Girlfriends News




Girlfriends news RSS feedSubscribe to Girlfriends RSS news feed!

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...
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, Oct. 13

October 13th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Futurama
Phillip Frye is cryogenically frozen on New Year's Eve 1999 and wakes up in 2999. He ends up befriending Leela, a confident, one-eyed alien; Bender, an alcohol-powered robot; Farnsworth, a distant relative and scientist; and Zoidberg, a lobster-like alien. The complete series of Futurama is now on DVD. Also in stores: Girlfriends season 7, Legend of the Seeker season 1, and Married...With Children season 11.
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, Feb. 24

February 24th, 2009 8:00am EST
Breaking Bad
On Breaking Bad, a teacher who is unable to pay for his cancer treatment partners up with a former student to set up a crystal meth lab. Season 1 is now on DVD. Also in stores: Canterbury's Law the complete series, Girlfriends season 6, Just Shoot Me season 2, My Wife and Kids season one, Summer Heights High season 1.
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, Oct. 28

October 28th, 2008 8:00am EDT
The 4400
There are several releases this week, likely in anticipation of the holiday season: The 4400 the complete series, Brotherhood season 2, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman the complete series, The Donna Reed Show season 1, Freaks & Geeks the complete series, Girlfriends season 5, Good Times the complete series, JAG season 7, Millennium the complete series, Newsradio the complete series, Sanford & Son the complete series, Sister, Sister season 1.
READ MORE

The Demise of the Black Sitcom

August 13th, 2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, July 29

July 29th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Beverly Hills 90210
With the upcoming spinoff "90210" ready to launch in the fall on The CW, what better time to catch up with the original gang of Beverly Hills, 90210 than to watch season five? Also on DVD: season four of Girlfriends, season three of The Hills, season seven of Law & Order: SVU and the complete series of Witchblade.
READ MORE

The Image of Black Women in Entertainment

March 24th, 2008 1:17pm EDT
Tyler Perry
Where in the world are black women in today's entertainment? There is a significant dearth in quality images of African-American women in television and film. And no, Oprah's un-Godly success and stature doesn't diminish this truth.

It wasn't always like this. In 1968, Diahann Carroll starred in the ground breaking series "Julia." Heralded as being the first series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role, "Julia" produced 86 episodes and Carroll earned herself a golden globe.

In the 70s, Pam Grier played a character that went against the typical African American fema...
READ MORE

Where Are They Now?: 'A Different World'

February 14th, 2008 11:00am EST
A Different World
"A Different World," a half-hour sitcom about students at fictional Hillman College, was on the air from 1987 to 1993. It was the creation of Bill Cosby and originally served as a spin-off venue for then Cosby kid Lisa "Denise" Bonet.

However, it wasn't until Lisa Bonet was booted from the show (due to a pregnancy) that "A Different World" really took off in popularity. Fueled by a core ensemble cast of likeable characters - Dwayne, Whitley, Freddie, Kim, Jaleesa, Ron, and Walter - "A Different World" was in the top 10 shows in the Nielsen ratings for five of the six years it aired.

...
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, Feb. 12

February 12th, 2008 8:00am EST
Blade
Blade the complete series picks up Blade in his hometown of Detroit focusing on taking down the Vampire House of Chthon. Along the way he also must battle demons from his own past – some of them former friends – who remember Blade long before he was the preeminent vampire hunter. Also on DVD: season one of "The Equalizer," Tell Me You Love Me and My Boys, season three of Family Ties and Girlfriends, and season eight of Dallas.
READ MORE

Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Nick Kroll Of 'Cavemen' Talks About Wearing A Silicone Mask For 17 Hours And Trying To Get With Joy Behar

October 22nd, 2007 4:01pm EDT
Caveman Nick
In 2004, Nick Kroll was named one of Time Out New York's favorite comics. Now it's 2007 and the press has zeroed in on Kroll yet again, this time for his hilarious work on ABC's primetime comedy Cavemen.

A seasoned improviser and frequent panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever, Kroll has managed to capture the attention of viewers as Nick, the cynical cro-magnum, and, as he tells Starpulse.com in full Caveman makeup, it's allowed many of his dreams to come true - including the chance to appear on The View and getting to know many of Hollywood's leading ladies.

