02:58 PM EDT 04/15/2014
Originally posted 09/22/2006 01:35PM
Watch It: Desperate Housewives (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) You can't care about television and not want the best for this series, which in its first season achieved a perfect synthesis of diva camp and solid serial drama. Then came the second season, a real muddle. Now what about season 3? In the opener, thrust into the foreground is prim Stepford beauty Bree (Marcia Cross). Her new love, the dentist Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan), has a missing wife in his past. This unpleasant fact we learn from that excellent actress Laurie Metcalf (of Roseanne fame), who turns up as a sort of scolding messenger of doom. It's all very Bronte. There's something persistent and powerful about the show's underpinning of (fatally) abused women.
Originally posted 07/25/2006 01:00PM
He plays a cheating high-school jock in the comedy John Tucker Must Die, but in real life Jesse Metcalfe is a one-woman man: Since February, the 27-year-old actor has been dating British singer Nadine Coyle of the band Girls Aloud. PEOPLE correspondent Alexis Chiu got the former Desperate Housewives star to reveal his own romantic tips. But, he admits, "I want to preface it by saying that rules are made to be broken."
Originally posted 02/17/2006 06:00AM
She may be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for Pride & Prejudice, but Keira Knightley still can't get any respect from her family and friends. "They've all been taking the piss out of me mercilessly," Knightley says about her Pirates of the Caribbean costars, including Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, who've been taunting her on the set of the movie's sequels. "Every single time I do a take, they go, 'Is that an Oscar-nominated take?' "
Originally posted 07/20/2005 06:00AM
Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe is thanking his lucky stars that his first visit to the Hamptons wasn't his last. The actor had what he calls "a near-death experience" on a recent charter flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to the popular beach destination. "There was a lot of fog and we had to circle the runway three times," he told us later that night at the Hamptons club Star Room, where he hosted a Vogue and Cointreau cocktail party. "We thought maybe the plane was going down. I'm very happy to be alive."
Originally posted 04/29/2005 03:00PM
Love seems to be blossoming all around the stars of Desperate Housewives, at least resident hunk Jesse Metcalfe and series scene stealer Teri Hatcher.
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