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Scrubs creator adapting series into musical

February 17th, 2014 3:20am EST
Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence is in the early stages of developing a musical based on his hit medical sitcom.

The comedy starring, Zach Braff and Donald Faison, ran for nearly a decade between 2001 and 2010, and Lawrence has confirmed he is in the process of bringing the hospital show back in the form of a stage musical.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, "One of the things we really cared about on the show was that we always incorporated not only pop music, but a lot of singing and songwriting, ranging from an a cappella group to a full-blown musical episode."

Lawrence is planning to incorpo...

Donald Faison celebrates hit new film with baby boy

August 16th, 2013 9:10pm EDT
Donald Faison
Actor Donald Faison has two big reasons to celebrate this weekend - his new movie Kick-Ass 2 is already a U.S. box office hit and he's a new dad.

The former Scrubs star's wife CaCee Cobb gave birth to the couple's first child together on Thursday (15Aug13), and Faison tweeted the happy news to his followers on Friday.

He wrote, "Yesterday @caceecobb and I welcomed the most amazing little boy into our lives! Oh Happy Day!!"

Cobb, who is new mum Jessica Simpson's longtime best friend, retweeted his message with the addition, "The happiest day of my life".

This is the first child for Cobb,...

Zach Braff helps undiscovered musician propose to girlfriend

July 10th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff helped an undiscovered musician propose to his girlfriend by shooting an online video urging the young couple to get married.

Matt Hulbert reached out to the former Scrubs star and asked him to participate in the special moment via crowd-funding website, which Braff used to raise money for a sequel to his indie film Garden State.

The actor happily obliged and filmed a short video to be viewed by the unsuspecting bride-to-be, and in the clip, which was set to Hulbert's music, he said, "Sorry, you caught me listening to one of my favorite songs by my good f...

TV actors Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt to wed

June 26th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
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U.S. TV stars Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt are engaged.

The actors met while co-starring on soap opera Passions in 2003 and Scrubs actor Schuldt proposed to The Following beauty during a recent vacation in Kauai, Hawaii.

Joking about their 10-year courtship, Zea tells, "He wanted to make sure he gave the car a thorough test drive before he bought it."

Sarah Chalke campaigning for medical test

June 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Scrubs star Sarah Chalke is urging fans to help fund a new test which could quickly diagnose the auto-immune disease which left her son fighting for his life.

Doctors were baffled when the actress' little boy Charlie, now three, fell sick and they struggled to find a cause of his ill health before he was finally diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, which leaves organs and blood vessels inflamed and can lead to heart disease.

There is only a 10 day window to save the heart from serious damage, but no test for a quick diagnosis was available until now.

A leading team of doctors from America's ...

Zach Braff lands full financing for Garden State follow-up

May 15th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Garden State
Actor Zach Braff has been given the green-light to start production on his crowd-sourced new movie after securing additional funding to cover the full costs of the project.

The former Scrubs star launched a campaign last month (Apr13) to raise $2 million (£1.3 million) for Wish I Was Here, a follow-up to 2004 comedy-drama Garden State, about a young man who re-evaluates his life after learning of his father's deteriorating health.

He smashed his target within days, and the money has continued to pour in from fans eager to help the film get made, rising to over $2.6 million...

Scrubs star Donald Faison sued by his agents

May 10th, 2013 10:40am EDT
Donald Faison
Scrubs star Donald Faison has been hit with a lawsuit from his agents who allege he owes them commission payments.

Executives at United Talent Agency claim to be responsible for landing the actor his most famous role as Turk on the medical sitcom, as well as negotiating his fee of $75,356 (£48,600) per episode.

But in a new lawsuit, UTA chiefs allege Faison stopped paying them their 10 per cent commission during the show's ninth and final season, which aired in 2010.

Their complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, states, "Faison has not only turned his back on the people th...

Mandy Moore To Star In 'Us And Them'

October 19th, 2011 1:13pm EDT
Mandy Moore
Singer/actress Mandy Moore is set to star in a TV sitcom.

