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'Glee' News: Sue Sylvester Does David Bowie

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 31st 2011 8:35AM
Sue Sylvester, 'Glee'In episodes past on 'Glee' we've seen Sue Sylvester channeling Madonna and Olivia Newton-John, and now comes news that she's tapping into her inner Major Tom by taking on David Bowie.

Jane Lynch, who plays the scheming cheerleading coach, told 'Access Hollywood' that "I'm dressing up as David Bowie today. ... Sue Sylvester is going incognito as David Bowie. I mean, come on. Who gets this kind of stuff?"

However, Lynch stopped short of revealing any details about Sue's Bowie look. With the singer's myriad of alter egos to choose from, it's hard to say just which one will appear on screen, though we're pretty sure the outfit will be sweatpants-free.

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'Childrens Hospital': Chief Thinks Daughter's Boyfriend Is Child Molester (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 25th 2010 10:05AM
'Childrens Hospital': Is Daughter's Boyfriend a Child Molester?On 'Childrens Hospital' (Sun., 12AM ET on CN), Chief (Megan Mullally) thinks the guy making out with her daughter is a child molester. She picks up the bag of lollipops on the end of the hospital bed and yells, "Where you're going, you're gonna get your lollipop licked plenty -- by a bunch of dudes!"

"Mom, this is my boyfriend," says her daughter (Lizzy Caplan). "I'm 27 years old. He's not a child molester because I'm not a child."

Still not convinced, Chief asks, "Where did he touch you? Honey, show me," and pulls out a plush duck. She and her BF reply "yes" to all the places her mother points to on the stuffed animal.

"Mom, everywhere. We've had sex." And her boyfriend has a large supply of lollipops and drives an "unmarked white van because [he is] an undercover lollipop salesman." Sure. That makes sense.

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Doing Cocaine on 'Party Down' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 13th 2010 8:40PM
Doing Cocaine on 'Party Down'On the latest episode of 'Party Down' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz), the gang caters a big-deal Hollywood party. But will the group be able to handle the bright lights and the fame?

[Spoiler alert.]

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EXCLUSIVE: Megan Mullally Says 'Karen: The Musical' On Hold

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 14th 2010 1:00PM
Megan MullallyFans of Megan Mullally and her boozy 'Will & Grace' alter-ego better pour themselves a big Karen Walker-sized glass of vodka before reading this.

In an exclusive interview with AOL TV, Mullally broke the news that her much talked about 'Karen: The Musical' is on hold ... indefinitely. "We had written permission to do the show, and that permission has now been called into question by some powers that be," Mullally explained. "So we may not be able to do it, because we may not have the rights ... which is really sad."

In the midst of a very busy day -- in Oklahoma City, picking up her mom to take her to the eye doctor -- Mullally even took the time to call back to discuss it in more detail, realizing that it's a "sensitive topic." We've held off reporting it so she could let her producing partner and costar in the project, Broadway legend Leslie Jordan (a.k.a. 'W&G''s Beverly Leslie), know. Mullally explained: "I haven't talked to anyone in the press yet because it just happened."

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'Party Down' - 'Jackal Onassis Backstage Party' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 23rd 2010 10:30PM

(S2E01) Lydia: "Me and Escapade left him back in Wapato." Casey: "Escapade? That's your ... car?" Lydia: "My daughter, the future star."

It's hard watching 'Party Down' knowing that this show will likely not be back for a third season. But, set aside all the casting news -- virtually all of the cast is committed to new pilots and series star Adam Scott is going to 'Parks and Recreation' -- and 'Party Down' is just as enjoyable as it was last season. The writing remains sharp and quick, while the sardonic wit that makes this show so special continues to flourish.

The season 2 premiere finds the caterers backstage at a concert of the fictional rocker Jackal Onassis (Jimmi Simpson). Henry (Adam Scott) has been promoted to team leader and Ron (Ken Marino) is no longer with the team, but runs into them at the concert. Kyle (Ryan Hansen) and Roman (Martin Starr) are still there, not finding much success in their careers yet.

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TV Casting: Megan Mullally Returning to 'Parks and Recreation'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 23rd 2010 1:29PM
Megan MullallyEmmy winner Megan Mullally ('Will & Grace') will return to the NBC comedy 'Parks and Recreation,' reprising her role as Ron's (real-life husband Nick Offerman) ex-wife. "I'm doing one next week or the week after," she told the Ausiello Files, though no word on when the episode will air. For more on Mullally's return, check out her interview with TV Squad. [Ausiello Files]

More casting news after the jump.

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What to Watch: April 23

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 23rd 2010 6:00AM
'Party Down' (10PM, Starz) season 2 premiere
Season one star Jane Lynch has moved on with her scene-stealing turn on 'Glee,' but the new season of 'Party Down' doesn't miss a hilarious, naughty, Hollywood-spoofin' beat, thanks to the addition of 'Will & Grace' alum Megan Mullally as the newest member of the catering staff. Mullally is Lydia, a newly-divorced mom who has moved to Los Angeles to help her daughter -- Escapade -- become the next big kid star. She's also on the hunt for a new hubby (preferably a rich one) so she can be a stay-at-home mom/Escapade's manager, full-time. As for the rest of the crew, Henry is now the team leader (a very stressed-out team leader), Ron and Casey both make surprise appearances and Roman gets to live out his rock fantasies in the premiere, when he switches places with hard-partyin' rocker Jackal Onassis while the Party Down gang is catering Jackal's backstage soiree.

