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Morning Meme: Adam Lambert Sells Out, "Glee" Will Have Graduation Ceremonies, and When Matthew Mitcham Met Johnny Weir

2 December 2010 4:44 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Torchwood has added Buffy the Vampire Slayer producer Kelly Manners to the team. Meanwhile, Eve Myles has rented a 1960s home in Hollywood, right under the sign to call home while filming the new season. But the good news is that she’s promised not to stay.

Gregg Araki’s  omnisexual Kaboom is coming to IFC in January, giving you your chance to see Thomas Dekker get his bisexual on. Or that’s what the marketing print says, even if the press photos are pretty heterosexual.

The real David Karofsky is neither a bully nor a closet case, but he did go to school with Brad Falchuk, the co-creator of Glee. It seems that Falchuk names most characters he creates after people in his past. On Glee alone there’s Karofsky, Rachel Berry, and Puck is based on Noah “Zuck” Zuckerman. But nobody’s mad about it.

The National Portrait »

- Ed Kennedy

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What's Ahead for Susan on Desperate Housewives?

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

Desperate Housewives spoiler alert: We know who's getting injured in the December 12 riot.

As previously teased, the show will conclude 2010 with a riot on Wisteria Lane, one that will result in major pain for at least one character. Based on a new piece of casting news, it's clear that individual will be Susan Mayer.

TV Guide Magazine reports Susan's mother (Sophie, played by Lesley Ann Warren) will return to Desperate Housewives on the show's second episode of the new year. This character has not been seen in six years.

Susan's mom won't be arriving alone, either. She'll bring her sister with her, as Aunt Claire will be played by veteran actress Valerie Harper.

Producer Bob Daily says these family members will be visiting Susan in the hospital due to injuries she suffers in the aforementioned riot. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Warren 'to make Housewives return'

1 December 2010 6:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lesley Ann Warren will return to Desperate Housewives next year, according to a report. Warren has not appeared as Susan Mayer's (Teri Hatcher) mother Sophie Bremmer-Flickman since the ABC show's first season. Executive producer Bob Daily has revealed that Warren will be joined by former The Mary Tyler Moore Show star Valerie Harper, who will appear as Susan's booze-loving aunt Claire. TV (more) »

- By Ryan Love

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show – The Complete Seventh Season Review And Giveaway

24 November 2010 9:41 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

It's the final season of one of television's best shows, and after seven solid seasons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show never slowed, or became stale. With series strongpoints "Sue Ann Gets The Ax", "Lou Proposes", "Ted's Change Of Heart", and of course, the historic "The Last Show", the final season was an overall effort worthy of a show that took home dozens of awards.

The DVD release includes every episode from the final season, and "Final Curtain Call," which aired only once, and has never before been available. Unfortunately, the release is without special features or bonuses of any kind, but the legendary show doesn't particularly need them.

The fun and zany adventures still abound, but the final season is an interesting entity for its closing effort as I've already mentioned. From the birth of Ted and Georgette's baby, to the examination of Murray's professional life, the show brought its »

- Marc Eastman

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Top Ten Tuesday: Magnificent Musicals

23 November 2010 12:00 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In honor of the opening of the film Burlesque, starring Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci, the Movie Geeks are presenting what we feel are the best motion picture musicals.

Honorable Mention: Mary Poppins

“Practically Perfect in Every Way”, this is how the incomparably magical nanny Mary Poppins describes herself with nary a boastful smirk on a revealing tape measure in the still-charming 1964 Disney classic musical set in post-Victorian London circa 1910. Mary Poppins is the first movie I can remember seeing in a theater as a child I still feel genuine warmth about this movie as an adult. Such was the impact of Julie Andrews in her big screen debut, as she epitomizes the title character with equal quantities of starch and sugar. There are so many delightful scenes in Mary Poppins that it’s hard to choose which to highlight, though one of the best ones has to be »

- Movie Geeks

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[TV] The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season

6 November 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The Mary Tyler Moore Show took its final bow in 1977 and the legacy of strong female lead characters it helped established hasn’t slowed down. Of course, it’s hard to replace the original, and since The Mary Tyler Moore Show may just be one of the greatest series in the ever-expanding selection of American sitcoms, to not have watched the show (in its original run, reruns, or now on DVD) means you’ve missed out on one of the greatest influencers of current programming. The characters are rich, the writing is sharp, and, despite being at its tail end and being past its recognized heyday, the show stands tall even in its seventh season. It’s certainly a worthy season of television for purchase, and as long as you’ve invested in the characters throughout the previous seasons, there’s no reason not to see the satisfying finale.

