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John Stamos Takes The Stand In Extortion Trial

July 14th, 2010 8:29am EDT
John Stamos
John Stamos told a court he was "heartbroken" over his marriage split when he partied with a woman now facing charges of extorting him.

The ER star testified on Tuesday in the federal trial of Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, who were arrested in December after they allegedly threatened to release snaps of the actor with cocaine and strippers unless he handed over $680,000. Coss claims she met the actor when she was 17 before embarking on a romantic affair - allegations his lawyer denies.

Stamos maintains he met Coss in 2004 at a party in Orlando, Florida, while recovering after separati...
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John Stamos' Rep: 'Romantic Fling With Teenaged Girl Claims Are Untrue'

July 13th, 2010 8:05am EDT
John Stamos
John Stamos' legal representative has slammed claims the actor had a fling with a 17-year-old girl who is accused of bribing him, branding the allegations "simply untrue".

Officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Michigan residents Scott Sippola and Allison Coss on an extortion charge on December 2nd after they allegedly threatened to release snaps of the ER star unless he handed over $680,000. On Monday it was claimed in Michigan's U.S. District Court that Stamos romanced Coss when she was a high school student in 2004.

In the opening statement, defense att...
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Check Out 'ER: The Complete Thirteenth Season' On DVD July 6

July 3rd, 2010 7:08am EDT
ER
"ER" continues to find ways to captivate its audience, as more than 11 million viewers turned in for Season 13.

This season, Dr. Tony Gates (John Stamos) returns to the ER, now as an intern, with a straightforward attitude and a complicated personal life. He is Dr. Gallant's opposite: brash, cocksure, with a bad-boy past, and maybe the right prescription for Neela's (Parminder Nagra) broken heart.

Further shaking up the ER, Weaver (Laura Innes) decides to leave County General for a career move you wouldn't expect. And the profound dramas of the outside world continue to make their way to...
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Cynthia Nixon Heading Back To Television

June 24th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon is swapping Sex And The City for The Big C - the actress has signed up to join the cast of the new TV show.

Nixon shot to stardom in Sex And The City and was last seen on the big screen in the second movie sequel spin-off from the hit small screen show. The 44 year old is now heading back to TV once again, starring opposite Laura Linney in the new series, about a teacher who is given a terminal cancer diagnosis. Nixon will enjoy a four-episode recurring role, according to Access Hollywood.

The program's subject matter is one close to Nixon's heart - in 2008, she revealed s...
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Friends, Celebrities Pay Tribute To Gary Coleman

May 29th, 2010 8:32am EDT
Gary Coleman
Gary Coleman's "Diff'rent Strokes" co-star Charlotte Rae is leading the tributes to the former child star, who died on Friday at the age of 42.

The actor was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage following a fall at his home earlier this week.

He lost consciousness on Thursday and was placed on life support but his wife, Shannon Price, decided to pull the plug on Friday morning. He died hours later at 12:05pm (local time).

Rae is one of the first of Coleman's former colleagues to express her sorrow at his tragic passing, rememberi...
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TNT Renews 'Southland' For Third Season

April 27th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Southland
TNT has booked a third season of its critically acclaimed drama "Southland." The network has ordered 10 episodes for the third season, which is slated to begin airing in January 2011.

Created by Emmy winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies), "Southland" takes a raw, authentic look at police work in Los Angeles. The series focuses on officers, detectives and members of a gang unit as they endure the triumphs and tragedies that populate their lives both on and off the job. The series is shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

"Southland's" ensemble cast incl...
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Noah Wyle & Gina Gershon Are 'Clearly In Love'

April 15th, 2010 8:19am EDT
Noah Wyle
Former "E.R." star Noah Wyle is dating actress Gina Gershon, seven months after splitting from his wife.

Wyle, 38, announced that his nine-year marriage to make-up artist Tracy Warbin was over in October, and he has since embarked on a romance with the "Showgirls" star, who is nine years his senior.

The couple was spotted enjoying a romantic break at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California last week, and a source tells the National Enquirer, "Noah and Gina arrived arm in arm around sunset, and they were dressed to the nines. They had a very romantic four-course dinner at the inn's Sierr...
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Maura Tierney Completes Her Cancer Treatment

April 7th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Maura Tierney
Actress Maura Tierney is returning to the small screen after finishing treatment for breast cancer.

The former ER star was forced to walk away from TV drama Rescue Me after she was diagnosed with the disease last year. But, now she's putting her cancer battle behind her as she gets back to work on the show as Denis Leary's love interest.

Her rep tells TVGuide.com, "(Tierney) has finished treatment and is doing very well and is happy to move forward with the next phase of her life."

The actress has already filmed scenes for the program, which will air next year.
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John Stamos Turns Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

March 2nd, 2010 8:19am EST
John Stamos
John Stamos has pulled out of performing on TV show "Dancing With The Stars" because he doesn't have the skills.

Stamos was asked to join the likes of Pamela Anderson and reality TV star Kate Gosselin on the upcoming series of the show, but he has confirmed he won't be tango-ing or waltzing on television.