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Megan Mullally Talks 'Party Down' and Returning to 'Parks & Recreation'

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 22nd 2010 7:00PM
Yes, Jane Lynch has gone off to more 'Glee'-ful pastures, but thanks to new star Megan Mullally, the second season of Starz' buzzworthy comedy 'Party Down' (premieres April 23, 10PM ET), isn't missing a single drop of the funny.

Mullally, the two-time 'Will & Grace' Emmy winner, joins the Party Down catering crew -- as Lydia Dunfree, a recently-divorced mom who has moved to Los Angeles so her daughter, Escapade, can become the next big kid star. Yes, that's right, Escapade ... sounds like something Mullally's Karen Walker would name her kid.

And speaking of the scene-stealing 'Will & Grace' character, Mullally will also soon bring her iconic TV alter ego to theater stages. 'Karen: The Musical' is currently in development, and Mullally talked to AOL TV about Karen's return to pop culture (and the Karen spin-off series that could have been), her 'Party' days, her gig as the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spokeswoman, guest-starring with hilarious hubby Nick Offerman on 'Parks and Recreation' and which 'Saturday Night Live' star she helped discover.

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Al Roker Gets Crude With Nick Offerman on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 15th 2010 3:30PM
During an appearance on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Nick Offerman of 'Parks and Recreation' discussed his hobby of woodworking and a nude New York magazine photo spread in which he appeared with wife Megan Mullally. Seeing an opportunity for a double entendre, Al Roker then commented on Offerman's "wood." You can probably guess how things went from there.

"Just missed showing the wood," Roker said, after viewing the naked photo.

"I'm sorry," Ann Curry apologized. "The show was fine until that moment."

Watch the video after the jump.

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On the Pill: 'Nurse Jackie' and Other Characters Struggling With Addiction

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 19th 2010 2:00PM
Drugs on TV have had a strange history. There have been after-school movies, very special sitcom episodes and even entire dramas based around illegal substances.

Sometimes, drug abuse on TV is used to teach the audience a lesson, while other times writers have characters develop an addiction as a way of making them more human in a flawed sense.

One of the most recent drug abusers comes to us in the form of Edie Falco's title character on 'Nurse Jackie.' The medical drama is back with a vengeance (Mon., March 22 10PM on Showtime), and to celebrate the return of our favorite no-nonsense RN, we're taking a look at TV's other famous pill-popping characters we've come to love (despite their issues) over the years.

We're not endorsing drug abuse of any kind, but it's a fact of life for some people, including these TV characters.

Find out who made our list after the jump.

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Where Did the 'Office' Phrase "That's What She Said" Come From?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2010 6:29PM
Of course, we know that 'The Office' didn't create that phrase. A lot of people have probably been using it for decades. But somebody had to start it right? Turns out it was created by Kim Marlowe of Long Beach, CA, as explained by this Funny or Die video.

I'm just glad Megan Mullally is doing things like this and not concentrating on getting all excited by fake butter. That's what she said! (Wait, not sure if that works...)

(FYI, despite the harshest words getting beeped, this video is still NSFW...)

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Like buttah! Megan Mullally's musical commercial

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 25th 2010 9:00AM
megan_mullally_turn_the_tub_aroundHave you seen Will and Grace star Megan Mullally in her latest production? No, not her work in the theater, including an upcoming revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. I'm talking about her butter commercial. Yes, yes, that's Megan Mullally in the "Turn the Tub Around" I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercials.

I have to admit, when I first saw the commercial, I was stunned. It was the strangest margarine ad since William Shatner's classic Promise spots. But the more I've seen of Megan's disco-inspired musical extravaganza for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, the more I think that the whole thing is hilarious. Megan, in my estimation, has her tongue firmly in cheek.

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Best TV of the '00s: Comedic Actress

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 2nd 2010 10:02AM
Julia Louis-DreyfusMore of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the women who made us laugh the most during the decade.

Since Lucille Ball, television has been a bastion of funny ladies, and the '00s were no exception. Like Lucy, many of the women on this list played second fiddle to no one. And those that weren't the stars of their own shows managed to steal the scene anyway the moment they got in front of the camera.

The '00s will probably go down in television history as one of those decades where the sitcom sputtered and almost died -- again! But it's alive and well now, with an amazing turn-around in 2009. But, as this list proves, it was never truly in danger. Throughout the decade these women provided plenty of laughs in both the hour and half-hour formats, proving that as long as we want to laugh, there will be brilliant actresses around to crack us up.

Here's our list of the top funny ladies of the decade:

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Review: Parks and Recreation - Ron and Tammy

by Kona Gallagher, posted Nov 6th 2009 8:32AM
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All I'm saying is that it's about time someone took down those smug bastards in the library system. What, with their providing citizens with books and resources for free and their stupid desire to turn abandoned lots into more branches where they can sling their literacy propaganda at an unsuspecting populace. Disgusting.

I loved seeing Megan Mullally on primetime again. After the disastrous In the Motherhood (of which she was by far the best part), it's great to see her in a show I actually enjoy. As Tammy, she gives further credence to the theory that Leslie Knope isn't actually crazy: City government in Pawnee, Indiana really is as dog-eat-dog and cut-throat as she seems to think it is.

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TV Casting: Megan Mullally Books 'Parks and Recreation'

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 2nd 2009 1:00PM
Megan Mullally Parks and RecreationMegan Mullally to play an ex-wife on 'Parks and Recreation,' Marlee Matlin and Mario Cantone join a new Showtime comedy series and more of today's top TV casting headlines.

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