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Angela Basset Announces 'Waiting to Exhale' Sequel on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 5th 2011 5:30PM
Angela Bassett on 'The Talk''Waiting to Exhale' was a hit in 1995, a success for its stars, Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston, and director Forest Whitaker. Today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Bassett had a special announcement that fans probably weren't expecting: There is definitely a sequel in the works.

"It's preliminary, but it's going to happen," she said. Terry McMillan, who wrote the original novel and screenplay, has written the script based on her book 'Getting to Happy.' And all of the original stars will be back, according to Bassett. That presumably includes Houston.

Bassett asked Leah Remini if she wanted to be in it, and she said yes. So look forward to that cameo.

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Mark Harmon Gets USA TV Movie, Elizabeth Hurley to Play 'Wonder Woman' Villain and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 3rd 2011 12:00PM
Mark Harmon Gets USA TV Movie, NBC Plans 'Law & Order' Crossover and MoreMark Harmon has been tapped to star in 'Prey,' a two-hour movie on USA Network. The 'NCIS' star will play Lucas Davenport, the deputy police chief of Minneapolis. The movie is based on the successful 'Prey' novels by John Sandford.

According to Deadline, the movie will be based on the 10th novel, 'Certain Prey.' Harmon's character goes up against a hitwoman who is determined to take him down. USA has acquired the rights to all 20 of Sandford's novels, but right now this is the only flick planned.

"Mark Harmon could read the phone book and we'd probably want to put it on the air!" Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming at USA, said.

In other casting news ...

Angela Bassett will star in ABC's 'Identity.' Bassett will play Martha, the head of the FBI unit that combats identity-theft. The former 'ER' star was previously attached to 'One Police Plaza' at ABC. [Deadline]

'Six Feet Under' veteran Lauren Ambrose has booked the lead role in Fox's 'Weekends at Bellevue.' Ambrose will play the psychiatrist in charge of Bellevue's psych ward on the weekends. [TVLine]

New Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki will face off against a villain played by Brit actress Elizabeth Hurley. "Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot 'Wonder Woman,'" Hurley tweeted. "I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait." [Elizabeth Hurley Twitter]

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Casting News: 'Glee' Adds Series Regular, Angela Bassett Lands ABC Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 18th 2010 11:15AM
Harry Shum Jr.'Glee's' cast is the cast that never stops expanding.

After the confirmation of Darren Criss' promotion, now comes word that Harry Shum, Jr. will be a series regular next season. Yep, according to E! Online, Mike Chang and his abs are sticking around.

Like current series regulars Heather Morris and Naya Rivera, Shum started out as recurring character during the first season. Morris and Rivera were promoted at the start of season 2.

In other TV news ...

Alex Trebek will guest star on 'How I Met Your Mother.' The 'Jeopardy!' host will appear in the Christmas episode of the CBS sitcom. [TV Guide]

Raven Symone has been tapped to star in an ABC Family pilot. Symone will star as Georgia, a southern woman trying to make it as an actress in New York in 'The Great State of Georgia.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Angela Bassett is taking another stab at series TV. Bassett has signed on to star in 'One Police Plaza,' the ABC drama about New York City's first female police commissioner. [Deadline Hollywood]

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'The Simpsons' - 'Stealing First Base' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 22nd 2010 5:25AM
'The Simpsons' - 'Stealing First Base'(S21E15) Our overly litigious society comes under fire in this week's installment of 'The Simpsons,' when a first kiss leads to zero tolerance on touching of any kind at the school. The new policy led to some pretty hilariously awkward moments later in the episode.

Bart learned the complexities of women and relationships while Lisa got a major boost in her self-esteem from Flotus1, a commenter on her gardening blog who was revealed to be someone everyone knows: the First Lady of the United States. The episode focused almost entirely on the school, and was incredibly entertaining throughout; definitely one of the strongest installments of the season so far.

So many of the gags and little jokes worked, like Lisa's teacher deriding her overachiever tendencies, Nelson taking a blind kid under his wing and even Bart and Nikki's discussion on proper vampires.

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What to Watch March 15 - 21

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 15th 2010 3:06AM


Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town - Tuesday March 16, 9 pm, CBC

True story: When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to be invited on a date by the new guy at school. His dad worked with CBC and our date was to be a live taping of the original 'Kids in the Hall' sketch show. My date treated me to a large soda before the show and once seated, we discovered we were not allowed to get up again until taping concluded. Long story short: I peed my pants I laughed so hard. Needless to say, I didn't get a second date. Having the Kids back on TV has been a blast, and hopefully this final episode of 'Death Comes to Town' isn't the last time we'll see them reunited.

