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Michael J. Fox Is a Formidable Opponent on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Finale (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 12th 2011 5:34AM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' - 'Larry vs. Michael J. Fox'For the season finale of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO), Larry David tapped one of New York's most famous citizens in Michael J. Fox. As he was playing a version of himself, FOX didn't shy away from his Parkinson's. In fact, it was a major part of the conflict between him and Larry.

But Parkinson's wasn't the only potentially controversial subject broached on this episode, as Larry gave a fantastic gift to a seven-year old "pre-gay" boy.

Now the gift was incredibly well-received and loved by the child, but his mother -- who also happens to be Larry's latest girlfriend -- was none too pleased, accusing Larry of trying to make her son gay.

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Michael J. Fox Shows 'Back to the Future II' Nike MAGs Up for Auction (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 3:48AM
Michael J. Fox, 'Late Show with David Letterman''Back to the Future Part II' featured all sorts of retro-futuristic cool gear like the self-lacing Nike MAGs Marty McFly wore. Now, in an effort to raise money for Parkinson's Research, the company is making 1,500 pairs of these shows available for auction, and Michael J. Fox brought a pair to 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

They look as awesome now as they did then, though Fox didn't wear them for us. Nor do they actually lace up by themselves, but it doesn't matter. As Fox indicated, auctioning the shoes are a great way to raise money because it taps into three different groups of people.

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Michael J. Fox and Michael Gross to Guest Star on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 17th 2011 8:10AM
Michael J. Fox and Larry David, in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'Get ready for Keaton time on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' It's been announced that both Michael J. Fox and his 'Family Ties' onscreen father Michael Gross will be guest-starring on the upcoming Season 8.

According to TVGuide.com, Fox will play himself in Episode 10, in which 'Curb' uses Fox's real-life battle with Parkinson's Disease as a comedic plot device. "Larry moves to New York and takes the apartment below ours," says Fox.

The famously irascible Larry then believes that Fox is "being symptomatic just to annoy him -- a whole passive-aggressive thing. He's complaining because I'm shuffling and making noise upstairs. It's very funny."

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'Family Ties' Cast Wins Fan Favorite at the 'TV Land Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 18th 2011 2:27AM
'Family Ties' cast at '2011 TV Land Awards'For several years, 'Family Ties' was among the top-rated shows on television, and its enduring popularity made it a staple of syndication for years after it went off the air. At the '2011 TV Land Awards' (Sun., 9PM ET on TV Land), Ben Stiller presented the cast of this iconic show with the Fan Favorite Award.

Michael Gross talked about the years 'Family Ties' followed 'The Cosby Show' on Thursday nights as a one-two ratings punch. "It truly was Must-See-TV in those days," he said. "I appreciate the love that still extends to this cast."

"It was the seven sweetest years of my life," Meredith Baxter said of her time on the show. "There was a lot of love and respect among us -- and I think that's what everyone seemed to see on the screen when they watched the show."

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Jason Ritter Returning to 'Parenthood,' 'Good Wife' Guest Stars and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 14th 2011 4:45PM
Jason RitterTaking a break from his day job at 'The Event,' Jason Ritter is returning to 'Parenthood.'

According to TVLine, Ritter will be back for one episode. Lauren Graham's character, Sarah, seeks advice from her former beau, Mark, played by Ritter.

"We're very excited to have him back," Jason Katims, 'Parenthood' executive producer, said. "Sarah comes to him for advice about something. It's only a few scenes, but what's nice about it is you see that they still have this amazing connection. They are great together."

In other casting news ...

The mayor of Cincinnati will appear on 'Undercover Boss.' Mark Mallory's episode has yet to be scheduled for airing. [WLWT]

Martha Plimpton is in talks to return to 'The Good Wife.' The 'Raising Hope' star appeared in two episodes last season and may return this spring. [Entertainment Weekly]

Robin Givens will appear on 'Chuck.' Givens will appear in multiple episodes as an agency head who makes an offer to Casey. 'Supernatural' and 'The Vampire Diaries' actress Lauren Cohan will recur on the series as Vivian, a socialite and daughter of a criminal mastermind. [TVLine]

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Casting News: Michael J. Fox Will Return to 'The Good Wife,' 'True Blood' Adds New Series Regulars and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2010 11:25AM
Julianna Margulies, Michael J. FoxAlicia Florrick, prepare to go toe-to-toe with Louis Canning once again. According to Entertainment Weekly, Michael J. Fox will return to 'The Good Wife' early next year as Canning, the manipulative lawyer who gave Lockhart/Gardner & Bond one heck of a court battle.

