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Carrie Fisher Books Modern Day 'Christmas Carol' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 6th 2011 5:30PM
Carrie Fisher Hallmark MovieCarrie Fisher, Carson Kressley and Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in Hallmark Channel's 'Caroling,' a new take on the Charles Dickens classic, 'A Christmas Carol.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will air during the holiday season of 2012. The movie follows Vaugier's character, Carol Huffman, a successful Chicago book publisher.

In the flick, the ruthless businesswoman's colleague, played by Kressley, organizes a secret revolt against her. Fisher will play the deceased founder of the publishing house who takes Carol on a journey through the past, present and future.

Olivia Cheng and Tygh Runyan also star.

In other casting news ...

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Carrie Fisher Remembers 'Double Date' With Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 23rd 2011 10:07PM
Actress and author Carrie Fisher became Elizabeth Taylor's step-daughter when Taylor married Fisher's father, singer Eddie Fisher. Although Taylor and Eddie Fisher divorced when Carrie Fisher was eight, she maintained a close relationship with Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79.

Reflecting upon her step-mom, Fisher told 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN) about a "double date" she went on with Taylor, Michael Jackson and Shirley MacLaine.

"No one noticed Shirley and I," Fisher quipped, after laying out one of the few scenarios in which she and MacLaine would be anonymous.

Like many of the luminaries Piers Morgan had on during the hour-long remembrance of Taylor, Fisher mentioned how kind and dedicated Taylor was to her friends, and spoke about the empathy the two-time Oscar Winner had for all those who were suffering.

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Give Tiny Glimpse of Their Family Dysfunction on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 15th 2011 6:20PM
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher on 'Oprah'Debbie Reynolds was still married to Eddie Fisher when Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor first got together. Reynolds' daughter Carrie Fisher has talked about the relationship in her one-woman show, 'Wishful Drinking,' and Tuesday on 'Oprah' (Weekdays, Syndicated), Reynolds addressed an even more personal question.

Oprah showed a clip of 'Drinking' where Carrie said that her father had consoled Taylor in a variety of ways. "He consoled her with flowers," said Carrie in the clip, "and ultimately, he consoled her with his penis."

When they came back from the clip, Reynolds, sitting next to her daughter, held up her thumb and forefinger to indicate a measurement less than flattering to Eddie Fisher. As the audience laughed, she stopped and demurely padded her hair.

"So you're saying there wasn't much consolation there," joked Oprah.

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Carrie Fisher Talks Losing Her Father, Her Ongoing Treatment, Lindsay Lohan and 'Wishful Drinking'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 10th 2010 3:30PM
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher is no stranger to headlines. The product of Hollywood royalty -- actress mom Debbie Reynolds and dad, crooner Eddie Fisher, who passed away in September -- Fisher's upbringing was far from normal.

You'll get a taste of just how far in her new HBO documentary special 'Wishful Drinking' (premieres Sun., Dec. 12, 9PM ET), where Fisher actually brings out a chalkboard to chronicle the many marriages, remarriages and scandals in her family tree.

She's also quite open about the headlines regarding her health, being bipolar and regularly receiving ECT, or Electroconvulsive therapy (what we often refer to as electroshock therapy). Here she admits she just had another round this week, dispels movie myths of how horrific it is and attempts to prescribe it for a certain Hollywood bad girl.

Plus, would she ever go on 'Dancing With the Stars'? Could the third time be the charm with her and marriages? And how does she feel about still donning those Princess Leia buns more than 30 years after the first 'Star Wars'?

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Colin Quinn, Carrie Fisher Point Out Julian Assange's Resemblance to Neil Patrick Harris (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 10th 2010 2:15PM
Neil Patrick Harris: Actor, singer and ... evil incarnate? Colin Quinn and Carrie Fisher joke on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) that WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is an unappealing character, particularly because of his resemblance to Harris.

