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Commercial for ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [October 2nd, 2008 07:23 pm]

Have any of you heard Jack's Mannequin's song “The Resolution” used in the commercial for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:

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[October 5th, 2007 11:35 pm]

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Grey's Scene It! [January 31st, 2007 08:51 pm]

So I'm putting together a grey's trivia night in the style of Scene It for my friends and I.... right now I'm compling questions ( in the scene it style) so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on any kind of trivia. ANYTHING ranging in difficulty and from any season from the first to the current episode... So... give me your best shot :D And thanks in advance!

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greys anatomy bases [December 9th, 2006 03:56 am]

biggggggg post!

TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Episode(s): all from season 2 and 3 i think...
146 bases below


You kissed me. ---- Yes, I did. ---- Should we...I mean, there's a discussion that we could have... if you wanted to have one? ---- Izzie, I kissed you, with tongue, and I plan to do it again and again - get used to it. End of discussion. ---- Ok.
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Katherine Heigl is Everywhere. Not That We’re Complaining, of Course. [November 8th, 2006 07:44 am]

The wonderful Katherine Heigl is featured in the newest issue of Vanity Fair, looking as glamorous as ever. She also appears in the latest Us Weekly, which details the tour bus crash that almost claimed the life of her fiance, Josh Kelley. We've scanned both so that you can see them. Click to enlarge.
We've also learned that in December, Katherine will be on the cover of Cosmpolitan, while her co-star, Ellen Pompeo, will grace the cover of Allure. We'll have both those covers and the articles about our favorite stars for you as soon as we can!

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Heigl thrilled as crew strip for her [November 8th, 2006 07:41 am]

BY: WENN | Monday, October 30, 2006

Modest actress Katherine Heigl overcame her shyness over stripping on hit medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY, after the crew dropped their clothes on set.

Heigl admits she felt really uncomfortable when she had to shoot her first underwear scene in the racy drama series and was thrilled when the crew joined her.

She says, "I'm very comfortable with my body. I'm super OK with it in the dark in my own home; that's fine. But, on a set in front of not only an entire crew but then we had a whole bunch of background actors for this one particular scene I had to do... It was a very empowering scene but I felt very insecure and very scared.

"I jokingly said something to the director... I said, 'Why don't you get in your underwear, if I have to get in my underwear?' And he actually did... and then so did the crew.

"It was fun. It definitely relieved a lot of the tension for me. It took a lot of the eyes off me, which was nice."

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Smoke monster menaces Mr. Eko on `Lost' [November 8th, 2006 07:40 am]

Updated Fri. Nov. 3 2006 5:19 PM ET

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Two "Lost" tough guys, Mr. Eko and Ben, showed surprising vulnerability as both confronted personal demons on the CTV drama.

One even wound up face-to-face with the show's deadliest monster. Those who have yet to watch Wednesday's episode are advised to stop reading.

An injured Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) had a vision of his brother, Yemi, a Nigerian priest. "It is time to confess. ... I will be waiting. You know where to find me," Yemi told Eko.

Eko, overcome by fatigue and fear, trudged clumsily through the jungle on his way to a downed small plane that held Yemi's body. His visions continued as That Thing -- you know, the nefarious smoke monster -- slithered nearby.

Pre-crash, Eko had become a priest after Yemi was killed while trying to stop his plan to smuggle heroin out of Nigeria. As a youth, he was reluctantly drafted into the dark side by village-raiding guerrillas who ordered Yemi to shoot an innocent man ... or die. Eko grabbed the gun from Yemi and followed through.

Back in the castaways' camp, Locke ( Terry O'Quinn) recruited Sayid ( Naveen Andrews), Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) and two comely newcomers to find Eko and visit the small bunker dubbed "The Pearl" to try and communicate with the Others.

Eko, spotted in the forest, took a knife to Locke's throat when asked if he was searching for Yemi. "What are you afraid of?" Locke asked. Yemi's body, it turned out, was no longer in the plane.

Inside The Pearl, Locke and crew discovered that one of the bunker's multiple television screens was connected to a TV in another bunker inhabited by a guy with an eye patch. The guy was aware they were watching him and covered his screen with his hand.

