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    Obituaries for June 2005

    Guest Actor on 'Law & Order' Dies at 83 HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - J.D. Cannon, an actor who appeared in guest roles on television shows such as "Law & Order" and "Murder, She Wrote," died at his upstate New York home. He was 83. Cannon, who died May 20, had a regular role as a New York detective chief on the series "McCloud," a police drama that ran on NBC from 1970-77. From 1960 to 1991, he had 85 guest roles on television, including "Remington Steele," "The Fall Guy," "B.J. and the Bear," "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "The Mod Squad," "The Fugitive," "The Defenders" and "The Untouchables." His final on-screen role was in a March 1991 episode of "Law & Order." Cannon had a few big-screen roles, including one in 1967's "Cool Hand Luke," a prison drama starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy. A native of Salmon, Idaho, Cannon graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He served in the Army during World War II.
  2. Episode 1.19: Deux Ex Machina Airdate: March 30, 2005 03/14 - Boone becomes concerned when Locke suffers physical problems while they try to find a way into the mysterious hatch. Meanwhile, Jack is reluctant to help when Sawyer starts to experience excruciating headaches, and Michael and Jin struggle to communicate while working together on the raft. Source: ABC [*]03/11 - Locke begins to suffer physical difficulties as he and Boone try to find a way into the hatch; Jack is reluctant to offer assistance when Sawyer begins to experience excruciating headaches. Source: WCHS8 [*]01/17 - This will be a Locke-centered episode. Source: The Fuselage
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    What about Commercials?

    http://www.brian894x4.com/Hiluxbuggercommercial.mpg This is my favorite commercial. It's were my "bugger" comes from. Anyone else have a favorite or one that you just can't stand??
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    House on FOX

    Anyone else as enamored as I am with the show
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    Deadliest Catch

    There must be someone out there that watches this show. (Yana, I know you do!!) I've sat and watched a marathon today to catch up on the season. I dont know what it is about the show. But I do like it. http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/deadlies...liestcatch.html MAVERICK and NORTHWESTERN are the crews I like the best. Sig from the NW cracks me up.
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    Hatched and Matched

    'Sopranos' Star Edie Falco Adopts Baby AP Gossip/Celebrity NEW YORK - Edie Falco has adopted a baby boy, her agent confirmed Wednesday. Falco, 41, took the infant home in December, within days of his birth. She named him Anderson, her mother's maiden name, Falco's agent, Richie Jackson, told The Associated Press. The adoption was first reported by the syndicated TV show "Entertainment Tonight." The actress has won three Emmy Awards for her role as mob wife Carmela Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos." Last year, Falco announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but was successfully treated.
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    LOST- In The Media

    6 characters from 'Lost' to become action figures By Katherine Nichols COURTESY OF MCFARLANE TOYS The action figure of "Lost" character Charlie is shown here, a role played by actor Dominic Monaghan in the TV series. Regardless of who is killed next on "Lost," six of the original cast are achieving immortality: McFarlane Toys is creating action figures in the forms of characters Jack, Kate, Hurley, Locke, Charlie and Shannon. The 6-inch-tall collectibles will come with a detailed base, a photographic backdrop representing a specific episode and a prop reproduction central to that character's history. The term "action figure" is relative; they'll have "limited articulation," meaning the limbs will move, but not much. They will, however, talk. Using sound-chip technology, Charlie (the heroin-addict, rock guitarist) will say, "Guys ... where are we?" and "You don't know me? I'm a bloody rock god!" He'll also sing a line from a song by Driveshaft, his band. The figures are being manufactured under a licensing agreement with Disney-ABC's Touchstone Television, which produces the made-in-Hawaii TV hit. Their designs are precise to the point that computer scans were taken of each actor's face for use in making the models. Though McFarlane is unsure about the number of figures it will release, "once it's sold out, it's sold out," said Carmen Bryant, executive director of public relations. The single-production run will likely propel the figures into collectors' items. A second line -- which includes Sawyer, for female fans disappointed in his absence the first time around -- is targeted for next spring. McFarlane CEO Todd McFarlane is best known as the creator of the "Spawn" comic books. But he's also won Grammy and Emmy awards as a producer and director, and has brokered multiple licensing tie-ins with major television and movie productions, such as "Shrek." "Our reputation is all about the exact likeness," Bryant said. "We're not Mattel; we're not Hasbro. We think outside the box. Throughout the years, our company has really raised the bar in the industry. The reason that has come about is Todd's passion for capturing what you're seeing on the screen." Components associated with the figures emerged in brainstorming sessions between the show's executive producers and McFarlane, who visited Hawaii in January to meet with the actors and scan their faces to capture dimensions and likenesses. The sessions resulted in packages such as Kate's: Foliage will surround her figure, recreating the pivotal moment when she first heard voices whispering in the jungle. Her prop is a toy airplane. Charlie's is his Driveshaft ring, Hurley's is his winning lottery ticket. In addition to the figures, a small diorama -- called a deluxe boxed set -- will hit stores simultaneously. The first will depict the top of the mysterious hatch, a crucial plot point at the end of last season and through most of the second. Around it will be miniature figures of Kate, Jack, Locke and Hurley. But even dedicated fans may ask: Why include Shannon, a character killed early in season two, in the first set of figures? "We wanted to start at the very beginning of 'Lost,'" Bryant said. "One of the key elements of our figures is the storytelling. Shannon was a big part of that. Plus, she's going to be in a bikini!" (When the Shannon figure speaks, she'll whine, "What's a four letter word for 'I don't care'?") Anticipated sales are "huge," Bryant said, with buyers expected to include a cross-section of devoted McFarlane collectors and the broad base of "Lost" fans. Figures will be available online and at most stores, including Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and KB Toys, retailing for $14.99 to $19.99 (including the base and prop). The hatch diorama will sell for $24.99 to $29.99. "I think people will want to have a little part of the show," Bryant added. "It's such a smart show. It's not the kind of show that you watch in secret. It's not your guilty pleasure."
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    Project Runway