The Tangled star has landed the leading lady role in upcoming series Us and Them, a light-hearted take on family conflicts.

The show will revolve around Moore's character, a young newlywed named Annie, and her husband Ben, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It's not the first time Moore has appeared on the small screen - she had a recurring guest role on hospital drama Grey's Anatomy and has made cameos in Scrubs, Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.

Zach Braff's Not Gay Despite His 'Coming Out' Post

July 20th, 2011 2:23pm EDT
Zach Braff
Actor/director Zach Braff's representative has dismissed reports the actor is gay, insisting a statement recently posted on his former website was the work of a hacker.

The note, posted on the Scrubs star's old website on Wednesday, reads, "I have been hiding a secret inside me for too long. The human mind can only bare so much before it explodes in emotions, and well... it is time to let the world know. I am excited and proud to announce that I am an open member of the homosexual community."

However, Braff's spokesperson tells the actor is not gay and was simply the victim of a...

Spotted: Christina Ricci Looking 1960s Chic For 'Pan Am'

March 16th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Christina Ricci
We spotted Christina Ricci and a cast mate wearing puffer coats to stay warm on the set of their TV pilot "Pan Am," filming on location in New York City yesterday. We love Ricci's retro hairstyle and pearl necklace. What do you think?

ABC's series is based on Pan American Airways during the 1960s when air travel was sexy. The show will revolve around pilots and flight attendants of the iconic airline that ceased operations in 1991 after declaring bankruptcy, according to

Michael Mosley ("Scrubs") will play a pilot in the cast.

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Christina Ricci May Fly with ABC's 'Pan Am'

February 23rd, 2011 2:08pm EST
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Christina Ricci is in talks to star in ABC's drama pilot Pan Am, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in the 1960s, the project revolves around pilots and flight attendants of the iconic airline that ceased operations in 1991 after declaring bankruptcy. Ricci would join ...

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Amanda Peet Cast in NBC Sitcom Pilot

February 11th, 2011 11:33am EST
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Amanda Peet has landed the lead in NBC's romantic comedy pilot Bent, TV Line reports.

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The single-camera project, from former Scrubs producer Tad Quill, will focus on ...

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John C. McGinley Welcomes Daughter Number Two

July 9th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
John C. McGinley
Former Scrubs star John C. McGinley is celebrating after his wife Nichole gave birth to their second daughter this week.

The couple welcomed little Kate Aleena in Los Angeles on Thursday. She weighed in at six pounds, two ounces, according to McGinley and his wife already have a daughter, two year old Billie Grace, and the actor also has a 12-year-old son, Max, from his previous marriage to Lauren Lambert.

McGinley paid tribute to his wife following the birth, telling "While bringing Kate into this world, Nichole's grace and strength was the stuff of heroes. It w...

Elizabeth Banks Talks Movies Vs TV And Twitter

May 20th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks may be best known as a bawdy film star (Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Role Models) amongst some demographics, but she has had great success crossing over onto the smaller screen in Scrubs and now 30 Rock, as well. Banks took some time out of her busy production schedule (she has three movies readying for releases and six more in development!) to chat with Starpulse about her career, her role as cable news reporter Avery Jessup, and even the benefits of Twitter over Facebook.

Banks has a knack for comedy, though she has taken a few more serious roles in her day. She admits that ...

NBC Cancels 'Mercy'

May 17th, 2010 8:41am EDT
Michelle Trachtenberg and James Van Der Beek are the latest TV stars looking for work - their medical drama "Mercy" has been canceled after its first season.

Trachtenberg stars as a nurse in the hospital series, featuring Van Der Beek in a recurring role as a womanizing doctor.

But chiefs at NBC have declined to commission a second series of the show, which launched last September.

The news comes after the recent cancellation of a number of high-profile TV shows, including Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter's hit NBC series "Heroes" and long-running cop drama "Law & Order."

And network ex...

'Heroes' Officially Canceled

May 16th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Heroes has become the latest victim of the ongoing TV cull - the show has been canceled after four seasons.

