Question: Can you settle an argument for me? My fiancé and I are arguing over some Old Navy commercials (I believe they showed them mainly during Christmas) featuring the "Item of the Week." There is a woman on the commercial and my fiancé believes it's Megan Mullally from Will & Grace. I say it's not. Who's right? Thanks. Teresa
Televisionary: Once again, I play peacemaker and this time I'm happy to head off a relationship crisis before it tears you two kids apart. Don't let TV get in the way of your love, Teresa. It's just not worth it.
Your intended is right; 'twas Ms. Mullally (Will & Grace's money-loving Karen) dancing with the Old Navy boys in the ads, which hawked such essentials as sleep bottoms and half-zip pullovers. And lest you two lovebirds stop your cooing to battle over another aspect of those spots, that was
Question: In the mid-'70s I seem to recall watching four shows on ABC on Tuesday nights. The schedule was as follows: Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and Three's Company. I can't for the life of me remember the fourth show. Any help would be appreciated.
Televisionary: It depends on which year you're talking about. In 1977, Happy Days kicked things off at 8 pm, followed by Laverne & Shirley at 8:30 pm,
Question: Did Jane Kaczmarek (Bradley Whitford's wife) ever appear in The Paper Chase TV show or movie? Rachel K.
Televisionary: Now, Rachel, let me get this straight. In this time of enlightenment, Ms. Kaczmarek's work on Malcolm in the Middle earns her an Emmy nomination and all you can do is define her as West Wing-er Whitford's wife? Ah, me.
To answer your query, though, the actress was on the small-screen version of the 1973 film. She played law student Connie Lehman in The Paper Chase: the Second Year, the series continuation shown on Showtime in 1983 after CBS's 1979 cancellation of the original Paper Chase. She only appeared for one season, a
If you live under a rock, maybe you don't know: The Daytime Emmys just happen to be the biggest awards show of the year, next to the Oscars and the primetime Emmys. And the Tonys. And probably the Grammys, too. And maybe the Espys. Oh yeah, and the CableAce Awards, for sure. And... and...
Okay, fine. So, since perennial also-ran Susan Lucci finally won one of the damn things in 1999, the Daytime Emmys have been pretty pointless. Heck, even she seems to know it. Though the All My Children melodrama queen was again a nominee at Friday night's 28th annual ceremony, she didn't attend, but instead appeared via satellite from her and Regis Philbin's Atlantic City cabaret gig. And why should she have gone? It's not like the show provides the excitement of wondering whether Robert Downey Jr. is going to get busted onstage or the suspense of watching J. Lo read off a TelePrompter, her ample bosom promising to burst forth at any second from a bar
Believe it or not, the biggest controversy at the 28th annual Daytime Emmy Awards did not involve General Hospital's Ingo Rademacher (that hairdo!), The Bold and the Beautiful's Adrienne Frantz (that voice!) or Regis Philbin's long-overdue double win for Live and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (that poor Kathie Lee Gifford!). No, the real debate of the night as determined by backstage scuttlebutt concerned CBS's As the World Turns, and who really is responsible for the show's miraculous resurgence that culminated in eight Emmy wins (including Outstanding Drama Series and Writing Team).
Although many believe new head writer Hogan Sheffer deserves the credit since taking over in August, he re-energized the 45-year-old soap with "a sense of humor and really fast storytelling" those associated with ATWT weren't so quick to proclaim him their comeback kid. "It's a co
Not to be confused with Paul Hogan of the Crocodile Dundee films though he's just as kitschy an Aussie "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin has made a name for himself by capturing and relocating grumpy crocs on camera. Ever eager to tackle reluctant reptiles, he and wife Terri return in NBC's The Crocodile Hunter: Big Croc Diaries (airing 8 pm/ET on Monday).
"The animals I have the most respect for are the Australian saltwater crocodile and tiger shark," Irwin enthuses in his typically cheery 'G'day mate' style. "Those are two big apex predators. You go into their territory, you really need to know what you're doing and you can't afford to be too blasé. And if you don't understand body posture, you could end up dead pretty quick."
Aside from his Peacock special, busy Irwin also has a cameo in Eddie Murphy's Doctor Dolittle 2 (opening June 22) and appears on Animal Planet's "Croc Week" from June 17-23. But
Mike Myers just couldn't resist making Shrek something of a Fat Bastard. The funnyman who supplies the not-so-jolly green giant's voice in the animated send-up of classic fairy-tales admits he borrowed heavily from the gluttonous Scotsman he created for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Why, you ask?
"At first, I was making Shrek sound Canadian," he says, "and I wasn't totally happy. Then I remembered that my mom, who's from Liverpool, used to read me children's stories with a British accent. And even though we had [already] recorded a lot of stuff, I said to the producers, 'I want to try something new.' So I made Shrek sort of British and Scottish. I guess that did include a bit of Fat Bastard."
Myers who replaced Chris Farley after the comic's sudden passing clearly doesn't take the role too seriously. "I was worried about typecasting," he deadpans. "I think I've played too many green ogres." More thoughtfully,
Although the WB is expelling Popular after tonight's broadcast (at 9 pm/ET), two of the high school dramedy's classmates deserve to graduate with honors to a spinoff and we aren't talking about teacher's pets Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope, either. As varsity vipers Nicole Julian and Mary Cherry, Tammy Lynn Michaels and Leslie Grossman dressed like silver screen golden girls and spat insults that would make Anne Robinson cry. So imagine what would happen if the social-climbing California girls were set loose in Manhattan...
"God almighty, the laughter would never end!" Michaels tells TV Guide Online. "Grossman and I would take that town by storm! Nicole and Mary Cherry would do stuff like fake working at Barney's because they wouldn't hire us. And Nicole would probably make a play for the mayor and try to get in the news."
Unfortunately, a sitcom spotlighting the campiest co-stars since Be
Now that churlish Charmed enchantress Shannen Doherty has hung up her pointy black hat, every wannabe Wiccan in Hollywood is reciting incantations in hopes that she will be picked to round out the coven of remaining co-stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs. Even Survivor: The Australian Outback antagonist Jerri Manthey has, figuratively speaking, parked her broomstick outside producer Aaron Spelling's office.
"Oh, absolutely!" the wicked witch of Oz tells TV Guide Online. "I'm all over it. Somebody should plant that seed."
Unfortunately for Manthey, a well documented mean streak alone won't get her handed the keys to Doherty's cauldron. "I'm glad she would be interested [in signing on]," cackles a rep for Spelling TV. "Frankly, I just don't see it. But thank you for making me laugh."
Assuming that Manthey's hocus-pocus will never enthrall TV
The first of two upcoming Matrix sequels slated for a Christmas 2002 release has been given an official name: The Matrix: Reloaded. Both pics are being shot simultaneously, which makes sense considering executive producer Joel Silver describes them as "essentially one movie shown in two halves."
Certainly, Silver whose credits include four Lethal Weapon films, two Die Hards and two Predators knows his way around a sequel. But the two-time Razzie award winner insists that the second and third Matrix chapters won't be your standard issue follow-ups.
"[Writer-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski] wrote The Matrix as a long story," explains Silver, whose latest project, the John Travolta crime thriller Swordfish, opens June 8. "They wanted to tell a superhero story, so they created this world where one could be a superhero and it would be believable, because you're in