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Felicity Huffman and Husband William H. Macy Gush About Their "Great Working Relationship" (Exclusive)

In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy open up about their working relationship. William, 68, and Felicity, 55, have been married since 1997 and dated for 15 years before that; they met when he was her acting teacher. "We've been working together since I was 21 or 22," Felicity exclusively tells Closer Weekly. "We have a great working relationship." Felicity and William at the premiere of Krystal. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) William can't hide his true feelings when he's directing Felicity in a scene. "If he reaches up and touches his forehead with his palm, I know I was bad," the actress told Closer with a laugh at the premiere of Krystal, which her husband directed. "I'm like, 'Oh, no, there goes the palm again!'" To hear William tell it, though, he rarely finds fault with Felicity's work. "She's a great actor," he shares of his former co-star on
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The Young & The Restless Alum Eva Longoria Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Congratulations to daytime alum Eva Longoria on receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The actress-turned-producer got her start in soaps with an uncredited role as a Brenda look-alike on General Hospital and a two-year stint as Isabella on The Young & The Restless. “What a dream come true today!” she tweeted. “Receiving my star on the Walk of Fame is an honor I can’t even believe I’m going to experience! Can’t wait to join all the legends, and even more so, can’t wait for all of y’all to go and visit it!” (Photo Credit: Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com) After leaving daytime, Longoria landed roles on Dragnet, Desperate Housewives, Mother Up!, Telenovela, and Empire. She’s also branched out behind the camera, working as an executive producer on Mother Up!, Telenovela, and Devious Maids. Her current project is an English-language adaptation of the popular telenovela Gran Hotel.
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Eva Longoria Gets Her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and It's About Time!

We've been desperate for Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to get recognition for her immense talent, and on April 16, our dreams were answered. That's when the 43-year-old actress — who happens to be pregnant, by the way — received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as some of her famous friends watched on. "What a dream come true today!" she wrote on Instagram prior to the ceremony. "Receiving my star on the Walk of Fame is an honor I can't even believe I'm going to experience! Can't wait to join all the legends and even more so, can't wait for all of y'all to go and visit it!" (Photo Credit: Getty Images) In the audience were her friends Ricky Martin, Anna Faris, and Victoria Beckham and her Desperate Housewives co-star Felicity Huffman, accompanied by husband William H. Macy. And other celeb pals sent their congratulations from afar. "I wish I
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'Desperate Housewives' Had Some Crazy Amazing Storylines — Relive the Most Jaw-Dropping Episodes!

We miss this drama! When Desperate Houswives ran for eight seasons on ABC from 2004 until 2012, each of the show's 180 episodes were jam-packed with crazy storylines — and we loved every second of it! From hiding dead bodies and kids being switched at birth to a scary hostage situation and a devastating tornado, Dh had it all. And, that's not even mentioning all of the shocking character deaths that occured during the series' run. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) With a whopping 52 characters dying from the pilot episode through the finale, it's no surprise that the Desperate Housewives writers got quite creative with the many ways that the Fairview residents perished. In fact, some episodes were so amazingly dramatic that some members of the cast — which included Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, and Marcia Cross — once expressed interest in the entire show ending with such a bang that a few Wisteria Lane
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Eva Longoria Discusses Her Drive to ‘Encourage’ Her Community to ‘Speak for Themselves’

Eva Longoria Discusses Her Drive to ‘Encourage’ Her Community to ‘Speak for Themselves’
Eva Longoria is a part of the “Latinas Who Lunch” community, designed for Latinas in Hollywood to come together and talk not only about their struggles but also how they can support each other and future generations. Longoria may have had to compete with many other women for “the one Latina role” in scripts her agents sent her early in her career, but now she is determined to prove there is more than enough room at the table for everyone. While “Latinas Who Lunch” was started just last year, the multi-hyphenate Longoria, who will receive a star on the Hollywood
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Eva Longoria Reveals That Every Part of Her Pregnant Body Is "Uncomfortable" Now

Now that Eva Longoria is in the home stretch of her first pregnancy, her baby bump has fully popped. And the soon-to-be mom is even admitting that she just doesn't feel too great at this stage. "Everything’s uncomfortable," she recently revealed on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. "It’s not just your belly — everything gets bigger. I’ve never seen my thighs so big, and my boobs, they’re in the way of everything. It’s hard." The 43-year-old previously decided that she would "live in leggings" and dresses for the remainder of her pregnancy because of her growing baby bump. "It's just impossible now to wear my old clothes," she told People back in February. "I'm resistant to buying maternity wear just because I’ve been wearing my stuff and now I've gotten to a point where I’m like, 'I'm so uncomfortable!'" Now, just a
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Eva Longoria Jokes "99 Percent" of the 'Desperate Housewives' Cast Is Still Friends Today

She's pregnant and holding nothing back! In a new interview, Eva Longoria opened up about the statuses of the relationships of her Desperate Housewives co-stars today — and implied not everyone is friends today probably without even realizing it. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, April 11, where she was asked about the Wisteria Lane ladies. "We're very good friends," she revealed, to which host Jimmy Kimmel replied, "All of you?" Eva's response to that question was both fierce and hilariously. "No," she quipped. "But 99 percent of us are." Hmm... Although Eva didn't name names, we have a feeling she's referring to how she, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman, are not really close with Teri Hatcher anymore, six years after the show ended. In fact, the 43-year-old previously revealed that she's so close with Felicity and Marcia that they even give her great mom advice. "Oh, my gosh, Marcia
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 10)

1957: As the World Turns' Edith considered leaving Oakdale.

