Denise Richards with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
From Bond girl to bisexual bubbly-chugger, Denise Richards — at least in her film roles — seems game for most anything. Was it a similar sense of adventure that prompted her to go Dancing with the Stars on the new season of ABC's popular reality compeition?
"Everybody that I've talked to that has done it in the past — Brooke [Burke], Lance [Bass], Lisa Rinna — said it was just the best experience they've ever had," Richards tells TVGuide.com. "Plus, you get in incredible shape."
More importantly, Richards consulted with her two daughters (by ex-husband Charlie Sheen), both of whom ...
The Feb. 18 episode of Lost left viewers with a whopper of a burning question: How did Kate, Sayid and Hurley end up on that Ajira Airways flight when they seemed so opposed to doing so? Did the mysterious Matthew Abaddon (Lance Reddick) have anything to do with it? TVGuide.com talked to Reddick about what exactly we'll learn about Abaddon next as he plays a significant role in "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" (Wednesday, 9 pm/ET, ABC). In the meantime, Reddick offers up some juicy insight after the jump.
Malcolm David Kelley
Lost fans really haven't spent much time with Walt in recent seasons, save for a hand-wave from an apartment window and a haunting visit to Locke's would-be grave. But this Wednesday, Michael's son will get a bit more screen time as "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" details Locke's odyssey from donkey wheel to casket. Malcolm David Kelley — who as Walt was one of Lost's original cast members — shared a glimpse at his character's latest appearance. See what he was able to reveal, after the jump.
Joanna Garcia, Privileged
This Tuesday at 9 pm/ET, the CW's Privileged wraps up what one can only hope is but the first of several seasons. But what's the reality? Will the charming series get a Season 2 pick-up? And if so, what's on tap for the super-cute and ultra-quippy Megan? JoAnna Garcia shared with us a sneak peek at what's to come. Plus: Is talk of an on-set romance true?
TVGuide.com: We have come full circle. I moderated a Paley Center panel previewing the first season of Privileged, and now we are here on what we optimists like to think is perhaps the eve of a Season 2 renewal.
JoAnna Garcia: I think we have a really good shot. I think it's going to come down to the future programming that they have on [the CW], and how long they think each show is going to last. I don't think that developmentally speaking, there is a ton going on, so....
TVGuide.com: Well, there is that one pilot about young and fabulous vampires....
Garcia: Yeah, and there's a Melrose [Place reboot].... But I think they really like our show! Obviously, 90210 has been a focus for them, but I believe we've done everything we can. I'm so proud of this season — and what's to come. [Series creator] Rina [Mimoun], being a consummate professional, already has the second season nailed down and is presenting it this week to the studio.
TVGuide.com: Has she shared with you the places Megan will go if there's a pick-up?
Garcia: Yeah, we talk about ...
Steve and Linda, The Amazing Race 14
Linda Cole went off the beaten path down the mountain and found herself and her husband, Steve, off The Amazing Race 14. "It was probably just as painful to watch it as it was when it happened," Steve tells TVGuide.com. Navigating mountain paths wasn't the only thing that cost them a spot in the final nine though. The married couple of 17 years opened up to us to shed more light on how they ended up on that troublesome leg, why they signed up for the Race in the first place and who they're rooting for to win the $1 million.
TNT has already signed the Timothy Hutton drama Leverage for a second season, but the show's team of crack con artists will have to make it through Tuesday's season finale (airing at 10 pm/ET) to get there. Last week's episode ended with Hutton's team leader, Nate, feeling betrayed by Sophie, the master of accents played by TVGuide.com celebrity blogger Gina Bellman.
Hutton, a 1980 Academy Award winner for Ordinary People, talked to TVGuide.com about what the team will face next season, how Nate is handling the reappearance of his ex-wife (Kari Matchett), and his character's growing reliance on booze.
Sprague Grayden, 24
First daughter Olivia Taylor got quite an introduction last week on Fox's 24, stubbornly balking at being pulled away from a business meeting by Secret Service agent extraordinaire Aaron Pierce. Is the president's surviving offspring not much of a momma's girl? Might she cause unnecessary headaches for the leader of the free world? Joan of Arcadia and Jericho alumna Sprague Grayden gave us a preview (well, what little she could!) of the story ahead.
TVGuide.com: Were you a fan of 24 before you got this role?
Sprague Grayden: Yeah, I was, so I was very excited. I've been blessed to do so many different shows, but I've never done an action show, really. On Jericho, other people got to ride horses and shoot guns, but ...
Since Heroes' beginning, Noah Bennett — the man in the horn-rimmed glasses — has been somewhat of an enigma. But Monday (9 pm/ET, NBC), fans will get a peek inside HRG's perplexing head, and perhaps some answers to their burning questions. We caught up with Jack Coleman to get some insight into the episode, his response to the show's critics and just what he thinks about those glasses. Plus: Look out, Washington, D.C.!
Read the full Q&A after the jump.
This year's Oscars won't just focus on the arty, high-minded films that are nominated, but also the fun flicks that drew the year's biggest audiences, the show's producers tell TVGuide.com.
The fan-friendly vibe starts with the host of Sunday's 81st Academy Awards — X-Men star Hugh Jackman.
"[The Awards are] celebrating the community of people who make movies and people who go to movies," producer Laurence Mark said. "[And] celebrating the connections between the people behind the scenes."
Asked if Jackman's status as People's Sexiest Man of 2008 helped him land the hosting job, Mark laughed, "It didn't hurt!"
"The truth is, he sings, he dances, he acts — and he looks terrific in a tuxedo," Mark added. "We will manage to use all four of those skills to our advantage, and that includes acting."
To everyone who questions if the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's big Oscar night should be scaled back in light of a tanking economy, Tim Gunn has one word for you all: "No!!!"
The fashion world's Papa Bear didn't mince words when we asked him about the subject while visiting the Project Runway finale show AMEX Skybox on Friday.
"No, don't tone it down! People need an escape. They need something that's over the top and exuberant, and if it can't be the Oscars it can't be anything," Gunn told TVGuide.com. "I feel the same way about Fashion Week, and it has been a real pick-me-up this week. I saw the Milan shows and thought, "Ugh, give me a cyanide capsule." It was so dark and dreary and down."
Gunn, who will be cohosting the red-carpet arrival show during Sunday's Oscars with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, expects to see ...