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Carly Schroeder plays daughter to Harrison Ford (inset) in Firewall.

Carly Schroeder got her first big break when she was spotted in a Shake 'N Bake commercial by Kin Shriner and subsequently went on to play the soap vet's angelic TV daughter, Serena, for six years on the General Hospital spin-off, Port Charles. Schroeder has also shared girl time with Hilary Duff in The Lizzie McGuire Movie and "lisp-synched" Cindy Brady in the TV-movie Growing Up Brady. Now, the 15-year-old lovely is playing Harrison Ford's spunky daughter in the hostage thriller Firewall (in theaters today). Here's what Schroeder had to tell TVGuide.com about leaving soaps to cross Hollywood's velvet ropes.  

TVGuide.com: Firewall was your first big Tinseltown movie premiere, right?
Carly Schroeder:
Yes! Jessica Mc read more

Golden Globes Backstage Report!

Geena Davis, Commander in Chief

After the shell-shocked winners step off stage at the Golden Globe Awards, they go backstage to meet the press. When they find us reporters camped out in the Wilshire Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the stars are granted a second chance of sorts: They can either address the world with more eloquence than they mustered onstage, or simply make bigger fools of themselves! Once this TVGuide.com reporter got past surly security guards at the door, I took my seat and watched a parade of Lost thespians, Desperate Housewives and Brokeback Mountaineers take their shots. Read on to see how they fared in the media frenzy.

5:15 pm/PT What will Syriana scene-stealer George Clooney do with his best-supporting-actor trophy? "I'm going to put this on the hood of my car," he quipped. "Is that too much?" Everybody's a joker, George. But this time it's a plus: While Mr. Clooney couldn't resist making that Jack Abramoff crack onstage, at read more

Get Lost Backstage at the Emmys!

Lost's Matthew Fox and Harold Perrineau

Decked out in tuxes and armed with questions, the crack entertainment journalists of TVGuide.com were out in full force last night at the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Backstage at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, we waited less than patiently for the gushing winners to be musically ushered off stage to be quizzed by the press. Admittedly, the anticipation of another criminal snub for Scrubs meant that some of us were just a touch on edge. Read on to learn what Emmy's newly anointed stars had to say after their delirious acceptance speeches.

4:57 pm/PT Hurrying down the red carpet toward the backstage press room, I notice the celebrities are all accessorized with magnolias in honor of Hurricane Katrina's victims. A classy touch.
5:30 pm While the press waits for our first interviewee, we wince at the monitor as the Blue Man Group present The Amazing Race with outstanding reality-competition program. Good for TAR, but I'm read more

Sean Hayes Finds Himself in a Situation

Sean Hayes

TV is in a sitcom slump these days, and Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes wants to fix it. As a producer of Bravo’s Situation: Comedy, he helped select five aspiring sitcom writers to compete for $25,000, a high-powered agent and the possibility of his/her sitcom making it to the small screen. We asked Hayes — who calls Joey a "very good show" — about trying to find the next great American laffer.

TVGuide.com: So this is Project Greenlight for TV.
Sean Hayes: The execution is quite different, but the idea is similar. You actually get to see our two [finalists’] shows at the end of the series instead of trying to find Stolen Summer at your local multiplex.

TVGuide.com: Will we see you and [producing partner] Todd Milliner as tough, Simon-like judges?
Hayes: We’re not judges! [C
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Johnny Depp's Still a Cry-Baby

John Waters

Before he played charming oddballs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands and, well, insert most of his acting résumé here, Johnny Depp was your garden-variety teen idol on Fox's 21 Jump Street. Back in 1990, cult film director John Waters gave Depp his big-screen break — and a chance to send up his Tiger Beat image — in Cry-Baby. And since the Cry-Baby Director's Cut DVD is out today, TVGuide.com has a chance to touch base with Waters, for some "I knew Depp when" reminiscing and chatter about the rest of his freaky film exploits.

