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9 items from 2010

Exclusive: 'Hawaii Five-0' books a brother for Danno

10 December 2010 5:08 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

A comedian is about to hang ten with the cast of Hawaii Five-0. EW has learned exclusively that Dane Cook has been cast to play the brother of Danny “Danno” Williams (Scott Caan). For now, he’s set to appear in one episode that’ll air in February.

Cook was last seen in the flicks My Best Friend’s Girl and Dan in Real Life. His TV appearances has been mostly devoted to his comedy act; he’s done a bunch of specials for HBO and Comedy Central. His early scripted TV work included Good Girls Don’t and Suddenly Susan. »

- Lynette Rice

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'The View's' Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Kathy Griffin 'bullying' Bristol Palin

7 December 2010 8:35 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

On Sunday's VH1 Divas Support the Troops special, comedian Kathy Griffin made a joke about Bristol Palin's apparent lack of weight loss while participating on "Dancing With the Stars." Bristol responded that she hoped people didn't have to pay money for Kathy's routine.

Now Tuesday morning (Dec. 7), the ladies of "The View" have weighed in on the subject during their Hot Topics segment.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck says, "I think it's something that she needs to cut out ... How is that not bullying in a way? It's pathetic, but it's bullying."

Barbara Walters says that Chris Rock made some Sarah Palin jokes at the Kennedy Center Honors, but Sherri Shepherd is quick to differentiate between mocking the mama bear and mocking the baby bear.

Joy Behar, interestingly enough, says that even though "thou shalt not bad mouth another comedian," she agrees with Hasselbeck and also points out that Griffin should have known her audience better. »


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'The Young and the Restless' scoop: Ellen Greene brings joy to Genoa City!

18 November 2010 4:39 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

It’s been a while since EW reported some exclusive casting news from The Young and the Restless, TV’s most-watch daytime show. So here’s some! Ellen Greene is stopping by Genoa City to play Primrose, a gal who represents a surprising link to the past that brings unexpected joy to Billy and Victoria. Her episodes begin airing Friday, Jan. 7.

Greene’s a TV veteran, having appeared on such shows as Cybill, Suddenly Susan, Pushing Daisies, and most recently, Heroes and Privileged. »

- Lynette Rice

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Two and a Half Men – Judd Nelson Returns Tonight (Photos)

15 November 2010 8:14 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Judd Nelson and Courtney Thorne-Smith both reprise their roles as Alan’s former girlfriend, Lyndsey, and Lyndsey’s former husband on an all new episode of Two and a Half Men tonight on CBS.  The show is scheduled to run an extra minute, so adjust your DVRs accordingly!

Also on tonight’s episode, Charlie falls for his housekeeper’s temporary replacement.  Below are promo photos and a synopsis from CBS.

When Berta Takes A Couple Of Days Off, Charlie Falls For Her Replacement, On "Two And A Half Men," Monday, Nov. 15

Courtney Thorne-Smith ("According to Jim") and Judd Nelson ("Suddenly Susan") Return as Alan's Former Girlfriend and Her Ex-Husband

"A Good Time in Central Africa" - When Berta takes a couple of days off, Charlie falls for her replacement. Meanwhile, Alan believes he's being stalked by Lyndsey's ex-husband, on Two And A Half Men, Monday, Nov. 15 (9:00-9:31 Pm, »

- Clarissa

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Tony Curtis, the American Prince of Hollywood, is Dead at 85

30 September 2010 9:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Tony Curtis was the Prince of Hollywood, he was the original Fantastic Mr. Fox. He took his pretty boy good looks and carved a career that included the classic films “Some Like it Hot,” “Sweet Smell of Success” and “The Defiant Ones.” Tony Curtis died at his Las Vegas home yesterday at the age of 85.

I had the privilege of interviewing Tony Curtis twice for in the last couple of years. We spoke of his early days as an actor, his relationship with director Billy Wilder and the various ups and downs in his adventurous life. Between the outline of that life I will add some direct quotes given to me by the man.

Tony Curtis poses for on Dec. 3, 2009.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

Born Bernard Schwartz in the Bronx, New York, in 1925, Curtis grew up poor as the son of immigrant parents. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Name Dropping with Jason Stuart... Peter Paige

2 September 2010 11:42 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Hello Again it’s Jason Stuart!

This month’s guest is Peter Paige, best known for playing “Emmet” on the American version of Queer As Folk. Peter is smart, funny and sexy! He shares dish on Qaf and on many of the shows he’s guest-starred in… such as Veronica’s Closet, Will & Grace and more.

Here's just part of what's covered in this two-part extended interview...

How he got cast in the groundbreaking Queer As Folk His first acting job with on TV in Suddenly Susan with Brooke Shields & Kathy Griffin Directing his first film with Kathy Najimy and Anthony Clark Working with mercurial David Caruso on CSI: Miami Acting nude and what its like to have sex on camera The dish on Grey’s Anatomy casting process

Check it out!

Part 1

Name Dropping with Jason Stuart is directed and edited by David Avallone


Part 2


- dennis

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Ex-'Dexter' Showrunner Clyde Phillips Signs Big Overall Deal With Lionsgate Television

27 June 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Dexter executive producer/showrunner Clyde Phillips has inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal at Lionsgate TV. For Lionsgate, this marks a rare pact with a writer-producer not tied to one of the company’s flagship series, like Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, who is under an overall there, as well as Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and her top lieutenant on the show Matthew Salsberg. But Phillips' work on Showtime's Dexter, which he joined after the pilot, as well as his background in both comedy and drama (Phillips also created  the Fox dramedy Get Real and created the NBC comedy Suddenly Susan and the [...] »


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The Summer Exhibition 2010 | Accidentally on Purpose | Tiger Woods: the Rise and Fall | Imagine: Louise Bourgeois, Spiderwoman

17 June 2010 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Summer Exhibition 2010 | Accidentally on Purpose | Tiger Woods: the Rise and Fall | Imagine: Louise Bourgeois, Spiderwoman

The Summer Exhibition 2010

7pm, BBC2

This week's Culture Show is dedicated entirely to the Summer Exhibition, the Royal Academy's annual open submission in which 11,000 artists put their work forward for inclusion and various art critics have a chance to bemoan the public's taste. Miranda Sawyer meets some of the people who have bought works there, Alastair Sooke talks to Fiona Rae about curating it all, and Grayson Perry gives his thoughts on the choice of work included. Wh

Accidentally on Purpose

10pm, E4

As sitcoms based around journalists go, this is more Suddenly Susan than Drop the Dead Donkey. Jenna Elfman – of Dharma & Greg fame – stars as movie critic Billie, who combines Cougar Town with Knocked Up and gets pregnant by her "boy toy". The laugh track is terrible, and Extras' Ashley Jensen »

- Will Hodgkinson, Rebecca Nicholson, Andrew Mueller

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Watch: Brooke Shields reveals what prompted her return to 'The Blue Lagoon'

30 April 2010 1:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Critics haven't been kind to the environmental comedy "Furry Vengeance," but the film marks a significant moment for star Brooke Shields. At the age of 15, Shields appeared in one of the seminal movies of the early 80s, "The Blue Lagoon." The film has been lampooned for years for its depiction of two shipwrecked youngsters who grow up to love each other, but Shields has never participated.  And considering her TV career with the long-running sitcom "Suddenly Susan" and the more recent "Lipstick Jungle," she's certainly had her chances.  Somewhat surprisingly, audiences will discover that "Vengeance" ends with an elaborate musical »

- Gregory Ellwood

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