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Five Things Learned on the TCA Press Tour

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 13th 2010 5:29PM
Jerry Bruckheimer at the Summer 2010 TCAsNow that I've been back from California for a few days, and have fought off the jet lag (it gets worse as you get older, kids), I've been able to look back and digest what I learned at the TCA tour.

Besides the fact that I've learned my limits to eating salmon and chicken for lunch every day, there were a few things, at least from a TV perspective, that have stuck in my brain since I've gotten back:

1. The networks are relying on procedural dramas more than ever. Perhaps they got scared off by the flame out of 'FlashForward,' or the downward spiral to cancellation by 'Heroes.' But there only seemed to be a couple of new dramas on the networks' fall slates that had any kind of beefy continuing storyline. NBC's 'The Event' is probably the most serialized of the new shows, followed closely by FOX's 'Lone Star.' CBS's 'Blue Bloods' has a serialized element, but as we're finding out, there's an on-set disagreement as to how much that should be emphasized.

The rest of the dramatic slate leans heavily on the procedural, and as I said the other day, they are starting to blend together in my mind. Want evidence of this? Jerry Bruckheimer (pictured above) now has shows on three of the four networks this fall.

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HBO Has Scorsese's 'Boardwalk Empire,' Fisher's 'Wishful Drinking' - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 8th 2010 4:02PM
Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald on the 'Boardwalk Empire' panel at the summer 2010 TCAsEven though the TCA Summer press tour wrapped up yesterday, I'm still in Beverly Hills awaiting my flight back to the wilds of New Jersey. But before I leave, I wanted to talk about HBO's presentation that concluded the tour, mainly for who was there... and who might be there in 2011.

HBO always presents their part of the tour like a broadcast network would, with an executive session and star-studded panels. And, while this summer's lineup had some pretty good star power, I can only imagine what next winter's panels are going to look like. Why? Because HBO showed clips of David Milch's 'Luck,' starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, the dark 'Mildred Pierce' miniseries starring Kate Winslet, and a fifteen-second clip of 'Game of Thrones,' which lit up Twitter feeds everywhere.

Oh, and we might also see Bruce Springsteen, as there's a documentary in the works about the making of The Boss' classic 1978 album 'Darkness on the Edge of Town.'

This time around, HBO had Spike Lee, whom I talked to during a roundtable earlier in the day about 'If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise,' and Tracy Morgan, promoting his fall comedy special.

But the highlights of the afternoon were the panels for the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese production 'Boardwalk Empire,' and the wonderfully wacky Carrie Fisher, promoting a documentary of her one-woman show 'Wishful Drinking.'

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Carrie Fisher, Craig Ferguson Have Flirty, Crude Chat Involving the Princess Leia Bikini (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 29th 2010 8:15AM
Carrie Fisher Flirts with Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'Aside from being famous for playing Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher is also known to sometimes be, well, scattered and a bit crazy, in part due to bipolar disorder. She was again exceedingly hyper when she appeared on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), but perhaps this was all an excuse to flirt with Craig Ferguson.

After dancing onto the stage, Fisher took off her glasses and proceeded to "feel around," grasping at air -- but then Ferguson's leg. That progressed into a random discussion on who discovered (?) the clitoris, which related to Christopher Columbus, because both, er, explorers were Italian.

"They accidentally found it. They were looking for a trade route to China," joked Ferguson. Fisher also said she's in the process of losing weight: "I'm trying to get back in the ['Star Wars'] metal bikini," she joked.

When Fisher said she'd wear it for him, he replied, "Alright. Maybe I'll help you find a trade route to China."

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Carrie Fisher's 'Wishful Drinking' Coming to HBO

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 3rd 2010 1:00PM
Carrie Fisher brings 'Wishful Drinking' to HBOCarrie Fisher has told her life story as a troubled Hollywood hellion in memoir, fiction, on stage, and on the big screen. Now, she'll be presenting her story for the first time on television with 'Wishful Drinking,' a feature-length documentary based on her memoir-turned-one-woman show, tentatively slated to air on HBO in late 2010.