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Here's a sneak peek at tonight's ER with Anthony Edwards - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 13th 2008 10:00AM
Anthony EdwardsTonight's the night that thousands of fans of ER have been waiting for, the return of Jennifer Aniston! Oh wait, that's 30 Rock that she'll be on tonight. Never mind.

Actually, tonight is the night that Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) returns to County to try to save the life of Dr. Banfield's sick son. As we told you last week, Greene isn't really alive and he's not a ghost. It seems that Dr. Banfield came to County with her son and husband, years before she became the new head of the ER, and Greene was the doctor who worked on her son. Her memory (and the flashbacks) are triggered by a current story where Banfield is trying to save the life of another child who comes to County.

Edwards isn't the only one who comes back. Since most of the episode takes place years ago, we also see Laura Innes as Dr. Weaver and Paul McCrane as Dr. Romano. Innes has a rather dramatic entrance in the clip after the jump!

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Anthony Edwards to interact with Angela Bassett on ER (and he's not a ghost!)

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2008 1:29PM
Anthony EdwardsWhen the news came that ex-ER star Anthony Edwards was going to return to the show for an episode this last season, fans wondered how that could happen, since he died (and we mean really died, not soap opera died) of a brain tumor around 6 years ago. Would he be a ghost? A hallucination only a patient can see? Would he be Mark's long-lost twin brother (Matt, or maybe Monty) who comes to work at County because his brother worked there? The news that Dr. Mark Greene is going to interact somehow with new doctor Cate Banfield (Angela Bassett) just makes the scenario more confusing.

But now we have our answer. Edwards tells the AP that Mark will be shown via flashback in an ER story we haven't seen before.

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Greg Pratt's fate on ER -- too soon?

by Richard Keller, posted Sep 29th 2008 1:07PM

Greg Pratt -- Too soon to go?We all know that ER is famous for its deaths. Not only of the patients that are served by Chicago's County General but of its staff as well. Particularly in its emergency room. Fact of the matter is, there have been so many deaths of ER personnel that I'm surprised that a police investigation hasn't been opened to determined if they were natural or a bit suspicious. Some of these deaths have been shocking, such as Lucy Knight's during season six. Others were long in coming, like Mark Greene's peaceful death in season 8.

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Anthony Edwards returning to ER (!)

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 4th 2008 2:24PM
Anthony EdwardsRemember a while back when we talked about this being the last season of ER and producers were trying to get old cast members to come back for an episode of the show and we joked that they should find a way to get Anthony Edwards back on the show for an episode even though his character died?

The producers have Anthony Edwards coming back to the show for an episode even though his character died.

You can probably guess how Dr. Mark Greene will be coming back. He hasn't been kept alive by some mysterious millionaire in a mountain hideout all these years (though I would happily swallow such a soap opera-ish plot because I never thought they should have killed off Mark in the first place), the character will actually be seen in new flashbacks that have something to do with a new character played by Angela Bassett (this won't be footage from past episodes, they're new flashbacks to events we didn't see on the show before).

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Courtney B. Vance joins his wife on ER

by Kona Gallagher, posted Aug 20th 2008 12:28PM
angela bassett courtney b vanceOkay, I'm not a doctor (surprising, I know), so maybe if you are a doctor, and your most recent medical experience is tsunami relief in Indonesia, maybe moving to County General doesn't seem so bad. Sure, it gets blown up occasionally, gunfire breaks out often, and maybe you may get taken hostage and/or stabbed by a crazy patient or two. But here's my question: Would you tell your spouse to work there too?

Apparently Angela Bassett would. Bassett, who is joining the cast of ER as a "troubled" new attending, is bringing her husband along with her. Courtney B. Vance, who spent five seasons on NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent as ADA Ron Carver, is also joining the cast. Vance will be playing another attending physician an the on-screen husband of his real-life wife on a recurring basis. While I'm sure that the set of ER is a perfectly safe place for Vance, I'm highly worried about the fate of his character.

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ER snags Angela Bassett

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 28th 2008 9:04AM
Angela BassettNBC doctors may have already called the time for ER, setting next season for the end of the enduring medical drama, but the final year will go out with fire and brio. That was made abundantly clear by casting dynamic actress Angela Bassett as a series regular for the 15th season of ER. Despite rumors, Anthony Edwards may or may not return, and Noah Wyle's back for just four shows, but Angela can be counting on to carry the load.

This is the first full-time series for Ms. Bassett, an Oscar-nominated actress for What's Love Got to Do With It? (1994). Who will ever forget her playing Tina Turner in that film? She made muscular arms on a woman sexy, in addition to providing a terrific performance as the musical star. In 2006, she was superb in the indie hit Akeelah and the Bee, and on TV, she did a short stint on Alias in 2005 as a CIA director.

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