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'Hot in Cleveland': Melanie Paired With Elka on a Gay Cruise (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 8th 2011 6:30AM
'Hot in Cleveland' - 'Beards'It was a guest-star-studded cruise on 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land) as the girls joined Victoria on a gay cruise. With Joy still playing along as Victoria's spouse, Melanie was left to pair up with Elka when she found herself having to pretend she was gay as well.

It all happened rather suddenly, when Melanie found that her sister Caroline (Laura San Giacomo) was on the cruise with her girlfriend (Sandra Bernhard). When Caroline suddenly felt she had something in common with Melanie, Melanie couldn't bring herself to tell the truth.

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Gilles Marini Talks About His 'Hot in Cleveland' Guest Spot (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 7th 2011 6:00PM
Gilles Marini came by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to preview his 'Hot in Cleveland' guest-spot, in which he plays the captain of a gay cruise ship. But before he could get to that, Dorothy Lucey wanted to talk about Marini's recent guest spot on 'Modern Family, where Claire mistook him for being gay. "I was kind of metrosexual all the way until the end, where there's a big surprise," he explained.

Marini told a story about forgetting his lines while shooting a 'Cleveland' scene with Betty White. When he blanked on the dialogue, she quickly quipped, "Who cares when you look like that?" After that, he felt right back in his comfort zone. "It was actually a great experience," he said.

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Claire's Date for the Night Isn't As Gay As She Thought on 'Modern Family' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 20th 2011 12:45AM
Gilles Marini, 'Modern Family' - 'Go Bullfrogs!'Gilles Marini stopped by 'Modern Family' (Wed., 9PM ET on ABC), where apparently everyone thought he was gay. We loved that his reply was, "I'm not gay. I'm French." As if that explains the mix-up.

When Claire got a rare night to herself, she wanted to tap into her high school wild child, and this French gay guy proved to be just the ticket when Cam and Mitchell were revealed to be old ladies who wanted to be home and in bed before 10 o'clock.

But when she went to drop off Luke's retainer where he was spending the night, she was caught by the other moms she'd ditched to go and be wild. It didn't help that her not-gay companion for the night came running up as she was trying to talk her way out of it.

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Gilles Marini Gives Dating Advice to 'Supernanny' Jo Frost (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 8th 2010 3:30PM
'Supernanny' Jo Frost complains about her lackluster love life and turns to Gilles Marini for advice on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

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TLC Gives 'Sister Wives' a Season 2, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Talks to Star in HBO Comedy and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 29th 2010 5:45PM
Sister Wives
Harsh public criticism and a police investigation can't keep 'em down! The family on 'Sister Wives' will be back on TLC for a season 2 of the polygamist reality show.

According to Zap2It, the series will return in March with 10 episodes. Look for a 'Sister Wives' special to air on Halloween night and a 'Sister Wives Honeymoon Special' to air on Nov. 28. The 'Honeymoon' show will focus on Kody Brown and his new wife Robyn as they live as husband and wife for the first time.

In other TV news ...

HBO has ordered a pilot for 'Veep,' a comedy centered on a fictional vice president. 'Seinfeld' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in talks to star in the pilot from Armando Iannucci. [Hollywood Reporter]

George Lopez has lined up his first guests for season 2 of 'Lopez Tonight.' Look for Jayma Mays, Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Howie Mandel, Hilary Duff, Russell Peters, DMX and Antoine Dodson to appear in the first week of shows starting Nov. 8. [TBS]

Arnold Vosloo has joined the cast of 'Bones.' Look for the '24' baddie to be a thorn in Booth and Bones' sides for at least three episodes beginning in early 2011. [Ausiello Files]

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Gilles Marini on the 'Brothers and Sisters' Season Finale

by Michael Maloney, posted May 16th 2010 2:00PM
Gilles MariniGilles Marini smoldered his way onto ABC's 'Brothers & Sisters' as Luc Laurent, but not before the going all the way to the finals in season 8 of 'Dancing With the Stars' and baring his bod in the big-screen version of 'Sex and the City.'

TV Squad recently caught up with the handsome Frenchman at a 'DWTS' taping and got him to spill some dirt on the "massive heartbreak" ahead on the 'Brothers & Sisters' finale (Sun., May 16 at 10PM ET). What's ahead for the Walker clan? Read on.

What's it like being back at 'DWTS?'
It's a thrill to be here. The only thing I was worried about was if Cheryl [Burke] would go to the semi-finals and I'm thrilled she is.