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- Lex Walker

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Carol Leifer To Showcase Spec Comedy Script With Live Table Read For TV Buyers

17 October 2010 8:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran comedian and comedy writer Carol Leifer is taking an entrepreneurial approach with her new half-hour spec script Have a Great Day. Instead of pitching it to the networks, the Seinfeld alumna is staging a live table read for network and studio buyers and producers. Leifer has assembled a cast of actors she has worked with on other shows as well as other talent brought in by casting director Tracy Lilienfield (Will & Grace). Starring in Have a Great Day, an ensemble comedy based Leifer’s life as a comedian and comedy writer living in La with her partner and extended family, are Andy Kindler (Everybody Loves Raymond), Rachael Harris (The Hangover), Kym Whitley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Emily Rutherfurd (New Adventures of Old Christine), Eric Allan Kramer (Good Luck Charlie) and Valerie Harper.
 If Have a Great Day is picked up, "it's my hope to retain this cast, subject to their availability, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 DVD Giveaway (5 total)

8 October 2010 7:18 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The seventh and final season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-starring Ed Asner, Betty White, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight and Gavin MacLeod is now available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment.

To coincide with its recent October 5 release, we've teamed up with Fox to offer five of you the opportunity to take home The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season Seven on DVD. For a chance to win one of the box sets, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. You can encouraged to return any or, better yet, every day the contest is open to enter again and increase the odds of winning with each additional entry.

The final season of the enduring classic includes such series milestones as the birth of Ted and Georgette's baby, Murray's tenure as a producer, Mary's date with Lou, and the show's bittersweet final episode, where the gang bids »

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[TV] Win 'The Mary Tyler Moore: Season 7' on DVD

4 October 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

She can turn on the world with a smile. You can win her seventh season on DVD with a few mouse clicks. Seems fair. To celebrate The seventh season release of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on DVD on October 5th, JustPressPlay is giving away two copies. And, like with any JustPressPlay giveaway, it's easy to win.

Share the memories and the merriment with the hilarious and heart-warming The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season. From the love and laughter of Mary’s uproarious dinner parties to the chaos and camaraderie of the Wjm-tv newsroom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show will always be remembered as one of the best—and best loved—shows of all time. Created by James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets) and starring Mary Tyler Moore (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Ed Asner (Up), Betty White (The Golden Girls), Valerie Harper (Rhoda »

- Lex Walker

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Mandate for Merger

29 September 2010 7:04 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In a Screen Actors Guild election that was widely considered a referendum on merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, proponents of that idea emerged with a clear mandate.When the results of SAG's 2010 national board of directors election were announced Sept. 23, MembershipFirst, the SAG faction that emerged from the group of actors who helped scuttle merger in 2003, lost the fight for all 13 Hollywood-based national seats up for grabs to its rival faction, the pro-merger Unite for Strength. MembershipFirst partisans had held all 13 of those seats. The loss hands the coalition of Hollywood, New York, and regional moderates who had held a slim majority of the national seats—and who have been vocal in support of merger—a commanding boardroom advantage.Even more striking is MembershipFirst's loss of its majority on the Hollywood board. Unite for Strength won an overwhelming 33 of 35 open seats. Ufs, formed in »

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Harold Gould obituary

21 September 2010 2:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

American actor who played an array of kindly fathers, doctors, lawyers and rabbis

Harold Gould, who has died aged 86, was categorised as a character actor, usually a euphemism for an actor who did not quite make it to the top. But it would be more accurate to describe him as a supporting actor who made invaluable contributions to innumerable television shows and dozens of films. The elegantly dressed Gould, with his grey hair and natty moustache, "supported" many a star, often in the roles of kindly uncles, fathers and husbands as well as doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers, rabbis and teachers.

