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Natasha Lyonne is the first to admit she hasn't always been a saint.
The actress, best known for films such as American Pie, But I'm a Cheerleader and Slums of Beverly Hills, is also well-known for her personal struggles behind the camera, including her DUI in 2001 and a 2006 stint at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Lyonne says she's been able to use those latter experiences while playing a...
Fame is looking good the second time around for Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally and Debbie Allen.
The trio, along with Bebe Neuwirth and Charles S. Dutton, has been tapped to star in the remake of the 1980 classic as ...
Jason Alexander (who got his start as a Broadway hoofer) recently seized the reigns of Los Angeles' Reprise! theater series. For his first offering, he's thinking of starring in a reading of The Odd Couple opposite Martin Short. "I want to do an absolute crowd-pleaser," Alexander told Playbill.com (which must be why he nixed the idea of a Bob Patterson adaptation).... A musicalization of 9 to 5 will enjoy a star-studded reading later this month, as West Wing's Allison Janney channels Lily Tomlin and Bebe Neuwirth takes on Roz, the office suck-up. The Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Dabney Coleman roles will be filled by stage vets Stephanie J. Block (Pirate Queen), Megan Hilty (Wicked) and Marc Kudisch.... Even in death, Law & Order's Lenny Briscoe gets justice: The Snapple Theater Center is rechristening its third-floor house as "The Jerry Orbach Theater." Snappleholic Michael Ausiello is green with envy. Reporting by Raven Snook
Spoiler alert! Viewers who don't wish for advance dish on Frasier's series finale (airing May 13 on NBC) should read no further. For everyone else, TV Guide Online is about to reveal — courtesy of series star Kelsey Grammer — what becomes of Dr. Crane and his quirky brood. Well, reveal might be too strong a word. Let's go with tease instead.
First off, Grammer confirms that Bebe Neuwirth won't return as Frasier's ex, Lilith, in the end. That may disappoint Frasier fans who've held out hope for an unholy reunion, but the Seattle shrink's much more likely to move forward romantically — not backward — with Laura Linney's Charlotte.
Furthermore, Frasier's swan-song episode, entitled "Goodbye Seattle," will "leave everybody in a place where they [are] hopeful," Grammer says with a chuckle. "And there is a wedding in it, one that's been talked about." Translation: There's a reason the