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Five Shows That Suck (But Shouldn't)

November 10th, 2008 10:53am EST
Private Practice
PRIVATE PRACTICE

When Private Practice debuted in May of last year, industry bible Variety released a less than glowing review: "Private Practice isn't a full-fledged screw-up, certainly, but so far it is a serious letdown."

The tragedy of the show is that not much has changed in its second season, despite a host of enviable advantages: The medical dramedy is helmed by successful head writer/creator Shonda Rhimes, is a spinoff of Rhimes' consistently popular and buzzworthy hit Grey's Anatomy and boasts a good cast featuring that once-wildly popular Grey's character, Addison Forbes Mo...
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'Boston Legal' Season Four Debuts On DVD Sept. 23; Win A Copy!

August 28th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Boston Legal
At the chaotic law firm of Crane Poole & Schmidt, there's no such thing as temporary insanity - it's more of a permanent condition! Amid torrid interoffice love affairs, and under the watchful eye of new senior partner Carl Sack, the firm's brilliant but volatile attorneys take on such burning social issues as the death penalty, gays in the military, euthanasia, mortgage foreclosures, going green, racism, obesity and animal rights. So enjoy a stiff drink and light a cigar as the fourth season of the seriously addicting legal drama Boston Legal lands on DVD September 23rd from Fox Home E...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Famous June Brides: Happily Ever After?

June 3rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Historically, some married in the month of June to honor Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Others did it to time conception so births wouldn't interfere with harvest work. Brides in the 15th century chose to marry in June because it coincided with their "annual bath" - you read right - thus ensuring a relatively sweet-smelling honeymoon.

Centuries later, June has remained the most popular month to wed. In MGM's 1954 Academy Award-winning musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers the song "June Bride" trills: "Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."

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DeGeneres, De Rossi Plan To Marry

May 16th, 2008 8:25am EDT
Portia & Ellen
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres is putting the California Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage into action - she and Portia de Rossi plan to wed, DeGeneres announced during a taping of her talk show.

DeGeneres was taping the episode of ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show'' on Thursday, the day the state's high court struck down California laws against gay marriage, and it was to air Friday, a person close to the production said.

The person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.

Citing the court's...
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8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...
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TV Spotlight: 'Brothers & Sisters' Producer Greg Berlanti

February 29th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Brothers & Sisters
Dick Wolf, David E. Kelley, Shonda Rhimes and Joss Whedon have all done it. You may be wondering what IT is exactly. They've all at some time point created a spin-off or expanded their TV show into a franchise (see Law & Order). They've all done crossovers between their shows, if you count the backdoor Private Practice pilot on Grey's Anatomy last season.

But those crossovers would not have been possible if they didn't all share one common trait: all of them are showrunners who have, in recent memory, shepherded multiple television shows, sometimes across different channels.

The ...
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'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?

February 25th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Melrose Place
Sixteen years ago we were first introduced to Melrose Place, an innocent (at least it started that way) spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 that took place in a West Hollywood apartment complex. I know as an 8-year-old boy I was excited to see what the lives of 20-something people would be like. I assumed lots of swimming and talking about art. I was wrong, so very very wrong. Seeing as the show ended its run almost 10 years ago we should look back and see just where those over-sexed and off-kilter roommates have gone. Now I can relate to what the show was about!

Thomas Calabro (Dr. ...
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The Future Seems Bright For '27 Dresses' Star James Marsden

February 1st, 2008 10:52am EST
James Marsden
Chances are you've come across James Marsden's dimples on the big screen and been charmed by the man behind them. There's a boyish quality to Marsden, but there's also strong leading man potential, which Marsden is finally beginning to enjoy.

After playing a string of good boys who can't quite hold onto the girl in films such as X-Men, Superman Returns and The Notebook, Marsden joked to Entertainment Weekly that his action figure line would be called, "'The Other Guy Series'-the guy-that-doesn't-get-the-girl action figures."

Marsden isn't destined to be "The Other Guy" much long...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2007 3:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 1

July 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Happy Birthday to "One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton (1982), "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv Tyler (1977), Dutch footballer Ruud Van Nistelrooy (1976), musician Sufjan Stevens (1975), "Antitrust" actress Claire Forlani (1972), hip-hop singer Missy Elliott (1971), "Ally McBeal" actress Julianne Nicholson (1971), ultimate "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson (1967), Canadian singer Michelle Wright (1961), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961; d. 1997), singer Evelyn King (1960), comedic actor Dan Aykroyd (1952), B-52s singer Fred Schneider (1951), Blondie singer Deborah Harry (1945), actress Karen B...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

April 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Can't Decide Who Would Carry Their Child

February 6th, 2007 9:41am EST
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi want to have a baby, but cannot decide which of them will give birth to the child. The chat show host and the former Ally McBeal star have been together for two years and would like to become parents, but must first decide who will carry the baby.

Portia told W magazine: "We would like to have children some day. Ellen would carry."

Ellen replied: "That will never happen!"

Meanwhile, Ellen can't decide what to wear when she presents the Oscars because she has been inundated with outfits.

