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Marg Helgenberger Returns To 'CSI' For 'Fun & Emotional' 300th Episode

August 20th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
CSI
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will be celebrating its 300th episode this season, and Marg Helgenberger will make a special appearance during the October presentation.

The actress quit the series in 2011, but her character Catherine Willows wasn't killed off. That left an opening for her to return to the show.

According to TVLine.com, the episode will feature Willows helping D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) solve a case that has similarities to one she investigated at the beginning of the "CSI" run 14 years ago.

Executive producer Don McGill explained, "We will flash back 14 years to seminal ...
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Summer TV on DVD Roundup: From 'Alcatraz' and 'CSI' to 'Mad Men'

November 4th, 2012 9:25am EST
CSI
Just before the fall TV season starts, that's when the TV on DVD season begins. A bounty of titles have hit shelves over the last few months, and they range from the must-own to the not so much. Here's a quick look at select TV on DVD and Blu-Ray releases, including Alcatraz, The Firm, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Mad Men and the latest in the CSI and NCIS franchises.

Alcatraz: The Complete Series [Blu-Ray] (Warner)

FOX's Alcatraz was reminiscent of the network's Fringe - it had a female heroine, working in law enforcement and played by a relatively unknown actress, working her w...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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Justin Bieber's Manager Fires Back At 'CSI' Complaints

July 23rd, 2012 12:04pm EDT
Scooter Braun
Justin Bieber's manager has taken aim at CSI: Crime Scene Investigation bosses who labeled the Baby singer a brat after he appeared on two episodes of the TV drama, insisting they forgot they were working with a teenager.

The pop star, who played a young thug on the shows, wasn't popular with some of the cast and crew members and really upset one producer by reportedly locking him in a closet. Bieber's manager Scooter Braun heard nothing but positive reports from his team on the film set and he was stunned when he heard the backlash.

Braun tells Rolling Stone magazine, "The producer get...
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CBS Unveils Just Four New Shows For 2012-13 Season; Cancels 'CSI: Miami'

May 16th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
CBS series Elementary
CBS just announced its new 2012-2013 primetime schedule, which includes four new series. The network is also making four key time period moves.

Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, commented, "These new series feature a great range of bold concepts, rich characters, big stars and fresh faces. From a new take on Sherlock Holmes to an epic battle for control of 1960s Las Vegas to a working-class point of view in a prestigious law firm, the dramas each have a unique style and sensibility."

The new series are:

-"Elementary," a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Hol...
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CBS Axes 'CSI: Miami'

May 14th, 2012 8:03am EDT
CSI Miami
TV producers have canceled long-running crime drama CSI: Miami after 10 years on air.

The series, which stars David Caruso as Detective Horatio Caine, is a spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and it launched as a separate show in 2002.

Nevertheless, TV chiefs at CBS have now confirmed CSI: Miami will not return after the latest season.

A statement from the network reads, "CSI: Miami leaves an amazing television legacy - a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS's rise to the top over the past decade... We thank all the producers... and its talente...
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$16 Million Contract Puts Britney Spears On TV's Top Paid List - Behind Judge Judy

May 10th, 2012 11:03am EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears is reportedly set to rake in $16 million as a judge on The X Factor, but the incredible amount isn't nearly enough to put her on top of TV's best paid list.

Assuming The X Factor has the same amount of episodes this season (26), Spears would pocket a bit over $615,000 an episode. That makes her the second highest paid per episode in primetime currently - Ashton Kutcher makes $700,000 an episode for Two and a Half Men. She is also far behind predecessor Charlie Sheen's whopping $1.2 million an episode. It would put her ahead of William Petersen's previous salary on CSI ($600,...
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TV Ratings: The Tale Of The Happy Networks

March 21st, 2012 9:38am EDT
Desperate Housewives
In any given TV week, a TV network could make it sound like they trumped everyone else, that they had something to be proud of. This week, all four major networks could actually mean it.

While the top shows were an also-ran (yep, ‘American Idol’ is perched on top, with ‘The Voice’ close behind and boasting its 18-49 demo), every network had a Top 20 show. NBC didn’t have one besides ‘The Voice,’ but every other network had multiple shows. And that doesn’t happen much these days.

