Question: This may qualify as one of the most boring questions you've ever gotten, but I hope you'll humor me. Talking about today's hour-long dramas, my husband and I got into some of the oldies, like Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare. He insisted Dr. Kildare was a half-hour soap, but I say it was an hour. Who's correct? Thanks. Rose R., Newark, N.J.
Televisionary: You both are, Rose, though the show was an hour long for the majority of its September 1961 to August 1966 run on NBC (and was a drama rather than a soap).
The character of Dr. James Kildare, which first appeared in a Cosmopolitan short story written by Max Brand, anchored a radio
Question: Can you please tell me what that great song is that plays in the Saturn Ion commercial with the kids on slides and the guy driving down the street with the sign that says "now leaving childhood"? Thanks. Laura, Paramus, N.J.
Televisionary: That I can, Laura. That's the Walkmen's "We've Been Had," which you can find on their album Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone. (Worth noting: three of the band's members used to be part of Jonathan Fire Eater, a big-buzz N.Y. group who went to nothing before meeting with any of their much-predicted success.)
Alton Williams, one of the stars of MTV's The Real World: Las Vegas, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with assault and resisting arrest after he took a swing at a bar manager during a North Carolina fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Court TV's TheSmokingGun.com reports. The 23-year-old was accompanied to the squad car by girlfriend and fellow RW castmate Irulan. That's, like, so romantic.
Macy's announced Monday that it will start selling some of Eminem's Shady Ltd. apparel line at select stores in April. Great, because I really need some new work clothes.
The Pianist got a big Oscar boost over the weekend, winning top honors at both Britain's and France's annual film kudos. At Saturday's Cesar Awards, the French bestowed seven trophies on Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama, including best film, best director and best actor for Adrien Brody. The Brits, meanwhile, also handed The Pianist wins for best film and director, but gave Gangs of New York's scenery-chewer Daniel Day-Lewis the BAFTA for best actor. Other winners at Sunday's British Academy Awards included Nicole Kidman (best actress for
Since Eminem and his fellow enfants terribles rose to prominence in the music biz, one question has been bandied about more than any other: What's the matter with kids today? Yet as far as we could tell from last night's live
telecast of the Grammys, the answer is... absolutely nothing. In fact, if
you'll join TV Guide Online in reviewing the 45th annual kudofest in
New York for the first time in five years and emcee-free for the first time
in eons we bet you'll agree that, although they're often poorly
dressed and worse spoken, the kids are all right. Yep, when the chips were
down, they kept up just fine with their elders.
Granted, Dustin Hoffman set the bar pretty low for the gray-haired set with his show-opening speech. First, the tongue-tied master thespian
cross-pollinated Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band by calling everybody's all-American Bruce Springstreet. Then he introduced "Hey Baby" group No Doubt
As America's preteen girls already know, David Gallagher who plays Simon on 7th Heaven will head off to college this fall. How will this blond cutie's real-life academic plans affect Simon's fictional life? Will he go the way of Mary (Jessica Biel) and Matt (Barry Watson), who've flown the Camden coop, returning only for brief guest stints?
"Honestly, I don't know," Gallagher tells TV Guide Online. "Simon is a junior. He's a year behind me in school. I haven't gotten word from the show on how any of it's gonna work out. They haven't told me yet."
That said, the earnest young actor who wants to major in film studies makes his priori
Forbidden food items always fuel drama amongst Survivor's half-starved contestants. Army officer Kel was marched off Australian Outback for sneaking beef jerky. Basketball coach Clarence got bounced out of Africa for secretly snacking on a can of beans. And last week, Janet Koth was Survivor: The Amazon's second castoff, voted out for allegedly packing a granola bar. On this show, that's a no no.
She denied guilt to her fellow femmes in the Jaburu tribe, but will Janet now eat her words? "Absolutely not," the 47-year-old Missouri housewife tells TV Guide Online. "Some people believe you cheat, lie and steal to win Survivor. That's not me."
So Janet was framed? Well, that's her take. "I think it's interesting that [the granola bar] was smuggled in and planted on me," she says. "I don't know why I was chosen. I can't wait to find out who actually did it! They totally frisked us before we started
Friends has tapped former Talk Soup host Aisha Tyler to play a professor of paleontology who becomes involved in a love triangle with Ross (David Schwimmer) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). According to Variety, her multi-episode story arc kicks off April 24 just in time for May sweeps! What a coincidence!