    Bravo Heads Back to the 'Runway' LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - With an audience of just over 2 million viewers, the Wednesday, Feb. 23 first season finale of "Project Runway" stands as Bravo's most watched program of the year. It's little wonder, then, that the cable network is eager to go back down the catwalk with the Heidi Klum-hosted series. Bravo and Miramax Television are set to begin production on a second season of "Project Runway," an impressive fact given that the show premiered back in December to only 354,000 viewers. Klum will return as host and executive producer on the series, which gives aspiring designers the chance to break into the world of high fashion. "'Project Runway' is in the cross hairs of Bravo's programming mandate--to give viewers a unique, behind the scenes perspective into the creative process of an integral part of pop culture," says Bravo President Lauren Zalaznick. "Miramax is the absolute best television partner on this series that we could hope to have for this second season, and many more to come." In addition to Klum and her managers Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha, "Project Runway" is executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves, with Jennifer Berman and Barbara Schneeweiss overseeing things for Miramax. "It's been great discovering new talent and giving viewers the chance to have an inside look into the exciting world of fashion," says Miramax Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. "We're looking forward to another successful season of 'Project Runway' with Bravo and Heidi Klum."
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    Jorge Garcia as Hurley

    Jorge Garcia as Hurley When Jorge Garcia played a villain in his school's seventh-grade musical production, based on the comic strip, "Drabble," his song brought down the house. It was then that he realized that acting might just be the ticket for him. After college he joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been working steadily ever since. His television credits include a series regular on Becker, guest leads on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Spin City, and the television movie Columbo: Columbo Likes the Nightlife. Garcia will soon be seen on the big screen in the films The Good Humor Man and Little Athens. On stage he has appeared in productions of The Midnight Zone, Something Borrowed Something Blue, Romancing Valentino, Fiddler on the Roof, Hurlyburly and Guys and Dolls. Garcia enjoys doing standup comedy and has performed at the Laugh Factory and Comedy Store in Los Angeles. He likes singing Rock 'n' Roll and has worked in record stores since high school
  10. OMG! I LOL so much I had to watch it again. Thanks Yana!!
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    BB 11 excitement level

    I have no choice. Who would move the forums
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    BB 11 excitement level