The former ER star says, "I'm not doing Dancing with the Stars. Flattered to be asked. I'm not a dancer."

The full cast for the show is scheduled to be officially announced on Monday night. The new season of the show begins on March 22.

See more photos of John here!
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Familiar Faces In 'Parenthood' And Other Primetime Series

February 23rd, 2010 4:11pm EST
Parenthood
Throughout the Olympics, NBC has been heavily promoting their new show "Parenthood," which airs its first episode on March 2 at 10/9c. This premiere marks a return to form for the network (filling holes left by the Jay Leno mess) and the return of several familiar faces to primetime.

"Parenthood," based on the 1989 movie of the same name, is an hour-long dramedy featuring an ensemble cast led by Peter Krause of "Six Feet Under" and to a lesser extent "Dirty Sexy Money" fame and Lauren Graham in her first regular TV role since "Gilmore Girls" ended its seven year run in 2007. As fans of...
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The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

December 14th, 2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...
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Mekhi Phifer Tells Us The Truth About 'Lie To Me'

October 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer went straight from the end of ER to join the cast of Lie to Me. You saw him in the season premiere as special agent Ben Reynolds from the FBI. Now that the Lightman group helped his judge pass the vetting process, he's going to be on board for future cases.

"The FBI has required their services for all their top priority cases and I kind of came along with that package," Phifer said. "From bombings to kidnappings, I know the next episode we have a big Vegas episode. We're dealing with poker players and the World Series of Poker. The stories just never end."

As the latest a...
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Michael Ausiello Q&A Part 2: Celebrity Status, His Dream Job, & Which Star He's Afraid Of Running Into

October 1st, 2009 11:04am EDT
Michael Ausiello
The first part of this interview focused on "Entertainment Weekly" writer Michael Ausiello's beginnings in the field of media journalism. We intended to look at his work and concept of celebrity, but it turned into something more.

The difference between a good journalist and a great journalist is a sense of humility. A great journalist sees each new assignment as a piece that must stand alone, rather than as part of a legacy. To the great journalist, their job is to serve the audience fresh interviews and articles. They are competitive, ambitious, and are not looking to have their ego...
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Q&A: Paul Iacono Explains Why The World Needs Another 'Fame'

September 22nd, 2009 11:31am EDT
Paul Iacono - Fame
Paul Iacono stars as wannabe future star Neil Baczynsky -- playing a character that attends the exact performing arts high school he actually attended -- in the new remake of "Fame." Paul joins us and explains, basically, why the world needs a new "Fame" film in the first place.

Mike Ryan: Explain why the world needs a new "Fame."

Paul Iacono: Why does the world need a new "Fame"? Well, in 1980, Alan Parker's film was really groundbreaking in the sense it gave a gritty, realistic, sort of dirty portrayal of kids aspiring to be in the preforming arts field. It was very innovative for i...
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Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

September 8th, 2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...
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'Melrose Place' Hotties

September 4th, 2009 11:44am EDT
Melrose Place
Calling all those who miss the mid '90s! The Melrose Place remake is almost here, and you are not going to want to miss it! The new "Melrose Place" is said to be hotter, sexier, darker and much more dramatic, and it all starts with a dead body found in the pool.

Original "Melrose Place" alums Thomas Calabro and Laura Leighton will reprise their roles of Dr. Michael Mancini and Sydney Andrews, but it is the newcomers that everyone is anxious to see. Will they live up to the high standards of the cult classic? Find out on the premiere, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 on the CW.

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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...
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Faux Documentaries Entertain Film & TV Audiences

August 5th, 2009 11:52am EDT
Bruno
Documentary films, the traditional kind that the average person simply ignores, have long since given way to the popular faux documentary. These films, unlike their parent genre, have been and continue to be wildly successful. In fact, they are now so tightly woven into our culture that we truly forget what they are.

Christopher Guest's films Best in Show, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind were all based on a fake, typically unseen camera crew following a group during or to an event. Sacha Baron Cohen also took this approach, with an obviously irreverent tone, with Da Ali G S...
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An Open Letter To Paul Abdul: Leaving 'Idol' Is A Bad Idea

July 22nd, 2009 9:31am EDT
Paula Abdul
Dear Paula Abdul,

I am writing on behalf of the Shelley Longs, Geri Halliwells, Wayne Rogers and Sherry Stringfields of the world when I give you three simple words of advice regarding your decision to leave American Idol: Don't do it.

I'm not really sure why you'd need me to tell you this, but based on the rumors flying across the Internet and the statements of your own manager, you're really thinking about leaving the most successful television series of the decade over some sort of personal insult. Or is it money? Nobody can really be sure what's going through your pill-filled head...
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TV Shows On The Verge Of Jumping The Shark

July 15th, 2009 11:23am EDT
24
The concept of 'jumping the shark' is a fatal one for many involved in television. It all began in the tragic episode of 'Happy Days' in which iconic character, The Fonz, literally jumps over a shark, thus placing a death toll on the rest of the series. Decades later, some TV writers have playfully used the term in decidedly ironic tones, both 'The X-Files' and 'Supernatural' have episodes titled 'Jump the Shark' (Note: a portion of 'Supernatural's' crew are 'X-Files' alum) that tiptoe the line of throwing a series into oblivion.

