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Nicollette Sheridan Granted ‘Desperate Housewives’ Retrial

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Television, Legal Issues, Rivalries,

Nicollette SheridanNicollette Sheridan has been granted a retrial in her case against Desperate Housewives.

The actress claims she was wrongfully dismissed from the show following arguments with its creator, Marc Cherry, but the first trial ended in a hung jury. The program's makers, ABC Entertainment and Disney, asked the judge to dismiss the case based on evidence that surfaced during trial earlier this year, but a judge has ruled in favor of a retrial.

The new trial is set for September 10, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White urged them to end the case privately on Wednesday morning. "I very, very strongly urge you to continue settlement discussions," she said.

Nicollette is seeking $5.7 million in damages and $35,000 in sanctions from ABC Entertainment for her treatment on the series, which saw her character, Edie Britt, killed off in season five by being electrocuted. The jury were deadlocked at eight to four in Nicollette's favour during the first trial, which would appear to put her in a strong position to triumph if the case is retried.


So, is Charlie Sheen Crazy or What?

Charlie Sheen says that he’s clean and focused following an “epiphanous awakening,” and when we figure out just what he means by that we’ll let you know. “I’m on a quest to claim absolute victory on every front,” he told Piers Morgan on CNN.

If victory means practically monopolizing the media, Sheen’s already there. The actor's publicist quit on Monday, saying he is “unable to work effectively” at his job, and it’s no wonder. Charlie Sheen has been calling TMZ, CNN, Good Morning America and -- it seems -- anyone else who’ll pick up the phone.

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Bachelor’s Brad Womack: I Fell in Love

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Dating,

Brad Womack Holding Rose

Those upset over ABC’s decision to bring Brad Womack into The Bachelor fold might want to give the 38-year-old a second chance. Why? Because he promises viewers will get a new ending to his story.

According to the man who disappointed both DeAnna Pappas and Jenni Croft, he is now in a new place – and with a new woman.

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VIDEO: Fantasia Barrino Explains Suicide Attempt

During sit-down interviews with both VH1 and ABC, singer Fantasia Barrino admitted her overdose earlier this month was no accident.

“I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills,” she stated.

So what would lead the 26-year-old with a reality show and a new CD to make such a drastic decision? According to singer, her relationship with a still-married was just one of several issues in her life.

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Jesse James Sits Down for Nightline Interview

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Divorce,

Jesse James with Vicki Mabrey on Nightline

We’ve already heard (many times) what Michelle “Bombshell” McGee has had to say about being

a homewrecker

the other woman and we’ve read Sandra Bullock’s interview with People. Now, it’s Jesse James’ turn to have his say.

Next week, ABC will air the first television interview with the man Bullock once believed had her back. The Nightline chat with reporter Vicki Mabrey will reportedly address James’ affairs, his stint in rehab and his role in Louis Bardo Bullock‘s life.

Make sure to set your DVRs for Tuesday, May 25th at 11:35pm.

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Nicollette Sheridan Files Lawsuit Against Former ABC Bosses

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Legal Issues,

Marc Cherry and Nicollette Sheridan

Was really assaulted by her former Desperate Housewives boss…or is she simply desperate for attention?

In a new lawsuit filed Monday, the former ABC actress claims a September 2008 incident between herself and writer was the reason she was let go from the hit show.

According to the papers, Nicollette was pulled aside and struck in her head and face after she “questioned Cherry about something that was in the script.” Although she supposedly reported the incident to ABC, she was later written out of the program.

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Bachelor Jason Mesnick Weds Molly Malaney

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Weddings,

Jason Mesnick Weds Molly MalaneyLet’s hope the forecast for their marriage will be less stormy than their wedding was.

Although he was still engaged to Melissa Rycroft just over a year ago, finally completed his trip down the aisle Saturday with Molly Malaney on his arm. The event, which was filmed by ABC camera crews, came approximately four months after the divorced father and Bachelor runner-up became engaged.

The nuptials took place in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA at the Terranea Resort right next to the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony, which began with Molly walking toward Jason to the tune “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (as sung by American Idol‘s Jason Castro), ended with a rain-soaked kiss in the middle of a downpour.

Those in attendance at the ceremony included Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, Lost‘s Evangeline Lilly (huh?) and DeAnna Pappas.

The wedding, along with the behind-the-scenes preps, will be aired in an ABC special on Monday, March 8.

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Engagement for DWTS’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Engagements,

To call these dancers “quick movers” would be an understatement.

Although they’ve only been together for less than six months, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff are now officially engaged. The two Dancing with the Stars competitors - who have known each other for about 15 years - began dating shortly after Smirnoff, 30, ended her relationship with Mario Lopez last summer.

According to sources, Maksim, 28, popped the question to Karina on New Year’s Eve while they were celebrating in Las Vegas. The proposal happened in between stops of their DWTS tour. (Both dancers are expected to participate in the next season of the ABC show when it returns on March 9.)

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Tension on the Brothers & Sisters Set

Brothers & Sisters

Ever since the news of Balthazar Getty and Sienna Miller’s relationship came out, the blonde actress has been getting grief in many different forms. One minute she is snapped crying at a gas station and the next minute her house is being vandalized.

But as we all know - it takes two to tango. So it’s at least nice to know that Getty is receiving his fair share of the cold shoulders out there. Unfortunately for Balthazar, he has to face that tension every time he shows up to work.

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Another Bachelor Couple Splits

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Break-ups,

Shayne Lamas and Matt GrantUPDATE: Lamas - who says she intends to keep her ring - is now denying rumors that she cheated on Grant.

Looks like someone has to find another American to marry…quick.

Less than 3 months after their televised engagement, ‘s Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas have officially ended their relationship. This unsurprising news follows reports that the British-born financier had moved out of Lamas’ home.

But despite the growing rumors (and low expectations), the two insisted things were still fine. That is until today. In a joint statement to People, the couple said:

“We tried hard to make it work but we realized that we were both heading in different directions. We truly care about each other and will remain close friends.”

Yeah, right. Methinks Lamas wouldn’t blink an eye if her ‘friend’ was forced to leave the country.

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