The Practice's Camryn Manheim gave birth to a son, Milo Jacob, on Tuesday at
4 pm. "Mother and son are resting comfortably," says her publicist, Carri
McClure. As previously reported, the actress does not intend to reveal the
identity of her baby's father.
Hoping to build some May sweeps momentum, CBS has pushed back the finale of
Survivor: The Australian Outback from April 26 to May 3. To make up for the
extra week, the network will air a special Survivor clip show in place of an original episode on March 21. (Survivor moves to Wednesdays on March 14 and March 21 due to NCAA playoff coverage.) Meanwhile, CBS has renewed its entire Monday night comedy lineup for next season. In addition to the already picked-up Everybody Loves Raymond, green lights have been given to The King of Queens, Becker and Yes, Dear.
Attention Big Q shoppers: Showtime has renewed Queer as Folk for a second season. That means they'll film 20 more new episodes of the spicy gay soap, which not only co-stars Sharon Gless and ex-Talk Soup host Hal Sparks as a bizarre mother/son duo, but has fast become the cable net's highest-rated series.
Wednesday's debut of The Fighting Fitzgeralds a comedy starring Brian Dennehy as a curmudgeonly Irish-American grandpa topped the ratings in its 8:30 pm/ET timeslot and in adults 18-49. And that's no blarney.
Despite much bluster about running against Democratic incumbent Gray Davis for California governor in 2004, Arnold Schwarzenegger has ruled it out, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The timing's not right," says a spokesperson for the staunchly Republican actor. "If there were a time in the future when he did not have commitments and felt he could do more good for the country in an official capacity, he would make a determination to run at that time. At this time, he can't and he's not."
As previously hinted, Bob Newhart has been cast opposite "Thong Song" rapper Sisqó in an upcoming NBC sitcom. The as-yet-untitled comedy has a show-within-a-show premise: Sisqó will play a blue-collar Baltimore man who gets fame and his own TV series after performing a heroic act. Newhart is to portray the TV icon who takes the newbie under his wing.
A Texas jury decided that late oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall did not promise half his $1.6 billion fortune to his much-younger wife, ex-Playboy poser Anna Nicole Smith, Reuters reports. Declared juror Celia Mayfield: "I just think she was a gold digger who wanted his money. She didn't treat him right." Those who think the widow's "just misunderstood" shouldn't fret too much Smith still has the $475 million awarded her by a U.S. bankruptcy judge in California.
If a classic television series is defined as one that withstands the test of time, then according to Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, his Emmy-winning NBC sitcom more than earns that title. However, the actor who leaps to the big screen Friday in the crime thriller 15 Minutes doesn't hold another popular Peacock comedy in such high regard.
"I find when I watch a Seinfeld [episode] in reruns, I don't find it as funny as I did the first time I watched it," Grammer says. "Whereas with Frasier, I tend to watch them and they hold up."
Viewers, of course, may disagree with that assessment. After five years in syndication, Seinfeld repeats rank second only in the ratings to old Friends and ahead of a third-place Frasier. "Maybe we weren't quite as broadly appealing as Seinfeld was in its juvenile approach to t
In the lavishly choreographed opening sequence of last year's surprise high school hit Bring It On (now available as a rental), Lindsay Sloane looked like she had been raised by the Laker Girls on a steady diet of Busby Berkeley musicals and Paula Abdul videos. But in reality, the actress can scarcely think about her experience playing Big Red, the catty cheerleading captain who relinquishes her pom poms to Kirsten Dunst, without getting sore literally.
"Cheerleading uses muscles you never even knew you had," she tells TV Guide Online, almost groaning. "And the worst part was having to smile on top of it all... having to look like I knew what I was doing and was enjoying myself when I was actually terrified and trying to remember every dance step."
Thankfully, Sloane has had an easier time with her regular role on the WB's unexpectedly satisfying Beverly Hills, 90210 spoof,
As if following David Letterman every night as host of The Late Late Show weren't enough work, Craig Kilborn will moonlight as emcee of the third annual TV Guide Awards tonight (airing 8 pm/ET on Fox). Is the late-night mainstay quite ready for a primetime hosting gig? "I did something in high school, a basketball banquet where I was all-state and I dribbled the ball and stuff," he jokes to TV Guide Online. "But this is the first big one."
Humility takes a backseat, however, once Kilborn switches into his signature schtick. "I did it because I wanted to help get the TV Guide Awards on the map," he smirks. "You know, the Oscars, the Emmys ? they don't need my help. They're fine without me. [TV Guide] said 'Kilby, can you come in and do this?' So I said, 'Sure.'"
While he occasionally enjoys a change of venue, Kilborn says he's devoted to his own show, which celebrates its two-year anniversary during the week of April 9-13. "But we're calling it our sev