Nikki Cox, Las Vegas
NBC's Las Vegas is MIA this Friday night (to make way for a Heist encore), but Nikki Cox could probably use the free time, anyway. The red-hot redhead, after all, is busy making plans for her wedding to fellow actor (and Vegas guest star, natch) Jay Mohr. Still, she found time to talk with TVGuide.com about the evolution of Vegas' Mary, the "rumored" pillow fights she has with her female costars and more (meaning Mohr.)
TVGuide.com: I saw you the other day on the cover of InStyle Weddings looking all pretty....Nikki Cox: All "gussied up." [Chuckles]
TVGuide.com: Is what I saw you in your actual wedding dress?Cox: No, my dr
Amanda Bynes bends her gender in She's the Man.
In the new comedy She's the Man (in theaters now), Amanda Bynes plays Viola, a soccer star forced to get her kicks by masquerading as her twin brother, Sebastian. Along the way, of course, all manner of hunky guys and ironically attracted girls find themselves mesmerized by this gal in disguise. Was Bynes able to pull it off? Should Felicity Huffman be looking over her shoulder? And more to the point, is the perky What I Like About You star ready to kick some Natalie Portman butt this weekend? Here's what Bynes shared with TVGuide.com in a fun one-on-one.
TVGuide.com: Seeing She's the Man almost — and my AP English teacher will be happy to hear this — made me want to actually read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which it is loosely based. Or at least revisit the CliffsNotes
Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live
Despite seeing presidential hopeful John Kerry (and thus his portrayal) get snubbed in 2004, Seth Meyers has never stopped being a major part of the mix at NBC's Saturday Night Live (Saturdays, duh, at 11:30 pm/ET). As he prepped for this weekend's show, Meyers — now best known for his bits as haranguing hubby Dan Needler and the Appalachian Emergency Room receptionist, as well as for his impressions of Hugh Grant, Sean Penn and Anderson Cooper — found a few minutes to talk to TVGuide.com about SNL's plans for guest host Matt Dillon, the "real" Natalie Portman and the crazy-delicious digital-shorts
Rob Corddry, a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, follows in the footsteps of such comedic peers as Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler when he lends his voice to The N's O'Grady (Fridays at 9:30 pm/ET) this week. Here's what he had to tell us about his animated gig, advising Jon Stewart on the Oscars and more.
TVGuide.com: On O'Grady, who or what are you voicing? A news reporter, perhaps?Rob Corddry: No, actually
HBO has inked a long-term, multiproject deal with comedian Dane Cook — the first partnership of its kind for the cable outlet. Among the projects on the docket are a concert film, a scripted series and a special titled "I Hosted the Saturday Night Live Episode Featuring the Chronicles of Narnia Rap."
Rachel Dratch has joined Saturday Night Live cast mate Tina Fey's NBC comedy pilot about an SNL-type show.... Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie) will star in the Fox comedy Till Death.... Kim Raver (24) has been added to ABC's drama about nine strangers held hostage during a bank robbery.... Kelli Williams (The Practice) is back doing the lawyer thing on ABC's Women in Law.... Jeffrey Donovan is one of the Enemies in ABC's drama about two childhood friends who grow up to be a lawman and a mobster.... Meta Golding (JAG) is the sister of Taye Diggs' framed cop in ABC's Day Break.... Currie Graham (Lynette's boss on Desperate Housewives) has joined the CBS drama Edison.
Mary Hart, Entertainment Tonight
She lost her virginity to Eddie Murphy — her Entertainment Tonight virginity, that is. It's been nearly a quarter century since Mary Hart joined the show and scored that first celebrity chat (Murphy was still a regular on Saturday Night Live). And since then, she says, "it seems like I've interviewed the world." Though she'll never forget her first, these are the ones Hart recalls most vividly.
FRANK SINATRA — Sept. 12, 1988"That interview was long in coming. You know his reluctance about being interviewed and his attitude toward the media — he was tough as nails, he intimidated everyone. I'd flown to Atlantic City and I sat and waited and waited for him. The longer I
T.R. Knight and Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Question: How awesome was Grey's Anatomy last Sunday? For an hour I forgot all about losing shows like Threshold, Arrested Development and Love Monkey. The shower scene near the end echoing, but so starkly contrasting, the fantasy the week before — fantastic! There were way too many great details to mention them all. I was so glad that Bailey's husband didn't die. The whole widowed-while-giving-birth thing just seemed so gimmicky. My only beef is that once the bomb was out of the body, it just seemed so obvious that it would blow up the bomb guys. It's hard to forgive anyone for blowing up Kyle Chandler, but all in all it was pretty amazing and I guess that with the other surprises they gave us, I shouldn't complain if there was some predictable stuff.
Answer: No, indeed, this is not the time to nitpick. That sensational two-parter was, I think, the turning point in Grey's Anatomy's already sensational success story. As you may have heard, Sunday's episode was the first time Anatomy
Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler is exec-producing Super Scout, an animated pilot for Nickelodeon for which she will voice an obsessive Girl Scout-type, Variety reports.... Connie Britton will star opposite Kyle Chandler in NBC's TV take on Friday Night Lights — making me worry about the fate of Jack's Bakersfield booty call on 24.... Meet the Parents' Teri Polo will topline CBS' Welcome to the Jungle Gym, playing a TV journo and part-time stay-at-home mom.... Nancy Travis and Spy Kids' Daryl Sabara will play a single mother and her son on TBS' Boy's Life.
SUPER BOWL XL: EVERYTHING ELSEWell folks, I'm here to cover everything besides the football. The commercials, the entertainment, still more commercials — just think of me as a food critic who's more concerned with the side dishes than the main course. (Mmm, mashed potatoes.) And away we go.
Preshow and HalftimeStevie Wonder and Friends — the friends including John Legend, Joss Stone (so sexy with the bare feet!), India.Arie and a whole mess of dancers — treat us to a head-bopping medley of classics, from "Superstition" to "Dancin' in the Streets." Wow, it's nice to see a Motown tribute done by artists with a vested interest in the genre — as opposed to the annual soulless, badly choreographed version we get on American Idol. The national anthem proves a little tough for me to get through, not because Aaron Neville