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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

9/16/2009 10:05am EDT
Celebrity Offspring
Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...

Q&A: New '90210' Hottie Trevor Donovan Talks About The Upcoming Season

9/4/2009 9:25am EDT
Trevor Donovan
A new man will arrive in the 90210 zip code on the show's season premiere September 8 on the CW. Trevor Donovan will join the cast as student Teddy Montgomery. Donovan's character is said to be the JFK Jr., all-American type of guy.

"He is the quintessential all American gold boy… but is not your stereotypical rich kid," said Donovan, who adds that Teddy is partially a mix between the characters Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Dylan (Luke Perry) from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and partially a completely new character type for the show.

"He's very welcoming and friendly and somew...

Some Recent TV Spinoff Successes And Failures

5/12/2009 11:29am EDT
Boston Legal
With an eagerly anticipated Gossip Girl spinoff in the offing, as well as a number of other spinoffs and remakes, the 2009-2010 television fall schedule feels awfully familiar. Unfortunately, there's no rhyme or reason as to whether these spinoffs actually fly. For every Frasier, there is a Joey. The winners are shows that garnered critical acclaim and/or cult status. The losers are shows that destroyed the integrity of beloved characters and were generally poorly written and conceived.

Some of the more recent TV spinoff successes and failures:


Frasier - Who would ...

Spotlight On Reality Stars Who Want To Be Legitimate Actors...But Fail

12/1/2008 11:45am EST
Paris Hilton
Recent photos snapped on the set of the 2009 Demi Moore/David Duchovny film "The Joneses" features some reality stars. These photos show two very big reality television personalities playing even bigger versions of themselves to match the upgrade in screen size: Kim Zolciak and Sheree Whitfield from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

"The Joneses" is about a family who moves into a prestigious community only to peddle very specific products. They are an affluent, powerful, popular family, so everyone else wants to follow their lead and "keep up with the Joneses," hence the titl...

'30 Rock' Recap: 'The One With The Cast Of Night Court'

11/14/2008 10:02am EST
30 Rock
Stealing a plot that must feel awfully familiar to guest star Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock takes a turn for the dangerously psychotic (instead of the usual simple, funny psychotic antics of Tracy and Jenna) in its third episode for the season of the same number with a stalker storyline.

Aniston plays Claire, Liz' ex-roommate from Chicago who is just a little bit crazy but pretty enough that not many seem to notice. Recently How I Met Your Mother took a stab (no pun intended) at this phenomenon with Barney Stinson's Mendoza Diagonal analogy, but it was perhaps first introduced to mainstre...

A Look At The Influence of 'Days Of Our Lives' On Recent Pop Culture

11/5/2008 11:50am EST
Days Of Our Lives
Back in 2004 a documentary-- not completely unlike Trekkies but for the soap opera crowd-- began filming in Los Angeles, interviewing the stars and fans alike of Days of our Lives. In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the show being on air (as well as the producer/director's college thesis project), this documentary sought to look deep into the psyches of the people who dedicated the majority of their lives to following this show. At an hour a day, five days a week, starting at a time before TiVo, it was true dedication to devote one's interest to such a show. What was found, though, ...

Be Bonnie Hunt's Correspondent At The 'Days Of Our Lives' Event Nov 1

10/16/2008 5:00pm EDT
Bonnie Hunt
Are you the biggest Days of our Lives fan? Do you think you have what it takes to be Bonnie Hunt's special correspondent at the 'Day of Days' event at Universal CityWalk on Nov 1st? If so, tell why in 100 words or less why you should be picked to interview all your favorite 'Days' stars. Make sure you include a photo of yourself, and if you want, you can upload a video as well. The winner will be picked on Oct 27th so don't delay, enter today! Go here to enter.

Event Info:

Who: Stars of "Days of our Lives"

What: Day Of Days - Meet & Greet, Q&A and many more exciting activities w...

