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A Night Out With Gayle King

Gayle King

There are best friends... And then there's Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King. For the past 30-plus years, King has encouraged, coaxed and kidded around with Winfrey, on screen and off. (Who else can get away with poking fun at the talk superstar for, say, forgetting how to pump her own gas?) She appears regularly on Oprah, serves as editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine and has now morphed her satellite radio program, "The Gayle King Show," into a series on the newly hatched OWN network. We ordered up a round of straight talk with her at NYC's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where King made it clear why she's the kind of gal you want in your corner... read more

First Look: Torchwood Returns, With CIA Back-Up

Torchwood

Captain Jack is back! After a break of nearly two years, John Barrowman's omnisexual immortal time traveler and his alien-fighting organization will finally return for a new season of Torchwood on Friday, July 8. Subtitled Miracle Day, the 10-episode adventure moves to the show's new U.S. home, Starz.

When last seen in the summer of 2009 the Torchwood unit was decimated and its U.K. hub destroyed as the heroes successfully saved Earth's children from fearsome aliens and cowardly humans.... read more

Nurse Jackie's Hospital Chief Visits the White House

Anna Deavere Smith

On tonight's episode of Showtime's addictive Nurse Jackie, wacky hospital administrator Gloria Akalitis becomes obsessed with luring Michelle Obama to All Saint's Hospital to give it a little boost. Akalitis may not have an in with the First Lady, but Anna Deveare Smith, who plays the eccentric former nurse, certainly does.

On March 30, the actress was one of 20 accomplished women at the White House for the annual celebration of Women's History Month. ... read more

ABC Daytime Update: All My Children Hires New Head Writer

Susan Lucci

The plot thickens. In an effort to do damage control after my recent report that ABC plans to end both All My Children and One Life to Live, a rep for the network emailed me and other suds reporters over the weekend with a tip that veteran scribe Lorraine Broderick has been re-hired as head writer at AMC.

No surprise here. The current head writers, Dave Kreizman and Donna Swajeski, have not been successful and were at the end of their contracts... read more

Watercooler: What the Hell is Celebrity Apprentice's Gary Busey Talking About?

Gary Busey

Paula Abdul, you have been served.

Long considered the premiere voice of crazy on reality TV, MC Skat Cat's former sidekick is now a mere whisper of weird compared to the bonkers verbosity that is Gary Busey. For weeks, Celebrity Apprentice's wild-eyed Yoda has been offering gems of staggering inanity far more bizarre than even Ms. Abdul's advising American Idol contestants to paint doors with their voices and walk thru them. Or whatever that was... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Borgias' Derek Jacobi: When in Rome...

Derek Jacobi

Cheers to The Borgias for bringing Derek Jacobi back where he belongs: in a steamy Roman period piece.  

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The magnificent British actor first made his name with American audiences as the titular stuttering Roman emperor in the gleefully hedonistic '70s miniseries I, Claudius. Since then, he's appeared in myriad period pieces... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Another Desperate Housewives Finale Death?

Marcia Cross

Someone seems to die in every Desperate Housewives season finale, but I've heard nothing about this year's. Have you? — Kimberly, Austin

Hold on to your napkins! We've heard Susan's macaroni and cheese can be foul — but could it be fatal? read more

Ask Matt: Good Wife vs. Body of Proof, ABC Soaps, Upstairs Downstairs More!

Archie Panjabi

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I would like to know your opinion about the Kalinda/Peter reveal on The Good Wife. My initial reaction was concern for Kalinda's and Alicia's friendship. However, in the past week, I have become intrigued by the potential fallout. Not only will this revelation shake the Florrick family, but after two years into the series, it could impact characters like Kalinda, Will, Cary and Eli in a way that the original scandal never did. Also, while overall viewership remains strong, Wife's 18-49 demo has been rather low this season. New competition from Body of Proof will probably not help the situation. Should fans of The Good Wife be concerned about potential cancellation or at least be prepared for a scheduling change for season three? — Rose

Matt Roush: This twist is what we like to call a bona fide bombshell. Couldn't come at a more advantageous time for the show, which thrives on personal and workplace conflict... read more

Matt's Picks: April 4-7

Enrique Murciano and Cote de Pablo

NCIS (Tuesday, 8/7c, CBS)
The office watercooler is going to explode when Ziva introduces her new boyfriend — Without a Trace's Enrique Murciano as Ray — to her nosy co-workers. But he's not the only new-ish face making waves. Special Agent Barrett (Brothers & Sisters' Sarah Jane Morris) returns to clash with Gibbs, as she takes lead on a case that may be connected to a port-to-port serial killer, a storyline that continues into next week's episode. Well into its eighth season, NCIS continues to steamroller the competition — which this year includes ABC's No Ordinary Family, which signs off probably for good with a season finale pitting the family of accidental superheroes against the sinister Mrs. X (Lucy Lawless), who has young JJ in her clutches... read more

Scoop from the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Kevin McHale

It's a good thing Heidi Klum has a great sense of humor. Just moments after telling TV Guide Magazine that she definitely wasn't slime-appropriately dressed, the Gucci-clad supermodel was covered in the famous green gunk at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on April 2. But a little slime shouldn't rattle the host of Lifetime's Seriously Funny Kids, who has learned to expect the unexpected as part of every workday. "I love the challenge of interviewing 12 kids in a day and not knowing what I'm going to get at the end of the day," said Klum. "You laugh all day because they're just silly. They just dance around the set." 

She confirms that her other reality show, which will include hubby Seal... read more

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