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Truth is Revealed on the Season 3 Finale of 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 4:45AM
'Drop Dead Diva' season finale - 'Change of Heart'It's a good thing Lifetime has already renewed 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime) for a fourth season, as they certainly left us with quite a shocker in this season finale. After drawing closer and closer to one another, Grayson started to see bits and pieces of the Deb he loves and misses in Stacy.

And so, after declaring her a free woman, he kisses her. Of course, Jane sees this and then stops watching before it comes to an end and Stacy tells Grayson it'll never work between them.

Only that's not exactly what she said. To his credit, Grayson admitted that his attraction to Stacy was because, "You're so much like Deb and when I'm with you it's like I'm with her."

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Brandy Rekindles Old Romance With Parker on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 19th 2011 6:15AM
Brandy, 'Drop Dead Diva'Seeing Brandy as Elisa Shayne on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime) was a lot of fun, but it was also a sad reminder of how talented she is as a genuine actress. Of late, she's been spending her television time on reality shows like her own series with brother Ray Jay and her fourth-place run on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

While we would never want to take the talented musician away from her singing career, we do miss her smile in scripted television.

Guest roles here and on '90210' are nice and all, but wouldn't it be great to see her settle into a regular role for a while? It's been ten years since 'Moesha' went off the air, but everyone still remembers that role.

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'The Millionaire Matchmaker' Is a Love Guru on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 29th 2011 8:08AM
Patti Stanger the Millionaire Matchmaker, 'Drop Dead Diva''The Millionaire Matchmaker' herself, Patti Stanger, made a special guest appearance on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime). It was her first acting performance, and she did a solid job. To keep it familiar perhaps, her character was also in the relationship business, but Marcy's focus was on encouraging women not to give it away.

When she targeted Jane at one of her workshops, Teri stood up to defend her friend and take down her old high school classmate. Marcy was a bully then and she proved herself to still be a bully.

"Teri Lee," she said. "I see you've changed. Your acne cleared up."

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Grayson's New Girl Reminds Jane of Her Old Self on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 22nd 2011 6:26AM
'Drop Dead Diva' - 'You Bet Your Life'It must be difficult to have to work with the man you were once engaged to. But imagine how much more difficult it would be to see that man with a woman who is everything you used to be. That's the world Jane found herself in this week on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime).

To make matters worse, she actually knew Grayson's new girlfriend, Cassie, back when she was Deb. "We took acting classes together. And we auditioned for the same roles. We were a lot alike," she admitted.

The problem is that she now thinks Grayson is better than to date some as shallow as she was, and Cassie still is. Fred told her it was because she had higher expectations of herself now and therefore had higher expectations for Grayson. If only he had them for himself as well, she wouldn't have any of these problems.

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Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho Spar Over Almond Milk on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 15th 2011 2:11AM
Kathy Griffin, 'Drop Dead Diva'Fans of 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 10PM ET on Lifetime) know that Kim can be catty with Jane, and pretty much everyone else on the show. What we learned this week, is that this behavior is a family trait, as Kathy Griffin guest-starred as her sister.

When Teri (Margaret Cho) catches Griffin drinking the last of her almond milk out of the refrigerator, even though it was clearly labeled with her name, Griffin offered no apologies. When asked if she was planning to replace it, she said, "I would tell you to have your assistant buy you another carton, but I can tell by your shoes that you are the assistant."

The two comedians threw a few barbs back and forth, with Cho getting in jabs about Griffin's plastic surgery and wardrobe choices. Griffin is certainly having a bit of a renaissance on television right now, appearing in shows across the dial.

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Clay Aiken Takes the Stand in a Mail-Order Bride Scam on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 25th 2011 3:10PM
Clay Aiken guest stars on 'Drop Dead Diva'Former 'American Idol' finalist Clay Aiken got to try out his acting chops Sunday on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sundays, 9PM on Lifetime), playing a witness in a case of a mail-order-bride scam. Aiken played Tyler, the former husband of Irina, the mail-order bride in question. Grayson and Kim were representing Hank the Bailiff, who once had a crush on Jane and was dumped by Irina.

Grayson and Kim were suspicious when they interviewed Tyler, finding out that he left Irina on good terms. She didn't max out his credit cards and returned the engagement ring. "I felt terrible, but after a couple of months I just realized she wasn't right for me," said Tyler.

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Vanessa Leaves Grayson at the Altar on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 18th 2011 5:15PM
Jane and Grayson on 'Drop Dead Diva'Imagine you're at the wedding of a guy you used to date before you died and came back in another body. You still have feelings for him, even as he marries a woman you and he once defended in court. It wasn't exactly your age-old story for Jane on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sundays, 9PM on Lifetime), but there was a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Vanessa, the bride to be, decided to leave Grayson, the former boyfriend from another life/groom, at the altar on Sunday's episode.

Vanessa sent Jane a text message to meet her on a nearby bridge, where she told Jane what she was doing. And that it had something to do with her. "It's just that you two were so effortless and natural, and it's never been like that for me with him," said Vanessa. Jane told Vanessa she should tell Grayson herself, but she declined and drove off.

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A&E Renews 'Breakout Kings,' 'Shameless' Adds New Bad Boy & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 7:00PM
Breakout Kings'Breakout Kings' has received a Season 2 order from A&E, co-creator Nick Santora confirmed on Twitter.

The drama about US Marshals using former fugitives to track other criminals on the run has been well-received by both viewers and critics. Its premiere in March 2011 was seen by 2.8 million viewers.

Originally commissioned as a pilot for Fox, A&E scooped up the project from 'Prison Break' veterans Santora and Matt Olmstead.

"Thanks to all the BOK FANS for their support in our quest for a Season 2 pickup! As you've all heard already, it's official - we're back!" Santora said on Twitter.

