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Eight questions with Donnie Wahlberg

Channel Guide Magazine: You’ve done feature films and TV. Do you have a preference of medium? Donnie Wahlberg: I sort of gravitate toward television in terms of work. It hinders you in some ways, but at the same time, it suits my personality better. I like to work at a brisk pace; I like to stay busy. I don’t want to sit in my trailer for eight hours to do one page of work, and in a big movie, that’s what happens. I want to stay on set; I want to stay close to [the project], because it sharpens my […]

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Planet Earth: “Every Shot Had To Be A Rembrandt”

That was BBC producer Alastair Fothergill’s edict to his crew of established wildlife filmmakers during their five-year work on filming Planet Earth, a terrific, 11-part series premiering on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater March 25, and airing Sundays. And they more than made good on that. Every scene does, indeed, captivate the eye and the imagination as it reintroduces audiences to the wonders of a planet we have increasingly taken for granted. New animal behavior and new locations never before captured on film are simply amazing as the series visits the Arctic, Antarctic and everyplace in between. The filmmakers […]

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The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases

In December, we told you about TV Land’s five-night countdown The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases. Well, now that we’ve seen the results, we thought we’d share them with you: #100 — “Nip it!” (Barney Fife, “The Andy Griffith Show”) #99 — “Yeah, that’s the ticket” (Jon Lovitz as the pathological liar, “Saturday Night Live”) #98 — “I’m Larry, this is my brother Darryl …” (Larry, “Newhart”) #97 — “God’ll get you for that” (Maude, “Maude”) #96 — “I love it when a plan comes together” (Hannibal, “The A-Team”) #95 — “This is the city …” (Sgt. Joe Friday, […]

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8 Questions With … Kate Flannery

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Kate Flannery: I had a seventh-grader from Florida who somehow found my number on the Internet, and he was calling me and asking to party with Meredith [her character on The Office]. His name was Sheldon and his voice hadn’t changed. 2. You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three magazines. What are they? I’m going to say Interview, New York magazine and Vanity Fair. 3. What’s your favorite sports team? I’m a Philadelphia girl, so I’m going to say the Philadelphia Eagles. They need a break. And [there’s] the fact […]

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TV Show Dogs!

Canine chaos hits television this month with the return of two annual favorites — The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, airing Feb. 12-13 on USA Network, and Puppy Bowl III, airing Feb. 4 on Animal Planet. With this kennel full of cuties in store for our TV screens, that got us fetching recollections of some other memorable mutts we’ve seen over the years on various sitcoms, dramas and even commercials. Here, divided by groups like at Westminster (though slightly less snobby; we actually recognize Jack Russell terriers and mixed breeds!), are some of our favorite dogs from TV history: Working […]

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Your TV Compatibility Guide

It’s not your fault. Sometimes you and the characters on your favorite show just … grow apart. Maybe you didn’t have as much in common with Bree or Edie as you thought you did. Or you’re finding yourself increasingly attracted to Dexter Morgan. Whatever the situation, the good news is that there are plenty of fish in the TV sea — you just need to find the one that’s right for you. And that’s where our TV compatibility guide comes in: We’ve screened hundreds of potentials and have classified them by personality to help you find that perfect somebody who […]

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Paul Blackthorne Plays A Magic Man In SCI FI Channel’s “The Dresden Files”

If you’re familiar with Paul Blackthorne, it’s likely from his days as a biological terrorist. The 37-year-old Englishman threatened to unleash a deadly virus on Los Angeles as villain Steve Saunders on the third season of 24. Now Blackthorne’s back on TV, playing a good guy — at least, relatively speaking — as crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in the new SCI FI Channel series The Dresden Files. “He has an element of reluctance to him,” Blackthorne says of Dresden. “He’s not your out and out ‘let me save the world’ kind of hero; he’s more of the ‘well, I suppose […]

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8 Questions With … Christian Clemenson

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter? Christian Clemenson: There was this one lady — and this was early on — who met me in the produce department at Ralph’s, which is a local supermarket. I had just appeared on television playing somebody who sells burglar alarms, and she actually thought that I was a burglar alarm system salesman. … She proceeded to ask me about what I recommended for her situation, and I did actually offer her advice. 2. You’re at a magazine rack and can pick three magazines. What are they? I’m always going to pick The New […]

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Nora Roberts Discusses Her Lifetime Films

If romance novelist Nora Roberts were not a writer, she says she would probably have to work in retail for minimum wage since, she asserts, “I have no other talent.” Fortunately for Roberts’ many fans, she sticks with what she does best and, with over 100 novels published, is one of America’s most prolific writers. Now her fans can see four of her books come to life onscreen. These Lifetime original movies include Angels Fall, premiering Jan. 29 on Lifetime, and Blue Smoke, Carolina Moon and Montana Sky, airing on the network in February. Roberts was happy to discuss the […]

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Golf Great Nick Faldo On The PGA’s Playoffs

When asked what the PGA Tour hopes to accomplish by instituting a new playoff format for 2007, Nick Faldo’s tell-it-like-it-is style is evident. “It’s all [TV] ratings, isn’t it?” the six-time major tournament champion and current golf TV analyst says. “And obviously they’re competing against football at the end of the season.” Taking a cue from NASCAR’s playoff system, the PGA will try to end its season with a cheer instead of a polite whisper. In the new format, players will accumulate points from January to August to qualify for a four-tournament playoff starting in late August and ending with […]