"As soon as we saw the dailies of Michael playing Louis Canning, we started pleading with him to return," creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King told EW. "Luckily he agreed. He's amazing in this role: unpretentiously brave and funny. It's good to have him back."

Fox played Canning in 'Poisoned Pill,' the sixth episode of the CBS drama's second season. Look for him in episode 13, competing with Alicia (Julianna Margulies) to reach homeowners for a class-action lawsuit.

In other casting news ...

Eric Mabius is heading to NBC's 'Chase.' The 'Ugly Betty' veteran will play Justin Tate, a former cop who has become a fugitive and uses his law enforcement knowledge to prey on innocents. [Entertainment Weekly]

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were confirmed as two of the guests on Oprah's upcoming Sydney shows. The Australian episodes will be filmed on Dec. 14, and will also feature Hugh Jackman and wife Deborah Lee Furness, Baz Luhrmann and wife Catherine Martin, Cate Blanchett and Jon Bon Jovi. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Mariana Klaveno, Lorena on 'True Blood,' will guest star on 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.' Klaveno will play Veronica, a spotlight-loving woman who is quite good an manipulating men. [Movieline]

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Michael J. Fox Portrays Disabled Attorney on 'The Good Wife' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 10th 2010 9:20AM
Michael J. Fox Plays Disabled Attorney on 'Good Wife'Michael J. Fox handily incorporates symptoms of his Parkinson's disease into his role on 'The Good Wife' (Tue., 10PM ET on CBS). As attorney Louis Canning, Fox's character suffers from a "neurological disorder" that causes him to weave and shake. In the courtroom, Canning describes his condition -- and the pills that combat his symptoms -- to sway the jury in a class-action suit against a pharmaceutical company.

Canning says his symptoms "intensify when I become perplexed ... I don't want you to be distracted when my opponents are questioning--" Alicia Florrick quickly objects, realizing his devious strategy.

Florrick tells Canning, "You are guaranteeing that the jury will be watching you throughout our testimony, to see how you react." What will the judge's decision be?

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Jon Hamm Does Robin Williams as 'SNL' Goes Back to the Future (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 1st 2010 2:05AM
Jon Hamm Does Robin Williams as 'SNL' Goes Back to the FutureTo mark the 25th anniversary of the classic 1980s film 'Back to the Future,' new footage was released. These outtakes showed the original casting of Eric Stotlz as "Marty McFly."

Though we all know and love Michael J. Fox as the time-traveling teenager, he wasn't the first person cast in the film. But some things just feel right. And so, Eric was eventually replaced with Michael -- even though changing actors added about $3 million to the budget.

Hmm ... So according to 'Back to the Future,' you can remake the past or the present -- and casting choices can be remade as well. But once you start questioning your original decisions, there's no telling how far you can go. And on the new 'SNL' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC), the cast members decided to see just how far they could go with it.

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'Back to the Future' Cast Reunites on 'Today' for 25th Anniversary (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 26th 2010 2:15PM
The cast of 'Back to the Future' reunited on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) in honor of the movie's 25th anniversary, and recalled moments while filming the 1985 classic. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, director Robert Zemeckis and Huey Lewis, who sang 'The Power of Love' from the film's soundtrack, were all on hand.

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Bill Murray (as Ghostbuster) and 'Back to the Future' Stars Honored at 'Scream 2010' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 20th 2010 5:35AM
Bill Murray Accepts Award as Ghostbuster on 'Scream 2010'Spike TV reveled in the 1980s last night. After David Spade rolled out in the 'Back to the Future' DeLorean, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) reunited onstage in celebration of the film's 25-year anniversary, at 'Scream 2010' (Tue., 9PM ET on SPK), Spike TV's annual awards show honoring sci-fi, fantasy, comics and horror.

