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Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Finnigan Expecting First Child

Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Finnigan Expecting First Child
Salvation star Jennifer Finnigan and her actor/director husband Jonathan Silverman are going to be parents!

The couple are preparing to welcome their first child, People can reveal exclusively.

“After 13 years together, we are beyond excited to start this new chapter of our lives. We can’t wait to be parents!” the couple tell People.

Finnigan, 37, and Silverman, 50, were introduced by Friends star Matthew Perry at a barbecue in 2004 and they wed in 2007.

Finnigan stars in the CBS’ summer series Salvation, which debuts Wednesday, July 12, at 9 p.m. Et. She previously starred on the FX series Tyrant.

From Pen: Katherine Heigl
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90
Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases
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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television

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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television
If you were a TV critic from 1956 to 1976, you would have witnessed some big changes in the business: the rise and fall of the Western as the dominant primetime genre, or the color TV boom, or CBS' shift from silly rural comedies to socially conscious ones like All in the Family and M*A*S*H. If you covered the beat from 1976 to 1996, you would have written about Hill Street Blues and its many imitators, the classic years of SNL, and the early days of original cable programming. Almost any 20-year span would give you a front row seat to enormous artistic and technological change. As of this week, I've been professionally writing about television for exactly 20 years(*), and it's safe to say that the only two-decade period that featured a more radical transformation in how television was made and consumed would be back when the medium was first introduced into America's living rooms.
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Castle: Gh's Maurice Benard, Jonathan Silverman Cast in Non-Murder Mystery

Castle: Gh's Maurice Benard, Jonathan Silverman Cast in Non-Murder Mystery
General Hospital vet Maurice Benard will guest-star with Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy) in an upcoming, murder-less (?) episode of ABC’s Castle.

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on a Castle Vanishing and More

TVLine has learned that in the 19th episode of Season 8, Silverman plays Alan Masters, the miraculous survivor of an attempted murder who subsequently helps Castle and Beckett solve the case.

Daytime Emmy winner Benard guest-stars in the same episode, as revealed by a photo he shared via Instagram, though details on his role are thus far unknown. Unless ABC’s Monday-night drama did not cast him against type, Imma
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'Friday the 13th' Special: What happened to the Final Girls?

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'Friday the 13th' Special: What happened to the Final Girls?
The "Friday the 13th" franchise's crop of Final Girls are known for their keen survival instincts onscreen, but the careers of the actresses who played them? Not quite as impressive. When was the last time you heard the name "Amy Steel"? Dana Kimmell? Melanie Kinnaman? In celebration of Friday the 13th, here's our brief rundown of the post-"F13" careers of every Final Girl in the (original) franchise, from Adrienne King to Lexa Doig. "Friday the 13th" (1980) Adrienne King (Alice Hardy) After briefly reprising her role in the film's 1981 sequel, King became the victim of a stalker (the man ultimately pulled a gun on her). Shaken by the experience, she didn't return to acting until the 2010 low-budget horror/sci-fi film "Psychic Experiment." "Friday the 13th Part 2" (1981) Amy Steel (Ginny) Steel actually has two claims to fame in the horror genre, as she also starred in the 1986 pseudo-slasher "April Fool's Day.
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A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC

A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC
NBC has for the past several seasons offered hints that it’s getting out of the quirky-comedy business, something that has sustained the Peacock from the days of “Seinfeld.” Now it has figured out it can still keep adding to its long line of sitcoms about rich, single city-dwellers – so long as it makes them for someone else.

Kimmy Schmidt may be unbreakable, but tradition, especially in this era of technology disrupting decades of standard operating practice in the media industry, is not. Schmidt is the fictional protagonist of the Tina Fey-led comedy “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” that NBC was supposed to launch sometime in 2015. Now the show will debut with a two-season guarantee on video-streamer Netflix. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt described as a maneuver that will give a worthy comedy more of a chance, which it may not have received on “drama heavy” NBC.

Yet chalking the
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'Groundhog Day' again and again: 7 Hollywood time loops from 'Star Trek' to 'Primer'

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'Groundhog Day' again and again: 7 Hollywood time loops from 'Star Trek' to 'Primer'
(Cbr) It’s all "Groundhog Day’s" fault. The 1993 comedy hit, which stars Bill Murray as a snarky weatherman forced to re-live the same day over and over again until he becomes a better person, made the idea of a time loop a very popular narrative device for movies and television — and for good reason. There isn’t one person who hasn’t had a day they wish they could take a mulligan on. It’s a very relatable idea, and it’s easy to see why Hollywood keeps going back to the time-loop well. With "Edge of Tomorrow" becoming the latest member of the “Groundhog Day-ing It Club,” Spinoff looks back at some of the most memorable TV and movie do-overs. “Cause and Effect” ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") Actually, maybe we should blame this fifth season episode of Tng, which aired in 1992 — a year before "Groundhog Day.
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The 11 Best Emmy Tweets From Funny Gay Guys

It’s 2013, so I assume you’ve already acquainted yourself with the bad news: Internet commentary about TV is almost always better, or at least funnier, than TV itself. This was especially true in the case of last night’s Emmys, an unusually somber event given that it was supposed to be celebrating our current “golden age of television.” When weren’t we in a golden age of television again? 1997 or something? Please. Don’t tell me you didn’t love The Single Guy.

