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Photos / Synopsis - Desperate Housewives 7.13 - "I'm Still Here"

29 December 2010 4:38 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Here are a few - very few - promo pics from Desperate Housewives January 16th episode, "I'm Still Here".

"I'm Still Here" - Lynette feels her mother, Stella (Polly Bergen), is marrying Frank (Larry Hagman) - an abrasive and obnoxious man - for all the wrong reasons and tries to talk her out of it. Meanwhile, Susan tries to befriend a curmudgeonly man during her dialysis sessions who has given up on ever finding a kidney donor, Bree runs into Keith's ex-girlfriend and learns some shocking news about his past, Carlos becomes concerned when he learns about Gaby's obsession with her doll, Bob and Lee hire a non-maternal Renee to decorate their newly adopted girl's bedroom, and Paul has other plans in store for Beth when he books a trip for the two of them at a remote cabin in the woods, on "Desperate Housewives," Sunday, January 16 (9:00-10:01 p. »

- Jon Lachonis

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Hagman Proud Of Sting House Sale

23 December 2010 12:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Dallas star Larry Hagman's proudest boast is selling off his Malibu, California home to Sting.

The TV villain tells The Hollywood Reporter he paid $125,000 (£83,300) for his first home after landing a leading role in TV show I Dream of Jeannie - and then worried it would bankrupt him.

He says, "I took out a mortgage at 7.25 per cent and went to bed for three days saying, 'I will never get out from under this mountain of debt.'

"I sold it to Sting 15 years ago for $6.5 million. Best investment I ever made." »

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Hagman 'uncertain about Dallas reboot'

20 December 2010 6:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dallas star Larry Hagman has admitted that he is uncertain as to his role in the forthcoming TNT reboot. It was previously reported that the actor, who originally played J.R. Ewing from 1978 to 1991, was "ambivalent" about the project. Responding to recent reports that he had pulled out of the new series, Hagman told TV Guide: "That's really interesting. We were talking about money, but I didn't know it was going to come to a crashing halt like that." He added that the pilot script, written by Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, was "pretty good". (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Keck's Exclusives: Dallas Without J.R.? "News to me," Says Stunned Larry Hagman

18 December 2010 1:33 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

That report that came out Thursday — that TNT had failed to come to financial terms with Larry Hagman to join the cast of its Dallas reboot and was proceeding with a revised script that featured the Ewings without their patriarch? Don't take that to the bank just yet, darlins'.

I just got off the phone with Larry who said all this comes as news to him. I read him the report, which left the 79-year-old TV legend stunned and nearly speechless. "I hadn't heard about that, huh!" said Larry. "That's really interesting. We were talking about money, but I didn't know it was going to come to a crashing halt like that. You got a scoop for whatever that's worth: Larry Hagman doesn't know what's going on!"

What this sounds like to me is a scare tactic — not unlike what Lorimar pulled back in the summer of 1980 after J.R. »

- William Keck

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Morning Meme: Enver Gjokaj Returns To Television, Saying Goodbye To Blake Edwards, and Was "Yigit Pura Day" Catered?

17 December 2010 5:39 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Over at Vulture, art critic Jerry Saltz talks about the censorship at the National Portrait Gallery, and ultra-conservative art critic Jed Perl 's protest against the New Museum for exhibiting the Wojnarowicz video. Perl suggests that the New Museum engages in censorship by not showing every artist. Like any gallery could do that.

USA Network has cast personal favorite Enver Gjokaj alongside Nick D’Agosto in their pilot Eden, about a hotel employee that becomes a concierge at an elite hotel with the help of his con artist brother. They then go about serving their guests every need at any price.