The five times Emmy-nominated Gould was probably most widely known as Martin Morgenstern, Valerie Harper's handsome smoothie father in Rhoda (1974-78), and the college professor widower who courts Rose (Betty White) in the sitcom The Golden Girls (1985-92). In the latter, Gould played Miles Webber, a mild-mannered man who turns »

- Ronald Bergan

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Harold Gould obituary

21 September 2010 2:36 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

American actor who played an array of kindly fathers, doctors, lawyers and rabbis

Harold Gould, who has died aged 86, was categorised as a character actor, usually a euphemism for an actor who did not quite make it to the top. But it would be more accurate to describe him as a supporting actor who made invaluable contributions to innumerable television shows and dozens of films. The elegantly dressed Gould, with his grey hair and natty moustache, "supported" many a star, often in the roles of kindly uncles, fathers and husbands as well as doctors, psychiatrists, lawyers, rabbis and teachers.

The five times Emmy-nominated Gould was probably most widely known as Martin Morgenstern, Valerie Harper's handsome smoothie father in Rhoda (1974-78), and the college professor widower who courts Rose (Betty White) in the sitcom The Golden Girls (1985-92). In the latter, Gould played Miles Webber, a mild-mannered man who turns »

- Ronald Bergan

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Get a Few New Laughs on the 40th Anniversary

19 September 2010 6:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to believe that, 40 years ago today, Lou Grant told Mary Richards that he hated spunk. The ground-breaking sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, first aired on September 19, 1970.

The show begins with Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) moving to Minneapolis to make a fresh start. She moves into an apartment in a large house. Her nosy landlady and friend, Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman), lives below while self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) lives above.

Mary finds a job at the local Wjm television station, working under gruff news producer Lou Grant (Ed Asner). She works with news writer Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), buffoonish news anchor Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), and later the man-hungry host of The Happy Homemaker show, Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White). Georgette Franklin (Georgia Engel), a sweet co-worker of Rhoda's, eventually marries Ted. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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R.I.P Harold Gould

14 September 2010 7:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The La Times has sad news to report. The great character actor, Harold Gould, has passed away.

Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, Valerie Harper’s father on TV’s “Rhoda” and Betty White’s boyfriend on “The Golden Girls,” has died. He was 86.

Gould, who also was known for his stage work, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills of prostate cancer that had metastasized, said Leah Gould, his daughter-in-law.

A former university drama teacher who launched his career in front of the camera in the early ’60s, Gould appeared in movies such as “Harper,” the 1974 remake of “The Front Page,” “Love and Death,” “Silent Movie,” “Freaky Friday” and “Patch Adams.”

Over the last five decades, he made scores of guest appearances on TV shows such as “Route 66,” “Perry Mason, »

- Michelle McCue

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Mary Tyler Moore, Golden Girls Star Harold Gould Dies

14 September 2010 1:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Harold Gould racked up five Emmy nominations during an impressive career that saw him woo Betty White and share screen time with Lindsay Lohan. The veteran character actor, best known for playing Valerie Harper's dad on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, as well as the relentless suitor of White on The Golden Girls, passed away from prostate cancer on Saturday. He was 86. Yet, Gould's work certainly didn't begin and end there… The suave actor made numerous guest appearances on several TV shows over the course of his long career, including Hogan's Heroes, Hawaii Five-o, St. Elsewhere, Felicity and The King of Queens. Gould also appeared in dozens of movies, »

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Veteran TV, Theatre And Film Actor Gould Dead At 86

14 September 2010 12:11 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran U.S. actor Harold Gould has died after losing his fight against prostate cancer at the age of 86.

The star passed away on Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television retirement community in Woodland Hills, California, his spokeswoman Jaime Larkin has confirmed.

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Gould starred in over 300 TV shows and a string of movies, including 1973's The Sting, in which he portrayed Kid Twist, and more recent hits Patch Adams and Freaky Friday.

But he was perhaps best known for his role as Betty White's boyfriend on The Golden Girls and as Valerie Harper's father, Martin Morgenstern, on hit 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda.

