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TV Nemeses That Have Incredible Sexual Chemistry

December 8th, 2008 12:18pm EST
Veronica Mars
Love is never straightforward in TV land. There are always tons of obstacles, problems, and misunderstandings. Sometimes, the two leading characters are even arch enemies. Which definitely enhances sexual chemistry. Starpulse gives you six couples that prove: Being each other's nemesis is hot.

Tru Davis & Jack Harper (Eliza Dushku & Jason Priestley) - "Tru Calling"

Now these two are real arch enemies, having been pit against each other by none other than the universe itself. Tru re-lives days in order to save people who died the first time around; Jack's "calling" on the other ...
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Spotlight On Extras Who Made It Big As Actors

December 2nd, 2008 10:18am EST
George Clooney
Sometimes an actor comes along who just has a certain something that makes you want to stop and watch. He may just be in the background - where the job, really, is to be natural but not cause any attention to themselves or take away from the action in the forefront of the scene - but his magnetism may be enough to draw the eye over and back, making the viewer want to know more about the character he is supposed to be playing.

Chances are, however, if audiences are noticing this guy so are producers and casting directors, and soon he may be rewarded with a few lines here and there, bum...
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Slideshow: Kristen Bell - Hot Or Not?

November 25th, 2008 5:34pm EST
Kristen Bell hot pics
Kristen Bell got her break on Veronica Mars and now can be found on Heroes, narrating Gossip Girl and in feature films. Enjoy our slideshow of the 28-year-old actress here. When you're done, let us know: Is Kristen hot or not? Leave a comment below!

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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

September 29th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Chuck
Monday, Sept 29

Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.) - The adorkable Chuck is back, and he's got some confidence. Or at least enough delusional Intersect-free hope to ask Sarah out on a real date.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Battle Serena vs. Blair is game-on at Fashion Week.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 8 p.m.) - A software glitch renders Cameron memoryless in a halfway house.

How I Met Your Mother (8:30 p.m.) - If you're looking for the best burger in New York, who do you ask? Regis Philbin, of course. Please let Neil Patrick Harris pull out his Regis impression.

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Check Out Varsity Fanclub's Pool Party

September 18th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Varsity Fanclub
It is a widely accepted tenet in pop music that every generation needs its own young stars to scream for. So is it really surprising that a new group of fresh-faced young men have begun to make a footprint on the pop landscape? Even old-timers New Kids on the Block have reunited more than a decade after 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys ruled the charts. Clearly the members of NKOTB recognized that few people (even those of us old enough to own "Hangin' Tough" on vinyl), can resist the simple pleasure of five talented, upbeat guys singing and dancing in unison. It's been true since the Jackson 5 ...
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'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' On DVD Sept. 30

August 22nd, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
From the producers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up comes a comical look at one guy's determination to get over his first meaningful break-up – if he can only make himself start Forgetting Sarah Marshall. For anyone who has ever been in a relationship gone awry comes a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt comedy about getting dumped and coming out ahead! The cast includes Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars Heroes), Mila Kunis (That '70s Show, Family Guy) and Russell Brand (Penelope) with memorable support by Knocked Up alumni Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and Bill Hader...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 7th, 2008 9:16am EDT
Enrico Colantoni
Monday, July 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) - Penny must nurse a sick Sheldon in this rerun.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman stumble upon a subculture of exiled aliens addicted to plastic surgery. Hey, it's not easy being green.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Doug finally joins the Botwins in Ren Mar, while Nancy asks Andy to join her on a little trip south of the border. Seven days of mourning sure does make Nancy antsy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Belle does a lot of things in the bedroom, but there may be someth...
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MTV To Exclusively Premiere New Movie Musical, 'The American Mall,' August 11