Fortunately, funny gay guys (and I) live-tweeted the Emmys. Here are ten of my favorite quips from that posse on Merritt Wever‘s big night.

1. Chris Schleicher thinks one Big Bang Theory star treated a comic legend like his dim brother Darryl (or his other dim brother Darryl).

I’m Jim Parsons and I have several Emmys. Here’s Bob Newhart. He has one.

Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) September 23, 2013

2. Meanwhile,
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson Judges “Sytycd” and “Bunheads”‘ Goodbye Dance

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Showtime’s drama pilot The Affair has added Joshua Jackson to the cast. The drama focuses on two married couples and an affair that creates turmoil between them. Jackson will play a long island cowboy whose wife starts an affair with a character played by Dominic West.

Too bad Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 didn’t last long enough to get Joshua Jackson.

EW drops the terrible no-good news that Lynda Carter will appear as herself on an episode of Two and a Half Men. I’m telling myself that show probably won’t give Carter a scene to justify watching Two and a Half Men.

NBC lists 12 “Must See TV” Shows You Might Not Remember. I look at it as twelve reasons why NBC has been stuck at the bottom of the ratings.

I had so much hope for The Single Guy, at least until it debuted.
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Donal Logue Talks Vikings, Copper, And Sons Of Anarchy… Well, Mostly Not Actually

Apart from being one of my favorite actors, Donal Logue is also coming up in three of my favorite shows. Unfortunately (maybe), once in a while you find yourself in an interview that turns out, somehow, not to actually be one. You have your questions set out. You know the shows and the talking points. Your subject is equally prepared to run through the routine of extolling the virtues of whatever they happen to be working on. But, it doesn’t end up going that way.

These are the interviews which ultimately find you running out of time, and scrambling for something, and spitting out, “Umm… tell me about the show.”

Or, to put it another way, these are the interviews that make you glad you don’t work for someone, who might not think it’s actually completely brilliant that you killed thirty minutes talking to Donal Logue as
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The Guide's 1,000th issue - 1994-1999

Revisiting 18 years of pop culture, from Britpop to the Spice Girls, via Father Ted

1994: Mad fer it!

Issue No 1 Previously a broadsheet section in the newspaper, The Guide was expanded into a magazine proper on 27 August 1994. Nobody bothered to archive a copy, though, so the best we can do is show you a Xeroxed reproduction of the cover. At the time we were concerned with the weird state of science shows on TV and had a wander around the Notting Hill Carnival.

Spotted! All Saints From a review of their single Silver Shadow: "Born in the same year and in the same area of London, what else could these girls do but form a swingbeat group? Their debut is a sickly Atlantic Starr cover with an idiotic number of mixes, encompassing every dance style bar Morris. Eternal may rest easy in their Timberlands." Note: swingbeat was a form of
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The Guide's 1,000th issue - 1994-1999

Revisiting 18 years of pop culture, from Britpop to the Spice Girls, via Father Ted

1994: Mad fer it!

Issue No 1 Previously a broadsheet section in the newspaper, The Guide was expanded into a magazine proper on 27 August 1994. Nobody bothered to archive a copy, though, so the best we can do is show you a Xeroxed reproduction of the cover. At the time we were concerned with the weird state of science shows on TV and had a wander around the Notting Hill Carnival.

Spotted! All Saints From a review of their single Silver Shadow: "Born in the same year and in the same area of London, what else could these girls do but form a swingbeat group? Their debut is a sickly Atlantic Starr cover with an idiotic number of mixes, encompassing every dance style bar Morris. Eternal may rest easy in their Timberlands." Note: swingbeat was a form of
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Film News: ‘Marty’ Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95

Los Angeles – Ernest Borgnine was the movie star who was America’s “every man,” with roles like his Best Actor Oscar winning “Marty” (1955), Quinton McHale in TV’s “McHale’s Navy” (1962), tough guy Fatso Judson in the classic film “From Here to Eternity” (1953) and even as a cartoon voice (Mermaid Man) on “Spongebob Squarepants.” Borgnine died Sunday in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

I interviewed Ernest Borgnine twice for HollywoodChicago.com, and his wit, passion and voice was as strong in his 90s as it was sixty years earlier. He told me stories from the sets of “Marty,” “Emperor of the North” (1973) and “September 11” (2002), as if they had happened yesterday, with the same emphasis on the love of life that sustained him in his long career in show business, appearing in unforgettable film and TV roles.

