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Amber Tamblyn's New Role In 'The Unusuals'

March 23rd, 2009 9:09am EDT
Amber Tamblyn
After branching off from her first TV show Joan of Arcadia to a couple Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies and other hits, Amber Tamblyn is back with a new series. In ABC's The Unusuals, she plays a cop assigned to cases that are, well, unusual.

"I know they're using the word procedural a lot, but I would not come back to television for anything other than this," Tamblyn said. "It's amazing."

The cases include prostitution and people in hot dog suits but Tamblyn is focused on her character. "I like that she's a lot like me, in that she's a smart-ass and tough and tomboyish an...
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The Fall Of The Great American TV Theme Song

March 13th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Green Acres
What happened to it? A catchy, sing-a-long theme song used to be part of the fun of watching a show. A great theme song could get you excited and in the mood to watch a show. Sometimes the theme song was the best part of a bad show. A theme song that caught your attention could get you to check out a show you weren't normally watching.

Theme songs used to tell what the show was about, like The Brady Bunch. The opening was the only way viewers knew the show was about a stepfamily. We would never have known WHY Gilligan and the gang were on the island or HOW those Hillbillies made it to...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week:

January 21st, 2008 8:55am EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Monday, Jan. 21

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John and Cameron try to fit in at high school. Hopefully, there's no robotic substitute teacher this time.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Rocket scientist Joe, TV's brainiest husband, is interviewing with an employer who has a missing daughter. Luckily, Joe's wife is TV's best psychic.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel, 10 p.m.) - His book Kitchen Confidential inspired the short-lived FOX series of the same name. In this week's No Reservations, Bourdain explores the thriving film scene, natural scenery a...
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Amber Tamblyn Stars In 'The Russell Girl,' Jan. 27 On CBS

December 11th, 2007 11:04am EST
Amber Tamblyn
"The Russell Girl," a new "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation starring Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award nominee Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"), will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

In the drama, Sarah Russell (Tamblyn), a 23-year-old aspiring medical school student, visits her loving family to share some important news, but instead finds herself attempting to finally confront a difficult period from her past.

Academy Award nominee and Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, two-time Tony Award w...
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Teen-Pregnancy Drama 'Stephanie Daley' Comes To DVD Sept. 4

August 29th, 2007 8:00am EDT
One of the best-reviewed films of the year, featuring a powerhouse cast and an Oscar-worthy, breakout performance by Amber Tamblyn, the award-winning and gripping drama Stephanie Daley comes to DVD September 4th.

Stephanie Daley (Tamblyn, Joan of Arcadia) is the powerful and moving story of a 16-year-old who faces murder charges in connection with the death of her newborn baby. Forensic psychologist Lydie Crane (Tilda Swinton, The Chronicles of Narnia) is asked to unravel the truth.

Pregnant herself, Lydie must break through Stephanie's eerie state of confused denial, as well as ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 14

May 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Cate Blanchett
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" star Amber Tamblyn (1983), British singer/actress Martine McCutcheon (1976), "Lost In Translation" director Sofia Coppola (1971), "The Aviator" Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (1969), The Cult leas singer Ian Astbury (1962), "Pulp Fiction" actor Tim Roth (1961), singer/songwriter Tom Cochrane (1953), film director Robert Zemeckis (1952), Talking Heads singer David Byrne (1952), "Star Wars" creator/director George Lucas (1944), "Beyond the Sea" singer Bobby Darin (1936; d. 1973), and Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265; d. 1321).
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TV Roundup: Starpulse Top 5 of 2006

December 31st, 2006 8:00am EST
Prison Break
#1 Prison Break

Two words: Wentworth Miller. Before landing the juicy role of Michael Scofield in the escapist drama, audiences got a taste of the actor in CBS drama Joan of Arcadia and the films Underworld and The Human Stain. But did you know he’s a graduate of Princeton and once belonged to an a capella singing group? With his mesmerizing blue eyes, Miller makes “Prison Break” appointment TV.

#2 Heroes

Recently nominated for two Golden Globes, including one for fan-favorite Masi Oka, "Heroes" definitely has fans talking. Unlike sci-fi contemporary Lost, “Heroes” doesn’...
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New TV on DVD, Nov. 28

November 28th, 2006 8:00am EST
Joan of Arcadia
The second season of the shortly lived Friday-night drama Joan of Arcadia arrives on DVD this week. On this whimsical CBS dramedy with mystical overtones, Amber Tamblyn starred as Joan Girardi, an awkward, underachieving teenage girl who happened to receive visits from God, who showed up in various mortal guises. Also on DVD: season 1 of Bones, Criminal Minds, and St. Elsewhere; season 3 of 7th Heaven and season 5 of Ellen.
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 14

May 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Lucas
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" star Amber Tamblyn (1983), British singer/actress Martine McCutcheon (1976), "Lost In Translation" director Sofia Coppola (1971), "The Aviator" Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (1969), The Cult leas singer Ian Astbury (1962), "Pulp Fiction" actor Tim Roth (1961), singer/songwriter Tom Cochrane (1953), film director Robert Zemeckis (1952), Talking Heads singer David Byrne (1952), "Star Wars" creator/director George Lucas (1944), "Beyond the Sea" singer Bobby Darin (1936; d. 1973), and Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265; d. 1321).
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