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Liza Minnelli Recalls a Surprising Dinner With Salvador Dali on 'Rocco's Dinner Party' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 18th 2011 3:53AM
Liza Minnelli, 'Rocco's Dinner Party'At 'Rocco's Dinner Party' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo), Alan Cumming revealed that his next film role would be Salvador Dali. After joking around about his crazy-eyed impression of Dali, it was discovered that fellow guest Liza Minnelli had actually met the artist.

"I went into this restaurant, and I was sitting at the table with Salvador Dali and I saw the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen," Minnelli said. Only, things weren't quite as they seemed.

It turns out the most beautiful woman Liza Minnelli had ever seen was actually a man in drag. And rather than be cool and sophisticated about it when she found out, Minnelli shouted out, "You're kidding!"

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Liza Minnelli, 'American Idol' Needs You

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2011 3:30PM
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli, what are you doing on the 'Today' version of 'The Voice'? A woman of your talent and celebrity should not be judging a morning show knockoff of a new hit reality show.

Nothing against Hoda and Kathie Lee -- they're awesome -- but come on. Liza's talents are needed elsewhere, like on a real reality competition.

'The Voice' has its dynamic down with Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine coaching, but there's a long-in-the-tooth singing show that needs the spunk at judges table that Liza could provide. Yes, I'm talking about 'American Idol.'

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Contestants on 'Today's Voice' Pay Tribute to Guest Judge Liza Minnelli (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 22nd 2011 1:20PM
Today's Voice competition on 'Today'It's not often that reality show contestants kiss up celebrity judges in three-part harmony, but it happened Wednesday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC). It was the final elimination round on 'Today's Voice,' a singing competition inspired by the hit show 'The Voice,' and Liza Minnelli returned once again a guest judge.

There were three contestants left, singing 'New York, New York,' which Minnelli sang in Martin Scorsese's 1977 film of the same name. They used the original closing lines, but added a lyrical twist: "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere/Come on come through, New York/This song was made famous by Liza Minnelli."

That made Minnelli so happy, she burst into song herself, making a little coda of "My little town blues." They may have missed out on any competitive edge resulting from the flattery, though: No one has an advantage if they all do it.

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Liza Minnelli Helps Judge the Finalists on 'Today's Voice' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 15th 2011 2:30PM
Kathie Lee Gifford and Liza Minnelli on 'Today'On a slick, well-produced reality show like 'The Voice,' every second of an announcement is timed to wring as much drama from the proceedings as possible. There are dramatic pauses, lighting cues, and the producer's favorite technique, holding the announcement until after the commercial break. When Liza Minnelli came on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to help judge the finalists for the 'Today's Voice' competition, she took a more direct approach, albeit by accident.

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb each have teams of singers they work with and "train," just like 'The Voice.' Wednesday, Minnelli choose who would move on in the competition after everyone had performed. Without any frills, Minnelli just looked at the paper and read the name. She was supposed to have read the results for "Team KLG" first, but instead announced from Kotb's group. She was quickly corrected and wound up announcing that winner twice. Hey, a comedy of errors counts as comedy, right?

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Liza Minnelli Sings 'You Fascinate Me So' to Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 24th 2011 5:41AM
Liza Minnelli, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'Liza Minnelli was on 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:35AM ET on NBC) talking about her latest album, and she dropped a little bombshell on Jimmy Fallon. She said one of the songs on the album makes her think of him.

She then broke into 'You Fascinate Me So,' serenading the late night host.

Now, we've seen women sit or lie on furniture while singing, but we've never seen the man they were singing to do so. Nevertheless, Fallon was apparently so mesmerized by the performance that he couldn't bear to be as far away from Minnelli as it would take him to go around his desk.

So he clambered over it.

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Liza Minnelli and Billy Bush Get Their Grind On During 'Access Hollywood Live' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 10th 2011 1:45PM

Billy Bush and Liza Minnelli on 'Access Hollywood Live'Billy Bush got close with Liza Minnelli on 'Access Hollywood Live' (Syndicated on NBC) today, both physically and in the content of his interview. Minnelli taught Bush a hip-swinging move before the two got into a discussion about her about her romantic life.

Does Liza have any "gentleman callers," Bush asked? Minelli responded that she has "a couple,"which earned her an appreciative fist bump from Bush. Minnelli then made it clear that at this point in her life, marriage is out of the question.

Bush followed up. But how important was it to her "to have someone to go out with, a lover?"

"[Unless] you're asking me," Minnelli replied.

Minnelli then burst into laughter, reassuring the audience that they would not have to endure that particular courtship.

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'The Apprentice' Season 10 Finale -- The Winner Is Revealed (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 10th 2010 1:10AM
'The Apprentice' Season 10 Finale -- The Winner Is Revealed As we all know, each episode of 'The Apprentice' ends with the dreaded words "You're fired!" from Donald Trump. But once every season, we get to mix it up, as the most promising candidate is actually ... hired.

