10:09 AM EDT 09/23/2014
Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:15PM
Advertisers were given their first big glimpse of the fall TV schedule Monday as NBC launched the annual Upfront Week in Manhattan. The upfronts are lavish (and longish) network presentations staged for the ad community with the hope of vacuuming up all their money with the promise of great, popular shows.
The truth is, of course, that few shows manage to be great and/or popular. One could even call this a sad truth.
But, to be philosophical, nothing ventured, nothing gained – and NBC could use some gaining. After applying advanced critical theorem to the brief clips presented at Radio City Music Hall, I would say these shows showed the most potential:
Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:45AM
People.com compiled our top 5 favorite funny moments from the Emmys last night – and asked you for yours.
Here's a sampling of what you Tweeted kept you laughing (and crying) during the show.
1. Michael J. Fox Gets a Standing Ovation
In addition to the LOL moments, there was an incredibly touching one, too, when Michael J. Fox took the stage to present and drew a thundering standing ovation from his peers.
"Steady as a rock!" the actor, who's been battling Parkinson's Disease for two decades, told the crowd from the stage.
"The standing ovation for Michael J Fox give me chills, goosebumps and tears. best moment by far #emmymoment," Marla Merchut Tweeted.
Originally posted 11/14/2011 03:45PM
He made his name on the '80s show Family Ties, but Michael J. Fox's real relative connections were with him in New York at Saturday night's annual "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
At the event with the actor, 50, and his wife, Tracy Pollan, were their children: Sam, 22, and twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 16.
"It's been an amazing ride," Fox, who refuses to let Parkinson's define him, said of his work with the foundation. "It took me a while to get that life is filled with wonderful possibilities, and when I did, it just exploded, so many good things started to happen."
Originally posted 03/30/2009 11:35AM
Michael J. Fox won't be slowed down by his Parkinson's disease, which he compares to an unruly child within.
"It's like having a 4-year-old climbing on you all the time," the star, 47, tells Oprah Winfrey on her show that airs Tuesday, "and so whatever you're trying to do, you've got this 4-year-old and you're … just trying to be patient and focus on what you need to do."
To show how he won't be held back, Fox dons a pair of skates and takes to the ice for a little hockey. Above all, the actor – who's promoting his new book, Always Looking Up – says that he refuses to let the disease pigeonhole him.
Originally posted 11/28/2008 10:45PM
Ten years after shocking the world with the announcement that he has Parkinson's, Michael J. Fox is aggressively fighting the disease – and says he still sees a bright future ahead.
"Based on how I feel now," the star tells PEOPLE in its new issue, "I'll be okay for at least 10 more years."
Since leaving Spin City in 2000 – two years after revealing his Parkinson's diagnosis on the cover of PEOPLE magazine – Fox, 47, has been focused on raising his four kids with wife Tracy Pollan, 48, and helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research pour $140 million into fighting the disease.
Originally posted 11/12/2008 09:40AM
In his first TV interview since his top-secret marriage to Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds stops by the Rachael Ray show Wednesday to talk marathons, munchies and marriage.
Having recently completed the New York City Marathon in honor of his father who suffers from Parkinson's disease, Reynolds, 32, brought along surprise guest Michael J. Fox to discuss the 26.2-mile ordeal.
When Ray asked about Reynolds's pre-race blogs – which chronicled his concern about nipple bleeding, a common affliction for marathoners thanks to the friction from their T-shirts – the Definitely, Maybe star gamely bantered back, "Thankfully all three nipples are fine."
Originally posted 11/06/2008 10:00AM
"This is almost worth getting Parkinson's for!" Michael J. Fox declared as he took the stage to play guitar with The Who in New York City Wednesday night.
The actor – who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 – rocked out to the legendary band's "Magic Bus," trading licks and windmill guitar riffs with Pete Townshend.
The once-in-a-lifetime performance was the grand finale of Fox's annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's.
Originally posted 10/31/2008 03:50PM
Ryan Reynolds is planning to run the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday – against his better judgment.
"I would sooner be prime minister of the moon than run another marathon," the actor said in New York on Friday. "I've been really lucky. I didn't have any toenails fall off or anything disgusting like that. I still have all three nipples."
The actor said his new wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, has been giving him a lot of love and support, and would be there Sunday. "She'll be on the road somewhere," he says. "She better be."
Originally posted 09/08/2008 11:40AM
Ryan Reynolds is lacing up his running shoes and joining the fight against Parkinson's disease.
The actor, whose father suffers from the disease, will run the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 as the first celebrity chair of Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
"I am proud to be a part of this team of dedicated and motivated people who are getting out there and making a difference," Reynolds, 31, said in a statement.
Originally posted 12/03/2007 05:30PM
What's the glue that keeps Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan together? A sense of humor.
"We both have the same appreciation for life," Fox said Saturday night at a New York benefit for his foundation for Parkinson's research. "We both love to laugh, and no matter how crazy things get, we both think: 'Okay, what's funny about this? What's the upside?' "
Fox, 46, and Pollan, 47, – former Family Ties costars – married in 1988, just three years before Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease. (The couple has four children – including son Sam, 18, pictured here looking every bit his father's son!)
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