Life is twice as nice for fans of Jim Beaver starting this Thursday, when at 9 pm/ET they can find him playing Bobby in fresh episodes of the CW's Supernatural, then at 10 watch him play sheriff on CBS' Harper's Island.
That, however, is far from all Beaver has going on. He has also just released Life's That Way, a novel chronicling his wife's battle with cancer — an ordeal which happened to coincide with their daughter's autism diagnosis. Beaver found time to talk to TVGuide.com about his labors of the small-screen and of the heart. Read the full Q&A after the jump.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ellen Degeneres
Jennifer Love Hewitt says breaking up with her fiancé was "really painful," but adds that after breakups "the universe always brings you something really beautiful and great afterward" — in this case, her new boyfriend, Jamie Kennedy.
Hewitt said on Wednesday's Ellen that breakups ...
Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell insists he isn't simply angling for bigger bucks when he says that he intends to leave American Idol at the end of his current contract, which runs through next season.
"When I signed the latest extension ... it felt like that was going to be the right amount of time," Cowell tells the New York Times. "It still feels right."
Of course, many surmise that Cowell is simply seeking a more massive payday — Idol now nets him an estimated $36 million a season — when Fox inevitably invites him back to the bargaining table. But Simon insists ...
Rod Blagojevich can't get out of Chicago to get Out of Here.
A federal judge denied Blagojevich's request to amend the terms of his bail so he could travel to Costa Rica to film NBC's summer reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.
Calling the project "way too soon," Judge James Zagel said he does not have faith that the former Illinois governor would ...
Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar
Ladies of The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar are taking their girl-to-girl combat to primetime with upcoming guest spots on Ugly Betty.
On the May 21 episode, Daniel Meade (Eric Mabius) is invited to appear on The View to discuss ...
Hold on to those dollar bills, gentlemen (and ladies): Lindsay Lohan is not ready to give you a Peepshow yet.
"She isn't interested at this time but it seems people are out there are saying she is doing this," Lohan's rep told Radar Online.
The 22-year-old was reportedly in talks to join the Las Vegas striptease revue after Kelly Monaco's contract expires later this year. Lohan added fuel to the fire when she was photographed schmoozing with Mel B., who plays Peep Diva in the show, at an after-party over the weekend. The former Spice Girl told ...
Perez Hilton, Carrie Prejean
Miss California says she has no regrets about her statement against gay marriage when Miss USA judge and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton asked her about the hot topic. But she does admit it hurt her chances for the crown.
Carrie Prejean, who was runner-up to winner Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton, in Sunday's pageant, told Fox News her stomach sank when she first heard she had picked Hilton's question. "I had a gut feeling. I knew he was controversial, and so was the question. Out of all the topics I studied up on, I dreaded that one, I prayed I would not be asked about gay marriage. If I had any other question, I know I would have won."
The beauty queen insisted she wasn't going to give a politically correct answer just because she was on national television (click here to watch). As for sticking to her beliefs, Prejean told Billy Bush, "I feel like I won ...
Finally! After beating NBC Universal for the right to air Project Runway's sixth season, Lifetime has announced that the fashion competition show will return on Aug. 20 at 10 pm/ET.
Immediately following, a 30-minute companion series Models of the Runway will premiere, going behind the scenes with ...
Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans
Ioan Gruffudd has Fantastic news.
The Welsh actor and star of the Fantastic Four films is going to be a daddy, according to People. This will be the first child for Gruffudd and his wife, English actor Alice Evans.
The couple met in 2002 while filming 102 Dalmations. They married in the fall of 2007.
In addition to his role as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the Fantastic Four franchise, Gruffudd ...