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Paige O'Hara: Still a Beauty


Not to sound cocky, but Broadway vet Paige O'Hara — who voiced the role of Belle in Disney's beloved Beauty and the Beast — had a strong suspicion that the animated film was classic material. "We always knew it was really special from the beginning," she tells TV Guide Online. "I knew just being a Disney animation freak that this was going to be one of the best."

Still, even she was floored when the pic — which has undergone a revamp for its current IMAX re-release — became the first animated movie ever to receive a best picture Oscar nod. Marvels O'Hara: "That was sort of a really wonderful surprise."

Beauty's enduring popularity has allowed O'Hara to vocalize Belle in two direct-to-video sequels, Belle's Magical World and Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas. But read more

Steven Weber: Still Cursed?


Steven Weber doesn't blame NBC's seemingly hexed post-Friends timeslot on Thursday nights for the demise of The Weber Show — formerly titled Cursed. He blames the sorry show itself.

"I think the show failed for reasons other than that it was in some timeslot with a bad mojo on it — I think that's crap," Weber tells TV Guide Online. "If the network finally has some balls and puts a show there that is good, appeals to an adult audience, takes a chance and [they stop] bemoaning why audiences are fleeing the network and going to cable, then that mysterious Bermuda triangle of an 8:30 timeslot suddenly won't be so bad."

The 40-year-old actor and recent first-time father says his series's problems began early on, thanks to network tinkering. "From the beginning, the original idea was kind of misunderstood or [the network execs] were afraid of it," the former Wings star says. "[It] was read more

"J. Peterman" Returns!


With two shows already on the air and more on the way, John O'Hurley would be the last person to acknowledge a curse on the alumni of Seinfeld. However, the actor — who forever will be remembered for his sitcom parody of kooky real-life catalog mogul J. Peterman — does believe that, where his former cohorts are concerned, some funny business is going on.

"Studios tend to grab players that have a lot of visibility and write a series about them," the host of To Tell the Truth and Get Golf with the PGA Tour! tells TV Guide Online. "That's never been a formula for success, yet [execs] consider themselves experts and continue to do this. I find it absolutely mind-numbing."

Nonetheless, O'Hurley holds out hope that ex-Peterman prot&#233g&#233 read more

Jeremy Northam's Bachelor Woes


By all outward appearances, Jeremy Northam — the dashing Brit who's had reel-life romances with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma), Cate Blanchett (An Ideal Husband) and Uma Thurman (The Golden Bowl) — should have no trouble finding a real-life leading lady. Not so, he says, launching into the kind of singleton's lament you'd expect from a Sex and the City gabfest. Eligible ladies, listen up!

"Every now and again, I think, 'Well, I'll just be happy being the slap-happy bachelor,'" he shares. "But ultimately, I k read more

Jeremy Northam's Bachelor Woes


By all outward appearances, Jeremy Northam — the dashing Brit who's had reel-life romances with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma), Cate Blanchett (An Ideal Husband) and Uma Thurman (The Golden Bowl) — should have no trouble finding a real-life leading lady. Not so, he says, launching into the kind of singleton's lament you'd expect from a Sex and the City gabfest. Eligible ladies, listen up!

"Every now and again, I think, 'Well, I'll just be happy being the slap-happy bachelor,'" he shares. "But ultimately, I k read more

Steven Weber: Still Cursed?


Steven Weber doesn't blame NBC's seemingly hexed post-Friends timeslot on Thursday nights for the demise of The Weber Show — formerly titled Cursed. He blames the sorry show itself.

"I think the show failed for reasons other than that it was in some timeslot with a bad mojo on it — I think that's crap," Weber tells TV Guide Online. "If the network finally has some balls and puts a show there that is good, appeals to an adult audience, takes a chance and [they stop] bemoaning why audiences are fleeing the network and going to cable, then that mysterious Bermuda triangle of an 8:30 timeslot suddenly won't be so bad."

The 40-year-old actor and recent first-time father says his series's problems began early on, thanks to network tinkering. "From the beginning, the original idea was kind of misunderstood or [the network execs] were afraid of it," the former Wings star says. "[It] was read more

"J. Peterman" Returns!


With two shows already on the air and more on the way, John O'Hurley would be the last person to acknowledge a curse on the alumni of Seinfeld. However, the actor — who forever will be remembered for his sitcom parody of kooky real-life catalog mogul J. Peterman — does believe that, where his former cohorts are concerned, some funny business is going on.

"Studios tend to grab players that have a lot of visibility and write a series about them," the host of To Tell the Truth and Get Golf with the PGA Tour! tells TV Guide Online. "That's never been a formula for success, yet [execs] consider themselves experts and continue to do this. I find it absolutely mind-numbing."

Nonetheless, O'Hurley holds out hope that ex-Peterman prot&#233g&#233 read more

Julianne Moore's Cold Comfort


The good news? Lovely Julianne Moore plays Wavey, the single mom romanced by Kevin Spacey's Quoyle in the movie version of The Shipping News. The bad news? This entailed weeks of frosty filming up in Newfoundland. "It's a beautiful place, but very rough and wild," she says. "It got very, very cold and raw. The weather was constantly changing... In the middle of a scene, you could go from fog to sun or rain. It would be a tough place to live, [which] made me appreciate the resilience of the woman I played."

Moore recalls she could always count on Spacey for comic relief on the rough days. For while Spacey was emotionally withdrawn as the troubled Quoyle, he was anything but when the camera stopped rolling. "Kevin is very light-hearted," she smiles. "I think it was [co-star] read more

Steven Weber: Still Cursed?


Steven Weber doesn't blame NBC's seemingly hexed post-Friends timeslot on Thursday nights for the demise of The Weber Show — formerly titled Cursed. He blames the sorry show itself.

"I think the show failed for reasons other than that it was in some timeslot with a bad mojo on it — I think that's crap," Weber tells TV Guide Online. "If the network finally has some balls and puts a show there that is good, appeals to an adult audience, takes a chance and [they stop] bemoaning why audiences are fleeing the network and going to cable, then that mysterious Bermuda triangle of an 8:30 timeslot suddenly won't be so bad."

The 40-year-old actor and recent first-time father says his series's problems began early on, thanks to network tinkering. "From the beginning, the original idea was kind of misunderstood or [the network execs] were afraid of it," the former Wings star says. "[It] was read more

Jeremy Northam's Bachelor Woes


By all outward appearances, Jeremy Northam — the dashing Brit who's had reel-life romances with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma), Cate Blanchett (An Ideal Husband) and Uma Thurman (The Golden Bowl) — should have no trouble finding a real-life leading lady. Not so, he says, launching into the kind of singleton's lament you'd expect from a Sex and the City gabfest. Eligible ladies, listen up!

"Every now and again, I think, 'Well, I'll just be happy being the slap-happy bachelor,'" he shares. "But ultimately, I k read more

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