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Bart's George Avoids Bear Death

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star ROGER BART is relieved his character was able to die in his sleep from a drug overdose, because he was originally billed to die at the hands of a grizzly bear....

Selleck Returns To Tv

Former MAGNUM, PI star TOM SELLECK is making a return to the small screen in a forthcoming episode of hit US TV drama BOSTON LEGAL. The 60-year-old, who shot to fame as moustachioed Hawaii...

Cox And Arquette Develop Tv Sitcom

Hollywood couple COURTENEY COX and DAVID ARQUETTE are developing a sitcom about a private investigator with EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND writer/producer JEREMY STEVENS. The married SCREAM co-stars both have a hand in the TV project...

Alias To Close Next Year

Popular US TV series ALIAS will come to a close next year (06) at the end of its fifth series. The spy show, which was created by JJ ABRAMS and catapulted lead actress JENNIFER...

Koppel Says Farewell To America

Revered US news anchor TED KOPPEL, 65, made his final farewell as the anchor of ABC late-night show NIGHTLINE last night (22NOV05) after more than 25 years in the hot seat. The new-look show...

Townsend's Night Stalker Axed

Irish actor STUART TOWNSEND's hopes of becoming a US TV star have been dashed - his new drama series has reportedly been axed. Townsend, who is dating CHARLIZE THERON, was the star of quirky...

Kennedy: 'I Am No Flasher'

LATEST: Former DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star PAGE KENNEDY has angrily denied claims he was fired from the hit US drama for allegedly flashing two female colleagues. American television network ABC dismissed the 28-year-old citing "improper...

Elton's Tv Show Gets Go-ahead

Pop superstar SIR ELTON JOHN is close to realising his Hollywood career - America's ABC network has agreed to broadcast a pilot episode of his TV show. The ROCKET MAN star is following in...

Stars Design Wooden Hearts For Charity

TERI HATCHER and JENNIFER GARNER are among a host of stars from US TV network ABC's shows who have designed novelty wooden hearts for charity. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Hatcher and ALIAS beauty Garner created...

Fascinating Fact 315

FREDDIE PRINZE JR's hands-on role in his new sitcom FREDDIE makes him - at the age of 29 - the youngest executive producer in the history of US TV network ABC....

Lost Stars Unhappy With Network Treatment

TV hunk MATTHEW FOX is reassuring his LOST castmates they will soon see financial rewards from starring in the hit show, after a handful of the actors complained they do not receive enough recognition....

Idol Star Maroulis Lands New Tv Show

Former AMERICAN IDOL star CONSTANTINE MAROULIS is in negotiations to star in a new KELSEY GRAMMER sitcom. The long-haired rocker was among the finalists who competed for the last American Idol title and now...

Etheridge Working On Sitcom

MELISSA ETHERIDGE is poised to become a TV star, after signing up to appear in her own sitcom. The AIN'T IT HEAVY singer says the show is still in development with US TV network...

Us Breakfast Programme Given Royal Approval

Popular US breakfast show GOOD MORNING AMERICA is to be broadcast live from three of British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II's homes next week - including London's Buckingham Palace. But the generous monarch won't be...

Hola! Desperate Housewives + Lost Go Spanish

Hit TV shows LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES are to be broadcast simultaneously in Spanish when they return to US TV screens later this month (SEP05). Test screenings showed Latinos living in North America were...

Stars Lost Out On Cash

The cast of new US TV show Lost are angrily demanding a pay rise after discovering the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES cast are paid five times more. MATTHEW FOX, EVANGELINE LILY and DOMINIC MONAGHAN are disgusted...

Housewife Edie To Become A Mother

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN will become a desperate mother on next season's show when her vampish character, EDIE BRITT, welcomes her young son to Wisteria Lane. Sheridan admits the addition of her bed-hopping...

Writer Sues Lost Producers

A writer is suing the bosses of hit TV drama LOST, alleging the show's creators stole his idea. ANTHONY SPINNER filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (19AUG05), accusing the TV network...

Producer On Belushi's Comedy Caught In Controversy

Bosses of JIM BELUSHI's comedy ACCORDING TO JIM have issued an apology, following a rant by the show's executive producer about minority hiring. WARREN BELL, reacting to remarks he claims were made by executives...

Cohn Speaks Of Carjack Horror

Singer/songwriter MARC COHN thought he was going to die when he was shot in the head in a bungled carjacking earlier this month (07AUG05). The Grammy-winning WALKING IN MEMPHIS singer, 46, was injured when...

Andrews Praises His 'Influential' Lost Character

LOST star NAVEEN ANDREWS is convinced his Iraqi character in the hit TV drama will become hugely influential in erasing negative Muslim stereotypes because he has already proved an audience favourite. The 36-year-old British...

Cowell Sued For 'Stealing Show Idea And Name'

SIMON COWELL and US network ABC are being sued by two TV hosts who claim the pop mogul stole the brand and concept of their reality show MILLION DOLLAR IDEA, for his new programme of...

The Rolling Stones Sign American Football Deal

THE ROLLING STONES will tackle the realm of American football, after signing a deal to create promos for the new season. The rockers have signed up with US TV network ABC and the National...

Marc Cohn Shot

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter MARC COHN was shot during an alleged carjacking attempt in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday night (07AUG05). Denver police say authorities were chasing a man, who was suspected of failing to pay at...

Celebrated Newsreader Jennings Dies

American news presenter PETER JENNINGS died on Sunday (07AUG05) at his New York home following a battle with lung cancer. He was 67. The veteran journalist shot to fame in 1964, when he started...

Globe Bosses Desperate For Viewers Move Awards

LATEST: Golden Globe bosses have moved next year's (JAN06) award ceremony from its longterm Sunday date to Monday in order to avoid competition from the new series of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. US TV network NBC...

Winfrey Brings Morrison To Small Screen

OPRAH WINFREY is planning to turn TONI MORRISON's 1998 best-selling novel PARADISE into a television mini-series. The US talk show queen and her company Harpo Films are currently in negotiations with American television network...

Eva Comes Clean About Romance To Quell Rumours

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has gone public about her romance with basketball star TONY PARKER because she's sick of media speculation. Parker is one of many men romantically linked to the sexy Latina...

Tv Bosses Plan Fresh Desperate Housewives Marketing

Television bosses at US network ABC are planning to reprise their famous advertising campaign to promote the second series of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, but with a new slogan. To grab attention for the award-winning drama...

Golden Globes To Dodge Desperate Housewives Competition

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is proving to be such a huge hit in the US, bosses of the Golden Globes are considering moving next year's (06) ceremony to another day to avoid competition. The comedy, which...

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Man Up - Review

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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