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How about a shopping question for the season? Do stars have assistants do it for them, and are they above ordering anything that the great unwashed can also have? —Beth in Ohio Don't you watch those Macy's commercials? Jessica Simpson has nothing else to do but hang out in department stores, shop, flip that Barbie hair and shop some more, y'all! In truth, celebrities do get involved in their Christmas shopping. Some even leave the house (hi, Reese!) And when it comes to hiring a good person to actually do most of that shopping, stars get way, way involved. Just ask Distinctive Assets owner Lash Fary, a professional gifter whose clients include Sharon Stone, Leah Remini, Ugly Betty's »
Horatio Sanz has joined ABC's midseason single-camera comedy series "In the Motherhood."
"Motherhood," from ABC Studios, is based on MindShare's online series starring Chelsea Handler, Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy as three mothers and girlfriends whose exploits are based on real-life stories of moms across the country.
The ABC series will star Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines. Handler had been in talks to reprise her role from the original, but a deal could not be worked out because of scheduling conflicts with her talk show on E!
"Saturday Night Live" alum Sanz will play Horatio, Hines' character's "manny."
Tim Robbins' "Side Effects" centers on the Hunt family, which runs a pharmaceutical company. London, repped by Stone Manners and Levine Okwu Talent, will play the middle son, Silas Hunt, peacekeeper and perhaps the only sane member of the eccentric clan. »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Some all-star women actresses came together in La last night for Elle Magazine's 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute. Nicole Kidman, Isla Fisher and Halle Berry were among the honorees of the night, though Salma Hayek didn't make the event after her weekend overseas. The other women honored last night included Anne Hathaway, Jane Fonda, Sigourney Weaver and more. Most of the ladies left their men at home for the night, though Halle gave everyone a treat by bringing handsome Gabriel Aubrey. Congrats to the women celebrated last night and all the rest who came out to support their friends in Hollywood and pose together in some gorgeous dresses. To see more from the party including gorgeous Kate Beckinsale, Amber Tamblyn, Kat Dennings, Eva Mendes, Jennie Garth and lots more just read more. Images include: Nicole Kidman, Amber Tamblyn, Isla Fisher, Angie Harmon, Kat Dennings, Eva Mendes, Jennie Garth, Jenny McCarthy, »
On the same day that she completed her first triathlon in Malibu, Jennifer Lopez threw a sexy surprise 40th birthday party for her husband, Marc Anthony, in New York City. Pulling off the big bash – and keeping it a secret – took a bit of sneaky maneuvering and required Lopez to use her honed acting skills, she tells People. In the weeks leading up to his 40th birthday, Anthony frequently asked his wife: "What are we gonna do for my birthday?" says Lopez, 39. But she played it cool. "I told him it was such a busy weekend, that I might not be able to do anything, »
- Liz McNeil
Straight from a wetsuit into an evening gown! Jennifer Lopez was dressed to the nines and looking refreshed out in New York City last night, throwing husband Marc Anthony a birthday party on the same day she completed her triathlon in Malibu. Looks like the foot injury that made her bail on judging the Project Runway finale really isn't slowing her down any — though there are other rumors as to why she pulled out. Jennifer has long been planning this big 40th b-day bash for her husband, which included a costume change during the night celebrating with their friends including Brooke Shields, Donatella Versace, Kimora Lee Simmons, and more. All nanny-free, of course. If you're inspired by Jennifer, get some motivation and training tips here. To see more photos of Marc's birthday including Brooke Shields, Dita Von Teese, and Kimora Lee Simmons just read more. Images include: Brooke Shields, Chris Henchy, »
On the same day that she completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in Malibu, CA, a surprisingly energized and glammed-up Jennifer Lopez attended the 40th birthday party of her hubby Marc Anthony in New York City. Looking stunning as usual, Jennifer wore an elegant white gown with an empire-waist. The superstar turned super-athlete walked hand-in-hand with her husband-singer Marc, who looked sophisticated with a three-piece suit and traditional bow-tie. The couple that bi-coastally supports one another, stays together! Also at the star-studded event, actress Brooke Shields and her husband Chris Henchy, actress Leah Remini, and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese!
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"In the Motherhood" is moving from the Web to primetime with some new leading ladies.
ABC has handed out a 13-episode order to a comedy series based on MindShare's online series, which stars Chelsea Handler, Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy as three mothers and girlfriends whose exploits are based on real-life stories of moms across the country.
Of the three, only comedian/talk show host Handler is expected to be on the ABC series, with "Will & Grace" alumna Megan Mullally and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" leading lady Cheryl Hines in talks to join her.
ABC Studios is producing the ABC series, which will be shepherded by the team behind the ABC/ABC Studios comedy pilot "Bad Mother's Handbook," writers Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield and executive producer Stu Bloomberg. Also making the transition from "Handbook" to "Motherhood" is Emmy winner Mullally, who co-starred in the pilot.
Konner, Rushfield and Bloomberg will »
- By Nellie Andreeva and James Hibberd
Leah Remini is throwing her hat into the daytime ring.
The former "King of Queens" star is developing a concept for a daytime show with CBS Television Distribution, sources said. Details are closely guarded, but it's believed that the parties are not necessarily thinking along the lines of a traditional talk show. The project is being eyed for a fall 2009 launch. CBS declined comment.
Remini is the latest personality to emerge as a contender for syndication next season as distributors ramp up their development slates. For its part, CBS also is working on separate talk show projects with Valerie Bertinelli and Bishop T.D. Jakes ("Woman Thou Art Loosed").
Also among the projects rumored or confirmed to be in the works for fall 2009 are a syndicated version of Fox's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" at Twentieth TV; "Dr. Oz," with Harpo Prods., and a talker featuring Marissa Jaret Winokur at Sony; a talker hosted by Food Network personality Paula Deen at Warner Bros.; and a talk show hosted by Marie Osmond at Program Partners.
Remini, repped by Wma and 3 Arts, co-starred on the CBS sitcom "Queens" for nine seasons and recently appeared in the MSN online series "In the Motherhood," an adaptation of which is being developed at ABC. »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
NEW YORK -- "In the Motherhood", an online comedy series from Sprint, Suave and MindShare Entertainment, is returning to MSN this month with Jenny McCarthy joining cast members Leah Remini and Chelsea Handler.
The Web series, which according to MindShare had 5.5 million views last season, profiles the lives of three mothers and girlfriends, incorporating real-life stories submitted by mothers across the country and voted on by the online community and an advisory committee. »
9 items from 2008
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