In this week's epsiode, Rebecca discovers Tommy's grand scheme to oust Holly from Ojai, and turns to her dad (a returning Ken Olin) for advice on the situation. Meanwhile, the much-talked-about but as yet unseen Ryan Walker makes his debut.
Digital TV Transition
Congress may have voted to delay the digital TV transition until June 12, but that doesn't mean that some broadcasters can't turn off their analog signal on Feb. 17, as originally planned.
Don't worry — if your local broadcaster is planning on pulling the plug before the summer, you will know about it, according to the Federal Communications Commission. On Thursday, the FCC issued a public notice that set some ground rules for those who want to switch to a digital-only signal.
"Broadcasters that want to discontinue ...
The NFL just can't get enough of American Idol alums.
A week after Jennifer Hudson delivered a stirring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLIII, Idol's Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta will perform the national anthem at the NFL Pro Bowl, according to People.
"[It'll] be my first time in Hawaii! Woot woot!" Archuleta wrote on his MySpace blog. "That means more sunshine."
Archie also wrote ...
Jessica Alba's post-baby body may have looked great in recent calendar shots, but she's willing to share one of her tricks.
"I wore a girdle," Alba says in the March issue of Elle. "Eight weeks after my girlfriend had her baby, you could see her six-pack. She told me to put an elastic band around my waist — any kind of band or girdle works."
But Alba says her six-pack hasn't returned, mostly because she's had trouble ...
On Thursday's 30 Rock, the usually buttoned up Jon Hamm lets his hair down as Liz Lemon's would-be love interest.
Hamm, beloved for his super-serious role as Don Draper on Mad Men, already proved his comedy chops by hosting Saturday Night Livein October. On 30 Rock he plays Dr. Drew Baird, Lemon's new neighbor. "There are various attempts to strike up chemistry that all seem to go comically, horribly wrong," Hamm says.
While costar Tina Fey has ...
Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer
Stephen King isn't in the the target audience for Twilight, but he knows his vampires — and he says the author of the teen serial "can't write worth a darn."
Promoting his new book, Stephen King Goes to the Movies, the prolific best-selling horror novelist said in an interview with USA Weekend that Stephenie Meyer can't hold a candle to Harry Potter's creator.
"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer ...
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Though this season of Big Love earned little love in early ratings, HBO has ordered a fourth season of polygamist family drama.
The critical darling, which suffered a long hiatus due to the writers' strike, has rebounded from its slow ratings start, earning 1.5 million viewers on Sunday despite competition with Super Bowl XLIII. The show averages ...
Defending comedy series champ 30 Rock will have extra Emmy competition in 2009.
This year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will add a sixth nominee to the 10 major Emmy categories, including best comedy and drama series, according to Variety. The lead and supporting actor and actress categories in both drama and comedy will also include a sixth nominee.
"We're trying to increase our inclusiveness," said Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner, who noted an increase in "bubbling under" contenders in recent years. Some of the series left out ...
Clint Ritchie, best known for his work as cowboy Clint Buchanan on One Life to Live, has died after a brief illness, according to the actor's website. He was 70.
Ritchie died Saturday in Roseville, Calif., and details were not released. He retired in 1998 from the role he had played more than 20 years on the ABC soap, but he also made occasional guest appearances up until 2004.
"We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend Clint Ritchie," the show's executive producer Frank Valentini said in a statement."He will always ...
Samantha Harris and Tom Bergeron
ABC has announced the cast of the next season of Dancing with the Stars:
1. Rapper Lil' Kim
2. Jackass star Steve-O
3. Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell
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