Shaquille O'Neal and Shaunie O'Neal
VH1 is putting together its own version of the Real Housewives. The cable channel has ordered a new reality series titled Basketball Wives.
Basketball Wives will...
Alexa Ray Joel
Alexa Ray Joel is "feeling much better" one day after checking out of the hospital.
"She is with her family and looking foward to...
After estimating she's been on 2,881 shows in 10 years as Good Morning America co-anchor, Diane Sawyer announced on Monday's show that this week will be her last on the morning program.
"You're really giving up...
Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney
What happened in Vegas remained a well-kept secret — one that was very hard to keep for Amazing Race champs Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney. The 23-year-olds, who have been dating for five years, overcame a face-first rappel down the Mandalay Bay, a bungee-jumping Cirque de Soleil act, a hotel mix-up and a poker chip-counting task before crossing the finish line first at Wayne Newton's house. "Every single season, I have cried at the finish because I got so attached to the teams," Meghan tells TVGuide.com. "To actually be in that situation was unreal." See what else the couple has to say.
Elisha Cuthbert has joined the cast of The Forgotten in a recurring role.
ABC announced on Monday that the actress, who plays Kim Bauer on 24, will play Maxine Denver, a strong and successful Chicago professional who is forced to ...
Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof
Lost is one of the most influential shows on television, but also one of the most influenced. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (or "Darlton," as they're known to fans) have created a baffling, intensely seductive story that blends sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, romance, and more than a little comedy. You can probably guess both men are obsessive consumers of pop culture, from Star Wars to The Prisoner. But they're also well-read writers whose obsessions stretch from ancient mythology to Stephen King. Fans obsess over whether the show is rooted in Greek myth, the Old Testament, both, or something else entirely. We spoke to Lindelof and Cuse, who are among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about who inspired them, why they set an end date for the show, and how they created their own myths.
J.J. Abrams is a former actor (he was hilarious in Six Degrees of Separation) who also happens to direct, produce, write, and dream. We can't be too sorry he's focusing on his work behind the camera. If he hadn't, we might never have been formally introduced to Alias' Sydney Bristow, Fringe's Dr. Walter Bishop or any of Lost's fascinating ensemble of enigmas. We spoke to Abrams, who is one of the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about the impact his shows have made, why he creates so many strong female characters and who inspired him.
Former advertising executive Dick Wolf got his start in television writing for shows like Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice. But his greatest accomplishment is Law & Order, which mastered the TV-show-as-brand concept by cornering the market on cops-and-courts procedurals. (This year it ties Gunsmoke's record for longest-running scripted television program.) L&O laid the groundwork for two successor series: Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Wolf, one of the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, talked with us about the germ of the idea that led to his gritty TV empire. He also told us what he watches.
Shonda Rhimes wants her characters to feel like human beings — even if it makes them less likable. Rhimes revels in her characters' moral and ethical gray areas. In the first episode of Grey's Anatomy, the title character (Ellen Pompeo) goes binge-drinking before enjoying a one-night stand with a strange man. It didn't necessarily make her lovable, but it made her feel real. We spoke to Rhimes, who is among the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about how The West Wing and Buffy inspired her, her race-blind approach to casting and what she's learned about portraying lesbians on television.
David Simon started out as a reporter, not a screenwriter. His street's-eye view of Baltimore inspired two successful books, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner. Both became TV shows focused on cops and the violence of the drug world. Simon's HBO series The Wire was even more ambitious. A social critique disguised as a cop drama, it offered a bleak picture of the American city, and Simon's views on how to save it. He was still reporting, but in a different way than ever before. We talked with Simon, one of the influential television industry players interviewed for TVGuide.com's Best of the Decade section, about different ways of breaking stories — those that are true, those that are fiction, and those that are both.