Meanwhile, Jack ( Matthew Fox) learned he was right -- those X-rays he saw in last week's episode belonged to Ben (Michael Emerson), who has a fatal tumor on his spine. Ben, he of the creepy mind games, was distressed when Jack, a spinal surgeon, figured out he was dying.

"We had such a wonderful plan to break you down, Jack, wear you down until you were convinced we weren't your enemies, get you to trust us," he said. "Then, of course, we'd lead you to believe that you were choosing to do whatever we asked you to do."

Ben's strategy involved using bait: the lovely Juliet ( Elizabeth Mitchell), who resembles Jack's ex-wife. In a reversal of power, he asked his brooding captive to think about the operation. The plane crash that left Jack stranded, he said, was "proof of God."

Juliet had her own message: She rolled in a TV and played Jack a secret video of her brandishing flashcards that advised him to botch Ben's surgery. "No one would ever know," one card read.

In a clearing on an island not too far away, Eko refused to confess his sins to Yemi during a second encounter. "I've only done what I need to do to survive," he said.

But Yemi was not what he seemed. "You speak to me as if I were your brother," he said. Suddenly he was gone -- seconds later, a wisp of you-know-what blew through the trees.

That wisp became a vicious dark cloud, snatching and beating Eko, who last season had triumphantly stared it down.

Eko died with Locke at his side, after whispering something in his ear. Sayid, standing nearby, asked: "What did he say, John?"

"He said we're next," Locke replied.

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Interview: Lost's Matthew Fox On We Are Marshall [November 8th, 2006 07:39 am]

Written by Stephanie Sanchez
Tuesday, 31 October 2006

We Are Marshall is a film that chronicles the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 members of the Marshall University football team, eight coaches, 25 boosters and five crew members and the efforts of Jack Lengyel, played by Matthew McConaughey, along with surviving assistant coach Red Dawson, played by Matthew Fox, to rebuild the team from scratch.

Matthew Fox's character, Red Dawson, was the assistant coach for the 1970 Marshall University football team. He didn’t get on the plane the night of the crash. After the tragic occurrence, he was approached by the school to act as head coach of the team, but decided against coming back. Coach Lengyel convinces Dawson to return for a year to help rebuild the team as assistant coach.
We spoke with Fox about how he felt undertaking such an emotional project like We Are Marshall. We also talked about him meeting the real Red Dawson and what it was like working with McG as a director.

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JOSH HOLLOWAY KEEPS PANTS ON [November 8th, 2006 07:36 am]

It could be that retailer wife, Yessica, finally said something. Or maybe Lost actor Josh Holloway just wants to be taken seriously despite the huge airhead influence hitting Hollywood right now. “I’m looking to do a really different role next, more of a character who maybe even keeps his shirt on most of the time,” he joked to US Weekly. Well, we all saw how well that panned out for “serious actor” Brendan Fraser.

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[10.26.06 - 12:46 PM]
Released by ABC
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]


Show Me the Money, a new high-octane variety/game show series to be hosted by Emmy-winning television legend William Shatner, will premiere WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In Show Me the Money contestants must answer a minimum of six trivia questions. After each answer, the contestant chooses from among thirteen stunning dancers on stage, each of whom holds a scroll with a dollar figure to be added or subtracted -- for correct or incorrect answers -- to the contestants total.

A correct answer, combined with choosing a dancer holding big money, can quickly catapult the players winnings into the millions. But a wrong answer, combined with the wrong dancer, can wipe out winnings in an instant. There is no opportunity to play it safe contestants will be tempted to take the money and run, but this rollercoaster ride of a game show requires that you play to the very end.

Adding to the variety aspect of the show are the thirteen stunning Million-Dollar Dancers who are always ready to break into any style of dance, while audacious master of ceremonies William Shatner spontaneously boogies with the beauties on stage.

With a career that spans some 50 years, Shatner is well known for originating the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, and has remained a pop culture icon whose stature seems to grow with each passing year. Shatner will continue in his other ABC role, that of Denny Crane on ABCs hit series Boston Legal, for which he has won back-to-back Emmy Awards.

Show Me the Money is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces hit series including ABCs "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Endemol USA is a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a fully owned subsidiary of telecommunications giant Telefnica S.A., one of the largest companies in Spain. The series is executive-produced by Mike Nichols.

