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Spin-Off Copies? No, These 9 Shows Were Real Hits!

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Simpsons
Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

"The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own i...
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Kelsey Grammer reprises Beast role in X-Men: Days of Future Past

March 18th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Actor Kelsey Grammer has reportedly reprised his role as Beast for a cameo in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

The former Frasier star played the character in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.

A source close to the production on director Bryan Singer's new film says, "It wasn't hard to get him to sign on for a guest appearance. He jumped at the opportunity the second it was brought to his attention.

"Kelsey's special cameo was secretly shot during post-production on the Fox (studio) lot under the impression that Kelsey would be on set to film a pilot for a different project."

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NBC Developing 'The Office' Spin-Off About Dwight Schrute

January 26th, 2012 8:32am EST
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NBC is planting the seeds for a spin-off of The Office centered on Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and the Schrute family beet farm, Deadline reports.

The series, which would tentatively launch in early 2013, would follow Dwight's life outside of Dunder Mifflin at his family's beet farm and bed and breakfast. The beet farm has been featured in several episodes stemming back to Season 2, with The Office and Parks and Recreation executive producer Mike Schur playing the role of Dwight's business partner and...

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Camille Grammer Apologizes For Taking Shot At Ex-Husband Kelsey's Manhood

August 14th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife has apologised to the actor for suggesting he fails to measure up in the bedroom.

Camille Grammer took a swipe at the former Frasier star when she joked her ex had "big hands, big feet", but was a "big disappointment" - suggesting he wasn't as well-endowed as she had hoped - while promoting her show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The catty remark upset Grammer's new wife, Kayte, who fired back, "Perhaps the fault lies not so much with the member in question but rather with the inspiration at hand."

Camille has now apologised, releasing a statement to TMZ.c...
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Kelsey Grammer Settles Child Custody Dispute

July 21st, 2011 12:46pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer has settled a custody dispute with his ex-wife Camille over the former couple's two children, according to a report.

The former Frasier star divorced Camille in February and married his new wife, Kayte Walsh, just days later, leaving the former couple to continue thrashing out terms of arrangements for their kids, son Jude, six, and daughter Mason, nine.

The battle reportedly turned nasty with Camille demanding sole custody of both children, while Grammer allegedly asked to keep Jude in his care, leaving Mason with her mother.

The two parties have now reached an arrange...
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Kelsey Grammer Snubs Reality TV Show

June 14th, 2011 10:20am EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer Is refusing to let TV cameras invade his life because he is convinced signing up to a reality show would be disrespectful to his new bride, Kayte Walsh.

The former Frasier star is currently embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Camille Grammer over their two children, son Jude, six, and daughter Mason, nine.

Camille is appearing in reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and has discussed her failed relationship with Grammer on the show, but the actor insists he won't be following suit.

He tells Life & Style, "I made a conscious decision that...
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Kelsey Grammer Wants To Have Children With His New Wife

June 13th, 2011 11:41am EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is preparing to start a family with his new wife.

The Frasier star married for a fourth time when he exchanged vows with Kayte Walsh in February, just days after finalizing his divorce from ex-wife Camille.

Grammer and Camille are currently battling in court for custody of their two children, son Jude, six, and daughter Mason, nine, but the actor is already looking forward to expanding his family - and he has even told his kids to expect a brother or sister in the near future.

He tells OK!, "I think they're (the kids) very excited about the idea of having a new addition...
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Former Playmate Suzanne Stokes Facing Felony Drug Charge

June 8th, 2011 3:46pm EDT
Suzanne Stokes
Model/actress Suzanne Stokes is facing a drug possession charge following an arrest in Los Angeles in the early hours of Wednesday.

The former Playboy Playmate, who once appeared on hit TV sitcom Frasier, was questioned by police after driving past a stop sign in Hollywood.

Cops discovered she already had a warrant out for her arrest stemming from a previous traffic violation and a search of her car turned up a stash of methamphetamines, according to TMZ.com.

The 31-year-old blonde was booked for the felony and released hours later on $11,000 bail.
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Kelsey Grammer Only Seeking Physical Custody Of One Child?

