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Kate Winslet Heads to TV in Mildred Pierce

Kate Winslet

Hollywood kinda blew it. Now HBO is determined to get it right. Mildred Pierce, a five-hour miniseries based on the classic James M. Cain novel about a single mom struggling through the Great Depression, stars Kate Winslet in the role made famous by Joan Crawford. Mommie Dearest won an Oscar for the 1945 film version, which is hardly considered definitive. In fact, it pretty much mangled and sanitized Cain's starkly sexual feminist saga. Winslet, herself an Oscar winner, watched only five minutes of the Crawford film, then stopped, she says, "because I... read more

Exclusive Video: Behind the Scenes with Smallville's Erica Durance

Erica Durance

TV Guide Magazine takes you behind the scenes of our smokin' hot photoshoot with Smallville star Erica Durance. Erica discusses what it's like to play the legendary Lois Lane character, and even shares a few stories about getting roughed up by the show's intense... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Jo Anne Worley and a Chupacabra Coming to Bones

Jo Anne Worley

This is no Laugh-In matter.

Loopy Jo Anne Worley, 73, most famous for her wacky quips on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, will play a pet psychic on the April 14 episode of Bones. Jo Anne will appear alongside another legendary creature, the mythical Latin American goat-sucking chupacabra.

The episode finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) investigating the death of a mythbuster television host who is thought to have been offed by the creature... read more

Exclusive: Top Chef Shocker — What Really Happened!

Top Chef

How close was last night's elimination vote on Top Chef: All Stars? Razor-thin!

TV Guide Magazine had exclusive access to the "last supper" challenge in the Bahamas, where guest judge Wolfgang Puck initially indicated that he preferred cheftestant Antonia Lofaso's single bite of grouper to Mike Isabella's surf-and-turf concoction. After chatting with head judge Tom Colicchio during a break in filming, Puck changed his mind... read more

American Idol's Secret Weapon: Marc Anthony

Naima Adedapo

Record-company executive Jimmy Iovine may be getting the lion's share of the credit for working with American Idol's Season 10 contestants. But the singers revealed after the show Wednesday nigh there is another music-industry heavyweight who's been coaching behind the scenes: Jennifer Lopez's husband, Marc Anthony.

"A lot of the struggle that had been going on in prior performances was that we hadn't adjusted to the 'In Ears,'" says Naima Adedapo, referring to the custom-made earpieces that singers often use to balance out sound levels when they're singing with a live band on a big stage... read more

Exclusive: Natasha Henstridge Heads to CSI: Miami

Natasha Henstridge

TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that Natasha Henstridge of Species and Eli Stone fame is joining CSI: Miami for the Season 9 finale as Renee Locklear, an undercover agent who is about to cause a stir in more ways than one.

"We meet her in the course of searching for this missing fugitive and she [initially] appears as another possible witness, maybe a possible suspect," says co-executive producer Barry O' Brien. "We bring her in for an interrogation and she reveals that she's actually an undercover agent for the Secret Service."

Expect Henstridge's character to strike some sparks with indestructible team leader Horatio Caine ... read more

Simon Cowell: Ready to Take on The X Factor

Simon Cowell

American Idol and America's Got Talent had best be on guard. Auditions for Simon Cowell's new singing competition, The X Factor, kick off March 27 in Los Angeles, paving the way for the Fox series' fall 2011 premiere. While continuing the search for his co-hosts and third judge (to join him and Island Def Jam music producer Antonio "L.A." Reid), the charmer spoke to TV Guide Magazine from across the pond... read more

Watercooler: Idol's La Dolce Pia!

Pia Toscano

Now we have a show, people!

A few weeks back, Watercooler gave some major love to American Idol's Casey Abrams, suggesting that he had all that it takes to take the title. But last night, shortly after Casey did just OK with his Motown choice, Pia Toscano turned in yet another killer ballad that made us go both "wow" and "well, she sure could walk off with the win."

And girl would look damn fine doing so, too... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Modern Family's Odd Couples

Nathan Lane, Ed O'Neill

Cheers to Modern Family for mixing and matching its characters in delightfully unexpected ways.

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Who would've thought salty old man Jay (Ed O'Neill) would blend so beautifully with Cameron and Mitchell's most flamboyant homie, Pepper (Nathan Lane)? Turned out that after a few drinks... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Castle Casts New Esposito and Ryan

Ryan Deal, Justice Gamble

When the Castle crew heads to Hollywood in May, awaiting them will be new actors in the roles of Javier Esposito and Kevin Ryan.

Chillax! Fan faves Jon Huertas (Esposito) and Seamus Dever (Ryan) are not being replaced. Rather, two new hunks will be playing their Hollywood-ized alter egos in the movie adaptation of Rick Castle's Heat Wave book... read more

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