Before we drag out the ashes and sackcloth to start mourning the loss of NBC's ER (the series finale airs Thursday, April 2, at 9 pm/ET), let's remember the good times by celebrating our favorite moments from the groundbreaking medical drama. I'll go first, but I have to warn you: My choice is kind of morbid.
Real Housewives of NYC, Bethenny Frankel
Real Housewives of NYC star Bethenny Frankel is on a mission to help everyone unleash their inner skinny girl with her new book Naturally Thin. But don't expect your typical Hollywood cayenne pepper-maple syrup-lemon juice quick-fix cleanse from this natural-foods chef.
Now a New York Times Bestseller for two weeks running, Frankel's book explains the techniques necessary to become naturally thin without all the fad diets, exercise and obsessing. ...
Marg Helgenberger has filed for divorce from her husband, Alan Rosenberg, of nearly two decades, according to court documents.
The CSI star, who separated from Rosenberg near the end of last year, cited irreconcilable differences in documents filed Tuesday in Los Angeles. Helgenberger, 50, is also seeking spousal support while asking the court to deny any for Rosenberg, 58, the president of Screen Actors Guild.
At the time of their separation ...
Isaiah Washington and his wife, Jenisa, are facing eviction from their home in Venice, Calif., after failing to pay $100,000 in rent, according to court documents.
The former Grey's Anatomy star has been served with a three-day notice to come up with the cash or be booted from the property. The court documents, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday by Sandalwood Properties, say the Washingtons have not paid any rent on their home since November.
The couple has been leasing the canal-front home for $20,000 a month, with the option to buy it for $3.65 million.
Sandalwood posted ...
What?! Photo shoots are airbrushed?!
Kim Kardashian has taken to her blog to stamp out the controversy created over a non-Photoshopped image of her that errantly appeared on Complex magazine's website. The original, less-flattering photo was replaced with a retouched version a few hours later, spawning the conversation.
Kardashian's response? "Who cares!"
"So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn't!?" she wrote on her blog. "But you know what, who cares! How many people do you think are Photoshopped? It happens all the time!"
Kardashian, famous for her curves, said she is happy ...
Donald Sutherland, Josh Charles
Donald Sutherland has joined the cast of the CBS drama pilot The Eastmans, playing — wait for it — the wealthy and wily patriarch of a large family. Of doctors. Ergo, Sutherland's character is a distinguished cardiologist, whereas Dirty Sexy Money's Tripp Darling gave people heart attacks.
He'a also the husband of Jacqueline Bisset, who became an Eastman earlier this week.
In other CBS pilot news, Josh Charles (Sports Night) will play ...
Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Trachtenberg
Well, at least this time he won't be the first to die. Ian Somerhalder, who as an original cast member of Lost played ill-fated Boone, has joined the cast of Vampire Diaries, the CW pilot based on a series of young adult novels.
Somerhalder will play one of two vampire brothers ...
Wednesday's ratings recap:
American Idol's Motown Week kick-off averaged 25.6 million total viewers over its two-hour run, up 19 percent from last week's (Tuesday) sing-off and a 3 percent increase from the comparable night a year ago. A Survivor clip show placed a distant second with 8.15 mil.
ABC's Scrubs (5.33 mil, -470K) and Better Off Ted (4.7 mil, down 16 percent) both dropped. Top Model (2.85 mil) plunged 21 percent but still beat out NBC's Chopping Block (which chopped off another 26 percent, hitting 2.6 mil).
Criminal Minds came in second with 14 million viewers, gaining 520K week-to-week. Lost lost another 260 thou to set a new low of 8.82 mil. Life inched up a hair, to 4.32 mil.
CSI: NY topped the hour with 12.6 million viewers, followed by Law & Order (7.25 mil, up 180K). The penultimate episode of Life on Mars (5.67 mil) gained 400 thou.
Valerie Bertinelli on the cover of People
Former One Day at a Timer Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating her upcoming 49th birthday by showing off her rocking bikini body.
Bertinelli, who has shed 50 pounds as a celebrity client and spokesperson for Jenny Craig, slipped into a string bikini for the cover of People's latest issue. Bertinelli said she hadn't worn a bikini since she was 20, but used her fear as motivation.
"I thought, am I really going to do this? Can I pull this off?" Bertinelli tells the magazine. Eventually, she loosened up. "Come on — it's just a bathing suit! I thought, if I'm so afraid of a bikini, there's something wrong. And so I had to get back into one!"
Bertinelli in her career has ...
A man who had two loaded guns in his car and vowed to be with Shawn Johnson "no matter what" was arrested as he tried to enter the Dancing with the Stars studio, according to the Olympic gymnast's successful request for a restraining order.
Johnson, 17, feared for her life after Robert O'Ryan, 34, jumped the fence ...