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Mario Batali May Know More About 'Suburgatory' Than Cheryl Hines (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 7th 2011 7:10PM
Mario Batali may be a 'Suburgatory' super-fan. With star Cheryl Hines a guest on 'The Chew' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) the celebrity chef gushed about how much he's enjoying the absurdist suburban comedy, and updated Hines on some tune-in info about her own show that even she wasn't aware of.

"It's always nice to see that the suburban world is a little artificial, as I might imagine," Batali observed, after Hines described the many fake aspects of her character Dallas. "I noticed that they added yet another opportunity to view it," he continued. "Last night at 9:30 they started the series again from the pilot, so on Tuesday nights at 9:30 you can view it and Wednesday nights at 8:30 for the original, right?"

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Cheryl Hines Used to Get Stabbed Multiple Times Daily For Her Job (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 19th 2011 1:00AM
Cheryl Hines, 'The Rosie Show'Cheryl Hines worked her way into the world of professional acting through many of the classic routes like being a waitress and bartender. But she revealed on 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN) that she had a rather different job as well, and one that did require a bit of acting.

By unique, though, we apparently mean her and four other women who looked remarkably like her ... and Janet Leigh, apparently. The women were part of a daily recreation of the classic 'Psycho' shower scene.

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Cheryl Hines Reveals the Inspiration for Her 'Suburgatory' Character (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 10th 2011 6:45PM
Cheryl Hines plays an over-the-top, crazy-eyed, 'Stepford Wives'-style supermom on the new absurdist suburban comedy 'Suburgatory.' She told the ladies of 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) that she drew some inspiration for the character from her mother.

"I took a page from my mom," Hines said, pointing to her in the studio audience. "My mom always says you need a little glitz and glamor, and if you got it, flaunt it."

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Cheryl Hines and Chelsea Handler Talk 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Porn (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 30th 2011 5:00AM
Cheryl Hines, 'Chelsea Lately'If you're Cheryl Hines and someone sends you pornography based on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' you're going to have to check it out. On 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), she admitted that she did take a peek at it.

If for nothing else, you'd want to know what the guy picked to play a porn version of Larry David looks like. She agreed that it was a very weird thing to see.

"It makes sense with my character," she said of her own porn counterpart with a coy smile.

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City Dad Meets Suburban Mom, Thinks Her Too Trusting on 'Suburgatory' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 29th 2011 12:45AM
'Suburgatory' - 'Pilot''Suburgatory' (Wed., 8:30PM ET on ABC) follows the perhaps rash decision of single father to move his daughter from the bright lights of Manhattan to the suburbs. But this surreal little community is more like a cross between 'The Stepford Wives' and 'Edward Scissorhands' than any real suburban neighborhood.

Teenager daughter Tessa is understandably freaked out and uncomfortable in her new environment, but it's nice to see that the writers haven't forgotten that her father George would be just as out of place. We loved both of them freaking out over how quiet it is at night.

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Charlie Sheen Update, 'Terra Nova' Pushed Back and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 14th 2011 12:00PM
Charlie SheenWhile you may feel some Charlie Sheen fatigue, the former 'Two and a Half Men' star isn't running out of steam just yet.

According to TMZ, Sheen's live show -- he's going the route of Conan O'Brien -- sold out in 18 minutes. Yes, 18 minutes, a TicketMaster record.

Sheen announced on his official site that the $1 from every ticket sale will go to help those in Japan who have been affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunamis. The actor is also selling T-shirts adorned with the phrase "Duh, winning."

In other Sheen news, '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin took to his Huffington Post blog to tell the troubled actor that he "can't win" in his fight with the studios. However, he did offer this advice: "But you know what you should do? Take a nap. Get a shower. Call Chuck. Go on Letterman and make an apology."

On March 20, TLC plans to air a special about the actor.

In other TV news ...

Petra Nemcova almost quit 'Dancing With the Stars' to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Nemcova was a victim of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, her pelvis left shattered. [NY Post]

Paget Brewster will star in NBC's 'My Life as an Experiment' pilot. The comedy is produced by Jack Black and based on the book 'Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life As An Experiment.' Brewster will play Stacie, the lawyer wife to the magazine journalist main character. If the pilot does not go to series, Brewster could return to 'Criminal Minds.' [TVLine]

Fox's dinosaur/time-travel drama 'Terra Nova' has been pushed back, again. The Steven Spielberg-produced series was set to air a preview following 'American Idol' in May, however due to unfinished special effects the series will make its debut in the fall. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Cheryl Hines Talks About Her All-Girl, Semi-Nude Vacation (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 10th 2010 7:30AM
Cheryl Hines Talks About Her All-Girl, Semi-Nude VacationActress Cheryl Hines has been starring on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for eleven seasons now. So it stands to reason that she could use a little time off. On 'Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), she discussed a highly sexy all-girl trip to Mexico, much to Craig Ferguson's consternation.