The 30 Most Important Cats of 2010

George Clooney is set to step into Gravity, the space disaster movie that reportedly has some very racy scenes. The price tag on the movie has required a marquee star to jump start production since Robert Downey, Jr. dropped out, and Clooney has the juice. »

- Ed Kennedy

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Good-Bye J.R.? 'Dallas' Ready To Move On Without Larry Hagman Over Money Demands

16 December 2010 11:55 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: After one of the longest courtships in recent TV history, TNT is prepared to proceed with its Dallas reboot without original star Larry Hagman over salary issues. Hagman and fellow Dallas alums Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were first approached by TNT and Warner Horizon TV about joining a potential updated Dallas series in late summer 2009 when the project was put in development. A year later, at the beginning of September this year, TNT ordered 3 pilots, including Dallas. The reboot, written and executive produced by Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, was described by the network as focusing "on the offspring of bitter rivals and brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing, who clash over the future of the Ewing dynasty while the fate of Southfork itself weighs in the balance." The subsequent breakdown for the pilot listed the characters of J.R.'s son, John Ross, and Bobby and Pam Ewing's adopted son, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Ed Asner gropes Betty White, shakes his cane at people

15 December 2010 4:15 AM, PST | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

These are just two of the things that really did happen, in real life, at what will surely go down in history as the greatest photo shoot to ever take place on this earth, for the Hollywood Reporter's upcoming "Legends of Hollywood" issue. In fairness to Asner, he only grabbed White's boobs after she grabbed his crotch, and she didn't seem too bothered: "She just carried on, throwing back her shoulders and sticking her chest out and smiling, while the photographer took photos," a source from the set said. Other highlights include Debbie Reynolds greeting Mickey Rooney with a cheery "I thought you were dead!" and Asner waving his cane and shouting "I'll rake you with this stick!" at Larry Hagman, who responded, "I had a colonoscopy yesterday, so I can take anything." Junk grabbing? [...] »

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Ratings Rat Race: 'Snf' Ties Franchise Record To Dominate Sunday

13 December 2010 9:19 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC's hot football season continued with last night's Eagles-Cowboys game. With a 16.5/25 overnight rating, the game delivered the best overnight rating in the five-year history of Sunday Night Football, tied with last fall's Week 2 game between the Giants and the Cowboys that marked the debut of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. The two games' overnights also rank as the highest for a Sunday/Monday NFL primetime game in 12 years, since Broncos-Dolphins on Dec.21, 1998 on ABC (17.4/27). Versus last year's Week 14 game, the Eagles-Cowboys face-off was up 20% and delivered another dominating Sunday win for NBC. Just how hot this year's football coverage on NBC has been? Five Snf games this season rank among the top six NBC primetime games ever. Following America's Funniest Home Videos (2.2/6 in adults 18-49), which hit a season high, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.4/6) was up 9% from last week, but the fall finale of Desperate Housewives, which featured »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Hagman Takes A Romantic Stroll Down Wisteria Lane

10 December 2010 12:21 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Dallas star Larry Hagman is heading to Wisteria Lane - he's signed up to film a cameo appearance in Desperate Housewives, despite never having seen an episode of the hit show.

The veteran actor has confirmed he will play a love interest of Felicity Huffman's character's mum Stella Wingfield, played by Polly Bergen.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I just decided (to do it), and am going to shoot next week."

But Hagman admits he is clueless about the hit programme - and is cramming in as many episodes as possible before he shoots his scenes: "I can watch a hundred episodes on my iPad. I never watch television, so I better get started so I can see what the show's all about."

Hagman's scenes will air next year. »

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J.R. Ewing is Returning to Television

9 December 2010 4:17 PM, PST | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

... Larry Hagman, the veteran actor who played J.R. Ewing in the super-soap Dallas, is returning to television as a resident of Wisteria Lane. Hagman will play the beau of Lynette's mom (Polly Bergen). Coincidentally, a Dallas remake is in the works. [The Hollywood Reporter]

... We've already seen the worst examples of humanity become the focus of reality shows, so why not have a show with pretentious jerks who think they're the best? Princeton University will be the...  More >> »

- Tim Surette

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NBC scales back 'Love Bites'; Larry Hagman visits 'Desperate Housewives'

9 December 2010 3:33 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Enjoy a generous serving of snack-sized entertainment news with your Thursday diet of prime-time entertainment.

