The L Word

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JENNIFER SQUEALS

Per the Hollywood Reporter, The L Word's Jennifer Beals has been added to the cast of The Grudge 2, starring Amber Tamblyn. Details are being kept under wraps, but Beals' character apparently incurs the wrath of the grudge — by pretending she did all her dancing scenes herself. read more

Grey's Anatomy ABC was very smart...

Grey's AnatomyABC was very smart to give us a new episode tonight, since the SAGs ended at 10 pm. And what a great one it was. Hopefully people who never watched the show but were watching the awards and saw Sandra Oh win (yea, Sandra!) thought, "Hmm, this gal just won a Golden Globe and now a SAG award. Maybe I should check out her show tonight." Yes, Sandra was fabulous as she always is, but Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo gave their best performances, by far. Maybe the creative staff wanted to spread the wealth and help the other actors join Sandra and Patrick Dempsey in the world of award nominations. So Izzie has an 11-year old daughter that she gave up. What a perfect way for us to find out, by having her give advice to that youn read more

It's an L of a Time for Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming, The L Word

Before Alan Cumming bids adieu to Showtime's The L Word (Sundays at 10pm/ET) — he has three more episodes to air — you can bet that he will have made his mark on the envelope-pushing sapphic series. In a Q&A with TVGuide.com, the actor teased what's ahead, gave us a whiff of his bawdy little skin-care line, and shared his glee over his forthcoming Broadway venture. TVGuide.com: The first time I remember seeing you was in 1995's Circle of Friends. Was I late to the Alan Cumming party?Alan Cumming: [Laughs] Well, I had existed before then, but... that was the first film I had done that did well in America. TVGuide.com: Was it a turning point of any kind?Cumming: Yes, it was, in that after I came to America to do press for it, I started to get asked to work here. TVGuid read more

SMALLVILLE ACTRESS HAS AN EFFECT

Smallville's Erica Durance, aka Lois Lane, and The L Word's Eric Lively have been cast in The Butterfly Effect 2, a sequel to the 2004 sci-fi thriller that grossed $58 million domestically. The follow-up will feature no characters from the original but will tell the story of another time traveler whose actions "in the past" disrupt the present. read more

L Word Newbie Is a Gender Bender

Daniela Sea, The L Word

These days gays, lesbians, drag queens — even male-to-female transgender characters — are almost as common in movies and on TV as the "bitch diva" and "fat funny guy." But except for the tragic Boys Don't Cry, women who yearn to be all man are rarely seen. Showtime's look at L.A. lesbian life, The L Word (returning for Season 3 on Sunday at 10 pm/ET), remedies that with a new character named Moira/Max, nutty Jenny's (Mia Kirshner) latest squeeze. We interviewed Daniela Sea, an actor active in New York's downtown art scene, about playing a girl who wants to be a boy. TVGuide.com: Who is Moira/Max? read more

Karina Lombard on L Word, 4400 and Brad

Karina Lombard

Since making her big, early-'90s splash in Hollywood with the one-two punch of Wide Sargasso Sea and Legends of the Fall, Karina Lombard has been a hard one to peg — and that's not just because the actress, born in Tahiti and raised in Spain, has that wonderfully exotic, not quite placeable accent. No, her acting choices, varied in range, style and, alas, frequency, have also given her an enigmatic sheen. After appearing in only a smattering of films since Legends, she resurfaced in 2004 on a cable series, no less, and the series was the then brand-new (and groundbreaking) The L Word at that. "That came out of the blue," she tells TVGuide.com of her being wooed by Showtime's sapphic series. read more

The L Word's Pregnant Pause

We've seen plenty of pregnant ladies on TV, but never one like The L Word's Tina Kennard, as played by real mommy-to-be Laurel Holloman. As befits the no-holds-barred lustiness of Showtime's lesbian drama (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), Tina's — and Laurel's — expanding belly didn't keep her from doing love scenes with ex-girlfriend Bette (Jennifer Beals) and the haughty Helena (Rachel Shelly). And how's this for a twist on life imitating art: Now that Holloman has had her child (6-month-old Lola), Beals has revealed that she's expecting! TVGuide.com touched base with Holloman a few weeks before she returned to Vancouver to shoot L Word's third season.TVGuide.com: So now that Jennifer Beals is pregnant, you'll have to deal with her hormonal issues on the set. Fair play?Laurel Holloman: [Laughs] We're pretty good at it now. I'll take care of her this year, because she really took care of me! TVG: read more

The L Word's Pregnant Pause

We've seen plenty of pregnant ladies on TV, but never one like The L Word's Tina Kennard, as played by real mommy-to-be Laurel Holloman. As befits the no-holds-barred lustiness of Showtime's lesbian drama (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), Tina's — and Laurel's — expanding belly didn't keep her from doing love scenes with ex-girlfriend Bette (Jennifer Beals) and the haughty Helena (Rachel Shelly). And how's this for a twist on life imitating art: Now that Holloman has had her child (6-month-old Lola), Beals has revealed that she's expecting! TVGuide.com touched base with Holloman a few weeks before she returned to Vancouver to shoot L Word's third season.TVGuide.com: So now that Jennifer Beals is pregnant, you'll have to deal with her hormonal issues on the set. Fair play?Laurel Holloman: [Laughs] We're pretty good at it now. I'll take care of her this year, because she really took care of me! TVG: read more

TV's 20 Best Same-Sex Kisses

V-Day is upon us, kids, and it's time for romantic reminiscing. And while we're sure you'll adore TV Guide's fun-filled list of TV's 20 Hottest Kisses of All Time, we at TV Guide Online thought you'd like to double your pleasure with our very own Top 20 list of TV's most memorable same-sex kisses. Some were hot, some were not, but all set off sparks on America's pop-culture radar. 1. Willow and Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2001Wiccan witches Willow and Tara had been platonically chanting, lighting candles and holding hands to save the world — until the day Buffy's mom unexpectedly dies. That's when Tara takes the grieving Willow's head in her hands, kisses her forehead, then finally, tenderly and lingeringly lands one right on the lips. Covens of Buffy fans around the country sang hallelujah. "I told them, 'You guys will kiss and it will be when nobody's expecting it and nobody's look read more

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Premiered: January 18, 2004, on Showtime
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: The lives of a group of lesbian friends in L.A. make for a sexy and stylish cable drama that tackles provocative issues (such as gender confusion, prejudice and gay parenting) with wit and grace, though with an occasional tendency to resolve story arcs a bit too neatly.

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