ER veteran Noah Wyle is locked in as the lead in TNT's new sci-fi series from Steven Spielberg.
Wyle will play the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians that battle against an alien force, according to the network. The pilot opens shortly after the aliens have decimated the human population, and Wyle's group sets out to find survivors.
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Spielberg is executive-producing the as-yet-untitled series. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) will write the pilot.
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Matthew Broderick, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick have released the first photo of their newborn twin girls.
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The photo, taken Monday, shows one-week-old Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge and their proud parents in New York City. Also pictured ...
Like so many things in Michael Jackson's life, the questions about his estate and custody of his children have become complicated and mysterious — and no one, not even his family, knows what to believe.
As his parents sought control of his estate, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Jackson's most recent will, written in 2002, divided his estate between his mother, three children and charities, apparently cutting out Joseph Jackson, the father with whom he had a strained and tumultuous relationship.
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The report came amid news reports saying not only that Jackson might not be the biological father of his children, but that the woman who gave birth to them might not be their biological mother.
TMZ reported that Jackson was not the biological father of any of his three children, while Us Weekly claimed the father of his two older children was Los Angeles dermatologist Arnold Klein. The site also said police sought to speak with Klein about any drugs he may have prescribed to Jackson, but a police spokeswoman declined to comment on the report to TVGuide.com.
Jon & Kate Plus 8
When Jon and Kate Gosselin announced their separation, they promised peace for their children. Now they're trying to follow through by no longer speaking to the media.
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"During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family," the Gosselins said in a statement on TLC's website. "This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many."
Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 — the last new episode until Aug. 3 — featured clips from the couple's 10-year marriage. It included ...
Television pitchman Billy Mays likely died in his sleep of a heart attack, a medical examiner said Monday.
Mays, whose wife found him dead Sunday morning at their home in Tampa, had hypertensive heart disease, Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams told reporters. Adams said more tests were needed to conclusively determine the cause of death.
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Though Mays, 50, was hit on the head in a rough landing at Tampa International Airport on Saturday, Adams said the autopsy showed no sign of head trauma.
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Convicted financier Bernie Madoff, sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison, counted a who's who of celebrities among his victims.
Kevin Bacon and his wife, The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, confirmed in December that they were among the thousands duped by Madoff, who was convicted of hatching a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. The couple did not specify their loss, but Bacon said he was searching for projects because, "I need to work, for obvious reasons."
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Last month, Sedgwick said the couple was hurt, but not ...
Fred Travalena, a famed impressionist and entertainer nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Faces," has died. He was 66.
Travalena died Sunday in Los Angeles from a recurrence of an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his publicist, Roger Neal, told the Associated Press. Travalena was first diagnosed in 2002 with the disease, which went into remission the following year before re-surfacing last July. Travalena was also diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003, but Neal said the disease had been in remission since then.
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Also dubbed "Mr. Everybody," Travalena boasted a wide repertoire of ...
A judge awarded Michael Jackson's mother temporary custody of his children Monday as Jackson's private physician described his final moments — and the possibility emerged of a live album, recorded on the eve of the superstar's death.
In another court action Monday, Katherine Jackson also sought control of her son's estate, court spokeswoman Vania Stuelp told TVGuide.com. The judge has not yet ruled on the motion.
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Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff scheduled a hearing for Monday on temporary custody of the children and an Aug. 3 hearing on Katherine Jackson's request to be their permanent guardian.