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'McDreamy' Dempsey's first wife lied about brutality [November 8th, 2006 07:34 am]

By Stone Martindale Nov 2, 2006, 2:58 GMT

"McDreamy" Doctor from Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey has won a small victory. His first wife admits she lied when she accused McDreamy of brutality, but now, according to TMZ, she claims "the National Enquirer knew it was a lie but published the story anyway."

The Enquirer published divorce document details in an article, documents filed in 1992, with Rochelle Parker alleging Dempsey attacked her on a movie set and broke her finger by slamming it in a car door.

TMZ reports Parker was 47-years-old when she married Dempsey, who was 21. Dempsey left Parker in 1992 for another woman.

Parker now claims her allegations were made "in the heat of a divorce" and "false." Parker says she was tricked by the Enquirer: "I never confirmed to the Enquirer that the story ... is true. To the contrary, I have previously stated that such allegations are untrue. In fact, the Enquirer offered to pay me money to confirm such allegations, which offer I refused."

Editor in Chief David Perel told TMZ that: "When we went to Dempsey for comment, his people were desperate to stop the story and they realized they couldn't. One of the things they tried is to elicit a statement from her (Parker) saying he did not beat her." Perel says his paper offered money for wedding photos, but that's it."

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[October 24th, 2006 11:27 am]

I hope no one minds but I'd just like to drop a quick note here to let people know that there's a new Grey's Anatomy fandom newsletter in town at anatomynews. There seems to be a lack of an active, comprehensive Grey's newsletter which is why Anatomy News has been started, so please consider checking it out and keeping up with Grey's Anatomy fan activities and news.
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tee's me, please me [October 18th, 2006 01:26 pm]


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'McSlut' the surgical intern in Grey's, is squeaky clean! [October 17th, 2006 11:51 am]

October 16, 2006
By Sally Scott

At last Alex, the wanton surgical intern of Seattle Grace Hospital finally got it on and managed to keep it up with Izzie in last week's literally explosive episode of Grey's Anatomy.

What a slut is our Dr Alex Karev - he who gave all and sundry a dose of the clap in series one.

At one point, Alex even cast his bedroom eyes and wandering eye over surgical intern and on/off wife to Dr Derek Shepherd, Addison Montgomery, labelling her in true Grey's catch phrase fashion "McHot".

The Mc thing has to stop - even the cute one, George O'Malley, has pronounced on the prevalence of Mc nicknames, saying he just might "McVomit'' if it doesn't stop.

But, back to Alex, of the wandering hands, eye, genitalia - promiscuous is his middle name. So what's the lowdown on actor Justin Chambers, a formal Calvin Klein and Armani model among other things, who plays Alex?

How many Hollywood glamour girls has he chatted up and bedded? Well, actually, according to various scandal sources we could lay our hands on - none.

Happily married to Keisha, with five children (yes FIVE) - Isabella, twins Maya and Kaila, Eva and Jackson - Chambers, who is a twin himself, lives en famille in a suburb just outside New York City.

He is 36, of Irish/German descent and yes, that was him you saw in The Wedding Planner - the bloke with the funny accent trying to chat up Jennifer Lopez.

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Candice Bergen recovers from stroke [October 17th, 2006 11:48 am]

Posted Oct 3rd 2006 9:50AM by Richard Keller

Here's a story that got lost amidst all of the other new fall season hoopla...

Candice Bergen, presently a cast member on the ABC drama Boston Legal, suffered an apparent stroke last week. After falling ill, the 60-year-old actress was promptly treated and released from the hospital, and was expected to make a full recovery. According to news reports, nurses say Bergen was in good spirits during her short stay.

Known for her Emmy award winning work on CBS's Murphy Brown, Bergen was hired to play Shirley Schmidt on Boston Legal, where she trades barbs with co-stars James Spader and William Shatner. Whether or not the stroke will have any implications for Bergen's role on the show is unknown at this time.

