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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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'Veronica Mars' Cast Reunite For Web Spin-Off

August 13th, 2014 9:57am EDT
'Veronica Mars' Cast Reunite For Web Spin-Off
Kristen Bell and her "Veronica Mars" co-stars are appearing in a new web spin-off called "Play It Again, Dick," according to BuzzFeed.

The program will center on series regular Ryan Hansen, who will play a version of himself, as he tries to put together a spin-off for his character, Dick Casablancas.

Bell will appear as an exaggerated version of herself, and several other stars will also make appearances, including Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra, who all starred in the Veronica Mars movie.

The eight-episode web series just finished filming.

The "Veron...
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5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 That Left Us Wanting More

July 6th, 2014 10:00am EDT
5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 T
The upcoming revival of NBC’s hit series, Community, headed by Joel McHale and Alison Brie makes room for a discussion of what the right time to call it quits for a TV show should be. The question should always be: is there still an audience for this, and has the premise of the show run its course?

There have been several shows in the last 20 years that have towed this line perfectly and ended the show while it was still on top. The hit series Friends from 1994-2004 is one of the perfect examples of this as the characters had all aged to a point that the show was no longer what it starte...
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Check Out 'Veronica Mars' On DVD, Blu-ray & More May 6

May 3rd, 2014 6:21am EDT
Veronica Mars
On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder.

Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

Directed by the television series’ creator Rob Thomas from a screenplay by Thomas & Diane Ruggiero...
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12 TV Shows You Need To Binge Watch

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
House of Cards
When Netflix released House of Cards on February 14, many fans spent more time on Valentine's Day weekend with series character Frank Underwood than they did with their significant others.

If you've managed to get through all of House of Cards Season two episodes and are looking for something else to sink your teeth into, we've come up with a list of a dozen great shows that are worth a good binge. All of these shows are available on either Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Instant Video.

Orange is the New Black

If you're coming fresh off of House of Cards, why not take a look at Netflix's o...
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Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Set To Win Weekend Over 'Muppets'

March 21st, 2014 11:40am EDT
Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Set To Win Weekend Over 'Mup
1) Divergent- 60M Weekend, 60M Total

Sure, it seems low, given how massive The Hunger Games was. But Divergent isn’t The Hunger Games, and it hasn’t been getting as good of reviews. I still feel like I’m lowballing it a tad, but almost every other figure I’ve seen for Divergent is below mine. I think the reviews are factoring in, and people don’t see any growth over the weekend, rather the potential for drops.

2) Muppets Most Wanted- 22M Weekend, 24M Total

Counter-programming. The last Muppets did well over Thanksgiving weekend, so the hope is that the sequel will do similar business. Ho...
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Pretty In Pink: Kristen Bell Dazzles At The Premiere Of 'Veronica Mars'

March 13th, 2014 4:06pm EDT
Pretty In Pink: Kristen Bell Dazzles At The Premiere Of 'Veronic
Kristen Bell hit the red carpet Wednesday evening for the premiere of her new film Veronica Mars.

The premiere, held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, was as star-studded event, with Bell's husband, actor Dax Shepard, in attendance along "Veronica Mars" co-stars Tina Majorino, Ryan Hansen and Jerry O'Connell.

The star, whose TV series was brought to the big screen thanks to funding on Kickstarter, looked elegant in a strapless pink J. Mendel dress.

Many of the fans in attendance were the ones who made the biggest pledges on the fundraising website, and many received perks for th...
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5 Fun Facts: 'Veronica Mars' Star Kristen Bell

March 12th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Veronica Mars
This Friday is a big day. Not only because there are 20 movies releasing, according to ComingSoon.net, but because a loved show will be revived onto the big screen. All hail for a Veronica Mars reunion. Now slow down on the excitement fans because the movie is only releasing in limited theaters. Bummer, I know. But if it does well, which I’m sure it will because the movie grew from a Kickstarter project (meaning popularity votes,) we can hope to see it nationwide.

The movie, titled the same as the TV show, is set to have most of the original cast. I mean, it wouldn’t be the same without Kr...
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Box Office Predictions: ‘Robocop’ Or ‘Lego’?

