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'Rescue Me' Items Head to Smithsonian, Callie Thorne Talks Final Season

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 14th 2011 6:15AM
'Rescue Me''Rescue Me' is fast approaching its swansong. As the cast, crew and fans start to ponder life without the drama, it's been revealed that creator Denis Leary is giving items -- including his firefighter costume and tools -- to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Executive producer Peter Tolan and actor Lenny Clarke (Teddy Gavin) will join Leary for a donation ceremony at 2PM ET Thursday.

The objects will join the museum's popular culture history collections. The Smithsonian says today's ceremony is the first in a series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 and examine how it will be remembered and how life has changed.

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Review: Does USA Score with the Sports Drama 'Necessary Roughness'?

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 29th 2011 10:00AM
The pilot for 'Necessary Roughness' (10PM ET Wednesday, USA), a sports-oriented light drama led by the redoubtable Callie Thorne, is far from a chore.

Even though the show's first episode is 75 minutes long with commercials, the pilot doesn't feel padded. It smoothly -- almost too quickly, in fact -- set up the crisis that precipitates therapist Dr. Dani Santino's move into the field of sports therapy. And it's interesting to note that on the network known for its "Characters welcome" tagline, Dani really isn't quirky or odd in any noticeable way.

She's a strong-willed, upper-middle class woman whose life begins to fall apart, and it's the unsentimental way in which Dani moves forward that gives this show its necessary grit.

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Rescue Me: Clean

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 22nd 2009 3:48AM
Rescue Me(S05E16) Drunk dialing usually doesn't turn out well. But when I got a call in the middle of the night asking me to cover Rescue Me this week, I gladly obliged. Apparently, Jonathan Toomey has been on an all night bender with a bunch of his dead relatives, and I'm not one to get in the way of family. "You work it out, buddy," I told him, "And we'll be here for you in the morning."

I didn't discover Rescue Me until the second season, but I was immediately drawn in by the intimacy and idiocy of the boys. Watching Tommy try to rise from the pits he'd fallen into was impressive, as was the strength he showed. But even more painful, and yet far more riveting and satisfying, is watching him slowly falling flat on his face, and yet he has no idea the pavement is coming. Season five is blowing me away ... so how about next year, Emmy?

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5 Questions With: Callie Thorne

by Angie Argabrite, posted May 26th 2009 6:00AM
"I was very, very nervous that I was not going to be able to do that, and that I was going to get fired"

You may know Callie Thorne as "Crazy Sheila" Keefe from 'Rescue Me.' Most fans do -- and when they call her that on the street, she answers. For five years now, Thorne has been the unstable, bittersweet comic heart of the riotous and raw Denis Leary series that follows a crew of NYC firemen and their families surviving in a post-9/11 world (FX, Tues., 10PM).

We chatted with Thorne about Sheila's craziest moments, when she was scared she was going to be fired ... and why her castmates are afraid of her.



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Top 15 hottest moms on television

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 18th 2007 11:05AM
Teri HatcherWelcome to TV Squad Lists (formerly 'The Five'), a feature where each blogger has a chance to list his or her own rundown of things in television that stand out from the rest, both good and bad.

Being newly single, I've been spending a lot of time these days thinking about the perfect woman. More often than not, my thoughts end up drifting into the realm of television and all of the perfect women there. So I decided to compile a list of the ten hottest moms on television. Unfortunately, there were way too many to fit on a top ten list, so I expanded the list to fifteen. This was a tough list to compile and I'm sure many of your favorites are absent, but I doubt that anyone can refute the fifteen below.

Susan Mayer - Desperate Housewives (Teri Hatcher) Hatcher has always been smoking hot but it wasn't until Desperate Housewives that she became a TV mom. The best part of her character is how Susan is continually clumsy, awkward and unsure of herself and still manages to be hot.

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