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5 Crazy On-Set Hollywood Feuds

Apparently those 'Desperate Housewives' friends weren't so friendly

(Newser) - These 10 celebrities rounded up by YourTango must be really good actors, because they all kept filming together despite on-set feuds. A sampling:
  • While Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones were filming Batman Forever, Carrey happened to go to the same restaurant where Jones was having dinner. He went to
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Emmy Winner Polly Bergen Dead at 84

Appeared in Cape Fear , Desperate Housewives

(Newser) - Actress and singer Polly Bergen, known for roles in productions ranging from Cape Fear to Desperate Housewives, has died at 84 of natural causes, reports say. Bergen won an Emmy for her role as Helen Morgan in the series Playhouse 90 in the late 1950s, the AP reports. She also... More »

Desperate Housewives Star Dead

Kathryn Joosten dies after long battle with lung cancer

(Newser) - Actress Kathryn Joosten has died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, just weeks after her meddling neighbor character on Desperate Housewives died in the series finale. The 72-year-old was a heavy smoker first diagnosed with the disease in 2001, notes Radar , but had been declared cancer-free as recently as... More »

Housewives Trial Ends in Mistrial

Jurors deadlocked in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful dismissal suit against Marc Cherry

(Newser) - With jurors deadlocked 8-4 in favor of actress Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and ABC, a Los Angeles judge has declared a mistrial. After three days of deliberations, jurors could not get the ninth vote they needed to reach a verdict, reports CNN... More »

Spoiler Emerges During Desperate Housewives Trial

Major character gets killed this weekend ...

(Newser) - Only in LA: A producer of Desperate Housewives had to give away a major spoiler in court yesterday ahead of Sunday's show, reports the Los Angeles Times . Look away now if you happen to be a fan: The character of Mike Delfino, played by James Denton, gets killed this... More »

5 Famous People Who Succeeded Late in Life

Alan Rickman makes list for late role in 'Die Hard'

(Newser) - Good news for those still struggling to fulfill their career dreams: A few famous people have succeeded surprisingly late in life. Cracked lists five:
  • Alan Rickman. Won his first film role at age 42. He became a theater actor after abandoning his graphic design business in his late 20s. His
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ABC Cancels Desperate Housewives

Once-dominant drama will end after next season, source says

(Newser) - Things might have just gotten a little more desperate than usual over on Wisteria Lane: ABC is canceling longtime stalwart Desperate Housewives, the network confirmed today to the AP. "We want to make sure it has its victory lap," ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee said in making the... More »

Best Defense Against Jihad: David Letterman

Stop the revolution, I want to watch Eva Longoria

(Newser) - Forget spending billions of dollars on spies and government propaganda; the best defense against jihad appears to be flooding the homes of young people with Desperate Housewives and David Letterman. That's the assessment of a WikiLeaks secret cable entitled "David Letterman: Agent of Influence" that found young Saudis "... More »

10 Guest Stars Set to Rock TV

Oscar winner Javier Bardem isn't too good for small screen

(Newser) - Need something to look forward to as the summer slowly wanes? No problem. The Frisky lists 10 exciting guest stars set for TV appearances this fall:
  • Brian Austin Green: Megan Fox’s hubby landed a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as a contractor—and housewife love interest.
  • Javier Bardem: The
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10 Nightmare Hollywood Bosses

Does it get much worse than smacking employees around?

(Newser) - Nicollette Sheridan claims Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry smacked her in the face—but she’s not the only one who worked for a Hollywood nightmare boss. The Frisky dishes the dirt on nine more:
  1. James Cameron: Reportedly nails cell phones to the wall if they ring at the wrong
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Axed Housewife: Marc Cherry Hit Me

Nicollette Sheridan sues for assault, wrongful termination

(Newser) - The Desperate Housewives drama isn’t just onscreen: Former cast member Nicollette Sheridan is suing series creator Marc Cherry for allegedly assaulting her. Sheridan claims Cherry behaved “in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner” on set, and in 2008—after she questioned one of the scripts—he “forcefully... More »

Flea-Ridden Resort to Winehouse: No More Dogs!

Plus, Marilyn Manson grosses us all out some more

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse is bringing fleas to St. Lucia. Her swanky resort quarters had to be fumigated thanks to the “five or six” stray dogs she’s adopted, a source tells the Sun, and management banned her from rescuing any more animals. Elsewhere:
  • The latest in a series of TMI
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MacLachlan May Revive Twin Peaks Online

MacLachlan desperate to bring show back

(Newser) - Agent Dale Cooper may be returning to Twin Peaks, at least on the Internet. Kyle MacLachlan—now on the slightly different Desperate Housewives—says he hopes to launch 5-minute webisodes that pick up where the quirky '90s show left off, reports the WENN blog on iMDB. Creator David Lynch won't... More »

Bye, Edie: Sheridan Leaving Housewives

(Newser) - Wisteria Lane's population is going to shrink by one. Nicollette Sheridan, who plays Edie, is leaving the show, reports E! Online. A new script is in the works about Edie's demise, probably a car accident of some sort, but there's no word on when it will air. ABC confirmed the... More »

Nicollette Rings In Birthday With David Spade Hookup

Abandons Housewives co-stars to smooch

(Newser) - Nicollette Sheridan went out to celebrate her birthday with colleagues and ended up smooching in a booth with David Spade, Us reports. Sheridan arrived at a Beverly Hills restaurant Friday with Desperate Housewives co-stars Felicity Huffman, Neal McDonough, and Kyle MacLachlan to celebrate her 45th. Then Spade winked at her... More »

Housewives Desperate for Palin Appearance

Former VP candidate could cash in on SNL popularity

(Newser) - Sarah Palin may have a visit to Wisteria Lane in her future. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is “very hot to trot to have her appear on the season-five finale,” a Hollywood insider tells the New York Post, and Disney execs love the idea. Cherry "sees her... More »

Bolton, Housewives Vamp Hit Splitsville

Couple ends engagement amicably, says Sheridan's rep

(Newser) - Actress Nicollette Sheridan and musician Michael Bolton are calling it quits—again, Sheridan’s rep tells People. The couple announced their engagement 2 years ago after rekindling a romance that had ended nearly a decade earlier. A spokesman for the 44-year-old Desperate Housewives star characterized the breakup as "amicable.... More »

Blowtorch Ignited Studio Fire

Universal Sudios reopen after blaze

(Newser) - The Universal Studios theme park reopened yesterday after a disastrous fire on the back lot destroyed sets, a video archive and the King Kong attraction. Investigators believe the blaze was caused by workmen using a blowtorch on a New York City street set, reports the Los Angeles Times. Low water... More »

Edie's Gone From Desperate Housewives

Show's creator says she won't be back 'for a few years'

(Newser) - Edie's gone from Desperate Housewives, and the show's creator says she won't be back "for a few years." Nicollette Sheridan's character left abruptly at the end of last night's episode after being confronted and shunned by her neighbors. Show creator Marc Cherry insists that she's really leaving, but... More »

Where Did the Ratings Go?

Networks, still shaking off writers strike, hoping big names' May return is cure

(Newser) - Television shows hoping for welcoming arms after a strike-imposed hiatus are out of luck: Viewership is down sharply for scripted shows, in many cases more than 10%, the Hollywood Reporter notes. The exception appears to be CBS’ Monday night lineup, which is up after returning ahead of most other shows... More »

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