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'Happy Gilmore' Actor Christopher McDonald Arrested on Charges of Drunk Driving

'Happy Gilmore' Actor Christopher McDonald Arrested on Charges of Drunk Driving
Actor Christopher McDonald was arrested on DUI charges over the weekend, Et has learned.

Public Information Officer Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tells Et that the 62-year-old character actor was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on Saturday at 9:27 p.m.

Bachman confirmed that McDonald was booked at the Big Bear Jail at 11:40 p.m., on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with over 0.8 blood alcohol content.

News: Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving in DUI Case

The actor -- best known for his roles in Happy Gilmore, Thelma & Louise, the NBC series Harry's Law and, most recently, as the owner of the owner of the Dallas Cowboys on HBO's Ballers -- allegedly veered off the highway and crashed into a gas meter, TMZ reports.

Et has reached out to McDonald's rep for comment.

Photo: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Photos: Busted! Hollywood's Most Memorable
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'Patti Cake$' Stars Danielle Macdonald & Bridget Everett on Rapping, Karaoke and Crying at Cannes (Exclusive)

'Patti Cake$' Stars Danielle Macdonald & Bridget Everett on Rapping, Karaoke and Crying at Cannes (Exclusive)
Sitting down to interview Bridget Everett and Danielle Macdonald, it would have been too easy to forget to turn on the recorder. Everett, an icon on the New York City alt-cabaret scene and protégée of sorts to Amy Schumer, arrives first and asks if it would be Ok to let Poppy, her Pomeranian and an Instagram star in her own right, out of her carrier during our time. (Everett's necklace says "Poppy" in gold cursive.) We're deep into sharing our rescue dogs' obsessive-compulsive behaviors when Macdonald, an Aussie actress who's had bit roles on American Horror Story and Glee, sidles up.

The 26-year-old is still wearing her high heels after many hours of press junketing at Hotel Polomar in West Hollywood, which Everett commends her for. (She'd already swapped her own for a pair of pink flip-flops.) Talk of heels turns to talk of drag and, before long, Macdonald and I realize we both played in the same
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NBC renews 'Blacklist,' 'Grimm,' 'Chicago' duo - What's still On NBC's Bubble?

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NBC renews 'Blacklist,' 'Grimm,' 'Chicago' duo - What's still On NBC's Bubble?
Just hours ahead of its move to Thursday, "The Blacklist" has been assured its performance in the new time period won't actually matter. The James Spader thriller was one of five dramas earning renewals from NBC on Thursday (February 5) morning. Joining "Blacklist" on the renewal heap are "Grimm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Last year, if you'll recall, the last jewel in Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" crown went down to the wire with negotiations, but fans of the drama won't have to sweat out that Season 17 news. And speaking of Dick Wolf, just as news is beginning to burble about a "Chicago Medical" spinoff, both "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Pd" are going to be back for their fourth and third seasons respectively. "The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," blurbs Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We
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Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson Head to 'Fargo' Season 2

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Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson Head to 'Fargo' Season 2
With temperatures dropping into the negatives across the U.S. today, it seems appropriate to get a bit of casting news for TV's most snow-friendly show. FX announced today the rest of its cast for "Fargo" Season 2. Ted Danson ("Cheers," "Bored to Death"), Patrick Wilson ("Angels in America," "A Gifted Man") and Jean Smart ("Harry's Law," "Samantha Who") are all set to join the previously announced stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in the second season of Noah Hawley's anthology series. Wilson is set to take over the role of Lou Solverson — previously played by Keith Carradine — in the '70s set period story. Wilson's Solverson is a Navy veteran four years back from Vietnam, now living a clean-cut life in Minnesota as a state patrolman. Danson will play's Lou's father-in-law Hank Larsson, the Sheriff of Rock County, Minnesota. Smart, meanwhile, may have the juiciest role of the bunch.
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'Gilmore Girls' Star Edward Herrmann Passes Away at 71

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'Gilmore Girls' Star Edward Herrmann Passes Away at 71
Edward Herrmann, best known for playing Richard Gilmore on the hit TV series Gilmore Girls, passed away earlier today at the age of 71. TMZ reports that the actor had been battling brain cancer, and spent the past three and a half weeks in the intensive care unit. His family ultimately decided to take him off the respirator after his condition showed no signs of improvement. The actor had been diagnosed with a Stage 4 glioblastoma brain tumor earlier this year. Here's what Edward Herrmann's manager, Robbie Kass, had to say about the actor's passing in a brief statement.

