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Gary Valentine Sues Over Sexual Assault Allegations

January 26th, 2011 8:30am EST
Gary Valentine
Kevin James' older brother, comedian Gary Valentine, is suing a woman who allegedly accused him of sexual assault, insisting her "groundless" claims damaged his reputation.

Valentine, who played Cousin Danny in James' sitcom King of Queens, is demanding $500,000 from a former business associate after she told authorities he sexually assaulted her during a work meeting last year.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the actor maintains his unnamed colleague brought out a bottle of wine and "initiated intimate contact" before performing "mutually consensual oral sex on...

'Grown Ups' - Which Actor Has The Best Post-SNL Career?

June 25th, 2010 12:33pm EDT
Grown Ups
This weekend the comedy film Grown Ups premieres starring four of the most currently well known Saturday Night Live alumni: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. Kevin James, a beloved comedian from TV land, also stars with them. The film is about five men who were best friends as children and reunite after 30 years to catch up and learn about how they've all become adults. None of these actors are particularly known for being grown ups themselves, so it will be interesting to see how the movie goes. Here's a look at the main actors, specifically the SNL survivors, and w...

25 Worst Movies Of 2009

November 27th, 2009 9:46am EST
The Body
Wow, there were some bad movies, like really bad, in 2009 but since we are optimists we like to think the good outnumbered the bad. We already discussed the good movies, and now we will feature the bad and ugly of 2009. Sometimes bad movies are entertaining enough to keep our attention for a few hours but sometimes the movies are so bad we induce vomiting to make us feel better.

Couples Retreat (25) had the cast and the budget to be a funny flick and it came out in the fourth quarter of 2009 when the best movies already came out. This movie was bad, not funny, and it might have marked th...

Slideshow: Celebrities & Their Less Famous, But Fabulous, Wives

November 4th, 2009 9:50am EST
Matt Damon and wife
Being a good Hollywood wife requires a lot of strength, trust and discipline - especially when the wife is a non-celebrity. Next to every good man, there's a good women

who will stand by her husband through his vigorous film schedule, premieres and press tours.

Check out a few Hollywood wives that although we hardly know them, we highly respect them!

Kevin James' wife Steffiana de la Cruz was a model when she met Kevin on a blind date almost ten years ago. The gorgeous Filipino and the pudgy funnyman married a few years later and now have two children. Although Steffiana has made a f...

Nicole Sullivan Welcomes Second Son

September 1st, 2009 9:46am EDT
Nicole Sullivan Welcomes Son
TV actress Nicole Sullivan is a mom of two - she gave birth to her second son on Monday.

The former King of Queens star, 38, welcomed little Beckett Edward with her husband Jason Packham.

The tot weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 oz. and joins his two year old brother, Dashel Pierce.

Sullivan's pregnancy came in useful at work as well - her character in show Rita Rocks was also expecting a baby.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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...

Patton Oswalt Is A Dad

April 28th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Patton Oswalt
Comedian Patton Oswalt is celebrating the birth of his first child with wife Michelle.

The star of animated hit Ratatouille and sitcom King of Queens welcomed daughter Alice Rigney Oswalt into the world on April 15th in Los Angeles.

The actor tells, "I'm blissfully exhausted and exhausted-ly blissful."

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Nicole Sullivan Expecting Second Baby

March 3rd, 2009 11:44am EST
Nicole Sullivan
Actress Nicole Sullivan is pregnant with her second child.

The former King of Queens star, 38, is expecting a baby boy with her husband Jason Packham. And the actress has double the reason to celebrate - her new program Rita Rocks has just been green-lit for a second season by bosses at TV's Lifetime network, who will be incorporating her baby news into the show's storyline.

She says, "Jason and I are beyond thrilled to share our amazing news with everyone. I am so thankful that the wonderful team at Lifetime (network) is embracing this, and will be including my pregnancy into ...

Kevin James: The Box Office 'King of Queens'

January 22nd, 2009 11:19am EST
Kevin James
(TJAGS is a weekly column) In the last week, over a five day span, the three following things have happened: A man whose father was born in Kenya was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States; a commercial airliner crashed -- two miles from my apartment -- into the Hudson River and everyone survived; and, perhaps most surprisingly, a Kevin James movie became a blockbuster number one hit at the box-office. If there was ever a time to fly to Vegas and take a futures bet on 'Hell freezing over' or 'pigs flying' or 'Mickey Rourke winning an Oscar,' well, may I suggest: "soon."

I ...

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...

Kevin James' Segway Smash

January 12th, 2009 10:14am EST
Kevin James
Comedy star Kevin James has developed a fear of the two-wheeled electric Segway - after crashing one on the set of his latest movie.

The King of Queens sitcom star had to jump on the futuristic vehicle for his role as an over-zealous security guard in new funny film Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He was convinced he had mastered the tricky mode of transport until he fell off it and injured himself on-set.

