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Fran Drescher Talks About Her Sex Life With Ex-Husband Peter Marc Jacobson (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 17th 2011 7:30PM
TV Land's 'Happily Divorced' is Fran Drescher's sitcom inspired by her real-life marriage and divorce from ex-husband and co-producer Peter Marc Jacobson, who is now gay. On 'The Wendy Williams Show,' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) Fran told Wendy all about it.

"I've been with Peter since I was 15, so it wasn't like I had a wealth of experience," she explained. "And the metrosexual thing was coming into vogue when we were together, and he was an actor so I thought 'that's it.'"

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Charles Shaugnessy Reunites With 'Nanny' Fran Drescher on 'Happily Divorced' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 18th 2011 7:48AM
Charles Shaughnessy, 'Happily Divorced'It was a mini-reunion of 'The Nanny' when Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy) appeared on the season finale of Fran Drescher's new show 'Happily Divorced' (Wed., 10:30PM ET on TV Land). Now Shaughnessy's an accomplished author, but his attraction to Fran was just as intense.

Only, he appeared to have a similar interest in Peter. It was all very confusing throughout the entire episode, until a classic mix-up led to both Peter and Fran meeting Shaugnessy in his hotel room, where he created a romantic atmosphere and announced that he was both gay and straight.

And apparently into threesomes as well. He must have figured that since Peter and Fran had been intimate with one another during their marriage, they wouldn't mind doing so again, only this time with him as well.

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Tichina Arnold Gushes About Her 'Happily Divorced' Role on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 4th 2011 6:15PM
Tichina Arnold of 'Happily Divorced' on 'The Talk'The title 'Happily Divorced' refers to Fran Drescher's character on the TV Land sitcom, but it would be hard for anyone to sound happier than Tichina Arnold did on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), talking about her role on the show.

Arnold has been on some popular and long-running sitcoms, including 'Martin' and 'Everybody Hates Chris.' But she gushed about her 'Divorced' co-stars and seemed truly thankful to land the role of Judi Mann, Drescher's best friend on the show.

"I was so happy when I booked this gig because Fran, of course, is just, she is television," said Arnold. "And she just knows her stuff and she's amazing to work with. And she knows, she's very smart. Really, really smart. So she and I have bonded."

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Fran and Judi Compete for Lou Diamond Phillips' Attention on 'Happily Divorced' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 4th 2011 4:15PM
'Happily Divorced'Love can be a competitive, contact sport, especially between friends. So when Fran and Judi spotted a guy they both wanted on Wednesday's 'Happily Divorced' (Wednesdays, 10:30PM on TV Land), they put on the full-court press, taking him away from his friends to talk themselves up.

The man in question was named David, played by Lou Diamond Phillips. Fran and Judi saw him out dancing, and approached him at the same time. Then the negotiations began. David asked Fran what she did for a living, and she said she owned a flower ship. "Yeah, so if you ever want to send me some flowers, she'll give 'em to you half price," said Judi. Fran pointed out they'd be free if David sent them to her.

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TV Land Renews 'Happily Divorced'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2011 2:45PM
Happily DivorcedGood news, Fran Drescher fans: 'Happily Divorced' has been picked up for a second season. Drescher made the announcement via a video on the show's Facebook page.

"It's so exciting," Drescher said in the video, expressing her appreciation for her fans.

She said she received the news directly from TV Land president Larry W. Jones.

"We are thrilled that our viewers have embraced 'Happily Divorced' just like they did with 'Hot in Cleveland,'" Jones said in a statement. "It's fantastic that we get to keep working with Fran, this amazing cast and all of the talented writers on another season."

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Fran Sneaks Into the Opera to Spy on Peter on 'Happily Divorced' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 6:21AM
'Happily Divorced' - 'Spousal Support'Just because Fran and Peter are 'Happily Divorced' (Wed., 10:30PM ET on TV Land), doesn't mean they're ready to move on with their lives. Peter hasn't even moved out of the house yet. But this week, when Peter was on the cusp of a huge sale that would have allowed him to not only move out but leave the state, they finally faced the prospect of separating.

