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Wishes Of A Television-aholic: 'Glee'

8/12/2011 9:58am EDT
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Believe it or not, this television-aholic actually scoffed at the early promos of what would come to be FOX’s mega-hit, “Glee.” The show looked silly and childish, and I thought it would be cancelled before the fourth episode. My initial assumptions were glaringly and wonderfully wrong. “Glee” is the television equivalent of cotton candy—brightly colored, lighthearted and achingly sweet. It makes me feel inspired and happy while most of my favorite shows make me want to curl up in the fetal position and ugly-cry.

Unfortunately, the last season was a little more sour than sweet thanks t...
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James Franco & Drag Artist To Release Album Together

6/8/2011 9:47am EDT
James Franco
Movie star, Oscar host, filmmaker and scholar James Franco is now launching a music career.

The always-busy star has teamed up with drag artist Kalup Linzy to create new duo Kalup and Franco.

The odd couple became friends after the actor invited Linzy to perform on TV soap "General Hospital" during Franco's stint on the show.

The duo will release its first EP, "Turn It Up," next month, and Franco and Linzy plan to release videos featuring celebrity guests to accompany all their songs.
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James Franco Wants A Job At 'The Colbert Report'

4/7/2011 8:39am EDT
James Franco
James Franco has asked funnyman Stephen Colbert for a job on his hit late night comedy show.

The star, who most recently announced plans to become a professor at New York University in 2012, has set his sights on a new gig - working for "The Colbert Report."

Franco, who is a big fan of the program, offered up his talents and nominated himself for an art consultant position during an appearance on the show on Tuesday.

He says, "You rule. I want to work with you."

The funnyman liked the idea and pronounced him hired.

Representatives for Comedy Central, which produces "The Colbert Report,...
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John Stamos To Guest Star On 'SVU,' Not 'Two And A Half Men'

3/4/2011 10:33am EST
John Stamos
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will feature three star-studded episodes this spring with actor, producer and musician John Stamos, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" star Terrence Howard and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Lori Singer as guest stars.

Since production on "Two and a Half Men" shut down, rumors swirled that Stamos would replace Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS series.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and series alum Diane Neal will also return to make a guest appearance in the upcoming "SVU" episodes.

Stamos will appear in the episode titled, "Bang," as an...
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Brianna Brown: Busy And Loving It

2/8/2011 9:10pm EST
Brianna Brown
Brianna Brown is good at keeping herself busy – sometimes in spite of herself.

The energetic actress, a Twin Cities native who landed in Hollywood over a decade ago, is currently enjoying the success of her most recent role, Dr. Lisa Niles on ABC’s ‘General Hospital.’ She took over the part early last year in what she calls a ‘Fatal Attraction’ storyline. Her arc piqued so much interest it helped the storyline to be named Soap Opera Digest’s best of 2010.

In a phone interview, the witty Brown fondly describes Lisa as “just really manipulative.” It’s a departure from her earlier roles...
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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's Divorce Finalized

2/1/2011 11:46am EST
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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's divorce has been finalized, her rep tells TVGuide.com.

Further details were not provided, but according to TMZ, the union was dissolved Friday in ...

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Robert Wagner To Play Charlie In 'Charlie's Angels' Series

1/21/2011 9:45am EST
Robert Wagner
TV veteran Robert Wagner will replace the late John Forsythe as the voice of Charlie in a planned Charlie's Angels small screen remake.

Ironically, the Hart To Hart star owns 50 percent of the original Angels series.

Drew Barrymore, who took the franchise to the big screen, will produce the new series. Casting is currently underway, but U.S. soap star Annie Ilonzeh is reportedly leading the race to land an angelic role.

The actress, who plays Maya Ward in General Hospital, is billed to play a martial arts expert.

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Celebrity Comebacks Of 2010

12/14/2010 5:15pm EST
Conan O
2010 had a handful of spectacular celebrity comebacks. Few can forget when Betty White stole the national scene on the night of the Super Bowl and did not let go until she was hosting Saturday Night Live for Mother's Day. Here are some of the hottest celebrity comebacks of 2010.

