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Extant Exclusive: Louis Gossett Jr. to Play Halle Berry's Father

Halle Berry, Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr. has been tapped to play the father of Halle Berry's female astronaut character in CBS' summer series Extant, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Extant tells the story of... read more

Watercooler: We Take a Shining to Psych's Lassiter

Timothy Omundson

Let's say it together: We love Lassie!

Last night, Psych served up a certifiable gem that was two great tastes in one: A fantastically funny spoof of The Shining and a showcase for the always wonderful Timothy Omundson, whose Lassiter found himself going all sorts of Jack Nicholson after buying a seemingly haunted ...
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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Roots Reunion on OWN

Roots Reunion

For the first time ever, Oprah Winfrey conducts an interview inside her lavish Montecito, California, estate in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Roots, the 1977 Emmy-winning ABC miniseries that exposed the horrors of slavery and triumphs of its survivors.

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Roots Producer David Wolper Dies at 82

David Wolper

David Wolper, producer of the celebrated miniseries Roots, has died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, according to The Associated Press. He was 82.

Wolper is perhaps best known for his work on the 1977 ABC miniseries that followed... read more

Behind the Scenes of Janet Jackson's New Music Video

Janet Jackson

TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411 goes behind the scenes of Janet Jackson's latest music video, "Nothing," featuring exclusive interviews with Jackson and the filmmakers. "Nothing" appears on the soundtrack of Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Jackson co-stars with Tyler Perry, Louis Gossett Jr., Cicely Tyson, Jill Scott, Sharon Leal and Richard T. Jones in the marital-strife sequel.

Hollywood 411's report on "Nothing" airs Wednesday at 7/6c and again on Thursday at 2:30 p.m./1:30c on the TV Guide Network.

Watch Jackson's music video for "Nothing":

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Louis Gossett Jr. Diagnosed with Cancer

Louis Gossett Jr.

Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the actor announced on Tuesday.

Gossett told KTLA News that he went public with the news "to... read more

Catching Up with the Roots Cast

Leslie Uggams is working on a Lena Horne project that's en route to Broadway.Louis Gossett Jr. is heading back to Broadway with a remake of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, also starring Phylicia Rashad and directed by Debbie Allen.John Amos, of course, is currently on Men in Trees: "Maybe next year the entire cast of that show will be here."Ben Vereen just finished an episode of Grey's Anatomy and wants to go back to Broadway with a gospel-themed project.LeVar Burton is on Day 10 of the shoot for Tempting Hyenas, a feature he's directing. The cast includes himself, Alfre Woodard, Lacey Chabert and Adrienne Barbeau.Cicely Tyson jokes, "I'm looking for a job," saying she may have to pull a Bette Davis and put an ad in the newspapers. "But I, for most of my career, have been unemployed," she says, before noting, "I actually have a number of things in the works."There's awkwardness as Cicely and LeVar get into some sort of debate about the state of today's long-form television and Roots' legacy. read more

Short Cuts: Meryl Goes from Devil to Nunsense

Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman have been cast as the leads in Doubt, the Miramax adaptation of the John Patrick Shanley play about a priest accused of pedophilia by a nun.... Ocean's Umpteen BFFs George Clooney and Brad Pitt will reteam in the Coen brother's hush-hush comedy Burn After Reading, about a CIA agent who misplaces the disc of the book he's been writing.... Did Louis Gossett Jr. accept nearly $40,000 in Lakers tickets without ponying up the dough? Not on your life, he tells TMZ.com, maintaining that someone forged his signature.... Erik Estrada has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Which means the only people left who don't have one are Jan Smithers and that dog from Frasier. read more

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