1985: Finola Hughes debuted as Anna Devane on General Hospital.

1987: Jack Deveraux first appeared on Days of our Lives.

2008: All My Children's Jesse remembered his late friend Jenny."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1957: On As the World Turns, Chris (Don MacLaughlin) and Pa (Santos Ortega) discussed John Hughes, who ran away from the Hughes farm 18 years earlier.
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Christian Slater is interested in playing a live action Suicide Squad villain

Christian Slater has revealed that he would be open to playing a Suicide Squad villain in a future live action movie.

One of the stars of the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie, where he plays Deadshot, Christian Slater says that he could see himself transitioning to an actual villain to the squad in a live action film.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Slater said: “I think it’s up to the studios and decisions that they make, but I certainly would be open to that concept and that idea. I would certainly want it to be a character that I could identify with. I think the best characters are the one that even when they are seemingly, quote-unquote the bad guy, you can sort of identify and understand and relate to them in some way. You can kind of get a grasp of what their point of view is,
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Eva Longoria Throws Some Desperate Housewives Shade: "99% of Us" Are Friends

Eva Longoria Throws Some Desperate Housewives Shade:
Shade alert! Eva Longoria appears to imply that just one of her former Desperate Housewives co-stars is not a friend today.   The pregnant actress played Gabrielle Solis on the hit ABC series, which was plagued by drama on and off the set. She talked about her current friendships with two of her former co-stars on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuedsay, saying Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo) and Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp) will attend her star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week. "We're very good friends," Longoria said. "All of you?" Jimmy Kimmel asked. "No," Longoria replied, laughing. "But 99 percent of us...
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Ellen DeGeneres Hilariously Attempts to Help Pregnant Eva Longoria Pick out a Baby Name

She's in the home stetch of her first pregnancy, but Eva Longoria still hasn't picked out her baby's name. So, while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, April 10, host Ellen DeGeneres decided to help the mom-to-be out. During her segment, the TV star utilized her randomized name generator to create some interesting suggestions for the actress' first child, which is a little boy. One of the audience's favorites was "Tequila Sunrise Longoria," and a skeptical Eva turned to Ellen to ask for nickname ideas. "What would we call him for short?" she asked. "Tiki Sunny," Ellen immediately responded. Other hilarious moniker suggestions included "Poquito Mas Longoria" and "Don Jolio Longoria," but the final one was meant to be — at least in Ellen's eyes. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) When "Cinco de Mayo Longoria" appeared on the screen, Eva couldn't help but let out a long laugh. "It's
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Which Beloved Shows Have Overstayed Their Welcome? – IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: What’s a show you enjoy (or have enjoyed more in the past) that has had a good run, but it’s high time it wrapped up and ended?

(This is inspired by the adorable “New Girl,” which kicks off its final season on Tuesday this week.)

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Someone please stick a screwdriver into the head of “The Walking Dead.” It’s done everything it needs to do and has been excellent at most of it. But my god, enough. And this is coming from someone who watched “Desperate Housewives,” “Glee,” “Teen Wolf,” and “Pretty Little Liars” all the way to their finales.

As admirable as Rick’s crusade to keep hope alive amid all of the sweatiness, no one has come up with an antidote,
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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”s Emmy chances won’t be doomed by the one-hour runtime, readers say

One-hour comedy? No problem! That’s what 41 percent of our readers believe when asked if “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”’s one-hour episodic runtime will hurt its Best Comedy Series Emmy chances. The Amazon series is seeking to be just the second hour-long Best Comedy Series winner after “Ally McBeal” snagged the prize in 1999.

Unfortunately for “Ally McBeal,” it was never nominated again and only four hour-long shows since have been nominated for the top honor: “Desperate Housewives” (2005), “Ugly Betty” (2007), “Glee” and “Orange Is the New Black” (2014). It’s Emmy voters’ predilection for traditional half-hour comedies that has 24 percent of our readers thinking that “Mrs. Maisel”’s length will be its downfall.. After all, following the “Orange” placement controversy in 2014, the TV academy ruled that 30-minute shows will automatically be comedies and 60-minute shows will automatically be dramas unless a petition is filed (“Mrs. Maisel” did that and was approved).

