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Sabrina the Teenage Witch stars Melissa Joan Hart and Nick Bakay have reunited for a one-off video. The pair, who played Sabrina Spellman and the voice of Salem the cat respectively, star in the spoof clip for Funny Or Die, eight years after the show ended. Hart is seen meeting Salem for lunch to catch up, but ever the bad influence, he persuades her to release her inner Sabrina and perform magic in the restaurant. Hart is currently (more) »
- By Colin Daniels
Caroline Rhea and Cheyenne Jackson are among the stars who have signed up to star in a new USA comedy pilot. The project, which is currently untitled, stars Nathan Lane as an unfortunate actor called Jasper who returns home to Texas when his father becomes ill. Rhea has now signed up to play Jasper's sister Emilia, Deadline reports. Rhea has previously appeared in shows such as Pride & Joy and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Elsewhere, Jackson - who recently (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Melissa Joan Hart is facing a lawsuit from her former manager who alleges she owes him commission payments. Kieran Maguire filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (26Oct11) claiming he entered into a verbal agreement with the star for his management services in 2006, following the end of her series Sabrina The Teenage Witch. The talent agent claims he negotiated a number of lucrative jobs for Hart, including a slot on Dancing With The Stars and her latest TV show Melissa & Joey. Maguire insists he was paid his rightful commissions for the first series of Melissa & Joey, but alleges he was fired in March (11) without warning and is owed payment for the rest of her time on the show, according to Deadline.com. The lawsuit is seeking commission for all Hart's appearances on Melissa & Joey. © WENN »
Melissa Joan Hart's former talent manager is suing her for refusing to pay him his cut of her earnings on the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey (which, I'd imagine, adds up to approximately $2 and a Groupon for an ear candling). The manager, Kieran Maguire, asserts in the opening line: "Melissa Joan Hart has no heart." Nice.
She was also sued for racial profiling
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Maguire alleges that when the former Sabrina The Teenage Witch star hired him in 2006, she orally agreed to pay him the standard 10%. When she failed, he got mad.
“This case is one more incident of an actress who seeks to take advantage of, mistreat and thumb her nose at those in her employ — in this instance the person who rescued her career as it was plummeting towards obscurity."
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- Anna Breslaw
Melissa Joan Hart is facing a lawsuit from her former manager who alleges she owes him commission payments.
Kieran Maguire filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday claiming he entered into a verbal agreement with the star for his management services in 2006, following the end of her series Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
Maguire insists he was paid his rightful commissions for the first series of Melissa & Joey, but alleges he was fired in March without warning and is owed payment for the rest of her time on the show, according to Deadline.com.
The lawsuit is seeking commission for all Hart's appearances on Melissa & Joey. »
There are roughly a gazillion scary movie marathons happening on TV for Halloween 2011. Zap2it's got you covered for all your spooky programming. Be sure to check your local listings for times and channel.
All times Eastern.
Friday, Oct. 28
AMC: Halloween movie marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "House of Wax," "Scream 3," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane," "Survival of the Dead," "The Walking Dead"
Chiller: Halloween programming, 6 a.m. to midnight ("Twilight Zone" episodes, "The Daisy Chain," "Fingerprints," "Stevie," "Devil's Mercy," "Children of the Corn"), "Chiller 13" (The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments, »
Talent manager Kieran Maguire filed suit Wednesday against Melissa Joan Hart, asserting colorfully that she “has no heart” for taking advantage of his services and then ditching him “once her popularity was brought back from obscurity.” Maquire says he and Hart entered into a verbal standard agreement for his management services in 2006 — after her series Sabrina The Teenage Witch ended a few years prior. The breach of contract suit filed in L.A. Superior Court points out that Hart agreed to pay and continued to pay Maguire 10% of her earnings for subsequent years during which Maguire says he worked closely with her talent agents, publicists, business managers, attorneys and others in guiding her career. As examples of fostering her progress Maguire cites Hart’s guest appearances on TV shows such as Dancing With the Stars, her participation in ad campaigns for Kellogg’s, Huggies, Pillsbury and Gain laundry detergent, a »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Melissa Joan Hart has blasted the "vicious allegations" of racial discrimination in a lawsuit launched by an ex-employee. The Sabrina The Teenage Witch star and chiefs at her 'Sweetharts' candy company have been sued by Shana Kharineh, who claimed that she was fired from a store in California due to her ethnicity. Kharineh, who managed the establishment before her dismissal in August, claimed that she was given a special uniform after bosses decided that "black on black did not look appropriate". She also said that she was forced to work 60 hours a week with no overtime or breaks, during which she was "berated and humiliated" by co-workers. Kharineh suggested in legal (more) »
- By Daniel Sperling
A representative for former teen star Melissa Joan Hart has slammed a lawsuit from a former manager of the actress' candy store, insisting it contains "vicious allegations".
Shana Kharineh sued the Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress and her Sweetharts company over claims she was fired as the California store's manager because of her race and complaints about working conditions.
In court documents filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Kharineh claims she was wrongfully dismissed in August, was racially discriminated against and has not received full wages owed.
She states her bosses gave her a special dress code because she was African-American, making her wear a different colour to the standard uniform of black because "black on black did not look appropriate".
