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2006-01-17 01:09:00

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" had the last laugh Monday as the ABC hit took home its second consecutive Golden Globe trophy for best comedy series. ABC also scored the best drama series win for "Lost," which bagged the Emmy prize in the same category in September, as well as acting wins for "Commander in Chief" star Geena Davis and "Grey's Anatomy" trouper Sandra Oh. "Surreal," said "Lost" co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof...

2005-12-26 14:36:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - French basketball star Tony Parker, driving with actress girlfriend Eva Longoria, was fined in San Antonio on Christmas Eve for impeding traffic and failing to show a U.S. driver's license, police said on Monday. Sgt. Joe Myers of the San Antonio Police Department said an officer had determined that the car was impeding traffic. The officer's report also said that the two celebrities had been verbally abusive, including a comment from Longoria, star of the hit...

2005-12-16 08:16:25

LONDON (Reuters) - Actress Teri Hatcher won substantial libel damages on Friday from a British newspaper that alleged she used a camper van outside her home to have sex with a series of men. The "Desperate Housewives" star, 41, who first found fame as Lois Lane in the 1990s television show "The New Adventures of Superman," will also receive a public apology from Britain's Daily Sport tabloid which published the story. "I have tolerated many ridiculous and fabricated lies and gossip...

2005-12-16 08:16:16

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. actress Teri Hatcher won substantial libel damages on Friday from a British newspaper that alleged she used a camper van outside her home to have sex with a series of men. The "Desperate Housewives" star, 41, who first found fame as Lois Lane in the 1990s television show "The New Adventures of Superman," will also receive a public apology from Britain's Daily Sport tabloid which published the story. "I have tolerated many ridiculous and fabricated lies and...

2005-12-15 12:46:05

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - The TV sensation "Desperate Housewives" will be shown in China starting on Monday in a departure for a country where the government typically keeps racy and politically sensitive material off the air. The hit U.S. show, a wry and steamy saga centered on four suburban women, will be dubbed into Mandarin and shown as three back-to-back episodes a night on state-run CCTV8, Walt Disney Co.'s international distribution arm said on Thursday. The dark...

2005-12-06 21:37:44

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Original episodes of its dominant Sunday lineup put ABC in the driver's seat among adults 18-49 for the week of November 28, which included the final three days of the November sweep and two competing movies about Pope John Paul II. With some of CBS' biggest rating weapons, including top drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," in repeats, the network settled for second in the coveted demographic but was tops in total viewers....

2005-12-06 13:33:10

By Robert MacMillan NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC Universal has begun selling downloadable television shows, from "Law & Order" to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store, the companies said on Tuesday in the latest attempt by a major network to reach beyond the traditional TV audience. The shows, taken from NBC, the USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel, include current and older programming and most will cost $1.99, the same as hit programs "Lost" and...

2005-12-05 15:03:26

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The story of a man who is on a fast track to sainthood was no match for the sinners of "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy" on Sunday. The first half of CBS' "Pope John Paul II" miniseries fizzled on Sunday, drawing only about 8.3 million viewers from 9:30-11:30 p.m., according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. CBS' lineup was thrown off its regular start times by a roughly half-hour football overrun...

2005-12-05 08:25:17

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is not easy being a woman portraying a man who is really a woman. Ask Felicity Huffman, star of hit television show "Desperate Housewives," who breaks out of her acting mold to play a transgender character in low-budget comedy movie "Transamerica" debuting this month. Huffman, a woman, and a rather smart and pretty woman at that, had to train, toil and suffer for her craft just to portray -- a woman. Sounds simple, but it was not....

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2005-11-16 12:40:00

NEW YORK -- "Desperate Housewives" may be ABC's most popular show on the small screen, but "Lost" is the winner on the REALLY small screen. After one month of offering downloads of ABC's two favorite shows for viewing on iPods, "Lost" has sold the most, said Stephen McPherson, ABC entertainment president. He had no sales figures, but Apple has already said it has sold more than a million copies of ABC shows. "Desperate Housewives" pulled in just under 26 million viewers on TV, while "Lost"...


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