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14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air

May 11th, 2014 11:00am EDT
14 Shows We Wish Were Still On Air
Admit it, both network and cable television just isn't what it used to be. Weekly series' have been for the most part, replaced for 12-episode arcs, reality television and non-interesting docudramas that do nothing to enhance the television landscape. Where's the friendship? The fun? The drama? The suspense? It makes viewers long for the days of when you looked forward to watching your favorite show every week and dissected it with your pals the next day and for days after. Some of the best are long gone, but fans still clamor for just one more episode. How many of these shows were you addi...
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Top Witches From TV And Movies – Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Poc
What sort of spell do witches hold over us? We find them fascinating, scary, and often times sexy.

These ladies, and men as well, don't just haunt our dreams, they find shelter in movie theaters and in our living rooms, and we welcome them into our imagination.

So which witches have what it takes to make our list? Let's not waste another moment; it is time to get bewitched, bothered, and bewildered:

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters: Winifred, Sarah and Mary
(Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy)

Originally planned as a TV movie, "Hocus Pocus" was brought to ...
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Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
 
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...
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Nicollette Sheridan Loses Appeal In 'Desperate Houswives' Legal Battle

November 18th, 2012 12:23pm EST
Nicollette Sheridan
Former Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan lost an appeal in her long-running court battle with the show's executives on Friday.

The ruling marks another loss for Sheridan as her initial claims of unlawful termination against the show's creator Marc Cherry were dismissed earlier this year in Los Angeles Superior Court, and a case against TV bosses ended in a mistrial.

Her request for a retrial was rejected in August, so the actress took an to appeal to California's Supreme Court.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the court's chief justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has now ruled ag...
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'Desperate Housewives' Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies At 72

June 3rd, 2012 9:29am EDT
Kathryn Joosten
Desperate Housewives star Kathryn Joosten died on Saturday at her home in Westlake Village, California, after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 72.

Joosten's agent, Nadine Jolson, confirmed the news with E! Online on Saturday; saying, "Kathryn passed away this morning after a valiant fight against her cancer. Her family was with her. Funeral arrangements are pending. This is a terrible loss, and she fought as hard as she could."

The actress began her career as a nurse in her home town of Chicago, Ill. before turning to acting at the age of 42.

Best known for her role as meddling n...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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'Desperate Housewives' Goes Out On A (Relatively) High Note

May 17th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Desperate Housewives
One of the final weeks of the TV season was a mixed bag for the networks. CBS, FOX and ABC had a few things to croon about, while NBC had to settle for, well, just a couple.

‘NCIS’ continues to outperform its rivals, taking in over 18 million viewers to rank first for the week, which had to make CBS happy. FOX was in the game with both installments of ‘American Idol,’ which placed second and fourth, respectively. And ABC got good numbers from ‘Castle’ and, of course, ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ To boot, ‘Desperate Housewives’ went out on a high note on Sunday, attracting over 11 million view...
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TV Producers Ask Judge To Dismiss Nicollette Sheridan's Desperate Housewives Case Retrial Request

May 17th, 2012 12:19am EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan's lawyers were back in court on Tuesday to fight an attempt by her former Desperate Housewives TV bosses to block her chance for a retrial in a wrongful termination lawsuit.

The blonde beauty launched a $6 million legal battle against the TV drama's creator Marc Cherry and executives at Touchstone Television Production after claiming her character, Edie Britt, was killed off because she complained to producers about an altercation between herself and Cherry, during which the writer/producer allegedly struck her.

Cherry and the TV heads testified in court that t...
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As Of Last Week, The Final Words Of 'Desperate Housewives' Hadn't Been Written

May 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Brenda Strong
The final episode of Desperate Housewives airs Sunday, but the voice of the series is still waiting to find out what she says. Brenda Strong plays Mary Alice Young, whose suicide opened the series, and who narrates each episode. As of last week, she said series creator Marc Cherry was still tinkering with the final voiceover.