She said: "Everybody's sending me stu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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Josh Groban's New Cd "Awake" Hits Stores On Nov. 7; Will Tour In 2007

November 6th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Josh Groban
The legions of Josh Groban fans will slumber no more as Reprise Records announced today a November 7th worldwide release of the hotly anticipated "Awake", the follow up CD to the mega star's previous two albums, the self titled "Josh Groban" and the multi- platinum "Closer" which collectively sold well over 13 million CD's.

Groban's 'hands on' approach in the creative process of "Awake" is reflected in several Groban penned and produced songs along with musical contributions from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dave Matthews, Glen Ballard, Eric Mouquet, John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) Mari...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 1

July 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Happy Birthday to "One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton (1982), "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv Tyler (1977), Dutch footballer Ruud Van Nistelrooy (1976), musician Sufjan Stevens (1975), "Antitrust" actress Claire Forlani (1972), hip-hop singer Missy Elliott (1971), "Ally McBeal" actress Julianne Nicholson (1971), ultimate "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson (1967), Canadian singer Michelle Wright (1961), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961; d. 1997), singer Evelyn King (1960), comedic actor Dan Aykroyd (1952), B-52s singer Fred Schneider (1951), Blondie singer Deborah Harry (1945), actress Karen B...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 10

April 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Mandy Moore
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Amanda "AJ" Michalka (1991), "The Sixth Sense" actor Haley Joel Osment (1988), New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra (1987), American singer/actress Mandy Moore (1984), "Final Destination 3" actor Ryan Merriman (1983), British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979), R&B singer Kenny Lattimore (1970), comedic actor Orlando Jones (1968), Primus drummer Tim Alexander (1965), bandleader/former Stray Cat Brian Setzer (1960), South Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa (1960), R&B/pop singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (1958), "Ally McBeal" actor Peter MacNicol (1954), tough-guy-actor...
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Calista Flockhart Finally Admits Eating Disorder While Filming 'Ally McBeal'

April 7th, 2006 10:03am EDT
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flockhart has admitted for the first time she did have an eating disorder when she starred in Ally McBeal. The 40-year-old beauty has confessed she didn't eat enough while appearing in the series because she felt under so much pressure. Calista told Daily Mirror newspaper: "At the time of all that, I was seriously stressed.

"I was working 15-hour days on the set and then I was dealing with the end of the show, which was basically my life.

"I started under-eating, over-exercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalising my immune system."

At the height of her fame in t...
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Harrison Ford Won't Give His Kids a Break

March 23rd, 2006 9:49am EST
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford has refused to help his children become Hollywood stars. The 'Star Wars' actor - who has five children, and is now dating former 'Ally McBeal' star Calista Flockhart - says they'll have to make it on their own.

He revealed in an interview with Daily Record newspaper: "My 15-year-old daughter, Georgia, is beginning to show a little bit of interest in acting.

"But they suffer from the belief that they have been helped along because a member of the family was successful. I can't work that way."
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Portia de Rossi Says 'Ally McBeal' Drove Her to Anorexia

March 22nd, 2006 10:22am EST
Portia de Rossi
Former 'Ally McBeal' star Portia de Rossi says the hit show drove her to anorexia. But the lesbian actress - who is dating Ellen DeGeneres - admits she's "not proud" of her struggle with the eating disorder. She revealed to Vogue magazine: "I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show if [anorexia] may not have happened.

"I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women whom I worked with. They became my role models."

The 33-year-old says she's discussed her problem with DeGe...
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Harrison Ford Wanted Han Solo to Die

March 2nd, 2006 9:42am EST
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford wanted to kill off his 'Star Wars' character, Han Solo. The actor wanted the intergalactic rogue to meet his maker after the third and final film, 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi', but couldn't convince creator George Lucas to go along with the idea.

He revealed: "I did think the character itself was relatively thin. I would have liked to see some complication for the character; the only complication I didn't get was to die at the end of the third one. I thought that would have given the whole film a bottom, but I couldn't talk George into it."

Meanwhile, F...
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James Marsters & Nick Lachey Among Guests on WB Shows

January 16th, 2006 3:44pm EST
Nick Lachey
The WB Network welcomes a sexy and intriguing celebrity guest roster to kick-off its midseason, including Nick Lachey, James Denton, Kelly Carlson and James Marsters. The announcement was made today at the network's Winter 2006 Television Critics’ Association Press Tour.

Actor Nick Lachey guest stars on TWINS in an episode entitled "Himbo," which will air February 24 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Lachey will play Charlie Solik, a former underwear model and Arnold Undergarments’ new Marketing Director, hired by Farrah (Molly Stanton). This is Lachey's second guest appearance on the network afte...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2005 3:00am EST
Leo
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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Hoffman, Chan & Black To Star In 'Kung Fu Panda'

November 9th, 2005 4:53pm EST
Jack Black
Although the movie isn't scheduled to be released until 2008, DreamWorks Animation announced today that two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the computer-animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda." In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role.

Jack Black heads the voice cast as Po the Panda, the laziest of all the animals in the Valley of Peace. With powerful enemies at the gates, all hope has been pinned on an an...
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