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Messing's On-Screen Pregnancy Plans

24 December 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Pregnant Will & Grace star Debra Messing is enjoying trying to conceal her baby bump on the popular series - because finding ways to do so is fun. The Emmy-winning actress briefly considered having her pregnancy written into the cult TV show - but decided to hide it by "carrying lots of shopping" instead. But, Debra says, "We considered making Grace pregnant too, but that was just for a second. We decided to conceal it instead. I'm hardly the first actress to do it. Julia Louis-Dreyfus had several babies while she did Seinfeld." Instead, Grace will "be carrying lots of shopping bags and wearing baggy clothes and coats to hide my tummy" while filming season seven of the popular sitcom. »

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Surprise, surprise on TV side

19 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

FX's Nip/Tuck, Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Arrested Development and the BBC's The Office were the big surprises on the TV end of this year's Golden Globe nominations. As expected, HBO's six-hour miniseries Angels in America, based on Tony Kushner's award-winning play, dominated the nominations for TV programs with a total of seven bids. NBC's Will & Grace and HBO's Sex and the City tied for the mantle of most-nominated series with five noms apiece. HBO Films' Colin Callender credited the work of director Mike Nichols, who basically devoted two years of his life to this, and a cast that blended such household names as Al Pacino and Meryl Streep with skillful character players including Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Wilson, Ben Shenkman and Mary-Louise Parker. As a miniseries, Nichols and screenwriter Tony Kushner, who adapted his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, made it work by weaving together an epic story line that was "intellectually and emotionally engaging," Callender said. »

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CBS wins 'Survivor'-less Thursday

19 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Without a Trace popped for CBS Thursday on a night of lessened competition from reruns on NBC. CBS won the night on the strength of a fresh installment of 9 p.m.'s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which brought in 24.6 million viewers and 7.9 rating/22 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, coupled with a solid retention performance from Without a Trace (19.2 million, 6.1/17) against a repeat ER (11.1 million, 4.9/14), according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. CBS took a big drop in the opening hour of primetime in its first Survivor-less Thursday of the season, following Sunday's Survivor: Pearl Islands finale, but all things considered the Price is Right Spectacular special (12.5 million, 3.2/10) did respectable business in the 8 p.m. hour against a rerun of NBC's Friends (13.4 million, 6.1/19) and an original Good Morning, Miami (10.3 million, 4.8/14). The weaker lead-in took a toll on CSI's demo performance, but the original episode of TV's top drama still jumped 11 share points at 9 p.m. against repeats of NBC's Will & Grace (10.3 million, 4.8/14) and Scrubs (9.0 million, 4.4/12). »

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CBS tops Thursday with 'Survivor,' 'CSI'

12 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Thursday was another big night for Survivor: Pearl Islands and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which drove CBS to the nightly win in viewers and the adults 18-49 demo. NBC's 8-10 p.m. comedy block struggled against the eye network's juggernaut, especially with a Friends (14.8 million viewers, 6.5 rating/19 share in adults 18-49) repeat leading off the night against Survivor (22.3 million, 8.1/23). NBC also suffered from the weakness at 8:30 p.m. from an original episode of NBC's Tuesday comedy Good Morning, Miami (11.7 million, 5.4/14). That lead-in made it an especially tough climb for Will & Grace (12.8 million, 6.5/16) at 9 p.m. against CSI (26.7 million, 9.6/24), which as usual was the most-watched program of the night. »

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Producers sue NBC over 'Will'

12 December 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Will & Grace creators/executive producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick filed a breach of contract lawsuit against NBC on Thursday, alleging that the network cut a sweetheart deal with its in-house production arm when it renegotiated the license fee on the NBC Studios-produced sitcom in early 2002. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, is the latest in a wave of so-called self-dealing lawsuits that have been brought against media conglomerates by third-party profit participants who claim that their interests take a back seat to the broader corporate agenda when production and exhibition of a program are controlled by different divisions of the same company. The Kohan-Mutchnick complaint claims that NBC breached its fiduciary duty to the Emmy-winning writer-producers by cutting a series renewal deal for the show with a license fee that was "tens of millions of dollars below the fair market value" of what the series would have fetched from a rival network. The renewal deal at the center of the suit covers Will & Grace's fifth, sixth and seventh years on the air, from the 2002-03 TV season through 2004-05. The suit notes that NBC failed to shop the series to other prospective buyers because it "desperately" needed to retain the show, part of the peacock's Thursday night stronghold. »

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Geena Davis Pregnant with Twins