June 13th, 2008 6:30am EDT
The American Mall
Set in the kind of mall that's always been a home away from home for teens everywhere, The American Mall is the story of Ally, a hardworking young woman whose mother has owned a music shop that's been the soul of the mall ever since it opened when Ally was a kid. Ally's singer/songwriter dreams seem to come closer to fruition when she meets Joey, a musician who's moonlighting as a janitor at the mall in order to support his own rock star ambitions. While Joey understands her songs (and heart) like no one else, Ally's happiness and the fate of the music store are threatened when the mall o...
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Character Additions That Nearly Ruined A TV Show (Or Did)

June 10th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
It's been said that a TV show is only as good as the characters that occupy it. During the first season of series, the writers introduce us to certain main characters that the show is going to revolve around. Once a season ends and a new one is about to start all bets are off because the writers don't want to see the ratings drop.

Their solution? Bring in new characters.

Whether they were added in advance or brought on spontaneously, new characters are added in hopes of appealing to an even bigger audience and to increase a particular show's ratings. This doesn't always turn out ...
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Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...
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CW Hopes That New Lineup, '90210' Can Provide Spark In 2008-09

May 14th, 2008 11:32am EDT
Jennie Garth will star on 90210
It's been a rough couple of years for the CW. While execs tout victories in certain small and obscure demos, the fact remains that the network regularly gets outdrawn by more than one basic cable network. Despite that, there was a sense of optimism as the network unveiled its 2008-2009 schedule yesterday.

Like with ABC, there were few surprises on the CW schedule. Most of the established shows will be returning, and those that were canceled will not be missed (with the exception of dear departed "Aliens in America"). Even "Reaper," which has been on the bubble for nearly the entire...
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Comic Con Diary From the Geek Side

April 29th, 2008 2:43pm EDT
NYC Comic Con
Fellow Starpulse writer Michael Ryan may have lost his Comic Con virginity in New York City earlier this month, but mine was officially taken at age 10 when I attended my first con. This world of geekdom that so frightens the mainstream public is slowly being translated into "normal," and the attendance of celebrities, big publishing houses, and large studios at the Con gained the notice of the every day person who doesn't know Hal Jordan from Alan Scott. I, along with my photographer friend Lylianne, frolicked among my people for a fun-filled weekend.

SATURDAY

10:15 am - Arrive a...
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'Beverly Hills, 90210' Remake: It Should Have A Fighting Chance

April 23rd, 2008 11:04am EDT
Beverly Hills, 90210
It seems America's favorite zip code is back: Beverly Hills, 90210 is returning. After first hearing about the CW planned 90210, reservations were cast. Who would replace the beloved Nate from the Peach Pit? The resident bad-boy Dylan McKay? His murdered father who actually turned out to not be murdered but in the witness protection program? And who has the chutzpah to step into Donna Martin's overpriced heels?

Well, it seems the details are still being worked out. Rob Thomas, celebrated young adult author and writer of Veronica Mars, is the penning the script. What we do know, via...
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Movie Review: 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

April 21st, 2008 11:51am EDT
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
When watching a trailer for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the sound bite "from the people who brought you 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up" is played. They've gotten you on a technicality. Forgetting Sarah Marshall has some producers and cast members in common with the previous movies, but is the brain child of actor Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) who wrote the script for this predictable yet enjoyable romantic comedy.

The movie begins with Sarah Mashall (Kristen Bell), a television actress in a CSI type show complete with Billy Baldwin doing his best David Caruso, breaking up with ...
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Judd Apatow Again Fashions Gimmick Into Gold In Uproarious 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

April 18th, 2008 11:29am EDT
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(HollywoodChicago.com) – After being blitzed by an onslaught of attention-demanding advertising that begged the question "who is Sarah Marshall?" even before you realized it’s a film, anticipation was ravenous.

It became nothing short of voracious upon learning it’s backed by producer Judd Apatow of "Superbad," "Knocked Up," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" fame (also with high hopes for his "Pineapple Express," which opens on Aug. 8, 2008).

