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Oscar Weekend Scoop on Cougar Town, 90210, True Blood and More!

Sam Trammel

My Big Fat Greek Wedding star, Nia Vardalos, who is also the real life wife of Ian Gomez, tells us her guest stint on Cougar Town was so much fun to shoot the cast could barely keep it together. "We had an excellent time. I thought we were going to get fired every day for laughing," she told TV Guide Magazine at the Independent Spirit Awards. Vardalos will play a woman who inappropriately comes onto Ian's very married character, and after trying to schedule the guest appearance for almost two seasons she says she would love to come back for more. "I'd love it," says Vardalos. "Tell them that!"  

90210 is always a hotbed of drama, and it's no different for Trevor Donovan's character, Teddy, who this season is dealing with coming out of the closet... read more

American Idol's Chris Medina on His Future and Fiancé's Condition

Chris Medina

Chris Medina made headlines when he auditioned for American Idol's Season 10, not just because of his musical talent, but because of his emotional backstory. Medina's fiancé was seriously injured in a car accident two months before they were supposed to get married. Today, they're both fighting for her recovery. We talked to the former Idol hopeful about Jennifer Lopez emotional reaction to his elimination, and his decision to reveal their story to America.... read more

Elton John's Oscar Bash Rocks Out With Florence + the Machine

Elton John

First to arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party was the host himself, Sir Elton John. Tanned and relaxed from a recent vacation to Hawaii with baby Zachary and husband David Furnish, John was all smiles as he talked about the family. As for rumors of Lady Gaga being named godmother, that's still in debate... read more

Is This the End for Two And A Half Men?

Charlie Sheen

Does Two and a Half Men minus Charlie Sheen equal zero?

Executives at CBS and Warner Bros. TV — who on February 24 decided to shut down production for the remainder of the season — are just beginning to sift through the carnage left in the wake of Sheen's tirades, in which the actor trashed his boss, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, among other targets. But so far, the prognosis isn't good for TV's most-watched comedy.

Every time Sheen throws another slur at Lorre — whose given name is Charles Michael Levine, even though Sheen insists on calling him "Chaim" — the door to a ninth season ofthe show comes closer to shutting for good.... read more

Watercooler: A Few Questions About Fringe's Flashback

Fringe

So Peter and Olivia met when they were kids. Bet that has some of you scratching your heads, huh?

Last Friday, Fox's sci-fi uber-coolness Fringe kicked back to 1985 — land of Walter's sideburns and cortexiphan treatments — to show us how young Olivia (called Olive by Dr. Bishop) star-crossed paths with new-to-this-'verse Peter just as she was tapping into her abilities to travel between worlds. Turns out both kids were in tough spots: He was all pissed that his "parents" were trying to sell him on the lie that he hadn't been snatched from another dimension, and she was desperate to avoid the abuse of her stepfather. Before you can say, "young love," the two youngin's are connecting on that kind of level that causes snow to start magically falling and, in Olivia's case, accidentally crossing over to the red universe and cluing Walternate into the possible location of his missing son.

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Erika Slezak Celebrates 40 Years on One Life to Live

Erika Slezak

Now this is a superstar. Erika Slezak, winner of an unprecedented six best actress Emmys as Victoria Lord (Gordon Riley Burke Riley Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson Banks!) on One Life to Live, will celebrate her 40th anniversary with the soap on March 17. (The show airs an hour-long homage to this grandest of grande dames April 26.) TV Guide Magazine sat down for a chat with Slezak about all things Viki — the men, the magic, the memories.

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Keck's Exclusives: Terra Nova's Colorful Creatures

Terra Nova

Fox's upcoming dinosaur drama Terra Nova will introduce a newly imagined birdlike breed called Slashers. Their trademark: bright-colored feathers — "purples, bright blues and deep reds," says the show's lead Jason O'Mara. "This is the first time we're going to see, in an entertainment context, what dinosaurs actually looked like."

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Cheers & Jeers: Itzhak Perlman Gets Back to His Roots

Itzhak Perlman

Cheers to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for creating the year's most delightful musical mashup: Itzhak Perlman and the Roots.

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Roush Review: A Long Night at the Oscars

Billy Crystal

So how did everyone like 127 Hours: The Oscar Show?

Past experience has lowered our Oscar night expectations, but the enormity of this year's train wreck was hammered home when the starry audience stood and cheered as Billy Crystal took the stage midway through — as if to say: "Come back, Billy! Do something! Please save this show!"

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The 8-time former host teased, "We're running a little long, so here are the nominees for best picture." Bad boy. Funny boy. Boy oh boy, could the show have used a little more of Crystal's comic polish... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Grey's Musical Goes Back to Its Roots

Sara Ramirez

Gotta admit, when I first heard ABC's Grey's Anatomy was staging a musical episode, I had serious doubts about what Patrick Dempsey (Derek) jokingly refers to as "Glee M.D." And I wasn't the only one.

"Ellen Pompeo [Meredith] was very much like, 'Tell me we're not going to sing and dance in the hall. This is crazy!'" recalls creator Shonda Rhimes, who dreamed up the risky concept as a love letter to fans. But after the cast's first script read-through, Rhimes says Ellen "came up to me and said, 'I never say I'm wrong, but I was wrong and I want to sing more!' She's having so much fun with it."

I'm sold, too... read more

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