June 3rd, 2011 3:27pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Actor Kelsey Grammer has only sought to receive full physical custody of the son he shares with ex-wife Camille, and not their daughter - according to a report.

The ex-couple was expected to request joint custody of son Jude, six, and daughter Mason, nine, but last month Grammer sought to be recognized as their primary guardian.

However in Grammer's actual court document, recently obtained by TMZ.com, the former Frasier star proposed to have primary physical custody of his son, allowing Camille to have the girl - essentially splitting the siblings.

The document, dated on May 26th, sta...
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Kelsey Grammer's Daughter Praises New Wife For 'Setting Him Free'

February 27th, 2011 5:53pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's eldest daughter praised his new bride Kayte Walsh at their wedding on Friday, reportedly telling guests how the blonde Brit had "set him free."

The former Frasier star, 56, wed the flight attendant in a lavish ceremony at New York's Longacre Theater, where he recently wowed critics in La Cage aux Folles.

They celebrated their wedding with a lavish reception at New York's famous The Plaza Hotel, with guests including his son Jude, with ex-wife Camille, and his daughter Spencer from a previous relationship. However, the star's youngest daughter Mason was not present.

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Kelsey Grammer Reaches Divorce Deal With Ex-Wife

February 7th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is one step closer to walking down the aisle with fiancée Kayte Walsh after striking a divorce deal with his estranged wife Camille.

The former Frasier star has been pushing for a judge to grant him a quickie divorce so he can legally marry the Brit later this month, but proceedings have been delayed amid reports Camille is holding out for a bigger financial settlement.

However, the two parties have now reached an agreement and lawyers for the pair headed to court on Monday morning to break the news to the judge presiding over the case.

A divorce decree is expected to b...
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Exclusive: Camille Grammer to Guest-Star on $#*! My Dad Says

February 4th, 2011 9:03am EST
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Camille Grammer will guest-star on the season finale of CBS' $#*! My Dad Says, portraying a version of herself, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will play...

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Camille Grammer Criticizes Kelsey's Rushed Engagement

January 31st, 2011 5:17pm EST
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife Camille has lashed out at the star for rushing their divorce proceedings so he can wed his British fiancée - insisting he's acting "like a child" by jumping into his next relationship.

The Frasier star is currently locked in a bitter legal battle with Camille following their split last summer, with Grammer seeking to officially end his marriage and head back down the aisle with Kayte Walsh in February. But his actions have infuriated The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.

Appearing on The View on Monday, Camille said, "He did rush it. It's a bit impet...
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Kelsey Grammer Planning Honeymoon Road Trip

January 28th, 2011 2:08pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is refusing to let his ugly divorce battle stop him making plans with his new bride-to-be - he's organizing a road trip across America for the couple's honeymoon.

The Frasier star split from his wife Camille last summer and the former couple is currently locked in a legal battle as Grammer attempts to officially end his marriage so he can wed his British fiancee, Kayte Walsh, next month.

He is still hoping he will be able to exchange vows with Walsh in the coming weeks, despite the ongoing legal issues, and he is already making plans for their honeymoon.

Grammer says, "...
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Kelsey Grammer's Wedding Plans May Have To Wait

January 26th, 2011 8:50pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's February marriage plans have taken a hit - a judge has continued his divorce battle with estranged wife Camille.

The former Frasier star's lawyer asked a judge to officially end his fourth marriage during a court hearing on Wednesday, so he could press ahead with plans to wed fiancee Kayte Walsh in February.

Reality TV star Camille opposed the bid, urging the judge to deny the actor's request to dissolve their legal marital status while they continued to fight over finances.

Her lawyer, Neal Hersh, argued the actor had not met all of his wife's conditions to land the qui...
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'Hot In Cleveland' Star Jane Leeves Is Nearly 50 & Looking Fabulous

January 20th, 2011 6:00pm EST
Jane Leeves
Jane Leeves turns 50 in April, and we think she looks great for a girl hitting the half century mark. We spotted the actress at Betty White's 89th birthday party at Le Cirque in New York City yesterday.

