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The 10 Scariest Christmas Movies Ever

23 December 2010 12:05 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

By Vaughn Trudeau Schoonmaker

There are so many holiday movies out there, one could conceivably spend the rest of one's life watching them back to back... and it's often tempting to give that a shot. For many -- myself included -- there's nothing better than laughing through the first two hilarious installments of "Home Alone" or sobbing through "It's a Wonderful Life" to snap them into the Christmas spirit.

Not everyone is a sucker for feel-good Christmas movie clichés, however. And once in a blue moon, Hollywood (or a Very independent film company elsewhere) pops out a Christmas flick that doesn't feature clumsy burglars falling down stairs or James Stewart tearfully embracing his family. I'm talking about scary Christmas movies, or at least holiday movies that are meant to be frightening but come across as comically ridiculous. The seasonal red and green colors take on new meaning when the red »

- MTV Movies Team

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'Brothers & Sisters' star Gilles Marini gives Fran Drescher 'a big 'O''

16 December 2010 2:23 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Gilles Marini, who plays Luc on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters," dropped by "The Fran Drescher Show" to teach the "tawk" show host how to make a holiday dessert on Thursday's (Dec. 16) episode. And from what we hear, it was pretty hot in the kitchen.

Marini showed Fran Drescher how to make a traditional French holiday dessert called a Buche de Noel, which is a cake shaped like a log. 

"My father was a pastry chef and he taught me," Marini tells her and then he adds, "I'm a better pastry chef than an actor [or] dancer."

To which the quick-witted Drescher responds, "You notice he didn't say lover!"

The former model also tells Drescher that one of his earliest jobs was as a firefighter. "Can you imagine calling 911," she asks the audience. "And having this guy come to your house?"

That's not even the best parts. Apparently, Marini has been a fan of Drescher for a while. »


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'The Fran Drescher Show': Minnie Driver says her son's musical talent takes after his secret dad

10 December 2010 10:47 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

One of our favorite celebrities, Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress and musician, Minnie Driver, dropped in on "The Fran Drescher Show" along with indie icon Liz Phair and producer Marc "Doc" Dauer to perform from their new educational album for kids, "Body Rocks."

Driver has kept her baby daddy's identity secret, only dropping one major hint over the years: He's a musician. Forgive us. In Zap2it's exclusive clip, she tells Fran Drescher that he's an "amazing musician." And it seems that her two-year-old son, Henry, takes after his secret dad and talented mom.

"He came out playing music," Driver says. "He sings. He plays the guitar. He plays the drums. I mean he's two, but he does his very best. He loves it. And his dad is an amazing musician."

We know moms typically believe their kids are above average, but something tells us Driver isn't overstating this one.

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Condensed Soup: Fran Drescher's Back! With Her Estrogen Patch!

10 December 2010 3:50 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you thought (or prayed) you'd seen the last of Fran Drescher after The Nanny went buh-bye, you were wrong. The self-loving cackle, the nails-on-chalkboard New Yawk whine, the aging sexy broad patter is all back in business now that Frannie has her very own talk show. Which is not so great for fans of talk shows, but manna from bloody heaven for Soup clips.  Let Joel McHale soften the re-entry into Drescherdom, and then come back tonight at 10 p.m. Et/Pt when your host rolls out a big fat Soup! »

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Morning Meme: Eddie McClintock's Abs are Awesome, Lance Bass for PETA, and Will Nph Play Julian Assange?

8 December 2010 5:38 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Ruby Rose first made my radar when she hogged all the screentime in a special about coming out with Matthew Mitcham. But I can’t deny the MTV Australia VJ is a charismatic lady. And as an out and proud lesbian, she’s a heck of a role model for gay youth. Now she’s on the cover of FHM, the first out lesbian to do so.

The U.S. Mint has had some misprints on their fancy new $100 bills. So now they’ve had to quarantine 1.1 billion of them until they can be sorted. That’s a cool $1 trillion just sitting there.

Vanity Fair caught up with Pj Bloom, the musical mastermind behind Glee. A lot of interesting things there, but one quote stands out. Bloom may have been responding to a question about the Christmas album, but his answer is fairly universal, “I’d respond by suggesting subtlety »

- Ed Kennedy

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Animal Pees All Over Fran Drescher; Mr. Sheffield Nowhere To Be Found

7 December 2010 11:24 AM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

I’ve often said, it isn’t a talk show unless you’ve got two things: Fran Drescher as a host, and an animal peeing all over her. This clip of Bwe friend Dave Salmoni with a — wait, what is that? Lemur? Anyway, facts, who needs em? Update: It’s a kinkajou. — fulfills all of the above required dreams. Fran Drescher and animal urine. VH1 TV Shows | Music Videos | Celebrity Photos | News & Gossip “The Fran Drescher Show” can be seen on Fox 5 NY at 12 noon, Fox 11 (Los Angeles) at 2:00pm, Fox 29 (Philadelphia) at 12 noon, Fox 10 (Phoenix) at 1:00pm, Fox 9 (Minneapolis) at 1:00pm, Fox 35(Orlando) at 11:00am. »

- Michelle Collins

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Fran Drescher reunites with 'The Nanny' co-star Charles Shaughnessy... in bed

3 December 2010 8:55 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Last time we remember seeing them together on TV was on Lifetime's "The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember" in 2004. Six years later, Charles Shaughnessy (who played her boss, Maxwell Sheffield) and Fran Drescher will reunite Monday, Dec. 6 on her talk show, "The Fran Drescher Show," on Fox.

