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17 items from 2012

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 starts its engines January 28, 2013

11 December 2012 10:02 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

You know you wanted to know when RuPaul’s Drag Race was coming back. So, from RuPaul herself, hunties: The Queens Of “Rupaul’S Drag Race” Season Five Begin Their Battle For The Crown On Monday, January 28 On Logo Premiere Night Event Features 90-Minute Episode at 9 Pm Et/Pt Followed by Season Premiere of “Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race” at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt Celebrity Guest Judges Include: Joan Van Ark, Coco, Camille Grammer, La Toya Jackson, Juliette Lewis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the Pointer Sisters and more Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2012 — Drag mogul RuPaul continues to make “herstory” with the [...] »

- Ruth Boulet

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'Dallas' Sets Date For J.R.'s On-Screen Funeral

10 December 2012 8:58 PM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

In the wake of Larry Hagman's recent death, TNT's "Dallas" has been working to give the actor -- and his iconic character, J.R. Ewing -- a proper send-off.

According to TV Line, J.R.'s on-screen funeral will take place during the eighth episode of Season 2, to air March 11, and is rumored to feature a number of returning "Dallas" alums, including those who have not yet made appearances on the TNT update. Former stars who were already confirmed to reappear this season include Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark.

Though Hagman had filmed six out of the fifteen episodes ordered for Season 2, producers were reportedly caught off-guard by the actor's passing, and subsequently reworked the season's plot to reflect the situation.

Hagman, who was best known for his roles on "Dallas" and starring opposite Barbara Eden in "I Dream of Jeannie," was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago, »

- Laura Prudom

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RuPaul's Drag Race, Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race: Logo Series Return

10 December 2012 2:12 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Logo has announced that RuPaul's Drag Race and Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race will both return on Monday, January 28th.

Here's the cable channel's press release with some additional details:

The Queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season Five Begin Their Battle for the Crown on Monday, January 28 on Logo

Premiere Night Event Features 90-Minute Episode at 9 Pm Et/Pt Followed by Season Premiere of "Untucked: RuPaul's Drag Race" at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt

Celebrity Guest Judges Include: Joan Van Ark, Coco, Camille Grammer, La Toya Jackson, Juliette Lewis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the Pointer Sisters and more

Los Angeles, Dec. 10, 2012 -- Drag mogul RuPaul continues to make "herstory" with the fifth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," and is excited to announce the league of celebrity guest judges who will join him to decide which glam goddess »


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'Once Upon A Time' Gets A Mysterious New Character

29 October 2012 8:11 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Watch out, Storybrooke: Ethan Embry's headed to town!

According to TVLine, the "Grey's Anatomy" newbie will make an appearance on the ABC's "Once Upon A Time" as a mysterious visitor, with all other details being kept under wraps.

In addition to "Grey's Anatomy," Embry's TV appearances include "Drop Dead Diva" and "CSI: Miami."

In other casting news...

Kathleen Quinlan has joined "Chicago Fire." The former "Apollo 13" actress has joined the NBC drama for a multi-episode arc as Lt. Matthew Casey's (Jesse Spencer) mother. [THR]

Joe Mazzello will recur on "Justified." Mazzello has secured a multi-episode arc on the FX series as a preacher who has saved the lives of drug addicts. [Deadline]

Nancy Lee Grahn is stopping by "Castle." The "General Hospital" actress will guest star on the ABC drama as Samantha Voss, a rich divorcee. [TVLine]

Sterling K. Brown will appear on "Person Of Interest." The "Army Wives" star will »

- Leigh Weingus

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Annie Wersching Cast on Dallas Season 2

23 October 2012 12:43 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Annie Wersching is on her way to Dallas Season 2.

The veteran actress (24, Rizzoli & Isles, an upcoming role on Body of Proof) will recur on the TNT drama, according to TV Line, as a transportation commissioner.

Look for her (married!) character to possibly get involved with John Ross and/or Christopher.

Dallas will return with new episodes on January 28 and also feature Emma Bell as a series regular, along with Judith Light, Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark as guest star »

- (Matt Richenthal)

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Exclusive: 24's Annie Wersching Heads to Dallas

23 October 2012 11:09 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Annie Wersching, who is perhaps best known as 24‘s plucky FBI agent Renee Walker, next is setting her sights on TNT’s Dallas.

Related | TNT Realizes It’s Struck Black Gold, Renews Dallas for Season 2

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress will recur during Season 2 of the hit cable drama as an ambitious and sexy transportation commissioner. Sources tell me that Wersching’s character, though married, just might mix it up with John Ross and/or Christopher. Whee doggie!

Other announced additions for Dallas‘ sophomore run, which premieres Jan. 28, 2013, include Walking Dead alum Emma Bell (as a series regular) and Emmy winner Judith Light, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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TVLine Items: Sons of Anarchy Adds Donal Logue, Knots Landing Vets to Dallas and More!