"Besides being an accomplished actor, Ed was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man. He will be sorely missed."

Edward Herrmann was born July 21, 1943 in Washington D.C. He grew up in the Detroit area and studied acting at the London Academy
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Ratings Analysis: 'Black-ish' debuts strong, 'Laura' audience is big and old

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Ratings Analysis: 'Black-ish' debuts strong, 'Laura' audience is big and old
So you spend your morning at temple for Rosh Hashanah and you miss Fast National ratings and then you pull up Final Live+Same Day ratings for Wednesday, September 24 and... Stop it with the "Mysteries of Laura," America! Although the Debra Messing dramedy took a drop from last week's post-"Agt" sneak among young viewers, it still drew over 10 million viewers in its first Wednesday 8 p.m. airing, which is a success of almost mind-boggling magnitude.  It's such a big success that it thoroughly distracts me from nearly all of Wednesday's other notables, which include a terrific premiere for "Black-ish," an impressively consistent return for the new season of "Survivor" and a solid time period transfer for "The Goldbergs." Things weren't all entirely positive. "Modern Family" and "The Middle" were both down from last year's premieres, while "Red Band Society" remains unable to attract an audience beyond young female viewers.
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Kathy Bates shares a wonderful story about why we all miss Robin Williams

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Kathy Bates shares a wonderful story about why we all miss Robin Williams
Los Angeles - If you ever need more evidence that Katy Bates is a good egg all you need to do is listen to her comments to the assembled press after she won the supporting actress in a miniseries or movie Emmy Award Monday night.  Bates is an Oscar winner, a two-time Golden Globe recipient, a two-time SAG Awards winner and, now, a two-time Emmy winner. And, yet, she's always humble and simply nothing like the iconic role in "Misery" that made her a star. The 66-year-old actress admitted she was expecting at least two other people to win and was "hoping" either of her "American Horror Story: Coven" co-stars, Frances Conroy or Angela Bassett, took home the honor.  Instead, after upsetting presumed winner Julia Roberts, Bates earned another statue for her mantle.  She says she shared this win with her "Coven" crew because she'd never seen one "work such long hours and long days.
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Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed

Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed
The cast for "Sense8," the upcoming sci-fi series from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been revealed. For genre geeks, it's a doozy. Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews ("Lost"), Freema Agyeman ("Doctor Who") and Brian J. Smith ("Stargate Universe") are among the 14 new cast members. Brit actors Tuppence Middleton (star of Wachowskis' troubled "Jupiter Ascending") and Aml Ameen ("Harry's Law") are on board, as well as an international cast of fresh faces including Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra. "Sense8" revolves around eight people from around the world who find themselves, suddenly, inextricably, telepathically linked. With J. Michael Straczynski co-showrunning, the 10-episode first season has already begun shooting and is expected to wrap in early November. We should expect to see "Sense8" on Netflix next year. In the meantime, read more plot details on the series...

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Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed

Wachowskis' Netflix Series 'Sense8' Cast Revealed
The cast for "Sense8," the upcoming sci-fi series from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has been revealed. For genre geeks, it's a doozy. Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews ("Lost"), Freema Agyeman ("Doctor Who") and Brian J. Smith ("Stargate Universe") are among the 14 new cast members. Brit actors Tuppence Middleton (star of Wachowskis' troubled "Jupiter Ascending") and Aml Ameen ("Harry's Law") are on board, as well as an international cast of fresh faces including Tena Desae, Doona Bae, Max Riemelt, Alfonso Herrera and Erendira Ibarra. "Sense8" revolves around eight people from around the world who find themselves, suddenly, inextricably, telepathically linked. With J. Michael Straczynski co-showrunning, the 10-episode first season has already begun shooting and is expected to wrap in early November. We should expect to see "Sense8" on Netflix next year. In the meantime, read more plot details on the series...
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Will Brad Garrett guesting on 'The Crazy Ones' break Emmys comedy curse of David E. Kelly?

