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Q&A: Kevin Sorbo Conquers Herculean Health Struggles

October 31st, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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To audiences, Kevin Sorbo was a demi-God in the ‘90s TV hit, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” but off cameras the actor was fighting for his life. Few people knew that the now 53-year-old endured three strokes, which nearly destroyed his career as playing the strongest man on earth. After over a decade of hiding his struggles, Sorbo now bares all in his memoir, True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal-and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life. In Sorbo’s first book, “Hercules” fans finally learn the truth behind his secret battles with his health and how he conquered them, all wh...
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Lucy Lawless' Husband Encourages Her Racy 'Spartacus' Scenes

January 6th, 2011 9:55pm EST
Lucy Lawless
TV star Lucy Lawless insists her husband has no problems with her full frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes in racy drama Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena (The six-episode prequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand) - because he's a producer of the show.

The former Xena: Warrior Princess star appears completely naked in many scenes as Roman socialite Lucretia, but her husband Robert Tapert just cheers her on.

She admits he even encourages her to disrobe and get on with it - rather than complain about her modesty.

Lawless tells Access Hollywood Live, "He's a funny guy... He just says, 'This is a ...
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New Zealanders Won't See Lucy Lawless Naked

July 23rd, 2010 8:31am EDT
Lucy Lawless
Fans of voluptuous Lucy Lawless in the actress' native New Zealand have yet to see the star in all her glory because naked scenes in her hit TV epic "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" were censored in her homeland.

The "Xena: Warrior Princess" star stripped off for her first full-frontal scenes in the gritty ancient Rome saga, in which she played sex-loving high society schemer Lucretia.

But fans back home in New Zealand never got the chance to see their favorite daughter naked.

She says, "There's a PG version (in New Zealand)."

See more photos of Lucy here!
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Sexy Lucy Lawless Returns To The Small Screen In 'Spartacus'

January 22nd, 2010 11:58am EST
Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless stars in new TV series "Spartacus" tonight on Starz. The former Xena star says her series is nothing like the one that made her famous.

It's "completely different," she told TV critics this month in Pasadena, Calif., at the recent network press tour. "The fighting, the technology - everything has changed so much."

She plays Lucretia and appears in her first full-frontal nude scenes opposite actor John Hannah. The actress insists the sex scenes were anything but pleasant: "It's the first time I had to do a sex scene; I try to think of myself as a modern woman but, honestly...
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Everything Geeky: Onscreen Inaccuracy - Necessary or Needless?

June 30th, 2009 11:34am EDT
The Tudors
I was recently flipping through channels on a quiet Sunday evening when the new show "Merlin" caught my eye. It was originally a British TV drama that did fairly well and premiered in the US on June 21. So far it's viewership isn't too bad and they even got a second season, but seriously? It's terrible. It's terrible in that awesome way where the plots are silly and the acting is somewhat ridiculous, but yet you can't help but keep watching. It has a certain badly budgeted charm that is a reminder of "Hercules: The Legendary Journey" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Only it's lighter, fluffier...
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The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

May 6th, 2009 3:25pm EDT
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Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:

CHRIS PINE

Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...
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Pet Owners Turn To Film, Show Biz To Name Their Furry Friends

May 6th, 2008 12:38pm EDT
Bambi
Bambi...Cinderella...Tinkerbell -- all fictional characters from Disney films, and also some popular pooch names, according to research collected by nationwide pet insurance provider, PetFirst Healthcare.

"It seems to be an emerging trend for pet owners to give their furry friends a name that resembles a favorite automobile, favorite food or even favorite character," said Katie Grant, PetFirst vice president. "It's reassuring that owners associate their pets with their favorite things -- as, we hope, that translates into ensuring those pets receive the loving care and treatment they de...
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Girl Power! TV's Top Buttkicking Gals

March 28th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Alais
You know them, you love them...and you certainly wouldn't want to piss them off. So who are they? They are the uber tough heroines who prove time and again that one doesn't need a y chromosome to kill bad guys, protect loved ones and ultimately save the day. Each one of them fights for a different reason, a different cause. Each has her own style, strengths, and battles. They do all share a common trait, however - they can all take on pretty much any man, woman, robot or monster that comes their way. Here is Starpulse's tribute to "Television's Top Buttkicking Gals."

Buffy Summer...
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The Best Songs About Girls From A To Z, Part 2

February 1st, 2008 1:49pm EST
David Bowie
Here's part two of the best songs about girls with every letter of the alphabet, regardless of whether or not the subject of the song is the same as the title. There were two considerations in making the list: How good the song is versus how cool the chick sounds. See A to M here, and check out N to Z:

N: Darling Nikki by Prince because, if you will recall, all her masturbating with a magazine got Tipper Gore's panties all in a bunch, which in turn prompted the Explicit Lyrics stickers.

O: Ophelia by The Band. Pretty cool song, but mostly because there weren't many "O's."

P:...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 15

February 15th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jane Seymour
Happy Birthday to Conor Oberst a.k.a. Bright Eyes (1980), Incubus singer Brandon Boyd (1976), MLB pitcher Ugueth Urbina (1974), "24" actress Sarah Wynter (1973), Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr (1972), "Xena: Warrior Princess" actress Renee O'Connor (1971), synth-pop artist Jane Child (1967), late SNL alum Chris Farley (1964), Culture Club bassist Mickey Craig (1960), UB40 guitarist Ali Campbell (1959), American actor Christopher McDonald (1955), "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (1954), singer Melissa Manchester (1951), "Dr. Quinn" actress Jane Seymour (1951), comedian Harvey Korman (1927), ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 15

February 15th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jane Seymour
Happy Birthday to Conor Oberst a.k.a. Bright Eyes (1980), Incubus singer Brandon Boyd (1976), MLB pitcher Ugueth Urbina (1974), "24" actress Sarah Wynter (1973), Czech hockey star Jaromir Jagr (1972), "Xena: Warrior Princess" actress Renee O'Connor (1971), synth-pop artist Jane Child (1967), late SNL alum Chris Farley (1964), Culture Club bassist Mickey Craig (1960), UB40 guitarist Ali Campbell (1959), American actor Christopher McDonald (1955), "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (1954), singer Melissa Manchester (1951), "Dr. Quinn" actress Jane Seymour (1951), comedian Harvey Korman (1927), ...
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