She also claims she was forced to work 60-hour weeks without breaks or overtime payments.
A spokesperson for Hart denies the allegations, insisting the actress has no involvement in the day-to-day running of the store.
The rep tells E! Online, "Melissa Joan Hart is the owner of Sweetharts Sweets in Sherman Oaks, California. While the shop was her vision, Melissa does not currently function in a day-to-day operational capacity, and has never met Shana Kharineh.
"Sweetharts Sweets is an equal opportunity employer, as is Melissa Joan Hart. Neither Sweetharts Sweets nor Melissa engages in or condones any form of discrimination whatsoever. There is no basis whatsoever to these vicious allegations." »
TV is full of shows set in their own universes, worlds different from our own (sometimes slightly, sometimes drastically) that open up new avenues for storytellers to explore. It can be a lot of fun to ponder what it would be like to live in a particular universe, to explore that different world, but would it be a positive or negative experience? Here is a list of which TV universes you would and would not want to live in.
Would Want to Live In
Pros: You get to earn a degree, however slowly, and live out your favorite movie moments through the constant homages structuring your life. Plus, paintball!
Pros: You get to do magic, which seems to be lots of fun, incredibly convenient (at least come spring cleaning), and seems to have very few down sides. Plus you get to live longer. »
- Kate Kulzick
Don’t underestimate Sergio Cilli. Just because his specialty as the music critic on Current TV’s Infomania pegged him for the dude to talk to about why The Black Eyed Peas are so grating doesn’t mean he’s not Very Very Funny, which he is! This guy just put out a very funny sketch that asks a very important question that flies way too far below the radar: Why Are Sitcoms Funny? And the answer may surprise you. (Actually, it won’t. There are jokes in these sitcoms, and the jokes “make” “people” “laugh.” Seriously, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and Joey Russo are On Television. Now! In 2011! And There Are Jokes On Their Show.) I Loooove Sitcoms – watch more funny videos »
- Eliot Glazer
Archie Comics reports it will partner with the Moonscoop production company ("Fantastic Four", "Casper") to create a new animated series based on the Archie property "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".
"'Sabrina' is a huge and important character," said Archie co-ceo Jon Goldwater, "so we were very careful in how we brought her back to animation. The team at Moonscoop are the perfect partners for us. They know how to put together quality animation and they 'get' the characters."
Following the "Madhouse" appearances, Sabrina became a regular in the comic book series, "Archie's TV Laugh-Out", published from 1969 to 1985.
The character then received her own title, "Sabrina The Teenage Witch", published from 1971 to 1983.
In 1970, CBS debuted a Filmation animated "Sabrina', that aired for 4 seasons, including shorts featuring the monstrous 'Groovie Goolies'.
In 1996, the comic book was adapted into a live-action Mow, followed by the "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" TV series, airing for 7 seasons, »
- Michael Stevens
There's a baby girl on the way for Lindsay Sloane. The star of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, 34, is five-and-half months pregnant with her first child with husband Dar Rollins. Sloane, who recently had roles on Weeds as Maxeen and in Horrible Bosses as Stacy, wed Rollins in 2004. A pal of Sarah Michelle Gellar's and Melissa Joan Hart's, whom she costarred with on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sloane was the maid of honor at Gellar's wedding to Freddie Prinze Jr. • Reporting by Blaine Zuckerman »
- Sarah Michaud
There’s a baby girl on the way for Lindsay Sloane.
– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Blaine Zuckerman
As you've probably heard (we may have mentioned it a few times), Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh is preparing to film the Citizen Kane of beefcake films. No doubt, Magic Mike will be competing for Oscars this time next year.
You may think that a film about stripping will be silly, and a walk in the park for these actors, but this is serious business. If there's one word that will never be used in conjunction with this movie, it's "fluff."
Oh wait. Actually, that word may play a role.
What I mean is that it's not going to be as simple as it looks. Stripping isn't only about taking your clothes off. »
Carley salutes a comic book movie that might not have set the box office alight, but still deserves lots of love. It's Josie And The Pussycats...
It's fair to say we're in a renaissance of comic book heroes making it onto the big screen, with Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and many more taking centre stage at a cinema near you.
However, many moons ago, another comic book favourite made the leap to cinemas, Josie And The Pussycats, and although it flopped at the box office, it's come to be a bit of a cult favourite over the years and is proof that you don't have to have superpowers to entertain the pants off your audience.
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Between her gigs on Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All in the early ’90s and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart has a place in the hearts of many nostalgic once-upon-a-teens. But the former kid star is all grown up now and currently on ABC Family’s just-renewed Melissa & Joey, starring opposite fellow ’90s staple Joey Lawrence as Hart’s character’s male nanny.
EW caught up with Hart for a chat about the past and present, and though much time has gone by since she first broke the fourth wall as Clarissa, it’s clear that even after all this time, »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Melissa Joan Hart has been working as an actress for nearly 30 years. Hart first gained fame in the Nickelodeon hit series, Clarissa Explains It All. She then starred in another hit series, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Now, as an adult, Hart is starring in yet another successful series, Melissa & Joey, which airs tonight on ABC Family.
Throughout her entire career, Hart has delighted audiences and has been a role model to others both on and off camera. We spoke to Hart and asked her who her role models have been growing up.
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