Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is making it clear that she and best friend Gayle King are not gay — and she's sick of the persistent rumors that claim otherwise.
"I'm not a lesbian...I'm not even kind of a lesbian," Winfrey says on Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter. "And the reason it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying ... Why would you want to hide it? That's not the way I run my life."
General Hospital, James Franco
James Franco couldn't be cooler — and hotter — these days. The guy has earned the reviews of a lifetime for his performance in 127 Hours. He's considered a shoo-in Academy Award nominee for best actor. And he and Anne Hathaway have been picked to co-host the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 27. But he's not forgetting about General Hospital! Franco, who twice appeared on the ABC soap as a serial killer, has agreed to return for a two-episode stint airing the Friday before the Oscar telecast and the day after. It'll serve as a teaser for a longer story arc ...
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill's Brooke Davis has come a long way.
Remember the selfish and morally challenged cheerleader of yesteryear? It's hard to believe that was the same person who nearly drowned trying to save someone's life on Tuesday's stormy midseason finale.
Titled "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the episode featured a dangerous rain storm and car accident that put Brooke and Jamie thisclose to death on the infamous Tree Hill bridge (Remember when Nathan saved Rachel and Cooper in Season 3 in the same place?) After saving three people's lives, the fashion maven chose to stay with Jamie, who was pinned behind his seatbelt, and then selflessly pleaded with her fiancé, Julian, to save the little boy first as the levee broke and water flooded the car.
Fox and the CW have each picked up a drama from new production company FishBowl Worldwide Media, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Medical thriller The Danger List, about a doctor with a sordid past who investigates medical abuses, crimes and conspiracies, has landed at Fox. Stephen Gallagher (Doctor Who) is set to write and produce.
Rob Thomas, best known for cult hit Veronica Mars, will executive-produce Beautiful Strangers for the CW. The series follows two young thieves who are given a second chance as informants for the FBI.
Rachel Nichols knows she's in kind of a tough spot.
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The former Alias actress, who joins Criminal Minds with a three-episode arc beginning Wednesday, is fully aware that longtime viewers of the show are still mourning the loss of veteran cast member A.J. Cook, who was let go from the show this season. But Nichols says the show allows the other characters to somewhat speak what the audience may be feeling about the new girl in town.
"I knew that JJ had left and then ...
It's hard to believe it's been 30 years to the day since John Lennon died.
To mark the anniversary, Rolling Stone released its full-length interview with Lennon conducted three days before his death. Excerpts from the nine-hour interview with writer Jonathan Cott previously ran in a tribute issue, but the tapes sat in Cott's closet for nearly 30 years.
"Earlier this year I was cleaning up to find some files in the recesses of my closet when I came across two cassette tapes marked 'John Lennon, December 5th, 1980,'" Cott says. "It had been 30 years since I listened to them, and when I put them on ...
Myth: Barack Obama has better things to do than appear on a television series. Fact: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, better known as the MythBusters, have been recruited for the White House campaign to get kids excited about science. And so tonight the president shows up ...
Ducks blown off their feet by the wind
Who knew that a video featuring a mama duck and her little ducklings could be such an emotional rollercoaster? Just as this feathery family is walking along, minding its own business, a gust of wind sends the babies — and the mother — tumbling across a plaza. Is it heartbreaking to watch? Yes. Will it make you want to smack the person who does nothing but stand back and film it? Slightly. But if you stick around until the end, you'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the little ones make their way back to Mama and take their position in line.
Watch the video after the jump.
Alan A. Armer, who produced the Emmy-winning television show The Fugitive, has died of colon cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 88.
Armer died Dec. 5 in his Los Angeles home.
From 1949-51, Armer produced one of TV's first shows, Lights, Camera, Action. He went on to produce 20th Century Fox's first show, My Friend Flicka, in 1955, followed by Broken Arrow (1956) and Man Without a Gun (1958).