Through his Apatow Productions company, Apatow has made be...
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Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

April 9th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku
The time and financial constraints of the writers' strike are being felt this TV pilot season. The broadcast networks are developing half the number of pilots they usually do, ordering presentations in lieu of pilots for some and giving others the straight to series order.

Aside from NBC, which announced its schedule ahead of the pack last week, the networks have kept their plans for fall shrouded in mystery. We'll learn more during the networks' May upfronts. While we can't make any guarantees about which series will get the vote of confidence, here are some promising players to keep...
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Universal Pictures Launches 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' Sites

April 3rd, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
From the producers of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up comes a comic look at one guy's arduous quest to grow up and get over the heartbreak of being dumped—if he can only make himself start Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Struggling musician Peter Bretter (Jason Segel, Knocked Up, How I Met Your Mother) has spent six years idolizing his girlfriend, television star Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars). He's the guy left holding her purse in paparazzi photos and accidentally omitted from acceptance award speeches. But his world is rocked when she dumps him and Peter finds hims...
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'Beverly Hills, 90210': Where Are They Now?

March 26th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Beverly Hills, 90210
Rob Thomas (Dawson's Creek, Veronica Mars) is helming a "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff, which like the original will revolve around a family with two teenagers who move from the Midwest to Beverly Hills. There's no word on whether any of the original cast will appear.

Aaron Spelling sure knew what the public favored when he launched the original series back in 1990. The show aired until 2000, completing 10 seasons.

The show began when twins Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) Walsh moved from Minnesota to California. After 10 seasons, the series ended with the...
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A Celebrity 'Spring Fling' Wishlist

March 20th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Ashley Tisdale
Today is the first day of spring. The temperature is rising, birds are singing, and the excuse that you needed the extra weight for winter padding is becoming less believable. These signs point to the change of seasons, and more importantly, the coming of spring.

So while some people are planting flowers or taking walks around their neighborhoods, I'm focusing on one thing, sex. Well maybe not strictly sex, but come on, it has been a long winter. So if I were to have a spring fling of sorts, it would obviously have to be with a celebrity. Hmm, but who would I choose?

Top 3 Gals

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Fantasy TV Crossovers

March 17th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother
Our fantasy TV crossovers are just that - fantasies. So why not put Neil Patrick Harris on Scrubs? Or pair two immortals together? The odds of these things happening are, well, probably a million to one. Nonetheless, we can't help but wish and hope.

How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs

With all the hoopla surrounding Britney Spears' appearance on "How I Met Your Mother," Alicia Silverstone, who was rumored to be playing the doctor to whom Spears is a receptionist, decided to postpone her appearance on the show. Instead, "Scrubs'" Sarah Chalke stepped into the role of the dermatologist r...
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Head of the Class: Best and Worst TV Principals

March 4th, 2008 2:00pm EST
Boston Public principal Steven Harper
Television enthusiasts have encountered a number of fictional school principals over the years. Some made weekly occurrences as regular cast members, while others stole the show in guest or recurring roles. Overall quality of these TV administrators varied greatly, and over the years series' have produced principals on both ends of the spectrum, as well as many in between. We have taken a closer look at some favorites from years past, and come up with a list of the best and worst of the bunch.

The Best

Principal Snyder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Some may claim that this a...
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'Eli Stone' Recap: Atonement Ain't Easy

February 29th, 2008 9:28am EST
Eli Stone
The episode begins with a standard "previously on Eli Stone" recap as opposed to the creative, Eli-narrated openings from weeks prior. Too bad, those were pretty much the only interesting component of the show. So anyway, after the generic recap, things start off with Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) and Maggie (Julie Gonzalo) in Hawaii. It doesn't appear to be a very pleasant trip as it takes less than a minute for Maggie to start being obnoxiously annoying. It's going to be a long hour.

After a brief opening scene, the clever writers insert a little time jump, and we go back three days. ...
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'Melrose Place': Where Are They Now?

