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Basketball Icon Nancy Lieberman Continues Her Hoop Dreams Coaching in the NBA D-League

Kelvin Lewis and Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman has been breaking basketball barriers for almost four decades, and she's not done yet. The 52-year-old Hall of Famer is currently in the midst of her first season as the first female head coach at the NBA level, calling the shots for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League (the equivalent of Triple-A baseball). Being a pioneer in the sport is nothing new for Lieberman, whose accomplishments are, well, legendary: Olympic silver medalist at age 18; two-time collegiate player of the year while leading Old Dominion University to back-to-back national titles; first woman to play in a men's pro league; player, coach and general manager in the WNBA. Lieberman isn't shy about her competitive nature, but she's not afraid to show a softer side with her players. read more

American Idol Backstage Report: Why Casey Was Hospitalized

Casey Abrams

For the second time in two weeks, American Idol's Casey Abrams has been hospitalized for stomach pain, and according to show sources, the problem is bleeding ulcers. "That poor guy's in a world of hurt," says one source.

After thrilling the judges with his rendition of Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends" on Wednesday, Abrams was M.I.A. from last night's results show... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Calzona's Parents Assembling on Grey's Anatomy For...?

Judith Ivey, Denis Arndt

Hmm...what's going on over at Grey's Anatomy that has loved ones flying to Seattle this May? A baptism? A wedding? Or possibly a funeral?

The ABC series has just cast Judith Ivey (Designing Women, Big Love) and David E. Kelley favorite Denis Arndt (Picket Fences, The Practice) as Barbara and Col. Robbins, parents to... read more

American Idol Backstage Report: Pia Toscano's Powerful Performances

Pia Toscano

If timing is everything, then American Idol's Pia Toscano has a great internal clock. She wowed the studio audience — again — with her powerful vocals Wednesday night, singing Celine Dion's "All By Myself." "She's totally gonna win this thing," said someone in the crowd.

But it was last week's rendition of "I'll Stand By You" that really put the Howard Beach, New York native on the map. She received the first... read more

Watercooler: Casey Abrams Shows What Idols Are Made Of

Casey Abrams

Lucky 13? Maybe not so much, Randy.

Last night, American Idol's Top 13 took the stage for their first performance show and, well, let's just say not all wannabes are created equal. Some were good, some were grisly, but only a handful were great. And of them, the most memorable was easily Casey Abrams.

Taking on Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from My Friends," the fuzzy goofball with the passing resemblance to... read more

Steve Carell's The Office Farewell Gets An Airdate

Steve Carell, The Office

NBC's Steve Carell exit from The Office promises to be a big one — that's what she said — and it now has an airdate.

The episode, which wrapped production last week, is expected to air on Thursday, April 28. That's the first night of May sweeps, when the networks load up on events and special episodes. And the departure of Carell certainly qualifies.

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Cheers & Jeers: Survivor Redeems Itself

Jeff Probst

Cheers to Survivor for upping its game with Redemption Island.

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SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE!

It's been years since CBS' reality staple has really gotten me hooked, but the 22nd season has proven to be... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Sofia Vergara Up for Movie Role

Sofia Vergara

Modern Family's Sofia Vergara is one step closer to winning the role of beauty salon owner Daniela in the musical movie version of Broadway's In the Heights.

The actress, who just signed on as spokesperson for XfinityTV.com/latinoTV, a destination for Spanish-language entertainment, told me that... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: March 11-13

Battle of Los Angeles

Fringe (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
Hard to imagine the show topping its most recent episode — the haunting "Subject 13" flashback into Olivia and Peter's childhood — but any story that puts Walter Bishop center stage is worth watching, and this week the mournful mad scientist is busy trying to delay the damage he's done to the wall between universes. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, the Fringe Team is on the case of thieves who defy gravity. Now let's see Fringe defy the gravity of those Friday night ratings.

Battle of Los Angeles (Saturday, 9/8c, Syfy)
Gotta give Syfy bonus points for cheekiness. On the same weekend the big-budget alien-invasion adventure Battle: LA hits the big screen, Syfy's knowingly cheesy... read more

Why Rob Lowe Isn't Likely to Join Two and a Half Men

Rob Lowe

Here's the low down on Lowe: When it comes to talk of Rob Lowe joining the cast of Two and a Half Men, don't believe the hype.

Lowe is a full-fledged cast member on NBC's Parks and Recreation. That means he has a multi-year agreement to star on the show — which would appear to rule out a sudden move to fill the Charlie Sheen void. "He has a regular series deal," says one network insider. "He's sticking with Parks and Rec."

The Lowe idea has spread fast and wide in recent days, so much that even Sheen is... read more

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