Conan O'Brien: The year started off with a bang. Conan O'Brien was asked to move back to his original late-night time of 12:05 after 7 months hosting the Tonight Show. He said no, and was fired by NBC. Some people blamed Jay Leno, others blamed NBC. Either way, Conan was out and wasn't allowed to be on TV until Nov...
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You Won't Believe What Turns On James Franco

12/10/2010 8:31am EST
James Franco
You might not want to go to a pet store with James Franco because he has a bizarre confession. He explained, "Sometimes rabbits, like, turn me on. I don't know why."

The actor signed on to reprise his role on soap opera "General Hospital" next year.

The star made a huge departure from his usual movie projects when he accepted a role on the daytime show in 2009 as a serial killer artist named Franco.

James stars in the upcoming film "Rise of the Apes" about a group of American scientists whose genetic experiments lead to an uprising by a race of intelligent apes that they helped create. H...
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James Franco Returning To 'General Hospital'

12/9/2010 10:16pm EST
James Franco
Hollywood star James Franco is returning to the small screen - he's signed on to reprise his role on soap opera General Hospital next year.

The Spider-Man star made a huge departure from his usual movie projects when he accepted a role on the daytime show in 2009 as a serial killer artist named Franco.

He returned to the long-running soap earlier this year to revive his character for more episodes.

And now he's signed on to appear in two more segments of the soap opera, which will air on February 25 and 28.

General Hospital's executive producer Jill Farren Phelps tells TV Guide the two ...
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Kelly Monaco Was 'Devastated' After Break-Up

7/21/2010 3:00pm EDT
Kelly Monaco
Actress Kelly Monaco is still struggling to come to terms with the "devastating" end of her 18-year romance with her high school sweetheart - comparing the love loss to "giving a child up for adoption."

Monaco and her longtime love Michael Gonzalez broke up last year, leaving the General Hospital star single for the first time since she was 15.

Now 34, Monaco has opened up about her relationship woes, admitting she's having a hard time moving on.

She says, "I was with him for 18 years. It was devastating. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about it... I feel like you ca...
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Sean Young To Star On 'The Young And The Restless'

4/27/2010 11:03am EDT
Sean Young
Blade Runner star Sean Young is making the transition to daytime TV - she's landed a role on soap opera The Young And The Restless.

The actress is set to follow in the footsteps of James Franco, who joined General Hospital last year, and Julianne Moore who recently returned to As the World Turns for a guest appearance 12 years after she quit the show. Young's story arc, which begins filming next month, will reunite her with actor Eric Braeden, her co-star in 2007 Civil War drama The Man Who Came Back.

And Young admits she's excited about her upcoming soap debut, telling People.com, "Get...
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Balding Finola Hughes Becomes Hairloss Treatment Spokesperson

4/27/2010 8:29am EDT
Finola Hughes
Finola Hughes has become a spokesmodel for a leading hairloss prevention company after turning to the experts when her locks started falling out in clumps when she became a mum.

The English-born "General Hospital" star was left devastated when she started going bald and admits there seemed to be no other alternative than to turn to wigs.

She says, "Either the stress or the hormones had a huge effect on my hair and it started to come out in clumps and I lost a lot of the front volume of it. I didn't know what to do... all you can do is put a little Band Aid on it... There wasn't anything o...
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Julianne Moore To Return To 'As The World Turns'

3/2/2010 9:13am EST
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is to become the latest movie star to appear in a daytime TV soap after accepting a new role in As The World Turns. The A Single Man star will return to the show which helped launch her acting career. EW.com reports suggest Moore will film her role this week.

The actress won a Daytime Emmy Award for her double role as half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes in 1988.

Recently, James Franco turned his back on the movies for a little TV soap when he joined the cast of General Hospital.

