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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

12/20/2008 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf (1946), "The West Wing" actor John Spencer (1946; d. 2005), KISS drummer Peter Criss (1945), and Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby (1944).

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Suffering Dancing Withdrawal? Check Out What You've Been Missing!

12/8/2008 11:29am EST
Fringe
What's that? You've spent the last few months watching Brooke Burke become champion of Dancing With The Stars season 7, and now you have a gaping hole in your Mondays and Tuesdays? Well now might be the perfect chance to turn that dial and see what you've been missing.

The CBS Comedy Monday has been a consistent second place to Dancing over the last several years. The shows are some of the best sitcoms on broadcast TV. Here's a peek into what you can expect.

Monday 8/7c CBS

The Big Bang Theory is a wonderfully quirky comedy about Cal-Tech research physicists Sheldon and L...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 19

11/19/2008 3:00am EST
Meg Ryan
Happy Birthday to actor Jason Scott Lee (1966), Star Trek actress Terry Farrell (1963), actress Jodie Foster (1962), actress Meg Ryan (1961), designer Calvin Klein (1962), The West Wing actress Allison Janney (1960), TV personality Dick Cavett (1936), talk show host Larry King (1933), and bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905; d. 1956).

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Spotlight On Kristin Chenoweth

11/12/2008 10:00am EST
Kristin Chenoweth
With the voice of an angel and enough charm to wrap cynical Aaron Sorkin around her little finger, Kristin Chenoweth has spent a long time in the celebrity spotlight, yet always just on the outer edges.

Born Kristi Dawn Chenoweth 40 years ago, this Oklahoma-born girl got her start singing in church choirs and studying voice at Oklahoma City University. She earned a degree in musical theater and a MA in opera, and she then moved into pageant life by getting runner-up in the Miss Oklahoma contest of 1991 - a loss that she still jokes about fake-bitterly in interviews.

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'30 Rock' Returns Tonight, Catch Up Here!

10/30/2008 9:30am EDT
30 Rock
It's been quite a year for Tina Fey. First, she revived a sinking Saturday Night Live. Then she completed the second season of 30 Rock in the face of the fallout that many scripted shows were unable to overcome. She not only overcame but thrived, showing NBC and the world that in the face of waning writing and the incestuous reality TV genre, a well-written show would garner viewers. If only Arrested Development had survived.

Next she starred in Baby Mama, which renewed Hollywood's hopes in a tandem of comediennes being able to carry a box office weekend. It seemed Tina Fey could do n...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 3

8/3/2008 3:00am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Happy Birthday to "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly (1979), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1977), Metallica singer James Hetfield (1963), actor Jay North (1951), "Airplane" director John Landis (1950), media mogul Martha Stewart (1941), Shirelles singer Beverly Lee (1941), "The West Wing" star Martin Sheen (1940), "Tarzan" portrayor Gordon Scott (1927), and jazz singer Tony Bennett (1926).

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Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

7/24/2008 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

5/29/2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

5/27/2008 9:17am EDT
Lost
Tuesday, May 27

Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 9 p.m.) - Cynthia Nixon guest stars in this rerun as a woman with multiple personalities who may have harmed her own child.

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - The winners of tonight's relay race get to surf the waves, while the losers sweep the kitchen floor.

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9 p.m.) - Back to back repeats are capped with a memorable episode in which Sam tries to get rid of her dad's car after crashing it.

Wednesday, May 28

Men in Trees (ABC, 10 p.m.) - The recently canceled romantic dramedy comes back to the schedule temporaril...
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'Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation' Claws Back To Animal Planet June 6

4/26/2008 8:00am EDT
Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor's favorite first family, the Whiskers, was dealt a harsh blow last season with the death of their fearless matriarch, Flower. With the family in shambles, Rocket Dog fought her way to the spot as top "kat" and new leader for the Whiskers clan. But, mutineer Maybelline didn't accept her sister Rocket Dog as queen and ditched the clan to form her own mob, the Aztecs. With the family divided, the sisters' claws come out -- and the Manor is changed forever.

Now, beginning Friday, June 6, at 9 PM (ET/PT), Rocket Dog and Maybelline must live within the rather large shadow of th...
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The Three Best & Worst Films Starring Tom Hanks

4/18/2008 2:29pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is a rare movie star in that he is a top leading man without topping anyone's most beautiful list. Rather he established, and maintained, his stardom by fusing a "boy next door" image with undeniable talent.

