NCIS devotees who can't wait until September to get their next Brian Dietzen fix, you're in luck. The fan favorite, who plays junior medical examiner Jimmy Palmer on the hit CBS drama, has co-written and stars in a new indie romantic dramedy, Congratulations (available July 30 on Video on Demand).
It's good to be the King of Comedy. Mel Brooks has been on a roll lately, with a DVD box set, a PBS American Masters tribute and now an AFI Life Achievement Award, presented by Martin Scorsese at a black-tie gala in Hollywood. The 86-year-old legend granted us an audience...
Long before Jeff Probst snuffed out his first torch on Survivor, the viewing tribe had spoken: We love watching the game shows people play. This is the original reality TV — average Joes and Janes trying to outwit, outplay and outlast their competitors. So, excluding the bug-eating mutations of the post-Richard Hatch era, here are the top 60 shows that truly got game...
The Brady Bunch
Family ties bind us. We invite TV dynasties into the middle of our full houses (upstairs, downstairs) for happy days and good times. Watching married-with-children characters one day at a time becomes an all-in-the-family affair for the wonder years and brings about home improvement. That's why modern families matter and can take us to seventh heaven.
It all started, oddly enough, on the set of director Steven Soderbergh's gritty, Oscar-winning 2000 drama Traffic. "Steven said to me, 'You ever think of playing Liberace?'" remembers Michael Douglas of the first time he was approached to portray the ultra-effeminate yet closeted pianist who was the world's highest-paid entertainer for decades. "And I thought, 'This guy's f---ing with me. I'm playing the drug czar! Is this some kind of director's trick?'"
Stephen Colbert and wife Evelyn
Stephen Colbert's alter egomaniac on The Colbert Report may be a hawk, but the real Colbert is a peace-loving guy, at least when it comes to the late-night battlefield. We caught up with the Comedy Central cutup — in a rare interview out of character — at the opening-night gala for the Montclair Film Festival in his adopted home state of New Jersey (his wife Evelyn is one of the fest's organizers).
From her Oscar-nominated performance in the transgender-themed true-crime story Boys Don't Cry to her stint as a "sister-wife" on HBO's Big Love, Chloë Sevigny has never shied away from provocative roles. Her work as an Irish contract killer who's in transition from male to female in the six-part British series Hit & Miss (airing on DirecTV's Audience Network) may be her most controversial turn yet. Not that she planned it that way. "This fell into my lap," says the actress. "And it's such a juicy part." Here, she discusses Hit & Miss as well as gigs on Law & Order: SVU and American Horror Story...
Fans have been up in arms ever since beloved boss-lady Hetty (Linda Hunt) announced in the season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles that she was resigning, apparently to be replaced by Miguel Ferrer's Assistant Director Granger. Now executive producer Shane Brennan has broken his code of silence on the matter and cleared up the situation... in his own teasingly cryptic way.