While you have been worki...
READ MORE

New TV On DVD, Oct. 9

October 9th, 2007 8:00am EDT
CSI: New York
Primetime drama CSI: New York follows Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) as they crack cases using evidence they uncover at crime scenes. Season three is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of Everybody Hates Chris, Girlfriends, and Family Ties; season seven of Murder, She Wrote; Stargate SG-1 the complete series; and Roots the complete collection.
READ MORE

Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
House
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....
READ MORE

The CW's 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule

July 20th, 2007 2:13pm EDT
America
MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM Everybody Hates Chris Oct. 1

8:30-9:00 PM Aliens In America (New Series) Oct. 1

9:00-9:30 PM Girlfriends Oct. 1

9:30-10:00 PM The Game Oct. 1

Tuesday

8:00-9:00 PM Beauty And The Geek Sept. 18

9:00-10:00 PM Reaper (New Series) Sept. 25

Wednesday

8:00-9:00 PM America's Next Top Model Sept. 19

9:00-10:00 PM Gossip Girl (New Series) Sept. 26

Thursday

8:00-9:00 PM ...
READ MORE

CW Kicks Off Its Second Season With Six New Series

May 17th, 2007 2:02pm EDT
Blake Lively stars in Gossip Girls
The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today with details about three new dramas, one new comedy and two new reality shows.

On Wednesday nights, the network's top-rated series, America's Next Top Model, showed double-digit growth last season and was the number one show in the timeslot with women 18-34. America'S Next Top Model will return in its successful 8:00-9:00 p.m. slot, followed by the premiere of the new drama Gossip Girl from 9:00-10:00 p.m. From "The O.C." producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Gossip Girl is based on the best-selling young-ad...
READ MORE

The CW's May Sweeps Highlights

April 17th, 2007 11:05am EDT
7th Heaven
The CW has released info and dates for May sweeps, including the series finale of the popular family drama 7th Heaven, as well as details on favorites Gilmore Girls, America's Next Top Model, Smallville, and One Tree Hill.

FINALES

Monday, May 7

Girlfriends (1-hour) 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

Supernatural (Part 1 of 2) 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

7th Heaven 8:00-9:00 p.m. (SERIES FINALE)

Monday, May 14

Everybody Hates Chris 8:00-8:30 p.m.

All of Us 8:30-9:00 p.m.

The Game (1-hour) 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May15

Gilmore Girls 8:00-9:00 ...
READ MORE

New TV on DVD, Feb. 27

February 27th, 2007 8:00am EST
Magnum PI
It's retro week for DVD releases. First up: season 6 of Magnum PI. Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Magnum, a Vietnam veteran formerly with the Naval Intelligence service. Now a private eye with very rarefied tastes, Magnum was hired to handle security for a reclusive mystery writer named Robin Masters, who maintained a lavish estate on the "gold coast" of Oahu. Also on DVD: season 3 of The Rockford Files, season 4 of The Doris Day Show, and season 1 of the the not-so-retro Girlfriends.
READ MORE

Get 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'Girlfriends' & 'Top Model' On iTunes

February 21st, 2007 11:08am EST
America
CBS Paramount Network Television and The CW just announced that the popular primetime shows Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends are immediately available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. Additionally, episodes from the hit CW show America's Next Top Model will be made available early March 2007.

All the new CW offerings on iTunes are from the current 2006/2007 season, and new episodes will be available the day following the broadcast airing. Episodes will be priced at $1.99 each.
READ MORE

The CW Is Now Streaming Shows Online

January 19th, 2007 1:55pm EST
Supernatural
The CW continues to expand its online offerings on cwtv.com with the addition of streaming full episodes of several of the network's hit primetime series. The announcement was made today during The CW's Winter Press Tour session at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California.

Effective immediately, episodes of "Beauty and the Geek," Supernatural, Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill, Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends and "The Game" will be available free to viewers and presented with limited commercial interruption on the network's online destination, cwtv.com. Each e...
READ MORE

The CW Swaps Sunday And Monday Line-Ups

October 6th, 2006 11:16am EDT
Everybody Hates Chris
New York's WPIX-TV Channel 11 is switching its Sunday and Monday nights of programming, effective October 9. On October 9, The CW's comedy block of Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends and new series "The Game" will move to Monday from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The CW will rebroadcast each comedy's season premiere on Monday, October 9, with original episodes returning on Monday, October 16.

