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Which Unpleasant TV Characters Do You Work With?

November 8th, 2014 2:00pm EST
Jan Brady
I worked with quite a number of “characters” when I was on staff as an advertising copywriter. I have to say that my two most memorable ones are “Jan Brady” and “Gregory House, M.D.”

As the youngest of three writers at one of my agencies, Jan was between our senior colleague and myself on the org chart. She was the middle sister in her birth family and recreated her center sibling frustrations and anxieties at work every day. Although I was not the focus of Jan’s resentment, (I was “Cindy” in this scenario), I, along with the rest of our co-workers, got treated to a daily (and draining) do...
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The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Ann B. Davis, The Brady Bunch's 'Alice'

June 2nd, 2014 6:00pm EDT
11 Things You Didn't Know About Ann B. Davis, The Brady Bunch's
Although an accredited actress for many years, it wasn't until taking on the role as the voice of reason in the Brady household did Ann B. Davis become a household name. For over 40 years, she was known as Alice, the maid, third parent and voice of reason on the iconic 1970's series, "The Brady Bunch." While much was known about her character, little was revealed about this talented woman's personal life, as she wished it to remain private. Upon her death on June 1, 2014 of a subdural hematoma, Davis was thrust back into the spotlight once again, this time as a woman who raised a generation...
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Where Are They Now: Ann B. Davis, AKA Alice From 'The Brady Bunch'

March 10th, 2013 8:17am EDT
Ann B. Davis
Actress Ann B. Davis is best known for playing Alice Nelson (betcha didn't know her last name) the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch over the course of five seasons from 1969-74. So where is she now? Actually... she's been retired from showbiz for over a decade.

Ann moved to Denver, Colorado in 1976 to join an Episcopal community; and now she devotes her life to Bible study and charity work. She currently resides in a religious community in San Antonio, Texas.

Check out more pics and interesting facts about her on the next few pages...

Davis was born in Schenectady, New York, and rais...
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Barry Williams Welcomes Baby Girl

April 4th, 2012 11:26am EDT
Barry Williams
The Brady Bunch star Barry Williams has become a dad, according to a report.

The actor, who played eldest son Greg Brady in the classic family sitcom and his girlfriend Elizabeth Kennedy recently became proud parents to a baby daughter.

According to RumorFix.com, the new arrival's name is Samantha Rose.

It's Kennedy's first child, while Williams has a nine-year-old son, Brandon Eric, from a previous relationship.
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Q&A: Maureen McCormick Discusses 'Snow White: A Deadly Summer' And Catches Up With Us

March 26th, 2012 11:45am EDT
Maureen McCormick Signs Copies of Her New Book
Maureen McCormick will forever be known as “Marcia Brady” to most of the television-watching public but her talents reach much further than just 70s sitcom sister. She’s a songwriter, a singer, she’s worked in musical theater and she became a reality television show favorite thanks to her appearances on VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club (where she won in 2007) and two CMT shows, “Gone Country” (2008) and its spin-off “Outsider’s Inn”(2008).

Her newest project is a complete departure from the good girl character she’s been associated with for so long. In the David DeCoteau film “Snow White: A...
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Florence Henderson Had An Affair With Former NYC Mayor & Got Crabs

June 27th, 2011 10:45am EDT
Florence Henderson
Florence Henderson has revealed she once cheated on her husband and had an affair with a former New York City mayor.

Henderson, who portrayed beloved Carol Brady on the popular hit TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch," admits she once had a one-night-stand with married politician John Lindsay in her new memoir, "Life is Not a Stage."

She writes, "I was lonely. I knew it wasn't the right thing to do. So, what did I do? I did it."

But the actress claims the encounter wasn't exactly perfect - she awoke the next morning to find she had contracted a sexually-transmitted disease, pubic lice.

She adds,...
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Still 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'

June 15th, 2011 6:16pm EDT
Kardashians
Thank goodness season six of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premiered on Sunday evening, filling the void of what otherwise would have been a moment without the most under-talented, over-exposed family in television clambering desperately for attention. Ryan Seacrest and the other kind folks at E! have ensured another fun-filled summer of Kim and…what are the rest of their names again?

This family has definitely clawed its way into the public conscious, but with no identifiable skill set between the ten of them and a series of shameless, money-grubbing product endorsements, they have c...
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Christopher Knight Fires Back At Mistaken Identity Story

January 6th, 2011 9:51pm EST
Christopher Knight
Actor and reality TV star Christopher Knight has lashed out at the "lazy" journalism that incorrectly linked him to an assault and battery case.

The Brady Bunch star was caught up in a legal spat after he was falsely accused of an attack on an accountant earlier this week - but the reports had the wrong Chris Knight.

And now the TV star has attacked the reporters behind the false story, insisting they should have done their job better.

In a statement issued to HollyScoop.com, he writes, "As this story relates to me, it is completely and utterly bogus.