Fran panicked, and apparently started sabotaging Peter's chances of making the sale by convincing him the octogenarian client wasn't interested in a house at all. He was only interested in Peter.

She even slipped into the opera the two were at to try and "save" Peter from being physically assaulted by the man. In all honesty, if we'd seen what they saw we'd have probably jumped to the same conclusion they did in that moment.

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Fran Drescher Describes Getting Relationship Advice From Her Gay Ex-Husband (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 13th 2011 7:00PM
Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson on 'Access Hollywood Live'When Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson divorced in 1999, it was because Jacobson realized he was gay. Now Drescher depends on her ex-husband for relationship advice, as she explained Wednesday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC). She based her new sitcom, 'Happily Divorced,' on their relationship, and there are times when she really needs his help.

It took a while for Drescher and Jacobson to get comfortable enough to start talking about their new personal lives with each other. But once they did, they became closer than ever. "I was in a relationship for a while that was, you know, very volatile and complicated, and that kind of dimensionalized our relationship on a new level," she said. Drescher could hardly find someone who knows her better to ask for advice.

Drescher's gaydar still hasn't improved much, though. "She went to a bar and she liked this guy," said Jacobson, "and she was, like, flirting with him, and the girl said, you know, 'Stop, he's gay.' She said, 'Oh, okay, well, I have an ex-husband for you...'"

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'Happily Divorced': Fran Discovers Unpleasant Secret About Old Boyfriend (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 7th 2011 5:15AM
'Happily Divorced' - 'Spousal Support'It all seemed so perfect when Fran reconnected with an old high school sweetheart, Richard, on 'Happily Divorced' (Wed., 10:30PM ET on TV Land). He not only understood why she was still living with her ex-husband Peter, he helped hook Peter up with a job. More importantly, he was rich. What could go wrong?

It happened when one of Judi's best friends turned out to be his son, and Richard bolted out of there like his shoes were on fire. Turns out he's okay with "those people" if it's Peter or anyone but his son.

"Love isn't conditional," Fran said. "Love is love." Sure the message was a little heavy-handed, but we're in traditional sitcom mode. If this were the '90s, it would have been billed as a "very special episode" of 'Happily Divorced.'

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'Happily Divorced' Premiere: Fran Drescher's Hubby Drops a Bombshell (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 16th 2011 2:47AM
happily divorced'The Nanny' star Fran Drescher returned to TV comedy on the series premiere of 'Happily Divorced' (10:30PM ET on TV Land).

On the cable network's latest throwback, laughtrack-heavy sitcom, Drescher plays a woman who has been married to her devoted husband Peter (the awesome John Michael Higgins) for 18 years. The series kicks off when Peter drops a bombshell in bed: He's gay!

"But we just had sex during Leno! How gay can you be?" Drescher's confused housewife asks.

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Kathy Griffin Goes Public With On-Camera Pap Smear

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 15th 2010 4:03PM
kathy_griffin_the_advocate_coverLately, television has been getting more and more open and even invasive when it comes to keeping some things private. On VH1's E!'s 'Pretty Wild,' for instance, you can see the breasts of the ladies completely exposed with only the nipples blurred (as if that's the part that's not allowed on television!). On all the forensic dramas, the 'CSI's' and 'House,' getting inside the body is a regular, CGI-created event.

But for the really, really inside stuff, we've seen CBS's Katie Couric and Harry Smith having colonscopies on camera to illustrate the importance of the test in diagnosing colon cancer. And now Kathy Griffin will be the latest celebrity to lift the veil of privacy when it comes to the pap smear. On Wednesday, Kathy tweeted the news -- and invited the world: "Um, I'm getting a public pap smear, on camera, poolside @ The Palomar Hotel in LA Friday."

