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Where Are They Now: Patricia Richardson, AKA Jill Taylor On 'Home Improvement'

March 6th, 2013 4:45pm EST
Patricia Richardson
Patricia Richardson is best known for playing Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's (Tim Allen) wife Jill on Home Improvement during the 1990s.

The 62-year-old actress starred in over 200 episodes of the hit ABC show before moving on to "Strong Medicine" when the series ended. "Strong Medicine" focused on a group of women doctors at a South Philadelphia women's clinic who specialized in getting medical help to less fortunate women. Not surprisingly, the show aired on Lifetime.

Patricia starred in 59 episodes during its six-season run.

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'Home Improvement' Child Star Taran Noah Smith Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

December 5th, 2012 8:53am EST
Home Improvement
Former "Home Improvement" star Taran Noah Smith has pleaded guilty to cannabis possession. In February Los Angeles police pulled him over and arrested him for driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana.

Police found drugs in his vehicle and charged him with misdemeanor possession.

According to TMZ.com, Smith pleaded guilty to the drug possession charge on Tuesday. He pleaded no contest to a DUI charge.

Smith must complete a 12-hour program for the DUI offense and take a six-month drug diversion program. He was also placed on three years probation. Smith is due back in court in June 2...
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'Home Improvement's' Taran Noah Smith Busted For Drugs

February 1st, 2012 11:21am EST
Taran Noah Smith
Former Home Improvement star Taran Noah Smith has been busted after he was allegedly caught possessing cannabis.

The actor was pulled over in Los Angeles County on Wednesday and cited for driving under the influence of marijuana.

He was taken into custody after cops found drugs in the vehicle, according to TMZ.com.

Smith shot to fame playing funnyman Tim Allen's youngest son on hit 1990s sitcom Home Improvement.
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Our Favorite TV Moms: A Mother's Day Special

May 6th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Home Improvement
Let’s be honest: I doubt that any of the moms on this list are as awesome as your own mother (suffice it to say that none of them are as amazing as mine). But these women, these television moms, are certainly worthy of mention. You may have grown up with some of them or you may have watched them last week, but one thing’s for sure: they’re moms, and they’re pretty terrific. So, in honor of Mother’s Day (and in no particular order) I present our favorite TV moms.

1. Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Was Joyce kind of clueless? At first, yeah, but her clueless na...
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Tim Allen to Join ABC's 'The Last Days of Man'

February 19th, 2011 10:04am EST
Tim Allen | Photo Credits: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Tim Allen will return to his Home Improvement home at ABC to star in the comedy pilot The Last Days of Man, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Allen, 57, will play...

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Spotlight On Hillbilly Celebrities

October 13th, 2009 9:48am EDT
Hillbilly celebs
A hillbilly celeb is like a young NBA player who came from nothing. Before they were popular they would eat at McDonald's, belch and swear in public, and do whatever they wanted. But now they live in a much different culture.

There are plenty of celebrities that came from nothing and turned into something. But what makes a hillbilly celeb different is the typically uneducated unsophisticated behavior that everyone enjoys watching.

Britney Spears and sister Jamie Lynn are perfect examples of hillbilly celebs. They are from the small town of Kentwood, Louisiana, and before they were mu...
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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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Exclusive: Nancy Travis Talks 'The Bill Engvall Show' And More

July 8th, 2009 10:20am EDT
Nancy Travis
Nancy Travis joined us to discuss the upcoming season of "The Bill Engvall Show" -- premiering July 18 on TBS; an interview with co-star and SNL alum Tim Meadows will publish later this week -- and soon the conversation turned into an interesting elucidation of the current state of situation comedies on television. Oh, and, of course, about her experience on "So I Married an Axe Murderer."

Nancy Travis: Hi, Mike. How are you?

Mike: Good! How are you doing, Nancy?

Nancy Travis: I am good; I am very good.

Mike: So, how did you get involved with "The Bill Engvall Show"?

Nancy Tr...
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5 Hot Celebrities Who Should Rock A Tool Belt

April 10th, 2009 10:07am EDT
Home Improvement
We all remember the ABC hit sitcom "Home Improvement" that ran from 1991-1999 about a man (played by Tim Allen) and his television DIY show. The role of the very attractive Tool Time Girl Lisa was played by buxom actress Pamela Anderson. How hot was Pam in her tool belt and cut-off jean shorts? We think very, very hot! Now imagine how sexy a few select Hollywood beauties would look in that same get-up.

Check out five ladies who would definitely fulfill their DIY duties in perfect form while donning a tool belt:

Halle Berry (42)

No one can deny that Halle Berry looked hot ...
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The 7th Annual TV Land Award Show Honorees

March 24th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Married...With Children
TV Land announced today that it will pay tribute to "M*A*S*H," "Married...With Children," "Home Improvement," "Magnum PI," "Knots Landing" and "Two And A Half Men" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the two-hour show will tape on Sunday, April 19th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and will air on TV Land during a special presentation of TV Land PRIME on Sunday, April 26th at 8PM ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are cultural icons representing a cross-section of classic and modern television that viewers love. Below are details on this y...
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ABC's New Comedy, 'Surviving Suburbia,' To Premiere In April

February 5th, 2009 11:03am EST
Bob Saget
ABC announces the premiere of new half-hour comedy series, "Surviving Suburbia," starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson, on Monday, April 6 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), following "Dancing With The Stars."

