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Sofia Vergara Named Highest Paid US TV Actress

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara has been named the highest paid US TV actress for a second year running.

The Modern Family star reportedly earned a whopping $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, from both her role on the hit sitcom and numerous endorsement deals, which is more than double the income of her closest rival, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay. The Colombian beauty is thought to have commanded big bucks from mega-deals with companies including Diet Pepsi and Kmart due to her popularity in Latin America, a growing market in the business world. Sofia, 38, has her own clothing line with supermarket chain Kmart - for which she was paid a staggering $7 million advance - as well as deals with the soft drinks company, furniture chain Rooms to Go, cosmetics brand Covergirl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and more.

The brunette beauty's $30 million windfall puts her comfortably ahead of Mariska, 49, who earned $11 million over the last year, according to financial magazine Forbes.

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Grey’s Anatomy: Eighth Season Will Be Last for McDreamy

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip,

Patrick Dempsey - McDreamy Grey's AnatomyIt’s official: Patrick Dempsey is leaving Grey’s Anatomy. The actor plans to make the new eighth season his last at Seattle Grace. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to the other characters, but for me it’s done,” he said, in an interview printed in Italian Vanity Fair.

The actor has been trying to get (back) in the movie game lately, and he’s publicly lobbying to play Marvel comics character Dr. Strange in a new film or TV adaptation.

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This Week on TV (10/11-10/17)


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MONDAY (10/11)
  • 90210 (CW, 8 p.m.):  “Debbie applies for a job as an assistant to a very pregnant Jen.” She’ll do whatever it takes to stay on the show provide for her family.
  • House (FOX, 8 p.m.):  “A patient who can’t stop vomiting is also hiding secrets.” A few more trips to the toilet, and he’ll be ready to cough them up.
  • Castle (ABC, 10 p.m.):  “Castle posits time travel as a possible element in the murder of a mathematician shot by a 200-year-old bullet.” Having seen Timecop, I fully support this theory.

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TV on DVD: September 14, 2010

The Big Bang Theory Season 3 DVDHere are some of the options available today:

  • America: The Story of Us (Miniseries)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Season 3)
  • Designing Women (Season 4)
  • Fringe (Season 2)
  • Ghost Adventures (Season 2)
  • Glee (Season 1)
  • Glee (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • The Good Wife (Season 1)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 6)
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers (Season 1)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia (Season 5)
  • Lark Rise to Candleford (Season 3)
  • The League (Season 1)
  • Private Practice (Season 3)
  • Rules of Engagement (Season 3)
  • Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job (Season 4)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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‘Private Practice’ Gets Picked Up

Tim Daly and Kate Walsh on Private Practice

I didn’t think there was a chance in hell that the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Private Practice would make it halfway through the fall season. Let’s face it, spin-offs of hit network shows are rarely the gems that their inspirations were (i.e. Friends spin-off Joey). But the unthinkable has happened for Kate Walsh’s Oceanside practice—it has been picked up for a full season by ABC. Already a few episodes into the season, Practice is still averaging 12 million viewers. In addition to this news, TV Guide is reporting that Gilmore Girls’ David Sutcliffe will join the cast as Addison’s love interest, throwing a monkey-wrench in the developing relationship between she and Tim Daly’s Dr. Finch character. Practice is the second new fall show to be picked up. The first is the nightmarishly obnoxious CW show, Gossip Girl—proving that not all shows that get picked up don’t make you want to vomit. But that’s a story for another day.

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TV on DVD:  September 11, 2007

Here are some of the TV-on-DVD options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday:

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  • The Starter Wife
  • Two and a Half Men (Season 1)
  • Bones (Season 2)
  • Supernatural (Season 2)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 3)
  • Fraggle Rock (Season 3)
  • I Dream of Jeannie (Season 4)
  • Las Vegas (Season 4)
  • Charmed (Final Season)

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Top 5:  Cliffhangers I’m Waiting to See Resolved

The Office

Having (purposely) blacked out what was left hanging in May, I actually managed to enjoy my summer.  Now with premiere dates looming, I’m finding myself salivating and feeling a bit antsy again.  Will my returning shows serve me right—or will they just drop the ball?  Here are the five season enders I’ve been fretting about the most:


The Office (NBC)
Although they have left me with dread before, the writers have proven they can write themselves out of a possible corner.  When Jim initially professed his feelings for Pam, I was afraid the show had gone too far, too soon.  But who could have predicted the route last season would take?  And now that Jim and Karen are kaput, will Jim and Pam finally be happy?  More importantly, will we be happy?  And let’s not forget about Ryan and Kelly.  What on earth will she do if he really takes that promotion?