FOX had both weekly editions of ‘American Idol’ as well as Keifer Sutherland’s ‘Touch' (Number 19); CBS had its...
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Gary Dourdan Sues California Bank Over Foreclosed Home

March 13th, 2012 3:14pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Actor Gary Dourdan has filed a lawsuit against officials at a California bank for allegedly neglecting to offer proper financial assistance prior to foreclosing his home.

The former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star, who fell upon economic hardship in 2010, reached out to Union Bank bosses for mortgage assistance after struggling to meet the $5,000-a-month payments on his Los Angeles home.

However, Dourdan claims executives were slow to offer him a relief plan, and he fell behind on his bills.

The 45 year old has accused bank chiefs of constructive fraud and is seeking compensatory ...
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TV Ratings: Oscars Reign, But Can't Top Grammys

February 29th, 2012 11:55am EST
Meryl Streep
And the winner is…. The Oscars!

The 84th Annual Academy Awards was the top show of the week with 39.3 million viewers. The ceremony, which sported Billy Crystal as host and a surprise win for Meryl Streep, was up a tick from last year’s numbers. However, the show couldn’t top the unexpectedly stellar performance of the Grammys a couple of weeks ago. That show likely benefitted from Whitney Houston’s sudden passing and Adele’s surging popularity.

The Academy Awards propelled ABC to a rare weekly ratings win, with an average of 10.68 million. That was enough to top CBS (10.06 million), FOX ...
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Gary Dourdan's Ex-Girlfriend Files Battery Suit

February 5th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Gary Dourdan
Gary Dourdan's ex-girlfriend is suing the former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star for allegedly breaking her nose.

Nicole Cannizzaro has already won a restraining order against Dourdan following a fight in November and now she has filed an assault and battery lawsuit in Los Angeles.

She claims he attacked her while she was gathering her belongings from his apartment following a spat at a grocery store.

Dourdan was later arrested and charged with felony assault and battery.

His ex-girlfriend is seeking unspecified damages, reports TMZ.com.
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Marg Helgenberger Honored With Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

January 24th, 2012 8:52am EST
Marg Helgenberger
Actress Marg Helgenberger was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday just days ahead of her last appearance on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The star has played forensics expert Catherine Willows on the program since it premiered back in 2000, but decided to leave the show after its 12th and current season.

Her big finale will air on Wednesday, and she left her mark on the fabled Walk of Fame after she was awarded the boulevard's 2,458th star.

Helgenberger was joined by co-stars and pals including Dana Delany, Jorja Fox and Ted Danson and she remembered how she ...
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Gary Dourdan Fined $100 For Smashing Into Parked Cars

January 12th, 2012 7:11pm EST
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan's latest legal woes are behind him after a Los Angeles judge fined him $100 for smashing into two parked cars.

The actor was arrested for possession of OxyContin at the scene back in June, 2010, and he pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in court.

The drug possession charge was later dismissed and on Thursday, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a separate charge of drug paraphernalia possession.

Dourdan also completed 20 hours of Narcotics Anonymous following the incident, according to TMZ.com.
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Marg Helgenberger Fights Back Tears As She Talks About 'CSI' Exit

December 8th, 2011 10:55am EST
Marg Helgenberger
Actress Marg Helgenberger fought back tears during a TV interview this week as she talked about leaving hit crime show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The star, who has spent the past decade playing forensics expert Catherine Willows in the drama series, is shooting her final scenes for the show, and will walk away early next year - and she admits she is getting emotional as she prepares to leave.

In an interview with news show Entertainment Tonight, which aired on Wednesday, she said, "I think, 'How can I leave this? How can I leave such a wonderful (job)...' I don't even think of it a...
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Elisabeth Shue Replacing Marg Helgenberger On 'CSI'

November 19th, 2011 8:46am EST
Elisabeth Shue, CSI | Photo Credits: CBS
Elisabeth Shue is returning to Las Vegas!