3 December 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Thelma And Louise actress Geena Davis is expecting twins, her publicist has announced. The 46-year-old already has a daughter Alizeh, one, with fourth husband Dr. Reeza Jarrahy, who she married in September 2001. Publicist Samantha Mast told reporters that Davis was in good health and would be welcoming the new arrivals in the spring. Although the stunning actress has not made a movie since Stuart Little 2 last year, she is planning to film a guest appearance on Will & Grace in the next few weeks. »

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Pregnancy Drama for Debra Messing

5 November 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Newly-pregnant Will & Grace star Debra Messing has suffered a health scare due to her tiny figure, according to reports. The Emmy-winning actress - who is expecting her first baby with screenwriter husband Daniel Zelman - was taken ill on the set of the hit series and confined to bed by her doctors, according to the Page Six website. Internet journalist Billy Masters adds that Messing's svelte figure and low body weight caused the taping of one episode to be abandoned as "doctors restricted her to bed rest and are even initiating occasional IVs to provide nourishment to the fetus". However, friends of the stunning star have reportedly confirmed she is over the worst and that medical advisors are no longer concerned for the welfare of her unborn child. A representative for the sitcom says, "She was under the weather a month ago. Everybody knew it and dealt with it. But she is fine now. I am sure NBC will announce their plans in the future (regarding Messing's pregnancy)." »

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Debra Messing Pregnant

3 November 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Will & Grace star Debra Messing is pregnant with her first child. The baby, due in the summer, will be the first for Messing and her screenwriter husband of three years Daniel Zelman. American TV network NBC currently has no comment on whether Messing's pregnancy will be written into the hit series. The pregnancy continues a stellar year for Messing, 35, as she was honored as best actress in a comedy at this year's Emmy Awards. »

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Macaulay Culkin Heads to Sitcoms

31 October 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has signed to star in his own sitcom on American TV network NBC next year. The 23-year-old actor has already met with Late Night host Conan O'Brien - a former writer on The Simpsons - about the possibility of collaborating on a project. NBC's development boss Kevin Reilly says of Culkin, "We're going to use him in an unconventional way. I don't think you'll see Macaulay as a straight-down- the-middle romantic lead. I think you'll see him in something surprising, a little offbeat." Macaulay's comic timing caught the attention of network bosses when he took on a guest-starring role in hit sitcom Will & Grace. Reilly explains, "He came out and just did a great turn on that show. He reminded everyone here that he possesses genuine talent. There are certain child stars who figure out how to translate that talent to adulthood, and I think Macaulay's been waiting for the right time to come back and re-emerge as a star." »

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Fox tunes lineup for 'O.C.'

30 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Fox Broadcasting Co. is tweaking its fall primetime lineup, sending The Bernie Mac Show to Sunday and The Ortegas to midseason in order to find a more desirable time slot for The O.C., the network's summer success story. The teen serial drama, which popped for Fox in its August debut, will take over the Wednesday 9 p.m. slot as of Oct. 29. Fox won't roll out the bulk of its new fall lineup until the week of Oct. 20 because of its commitment to carrying Major League Baseball postseason games. The O.C. bowed in early August and had initially been slated to air in the Thursday 9 p.m. slot once Fox was finished with baseball in October. But after a strong summer run in the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot, Fox brass decided not to send the show into one of primetime's toughest berths opposite CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NBC's Will & Grace. »

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Cleese plays daddy, beau on 'Grace'

29 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Monty Python alumnus John Cleese is flying to Will & Grace. The veteran comedian has signed on to do six episodes of the Emmy-winning NBC comedy, playing Lestor Finster, the father of Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) late husband's mistress Lorraine Finster (Minnie Driver). Driver also is returning to the show for as many as six episodes for more clashes with Mullally after Lorraine's homicide attempt on Karen in the show's season finale in May. To make things more complicated between the two, romantic sparks will start to fly between Karen and Lestor, putting Lorraine and Karen in the strange position of potential daughter and stepmother. »

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'Will & Grace' Star Ties the Knot

23 September 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally has secretly wed her long term love Nick Offerman in Los Angeles on Saturday. The helium-voiced star - who plays bitchy Karen Walker in the Emmy winning show - was joined by co-stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes at the romantic ceremony. And the 45-year old took the opportunity to break the news at the glitzy awards ceremony on Sunday night by telling loose-lipped co-star Shelley Morrison all about her nuptials. Morrison told reporters, "I've got a big scoop for you guys. Megan Mullally got married last night. Hand to God. It was very private. (Megan) came running up the aisle (saying), 'I got married last night.' I asked Nick, 'True?' He said, 'True.'" The marriage is Mullally's second - she was previously wed to talent agent Michael Katcher. »

