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It's Aliiive! Decca Broadway Releases 'Young Frankenstein' Cast Album

January 10th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks electrifies his latest creation, a musical rendition of his 1974 film classic Young Frankenstein (That's FRON-kehn-shteen) for the Broadway stage.

The production boasts an all-star cast, starring Roger Bart ("Desperate Housewives"/"The Producers"), Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace"), Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster ("Drowsy Chaperone"), Tony Award® winner Shuler Hensley ("Oklahoma"), Tony Award® winner and SCTV's Andrea Martin, Fred Applegate ("The Producers") and Christopher Fitzgerald ("Wicked").

A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on t...
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New TV On DVD, Dec. 4

December 4th, 2007 8:00am EST
24
The sixth season of 24 picks up 20 months after the previous season’s shocking season finale and features even more unthinkable and shocking plotlines. Also on DVD: season one of House of Payne, season three of Diagnosis Murder, season four of Law & Order: SVU and The Wire, season five of Seventh Heaven, and season seven of Will & Grace.
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 15

August 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Debra Messing
Happy Birthday to Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman (1978), actress Nicole Paggi (1977), "Species" actress Natasha Henstridge (1974), "Gigli" star Ben Affleck (1972), "Will And Grace" star Debra Messing (1968), musician Jimmy Webb (1946), pop singer Bobby Helms (1933; d. 1997), jazz pianist Oscar Peterson (1925), cooking aficionado Julia Child (1912; d. 2004), actress Ethel Barrymore (1879; d. 1959), and French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769; d. 1821).
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Newcomers N.L.T. To Release 'Not Like Them' June 26

May 8th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
NLT
The members of NLT aren't pretending to be anything they're not. They love pop music, have been born and bred on pop music, and have manicured their pop music to a brilliant, effervescent sheen on their self-titled debut, Not Like Them.

"It's pop… True pop," says JJ. "We are influenced by everything we love. From Coldplay and The Beatles, to Lauryn Hill and Justin Timberlake, to John Mayer, and literally everything in between," adds Kevin, who along with JJ, V and Travis have been defining their vocal stylings and refining their dance moves throughout their early teen years.

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New TV on DVD, May 1

May 1st, 2007 8:00am EDT
Beverly Hills 90210
Beverly Hills 90210 focuses on the lives of high school students living in Beverly Hills, California. The series also follows the friends as they go to college and beyond. Season two is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of The Girls Next Door and Melrose Place, season one of What I Like About You, season six of Will & Grace, and season eight of The King Of Queens.
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

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The Top 10 TV Moments of 2006, According to TiVo

December 14th, 2006 12:37pm EST
Katie Couric
As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. These are the moments that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture phenomena in their own right.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results

1 Katie Couric's last day on "Today"

2 Mel Gibson's interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest

3 Oprah tells autho...
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K.T. Tunstall Joins The Hitmakers Of 2006 In Grammy Nominations Announcement

November 14th, 2006 12:41pm EST
KT Tunstall
Taking a well-deserved place alongside the artists who most defined the music of 2006, Virgin Records singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will be among the announcers of the 49th Annual Grammy Awards nominations. The nomination announcements will take place in Los Angeles on Dec. 7, 2006. Among Tunstall's scheduled fellow announcers are Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Rascal Flatts, and Justin Timberlake. Winners will be awarded at Grammy ceremonies at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2007, to be televised on CBS.

With album sales and public demand driven by continuing radio and tel...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

November 12th, 2006 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).
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K.T. Tunstall Takes Biofuel Tour Bus To The Road

September 14th, 2006 5:27pm EDT
KT Tunstall
When Virgin Records singer/songwriter K.T. Tunstall criss-crosses the U.S. on a month-long headline tour, it will be in a bus that runs on environmentally-friendly biodiesel fuel.

Tunstall, whose Eye to the Telescope album is certified gold in the US and triple-platinum in her native U.K., says that making the effort to use a bus modified for biodiesel was a gesture of respect to the environment, the country, and her American fans. "It seems unacceptable to tour using non-environmentally friendly fuel when there's an alternative available," Tunstall comments. "I’m very excited about ve...
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'The Megan Mullally Show' Kicks off Monday, Sept. 18

September 14th, 2006 2:00pm EDT
Megan Mullally
"The Megan Mullally Show" is set to launch in national syndication on Monday, September 18, on NBC. Inspired by classic talk and variety shows, but with a distinctly modern-day sensibility, Megan Mullally will tip her hat to cross-generational audiences this season.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally, coming off eight seasons as wisecracking socialite Karen Walker on NBC's Will & Grace, moves into the driver's seat as host for this daytime talk show.