James reveals, "You have to really trust. You have to put all your weight onto it. I loved it, then I crashed it hard, and then I hated it. Yeah, I went down hard."

Enter to win S...

'Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil' Returns For A Second Season

July 29th, 2008 6:26pm EDT
Lewis Black
There is a plethora of evil wreaking havoc in the world. It's up to Honorable Judge Lewis Black, the ultimate evaluator of evil, to hear each case and give his official verdict. The second season of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" kicks off on Comedy Central this Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 p.m. with Patton Oswalt and Andrew Daly prosecuting in the case of Ultimate Fighting vs. Bloggers. One will beat you into a coma and the other will blog about it with excessive self-righteousness.

"Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" pits pop culture topics against each other in an open debate setting....

The Most Memorable TV Wives

June 27th, 2008 9:00am EDT
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. But what if the woman is determined to step out of the man's shadow? On television, we have seen a many marriages weather the storm-be it separation, unemployment, or just plain bad choices. And most of the time, it's the husband who screws up. Remember when Homer bought a gun? When Al Bundy decided to hunt for gold? The fact that Archie Bunker was a racist or that Peter Griffin fought chickens? It's evident that a good wife will deal with lot foolishness.

Sometimes, though, it is the wives who carve out their niche on telev...

Nicole Sullivan To Star In Lifetime Series 'Rita Rocks'

June 11th, 2008 1:53pm EDT
Nicole Sullivan
Marking a significant expansion of original programming, Lifetime Television has ordered 13 episodes of the half-hour comedy, "Rita Rocks." Premiering this fall, the series stars Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens," "MADtv"), Richard Ruccolo ("Joey") and Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids").

In the series, Sullivan stars as Rita Clements, unfulfilled by her harried life as a married working mom, regains her identity by recreating her glory days as a musician in a garage band. The series will premiere this fall as part of a one-hour comedy block with the top-rated "Reba."

Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

June 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...

Hollywood's Sexiest Funnymen

May 9th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Adam Sandler
In Hollywood there seems to be an everlasting stereotype that actors are extremely good looking and almost immortal. They are the untouchable eye candy on the screen. It doesn't matter what their personalities are like, we still idolize them and their looks.

Then there are those actors who seem to have very down-to-earth personalities and are so funny that you can't help but find them sexy. According to Psychology Today online, "The allure of male humor is so strong that female laughter may have evolved as a signal of sexual interest."

Here is our list of the top Hollywood sexy ...

Lewis Black Puts Pop Culture On Trial In 'Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil'

February 20th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Lewis Black
Who better to serve as the ultimate decider on all things evil than Lewis Black? "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" pits either two people such as Kim Jong Il and Tila Tequila or pop culture topics such as You Tube vs. Porn against each other in an open debate setting. A rotating group of comedians take the stage and argue who or what is most evil with Black making the final decision. The premiere episode of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 p.m. takes on sacred cows Oprah and the Catholic Church with Paul F. Tompkins and Greg Giraldo arguing which is the roo...

Giant Crocs Return For More Terror In 'Lake Placid 2'

January 20th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Lake Placid 2
Prepare for gory, gruesome action as four 30-foot, bloodthirsty, prehistoric crocodiles terrorize residents of a remote lakefront town in the sequel Lake Placid 2, debuting on DVD January 29, 2008 from Fox Home Entertainment.

In an all out battle between man and beast, a local sheriff teams up with a wildlife agent and a big game hunter to kill four bloodthirsty offspring from the first fearsome creatures of the original campy-horror film. John Schneider ("Dukes Of Hazzard," "Smallville"), Sam McMurray ("The King of Queens," "The Tracy Ullman Show") and Sarah Lafleur ("Grey's Anatomy,...

Patton Oswalt Slams David Cross

January 10th, 2008 12:34pm EST
Patton Oswalt
Stand-up comedians Patton Oswalt and David Cross are feuding over Cross' decision to take on a part Oswalt rejected in Alvin And The Chipmunks.

King Of Queens star Oswalt was stunned when the Arrested Development actor accepted the role of Ian in the part-animated film - and accused him of selling out on an online blog.

But Cross responded, "I read Patton's snide comment... about how he... chucked the script in disgust only to have it hungrily intercepted from its intended trajectory into the incinerator by me... a sell-out."

Oswalt then replied, writing, "Let's go get dinne...

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.


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...

John Wayne's Grandson, Shooter Jennings, More To Guest Star On 'CSI'

November 19th, 2007 2:03pm EST
Shooter Jennings
Brendan Wayne, the grandson of John Wayne, professional rodeo cowboy Ty Murray, Nicole Sullivan ("The King of Queens") and country music singer Shooter Jennings will guest star on an upcoming episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS.

In the episode, the CSI team investigates two murders during the annual bull riding rodeo in Vegas that may be connected to illegal bull breeding. Singer Jewel makes a cameo appearance performing the national anthem at the rodeo.

