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October 13, 2015


Jaclyn Smith Talks About Her Battle With Breast Cancer (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 11th 2011 7:45PM
Jaclyn Smith faced down many foes on 'Charlie's Angels,' but none was more daunting than breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Smith stopped by 'The Talk' (weekdays syndicated on CBS) to discuss not just her own battle with the disease, but also her late friend and co-star Farrah Fawcett's.

Smith remembered being there for Fawcett as she struggled and ultimately succumbed to cancer in 2009. "She never gave up. She just had this relentless drive to conquer the disease," she said.

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TV Land Awards to Honor 'Glee,' Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 16th 2010 10:02PM
carl_reiner_mel_brooks_1963TV Land will be honoring some of the greats of television, some from the golden age of TV, some from just a few years back, and even the greats of tomorrow? How's that? Well, look at the line up: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, the creators of 'The 2000 Year Old Man' among other comic gems, the cast of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' a salute to Farrah Fawcett by the other 'Charlie's Angel' stars, and with a wink toward the future, a celebration of 'Glee.'

The Annual TV Land Awards will be taped in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 17, for broadcast the following Sunday, April 25 at 9 PM ET on TV Land. Scheduled to appear are the 'Raymond' gang -- Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts; two of the 'Angels' -- Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith; and 'Glee' cast members Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Jayma Mays, Jessalyn Gilsig and Kevin McHale.

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TV Squad Ten: Most/Least Sexy Super Bowl Ads of All Time

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 7th 2010 10:31AM
Will Rogers once said, "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."

And how do you that? That's easy. Just sprinkle in some sex! It's nature's negotiator.

Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. These days, people are easier to offend than Catholic nuns and the FCC has made it nearly impossible to advertise products the way God intended (i.e. naked girls with abnormally large boobs writhing and moaning over the awesomeness of Flonase). So an even subtler art of using sex to get your money lies within this deeply layered process. Here are the best of the best and the worst of the worst.

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Diane Keaton Lands HBO Comedy & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 30th 2009 1:30PM
Diane KeatonOscar winner Diane Keaton will try to revive the feminist movement in a new half-hour comedy series, scheduled to air on HBO.

Also in the news today: NBC announces plans to remake the Emmy-winning series 'The Rockford Files,' while MTV reveals when 'The Hills'' Kristin Cavallari will make her official debut.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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Fun Finds: June 27

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 27th 2009 12:00PM
Farrah Fawcett

-- Looking back on her career, Farrah Fawcett was a lot tougher than people think [Newsweek]

-- One critic wonders: Is 'The Philanthropist' the worst show ever? We take it he never saw 'Kath & Kim' [Miami Herald]

-- More bad news for Kate Gosselin: She's just one of Lemondrop's 12 Biggest Lady Douchebags [Lemondrop]

(more fun finds after the jump)

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Farrah slathers Joe Namath (and other early ads)

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 26th 2009 4:28PM
With all the Michael Jackson news, let's not forget that another huge star, Farrah Fawcett, also passed away yesterday. All of the obits I've seen of Farrah pretty much start her professional biography with her breakout role in Charlie's Angels. But Farrah was almost 30 when she landed the role as Jill Munroe. A quick look at her IMDb profile shows that Farrah had a number of guest-starring roles well before Aaron Spelling made her a megastar.

Farrah also starred in a ton of commercials in the early '70s, including this famous spot with Joe Namath. Here, the Jets QB is advertising Noxema shaving cream, and Farrah lustily covers his face in the stuff.

More ads after the jump.

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Farrah Fawcett beats Michael Jackson in the ratings

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 26th 2009 3:00PM
Farrah Fawcett vs. Michael Jackson
With all the press coverage given to Michael Jackson, you'd think a special about his life would trample the ratings of all the other networks. Apparently, that isn't the case as an ABC special about the life of Farrah Fawcett won in the ratings against a similar Michael Jackson retrospective on CBS.

I think it likely helped that Barbara Walters hosted the ABC special (which was a 20/20 special and therefore had more name value than a generic special), whereas the special on Jacko was simply a CBS documentary. I'm still amazed at the rapid turnaround time that the networks can produce specials like these. They have turned it into an art.

