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Ving Rhames! Yes, let's have a big round of applause for the Pulp Fiction tough guy. According to gossip columnist Janet Charlton, when a scene in Adam Sandler's gay-marriage comedy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, called for Rhames to kiss another guy, the actor refused, forcing producers to replace his leading man with a boyish actress in male drag. All together now, folks: Ving, it's called acting.
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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is (more…)
TNT Discharges David E. Kelley Medical Drama Monday MorningsTNT is calling time of death on the David E. Kelley medical drama Monday Mornings, the network has confirmed. "TNT has decided not to renew the medical drama Monday Mornings for a second season. We are…
The Monday Playlist: Monday Mornings, Robin Sparkles, a Hawaiian Remake and MoreLast week, NBC's ludicrous insta-flop Do No Harm (about a Jekyll-Hyde neurosurgeon) pushed TV's medical genre beyond its melodramatic limits. Taking the completely opposite tack, and likely to get a much longer leash (this being cable), TNT's Monday Mornings (Monday, 10/9c) is a surprisingly mellow drama set at a hospital, about doctors forced to face up to their shortcomings, with an ensemble led by (trend alert?) gorgeous and flawed — though decidedly not bonkers — neurosurgeons, p (more…)
TNT's Monday Mornings: David E. Kelley Brings the Courtroom Into the HospitalAlmost everyone involved with Monday Mornings, the new TNT medical drama from David E. Kelley, knows the audience might be hesitant to scrub into another hourlong TV program set in a hospital. Winter TV: Get scoop on all the must-see new shows"That's the first question that we asked: How this is different than what we already did in Chicago Hope many years ago?" executive producer and frequent Kelley collaborator Bill D'Elia tells TVGuide.com. "But you wind up watching this show d (more…)
Is David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings a Carbon Copy of Grey's Anatomy?There are hot doctors who may have unrequited feelings for one another. Colleagues call one of the docs 007. Another doc is definitely McDreamy — and has the hair to prove it. No, we're not talking about Grey's Anatomy. We're describing TNT's new medical drama Monday Mornings, a near carbon-copy of ABC's Seattle-based series. In David E. Kelley's new take on the medical world, doctors — including those played by Jamie Bamber, Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jennifer Finnigan — i (more…)
First Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Trailer Features Mama McGarrettIt's time to meet Mama McGarrett! The first trailer for the new season of Hawaii Five-0 features the long-awaited introduction of Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who…