And what better place for the two who carried their flirtation over six seasons of "The Nanny" to reignite the fire than in bed!

"The Fran Drescher Show" airs on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Orlando. Check your local listings or visit for more information.

Doesn't Shaughnessy still look very dapper? »


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Fran Drescher reunites with 'The Nanny' co-star Charles Shaughnessey... in bed

3 December 2010 8:55 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Last time we remember seeing them together on TV was on Lifetime's "The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember" in 2004. Six years later, Charles Shaughnessy (who played Maxwell) and Fran Drescher will reunite Monday, Dec. 6 on her talk show, "The Fran Drescher Show," on Fox.

And what better place for the two who carried their flirtation over six seasons of "The Nanny" to reignite the fire than in bed!

"The Fran Drescher Show" airs on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Orlando. Check your local listings or visit for more information.

Doesn't Shaughnessy still look very dapper? »


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Which Funnylady Is Starring in Sitcom Based on Her Life With Gay Ex-Husband?

3 December 2010 9:45 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Nanny fans, rejoice! Fran Drescher is returning to television comedy—and we're not talking about her new chat show on Fox... Twitter: Follow @marcmalkin You may have already heard that the funnylady has been developing Happily Divorced, a TV Land sitcom based on her life with ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, who revealed he was gay when they divorced after 21 years of marriage. While the cable network announced earlier this week that Drescher would only write and produce the series, a source now tells me that Drescher has "agreed to star in it, too." Jacobson and Drescher are not only best friends but business partners, too. Jacobson, The Nanny's cocreator, is a »

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'The Fran Drescher Show' preview: William Shatner equals baking disaster

2 December 2010 7:00 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

If you don't live in one of the six markets in which Fox airs "The Fran Drescher Show," we have a treat for you.

On Thursday's (Dec. 2) episode, Fran Drescher welcomes "Star Trek's" Captain James T. Kirk "$#*! My Dad Says" actor William Shatner and Zap2it has an exclusive clip from his appearance.

If you want to hear how Shatner coped with the death of his wife, you're out of luck. We don't have that clip. But, if you'd like to see him mess up Drescher's carefully planned cooking segment, then you're in the right place.

Basically, Drescher's staff discovered the recipe for "William Shatner's Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins" and they thought it would be a great idea to whip them up during his appearance. Problem is Shatner has never heard of these muffins, but he still decides to give it a go.

Watch our exclusive clip below »


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AfterElton Briefs: Name Your Bette Midler Favorite, Cheeks Flips the Bully Script, Introducing "Bent-Con," and More!

1 December 2010 4:10 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »


Happy Birthday to Bette Midler, who turns sixty-five today. Okay, the question of the day: What's your favorite Bette movie? Is it The Rose, For The Boys or  Beaches? Or is it one of her comedies, such as Ruthless People, The First Wives Club, or Down and Out in Beverly Hills? Or is it the made-for-tv Gypsy or ... Drowning Mona? For me, it's a tie between Outrageous Fortune ("Does the phrase 'needle-dick, the bug-f**ker' mean anything to you?"), and Big Business ("I hate men who smell like beer and bean dip ... and makin' love in the back of recreational vehicles!"). Below you can see Bette on Inside the Actor's Studio, talking about being Disney-fied in the 80's.

Today is World AIDS Day, and here's an article from last year that shows that, believe it or not, the HIV-virus has actually been used to help treat some diseases. Below you »

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The Man and His Dream: A Francis Ford Coppola Profile (Part 4)

30 November 2010 11:28 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the fourth of a five-part feature... read parts one, two and three.

“[Preston Tucker] developed plans for a car way ahead of its time in terms of engineering; yet the auto industry at large stubbornly resisted his innovative ideas,” remarked moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola who wanted to do a musical on the life and times of the post-World War II maverick car designer with Leonard Bernstein composing the music. The project was stalled with the financial collapse of Coppola’s studio. “I thought it was the best project Francis had ever been involved with,” stated filmmaker George Lucas (American Graffiti). “No studio in town would touch it; they all said it was too expensive. They all wanted $15 million Three Men and a Baby [1987] movies or Crocodile Dundee, Part 73 sequels.” Lucas agreed to provide the funding for the $24 million budget which »

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Cheers & Jeers: Fran Drescher's All Tawk

30 November 2010 8:30 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Jeers to Fran Drescher for not knowing when to shut up.