18 October 2012 11:58 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Donal Logue is going to rev up some drama on Sons of Anarchy.

The Terriers alum will appear in the last three episodes of the gritty FX drama’s current fifth season, reports. He’ll play a skilled U.S. Marshal who is forced into retirement due to his violent nature.

Logue — whose other recent TV credits include Royal Pains and House — first announced his casting via Twitter, gushing that there is some “shockingly awesome stuff coming down [the] pike” on Soa.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Dallas‘ second season will reunite Knots Landing vets »

- Megan Masters

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'Dallas' bringing back 'Knots Landing's Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark

18 October 2012 9:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackelford will reportedly return to Dallas in the revived series' second season. Shackelford and Van Ark starred in the original Dallas spinoff Knots Landing as Gary Ewing and Val Ewing respectively from 1979 to 1993. The duo will revive their popular characters for a three-episode arc when Dallas returns to TNT early next year, reports TV Guide. Gary and Val last appeared in Southfork during the original Dallas series finale in 1991, where Jr Ewing was shown an alternate version of the world by Satan. Knots Landing proved a solid (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Morning Meme: Aziz Ansari Discusses Chick-Fil-a, Lestat and Louis Are Same-Sex Parents, and George Takei Heads To Hawaii

18 October 2012 5:36 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

In discussing Interview With the Vampire: Claudia's Story, Anne Rice says about Lestat and Louis "I never thought of it, they were the first vampire same-sex parents." The original headline said they were gay, which Rice never said, and the comments are a furious debate about whether went too far with that.

After a couple of weeks of discussion about the disparity in sexiness between men's and women's Halloween costumes, Buzzfeed has conceded that gay men like their costumes much like costume manufacturers like their female costumes – sexy. They provide plenty of comparisons.

Scientists have created a small strip, much like a breath strip, that when used immediately after burning the roof of your mouth on hot cheese, like I do on pizza, relieves the pain and promotes healing. I'll take a case.

George Takei is headed to Hawaii Five-o, where he'll be playing Chin's uncle. Hopefully »

- lostinmiami

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TV on Tap: "Dallas" Books a "Knots Landing" Reunion, CBS Orders a "Bake Off" and "Happy Endings" Gets Shipped from "Apartment 23"

18 October 2012 4:41 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Thankfully, Ryan Lochte doesn't wear af shirt for the entirety of his appearance on 30 Rock.


It turns out Dylan McDermott will make a return appearance on American Horror Story. No word on if his bare bum will also be back.

Oh. Please. No. The Twilight series might continue past the end of Breaking Dawn Part 2, there may be a TV continuation in the works.

Thanks to my Twitter feed, I know The Great British Bake Off has some pretty loyal fans and now CBS is adapting the competition series, which will just be titled Bake Off.

Eeeee! The amah-zing Polly Walker will appear five episodes of Warehouse 13. She'll play a "nemesis" of the Warehouse team, I hope they don't plan to take any baths in the same room as plugged-in electrical appliances anytime soon.

Yes! George Takei has signed up for an appearance on Hawaii Five-0, where he'll play Chin Ho's uncle. »

- LyleMasaki

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A 'Knots Landing' Reunion On 'Dallas' Season 2

17 October 2012 5:03 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Gary and Valene Ewing are returning to Southfork. According to TV Guide, Season 2 of "Dallas" will play host to a "Knots Landing" reunion, when Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark guest star on TNT's continuation of the classic series.

They'll reprise their roles for the first time since "Knots Landing" ended in 1993. They last visited "Dallas" for the show's original series finale in 1991, but had been absent from the show since the '80s prior to that episode. TV Guide reports that the show courted the duo last season for cameo appearances, but Shackelford was allegedly holding out for a bigger arc. Apparently, that patience paid off; the pair are currently set for a three-episode storyline.

They join previously announced stars Judith Light and Emma Bell, who will also make appearances in Season 2.

"Dallas" returns with a two-hour season premiere on January 28, 2013 at 9 p.m. Et on TNT.


- Laura Prudom

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TV listings and previews: plan your week's viewing - 24-28 September

24 September 2012 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC drama The Paradise slips into the racks this week, plus Nigella's return and the emotive Being Liverpool documentary

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8.30pm, BBC2

Not a word, as such, but Nigellissima is smouldering telly cook Nigella Lawson's love letter to Italy – her "spiritual home", she reckons. It's filmed in a specially constructed replica of her own kitchen, rather than her actual one, a move which seems about as extravagant as some of the recipes she's peddling here. These include a calorific hazelnut chocolate cheesecake, and the "meat-zza". Yes, that's a meat-pizza, which jettisons bread in favour of purest mince. Fans will be pleased to note that lingering camera shots and effusive food descriptions prevail. Ben Arnold

Masters of Money

9pm, BBC2

Stephanie Flanders's timely three-part series on the legacies of influential economic thinkers continues. This week, it's the turn of the ascetic free-market fundamentalist Friedrich Hayek, »