February 14th, 2014 9:18am EST
Box Office Predictions: ‘Robocop’ Or ‘Lego’?
1) The Lego Movie- 47M Weekend, 126M Total

I’m predicting a decent drop for The Lego Movie, as the winter storm barraging the country seems to be affecting box office already. Many theatres in affected areas are closed, and some theatres will see limited attendance anyway as people don’t want to go outside. For those that do, I’m sure The Lego Movie will remain a top choice.

2) Robocop- 21M Weekend, 25M Total

Robocop won’t beat The Lego Movie. I know I made it seem like it might, but it won’t. Sorry. I wouldn’t have predicted it anyway, and then I saw the mid-week grosses (Robocop opened...
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Kristen Bell Pays Tribute To 'Veronica Mars' Fans At Variety Breakthrough Awards

January 10th, 2014 3:35pm EST
Kristen Bell
On Thursday, Kristen Bell thanked fans who funded the Veronica Mars movie at the Variety Breakthrough Awards.

Bell was joined by her co-star Ryan Hansen and the cult TV show's creator Rob Thomas at the ceremony, which was hosted by America's Got Talent presenter Nick Cannon and took place in Las Vegas.

Accepting the Breakthrough award for film, 33 year-old actress told the audience, "To have a dedicated fan base like ours, who puts their hard-earned money where their mouth is, we'll be forever grateful."

The Veronica Mars movie is set to premiere in March on the anniversary of the Kicks...
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'Veronica Mars' First-Look Thanks Fans For Kickstarter Success

July 24th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Veronica Mars
The Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars film is easily the most successful crowd funding effort to date after raising $5.7 million dollars and almost tripling their goal of $2 million. Now, fans who have offered their hard-earned money to the production have been given their first taste of the first new Veronica Mars material in over six years.

In a five minute preview that was first shown at Comic-Con, we are given glimpses of production staff and stars watching their Kickstarter begin and rack up the big bucks. Later, some of the high-end backers are shown on the set of the film working as e...
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Leighton Meester Won't Reprise Role In 'Veronica Mars,' Twin Sister Singer Cast Instead

July 15th, 2013 8:20am EDT
Leighton Meester
Scheduling problems have prevented Leighton Meester from reprising her role in the upcoming big-screen remake of "Veronica Mars." Original cast members including Kristen Bell and Krysten Ritter have signed up for the film; however, creator Rob Thomas was unable to secure the former "Gossip Girl" star for the flick. She would have played Carrie Bishop.

Thomas posted on official Kickstarter.com: "Sadly, Leighton was doing a different movie during the same time frame on the wrong coast. In the end, she was unavailable. One of the reasons I wanted Leighton, beyond her talent/beauty/history in ...
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Veronica Mars Breaks Kickstarter Record

April 14th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Veronica Mars
The Veronica Mars movie has officially become the most-supported project in fundraising website Kickstarter.com history after cruising past 88,000 backers.

Series creator Rob Thomas launched the plan to raise $2 million from online donations in March, and fans raised half his goal in just five hours.

He quickly reached the target and then urged fans to keep offering up money in return for rewards as he set his sights on breaking Kickstarter records.

And on Friday, he took to Twitter.com to reveal Veronica Mars now has more backers than any other project in Kickstarter history.

The previ...
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'Veronica Mars' Cast To Make An Appearance At 2013 Comic-Con

April 12th, 2013 4:15pm EDT
Veronica Mars
Kristen Bell and her Veronica Mars co-stars are set to reunite for a special fan event at San Diego's Comic-Con in July.  The cast will get fans energized for the film adaptation of the cult TV show by debuting exclusive movie footage at the annual comic book convention on July 19th.

Creator Rob Thomas and Bell are throwing the private event at Comic-Con for fans who have contributed $150 or more to the Kickstarter.com campaign set up to finance the upcoming Veronica Mars movie project.  Thomas is also in talks with convention organizers about putting on an official panel discussion at Co...
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Jason Dohring To Join Kristen Bell In 'Veronica Mars' Movie

April 4th, 2013 2:33pm EDT
Jason Dohring
Jason Dohring has officially signed on to reunite with Kristen Bell for a movie adaptation of cult TV show Veronica Mars after an online fan fundraiser drew more than $4.5 million in donations.

