Interview: Brooke Shields talks about her new memoir, her mom and missing being on television

Brooke Shields memoir There Was A Little Girl

Brooke Shields new memoir “There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother And Me” on sale now. She’s known for being the epitome of beauty, style and subtle seduction. She was America’s sweetheart, even while sparking controversy with her films (she played an underage hooker in her first major role), her TV ads (she redefined the concept of snug-fitting jeans in more than one TV commercial), and her uber-public relationships (her bond with Michael Jackson made headlines all over the world). For Brooke Shields, getting the public’s attention is just another day at work, and for over … Continue reading

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Interview: Simon Majumdar of Nat Geo’s EAT: The Story of Food

Interview: Simon Majumdar of Nat Geo's EAT: The Story of Food

Most viewers know outspoken Englishman Simon Majumdar from his frequent Food Network appearances as a judge on series like Beat Bobby Flay, Cutthroat Kitchen and The Next Iron Chef, and from his critically-acclaimed gastronomic adventure Eat My Globe: One Year to Go Everywhere and Eat Everything. Now Majumdar is adding his signature wit and insight to National Geographic Channel’s epic exploration of food and food history, EAT: The Story of Food, which airs its second and third installments tonight at 9/8CT. And the timing couldn’t be better for the brand-new American citizen, who set off across his newly adopted homeland … Continue reading

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For real? Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery’s new “Eaten Alive”

Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery's Eaten Alive on Dec 7

Say what? Let me rewind that promo trailer I just saw (which millions of others also saw during Nick Wallenda’s Chicago skyline walk) in which a man gets eaten by a snake in Discovery Channel’s new Eaten Alive airing on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT. How is that possible? The idea of a human willing to be consumed by a 20-foot-plus anaconda in an attempt to gain more knowledge on the majestic creatures sounds downright crazy. I mean, couldn’t we just study them from afar? When you talk with Discovery’s executive producer Mike Sorensen, who is behind the two-hour … Continue reading

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Interview with TV Psychic-Medium, Kim Russo

Interview with TV Psychic-Medium, Kim Russo

I first learned of Kim Russo when I happened upon a recent episode of The Haunting of…  and I was absolutely dumbfounded. I could not believe the accuracy of the information that Kim Russo received from the spirit world about her client, comedian Tom Green. If you are unfamiliar with LMN’s Saturday night series The Haunting of…, world-renowned psychic-medium, Kim Russo, revisits locations where famous celebrities have had paranormal experiences. Kim attempts to explain the unexplained experience and often unveils surprising personal details as she connects with the celebrities’ loved ones who have passed over. It is absolutely riveting television. … Continue reading

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Preview: James Nesbitt’s performance in “The Missing” will haunt you

The Missing stars James Nesbitt

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve had one of those terrifying moments. You’re at the mall, a festival, the zoo — in public — and for a brief bit of time you lose track of your child. He was just with you. Your heart races. Your eyes search frantically. Panic sets in. Then relief — you spot him. Not so, for the new dramatic thriller — The Missing, debuting on Starz Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9pmET/PT. James Nesbitt gives a career-best performance in Starz’s eight-part series The Missing portraying — in heartbreaking detail — the life of … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: 12-year-old Haley Joel Osment on “The Sixth Sense” (2000)

Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense

He went from being one of the most celebrated child actors ever to … well, The Country Bears. But Haley Joel Osment is making something of a comeback, thanks to offbeat appearances in Kevin Smith’s cult-comedy/horror True North Trilogy. Back in May 2000, Channel Guide Magazine‘s Jeff Pfeiffer scored an interview with Osment for The Sixth Sense, which made Osment a household name at age 12 (and set M. Night Shyamalan’s bar way too high). Osment was on the cover, and we also featured interviews with child stars Jena Malone (still going strong!) and Frankie Muniz (er, not so much). The … Continue reading

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Girlfriends Guide To Divorce: Marti Noxon and Lisa Edelstein on Bravo’s bold new dramedy

THE GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO DIVORC

How you relate to Bravo’s new Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will likely depend not on how you feel about The Big D itself, but how you feel about your own romantic connections — or lack thereof. And that’s just how the show’s creator Marti Noxon intended it. “For me, this show is much more about what it’s like to be men and women right now — and right now it’s really complicated,” says Noxon, who took over for Joss Whedon as showrunner on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then worked with Shonda Rhimes on Private Practice, Matthew Weiner on Mad Men … Continue reading

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Katherine Heigl calls her “State of Affairs” role “off the rails”

Katherine Heigl State of Affairs

Ah, there’s nothing quite like coming home to relax after a hard day of work in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I finished work early today,” Katherine Heigl says. “I can sit down and watch TV because my kids are at school and my husband is off working, so I finally have a quiet house.” Kabul, in this case, is a film set in Santa Clarita, Calif., where Heigl is shooting flashback scenes for her new NBC political thriller State of Affairs (Mondays at 10pm ET/PT beginning Nov. 17) from executive producer/director Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist). Heigl stars as Charleston “Charlie” Tucker, a … Continue reading

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We talk Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship with host Bobby Deen!

Holiday Baking Championship host Bobby Deen

It’s only natural that Bobby Deen would relish his role as host of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, premiering Sunday night at 9pm ET/PT. “Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful holidays for my family,” says Paula’s youngest boy of his food-centric clan. “We all gathered in Statesboro, Ga., every year for Thanksgiving at my Uncle Bernie and Aunt Glennis’ house and everyone would bring desserts. There was a 6-foot buffet table in the dining room that was covered from end to end with cakes and pies and gooey bars and any kind of cookie that you could imagine. That’s such a … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: Lisa Kudrow comes back in the original “The Comeback”

The Comeback (2005)

This Throwback Thursday #TBT TV edition takes us to June of 2005. It was a year after the final episode of Friends, and all of the friends had moved on to other projects with varying degrees of success. Lisa Kudrow teamed up with Dan Bucatinsky and Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King to create the HBO comedy series The Comeback, starring Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a fading actress who becomes an icon again thanks to a reality TV series that documents her attempt at a serious career revival (it’s all very meta). As Kudrow points out in this new … Continue reading

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