As Heroes' Matt Parkman, Greg Grunberg can control people's minds and create fantastical realities in their heads. Grunberg's son has shown in his battle to overcome epilepsy is no fantasy at all.
Grunberg's 12-year-old son, Jake, has lived with the struggles and seizures epilepsy causes, but thanks to a recent brain surgery, he is showing massive signs of improvement.
"He's doing really well," Grunberg tells TVGuide.com. "You don't try brain surgery until you've basically run out of medicine. There are so many things you try before you get to removing a piece of his brain. But they saved his life."
Grunberg says surgery became an alternative when doctors were able to pinpoint the area of the brain with the most epilepsy activity. Now, he says his son is "90 percent better" and that he is hopeful for his future. "He's living a normal life — he's not seizure-free, but he's back doing what a normal kid would do," he says. "I'd love to see Jake not have epilepsy for the majority of his life, and I think that's going to happen with what they're doing."
The actor also ...
America's Next Top Model is coming back to New York for an open casting call — this time with a plan in place to prevent another near-riot.
The auditions will be held Saturday, April 11, according to the CW. A venue has yet to be announced. This second casting call comes almost a month after a large group of runway hopefuls — freaked out by overcrowding and a rumored bomb threat — caused a melee in which six people were injured and three arrested.
But that won't be the case this time around...
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy
If there was still any doubt about Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy as a couple, there isn't anymore.
The Ghost Whisperer costars made their first public appearance together at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, where Hewitt was a presenter. The couple walked the red carpet together in matching white outfits.
Rumors of a romance between the duo had been brewing since Hewitt called of her engagement to Scottish actor Ross McCall (of TV's Crash) during the holidays. Although Hewitt's onetime fiancé said the couple was "working it out" in January ...
The men of 62 Truck have always got each others' backs in the field, but tension inside the firehouse will he higher than ever during Rescue Me's 22-episode fifth season (premieres Tuesday at 10 pm/ET, FX). Particularly, Tommy (Denis Leary) and Lou (John Scurti) butt heads over — what else? — a woman. Actually, a couple of women, including one of Lou's old flames. We caught up with Scurti to find out if Tommy and Lou's friendship will survive, whether or not we'll hear any more of Lou's poetry and how the show plans to overcome its extra-long hiatus.
All roads lead to Coyote Sands. Or at least a few of the paths our heroes walk do. While Mama Petrelli organizes a family reunion at this mysterious locale, Mohinder finds clues to its history from an old file that belonged to his father. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando run into problems as they try to stage a family reunion of their own between Matt Parkman and his infant son. And while Danko tries to keep himself and a loved one out of Parkman's crosshairs, he also has to stay one step ahead of HRG who suspects Sylar's death isn't on the up-and-up. On with the recap!
Always dreamed of embarrassing yourself and your loved ones on national TV? Now's your chance.
Guilty-pleasure reality show Big Brother is hitting the road for a number of open casting calls for the series' upcoming 11th season. Over two weeks, the producers will be travelling to New York, Boston, Atlanta, Las Vegas and even a few places off the beaten path, such as High Point, N.C., and Flowood, Miss.
The chosen contestants will enter a camera-rigged house this summer and have their lives taped 24 hours a day as they compete in a number of challenges to win $500,000. Sex, snoring and plenty of loud fights are guaranteed.
The casting calls get into full swing Saturday, April 4, and continue until Saturday, April 18. All potential contestants must be U.S. citizens and at least 21 years old. Click here for the full list of audition sites and eligibility requirements.
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If there's one thing viewers want from a season finale, it's answers. Well, Damages fans, rejoice, because that's exactly what you will get in Wednesday's 90-minute second season closer.
"With the web that we spin, we feel like we have a responsibility to the audience to pull the shoelaces together — to pull it tight so that everything starts to fit into place," co-creator and executive producer Todd Kessler tells TVGuide.com. "We really appreciate the audience and their attention, so we want to deliver on every story we propose."
Great! So, why is Patty bleeding after leaving Ellen's hotel room? What's going to happen to Daniel Purcell now that he's confessed to murdering his wife? Will trigger-happy Wes send Ellen to her grave? Naturally, the producers are keeping mum on the major plot points, but co-creator and exec producer Daniel Zelman promises this season's finale is much more about character than plot.
Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson wants you to bring a little piece of her into your home by way of her new line of stripper poles.
The Playboy cover girl and former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner is launching a new stripper-pole workout, according to Us. The 23-year-old, who's currently filming Kendra, an E! reality show about her engagement and marriage to Philadelphia Eagles football player Hank Baskett, said her product puts another famous celeb stripper workout to shame.
"It's like Carmen Electra's, but mine is better," Wilkinson told the magazine. "Mine will connect to the ceiling, and you can spin on it and do all that stuff on it."
Oh no, she di-in't! (Pillow fight, anyone?) Of course, this begs the question: Which stripper workout would you be more likely to try? Vote in our pole poll and tell us why after the jump!
Tween queen Miley Cyrus has no problem being a movie star, but she's just not sure that her Disney alter ego, Hannah Montana, will be making any return trips to the box office.
"We got really lucky with having the material to make one movie," Cyrus told the Associated Press while promoting Hannah Montana: The Movie, which hits theaters April 10. While Cyrus calls the movie "very clever," she thinks the film's resolution makes sequels unlikely.
But that doesn't mean her Disney Channel show is going anywhere. "I don't know if I would do another (Hannah Montana) film, but I would love to do another season," said Cyrus, who has signed on for a third and is interested in a fourth. "That would be ...
Multiple Emmy winner Carl Reiner has been tapped to appear in House's fifth-season finale, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In the episode, entitled "Both Sides Now," Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show, the Ocean's 11 trilogy) will play a clinic patient Cuddy uses to get House's attention and force him to complete his clinic hours.
Elsewhere in the finale, House treats a man whose left and right brain operate independently. The man lives with two different personalities and has no control over his actions, making treatment difficult. Cue some "alternative methods."
The season finale ...