Among those already booked for the show's opening first weeks include Will Ferrell, Felicity Huffman, Jenny McCarthy, Patric...
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New TV on DVD, August 29

August 29th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Desperate Housewives
The second season of Desperate Housewives arrives in stores this week. This season focused on new neighbors the Applewhites, Bree battles alcoholism, Lynette's husband harbors a secret love child, Susan still struggles with her relationships, and Gabrielle decides she wants a baby. Also on DVD: season three of Arrested Development and Nip/Tuck, season five of Will & Grace, season seven of The Andy Griffith Show, and season eight of South Park.
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Not Many Gay Characters in Upcoming TV Season

August 21st, 2006 4:00pm EDT
Showtime
The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) scripted representations on the six major broadcast networks will comprise only 1.3% of all series regular characters on the networks' 2006-07 schedule, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

After a landmark year of audience, according to an analysis conducted by GLAAD.

"In the last year, we've seen a tremendous amount of visibility on the big screen, reaching a large audience anxious to see our stories," says GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. "The networks, though, are not tapping into this...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 15

August 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Debra Messing
Happy Birthday to Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman (1978), actress Nicole Paggi (1977), "Species" actress Natasha Henstridge (1974), "Gigli" star Ben Affleck (1972), "Will And Grace" star Debra Messing (1968), musician Jimmy Webb (1946), pop singer Bobby Helms (1933; d. 1997), jazz pianist Oscar Peterson (1925), cooking aficionado Julia Child (1912; d. 2004), actress Ethel Barrymore (1879; d. 1959), and French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769; d. 1821).
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'24' Gets 12 Emmy Nods, 'Grey's Anatomy' Receives 11

July 6th, 2006 10:36am EDT
24
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences just announced the complete list of nominations for the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards. The TNT miniseries Into The West garnered the most nominations (16), followed by Elizabeth I (13), Mrs. Harris and 24 (12), Grey's Anatomy (11), and Bleak House and Will & Grace (10).

Nominations in the lead categories are:

Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Office

Scrubs

Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy

The Sopranos

24

The West Wing

House

Outstanding Miniser...
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'Will & Grace' Series Finale To Promptly Hit DVD Shelves

May 9th, 2006 1:27pm EDT
Will & Grace
NBC's hit comedy series Will & Grace may be coming to an end in May, but fans of the critically-acclaimed TV show will soon be able to own the final episode. Lionsgate and NBC Universal Television Distribution are following the releases of the first four seasons of this innovative series on DVD by releasing the series finale just 12 days after its premiere on television. Lionsgate will soon follow with the fifth season on DVD, to be released later this year.

This 45-minute, unforgettable episode that brings the multiple storylines to a close will have viewers laughing and crying along ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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Britney Spears Wants To Become A TV Star

April 11th, 2006 9:55am EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears (Ringtones) wants to focus on her acting career. The pop babe - who put her music career on hold after marrying Kevin Federline and having baby son Sean Preston - is said to be desperate to become a TV star. The 24-year-old - who received mixed reviews for her performance in 2002 movie Crossroads - caught the acting bug after guest-starring in Will and Grace earlier this year.

A source told America's In Touch Weekly magazine show bosses were "pleasantly surprised" by the singer's acting talents. The insider also claims the program's co-creator, Max Mutchnick, is now plan...
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Bernadette Peters & Josh Lucas To Appear on 'Will & Grace'

April 6th, 2006 11:29am EDT
Bernadette Peters
Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Josh Lucas will guest-star on NBC's Will & Grace in the series' next-to-last episode on May 11. Peters will portray Karen's (Megan Mullally) sister while Lucas offers Jack sympathy after an embarrassing professional setback.

In the episode - "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? -- Grace (Debra Messing) and Will (Eric McCormack) are excited about becoming parents to her baby. While Vince (guest star Bobby Cannavale) finds a beautiful brownstone that he and Will can live in, he doesn't see Grace as part of the plan.

In the meantime, Grace learns some s...
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TV Land Pays Tribute to 'Cheers,' 'Good Times' & Other Shows

February 22nd, 2006 3:07pm EST
Cheers
TV Land announced today that Cheers, Batman, Good Times and Dallas are among the shows that will be honored at the fourth annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV. The two-hour special will premiere on TV Land and Nick at Nite on Wednesday, March 22. The annual celebration recognizes shows and stars from television's rich history and is hosted by Will and Grace's Megan Mullally.

Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's legendary series' and stars. The cast and crew of Cheers will be recognized with the Legend Award, Batman will be honored in celebration of it...
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Drunks at Bachelor Party Accost Britney Spears

February 7th, 2006 10:21am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears was attacked by a drunk stag party in LA. The star had to be rescued by her husband, Kevin Federline, as the couple headed home after a night out. One onlooker told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "It turned nasty when Kevin went to look for their car. That's when the stag party spotted Britney. They started saying they were her homies and at first Britney was really sweet and said, 'Wow, they're saying they're from Kentwood.'"

The witness added: "They were obviously very drunk and jealous of her success and it got frightening real quick. They were yelling, 'Give us some...
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SNL Weekend Update Quotes (Feb. 4)

February 6th, 2006 2:43pm EST
Amy Poehler
"Britney Spears will guest star on an upcoming episode of 'Will & Grace' as a Christian conservative who appears on Jack's talk show. Also, Kevin Federline will appear as a janitor, but not on a show."

A collection of quotes from this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler...

"Weekend Update" co-anchor TINA FEY -- "During Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Bush outlined his foreign policy plan for the next three years, saying this: [TAPE OF STATE OF THE UNION: "Our nation is committed to an historic, long-term goal, we seek the...
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Britney Spears To Guest Star On Will & Grace

January 31st, 2006 2:24pm EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears will appear as a guest star on NBC's "Will & Grace" according to "Access Hollywood." The Emmy-Award-winning comedy, which will end its eight year run in May, is known for landing high-profile guests in the past.

A source tells "Access Hollywood" that it is a "done" deal and Spears will likely tape her cameo episode sometime in February.

A spokesperson for NBC declined comment.
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Megan Mullally To Host TV Land Awards

January 24th, 2006 11:59am EST
Megan Mullally
Will & Grace star Megan Mullally will serve as host at the fourth annual "TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV." The ceremony will tape on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, Calif., before premiering on TV Land on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 pm (ET/PT).

The TV Land Awards is the network's fourth annual salute to Classic TV stars, shows and the individuals whose work has endured the test of time. Several awards will be bestowed upon some of television's legendary series' and stars, which the network will announce in the coming weeks. Throughout the two-ho...
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'Will & Grace' Takes Its Final Bow May 18

January 23rd, 2006 11:56am EST
Will & Grace
NBC’s Will & Grace will officially conclude its eight-year run on Thursday, May 18, with an hour-long series retrospective (8-9 p.m. ET) followed by a one-hour series finale (9-10 p.m. ET). "It is a bittersweet moment for all of us at NBC to confirm that this will be the final season of the comedy 'Will & Grace'", said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"For seven years the show assembled one of the finest comedic casts on television, bringing to life the hilarious, groundbreaking scripts from Mutchnick, Kohan and their writing team to create what has truly become one of the...
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'Empire Falls,' 'Boston Legal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Lead SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:58am EST
Boston Legal
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. In the television categories, the HBO miniseries Empire Falls garnered four nominations, including one for Paul Newman and one for Ed Harris. Boston Legal is tied with Grey's Anatomy, both of which lead with three nominations.

The television nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Alan Alda / THE WEST WING – Arnold Vinick

Patrick Dempsey / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Derek Shep...
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'Will & Grace' Goes Live Jan. 12

December 15th, 2005 12:25pm EST
Will & Grace
Will & Grace will welcome 2006 with the second live episode of its eighth and final season on Thursday, Jan. 12 (8-8:30 p.m. ET in its new time period) as Karen (Megan Mullally) throws a birthday party and ends up staying in the bathroom with her friends for virtually the entire episode.

As before, two versions will be telecast, one live for the East Coast and one for the West Coast, resulting in different jokes to be used in each separate broadcast. The first show will shoot at 5 p.m. (PT) for the East and again at 8 p.m. (PT) for the West.

In the storyline, all of New York's h...
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NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule; 'Scrubs' Returns Jan. 3

December 1st, 2005 2:32pm EST
NBC adjusts its mid-season program lineup beginning the week of January 2 as the hit freshman comedy My Name Is Earl and The Office move to Thursdays to join a new two-hour comedy block that includes the new comedy "Four Kings" and Will & Grace. In addition, the new limited drama series "The Book of Daniel" will premiere, Scrubs will return to Tuesdays and the The Biggest Loser will come back as a series of themed specials titled "The Biggest Loser: Special Edition."

Thursday nights will return to NBC's storied comedy roots starting on January 5 with an 8-10 p.m. (ET) block that inclu...
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