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The Wackness: Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop, at Any Age

Josh Peck and Olivia Thirlby by JoJo Whilden/Occupant Films/Sony Pictures

With The Wackness, writer/director Jonathan Levine has emerged as one of the first, few voices of that generation sandwiched between X and Y: The one that had Biggie and De La, Tribe and the Wu as its own soundtrack. Set in the throbbing, sultry New York summer of 1994, The Wackness not only explores the coming of age of its characters, but also that of the culture, as New York adjusted to Mayor Giuliani and a new brand of hip-hop hit the streets.

In the intertwining stories of high-school grad Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) and Dr. Squires (Sir Ben Kingsley), Luke's middle-aged therapist, Levine captures the simultaneous anxiety, hope, disappointment and happiness that adult life foists on us again read more

Bachelor Travis Stork Is Back with Doses of Daily Advice

Dr Travis Stork by Bob D'Amico/ABC

It's been almost two years since Dr. Travis Stork appeared on The Bachelor, when the show took him to Paris to find true love. He's since moved to Summit County, CO, where he's been practicing medicine, enjoying mountain biking and living, by all accounts, a very un-Bachelor life. This fall, though, the dimpled doc is back on TV — not to find a lady, but to impart his medical wisdom as one of the five expert hosts of The Doctors. The new, syndicated daytime show kicks off Sept. 8, and will give audiences a dose of daily — yes, Dr. Stork will be on five days a week — medical info via healthy dialogue with his fellow hosts, real-life stories of medical hardship and success as well as viewer questions and audience interaction.

As he dives into filming The Doctors this summer,  read more

Katee Sackhoff on the Battlestar Finale: "I Want Closure"

Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica

Imagine your entire world has been destroyed, and you along with less than 40,000 survivors have to fight for your lives against human-hating Cylon robots, all in an attempt to reach a planet that may or may not exist. You’ve been told you have a destiny to lead your people to the only livable planet, but that you’re also a “harbinger of death.” How the heck do you take on those burdens without being a little whacked out?

Clearly, Battlestar heroine Kara “Starbuck” Thrace is able to handle this kind of pressure because she is crazy... in a good way. Scene-stealer Katee Sackhoff has spent four seasons playing the spirited, brilliant, tom-boy fighter pilot who may be the key to finding “Earth” and saving the last remaining humans. We spoke with the actress about how Galactica has changed her, her hopes for Starbuck at the end of the series' run, and her upcoming stint on Nip/Tuck. After four read more

For Sean Patrick Flanery, Young Indiana Jones Never Grows Old

Sean Patrick Flanery

More than 15 years ago, Indiana Jones got a younger counterpart with the series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. Young Indy was not only a non-stop source of historical adventures, he was also the break-out role for Sean Patrick Flanery. Since his years as Young Indy, for which he shot shows in more than 35 countries and saw a plethora of guest stars, Flanery has gone on to act in films like The Boondock Saints and shows, such as The Dead Zone (USA). Now, Young Indy's back on the scene with a ten-disc DVD set of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three: The Years of Change (ready for action today). As the DVD arrives, reminisced with Flanery about his real-life Indy adventures in places from Rome to Prague (where Catherine Zeta-Jones made a cameo). We also mused about the paparazzi's ethics, both in Indy's time and ours, and got the back story on what he's up to next, in his post-Indy era. Young Indy was one o read more

Flavor Flav Raises Da Roof in New Sitcom

Flavor Flav with Under One Roof's Kelly Perine

First, there was Public Enemy, in which Flavor Flav (né William Drayton) was the hyperactive comic relief for the iconic '80s rap group. Then, Flav reemerged in VH-1's reality lineup, most recently as the eligible bachelor of Flavor of Love. Now, the hip-hop artist turned reality maven is starring in his first scripted series, MyNetworkTV's Under One Roof (tonight at 8pm/ET). In the show, Flav plays Calvster Hill, an ex-con who moves in with his wealthy brother (Kelly Perine) and his family after being released from jail, and proceeds to butt heads and turn the household upside down. If this sounds familiar, it's because it is — one of the show's producers, Darryl Quarles, was also one of the minds behind Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Flav discussed what defines the new show, what his biggest hurdles were going from reality to a sitcom, and what he's scheming for his next move.

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OMG! Ashley Tisdale Talks TV and High School Musical 3

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale is blowing up. Hot on the heels of the High School Musical phenomenon — which has a third installment in the works — Tisdale's got an album out, and her first feature film is on the way. Somehow she's also squeezing in a campaign with Degree Girl deodorant, in which she'll be sharing her OMG moments (that's "Ohmygod!" to the uninitiated and/or over-21 set)  via a new video blog. She'll also be giving her fans a chance to submit their own OMGs for a chance to win a private concert with her in L.A. Tisdale took a few moments out of her busy schedule to talk to us about her most intense on-screen moments, how she deals with increasing media scrutiny, and what's next for Sharpay and the Wildcats. With all the projects you have going on, what drew you to the Degree ca read more

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