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The Nanny veteran has returned to TV with The Fran Drescher Tawk Show, a daytime chatfest getting a three-week test run on six Fox affiliates (because that approach worked so well for The Kilborn File and Huckabee?). Despite the presence of the "Fran Band" and celebrity guests — like Drescher's "dear friends" and Doctor Detroit costars Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon — the show's all about Fran...

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- Bruce Fretts

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TV Land orders Fran Drescher pilot

30 November 2010 6:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

TV Land has reportedly ordered a comedy based on the life of actress Fran Drescher. Happily Divorced will focus on a woman who struggles in the dating world after she discovers that her husband is gay, TV Guide reports. Drescher divorced her husband Peter Marc Jacobsen in 1999 after 21 years of marriage. Jacobsen later revealed that he is gay. Drescher has written the project and will executive produce with Jacobsen. The pair are currently collaborating on Drescher's chatshow. TV Land is also said to be developing an office comedy called Rip (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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TV Land Orders Comedy Pilot Based on the Life of Fran Drescher

29 November 2010 7:46 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

TV Land has ordered two comedy pilots including one based on Fran Drescher's life, the network announced Monday.

Using the off-screen experiences of The Nanny star, Happily Divorced follows a woman's dating struggles after she finds out that her husband is gay. The show looks at how the main character balances her relationship with her boyfriend and ex-husband...

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TV Land Picks Up Two More Comedy Pilots

29 November 2010 4:25 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: TV Land has greenlighted two more comedy pilots from sitcom veterans:  Happily Divorced, written/executive produced by The Nanny co-creators, actress Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen, and Rip City, written/exec produced by Lizzy McGuire and Less Than Perfect creator Terri Minsky and executive produced by Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (Reba, TV Land's upcoming Retired at 35). The two half-hours join the recently ordered comedy pilot Ex Men, from former Fraiser executive producer Mark Reisman. Happily Divorced is based on Drescher's real life. In addition to co-writing/exec producing, the former Nanny actress could potentially star in the project, about a woman who re-enters the dating world after finding out that her husband is gay. It focuses on how she juggles her relationship with her current boyfriend and ex-husband post-divorce. Drescher and Jacobsen are also executive producing Drescher's syndicated talk show, which is making a trial run on the Fox stations. »


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'Walking Dead' scares up season high numbers; 'Glee' tackles 'Dog Days are Over'

29 November 2010 10:43 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

AMC's latest hit "The Walking Dead" keeps on bringing the ratings magic for the network. The Nov. 28 episode brought in the series' best ratings yet, drawing 5.5 million viewers, beating the show's premiere on Halloween and a 15% increase from the previous week's episode. We're guessing next week's season finale will improve on those numbers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana (Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]

Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi, »


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Fran Drescher on her 'Tawk Show' debut this Friday: 'It's gonna be a really wonderful way to spend an hour of your day.'

23 November 2010 7:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Last month, news came down that The Nanny star Fran Drescher was prepping to launch her own daytime talk show, The Fran Drescher Talk Show. And now, the time has come! The Fran Drescher Tawk Show will premiere this Friday, Nov. 26 — the day after Thanksgiving — for a trial, three-week run in six cities across the country. You’ll find her gabbing away in New York, Los Angeles, Phildelphia, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando. (Detailed tune-in information is after the Q&A.) Tawk Show will be filmed before a live studio audience and, according to Drescher, will cover everything from politics to »

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Fran Drescher: 'Dancing with the Stars' called, but the price wasn't right

22 November 2010 12:56 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"The Nanny" star Fran Drescher tells Zap2it the time is right for her new talk show premiering on select Fox networks on Nov. 26. 

That doesn't mean there haven't been other opportunities to come back to TV. In fact, she has been approached to join the No. 1 show on television, "Dancing with the Stars," but the activist and actress tells us that the price wasn't right. 

"I've been asked [to do] 'Dancing With The Stars' in the past," Drescher tells us. "But it's too much of a commitment and not enough money. I have too many things going on. I watch it, but I don't really need to do it. It's just too time consuming."

The new talk show host tells us that we're not the first to tell her she'd rock those bedazzled costumes and probably has quite the dancing ability. "Well, who knows? Maybe I'd last for a while, »


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Ronni Chasen: Remembering a beloved Hollywood institution

17 November 2010 1:57 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

It has all the elements of a classic Hollywood thriller. A black Mercedes Benz with a broken driver’s side window is found late at night crashed into a lamp post on Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills. Behind the wheel, police discover a 64-year-old female with five gunshots to the chest. Her purse on the passenger seat is untouched. Nothing appears to be stolen from the vehicle. Nobody, at least at this writing, has a clue what happened.

Of course, it also has all the elements of a really heartbreaking tragedy, especially to those who knew the woman in that »

- Benjamin Svetkey

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