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Hallmark Channel Expands Bea Arthur Tribute

Golden Girls

After being flooded with calls in support of a Memorial Day Golden Girls marathon tribute for Bea Arthur, Hallmark Channel has decided to give fans more of what they want. And sooner.

The network is kicking off the marathon over three days — from 7 to 9 pm/ET each day — beginning April 28. Executives have hand-picked the episodes, which they describe as the "best of Dorothy Zbornak."

The tribute will continue on Sunday, May 3 with wall-to-wall Golden Girls from 6 am/ET to 3 am/ET on May 4. The previously announced Memorial Day schedule (6:30 am/ET to 2:30 am/ET) will ... read more

Redmond O'Neal Visits Farrah Fawcett During Temporary Jail Leave

Farrah Fawcett, Redmond O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, was temporarily released from jail to visit his ailing mother.

At the request of his lawyer, O'Neal was granted a supervised three-hour leave Saturday to travel to Fawcett's home, according to People. He was driven by a Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department sergeant and a deputy and then returned to custody.

A sherriff's department spokesman told the magazine that temporary release from custody is common when family members are gravely ill or ... read more

Injured Melissa Rycroft Misses Dancing, Expected to Recover

Melissa Rycroft sat out Monday's Dancing with the Stars after suffering a hairline fracture in her rib, but is expected to continue with the competition.

The former Bachelor contestant re-aggravated an injury she sustained during practice last week. She missed her jive with partner Tony Dovolani, as well as the team mambo.

"Complications will prevent ...
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Chris Noth on Board for Sex and the City Sequel

Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth

Get ready for some Big news about the Sex and the City sequel.

After much worry and speculation, Chris Noth has signed on for the upcoming film, Sarah Jessica Parker told E! News.

As "Mr. Big," Noth was last seen tying the knot with Parker's Carrie Bradshaw. Could  a little one be on the way? Parker was mum on the details: "I don't know anything yet," she said.

Parker also suggested that Dancing with the Stars heartthrob Gilles Marini could make a return as Samantha's oft-naked neighbor... read more

Leno Turns Illness into Comedy on First Night Back

Jay Leno

Jay Leno's illness was serious enough to cancel two shows last week, but the late-night host made light of it during his monologue when he returned to the air Monday night.

Ever topical, Leno linked his illness to the swine flu. "What happened was — and I think was a mistake — I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico. ... It was delicious," Leno joked.

He went on to explain that he actually drove to his Burbank studio in his vintage Model T car on a cold morning last Thursday and didn't wear a jacket. "You know, I had this 103 degree fever. I was freezing and I got chills, and here at NBC we have an 'ODN,' overly dramatic nurse," Leno said.

He then ... read more

Shattered TV Taboos: How Bea Arthur and Others Broke Barriers

William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols

Bea Arthur will be remembered not just for her dry delivery and deft timing but for knocking down television taboos. First in Maude, and later in the Golden Girls, she introduced sex-related firsts that other shows were scared to touch. Here's a look at some of the barriers broken by Arthur and other screen stars.

First Married Couple to Share a Bed: Yes, there was a time it was considered wildly risqué to portray two married people sleeping together. But that time was the hilariously uptight 1950s, not swinging 1947, when the real-life married stars of... read more

Oprah Denies Wearing a Weave on Show, Twitter

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is setting the record straight about her long, luscious locks.

Answering questions from her "Tweeple" (fans on her Twitter) about the authenticity of her flowing tresses on Friday's show, Winfrey let a never-before-seen photo of herself do the talking.

"Am I wearing a weave? Everybody's like, 'Oprah, we ...
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Kate Walsh's Estranged Husband Files Papers Against Accountants

Alex Young and Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh's estranged husband has filed papers against the couple's accounting firm, accusing the company of refusing to give him a complete report on the couple's joint assets.

In papers filed Friday, Alex Young, a 20th Century Fox movie executive, claimed London & Co. is acting ...
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Harry Potter Trio to Age Using Benjamin Button Technique

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

What will Daniel Radcliffe look like in his 30s? You'll soon find out.

Radcliffe and his Harry Potter costars, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, will be digitally aged for the franchise's final film using the same technology employed in the reverse-aging Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hollywood.com reports.

"[W]e saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and that aging technology, so I think we'll ...
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Rihanna Asks Police to Return Jewelry

Rihanna

Rihanna wants police to return approximately $1.4 million in jewelry she wore the night Chris Brown was accused of attacking her, the Associated Press reports.

Police seized a pair of ...
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