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Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco Book Lifetime Movie, 'Parks and Recreation' Gets a Book and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 14th 2011 7:00PM
Rob Lowe, Kaley CuocoRob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco will star in 'The Drew Peterson Story,' a new Lifetime movie.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Parks and Recreation' star will play Drew Peterson, a police officer charged with the death of his third wife after the disappearance of his fourth wife. 'Big Bang Theory' star Cuoco is set to star as Stacy, Peterson's fourth wife who mysteriously disappears.

The movie is based on the nonfiction book 'Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson,' and has a notable Lifetime movie pedigree: Judith Verno ('The Craigslist Killer,' and 'Natalee Holloway') will executive produce and Teena Booth ('Natalee Holloway') will write.

In other TV news ...

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Tatyana Ali on 'Love That Girl,' How She Avoided Being a Child Star Tragedy, and Willow Smith

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Jan 10th 2011 2:00PM
Tatyana Ali, who most of us know as Ashley from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' has certainly grown up. Now 31, the actress is helming her own show, 'Love That Girl,' which premieres tonight on TV One.

Charming and quick to laughter, Ali is over the moon about her new show and her return to comedy. With a recurring role on 'The Young and the Restless,' Ali hasn't been away from the small screen completely, but she's thrilled to return from whence she came -- that is, the land of the sitcom.

TV Squad spoke with Ali in LA about 'Love That Girl,' how she avoided being a child star tragedy, and what she thinks about Willow Smith.

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New TV on DVD Releases for May 11

by Elizabeth Chan, posted May 10th 2010 6:00PM
Daria on MTVBefore there was 'Parenthood,' there was 'thirtysomething,' and before it was cool to be uncool on 'Glee,' TV fans had MTV's hilarious animated series, 'Daria.' Both shows hit DVD shelves tomorrow -- exciting news, especially for 'Daria' fans, since the show has yet to be released on DVD until now. We think even Daria herself would smile over this eight-disc edition.

Check out the rest of this week's hot DVD releases below:

'Daria' - The Complete Animated Series
'Deadliest Warrior' - Season 1
'The Famous Adverntures of Mr. Magoo' - Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest
'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' - Complete Fifth Season
'My Wife & Kids' - Season 2
'Raising the Bar' - The Complete Second Season
'thirtysomething' - The Complete 3rd Season

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Fat Guys on Sitcoms Are ALWAYS (Pathetically) Trying to Lose Weight

by Patricia Chui, posted Jan 7th 2010 12:34PM
Jason AlexanderJason Alexander was just announced as the new Jenny Craig spokesperson, which is a pretty far cry from his old KFC-touting gig.

Do we want to see Alexander in a bikini? Hell, naw. But if there's any way his new attitude can help reverse the trend of fat guys starring in sitcoms (often with svelte, gorgeous wives -- seriously, what's up with that?), then we're all for it.

Of course, it's not as though those chubsters never tried to shed the pounds ... some more enthusiastically than others. Because you know what's more hilarious than a funny fat guy? A funny fat guy as he pathetically attempts to lose weight. Here's hoping Alexander has more success than these guys did.

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Learn how to breakdance like Alfonso Ribeiro - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 11th 2007 3:04PM

Alfonso RibeiroI've never breakdanced. Not even in a "I'm going to comically breakdance around my friends" sort of way. I did do the Macarena once, after several drinks at a wedding.

The video after the jump, from 1985, shows Dancing with the Stars/Celebrity Duets star Alfonso Ribeiro pitching his breakdancing book. Over 100 pages of instruction on how to do everything from The Wave to The Centipede to The Windmill. But that's not all! You also get a giant foldout floor to breakdance on, a full "rap sheet" on how to rap, and an album of rap/dance music that is, in Alfonso's words, "radical." And all for only $19.99! He guarantees you'll freak out your friends. It's brought to you by Telmak, who, if I've not mistaken, was Spock's brother.

[via Cracked]

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Alfonso Ribeiro -- a member of the Pepsi Generation -- VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Sep 24th 2006 3:10PM

Alfonso Ribeiro and Michael JacksonI thought a lazy Sunday afternoon would be a good time to hop in the way back machine for a look at one of the Celebrity Duets finalists in their younger days. The person we're going to look on is Alfonso Ribeiro.

Before his role as Carlton Banks on the hit NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, even before his role as Ricky Schroeder's friend Silver Spoons, Alfonso was already a recognized personality. Since 1983 he had been starring in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. His talents at acting and dancing impressed media types so much that, in 1984, he was cast in a Pepsi commercial with members of the Jackson family, as well as The Gloved One himself, Michael Jackson.

In the video, which you'll see after the jump, Alfonso is decked out in full Jackson garb, circa the Thriller era. As he's showing off to his friends he runs into Michael and his siblings. Rather then getting angry, the Jacksons dance along with Alfonso in his friends, because that is what you did back in the 1980's. If you grew up in the during this time and don't remember this commercial, it will come back to you as soon as you watch the first five seconds.

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