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TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

Don't forget to tune into QVC tonight at 10 pm/ET to watch Team Mosaic from The Apprentice hawk those sandwich grills featured in last week's episode. The shopping network promises "a surprise-filled presentation," which can only mean one thing: a special performance by Stacie J. and her Magic 8 Ball! read more

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT

Don't forget to tune into QVC tonight at 10 pm/ET to watch Team Mosaic from The Apprentice hawk those sandwich grills featured in last week's episode. The shopping network promises "a surprise-filled presentation," which can only mean one thing: a special performance by Stacie J. and her Magic 8 Ball! read more

IN MEMORIAM

Despite stepping down last month, Barbara Walters returns to anchor tonight's special edition of ABC's 20/20 in honor of Christopher Reeve. It airs at 8 pm/ET and right afterMonday Night Football on the West Coast. Meanwhile, tomorrow at 8 pm/ET, A&E will air an updated version of Reeve's Biography. read more

SHORT CUTS

Rapper-producers Kanye West and Lil Jon picked up three trophies apiece at Sunday's Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. The show airs Nov. 30 on BET... With a little help from Ivan, Charley, Frances and Jeanne, the Weather Channel posted its biggest ratings' month in history in September... NBC is developing a police drama based on the Oscar-winning film The French Connection. read more

WHAT WAS UNDER THE POOL?!?!

Desperate Housewives went to work for ABC again Sunday night. The show's second episode averaged a potent 20.4 million viewers, down just slightly from last week's blockbuster debut. read more

WHAT WAS UNDER THE POOL?!?!

Desperate Housewives went to work for ABC again Sunday night. The show's second episode averaged a potent 20.4 million viewers, down just slightly from last week's blockbuster debut. read more

FAREWELL, SUPERMAN

Superman star Christopher Reeve, who became a worldwide advocate for spinal-cord research after being paralyzed in a horse-riding accident nine years ago, died Sunday of complications from an infection caused by a bedsore. He was 52. Reeve slipped into a coma Saturday afternoon after going into cardiac arrest at his New York home. Reeve's first big break came on the small screen when he was cast as bigamist Ben Harper on the soap opera Love of Life. A bit part in the submarine thriller Gray Lady Down followed and eventually led to his casting as the Man of Steel in 1978's Superman. Following his accident, Reeve earned an Emmy nod for directing the HBO telepic In the Gloaming and won a Screen Actors Guild award for starring in a remak read more

Garry Marshall's Raising the Roof

Garry Marshall knows how to make people laugh. The man's been doing it since he first started writing jokes for Jack Parr on The Tonight Show. From his mind sprung classic TV shows like Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, and under his direction, films such as Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries became Hollywood blockbusters. Here, the 70-year-old writer/director (and sometime actor) tells TV Guide Online about his film Raising Helen (out this week on DVD) and why saying his name always makes us smile.

TVGO: What was it like directing Kate Hudson?
Garry Marshall:
She's fearless and will try anything. She has learned from her family about how to work and how to be a professional. She has a certain bubbly thing that gets up there on screen. Maybe it's because she hears music in her head a lot when she's acting.

TVGO: I just hear voices.
Marshall:
Voices I hear also.

TVGO: Do you immedi read more

BRIDEZILLA GAGGED?

Has Star Jones' upcoming wedding of coinvenience hit a snag? According to the New York Post, ABC has put a halt to The View cohost's on-air plugging of her wedding suppliers to make sure it doesn't violate FCC rules. Jones allegedly got all of her wedding accoutrements — including invitations, flowers, dresses and makeup — for free in exchange for publicity. "I have done nothing illegal, immoral or unethical," Jones told the Post, "and more importantly, nothing ABC has not agreed to and signed off on." Asked if there was anything in her wedding that she actually paid for, she barked, "My wedding is my business — it's not your business!" And if you don't believe her, proceed to starandal.com. read more

SHARK ATTACK

Shark Tale held on to the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, grossing another $31.7 million for a 10-day total of $87 million. The football drama Friday Night Lights opened at No. 2 with a solid $20.6 million, while Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon's new comedy Taxi was held up in fourth place with a disappointing $12 million. At least they fared better than Hilary Duff's teen tale Raise Your Voice, which fell silent at No. 6 with $4.6 million. read more

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