Starting October 15, The CW's new Sunday line-up will begin with an encore of the previous Wednesday's America's Next Top Model (7:00-8:00PM) followed by original episodes of 7th Heaven (8:00-9:00PM...
READ MORE

Tonight's TV Highlights: 'Everybody Hates Chris,' 'All of Us,' 'Girlfriends' & 'The Game'

October 1st, 2006 8:00am EDT
Whoopi Goldberg guest stars on Everybody Hates Chris
In Everybody Hates Chris (7 p.m. CW), Rochelle decides to host a neighborhood watch meeting after Julius' truck is stolen, but her good intentions quickly turn competitive when her new neighbor, Louise (guest star Whoopi Goldberg), thinks she'd make a better block captain than Rochelle.

Meanwhile, Chris sets out to break his streak of bad luck with the ladies by asking out a new girl in the neighborhood, Yvette (guest star Cherelle Noyd). In sharp contrast to his older brother, Drew volunteers to be a crossing guard and can't keep the girls away, causing a major traffic problem.

...
READ MORE

Complete List of Fall 2006 Television Premiere Dates

August 2nd, 2006 2:34pm EDT
Prison Break
The TV season launches early this year when FOX kicks off season two of Prison Break in the tail end of August. The network is digging its heels in early with several August premieres, including Bones, House and a handful of new series. ABC, CBS, NBC and the new CW get in the game by mid-September.

A complete list of premiere dates follows:

Monday, Aug. 21

8 pm Prison Break (Fox)

9 pm Vanished (Fox)

Wednesday, Aug. 30

8 pm Bones (Fox)

9 pm Justice (Fox)

Tuesday, Sept. 5

8 pm Standoff (Fox)

9 pm House (Fox)

Thursday, Sept. 7

8 pm 'Til Death (Fox)

8:3...
READ MORE

CW Announces 2006-07 Premiere Schedule

July 17th, 2006 3:05pm EDT
The CW Network announced its inaugural 2006-2007 season premiere schedule today at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The new fifth broadcast network, targeting young adults 18-34, will roll-out its premiere season schedule over the course of a two-week period.

Following is The CW's 2006-2007 night-by-night breakdown of primetime premiere dates:

Wednesday, September 20

8:00-10:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model Special Two-Hour Premiere

Friday, September 22

8:00-10:00 p.m.. Friday Night Smackdown

Monday, September 25

8:00-9:00 p.m. 7th Heaven...
READ MORE

The CW Announces 2006-07 Schedule

May 18th, 2006 3:36pm EDT
Tia Mowry stars in The Game
The CW network just unveiled the schedule for its premiere 2006-07 season. The network will schedule two original hours of urban comedies on Sunday night. The returning series begin at 7:00 p.m. with Everybody Hates Chris. At 7:30 p.m., All of Us airs and will be followed at 8:00 p.m. by Girlfriends. New comedy The Game airs at 8:30 p.m. and takes a comedic behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the wives and girlfriends of the star athletes on an NFL team. The series stars Aldis Hodge, Coby Bell, Tia Mowry, Hosea Chanchez and Wendy Raquel Robinson.

The 9:00-10:00 p.m. hour will top o...
READ MORE

UPN, The WB To Merge Into One Network This Fall

January 24th, 2006 12:46pm EST
CBS Corp. and Warner Bros. are forming a fifth network after ceasing operations of their respective networks UPN and The WB. The new network, The CW, will be launched this fall.

The two networks boast some of the most popular programming that appeals to young adults in the media business. These programming assets range from hit reality series such as America's Next Top Model and The WB's "Beauty and the Geek," to hit dramas like The WB's Smallville, Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, and UPN's Veronica Mars as well as UPN's hit comedies Everybody Hates Chris and Girlfriends and The WB's hi...
READ MORE

Patti LaBelle Tribute To Air Nov. 8 on UPN

October 25th, 2005 1:49pm EDT
Patti LaBelle
UPN just announced that Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) will host "An All-Star Salue to Patti Labelle: Live From Atlantis," a one-hour special event celebrating Grammy Award-winning artist Patti LaBelle's 45 years in the music industry, to be broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 8.

As a tribute to LaBelle on this exceptional night, her hits will be performed by Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, Michael McDonald, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert and Yolanda Adams, all from Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort, in the Bahamas.

LaBelle will also take part in a special performance of "Lady Marmalade...
READ MORE