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Monica Potter Yanks Out a Tooth on 'Access Hollywood Live' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 22nd 2011 12:45PM
Monica Potter Yanks Out a Tooth on 'Access Hollywood Live'Not since El Helms removed a fake tooth for 'The Hangover' has there been such a memorable example of dental TMI. On 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), Monica Potter of 'Parenthood' removes a loose tooth held in place by Fixodent denture adhesive.

Hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover argue that Potter should remove the tooth on-air, and she does so willingly, then proudly displays the resulting gap.

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'Parenthood': Haddie's Mom Catches Her Kissing Alex (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 24th 2010 11:10AM
Haddie Kisses Alex on 'Parenthood'On 'Parenthood' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC), Kristina Braverman has a typical teenage girl on her hands: Haddie's crushing on Alex. And poor Haddie has a typical embarrassing mom to deal with as well.

"Thanks for coming. Goodnight," Alex says to Haddie, then gives her a hug. That turns into more, and by the time Kristina pulls up, they're making out.

Haddie finally sees her mom waiting (and staring) in the car. "Who is that... kid, er, man?" Kristina asks. Haddie answers, "Um, Grandma introduced me to him. His name's Alex." We can safely assume Haddie hasn't heard the end of this particular topic.

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Chelsea Handler Often Forgets to Turn Off Her Mic in the Bathroom (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 16th 2010 10:30AM
'Chelsea Lately': Monica Potter Talks Mics in the BathroomBefore Monica Potter reached the stage of 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), she needed a bathroom break, whereupon the 'Parenthood' star dropped her microphone pack. She said she caught it, implying that it narrowly missed the toilet.

However, Chelsea Handler said, "Just be happy it fell in the toilet instead of you going to the bathroom and having your mic on and the whole entire crew hearing everything ... It happens to me about once a week."

Potter was worried about that happening, too. The host added, "Sometimes they're playing it upstairs in one of the edit bays, and I walk up, and they're howling laughing." Sure proof that nothing Handler says or does (even in the bathroom) is taboo among the show's employees.

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Punching a Stranger in the Face on 'Parenthood' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 10th 2010 10:25AM
Punching a Stranger in the Face on 'Parenthood''Parenthood' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC) deals with family drama and generational conflict. Through all the dysfunction, one man is the rock-steady leader of the Braverman clan. That man is Adam Braverman -- father, husband, employee. But what happens when this "rock" finds himself in a very hard place?

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

Adam (Peter Krause) is facing trouble at home and at work. He has a boss who doesn't respect him, a kid suffering from a developmental disorder, and an occasionally overbearing wife. Adam's eight-year-old son Max (Max Burkholder) has Asperger's syndrome -- a form of autism which makes it hard for him to interact socially.

When Adam and his dad (Craig T. Nelson) go to the supermarket, Max sees a stranger put seventeen items in the "10 Items or Less" checkout lane. Max starts patiently removing the seven extra items, one by one -- and over and over again. The annoyed stranger yells, complains, then snaps and calls Max a "retard." Which is when Adam also snaps -- and decides he's not gonna be a nice guy anymore.

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'Parenthood': Love and Halloween (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 20th 2010 4:45AM
'Parenthood': Love and HalloweenDressing up on Halloween can make you feel like a different person. If you pretend to be a vampire, or a cowboy, or a sexy nurse, then you take on that role for the night. On 'Parenthood' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC), a couple plays dress-up for the evening. But then it leads to something real.

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]


After their son goes to bed, Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) sneak downstairs to chomp on their kid's Halloween candy. They're still wearing their costumes: Crosby is daring stuntman Evel Knievel; Jasmine is Indian maiden Pocahontas.

The pair seems content, like they've recovered from their past history. Jasmine had a son with Crosby, but she kept this a secret for five years. She felt that Crosby was irresponsible and not ready for fatherhood. But now, the couple are back together again.

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The 'Parenthood' Cast Talks Guest Stars, New Gigs & Going to Magic Mountain (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 19th 2010 8:30PM
The set of 'Parenthood' is like a carnival and a three-ring circus combined. The night I was there to chat with the cast, there was also a big crazy dinner celebration at the Braverman house -- you'll see what that's all about next week, although star Joy Bryant did tease "lots of surprises, new announcements." Hmmm ...


Between scenes, I caught up with stars Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger to find out if Joel will finally get to bring home the bacon, or if Julia will continue to be the breadwinner. And star Monica Potter cast her dream TV parents for Kristina, which includes a very controversial choice to play her dad. Plus, Bryant and Dax Shepard tried to bribe their TV kid with a trip to Magic Mountain.

We also dished about a cute new guy for Haddie and the castmember that everyone wants to have more scenes with ... any guesses? Watch and see the glorious madness that is 'Parenthood.'

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The Show Girl's Got Scoop on 'Parenthood' & 'Castle' and More Reasons to Watch 'Fringe' & 'Community' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 8th 2010 10:00AM
This week, I've got scoop from the set of 'Parenthood,' including what's going on with crazy Kristina (star Monica Potter) and some hints about a big celebration coming soon. I also catch up with 'Castle' star Nathan Fillion to talk about what he thinks of Beckett's new boyfriend, and the return of his ex-wife.

Then I give you even more reasons to watch two of the best shows on television: 'Community' and 'Fringe.' On 'Community,' chicken is front-and-center yet again this week as the Greendale gang gets locked in a KFC 11 Herbs & Spaces Bus. From what I saw, this episode -- an homage to 'Apollo 13' -- is sure to be a fan favorite.