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'Boston Legal' bends TV laws [October 17th, 2006 11:43 am]

Maria Elena Fernandez / Los Angeles Times

"Cue the music," said the affable mad-cow-deranged legal eagle Denny Crane in the opening of a recent episode of "Boston Legal." But to whom is he talking -- the other zany lawyers at Crane, Poole & Schmidt?
No. He's speaking to you, the viewer. Again.
Since last season, "Boston Legal" has been breaking the fourth wall, allowing its attorneys to speak of their lives as television characters.
The second season ended with one of the show's Alan Shore-Denny Crane balcony moments (played by James Spader and William Shatner respectively) with Shore toasting "To next season, my friend." To which Crane responded, "Same night?" and Shore replied, "God, I hope."
Well, Shore got his wish, and ABC's Tuesday night drama seems to have upped the outrageousness ante even more for its third season.
In the second episode this season, Jeffrey Coho (Craig Bierko) and Claire Simms (Constance Zimmer) joined the firm. But when they introduce themselves to Crane as the "new guys," Crane quips: "Oh, please, if there were new guys, they would have shown up in the season premiere."
Shatner, for one, says he gets a kick out of the insider dialogue. Twice an Emmy winner for the role (the part evolved from "The Practice") and nominated again last season, Shatner noted that although playwrights have used the device to convey a specific personal message, "Boston Legal" has something else in mind.
Last season, Crane scolded his colleagues by saying: "You should have included me in that conference. I'm a good actor. I won an Emmy."
Creator David E. Kelley "is using it as shock value and entertainment value," Shatner said. "So in that shocking moment of a character looking at the audience and saying 'Cue the music,' the viewer takes a mental step backwards and says, 'Good God, did he really say that? ' "
Kelley said the decision to have his loony lawyers refer to themselves as TV characters from time to time occurred to him when he was writing dialogue last year.
"You never want to throw the audience at the wrong time when the story is important," Kelley said. "But at the same time, we don't take ourselves too seriously, and particularly the characters don't take themselves too seriously. So it feels somewhat organic."
The writers, Kelley said, never sit down for story meetings with designated episodes in which they will break from traditional screenwriting.
"It really comes out of the scene, and it's almost a way of us writers flagging things about our series that we know could only happen in television," Kelley said. "The fact that they end up on that balcony at the end of every episode, that's a routine that probably only exists in our fictionalized world. Real lawyers are a little bit too busy to do that at the end of every day."
During one episode last season, the writers placed the balcony scene in the third act instead of at the ending. So when Shore showed up at the usual drinking perch, Crane asked, "Is the episode over already?"
Some fans hope the fun is just beginning.
"I believe there were three erasures of the fourth wall in (the premiere) episode," wrote blogger Kenny Smith on www.kennysmith.org/blog.html. "Are they going for a record this season? We know from the preview that they removed the fourth wall at least once, and somehow that means I won't get anything done next Tuesday either."

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SHERIDAN TO BE HONOURED AS AN ANIMAL LOVER [October 17th, 2006 11:42 am]

Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
2006-10-11 21:21:20 -

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN will be honoured with a Celebrity Best Friend award at an annual fundraiser for the Wildlife Waystation this Saturday (14OCT06).
The animal-loving TV star, engaged to singer MICHAEL BOLTON, will collect her award at the Playboy Mansion ceremony in Los Angeles.
The event marks the 30th anniversary of the Wildlife Waystation, a sanctuary for wild and exotic animals in the Angeles National Forest in Little Tujunga Canyon.

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Experts: Backstage Spats All Too Common [October 17th, 2006 11:35 am]

Even The Cast Of "I Love Lucy" Had Conflicts

Oct 15, 2006 12:35 pm US/Eastern

(CBS) LOS ANGELES The hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy" made some headlines this week, but not for its steamy storylines.

Things reportedly got heated on the set when one of the actors showed up late, holding up the whole shoot. Words were exchanged and one actor grabbed another by the throat. Luckily, no one needed a real doctor.

So is a warring cast a common problem in Hollywood? John Henson, host of "Watch This" on the TV Guide Channel, spoke to Russ Mitchell about the issue.

Asked how common fights on the set are, Henson says, "Unfortunately, I think it's all too common. And I think it's often the case of people get the success and lose a sense of perspective on it. Reports are that Isaiah Washington was impatient with delays on the set. He comes from a theater background and was in character and was ready to roll and made a comment to T.R. Knight, who plays George on the show. And Patrick Dempsey came to George's defense, and said 'Pick on somebody your own size' and was promptly choked."