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Right now I’m really in the mood for a good girl fight, so I would pay money to see Callie give Izzie (as much as I like her) what she seriously deserves.  There’s nothing better than a Callie-done-wrong.  And while I liked Preston Burke as a character, I’m surprisingly not sad that he walked out of his wedding.  If anything, I’m hoping this will lead Cristina Yang (the fabulous Sandra Oh) to become bitter x 5.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Funny—this show is supposed to be a comedy, yet last season’s finale really shook me up.  When Ted and Robin realized they simply wanted different things in life, I immediately found myself going through stages of grief.  Nah—they’re

not going to break up.  Seriously, why

did they have to break up—so what if she doesn’t want kids??  Arrgh—can’t anyone be happy these days?  Really, I just want them to do what is best for the show.

CSI:  Crimes Scene Investigation (CBS)
As inconsistently as I watch the series (I have to know what’s going on at Seattle Grace)—I found myself drawn to that miniature-doll-killer storyline.  Now I will have to find more room on my DVR because I must know what will happen to Sara!  Will Grissom find her in time?  And now that everyone knows that they are secret luvahs, how will this affect the rest of the show?

Heroes (NBC)
All I can say is:  “WTF is gonna happen now?”


Kate Walsh is a Big Winner

Kate Walsh Looks like Kate Walsh is on a roll these days. Not only has her Grey’s Anatomy spinoff, Private Practice, been picked up… but she also just got engaged. Lucky girl, indeed. ABC announced that the show has officially been added to the fall roster, given the excellent ratings of the recent Kate Walsh-centric episode of Grey’s. Interestingly enough, despite the great cast (Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman, among others), viewers seem to be lukewarm about the spinoff. I don’t watch Grey’s (I know, I must totally be in the minority on that one), so I’m not sure how the Private Practice pilot held up. Looks like ABC is willing to give it a try though, however, the show will air on Wednesdays in the fall, rather than in the cushy post-Grey’s Anatomy time slot. Now, on to the engagement—which happened just one day after she got word that her series was being picked up. Her boyfriend, 20th Century Fox copresident of production Alex Young, popped the question even though they have only been dating for a few months. Was he waiting to see if her series would get the green light, or is that just a funny coincidence?

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Isaiah Washington Tries to do Something Right

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Grey’s Anatomy,

Isaiah WashingtonAfter a pretty major slip up last year, Isaiah Washington is trying to get back in everyone’s good graces. If you recall, he called co-star T.R. Knight a certain unacceptable gay slur and ended up not being a very popular guy. He also acted jerky at the Golden Globes in January. Then again, despite the incidents, maybe he’s doing just fine. After all, he didn’t get fired from Grey’s Anatomy and his little episode didn’t hurt viewership any. He did attend some type of tolerance program, which was a weak PR move to make amends. GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will be featuring Washington in upcoming public service announcements for the organization. According to GLAAD president Neil Giuliano, “Isaiah understands he is going to be judged by more than just his apology. He knows his future actions - including the genuine first step today’s meeting represents - will demonstrate his sincerity in becoming part of the solution to antigay bigotry. We welcome the opportunity to work with him in the coming months to help improve the cultural climate faced by LGBT people across this country.”

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Grey’s Anatomy Spinoff Details Revealed

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Grey’s Anatomy,

Kate Walsh So far, we know that the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff will follow Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) after she leaves Seattle Grace. The exact details have been sketchy, at best, but we also know that there will be a two hour Grey‘s episode in May to launch the series. More info has recently been released about the circumstances that will have Addison leaving the rest of the gang, including an eye opening look at a successful health cooperative. The other players at Oceanside Wellness group will include Taye Diggs, Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly and Paul Adelstein (Prison Break). No telling if ABC will pick up the series, but you can bet loyal Grey‘s followers will be along for the ride.

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