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Skins Creator on U.S. Controversy: "Sometimes the Truth Can Be Painful"

Skins

Skins creator Brian Elsley spoke out for the first time Monday in response to the controversy surrounding the U.S. adaptation of the hit British drama. In short, he says the show is "a very serious attempt to get to the roots of young people's lives."

Parents Television Council calls for investigation into MTV's Skins

In a lengthy statement to MTV News, Elsley called Skins a "very simple and in fact rather old fashioned" series.

"It deals with relationships, parents, death, illness, mental health issues, the consequences of drug use and sexual activity," he writes. "It is just that these are characterized from the point of view of the many young people who write the show and has a very straightforward approach to their experiences; it tries to tell the truth. Sometimes that truth can be a little... read more

Grey's Alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Talks to Headline Starz's Magic City

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in final negotiations to star in Starz's new drama, Magic City, Deadline reports.

Magic City follows the mobsters, politicians and entertainments involved in establishing Miami's first big-name hotel, just as... read more

Zsa Zsa Gabor Returns Home After Amputation

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home from the hospital, one week after her right leg was amputated, her husband told CNN.

The 93-year-old actress healed quickly after the amputation, her husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt said.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's leg amputated

John Blanchette, her publicist, told The Associated Press said doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were... read more

No Strings Attached Claims Top Spot at the Box Office

No Strings Attached

Fresh off her Golden Globe win for her performance in Black Swan, Natalie Portman's new film, No Strings Attached, debuted atop the box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

The romantic comedy, also starring Ashton Kutcher, earned $20.3 million in its first weekend. Portman, who's expecting her first child this year, is considered a leading... read more

The King's Speech Pulls Upset at Producers Guild Awards

The King's Speech

The King's Speech beat out Oscar front-runner The Social Network to win top prize at the 2011 Producers Guild Awards.

The film starring Colin Firth was awarded the top prize for feature films at the awards Saturday in Los Angeles. The surprise win came less than a week after The King's Speech lost out to The Social Network for best... read more

Oprah Winfrey Promises to Reveal Family Secret

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey promises to reveal a family secret when she hosts a family reunion on her show Monday.

The 56-year-old talk show host said that the reunion involves something she's learned about recently and is only known to a few people close to her.

Oprah says she's tired, loves commercials — and eight other surprises

"I was given some news that literally shook... read more

USA Orders Two New Series: A Legal Mind, Necessary Roughness

Gabriel Macht, Callie Thorne

USA has given series orders to A Legal Mind and Necessary Roughness, a network rep confirms to TVGuide.com.

A Legal Mind follows ... read more

From Show Choir to Ballsy Mediator: Meet Fairly Legal's Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Fairly Legal creator and executive producer Michael Sardo remembers exactly when he realized he had found his leading lady.

"I had seen 90 women when Sarah Shahi came in. When the casting director pulled out a pretend gun in the audition scene, they all backed up," Sardo tells TVGuide.com.  "Sarah's audition started, the casting director pulled out the fake gun, and she leaned in. Right then and there, I knew she was Kate."

Fearlessness was an important prerequisite for the role of mediator Kate Reed, the center of USA's new drama, Fairly Legal. After the sudden death of her father, both her mentor and best friend, Kate agrees to work for her difficult stepmother (Virginia Williams) to help keep her father's law firm afloat. When she's not settling disputes for bitter divorcees and powerful CEOs, Kate is also still dealing with her split from... read more

TV's New Romantic Comedies: How To Tell Them Apart

Perfect Couples, Mad Love

Love is in the air on network TV. From NBC's Perfect Couples to ABC's Happy Endings, each of the big four networks have new romantic comedies to kick off the new year. How to tell the difference between the young love on CBS' Mad Love and Fox's Traffic Light? TVGuide.com has worked up a handy guide to navigate prime time's web of romance. (Just be ready for some TV sitcom déjà vu.)

Olivia Munn: Why I left Attack of the Show!

Perfect Couples (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC)
Premise: Three very different couples try to figure out the definition of the perfect relationship.
You Know Them From: Worst Week's Kyle Bornheimer, FlashForward's Christine Woods, Attack of the Show!'s Olivia Munn and... read more

Joan Rivers: Fox News Canceled My Appearance Over Sarah Palin Remark

Joan Rivers

According to Joan Rivers, she has learned the power of Sarah Palin the hard way.

Rivers claims Fox News Channel canceled her Thursday morning appearance after TMZ reported that she called the former Alaska governor "stupid" and "a threat." Rivers, 77, tweeted about the incident Wednesday, writing, "Outcome: DON'T PISS OFF SARAH PALIN. She's apparently... read more

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