We will have a few current TV shows that we believe ar...
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New TV On DVD, July 14

July 14th, 2009 8:00am EDT
ER season 11
Year 11 of the fast-paced series brings challenges and changes to the ER. Corday and Chen weigh work and family. Abby finds that being a good doctor is as tough as being a good nurse. Ray Barnett – doctor by day, rock star by night – arrives. Carter decides to leave. Also on DVD: Bewitched season 8 and Mad Men season 2.
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Maura Tierney Has A Breast Tumor; She Feels 'Optimistic'

July 13th, 2009 3:55pm EDT
Maura Tierney
Former ER star Maura Tierney has revealed that she will be having surgery to remove a breast tumor, according to people.com. Last week, NBC Universal announced it was delaying production of her new series, Parenthood, because she was ill.

In a statement, Tierney explained: "In an effort to guard my privacy, it seems that the wording of NBC's press release has unfortunately caused some confusion and undue alarm about my health."

"I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery. I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performe...
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Check Out 'ER' Season 11 On DVD July 14

July 12th, 2009 7:31am EDT
ER season 11
An aquarium worker with a live shark latched onto him…a blind woman and her guide companion (a miniature horse!)...a college boy with an arrow in his gut (his fraternity brothers were aiming for the apple on his head). Gunshot victims. Homeless children. Cardiac cases. So many patients, so little time.

Year 11 of the fast-paced series brings challenges and changes to the ER. Corday and Chen weigh work and family. Abby finds that being a good doctor is as tough as being a good nurse. Ray Barnett – doctor by day, rock star by night – arrives. Carter decides to leave. He’s been there from t...
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Move Over NBC, USA Is Stealing Your Glory

July 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
USA
In the world of television, the big networks - NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX - are typically considered to be the "A" team, or the major leaguers of TV stations. Now they have a bit of competition.

The network we are most confused by is NBC. NBC used to be a ratings powerhouse with its "Must See TV" marketing campaigns. Weeknights were appointment television nights for millions of viewers tuning in first in the genesis of it all, the 1980s with Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, Cheers, and LA Law. The 1990s came in strong with ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Seinfeld, and the last of...
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Two Sci-Fi Shows We Can't Wait For This Fall: 'V' & 'FlashForward'

July 9th, 2009 10:08am EDT
V
Science fiction has taken somewhat of an upward turn in recent years, becoming attractive to more than the small cultish fan groups and growing to the universal mainstream.

With the success of shows like "Lost," "Fringe," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and "X-Files," sci-fi is steadily becoming worth investing in by the bigger networks.

Starting in the fall, ABC is releasing two new big sci-fi shows to the mainstream to see if we have a taste for it, and if you're any kind of sci-fi fan at all, these are the new shows you should be looking forward to.

V

Although an exact da...
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The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

May 6th, 2009 3:25pm EDT
Star Trek
Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:

CHRIS PINE

Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...
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Why 'Southland' Is Must-See TV

April 28th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
Southland
In the past few seasons for network TV, there have been a few shows that were destined for greatness from their very first pilot episodes: Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Lost and The Office.

That's it, that's the list. And of those six shows, one was cancelled due to low ratings ("Arrested Development"), one is on life-support ("Friday Night Lights"), and two were in danger after having lost their way - no pun intended, but "Lost" managed to find its way back while "Heroes" is struggling. "Housewives" still has its foundation of viewers but is...
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'Boston Legal' Season 5 Comes To DVD May 5

April 22nd, 2009 12:24pm EDT
Boston Legal
Please rise for the closing season of pure legal chaos at the law firm of Crane Poole & Schmidt, as Boston Legal Season 5 rests its case on DVD May 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This final installment of the show that put a facetiously refreshing spin on the legal drama genre tackles timely and controversial judicial and personal issues without objection, including the 2008 presidential election, Mad Cow disease, gay marriage rights and health regulations for an unapproved Alzheimer's drug.

Headlining the outstanding ensemble cast are James Spader (Secretary, Sex Li...
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Scott Adsit Talks With Starpulse About His Show, '30 Rock'

April 16th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Scott Adsit
In the pilot episode of the Emmy Award winning 30 Rock, Scott Adsit's character, Pete Hornberger, is fired. In an example of art imitating life, Scott himself was, at least at first, also being cut from the show. While Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) was trying to save Pete's job from Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) on camera, Tina Fey was trying to save Scott's job in the cast from Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, off camera. Scott was nice enough to discusses with us that very incident along with his roots at Second City, his time on Mr. Show, his favorite moments on 30 Rock and answers some reader qu...
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'ER' Cast Talk About Their Experiences On The Show

April 2nd, 2009 10:48am EDT
ER
The series finale of ER is tonight at 9/8c on NBC. In preparation of the big night, check out interviews with past and present cast members discussing their experiences on the show and video of Stage 11 on the Warner Brothers lot being dedicated as the "ER" stage:

Bittersweet Moments

The ER Stage Dedication

Dr. Carter shows Kerry and Susan around

Doctors Share Stories
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