Will Brad Garrett guesting on 'The Crazy Ones' break Emmys comedy curse of David E. Kelly?
TV hall of famer David E. Kelley has created shows that have won 38 Emmys for acting spread out among 30 different performers. While the last of these wins was three years ago (Paul McCrane for a guest spot on the drama "Harry's Law"), Kelley's new comedy series “The Crazy Ones” could break that drought with three-time Emmy champ Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond," 2002, 2003, 2005) a strong contender for his recurring role as Gordon Lewis, the authoritative, business-minded executive of the advertising agency at the heart of the series. Garrett has proven to be a worthy foil to Robin Williams’ character Simon Roberts, the eccentric leader of the creative team. As the office curmudgeon, Lewis makes every attempt to play by the book, but often succumbs to the frequent attempts by the free spirits in the creative department to bend and break the rules. -Break- While Garrett has appeared in three episode...
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Meagan Good Heading Back To NBC To Star In New Sci-Fi Drama 'Babylon Fields'

Meagan Good Heading Back To NBC To Star In New Sci-Fi Drama 'Babylon Fields'
A couple of years after the network canceled Deception, the star of that short-lived drama series, Meagan Good, is returning to NBC to star in a new sci-fi drama pilot titled Babylon Fields.  In the drama, set in a place called Babylon, NY, the dead are coming back to life, as their bodies regenerate, and they grow stronger than the living, leading to the scary suggestions that they just might be the next step in human evolution.  Good has signed up to play a Dr Janine Beltran, local to Babylon, NY, who has "an edge to he," says the press release.  Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson will write and executive produce with Dexter's Michael Cuesta directing. Good will be seen on the big screen in Think Like A Man 2, out later this year. On the small screen she was most recently seen in Harry's Law and Californication. Let's hope
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More Casting News Comes in for Extant

Some fresh casting news has come our way for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television's much talked about new acquisition, "Extant." Read on for the latest details.

According to Deadline, Camryn Manheim (pictured; "The Practice," "Harry's Law") is set to co-star opposite Halle Berry in CBS's upcoming summer drama series.

The serialized mystery thriller centers on Molly (Berry), an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Manheim will play Sam Barton, Molly’s best friend and closest confidante.

"Extant" is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg, Greg Walker, Mickey Fisher, who wrote the script, Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank will serve as executive producers. Halle Berry will serve as a co-executive producer. The series will be distributed domestically
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Kathy Bates is Not Happy With NBC

Kathy Bates is Not Happy With NBC
Over the weekend at the Television Critics Association's Summer TV 2013 Press Tour, Kathy Bates spoke out about the Harry's Law cancellation and her experience with NBC.  When asked if NBC's handling of Harry's Law made Bates reluctant to get back into the business of weekly television, Bates first hesitated with her answer--saying "You bet!" and that she didn't want to give NBC "any air time." But then she changed her mind and spoke her mind and gave it to NBC. I think they treated us like shit. They kicked us to the curb. They disrespected us. They disrespected our 11 million viewers every week. And I think they're getting what they deserve. NBC cancelled Harry's Law in Spring 2012 despite it being the network's highest watched drama series. Bates will next be seen in American Horror Story: Coven on FX, which according to the TCA panel is set to have a feminist
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Casting: Campbell, Ragsdale, Corddry, Gabel

Division 19

Neve Campbell, Clarke Peters and Jamie Draven all star in Suzie Halewood's dystopian thriller "Division 19" which began filming in Detroit this past week.

Set in 2039, online viewers determine the fates of members of the burgeoning prison population. Neve Campbell plays Nielsen, the woman who runs all the jails. [Source: Screen Daily]

Left Behind

William Ragsdale ("Fright Night," "Herman's Head") is set to star in Vic Armstrong's new adaptation of the "Left Behind" novels.

The story takes place after The Rapture which has removed people of the Christian faith from Earth. Ragsdale will play Chris Smith, the copilot of Nicolas Cage's Rayford Steele lead character. [Source: Facebook]

St. Vincent de Van Nuys

Nate Corddry ("The Heat," "Harry's Law") has joined the cast of the Bill Murray-led, Ted Melfi-directed comedy "St. Vincent de Van Nuys" at The Weinstein Company. Filming is currently underway.

The story follows a 12-year-old striking
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Kathy Bates Still Upset Over NBC's Harry's Law Cancellation, Talks Joys Of American Horror Story

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Kathy Bates Still Upset Over NBC's Harry's Law Cancellation, Talks Joys Of American Horror Story
Kathy Bates is happy to have found a home on FX's "American Horror Story: Coven," especially after an experience at NBC with "Harry's Law," the end of which she doesn't remember fondly.

