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Comedy

Andrea Anders Remains Upbeat Despite Her Past Luck

Andrea Anders has been doing strong sitcom work for years. The problem is that not enough viewers have noticed, since none of her shows have made it as far as a third season. The unlucky streak began in 2004, when she was cast as Matt LeBlanc’s love interest — a role she would later take on in real life — in the Friends spinoff Joey. Two criminally underrated comedies, The Class and Better Off Ted, followed. “I was at a party recently,” the good-natured Anders recalls. “There was a casting director who was retiring, so there were a lot of […]

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Comedy

“Mike & Molly” Star Billy Gardell Reflects During A Return Home

If life were a football game, Billy Gardell would be sitting in the locker room, reflecting on the first-half action and getting ready to head back out and take the field. His highlights might include the hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, which, for the 41-year-old comedian, is the equivalent to a momentum-changing touchdown right before halftime. Another would be his hourlong Comedy Central standup special — appropriately titled Billy Gardell: Halftime — which premieres Feb. 5 and started this whole football metaphor in the first place. “I think when my 40th birthday hit, that’s what kind of rang true […]

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7 Questions With...

7 Questions With … Heidi Klum

1. I could see this movie 100 times and I’d still laugh: Heidi Klum: Madagascar. Also I love Nemo. 2. The funniest movie I’ve seen recently was: Tangled. My boys were laughing out loud in the movie theater. We basically have a whole row because there are so many of us. We have a huge bag of popcorn, so everyone has popcorn and Coca-Cola. I look at my husband [Seal], and it is so not how we grew up. Here it is all about snacking. 3. In school I usually made people laugh or was humored by: I would make […]

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Interview

“Twilight” Actor Peter Facinelli Has A Not-So-Accidental Love — Filmmaking

Say what you will about the Twilight series with its pretty faces and never-ending drama — Peter Facinelli won’t knock it. It’s given him the gift of opportunity. This month, the first of several screenplays penned by the 37-year-old actor premieres on Hallmark Channel. Featuring his wife, Jennie Garth, in the lead, Accidentally in Love (premiering Feb. 12) tells the story of two quite opposite people — one an aspiring actor and bachelor (Ethan Erickson) whose gig as a bunny in a children’s show isn’t quite the steppingstone he’d like it to be; the other a struggling single mom with […]

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Magazine Archive

Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson Wax Philosophic In Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited”

There are actors who are so interesting, so entertaining in whatever they do, that people say they could be satisfied just watching them sit in a room and talk for a whole movie. Trailer Fans of Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson will get to test that theory with The Sunset Limited, a dark, challenging drama adapted from a play by Cormac McCarthy (The Road). The entire 90 minutes is spent in a run-down New York City apartment where characters known only as White (Jones) and Black (Jackson) debate the meaning of life, take opposing views on the existence […]

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Kids

Heidi Klum Steps Off The Runway To Experience Some “Seriously Funny” Times

They are the lines that, decades after they’re uttered, continue to crack you up. Maybe it’s when your son, upon whom you have pinned such high hopes, says he wants to be a dolphin when he grows up. Or when your daughter, looking positively angelic, asks your husband’s boss why she’s a whore. Children are funny, and Lifetime intends to remind us of that in Seriously Funny Kids, airing Tuesdays beginning Feb. 1. Since early television, personalities, including Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby, have had hilarious chats with children. Lifetime is betting on Heidi Klum, supermodel and host of Project […]

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Magazine Archive

Larry The Cable Guy Explores The Uniqueness Of American Life

Having gone from a pig farm in Nebraska to become one of the most popular and successful comedians in the country, Larry the Cable Guy (born Dan Whitney) knows all about the potential and power of the American dream. “This is the greatest country in the world,” he says during our interview. And that passion he has for our nation and its possibilities is what he hopes people will get out of his new History series Only in America. Well, that and a few laughs along the way, of course. “It’s a comedy show,” says Larry. “I want it to […]

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Magazine Archive

Dave Salmoni Visits The “World’s Deadliest Towns”

When we think about the most dangerous places to live, we tend to focus on factors such as crime rates, potential for natural disasters and pollution levels. Large-predator expert Dave Salmoni, who has hosted the Animal Planet series After the Attack and Into the Pride, plans to change that perception. On his new series for the network, World’s Deadliest Towns, Salmoni travels to locations in Africa and India, where residents live in fear of elephants, tigers and hippos. “It’s a chance for me to show the rest of the Western world that there are places out there, that we’re living […]