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From Small Screen to Singer: When TV Stars Double as Musicians

by Spinner Editors, posted Nov 24th 2011 2:00PM
From Spinner: We love a good crossover, especially when our favorite TV stars pick up a microphone and belt out some tunes.



The good folks over at Spinner have compiled a bunch of videos of TV celebs from Joey Lawrence to Zooey Deschanel as they showcase their vocal chops. Though a number of singers have moved from music to television, this list features stars who made it big on the small screen before picking up a microphone, to varying degrees of success.

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Live Long and Prosper, Spock: Leonard Nimoy Attends His Last 'Star Trek' Convention

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 4th 2011 8:45AM
Leonard NimoyTake a deep breath and pull up a chair, Trekkies: Spock has beamed off the ship.

While his evergreen erstwhile 'Star Trek' co-star William Shatner keeps on working like he's still in his 60s, Leonard Nimoy has decided it's time to hang up the pointy ears for good.

Last month he announced that he'd be attending his last 'Star Trek' convention in Chicago this week, and now it's happened. The AP reports that Nimoy parted from fans with the traditional four-fingered Vulcan salute and salutation: "Live Long and Prosper."

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Alec Baldwin Talks About His Axed Emmys Sketch & Schweddy Balls Ice Cream (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 19th 2011 3:55PM
Alec Baldwin wasn't at the Emmys on Sunday night, but he still managed to occupy some of the spotlight. Word leaked out before the ceremony that the '30 Rock' actor had originally been slated to be in the Emmys opening montage, but dropped out of the sketch when Fox execs nixed a News Corp. joke about the phone hacking scandal. Baldwin went on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC) to talk about that, and the new Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Flavor, inspired by an 'SNL' sketch he starred in as Pete Schweddy.

On the Emmys sketch, Baldwin said he thought News Corp. might have some sense of humor about the scandal, but when they didn't, he simply asked that his bit be removed from the sketch. His part was replaced by Leonard Nimoy, and Baldwin was perfectly cool with that.

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Emmys Opening Musical Number: Did Jane Lynch or Jimmy Fallon Do It Better? (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:05PM
Jane Lynch Emmys openerJane Lynch kicked off the 2011 Emmy Awards with a musical number filled with celebrity cameos (Leonard Nimoy!), which, coincidentally, is how Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 2010 ceremony.

So, how did the two compare?

Well, Fallon went big with a 'Glee' tribute and Bruce Springsteen cover, while Lynch took the solo route with an original number about the magic of television and how everyone on TV lives in the same building.

Both recruited a ton of celebs to help out, but Fallon had the stars sing along with him while Lynch dropped into different show sets. Both included a requisite 'Dancing With the Stars' dig, though.

Who nabbed the bigger stars?

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Catch Up With 'Fringe': 5 Essential Episodes

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 23rd 2011 1:30PM
So you've heard the buzz, your interest is tickled and you're ready to take the plunge into a new show. But, you don't have time to catch up on multiple seasons?

Have no fear, AOL TV is here. We'll be spotlighting five episodes from some of the best scripted comedies and dramas on TV that you need to see before jumping into the new season this fall.

Up now? 'Fringe.'

'Fringe' castStarring Anna Torv as FBI Agent Olivia Dunham, 'Fringe' is a sci-fi FBI drama set in the world of fringe science. But before you run screaming from the room, just know that it's much more than an 'X Files' rip-off.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, 'Fringe' is about love, loss and redemption. It's smart, funny, challenging and moving.

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'Fringe' Season 3, Episode 19 Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 16th 2011 10:00AM
fringe Lysergic Acid Diethylamide cartoon['Fringe' – 'Lysergic Acid Diethylamide']

Just when you thought 'Fringe' couldn't get any weirder, the show returned with one of its trippiest episodes ever.

This week's installment – with its wonderfully bizarre cartoon world, brain-melting sci-fi chicanery and drug-induced whimsy – will not soon be forgotten. It's the kind of episode that, years from now, will inspire us to say things like, "Hey, remember that crazy one they did in the third season? That was so awesome!"

But there's another reason this episode will remain stuck in our brains (or what's left of them) for years to come: It marked a major turning point for the show's heroine and resident whipping girl, Olivia Dunham.

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Comic-Con: 'V,' 'Fringe' and 'Vampire Diaries' Round-Up

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 24th 2010 11:00PM
fringe_fox_castFull disclosure, spoilerhounds -- I don't watch 'V,' 'Fringe' or 'The Vampire Diaries' (two of them are on my DVR, I swear!) so you'll have to forgive my ignorance in the following bullet-point recap of all three panels; I have no idea of character dynamics (or even names, without the help of IMDB) but I'll attempt to make the round-up as coherent as possible, and you can correct my ignorance in the comments if you so desire.

Though, after the panels and meeting some of the pretty cast members at the Warner Bros. party last night, they've all moved up on my must-watch list!

Needless to say: SPOILER ALERT.

Let's jump in with 'V' ...

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Seeing Double on 'Fringe' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 21st 2010 5:20AM
Seeing Double on 'Fringe' Season FinaleBeing the season finale of 'Fringe' (Thu., 9PM ET on FOX), it's no surprise that events surrounding the alternate universe got more complicated. And poor Agent Olivia Dunham was in the center of it all.

[Spoiler alert.]


First off, Olivia fought herself. Then she and Peter finally got together and shared a kiss. "You have to come back, because you belong with me," she told him.

