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Dancing With the Stars: Ricki Lake's Secret Fear

Derek Hough, Ricki Lake

Carson Kressley is gone, leaving Ricki Lake one step closer to the Mirror Ball trophy. You'd think the woman would be fearless. You'd be wrong. Lake, 43, who had a highly successful syndicated talk show for 11 years — and did a documentary about giving birth at home to one of her two children — couldn't even enjoy making it through to next week's show on Dancing With the Stars, Broadway Week, because the next dance, the Quick Step, terrifies her. 

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First Look: The Closer Toasts 100 Episodes

Jon Tenney and Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick and Jon Tenney enjoyed a drink after wrapping The Closer's 100th episode (airing December 5 on TNT), which executive producer James Duff calls "a light Christmas gift" to fans. "We murder Santa Claus. We felt the world could use a little laugh at... read more

Batman: Year One Takes an Animated Peek Under the Dark Knight's Cowl

Batman: Year One

Bruce Wayne was a one-man army with the world's greatest detective skills and the dream of striking fear in criminals' hearts. How he went from orphaned playboy to Dark Knight was the basis of a classic 1987 comic book by Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli, and is now retold in the faithfully hard-hitting animated film Batman: Year One, which goes on sale today on DVD, Blu-ray, digital download and on demand.
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Exclusive: Princess Theodora Comes to The Bold and the Beautiful

Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark

She's going from princess to secretary but, hey, times are tough for everybody! TV Guide Magazine has learned that one of the world's most eligible royals, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, will make her American suds debut... read more

Matt's Guide to Tuesday TV: Man Up! a Downer, Plus: X Factor's Top 16!

Man UP

Oh, ABC. How adorable that you felt that your sad new sitcom Man Up! (8:30/7:30c) deserves an exclamation point. As in, maybe: Yikes, this sucks! The network describes this latest "comedy" about male insecurities as being "in the vein of The Hangover." Only in the vein of people who watch The Hangover and think: Boy, I wish I could be that funny.
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Networks Ponder The Future of Broadcast Drama

Revenge

Having finally solved their comedy crisis, the networks may be about to face a drama drought. Network executives are cheering the launch of several promising new fall sitcoms, such as Fox's New Girl, CBS' 2 Broke Girls and ABC's Last Man Standing. "The story of the fall season is comedy," says Jerry Bruckheimer TV president Jonathan Littman. "Comedy is back, no question about it."
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Dancing With the Stars: The Men Who Changed Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

What a difference a week makes. In the course of seven days, two very different men have changed the way transgender activist Chaz Bono moves on Dancing With the Stars: the first is former swing dance champion Buddy Schwimmer, dance teacher and father of Bono's partner, Lacey. And the second is fellow competitor J.R. Martinez, who shot to the top of the fifth-week leader board.
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First Look: Suburgatory's Sweet 16

Jane Levy/ABC

When Suburgatory's Tessa (Jane Levy) turns the big 1-6, the ABC comedy borrows a page from MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and throws an unforgettable birthday bash. "She wants to have a low-key party with just two friends, pizza and rent a movie," Levy says.

But when Dallas (Cheryl Hines) discovers Tessa's plans, she takes matters into her own hands to throw the party of a lifetime. "It's over the top," adds Levy, who never had a Sweet 16 party in real life but... read more

On Set With The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln

[Warning: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]

"I hear we're getting shot," says an actress, smiling behind a mask of rotted teeth. "Awesome!" replies a bloody actor with an enthusiasm that's, ironically, everywhere on The Walking Dead set — from undead extras to lead actors — even after an in-house summer shake-up.

"It's jam-packed, character-wise and action-wise," says Andrew Lincoln, as electrified by the world of hungry corpses as his character, Rick, is terrorized by them. Deeper, darker and (at 13 episodes) more than... read more

Exclusive: General Hospital Shocker: Death at Sea!

Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson

Spoiler Alert! One of the best General Hospital villains ever is about to die  by monkey wrench! The ABC soap kicks off an epic whodunit this week that finds several Port Charles favorites (Patrick, Robin, Matt, Maxie, Elizabeth, Olivia, Steve) celebrating on a rented party boat unaware that the psychotic Dr. Lisa Niles (Brianna Brown), whom everyone thinks is in a coma, is hiding among them in plain sight.
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