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Friends, Colleagues Remember Elizabeth Taylor for Her Generosity and Those "Unforgettable Eyes"

Elizabeth Taylor

Friends and colleagues remembered Elizabeth Taylor not only as a Hollywood icon and screen legend, but for her revered generosity.

"Elizabeth, on every level, was a mensch. Kind, generous, brave," Taylor's Blue Bird co-star Jane Fonda said.

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Taylor, who won Best Actress Oscars for 1960's BUtterfield 8 and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died at 79 Wednesday of congestive heart failure.

"The shock of Elizabeth was not only her beauty," Mike Nichols, who directed Taylor in Woolf, said. "It was her generosity. Her giant laugh. Her vitality, whether tackling a ...
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VIDEO: The Situation Bombs at Donald Trump's Roast

The Situation

"Maybe comedy ain't my game right now."

Understatement of the year.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino bombed and was nearly booed off the stage at the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump. (The show was taped last week and aired Tuesday night.)

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The Jersey Shore star created an awkward, uh, situation with his clumsy ...
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VIDEO: Which Celebrity Apprentice Castmember Is the Biggest Competition?

Marlee Martin, LaToya Jackson and NeNe Leakes

What do Celebrity Apprentice castmembers Marlee Matlin, Star Jones and Lil Jon have in common? They all named Survivor winner Richard Hatch as their biggest competition.

"If he can win something with no clothes on and mentally strategize, then this should be a breeze for him," Lil Jon told TVGuide.com.

Celebrity Apprentice's Lil Jon & Star Jones talk biggest rivals

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Kirstie Alley: Dancing Queen

Kirstie Alley

When Kirstie Alley stepped into the lead female spot on the hit sitcom Cheers, her fearless, bawdy, neurotic energy thwarted all predictions that she'd never fill Shelley Long's shoes. She even earned an Emmy. Since then, Alley has continued to catch the world off guard by segueing into feature films, both arty and mainstream (Deconstructing Harry, the Look Who's Talking movies), headlining popular post-Cheers series Veronica's Closet and making a name for herself as one of the most unapologetic of Scientology's brethren. Then, when her weight ballooned at age 53, she used her indomitable spirit to turn her bathroom-scale struggles into a new branch of her career: She's been a Jenny Craig spokesperson; invented her own weight-loss program, Organic Liaison; starred in a semiautobiographical Showtime sitcom, Fat Actress; and to show what it's like to be an overweight celebrity single mom of two teenagers — William True and Lillie Price — she welcomed a reality-TV crew into her hectic home for A&E's Kirstie Alley's Big Life.

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On Set with the Craziest Celebrity Apprentice Cast Yet

The Celebrity Apprentice

Country star John Rich, rapper Lil Jon and actor Gary Busey gather outside a Manhattan pizza joint with a giant inflatable guitar and a handful of fliers. Dressed as a cross between a deranged carnival worker and late-night televangelist, Busey — the natural barker of the bunch — assumes the identity of the "Pepperoni Profit" [sic], screaming at unsuspecting tourists to "stop the bus, turn off the key and get your butts in here!" The ones who oblige him score a slice — and a front-row seat to the spectacle of this season's first Celebrity Apprentice challenge, debuting tonight with a two-hour premiere.

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VIDEO: Donald Trump Unveils Celebrity Apprentice Cast — and Plays Charades!

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La Toya Jackson, Gary Busey, Lil Jon and Meat Loaf are among the stars on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Donald Trump unveiled the full lineup on Thursday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as the comedian showed off photos of each cast member.

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Rounding out the cast are: Real Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Leakes ...
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CSI: Meet Gil Grissom's Mom

Phyllis Frelich

Tony winner Phyllis Frelich will guest-star on CSI as Gil Grissom's mother, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Frelich will appear in the Feb. 3 episode, which revolves around a murder at a school for the deaf, where Grissom's mother is a professor. Mrs. Grissom will butt heads with ...
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Stand Up to Cancer Special Adds to Its Lineup of Stars

George Clooney

George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Renee Zellweger are among the list of celebrities who will appear on the fundraising TV special Stand Up to Cancer.

The special, airing Sept. 10 at 8/7c, will be preceded by an online pre-show hosted by... read more

Conan vs. Leno: 13 Celebrity Quotes

Rosie O'Donnell, Howard Stern

Fans aren't the only ones taking a side in the late-night wars. Celebrities from Rosie O'Donnell to Jerry Seinfeld are sharing their two cents on the matter as well. Check out the top 13 quotes in the Conan O'Brien vs. Jay Leno dispute.

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Marlee Matlin Memoir to Reveal Hidden Addiction and More

Marlee Matlin by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com

Dancing alum Marlee Matlin may have been nixed from the dance floor midway through, but she hasn't missed a beat, announcing that she's writing her memoir. The tome is tentatively titled I'll Scream Later, and is due out in March '09.According to a statement from her publisher, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the actress will discuss "unresolved issues and battles with addiction and abuse, many of which she kept hidden from the public and her family." The publishing house also promises some insights into Matlin's romantic and professional lives, explaining that her book will "delve into her loves and life in Hollywood." In addition to her Oscar-winning role in Children of a Lesser God, Matlin has appeared in TV series such as Picket Fences, The Practice and The West Wing.Would you be ready to flip through a memoir from Matlin? And what would prompt her to open up on such personal subjects at this juncture? Maybe she'll tell all in her book. — Anna DimondUse our Online Video... read more

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