The actress said she learned something very important during her years on "Frasier" that she utilizes every day on the set of "Hot in Cleveland."

"The basis of comedy, the funniest stuff, is always the truth," Leeves told showbizspy.

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Camille Grammer Was 'Joking' About Kelsey's Cross-Dressing

January 14th, 2011 11:33am EST
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife Camille has laughed off comments she made implying the actor has a penchant for cross-dressing, insisting she was "joking".

The Frasier star walked out on Camille last year and is now engaged to marry new girlfriend Kayte Walsh. The split turned nasty this week when Camille asked a judge to deny her husband's request to have their marriage dissolved quickly so he can walk down the aisle with his British lover next month.

Camille's legal request came after hinting to shock jock Howard Stern that the actor enjoys wearing ladies' clothes and insisting his st...
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Kelsey Grammer's Ex-Wife: 'He's A Closet Cross-Dresser'

January 12th, 2011 9:15pm EST
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is refusing to enter a public slanging match with his estranged wife Camille as the reality TV star continues to poke fun at the actor and speak out about their bitter break-up.

The former Frasier star walked out on Camille last year and is now engaged to marry new girlfriend Kayte Walsh.

Grammer has yet to comment about the split and the reasons for it, and he insists that taunting from his soon-to-be ex-wife will not prompt feedback.

The 'no comment' statement from the actor's publicist comes after Camille hinted at her estranged husband's quirky sex likes during an inte...
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Camille Grammer Wants To Rebuild Friendship With Kelsey

January 7th, 2011 1:32pm EST
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife is appealing for the actor to get in touch - because she wants to rebuild their friendship for the sake of their children.

The former Frasier star split from his partner Camille last summer after 13 years of marriage and he is now engaged to marry his new girlfriend, Kayte Walsh.

Camille, who filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, insists it was her husband's decision to walk away from the relationship, and admits communication between them has since broken down.

However, Camille hopes they will soon be able to talk again so they can be goo...
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Kelsey Grammer Wants To Rush His Divorce?

December 27th, 2010 3:12pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Actor Kelsey Grammer is hoping to rush through his divorce from estranged wife Camille so he can wed his new girlfriend early in the New Year.

The former Frasier star split from his wife earlier this year and Camille filed for divorce on July 1st.

According to TMZ.com, under California law a divorce can become final six months after a petition is filed.

If Grammer's request for bifurcation is granted, he can legally wed fiancee Kayte Walsh on Saturday.

It is not known if this is the actor's intention.
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Kelsey Grammer's Estranged Wife Slams Sex Tape Reports

December 15th, 2010 10:11pm EST
Camille Donatacci
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife Camille Donatacci has blasted rumors she's using a sex tape of the former couple to secure a bigger divorce settlement from the Frasier star, insisting no such film exists.

The model/actress split from her husband of 13 years in July and they are currently in the midst of making their break up legal.

Tabloid reports recently claimed Donatacci was in possession of an explicit adult video featuring the pair getting intimate, and had been using the tape as a bribe to land more cash from Grammer.

But Donatucci has slammed the allegations.

She tells TMZ.com, "...
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Gobble, Gobble: Time To Serve Up TV Thanksgiving Classics

November 19th, 2010 1:45pm EST
How I Met Your Mother
With the holiday approaching next week, we'd like to know: what are your favorite Thanksgiving episodes? The very best will always be up for debate – maybe you think it's Brad Pitt's appearance on 'Friends,' or perhaps you think it's a drama from the 1950s. To others, 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' holds a special place in their hearts.

Most of my favorites come from comedies – maybe because half-hour sitcoms just know how to nail the absurdities of holiday stress, drinking too much Thanksgiving cheer, and that ridiculously long wait for the Turkey thermometer to pop.

Narrowing it down ...
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Kelsey Grammer To Play The Mayor Of Chicago In 'Boss'

November 19th, 2010 1:19pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is heading back to TV in a new show directed by Milk moviemaker Gus Van Sant.

The former Frasier star is swapping comedy for a tense political drama called Boss, which will mark Oscar-nominee Van Sant's first small screen venture.