Cheryl went to the beach, accompanied by a group of female friends. Here's a quick list of what their trip involved:

1) Tequila shots.
2) Semi-naked 'Slip 'n Slide.'
3) Skinny-dipping.
4) Eating at a restaurant with two naked girls, whose breasts were only covered with "corn tortillas." (A nice touch, in that it's kind of a nod to Mexican cuisine.)

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The Show Girl Gets 'Dirty' with Mike Rowe, Talks 'In Treatment' & 'School Pride' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Mike Rowe, 'Dirty Jobs'Mike Rowe does a lot of 'Dirty Jobs,' but this week I get him to do the one job that millions of people around the world do every single day, often multiple times a day. Any guesses? He also shares cold, hard cell phone picture evidence (shown here) that a lemur bite is serious business, and says he'd love to romance the main character on one of TV's funniest shows.

I've also got details on the latest season of 'In Treatment,' including new castmembers Debra Winger and Amy Ryan and what the airing schedule is like this year, since they love to change it up and confuse us all.

Then I catch up with Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey to talk about their new reality-renovation show 'School Pride,' which they say has "the biggest impact of any renovation show ever" ... and judging by the emotion it stirs in me, I might have to agree.

Got questions? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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Cheryl Hines Signs Talent Deal With ABC

by Chris Jordan, posted Jul 2nd 2010 11:32AM
Cheryl Hines has expertly dealt with Larry David's idiosyncrasies for the last seven seasons on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'

Now, she's about to take on ABC.

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NBC Orders Reality Series From Cheryl Hines

by Andrew Scott, posted May 15th 2010 9:00AM
Cheryl HinesAmidst a flurry of pickups and cancellations, NBC ended its orders for next season with a little dose of reality.

According to the Live Feed, the Peacock has picked up 'School Pride,' a new unscripted series from producers Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Denise Cramsey ('Extreme Makeover: Home Edition').

The 'Home Edition'-esque series follows various communities as they fix up old schools.

Stay tuned to TV Squad next week for full coverage of the 2010 upfronts.

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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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The Show Girl Talks 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' Guests & 'Southland' Cop Stuff (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 26th 2010 9:00AM
Michael Cudlitz, 'Southland''Curb Your Enthusiasm' is the best therapy ever. No matter how bad your day was or what horrible things you might've done, Larry David can always make you feel like a saint. And now, the show is in syndication -- hooray! Star Cheryl Hines dishes about her all-time favorite episodes.

I also hit the colorful 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' set to catch up with their regular art guru, Mark Mothersbaugh, who'll actually be performing with his band Devo on the show this season. Then I go undercover with 'Southland' star Michael Cudlitz on some unofficial police business -- a.k.a. kicking in doors and blowing things up -- and get scoop on his character's love life.

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong

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TV Moment of 2009: 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Dec 27th 2009 9:00AM
Larry David -- Curb Your EnthusiasmIt wouldn't be a new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' without Larry David doing something with a self-serving purpose.

After running into Cheryl and discovering that she liked things better when Larry had a job, Larry becomes enthusiastic about a 'Seinfeld' reunion, though he has a hard time convincing Jerry of his change of heart.

When the reunion gets picked up, Larry comes up with another one of his wacky schemes -- this time, to cast Cheryl as Amanda, George Costanza's ex-wife. This weaves in the running gag that barely any of that cast, especially Jason, realize: that George is based on Larry. Luckily for Larry, the scheme doesn't blow up in his face like it usually does.

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'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Finale Attracts 1.3 Million Viewers

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Nov 25th 2009 10:45AM
Good news for 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' fans: Sunday night's episode was the show's most-watched finale in five seasons, Variety is reporting.

The show drew 1.3 million viewers over one hour, and climbed to 2 million total once the repeat showing was factored into the equation. For the entire season, the show has averaged around 5 million viewers per episode, when combining real-time viewers, DVR and on-demand data. In other words: some pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good numbers.

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Review: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Seinfeld (season finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 23rd 2009 8:38AM
Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld
(S07E10) "It's the Seinfeld reunion! That's a big deal!" - Cheryl

Yes, it is a big deal. A little over eleven years after we saw Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George behind bars, the reunion we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. I'm not sure if this even counts as a category to classify TV shows, but last night's Curb Your Enthusiasm season finale was easily the best "show within a show" episode I've ever seen... of any show.

Jane was kind enough to step in for me and write up last week's penultimate ep and I actually waited until last night to see that one as well -- I watched them back to back. I was struck by how well it all flowed together; how much it actually felt like we were watching a real episode of Seinfeld, even during the table read. However, seeing it play out, scene by scene, in the finale? Talk about nostalgia.

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