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Valerie Harper on Cheating Death After Cancer Diagnosis

11 November 2014 4:09 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Two years ago Valerie Harper was given three months to live when she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Today she gives us an update on her survival story.

"I feel wonderful," Valerie says. "What luck! Here I am. The three months didn't prove to be correct. The cancer I have is quite rare and terminal and incurable. I'm the recipient of a great research project that has kept me alive."

News: Valerie Harper on Her Cancer Miracle

Not only is Valerie surviving, she's helping others survive as well. Valerie teamed up with the American Lung Association's Lung Force to help raise awareness of the No. 1 cancer killer in women, lung cancer. She is encouraging people to join Team Valerie on Lungforce.org by donating to help raise funds for research and education.

"It's a fundraising page that is Team Valerie and I'm inviting people to participate immediately," Valerie said of the institution which raises funds for research »

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Jay Leno teases Jimmy Fallon in his 'Tonight Show' return

8 November 2014 1:15 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jay Leno teases Jimmy Fallon in his "Tonight Show" return Before sitting down with his predecessor, Fallon allowed Leno to do a full standup set. Leno and Fallon then recalled all the photoshoots they did, showing pictures that never saw the light of day. Leno also made fun of Fallon for his lack of knowledge of cars, at one point grabbing Fallon’s “puppy paw” hand, and saying. "This is the hand of a 5-year-old and it's actually pink." Plus: Watch Leno crack up Fallon while joking about NBC. NBC reveals its fall finale dates “The Blacklist’s” fall finale is on Monday. MTV: We have nothing to do with “The Osbournes” reboot Sharon Osbourne said on a British chat show that they’re about to film eight episodes of their old reality show, but she never specified if they had a network home. Click Read Full Post For More »

- Norman Weiss

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Dick Schaal, Who Appeared on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ Dies at 86

7 November 2014 6:05 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actor Richard “Dick” Schaal, who appeared on numerous TV shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills. He was 86.

Schaal was a familiar face on sitcoms of the 1960s and ’70s including “Mary Tyler Moore Show” spinoffs “Rhoda” and “Phyllis.” He guest starred on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “That Girl,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Love, American Style” as well as dramas such as “The Rockford Files.” Working into the 1980s, he had recurring roles on “Trapper John” and “Just Our Luck.”

Schaal, who was born in Chicago, joined the Second City comedy troupe in 1962. He was known at Second City for his command of physical comedy, mime and improvisation. After starting out in the construction business, he started a comedy improv company and was soon hired for Second City’s second revue. »

- Pat Saperstein

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Dick Schaal, Who Appeared on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ Dies at 86

7 November 2014 6:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actor Richard “Dick” Schaal, who appeared on numerous TV shows including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills. He was 86.

Schaal was a familiar face on sitcoms of the 1960s and ’70s including “Mary Tyler Moore Show” spinoffs “Rhoda” and “Phyllis.” He guest starred on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “That Girl,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Love, American Style” as well as dramas such as “The Rockford Files.” Working into the 1980s, he had recurring roles on “Trapper John” and “Just Our Luck.”

Schaal, who was born in Chicago, joined the Second City comedy troupe in 1962. He was known at Second City for his command of physical comedy, mime and improvisation. After starting out in the construction business, he started a comedy improv company and was soon hired for Second City’s second revue. »

- Pat Saperstein

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'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Actor Richard Schaal Dead At 86

6 November 2014 1:03 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The improv comic and sitcom actor passed away on Tuesday in Woodland Hills, Ca.

Actor and comedian Richard Schaal, a member of Chicago's legendary Second City improv group in the 1960s, died Tuesday at the age of 86.

Schaal was best known for his work in many classic sitcoms including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, Phyllis and Just My Luck.

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Schaal was married to actress Valerie Harper in 1964, however the couple later divorced in 1978. American Dad voice actress Wendy Schaal is Richard's daughter from his previous marriage to Lois Treacy.

Aside from his frequent work in television, Schaal also appeared in films such as Slaughterhouse-Five and The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, among others.