The 48-year-old actress, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Leaving Las Vegas, has been tapped to replace Marg Helgenberger on CSI beginning in February, CBS announced Friday.

Shue will portray...

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Marg Helgenberger Regrets Her Justin Bieber 'Brat' Remarks

November 11th, 2011 1:27pm EST
Marg Helgenberger
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Marg Helgenberger regrets branding Justin Bieber "kind of a brat" after his stint on the show, insisting her comments were made during a "silly" interview.

The Baby hit-maker signed on to star in the TV drama as troubled teen Jason McCann last year, and was asked back for a second episode earlier this year.

Helgenberger shot one scene with the teen idol, but she was unimpressed with his behavior, telling a French radio show, "He never acted before. I mean, I shouldn't be saying this but he was kind of a brat. He locked one of the producers in the clos...
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Gary Dourdan Arrested On Suspicion Of Felony Battery

November 7th, 2011 8:00am EST
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has been arrested following an alleged altercation at his California home, according to TMZ.com.

The actor is said to have been detained by cops at his property in Venice, California after they were called to investigate a disturbance at the house.

Dourdan is alleged to have been embroiled in an argument with an unnamed ex-girlfriend, who was reportedly found with a broken nose, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports Dourdan was arrested on suspicion of felony battery and held on $50,000 bail.
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Top 10 Creepiest Film & TV Serial Killers

October 29th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Top Ten Creepiest Fictional Serial Killers
Factual serial killers are scary. The idea that someone might be out there, on a deserted road or lurking in an alleyway, waiting to murder you is a horrible, horrible thought. But let’s face it: most of the time it’s the serial killers who keep you up at night are the ones that live on your television screen.

We’ve all been there: A Criminal Minds marathon on A&E, a Law and Order binge on Netflix instant... sometimes fictional serial killers are the creepiest ones of all. As Halloween approaches, I’d like to catalogue the 10 creepiest fictional serial killers.

10. Nicole Wallace (Law ...
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Justin Timberlake Honored At Environmental Media Awards

October 17th, 2011 8:43am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been honored with a top award to mark his continued efforts to help the environment.

The singer/actor picked up The Environmental Media Awards' (EMA) Futures prize, which applauds leading green stars in the entertainment field, on Saturday.

Timberlake is renowned for his green efforts - he owns an eco-friendly golf course near Memphis, Tennessee and he used to take steps to reduce his carbon footprint on his tours.

Animated movie Yogi Bear and documentary Revenge of the Electric Car also received prizes for raising awareness about environmental issues at the cere...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Ghosts Of Hunter's Past

October 15th, 2011 8:54am EDT
jensen ackles
Last week’s episode of “Supernatural” ended with the season’s biggest shocker so far when Dean killed Sam’s first crush—a brain-eating demon with a morals—after his little brother had all but begged him to trust in his judgment that she wouldn’t kill again and let her go.

It was an ugly moment for the often self-destructive Dean Winchester, and it spoke to his frayed mental state. His guilt carried over to this week’s episode that felt like classic “Supernatural” and a love letter to the fans who’ve stuck around for seven crazy seasons. “Defending Your Life” had loads of gore, the Winch...
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Jobless Charlie Sheen Is The Highest Paid Man On TV (See Who Else Made Big Bucks)

October 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has been named the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on "Two And A Half Men."

The star had a public fall-out with the show's creator Chuck Lorre earlier this year following months of bizarre behavior and he was eventually fired in March.

Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the hit show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes.com's recent rich list.

Sheen pulled in earnings of $40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010, and May, 2011.

He is followed by Ray Romano, who earned $20 million for his now axed "Men of A Certain Age."

