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Today's mild surprise: David Hyde Pierce is gay

The LBGT Web site AfterElton.com decided to delve a little deeper into a statement made by actor David Hyde Pierce in a recent AP interview about his return to Broadway in the musical Curtains. The article mentions producer/writer Brian Hargrove (Wanda at Large, Titus) as Pierce's partner, but doesn't go into any detail beyond that. AfterElton decided to find out for sure (and they're a site about gay celebrities, so why wouldn't they?) and received confirmation, that yes, David Hyde Pierce is indeed a gay man. The world responded: "He's gay? Huh. Are you going to finish that muffin?"...

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Talk Talk: Mark Wahlberg, David Hyde Pierce, Sandra Oh

Charlie Rose: Wynton Marsalis The Daily Show: Senator Christopher Dodd The Colbert Report: Nicholas Kristof The Late Show With David Letterman: Chris Rock, Sandra Oh, and Amy Winehouse Jay Leno: Mark Wahlberg, Brad Garrett, and My Chemical Romance Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kate Walsh, Jackie Earle Haley, and Brian McKnight (repeat) Tavis Smiley: Penelope Cruz and James Longley (repeat) Late Night With Conan O'Brien: David Hyde Pierce, Kate Mara, and Dr. Dog The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd (repeat) Last Call With Carson Daly: David Arquette and Warren Hayes ...

Who deserves more fame?

Entertainment Weekly ran an interesting online reader's poll asking, "Who deserves more fame?" While I'm not sure I'd wish big time, privacy-destroying fame on any of my favorite performers, there are definitely some TV actors out there who are severely underrated. Who was included on the EW list? Christopher Gorham, Ugly Betty; Allison Mack, Smallville; Sara Rue, Less Than Perfect; Nathan Fillion, Firefly; Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Supernatural; Wendell Pierce, The Wire; David Hyde Pierce, Fraiser; Matthew Settle and Damian Lewis, Band of Brothers; the cast of Everwood; Clea DuVall and Nick Stahl, Carnivale; Mary Lynn Rajskub and Roger Cross, 24 and Tahmoh Penikett, Battlestar Galactica....

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Paul Giamatti's screw-on head

Oh, I just love the description for the new Sci-Fi Channel animated show Amazing Screw-On Head, starring the voices of Paul Giamatti, David Hyde-Pierce, and Molly Shannon: "It will follow the adventures of the title character (Giamatti), a secret-agent robot who screws his detachable head onto various bodies and keeps the world safe from evil."...

Courteney Cox and David Arquette Try to Keep Things "Normal" and More Celebrity News from PopEater

Want to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends at PopEater.com. • Courteney Cox and David Arquette are trying to keep things as "normal" as possible for their 6-year-old daughter during their separation. • Jessica Simpson is heading down the aisle again with her new love Eric Johnson. It will be the second marriage for both. Coincidentally (?), this comes on the heels of her ex-husband Nick Lacey's recent engagement. • David Hyde Pierce, (Dr. Niles Crane on 'Frasier') discusses his career, coming out of the closet, gay marriage and why there's nothing crueler than syndicated television. • Always full of surprises, reality star Snooki is celebrating her 23rd birthday in NYC this week with the help of LifeStyles condoms. Snooki, a safe-sex advocate, turned down numerous other offers before choosing the condom company. • Timothy Busfield, one of the stars of the critically...

Talk Talk: Glenn Close, Nikki Blonsky, Aaron Eckhart

Charlie Rose: TBA The Daily Show: Neil deGrasse Tyson The Colbert Report: Simon Schama The Late Show With David Letterman: Drew Carey, Nikki Blonsky, and Grinderman Jay Leno: Aaron Eckhart, Common, and Julie Scardina and animals Jimmy Kimmel Live: Debra Messing, Justin Long, and Kelly Rowland (repeat) Tavis Smiley: Eboo Patel and Vernice Armour Late Night With Conan O'Brien: David Hyde Pierce, Kate Mara, and Dr. Dog (repeat) The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Glenn Close, Jeffrey Ross, and The Saints Last Call With Carson Daly: Jerry Bruckheimer and Doloroes O'Riordan (repeat) ...

Talk Talk: President Bush, Martha Stewart, Amy Winehouse, Bill Maher

Charlie Rose: President George W. Bush The Daily Show: Senator John McCain The Colbert Report: Dr. Andrew Weil The Late Show With David Letterman: David Hyde Pierce, Ivanka Trump, and Corinne Bailey Rae Jay Leno: Bill Maher, Amy Winehouse, and Sid and Edgar Hansen Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jamie Kennedy and Iggy Pop Tavis Smiley: Tom Morello Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Martha Stewart, Rob Heubel, and Ian Edwards The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Paula Abdul, Billy D. Washington, and Vinnie Jones Last Call With Carson Daly: Luke Wilson and The Format ...

Kelsey Grammer's going Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles

Well, what do you do when your last two TV series flamed out, leaving you scratching your head and wondering why the public isn't getting you like they did before? If you're Kelsey Grammer, you head to Broadway. With the ABC sitcom Hank firmly in his rear-view mirror, Grammer will star on Broadway in a revival of La Cage aux Folles. Could Kelsey be taking advice from David Hyde Pierce, his brother Niles on Frasier? Since that series ended, David's had two hit shows on the Gay White Way, Spamalot and Curtains. The latter resulted in David winning a Tony award. I'd like to think that Grammer's taking somebody's sage advice. La Cage is a no-brainer....