TVGuide.com: Cry-Baby was perhaps the most mainstream or "ready for prime time," of all your many wacky movies.
John Waters:
I disagree. Pecker is probably my nicest movie. Just 'cause Cry-Baby is a musical, people forget that I have a very dysfunctional, disturbed family in it. I have an ingenue who drinks her own tears becaus read more

Gay Idol Rides Pop Rollercoaster

First-season American Idol finalist Jim Verraros stands out in two major ways. He happens to be the sole openly gay Idol thus far. And far from fading into obscurity like most of his fellow pop-star wannabes, Verraros has commenced a respectable showbiz career since getting voted off the show. His catchy song "You Turn It On" — from his risqu&#233 new album Rollercoaster — recently hit No. 21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. He's also undergone quite an image change from geek to chic. In this Q&A, Verraros verifies for TVGuide.com that there is life after AI.
TVGuide.com: You look so different since we first saw you. Where are the glasses? Did you do a lost episode of Extreme Makeover to repackage yourself for pop stardom?
Jim Verraros:
American Idol was three years ago. I was 19 on the show; I'm 22 now. Change just natur read more

Gay Idol Rides Pop Rollercoaster

First-season American Idol finalist Jim Verraros stands out in two major ways. He happens to be the sole openly gay Idol thus far. And far from fading into obscurity like most of his fellow pop-star wannabes, Verraros has commenced a respectable showbiz career since getting voted off the show. His catchy song "You Turn It On" — from his risque new album Rollercoaster — recently hit No. 21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. He's also undergone quite an image change from geek to chic. In this Q&A, Verraros verifies for TVGuide.com that there is life after AI.
TVGuide.com: You look so different since we first saw you. Where are the glasses? Did you do a lost episode of Extreme Makeover to repackage yourself for pop stardom?
Jim Verraros:
American Idol was three years ago. I was 19 on the show; I'm 22 now. Change just naturally hap read more

Live Your Fear Factor Nightmare!


Reality-TV fans, do you watch Fear Factor and daydream about degrading yourself by free-falling from high places, swimming in crawly critters and eating mushy atrocities just like the contestants on the television series? Well, you needn't relegate those lofty goals to your fantasies any longer. All you have to do is go down to Universal Studios theme parks in Hollywood, Calif. and Orlando, Fla., and participate in Fear Factor Live.

"We're 125 episodes into [the series], going into our sixth season. We're the first reality show to be syndicated. But for me, this is the icing on the cake, to become a theme park attraction," Fear Factor creator Matt Kunitz tells TVGuide.com. "It's a little boy's dream to come and see my baby there!

"This attraction reflects what the TV show is, from wild stunts to eating gross things," he adds. "But unlike our show, where you're competing to win $50,000, you do Fear Factor Live just for prid read more

Idol Grad Has "This Love" for Music


After four seasons, American Idol has left scores of heartbroken young pop star wannabes in its wake. Once their TV stints end, most of them simply fade into obscurity without ever delivering those chart-topping albums they tearfully promise us on their way out. A few unforgettable favorites are busily carving out their musical niches, however, proving they still have the fire and the fan base to launch careers.

Take carrot-topped charmer John Stevens, for example. The 17-year-old Frank Sinatra devotee from AI's third season will release a disc of covers on June 28, aptly titled Red. "It's mostly Sinatra standards," he tells TVGuide.com, "but there are a few more-modern surprises. I do a cover of the Maroon 5 hit 'This Love.' It's a rocky, poppy song, but we turned it into a jazz ballad. I'm very pleased with the result. That was actually the idea of Guy Oseary, the head of Maverick Records."

Unlike some misguided Idols read more

Idol's Sinatra-holic Sees Red


After four seasons, American Idol has left scores of heartbroken young pop star wannabes in its wake. Once their TV stints end, most of them simply fade into obscurity without ever delivering those chart-topping albums they tearfully promise us on their way out. A few unforgettable favorites are busily carving out their musical niches, however, proving they still have the fire and the fan base to launch careers.

Take carrot-topped charmer John Stevens, for example. The 17-year-old Frank Sinatra devotee from AI's third season will release a disc of covers on June 28, aptly titled Red. "It's mostly Sinatra standards," he tells TVGuide.com, "but there are a few more-modern surprises. I do a cover of the Maroon 5 hit 'This Love.' It's a rocky, poppy song, but we turned it into a jazz ballad. I'm very pleased with the result. That was actually the idea of Guy Oseary, the head of Maverick Records."

Unlike some misguided Idols read more

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