Question: Who is the female actress who guest starred on the January 9 episode of Will & Grace?
Televisionary: Well, since January 9 was a Wednesday and Will & Grace is a Thursday show, I'll assume you meant the 10th and go from there, okay?
I'll also assume you meant Lesley Ann Warren
, who first played the part of a mistress to Will's father (director Sydney Pollack
) a year ago. As you saw in this most recent appearance, Grace (Debra Messing
) hoped to set Warren's giggling girlfriend character up with a new guy and thus tempt her away from Will's dad, but complications and hilarity ensued.
You may remember Warren from her Oscar-nominated performance in Victor/Victoria or from her TV work on Mission: Impossi
Question: Can you tell me who sang the opening theme song to Happy Days and what the name of the song is? Thanks. S.G.
Televisionary: Well, it depends on which theme you're talking about, S.G. The first theme song, which heralded early episodes of the show, was "Rock Around the Clock," by Bill Haley & His Comets. The one most people associate with it, however, is Truett Pratt and Jerry McClain's "Happy Days Theme."
, which ran on ABC for ten years beginning January 1974, was such a huge hit that it pumped up sales for both songs after it launched. The Pratt & McClain tune reached the number-five spot on the Billboard
chart in 1976. And I have to add that you simply haven't lived until you catch the tune performed by the singers decked all entirely in denim on a rerun of American Bandstand
"I don't know if you saw Ben tonight, but he looks pretty handsome. So that's a very nice prospect!" Alias's Jennifer Garner discussing the possibility of starring opposite Ben Affleck in the comic book flick Daredevil at last night's Golden Globe Awards. Michael Ausiello with Daniel R. Coleridge
Grateful for some glamour in the midst of wartime worries, America welcomed an Australian invasion at last night's Golden Globe Awards, where no less than five stars from Down Under reigned supreme. Fresh from winning Best Actor for A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe joked to reporters: "It's lucky I'm Australian, isn't it? I don't mean to be ridiculously patriotic, but it
gives me great pleasure to see Nicole Kidman and Rachel Griffiths win, along with [Moulin Rouge director] Baz Luhrmann and Judy D
Personal Velocity, a drama about three women in crisis, won the top prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The indie captured the grand jury trophy for best feature film.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh who had become totally deaf as a result of an autoimmune ear disease has regained a significant amount of the hearing in his left ear after undergoing surgery last month to install a cochlear implant... Rapper C-Murder was charged with first-degree murder and fraud for the shooting death of a 16-year-old at a Harvey, La., club on Jan. 12. He's being held on $1 million bail.
On the TV front, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's love affair with HBO continues. The cable network was once again the big Golden Globe winner, taking home trophies for best comedy series (Sex and the City), best drama series (Six Feet Under) and best miniseries (Band of Brothers). HBO performers earning kudos included Sarah Jessica Parker (best comedy actress for Sex and the City), Rachel Griffiths (best supporting actress for Six Feet Under) and Stanley Tucci (best supporting actor for Conspiracy). Other small-screen victors: Jennifer Garner
If you think of Hollywood as high school, only with fewer zits and bigger allowances, then the Academy Awards ceremony is, in essence, graduation day. It's a stuffy affair where mooning is discouraged and a year's worth of hard work pays off for a select few in commencement to the next level which, in this case, means getting added to Steven Spielberg's speed-dial rather than being admitted to Harvard. By contrast, the Golden Globes get-together is, for all practical purposes, prom night, an anything-goes keg party at which it truly doesn't matter whether you win or lose it's all about how you play, period. In fact, until we couch potatoes start handicapping the Oscar nominees for our office pools, we're likelier to laugh together about which Golden Globe victor gave the best reaction shot than we are which one most deserved his or her statuette. And, of course, we
So Buffy the Vampire Slayer did an all-musical episode. Big whoop. In an upcoming episode of estranged sister show Angel (airing Feb. 4 at 9 pm/ET on the WB), both series' creator, Joss Whedon, takes the white-hatted vampire and his gal Friday, Cordelia, to the ballet. Top that, Slayer!
"I guess Joss felt the show wasn't quite gay enough yet," executive producer David Greenwalt said with a chuckle at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
In actuality, the hour brings to a boil the unspoken, decidedly heterosexual passion that has been simmering for weeks between the unlikely partners in crimefighting a plot twist that is sure to strike terror into the hearts of viewers holding out hope
Pop tart Britney Spears, 20, has every intention of marrying her sweetheart Justin Timberlake she's just too busy to fit it in anytime soon. During a weekend news conference, Spears confessed that she plans to wed the 'N Sync hottie "in the future, but not this year."