“It’s been changing a little bit every day,” Strong said. “Marc Cherry’s been polishing. The good news is that he wrote episode 823 and what we fondly call the MAVO, The Mary Alice Voiceover, is one of the hardest things he says to write, ever. Harder than dialogue, h...
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Eva Longoria Slams 'Desperate' Teri Hatcher Feud Rumors

May 11th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria has dismissed rumors the leading ladies of Desperate Housewives deliberately excluded Teri Hatcher from the series finale crew gift, insisting the actress has always preferred to do "her own thing."

Primary cast members Longoria, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Vanessa Williams recently rounded up some extra cash to buy the crew behind their hit TV drama carry-on luggage as a thank you gift for their hard work throughout the show's eight seasons.

According to Celebuzz.com, the specially-designed luggage tag, signed by all four women, read, "Just know that on all your fut...
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Jesse Metcalfe Was Hesitant About Taking On 'Dallas' Remake Role

May 11th, 2012 3:43pm EDT
Jesse Metcalfe
Actor Jesse Metcalfe was initially cautious to sign up for a starring role on the new Dallas revamp because he felt the TV industry was already flooded with too many series remakes.

The former Desperate Housewives star had just filmed another new TV show in Texas when he was approached to join the original cast members of the 1980s night time soap opera, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, for an updated version of the drama.

However, Metcalfe was "critical of the idea" and wasn't convinced a modern-day Dallas would be a hit - until he gave the script a proper read through.

He...
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Eva Longoria Says Cast Of 'Desperate Housewives' Gets Along, Plays Down Recent Teri Hatcher Snub

May 10th, 2012 5:03pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria looked sexy in a black dress and high heels on her way to the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday afternoon.

Housewives will take its final bow this Sunday night, and and Eva revealed that the cast gave out carry-on luggage to the show's crew at the wrap party, with all of the bags including the message, "Just know that on all your future adventures you are carrying a little piece of our love and gratitude. Thank you for a magical 8 years. Love, Eva, Marcia (Cross), Felicity (Huffman) and Vanessa (Williams)."

Notice anyone's name missing?

Celeb...
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Teri Hatcher To Direct And Guest Star On 'Jane By Design'

May 1st, 2012 10:57am EDT
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher has landed her first job since filming on Desperate Housewives came to an end - she will make her directorial debut in TV comedy Jane By Design.

Hatcher and her fellow Housewives filmed their final scenes last week, but the actress has wasted no time in getting her next gig.

She will enjoy a recurring role on the ABC Family series, playing the estranged mother of Erica Dasher's lead character Jane. She will also get behind the camera to direct four episodes of the show, which premiered in January.

In a statement, Hatcher says, "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to direct. ...
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Teri Hatcher To Make Directorial Debut & Guest Star On ABC Family's 'Jane By Design'

April 30th, 2012 1:14pm EDT
Teri Hatcher
Golden Globe winner and famous "Housewife" Teri Hatcher has signed a directing and recurring guest star role deal with ABC Family for the original series "Jane By Design." Hatcher will be playing Jane's (Erica Dasher) long-lost mother for four episodes to be filmed between mid-May and mid-June, and will make her appearance starting on the June 19th episode. She will make her directorial debut by directing an upcoming episode of "Jane By Design." "Jane By Design" returns with all-new episodes on Monday, June 5th at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.

"We are beyond excited to have Teri join the cast of ...
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Eva Longoria & Felicity Huffman Are Red Hot At 'Desperate Housewives' Series Finale Event

April 30th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Eva Longoria & Felicity Huffman
The women on Wisteria Lane are saying their last goodbyes. After eight seasons, the beloved "Desperate Housewives" is ending its run on ABC. But you can't go off the air without a party!

Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Vanessa L. Williams and other cast members (minus Teri Hatcher) recently gathered in Hollywood for one last hurrah to celebrate the primetime soap. Eva looked stunning in a pink figure-hugging dress, while Felicity glammed it up in red with matching pumps.

