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Joan Rivers Is Threatened When Trespassing at Judy Garland's House (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 9th 2011 8:15AM
Joan Rivers Trespasses on 'Joan Knows Best'"Uncle" Tommy was Joan Rivers' dear friend for more than 40 years. He was Melissa's godfather and even walked her down the aisle. On 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE), the comedienne wanted to honor him by spreading his ashes at meaningful spots in Los Angeles, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, Rodeo Drive and Judy Garland's house.

At the latter location ("He was a major fan of Judy Garland"), Joan charged confidently into the home's front yard and began sprinkling ashes on the ground and surrounding foliage. She wasn't worried about trespassing.

"Rest in peace, Uncle Tommy," she said before launching into 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' A resident stormed out and yelled, "What the hell are you doing!? Get outta here before I call the cops!"

As she left, a neighbor shouted, "Joan, we love you!" She replied, "Love you back! The person who lives in Judy Garland's house is not nice!"

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New TV on DVD for March 23: 'Mad Men,' '7th Heaven' and More

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 23rd 2010 3:15PM
In 'Julius Caesar,' Shakespeare famously wrote, "beware the Ides of March," leading generations of students to wonder: just what the heck is an "Ide"? Technically, it's the 15th day of the month, while metaphorically it's a sign of impending doom. But for those of you wondering what a real Ide of March is, look no further than this week's random and lackluster assortment of DVD releases. Because when one of the top releases of the week is 'Krod Mandoon,' well, be very wary indeed.

Not that there aren't some bright spots in these dog days of spring. 'Mad Men,' for instance, has capitalized on the weak crop by releasing 'Mad Men: Season 3,' ensuring that the acclaimed series will get even more attention than it might otherwise have during a more crowded week. Not that we'd expect anything less form the savvy folks at Sterling Cooper.

Also on the plus side of the lameness ledger is old favorite '7th Heaven,' which turns up just when you need it like a threadbare-but-comfy sweater. The latest batch of adventures featuring the Camden clan is '7th Heaven: The Complete Tenth Season.' Ten seasons! Eat that, 'Eight is Enough.'

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Three people Kristen Wiig should impersonate on SNL - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 3rd 2008 4:55PM
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Annie recently posted her top 10 Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live moments, and I happen to agree that Wiig seems to be one of the SNL MVPs now. Remember just a short time ago when she was in the "featuring" category instead of one of the main players? She's earned it, that's for sure. Even when her impersonations aren't dead on (such as this past weekend's Elisabeth Hasselbeck), you know who she's doing, and she really throws herself into the character. I think her Hasselbeck will get better, and her other impersonations have been just dead-on and brilliant (Judy Garland, Suze Orman, Gloria Swanson, Jamie Lee Curtis).

But I was thinking that there are three other people that would be naturals for Wiig to impersonate.

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TV Obits: Cowan, Howard, Archard, Tyne, McDonough, Gampel

by Bob Sassone, posted May 20th 2008 8:08AM

Warren CowanA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Warren Cowan: He was a veteran publicist who had an incredible list of clients over the years, including Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Tony Curtis, Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, and Joan Crawford. He was the father of journalist Claudia Cowan and stepfather to Melissa and Sara Gilbert. He died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 87.

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And now, ten classic Christmas songs from television - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 23rd 2007 1:44PM

Rockefeller Center treeAh, Christmas music. A lot of people hate it. Those people are called "Scrooges."

I love Christmas music. The classic stuff, that is. Sinatra, Clooney, Como, instrumental music. If I hear Bruce Spingsteen's "Santa Claus is Coming To Town" or anything by Mariah Carey or U2 or McCartney or any rock band (though I love "Jingle Bell Rock," "Christmas Wrapping," and Darlene Love, which are all great), I'll strangle an elf, I swear.

After the jump I've posted many classic moments from TV specials and Christmas episodes of shows. You'll find everything from Dean Martin to a classic soda commercial and even a part of the male anatomy, placed in a square receptacle.

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TV Obits: Westerman, Fields, Steinberg, Shaffer

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 18th 2007 3:41PM

Floyd Red CrowA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Floyd Red Crow Westerman: The American Indian actor and activist was known for many roles, including Albert Hosteen on The X-Files and Ten Bears in the movie Dances with Wolves. He also appeared in Walker, Texas Ranger, Dharma and Greg, L.A. Law, Northern Exposure, Judging Amy, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, MacGyver, and many other shows. He died of leukemia at age 71.

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