"They're saying they're just a family and there are no harsh feelings but as of yet, there have been no apologies. And there remains to be seen how it will affects the chemistry of the show," Henson adds.

Last year, people were talking about fights on "Desperate Housewives."

Asked if that was true, Henson says, "Yeah, there is a lot of reports that Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman were very angry with Teri Hatcher upstaging them for a very famous Vanity Fair cover shoot. Also, Nicolette Sheridan was involved in a bizarre sort of love triangle with Michael Bolton of all people and Teri Hatcher."

"It can either make or break a show. There are instances where it can add to the chemistry. An example like 'Moonlighting,' where Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd really didn't get along but had wonderful chemistry on-screen," Henson explains. "Then there are instances where it can really pull a show or even a career apart, someone like Shannon Dougherty, who fought famously with the cast of '90210' and was dismissed and later fought with her most recent cast on the WB and was dismissed."

It turns out there was even conflict on "I Love Lucy," where the cast seemed to be getting along so well. But it was not the case.

"Going back to the 50's, there were reports that Lucille Ball made Vivian Vance wear dresses that were two sizes too small to make her look frumpy by comparison. Vance was also very dissatisfied with her co-star, her husband played William Frawley, who was 22 years her senior. She felt very insulted by the fact that she was playing the wife of a man in her words "that was old enough to be her father."

(© MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

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Josh Holloway is terrified his 'Lost' character will be killed off. [October 17th, 2006 12:46 am]

Movie & Entertainment News provided by bangshowbiz.biz
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The actor - who plays conman Sawyer in the cult TV show - is paranoid about the writers secretly plotting to put him out of work.
He confessed to Men's Journal magazine: "Everybody in the cast worries about being killed off, and we wouldn't know until they handed us the script - three days before shooting.
"It's a sensitive issue. People have houses in Hawaii, kids in school. Most of us aren't in our twenties anymore." Josh, 37, also admits he can't believe how popular his character has become, despite being such cunning and nasty person.
He mused: "It still shocks me how people love him, but my take on guys like Sawyer is they're just dudes who have a different perspective on how to survive.
"Truth is, there's a little bit of Sawyer in all of us, and that's why people get into him." Earlier this year, Josh revealed that he was being bombarded with female fan mail, including sexually explicit photos from pensioners.
He said at the time: "Strangely enough, it's not all hot girls sending me pictures.
"It's women over 60. The grandmothers are really aggressive too. It's flattering and I'm honoured to be called a sexy symbol but, for me, it's about the art."

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Playing House [October 17th, 2006 12:45 am]

Gary Eng Walk spends time on Wisteria Lane with the videogame adaptation of ''Desperate Housewives.''

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Desperate Housewives: The Game
(Buena Vista Games; PC; Teen)
In this new, PC-only title, you play a new housewife on Wisteria Lane, and wouldn't you know it, you and your family soon find yourselves caught in the middle of some ongoing melodrama. Though it (desperately) borrows elements from The Sims — DH:TG employs very familiar cross-section dollhouse views and a point-and-click interface — it's at least a quality knockoff. There's also a very Sims-like way of customizing and naming your family (seeing that the only Asian character on the show is a lowly maid/surrogate mother, I decided to score one for neighborhood diversity and spawn a handsome Chinese family). I was also impressed at how seamlessly your family is woven into the storyline.

The plot, separated into a dozen bite-size chapters, is surprisingly engaging, thanks in no small part to it being scripted by a member of the show's writing team. Some polished voice work from Brenda Strong, the same actress who provides the series' disembodied narration, also adds a level of authenticity, and the game producers don't shy away from having you regularly interact with Gaby, Bree, Susan, Lynette, and Edie (voiced by stand-ins who do a bang-up job of sounding like Teri Hatcher et al).

Even the minigames aren't half-bad, although some feminists might have an issue with the suggestively distaff nature of the busywork: Most of the diversions involve cooking dinner for your husband or watering flowers. Nevertheless, it's still a guilty pleasure to whip up a batch of virtual meatloaf.

With heavy representation from four basic soap-opera food groups (murder, sex, jealousy, and amnesia), the game is a pleasant surprise for those of us who were expecting something more, well, Wisteria Lame. B

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