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The Stars of 'Drop Dead Diva' Dish Love, Romance & Dream Guest Stars (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 15th 2011 6:00AM
At the end of 'Drop Dead Diva' Season 2, an engaged Grayson was left badly beat up after an accident, and a distraught Jane was by his side, wondering if he really saw her as Deb or was just hallucinating before slipping into a coma.

Drama, right? The clever, quirky show doesn't keep things serious for too long though, returning with a big hospital song-and-dance number to 'Don't Leave Me This Way' in the premiere.

'Drop Dead Diva' Season 3 Premiere

That balance of heart-wrenching and laugh-inducing is exactly why fans can't wait for more. With Season 3 premiering (Sun., June 19, 9PM ET on Lifetime), AOL TV visited the show's set in Peachtree City, Georgia, to get the scoop on what's next.

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Former 'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka Guest Stars on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 23rd 2010 12:54AM
Former 'Bachelor' Jake Pavelka Guest Stars on 'Drop Dead Diva'Jake Pavelka appeared on the latest episode of 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime). The former 'Bachelor' contestant really stretched his acting range -- by playing a former contestant on a reality dating show. Yay! Way to go, Jake!

Mr. Pavelka played a mean dating show dude who was being sued for "intentionally inflicting emotional harm" upon a female contestant. ... Of course, in real life, some might argue that Jake has also done the same thing.

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Celebrating Deb's Birthday on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 14th 2010 5:11AM
Deb's Birthday on 'Drop Dead Diva'Amid Jane's boy troubles, it was Deb's 25th birthday on 'Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on LIFETIME). Well, it would have been, if she were still alive.

[Spoiler alert.]

Grayson asked everyone in the office to pause for a moment of remembrance.

"It's been a little while now and should be getting easier, right?" said Grayson in his toast to Deb. "I miss you. Your friends miss you." Meanwhile, Jane and Deb watched through the window.

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Dream Dancing with Paula Abdul on 'Drop Dead Diva' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 7th 2010 6:53AM
Dream Dancing with Paula Abdul on 'Drop Dead Diva''Drop Dead Diva' (Sun., 9PM ET on Lifetime) has had many a celebrity guest star who could pass as a diva herself, such as Liza Minnelli, Delta Burke and Paula Abdul.

In the season 2 opener, the former 'American Idol' judge again appeared, this time in a dream sequence.

[Spoiler alert.]

"The truth has set you free," said Paula. "But you gotta promise me something, Jane. That you're going to stay true to who you are no matter what." Jane promised she would and said, "Would I lie to you, judge Paula Abdul?"

Then Jane broke into song. As her featured backup dancer, Paula flaunted her diva moves in a judge's robe/miniskirt combo, even wielding a courtroom gavel at one point.

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'Drop Dead Diva' Star Brooke Elliott Talks Season 2, Guest Stars & Paula Abdul

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 4th 2010 2:15PM
Brooke Elliott, 'Drop Dead Diva''Drop Dead Diva,' the surprise hit of last summer, is back for a second season (premieres Sun., June 6, 9PM ET on Lifetime) of out of body experiences, love triangles, guardian angels, courtroom antics, imaginative dream sequences and, after last season's twist ending, secret husbands.

If all of that sounds like a lot to fit into one show, it is, but 'Diva' pulls it off. Star Brooke Elliott plays whip-smart lawyer Jane Bingum, who has a hint of dimwitted diva in her thanks to the supermodel, Deb, whose soul is inhabiting her body, 'Freaky Friday'-style. Elliott manages to play both sides perfectly, juggling the load with an infectious laugh and one of the most endearing smiles on TV.

And she's just as bubbly in real life, talking about how happy she is that fans have embraced the show, what's next for her character Jane and the slew of fabulous guest stars this season -- including the return of Paula Abdul, who Elliott pays homage to in this interview with a little song.

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Rosie O'Donnell on 'Glee,' 'Family,' Team Coco and Love

by Michael Maloney, posted Jan 26th 2010 9:30AM
Rosie O'Donnell may not be voicing her opinions on 'The View' anymore, but she's still letting America know how she feels.

The outspoken and philanthropic Daytime Emmy-winner's next project is the HBO special 'A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration,' set to air Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. The documentary's goal is to heighten America's understanding of nontraditional families.

AOL was on the scene at the recent TV Critics Association's winter press tour when O'Donnell shared her thoughts on her HBO show, the pros and cons of TV versus radio and possibly guest-starring on 'Glee.'

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Drop Dead Diva: Grayson's Anatomy (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 12th 2009 3:12AM
Drop_dead_diva_Brooke(S01E13) Drop Dead Diva has lived up to the pilot/premiere, and in some ways, exceeded it. The Deb/Jane dichotomy has morphed into someone different than either pure Deb or pure Jane. Brooke Elliott is wonderful as "New Jane" with just a hint of Deb. As season one comes to a close, even if the writers hadn't left us with a cliffhanger ending, I'd be more than anxious to tune in next year.

There were two interesting cases on the docket for the finale, with Stacy offering lots of comic relief as second stool -- chair -- to Grayson in a lawsuit brought by a lingerie model who'd been fired because she went public with her surviving breast cancer. Jane's case was more complex, but not until after it had been won. More on both cases, and Jane's dilemma on the dating front, after the jump.

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Drop Dead Diva -- An early look

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 9th 2009 10:16AM
brooke_elliott_margaret_cho_drop_dead_divaCertain shows seem to be perfect for certain television networks. That's the point of programming, no doubt, and Lifetime has done a good job filling their female-centric niche with TV movies and series like Army Wives. That said, I think there will soon be a new favorite on Lifetime and it's called Drop Dead Diva. It's chick-flick, rom-com for weekly TV viewers, and while men might enjoy the whimsical plot and attractive characters, this is a show that ladies will adore.

If you were talking high concept like a Hollywood pitchman, you could describe Drop Dead Diva as Ally McBeal for the Lane Bryant set. Or maybe it's Sara Lee meets Heaven Can Wait. However, you put it, Drop Dead Diva is a switcheroo story about a vapid, but lovable, gorgeous size 2 model who dies at the exact same time as a brilliant, generous size 16 workaholic attorney, and in one of those wonderful Hollywood comedy devices, shallow Deb's spirit winds up in good Jane's body.

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