Production on Season 2 is expected to begin later this year.

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'The Playboy Club' Finds a Home in Salt Lake City, Joe Manganiello Books 'White Collar' Role & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 29th 2011 11:00AM
The Playboy ClubSalt Lake City-area viewers, you'll get to see NBC's 'The Playboy Club' after all. Just not on NBC.

According to TV Guide, the fall series will air on KMYU, the Salt Lake City affiliate of MyNetworkTV. The new crime drama is set in the 1960s at a Playboy Club in Chicago.

"We respect the position of KSL and are pleased that KMYU can provide a home for 'The Playboy Club,'" Steve Carlston, vice president and general manager of KMYU, said. "This highly anticipated crime drama will now have the opportunity to be seen by the viewers throughout (the Salt Lake City market)."

NBC affiliate KSL refused to air 'The Playboy Club' over issues it has with the Playboy brand.

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LeAnn Rimes Plays an Angry, Vindictive Wife on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 20th 2011 6:56AM
LeeAnn Rimes, 'Drop Dead Diva'The new season of 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime) kicked off with Wendy Williams, Paula Abdul and LeAnn Rimes all dropping by for guest spots. Apparently, this light summer fluff series is just too much fun to resist.

Rimes played against type as the angry wife of a celebrity accused of a hit-and-run accident. We're so used to her in sweet romantic comedy types of roles that it was a bit shocking to see her being so ... brutal.

It was a month before Rimes's character even came forward on behalf of her husband. She was his alibi for the night of the incident, but didn't come forward right away. "I'm angry at Tim," she admitted. "He embarrassed me in the press. Look, it might not have been the right thing to do, but I wanted to see him sweat."

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LeAnn Rimes Dishes About 'Drop Dead Diva,' Life with Husband Eddie Cibrian and her 'Days' with Jensen Ackles

by Michael Maloney, posted Jun 19th 2011 9:00AM
Brooke Elltiott and LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes is not a diva -- she just plays one on TV.

This Sunday, the singer/actress will guest star on the season premiere of the Lifetime series 'Drop Dead Diva,' which stars Brooke Elliott whose model character (Deb) was plopped into the body of a savvy lawyer named Jane. Hiliarty, songs and guest stars continue as the show celebrates season 3.

Rimes will play the ex-wife of a movie star accused of hit and run. Is the show capitalizing on her off-screen life with new hubby Eddie Cibrian, star of the NBC fall series 'The Playboy Club?' Maybe. But the important thing is that Rimes is walking into the role hoping to poke fun at all the perceived drama that has surrounded her life.

AOL TV spoke to the actress about why she took on this particular role, how she and Cibrian handle being written about in the tabloids, her first gig with 'Supernatural' hunk Jensen Ackles and much more.

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Delta Burke on 'Modern Family'? Make it Happen!

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 13th 2010 1:20PM
delta_burke_fan_smilingThere's a rumor buzzing around the Internet that Delta Burke will guest on 'Modern Family' as Cameron's mother. TV Guide had something in the print edition, and it was also repeated here, but the real culprit behind the tale is actor Eric Stonestreet who plays Cam. He said he would love Delta Burke to play his mama ... and it's a great idea.

Listen to how Eric described his character's background in a November interview: "Cameron is from a rural area in Missouri, he grew up on a farm. We don't know quite how he came out of the closet yet. You're going to find out little tidbits in the next few episodes about how my parents knew I was gay, but I think the thing is my parents are very supportive, very passionate and funny people. I can't wait for America to meet Cameron's mom -- I think Cameron's mom probably has a lot to do with his vivaciousness."

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Why You Should Give 'Being Erica' a Try

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 28th 2010 2:01PM
being_erica_soapnetThere are so many channels on television today that you may not have noticed a wonderful little hour drama on SOAPNet called 'Being Erica.' If you like 'Drop Dead Diva.' If you go for the characters on 'Glee.' If you care about stories for women but don't go for the Lifetime TV movies. If you can appreciate the differences between American TV and Canadian TV, 'Being Erica' is for you.

Starring Erin Karpluk as Erica Strange, a 32-year-old literary editor and wannabe writer, she's a mass of complications in the tradition of all romantic comedy heroines. But 'Being Erica' has a fun, mystical twist to the standard situations we've seen on other shows before.

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Rosie O'Donnell on 'Glee,' 'Family,' Team Coco and Love

by Michael Maloney, posted Jan 26th 2010 9:30AM
Rosie O'Donnell may not be voicing her opinions on 'The View' anymore, but she's still letting America know how she feels.

The outspoken and philanthropic Daytime Emmy-winner's next project is the HBO special 'A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration,' set to air Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. The documentary's goal is to heighten America's understanding of nontraditional families.

AOL was on the scene at the recent TV Critics Association's winter press tour when O'Donnell shared her thoughts on her HBO show, the pros and cons of TV versus radio and possibly guest-starring on 'Glee.'

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Drop Dead Diva: Grayson's Anatomy (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 12th 2009 3:12AM
Drop_dead_diva_Brooke(S01E13) Drop Dead Diva has lived up to the pilot/premiere, and in some ways, exceeded it. The Deb/Jane dichotomy has morphed into someone different than either pure Deb or pure Jane. Brooke Elliott is wonderful as "New Jane" with just a hint of Deb. As season one comes to a close, even if the writers hadn't left us with a cliffhanger ending, I'd be more than anxious to tune in next year.

There were two interesting cases on the docket for the finale, with Stacy offering lots of comic relief as second stool -- chair -- to Grayson in a lawsuit brought by a lingerie model who'd been fired because she went public with her surviving breast cancer. Jane's case was more complex, but not until after it had been won. More on both cases, and Jane's dilemma on the dating front, after the jump.

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