Grammer will star as the fictional Mayor of Chicago, Illinois who is diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition that only he and his doctor know about, according to Deadline.com.

The show is said to be inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear.

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Gay Stars We'd Like To See Hook Up

November 4th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
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We know some of these guys are in happy relationships, and most of them already have kids, but we'd love to see them get a little something something from other famous somebodies.

Take Ricky Martin. The Latino pop star ended years of speculation about his sexuality in March on his official site: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am." He has recently been making the rounds on various talk shows to talk about his decision to come out.

In a candid chat with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in on Tuesday, the singer revealed he almost took off w...
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Camille Grammer: 'I Don't Begrudge Kelsey His Happiness'

October 27th, 2010 3:27pm EDT
Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife has blasted the actor for lying to her about impregnating his younger lover.

Camille Grammer was devastated when a mutual friend told her Grammer was expecting a baby with new girlfriend, former air stewardess Kayte Walsh - but she accuses the Frasier star of making the news more painful by lying to her.

She tells People magazine, "I found out (through a mutual friend). I called (Grammer) and asked, 'Is this true?' We have two children together. Please let me know so I can prepare them.' And he said, 'No, I swear she's not pregnant.' I believed him. Two d...
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Kelsey Grammer's New Girlfriend Miscarried

October 10th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
"Frasier." star Kelsey Grammer and his girlfriend Kayte Walsh have been left devastated after losing their unborn child to a miscarriage.

The actor announced he and his new love were expecting a baby together in August, just a month after he split from his wife of 13 years, Camille Donatacci.

However, Grammer and Walsh were forced to make the difficult announcement on Saturday that Walsh had suffered a miscarriage shortly after revealing the happy news.

In a statement, the couple says, "We lost our unborn child about six weeks ago. We would like to thank all of those who expressed kindne...
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'Beauty And The Beast' Stars: Where Are They Now?

October 1st, 2010 9:37am EDT
Robby Benson
Possibly Disney's crowning jewel in the company's "renaissance" -- the period from the late '80s to the late '90s that produced wildly popular and widely acclaimed animated flicks that became classics -- "Beauty and the Beast" is being released on DVD and Blu-ray in a combo pack on October 5.

The combo pack includes all kinds of goodies and extras: fully-restored footage (it's the first time it'll be in high def), a sing-along mode, games, a virtual tour of the castle, deleted scenes (including a never-before-seen one), and more.

Until last year's "Up," 1991's "Beauty and the Beast" was...
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Kelsey Grammer Launches A Conservative TV Network

September 10th, 2010 12:45pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer has launched his new politically-fuelled TV network.

The actor is an investor and public face supporting RightNetwork, which launched on Wednesday. The programming is designed to appeal to political conservatives.

The right-wing former Frasier star insists he's eager to use the network to boost the reputation of Republicans, like himself. He says, "There's plenty of room for us."

RightNetwork bosses will initially make programming available through video-on-demand services, online and mobile phones.

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Kelsey Grammer Wants To Bring Back 'Frasier'

August 31st, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Kelsey Grammer is making plans to revive his most famous character Dr. Frasier Crane for a new TV show.

The actor found fame playing the pompous psychiatrist in hit 1980s TV show Cheers, and he went on to star in hugely successful spin-off series Frasier. He spent 20 years playing the beloved character before Frasier came to an end in 2004 after more than a decade on the small screen.

Grammer has since failed to replicate his success and has seen a number of new shows flop including Back To You and Hank, and he's now considering bringing back the cast of Frasier for a "reunion show". T...
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Kelsey Grammer's Wife 'To Get Half His Fortune'

August 13th, 2010 8:53am EDT
Camille Donatacci
Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife stands to receive half of the TV star's fortune - a staggering $40 million, according to reports.

The actor wed Camille Donatacci in 1997 but the former Playboy model filed for divorce last month, citing "irreconcilable differences". Grammer subsequently filed court papers requesting that Donatacci should not be allowed to lay claim to profits from his hit show Frasier as he has sole financial interest in the series.

However, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix, Donatacci is eligible for half of his $80 million estate as she part-owns his pro...
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