Wrestler-turned-Scorpion King The Rock, Green Mile actor Michael Clark Duncan and Josie and the Pussycats star Rosario Dawson were among the honorees at Sunday's 10th annual Diversity Awards. Lifetime was honored with the Diverse Network Programming trophy. read more
A take-off on 1950s melodramas, Todd Haynes's Far From Heaven (opening Nov. 8) uncovers the spicy secret lives that movies could only hint at in those days. Dennis Quaid plays Julianne Moore's closeted gay husband, Frank, who guzzles cocktails to cope with living a lie. Expect muchos escandolos when Moore catches him madly making out with a handsome stranger (Jonathan Walker)!
Recalling that same-sex kiss, Quaid says directorial intervention was needed to help the actors balance lusty abandon with tender romance. At first, he laughs, "we both went at each other like a couple of linebackers. Then, Todd had to stop us and say, 'Hey, it's a '50s screen kiss!' He would catch us when we'd go astray."
Sounds like Quaid had no trouble smooching a guy on-camera, unlike other macho actors who let image-consciousness get in the way. "Well, I didn't get [aroused by] it," he jokes, "but after I got over the razor burn in take read more
Word that Buffy the Vampire Slayer may get a stake in the heart at the end of the season could turn out to be good news for sister series Angel. Joss Whedon the creator/exec producer of both shows tells TV Guide Online that if Buffy ends its seven-year run in the spring, it's "very possible" some of the show's MVPs could make a permanent jump to Angel.
"I think it would be cool," says Whedon. "It's sort of exciting, because you have this universe and all these people and all of their juxtapositions. It's interesting to me anyway. But until I know what's happening with Buffy and Angel I don't know who will go where."
The mere fact that Whedon's even looking ahead to a fifth season of Angel is rather remarkable in and of itself, consi read more
Actor Anson Mount still catches hell from his buddies about "deflowering" Britney Spears in her film debut, Crossroads. Do people treat him differently since he shared that spicy screen time with the pop princess? "From movie executives to my nieces, they all just want to know what Britney's like," he tells TV Guide Online. "That's all they care about.
"Professionally, I like to say I'm getting turned down by much bigger people now," he chuckles. "Yeah, I guess it's helped my visibility. It's hard to say. My life is pretty much exactly the same as before I made Crossroads."
Any truth to rumors that Spears and Mount were a real-life romantic item during filming? "Of course not," he scoffs. "No, she's a real sweet girl, and very professional and polite to everyone on set. But for one thing, she's too young for me. She's 20 and I'm 29. So that's just a little bit of a difference!
"I also like dating people that aren't in t read more
Forget Joey Lawrence and his adorable brethren. When it comes to brotherly love, the Stults boys have cornered the market. At a recent autograph signing in New York City, George and Geoff who play Kevin and Ben on 7th Heaven proved they're inseparable. But they're not immune to a little sibling rivalry!
"[Geoff] is my baby brother," George tells TV Guide Online. "So if he gets in my way, I can kick his ass!" Still, the spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne's Bora Bora cologne doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with his sib. He happily brought Geoff onstage to greet the crowd of fragrance fans at Macy's Herald Square the perfect time for Geoff to poke fun at George's shirtless photos.
"His [chest hair] is all drawn in," he jokes. "It's all airbrushed. That's actually my stomach they used!"
The brothers have both enjoyed the sweet smell of success since joining the read more
Those who can, do; those who can't, try out for TV talent contests; and those who really can't, well, they host TV talent contests. Just ask Craig J. Jackson, the master of ceremonies on Fox's frenetic freakfest 30 Seconds to Fame (returning tonight at 8 pm/ET). Surrounded by jugglers, contortionists, fire eaters and classically trained musicians, he's constantly reminded what few tricks he has up his sleeve.
"I give good hugs and I can do the running man backwards, but that's about it," Jackson tells TV Guide Online. "If I set myself on fire then I just might win! That's pretty much why I'm hosting the show, because I don't have any talent."
Truth be told, Jackson who began his career with Lisa Ling, Serena Altschul and Anderson Cooper on the teen-oriented Channel One News is a jack of one particular trade: hiding his real opinion of the third-rate comedians and ukulele players who grace 30 Secon read more
Move over, Sissy Spacek. Yet another Halloween harridan is donning Carrie White's blood-soaked prom gown and creepy corsage. Angela Bettis (Girl, Interrupted) stars as Stephen King's telekinetic teen in NBC's Carrie remake, airing Monday at 8 pm/ET. "I wasn't too intimidated by Spacek already having done such an amazing job with [1976's] Carrie," she tells TV Guide Online. "My interpretation of the book was so different."
How so? "My Carrie isn't as victimized or vulnerable," Bettis says. "She's more hardened by her mother's abuse. When I was interpreting the book, I saw that when she was discovering her telekinetic power, it gave her an attitude like, 'Hey, watch out 'cause I can kick your ass!' It was new for her and she kind of enjoyed it. I definitely would!"
And speaking of fantasies, folks: Unlike William Katt in the original film, thirtysomething-looking actor Tobias Mehler isn't too convinc read more
Tired of giving fruitcake and reindeer sweaters for Christmas? Then how about getting a little crazy and leaving an alien fetus under the tree? Or perhaps a blazer dripping with jellied bumblebees? Oh, don't look so shocked we're not revealing what's on Tim Burton's yuletide wish list, we've just been perusing the items up for bid at Sothebys.com and EntertainmentRarities.com's wild, wild X-Files auction to benefit Hollywood Cinema Production Resources, a nonprofit organization that gives at-risk youngsters an opportunity to break into showbiz.
"Fox is a big supporter of the program," EntertainmentRarities.com prez Darren Julien tells TV Guide Online. "They donated us the props that couldn't be reused [and are now on the block]."
By the time the bidding closes Friday leaving plenty of time for preholiday shipping Julien e read more
Another setback for poor, lovelorn Willow (Alyson Hannigan) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The recovering witchoholic's deceased love Tara (Amber Benson) will not be resurrected this season after all. According to series creator Joss Whedon, Benson who was slated to be brought back to life as a different character failed to reach a deal with producer 20th Century Fox.
"It was a question of negotiations, as it sometimes is," he tells TV Guide Online. "It's sad, because I love Amber. But that's between her and Fox." Adds Benson's rep: "She's very proud of her work on the show, but ultimately, we couldn't work out the right deal."
Well, Benson's read more
If South Park fans have heard this catchphrase once, they've heard it 1,000 times: "Oh my God, they killed Kenny! You bastards!" But the hapless red-hooded boy always lived to die again that is, until the end of season five, when a muscular disease seemingly snuffed him for good. (Kenny was totally M.I.A. in season six.) But take heart, for TV Guide Online has learned Kenny McCormick will return!
"We're not exactly bringing Kenny back," teases South Park co-creator Trey Parker. "We're doing something more clever than that." Adds his partner, Matt Stone: "We're kinda sorta bringing him kinda back..." Finishing Stone's irksomely vague thought, Parker says: "In the very way you'd expect South Park to bring him back, we're bringing him back."
Is it true that read more