Leonard Nimoy reveals he has a serious lung disease, but is ‘doing OK’

02.06.14 4 years ago

Leonard Nimoy reveals he has a serious lung disease, but is “doing OK”
The 82-year-old former “Star Trek” star tweeted that he has developed “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

“House” helps solve a medical mystery
A German man’s illness had stumped doctors for months — that is, until he met a doctor who was a “House” fan.

Lifetime picks up Shiri Appleby’s “Un-Real” reality show-inspired satire, rejects Alicia Silverstone’s pilot

“Un-Real” from Marti Noxon is a drama that goes behind the scenes of a reality TV competition. Meanwhile, Silverstone’s “HR” is being shopped to other networks.

Presenting the Sochi Winter Olympics TV guide

NBC’s coverage starts tonight with figure skating. The tape-delayed opening ceremony airs Friday.

Letterman’s Ed Sullivan Theater marquee now looks like it did when the Beatles arrived in 1964

“The Late Show” is celebrating Sunday’s 50th anniversary of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” PLUS: Even “SportsCenter” is commemorating the Beatles’ 50th anniversary.

Owner of the real-life Bada Bing “Sopranos” strip club is a “mob rat”
Turns out Anthony “Tony Lodi” Cardinalle, owner of New Jersey’s Satin Dolls strip club, Genovese family associate is now talking to the feds after pleading guilty in December to a trash hauling scheme.

Amazon announces “Veronica Mars” and “Ravenswood” fan fiction
Fan fiction writers inspired by the two shows can get their works published legitimately via Kindle Worlds.

Kaley Cuoco: I want a “Big Bang” wedding, too

“I’m ready for them to get married,” she says of Penny and Leonard. “Maybe because I just got married — so come on Penny and Leonard, it’s been six years! It took us six months! But I hope that’s in the cards for them.”

Here are all of NBC’s comedy failures in recent years
From “Whitney” to “Outsourced” to “The Paul Reiser Show.”

Does Clay Aiken really face long odds in his Congressional race?

The district the Democratic Aiken is running for has been redrawn to be solidly Republican. PLUS: Why Aiken is perfect for Congress.

Kate Walsh was originally supposed to star on “Reign”
How did Amy Brenneman end up with her role?

The lessons of “The Michael J. Fox Show” — Michael J. Fox wasn’t the problem

Fox proved he’s still a good actor, but his NBC sitcom was a lesson in how stars from nostalgic sitcoms don’t lead to a hit comedy. PLUS: “Fox Show” never settled on a point of view, or tone.

“Nashville” needs to dump some characters
The ABC series, says Willa Paskin, is suffering from “Disposable Significant Other Disease. There are currently four ancillary characters on ‘Nashville’ playing the temporary love interest, a boyfriend or girlfriend who might as well have ‘waiting to be dumped’ tattooed on his or her forehead.”

Discovery Channel teases “Amish Mafia’s” return
Season 2 kicks off Feb. 25.

“The Real World: Ex-Plosion” is refreshingly authentic

Breaking down the fourth wall by showing the producers and cameraman has
breathed new life into the long-running MTV reality show.

Comic book flips genders of “Star Trek” characters

Introducing Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk.

Why an “Idol” contestant came out on the show
Keith London performed Beyoncé’s “If I Were a Boy” on Wednesday’s episode, without changing the pronouns.

Inside the “House of Cards” editing room with director Robin Wright
Wright had to look closely at her face for her Episode 10 director’s stint.

Oprah says she cried after giving her employees the day off for her 60th birthday
“For my birthday I had all of my employees take the day off and they just gave me a book of all the things that they did on my day off,” she says.

Elle editor explains why Mindy Kaling’s cover was in black and white

Kaling was the only one of four TV stars whose cover came out in black and white, and the fact the others were white and more fit caused some controversy. But Elle’s boss Roberta Myers explains: “In the black-and-white photo, I thought that Mindy looked powerful, beautiful, potent, and sexy in the best sense of the word.”

“The Killing” adds 3

Tyler Ross, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden will be part of the six-episode final season.

“Arrow” shocker, explained

“So that’s what Sara Lance has been doing for all these years!”

Check out the Season 2 poster for “Da Vinci’s Demons”
“Same Genius. New World,” says the Starz series.

An appreciation of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s” animator
Arthur Rankin Jr., who died last week at 89, created a world that never gets old — one that even inspired Will Ferrell’s “Elf.”

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