Whenever NBC's series "Love Bites" makes it to the air, it won't be on for as long as initially planned. The network has cut the order for the show, a romantic anthology starring new mom Becki Newton, Constance Zimmer and Greg Grunberg, from 13 episodes to nine. The show doesn't have a premiere date yet. [Deadline]

"Dallas" star Larry Hagman will pay a visit to Wisteria Lane on an episode of "Desperate Housewives" later this season. He'll play a new beau of Lynette's (Felicity Huffman) mom (returning guest Polly Bergen). He also says that he's seen a script for a possible "Dallas" reboot at TNT that would concentrate on younger generations of the Ewing family: "We're negotiating right now," he says. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Spike TV and Philo have teamed up for the "Video Game Awards" premiering this Saturday, December 11 at 8 p. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Larry Hagman Trades Texas For Wisteria Lane

9 December 2010 3:14 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Wisteria Lane better get ready for the latest person to head to their neighborhood.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Dallas's Larry Hagman, J.R. Ewing himself, will be rolling onto Desperate Housewives as the beau of Lynette Scavo's weed smoking mother Stella (Polly Bergman), who returns to the show to give Lynette more hell. Hagman's role, which has yet to be named, will start early next year.

When asked how he prepared for his role, Hagman mentioned the words "Hulu" and "iPad," making him even more of a cool bad ass in my eyes.

"I can watch a hundred episodes on my iPad," he marvels. "I never watch television, so I better get started so I can see what the show's all about."

Come on, how can he not be cool after that?

The last time Lynette saw her mother was in Season Four of the long running ABC dramedy. »

- Mark O. Estes

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Larry Hagman to Romance Lynette's Mother on Desperate Housewives

9 December 2010 11:19 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Wisteria Lane is about to get a dose of Dallas.

Larry Hagman, best known for his iconic role on that long-running drama, will guest star on a 2011 episode of Desperate Housewives as a love interest for Lynette's mother.

Hagman told The Hollywood Reporter he begins shooting next week and is excited to appear alongside Polly Bergen, who will reprise her role as Stella Wingfield.

The actor last appeared on the small screen in 2006 as part of a run on Nip/Tuck.

For more of a look ahead, visit our Desperate Housewives spoilers section. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Nip-Tuck The Complete Series Review And Giveaway

18 November 2010 9:59 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

While not truly a graphic or violent show (comparatively speaking), Nip/Tuck is nevertheless a show that not only pushed boundaries, but helped demonstrate the effectiveness of the broader narrative possibilities available to cable network television. The six seasons of the show delivered an outstanding variety of situations, both by way of the clients, and the doctors, and delved into the entire spectrum of the plastic surgery game.

The final season may have gone a little haywire at times, but it still had an ability to pull the pieces together, and overall the show stands above most. While many may be put off by the entire theory of exploring those seeking a bit more beauty by going under the knife, and the doctors who aid their effort, the show never failed to put its own subject matter on the back burner. Like any good show, the description only provides an »

- Marc Eastman

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'Dallas' stars to return for reboot?

18 November 2010 9:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

TNT is negotiating deals with the original cast of Dallas to return for the forthcoming reboot. It was originally announced in September that the cable network was planning an update of the CBS drama. TV Guide now reports that stars Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) are all considering reprising their former roles. "I read the script and was extremely impressed with it," said Duffy. "I'd managed to read the scripts for the feature films Fox was planning a few years ago and they were atrocious. Just awful, so I didn't know what to expect from (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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'Vampire Diaries' creator gets a new deal; 'Prison Break' bad guy joins A&E's 'Breakout Kings'

5 November 2010 4:46 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Start your weekend with a heaping helping of TV snacks ...