Tonight's finale (Thu., 8PM ET on NBC) came down to a choice between Brandy Kuentzel and Clint Robertson, the two survivors out of the sixteen original contestants. Clint and Brandy sat nervously in the wood-paneled boardroom, as "The Donald" glared down at them from his high-backed chair. The pair made their final pitches, and then Trump made his final pronouncement.

And the winner of 'The Apprentice' Season 10 was --

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Could Major Spelling Mistake Cost 'Apprentice' Finalist the Win? (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 3rd 2010 5:20AM
'Apprentice' Contestants Spells 'Liza Minnelli' WrongIt's standard practice that in 'The Apprentice' (Thu., 10PM ET on NBC) finale, several fired contestants return to help the two finalists in the last challenge.

[Spoiler alert.]

In part one of the finale, Clint heads up a dinner gala at the Trump National Golf Club. Liza Minnelli will be giving a special performance. Mahsa and Poppy peruse the event's posters: Minnelli's name is spelled wrong.

The next morning, Poppy then notices a second, far worse error. "'Liza Minnelli' wasn't just misspelled on the welcome poster. It was also on each and every individual place card that would go on the dinner tables," explains Poppy.

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Liza Minnelli Will Not Appear on 'Celebrity Rehab'

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 3rd 2010 9:29AM
liza_minnelli_good_housekeeping_smilingIt looks like Liza Minnelli won't be appearing on 'Celebrity Rehab' after all.

Yesterday, a rep for Minnelli denied rumors that she is in talks to join the VH1 reality series, which features stars battling troubles and addiction with the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky.

"Liza Minnelli, who is beginning a national tour in St. Louis on June 5, is not now, nor will ever be, on 'Celebrity Rehab,'" her rep told US Mag.

Previous reports claimed that Minnelli was being offered $500,000 to be on the show.

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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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Liza Minnelli will get all dramatic on Ugly Betty

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 23rd 2010 3:00PM
liza_minnelli_red_sweaterWhen Liza Minnelli guests on Ugly Betty will the cast be channeling their inner Glee? You know, do a song or dance or two? That's my wish! Miss Liza is reportedly slated to appear in a coming episode as a drama teacher who has a profound effect on Justin, Betty's nephew.

Justin, as anyone who follows the show knows, is already a theater fiend. In fact, Ugly Betty as a show has been very musical-friendly (kind of like Pushing Daisies was before ABC pulled the plug).

There was the terrific Wicked themed episode that included the song, "I'm Not that Girl," and another episode in which Justin was stuck on a subway with his parents and enacted "Good Morning, Baltimore" from Hairspray.

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Who Has an EGOT?

by Sharon Knolle, posted Dec 4th 2009 12:00PM
The question was once raised on '30 Rock,' so we've just got to know, who has scored that amazing feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, a.k.a., the rare and elusive Egot?

The Academy Award wins, you probably know (check out Moviefone's list of 2011 Oscar Nominees). The Emmy wins might surprise you (did they really give out Emmys for 'The Muppet Show?') As for the Grammys, well, let's just say 'Spoken Word' has gotten a lot of actors in the door on that one. Being a prolific bunch, there's also a Dame, a Knight and, between them, more awards and honors than you can shake a heavy statuette at.

Here now is the list of EGOT winners, in chronological order:

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Coming soon: the Susan Boyle TV special

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 24th 2009 11:25AM
susan_boyle_faceIf you don't already know her story, get ready to hear all about it. On December 13, the TV Guide Network will present a Susan Boyle special. An hour all about the unlikely Scottish singing sensation. I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story is a one-hour documentary/interview/performance special chronicling the rise of the Britain's Got Talent performer who became a You Tube phenom and has just released her first CD.

American Idol's Simon Cowell is the mastermind behind this production, which will also be broadcast in England on the ITV1. It'll have celebrity interviews including Simon himself, footage of Susan's hometown, her TV appearances till now, and -- naturally -- Susan singing songs from I Dreamed A Dream, the new CD.

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Lifetime loves the Diva

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 20th 2009 9:02AM
See, this is a reason why cable is becoming the best place to watch TV. Lifetime has picked up Drop Dead Diva for a second season. The show is a real chick-flick kind of comedy/drama that has done well in the ratings ... for Lifetime.

The 2.6-3 million viewers would mean a cancellation on the networks – think Pushing Daisies – but on Lifetime, the charm and whimsy of Drop Dead Diva, the appeal to the female demographic, and the pairing with Army Wives on Sunday nights spells success.

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FX Announces Fall Premiere Dates & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 1st 2009 1:00PM
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Hung

FX schedules premiere dates for 'Nip/Tuck,' 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and others, 'Hung' has a big debut, Liza Minnelli is a 'Diva' and more TV news.

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