He is equally at home with romantic comedies and dramatic war epics; however, he seems reticent to play the meanie. More than most, he can fit into a role without exhibiting a "Tom Hanks" persona. He has even delivered a number of memorable performances on "Saturday Night Live," a venue that allows true talent to reveal itself. (And on the flip side, it emphasizes those ...
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Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

4/9/2008 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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Lights, Cameras And Action Abound As Hollywood Prepares For Oscar Night

2/24/2008 8:30am EST
Oscar Feature
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jewels and parties. Stars and stand-ins. Rehearsals and news conferences. So much swag even Hollywood canines could rack up free goodies. The city is abuzz with all things Oscar as celebrities flock from all over the world fortTonight's Academy Awards...

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STAR-STUDDED REHEARSAL: On Sunday, the Kodak Theater will be filled with stars. On Saturday, they appeared one at a time.

The eve of the Academy Awards is rehearsal day for celebrity presenters. One by one, in 15-minute increments, Oscar winners and other famous folks come to the Kodak to walk on stage and...
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20 Years Later: Where Are The Stars Of 'Full House' & 'The Wonder Years?'

1/15/2008 2:23pm EST
John Stamos
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since we were first introduced to the Tanner family, Winnie Cooper and Kevin Arnold. What happened to some of our favorite prime time stars two decades after they charmed us on the small screen?

Full House (1987-1995)

"Full House" was a show about talk show host Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) who was raising his three girls with his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after his wife Pam is killed by a drunk driver. You laughed, you cried and you learned a lesson all in one episode.

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Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher Star In 'Wedding Daze,' On DVD January 15

1/13/2008 11:30am EST
Wedding Daze
Two complete strangers find themselves engaged in the riotous comedy Wedding Daze premiering on DVD January 15 from MGM Home Entertainment. Starring Jason Biggs (American Pie) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Wedding Daze is funnyman Michael Ian Black's (Reno 911!: Miami) feature film directorial debut.

This edgy comedy follows Anderson (Biggs) who is convinced he'll never fall in love again after suddenly losing "the perfect girlfriend." At the urging of his best friend, he spontaneously proposes to a neurotic coffee shop waitress named Katie (Fisher). Hilarity ensues as the new...
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'Charlie Wilson's War'- Momentous But Momentless

12/21/2007 10:11am EST
Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson was a man who took risks with seemingly no regard to the danger he was placing himself in. He would rather make a joke than admit defeat. Ultimately, when he's resolved to take action, he lowers his head and rams into adversity - crashing down hallways and flying in jet airplanes, unflappable and resolute.

Charlie Wilson's War is no different. Helmed by one of the greatest directors of all time, Academy and Tony award winner Mike Nichols ("The Graduate," "Catch 22," "The Birdcage," "Primary Colors" and Broadways' "Spamalot," "Odd Couple," and "Barefoot in the Park"), the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

12/20/2007 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf (1946), late "The West Wing" actor John Spencer (1946; d. 2005), KISS drummer Peter Criss (1945), and Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby (1944).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 19

11/19/2007 3:00am EST
Jodie Foster
Happy Birthday to Olympian Kerri Strug (1977), actor Jason Scott Lee (1966), Star Trek actress Terry Farrell (1963), actress Jodie Foster (1962), actress Meg Ryan (1961), designer Calvin Klein (1962), The West Wing actress Allison Janney (1960), TV personality Dick Cavett (1936), St. Louis Cardinals hall-of-famer Bob Gibson (1935), talk show host Larry King (1933), baseball legend Roy Campanella (1921; d. 1993), bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905; d. 1956), and the 20th President of the United States James A. Garfield (1831; d. 1881).
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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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John Cusack And Samuel Jackson Star In The $72 Million Paranormal Thriller, '1408'

9/18/2007 8:00pm EDT
1408
SANTA MONICA, CA - Garnering $72 million at the box-office, 1408 arrives as a Two-Disc Collector's Edition DVD October 2, 2007 from Genius Products and Dimension Films.

John Cusack (Identity, Runaway Jury) gives a chilling performance as a best-selling author who specializes in debunking the paranormal. For his latest novel, he checks into the Dolphin Hotel's infamous room 1408 where there have been 57 deaths since it's opening and shortly discovers that unlike his previous "haunted" encounters, the terror of room 1408 is real!