Then, receiving the award for Best Cameo (in 'Zombieland'), Bill Murray stepped out in his 'Ghostbusters' uniform (with proton pack), telling the audience it was "all that was left that was clean." He thanked the "living" involved in the film and recognized "the undead -- the ones who technically are gone, passed on... but still live on forever," paying tribute to comedians including Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Rodney Dangerfield, John Candy and Peter Boyle.

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Michael J. Fox Hijacks Stephen Colbert's Desk (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted May 5th 2010 5:30PM
Stephen Colbert Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox hijacked Stephen Colbert's desk on 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on COM). The reason? He wants people to buy his book.

"Who gave you the number to my desk?" Colbert asked Fox.

"George Clooney's coffee table," Fox said. "I just have this new book, and I was hoping we could talk about it."

Fox stuck around Colbert's desk for a bit and found some questionable magazines. This prompted Colbert to go into his own desk and the two switched places, giving Fox the chance to finally pitch his book.

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Michael J. Fox Talks Physics, College Graduates on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 15th 2010 5:20AM
Michael J. Fox on 'Late Night'Life has provided Michael J. Fox with quite an education, he told Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

"Economics I learned from being flat-ass broke. Physics I learned mostly from doing 'Back to the Future,'" he joked. "People always ask me about it. They think I'm an expert on time travel. They'll ask me about space/time continuum and I'll be like, 'Dude, it was a movie.'"

Watch the video after the jump.

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Michael J. Fox on His Parkinson's Symptoms Disappearing in the Himalayas (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 13th 2010 12:55PM
Michael J. Fox has never been shy about sharing his battle with Parkinson's disease, so when he started making self-deprecating joke about it on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated), the hosts weren't surprised.

"I always forget, these chairs you have on your show, they swivel," Fox said. "When you have Parkinson's, it's a fun ride."

Fox also relayed a story about his symptoms mysteriously disappearing while on a trip up in the Himalayas.

"It was a really strange experience," Fox said. "After the second day, I noticed I was not taking my meds as much and then by the third day it was just like a joke, it was just so smooth."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Seven Possible Recasts for Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 7th 2010 9:03AM
Charlie Sheen, 'Two and a Half Men'While nobody wants to see him go, of course, in practical terms we must consider the possibility of a 'Two and a Half Men' without Charlie Harper. While the show has been renewed through the next two seasons, Charlie Sheen has expressed interest in leaving; his contract is up this season. Even if it's just a negotiating ploy, CBS is probably considering how the show could continue without him.

Tiger Woods was immediately interested in doing the show after he'd heard how many different women Charlie has slept with, but he backed out when he found out it was all acting on the show. Luckily, the PGA welcomed him back with open arms mere moments before the entire sport collapsed.

Conan O'Brien was briefly considered, but NBC said no before they even heard what it was. When advised that he probably wouldn't be needed until next September, when the network's hold over O'Brien expires anyway, they relented. "At least," no one from NBC actually said, "...it would keep him the hell away from 11:30."

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Bill Lawrence on the Cougar Town renewal and Scrubs missteps - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 16th 2010 11:06AM
Bill Lawrence at the Winter 2010 TCAsDuring ABC's portion of the press tour (which feels like a month ago already), the network had its Wednesday night comedy showrunners on for a panel. Surpisingly, Bill Lawrence actually let Steven Levitan of Modern Family and Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline of The Middle speak for a good portion of the time, though he had a few things to say himself, not the least of which was that Conan's letter saying no to 12:05 on NBC was a "ballsy" move.

You knew I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to speak to Bill while he was there, especially with Cougar Town getting picked up for a second season and the new Scrubs trying to find its way after a shaky start. The conversation we had is after the jump.

(Oh, and it's always amazing to me that I can talk to Lawrence for maybe 15 minutes, cut out 3500 words, and still have 2500 words left. The man can talk a blue streak.)

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