They play Manhattan's most powerful gal pals; get to know the ladies of Cashmere Mafia (tonight at 10 pm/ET, ABC).
Miranda OttoPLAYS Juliet Draper, the classy, serene chief operating officer of a giant hotel chain. Behind closed doors, however, she's dealing with a cheating hubby (Peter Hermann, real-life husband of Mariska Hargitay) and a rebellious teen daughter. YOU KNOW HER FROM The Starter Wife and the Lord of the Rings films. MIRANDA SAYS "She's different from me," notes one of the cast's two imports. (She's Australian, Frances O'Connor is British) "It's a challenge to play someone who is much more held back. That's what appealed to me about the character."FASHION STYLE Juliet's the elegant member of this fashion-forward gang. Her sophisticated wardrobe, consisting o
Greg Grunberg, who stars as telepathic Matt Parkman on NBC's Heroes, is using his real-life powers for good, not evil, by chairing the upcoming Epilepsy Foundation walk and working on an art auction to support the worthy cause. TVGuide.com caught up with Grunberg, whose son Jake suffers from the condition, to find out more about his charitable efforts, his celebrity band and, of course, what's coming up on Heroes.
TVGuide.com: Tell me a little bit more about the auction. How did you convince the artists and the show to donate art to the Epilepsy Foundation?Greg Grunberg: That would have been the greatest feat of salesmanship for me, but it wasn't. They're just incredibly generous and they know how important it is to me. Also, I've been working for NBC for a long time, so [NBC Entertainment honchos] Kevin Riley a
The latest pilot developments, per Variety and the Hollywood Reporter: Could Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh be the new Larry Hagman and Linda Gray? ABC is hoping so they've given the veteran actors the lead roles of the heads of a super-rich family in their drama pilot Dirty Sexy Money. (Personally, I would have gone with Stockard Channing.) NYPD Blue alum Bonnie Somerville has replaced Miranda Otto as a cosmetics mogul in Darren Star's new Execs and the City pilot Cashmere Mafia. Otto will now play a hotelier. Wendie Malick is a Democratic senator in an untitled ABC comedic soap about legislative aides on Capitol Hill. Arielle Kebbel (The Grudge 2) is Kiele Sanchez's kid sister in ABC's Football Wives. Saw psycho Shawnee Smith has been cast in ABC's Traveling in Packs, a comedy about thirtysomething women who tell themselves being roomies is cool rather than pathetic. Harold Ramis has been tapped to direct Atlanta, the CBS comedy st...
The Biggest Loser It's one thing to watch the full hour-and-a-half every Tuesday night when it's new material. After all, we're all waiting for the week Mo gets kicked off, right? On the other hand, anyone who seriously sat and watched a clip-show rehash of past episodes should already know who the biggest loser is. Get a freakin' life!
The Kennedy Center HonorsOK, so this annual festival of back-patting is a little bit cheeseball. Retired newsman Walter Cronkite passing the emcee baton to horsey Caroline Kennedy? I could've done without the hokey fanfare. But in spite of my cynicism, I couldn't help but get caught up in a few intriguing moments...1. Ruby Dee's jaw actually drops as Angela Bassett and husband Courtney B. Vance take the stage to do a special reading in tribute to her and Ossie Davis. Then, Ruby clasps her face in delighted surprise as Aud