Schaal delivered one of his most interesting and intense performances in the made-for-tv movie The Cube -- Jim Henson's experimental, live-action, psychedelic drama about a man stuck in a small »

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Comic Actor Richard Schaal Dies at 86

5 November 2014 11:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Richard Schaal, an early member of Chicago’s famed Second City comedy troupe who appeared often on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoffs Rhoda — which starred his then wife, Valerie Harper — and Phyllis, has died. He was 86. Schaal died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, American Dad! voice actress Wendy Schaal, told the Chicago Tribune. Schaal was married three times, including to Harper (his second wife) from 1964 until their divorce in 1978. He was the first of Harper's two husbands. The actor also appeared in such films as

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- Mike Barnes

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Spooky Sitcoms: 9 Times Classic Shows Got Creepy, Scary or Downright Weird

24 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sitcoms have given us so much - laughs, convoluted misunderstandings and even life lessons. But on occasion, they also broke from the typical formula and gave us a few scares. Sometimes they did it to celebrate Halloween. Sometimes they just did it to freak out children in the audience who might not be in on the joke. Here, then, are a handful of the oddball episodes of classic sitcoms that you can watch right now online - and that you might not believe actually aired until you see them for yourself. The Facts of Life, "The Seven Little Indians" Aired: »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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TVLine Items: Buffy/Angel Vet Visits Sons, Pretty Little Castings & More

10 October 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is someone on Sons of Anarchy in need of staking?

Buffy and Angel alumna Charisma Carpenter will guest-star on the final season of the FX drama, EW.com reports.

Related FX Orders Ahs Companion Series American Crime Story

The actress will play Carol, a conservative administrative director at a medical facility.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Lauren Tom (Supernatural), Oliver Kieran-Jones (Glee) and Anne-Marie Johnson (Girlfriends) will appear on Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars — with the potential to recur, per The Hollywood Reporter. Tom will portray as an attorney who gets involved with the Liars, while »

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Exclusive: Valerie Harper to Guest Star on Melissa & Joey

9 October 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Valerie Harper is hopping over to Melissa & Joey as Mel's Aunt Bunny, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

On the upcoming episode, titled "Thanks, But No Thanks," Mel (Melissa Joan Hart) talks Joe (Joey Lawrence) into getting rid of an unwanted wedding gift. But Mel soon finds herself in a panic when her Aunt Bunny (Harper) and Uncle Bert decide to come visit the newlyweds and see the gift in person.

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- Robyn Ross

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Julie Bowen ('Modern Family') hoping for hat trick

5 August 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Playing Claire Dunphy on "Modern Family" has earned Julie Bowen a Comedy Supporting Actress nomination in each of the five seasons of this hit laffer, with wins in 2011 and 2012. This year, she chose "The Feud" for her Emmy submission. Will it win her that third trophy, tying her for second place overall with Valerie Harper ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") and Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") and putting her just one win behind Rhea Pearlman ("Cheers") and Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond")? Let's take a closer look at her entry. Join the fun Emmy discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards -Break- Synopsis: It opens with Claire telling her husband Phil (Ty Burrell) how nervous she is about a sales meeting with a developer. She agrees to pick up her niece Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) unaware that she has contracted lice at school. Claire takes a pi...' »

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Katie: Host Katie Couric Says Goodbye to Cancelled Show

30 July 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Today, Katie Couric said farewell to her cancelled daytime talk show, Katie, after two seasons. The show was reportedly dropped due to mediocre ratings and high costs.

The final episode's guests were Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Valerie Harper, Martina McBride, and Josh Groban. In his first appearance on the show, Groban brought flowers and noted that he'd wanted to appear sooner but had been on tour.

There were also plenty of taped farewells from stars like Betty White, Barbra Streisand, Jimmy Kimmel, and Drew Brees.

In the show's final moments, Couric thanked her staff and her audience for their support and noted that it felt like the end of an era -- even though the era has only lasted two years.

Couric is moving to Yahoo! where she will serve as a global anchor for the site. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Katie Couric Bids Farewell to Daytime TV with Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon and More

30 July 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Katie Couric said goodbye to daytime TV on Wednesday as her eponymous talk show aired its final episode. Couric’s ABC show is ending after two years on the air, with the host moving on to Yahoo as global anchor for the website. Photos Bill O'Reilly, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters: The Red Carpet at THR's 35 Most Powerful People in Media Soiree On the final episode, which was taped earlier, Couric welcomed star surprise guests Susan Sarandon and Valerie Harper. After an introduction by Morgan Freeman, Couric began her look back, reflecting on the end of her relatively young show. “I’m

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- Hilary Lewis

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TCA Awards 2014: Good Wife, Oitnb, True Detective, Veep, Breaking Bad, RuPaul Among Winners

19 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.

The Good Wife won the best drama series prize at Sunday’s 2014 Television Critics Association Awards, besting Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Americans and House of Cards.

Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List

Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).

True Detective scored two wins, for best movie/miniseries and Individual Achievement in Drama for leading man Matthew McConaughey. Veep »

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Star-Studded 'Stand Up To Cancer' Returns to Primetime on September 5

9 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Stand Up To Cancer to return on September 5.

On the heels of three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the Entertainment Industry Foundation's groundbreaking Stand Up To Cancer program will return to primetime television on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. Et & Pt.

CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox as well as various cable networks are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special, which will be executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Joel Gallen and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Video: Inside Samantha Harris' Breast Cancer Battle

Past celeb participants have includes such A-listers as Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, George Clooney, Jennifer Garner, Denzel Washington and more.

"Cancer profoundly touched my life when I lost my father to the disease twelve years ago, and Stand Up To Cancer gives me a powerful platform to fight for a cause that I'm passionate about,” Paltrow said in a statement Wednesday. "I am thrilled to join Joel Gallen to executive produce the [link »

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Third Season of 'The Haunting of' Series Debuts June 21st on Lmn

19 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Lmn’s original series “The Haunting of” returns for a third season this coming Saturday, June 21st. The 13-episode series follows world-renowned psychic-medium Kim Russo as she shares the experiences of celebrities who have had their lives changed by paranormal events.

Each episode of "The Haunting of" features celebrities’ real life encounters with the paranormal as they return to the site of their experience. During these gripping journeys, Kim unlocks the secrets that haunted each celebrity and attempts to explain the unexplained.

Kim also unveils shocking psychic moments and surprising personal revelations as she connects with their loved ones who have crossed over.

In the Season 3 premiere, airing at 10pm Et on the 21st, Kim visits Vanessa Williams (“Desperate Housewives,” “Ugly Betty”) at her home in upstate NY and discovers that the escalating paranormal encounters she has been experiencing are being caused by two entities who met tragic, untimely deaths. »

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Valerie Harper: My Cancer Is "Incurable," But "Not Progressing"

3 June 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Cancer is no match for Valerie Harper. A year and a half after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the Rhoda actress, 74, is "feeling very good." Speaking with Us Weekly at the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards at Nyu's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on June 2, Harper said she was responding well to treatment.  "It is not progressing," she said of her cancer, which began in her lungs and spread to her brain. "It is going the other way. It is [...] »

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Valerie Harper Says Her Cancer Isn't Progressing

3 June 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A year and a half after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Valerie Harper continues to defy the odds. "It is looking better and better each test, but it's incurable," the actress, 74, told People Monday night at the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards in New York. "I'm fine. People are wondering … Not fine, but it's not progressing." The former Rhoda and Mary Tyler Moore Show star, who was a presenter at the event and beamed all evening, was radiant in a bright green top and matching earrings. She says she chooses to keep a positive outlook despite her diagnosis. "I don't wake up saying, »

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The Mindy Project, The Good Wife, and Orange is the New Black Earn Multiple TCA Nods

28 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Several perpetually overlooked shows when it comes to awards time by and about women were nominated by the Television Critics Association Awards.  Robert and Michelle King's The Good Wife led the female pack with three nominations -- the same number that media darling Breaking Bad received -- in the categories of Individual Achievement in Drama (for star Julianna Margulies), Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and Program of the Year.  Receiving two nods each are several other gems, including The Mindy ProjectOrange is the New Black, Veep, and The Americans.  Parks and Recreation lead Amy Poheler and Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany were also recognized for their performances in the comedic and dramatic performance categories, respectively.  Valerie Harper will be honored with a Career Achievement Award.  The TCA winners will be announced on July 19.  All the female-centric and female-created nominees...

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- Inkoo Kang

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"True," "Wife," "Thrones," "Bad" Top TCA Noms

27 May 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Television Critics Association nominations have been announced with HBO's "True Detective" topping the run with four nominations. "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad" and "Game of Thrones" tied for second with three nominations apiece.

All four shows, and Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," are vying for the top prize of 'Program of the Year'. Other shows to do well include "The Americans," "Louie," "Fargo," "Veep," and "The Big Bang Theory". Here's the full list:

Program of the Year

"Breaking Bad" (AMC), "Game of Thrones" (HBO), "The Good Wife" (CBS), "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix), "True Detective" (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

"The Americans" (FX), "Breaking Bad" (AMC), "Game of Thrones" (HBO), "House of Cards" (Netflix), "The Good Wife" (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox), "Louie" (FX), "The Mindy Project" (Fox), "Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

"American Horror Story: Coven »

- Garth Franklin

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TCA nominations: 'True Detective' starts awards season fight

27 May 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Television Critics Association announced its list of annual award nominees Tuesday, honoring repeat contenders like AMC’s Breaking Bad, HBO’s Game of Thrones and CBS’s The Good Wife.

Yet it’s the inclusion of HBO’s True Detective that’s the major headline-making presence here. Everybody expects the acclaimed, noir-soaked drama series to swamp awards season, and these nominations are the first indication the show could do just that. True Detective is nominated for outstanding actor (Matthew McConaughey), miniseries (though the show submitted in the drama category for the Emmys), outstanding new program, and the TCA Awards’ top category, »

- James Hibberd

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