Ernest Borgnine in Chicago, March 26th, 2011

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.
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Ernest Borgnine, Star of TV's McHale's Navy and an Oscar Winner, Dead at 95

Ernest Borgnine, Star of TV's McHale's Navy and an Oscar Winner, Dead at 95
Ernest Borgnine, an Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy nominee, died of kidney failure on Sunday. He was 95.

On television, Borgnine played the titular Lt. Commander Quinton McHale in the World War II-set sitcom McHale’s Navy, which ran from 1962 to 1966. His small-screen resume also includes runs on Airwolf and 1996′s short-lived comedy The Single Guy, voice work on shows such as All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, The Simpsons (as himself) and SpongeBob SquarePants (voicing Mermaid Man as recently as September 2011), and guest-starring turns on myriad programs including two Season 15 episodes of ER, for which he earned one
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Ernest Borgnine, Oscar winner for 'Marty,' dead at 95

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Ernest Borgnine, the prolific and beloved actor who won an Oscar for 1955's "Marty," has died.

Borgnine, 95, died Sunday (July 8) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. Family members were with him at the end.

Borgnine started acting after serving in the Navy during World War II and scored a plum role as sadistic Sgt. Fatso Judson in "From Here to Eternity" in 1953. He earned his lone Oscar nomination and win two years later for "Marty," the story of a lonely butcher who finds love with a schoolteacher.

Pics: The life of Ernest Borgnine

He pretty much never stopped acting, racking up hundreds of credits in both movies and television over the years. His filmography includes everything from violent Westerns ("The Wild Bunch") to easygoing sitcoms ("McHale's Navy," "The Single Guy") to animation ("SpongeBob SquarePants").

Borgnine stayed on his game, too. He earned a Golden
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Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95
Longtime screen star Ernest Borgnine died Sunday of renal failure, his spokesman Harry Flynn told the Associated Press. He was 95. He was surrounded by his family at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to the report. While he often played the bad guy, Borgnine - who was known for his off-screen professionalism and friendliness - enjoyed a six-decade career that was also filled with many affable roles, from his sensitive, Oscar-winning turn as a homely Bronx butcher who finds love in 1955's Marty, to his popular Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale on ABC's 1962-66 World War II sitcom McHale's Navy. The character of the gruff McHale came easily.
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Pilot News: Housewives' NeNe Leakes Joins Ryan Murphy Comedy, Vampire Alum Finds Shelter

Pilot News: Housewives' NeNe Leakes Joins Ryan Murphy Comedy, Vampire Alum Finds Shelter
NeNe Leakes is fast becoming Ryan Murphy‘s newest protégé.

The Real Housewives star — who’s made a handful of appearances on Glee this season — has joined the cast of Murphy’s NBC comedy pilot The New Normal.

Also among the latest wave of pilot castings: a Vampire Diaries alum returns to The CW, Notorious adds a Breakout Kings vet and more.

As for Leakes, she joins the project — which centers on a modern-day blended family of a gay couple and their surrogate — as the heavily recurring character, Rocky.

In other pilot news…

Trent Ford (Vampire Diaries) will co-star in The CW’s Shelter,
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Davy Jones, Monkee and teenage heart-throb – a life in clips

Former Monkee Davy Jones, who has died of a heart attack aged 66, enjoyed a long career as a TV and radio star. Here are some clips to remember him by

Davy Jones always had a penchant for entertaining, but it was his mother's death from emphysema in 1960 that prompted him to drop out of school and become, of all things, a jockey.

Z Cars

Only 14 at the time, the diminutive Jones apprenticed under jockey Basil Foster, who was the first to recognize the boy's charm and talent. Foster encouraged Jones to pursue acting and before long he had landed parts on the British soap Coronation Street as well as BBC's Z Cars. He makes his appearance in this Z Cars clip at about the 50-second mark.

Oliver!

These appearances were followed by a big part in the London and American production of Oliver!, which itself was featured on The Ed Sullivan Show
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TVLine Items: Chuck DVD Scoop, Madonna Nixes X Factor Gig, House Alum's Next Role and More!

TVLine Items: Chuck DVD Scoop, Madonna Nixes X Factor Gig, House Alum's Next Role and More!
Nerds alert! The Chuck Season 5 DVD package already has a release date — and TVLine has a bit of scoop on the extended series finale we told you about last week.

All told, Chuck: The Complete Fifth and Final Season, out May 8 on DVD and Blu-ray, packs in all 13 episodes plus over three hours of bonus features including a half-dozen featurettes. There’s also an extended version of the very final episode, “Chuck Versus The Goodbye,” which TVLine has learned runs a robust 52 minutes (versus the 45-minute broadcast edit).

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

Paula Abdul
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