This week we're in Manchester, New Hampshire to meet the Voisine family Ray, Casey, and their four boys. Now everything was going great for the family, they were living in their dream home, and life was really good. This is where we should say, "and they all lived happily ever after." Sadly we can't. When the rains started in mid May 2006, the Voisines thought they were immune to the predicted flooding. Their house wasn't in a flood zone. In fact, there was a four-lane highway between their neighborhood and the river. But as the waters began to rise, Casey Voisine started getting nervous. After four days of pouring, it was clear that the water that was rising outside their home was far more than a puddle. By midnight on Mothers Day, the water had made its way into the house, soaked the carpet and was rising to the level of the electrical outlets! Within a few days, the Governor had declared a state of emergency, FEMA had been dispatched and assessments were being made of the ...
Tom Bergeron and Melanie Brown, Dancing with the Stars
We haven't seen him do the rumba or the paso doble, but Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron is faster on his feet than any of the celebrity contestants on the ABC hit competition/reality program. Whether he's trading barbs with judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, chatting with cohost Samantha Harris (and her fill-in Drew Lachey), consoling a celebrity who maybe missed a step (or, heaven forbid, did a lift!), or helping a fainting Marie Osmond
Roma Mafia, Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, Nip/Tuck
Lucy and Ricky did it. So did Laverne and Shirley. Now Drs. Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are moving to greater Los Angeles — specifically, Beverly Hills — just in time for Nip/Tuck's Season 5 premiere tonight at 10 pm/ET on FX. While cynics might cry that a series changing locales for its fifth season is a stunt, it actually makes perfect sense for the firm of McNamara/Troy to relocate to the plastic-surgery capital of the world.
"It was smart that Ryan [Murphy, Nip/Tuck's creator] anticipated the need for a change," muses Dylan Walsh (Sean) to TVGuide.com. "We probably could have done another season in Miami, but I think Ryan felt like it was good to go before people got tired of it." Adds J
This week we're in Pinon, Arizona — actually the far northeast corner of Arizona on the Navajo reservation — and we're here to meet a very special Navajo family, the Yazzies. Mom Georgia and her kids: Geralene, Garrett, and Gwendolyn. Gwen has epilepsy and severe asthma and they were heating the house with coal. Coal is expensive, does not burn clean air and was basically wreaking havoc on Gwen's respiratory system. Being the great brother he is, Garrett began looking for a way to help his sister and he came up with something pretty amazing. When he was just 13 years old he had an idea to heat his family's home. He used 16 tin cans and an old radiator from a car to create a solar heating system to warm his family. Now this didn't go unnoticed, he received many awards and accolades but his dream didn't stop there, he contacted us to let us know that his family still needed help. The home, a trailer, was basically falling apart all around them. Garrett Yazzie has asked us ...
This week we're in Billings, Montana, to meet the Carter family. Lon, Julie and their three daughters Jade, Sapphire and Lily. Montana's Big Sky country brutal winters, hot summers, rattlesnakes and chicken coops. The Carter family actually lives in an old refurbished chicken coop really a chicken coop they've tried to make the best of their circumstances, but living in that chicken coop has not been easy. Lon's done everything he can to fix it up and make it as good as it's gonna get, but we can do a lot better. As bad as living in a chicken coop is, it's not the only hardship facing this family. Julie and her daughters all suffer from an extremely rare condition called Chiari Malformation. Chiari Malformation is a condition that has over 85 symptoms, making it very easy to misdiagnose. Many doctors claim patients are just depressed or have chronic fatigue syndrome, but this disease is real and afflicts more than 250,000 most not knowing they have it. Ju...
We're in Corvallis, Oregon, about two hours south of Portland, and we're here to build a family and a new healthy home for a little girl fighting cancer.The Byers family is a young, vibrant family that is full of love, a family like any other. Mom, Dad, two boys (Chris and Joe), and 7-year-old daughter, Janessa. The problem is cancer. Janessa, affectionately known as Boey, was first diagnosed with pediatric cancer in January of 2006. Instead of being a victim, Boey decided she wanted to help others find the strength and inspiration to beat cancer. With a mission to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer, she posted daily affirmations on her website and in blogs. She became a "Cancer Warrior" and the youngest person to ever get a bill presented in Congress! This is a kid who cares enough about others that she's gonna stand up and fight the fight.Cancer is an evil, ugly disease. It tears families and people apart mentally and physically. But the Byers are not letting this ge...
Emily Van Camp, Matthew Rhys and Dave Annable, Brothers and Sisters
The Brothers & Sisters ensemble (sans the actors who play Nora, Robert, Kitty and Sarah) recently walked a red carpet outside the San Antonio Winery (where the show has filmed on occasion) in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the prime-time serial drama's Season 1 DVD release. TVGuide.com was on the scene to get the scoop on that as well as Season 2, which debuts on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 10 pm/ET, on ABC.
Arguably, the biggest shock twist at the end of the show's freshman year was Uncle Saul possibly being gay. (Those longing looks with guest star Michael Nouri sure implied it, didn't they?) Does Ron Rifkin (Saul) know anyone who dealt with their sexual preferences later in life? "Are you kidding?" he responds rhetorically to TVGuide.com. "All of us [know someone like Saul]." That is, if Nora's brother
Gina Holden, Flash Gordon
Sure, many actors from other countries are coming to the United States to act, but Gina Holden isn't among them. The actress is too busy working up in her native Canada not only in her role as Dale Arden — aka the true love of Flash Gordon (Fridays at 9 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel) — but she also appears in Lifetime's Blood Ties as a Goth mystery solver. Holden has two upcoming films as well, playing opposite Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and also braving an Aliens sequel. TVGuide.com asked Holden how she makes it all work (without the benefit of those spatial rifts found on Flash Gordon).
TVGuide.com: What attracted you to the role of Dale Arden?
Gina Holden: I'm a big comic-book
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 3
Things happening by "accident" is a Hollywood cliché, but this time there's actually some truth to it in terms of how stars Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan and director Brett Ratner reunited to bring Rush Hour 3 to life. The latest entry (set in Los Angeles and Paris) in the highly successful buddy/action franchise opens today, Aug. 10.
"I said in [the last movie] when a guy fell out of a hotel in Vegas, ‘That guy is not going to be in Rush Hour 3,'" Tucker recently recalled to TVGuide.com at the Four Seasons hotel in Bev
Nancy Travis, The Bill Engvall Show
A veteran of the sitcoms Becker and Almost Perfect and a slew of other TV programs and films, Nancy Travis has returned to series television as Susan Pearson, the wife of The Bill Engvall Show's titular family man. In the vein of other famous TV wives/mothers such as Debra Barone and Clair Huxtable, Travis' Susan provides a calming balance to Engvall's reactionary Bill Pearson. The New York native recently chatted with TVGuide.com about her role on the TBS sitcom, which airs Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET — and drew boffo ratings with last week's premiere.
TVGuide.com: Do you feel like Bill Engvall is coming on at a good time, given the number of family-oriented sitcoms that have ended their runs over