07:52 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 06/02/2012 05:10PM
Emmy winner Kathryn Joosten died of lung cancer Saturday. She was 72.
The actress, best known for her role on Desperate Housewives as plucky neighbor Karen McCluskey and as The West Wing's secretary Mrs. Landingham, was surrounded by family and friends in Westlake Village, Calif., at the time of her death.
"Kathryn passed away this morning after a valiant fight against her cancer," Nadine Jolson, Joosten's rep, told E! News. "Her family was with her. Funeral arrangements are pending. This is a terrible loss, and she fought as hard as she could."
Originally posted 05/14/2012 08:00AM
Desperate Housewives is over. For longtime fans of the ABC comedy-drama, the two-hour finale flew by.
The first half concluded the preposterous murder trial against Bree (Marcia Cross). It was sad to see Bree led off to the death chamber manacled and in an unflattering orange jumper. Am I kidding? As narrator Mary Alice would say: Yesssssss …
The second half saw the death of one of the best-loved residents of Wisteria Lane, plus a wedding and a birth. If you're at all up on the season you know who did what of which. In other words, it was sweet, it was pat, it was all a bit anticlimactic – but why wouldn't it be after all this time?
Here are some moments – none of them spoilers – that made the farewell classically Desperate.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 07:00AM
Desperate Housewives, ABC's groundbreaking dramedy, came to a close Sunday night after eight breezily entertaining seasons full of gossip, backstabbing, friendships and frenemy-ships, and many, many instances of rigor mortis setting in. Here are five of Wisteria Lane's most treasured snapshots – but do add your fondest memories in the comments below:
The mystery of Mary Alice, season 1, Oct. 3, 2004: The series hooked me right from its opener: Wisteria Street resident Mary Alice Williams (Brenda Strong), the show's narrator, tells us in a soothing, almost sunny tone how one day she reached into the top of her closet, took down a revolver and shot herself dead. Even though the mystery of her suicide was eventually solved, Mary Alice has remained the voice of the show ever since, commenting with compassion and sometimes rather heavy irony on the adventures of Susan, Bree, Lynette and Gabrielle. I would have gone for a cheap stunt and had the occasional guest narrator – Joy Behar, for instance – but Mary Alice's voice, even more than the tidy lawns and slickly painted houses, was always the real, unifying vision of Wisteria Lane.
Originally posted 05/13/2012 08:45PM
Sunday marks the end of road for the lovely ladies of Wisteria Lane. And what a road it's been. After eight seasons of drama, debauchery, tears and hilarity, ABC’s Desperate Housewives is coming to an end.
A lot has happened to the series' lovely stars, but time has been kind to the ladies. Check out a the photos of the show's core stars – Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria – when the series debuted (left) in 2004 and a new shot taken this year (right). They still look as sizzling as the day all the drama started.
While saying goodbye to Wisteria Lane isn't easy, Hatcher tells PEOPLE that embodying the role of Susan Mayer was "an opportunity that anyone would have been lucky to be a part of. I am at the top of the grateful list."
Here are a few thoughts from Hatcher and her fellow castmates about their years on the iconic show.
Originally posted 04/29/2012 06:00PM
As the May 13 series finale of Desperate Housewives nears, Teri Hatcher says it is finally starting to sink in.
"Every day it gets to be a little more real," Hatcher, 47, recently told PEOPLE at the Wisteria Lane Block Party benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Universal Studios in L.A.
"We've had a lot of time to process it, so it's not a shock. But I think you just can't really know what it's going to feel like until it's over."
Originally posted 04/27/2012 04:00PM
See how Eva Longoria spent her final day with Felicity, Marcia and more!
Originally posted 04/09/2012 04:45PM
It's going to take more than a breakup to get Eva Longoria down.
The Desperate Housewives star, who recently split from boyfriend Eduardo Cruz, tells PEOPLE that she's still a sucker for love.
"I don't really have a philosophy on love," Longoria said at the Pepsi NEXT launch event in New York's Times Square Thursday, adding, "but I am a hopeless romantic."
Longoria, 37, and Cruz, 27, dated for more than a year before they decided to split last month. But the two seem to be on great terms: they had a cozy post-split date in Los Angeles last weekend.
Originally posted 03/16/2012 07:30PM
After stepping out with a smile this week to celebrate her 37th birthday with pals, Eva Longoria says her face tells the whole story.
"I feel very excited about my life and I'm excited about things to come," the actress tells PEOPLE, speaking out for the first time since her split from Eduardo Cruz. "There are so many things on the horizon."
Topping the list: visiting President Barack Obama next week in Washington to discuss education, immigration and the economy.
Originally posted 03/13/2012 05:30PM
There's been a huge sigh of relief on Wisteria Lane.
A judge on Tuesday dismissed the most sensational charge in Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination suit – a battery charge against producer Marc Cherry for allegedly slapping her in the head during an argument.
The jury in Los Angeles must still consider whether the actress, 48, was fired from ABC's Desperate Housewives in retaliation for complaining about the incident.
Superior Court judge Elizabeth White said there was not enough evidence to support the battery charge, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Originally posted 03/02/2012 06:45PM
After a dispute about her lines, Nicollette Sheridan says that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry settled the argument in a shocking way.
He hit her with his open hand, she testified in court Thursday.
"It was a nice wallop to my head," the actress said in her multimillion-dollar wrongful termination trial in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Asked by her lawyer if she was willing to demonstrate in court for him, she said, "I don't want to hurt you."
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