"The Vampire Diaries" co-creator Kevin Williamson has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. TV. The three-year contract will keep him in place as the showrunner of "Tvd" (along with co-creator Julie Plec) while he also develops new projects for the studio. [Deadline]

Former "Prison Break" star Robert Knepper will reprise his T-Bag character on A&E's forthcoming series "Breakout Kings." The show is about a group of U.S. marshals who work with ex-cons to help catch fugitives, T-Bag among them. [EW]

Arthur Bernard Lewis, a TV writer on "Dallas," "The Streets of San Francisco" and other shows, died last week at the age of 84. He penned the 1980 episode of "Dallas" that revealed who shot J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), which at the time was the highest-rated TV episode ever. [Hollywood Reporter]

"NCIS" star Cote de Pablo will get blown up real good in an upcoming story arc. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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DVD Review: ‘Nip/Tuck: The Complete Series’ Captures Once-Promising Show

2 November 2010 2:28 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Having started writing about television and DVD right around the time that “Nip/Tuck” premiered on FX and always having lovely contacts at both the network and Warner Brothers, who released the DVDs for the series, I have possibly written about the adventures of Drs. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) more than any other program. And so I greet the “Complete Series” box set, recently released on DVD, with a tinge of sadness as I say goodbye to a program with definite highlights that somehow never quite lived up to its potential.

DVD Rating: 3.0/5.0

The first two seasons of “Nip/Tuck” (it ran for six seasons and produced exactly 100 episodes) were downright fantastic. Creator Ryan Murphy (who completely creatively discarded this show in the last few years, probably to focus on “Glee” and “Eat Pray Love”) tapped into a great concept by presenting people obsessed »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hagman Contemplates Dallas Return

18 October 2010 9:12 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Larry Hagman has expressed his doubts over a planned Dallas remake, insisting he's wary of "risking the legacy" he built on the beloved soap.

The actor starred as greedy oil baron J.R. Ewing in all 13 seasons of the hit show, but he's not sure if he wants to take part in a modern TV update.

Hagman admits he could be tempted to join the cast, but only if he didn't have to work daily or promote the show.

He tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I might be interested. Look, 13 years (of the show) is nice and I got plenty of money. To do it again and risk the legacy I've established... I don't know if it's worth it. I'm thinking about it.

"I'd like to know who's doing it, who's writing it and who's in the show. I don't want to work every day and I'd like not to have to promote it. So, we'll see." »

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Hagman's Heartbreak Over Wife's Alzheimer's Battle

18 October 2010 9:12 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Dallas star Larry Hagman has spoken of his anguish after his beloved wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

The actor, most famous for his role as greedy oil baron J.R. Ewing in the soap opera, was devastated when his wife of 55 years Maj Axelsson developed the degenerative brain disease, which robs patients of their memory.

Hagman has since moved Axelsson into a care home to receive professional treatment, but insists his wife has retained her "vivacious" spirit and still recognises him.

He tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "She has had it for six years but we didn't know that until we looked back on her personality changes and traits.

"She still knows who I am. She's always saying, 'Get me out of here!' I say, 'Well, I can't do it myself any longer.' I can't. I just couldn't. I see her every day when I'm here and when I'm gone she knows, but she forgets... It's an awful disease. There's no rhyme or reason. It's devastating. B***dy awful... She was very vivacious and still is." »

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Larry Hagman Wins Millions In Citigroup Lawsuit

8 October 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Manhattan, New York - Larry Hagman, best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on Dallas, has won a massive lawsuit against Citigroup ... earning him more than $11 million. Back in May 2009, Hagman had taken the financial giant to court over an alleged breach of fiduciary duty and civil fraud involving securities held in Citigroup accounts. A issue over a life insurance policy was also included in the case. $10 million dollars of his total payout will be given to Hagman's charity of choice. Citigroup will also be forced to pay the $440,000 in legal fees and $20,000 in arbitration costs. Citigroup is expected to file an appeal. Courtesy: CBS »

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