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Being Green Is Great, But Is Hollywood Taking Recycling Too Far?

9/26/2008 10:20am EDT
Jerry Oconnell
Is there such a thing as a show-a-holic? A glimpse at the TV guide shows certain names keep cropping up time and time again attached to new shows. Could certain actors be addicted to starring on TV? And will they do anything to keep working whether the show is a quality one or not?

Isn't addiction classified as doing something to the point of excess, even after the point at which the person knows it's not healthy for them anymore? If the answer is yes then there are a few actors working today who show signs of needing serious career detox and rehab.

Case in point: the new TNT ser...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 24

9/24/2008 3:00am EDT
Kevin Sorbo
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm (1982), Knight Rider star Justin Bruening (1979), Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan (1969), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos (1962), "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo (1958), Morphine bassist Mark Sandman (1952; d. 1999), Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar (1951), "NewsRadio" star Phil Hartman (1948; d. 1998), "NYPD Blue" actor Gordon Clapp (1948), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden (1942), singer Linda McCartney (1941; d. 1998), "Muppets" creator Jim Henson (1936; d. 1990), and "The Great Gatsby" author F...
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Slideshow: Sexy TV Crime Fighters

9/9/2008 10:00am EDT
Roselyn Sanchez
Crimefighters are common on television these days. For every CSI & Law & Order, there is a sexy star that steams up the screen. And there are some sizzling detectives from TV's past who also get our heart racing. Who is your favorite crime fighter? Peruse our photo slideshow and let us know!

Marg Helgenberger

CSI

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Don Johnson

Miami Vice

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Jimmy Smits

NYPD Blue

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Slideshow: Famous Amys

8/27/2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

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Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

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Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

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Emile Hirsch: From Geek Next Door To Speed Racing Hero

5/8/2008 8:30am EDT
Emile Hirsch
There are no doubts that Emile Hirsch is more than a good-looking heartthrob. He shows diversity and variety in choosing his roles, never sticking to the same old routine. It's this very detail that proves he's a smart actor. In every part he plays, his talent and ambition clearly shine through.

Born in Topanga, California, Emile Hirsch started acting at the mere age of eight making appearances on television shows and TV movies like, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, NYPD Blue, and "Kindred: the Embrace." It wasn't until 2002 when Emile made his big-screen debut in the film "The Dangerous Liv...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 13

4/13/2008 3:00am EDT
Ron Perlman
Happy Birthday To Mambo #5 singer Lou Bega (1975), singer Aaron Lewis (1972), "NYPD Blue" actor Rick Schroder (1970), actress/talk show host Caroline Rhea (1964), b-movie actress Jennifer Rubin (1962), E-Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (1951), singer Peabo Bryson (1951), TV and film actor William Sadler (1950), "Hellboy 2" star Ron Perlman (1950), R&B icon Al Green (1946), "Leave It To Beaver" actor Tony Dow (1945), Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady (1944), film actor Paul Sorvino (1939), "Wonder Woman" actor Lyle Waggoner (1935), "Get Smart" actor Don Adams (1923; d. 2005),...
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Top TV Sidekicks

4/1/2008 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

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Greatest TV Crime Fighters Of The Past Decade

3/24/2008 3:00pm EDT
The Shield
Shows about the police force or law enforcement in general have become commonplace on television. Over the years shows like Hill Street Blues, Dragnet, and NYPD Blue made an impact on TV audiences. More recently, series like 24, The Shield, CSI and The Wire have focused on the gritty aspects of crime fighting.

What are the top five crime fighters on television in the last 10 years? After conducting a great deal of research and some painful debate, we have compiled the list below, in alphabetical order.

Jack Bauer - 24

The man is a living legend and has saved the United Stat...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Homicide: Life On The Street'

3/7/2008 3:19pm EST
Homicide: Life On The Street
"Homicide: Life on the Street" is one of the least-watched long-running police dramas that ever aired. It is superior in every way to its contemporaries "Law & Order" and "NYPD Blue" and the modern "CSI". Picking up the mantle of realism left bare by the departure of "Hill Street Blues", "Homicide" detailed the everyday happenings in Baltimore's Homicide Division.

It was shot mainly using hand-held cameras in a style that would become the norm for gritty realistic crime dramas on both the big and small screen. The series' true ensemble cast prominently featured the excellent Andre...
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Where Are They Now?: 'A Different World'

2/14/2008 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.

