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Dominic Purcell in the Running for 'Spartacus,' Michael McDonald Joins 'Cougar Town' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 13th 2011 12:00PM
Dominic PurcellCould Dominic Purcell be the new Spartacus? The 'Prison Break' star has reportedly tested for the lead role in Starz's 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, Purcell has been vacationing in Australia and taped a test and sent it along to the producers the same day Starz chief Chris Albrecht spoke to reporters at TCA.

Besides Purcell, Australian actor Liam McIntyre is still in the running for the role previously held by Andy Whitfield. Purcell's 'Prison Break' costar Wentworth Miller has also expressed interest in the role.

In other casting news ...

Nick Stahl has joined the cast of 'Locke & Key.' The Fox pilot, based on Joe Hill's comic book, follows Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children after they move to her deceased husband's family home. Stahl will play Duncan, Nina's art teacher brother-in-law. [Deadline Hollywood]

Tilky Montgomery Jones has joined the cast of 'Pretty Little Liars.' Jones will play Logan Reed in the first season finale. [Zap2It]

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Here's "He Needs A Kidney" from last night's 30 Rock

by Bob Sassone, posted May 15th 2009 5:50PM
I think my favorite part of this song (and yes it is called "He Needs A Kidney") is the line "a hand would be an even harder thing to give." Lyrics are here. Now tell me, who is the singer who does the "only three of us are drunk" line?

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Seven people we'd like to see on Dancing With The Stars - VIDEO

by Eliot Glazer, posted Feb 9th 2009 9:11AM
Jackie StalloneWell, it's official. Yesterday, ABC announced their new line-up for the eighth season (!) of Dancing With The Stars. And, as usual, the names chosen range from weird to ... even weirder (really, David Alan Grier?). Not that we necessarily disagree with the producers' choices, but we'd like to take a moment to suggest seven potential choices of people we believe to be fully primed for a spot on the dance floor.

Listen up, DWTS producers. Season nine is just around the corner, and Alan Alda is probably waiting by the phone. (...In our wildest dreams, that is.)

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Scrubs: My Manhood

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 18th 2008 1:01AM
Scrubs(S07E08) When I was watching the cold open to this episode, one thought came to my mind, "Oy, I don't know how I'm going to put up with another season." Usually on Scrubs, the cold open is a good indication of how the episode is going to go, comedy-wise.This cold open was not only not particularly funny, but it seemed oddly paced, as well. The only funny part about it was the gag about Ted being The Janitorial's investigative reporter because no one ever knows he's there.

But then something happened: the episode got funny. Not peak-level Scrubs funny, not even peak-level season seven funny. But it at least gave me hope that Bill Lawrence and his gang have enough in the tank to give us another twenty or so episodes (between what's left this season and what they'll likely shoot for ABC next year) and not make me want to stick a fork in my eye or, worse yet, turn the show off altogether.

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What if Grey's Anatomy and House got together - VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Apr 22nd 2007 11:55AM

MADtv parodies Grey's Anatomy and HouseYou would probably end up with something like this skit from MADtv, which is particularly humorous and pretty much on target. And that's coming from someone who is a casual viewer of both series. It has all of the elements you would find in both medical dramas. From the Grey's side you have the schmaltzy soap-opera and characters that only think of themselves. While on the House side you have the caustic, arrogant doctor himself who thinks his own fecal matter doesn't have an aroma.

Michael McDonald portrays House in this skit. Even though he really didn't get the character's voice down he has all of the mannerisms that Hugh Laurie portrays on the actual show. This is the second MADtv skit where I've seen McDonald really nail the character he's playing. The first one was when he portrayed the Danny Tripp character on MADtv's send-up of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The other actor who really did a fine job was Bobby Lee, who portrayed the Sandra Oh character. My Lord, those two could be twins!

And, to dispel rumors that comedy doesn't teach us anything, this sketch reveals that their is a hierarchy of guys whose nicknames begin with 'Mc' that are needed to be bedded down in order to reach McSupremy, who apparently lives in a castle in France. So, know you know. Video after the jump.

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MadTV's American Idol spoof - VIDEO

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jan 16th 2007 12:41PM
This is an old clip from MadTV, but I just found it, so it's new to me, and probably to many of you too. The clip, called "Since We Were On," spoofs the first three seasons of American Idol winners (Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino) and runner-ups (Justin Guarini, Clay Aiken, Diana DeGarmo), as well as Simon Cowell, and the unforgettably-bad William Hung.

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