See ‘The Marvelous Mrs.
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Ellen DeGeneres' Baby Name Ideas for Eva Longoria Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Ellen DeGeneres' Baby Name Ideas for Eva Longoria Will Make You Laugh Out Loud
Eva Longoria is pregnant with her first child, but she still doesn't know what to name the baby boy. Thankfully, Ellen DeGeneres is here to help. The Desperate Housewives star appeared on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and used the host's baby name generator to come up with a moniker. The machine spit out interesting suggestions like Poquito Mas Longoria and Don Jolio Longoria. "Yes, like the tequila," the actress said.  However, this wasn't the only beverage-based name it produced. The machine also suggested Tequila Sunrise Longoria.  "What would we call him for short?" Longoria asked. "Tiki Sunny," DeGeneres...
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Eva Longoria Isn't Afraid to Go Bare-Faced — No Makeup, No Problem!

Even in an industry as image-obsessed as showbiz, Desperate Housewives alum Eva Longoria isn't "desperate" for cosmetics. The 43-year-old has posted pics of herself with no makeup on her Instagram and Snapchat channels, and she's just one of many Hollywood women going bare-faced on social media (take that, beauty standards)! For example, Eva posted a makeup-free Snapchat video in December 2016 after a particularly grueling workout. "Oh my gosh, you guys, I finished SoulCycle," she said in the clip. "Look at my face. It's, like, splotchy red. It's because I haven't exercised in two months and the blood is finally getting to my face. Maybe SoulCycle is going to make me younger. What do you guys think?" Good morning #CorpusChristi!! I'm so happy to be here! #NoFilter #JustWokeUp #SparklingCityByTheSea pic.twitter.com/qWXfbbV8mG— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) December 9, 2015 A year prior, she showed off her natural beauty on Twitter in a no-makeup selfie from Texas.
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Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]

Emmys: Will being an hour-long show hurt ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ in Best Comedy Series? [Poll]
Nineteen years ago, “Ally McBeal” made Emmy history as the first hour-long show to win Best Comedy Series. A door had been kicked down, it was the dawn of a new era… except it wasn’t. “Ally McBeal,” which was never nominated again for its final three seasons, remains the only one-hour Best Comedy Series champ. But it could finally have some company this year thanks to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

In the absence of “Veep,” “Mrs. Maisel” is currently in second place in our Emmy odds behind “Atlanta.” Coming off a strong awards run with wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Producers Guild Awards earlier this year, it has four Experts and five Editors picking it to take home the Emmy. Its eight-episode first season would make it the second shortest season to win Best Comedy Series after “The Wonder Years,” but you can argue that it
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Remember Dirty John? The Podcast Is Becoming a TV Show With Eric Bana and Connie Britton

Saying Dirty John transfixed listeners when it was first released last year is a massive understatement. The one-season true-crime podcast followed Debra Newell, a wealthy 59-year-old interior designer, as she fell for John Meehan, a 55-year-old anesthesiologist with a dubious past, a penchant for lying, and a dangerous temper. Due to its immediate popularity, it was later revealed that the podcast would be adapted into a television series. Now, Connie Britton has been announced as its star.

According to Deadline, the 51-year-old Friday Night Lights and Nashville actress will be portraying Newell in the two-season Dirty John series on Bravo. Not only that, but the series has also found its titular Dirty John: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword's Eric Bana! We have no doubt the Australian actor will bring the perfect blend of charm and creepiness to the role. As far as what's happening behind the scenes, the series
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Critics Reveal the Hit Shows They Underestimated – IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the most surprising TV show hit of a show that you didn’t think would do well?

(This is inspired in part by the “Roseanne” revival but is not confined to just ratings success. Basically, you expected something to do poorly or at best, just Ok, but instead viewers went nuts or it became part of the pop culture conversation.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

As soon as I saw Shaun’s mental diagrams pop up in the pilot episode of “The Good Doctor,” I thought it would be laughed into a quick cancellation and never spoken of again. Well, I was a dummy.
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Pregnant Eva Longoria Can't Stop Showing off Her Growing Baby Bump — See the New Pics!

She's positively glowing! Ever since Eva Longoria announced last December that she's expecting her first child with husband José "Pepe" Bastón, the pregnant actress can't stop flaunting her growing belly. To celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 1, the mom-to-be took to Instagram to show off her baby bump — and it sure has popped! "Happy Easter from my egg to yours!! #HappyEaster
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Suzanne Patmore Gibbs Remembered as ‘Brilliant Executive’ and ‘Class Act’

Suzanne Patmore Gibbs Remembered as ‘Brilliant Executive’ and ‘Class Act’
She was the first TV executive to champion Shonda Rhimes as a series creator. She was “a class act” and “a brilliant executive” in the view of those who worked with Suzanne Patmore Gibbs during her tenures at ABC and Sony Pictures TV.

Many in the TV industry expressed shock at news of the death of Patmore Gibbs, the head of Sony’s TriStar Television banner who died suddenly on Thursday morning. She was 50.

Rhimes, director Paris Barclay and others took to social media to pay tribute to the executive who championed series ranging from “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “Desperate Housewives” to “The Blacklist,
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