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Nick at Nite gets Fran for Nanny Valentine's celebration

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 30th 2010 9:00AM
The_nanny_wedding_fran_max_cbsHow's this for a romantic and funny way to celebrate Valentine's Day: make it a week-long marathon of The Nanny episodes on Nick at Nite. What? That's not red roses, Dove chocolates and champagne to you?

The idea of reliving the sitcom fun of the nanny named Fran blowing into the life of theatrical producer Maxwell Sheffield and falling in love with him while taking care of his three children was the stuff of television romance when it aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999.

Part The Sound of Music, part schmaltzy broad Jewish shtick, The Nanny was fun stuff. For this marathon, Fran herself, actress Fran Drescher will host the week which Nick has dubbed Valentine Schmalentine.

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The NY senator, a nanny named Fran? - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 11th 2008 8:38AM
Fran DEveryone who has been laughing at the idea of Fran Drescher taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat for the state of New York, you can stop laughing now. It's not that wild an idea, not when you consider that Fred Grandy -- Gopher from The Love Boat -- was a Congressman from Iowa, and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura was the Governor of Minnesota, and there's a really good chance that Saturday Night Live alum Al Franken (remember Stuart Smalley?) has won the Senate seat for Minnesota, too. (They're still recounting the votes!)

Oh, and let's not forget the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger from the great state of California. In other words, why not Senator Fran Drescher!

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Rosie and Fran teaming up for a sitcom

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 28th 2008 11:29AM
Fran DrescherFunny ladies Rosie O'Donnell (Nip/Tuck) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny) are working together on creating a new "fun, happy, family comedy" for TV. On Rosie's website, Fran and Rosie teamed up on camera to talk -- primarily about Fran's "cancer schmancer" campaign for public awareness -- but at the end, Rosie and Fran revealed a sitcom they are planning in which they'll star together.

There's no question that Fran and Rosie are funny women with loyal fans. The Nanny was a CBS hit for six seasons. Rosie, who more recently has been a source of controversy like her very tumultuous time as a cohost on The View, has also been a success on TV. While she was on The View, the ratings were higher than ever before or since. She also had an Emmy-award winning daytime talk show for six years straight which had a vociferous following.

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Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou

by Brett Love, posted Feb 19th 2007 7:30AM
Chris Griffin - Family Guy(S05E11) The title of this episode led me to expect something much different than what we ended up seeing. The reference to The Life Aquatic made me think that this episode would find the Griffin's on some sort of adventure. No such luck there, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. I think that idea could have made for a funny episode, but this one worked out ok.

It was something of the opposite of "Peter's Two Dads." Where that one excelled with the structure of the story, this one wasn't as strong. But the collection of cutaways presented with this episode was far superior. Of course, given that I only liked one of them last week, that's a pretty low bar. We'll save those for last though, and get to the meat of the episode. As is often the case, we had a Peter story balanced with a Stewie story.

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The Nanny's almost nude in new Off-Broadway play

by Joel Keller, posted May 3rd 2006 6:06PM
Fran DrescherFran Drescher either has superior genes or a great plastic surgeon, because, at 48, she looks like she could pass for 35. I mean, this is a woman who was in Saturday Night Fever, for Christ's sake. But the former star of The Nanny seems to be aging very, very slowly, to the point where you have to wonder if she's got a got a photo of her aging self stored away in her basement somewhere.

You can tell she knows she's lucky; she's taking any advantage she can to show herself off. Not only does she like to go to parties in outfits that don't leave a lot to the imagination (see the picture with this post), but she has no compunction about stripping down to her bra and panties on stage, as she's doing right now in the Off-Broadway play Some Girl(s), which is written by Neil LaBute. In this New York Observer profile, Drescher talks about the play, her non-dating life, her former relationship with a younger man, and the chances that her current sitcom, Living with Fran, is coming back (she doesn't think it is, and doesn't seem to mind).

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