Series creator Rob Thomas set up the Kickstarter.com campaign on March 13th in a bid to raise enough cash within 30 days to finance the project, and the $2 million target was hit less than 24 hours after its launch; by Thursday, devotees had more than doubled the original goal, with eight days still to go.

Now, Thomas has given fans more reason to celebrate - Dohring, who played bad boy Logan Ech...
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Kickstarter For 'Veronica Mars' Movie Gets Over $1 Million In Less Than A Day

March 13th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Kristen Bell Veronica Mars
Rob Thomas, director of the cult TV hit Veronica Mars, has asked fans to help fund a movie based on the show - and they have raised over $1.2 million dollars of the $2 million goal in less than 24 hours.

Thomas set up a Kickstarter page to help fund the film today, offering scripts, t-shirts, and digital versions of the movie as rewards for funding the movie. The top reward, a walk-on role as a waiter, has already been taken by someone willing to back the film with $10,000.

Star Kristen Bell is already on board and wrote a message to fans on the page. It reads in part, "I am currently the...
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Top Ten TV Proms

April 26th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
One Tree Hill
Prom season has begun and there's much speculation about what some TV dramas are planning for their prom-themed episodes. A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that "Glee" will feature Rebecca Black's infamous YouTube song "Friday" on its much anticipated prom episode airing in mid-May. There's also rumors Rebecca Black will guest star herself. This "Glee" prom episode may turn out to be horrendous for some, but will be memorable to others. Likewise, there have been many TV shows in the past that have provided us with dramatic and romantic prom-themed moments. Here's a countdown of the bes...
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'Scream 4': Another Movie, Another Dollar

April 14th, 2011 2:02pm EDT
Scream 4
With the release of "Scream 4" on Friday, April 15, Wes Craven will finally have an answer to the question: Can the "Scream" movie franchise be resurrected as easily as the ghost faced killer? It’s been over a decade since the last installment of the "Scream" series was released and now the old gang, at least what’s left of it, is back at it again. Given most of the original cast has been killed off and the remaining ones have aged disgracefully into “Cougar Town” and Betty Ford during the significant time lapse since the last film’s release, Craven has decided to the inject some ne...
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Kristen Bell Returning to TV?

February 1st, 2011 11:45am EST
Kristen Bell | Photo Credits: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.com
Is Kristen Bell heading back to the small screen?

The Veronica Mars alum is eyeing a role in the new Showtime pilot House of Lies, TV Line reports.

Check out photos of Kristen Bell

Based on Martin Kihn's tell-all House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, the dark comedy stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant ...

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Kristen Bell To Play Marilyn In 'Munsters' Remake?

October 8th, 2010 9:57am EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is at the top of TV bosses' list to lead the cast of the revamped "The Munsters."

The "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" star is slated to play Marilyn in the planned NBC remake.

Brian Fuller, the mastermind behind Bell's TV hit "Veronica Mars," wants to reteam with his star when he brings "The Munsters" back to the small screen.

He says, "Are you kidding me? Kristen would be perfect."

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Kristen Bell's 80s-Inspired Zigzag Dress - Hot Or Not?

June 5th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell showed up at "The A-Team" world premiere in Hollywood on Thursday wearing a short, colorful dress that thankfully did not include shoulder pads. What do you think of her look? Vote Below!

Kristen recently starred in the romantic comedy "When in Rome," which arrives on DVD June 15. She plays an ambitious New Yorker who defiantly swipes a few magic coins from a "foolish" wishing fountain, inadvertently igniting the passions of a motley crew of suitors as she's pursued by a handsome reporter with charm to spare.

She also stars in the upcoming film "You Again," in which her chara...
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Holiday TV Episodes On TheWB.com

December 12th, 2009 7:56am EST
Gilmore Girls
It's that time of the year again! Beginning December 14 and continuing through December 28, TheWB.com is celebrating Chrismukkah with generous offering of holiday-themed episodes from classic favorites, including The O.C., Friends and Gilmore Girls, among others.

