VIDEO: Inside the World of Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling

The ABC special J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, premiering Thursday at 8 pm/ET, sheds light on the beloved Harry Potter author's world and work by chronicling the 12 months leading up to the release of the seventh, final entry in the bestselling series: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows.

ABC's inside look at Rowling's origins and career comes as the latest big-screen adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is enchanting fans in theaters, conjuring up $22 million in its first night at the box office.

Elizabeth Vargas, the host of A Year in the Life, sat with to share a peek at its many revelations. Among the topics covered ... read more

Disabled Men Sue Dancing with the Stars

Dancing With The Stars

Two physically disabled men have filed a lawsuit against Dancing with the Stars, accusing the show of discrimination and a cameraman of threatening to run over a service dog, TMZ reports.

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Robert Carr and Arnie Pike, who are both confined to wheelchairs, said they attended a March taping of the series on the CBS lot. After arriving with ...
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Grey's Anatomy Admits Martha Plimpton for Short Arc

Martha Plimpton

Parenthood will be trying for Martha Plimpton, who has been cast on Grey's Anatomy as the mother of a sick young patient.

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Plimpton will appear in multiple episodes, starting with ... read more

Grey's Exclusive: Mitch Pileggi Returns for Season Premiere

Mitch Pileggi

Grey's Anatomy has prescribed an encore for X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi.

Pileggi, who first guest-starred on the ABC drama toward the end of Season 3, will return for the two-hour Season 6 premiere, again playing hospital board chairman Larry Jennings, has learned exclusively.

When Pileggi first appeared... read more

Lost's Matthew Fox: "I Am Not Going to Do Television Again"

Matthew Fox

When Lost's Jack says goodbye to the island in the ABC drama's series finale, star Matthew Fox will say goodbye to TV.

Fox, who has previously described the ending of Lost as a "relief," told Starpulse that he has no plans to work on the small screen again.

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"I am not going to do television again," Fox said. "That is not because I think film is better than television. Not at all, in some respects some of the best story telling is happening on television. I have done two TV shows — Lost and Party of Five — that have each run for six years. When you add it all up it is in the vicinity of 300 hours of television. I want to find a way to have more control over when I am working and when I'm not. I'm looking for more flexibility."

Fox said that flexibility will... read more

The Bachelorette Episode Recap: July 13, 2009

This week, Jillian goes on Hawaiian dates with the three remaining bachelors, Ed surprises her by flying his family to Hawaii, and Jill and one of the bachelors have intimacy issues.

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Titus Welliver: Lost's Season-Ending Mystery Isn't Black and White

Titus Welliver, Lost

Titus Welliver probably thought he had seen it all during his run as Deadwood resident Silas Adams. But then he appeared on Lost for all of 1 minute and 45 seconds, and in short order his world — as well as that of the ABC drama — shifted forever.

Who was this mysterious "man in black" taunting Jacob on the beach in the Season 5 finale prologue? What did he mean with the observation, "They come. Fight. They destroy. They corrupt. It always ends the same"? And why did this "Man No. 2" so desperately want to find the loophole necessary to one day kill Jacob?

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Welliver, who now has a recurring role on CBS' The Good Wife (premiering Sept. 22), shared a look inside the far-from-black-and-white nature of his Lost visit. See what he had to say, after the jump. read more

Desperate Housewives Adds Jeffrey Nordling and a Fresh Face

Jeffrey Nordling, Beau Mirchoff

Desperate Housewives newcomer Drea de Matteo is getting some on-screen family with the addition of Jeffrey Nordling and Beau Mirchoff as series regulars.

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Nordling, fresh off his run as 24's Agent Larry Moss, will play ... read more

TV Geometry: Complete the Desperate Housewives Love Triangle

Andrea Bowen, Maiara Walsh

The latest Desperate Housewives news has us in the mood for a threesome.

The facts are these: Drea de Matteo's character will have a 19-year-old son who we hear is a bit of a lady-killer. Maiara Walsh, who plays Gaby's headstrong niece, has been promoted to be a series regular. ABC has announced that Andrea Bowen, Susan's eye-rolling daughter, Julie, will return to the show for the Season 6 premiere. ( has confirmed that her stay on Wisteria Lane will be significantly longer.)

Isn't it time we got these crazy kids together? So let's cast the Italian Stallion already, shall we?

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Getting Lost: Reader Questions About Jack, Claire and More Answered


In this installment of's Getting Lost video series, we plucked a few reader questions out of the Getting Lost mailbag.

The topics that are addressed:

• Did Matthew Fox and a young Malcolm David Kelley pre-film a scene during Season 1 to be used in the series finale?

• With Emilie de Ravin back as a series regular for the final season, will Claire be alive... or that special Lost kind of dead?

• Has a time slot — or at least a month — been set for Lost's final season premiere?

Watch and discuss the latest Getting Lost after the jump. read more

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