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TV News & Program Updates

Sexy Rich Guys Need Love, Too

Now, I have come to realize and accept that fact that I will never get the amount or type of women that, say, a shirtless Matthew McConaughey will. And that’s fine. But why, then, are some of these rich, good-looking guys intruding into the realm of those of us who need to actually work for a date by seeking help from reality TV to find hook-ups? In what seems to be the latest trend in such programs, men who possess the elements other guys would desire, like looks, fame and money, exhibit the most extreme laziness by having the networks […]

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7 Questions With...

8 Questions With … Gabrielle Anwar

1. What Has Been Your Strangest Fan Encounter? Gabrielle Anwar: I don’t have a fan [base], per se. I don’t know … I don’t do that. I will on occasion meet someone who is convinced that they went to college with me; some sort of familiarity. 2. You’re At A Magazine Rack And Can Pick Three Magazines. What Are They? I would probably grab Period Homes, which is a British publication; it’s very hard to find at newsstands. Then followed by Mothering magazine, and then I might pick up and look in something like W magazine to see all the […]

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Comedy

Rex Lee’s Life On “Entourage”

They are the Odd Couple of modern TV — Ari (Jeremy Piven), Hollywood’s power-hungry, egomaniac talent agent, and Lloyd (Rex Lee), his subservient assistant. Both are back for Season 4 of HBO’s Entourage, along with the rest of the boys. When we caught up with Rex Lee, he wasn’t budging when it came to disclosing storylines, but we did find out the following: Ari and Lloyd’s relationship deepens. OK, you ask, so what does that mean? “What I’m willing to say to you [is] their relationship deepens and becomes richer — I’m not going to tell you how,” Lee says. […]

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Family

Hot For “High School Musical 2?”

It’s time to come out of hiding, closet Disney fans. It’s OK that you tap your foot when those Wildcats get their heads in the game! And it’s also OK that you’re wondering, “How does Miss Gabriella Montez dance in those heels?” Now’s your chance to get the answers! We’re sitting down with Gabriella herself, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, in preparation for the August 17 premiere of High School Musical 2, and we want your questions! Send us an e-mail at editor-tv@tribune.com (be sure to include your name and hometown), or post a comment below! We’ll publish her answers here and […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Without Breasts There Is No Paradise

* Now, I’ve long agreed with the sentiment found in this blog’s headline, but I was unaware that a popular telenovela was also on board with it! The hit Colombian soap from which this provocative translation comes — Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso — is now becoming part of a landmark, multi-platform creative initiative for NBC Universal. An English-language version will be produced for NBC, along with a Spanish edition using a different cast, script and production team, for Telemundo. The story is based on a bestselling, true-life story of a young woman seduced by a world of easy money, […]

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Soap Operas

Working On My “Night” Moves, Round 3

Next week? Who wants to wait until next week?! Let’s get to the next General Hospital: Night Shift interview now! Kimberly McCullough has been a presence on GH since she was seven years old, hanging out with aliens and mobsters and what not. Here’s what the lovely Robin Scorpio had to say about her new job, soap-watching bouncers and more. What differences have you noticed between “Night Shift” and “General Hospital?” It takes a lot longer! It takes longer [to film] because the scripts are longer and there aren’t as many commercials. No. 2, there’s new people, so they’re not […]

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Soap Operas

Working On My “Night” Moves, Round 2

Time to make the rounds again at General Hospital: Night Shift! My day at ABC Studios continued with some one-on-one time with Dr. Patrick Drake himself, Jason Thompson (I’m telling you, I could definitely get used to this). The St. Albert, Canada, native and daytime heartthrob filled me in on everything from his favorite magazines to what’s in store for “Scrubs” on Night Shift. I just tried not to drool … You’re here on your “day off” – what would you normally be doing on a Friday? Not much. Really not much! Hanging out – I’m still working on my […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Walls Of Jericho Back Up; Bob Barker Steps On Down

* CBS announced yesterday that its post-apocalyptic drama Jericho will be returning in July. The series received a seven-episode midseason order after impassioned fans rallied around the show (good job, all of you!). July 6 will see a rerun of the series pilot, and on July 13 CBS will present back-to-back broadcasts beginning with “Return to Jericho,” which recapped the first 11 episodes, followed by episode 12, “The Day Before,” which launched Jericho’s spring return. The remaining broadcasts are episodes 13-22, in which tensions continue to escalate between Jericho and the neighboring town of New Bern. The citizens of Jericho […]

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Drama

A “Mad” World: Life After “The Sopranos” Series Finale

We’ve said our reluctant goodbyes to Tony, Carmela and the Family … so now what? Luckily for fans of The Sopranos, AMC is filling the void with its new drama series Mad Men, which premieres July 19. Following the professional — and sometimes decidedly unprofessional — antics at Sterling Cooper, a 1960s advertising agency, Mad Men brings a stylish and surprisingly cutting-edge new world to your TV. But what, you might be asking, does a 1960s advertising agency have to do with HBO’s wildly popular mob hit? Only the fact that the Mad Men script is what got writer and […]

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Action

“The Kill Point” Countdown: Part 4

The July 22 premiere of Spike’s The Kill Point is a little over a month away, and we’ve still got a lot more coverage of the series coming. The July issue of Channel Guide Magazine has a special On The Set section where you can read about the filming of some of the gun battles in the bank and some of my interview with John Leguizamo, and there’ll be more from the set on channelguidemag.com. In The Kill Point Countdown posts, there’re also my interviews with actor Jeremy Davidson, Donnie Wahlberg and director Steve Shill yet to come. My preview […]