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Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson Reuniting For New Sitcom

October 6th, 2010 10:07pm EDT
Burt Reynolds
A new sitcom has brought former couple Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson back together, 15 years after they divorced.

The pair is set to play warring pensioners living in a retirement home in the untitled show, which being written by "All in the Family" creator Norman Lear, reports the National Enquirer.

Sources tell the tabloid that 74-year-old Reynolds hopes the show will kick start his career, following his recent lifesaving heart surgery, and Anderson agreed to cast aside the ex-couple's differences after their son Quinton, 22, intervened to broker the deal.

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Top TV & Movie Secretaries In Honor Of Administrative Professionals Day

April 21st, 2010 8:56am EDT
Top TV & Movie Secretaries
They work hard. They keep things in order. They are oftentimes unappreciated. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (April 21), here are the 10 best and memorable TV and movie secretaries, receptionists and personal assistants.

TV

Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) Melrose Place

Let's do this list right by starting with some crazy. Sydney was the schizophrenic secretary who made her bitchy boss Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) look like a princess. With all that dying, coming back to life, murdering and plenty of revenge sex, who wouldn't want this chick answering the phone and sc...
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TV DVD Spring Cleaning: How Do You Decide What DVDs To Purge?

March 13th, 2010 9:11am EST
Seinfeld
For those of you too young to remember what it was like to have a video collection in the pre-digital days of VHS, lemme tell ya… It was a pain in the butt. Bulky, inconvenient plastic blocks of ridiculously fragile tape that usually held a mere two hours took up tons of shelf space and took forever to navigate. And if you wanted to own a TV show on video, the few that were commercially available would clear your bank account and fill an entire media room!

And then came DVDs. Squishing all those ones and zeroes into small, manageable, resilient discs made the concept of a video library fa...
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Live Out Your Rock 'N Roll Inner Dreams With 'The Rocker' On DVD And Blu-Ray Jan. 27

January 7th, 2009 6:00pm EST
The Rocker
Opportunity rocks! School of Rock meets Spinal Tap in the "flat-out funny" (Richard Roeper, "At The Movies") comedy for the rock star in everyone as The Rocker takes center stage on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) January 27th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rainn Wilson (The Office, Juno) drums up huge laughs in "the surprise comedy of the summer" (Ben Lyons, E!) as Robert "Fish" Fishman, a man living in a rock 'n' roll dream…but waking up in a midlife crisis! After being kicked out of '80s metal band Vesuvius just before they hit superstardom, "Fish" spends the next 20 years in r...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 5

August 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jonathan Silverman
Happy Birthday to actress Ami Foster (1975), Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (1972), "Weekend at Bernie's" actor Jonathan Silverman (1966), Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (1964), tv and movie actor Clayton Rohner (1961), "The Brady Bunch" actress Maureen McCormick (1956), musician Rick Derringer (1947), "WKRP" star Loni Anderson (1946), actor John Saxon (1935), first man on the moon Neil Armstrong (1930), actor Tom Drake (1918; d. 1982), actor Robert Taylor (1911; d. 1969), and legendary film director John Huston (1906; d. 1987).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 3

July 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Tom Cruise
Happy Birthday to actress Shawnee Smith (1970), Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Kevin Hearn (1969), San Francisco Giants star Moises Alou (1966), "The Simpsons" actress Yeardley Smith (1964), famous scientologist Tom Cruise (1962), late pop singer Laura Branigan (1957; d. 2004), "WKRP" actress Jan Smithers (1949), "Eight is Enough" actress Betty Buckley (1947), and actress Susan Peters (1921).
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Black Celebrities Raise Awareness By Getting Public HIV Tests

June 22nd, 2007 11:37am EDT
Vanessa Williams
In preparation for the 10th anniversary of "National HIV Testing Day," black celebrities and their allies are joining forces Monday, June 25, with Screen Actors Guild, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Artists for a New South Africa and the Black AIDS Institute to raise awareness of the urgent need to stop the spread of HIV in Black communities by getting HIV screenings in front of the cameras.

The group will announce the "1 in a Million" campaign, a call-to-action for 1 million black Americans to get screened for HIV by December 1, 2008 (World is the leading c...
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New TV on DVD, April 24

April 24th, 2007 8:00am EDT
NCIS
Combining the best elements of JAG and CSI, the CBS crime series NCIS focuses on an elite, independent unit of the U.S. Navy, which, in its pursuit of military-related criminal investigations, was answerable to no higher authority -- and thus, of course, was utterly impartial and incorruptible. Season 3 is now on DVD. Also on DVD: season 1 of The Drew Carey Show, The Odd Couple, One Day At A Time, WKRP In Cincinnati; and Kidnapped the complete series.
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 27

February 27th, 2007 3:00am EST
Josh Groban
Happy Birthday to singer Fefe Dobson (1985), operatic singer Josh Groban (1981), TLC member Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (1971), actor Donal Logue (1966), actress Mary Frann (1943; d. 1998), consumer advocate/politician Ralph Nader (1934), prolific actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932), TV actor Grant Show (1962), actor Adam Baldwin (1962), Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith (1957), Journey guitarist Neal Schon (1954), "WKRP in Cincinnati" star Howard Hesseman (1940), TV and film actress Barbara Babcock (1937), "The Green Hornet" actor Van Williams (1934), Oscar winning actress Joanne Woodward (1930),...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 5

August 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jonathan Silverman
Happy Birthday to actress Ami Foster (1975), Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (1972), "Weekend at Bernie's" actor Jonathan Silverman (1966), Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (1964), tv and movie actor Clayton Rohner (1961), "The Brady Bunch" actress Maureen McCormick (1956), musician Rick Derringer (1947), "WKRP" star Loni Anderson (1946), actor John Saxon (1935), first man on the moon Neil Armstrong (1930), actor Tom Drake (1918; d. 1982), actor Robert Taylor (1911; d. 1969), and legendary film director John Huston (1906; d. 1987).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 3

July 3rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Tom Cruise
Happy Birthday to actress Shawnee Smith (1970), Barenaked Ladies keyboardist Kevin Hearn (1969), San Francisco Giants star Moises Alou (1966), "The Simpsons" actress Yeardley Smith (1964), famous scientologist Tom Cruise (1962), late pop singer Laura Branigan (1957; d. 2004), "WKRP" actress Jan Smithers (1949), "Eight is Enough" actress Betty Buckley (1947), and actress Susan Peters (1921).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 1

April 1st, 2006 3:00am EST
Jimmy Cliff
Happy Birthday to WWE star Randy Orton (1980), rapper Method Man (1971), "Men In Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld (1953), Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (1948), knuckleballer Phil Niekro (1939), "Love Story" star Ali MacGraw (1938), "WKRP in Cincinatti" actor Gordon Jump (1932; d. 2003), "Singin' in the Rain" actress Debbie Reynolds (1932), and Japanese screen legend Toshiro Mifune (1920; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 27

February 27th, 2006 3:00am EST
Fefe Dobson
Happy Birthday to singer Fefe Dobson (1985), operatic singer Josh Groban (1981), TLC member Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (1971), actor Donal Logue (1966), actress Mary Frann (1943; d. 1998), consumer advocate/politician Ralph Nader (1934), prolific actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932), TV actor Grant Show (1962), actor Adam Baldwin (1962), Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith (1957), Journey guitarist Neal Schon (1954), "WKRP in Cincinnati" star Howard Hesseman (1940), TV and film actress Barbara Babcock (1937), "The Green Hornet" actor Van Williams (1934), Oscar winning actress Joanne Woodward (1930),...
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