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Jessica Simpson Planning An 'I Love Lucy' Remake

March 23rd, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
Heavily pregnant Jessica Simpson is developing a remake of classic sitcom I Love Lucy with the expectant star in the lead role.

The singer/actress is due to give birth to her first child imminently, but she's already working on her showbiz return and has reteamed with TV producer Ben Silverman, the man behind her new design show Fashion Star, to breathe new life into the popular 1950s comedy.

And Simpson has her sights set on stepping into Lucille Ball's shoes to revive the role she made famous.

During an interview with Elle magazine, Simpson is heard chatting about the prospective pr...
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Chuck Lorre To Be Inducted Into TV Hall Of Fame

November 30th, 2011 11:34am EST
Chuck Lorre
Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre will bid farewell to a rocky 2011 when he is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame next year.

Lorre was embroiled in a very public fall-out with his show's lead star Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the hit sitcom earlier this year.

The series made an impressive comeback with Ashton Kutcher in September, when its debut pulled in a record-breaking 28.7 million viewers.

Now it has been announced the writer, who also came up with hits The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will become an Academy of Television Arts & Sc...
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Paranormal Research Group Searches For Vivian Vance's Ghost

September 29th, 2011 3:18pm EDT
I Love Lucy
Beloved I Love Lucy star Vivian Vance's former home in New England has become the site of a major paranormal investigation.

The actress sold the Stamford, Connecticut home in the 1960s when she moved to California and although she died of cancer in 1979 on the other side of America, the longtime owners of the old place believe her ghost has returned to haunt them.

And she's not alone - Melissa Leigh, who has lived in the haunted house since the mid-1970s, believes there are a number of spooks floating around the place.

Now, the Norwalk Paranormal Research Group have targeted the home ...
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Happy 100th Birthday, Lucy!

August 6th, 2011 4:41pm EDT
I Love Lucy
It's hard to believe, but Lucille Ball would have been 100 years old today. She died over 22 years ago in April 1989, following heart surgery. She was 77 when she died.

We just have to salute this TV legend today. Not only did she mold nearly 20 years of memorable sitcom TV (from "I Love Lucy" through "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy") but she helped create the traditional sitcom format, with multiple film cameras and saved prints for syndication.

Google is paying tribute today on its homepage. Check it out.

Here is our favorite "Lucy" moment from the original series. Lucy finagles ...
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Jessica Alba Counts Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers & Chevy Chase As Her Top Influences

November 5th, 2010 1:30am EDT
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba: The Girl Can't Help It! 's interview and photo shoot with Jessica Alba below!

On owning up to her choice of roles:
"I know I haven't been swimming in the deep end with some of the movies I've done. I wasn't trying to. I knew what they were."

On her personality:
"I'm shy. I don't like being the center of attention. But when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care."

On gaining confidence in her craft:
"I'd been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I'd get a critique or some redirection, I'd always just take it very personal...
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Eddie Murphy Got Turned On Watching 'I Love Lucy'

May 23rd, 2010 9:27am EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has always been turned on by funny women, like Lucille Ball.

He said, "I have a funny girl fetish. When women are funny, that's sexy to me... When I was a kid, I used to watch Lucy with a boner. I was like, 'Yeah, I love Lucy too.'"

Eddie is preparing to return to the stage as a stand-up comedian, but he insists it will be a year before he has enough material for a full show. Before he became an in-demand film star, Murphy was one of the world's top comics and could fill huge venues, like Madison Square Garden - and now he admits he's itching to get back out there.
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The Essential 'Weird Al' Yankovic - 2 CDs, 38 Songs, Out Now; Win It!

November 15th, 2009 10:33pm EST
Welcome to the wild world of "Weird Al" Yankovic - a world populated by a Pennsylvania Dutch gangsta-rapper ("Amish Paradise") and a serial-killing Saint Nick ("The Night Santa Went Crazy") - a world where people frantically search for their Liquid Paper, hallucinate about the floating disembodied head of Colonel Sanders and dream of one day visiting "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota." Yankovic, a three-time Grammy Award winner and the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history, shows no mercy to cultural milestones of every stripe - from Jurassic Park and Star Wars to the hi...
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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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Klaatu Barada Nikto: A History

November 17th, 2008 9:49am EST
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The fall of 1951 gave world a number of things: the first oral contraceptive, the first episode of "I Love Lucy" and Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard round the world" winning the National League pennant for the New York Giants. These are things that resonate with a countless amount of people, but mean nothing to the legions of the world's nerds. To science fiction geeks, September 1951 gave the world one thing: Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still.

In the film, the inhabitants of Earth face a dire choice. Throw down their weapons and live in peace, or have the entire planet des...
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Spotlight On Comedic Couples

November 10th, 2008 11:32am EST
Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Who digs funny couples? Not the awkward, laughing-at-you kind that might be clueless or socially weird but the legitimately engaging, entertaining and hilarious ying and yang of Mr. & Mrs. Whomever. Rarely will the life of the party date the other life of the party - at times there's not enough attention to go around. But sometimes it happens, and if we're lucky they'll go into showbiz.

Take a look at some memorable comedic couples and the neat little niches they have filled:

The Animated Couple

Marge & Homer "The Simpsons"

There was a time when identification of a "Simpso...
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Great TV Duos

September 25th, 2008 9:17am EDT
The Office
Who could forget Lucy and Desi from I Love Lucy, Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street, Jim and Pam from The Office or Beavis and Butthead from MTV? There are some television duos that have such a prominent existence in your head, that you have a hard time imagining one half of the duo without the other one. Here are some more great television duos.

Jemaine and Bret (Flight of the Conchords) - Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are a New Zealand comedy duo who now stars on the hit HBO show, Flight of the Conchords. This duo will have you rolling on the ground laughing with their crazy song...
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Look! I'm A TV Star!