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'The West Wing,' 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Take Top Emmy Awards

22 September 2003 | IMDb News

The 55th Annual Emmy Awards were held Sunday night with no less than twelve comics holding court . and in between jokes and promotions for new shows debuting next week, a few awards were handed out. Hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond took the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, while NBC's The West Wing made it four in a row, nabbing the Outstanding Drama Series award (again) and besting HBO's The Sopranos, which won three dramatic acting awards for powerhouse stars James Gandolfini, Edie Falco and Joe Pantoliano. Other Emmy darlings included lead comedy honorees Debra Messing (Will & Grace) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) (both first time winners) as well as TNT movie Door to Door, which took home four awards. Here are the major winners:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

Everybody Loves Raymond

Outstanding Drama Series:

The West Wing

Outstanding Made for Television Movie:

Door to Door

Outstanding Miniseries:

Taken

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Tony Shalhoub for Monk

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

James Gandolfini for The Sopranos

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:

William H. Macy for Door to Door

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Debra Messing for Will & Grace

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Edie Falco for The Sopranos

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:

Maggie Smith (I) for My House in Umbria

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Brad Garrett (I) for Everybody Loves Raymond

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Joe Pantoliano for The Sopranos

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Ben Gazzara for Hysterical Blindness

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Doris Roberts for Everybody Loves Raymond

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Tyne Daly for Judging Amy

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Gena Rowlands for Hysterical Blindness

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program:

Wayne Brady for Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:

The Daily Show

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special:

Cher: The Farewell Tour

Outstanding Reality/Competition Program:

The Amazing Race 2

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Decent start for 'Mullets,' 'Big Time'

15 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The WB Network scored some demo gains with the debut of its new Thursday lineup, while UPN got a decent sampling for its new comedy The Mullets. Meanwhile, the premiere episode of NBC's new comedy Whoopi delivered a second impressive showing. The encore presentation of the Tuesday sitcom's pilot episode drew 9.6 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/13 share among adults 18-49 at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, holding onto 92% of its Will & Grace 18-49 lead-in, the best retention in the time period with a show other than Will & Grace since March. The one-hour premiere of the WB's Steve Harvey's Big Time (3.6 million, 1.4/5) at 8 p.m. came short of the big premiere of Family Affair (4.6 million, 1.6/5) in the same slot last year but was up in such key WB demos as persons 12-34 (1.6/6, up 7%), adults 18-34 (1.5/5, up 15%) and female teens (2.4/12, up 14%), according to Nielsen Media Research data. »

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NBC nabs 11 Creative Arts Emmys

15 September 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC's Emmy-winning comedy Will & Grace and HBO's original movie Live From Baghdad took an early lead in the Emmy derby, nabbing three trophies each Saturday during the creative arts portion of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The gay-themed comedy and the film about CNN's coverage of the Gulf War tied the broadcast of The 75th Annual Academy Awards for the most victories during the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium. Winners in the remaining 28 categories will be revealed Sept. 21 in a ceremony televised on Fox. Will & Grace was honored for guest actor, Gene Wilder, in addition to its kudos for cinematography and art direction. Life From Baghdad's haul included casting, editing and sound mixing for a miniseries, movie or a special, while The 75th Academy Awards was acknowledged for music direction as well as for art direction and lighting direction for a variety or music program. The leader in the Emmy nominations race for a second consecutive year with 16 bids, HBO's drama Six Feet Under scored one win in the creative arts categories, for best casting for a drama series. »

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Garrett won't do 'Raymond' without raise

13 August 2003 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Representatives for actor Brad Garrett confirmed Tuesday that the co-star of CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond does not intend to return to work on the hit comedy until he receives a salary increase. "We've been trying to talk to (CBS) for many months about this," said Doug Wald, Garrett's manager at Raw Talent Management. "They've been nonresponsive. We're just looking for an appropriate deal." Wald declined comment on the specifics of Garrett's current deal, but sources said the contract calls for Garrett to earn about $150,000 per episode, which is significantly less than the mid-six-figure fees earned by supporting cast members on other top comedy series, including NBC's Frasier and Will & Grace. CBS responded Tuesday with a statement noting that Garrett's contract has been renegotiated twice during the past four years and that the actor is contractually obligated to appear in Raymond's upcoming eighth season. »

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Actor and Dancer Gregory Hines Dies at 57

