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Big Brother 11 Episode Recap: Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hey there, Big Brother lovers! It's been far too long since TV's best guilty pleasure was last on the air, but based on the newest crop of houseguests — and the show's new twists — we should be in for an exciting summer. Which 12 13 houseguests will we love/hate all season as they battle for the $500,000 and what surprises are in store? Let's find out.
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Ed McMahon Remembered at Special Tribute

Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon was honored by dozens of friends, family and celebrities, including Tom Arnold, who said the late Tonight Show sidekick was someone "100 percent of the people liked."

Arnold, who worked with McMahon on the 1997 WB sitcom The Tom Show, joked about McMahon's reunion with talk-show king Johnny Carson in heaven.

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"Hey, Johnny, great news: I brought Farrah (Fawcett) and Michael Jackson with me. We're gonna have a hell of a show tonight," Arnold said at the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences tribute in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Other celebrities in attendance included ... read more

Wentworth Miller's Latest Break? Law & Order: SVU

Wentworth Miller

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller will guest star in the Season 11 premiere of Law & Order: SVU, has confirmed.

Miller, who spent years running from the police on Prison Break, will be on the other side of the law this time around. He will play a NYPD cop named Nate Kendal, who saves a rape victim and crosses paths with Benson and Stabler.

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Alas, Miller's run ... read more

Harve Presnell Dies at 75

Harve Presnell

Harve Presnell, the Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as William H. Macy's father-in-law in Fargo and who starred in Broadway musicals The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Annie, has died. He was 75.

The actor died Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., after a battle with pancreatic cancer, Presnell's agent told the Associated Press.

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Born, George Harvey Presnell on Sept. 14, 1933, he was known for his booming baritone voice. The 6-foot-4 actor first gained attention in 1960 as ... read more

Big Brother 11 Houseguests Revealed

Jordan and Ronnie, Big Brother 11

CBS has announced (most) of the 13 houseguests who will be competing for the $500,000 grand prize on Big Brother 11 this summer.

Host Julie Chen made the reveal on CBS' Early Show, but only introduced 12 players. The remaining mystery guest — which the blogosphere suggests will be a player from a past season — will be announced July 7, two days before the show's premiere.

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The cast is relatively young (the oldest contestant is a 41-year-old school teacher/DJ) and features the usual suspects: a buxom blonde, a beefy jock, an edgy type (tattoos!) and a bikini model. But this might also be ... read more

Keshia Knight Pulliam: Rudy Huxtable's All Grown Up

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam wants you to know: She's not Rudy Huxtable anymore.

The 30-year-old actress may forever be remembered for her adorable character on The Cosby Show, but the work she's churning out now is a far cry from days past. In Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (now on DVD), Pulliam plays Candie, a young woman whose choices land her in the slammer.

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"She's a girl who's made some bad decisions," Pulliam tells "Due to some unfortunate circumstances, she dropped out [of college] and that's where her life took a downward spiral. She got into drug abuse and prostitution, and it's just a story about choices — and how you rebound from those choices."

That story resonated with moviegoers who poured into theaters to make the film Perry's biggest box-office success to date. Pulliam first worked ... read more

Noah Wyle Set to Star in Spielberg's TNT Series

Noah Wyle

ER veteran Noah Wyle is locked in as the lead in TNT's new sci-fi series from Steven Spielberg.

Wyle will play the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians that battle against an alien force, according to the network. The pilot opens shortly after the aliens have decimated the human population, and Wyle's group sets out to find survivors.

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Spielberg is executive-producing the as-yet-untitled series. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) will write the pilot.

The series serves as a reunion of sorts for Wyle and Spielberg, who was... read more

First Picture of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's Twins Released

Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Matthew Broderick, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick

Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have released the first photo of their newborn twin girls.

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The photo, taken Monday, shows one-week-old Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge and their proud parents in New York City. Also pictured ... read more

Jon and Kate Gosselin Plan to Keep Quiet

Jon & Kate Plus 8

When Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their separation, they promised peace for their children. Now they're trying to follow through by no longer speaking to the media.

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"During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family," the Gosselins said in a statement on TLC's website. "This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many."

Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 — the last new episode until Aug. 3 — featured clips from the couple's 10-year marriage. It included ... read more

Redmond O'Neal Will Attend Farrah Fawcett's Funeral

Farrah Fawcett, Redmond O'Neal

Redmond O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett's son, will be allowed to attend her funeral Tuesday.

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O'Neal, who is currently serving a sentence for violating his probation on drug charges, will be released from Pitchess Detention Center to attend the invitation-only funeral, O'Neal's attorney told People. The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles at 4 pm/PT.

O'Neal is currently enrolled in a yearlong inmate rehab treatment program at the Pitchess facility. He was previously released in April to visit ... read more

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