This week, WB's Reba gets a much-needed ratings boost, thanks to a vivacious visit from Desperate Housewives heartthrob James Denton (tonight at 9 pm/ET). No, Wisteria Lane's studly Mike Delfino isn't coming to check Reba McEntire's plumbing. (Get your filthy minds out of the gutter, people!) However, Denton promises that viewers can look forward to plenty of above-the-neck action.
"I play a marriage counselor hired by Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman), who is married to Reba's ex-husband (Christopher Rich) on the show," he tells TV Guide Online. "The problem is that Barbra Jean develops a crush on the counselor, so obviously the therapy's not working too well!
"Barbra Jean asks Reba to come with her to my office to fire me because she's too weak to do it alone," Denton continues with a chuckle. "Then, Reba and I hit it off, which causes problems between the women. Reba and I
Donald Trump, you lying son-of-a-hush-yo'-mouth!
Last month, you fibbed
to TV Guide Online by claiming The Apprentice
was "not talking to Martha Stewart
" about joining the show. You said "she wouldn't want to do it, because I don't think it would be her kind of show." Turns out, that was a mere obfuscation designed to throw us off Stewart's potpourri scent.
The incarcerated domestic guru — who'll be released from the slammer in March — will do The Apprentice next season. However, Stewart won't be replacing Donald Trump. (At least the Trumpster told us the truth about that part.) Instead, she'll do a spin-off called The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
NBC may opt to rotate both Apprentice editions, as opposed to airing them simultaneously, but Peacock execs kept mum on scheduling details in yesterday's press conference call with reporters.
After praising Stewa
After four flirtatious seasons, Luke and Lorelai finally shared their first kiss on Gilmore Girls last spring. Their much-anticipated liplock was exchanged on May 18, 2004, if you really wanna be exact. And this smooch was so damn good, it makes No. 18 on TV Guide's list of TV's 20 Hottest Kisses of All Time. But what took 'em so long?
"We took our time," says GG creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. "We didn't rush it. [Viewers] got to watch Lorelai go through three or four different relationships. We got to see Luke go through a couple of different relationships. We got to really know who they were, and we got to see them grow as friends — friends make the best lovers. We saw them come to each other's rescue and be there for each other. [And] we knew he cared about Rory, which is all that Lorelai cares about."
Ardent GG fans still feel a frisson every time we spot Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson waking up
The four Mary Poppinses of Nanny 911 scored nifty ratings for Fox whilst whipping our nation's parents into shape. Now Lilian, Deb, Stella and Yvonne are on hiatus — though they're sure to return — leaving room for a new Brit to baby-sit American moms and dads. That's solo act Jo Frost, ABC's Supernanny, who thinks she knows why kids these days are cussin', fussin' and generally runnin' amok.
"I think that parents are trying to balance between their home life and their working careers," Frost says. "[They also struggle] between being the child's friend [and] being the authoritative parent asking for respect and manners from their children. Somewhere along the line, the balance between disciplining your children and wanting to be open with [them] has been lost."
Frost, who brought her Supernanny act over from U.K. TV, seems bent on becoming a one-woman franchise. Naturally, she's written a parentin
Hip-hop diva Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott currently plays Mama to a tour bus full of wannabe rappers on UPN's Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET). In tonight's episode, Missy's brood attempts to put new spins on classic country ditties at a Nashville honky-tonk bar. Next month, the ratings-challenged Road gets a sweeps boost from special guest star Madonna. Here, TV Guide Online gets a saucy update on all things Missy. So listen up, y'all!TV Guide Online: What made you do a reality show?
As an artist, I felt like kids need to see you don't just [become] a superstar and jump into a Bentley as soon as you get on TV. It's hard work. You have to have drive, be on time and believe in yourself. You're gonna feel sad, have doors closed in your face, have people talking to you any kind of way [they want] to make you feel like you ain't got the skills. There are some people like [Road
Like the Pen Fifteen Club song goes, "Well, Ms. Hilton, you must be worth a trillion bucks." OK, maybe not that much. But you know Fox paid Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie a mint to do The Simple Life: Interns, the third installment in their reality series, beginning tonight at 9 pm/ET with two back-to-back episodes.
