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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Grey's Dad Stirs Up Trouble

Grey's Anatomy

You can always expect drama on Grey's Anatomy when Meredith and Lexie's father, Thatcher (Jeff Perry), drops in on his doctor daughters. And there's more in store on the February 10 episode of the ABC drama, when old Thatch returns complaining of stomach pains. "They suspect he's rejecting the [partial] liver Meredith gave him," says Jeff, who is unaware of the character's ultimate fate.

But what causes Lexie (Chyler Leigh) the most heartache is seeing her daddy dating Danielle (All My Children alum Alexa Havins), a heavily tattooed girl her same age... read more

Matt's Picks: January 3-6

Paula Abdul

Castle (Monday, 10/9c, ABC)
Meet Nikki Heat — not to be confused with Kate Beckett, although Beckett isn't amused when Hollywood siren Natalie Rhodes (That '70s Show's Laura Prepon), who's been cast to play her fictional alter ego in a movie version of Heat Wave, starts tagging along with her and Castle and begins a physical transformation as well. Castle thinks it's a hoot, which only annoys Beckett more... read more

Is It Just Me: License Plate Lookalikes

Yvonne Strahovski and Zach Levy

Are the license plates that I see on Chuck the same ones I've seen way back on The Rockford Files and Columbo? Is this the equivalent of those 555 phone numbers? — Gary Land, via e-mail

Bingo! Odds are, you probably have spotted the same license plate on multiple shows, confirms Chuck prop master Scott Bauer.

"The California DMV allows productions to use certain sequences that have not been issued to the public," he says. "The PCE is used as a passenger license plate and ...
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Universal Sports Revisits the Glory of Olympic Filmmaker Bud Greenspan

Bud Greenspan

Universal Sports has announced plans for a nine-night celebration of legendary sports filmmaker Bud Greenspan, who passed away on Christmas Day at age 84 after battling Parkinson's disease. Greenspan is best known for his series of documentaries chronicling the Olympic Games, many of which are rarely seen anymore and are not currently available on DVD.

The tribute, which Universal Sports is dubbing "Nine Nights of Glory," begins Saturday (Jan. 1, 9/8c) with the iconic 16 Days of Glory: Los Angeles '84. "Bud Greenspan ...
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Is It Just Me: Are Glee's Outfits Affordable?

Chris Colfer

Can Glee's Kurt really afford all those fashionable outfits? I thought he came from a struggling middle-class family. — Dottie Alasky, Fairmont, W. Va.

No question about it — the kid's a clotheshorse. On a recent episode of Glee, openly gay teen Kurt (Chris Colfer) was shown rocking a $435 shirt and a $260 silk scarf by designer Alexander McQueen — not exactly the kind of duds that are common for a mechanic's kid from Lima, Ohio.

How does he pull it off? NYC stylist Joseph ...
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Rachel Griffiths Talks Sesame Street, Brothers & Sisters

Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths ends 2010 on a sweet, furry note when she appears alongside Elmo on Sesame Street. "It's, like, the best job I've ever been offered," proclaims the mother of three — Banjo, 7, Adelaide, 5, and Clementine, 1 — who was thrilled at the chance to let her two oldest children watch as she taped a "Word on the Street" segment in which she explains to Elmo the concept of a dozen. "It was the sweetest thing," she says. "[Adelaide] didn't integrate ...
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Oprah's Next Big Thing

Oprah Winfrey

The girl from Mississippi has conquered daytime TV, publishing, radio, film and next, at noon on January 1, Oprah Winfrey launches what she calls "one big old challenge." The media mogul and philanthropist introduces OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a 24/7 cable channel devoted, according to its website, "to connecting you to your best self and to the world."

The inspirational channel, complete with its iconic name, was first conceived by Winfrey and her longtime companion, Stedman Graham, in 1992, as they bemoaned the lurid tabloid talk shows in vogue at the time. "I always knew The Oprah Winfrey Show would lead to the next thing," she recalls. "'I would be a light carrier,' I wrote ...
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Oprah, Paul McCartney Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney

Since 1978, the enduring wonder of the Kennedy Center Honors — which pays respects to performing arts masters for their lifetime contributions — has been the diversity of the group it assembles each year in Washington, D.C. And this year's ...
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Poll: Which Reality Show Casts Truly Interesting People?

Survivor: Nicaragua

Though Barbara Walters picked Snooki and the Jersey Shore gang for a slot on The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010, reality television contains a whole host of intriguing characters. There are cutthroat manipulators on Survivor, plucky pairs of travelers on The Amazing Race, folks looking to change both their bodies and lives on The Biggest Loser and more. So we want to know which reality show you think casts the most interesting people?

Vote in our poll after the jump... read more

Train's Lead Singer Gets Animated

Patrick Monahan

It's been a banner year for Pat Monahan, who's been riding high in the pop charts with his band Train's Grammy-nominated single "Hey, Soul Sister." And now, the lead singer is poised to become a preschool rock star, lending his voice to a lion choo-choo conductor with mad storytelling skills in Sprout's new animated series Driver Dan's Story Train.

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