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Celebrity Birthdays, January 21

1/21/2008 3:00am EST
Emma Bunton
Happy Birthday to hockey star Dany Heatley (1981), Spice Girl Emma Bunton (1976), "NYPD Blue" actress Charlotte Ross (1968), Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (1965; d. 2002), "Commander-in-Chief" star Geena Davis (1956), Caribbean musician/singer Billy Ocean (1950), "LA Law" actress Jill Eikenberry (1947), "War" singer Edwin Starr (1942), country singer Mac Davis (1942), folk singer Richie Havens (1941), Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (1941), golf legend Jack Nicklaus (1940), American DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (1939; d. 1995), "Kojak" star Telly Savalas (1924; d. 1994), and Confederate general Thom...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

10/28/2007 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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80's TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

10/16/2007 10:35am EDT
Danica McKellar
Nothing makes you feel older than when you realize that 1987 was 20 years ago. Those of us born and/or raised in the 1980s remember a time of outrageous fashion, outrageous music, and most of all, outrageous television.

But most of us have also made the transition from the 1980s to the present day with relative ease - we've put away our scrunchies, retired our parachute pants, cut out our shoulder pads, and we've moved onwards and upwards (into the stylized 00s).

But what about the television stars we love and hate? Did they ever manage to leave it all behind? Starpulse is sick ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 24

9/24/2007 3:00am EDT
Nia Vardalos
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm (1982), WWE star Stephanie McMahon (1976), Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan (1969), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos (1962), "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo (1958), Morphine bassist Mark Sandman (1952; d. 1999), Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar (1951), "NewsRadio" star Phil Hartman (1948; d. 1998), "NYPD Blue" actor Gordon Clapp (1948), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden (1942), singer Linda McCartney (1941; d. 1998), "Muppets" creator Jim Henson (1936; d. 1990), and "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott...
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Electronica Meets Pop On Svoy's 'Eclectric'; Check Out Two Tracks Here

5/9/2007 12:45pm EDT
Svoy
New York-based Svoy was born in a small port city in the Russian Far East and has let music lead him on an incredible journey, from the late night piano musings of his next door neighbor, to the Russian Academy of Music to study with the legendary and beloved Russian bebop pianist Igor Bril. Music had a larger plan for Svoy, however, and he was offered a scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music and it was there that Svoy found his true musical calling. Svoy jokes, "I entered Berklee as a Jazz pianist and left as a Pop Electronica artist. I think a lot of my professors won't forgive...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 13

4/13/2007 3:00am EDT
Al Green
Happy Birthday To Mambo #5 singer Lou Bega (1975), singer Aaron Lewis (1972), "NYPD Blue" actor Rick Schroder (1970), actress/talk show host Caroline Rhea (1964), b-movie actress Jennifer Rubin (1962), E-Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (1951), singer Peabo Bryson (1951), TV and film actor William Sadler (1950), "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman (1950), R&B icon Al Green (1946), "Leave It To Beaver" actor Tony Dow (1945), Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady (1944), film actor Paul Sorvino (1939), "Wonder Woman" actor Lyle Waggoner (1935), "Get Smart" actor Don Adams (1923; d. 2005), A...
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Henry Simmons Becomes A Series Regular On 'Shark'

2/28/2007 10:01am EST
Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue, Lackawanna Blues, Madea's Family Reunion), who has had a recurring role on Shark since he first guest-starred in the series' second episode, joins the cast in a regular role. Simmons plays Isaac Wright, who was first introduced in the Sept. 28, 2006 episode ("LAPD Blue") of "Shark."

In Simmons' debut episode, Sebastian (James Woods), ironically, won his case against a murderous drug dealer by revealing that Isaac (Simmons), an LAPD detective, had planted evidence on his dead partner in a desperate attempt to ensure that the drug dealer-killer would definitely...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 21

1/21/2007 3:00am EST
Jack Nicklaus
Happy Birthday to hockey star Dany Heatley (1981), Spice Girl Emma Bunton (1976), "NYPD Blue" actress Charlotte Ross (1968), Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (1965; d. 2002), "Commander-in-Chief" star Geena Davis (1956), Caribbean musician/singer Billy Ocean (1950), "LA Law" actress Jill Eikenberry (1947), "War" singer Edwin Starr (1942), country singer Mac Davis (1942), folk singer Richie Havens (1941), Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (1941), golf legend Jack Nicklaus (1940), American DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (1939; d. 1995), "Kojak" star Telly Savalas (1924; d. 1994), and Confederate general Thom...
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Katt Williams Releases "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1" DVD

11/8/2006 11:54am EST
Katt Williams
Known just as much for his permed hair as he is for his animated performances and quick wit, comedian Katt Williams has been making his mark in Hollywood for over 10 years. Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their drivers license, the young comic quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. Inspired by the likes of great humorists such as Richard Pryor, Don Knotts, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Thomas Marshall, Jeff Foxworthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Dave Chappelle, whom he calls the Malcolm X of comedy, Katt Williams entertaining standup...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

