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Shannon Richardson, a Texas actress who's had minor roles on The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other government officials, The Associated Press reports.
An actress who had minor roles on The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead was arrested Friday in connection with allegedly sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg last month, CNN reports.
Barbara Walters was greeted with a standing ovation on The View Monday, in the wake of news that she would be officially announcing her retirement on the program. And Walters wasted no time in doing so, making the announcement over a video retrospective of her career in journalism that highlighted her positions on the Today show, ABC News and 20/20, as well as The View.
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Our top moments of the week:
10. Best Overacting: When Lindsay Lohan hires Million Dollar Decorators' Kathryn Ireland to redesign her home, their conversations about the project quickly devolve into very weird territory. "In order to become yourself, you need to go through different ups and downs, or else you'll never know who you are," Lohan tells Ireland. We're not really sure what that has to do with decorating, but you know, whatever works for you, Linds! And you thought she was overacting in Liz & Dick!
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.
Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
NBC's 30 Rock has had some impressive guest stars thus far, including Al Gore, Edie Falco, Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Stritch, Carrie Fisher, David Schwimmer and Andy Richter. Now you can add to that list New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will exercise his comedic muscles in the highly anticipated first post-strike episode airing April 10. Dean Winters, who plays Liz's lame "Beeper King" ex-boyfriend, tells New York Magazine that he alone shot the scene with Bloomberg. The mayor was "fun" and "cool," says Winters. "And he's a natural. I think you have to be, to be mayor of New York." Indeed, Bloomberg plays himself in a scene shot at City Hall. Who have been your favorite 30 Rock guest stars? Do you think Bloomberg will bring the funny? Erin FoxRelated: Use our Online Video Guide to watch episodes of 30 Rock. Catch up on past episodes with our in-depth recaps.
Omarosa by Tommy Baynard/NBC Photo
Well, that didn't take long. Three days into the new year and I already have a strong candidate for my 2008 worst-of-the-year list: Celebrity Apprentice, which we have to hope is the last gasp for this out-of-gas reality franchise.Enlisting C-listers (which in most cases is a generous label) is the final desperate refuge for most shows in this oversaturated genre, but even by that standard, Celebrity Apprentice is pathetic. As is its attempt to turn the overexposed Omarosa into this season's ice-queen bitch villainess and the instantly tiresome Piers Morgan (the cut-rate Simon Cowell wannabe from summer time-waster America's Got Talent) into her "arrogant English bastard" nemesis (that phrase coined in a teaser by Vincent Pastore, who should have taken his early rubbing-out on The Sopranos as a sign to fade away gracefully).At least Rob and Amber were nowhere to be seen. That's the best thing I can say about this new cycle of Trump-fueled pomposity, which appears to have permanently...
Hizzoner Michael Bloomberg was expected to tape a walk-on for Sex and the City: The Movie Tuesday night at Bryant Park. Meaning, if I'm not mistaken, Michael Ausiello and that cranky barista from the Starbucks on West 27th are the last Gothamites not to be invited to appear in the flick. That's gotta sting. — Ben Katner