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Vicki Lawrence Revisits 'Mama' With New DVD Collection

August 23rd, 2013 12:17pm EDT
Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence is one of the leading ladies of comedy, and now a new audience has the opportunity to discover her most beloved character, as she's teamed with Time-Life for Mama's Family: The Complete Collection. It's the definitive release of the popular 80's sitcom that starred Vicki as the title character, Thelma "Mama" Harper. The Emmy-winning comedienne recently spoke with BFTV about finally getting the show to DVD, and what it's like for her to have created a persona we can't forget.

"I was just so surprised and so happy," she told us. "I've been wanting this to happen for a lot of y...
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'The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection'

September 5th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Carol Burnett Show
Is there really anyone out there who’s not a Carol Burnett Show fan? (If so shame on you!) For those who like their funny ladies loud, colorful and all together delightful, we’re checking out the massive and comprehensive "The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection." The skinny on the 22-DVD, 50 episode set lies beneath the review curtain below!

Title: "The Carol Burnett Show: The Ultimate Collection"

Grade: 5

Cast: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway

Director: Various

Rating: Unrated

Release Company: Time Life

Website: www.TimeLife.com

The Show:...
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Alexis Bledel Q&A: Alexis Discusses Her 'Post Grad' Role And Amazing Cast

August 20th, 2009 1:53pm EDT
Alexis Bledel/Post Grad
Alexis Bledel -- best known as Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls" -- stars in the new film "Post Grad" (Opening this Friday, August 21) about a recent graduate who's not finding life too easy after college. Alexis discusses her new role and how it differs from Rory Gilmore and shares her experiences working with Michael Keaton and living legend Carol Burnett.

Alexis Bledel: Hi!

Mike: Hey, Alexis, how are you?

Alexis Bledel: Good. How are you?

Mike: Pretty good. The first thing I wanted to ask was if it was intimidating at all working with the supporting cast. You have Michael Keato...
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Taxi Confession

December 17th, 2008 10:30am EST
Jimmy Fallon
Truth, Justice And Gordon Shumway: (weekly column) - It's probably not the easiest thing to be Jimmy Fallon these days; the amount of backlash he endures is typically reserved for those the Iraqi media throw their shoes at. The web episodes leading up to the March premiere of his new show have been inconsistent, at best. To make matters worse, Jay Leno has just agreed to stay at NBC, hosting a new show at 10:00 PM on weeknights; effectively making Fallon the third hour of late night comedy (he will have to get behind Conan O'Brien for his spot under the bus where NBC threw them). To say the...
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Rosie O'Donnell Returns To Television With Live Variety Special

October 2nd, 2008 10:36am EDT
Rosie O
Rosie O'Donnell will return to television on NBC with "Rosie's Variety Show," an hour-long variety special featuring a wide array of celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a giant primetime giveaway for both the in-studio and home audiences – all for a live broadcast on Wednesday, November 26 from 8-9 p.m. ET (the night before Thanksgiving).

Said O'Donnell, "This is a dream come true for any performer. Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and memories of Sonny and Cher."

O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the varie...
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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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Funnyman Harvey Korman Passes At 81

May 29th, 2008 11:23pm EDT
Harvey Korman
Blazing Saddles star Harvey Korman has died. He was 81. The Emmy Award-winning actor passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday after suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm - an often fatal swelling of one of the body's main arteries.

Korman's daughter Kate has paid tribute to the star, insisting he fought hard against his ailing health.

She says, "It was a miracle in itself that he survived the incident (the aneurysm) at all. Everyone in the hospital referred to him as 'miracle man' because of his strong will and ability to...
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Starpulse Quiz: Test Your TV Knowledge

December 19th, 2007 12:36pm EST
Grey
Think you know everything there is to know about today's TV stars and their climb to fame? Then take our quiz to see how tuned in you really are:

1) Which "Grey's Anatomy" actress starred in "Knocked Up?"

Katherine Heigl

Sandra Oh

Ellen Pompeo

Sara Ramirez

Katherine Heigl

Sandra Oh

Ellen Pompeo

Sara Ramirez

We started with an easy one to give you confidence.

2) In what film did "Heroes" actress Hayden Panettiere get her start?

Finding Nemo

Fantastic Four

Antz

A Bug's Life

Finding Nemo

Fantastic Four

Antz

A Bug's Life

Ha...
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Starpulse Q&A With Comedic Actor Jerry Minor

November 12th, 2007 5:09pm EST
Jerry Minor
Jerry Minor is one of the most talented and versatile comedic actors working today and has been ever since his television debut on HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. Whether it's on Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central's Crossballs, or HBO's Lucky Louie, Jerry stands out, even when surrounded by some of the biggest names in the industry. Currently, Minor portrays Aubrey on ABC's Carpoolers and will be appearing in the forthcoming Judd Apatow penned-John C.Reilly comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and the Will Ferrell vehicle Semi-Pro. Starpulse spoke with Jerry about the development of h...
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Carol Burnett Sues Fox Over Family Guy Spoof

March 17th, 2007 1:05pm EDT
Family Guy
Beloved US comedienne Carol Burnett is suing bosses at TV and movie studio 20th Century Fox, claiming one of her famous characters was portrayed on animated series Family Guy without her permission.

Burnett has filed a $2 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the studio, alleging one cartoon character on the hit show was clearly based on her Charwoman creation.

The April 2006 Family Guy episode in question portrayed Charwoman as a pornographic character, and, to add insult to injury, Burnett claims the show also featured an "altered version" of the famous The Carol Burn...
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