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'Brothers & Sisters' Shuffles Cast

by Laura Prudom, posted Apr 27th 2010 2:10PM
Gilles MariniThey say that friends come and go, but family is forever. Not so on ABC's hit drama 'Brothers & Sisters,' which has become a veritable revolving door of cast members this season. Following the news that Rob Lowe is calling it quits after season four wraps, theAusiello Files is now reporting two more cast changes for next year.

Fans of Sarah and her dishy French lover Luc will be pleased to learn that tall-dark-and-handsome Gilles Marini has been promoted to full-time series regular for season five.

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Gilles Marini Owes Acting Career to Will Smith (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 12th 2010 4:30PM
Actor and 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Gilles Marini told Bonnie Hunt that he owes his career to none other than Will Smith, who he encountered in a hotel restaurant while working as a waiter. Smith, who was in town at the time training for 'Ail,' encouraged Marini to pursue his dream of acting, he said on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"He gave me a boost. [He said], 'If you dream of something ... Los Angeles is the right place to go.' And, I thought, 'Hey, why not?' I just moved out and now it's history. I guess it worked out," Marini said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Our 'Dancing With the Stars' All-Stars Wish List

by David Hofstede, posted Dec 3rd 2009 8:32PM
Mario Lopez'Dancing With the Stars' returns to ABC next spring for season 10 -- a nice round number, which gives the show the ideal opportunity to launch an all-star tournament of champions. If they decide to do so, here are the hip-shaking, samba-rolling celebrities we'd most like to see return to the ballroom.

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Review: Nip/Tuck - Alexis Stone II

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 26th 2009 5:44PM
(L-R): Dylan Walsh, Vanessa Redgrave, and Joely Richardson
(S06E07) "That's why we need to play dirty." - Sean

Gotta give credit where credit is due -- despite the fact that Teddy's story was so poorly wrapped up, Ryan Murphy and Co. crafted a helluva one-two punch to make us forget about it. At first, I was a little disappointed with the return of Erica last week, but it turned into what's arguably been the best arc of the season. If this ends up being the last time we see Vanessa Redgrave on Nip/Tuck, at least she went out with a bang.

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Gilles Marini Dances Onto 'Brothers & Sisters'

by Michael Maloney, posted Oct 16th 2009 12:15PM
Gilles Marini and Rachel Griffiths on Brothers and SistersLet's face it: Kitty's cancer on 'Brothers & Sisters' has been a downer, but the mood's about to get a lot lighter. Gilles Marini, of 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Sex and the City' movie fame, starts a five-episode arc Sun., Oct. 18 as French artist Luc Laurent, a love interest for Rachel Griffiths' Sarah.

"Luc's a painter, who lives in a barn," Marini recently told AOL TV. "It's really love at first sight [with Sarah]. There will be cooking, dancing, drama and excitement. Luc's a Renaissance Man. You're going to see a real romance."

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 8th 2009 5:04PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

Note that over the summer, Spoilers Anonymous will be published every two weeks due to production hiatus for most TV series. Weekly columns will resume in August.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Chuck, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, Greek, Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice, Heroes, Lost, Melrose Place, NCIS: Los Angeles, Scrubs, Smallville, and The Office. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Dancing with the Stars: The Finale

by Michael Pascua, posted May 20th 2009 1:02AM
dancing with the stars finale(S08E21) The night started with a grand swoop of the set, something I wished that would be used more often. Unfortunately, the episode really dragged on until the last hour. I guess I'm now prepared for the long results show for American Idol tomorrow.

I get to make my final jab at Samantha Harris for the season: someone has to fire her stylist. That dress was ugly.

The outcome was a little bit of a shock, but I would appreciate a win from any of the three contestants. We start (and end) the night with Lady GaGa, and she didn't do half bad.

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Dancing with the Stars: Week 11

by Michael Pascua, posted May 19th 2009 12:38AM
Dancing with the StarsWe're finally at the end of the season with the three strongest dancers. After ten weeks, I have no clue how Belinda Carlisle did back in week one. At this point, you could tell me that Nancy O'Dell was eliminated in week two and I would believe you. The mirror ball trophy was placed in front of the judges table and the judges seem excited about the competition. Unfortunately, we got some more disappointing freestyle performances.

The interesting thing about the three competitors is that their strengths are in different categories. Shawn is probably the quickest learner and can technically perform. Gilles is best with Latin, and Melissa is best with Ballroom. Melissa probably has the biggest hill to climb, coming from third place and stuck with a Latin performance.

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 16th 2009 2:00PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: Desperate Housewives, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, and Brothers & Sisters (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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