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Surgery Talk Leads to Spanking for Matthew Broderick on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 12th 2011 2:45AM
Matthew Broderick, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Things got a little kinky between Matthew Broderick and David Letterman on 'Late Show' (Tue., 11:35PM ET on CBS). Broderick was talking about his recent back surgery, which involved fusing his spine with "rods, screws, titanium and other metals." So Letterman logically asked if this was an issue with airport security.

Broderick had yet to fly since his surgery, so Letterman had the next best solution. He had a metal detector on hand and started passing it over where Broderick had the surgery. But there was no sound, so Letterman made one with by swatting Broderick on the butt with the detector.

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What to Watch: April 26 - May 2

by Stephanie Earp, posted Apr 26th 2010 2:10AM

Law & Order: SVU -
Tuesday April 27, 10 pm, CTV/NBC

NBC must have heard I was complaining about the 'Law & Order' franchise and decided they had to surprise me with a wicked little treat. So they hired Sharon Stone for a guest role as Stabler's ex-partner, now an ADA named Jo Malone. Sharon sticks around for four episodes and I do sincerely hope the writers make full use of her ability to play smart snarky women you don't necessarily like, but respect.

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Patton Oswalt Leaving 'Beach Lane' Already?

by Allyssa Lee, posted Apr 16th 2010 4:30PM
Seems as though Patton Oswalt can't get a break anywhere these days.

First, the comedian and actor ('The King of Queens,' 'Ratatouille,' 'Big Fan') had his bid for a Broadway debut shelved after a staged revival of Terrence McNally's 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart' fell apart.

And now, just days after the news that he and Kristen Johnston ('3rd Rock From the Sun') were ushered on board the Matthew Broderick comedy 'Beach Lane,' the Hollywood Reporter is saying Oswalt may be out of that show as well.

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NBC Sitcom Pairs Patton Oswalt, Matthew Broderick

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 13th 2010 12:04PM
Patton Oswalt on 'Caprica'What would a sitcom starring Patton Oswalt look like? We may be about to find out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oswalt has been cast in a new pilot, co-starring Matthew Broderick, called 'Beach Lane.'

The Reporter says Oswalt will be playing a newly-rich newspaper editor who hires Broderick's character, a "renowned journalist,' to try to revive his paper. Kristen Johnston has also been cast as Oswalt's real estate agent step-sister.

Oswalt is one of the most brutally funny stand-up comedians working today. That's not something you would have gotten from watching him on the popular series 'The King of Queens,' on which he played Spence, a meek supporting character. He was a good character actor on that show, but it wasn't a role that would showcase Oswalt's talent.

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Patton Oswalt, Kristen Johnston Make News at 'Beach Lane'

by Harley W. Lond, posted Apr 12th 2010 9:16PM
Newspapers don't die -- they just get funny. Or at least that's what NBC is hoping for as it rounds out the top cast members for its Matthew Broderick comedy pilot "Beach Lane."

According to a report in Variety, the network has added comedian Patton Oswalt ('Ratatouille') and '3rd Rock From the Sun's' Kristen Johnston to the show, which revolves around a millionaire (Oswalt) who hires a celebrity author (Broderick) to help his struggling newspaper in the Hamptons.

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Brooke Shields Discovers That She's Related to Kings (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 4th 2010 10:14PM
Brook Shields Is Related to KIngs on 'Who Do You Think You Are?'''Who Do You Think You Are?' (Fri., 8 PM on NBC) is devoted to tracing the family tree of celebrities. The series has given us several surprises so far (including the fact that Matthew Broderick's ancestor was a World War I hero). But on the latest episode, Brooke Shields gets what may be the biggest shock of all: She's related to a king of France!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Matthew Broderick Learns Grandfather's a War Hero on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 28th 2010 11:00PM
Matthew Broderick's Grandfather Is a War Hero; 'Who Do You Think You Are?''Who Do You Think You Are?' (Fri., 8PM ET on NBC) explains genealogy by tracing the family trees of famous celebrities. In the latest episode, actor Matthew Broderick learns some unexpected facts about his family. Broderick's father died when he was 20 years old, so Broderick has a great deal to learn about his own relatives.

Watch the full video after the jump.

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Ten Oscar Observations -- A Morning After List

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 8th 2010 2:00PM
oscars_abc_gold_2010"The morning after ... we ask the right questions. The morning after ... we make the suggestions."

Those are the lyrics to a song Barbra Streisand once sang and it occurred to me this morning after recovering from the long, long and rather uneventful 2010 Oscar ceremony last night on ABC.