The hit program, starring Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter, won over audiences and garnered critical acclaim upon its launch in 2006.

TV bosses at NBC have announced the fourth season, which concluded in February, will be the last, although sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Heroes bosses are in negotiations to end the show with a short mini-series or movie.

The news comes after the cancellation of a number of high-profile TV shows including medical comedy Scrubs and l...

ABC Cancels 'Scrubs,' 'FlashForward' & Other Series

May 14th, 2010 11:41am EDT
Long-running medical comedy "Scrubs," "FlashForward" and Alyssa Milano's new TV series "Romantically Challenged" have been axed as part of a cull by bosses at ABC, according to reports.

Network chiefs have allegedly declined to commission a second series of Milano's comedy, which received mixed reviews after its launch last month.

Scrubs, which was rebooted for a ninth season, has also been cancelled along with sci-fi drama "FlashForward" and sitcom "Better Off Ted," according to Entertainment Weekly.

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff sparked rumors earlier this year that the show would be axed a...

Mandy Moore To Guest Star On 'Grey's Anatomy'

April 12th, 2010 12:26pm EDT
Mandy Moore
Pop star/actress Mandy Moore is swapping Scrubs for Grey's Anatomy - she's joining the cast of the hit medical drama for a guest appearance this year.

The 26 year old appeared in the hospital comedy Scrubs in 2006, playing a love interest for Zach Braff's character.

Moore will head back to the hospital this year to take part in the two-hour season finale of Grey's Anatomy, according to

The website reports that the singer will play a patient in the upcoming episode, which is due to air on May 20th.

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Zach Braff: 'Scrubs Is No More'

March 24th, 2010 8:45am EDT
Zach Braff
Actor Zach Braff has fueled speculation the hit TV show Scrubs will be scrapped next year - by posting a message on his page saying the series is "no more".

The hospital comedy has garnered a cult following since its launch in 2001, but its future was seemingly left hanging in the balance last year when lead actor Braff announced he was quitting. Show creator Bill Lawrence extended the show with a ninth season, following new cast members as they train to become doctors at medical school.

Braff, who plays Dr. John 'JD' Dorian in the show, signed up to star in six episodes of...

Why You Should Be Watching 'The Middle'

March 10th, 2010 10:30am EST
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Contrary to modern belief, the sitcom (or “comedy” for those born after 1995) has not been derailed. Yes, that little thing called reality TV has made networks almost forget about that television genre that made the ‘80s, and part of the ‘90s, so great. But, fret not. Networks haven’t completely forgot about sitcoms.

With new favorites like Modern Family and Glee and older favorites like How I Met Your Mother and The Simpsons dominating the ratings, there’s the little-show-that-could called The Middle that may have slipped off the radar.

Set in the small fictional town of Orson, Indiana, ...

Bruce Willis Played Cupid For Liv Tyler?

January 15th, 2010 5:00pm EST
Bruce Willis
Liv Tyler has her "Armageddon" co-star Bruce Willis to thank for her renewed love life - the Hollywood hardman set her up with new boyfriend Charlie Hunnam, according to reports.

The actress, 32, has been largely single since splitting from her husband of five years, rocker Royston Langdon, in 2008, but she has recently been spotted out in Los Angeles with British actor Hunnam.

Star Magazine claims it was Willis who set up the love connection.

A source tells the magazine, "She was complaining to Bruce that she never meets nice guys. He introduced her to Charlie, and it just went fr...

TV Wishlist For 2010

January 5th, 2010 9:30am EST
TV Wishlist for 2010
2009 is officially ending and 2010 is beginning. What this year means for the entertainment world is anyone's guess, but there will probably be some blockbusters, some brilliant indie films, a few surprises and disappointments, and then excitement for the following year. On television there have been some great new shows, such as "Glee" and "Modern Family," and some older shows that are going strong, like "24" and "Criminal Minds." But every once and awhile fans have to think about what little things they'd change in their favorite shows, and here's a look at a TV Wishlist for 2010.