    There is no 0... What's up with that...
  13. Yes, I've been hiding
  14. I assume you can all see it?
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    'Medium' Gets Rare Early Renewal LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Averaging 15.7 million viewers through its first four airings, there was little doubt that NBC would bring "Medium" back for the 2005-06. In a somewhat unusual move, the network made the early announcement on Friday ( Jan. 28 ) that the mysterious drama will be back for 22 episodes next fall. "With Glenn Gordon Caron's flair for developing characters, Patricia Arquette's winning performance and a unique concept for television, 'Medium' has resonated with viewers," says NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. "We are looking forward to more provocative stories from Caron through this year and into a second season as well." "Medium" stars Arquette as Allison DuBois, a real-life mother of three who has to balance her domestic life with her ability to communicate with dead people, see the future in her dreams and read thoughts. The drama co-stars Miguel Sandoval and Jake Weber. Caron ("Moonlighting") created the series and executive produces along with Kelsey Grammer, Steve Stark and Ronald L. Schwary. The series has doubled NBC's time period audience from earlier in the season and has settled in as one of the season's Top 15 programs in the network's desired 18-49 demographic. In addition to ordering up a full season for next year, NBC has asked the "Medium" producers for three additional episodes this spring, bring the series order to 16.
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    NBC looking to extend 'ER' The Hollywood Reporter The lifespan of NBC's venerable medical drama "ER" is about to be extended by at least two years, through the 2007-08 season, sources said. NBC is understood to be finalizing a deal to order two more seasons of the Warner Bros. TV drama series, shepherded for the past 11 seasons by executive producer John Wells. An NBC spokeswoman declined comment on the matter late last week, as did a representative for Warner Bros. TV. NBC's contract for the show already ran through the upcoming 2005-06 season. The new pact will cover the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, sources said. "ER" has been a stalwart for NBC during what has so far been a rocky season. The Thursday 10 p.m. drama is tied with "The Apprentice 2" as the peacock's top show in the adult 18-49 demographic, averaging a 7.8 rating/20 share for the season to date. It is also NBC's most-watched program overall by a considerable margin, averaging 16.5 million viewers for the season to date. The "ER" pickup raises questions about the show's ever-changing ensemble cast. Noah Wyle, the only original cast member to stay with the show through its entire run to date, has said he is considering leaving at the end of the current season. "ER" made prime-time history in 1998, when Warner Bros. secured a record $13 million per-episode license fee for the show from NBC in a renewal deal that came at a time when the peacock was vulnerable from the loss of "Seinfeld" in that same year. But the "ER" license fee under subsequent renewal agreements between NBC and Warner Bros. is understood to have dropped to $8 million to $9 million.
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Second 'Galactica' Season Blasts Off on Sci Fi Wednesday, February 23 10:33 AM) LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com)</span> Although regularly described in reviews as a science fiction show for people who hate science fiction, "Battlestar Galactica" is getting much love from the good people at the Sci Fi Channel. The NBC Universal Cable entity has ordered a second season of "Galactica," allowing the remake to already top the season run of its '70s predecessor. Sci Fi has ordered 20 new episodes of "Galactica," with production set to begin in Vancouver in March. Fresh episodes should be ready to anchor Sci Fi's Friday lineup by the summer. After premiering as a two-part miniseries in late 2003, "Battlestar Galactica" was launched as a 13-episode series which premiered in October of 2004 in England and in January 2005 on this side of the pond. In addition to earning some of Sci Fi's best-ever reviews, the new "Galactica" has become the network's biggest hit, averaging more than 3 million viewers per episode. The "Galactica"-anchored Friday night, which also includes both members of the "Stargate" family, is a consistent ratings winner for Sci Fi. Series stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park are signed on for the second season, as are executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The original series, which featured Richard Hatch (a guest star on the update), Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene, premiered in 1978 and last for a single 24-episode season. Soooooo! Its my 30 inch widescreen HDTV WAIT! I think it's 30! I have to check the book
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    Sandy Burgin

    Please behave!
  19. Episode 5.14: Title Unknown Airdate: January 25, 2009 12/12 - MR. Bixler: 50-55, Mr. Bixler is the headmaster at a private elementary school. Possible recurring role. Gilad: A good-looking, buff, 35-45 year old former Israeli/Middle Eastern Commando, he now runs a fitness boot camp. Clearly Gilad was trained to kill people, and he's brought that skill to his workout regimen. Homeless man: A man in his 40s, he is first seen picking cans out of a dumpster. Later, he is driven around Fairview in a brand new luxury car. Seamstress: A charactery Latin woman in her 50s, she tries to get her demanding client into an old (and now too tight) dress. Publisher: A man in his 50s, he is Bree's book publisher. Man: In his late 30s - early 40s, this Caucasian man buys his dream car. Distributor: A liquor distributor in his late 30s - mid 40s, he argues with a client over nonpayment of a bill. Source: SpoilerTVSpoilerfix.com
  20. Episode 5.13: Title Unknown Airdate: January 18, 2009 11/26 - Allison: An officious, short-tempered caterer in her late 40s, she shows her employee no mercy while preparing for a wealthy woman's event. Source: SpoilerTV Spoilerfix.com
  21. Episode 5.12: Title Unknown Airdate: January 11, 2009 11/13 - Ed: An attractive produce man in his mid 50s - 60, he enjoys the flirtations of an attractive middle-aged woman while delivering his fruit and vegetables. Charles: A roofer with a hefty build in his 30s - early 40s, he orders unruly children around like a drill sergeant. Nurse: Late 20s to mid 40s, a helpful woman at a nursing home. Source: SpoilerTV Spoilerfix.com
  22. Episode 5.11: Title Unknown Airdate: January 4, 2009 11/08 - Joanna Cassidy has been cast on the show, and she will be playing the mother of Andrew's new boyfriend! [...] Word is she's "the exact opposite of Bree." [...] Cassidy, whose character is named Melina, makes her first appearance in episode 11. Source: Kristin on E!Online 11/02 - Jeffrey Scott: A successful well-dressed businessman in his 40s, he's Carlos' former associate in finance. Carla Lopez: The wife of the wealthy, successful Phil Lopez, Carla is a pretty Latina in her early-mid 30s. After a few glasses of wine, she laments at a dinner party about how her picture perfect life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Hot Shirtless Guy: A hot, charming shirtless gay man in his 20s, he's dancing in a club. Mrs. Villa: The mother of a blind daughter in her early 30s, she's grateful to Carlos for his assistance. Sara: An 8-year-old girl who just went blind 2 months ago. Source: SpoilerTV Spoilerfix.com
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    Ghost Whisperer