Looking back through the bleary-eyes of my memories, there were quite a few things that could have been better, a few that were just plain lousy, and a few moments that lived up to the hype. Danny shared his view. Check out my ten Oscar observations list:

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Lisa Kudrow Answers the Question: Who Do You Think You Are?

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 4th 2010 2:03PM
Lisa Kudrow Who Do You Think You Are?You might say genealogical research runs in Lisa Kudrow's family. Long before the former 'Friends' star decided to bring the British TV show 'Who Do You Think You Are?' to American television, her father had already written a family tree that Kudrow says takes up roughly 46 pages.

Kudrow saw the long-running original show, which investigates the family history and genealogy of celebrities, when visiting Ireland, and decided to bring it to American audiences. The only question was, would she tell her own story on the show?

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Matthew Broderick Takes on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 2nd 2010 2:03PM
matthew_broderick_tuxedoGoodbye Broadway, hello television. Tony-award winning Matthew Broderick has decided to do a television series as the next iteration of his multifaceted career. Considering his success in most every endeavor, there's little reason to doubt that he's going to do pretty well.

Remember, this is the guy who was Ferris Bueller. He played Leo Bloom in 'The Producers' and, hell, he's the voice of Simba, 'The Lion King.'

NBC has lined up Broderick to star in a comedy pilot called 'Beach Lane.' The show has already been greenlighted, in part because of Broderick's attachment and Lorne Michaels' producing.

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Matthew Broderick Makes News With TV Sitcom

by Harley W. Lond, posted Feb 1st 2010 10:36PM
Stop the presses: Matthew Broderick is finally coming to the small screen.

After being courted for years by the TV networks, the multi-faceted film and Broadway actor will star in NBC's comedy pilot "Beach Lane," which was given the green light Monday, according to a report in Variety. The sitcom revolves around a celebrity author hired by an irresponsible millionaire to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons.

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USA turning The Freshman into a TV series

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 17th 2009 12:35PM
the_freshman_brando_broderickIn 1990, there was a really funny movie that came out that involved transporting a Komodo dragon, Marlon Brando re-creating a Mafia-like big man in the style of Don Vito Corleone, high stakes gourmet dining, ice-skating, film school and romance. It was called The Freshman, and USA Network is turning it into a new series. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it.

Andrew Bergman wrote and directed that 1990 film, and he was lucky enough to get Marlon Brando to play Carmine Sabatini. Even though Brando blasted the film before its release -- said it would be a turkey -- he eventually came to appreciate the experience.

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Best '30 Rock' Guest Stars: Oh, They Went to There

by Daynah Burnett, posted Nov 12th 2009 1:00PM
Blurg! Does '30 Rock' ever love having guest stars!

With almost 100 guest appearances so far and only in its fourth season, the series has gained a well-deserved reputation for snagging all kinds of A-listers
. Ranging from silly to meta to awesome, we've compiled a list of our favorite star turns on '30 Rock' that's sure to blow your mind grapes.

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Eight 30 Rock guest stars that Emmy forgot - VIDEOS

by Erin Martell, posted Jul 23rd 2008 9:02AM
Dean WintersWith seven separate nominations in the Guest Actor and Actress categories, it's hard to believe that any 30 Rock guest stars were left off this year's list. The men nearly swept the nominees list for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, earning four of the five available spots. The ladies made up half of the Guest Actress category; not bad!

Still, a few brilliant and hilarious performances were left out. You can't argue with nominations for Will Arnett and Elaine Stritch, but I'd swap one or two of the nominees with a few of my own favorites. Check out my list of overlooked 30 Rock guest stars after the jump. And yes, I left out Jerry Seinfeld. Emmy got that one right.

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Ten actors I want to see on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 10th 2008 12:00PM
network tenHave you noticed lately that the new faces cropping up on TV series in starring roles are often actors you've never seen before -- or if you have, it was in a supporting role of a feature or a foreign TV show? Think about it, Lee Pace as the Pie Man on Pushing Daisies, Jonny Lee Miller on Eli Stone, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in New Amsterdam, Michelle Ryan in Bionic Woman, all of these leads are relatively new faces. That's one way to cast series. Another is for big stars to take to TV, if not for the first time, than for a return.

In an interesting article at IGN.com, blogger Travis Fickett points out that there used to be a line of demarcation between the worlds of acting: film actors vs. television actors. But nowadays the stars are going back and forth a lot more fluidly.


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