The World Loses Another Golden Girl

... Actress Rue McClanahan has passed away at the age of 76. McClanahan was best known as Blanche Devereaux in the 1980's NBC comedy Golden Girls. Her passing follows that of Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur, leaving Betty White as the only surviving cast member of the award-winning series. Her other notable TV appearances include roles on All in the Family and Maude. [THR]



... The New Adventures of Old Christine was canceled by CBS last month, but hung on to the hope that it may be rescued by ABC. Well, now you can throw that hope out the window. ABC has passed on the series, effectively driving in the final nail into the coffin. Don't feel bad for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, though. She'll find a new job elsewhere or just coast off of her billion-dollar inheritance. [Deadline Hollywood]

... You know that upcoming ABC extreme game show Downfall that takes place on top of a skyscraper in Los Angeles? The one where contestants try to answer questions before a conveyor belt sends their prizes and cash over the side of the building? The one that sounds pretty darned silly? Well a show like that needs an equally silly and extreme host, and they found him. Professional tights-wearer wrestler Chris Jericho will emcee the show, which premieres June 22. [THR]

... Remember that note about Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt splitting up? Well guess what... it may have been a publicity stunt! Shocking! Oh Speidi, why must you play with our emotions? [US Magazine]

... Amy Ryan, who in some other life—just not that one :( <-- sad face—is my loving wife, is joining HBO's In Treatment as the new therapist to therapist Paul (Gabriel Byrne). Ryan should be familiar to you fans of The Office, on which she played Michael Scott's girlfriend Holly. I constantly hear amazing things about In Treatment, yet I still can't muster up the strength to give it a try. I have my own therapy to worry about. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Battlestar Galactica and 24 vet Katee Sackhoff (you know you love her) will be coming to theaters near you in Growl, and when you hear the premise of the movie you will s*** yourself. Got some Charmin ready? Okay, here goes: "A traveling underground fight club fights local wereolves." Zoinks! Kiefer Sutherland is also in talks to join the project. [io9]

... Eat it, Kirk! Patrick Stewart, known for playing Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and having a kick-ass voice, has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile, William Shatner is starring in a sitcom based on someone's Twitter account. Point: Picard. [The Globe and Mail]

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Jun 15, 2010
In Treatment is the best show on television these days, followed by Lie to Me (in my opinion). You really should check it out!
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Jun 05, 2010
A reality show with Chris Jericho...Seriously can someone pass me the chuck bucket!
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Jun 05, 2010
JLD is an heiress. A real one, not a Paris Hilton one.
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Jun 04, 2010
I'm still in shock can't believe that Rue is gone. Like every year we lose a golden girl.
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Jun 04, 2010
Excuse me while I cry ... R.I.P.
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Jun 04, 2010
What's the deal with saying that JLD can coast on her billion dollar inheritance??!
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Jun 04, 2010
Well she will be missed
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Jun 04, 2010
well she was good on the show goldden girls and that was a amazing show and very funny but she will be missed now only betty white is alive
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Jun 04, 2010
Sad about Rue McClanahan...and Betty White still so effervescent! Makes you wonder at the grand scheme of things. Patrick Stewart: deserved honour. Speidi: who gives a sh#$! Katee Sackhoff: ditto. "New Adventures of Old whats-her name": double ditto.
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Jun 04, 2010
It's so sad about Rue. She will be missed.



Good to know that In Treatment is still around. That is an amazing series.
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Jun 03, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about Rue. May she rest in peace.
But the Patrick Stewart news is not really new. He's been "knighted" on 30th decembre 2009....
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Jun 03, 2010
R.I.P. Rue. Thank you for being a friend!
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Jun 03, 2010
Congrats to Patrick Stewart. That is good news. The summary about 'Growl' though just has me thinking WTF?
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Jun 03, 2010
RIP Rue McClanahan .
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Jun 03, 2010
i know this sucks
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