"I don't know (accountant) Charlie ...
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And The Best TV Christmas Episodes Ever Include...

December 17th, 2010 12:20pm EST
The Office
It’s quite hard to narrow down the best TV Christmas episodes ever. To help accommodate this dilemma, I am limiting myself to three classic TV specials – cartoons, variety shows, what have you. The rest will be regular TV segments from some of your favorite series. Here, in my opinion, are my favorite Christmas episodes of all time. Are they the best? Not necessarily. With a certain degree of schmaltz, you can’t always expect the best. In descending order:

10. ‘The Office’ – ‘Christmas Party’ – Dec. 6, 2005

This series’ first Christmas episode features the “Yankee swap” in which Mi...
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Rumored 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Includes David Hasselhoff & Audrina Patridge

August 26th, 2010 8:42am EDT
Jennifer Grey
David Hasselhoff, Kirstie Alley and reality TV star Audrina Patridge are among the names reportedly competing for the ultimate TV dancing prize.

TV bosses at ABC will officially announce the line-up for the 11th season of "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday, but the gossip is getting louder about the celebrities set to waltz and twist on the dancefloor.

And Star magazine reports "The Brady Bunch's" Florence Henderson and "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey have also signed on for the new season.

A source tells the publication, "Producers had been talking to Jennifer about joining the cast ...
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Adrianne Curry 'Molested' At Star Wars Convention

August 16th, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Adrianne Curry
Former America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry endured a nightmare end to her weekend after accusing a "drunk pervert" of molesting her at a Star Wars convention in Orlando, Florida.

The brunette beauty, a self-confessed fan of the sci-fi franchise, was among the hundreds of devotees who flocked to the Star Wars Celebration V event on Saturday, where creator George Lucas unveiled a never-before-seen clip from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

However Curry, who attended in a skimpy costume, claims her celebrations came to an abrupt end after an unknown man reached up her ...
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In Honor Of Fathers Day: 10 Best TV Dads

June 19th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Mike Brady, Hank Hill, Cliff Huxtable
Since Father's Day is this Sunday, we wanted to take some time to honor some of the best TV dads of all time. So, loosen your belt, crack open a beer, plop down on the recliner and check out which fantastic fathers made our Top 10!

Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver - Ward, as played by Hugh Beaumont, was THE prototypical middle-class suburban dad of the late '50s and early '60s. He was an all-American guy who worked hard all day, appreciated his wife and acted as the moral compass for his sons, Wally and Beaver. Even though the world has changed a great deal since LITB aired, Ward's influen...
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Shhh! Hollywood's Best Kept Secrets

June 3rd, 2010 9:15am EDT
Hollywood’s Best Kept Secrets
Sandra Bullock shocked everyone in April when she revealed in People that she had adopted an infant son in January – before the Oscar win and before her split with soon-to-be-ex-husband Jesse James. How did Bullock manage to keep a secret of that magnitude that long, given that she and James started the adoption process in 2006? Seriously, how does any celebrity keep any secret for any long periods of time? Well, it does happen. Here are seven other best-kept secrets Hollywood has to offer.

Janet Jackson announces divorce and marriage – in the same breath: Jackson was together with long-ti...
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TV's Hottest Moms

May 7th, 2010 8:48am EDT
Cougar Town
Mother's Day is fast approaching, so if you haven't ordered flowers or found a way to celebrate this special day with your mother, you'd best start cracking. In honor of this holiday, Starpulse.com decided to take a look at some of the hottest mother's on television - the women that prove they can raise a family and look fantastic all at the same time!

Jules Cobb (Cougar Town) - Courteney Cox became a sexy TV mom at the very end of Friends, but she embraced it entirely in her new show Cougar Town. Jules is a recently divorced mother who worships her 18 year old son Travis, and manages to t...
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Eve Plumb's Rep Dismisses Feud Rumors

March 3rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Eve Plumb
A representative for former Brady Bunch star Eve Plumb has dismissed rumors a feud with cast mate Maureen McCormick led to the cancellation of a planned TV reunion. Plumb and McCormick, who played onscreen sisters Jan and Marsha Brady, fell out in 2007 after McCormick published her autobiography Here's the Story, alleging she enjoyed a lesbian affair with her former co-star.

Plumb denied the claims, accusing McCormick of making up the story to sell more books.

The reported feud is said to have derailed a planned Brady Bunch reunion on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009, and subsequent plans ...
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How 'Modern Family' Is Saving The Family Sitcom

January 16th, 2010 10:15am EST
Modern Family
This article hopefully will serve as an adequate mea culpa. In a fall article we mentioned that 'Modern Family' was weak, formulaic, and full of hyperbolic stereotypes. In short, not worth staying on the ABC schedule. It did not take the recent Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series- Musical or Comedy to change our view.

