On Nov. 21, Christina Applegate will drop by Friends as Rachel's snarky sister, Amy. Is this a recurring role? "Who knows?" she teases TV Guide Online. "We kind of talked about it, and [my role is] not recurring, but maybe [I'll guest star] one other time. The show is at its end now, so I don't think I have too many more opportunities."
The Sweetest Thing star says Amy will sour Rachel's Thanksgiving dinner with her jealous 'tude. "Rachel is very together and Amy tries to be as together as Rachel is," Applegate laughs. "It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without some sort of friction. I don't make many friends on this particular episode of Friends. She's sort of a distasteful human being."
Hmm... Could Amy make a move on Rachel's man, Ross? Don't forget their other sister, Jill pla read more
The Big Four networks are threatening to boycott next year's Emmy Awards if the show moves to HBO. As reported here yesterday, HBO is prepared to pony up $10 million to snatch rights to the broadcast away from ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. The major nets reportedly are offering just $5 million a year, up from the current $3.3 million fee. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences meets tonight to discuss the offers. read more
Singer Bobby Brown has been ordered to stand trial later this month in DeKalb County, Ga., for 1996 charges including DUI. Last week, Whitney Houston's hubby was arrested in Atlanta on drug and speeding charges. read more
Sopranos odd couple Drea de Matteo and Michael Imperioli have been tapped to host the inaugural VH1 Big in 2002 Awards on Dec. 15. The ceremony pays tribute to "those moments and people that captivated and inspired us in 2002." read more
Despite its cancellation, ABC's mystery yarn Push, Nevada has awarded the $1,045,000 prize to 24-year-old Mark Nakamoto of West New York, N.J. After watching Push's "Final Clue" on Oct. 28's Monday Night Football, Nakamoto beat out 10,000 other callers to the show's hotline and solved the puzzle first. The last episode of the low-rated Push co-created by Ben Affleck aired Oct. 24. read more
On Dec. 6, NBC's Today will feature J.Lo singing songs from her new album, This is Me... Then. But instead of performing in Rockefeller Plaza, she'll do the concert at Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx, N.Y., where she danced as a child. Now, how's that for a Bronx cheer? read more
Sweet guy Dean or dark knight Jess? The question of which boy Rory (Alexis Bledel) should choose on Gilmore Girls has plagued the show's young fans for more than a year. Well, on last night's episode, Dean (Jared Padalecki) finally gave Rory the go-ahead to pursue her simmering attraction to Stars Hollow's resident brooding rebel. But while Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) may have won the latest battle, he's hardly won the war.
"I think it's gonna be a rough ride for the rest of the year," Ventimiglia tells TV Guide Online. "Dean is probably going to get in the way of Jess and Rory's [relationship]. He's still around." In fact, the 25-year-old actor predicts that the rivals will once again come to blows over their favorite Gilmore girl. "I think it might get to that. Give it a cou read more
Trash-talkin' comic Mo'Nique is a happy lady. Her UPN sitcom The Parkers is in its fourth fun-filled season, with A-list guest stars like Shaquille O'Neal and Whoopi Goldberg dropping by. And yes, Nikki Parker is still getting mileage out of chasing Professor Oglevee (Dorien Wilson). What, she hasn't won her man yet?
"No, child," Mo'Nique tells TV Guide Online. "She got a little piece last season 'cause he was drunk. She got him his job at the college back by blackmailing his cross-dressing dean but he still don't want her. She has dated other men who find her attractive and sexy, but she just wants the Professor."
Just think, that's four years of mad infatuation. Isn' read more
If Carol Vessey looks somewhat bummed as she prepares to tie the knot with the wrong guy on tonight's Ed, it's no act. While shooting the episode, portrayer Julie Bowen came down with a bad case of wedding jitters herself. "It was slightly depressing, because [in real life], I'm a spinster," the 32-year-old single gal chuckles to TV Guide Online. "It was similar to having your first kiss be on-screen."
Although Bowen says she never harbored "dreams of having a big white dress [kind of wedding]," the actress nonetheless admits she had a hard time distinguishing fiction from reality while wearing the gown. "It's a little weird, because no matter what your personal goals are, you get into that white dress and you've got the fake dad on your arm and your best friends by your side wearing really horrible bridesmaid outfits, and it starts to feel rea read more
Miss an episode of Fox's serial thriller 24? Don't fret, the network is partnering with AOL to provide viewers with a story recap and exclusive clip prior to the show's Tuesday broadcasts. On Mondays and Tuesdays, fans can find updated recaps by going to AOL Keyword: 24. read more