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Plain Jane Is More Than Skin Deep

Clare and Louise Roe

The CW's new makeover reality series Plain Jane may be focused on changing hair colors and trying a new shade of lipstick, but the series' host and producer insist the series is hardly skin deep.

"It was very much about the inside more than the outside," host Louise Roe tells TVGuide.com "The fashion [and] the beauty are all part of it, but really getting through the mental barriers... read more

8 Great TV Quitters

Amanda Bynes, Steve Carell

It's been a great week for quitters. Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater went out big by quitting over his plane's intercom, grabbing some beers, and sliding down the emergency chute. Then a young woman's quitting via dry erase board made the online rounds, though she turned out to be an actress named Elyse Porterfield (whose name also sounds too good to be true). In honor of these disgruntled employees, real and fake, we salute eight of TV's greatest quitters — real, fake, and both.

8. Amanda Bynes: The All That and Amanda Show star announced in June that she was retiring from acting at the age of 24. A month later she changed her mind and announced her... read more

One Tree Hill Exclusive: Clay Makes a Friend in the Hospital

Edwin Hodge

Looks like One Tree Hill's Clay may make a new friend in the aftermath of his shooting.

Edwin Hodge has been cast in an early Season 8 episode as a character who is seriously injured in a car accident while texting, a show rep tells TVGuide.com. The character will cross paths will Clay (Robert Buckley), who remains in the hospital following his shooting in the Season 7 finale.

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Smallville Exclusive: General Lane, Lucy Lane to Return

Michael Ironside, Peyton List

Lois Lane's family is making a return visit to Smallville!

General Sam Lane (Michael Ironside) and Lucy Lane (Peyton List), the father and wild-child sister of Lois (Erica Durance), are set to return in a late-October episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

9 Super spoilers from Smallville's day at Comic-Con

General Lane and Lucy were last seen in separate episodes during Season 4. The General, however, has been ... read more

Alanis Morissette Is Pregnant

Alanis Morissette

Recenly married singer Alanis Morissette is expecting her first child with rapper husband Souleye.

Alanis Morissette marries rapper

The 36-year-old announced the news in Us Weekly's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" section. The final item on the list read, "I am pregnant!"

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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Releases Porn Film

Montana Fishburne

Montana Fishburne, the 19-year-old daughter of Oscar-nominated CSI star Laurence Fishburne is making her way to the small screen, but she's not following in her daddy's footsteps. Montana is the star of a new, X-rated adult film, now in stores.

"I had a little passion inside me to do porn," Montana, who also goes by Chippy D, tells Us Magazine. "I started thinking about it... when I was 16.

"I wasn't really into mainstream acting," she continues. "People would ask me, 'Do you want to get into acting? Do you want to be an actress?' and I would say, straight up, 'No.' ... I knew I wanted to do adult [films]."

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VIDEO: Watch America's Got Talent's 10-Year-Old Singing Sensation Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho

Is America's Got Talent's Jackie Evancho really just 10 years old? You'd never guess it by her singing voice.

The contestant wowed audiences and judges Tuesday night with her performance of the aria "O Mio Babbino Cara." She received a standing ovation.

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VIDEO: Check Out the First Promo for Conan O'Brien's New Show

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien is taking a cue from Monty Python for his new late-night show, at least for the show's promo.

In this brief teaser for his new TBS late-night series, O'Brien seems... read more

Mega Buzz: Cristina's Grey's Breakdown, Mitchell's Hidden Past, and CSI: NY's New Face

Sandra Oh, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sela Ward

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What's Cristina up to when Grey's Anatomy returns? — Jenni
ADAM: She won't be great. While Cristina is usually the rock the other docs lean on, her reaction to the traumatic season finale rampage takes longer to sort out than some of the other surgeons. In fact, when she is finally cleared to go back into surgery, an accident in the OR freaks her out so much that she collapses into a sobbing mess on the floor.

Can we get some more Modern Family scoop? — Rusty
MICKEY: If you were as tickled as we were to discover that Mitchell and Claire were once an figure-skating duo named Fire and Ice, you're going to love the next nugget... read more

Who Are TV's Top Earners?

Hugh Laurie, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Sheen

If you're an actor who lands a lead role on a TV series, you can count on a big payday. But it won't be as big as it used to be.

Network and studio executives tell TV Guide Magazine they've adopted a get-tough policy on salaries for stars of the new fall shows. While the salary for a lead has been $150,000 to $200,000 per episode in recent years, most deals for stars of new series were between $75,000 and $125,000. "No one broke the bank on anything this year," says one former studio head.

A case in point is a negotiation with a veteran film actor who for years has been coveted by several networks to do series TV. He was in discussions for a lead role in one of the new dramas that made the fall schedule. His asking price was $250,000. The network and the studio said no way. When the actor refused to go below $200,000, the network and studio moved on and hired someone else... read more

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