When a reporter at Friday's "American Horror Story: Coven" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills asked her if this project was what made her want to do weekly work again after her last television series experience, Kathy said yes. She then shared her feelings about the end of her last TV series - "Harry's Law" on NBC - without mentioning the show ...

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Kathy Bates is still not happy about 'Harry's Law' being canceled

Don't expect Kathy Bates to be popping up on NBC anytime in the near future.

The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stars on FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" this fall. At the show's TCA press tour session Friday (Aug. 2), she was asked if it took a show like "Ahs" to bring her back to TV after the way her last series ended.

That was "Harry's Law," which was canceled last year after two seasons. It had pretty strong total-audience numbers (8.8 million viewers) but was among NBC's lowest-ranking shows in the 18-49 demographic, which is the network's priority.

Bates did not shy away from criticizing that way of thinking.

"I think they treated us like s***," she says. "They disrespected us and our 7 to 11 million viewers, and they're getting what they deserve."

"Ahs: Coven" is scheduled to premiere in October on FX.
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Who are the 11 women with best odds to win Drama Actress at Emmys?

Who are the 11 women with best odds to win Drama Actress at Emmys?
By canvassing experts, editors and users, Gold Derby has determined that there are 11 women still in contention to reap bids for Best Drama Actress this year. Only six will make the final cut when Emmy nominations are unveiled on July 18. Those 11 ladies with odds to win of better than 100/1 from any group in our poll -- our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users, and Overall Users -- are profiled below. Three past winners for their current roles are in the hunt for nominations as are two previous nominees. There will definitely be one open slot since Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law") is no longer eligible and six actresses are hoping to replace her and reap their first bids for their current shows.  Related: Who are nine men with best odds to win Drama Actor at Emmys?  Claire Danes ("Homeland") won her second Emmy last year and the first for this role. She is
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Parental Guidance Kid Tweets His Way to a Role in The Maze Runner

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Update: Salesmen have a saying, "Always ask for the order." That's exactly what Blake Cooper did to get the role of Chuck in The Maze Runner. The young actor did the digital equivalent of raising and waving his hand in the air. He tweeted the film's director Wes Ball to let make him aware that he wanted the role - and it worked! Cooper doesn't have too many credits, although plays a speech student in Parental Guidance. Still, he had the look and it turns out, the chops, so he got the job. 

Other new hires are Anl Ameen ("Harry's Law") as Alby, Kaya Scodelario (Clash of the Titans) as Teresa, Ki Hong Lee ("The Nine Lives of Chloe King") as Minho.

April 19, 2013 -  "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien will play Thomas in The Maze Runner, one of the boys who wakes up in the maze with his memory wiped clean.
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Tom Hanks is one 'Lucky Guy' on Broadway

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Tom Hanks would make his Broadway debut only in a special play, and any play written by Nora Ephron is.

Those are just facts, and at its essence, this is a play about facts. Any piece about newspapers and a true newspaperman is about facts.

"Lucky Guy," which has already been extended to July 3, regularly causes pedestrian gridlock on 44th St. when the audience lets out at the Broadhurst Theatre and people queue up to see Hanks.

The play captures a great time in newspapers. It was such a great time and it is so well replicated on stage that it's hard to divorce that and see just the play. Even though this is Ephron's final play and Hanks' first Broadway appearance, it is not an excellent play. It is, though, incredible fun, particularly for those of us lucky enough to have lived some of it.

For newspaper reporters, it
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TV on Tap: Jean Smart Takes a Principal Pilot Role, "Grimm" Gets Caribbean and Why Is "American Idol" Sinking?

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The Voice returns with a new line-up of judge and awkwardly bad photoshop.

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Following roles in in Hawaii Five-0 and Harry's Law, Jean Smart has found a new comedy role, according to Deadline. She's joined the Craig Robinson-centered pilot, which has Robinson playing a musician who becomes a middle school music teacher. Smart will play the stressed out principal of Robinson's school.

Good news, Mr. Feeny will be a part of Boy Meets World follow-up series Girl Meets World as William Daniels will reprise the role. Those of you who thought it would be hard to revisit Cory and Topanga without Mr. Feeny's sage advice, you can let out a sigh of relief.

Whoa. The second season of Baby Daddy doesn't debut for another two months, but ABC Family has already ordered a third season.

It looks like Grimm is expanding its lore once more. The supernatural drama
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