February 25th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Melrose Place
Sixteen years ago we were first introduced to Melrose Place, an innocent (at least it started that way) spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 that took place in a West Hollywood apartment complex. I know as an 8-year-old boy I was excited to see what the lives of 20-something people would be like. I assumed lots of swimming and talking about art. I was wrong, so very very wrong. Seeing as the show ended its run almost 10 years ago we should look back and see just where those over-sexed and off-kilter roommates have gone. Now I can relate to what the show was about!

Thomas Calabro (Dr. ...
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Kristen Bell: Beautiful Star & Geek Icon

February 19th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is more than just a perky blonde actress. This 27-year-old Michigan native may be rising in the mainstream entertainment world, but to geeks everywhere, Bell is royalty. So where did she come from and where is she going? Allow us to enlighten you on the career of Ms. Kristen Bell.

On Broadway

Growing up in the Midwest, Kristen Bell was involved in theater productions throughout high school with roles is "The Wizard of Oz" and "Fiddler on the Roof." After graduating from High School, Bell moved to New York for college where she would eventually land a role in the Broad...
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Best Of The Furry & Fuzzy: Top Supporting Animal Characters On TV

February 14th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Spot from Star Trek TNG
Expressive, talented and (relatively) well-behaved animals have held an important place in American television since its inception. Most of the time, these animals make guest or recurring appearances, although there have been a few shows that focused on a non-human main character.

Shows that instantly come to mind in the latter category include old favorites like "Lassie" and "Mr. Ed." This particular list will not include the title characters from those two shows, nor will it include any other animals/shows where the "star" of the series was not human.

No, instead we have d...
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Spring Movie Preview: Indy Returns, Clooney Plays Football & More

February 7th, 2008 1:53pm EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's the middle of winter and not only has the weather been crummy, but so were the movies (One Missed Call, anyone?). Warm weather isn't the only thing people are looking forward to come springtime; we're also anticipating a refreshing group of comedic, dramatic and fantastic films. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films moviegoers will see when they hit theaters in April and May:

Leatherheads

Release Date: April 4

Mix romance with football and you get this quick-witted romantic comedy starring Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. The film is set in 1925 when Americ...
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Grading The TV Networks: It's Report Card Time

February 6th, 2008 2:31pm EST
Ugly Betty
The last two television seasons have had it all. We've seen everything from the birth of a broadcast network (the CW) to the most debilitating industry work stoppage in 20 years. Now it's time to take a closer look at each of the five major broadcast networks and see what they are doing right, what needs improvement, and where they stand.

Like any true report card, we won't be judging the networks on any one category alone. Although overall ratings are a factor, they are not the only factor. Also, we will be looking at the time period from Fall of 2006 (when the CW debuted) to pres...
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From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

January 22nd, 2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...
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Power Of The Fans: How Enthusiasts Have Saved Their Favorite Shows

January 9th, 2008 3:02pm EST
Veronica Mars
Every year TV shows come and go, but you don't have to let your favorite show get canceled without a fight. Several series have been saved through fan campaigns, which often include more than just online petitions. From bottles of Tabasco to an air plane banner and thousands of nuts, see how dedicated fans saved their favorite series from being canceled prematurely:

Roswell

The campaign "Roswell it Hot, Hunger is Not" made over $28,000 for a world famine charity (series star Brendan Fehr's favorite charity). That wasn't the only campaign that saved the ratings-challenged WB series. "...
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'Private Practice' Falls Short Of Its Potential

January 7th, 2008 9:01am EST
Private Practice
When ABC announced that the extremely popular show "Grey's Anatomy" was to have an official spin-off, starring the lovely Kate Walsh as the tragically flawed but brilliant Addison Montgomery, fans had mixed reactions.

A two-part episode named "The Other Side Of This Life" aired during the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" to give the viewers a taste of what was to come. "Private Practice" debuted on September 26, 2007, and had nine episodes before the writers' strike put a halt on production.

The show has endured harsh criticism but also a fairly decent number of viewers on an av...
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