- Andrew Mueller, Phelim O'Neill, Martin Skegg, John Robinson, Ben Arnold, Mark Jones, Hannah Verdier, Jonathan Wright, David Stubbs, Gwilym Mumford, Ali Catterall, Julia Raeside

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'Dallas' boss wants more classic character cameos

10 August 2012 5:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dallas exec Cynthia Cidre has revealed that she would like to bring more classic characters back to the show. Jr Ewing (Larry Hagman), Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) have all reprised their roles in TNT's revamp of the '80s soap. "We're just breaking stories [for season two] now so I don't really know [who we might bring back] yet," Cidre explained to TV Guide. The showrunner named Gary Ewing (Ted Shackelford) and Valene Ewing (Joan Van Ark) as two characters she is interested in bringing back. "I just met Joan Van Ark the other day and she was lovely," Cidre admitted. "We tried (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Retro Shock Theater: Frogs

3 July 2012 7:40 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

By the 1970s, mankind had finally realized that, as species go, we were pretty much the worst thing to ever happen to the planet – what with treating the natural world as our own personal dumping ground, pumping pollution into the air, and poisoning the waters with chemicals – and so the modern environmental movement was born. Not only was this a hopeful development for the survival of the Earth but it was also terrific news for connoisseurs of B-movies as “eco-horror” became a popular trend and the ‘70s became a decade when – on screen, at least – nature had finally had enough of man’s bullshit. 

In Frogs, directed by George McCowan and written by Robert Hutchison and Robert Blees, a young Sam Elliott stars as Pickett Smith, a freelance photographer busy taking pictures of the trash-strewn Southern swamplands surrounding the island estate of the wealthy Crockett family. While paddling around the Crockett’s property, »

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15 Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters (Video)

18 June 2012 10:04 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

What are the 15 worst celebrity plastic surgery disasters? Check out our list below. Hollywood celebrities do all sorts of plastic surgery procedures to try to look better but at times it doesn't appear to work out that way. From bad breast implants to bad work on the face of many Hollywood celebrities (see the video below) to nip tuck procedures that just don't seem to work well, we have compiled a top 15 list of the worst plastic surgery disasters below and it is led by the late Michael Jackson. 1: Michael Jackson 2: Jocelyn Wildenstein (pictured) 3. Donatella Versace 4. Pete Burns 5. Li'l Kim 6. Joan Van Ark 7. Janice Dickinson 8. Melanie Griffith 9. Latoya Jackson 10. Meg Ryan 11. Joan Rivers 12. Mickey Rourke 13. Bruce Jenner 14. Tara Reid 15. Priscilla Presley Many celebrities claim they won't get cosmetic surgery procedures as they age, but the well-endowed Sofia Vergara said recently that with her 40th birthday approaching, Sofia admits »

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AfterElton Briefs: Hot Gay Dads, Barbie and Ken's Loveless Marriage, and an Update On The Gay Happily Opposite-Married Man.

15 June 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

Elton and Elizabeth shake hands before entering Thunderdome, where two Queens will enter one will leave

Thanks to Carlos for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Out pop star Joe McElderry (above) is 21, Helen Hunt is 49, Courteney Cox is 48, Greg Vaughan is 39, Joan Van Ark is 69, Eddie Cibrian is 39, Jason Patric is 46, and Barry Manilow is 69. What are your Barry faves? Here are mine: 5. "It's A Miracle," 4. "Weekend in New England," 3. "Ready To Take A Chance Again," 2. "Some Kind Of Friend," 1. "Read 'Em And Weep." 26 Hot Gay Dads.13 Painfully Awkward Dads.Well, who didn't see this coming. Remember the gay but happily-heterosexually-married Mormon that »

- snicks

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Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Shia Labeouf, Mary Kate & Ashley And Eddie Cibrian Celebrate

7 June 2012 5:00 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

June 10: Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 71. Actor Andrew Stevens is 57. Bassist Kim Deal of The Pixies and The Breeders is 51. Singer Maxi Priest is 51. Actress Gina Gershon is 50. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 49. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan) is 48. Actress Kate Flannery ("The Office") is 48. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 47. Guitarist Joey Santiago of The Pixies is 47. Guitarist Emma Anderson (Lush) is 45. Country guitarist Brian Hofeldt of The Derailers is 45. Singer Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) is 42. Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 41. Singer Faith Evans is 39. Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 34. Actor DJ Qualls ("Hustle & Flow") is 34. Actor Shane West ("ER," "Now and Again") is 34. Singer Hoku is 31. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 30.

June 11: Actor Gene Wilder is 79. Actor Chad Everett is 75. Comedian Johnny Brown ("Laugh-In") is 75. Singer Joey Dee is 72. Actress Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") is 67. Drummer Frank Beard of Zz Top is 63. Singer Donnie Van »

- AP

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