Slideshow: Famous Amys

8/27/2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

More Amy Acker Pictures

Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

More Amy Brenneman Pictures

Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

More Amy Poehler Pictures


Favorite Soap Opera Couples

8/20/2008 2:15pm EDT
All My Children
Viewers don't just follow romances in film and primetime, they watch every day to see what's going on between their favorite soap opera couples. Soap operas have some of the most die hard and loyal fan bases around.

We polled several die hard soap fans about their favorite couples in soaps. Luke & Laura, Greenlee & Leo and Jessica & Nash were just a few couples on the top of their favorites list. Here is a look at some of the favorite soap opera couples from the past and the present:


Erica & Jack

Susan Lucci has been playing Erica Kane, the most popular ...

'The Hills': A Lo Down Dirty Shame

5/6/2008 9:07am EDT
The Hills
Lo, Lo, Lo. Maybe it was because Lo and LC were always up against the delightfully devious Kristin on Laguna Beach, but Lo always seemed as sweet as cinnamon and sugar toast. She was the most precious voice of reason, like having Dr. Phil wrapped up in the persona of petite, southern California beach bunny.

With the advent of "Shifty Lo," however, all sense of nostalgia has gone by the wayside. The theme for this mini-season of The Hills seems to be the constant shifting of alliances between friends and would-be family, but ironically, after all of these wild swings, no relationsh...

Heather Mills, Rob Schneider & Joey Fatone Among Judges Of 2008 Miss USA Pageant

3/31/2008 12:50pm EDT
Rob Schneider
NBC, Donald Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, today announced the celebrity judges for the "2008 Miss USA Pageant" on NBC on Friday, April 11 (9-11 p.m. ET).

The judges are: Heather Mills, contestant on season four of "Dancing With the Stars"; Rob Schneider; Joey Fatone, host of "The Singing Bee"; Kristian Alfonso, entrepreneur and star of NBC's "Days of our Lives"; Olympic gold-medal swimmer Amanda Beard; Christian Siriano, this season's winner of Bravo's hit show "Project Runway"; San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman; celebrity h...

Sexiest Actors On Daytime Television

3/18/2008 2:00pm EDT
Days Of Our Lives star James Scott
Millions of viewers tune in daily to watch the drama unfold on their favorite soap operas. It also doesn't hurt that many of the male soap stars are some of the sexiest people on television.

Primetime viewers can't seem to get enough of McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) or McSteamy (Eric Dane) on Grey's Anatomy, but they better watch out. These daytime stars will give you a run for your money:

Aiden Turner

Aiden Turner is best known for his role as Aidan Devane on ABC's "All My Children." Turner joined the cast in 2002 and left briefly in May 2004 due to a "family emergency." He retu...

'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?

2/25/2008 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. ...

'Dance War's' Country Night Is As Authentic As The Chinese Food At Panda Express

2/5/2008 8:42am EST
Taylor Swift
Magic isn't about making things actually disappear, but it is about the art of distraction. "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" is not about dance but about the illusion of dance. "Dance War" is not an actual competition, but the illusion of a competition. We know this because ABC is slowly turning this song and dance show into a showcase for... anything.

A new season of "The Bachelor" arrives in March? Throw Matt Grant on, the smarmy British single of the upcoming season. As a side note, can ABC groom their reality stars a little better? When Drew Lachey asked Matt to tell him...

What '24' Needs For Season Seven To Rock

12/28/2007 10:27am EST
For reasons that defy logic, the powers that be from 24 have decided to inform fans of a huge spoiler prior to the new season (see clip below.) Most likely they did this in an effort to bring back the pissed-off fans (and there are many) for the seventh season.

Producers will most likely use this as a focal point of their ad campaign for the new season, which looks like it will start in the fall (we hope), so we have to embrace this idea. It can go either way. The first part of this article does not give any info about the trailer so it is safe to read for those who still want to be k...

'Bring It On: In It To Win It' Comes Exclusively To DVD Dec. 18; Win A Copy!

11/29/2007 4:11pm EST
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Featuring hot young stars, daring athletics and high-impact competition with just a dash of romance, Bring It On: In It to Win It leaps onto DVD December 18, 2007 with all the spunk, attitude and fun you won't want to miss.