S...
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TV on DVD: New 'CSI,' 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: NY'

October 6th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
CSI
The CSI franchise has become a mainstay on CBS - and likewise it's a fixture on DVD shelves. With the new seasons underway, the previous years of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY have arrived for you to add to your collection. Here's a look at all three new releases.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 11

The Show: Season 11 is Laurence Fishburne's third and last as Dr. Raymond Langston. I'm pretty sure that I'm in the minority here, but I liked Fishburne and thought he did a decent job while facing an audience that was and still is incredibly attached to...
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'Supernatural' Recap: There's A Devil On Sam's Shoulder

October 1st, 2011 11:30am EDT
padalecki and ackles
Just in case last week’s episode didn’t completely destroy you, our favorite show returned to scrub your heart over a cheese grater and give your soul a few gut-punches with an episode jam-packed with “Supernatural’s” unique brand of campy special effects and life-ruining angst. “Hello Cruel World” picked up right where the premiere left off: Sam was in a secluded part of the demonic laboratory succumbing to all-too real hallucinations of Lucifer, and Castiel’s vessel was just taken over by those sinister Leviathans that tossed Dean and Bobby around like a couple of hot potatoes.

Unfo...
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Eva Longoria & Tina Fey Are The Highest Paid Ladies On Television

September 29th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Eva Longoria Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria and Tina Fey have been named the highest-earning actresses in television.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress came top of a list of TV's best-paid female stars complied by Forbes magazine, tying the number one spot with "30 Rock" funnywoman Fey. The publication reports they earned $13 million each between May 2010 and May 2011.

Longoria's co-star Marcia Cross, who earned $10 million, came third in a tie with "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's" Marg Helgenberger.

Two more "Desperate Housewives" stars, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffma...
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Ted Danson Gives His Thoughts On Joining The Cast Of 'CSI'

September 20th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
There’s no stopping the CSI juggernaut, not even the loss of the lead investigator. When Grissom (William Petersen) left, Langston (Laurence Fishburne) was there to lead the team. Now he’s left and D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) is leading the crime scene investigators of Las Vegas.

We’ve seen Danson get serious recently as Arthur Frobisher in Damages. He’s still most famous as a comedian, in Cheers, Becker and still Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bored to Death. Danson left his Martha’s Vineyard summer home early to get to work on CSI and speak with the Television Critics Association about it thi...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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'CSI' Star William Petersen Welcomes Twins

August 24th, 2011 8:24am EDT
William Petersen
William Petersen has become a dad to twins at the age of 58.

The former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star and his wife Gina Cirone used a surrogate for the birth.

The twins - a boy and a girl - were born prematurely last month.

Petersen tells People.com, "The babies are doing great and are improving every day and we can't wait for them to come home."

The actor and Cirone wed in 2003. Petersen is also a grandfather to his 36-year-old daughter Maite's two children.
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Q&A: 'Take The Money and Run's' Mary Hanlon Stone

August 23rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
Mary Hanlon Stone
Mary Hanlon Stone is not to be trifled with. She's spent a quarter-century (that's 25 years) as a Deputy District Attorney. Now, the formidable prosecutor and author is one of two interrogators on ABC's new series Take The Money and Run.

Together with her close friend Detective Paul Bishop, she's trying to break ordinary people who think they can hide a quarter million dollars from real detectives for two days. Before tonight's new episode (9 PM ET/PT on ABC), Mary visited to give us her perspective on matching wits with would-be thieves.

In case you missed it, check out my inte...
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Gary Dourdan Gets Off Drug Charges

August 21st, 2011 1:36pm EDT
Gary Dourdan
Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Gary Dourdan has avoided punishment for drug possession after police dismissed the charge against him.

Los Angeles cops took the actor into custody in June after they found pills in his possession while investigating a car crash involving Dourdan.

The drugs were identified as Oxycontin and Dourdan faced prosecution over the possession of drug paraphernalia and the prescription painkiller.

However, officials dropped the drug possession charge earlier this week, according to TMZ.com.

Dourdan is still charged with possessing drug paraphernalia and...
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Justin Bieber Baffled By 'Brat' Reports

August 11th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has denied reports he acted like a "brat" on a recent flight after a fellow passenger accused the pop star of giving staff a hard time before take-off.

The teen sensation allegedly behaved badly on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Asia earlier this week, reportedly refusing to take his seat before the plane took off and then being rude to airline employees throughout the journey.

A source told Fox411.com, "He gave the staff a really hard time the whole flight, nobody could believe it. And then at the end, the captain introduced himself to Justin and kindly a...
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