On "The O.C.," Seth excitedly introduces a skeptical Ryan to Chrismukkah, a Cohen family tradition that resulted from Kirsten being Christian and Sandy being Jewish. TheWB.com visitors can celebrate with all four Chrismukkah episodes.

"Friends" spreads the holiday cheer with an offering of eight episodes, including fan-fav...
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Slideshow: Meet The Cast of FOX's Critically Acclaimed 'Glee'

November 4th, 2009 10:00am EST
The Cast of Glee
Have you met the cast of Glee yet? This diverse group of oddballs is not only fun and entertaining but completely contagious. The shows rabid base of viewers has also taken to downloading their songs. Recently their rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' went gold with over 500,000 downloads for that song alone and now an album "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is available as well.

Take a minute to meet the cast and tune into FOX Wednesdays 8/7c.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri:

Jessalyn Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television’s most acclaimed drama series: Golde...
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Pre-Season 2009 TV Report Card: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

September 21st, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Desperate Housewives
Since CNN has such a blast creating a report card to track the Presidency, we decided to have some fun with television. Which networks come out strong and which ones need to do better homework?

MAJOR NETWORKS

ABC: B

The Good: The dramas are what keep us coming back to ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, FlashForward, and V are worth looking forward to. The one comedy that stands out and may hold itself against NBC's stellar comedies, Modern Family, is worth a few episodes past the pilot.

The Bad: Dancing With The Stars is extremely popular, however sometimes too much of a ...
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TV Shows On The Verge Of Jumping The Shark

July 15th, 2009 11:23am EDT
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The concept of 'jumping the shark' is a fatal one for many involved in television. It all began in the tragic episode of 'Happy Days' in which iconic character, The Fonz, literally jumps over a shark, thus placing a death toll on the rest of the series. Decades later, some TV writers have playfully used the term in decidedly ironic tones, both 'The X-Files' and 'Supernatural' have episodes titled 'Jump the Shark' (Note: a portion of 'Supernatural's' crew are 'X-Files' alum) that tiptoe the line of throwing a series into oblivion.

We will have a few current TV shows that we believe ar...
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'Scrubs': To Renew Or Not To Renew?

May 4th, 2009 12:03pm EDT
Scrubs
With news last week that ABC was considering carrying on Scrubs for a ninth season, the question buzzing around Hollywood was: Can Scrubs go on without J.D.?

The eighth season was supposed to be the last. After NBC decided not to renew the show last year, ABC, which had been producing the show since its premiere in 2001, took up the option to air the series, with the expectation that it would be the final season. Most of the main cast members have either stated that they wouldn't return for another season (Zach Braff, Judy Reyes) or have been cast in new television pilots (Donald...
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Hayden Panettiere Looks To Knock Out #1 Angelina Jolie In Round 2 Of 'Celeb Madness' (Pt.2)

March 23rd, 2009 3:30pm EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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A Chat With Adam Scott of Starz New Series 'Party Down'

March 20th, 2009 11:04am EDT
Adam Scott
It usually takes awhile for for me to warm up to any new series; this was not the case with Party Down -- premiering tonight (Friday) on Starz -- which is perhaps the funniest new show I've seen this season.

Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Tell Me You Love Me) plays Henry, an out-of-work actor who has to return to his old job of bartending for a catering service. Adam talked about the new series, what it was like working with Will Ferrell in Step Brothers and why so many college age students watched his old show, Boy Meets World.

Mike: How did your involvement in Party Down come about...
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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Women' (Round 1, Group 4)

March 19th, 2009 3:10pm EDT
Number One Seed Bar Refaeli
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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Slideshow: 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2008

December 31st, 2008 9:46am EST
Hottest Sexy Female Celebs 2008
There was no shortage of hot celebrity women gracing magazine covers and web pages in 2008. Check out Starpulse's list of the 37 hottest women of 2008...

Click here for the 37 hottest male stars of 2008!

Britney Spears

Britney should be crowned the comeback queen. After tarnishing her image by losing custody of her children and spending time in a psychiatric facility, the pop star cleaned up her act and started performing again. Her life may be a circus, but she seems to finally have it under control again.

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