New TV On DVD, Nov. 6

November 6th, 2007 8:00am EST
As the holidays approach, shoppers may want to think about purchasing the complete series of their favorite TV shows. Out this week: Full House the complete series, King of Queens the complete series, The X-Files the complete series, and season nine of Seinfeld.

New TV On DVD, Sept. 25

September 25th, 2007 8:00am EDT
My Name Is Earl
In My Name Is Earl's second seaon, there's an episode incorporating clay animation, an homage to "Cops," a two-parter set in Latin America, and a Tarantino-style whodunit. Also on DVD: season one of The Unit, season three of Numb3rs, season five of Grounded For Life, season nine of The King Of Queens, and What About Brian the complete series.

Celebrity Birthdays, September 19

September 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT,_Victoria/
Happy Birthday to "Sky High" actress Danielle Panabaker (1987), Canadian duo Tegan and Sara Quin (1980), Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty (1975), Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (1974), "Taxi" star Jimmy Fallon (1974), "The King of Queens" actor Victor Williams (1970), "Saturday Night Live" actress Cheri Oteri (1965), country singer Trisha Yearwood (1964), 80s singer Lita Ford (1958), music producer Nile Rodgers (1952), English actress/model Twiggy (1949), "Kingdom of Heaven" actor Jeremy Irons (1948), "Emergency!" actor Randolph Mantooth (1945), Scottish actor David McCallum (1933), singer Br...

Leah Remini Laments Lack Of Awards For 'King Of Queens'

May 15th, 2007 1:43pm EDT
King Of Queens
Leah Remini is shocked she has never been awarded for her role in TV sitcom King Of Queens during its nine year stint. The star admits she would have loved an Emmy or Golden Globe to mark her time playing Carrie Heffernan.

She says, "I'm not one of those people who goes, 'Oh, I'm glad we had a show on this long.' I want awards! I just like to bitch. I'm the kind of person, you invite me on a private jet, and I'm not thankful. I go, 'How do they not have a cappuccino maker on board?'"

But Remini says she will miss not going to the studio every day adding, "It's going to take me s...

Notable Quotables

May 14th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Dita Von Teese
"I know a lot of people are shocked by it and think I should be shocked but he has put every one of his girlfriends in his videos... I was in three videos. Rose McGowan was in two videos." Dita Von Teese insists she isn't shocked by her estranged husband Marilyn Manson's new video, which opens with the rocker making love to his new girlfriend, actress Evan Rachel Wood.

"That's what it's about, man. I love beautiful women. All you've got to do is wake up and keep your eyes open." Veteran producer Quincy Jones enjoyed partying with Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez in the Bahamas on F...

New TV on DVD, May 1

May 1st, 2007 8:00am EDT
Beverly Hills 90210
Beverly Hills 90210 focuses on the lives of high school students living in Beverly Hills, California. The series also follows the friends as they go to college and beyond. Season two is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of The Girls Next Door and Melrose Place, season one of What I Like About You, season six of Will & Grace, and season eight of The King Of Queens.

Celebrity Birthdays, April 26

April 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kevin James
Happy Birthday To actress Jordana Brewster (1980), "Smallville" star Tom Welling (1977), Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (1976), TLC singer Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins (1970), "The King of Queens" Kevin James (1965), Chinese martial arts actor Jet Li (1963), actress Joan Chen (1961), Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor (1960), 50s teen idol Bobby Rydell (1942), Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (1940), instrumental rocker Duane Eddy (1938), "My Cousin Vinny" actor Lane Smith (1936; d. 2005), "Catch-22" actor Alan Arkin (1934), prolific comedian Carol Burnett (1933), Chinese architect I.M. Pei (1917),...

CBS Announces Dates & Plot Lines For Season Finales (Spoiler Alert!)

April 2nd, 2007 2:40pm EDT
The King of Queens
CBS in May will feature the unpredictable finales of the Network's hit series along with a royal farewell to The King of Queens when the comedy ends its nine-year, 200-plus episode run with a special one-hour finale.

Also in May, the winner of Survivor Fiji will be crowned in a special two-hour broadcast, and the final three teams dash to the finish line and the $1 million prize in The Amazing Race: All Stars.

The following are CBS's May sweeps season finales:

Thursday, May 3

(10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

Shark -- Still reeling from the acquittal of serial killer Wayne Ca...

Celebrity Snippets

March 19th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Kevin James
* King Of Queens star Kevin James and his wife, model Steffiana De La Cruz, are expecting their second child together. They are expecting another girl in July. Their first daughter, Sienna-Marie, was born in 2005.

* Demi Moore has slammed reports she is expecting her first child with husband Ashton Kutcher, issuing a brash statement to deny the claims. The 44-year-old married Kutcher, 29, in 2005 and reacted furiously to recent media reports she was pregnant. Her spokesperson says, "If and when Demi is pregnant she and her husband will decide if that private information should be made ...

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