10 August 2003 | IMDb News

Tony-award winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines, who wowed audiences onstage as well as in film and television, died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer, according to his publicist, Allen Eichorn; Hines was 57. A boisterous performer with seemingly unending energy, who made tap dancing look both elegant and effortless, Hines first gained fame as a child star alongside his brother, fellow dancer Maurice Hines, and their father as part of the tap-dancing act "Hines, Hines and Dad." In the `70s, Hines went on to worldwide acclaim and Broadway stardom, most notably in Eubie! , Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, all of which earned him Tony nominations. Hines first film role came almost by accident in Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I, where he was a last-minute replacement for Richard Pryor and stole scenes from old pros Brooks and Madeline Kahn. He went on later that year to co-star in the thriller Wolfen, and then in 1984 danced for the first time onscreen with brother Maurice in The Cotton Club, where the two played characters based on Broadway stars The Nicholas Brothers. Film hits White Nights (opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Running Scared (with Billy Crystal) followed in the `80s, and the actor went on to travel effortlessly between stage, screen and television in the `90s. Hines won a Tony in 1993 for Jelly's Last Jam, appeared in 1995's Waiting to Exhale, starred in sitcom The Gregory Hines Show in 1997, and portrayed Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the acclaimed 2001 TV movie Bojangles. Most recently he hosted the 2002 Tony Awards broadcast with Bernadette Peters and had a recurring role on TV hit Will and Grace. --Prepared by IMDb staff »

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Actor and Dancer Gregory Hines Dies at 57

10 August 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Tony-award winning actor and dancer Gregory Hines, who wowed audiences onstage as well as in film and television, died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer, according to his publicist, Allen Eichorn; Hines was 57. A boisterous performer with seemingly unending energy, who made tap dancing look both elegant and effortless, Hines first gained fame as a child star alongside his brother, fellow dancer Maurice Hines, and their father as part of the tap-dancing act "Hines, Hines and Dad." In the `70s, Hines went on to worldwide acclaim and Broadway stardom, most notably in Eubie!, Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies, all of which earned him Tony nominations. Hines first film role came almost by accident in Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I, where he was a last-minute replacement for Richard Pryor and stole scenes from old pros Brooks and Madeline Kahn. He went on later that year to co-star in the thriller Wolfen, and then in 1984 danced for the first time onscreen with brother Maurice in The Cotton Club, where the two played characters based on Broadway stars The Nicholas Brothers. Film hits White Nights (opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov) and Running Scared (with Billy Crystal) followed in the `80s, and the actor went on to travel effortlessly between stage, screen and television in the `90s. Hines won a Tony in 1993 for Jelly's Last Jam, appeared in 1995's Waiting to Exhale, starred in sitcom The Gregory Hines Show in 1997, and portrayed Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the acclaimed 2001 TV movie Bojangles. Most recently he hosted the 2002 Tony Awards broadcast with Bernadette Peters and had a recurring role on TV hit Will and Grace. --Prepared by IMDb staff »

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Michael Caine To Appear on 'Will & Grace'

28 July 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Legendary British actor Sir Michael Caine is set to make a guest appearance in hit American sitcom Will And Grace. The Italian Job veteran was asked to appear last year after producers saw his hilarious performance in Austin Powers in Goldmember. But Michael had to turn them down because he was busy and then phoned back when he had a break in his schedule. A source says, "It's great to get Sir Michael. When he turned it down last year we thought we would never hear from him again. Then, out of the blue, we got a call from his people. He's a superb actor and we can't believe he has agreed to appear." »

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'Will & Grace' Star Recalls Shoplifting Nightmare

7 July 2003 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Will & Grace star Shelley Morrison insists she blacked out in a department store and can't remember stealing "tacky jewelry". The actress was arrested earlier this year and charged with shoplifting after a trip to buy a new pair of shoes in a Beverly Hills Robinsons May store turned into an embarrassing incident. Morrison, who plays maid Rosario in the hit sitcom, says, "I don't know why I did it. I remember buying the shoes and I remember walking outside and having three security people starting to yell at me to take off my jacket. They were taking these tacky things out of my jacket. It was stuff I wouldn't have bought and it was on sale and when they tallied it up it came to $98, but for some reason the store's policy was they were going to charge me full price." Morrison, who pleaded no contest to the charges and was fined $300 and given a year's probation, is convinced the shoplifting incident was an unconscious cry for help. She adds, "I've since seen therapists and they explained to me that I left no room for myself and sometimes the mind has a mini earthquake. I did a dumb thing that was so out of character. If they give me too much change, I give it back to them." »

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