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2006-04-30 23:32:42

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The top producer on ABC's hit comedy-drama "Desperate Housewives" walked off the job late last week and may be replaced next season. Tom Spezialy, the show's executive producer/showrunner, exited Friday after an unspecified falling out. According to sources, things calmed down over the weekend. With only a few days of production left on the series' second season, Spezialy will return to work on Monday, said a spokeswoman for...

2006-04-30 22:57:03

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The top producer on ABC's hit comedy-drama "Desperate Housewives" walked off the job late last week and may be replaced next season. Tom Spezialy, the show's executive producer/showrunner, exited Friday after an unspecified falling out. According to sources, things calmed down over the weekend. With only a few days of production left on the series' second season, Spezialy will return to work on Monday, said a spokeswoman for...

2006-04-24 00:40:38

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" hunk James Denton and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Chris Kattan have signed on to star as cowboys in the indie zombie comedy "Wanted: Undead or Alive." Their characters, along with an Indian girl, must try to outrun a sheriff and his posse of zombies intent on catching the trio. Shooting begins next month in Santa Fe, N.M. The film marks the directorial debut of Glasgow Phillips, who also wrote the...

2006-04-18 19:49:36

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox and CBS again split the honors for the week ending April 14 as Fox took the key adults 18-49 demographic on the strength of "American Idol" and "House," while CBS drew the largest overall audience with its crime series. For a second consecutive week, the two editions of "Idol" and "House" ranked as the top three programs of the week among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research data. On the premiere front, ABC...

2006-04-17 07:15:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES - Eva Longoria is annoyed. The Latina beauty on hit television show "Desperate Housewives" is bugged by all the newspaper, magazine and Web gossip about her sex life when there are more important issues to think about. She is as comfortable talking about U.S. immigration policy and the plight of migrant farm workers as she is having her bikini-clad body on a mega-sized magazine cover spread out in the Nevada desert so that it can be seen from outer space....

2006-04-11 04:09:30

By Deborah Wilker MIAMI (Hollywood Reporter) - Power couple William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman -- who are crazy busy with two pre-schoolers, her ABC series "Desperate Housewives," assorted film projects, and his never-ending list of character roles, scripts to write, and voice-over gigs -- still made time to visit the Sarasota Film Festival this past weekend. The marquee honorees are longtime Sarasota supporters -- not just because the event has backed several of Macy's projects,...

2006-04-10 10:55:00

By Michele Gershberg and Kenneth Li NEW YORK/ATLANTA -- Walt Disney Co.'s ABC television network will offer some of its most popular shows, such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," for free on the Internet in a two-month trial, the company said on Monday. The move was the latest effort by leading U.S. media companies to experiment with the delivery of programs through new technologies and still maintain revenue as viewership for prime-time television schedules slowly erodes. ABC already...

2006-04-09 17:36:49

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" has found a cable home at Lifetime Television. Through the deal with Buena Vista Television, announced Friday, the women's-targeted cable network has acquired exclusive basic cable rights along with repurposing rights to the hit series, now in its second season on ABC. The terms of the deal allow Lifetime to air the show as a strip when the rights kick in, in September 2008, with the time period yet to be...

2006-04-04 08:30:34

By Scott Roxborough CANNES (Holllywood Reporter) - Twelve years after his ill-fated departure from "NYPD Blue," David Caruso can now claim to be one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the world. His sun-drenched crime drama "CSI: Miami" is a ratings smash from Berlin to Bogota, from Paris to Pretoria. Outside the United States, "CSI: Miami" tops "Lost," "Desperate Housewives" and even the original "CSI" to rank as the most-watched U.S. series around the world. "In a funny way, we are...

2006-04-04 02:46:38

By Scott Roxborough CANNES (Holllywood Reporter) - Twelve years after his ill-fated departure from "NYPD Blue," David Caruso can now claim to be one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the world. His sun-drenched crime drama "CSI: Miami" is a ratings smash from Berlin to Bogota, from Paris to Pretoria. Outside the United States, "CSI: Miami" tops "Lost," "Desperate Housewives" and even the original "CSI" to rank as the most-watched U.S. series around the world. "In a funny way, we are...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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