Presented by Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions and Beacon Pictures, this latest installment of the hugely successful cheerleading franchise stars Ashley Benson ("Days of Our Lives"), Cassie Scerbo (Slumber Party Girls), Jennifer Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Michael Copon (One Tree Hill) Kierstin Koppel (Sydney White), and in thei...

Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

10/31/2007 3:00am EDT
Beastie Boys
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...

Starpulse's Top 10 Underrated Celebrities

10/26/2007 1:01pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
1) Ryan Gosling is easily one of the most underrated male actors in Hollywood today. The Golden Globe-nominated actor made his television debut at a very young age in "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside future superstars J.C. Chasez and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

Gosling has appeared in several movies, including "Remember The Titans," "The Believer," Murder By Numbers," "Stay" and "The Notebook." Gosling didn't receive much recognition for his acting chops until he was nominated for his role as a drug addict teacher in the sleeper hit "Half Nels...

Alison Sweeney To Educate Moms About Toddler Nutrition

7/28/2007 9:08am EDT
Alison Sweeney
Gerber Products Company is teaming up with actress Alison Sweeney to help educate moms about toddler nutrition. Sweeney, mother of two-year-old son Ben, is the new host of the NBC's hit reality show The Biggest Loser and well-known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Sami Brady on the network's daytime drama Days of our Lives.

"When Gerber shared its findings from a recent survey of moms, I was shocked to learn that many toddlers weren't getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in a day," Ms. Sweeney said. "As the mother of a two- year-old, I'm thrilled at the opportunity...

Jerry Springer To Guest Star On 'Days Of Our Lives'

7/5/2007 12:15pm EDT
Jerry Springer
Jerry, Jerry, Jerry! The audience chant is familiar to Jerry Springer, the popular host of "The Jerry Springer Show" who also hosts NBC's "America's Got Talent" -- and who now will guest-star as a high roller on NBC's celebrated daytime drama "Days of our Lives" on July 27.

In this special summer episode (taping July 9) Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) is at a Las Vegas casino trying his luck at a game of blackjack when he meets skillful gambler Pete (guest star Springer). Pete is winning every hand and Nick can't understand where he went wrong. On the verge of bankruptcy, Pete takes pity up...

'One Tree Hill' & 'The OC' Premiere on SOAPnet April 9

4/7/2007 9:30am EDT
The OC
Cat fights, beach brawls and summer love – catch it all again or see it for the first time when One Tree Hill and The O.C join SOAPnet on Monday, April 9. “One Tree Hill” will air Monday-Fridays at 5PM and “The O.C” will air Monday-Fridays at 6PM.

The series launch will kick-off SOAPnet’s new 3PM- Midnight line-up starting with Beverly Hills 90210 at 3PM & 4PM, “One Tree Hill” at 5PM, “The O.C.” at 6PM, Days of our Lives at 7PM, All My Children at 8PM One Life to Live at 9PM, General Hospital at 10PM and The Young and the Restless at 11PM.

'Days Of Our Lives' Fans Decide What Gifts Sami Brady Will Receive For Her Wedding

3/20/2007 10:27am EDT
Days of Our Lives
Beginning today through April 14, fans of hit daytime drama Days of our Lives (1 p.m. in most markets) can vote online at to help select the special gifts that Sami Brady (Allison Sweeney) will receive from her family and friends on her wedding day.

'Days' fans have the unique opportunity to be part of Sami's wedding by voting multiple times for their favorite elements that will be incorporated into her "green" wedding.

Over the next few weeks, viewers will be able to choose from the following categories once a week: something old, something new, something borrowed, s...

Soap Star Alison Sweeney Is The New Host Of 'The Biggest Loser'

2/20/2007 2:01pm EST
Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney, one of daytime television's most beloved actresses, joins NBC's hit reality show The Biggest Loser as the new host of the weight-loss series, which will begin taping its fourth season this spring. "Alison is an incredible talent and will bring not only a great fresh face to the show but a huge, loyal fan base," said Ben Silverman, executive producer and Reveille CEO. "We are thrilled and look forward to another strong season."