Paying tribute to her former TV co-star, Betty White tells the Los Angeles Times, "He was such a fine actor and such a lovely man. He will be sorely missed."

Meanwhile, his TV daughter Harper told the publication, "Harold brought an extraordinary humour, class, grace and a twinkle to create the character of Martin Morgenstern. He was a friend as well as a co-worker.

He was one of the loveliest gentlemen - and so funny and so good at what he did."

Gould's last TV job saw him join the cast of Nip/Tuck for one episode, while the former drama teacher was also known for his extensive theatre career.

He was also cast as Howard Cunningham in Love & Happy Days, the show that was to become beloved sitcom Happy Days, but was forced to quit the show due to a scheduling conflict..

The star, who earned five Emmy Award nominations throughout his lifetime, is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lea, and his children Deborah, Joshua and Lowell. »

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SAG Election Looming

8 September 2010 6:06 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

On Sept. 23, the Screen Actors Guild will announce the results of its national board elections. In all likelihood, the earth will not move, and the heavens will probably refrain from parting.Last year's national election saw moderate Ken Howard take the guild's reins from Alan Rosenberg, one of the most combative and divisive figures in SAG's recent history. The previous year saw the national board of directors change hands, from Rosenberg's Hollywood-centric MembershipFirst party to the coalition of Hollywood, New York, and regional moderates from which Howard sprang—a shift that led to the ouster of national executive director and Rosenberg ally Doug Allen and the signing of a new film-and-television contract. This year's election, however, promises no such dramatics.In New York, five national board seats are open. But control of the New York board has for years been held firmly by the moderate United Screen Actors Nationwide party, »

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A Massive List of New Netflix Instant Streaming Horror Titles

2 September 2010 11:38 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you have Netflix and are a horror fan in need of something to watch this Labor Day weekend, one look at this gargantuan list I compiled of the new terror titles Netflix has added for instant streaming in just the first three days of this month should keep you busy until Labor Day next year. You'll find something for everyone, from older titles to recent releases, famous to obscure, classic to not-so-classic, monsters to maniacs - you name it.

For the record, I considered compiling this list in alphabetical order or by year of the film's release, but then I realized I had already spent well over an hour just sorting through the massive catalogue of titles Netflix has now made available for instant streaming and realized Labor Day would be over by the time I finished arranging this list in any kind of order. Ready? Here you go. »

- Foywonder

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SAG National Board Candidates Announced

5 August 2010 11:22 AM, PDT | Digital Media Law | See recent Digital Media Law news »

SAG yesterday released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections.  Notably, all of the open seats in La (the Hollywood Division) are held by MembershipFirst members, which means that, as was the case last year, Mf can at best maintain its level of representation on the national board. More likely, it will lose some of its board seats.

On the Hollywood divisional board, Mf could gain or lose, as all division seats are up every year. This contrasts with the national board, where approximately 1/3 of the 69 seats are up in any given year. The president and secretary-treasurer, who are ex officio members of the board, have two-year terms, and are not up for election this year.

Ballots in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 24 with a return deadline and tabulation on September 23. Election results are expected to be announced that evening.

The Hollywood »

- jhandel@att.net (Jonathan Handel)

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Watch the Last Episode's Rare Curtain Call

10 July 2010 9:40 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's just been announced that the seventh and final season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show will finally be released on DVD. The set will include all 24 episodes of the show's swan song, including the series finale called "The Last Show."

As you probably know, the last episode revolves around Wjm's new station manager (Vincent Gardenia) firing many of the station's staff, including Mary, (Mary Tyler Moore), Lou (Edward Asner), Murray (Gavin MacLeod), and Sue Ann (Betty White). Incredibly, bumbling newsman Ted (Ted Knight) is spared. Lou flies Mary's friends, Rhoda (Valerie Harper) and Phyllis (Cloris Leachman), in from New York and San Francisco to cheer up his spunky co-worker. The episode ends with a memorable embrace of the co-workers and Ted's wife, Georgette (Georgia Engel).

The Mary Tyler Moore Show has been in syndication for many years so fans have probably seen »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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