Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

7/8/2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...

Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba & Halle Berry Show Up For A Good Cause - Without Make-Up

5/3/2010 2:49pm EDT
Stars including Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba & Halle Berry participated in the 13th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York City on Saturday. Minus the eye make-up and powder foundation, the actresses helped raise money to fight women's cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, this year about 15,000 women will die of ovarian cancer and approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in the United States.

Former "ER" actress Maura Tierney recently completed treatment for breast cancer. She is scheduled to return to the small screen in the upcoming season of "Rescue M...

Maura Tierney Completes Her Cancer Treatment

4/7/2010 8:25am EDT
Maura Tierney
Actress Maura Tierney is returning to the small screen after finishing treatment for breast cancer.

The former ER star was forced to walk away from TV drama Rescue Me after she was diagnosed with the disease last year. But, now she's putting her cancer battle behind her as she gets back to work on the show as Denis Leary's love interest.

Her rep tells, "(Tierney) has finished treatment and is doing very well and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life."

The actress has already filmed scenes for the program, which will air next year.

Maura Tierney Has A Breast Tumor; She Feels 'Optimistic'

7/13/2009 3:55pm EDT
Maura Tierney
Former ER star Maura Tierney has revealed that she will be having surgery to remove a breast tumor, according to Last week, NBC Universal announced it was delaying production of her new series, Parenthood, because she was ill.

In a statement, Tierney explained: "In an effort to guard my privacy, it seems that the wording of NBC's press release has unfortunately caused some confusion and undue alarm about my health."

"I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery. I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performe...

NBC Announces New Scripted Series For 2009-2010 Season

5/4/2009 12:42pm EDT
Joel McHale
NBC has announced the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas: "Trauma," "Parenthood," "Mercy" and the event series "Day One," as well as two new comedies including "Community" and "100 Questions."

Four returning series pickups were also announced today including "Heroes," "Southland," "Parks and Recreation" and the addition of six new episodes of "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.

The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series "Day One" is slated to premiere ou...

They Said It?

9/20/2008 9:30am EDT
Eva Longoria Parker
"I'm not going to vote for her because she's a woman." Eva Longoria Parker on Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

"My kids see my penis every other day. It's not a big deal... People are hung up about nudity. We're embarrassed about it." Ewan McGregor allows his kids to watch his raunchy naked scenes.

"Eva is one of the sexiest girls around. Her lips were very soft and yummy. I also got to grab her booty while we were making out." Actress Natasha Alam on her lesbian scene with Eva Mendes in new movie The Women.

"I think about doing a play and then when I talk ...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Deliver In 'Baby Mama,' Opening April 25

4/9/2008 5:02pm EDT
Baby Mama
In a comedy that brings together some of today's sharpest talent, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team with writer/director Michael McCullers and producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn to tell the story of two women, one apartment and the nine months that will change their lives: Baby Mama.

Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Fey) has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she's finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant. Undaunted, the drive...

TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Newsradio'

2/15/2008 4:28pm EST
The third-best comedy of the 1990s (behind "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld"), "Newsradio" is also one of its least-remembered and lowest-rated despite being granted a lengthy five-season run. This is mostly due to the fact that the show had its airtime or airdate changed a staggering 11 times during its run. But now that all the episodes are available on DVD, you won't have to worry about not knowing when it's on.

Set in the offices of fictional New York radio station WNYX, "Newsradio" details the wacky goings-on among the staff. The cast is filled with comedic stars led by Dave Foley ...

Andy Dick's 'Danny Roane: First Time Director' Comes To DVD Nov. 6

10/7/2007 11:00am EDT
Danny Roane: First Time Director
From the wildly creative mind of Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect) comes an untamed and hilarious new mockumentary Danny Roane: First Time Director. Featuring an all-star cast that includes James Van Der Beek (The Rules of Attraction), Maura Tierney (ER), Kate Flannery (The Office), Michael Hitchcock (Waiting for Guffman) plus many other surprise appearances, the film is an unapologetic, politically incorrect, balls-out comedy about independent filmmaking.

After his drunken antics ruin his acting career, Danny Roane (Dick) decides to stage a comeback by sobering up and directing his ow...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 3

2/3/2007 3:00am EST
Isla Fisher
Happy Birthday to "The Wedding Crashers" actress Isla Fisher (1976), "Star Wars" saga character actor Warwick Davis (1970), "ER" star Maura Tierney (1965), actor/director Keith Gordon (1961), Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo (1956), "The Producers" star Nathan Lane (1956), TV actress/Old Navy spokeswoman Morgan Fairchild (1950), "undefeated" NFL quarterback Bob Griese (1945), Emmy-winning actress Blythe Danner (1943), NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (1940), television actor Victor Buono (1938; d. 1982), Rat-Packer Joey Bishop (1918), Americana artist Norman Rockwell (1894; d. 1978), and Ge...

Several Celebs To Guest Star on 'ER' This Fall

7/21/2006 5:00pm EDT
John Mahoney
ER will provide a showcase for several marquee Emmy Award-winning and nominated guest stars this fall with a roster that includes Andre Braugher, John Mahoney and a return appearance of Oscar and Emmy winner Sally Field, who reprises the series role that won her an Emmy.

In addition, John Stamos will become a series regular when he resumes his previous guest-starring role from last year as Tony Gates, a savvy paramedic and medical student. The Emmy-winning drama series will also feature other prominent guest stars, including Paula Malcomson.

Over a span of six episodes beginning...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 3

2/3/2006 3:00am EST
Morgan Fairchild
Happy Birthday to "The Wedding Crashers" actress Isla Fisher (1976), "Star Wars" saga character actor Warwick Davis (1970), "ER" star Maura Tierney (1965), actor/director Keith Gordon (1961), Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo (1956), "The Producers" star Nathan Lane (1956), TV actress/Old Navy spokeswoman Morgan Fairchild (1950), "undefeated" NFL quarterback Bob Griese (1945), Emmy-winning actress Blythe Danner (1943), NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (1940), television actor Victor Buono (1938; d. 1982), Rat-Packer Joey Bishop (1918), Americana artist Norman Rockwell (1894; d. 1978), and Ge...

James Woods To Guest Star On ER

11/18/2005 1:01am EST
James Woods
Multiple-award winning actor James Woods ("Casino," "Nixon") will guest star on NBC's "ER" (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET). Woods will play Dr. Nate Lennox, a patient suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) who was once a professor of Dr. Abby Lockhart's (Maura Tierney). The episode featuring Woods is scheduled to air on Thursday, February 2, 2005 at 10:00pm (ET/PT).

Woods, the son of a US Intelligence officer, completed a degree in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon completion, he headed off to New York to pursue an acting career. After appearing in numb...