10/28/2006 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 24

9/24/2006 3:00am EDT
Nia Vardalos
Happy Birthday to Olympic gymnasts Paul and Morgan Hamm (1982), WWE star Stephanie McMahon (1976), Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan (1969), "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos (1962), "Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo (1958), Morphine bassist Mark Sandman (1952; d. 1999), Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar (1951), "NewsRadio" star Phil Hartman (1948; d. 1998), "NYPD Blue" actor Gordon Clapp (1948), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer Gerry Marsden (1942), singer Linda McCartney (1941; d. 1998), "Muppets" creator Jim Henson (1936; d. 1990), and "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott...
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New TV on DVD, June 20

6/20/2006 8:00am EDT
Lois & Clark
There's a BUNCH of new DVD releases this week: Check out the fifth seasons of The King of Queens or Married ... With Children. The fourth seasons of NYPD Blue, Newsradio and the Mary Tyler Moore Show are also available. Or Superhero fans can get their hands on the third season of Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman.
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 13

4/13/2006 3:00am EDT
Al Green
Happy Birthday To Mambo #5 singer Lou Bega (1975), singer Aaron Lewis (1972), "NYPD Blue" actor Rick Schroder (1970), actress/talk show host Caroline Rhea (1964), b-movie actress Jennifer Rubin (1962), E-Street Band drummer Max Weinberg (1951), singer Peabo Bryson (1951), TV and film actor William Sadler (1950), "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman (1950), R&B icon Al Green (1946), "Leave It To Beaver" actor Tony Dow (1945), Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna bassist Jack Casady (1944), film actor Paul Sorvino (1939), "Wonder Woman" actor Lyle Waggoner (1935), "Get Smart" actor Don Adams (1923; d. 2005), A...
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New TV on DVD, Feb. 21

2/21/2006 8:00am EST
NYPD Blue
This week on DVD: The complete third season of NYPD Blue. The series is best known for breaking down such network TV taboos as profanity and nudity, though what seemed to be scandalous when the series originally signed on was virtually kid stuff in the early years of the 21st century. Also on DVD: 3rd Rock From The Sun season three and What's New Scooby-Doo? Vol. 8.

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Celebrity Birthdays, January 21

1/21/2006 3:01am EST
Emma Bunton
Happy Birthday to hockey star Dany Heatley (1981), Spice Girl Emma Bunton (1976), "NYPD Blue" actress Charlotte Ross (1968), Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (1965; d. 2002), "Commander-in-Chief" star Geena Davis (1956), Caribbean musician/singer Billy Ocean (1950), "LA Law" actress Jill Eikenberry (1947), "War" singer Edwin Starr (1942), country singer Mac Davis (1942), folk singer Richie Havens (1941), Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (1941), golf legend Jack Nicklaus (1940), American DJ and actor Wolfman Jack (1939; d. 1995), "Kojak" star Telly Savalas (1924; d. 1994), and Confederate general Thom...
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New Faces To Appear in 'Jake In Progress' Season 2

11/9/2005 1:56pm EST
Jake in Progress
Production has begun on season two of the ABC comedy Jake in Progress. Charlotte Ross (NYPD Blue) and Dondre T. Whitfield join the cast, which features John Stamos, Ian Gomez, Rick Hoffman and Wendie Malick. The series will air midseason on ABC.

The fast-paced comedy follows New York publicist Jake (Stamos) and his friends as they juggle life, love and commitment. This season Jake’s former fiancée, Annie (Ross), is unexpectedly back on the scene, and Jake gives settling down some serious thought (even though she’s engaged to someone else). Best pal Adrian (Gomez) offers advice from a m...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 28

10/28/2005 3:00am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
Happy Birthday to actor Joaquin Phoenix (1974), Former Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis (1972), singer/songwriter Ben Harper (1968), Pretty Woman Julia Roberts (1967), software tycoon Bill Gates (1955), Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner (1949), NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz (1944), southern rock fiddler, Charlie Daniels (1937), and discoverer of the polio vaccine Dr. Jonas Salk (1914).
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Joins Commander in Chief

10/25/2005 9:58am EDT
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is joining the cast of Commander In Chief as of episode nine. Gosselaar will play a slick, savvy media strategist. His character's name is still to be determined. This marks the second time the actor has worked with Steven Bochco, who created and executive-produced NYPD Blue, in which Gosselaar starred from 2001-2005.

Commander In Chief, starring Academy-Award winner Geena Davis as the first female president, was recently picked up for a full season order. It airs on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.

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Veteran Actors to Guest-Star on Without a Trace

10/21/2005 10:03am EDT
Gordon Clapp
This November, critically acclaimed actors "will go missing" or be on the "brink of despair" in their guest-starring roles in Without a Trace. Details on their episodes and characters follow:

Nov. 3 -- SAG Award Winner Alex Kingston (ER)

Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) and Danny (Enrique Murciano) head to Mexico to find a wealthy American vacationer who was abducted at gunpoint in front of his new wife (Kingston). Kingston's former ER co-star Paul McCrane directed the episode.

Nov. 10 -- Emmy Award Winner Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue)

The team's quest to find a man (Clapp) who reportedly...
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