In the family-centered tradition of "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement," "Surviving Suburbia" opens the curtain to follow Saget and Stevenson as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. But Steve maintains a rather cynical point of view on family, friends, neighbors, society --...
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Interview: Nicole Sullivan Rocks!

January 12th, 2009 10:56am EST
Nicole Sullivan
(TJAGS weekly column) It was 9:30 PM, on a Thursday night, and I was in the middle of dinner and (more than a few) drinks at a local establishment. My phone starts vibrating in my left pocket, I don't recognize the number. I sheepishly answer and on the other end is the unmistakable voice of Nicole Sullivan (MADtv, The King of Queens, Rita Rocks) asking if this was a good time to speak. Our interview, scheduled earlier in the day, had been postponed -- I had thought, wrongly -- to another day.

She did not want to impose and explained we could reschedule. "Nonsense," I said, "we can st...
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Favorite Halloween-Themed TV Episodes

October 13th, 2008 9:41am EDT
The Simpsons
While watching television characters dress in costume and sip on Transylvania Iced Tea might not be as exciting as actually partaking in the action, television certainly has shown its viewers some over-the-top holiday fun. From comedic to profound, here are a few favorite Halloween-themed television episodes:

10. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Hex and the Single Guy (Originally aired 10/25/1993)

This episode is the epitome of unrealistic entertainment, as the entire episode takes place in Will's dream. With Hilary's insistence, the family visits a psychic who is supposedly able to reach o...
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Our Favorite Canadian Actors

July 3rd, 2008 9:47am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Given that the United States and Canada closely share days of pride in their country on the calendar, it seemed only logical to single out the many wonderful people that our neighbors to the north have proudly shared for all to enjoy. Following are some of the many comedic, talented, and gorgeous celebrity men and women that call Canada "home."

THE GENTLEMAN

Dan Aykroyd

Born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1 (Canada Day!), Aykroyd's face has been seen on many a movie screen. He started his comedy with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and moved on to pursue an acting caree...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

May 2nd, 2008 9:43am EDT
Newsradio
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...
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Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

March 12th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

September 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 7

August 7th, 2007 8:00am EDT
The Simpsons
On the heels of the enormously popular The Simpsons Movie comes season 10 of The Simpsons on DVD. Episodes include: ‘Lisa Gets an A,’ ‘Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken,’ Lard of the Dance,’ ‘Simpsons Bible Stories’ and ‘They Saved Lisa’s Brain.’ Also on DVD: season 1 of Eight Simple Rules, season 2 of The Hills and Rome, season 7 of Home Improvement and season 8 of Roseanne.
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 17

February 17th, 2007 3:00am EST
Paris Hilton
Happy Birthday to "3rd Rock from the Sun" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), socialite Paris Hilton (1981), actor Jason Ritter (1980), "Crossing Jordan" actor Jerry O'Connell (1974), country singer Bryan White (1974), Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), actress Denise Richards (1972), R&B/jazz singer Chante Moore (1967), basketball legend Michael Jordan (1963), comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1962), Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt (1957), actress Rene Russo (1954), NFL running back-turned-actor Jim Brown (1936), "Home Improvement" star Richard Karn...
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New TV on DVD, Nov. 14

November 14th, 2006 8:00am EST
Friends
Wow, it's a BIG week for television-related DVD releases. Get started on your Christmas shopping early with the entire seasons of Friends, Six Feet Under or Homicide: Life on the Street. Also on DVD: season 2 of NCIS; season 4 of Lois & Clark and Reba; season 5 of Home Improvement, Northern Exposure and Quantum Leap; and season 6 of CSI, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and The Golden Girls.
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Actor Drake Bell To Release Major Label Debut, "It's Only Time," Dec. 5

November 12th, 2006 8:00am EST
Drake Bell
"Live how you want to live/If you wanna be free." "Do What You Want"

For a 20-year-old, Drake Bell is an old soul when it comes to the music he listens to and plays on his Universal Motown Records debut It's Only Time.

Songs like the first single, "I Know," which sounds like it could have come off Rubber Soul, and the empowering, Elton John-like rocker "Do What You Want" boast a bittersweet pop sound, with catchy harmonies and plenty of exuberant vocal hooks, which is no wonder considering the Newport Beach, CA, native, whose mother is two-time world champion pool player Robin Do...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

September 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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Catch More Classic Sitcoms on Nick at Nite

May 3rd, 2006 11:59am EDT
Tim Allen stars in Home Improvement
Nick at Nite will add even more hit shows to its line-up of popular comedies like The Cosby Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Roseanne with the addition of A Different World, Designing Women, Newsradio and Home Improvement. The new series rollout will begin in July and continue through September.

"Nick at Nite is the premier destination for sitcoms like Home Improvement that have a strong appeal to the Nick at Nite audience," states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "These programs represent the perfect fit for our viewers and we are thrilled to add them to our alrea...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2006 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 17

February 17th, 2006 3:00am EST
Paris Hilton
Happy Birthday to "3rd Rock from the Sun" actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), socialite Paris Hilton (1981), actor Jason Ritter (1980), "Crossing Jordan" actor Jerry O'Connell (1974), country singer Bryan White (1974), Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), actress Denise Richards (1972), R&B/jazz singer Chante Moore (1967), basketball legend Michael Jordan (1963), comedian Larry the Cable Guy (1963), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1962), Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt (1957), actress Rene Russo (1954), NFL running back-turned-actor Jim Brown (1936), "Home Improvement" star Richard Karn...
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