September 24th, 2008 10:00am EDT
The Hills
People used to believe in fictional television. They didn't believe that it was real, simply that it was an honest fabrication of reality, a mild funhouse reflecting life as it is lived. They watched whether they could identify with it or not; they watched to imagine the lives they saw on the screen. Some still do. But others, a growing majority, watch reality television; they take comfort in the truthful depictions, no, profiles of the lives of others. These shows cannot be melodramatic, cannot be dismissed as over-the-top like Grey's Anatomy. They are "real."

America's fascination wi...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Diff
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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Top TV Sidekicks

April 1st, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Who does a hero turn to for support? How does a tough as nails cop lighten up a little? Who do fan fiction writers pair up with their main characters to create some truly disturbing story lines? The answer to all these questions is sidekicks.

Without sidekicks, lead characters would simply have nobody to talk to. So Starpulse has decided to honor some of the sidekicks that have made television a little more enjoyable:

Rhoda Morgenstern

Sidekick to Mary Richards

From: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)

Portrayed by Valerie Harper

Before Romy and Michele had a reunion...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 4th, 2008 8:49am EST
House
Monday, Feb. 4

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (Sundance, 8 p.m.) - Can't wait for Project Runway to return? Check out this profile of designer Marc Jacobs and his ready-to-wear collections.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - A new episode is good news, but can we please shorten the title?

Tuesday, Feb. 5

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Atlanta natives give it their best shot at auditions.

House (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Wilson is dating a female version of House. Freud would have a field day with that one.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m....
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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TV's 10 Most Unrealistic Couples

January 22nd, 2008 10:14am EST
CSI
Reality is not always a factor when it comes to TV relationships. Actually, it usually isn't. Often, two characters that would never come together in real life are forced into a relationship for any number of reasons. It's not really a problem for most TV viewers because they understand that entertainment value will always trump reality.

That being said, there are some on-screen relationships that make perfect sense. Then there are the head scratchers. Below is a sampling of the latter. Please note, just because these relationships are unrealistic doesn't necessarily mean they ...
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Starpulse Holiday Gift Guide: TV Goodies

November 23rd, 2007 12:19pm EST
Gilmore Girls
With no end to the writer’s strike in sight, viewers are going to be stuck with dozens of repeats and reality shows. Blech. One way to battle the TV blues is to turn to DVDs for entertainment. The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s perfect timing to watch, buy, or put on your wish list some of your favorite TV shows while waiting for new episodes to air.

DVDs:

Have you had a chance to catch the new CBS drama “Moonlight?” If you’re a new vampire voyeur, or a longtime fan of the fanged persuasion, the “Angel” 30-disc collector’s DVD set is a must-see. The collection feature...
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 23

October 23rd, 2007 8:00am EDT
Veronica Mars
When Veronica Mars goes to college you know she'll encounter a noir netherworld of lies, betrayal, secrets and (of course) murder. Veronica, Logan and more of your VM favorites join cool new characters for a season three of seething mystery and sardonic wit. Also on DVD: season four of The L Word and NCIS, and I Love Lucy the complete series.
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

July 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...
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Brad Garrett To Host 'TV's Funniest Moments' June 1 On FOX

May 31st, 2007 11:45am EDT
Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett will host The Museum of Television & Radio two-hour special, "TV's Funniest Moments," airing Friday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The countdown will feature 30 of the funniest and most memorable moments from television sitcoms, variety, late night and sketch shows from the past six decades, as ranked by Nielsen Media Research.

Fan-favorites include "Seinfeld," "Friends," "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "All in the Family," "In Living Color" and many more.
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TV Land Awards to Salute Lucille Ball, 'The Brady Bunch,' 'Taxi' & More

April 5th, 2007 1:48pm EDT
Kelly Ripa
TV Land announced today that it will salute Lucille Ball, Roots, The Brady Bunch, Taxi and Hee Haw among others at the Fifth Annual TV Land Awards hosted by Kelly Ripa on Saturday, April 14. The gala premieres on TV Land on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be rebroadcast on TV Land's sister network, Nick at Nite that same night beginning at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are pop culture icons representing a cross-section of classic television that Boomers continue to love. Legendary comedienne Carol Burnett will bestow the Legacy of Laughter Award on Lucie Arnaz...
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New TV on DVD, April 3

April 3rd, 2007 8:00am EDT
Roseanne
The ABC series Roseanne was the first sitcom since I Love Lucy to feature the family matriarch as the main character. Unlike the fashionably urban Ricardos, however, the Conners represented working-class America in lovingly honest way seldom seen on network television. Season two is now on DVD. Also in stores: the complete series of The Brady Bunch, season five of Law & Order, and season two of Twin Peaks and Mind of Mencia.
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Mobile Sprint Customers Can Now Watch CBS Shows Such As 'CSI' & 'Numb3rs'

March 23rd, 2007 2:42pm EDT
Numb3rs
CBS and Sprint announced today that programming from the network is coming to Sprint TVSM with live mobilecasts, full episodes and video clips from popular CBS programs. The content will include:

Live nightly mobilecasts of the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric;

Full episodes of Jericho on demand;

Video clips from hit primetime shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Numb3rs, NCIS and Survivor;

Daily clips from popular late-night talk shows the Late Show With David Letterman and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson;

Daily clips ...
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New TV on DVD, March 13

March 13th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Without A Trace
Each episode of Without A Trace reveals the methodical, minute-by-minute, clue-by-clue procedure used by the FBI's Missing Persons Squad in their efforts to locate people who seemed to have vanished from the face of the earth. Season 2 is now on DVD. Also in stores: season 1 of Bosom Buddies and seasons 7 through 9 of I Love Lucy.
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

July 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...
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