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'Scrubs' Star Judy Reyes Has A Baby Girl

December 4th, 2009 8:27am EST
Judy Reyes
Scrubs star Judy Reyes is a first-time mom after giving birth to baby Leila Rey Valencia last week.

The actress wasn't due until this week, but her baby decided to come early.

Reyes' representative tells Life & Style magazine, "Lelia is absolutely beautiful. Both mom and baby are very happy."

The actress' pal and "Scrubs" castmate Sarah Chalke is expecting her first child on Christmas Day.

See more photos of Judy Reyes here!

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Donald Faison Is Hooked On Manicures

November 30th, 2009 8:28am EST
Donald Faison
Actor Donald Faison's beauty regime is costing him dear because he spends so much money getting manicures with his girlfriend.

The Scrubs star, 35, once just accompanying his longtime girlfriend, Jessica Simpson's former assistant Cacee Cobb, to salons - but he has become hooked on pampering.

And now Faison is spending so much money on manicures and massages, he's become a favorite client for the couple's beauty experts.

Defending his feminine side, he says, "There's nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you've got to get your nails done...It's gotten to the point where I spend so muc...

Zach Braff:'I'm Very Much Alive'

October 13th, 2009 9:19am EDT
Zach Braff Shrugs Off Suicide Rumors
Zach Braff has been forced to speak out following a string of vicious internet reports which suggested he had committed suicide.

Rumors claiming the Scrubs star had died began circulating after a fake CNN news page was posted on social networking site on Monday. The bogus report alleged Braff was found dead with "an empty pill bottle at his side" in an apparent suicide. However, the actor quickly took to the web to reassure his.

In a post on his official page, he writes, "Hi. I'm very much alive. Total internet rumor. Amazing how fast one douche can spread a...

'Scrubs' Filmed In Rat-Infested Hospital

October 6th, 2009 3:01pm EDT
The stars of sitcom Scrubs live in fear on the set of the medical show, because the derelict hospital it's shot in is infested with thousands of rats.

The show is filmed on location at North Hollywood Medical Center, which was abandoned in 1998 and has been used in a number of TV shows and movies, as well as being home to colonies of rodents.

Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence describes the hospital as the "worst" place he has ever filmed, telling AOL, "The rat infested hospital where we shot Scrubs - we encouraged people to bring dogs to fight off the vermin."

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Q&A With Michael Ausiello: TV Fan, Media Journalist, and Neo-Celebrity (But Don't Try To Tell Him That!)

September 30th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello, "Entertainment Weekly's" TV writer, is the "outbreak monkey" of his field. There is a new virus that is affecting the field of media journalism, and that plague is celebrity. The new neo-celebrity status of these journalists has a patient zero - the person we see as the beginning of it all - and that is Ausiello himself.

The line between celebrity and non-celebrity has blurred in the past 15 years thanks to a change in how we interpret and apply entertainment and media into our daily lives. This change has created a domino effect that has also hit the field of journ...

Spotlight On TV Shows That Have Outstayed Their Welcome

September 29th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Television is one of the world's favorite entertainment pastimes, and every year dozens of networks try their best to win the viewer's hearts and their precious time. The competition gets fierce in the fall when all the major shows come back, and everyone is always looking for the next big hit. In time, however, those shows that we once loved or thought so well of begin to show signs of age and wear. Sure we enjoyed their adventures for the first few seasons, but all good things must come to an end ... some of them sooner than others.

Here's a look at some of the shows that have outstay...

Fox Bosses Upset About 'X-Files' Porn Parody

August 25th, 2009 9:04am EDT
Movie executives at Twentieth Century Fox have sent bosses of adult film studio New Sensations a cease and desist missive after learning they've completed filming of a sexy new X-Files porn spoof.

The X-Files: A Dark XXX Parody is now in post-production, but the steamy X-rated DVD, which features a stunning Gillian Anderson look-alike, will never be released if film chiefs get their way.

In the letter, a representative from Fox demands that New Sensations change the title of the film and cease using any X-Files trademarks.

Defiant porn bosses insist their intended product does no...

New TV On DVD, Aug. 25

August 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
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