Eva recently said about the end of the series, "I feel like we’re at a funeral and we haven’t died yet...We had our las...
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Eva Longoria On 'Ready For Love' And The Last Days Of 'Desperate Housewives'

April 19th, 2012 7:51pm EDT
Eva Longoria
If you see Eva Longoria on The Today Show Wednesday morning, you’ll meet the three men who star in her new show. Longoria is producing Ready for Love for NBC, a dating show with a plan to really find wives for these guys. The process begins on Today when the three men propose to America.

Longoria unveiled her show to the press the day before. With nothing but a picture of herself and the title to show, she answered questions about the three mystery men and how the women of America can meet them. Ready for Love begins shooting after the matchmaking process, with hosts Giuliana and Bill Ranc...
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Nicollette Sheridan Gets Retrial Date For Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

April 18th, 2012 11:15pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit has been given a re-trial date.

The actress launched a legal battle against the TV drama's creator Marc Cherry and executives at Touchstone Television Production after claiming her character was killed off because she complained to producers about an incident that took place between herself and Cherry, during which the writer/producer allegedly struck her.

She was seeking $6 million in damages.

Last month the writer and the TV bosses testified in court that the decision to axe Sheridan's character, Edie Britt, w...
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Q&A: Eva Longoria Helps Launch Pepsi Next (sponsored)

April 16th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Eva Longoria
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is helping Pepsi launch their new cola Pepsi Next - and joined me to talk about it.

Check out the video below as Eva tells me about how she got involved with the Pepsi brand, how she helped get the word out about Pepsi Next in Times Square, and what food she would partner with the soda.

She's also got some words for anyone who wants to try Pepsi Next themselves: she explains how you can visit a Wal-Mart near you and sample the new beverage, which has 60% less sugar and less sodium than your average cola.

Watch below to find out more:
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Dana Delaney Back For 'Desperate' Finale

April 10th, 2012 10:38am EDT
Dana Delany
Actress Dana Delany is heading back to Wisteria Lane for the Desperate Housewives finale.

The star's lesbian character Katherine Mayfair will appear in the series' last episode on May 13th.

Delany left the show to front new forensics drama Body of Proof and TV fans watched as the character left the neighborhood and headed for Paris with her girlfriend, played by Julie Benz.
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Vanessa Williams Says She Was Molested As A Child

April 4th, 2012 2:19pm EDT
Vanessa L. Williams
Actress/singer Vanessa Williams has revealed she was molested by the daughter of a family friend when she was just 10 years old.

The Desperate Housewives star bravely recounts the painful experience in her new memoir You Have No Idea, which she co-authored with her mother Helen, and Williams insists it's time she finally went public with her story in a bid to help others.

She writes, "Family friends who had a daughter invited me to visit their friends in California with them. The family we stayed with had two kids. Susan, who was 18, smoked, drove a car, and was the epitome of cool. (My...
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Eva Longoria Donating Perfume Profits To Charity

March 27th, 2012 11:34am EDT
Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria is giving her charity a boost by handing over $1 from every sale of her new perfume.

The Desperate Housewives star is preparing to release her second scent, EVAmour, and she's donating a slice of the profits to support her own foundation, which helps Latinas build a better future.

Longoria, who will launch her fragrance on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on Thursday, says, "EVAmour will become a personal scent for women who are confident, beautiful, sexy and intelligent... just like the HSN customer."

"I know how I feel when I am wearing it and I wish every woman ...
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James Denton Fronting Cancer Campaign

March 21st, 2012 3:30pm EDT
James Denton
Actor James Denton has filmed a public service announcement (PSA) for a cancer charity in honor of his mother who died of the disease.

The Desperate Housewives star fronts Stand Up To Cancer and Cancer Treatment Centers of America's new awareness campaign, entitled Better Questions, Better Care, which focuses on patient empowerment following their diagnosis.

Denton's mother Mary passed away in 2002 following a battle with breast cancer, and the actor felt compelled to lend his support to the organizations' initiative.

He says, "When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, one of the hard...
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Q&A: Ashley and David Eckstein Celebrate Fandom With 'Her Universe'

March 21st, 2012 11:15am EDT
Her Universe
One of the joys of fandom is being able to share your passions. And thanks to Ashley and David Eckstein, that just got a lot easier (and cooler) for women.