Based on Stephen King's story published in the Ev...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 3

8/3/2007 3:00am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Evangeline Lilly (1979), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1977), Metallica singer James Hetfield (1963), actor Jay North (1951), "Airplane" director John Landis (1950), media mogul Martha Stewart (1941), Shirelles singer Beverly Lee (1941), "The West Wing" star Martin Sheen (1940), "Tarzan" portrayor Gordon Scott (1927), and jazz singer Tony Bennett (1926).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

7/24/2007 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
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NBC Introduces 5 New Dramas, One Comedy For 2007-08; Renews 'Scrubs,' 'Friday Night Lights'

5/14/2007 9:52am EDT
Michelle Ryan stars in Bionic Woman
NBC will enhance its current roster of critically acclaimed and creatively ambitious programs with a new 2007-08 primetime lineup that features five new dramas, one new comedy and a variety of fresh unscripted programs, complemented by a host of innovative programming moves, it was announced today at NBC's presentation to advertisers and the media at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

"Last year we promised a return to the NBC legacy of quality, and in terms of awards, buzz and critical acclaim, that's just what we delivered," said NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. "We've got th...
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'Studio 60' Returns May 24

4/27/2007 3:32pm EDT
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
According to NBC's website, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is returning to the schedule Thursday nights at 10 p.m. starting on May 24.

The brainchild of The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin, the weekly, hour-long dramedy centers on the intrigues behind the hallowed walls of the fictional "NBS" network.

The last original episode of the show aired on Feb. 19. The Monday-night drama was shelved for The Black Donnellys.
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Peter Krause Stars In Intense Psychological Thriller, 'Civic Duty'

3/30/2007 5:30pm EDT
Civic Duty
Angry and depressed over losing his job, accountant Terry Allen begins to suspect his new neighbor, a single Islamic grad student with a penchant for unexplained late night activities, is at the center of a terrorist conspiracy. Although both Terry's wife and the FBI agent to whom he reports his suspicions are skeptical about his fears, Terry becomes increasingly obsessed with uncovering the man's true identity. Convinced he's all that stands between this Middle-Eastern stranger and a deadly terror attack, Terry finally decides to take matters into his own hands - with shocking results.

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Virgin Media Launches New On-Demand Channel Offering 'CSI,' 'OC,' 'Grey's Anatomy' & More Shows

2/20/2007 9:53am EST
CSI: Miami
Virgin Media is making today a red-letter day for TV fans, with the launch of Virgin Central, a revolutionary new kind of television channel. Virgin Central heralds a new way to watch favorite programs, combining the simplicity of a traditional channel with the choice and control of TV-on-demand technology.

Virgin Media customers will be able to watch what they want, when they want without having to follow listing guides or even set the PVR. From catching criminals on CSI: Miami to catching up on the gossip from The OC; to finding out what the surgeons in Grey's Anatomy or the spin doc...
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Rob Lowe Extends His Stay on 'Brothers & Sisters'

1/5/2007 3:02pm EST
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe extends his role on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters as a special guest star through the show’s freshman season. Lowe plays conservative Senator Robert McCallister, with whom Kitty Walker has recently formed an unorthodox professional and potentially romantic relationship.

The series returns to the ABC Television Network with original episodes this Sunday, January 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).

The Emmy-nominated Lowe played Sam Seaborn in NBC's award-winning drama series, The West Wing. He most recently starred in the hit satire Thank You for Smoking and the upcoming thrill...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 20

12/20/2006 3:00am EST
JoJo
Happy Birthday to teen singer JoJo (1990), Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson (1966), British folk singer Billy Bragg (1957), "The Practice" actor Michael Badalucco (1954), "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf (1946), late "The West Wing" actor John Spencer (1946; d. 2005), KISS drummer Peter Criss (1945), and Blood, Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby (1944).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 19

11/19/2006 3:00am EST
Jodie Foster
Happy Birthday to Olympian Kerri Strug (1977), actor Jason Scott Lee (1966), Star Trek actress Terry Farrell (1963), actress Jodie Foster (1962), actress Meg Ryan (1961), designer Calvin Klein (1962), The West Wing actress Allison Janney (1960), TV personality Dick Cavett (1936), St. Louis Cardinals hall-of-famer Bob Gibson (1935), talk show host Larry King (1933), baseball legend Roy Campanella (1921; d. 1993), bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905; d. 1956), and the 20th President of the United States James A. Garfield (1831; d. 1881).
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New TV on DVD, Nov. 7

11/7/2006 8:00am EST
Shannen Doherty starred in Beverly Hills 90210
The first seasons of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place have finally arrived on DVD. In 90210, Dylan, Kelly, Donna, Steve, David, Andrea and twins Brandon and Brenda all attend West Beverly Hills High School. The series deals with a steady stream of love triangles and other romantic entanglements and occasionally touchs on more serious issues. Also on DVD: JAG season 2, The West Wing season 7, and MASH season 11.
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