According to a press release, Fisher will tape her one-woman show in front of a live audience on June 25 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, New Jersey. The final product will include archival footage and interviews with friends and family.

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Cheryl Hines, Carrie Fisher Join Debra Messing in ABC's 'Wright vs. Wrong'

by Allyssa Lee, posted Mar 24th 2010 4:45PM
Carrie FisherABC has nabbed two more funny ladies for its political comedy 'Wright vs. Wrong.' According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star Cheryl Hines and Carrie Fisher have signed on for the network's pilot.

As previously reported
, the single-camera comedy stars Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' 'The Starter Wife') as Evelyn Wright, a strong-minded conservative political figure whose on-air confidence and ambition contrasts with her off-air insecurities and shortcomings. Hines will go toe-to-toe with Messing as Evelyn's liberal rival and sworn enemy, while Fisher will play as Evelyn's no-nonsense manager.

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Carrie Fisher Talks Sperm, Breast Reductions, Ball Sacks on 'Craig Ferguson' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 10th 2010 4:12AM
Carrie Fisher talks sperm, breast reductions, ball sacks on 'Craig Ferguson'Sperm, breast reductions, ball sacks ... apparently, nothing is off limits when Carrie Fisher shows up on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on CBS).

But we're guessing most guys would probably agree with Ferguson, who says, "Every time a woman gets a breast reduction, an angel loses its wings."

Watch the video after the jump.

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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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Carrie Fisher spent last Christmas with Michael Jackson

by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 4th 2009 12:22AM
Carrie Fisher - On the LotEver notice how goofy celebrities seem to gravitate towards each other? Ok, me either, but maybe that's because most celebrities are goofy in one way or another.

Got a note from CBS tonight with a fun little advance tidbit from The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Carrie Fisher tells a story about her brush with Michael Jackson, who was laid to rest today.

"They came to me to go on a travel junket for talking about Michael (Jackson), because I was with him on his last Christmas," the actress tells Ferguson. "”It was fantastic. He had a big tree, and I did the Princess Leia monologue for his children. Yeah, I got paid. …No, no, I got paid nothing. But I got a lot of it, and also he got me a cell phone.”"

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Seven of the worst TV Christmas specials - VIDEOS

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 22nd 2008 2:15PM
Where would we be without the hallowed television Christmas special? We would be engaged in enthralling conversations with relatives who like to give the backstory about the gall bladder operation pictures they still carry in their wallet. We would be playing defense against every breakable item in the house while the neighbor's kids get enough sugar in their systems to power the Space Shuttle. We would not only have to muster the courage to taste Grandma's homemade rum and Kahula fruitcake, but also to pretend that we like it without our stomach turning inside out, crawling up our esophagus and out of our mouth.

Even if those scenarios will be true for you on Dec. 25, I offer you my pity as my Christmas gift. Plus, you still would rather spend it listening to ol' Uncle Hernia Scar than watching one of these holiday hams.

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Alec Baldwin to co-host TCM's The Essentials

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 22nd 2008 3:01PM
AB 30 RockAlec Baldwin is a very complicated, very smart, and very talented guy. In two interviews just a month or so apart this fall, he was complaining about his career, contemplating other things he wanted to do with his life ... and that was all before winning the Emmy for 30 Rock.

Whatever he envisions for a professional life away from acting, if that's to be the case, Alec Baldwin has signed on to co-host Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials, a weekly analysis of a classic movie with co-host Robert Osborne. The show, which airs every Saturday at 8 p.m., most recently featured actress Rose McGowan, and before her Carrie Fisher and Molly Haskell shared the duties with Osborne.

It's one of my favorite TCM programs, giving the hosts a chance to set up a great movie, offer commentary and stimulate conversation. Considering the fact that Alec is very opinionated and pretty funny, he should add a lot to The Essentials.

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