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Family Ties reunion on Today

From The Today Show, for the first time in 18 years, the entire cast of Family Ties got together to reminisce and talk about the show. Actually they got together to help series creator Gary David Goldberg plug his new book Sit, Ubu, Sit, a memoir of his life and times. I grew up in the '80s and this show was a huge part of my growing up. My parents were liberal hippies, just like the Keaton parents. And while I had nothing in common with really any of the kids, I found myself drawn into their familial world anyway. The entire group still looks great, and I wondered if it would be possible to do a Family Ties reunion. The most obvious hurdle would be Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease. Even in this interview, it was difficult to see him struggling with it, so I would imagine it would be nearly impossible for him to hide it....

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Stargate Atlantis: Broken Ties

(S05E03) I have to admit, when I saw in the previews last week that we were getting a Ronon episode, I wasn't exactly excited. I figured it would be another stand alone episode, probably ok, but I don't usually think of Ronon as a character to carry the big load. Having now watched "Broken Ties," I'll say I was pleasantly surprised. Jason Momoa took advantage of being given the A-story and delivered his best performance to date. And along the way we got a little more background on Woolsey, and some answers to Teyla's burning question. ...

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Family Ties coming to DVD

The first season of Family Ties will be available on DVD on February 20 of next year. For those of you who didn't grow up watching this series like I did, it focused on two hippies (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney) from the '60s raising a family in the Reagan era. Michael J. Fox starred as Alex, their Republican son, and their two daughters were played by Justine Bateman and Tina Yothers. The set will include all twenty-two episodes of the first season, including a two-parter featuring Tom Hanks as Elyse Keaton's secretive brother. The series, which managed to be very smart and funny while also dealing with series subjects, aired on NBC for seven seasons. While it struggled during its first season, the show soon became part of NBC's sitcom domination when it was placed right next to The Cosby Show. I have to say, though, I always thought Family Ties was the better series. It would sometimes cross the line between funny and preachy, but never to the degree that The Cosby Show did. Both shows had...

Pink ties the knot

Singer Pink reportedly tied the knot this weekend with her motocross racing boyfriend Carey Hart, in Costa Rica. I can't say that Pink is one of my fave singers, but dang! I gotta give the girl props for those abs. Hart, as you may recall, was also on the fifth season of Surreal Life (What? You didn't watch it either?). Hopefully the Grammy-winning singer will have sense enough not to allow anyone to talk her into making a reality show of her first year of marriage (she can ask Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey how well that idea worked out).  ...

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Kimmel's tie generates ratings... who knew?

About a month ago, we asked you if you thought Jimmy Kimmel looked silly wearing a tie on his late-night talk show. Some people liked it, some didn't (the reader who decried his "stupid a** college boy style tie tying" seemed to amuse Bob Sassone a lot, since he has mentioned it in two different posts). But according to this E! Online article, enough people have liked it to give a boost to the ratings of Jimmy Kimmel Live, or at least that's the rationale. Since Jimmy's tie rack started getting a workout on October 10, ABC has seen a 15 percent increase in his ratings. Now, ABC thinks the ratings uptick has to do with a better roster of guests, and according to the article, they had to be prompted to track the ratings back to the day he started wearing the neckwear. But there may be something to the correlation; with the tie on, Jimmy looks more like a talk-show host and less like he just walked over from a Crank Yankers production meeting....

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Brian Williams' ties hit the blogosphere

No one is safe from the snarky and sarcastic jabs of the blogger's literary Uzi. If they've got you in their laser-scope sights, nothing on God's green Earth is strong enough to stop them. But not all publicity is bad publicity. In some cases, it's revived the careers of celebrities who flopped out of the spotlight like so much unsupervised fish. Rick Astley wouldn't have had the chance to perform during the last Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade if the Internet hadn't turned his ear-drum-grinding song into an ear-drum-grinding Internet prank. Chuck Norris wouldn't have become a born-again celebrity, columnist, and media pundit without a certain web site making him sound like he could kick God's ass unless God has Chuck Norris' fists. Now another blogger has another target in their sights, giving an overlooked celebrity who is on TV just about every night the rare chance to swing the spotlight on them with a simple pull of the trigger. And it's not NBC Nightly News' Brian Williams. It's NBC Nightly News' Brian...

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Family Ties star arrested for assault

Brian Bonsall, who played Andrew, the youngest Keaton on the NBC sitcom Family Ties, was arrested in Boulder, Colorado for assaulting his girlfriend. She told police that he threw an alcoholic drink in her face while she was asleep, choked her, and threw her onto a bed. Bonsall says it was all in self-defense, because she cut him with a steak knife. "Well it's like we've been together, for a million years..." This isn't the first time Bonsall has been in trouble with the police. In 2001 he was convicted of drunk driving, and in 2004 he was arrested for the same offense. If you didn't watch Family Ties, Bonsall played Worf's son on Star Trek: The Next Generation and starred in the movie Blank Check....

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Finally Tie the Knot

'Family Jewels' fans have long known that Shannon Tweed said "yes" to Gene Simmons' marriage proposal, which featured in the Season 6 finale. Now, just ahead of the Season 7 premiere, comes the news that the rocker and his partner of 28 years finally tied the knot this past weekend. And yes, the 'Family Jewels' cameras were rolling: The nuptials will feature in an episode to be aired later this month....

