Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Early this season, Modern Family's huggable gays will try and shed some weight via a couples diet.
"Cameron and Mitchell decide to go on a juice cleanse, which I have done personally and know the madness it can cause," says Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell). "It drives them to the brink of insanity!"
Adds Eric Stonestreet (Cameron)....
Creator Marc Cherry tells me he's known since the first season of ABC's Desperate Housewives how he wants the show to end. That said, while he's reluctant to offer specifics, he promises "a satisfying and logical end" in the May finale. "There is an idea behind this show that has to do with the frustrations of ordinary women, so you'll see my feelings about why that life is worth it," he says. "There will be huge, life-changing events for all the women."
My prediction? Mirroring the drama's premiere, in which murderer Mary Alice blew her brains out, the cover-up of Gaby's stepdad's murder will lead one of the Housewives to attempt suicide....
The September 19 premiere of NBC's 1960s-set The Playboy Club will reveal that one of the bunnies is a closeted lesbian married to a gay man. Openly gay series star Amber Heard, who plays the straight Maureen, was surprised to see the original depiction of the lesbian bunny as butch.
"She was originally written to be different from the other girls in the way that she dressed and carried herself — with less feminine grace," says Amber, who convinced executive producer Chad Hodge to rewrite the character....
Marilu Henner — one of only six people in the world diagnosed with Superior Autobiographical Memory — will guest star on CBS' Unforgettable, which stars Poppy Montgomery as a woman with the same perfect-recall ability.
Marilu, who's also a consultant on the show, will play her aunt,
Guess what, ABC? A year and a half after she said she would "finish the show when my contract is up," Ellen Pompeo is open to continuing as Grey's Anatomy's Meredith. Just one problem: "I was invited for eight years — that was my contract — and no one has asked me for a day more," she says. "I know [creator] Shonda Rhimes has said the show will continue, but I wouldn't presume that they want to continue with me. You don't get dressed for the party if you don't have an invitation."
Legendary R&B musician Sam Cooke, famous for such soulful tunes as "Twisting the Night Away," "You Send Me," and "A Change Is Gonna Come," has been booked for NBC's The Playboy Club.
Singer/songwriter Rafael Saadiq, whose stylings have been heard on film and television soundtracks since the early '90s, will play the late singer in the early 60's, shortly before his tragic murder in 1964 at age 33. He'll appear in the new drama's fourth episode, to air in October.
George Lopez and Eva Longoria
Despite news of his TBS talk show's abrupt cancellation and her Desperate Housewives wrapping up after the upcoming season, there was a lot of laughter when George Lopez and Eva Longoria came together recently in a Hollywood warehouse. The two old amigos were shooting promos for their second go-round as co-hosts of the ALMA Awards, honoring the best in Latin music, film and television.
After taking a year off to retool, the ALMAs will air September 16 on NBC. I was the only print reporter invited to the shoot to talk to the pair about what we can expect from the show and how they're dealing with all the changes in their lives.
TV Guide Magazine: Eva, this will be your fifth year hosting the ALMAs. What's going to be different?
Modern Family patriarch Ed O'Neill (Jay Pritchett) received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday — but surprisingly, he's more even excited about his customary bonus gift awarded to each recipient — a $9 loaf of pumpkin bread baked by the Dominican nuns of L.A.'s Monastery of the Angels. Why? Ed loves meat. I mean, he really, really loves meat and just can't wait to use the bread for sandwiches.
They don't often guest on other star's series (let's face it; they hardly need the cash!), but one of the Seinfeld quartet is doing just that this fall.
Emmy winner Jason Alexander, eternally beloved as George Costanza, will appear on the fifth episode of Harry's Law's new season. Jason will play