But then the "right" Olivia was trapped back in the alternate universe, while the other one infiltrated the team. How long will it be till they figure that out?

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'Fringe' Finale Preview: Leonard Nimoy Talks William Bell, Retirement and Zachary Quinto

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 20th 2010 5:02PM
Fringe: Over There, Part 2, Leonard NimoyThe 'Fringe' finale is tonight, which is fun on many levels, one of which is that William Bell, aka Leonard Nimoy, shows up. Yes, he appeared in the final seconds of last week's episode, but we get even more of him tonight.

I sat in on a conference call with Nimoy last week, and he had a few things to say about William Bell, the 'Star Trek' movie, his retirement, and the joy he feels seeing Zachary Quinto take over the role of Spock.

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Leonard Nimoy Decides to Retire from Acting

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 21st 2010 7:00AM
leonard_nimoy_smiling_star_trekLeonard Nimoy has had one of the more distinguished and iconic television careers. He'll always be known first and foremost as 'Star Trek's' Mr. Spock, but in a six-decade long run that began with movies like 'Them' and 'Kid Monk Baroni,' Nimoy has proved that he's much more than just Spock. He's a man who's made his mark as an actor, writer, director, musician and artist. And he has decided now, at the age of 79, to call it day.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Nimoy responded specifically to the question of whether he would play Spock again in the next J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' movie. He said, "I want to get off the stage. Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue."

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'Fringe' Theories - Where Do We Go From Here?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 11th 2010 10:40AM
Fringe, John Noble, The Man From the Other SideNow that we're firmly into the second half -- and heading towards the end -- of season two of 'Fringe,' let's talk about what's happened so far, and what we think might happen. Some of these speculations will mirror those I made last September, because not all of those questions have been answered yet. In fact, we may have more questions now than we did back then.

Still, with the episode titled 'Peter,' we finally started to get into the nitty-gritty about Walter stealing Peter from the alternate universe. Of course, we all knew this, but when will Peter find out, and who will tell him? That and lots of other questions spring to mind.

Will Peter learn the truth about his origins?
Yes, I believe so, but the question is who will be the one to tell him? In last week's episode, 'Olivia. In the Lab. With a Revolver,' Olivia was determined to tell Peter the truth, but then decided against it after realizing that their family unit (Peter, Walter and Olivia) was more important than Peter knowing the truth. Then Walter decided that HE should be the one to tell Peter, painful as it might be. Walter knows there's a good chance that he could lose his son ... again. One other question is this: Walter visited Peter's grave in season one. If that grave is in this universe, why on earth would they use his real name on the gravestone? What if Peter stumbled across it?

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Fox Gives 'Fringe' a Third Season

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 7th 2010 2:35PM
Fringe
Fans of FOX's 'Fringe,' you can all breathe a sigh of relief: the network has renewed the show for a third season.

This was probably never a question. I mean, not really. Sure, the show is not some incredible hit and an automatic renewal, but it's a show that has a definite following, and there hasn't been any indication that FOX was so unhappy with it that it was going to cancel the show. Add to that the fact that it's from J.J. Abrams and 'Lost' is ending this season and it was a pretty good bet the show would come back.

I still have to catch up with this show. I watched the first handful of episodes and liked it, but then I drifted away because ... well, who knows. Too many other shows to watch, etc., etc. But if there's one show on TV that I'm going to catch up with on DVD this summer it's this one.

[Watch episodes of 'Fringe' and other shows at SlashControl.]

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TV Moment of 2009: Olivia Dunham Meets William Bell on 'Fringe'

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 14th 2009 1:00PM
Fringe, Leonard Nimoy as William Bell, 'Fringe' roared out of the starting gate last year with a flurry of sci-fi plots boasting surprises at every turn. Even though it took a ratings dip this season, the Fox show continues to churn steadily along, offering key plot points on alternate universes, shapeshifters, mercury junkies, and liquified brains with each new episode. Throw in some bald-headed Observers, an FBI agent who might have mental powers, a rogue genius from an alternate universe, and a quirky mad scientist, and you've got the makings of an 'X-Files' type hit.

One of the highlights of the series thus far occurred in the season 1 finale on May 12, 'There's More Than One of Everything.' All season, the writers had been teasing us with rumors of the mysterious William Bell. We knew that he'd been Walter's lab partner in the distant past, and that the two had apparently conducted experiments on young children, including Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv). Also, both men are connected to Massive Dynamic, the futuristic company which seems to be at the center of everything.

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Leonard Nimoy Shows Up on 'Fringe,' Removes Pieces of Walter's Brain

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 11th 2009 2:00PM
On 'Fringe,' Leonard Nimoy makes another appearance as the mysterious Dr. William Bell, and it's revealed that Walter's bizarre behavior has been caused by brain surgery performed on him by this former colleague and lab partner.

In this clip, we learn that Bell selectively removed pieces of Walter's brain in order to keep his knowledge of accessing the alternate universe a secret.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: Fringe - Grey Matters

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 11th 2009 1:46PM
Fringe, Walter Bishop, Grey Matters
(S02E10) "I don't do Valium nearly enough. I'll have 50 milligrams please." - Walter

More Walterisms like the one above, as well as a few reveals and a nice cliff-hanger into the second part of this season, which picks up January 14. So far, every episode in this season of Fringe has psyched me up for what's to come, whether it's a seemingly stand-alone ep or something that carries us forward into the alternative universe. Things don't sound too good over there. In fact, it sounds a little apocalyptic. Now I'm curious to take a look myself.

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