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Family Ties star arrested for assault again

The former Family Ties star has been busted again, this time for an assault he barely remembers. Brian Bonsall, the actor who played little Andy Keaton on Family Ties, has been picked up in Colorado for assault. Police arrested him for smashing a bar stool over his friend while the two were drinking. Drugs may also have been involved since the police report said, "He and Trujillo both are bipolar and like drugs. Bonsall said that he takes a lot of drugs and sometimes those drugs make him forget things." It gets worse. Prosecutors believe he violated his probation from his previous assault involving a former girlfriend and filed a warrant for his arrest, so now he could face serious jail time....

Matt Damon and David Letterman Talk With Hair-Ties on Their Tongues (VIDEO)

In the new Western 'True Grit,' Matt Damon's character gets injured while being dragged behind a horse, and nearly bites off his tongue. So, Matt needed to find a way to imitate the sound of a speech impediment. "So I thought, well, what if I wrapped -- like -- a pony tail around my tongue," he said. Which is a bit of a mental leap, but okay. And for the record, by "pony tail," he's referring to a hair-tie, or a "scrunchie" -- not anything to do with actual horses. On the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Damon invited David Letterman to join him in the unique practice of talking with a hair-tie on your tongue. "I brought one for you," he said. "Did you bring two? Or just the one?" the host asked. "Just the one ... it's got lint on it," Matt replied, reaching into his pocket. (That's not very sanitary, Matt!)...

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Charlie and Amita Tie the Knot on 'Numb3rs' (VIDEO)

If you've been waiting for Charlie and Amita to finally tie the knot on 'Numb3rs' (Fri., 10PM ET on CBS), your wish was granted on Friday's episode. That's so sweet, and what a way to end the season -- and, it appears, the show. Are you a 'Num3ers' fan? Are you happy with how things ended? Would you have liked to see the series continue? Watch the video after the jump....

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Lifetime orders more episodes of Blood Ties

Lifetime - is it still "television for women?" - has ordered nine more episodes of the Canadian-made horror-romance series Blood Ties. The network will air the last nine episodes of this current order in October (though new episodes continue to air now, Sundays at 10). The big hiatus is so the network can premiere new shows. How is this show? I watch Entourage at that time, and I always forget to set the TiVo for this. Is it worth it? The premise sounds a bit like Forever Knight, though I know this isn't about a vampire cop but a private eye that gets involved with vampires. Looks more romantic/dramatic than the Geraint Wyn Davies show. Is there action too, and maybe some scares? [via TV Tattle]...

Watercooler Talk: Should this man be wearing a tie?

Flipping past the late-night talk shows, I've been noticing something that's sticking out like a sore thumb with a Smurf bandage on it: Jimmy Kimmel has started wearing a tie. I don't know when this happened, but I'm guessing that he's been doing it in an effort to class up his show and make it appeal to more than his frat-boy core audience. But there's a problem. He looks awful in that tie. It's not the fact that he seems completely uncomfortable wearing it -- both Leno and Letterman would rather wear potato sacks than the suits they're forced to don for their shows -- but it just doesn't look right. It looks like he's about to read his first Hoftorah rather than host a late-night talk show. Isn't Kimmel supposed to be the "every guy", the guy who sits with you sucking down beer and wings during the football game? What's wrong with not being like the other hosts out there? Anyway, Kimmel fans and non-fans, we'd like to hear your...

What's On Tonight: Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Blood Ties

At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes. ABC has two new episodes of Extreme Makeover at 7 (season finale), then the season finales of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters. FOX has the season finales of King of the Hill, The Simpsons (also the 400th episode), Family Guy, and American Dad. NBC has a new Dateline at 7. At 8, Food Network has a new Emeril Live, followed by a new Iron Chef America. At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Theatre. VH-1 has a new Celebrity Fit Club at 9. Also at 9: HBO has a new Sopranos, then a new Entourage. At 10, Lifetime has the season finale of Blood Ties. Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia at 10. Fox News has a new 1/2 Hour News Hour at 10. There's a new ep of The Tudors at 10 on Showtime. Check your local TV listings for more....

It's probation for a former Family Ties star

The glorious Gilded Age of Hollywood continues! Brian Bonsall, who played Alex Keaton's younger brother on the 80's sitcom Family Ties, pleaded guilty to third degree assault in a case involving his girlfriend. Bonsall was arrested in Boulder, Colorado back in March (I wonder if he knew Mork) after his girlfriend told police that he threw an alcoholic drink in her face while she was asleep, tried to choke her, and threw her down onto a bed. Bonsall claimed self-defense, saying that his girlfriend cut him with a steak knife. Ah, young love. By pleading guilty Bonsall receives two years probation and has three other charges against him dropped. His lawyer says that Brian is back with his girlfriend and that he has been sober for five months after completing a 30-day rehab. Bonsall's lawyer also said "When sober, they got along fine, but when loaded ... both participated in a violent relationship." Uh, no kidding....

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