It is debatable over who was the bigger name, although both were icons on their time. Jackson seems to be getting more coverage because his death was more of a surprise than Farrah's. Either way, Thursday was a hell of a day.

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TV News Daily: Noah Wyle Joins TNT Alien-Invasion Series

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 26th 2009 1:30PM
Noah Wyle and Joanna Garcia

Noah Wyle to star on Steven Spielberg's alien-invasion series, Joanna Garcia books 'Gossip Girl,' Michael Jackson passes away and more TV news.

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Busy night for network news: Michael Jackson tribute to air with a Farrah tribute

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 25th 2009 8:02PM
Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson... both of whom died today
Wow. Busy day in celebrity deaths. First we hear that Farrah Fawcett finally lost her battle to cancer, then suddenly we hear that, after being rushed to a LA hospital in cardiac arrest, Michael Jackson also died. He was only 50, and he was about to embark on a comeback concert stint in London that he hoped would revive his career.

ABC News was already scrambling to move up the Farrah special they had planned to air on 20/20 this coming Friday. That special, where Barbara Walters interviews Ryan O'Neal, will be shown tonight at 10 PM ET. They also just announced that they will be airing an MJ retrospective at 9 PM ET.

Other networks are following suit with their own specials, according to THR.com.

It's interesting how most news outlets aside from Fox didn't confirm MJ's death even though our friends at TMZ had the news first. I guess it wasn't legitimate enough for them. Either way, it's a shockingly sad day in the entertainment biz, no matter what you may have thought of Farrah or Jackson.

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TV News Daily: Eddie Cibrian Joins 'CSI: Miami'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 25th 2009 1:00PM
Eddie Cibrian and Nick Cannon

Eddie Cibrian joins 'CSI: Miami,' Farrah Fawcett passes away at 62, 'America's Got Talent' has its lowest premiere ever and more TV news.

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DVD Review: so noTORIous, the complete series

by Brett Love, posted Dec 6th 2006 3:04PM
so notoriousIt's tough being Tori Spelling. She's spent better than a decade living under the spotlight and having every mistake magnified. Granted, she brought a lot of it on herself, but I think she has probably taken more than her fair share. It's just so easy. But given all that, I think she gains a lot of points for being able to make fun of herself, because when you get right down to it, that's what so noTORIous is all about. Laughing at the absurdity that is her life.

I think that those years of bad press and bad jokes may have been the biggest problem that this show had. One that it faced before they ever shot a scene, and one that they were never really able to overcome. A lot of people simply dismissed the show for no other reason than it was starring Tori Spelling as herself. And that's too bad, because I'm here to tell you that they made a pretty funny sit-com.

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Farrah Fawcett has cancer

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 5th 2006 7:02PM
Farrah FawcettNot sure how this story didn't catch my attention sooner: yesterday, representatives of Farrah Fawcett announced that the former Charlie's Angels star has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Fawcett is currently undergoing radiation treatments in preparation for surgery and chemotherapy. According to Extra, she is apparently trying to keep a normal routine, as the show documents the fact that she worked out with longtime boyfriend Ryan O'Neal on Monday. But I'm sure she's freaking out a little about what she's about to face. I sure would be.

The article goes on to point out that Fawcett was the spokesperson for the American Cancer Society in the 1980s. Her older sister died of lung cancer eight years ago.

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Does anyone really care about Tori Spelling?

by Kim Voynar, posted May 18th 2005 10:59AM

Tori SpellingOkay, quick show of hands - who's been waiting with bated breath to see more about Tori Spelling and her fabulous life as the rich daughter of a Hollywood producer?

*crickets chirping*

That's what I thought. And yet, for some reason unknown to anyone outside the hallowed halls of NBC, the network is producing a series titled Notorious - get it?  - a fictionalized story of her life as the daughter of  megarich producer Aaron Spelling.

Personally, I'd rather sit through a marathon of Lifetime movies headlined by Mother, May I Sleep With Danger, than watch a series about a spoiled little rich girl starring....a spoiled little rich girl.

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