This time, the harebrained heiresses (who say they'll "probably" do a fourth Simple season) go Greyhound around the East Coast trying new jobs as auto mechanics, day-care baby-sitters, TV meteorologists, tush-reading psychics and funeral directors. "That sucked," groans Paris. "We don't like dealing with dead people. It was gross." For more inspiring insights on the world of work, read our scintillating discussion...TV Guide Online: Nicole, when did you get your new dog and where'd her name come from?
I got her six months ago. She looks like a little fox and all my animals have two names, so I na
As Rescue Me's Denis Leary basically predicted on the Golden Globes red carpet, the Hollywood Foreign Press ended up handing the trophy for best actor in a drama to Deadwood's Ian McShane. He already knew he was a long shot, but did Leary mind scoring his show's sole nomination?
"Of course," the TV firefighter tells TV Guide Online, "because there's a couple of other actors on the show I would've loved to have seen nominated. Especially Charles Durning, who plays my dad, who's 82. But that's OK. I was happy to get anything that would recognize the show. We're gonna be on [FX] again next year, so maybe next year."
Rescue Me begins shooting its second season in March — and the show's juxtaposition of laughs and dark drama will be sharp as ever. "I don't want to give away any secrets," Leary says, "but some of the stuff that people wished Tommy would do last year, he's gonna do. But they're not gonna believe how
Last week on the Golden Globes red carpet, TV Guide Online spied former NYPD Blue cast member Esai Morales. He was there with his costars from PBS' Latino drama American Family: Journey of Dreams, which predictably lost to HBO's popular The Life and Death of Peter Sellers in the best miniseries or TV-movie category. Bummer. But at least Morales has been proactive since exiting Blue last year.
"I changed agents, management, everything," the pavement-pounding 43-year-old actor says. "I'm heading back to features and/or great television. My slate is open! I'm looking for the next challenge."
Most recently, Morales wrapped the upcoming CBS original movie Heartless, starring Working Girl Melanie Griffith as a very wicked woman. He's an undercover reporter working as the mole in her midst. "Melanie plays a femme fatale, a lawyer with very few scruples. Imagine that!" he laugh
According to Donald Trump, NBC and reality honcho Mark Burnett want "very badly" to sign him on for two more seasons of The Apprentice (Season 3 starts tonight at 8:30 pm/ET). But what of reports we've heard that Burnett may hire Martha Stewart to replace him next fall?
"No, [those reports] are not accurate," the Donald tells TV Guide Online. "Mark is talking about doing another type of reality show with Martha. I don't think she'd want to do that. And to be honest with you, it's not gonna be so easy to replace me. I wouldn't want to replace me!
"We were the number one show on TV. We're always in the top three. Who wants to replace that?" Trump adds with his characteristic humility. "I wouldn't mind replacing people on shows that didn't do as well, but you wouldn't want to replace the New York Yankees."
Is he saying Stewart — a scrappy billionaire mogul in her own right — hasn't got what it takes to rule his bo
When Queer Eye for the Straight Girl debuted last week, Danny Teeson made a splash (literally!) by stripping down to his undies and jumping into Rebekah the speed-dater's pool. Can viewers expect this 29-year-old scene-stealer to doff his togs often?
"I'm embarrassed," Teeson blushingly tells TV Guide Online. "But I think we can arrange that — not a problem. Us Europeans don't think twice about [taking off our clothes]. Stay tuned is all I'm gonna say!"
The London-born dancer — who joins his fellow Gal Pals on the cover of this month's Out — doesn't let his inherent shyness keep him from striking sexy poses when necessary. Teeson's been a backup dancer for Gloria Estefan, Geri Halliwell and Kylie Minogue and recently choreographed the hot-steppin' on Robbie Williams' latest world tour. That showbiz cred helped him get hired as "The Life," the resident health and fitness expert on Straight