Thanks to a day off and time to kill on Hulu, we watched the second episode of the show. Needless to say, lunch was skipped, all remaining episodes were viewed, and we realized how unrepresentative a pilot can be. Now we are such unwavering fans of the show th...
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Top 5 To Watch: 'Dancing' Finale, Thanksgiving Parade & More

November 24th, 2009 9:22am EST
Dancing with the Stars
It's finally here dancing fans! The "Dancing with the Stars" season nine has finally arrived, and tonight viewers will get to see just who will take home the Mirror Ball trophy this time around. At this point it appears it is anyone's game, but no matter who wins, the long list of celebrities and musical guests planning on attending the finale is sure to make it a must watch for the week.

"Dancing with the Stars" - Tuesday, Nov. 24

It's unbelievable we've finally reached the point of picking a winner, but it is time. "Dancing with the Stars" will come to a close this week, and while ...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Hits the Road

September 25th, 2009 2:03pm EDT
It
There were a lot of hits on last night's episode of Sunny -the gang hit the road, Mac hit a cyclist with a beer bottle, and Dee hit Mac with a jar full of urine.

It all started with Frank's seemingly simple idea to take a road trip to the Grand Canyon, but like every plan these characters come up with, that idea quickly went to hell. It wasn't too difficult to predict that the gang would never make it out of Philly, but that didn't make the ride any less hilarious.

The gang was probably less than a mile from the bar before things started unraveling. Annoyed by a slow cyclist in fron...
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Maureen McCormick Thinks Eve Plumb Won't Talk To Her Over Lesbian Affair Comment

July 13th, 2009 4:39pm EDT
Maureen McCormick
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia on the '70s sitcom "The Brady Bunch" recently blogged that her TV screen Sister Jan (Eve Plumb) is angry with her.

"I know people go through problems with friends, family and co-workers. But I hate when there's trouble in Brady land, and I especially hate that Eve seems to have a problem with me. I have no idea why unless she's mad at the joke I made a few years ago that we'd had a lesbian love affair. I made the crack to be funny - and for shock value. I'm sorry if she took offense. But hey, it was a joke," wrote McCormick on her blog on Fancast.

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Best Mother/Daughter Duos On TV

May 8th, 2009 9:16am EDT
Brothers & Sisters
There are few people in a girl's life more important than her mother, and television has often used that relationship to entertain or astonish over the years. Whether they were super close or estranged, the bond between a mother and her daughter is one that has fascinated viewers and TV writers alike. Now there are a lot of fantastic examples in the past, but we decided to focus only on the bonds that exist in current TV. With Mother's Day this weekend, it is time to celebrate all that they do for us, so get ready with some flowers and a hug. Feel free to post in the comments some of the mo...
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The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

December 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Slamfest
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

November 11th, 2008 10:30am EST
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most rousing and funny comments were made on the latest stories on an incontinent Rapper, a seldom heard of reality star, and a story about two plastic surgery addicts, as well as The latest Starpulse Story about someone’s Placenta.

Topic Highlights = There were some wise and astute comments made about Katie Couric's journalistic credibility and Jillian Barberie's shocking comment as well as, nine reasons ...
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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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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Diff
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should M. Night Shyamalan Stop Making Films?

July 11th, 2008 9:52am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
When somebody mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan it evokes an immediate reaction. For some it's, "He's the guy who did The Sixth Sense, which was great," and for others it's, "Yeah, but his last few films sucked."

Two Starpulse writers have their own opinions about Shyamalan and whether he is just gearing up for further success or whether it's time for him to call it quits:

POINT

Alright, people need to lay off M. Night Shyamalan. Sure he is a little cocky (He stated that The village was one of the greatest ideas ever) and his films have seemed to have dipped in quality, b...
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Bad Dads & Rad Dads On TV

June 13th, 2008 8:44am EDT
The Brady Bunch
Back when television was young, TV fathers were portrayed as all knowing and in control. Fathers knew best. They dispensed unchallenged wisdom. They were calm and smiling and never seemed pressured by any circumstance. They were always clad in a shirt and tie, even while relaxing at home.

The TV fathers of the 50s and 60s had a ready answer for their children, all who sat with rapt attention to the father's every word. "Gee, Dad," said Wally of Leave It to Beaver, "I never thought about it that way." The Brady kids would also express the same types of revelation after a counseling ses...
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Character Additions That Nearly Ruined A TV Show (Or Did)

June 10th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
It's been said that a TV show is only as good as the characters that occupy it. During the first season of series, the writers introduce us to certain main characters that the show is going to revolve around. Once a season ends and a new one is about to start all bets are off because the writers don't want to see the ratings drop.

Their solution? Bring in new characters.

Whether they were added in advance or brought on spontaneously, new characters are added in hopes of appealing to an even bigger audience and to increase a particular show's ratings. This doesn't always turn out ...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

May 2nd, 2008 9:43am EDT
Newsradio
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...
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