And over on "Fringe,' you can see ... well, me! I know, who cares, you're seeing me now. So what if I told you you'd see Walter Bishop (John Noble) go nuts and drop trou in front of me and some other TV journos? Yep, that's more like it ...

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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Monica Potter Talks to Craig Ferguson About Lying, Teaching Her Teenager to Drive (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 9th 2010 7:00AM
Monica Potter Talks to Craig Ferguson About Lying, Teaching Her Teenager to DriveActress Monica Potter really doesn't appear old enough to have two teenage boys. But in fact, the 'Parenthood' star is 39 years old. (And she's looking good!) Her sons Danny and Liam are 19 and 15 years old, respectively. Which means that Monica was just a teenager herself when she had her first child.

On 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), Ms. Potter discusses the difficulties that resulted from teaching her oldest son to drive. One of the issues is that Danny Potter is a "big" guy, according to Monica. Danny is 6'3" and weighs about 250 pounds. By way of contrast, Monica is only 5'7" -- she's dwarfed in size by her own kid! Host Craig Ferguson points out the central problem here. "He's not a child; that's a dude," he says. Indeed.

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'Parenthood' - 'Perchance to Dream' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 28th 2010 8:15AM
Parenthood: Perchance to Dream(S01E09) "Get it off me! Get it off!" - Adam, after discovering that the Victoria's Secret bra is his daughter's and not his wife's

Well, I'm totally with Adam on this one. Sure, Haddie could wear the bra -- there's no crime in a girl wanting to feel pretty -- but I wouldn't let her leave the house with her shirt hanging off her shoulder and her bra strap showing. It's not a double standard! Drew didn't have half his underwear showing!

Besides that, Haddie and her boyfriend were making out on his bed (without her bra on, since she took it off in anger before leaving the house!). And, hello?!! Parents shouldn't let teens be alone in a bedroom with the door closed. Ok, I feel slightly better now.

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A Daughter's Bra on 'Parenthood' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 28th 2010 3:00AM
A Daughter's Bra on 'Parenthood'It's a case of mistaken-bra-identity on 'Parenthood' (Tue., 10PM ET on NBC). A sexy new brassiere is delivered to the Braverman household, and Adam (Peter Krause) thinks that it belongs to his wife. But as it turns out, the owner of the lingerie is his 15-year-old daughter. Whoops.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Parenthood' - 'Rubber Band Ball' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 21st 2010 10:01AM
(S01E08) "I am an irrational hardass with rage issues. Don't piss me off." - Zeek to Damien

First of all, a big Woot! that 'Parenthood' was picked up for a second season. That's awesome! And second, many thanks to Danny Gallagher for allowing me to take over the reviews on this show. Not only do I love it, but my daughter does, too, so it's always fun to watch stuff together.

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'Parenthood' - 'What's Goin' On Down There?' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 14th 2010 6:36AM
Parenthood, What's Goin' On Down There?
(S01E07) "Would you boys like to come over for a play date?" - Yoga girl to Crosby

I love 'Parenthood.' Yes, there's a lot of people to keep track of, but it's all good. The show has some great players, but really, all I need is Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. And Dax Shepard and Jason Ritter. He reminds me of his dad, which makes me both happy and sad, but mostly happy.

The kids on this show are awesome, too -- Max Burkholder, Mae Whitman, Tyree Brown ... ok, since I'm filling in for Danny, I'll stop crushing on all the actors and get to the review. Follow me after the jump.

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'Parenthood' - 'The Big O' Recap

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 7th 2010 4:23AM
Peter Krause on 'Parenthood'
(S01E06) "Wow, Crosby, you're a dad." - Zeek, after hearing about Crosby's son for the first time


I'll admit it. 'Parenthood' has been a hard show to read. It tries very hard to connect the audience with the human drama of the American family, but at the same time, it expects you to understand and appreciate every problem they come across.

It drags you through their cornfield of sadness and expects you to come out feeling as happy and reserved as the characters do in the end. It makes me wish life actually worked this way. Then it just makes me angrier.

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'Parenthood' - 'The Deep End of the Pool' Recap

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 17th 2010 9:00AM
Erika Christensen as Julia Braverman-Graham, Savannah Paige Rae as Sydney Graham, Sam Jaeger as Joel Graham, Peter Krause as Adam Braverman on
(S01E03) "You know Crosby, however hard you think it is having a kid, just double it." - Adam to Crosby as Crosby cleans kid puke out of his car

This week, things have slowed down a bit, compared to the land speed record that last week's episode achieved. And the show has started to grow on me a little bit.

It scored some great moments of sentiment and honest drama that were endearing and drew me a little closer to the characters, but it's still lacking in that other, all important area of the dramedy: the comedy.

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Trust Me - An early look - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2009 11:57AM
Trust Me
I will guess that a lot of people think that the reason why we have another cable drama set in the world of advertising is because of the success of AMC's Mad Men. And while the honors that the 60s-based show probably gave TNT execs an extra reason to look at Trust Me and put its production into overdrive, the show has actually been in the works for a while.

The comparisons are going to come though. The shows are very different. Judging from the first two episodes, they're not only different in setting (2009 Chicago vs. 1960 NYC) and tone (faster paced, with more obvious humor than Mad Men), they're not really going for anything deep or tackling any big issues.

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