    Cast Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon David Conrad as Jim Clancy Aisha Tyler as Andrea Moreno Jennifer Love Hewitt returns to series television in a riveting look at the link between the living and the dead, between life and death. Inspired by the cases of famed psychic James Van Praagh, it focuses on a young newlywed endowed with the unique ability to communicate with spirits, who has spent her entire life coping with this extraordinary gift, but who also yearns to lead an ordinary life--if only the dead would stop talking. And what they are saying leads her to some unusual psychic investigations. CBS Sees Possible Hit in 'Ghost Whisperer' By Joe Milicia, Associated Press Writer NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - Mary Ann Winkowski's paranormal experiences as a ghostbuster for hire have inspired CBS to place "Ghost Whisperer" on its fall lineup, with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the title role. Winkowski, a paid consultant to the series, is booked four months in advance to chase unwanted ghosts from people's homes. "I never would have thought 20 years ago this would have been a full-time job," Winkowski said. "I don't advertise or drum up business. People call me. I don't call them." Winkowski is matter of fact about what she sees, discussing it as plainly as she does her former pet-grooming business, which helped pay the bills before ghostbusting. She says she can only talk to spirits who have not crossed over into the afterlife. Most hang around for just a short time. Winkowski is often hired to attend funerals and tie up loose ends ("Where did dad leave the will?") or to help relatives have one last conversation with a loved one. "The ladies will always walk over and check out the flowers," she said of female spirits. As for the male ghosts, "They have to count how many cars are in the funeral procession." Spirits who refuse to cross over are the ones that keep Winkowski busy. She charges $100 or more to guide them to the white light. Hollywood became aware of the 57-year-old's work through her friend, best-selling medium James Van Praagh, the subject of the CBS miniseries "Living with the Dead." "I looked right past her at first because she's the least likely ghostbusting person," said John Gray, executive producer of "Ghost Whisperer." "She's from the Midwest. She's friendly. There's no mystique." Winkowski first met with Gray a year ago. Gray recalls they went for coffee and he asked where they could go to find ghosts. "She said, `There's people here right now.'" "I said, `Right here in Starbucks?'" Gray worked the experience into the series' pilot episode. Later, he began hearing strange noises and doorbells ringing in the middle of the night at his New York home. He summoned Winkowski and said she sent the ghosts away, but not before giving him a full description of the people in the house next door where the ghosts were also hanging out. He hasn't had any problems since. "'It was pretty impressive. No matter how cynical you are, you have to think, `How does she know that?'" he said. "Ghost Whisperer" (scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern on Fridays come fall) is just the latest paranormal TV drama, following the success of NBC's midseason hit "Medium," which stars Patricia Arquette as psychic Allison DuBois (another real-life woman). Gray thinks there's an audience for such shows right now. "In this climate we're living in after 9/11, people want to feel there's some larger plan," he said. Jim Longo, chairman of the education department at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., doesn't take a position on whether ghosts exist, but he collects stories of people who believe they have experienced the paranormal. "Some cultures really believe that a spirit lingers until the body is buried, and some cultures believe they linger up to a year," he said. Winkowski recently spent a week in Los Angeles, demonstrating her craft for the show's writers and for Hewitt, who plays a newlywed trying to cope with her unusual talent. Winkowski says it wasn't until age 7 that she realized no one else could see what she did. A lot of people didn't believe her, but her grandmother did and took her to funerals to talk to the recently departed. "Mom didn't have a clue," she said. Neither did her husband, Ted. She told him she was seeing "other" people only after they exchanged vows. "At first, I thought she could wiggle her nose like Samantha on `Bewitched,'" he said. "I wouldn't be selling cars if that were the case." Thirty-seven years later, he takes her ghostbusting for granted. "I never had a reason to doubt her," he said.