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Charlie Wilson, Portrayed by Tom Hanks in Movie, Dies at 76

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson, a former congressman whose efforts to arm Afghanistan against the Soviet Union were dramatized in the 2007 film Charlie Wilson's War, has died. He was 76.

Wilson died Wednesday of cardiopulmonary arrest at Texas' Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin, hospital spokeswoman Yana Ogletree told The Associated Press. Wilson, who had trouble breathing while attending a meeting, was pronounced dead on arrival, she said.

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From 1973 to 1996, Wilson represented the 2nd District in east Texas in the House of Representatives and ...
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Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Suffers Shin Injury

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn has suffered a shin injury, but vows to "push through it" in her quest for multiple alpine skiing medals at the Vancouver Olympics.

The two-time overall World Cup champion bruised her right shin in a slalom run Feb. 3 at a training camp in Austria and has been off the slopes since, she told Matt Lauer on Wednesday's Today show.

"It's essentially a deep muscle ...
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Molly Shannon Joins Glee as Sue Sylvester's New Nemesis

Molly Shannon

Mr. Schu may be able to catch a break because Sue Sylvester has a new nemesis to set her sights on.

Saturday Night Live alum Molly Shannon will join Glee as the new enemy of Jane Lynch's Sue in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Jimmy Fallon spoofs Glee with Studio "6-bee"

Shannon's character, Brenda Castle, will serve as ... read more

Andrea Anders Joins Matthew Perry in Mr. Sunshine

Andrea Anders

Better Off Ted star Andrea Anders will join Matthew Perry in the ABC comedy pilot Mr. Sunshine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Allison Janney to star alongside Matthew Perry in Sunshine pilot

The single-camera series revolves around an aging stadium manager (Perry) who realizes after his 40th birthday that he can no longer skate by on his charming, non-committal ways. Anders will play ... read more

Jesse Metcalfe Joins Jerry Bruckheimer Pilot

Jesse Metcalfe

Desperate Housewives alum Jesse Metcalfe has signed on to star in NBC's Jerry Bruckheimer drama pilot Chase, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Matthew Broderick tapped for NBC comedy

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Cougar Town's Ian Gomez: I'm Happy Andy's Not a "Schmucky Neighbor Next Door"

Cougar Town, Ian Gomez

Is Cougar Town the next Friends? Ian Gomez, who plays beleaguered husband Andy on the show, says the similarities don't end with Courteney Cox's involvement. "It's funny how Cougar Town started as a show about a woman dating a younger man, and now it's kind of turning into an ensemble show about a bunch of friends and their misadventures," Gomez tells TVGuide.com. "And Lisa [Kudrow] came on! [Friends] did very well and I would be very happy if ours is half as successful as that. I just hope I'm not Joey!" Gomez talked to us about his TV wife, played by Christa Miller, his real wife, Nia Vardalos, and his hopes for a Felicity reunion.
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Prison Break's Frank Grillo Joins ABC Drama

Frank Grillo

Prison Break star Frank Grillo will play the lead in ABC's new supernatural crime drama The Gates, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gates centers on a big-city cop (Grillo) who becomes chief of police in a quiet community, only to discover ... read more

Racing Star Danica Patrick Revs Up CSI: NY

CSI: NY

Danica Patrick is a killer competitor on the race track, but on Wednesday's CSI: NY, she might be just a killer.

Check out behind-the-scenes photos from Patrick's episode

Patrick plays Liza Gray, a Grand Prix racer who becomes the No. 1 suspect after an explosion kills a rival driver (played by guest star Antonio Sabato Jr.). Trying to clear her name, she helps Mac (Gary Sinise) and the rest of the team piece the case together... read more

Ratings: Ellen Gives Idol a Boost; Lost Takes a Dip

American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres' debut behind American Idol's judging table lifted the Fox hit's numbers as it remained Tuesday's most-watched program.

Idol
's first night of Hollywood Week drew 27.7 million viewers, climbing 12 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic from the previous week and 4 percent in total viewers from Season 8's first night of Hollywood Week. Placing second at 8/7c was NCIS (19.7 million viewers), which took a small dip. NBC's Biggest Loser struggled against the tough competition in the first hour, but improved greatly in its second... read more

Tom Cruise Signs On for Mission: Impossible IV

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise will reteam with J.J. Abrams for Mission: Impossible IV, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out photos of Cruise through the years

Cruise will reprise the role of Ethan Hunt and ... read more

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