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Bradley Cooper Recalls His Bad Experience on ‘Alias’

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Action, Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Features,

Bradley Cooper in 'GQ'Now that Bradley Cooper is an Oscar-nominated actor who commands top billing in critically-acclaimed films, he's open to talking about his struggles as an actor in Hollywood before he was a household name.

In the January issue of GQ, Cooper recalls his time working on the J.J. Abrams show Alias, which stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow. Despite having a recurring role as Bristow's best friend Will Tippin, Cooper was unhappy with his lack of screen time: “I would only work three days a week... And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f*****g kill myself.’"

With his growing frustration over his lack of work on Alias, Cooper then asked Abrams to write his character off. “J.J. was like, ‘OK,’ He probably would’ve fired me, anyway," Cooper quipped. He even considered quitting his acting career altogether: "At some point, you have to come to terms with 'The business just doesn’t want you,' you know what I mean?"

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TV on DVD: April 7, 2009

Deadliest Catch Season 4 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Alias (Seasons 1-5)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force (Season 1, Vo. 3)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (Season 7)
  • Deadliest Catch (Season 4)
  • Dynasty (Season 4)
  • Felicity (Seasons 1-4)
  • Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth (Season 1)
  • Instant Star (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Paper Chase (Season 1)
  • Vandread (Complete Series)

Click here to see the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Angela Bassett Reports for ER Duty

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, NBC, ER, News,

Angela BassettOver the past 14 seasons, the halls of have seen a multitude of guest stars.  John Leguizamo, Stanley Tucci, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker and Hal Holbrook represent just a small sampling of those who have either been on a gurney or had a stethoscope around their neck.

For the show’s 15th - and final - year, NBC will be bringing on another Academy Award nominee to help triage the endless patients.  Waiting to Exhale‘s will help the veteran series finally come to a close.  While this won’t be her first stint on television (she did have several appearances on my beloved ), this will be her first full-time gig on the small screen.

When ER returns next fall, we can also expect a visit from one of the drama’s former staples:  Noah Wyle.  The actor, who hasn’t done much aside from USA’s The Librarian movies, is scheduled to stop by for at least four episodes.

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Nip/Tuck in LA: Did You Like The Move?

Nip/TuckWhen Sean and Christian made the move to LA at the end of last season, I was a bit worried.  After several successful years in Miami, would this be the time when officially jumped the shark?  But after watching the Season 5 premiere, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the reinvigorated series.  A change in location was exactly what the show - and the viewers - needed.

For those who didn’t get to watch last night’s episode (or completely disagree with me altogether), let me tell you what I loved about the debut.

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J.J. Abrams’ New Series

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, FOX, Lost,

J.J. Abrams J.J. Abrams, the power house behind Alias and Lost (not to mention Felicity and What About Brian), is back to rock your television screen. His latest series, Fringe, has been picked up by Fox—and this is a doozy. It’s got a spooky theme and a killer budget for the pilot. We’re talking a pilot that’s well over $10 million. How obscene is that? Given, it will be a two hour pilot, but still! The show is so far director-less and lacks a cast, but with J.J. on board, you can bet it will grab some viewers. Of course, I thought the same of last season’s… uh, what was it called? Six Degrees? Seriously, I tuned in just because it was a J.J. deal and didn’t like it at all (and I guess I wasn’t alone, because it wasn’t around for long!). Abrams says Fringe includes elements of The X-Files and the Twilight Zone, so it could be interesting, with plenty of paranormal mysteries to be had. According to Abrams, “It’s definitely meant to scare the hell out of you, but it’s also meant to make you laugh… It pushes all the buttons of things we loved from our childhood.”

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Garner signs on for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Posted by Shannon Bennett Categories: News,

Jenniger GarnerThe former star of ABC’s Alias has signed onto NewLine’s new project, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. will act opposite in the feature set for released in 2008.  The film will be focused around McConaughey’s character, as he is haunted by ex girlfriends at his kid brother’s wedding.  Garner will be playing his current girlfriend and “the one” he has to get right this time around.

It sounds a little Dickens to us, but as long as Jen’s got screentime, we support it.  Can she please, please have a gun?  Or at least a disguise?  Magenta Wig?  No? 

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Victor Garber to Star in ABC Legal Drama

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Daytime, Prime Time, ABC,

Victor GarberOh, Mr. Victor Garber, is there nothing you can’t do? Man, this guy seems to get deal after deal. Case in point, his latest gig on the ABC legal drama pilot Eli Stone. The show will also star Jonny Lee Miller, an attorney at a top San Francisco law firm. Oh yeah, and Miller’s character discovers that he might be a prophet. Garber is on hand as the senior partner at the firm and father to Eli Stone’s fiancee. Garber is fresh off the cancelled show Justice—also a legal drama. And, of course, who could forget him for his role on the ABC hit Alias? Garber has been nominated for six Emmys, three of which were for his role as Jack Bristow on Alias. And, oh my gosh, have you ever seen him as Daddy Warbucks in the 1999 TV movie Annie? Genius.

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