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Originally posted 05/16/2013 08:30AM
CBS is the warrior king of networks, and its upfront typically feels like the ritual unfurling of an illustrated tapestry of conquests.
This year's event included the cast of How I Met Your Mother, now heading into its final season, singing a parody of Les Misérables beneath yellow umbrellas on the Carnegie Hall stage.
David Letterman, who is now the official anti-Jimmy of late night, made a brief (and rare) appearance, and Robin Williams, a high-profile addition to the lineup with a new sitcom called The Crazy Ones, gave the crowd a few moments of fast-riffing standup. He mentioned prostitutes, cocaine, FOX News and the notoriously bizarre variety show Pink Lady and Jeff.
Here are three shows that struck me as keepers, at least for as long as the audience will have them.
Originally posted 12/04/2012 06:00AM
Santa Claus is coming to town and Malin Akerman, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, Tiffani Thiessen and Ian Ziering were on hand to welcome him at the Second Annual Santa's Secret Workshop at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
Akerman was "eager to learn as much from the sponsors as possible about the best baby products on the market," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She even brought a notebook!"
Gellar brought her daughter Charlotte for some quality time, which they spent making crafts and posing for photos with Santa at the event, which was presented by Bill Horn and Scout Masterson.
Spelling and McDermott made their first public appearance with all four children – Liam, Stella, Hattie and newborn Finn – but it was more like a reunion for the cast of the original 90210 with Spelling, Thiessen and Ziering all in attendance.
"Tiffani's daughter Harper saw Ian and ran over to him before sitting down to decorate a holiday photo frame at one of the craft tables," says another guest at the event, which benefitted L.A. Family Housing.
Ziering's daughter, Mia, also got hands-on at the crafts table. "Ian snapped tons of photos of his daughter. It was really cute. He's a super hands-on dad," says the guest.
– Melody Chiu, Marisa Laudadio & Aili Nahas
Originally posted 06/25/2012 05:45PM
Police in Connecticut have determined that Dylan McDermott's mother was murdered in 1967 and did not commit suicide, according to local news reports.
Dylan was only 5 when his mother, Diane, was shot in the head in Feb. 1967.
Her death was ruled an accident at the time, but Waterbury, Conn., police reopened their investigation and concluded they now have enough evidence to file murder charges against John Sponza, who lived with Diane McDermott at the time, the Republican-American newspaper reports.
Originally posted 12/02/2008 08:05PM
Dylan McDermott of TV's The Practice finalized his divorce from his wife of nearly 13 years on Tuesday, court papers show.
The 47-year-old actor filed for divorce from Shiva Rose, 39, last summer, citing the legal boilerplate of irreconcilable differences.
While the judge signed off on the split, McDermott doesn't become officially single until Jan. 2 after the legally required six-month waiting period.
The L.A. Superior Court papers don't reveal the custody status of the pair's two daughters, ages 12 and 3. In the original divorce filing, McDermott had sought joint custody.
McDermott, who most recently appeared on Big Shots, and Rose, an actress, were married in 1995 and separated in March 2007, according to the papers.
McDermott, who played an attorney on TV, acted as his own lawyer in the divorce, according to the papers.
Originally posted 05/20/2008 07:10PM
Dylan McDermott filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 13 years, Shiva Rose, court papers show.
McDermott, 46, who previously announced their separation, seeks joint custody of their daughters, Collette, 12, and Charlotte, 2, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court papers filed Friday.
The papers cite the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
McDermott, best known from TV's The Practice, and Rose, 39, an actress, were married in 1995 and separated in March 2007, according to the papers. McDermott, who played an attorney on TV, is acting as his own lawyer in the divorce, according to the papers.
– Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 09/27/2007 07:25PM
Dylan McDermott and his wife of nearly 12 years, actress Shiva Rose, have separated, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 09/09/2005 03:00PM
Former Practice star Dylan McDermott and his wife, actress Shiva Rose, welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 05/23/2003 11:00AM
LEGAL EXIT: Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kelli Williams, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marla Sokoloff and Chyler Leigh are all leaving "The Practice" after David E. Kelley Productions and 20th Century Fox TV did not pick up their options, said the Hollywood Reporter. The dramatic downsizing is being blamed on the drastic reduction -- an estimated 50 percent -- of the licensing fee paid by ABC for the Emmy-winning series. The Reporter also says that Kelley wishes to follow the lead of "Law & Order" and "ER," which have revolving doors when it comes to casting.
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