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12. Cutest Acceptance Speech: When Neil Patrick Harris picks up his best comedy actor trophy at the People's Choice Awards, he is forced to switch languages from English to baby talk ("ug-ha, baga-badga," to be exact), in order to thank his new twins. (Note to other celebrity parents: Only Harris has the skills to make baby talk seem charming.)
11. Most Progress: Orson tries his best to win back Bree on Desperate Housewives by denigrating her surprising relationship with Keith. Just when fans think her ex-husband has won...
Oprah Winfrey's been all over the place promoting her new network, OWN. Over the past few weeks, she's granted many, many interviews, ranging from a sit-down with Barbara Walters to posing for the cover of Parade. To little surprise, millions tuned in to the channel's Jan. 1 debut.
Oprah Winfrey to be the first guest on Piers Morgan Tonight
Still, running a network is a big new business for The Queen of Daytime — and she's got more hawking to do! But is there anything left we don't know about Oprah? During the Television Critics Association winter preview on Thursday, Lady O descended a room of TV reporters, and here are 10 things we learned, in no particular order:
Casey Thompson, Top Chef
Top Chef has had some chaotic elimination challenges, but this week's jumbled dim sum service resulted in a whole lot of angry — and hungry — patrons reduced to stealing food off the carts. During the madness, front-of-the-house volunteer Casey Thompson was forced to leave her dish in her fellow cheftestants' hands, and the judges' described the final product as "inedible."
Find out what the Texas native says about what went wrong during the disastrous service, why she went on a limb and opted to use chicken feet, and if she blames her colleagues for what went wrong with her dish. Plus: Why was she convinced Jamie was going home over her?
How did Ricky Gervais' next show, An Idiot Abroad, wind up on The Science Channel? Thank Karl Pilkington.
Fans of Gervais and Stephen Merchant's popular podcast (and subsequent HBO series) already know Pilkington is the pair's friend and longtime punching bag. In An Idiot Abroad — billed by the network as "the most elaborate practical joke-turned-social experiment in television history" — Gervais and Merchant send him to see the Seven Wonders of the world.
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Gervais explained why Pilkington has the makings of a Science Channel star. "Karl sees things very differently from the rest of us," he said via satellite Thursday during the Television Critics Association's winter previews. "He does investigate, he does do what science does and...
Say goodbye to Lauren Conrad's golden locks.
The Hills star, 24, showed off her new brunette hair color Wednesday during a CoverGirl event in Hollywood.
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"It was just time to go for it," Kristin Ess, Conrad's stylist, told Us about the "Brazilian brown" shade. "We've done ...
Piers Morgan to Madonna: You're still banned from my new talk show.
In December, Morgan told a British newspaper that Madge would not be welcome on his upcoming CNN series, Piers Morgan Tonight, because she is "so boring."
While promoting the show Thursday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews, Morgan further explained: "[Madonna] has kind of been an...
Elizabeth Edwards cut her estranged husband, John Edwards, out of her will, leaving all her possessions to her three children, ABC News reports.
Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61 from cancer
"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children who shall be living at the time of my death," Edwards wrote.
Cate Edwards, daughter of John and Elizabeth, is engaged
In the will, signed Dec. 1 — six days before her death from breast cancer — Edwards appointed ...