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Exclusive: Dallas Star Larry Hagman Battles Cancer

Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer, but doctors have told him it's a highly treatable form that might not impact his return as TV baddie J.R. Ewing on TNT's upcoming Dallas reboot.

Hagman, who turned 80 last month, is still set to report to work on October 17, when production begins on the revived primetime soap. Hagman is confirmed to appear in at least the first four episodes, and it's likely he'll appear in more beyond that. It's unclear whether he'll need to take any time off while undergoing treatment. Insiders say there's a chance that he'll be able to continue on the show in some sort of capacity throughout the first season, which wraps production at the end of January.

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Keck's Exclusives: Dallas' Next Generation

Dallas

As the sole journalist invited to Texas for the shooting of TNT's new Dallas pilot, I've had to keep my big mouth shut for two agonizing months as the series awaited an official pick-up. Now that Dallas has finally been ordered to series — premiering in summer 2012 — I can drop a few details about what I saw down at the Southfork Ranch in this continuation of the 1978-1991 prime-time soap.

Ewings new and familiar gather together for the... read more

Keck's Exclusives: TNT's Dallas Welcomes Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly Back To Southfork

Charlene Tilton, Steve Kanaly

There's a special occasion taking place down at the Southfork Ranch on TNT's new Dallas pilot, and what would a Ewing gathering be without Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) and Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly)?

TNT confirms to me exclusively that the two beloved TV vets will be... read more

Hollywood Vets Have Little Valentine's Love for Today's Starlets

A Valentine's Day party honoring Dick Van Patten and wife Pat on their 53-year marriage brought out a legendary bunch full of wise words (and lectures!) for the young Hollywood set.As for what keeps a Hollywood marriage together for 53 years, Van Patten joked, "The reason why we're so happy is because we go out twice a week to a candlelight dinner with soft music playing in the background. I go on Monday, and she goes on Fridays." On a more serious note, the Eight Is Enough patriarch remarked that, after all these years, he still finds his wife to be the love of his life. "She's a doll, an angel. She's so pretty, her looks just drive me crazy. I'm very happy," he said.Feted at the Hancock Park mansion of friend and swimwear designer Carol Wior, the couple was surrounded by friends including Connie Stevens, Charlene Tilton, fashion critic Richard "Mr." Blackwell and former Catwoman Julie Newmar. So what do these "been there, done that" luminaries have to say about the current crop of... read more

Today's column was written by Ben Katner.

LIFE GOES ON

Florence Henderson

VH1 has announced the has-beens who will be cohabitating in the sixth season of its megahit The Surreal Life. They are — and I swear I'm not joking — The Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley, Whitesnake video vamp Tawny Kitaen, Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille, Playboy TV's Andrea Lowell, Smashmouth rocker Steve Harwell and Alexis Arquette, Rosanna, Patricia and David's cross-dressing sibling. Wait, it gets better: Florence Henderson will also be on hand as the roommates' official den mother. Charlene Tilton's application was rejected yet again. read more

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