Representing one's fandoms can be a difficult task for the female gender. I say that from experience; I'm all about showing off my allegiances. One of those happens to be to the San Diego Padres, and I went on a rant when there wasn't a T-shirt for my favorite second baseman, a certain David Eckstein. You can imagine my delight to hear that someone that I am a huge fan of was making it easier for me to represent the things I love.

As...
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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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Eva Longoria: 'Show Business Is Like The Mafia'

March 20th, 2012 2:16pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria has likened Hollywood to life in the Mafia, insisting once a singer or actor signs up for fame they are never allowed to leave the spotlight.

The Desperate Housewives star admits she accepts scrutiny from fans, onlookers and the media is part of the price she's paid for stardom.

However, she feels sorry for fellow celebrities such as Britney Spears because they are not allowed to switch their fame on and off at will.

Longoria tells British magazine OK!, "I felt so bad for Britney Spears in an interview she did. Because you know they've made her crazy. She's making a choic...
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Nicollette Sheridan's Wrongful-Termination Case Ends In Mistrial

March 19th, 2012 4:12pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan's Wrongful-Termination Case Ends In Mistrial
The judge in actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful-termination suit has declared a mistrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict on Monday.

Judge Elizabeth White sent the members of the deadlocked jury home on Friday and urged them to consider the case over the weekend, but they returned to court on Monday still stuck on a verdict.

The jury found eight to four in favour of Sheridan, one person shy of a decision.

The actress is seeking $6 million from creator Marc Cherry and executives at Touchstone Television Production after claiming her Desperate Housewives character was killed off ...
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ABC Refuses To Settle With 'Desperate Housewives' Star Nicollette Sheridan

March 18th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
The lawyer representing ABC TV executives in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial has ruled out striking a deal with the former "Desperate Housewives" star.

The jury in the case is deadlocked and Judge Elizabeth Allen White sent the jurors home on Friday urging them to think about the case over the weekend and continue their deliberations on Monday.

She said she'd declare a mistrial if a verdict in the case between Sheridan and ABC TV bosses couldn't be reached.

Judge White also asked the two sides to talk, prompting legal experts to suggest a settlement to end the trial coul...
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'Desperate Housewives' Star James Denton Considering A Vasectomy

March 17th, 2012 3:26pm EDT
James Denton
Desperate Housewives star James Denton is considering having a vasectomy at the request of his wife.

The father-of-two, whose TV character Mike Delfino was killed off in last Sunday's Housewives episode, admits he keeps putting off the procedure because there are too many nightmare stories from guys who have regretted signing up for the operation.

In a candid moment on Friday morning's Access Hollywood Live, Denton said, "It's been an ongoing source of consternation in my house. Elective surgery just doesn't seem like a lot of fun, but sometimes you take one for the team.

"It's kinda sca...
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Nicollette Sheridan's Trial To Continue Next Week

March 17th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination trial will drag into next week with the judge threatening to declare a mistrial if the deadlocked jury cannot arrive at a verdict on Monday.

The jury started its deliberation on Wednesday after closing arguments, but were sent home on Thursday and Friday without reaching a decision.

And Judge Elizabeth Allen White has told the court the jury members are "hopelessly deadlocked".

Reports suggest the jury is split eight-to-four; at least nine jurors must agree on an outcome for a verdict to be passed.

Sending them home on Friday afternoon,...
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Defense Lawyer Calls Nicollette Sheridan's Wrongful Terminaton Case 'Desperate'

March 14th, 2012 9:44pm EDT
Nicollette Sheridan
Jurors in actress Nicollette Sheridan's ongoing wrongful dismissal trial have been left with the idea the former Desperate Housewives star really is "desperate" thanks to defense attorney Adam Levin's closing statements on Wednesday.

Sheridan has spent two weeks in court maintaining she was fired after complaining to TV network executives about the actions of show creator Marc Cherry.

She accused the writer/producer of striking her after she asked him to write her a line for the end of a scene. Cherry testified last week that he was merely demonstrating an action he wanted her to carry ou...
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