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The Simpsons: Funeral for a Fiend

(S19E08) Welcome to the Frasier reunion. Yes, not only did we have Kelsey Grammer reprising his role as Sideshow Bob Terwilliger in this episode of The Simpsons but we also had David Hyde Pierce return as Cecil Terwilliger and John Mahoney come in as the boys' father. While Pierce and Mahoney did have their moments it was all Grammer this episode as a Sideshow Bob coming apart at the seams. And, that's appropriate, as it was the tenth time that Bob has appeared on the animated comedy. I fear there is a bit of a discrepancy, though, since Bob didn't attempt to murder Bart in each of those appearances. For instance, in the first season episode "Krusty Gets Busted" Bob attempted to frame Krusty rather than kill Bart (he barely even knew who the boy was). In "Brother From Another Series" it was Cecil, not Bob, who attempted to kill the young Simpson lad. So, technically, you could say that Sideshow Bob directly attempted to kill Bart in five episodes (including tonight's). This, I am sure, will bring debate to...

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How about Rosie O'Donnell as Peter in a Family Guy movie?

Now that The Simpsons has made a successful jump from the small screen to the big (a billion bucks worldwide so far!), people are talking about bringing another FOX animated series, Family Guy, to your local theater as well. But does it have enough of an audience for such a project? Seth MacFarlane isn't sure, but he has a live-action cast picked out. Rosie O'Donnell would be Peter (a very scary Peter), David Hyde Pierce would be Stewie (?), Ann Coulter would be Brian, Phillip Seymour Hoffman would play Chris, Juliette Lewis would be Meg, and Kathy Griffin would portray Lois. ...

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More presenters announced for the Tonys

CBS has secured even more celebrities to grace the stage at Radio City Music Hall next Sunday. Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Julie Chen (Big Brother), Harry Connick, Jr. (Will & Grace), Laurence Fishburne, Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds), David Hyde Pierce, Lily Tomlin and John Waters (Til Death Do Us Part) have been added as presenters. These actors and actresses (and, er, Julie Chen) will join an already stellar list of presenters and host Whoopi Goldberg. I have to admit it. I'm getting a little excited for The Tonys. I usually find them boring. The performances are fantastic but the awards in between are a bit of a snore. However, this cast of presenters is intriguing. I'll at least be flipping back and forth hoping to catch the performances and my favorite stars. The 62nd Annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday June 15th from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. ET on CBS....

Amazing Screw-On Head to debut on SciFi.com

Amazing Screw-On Head, a show based on a comic book I've never heard of, will debut on SciFi's Pulse broadband site on July 13, two weeks before it airs on television. The animated series will feature actor Paul Giamatti as the voice of a robot working for the United States Government under President Lincoln. David Hyde Pierce and Molly Shannon are also providing voices for the series. After watching the pilot online, viewers will be able to fill out a survey, the results of which will determine whether it becomes a series. I have a tendency to not trust online surveys, but sci-fi buffs have a kind of online presence that's unparalleled by most other groups, so this could be a pretty cool thing. Another series called Garth Marenghi's Darkplace will also debut online at the same time. [via ToonZone]...

Talk Talk: David McCullough, Hugh Laurie, Penn and Teller

Here's who's on the late night shows tonight. Charlie Rose: David McCullough The Late Show with David Letterman: America Ferrera, Russell Brand, and Terry Fator (repeat) Jay Leno: Laura and Jenna Bush, David Cook, and Tristan Prettyman (repeat) Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mike Myers, Paul Pierce, and The All For Nuts (repeat) Tavis Smiley: Lee A. Daniels and Eric Liu Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Matthew Broderick, Michelle Monaghan, and Brian Turner (repeat) The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Hugh Laurie and Michael Starr (repeat) Last Call with Carson Daly: Penn & Teller and Katy Perry (repeat) ...

Eight sets of memorable sitcom siblings

Recently, the AOL list of the 50 Best Sitcoms of all time got me thinking about ten all time great sitcom sidekicks. Working on that list inspired me to look at the best in sitcom siblings -- ADULTS ONLY. The brother/sister relationship, brothers, sisters, family dynamics are great fodder for comedy. For my collection of the best, I've limited it to grown-up siblings only because there are some truly funny things that happen only among adults brothers and sisters that are unique and universal at the same time. After all, unlike the childhood years when kids are controlled by parents, adult siblings remain close and in each other's lives by choice -- and that has made for some wonderful situation comedy. Niles & Frasier Crane, Frasier Two brothers, both psychiatrists, both opera buffs, both wine connoisseurs, both heterosexual despite evidence to the contrary. The Crane brothers were like two peas in a very funny pod, sparking each other in comedy, competitive and supportive at the same time. Making their...

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The Amazing Screw-On Head brings the funny

I've been on a comic-book kick lately, waiting for the next issue of Y: The Last Man (good stuff), so I checked out the online premiere of Sci-Fi's The Amazing Screw-On Head. The 22-minute pilot episode features the voice talents of Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce, Patton Oswalt, and Molly Shannon. The combination of comedy and adventure reminds me of The Venture Bros., but while VB is an acquired taste for some, Screw-On Head seems like it could easily appeal to a larger audience. A lot of the story is taken straight from the comic, but since it was a one-shot (a stand-alone story) there have been a few well-done changes to allow the show room to grow to a full series. I'd love to see this on a regular basis! I definitely recommend it... Watch the pilot now, or read a little more about the comic and then watch it (seriously, watch it). Remember to fill out the survey after you see it so that SciFi can decide whether or not to pursue the series. Emperor Zombie: Patience, darling? Do I have the permission to...

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