Sweeney has portrayed villainess Sami Brady on NBC's hit daytime drama Days of our Lives since January 6, 1993, and will continue to star on the ...

'Days Of Our Lives' Fans Can Name Hope's Baby

12/5/2006 10:36am EST
Days Of Our Lives
Today through December 31, fans of NBC's hit daytime drama Days of our Lives can vote online at to name Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) baby girl. In this exciting opportunity which allows 'Days' fans to be a part of TV history, viewers can vote multiple times for their favorite names.

Voting for Hope's baby name will take place in two stages. From December 4-17, viewers will pick from a pre-selected list of five girl names, Bridget, Ciara, Cassidy, Darcy and Rori. From December 18-31, the list will be narrowed down to the top three names and viewers again will select their top pick....

Clay Aiken To Perform on 'Days Of Our Lives'

10/31/2006 10:28am EST
Clay Aiken
Singing sensation Clay Aiken will guest star on NBC's hit daytime drama Days of our Lives on Friday, December 22 (1 p.m. in most markets). Aiken will perform the song, "Everything I Have," from his new album and his version of "O, Holy Night " will also be featured on the show.

In this special holiday episode, Aiken gives a private concert at Salem's local club Dune for Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) after the couple offer to volunteer to help Aiken catch a ride to the airport when his car gets stranded.

Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

10/31/2006 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...

Smokey Robinson To Perform on 'Days Of Our Lives'

10/5/2006 2:04pm EDT
Smokey Robinson
Legendary artist Smokey Robinson will guest star on NBC's hit daytime drama Days of Our Lives November 14 and 15 (1 p.m. in most markets) and will perform "I Love Your Face" from his recent album Timeless Love.

In the two-episode story arc, Marlena Black is lost in the snowy wilderness and is startled by a mysterious man carrying an axe. She learns it's none other than Smokey Robinson who just so happens to be vacationing at a secluded cabin nearby. He rescues her from the cold and brings her back to his place to recover in front of a warm fire and calls the authorities.

Later, ...

Osama bin Laden Has Huge Crush On Whitney Houston

8/21/2006 11:12am EDT
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has a new fan - Osama bin Laden. Kola Boof, the terrorist's former sex slave, claims in her new book that he was obsessed with the troubled How Will I Know singer. She revealed to Harpers Bazaar magazine: "He told me Whitney was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen.

"He said that he had a paramount desire for her and although he claimed music was evil, he spoke of someday spending vast amounts of money to go to America and try to arrange a meeting."

Kola - who until recently wrote for soap opera The Days of Our Lives - also says Osama wanted to shower her with g...

Soap Star Uses Internet to Find Lost Chihuahua

6/5/2006 10:54am EDT
Alison Sweeney
Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney and her husband, David Sanov, have turned to the Internet to search for their lost dog, Paco. The couple has enlisted the lost and found dog website, Fido Finder, to assist in searching for the lost Chihuahua.

Paco, a fawn-colored, short-haired Chihuahua, snuck out the front door of the star's home in Hollywood Hills, California. Paco is a 4-year-old male and weighs only 4 pounds. The couple has posted lost dog posters and scoured the neighborhood but has not been able to find the missing dog. The couple hopes that Fido Finder will be Paco's ticke...

The Rolling Stones Will Appear On 'Days of our Lives'

11/30/2005 3:02pm EST
Rolling Stones
Continuing its unprecedented partnership with the Rolling Stones, NBC's popular daytime drama "Days of our Lives" has taped scenes featuring four of its core characters attending the November 4 Rolling Stones concert in Anaheim, California. Footage of the "Days" characters at the Stones concert will air December 16, 19 and 20.

On November 4, "Days of our Lives" sent four of its most popular actors to Anaheim, California for the Rolling Stones concert. The "Days" characters were prominently featured in the audience at the concert and shown on the big screen behind stage as The Stones pe...