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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

5/29/2009 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), and prolific actor/com...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

5/26/2009 3:00am EDT
Ashley Massaro
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 23

5/23/2009 3:00am EDT
Kelly Monaco
Happy Birthday to "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco (1976), folk singer Jewel (1974), Radiohead drummer Phil Selway (1967), "Dumb and Dumber" actress Karen Duffy (1961), actor/comedian Drew Carey (1958), "Murphy Brown" actor Charles Kimbrough (1936), "Dynasty" star Joan Collins (1933), English actor Nigel Davenport (1928), singer/actress Rosemary Clooney (1928; d. 2002), bandleader Artie Shaw (1910, d. 2004), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" actor Scatman Crothers (1910; d. 1986), and "Zorro" actor Douglas Fairbanks (1883; d. 1939).

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Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

3/6/2009 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), and comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 1959).

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Slideshow: 'General Hospital' Hotties

8/29/2008 2:03pm EDT
General Hospital
Elegant. Radiated. Striking. These are just some of the words to describe the following actors and actresses who have starred on the fashionable and stylish soap opera General Hospital.

Some of these "hotties" still star on "GH" and others have made brief appearances or cameos, but one thing's for sure they're all Hot, Hot, Hot.

Kelly Monaco

Character:Samantha 'Sam' McCall

Recent project: First-season champion on Dancing With the Stars

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Nikki Cox

Character:Gina Williams

Recent project:Stars on the T.V. Show Las Vegas

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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:

ALL MY CHILDREN

Erica & Jack

Susan Lucci has been playing Erica Kane, the most popular ...
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Celebrities Tout Soap Operas

8/11/2008 12:44pm EDT
All My Children
Daytime soaps are in again, according to "Sopranos" star Vincent Pastore, Spice Girl Mel B. and a host of other celebrities. ABC Daytime and SoapNet have been tapping celebrities to promote the daytime dramas. The shows "All My Children," "One Life To Live" and "General Hospital" are offered collectively five times a day on ABC and SoapNet.

In the new ads Pastore chimes in about the use of "mob power" on "General Hospital," country singer Billy Currington promotes the romances on the same series, Mel B talks about "All My Children's" frenemies, and champion free skier Kristi Leskinen...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

7/21/2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

5/29/2008 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

5/26/2008 3:00am EDT
Matt Stone
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

3/6/2008 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), Phoenix Suns star Shaquille O'Neal (1972), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), baseball players Willie "Pops" Stargell (1940; d. 2001) and Ted Abernathy (1933), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 1...
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'Dancing with the Stars' Fantasy Cast

2/6/2008 9:52am EST
Rosie ODonnell
Do you ever watch "Dancing with the Stars" and find yourself wondering who is more famous - the star or the dancer? For every 90's teen drama star we also get a handful of models and singers who aren't so much "stars" as they are "available marginally talented individuals."

I guess part of the fun is realizing that the musical guests are generally more famous than the actual cast. This is why I've decided to create a dream cast list for "Dancing with the Stars." I tried to include a mix of "talent" just as the real show does, along with one or two obscure choices:

Tyra Banks

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'Pushing Daisies,' 'Damages,' Other Shows Nominated For Writers Guild Awards

12/13/2007 9:51am EST
Pusing Daisies
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) just announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, radio, news, and promotional writing during the 2007 season to be honored at the upcoming 2008 Writers Guild Awards - the WGA's 60th Anniversary award show - held on February 9, 2008, in Los Angeles and New York.

TELEVISION NOMINEES

DRAMATIC SERIES

Dexter, Showtime

Friday Night Lights, NBC

Mad Men, AMC

The Sopranos, HBO

The Wire, HBO

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Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO

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Rick Springfield To Sing On 'General Hospital' For First Time

7/27/2007 1:18pm EDT
Rick Springfield
For the first time ever on ABC's "General Hospital," actor and musician Rick Springfield will sing on the multi-award winning daytime drama. Airing on Thursday, August 23, Springfield will perform the song "Who Killed Rock 'n Roll?" from his upcoming album due for release in early 2008.

In addition, national non-profit LIFEbeat will be incorporated into the concert storyline to educate the audience on the worthwhile, real-life charitable organization that works with the music industry and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

In the storyline, Dr. Noah Drake (Rick Springfield), his son, Dr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

5/29/2007 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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